Animal Crossing: New Horizons Meteor Showers

Waiting for a meteor shower! We could all use some luck right now, right?
Waiting for a meteor shower! We could all use some luck right now, right? / Nintendo

Animal Crossing: New Horizons showers are much more common than you'd think--which is good, because players can get quite a bit of use out of them.

These falling stars bring about a magic that Animal Crossing fans may be familiar with. Nintendo's real-time town simulator is no stranger to fun hidden tasks and supernatural occurrences. Fortunately, New Horizons is no different, giving players the chance to wish on the stars they see streaking across the night sky for a chance at a little extra reward.

Here's everything you need to know about meteor showers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Meteor Showers

Meteor showers happen at random in New Horizons so you'll need to be actively watching the skies at night to spot one. Make sure you aren't holding any tools and move your character to a place where you can see the full range of the sky. Once they start to appear, press A to make a wish!

This may seem silly at first, but it has a purpose. Wish on as many stars as you deem appropriate—the more the merrier—and then head to bed for a surprise the next morning.

The morning after you've done your wishing you'll want to take a walk to your beach. Spend some time combing the shore and you may just encounter a star piece or two—or three, or several! The number of stars you wished on increases the number of star pieces you're likely to find.

Meteor Showers ACNH

Now, why would you want star pieces? Celeste the owl will give you the reason. She will give you a quest to make a magic wand using the star pieces gained from wishing on shooting stars.

The magic wand tool is a unique "magical" item that, once completed, helps the player change between eight unique outfits they can set with a flick of the wrist.