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Tears of the Kingdom Star Fragments explained – how to catch shooting stars

Talal Musa Updated on by

Do you want to catch shooting stars in Tears of the Kingdom? Then you’ve come to right place. Here, we’ll teach you everything you you need to know about shooting stars in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Shooting stars, also known as falling stars, are star fragments that were also present in the 2017 smash hit The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild.

Here’s how to catch them in The Legend of Zelda TOTK. If you’re looking to get about quicker to catch the stars, make sure you’ve found all the Tears of the Kingdom stable locations.

How to catch a shooting star in Tears of the Kingdom

Shooting Stars appear during the night time, so you’re going to want to know how to pass time in Tears of the Kingdom if you don’t fancy waiting around. What you’re looking for is an especially bright object falling from the sky – lighting up the area around it. When you see one, you’ve got to act fast if you’re not on one of the highest sky islands.

Unlike in Breath of the Wild, where you had to wait for star fragments to crash down to the ground, as Tears of the Kingdom is more vertical it allows you to pluck them out of the sky with a press of the A button on the Nintendo Switch controller. But first, you’re going to have to get to it.

When you spot one, open up your map in the Purah Pad, and fast travel to the Skyview Tower closest to the falling star’s location. And you can learn how to fast travel in Tears of the Kingdom right here.

When you arrive the designated Skyview Tower, it’ll shoot you up incredibly high, likely above the star. Then you simply glide down and grab it before it falls to the ground. Be warned, this does take some practice, so don’t expect to get it right the first time. If you’re successful, you’ll have a message pop up saying you’ve found a Star Fragment.

Alternatively, you can wait for the Star Fragment to hit the ground, at which point it will emit a large beam of yellow light that you can see from miles away. From there, make your way over to the light beam. Note that as you get close, the beam will disappear and be replaced by a start-shaped item on the ground you can pick up by tapping A on the Nintendo Switch.

The good news is that it is doable, and there are already videos making their way on to Reddit showing Link grabbing them mid air. Don’t forget to check out our guide to all Tears of the Kingdom recipes and Skyview Tower locations in Tears of the Kingdom to ensure you’re well prepared for your journey ahead.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

on Nintendo Switch

Release Date:

May 12, 2023