Contrary to popular belief, there is no magic in the Animal Crossing universe – besides the magic of the game itself! So, you may be asking yourself what does the star wand do in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you are, don’t worry, because we’ve got the perfect guide for you!
What Does the Star Wand do in Animal Crossing?
Star wands are a type of wand in Animal Crossing that can be used to store and change outfits on the go. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players can store up to eight different outfits using a wand, including the star wand.
By equipping the wand, players can then press the A button to open the wand wheel menu. This is where you can then choose one of your stored outfits or store your current one.
How To Get the Star Wand in Animal Crossing?
Players will be given the DIY recipe to craft a star wand after they first encounter Celeste. Alternatively, the star wand recipe can be obtained via the message in bottles that wash up on your beach or those on Kapp’n mystery islands.
Celeste is the cute little red owl that visits your island every few weeks. When you first meet her, she will tell you about her interest in stargazing and meteor showers. She will visit you when it is night-time on your island. During this first encounter, she will also give you the star wand DIY recipe.
Star Wand DIY Recipe
To craft the star wand, you need a large star fragment and three-star fragments. Star fragments can be obtained by tapping the A button at just the right time when a shooting star appears in the night sky. This is called wishing for stars.
The easiest way to wish for stars is to wait for a meteor shower. If you are going to have one, Isabelle usually tells you during the island announcement. Another tell-tale sign is if Celeste is visiting your island, as she usually appears when there is a meteor shower incoming.
When shooting stars start shooting across the sky, you want to tilt your camera all the way down so that as much of the horizon is visible as possible. Then, when a star begins to shoot across the sky, tap the A button. You will know that you have done it correctly, as your character will perform an animation.
The star fragments will then spawn on your island’s beaches the following morning. The exact fragments you receive depend on many factors, such as the time of the year. However, those that are required for the star wand are very common and easy to come by.