Golden Mystery Box

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Golden Mystery Box
Golden Mystery Box.png
A blacksmith can open this for you. Who knows what might be inside?
Source Fishing Treasure ChestsMiningMonstersPanningTreesGiant Stump
Sell Price data-sort-value="0">Gold.png0g

Golden Mystery Boxes are drop crates unlocked after claiming Foraging Mastery and viewing the cutscene with Mr. Qi informing the player that Mystery Boxes can now be found. They are similar to normal Mystery Boxes, and they can be obtained in a variety of ways. With the exception of the Golden Animal Cracker and Auto-Petter, every item in a Golden Mystery Box can also be found in a Mystery Box.

Golden Mystery Boxes can be cracked by Clint in the Blacksmith shop for data-sort-value="25">Gold.png25g, similar to Geodes. However, unlike Geodes, they cannot be broken open using a Geode Crusher.


The following table lists the different actions that can spawn a Golden Mystery Box.

The "Chance" column below indicates the probabilities that the game will attempt to spawn a Golden Mystery Box. When such an attempt is made, the game performs a further check to see if it succeeds. If the player does not have Foraging Mastery, the check will fail. Otherwise, the probability of succeeding is 66% if the player does not have the power obtained from the Book of Mysteries and 88% if they do.[1]

Also note that the chances of obtaining Golden Mystery Boxes from some of the sources depends on and increases with higher daily luck, and in some cases, with Luck Buffs.

Activity Chance
Regular Fishing Treasure Chests [2] 9-17% (dependent on daily luck)
Golden Fishing Treasure Chests [2] 12-21% (dependent on daily luck)
Panning [3] 5%
Shaking trees with seeds [4] 3%
Monsters [5] 0.01 + (Daily Luck / 10) + (Luck Buffs / 125)
Breaking containers in the Mines, Skull Cavern, and Volcano Dungeon [6] 0.0081 + (Daily Luck / 15)
Chopping trees (Each Axe hit) [7] 0.5%

In addition, Golden Mystery Boxes can be obtained by trading 3 Mystery Boxes at the Giant Stump. There is also a 3.6% chance to obtain 5 Golden Mystery Boxes from a treasure chest in the Skull Cavern if Foraging Mastery has been claimed. This chance is not subject to an additional check for success, but it is slightly increased if Farming Mastery and/or Combat Mastery have not been claimed.[8]


Below is a table of possible contents. All percent chances listed below are assuming that the player has claimed Farming Mastery (for the Golden Animal Cracker) and has already received at least one Book of Mysteries. If Farming Mastery has not been claimed, then the chances for all other available items are slightly increased. If the player has not received their first Book of Mysteries, then the Book Of Stars cannot be obtained from Golden Mystery Boxes, and the Book of Mysteries has an increased chance. See the Book of Mysteries page for more details.

Item Chance [9] 
Golden Animal Cracker.png Golden Animal Cracker (1) 0.5%
Auto-Petter.png Auto-Petter (1) 0.5%
Magic Rock Candy.png Magic Rock Candy (1) 0.4%
Prismatic Shard.png Prismatic Shard (1) 0.79%
Treasure Chest.png Treasure Chest (1) 1.57%
Book Of Stars.png Book Of Stars (1) 0.96%
Book of Mysteries.png Book of Mysteries (1) 0.96%
Pearl.png Pearl (1) 0.94%
Golden Pumpkin.png Golden Pumpkin (1) 0.94%
Mystery Hat.png Mystery Hat (1) 1.85%
Mystery Shirt.png Mystery Shirt (1) 1.81%
Wallpaper 124 Icon.png Wallpaper (1) 1.78%
Mega Bomb.png Mega Bomb (5) 5.8%
Triple Shot Espresso.png Triple Shot Espresso (3) 5.8%
Dressed Spinner.png Dressed Spinner (1) 0% (Fishing Level < 6)
1.45% (Fishing Level ≥ 6)
Cork Bobber.png Cork Bobber (1) 0% (Fishing Level < 6)
1.45% (Fishing Level ≥ 6)
Dish O' The Sea.png Dish O' The Sea (2) 5.8% (Fishing Level < 6)
2.9% (Fishing Level ≥ 6)
Lucky Lunch.png Lucky Lunch (2) 5.8%
Quality Fertilizer.png Quality Fertilizer (20) 5.8%
Deluxe Speed-Gro.png Deluxe Speed-Gro (20) 5.8%
Life Elixir.png Life Elixir (2) 5.8%
Warp Totem Farm.png Warp Totem: Farm (3) 5.8%
Cherry Sapling.png Cherry Sapling (1) 0.97%
Apricot Sapling.png Apricot Sapling (1) 0.97%
Orange Sapling.png Orange Sapling (1) 0.97%
Peach Sapling.png Peach Sapling (1) 0.97%
Pomegranate Sapling.png Pomegranate Sapling (1) 0.97%
Apple Sapling.png Apple Sapling (1) 0.97%
Parsnip Seeds.png Parsnip Seeds (20) 1.45% (in Spring)
0.48% (in Winter)
Bean Starter.png Bean Starter (20) 1.45% (in Spring)
0.48% (in Winter)
Cauliflower Seeds.png Cauliflower Seeds (20) 1.45% (in Spring)
0.48% (in Winter)
Potato Seeds.png Potato Seeds (20) 1.45% (in Spring)
0.48% (in Winter)
Corn Seeds.png Corn Seeds (20) 1.45% (in Summer or Fall)
0.97% (in Winter)
Wheat Seeds.png Wheat Seeds (20) 1.45% (in Summer)
0.48% (in Winter)
Pepper Seeds.png Pepper Seeds (20) 1.45% (in Summer)
0.48% (in Winter)
Radish Seeds.png Radish Seeds (20) 1.45% (in Summer)
0.48% (in Winter)
Eggplant Seeds.png Eggplant Seeds (20) 1.45% (in Fall)
0.48% (in Winter)
Artichoke Seeds.png Artichoke Seeds (20) 1.45% (in Fall)
0.48% (in Winter)
Pumpkin Seeds.png Pumpkin Seeds (20) 1.45% (in Fall)
0.48% (in Winter)
Ossified Blade.png Ossified Blade (1) 2.9%
Emerald Ring.png Emerald Ring (1) 1.45%
Ruby Ring.png Ruby Ring (1) 1.45%
Quality Sprinkler.png Quality Sprinkler (1) 5.8%
Mystery Box.png Mystery Box (3-4) 5.8%
Stardew Valley Almanac.png Stardew Valley Almanac (1) 1.16%
Bait And Bobber.png Bait And Bobber (1) 1.16%
Woodcutter's Weekly.png Woodcutter's Weekly (1) 1.16%
Mining Monthly.png Mining Monthly (1) 1.16%
Combat Quarterly.png Combat Quarterly (1) 1.16%
Carrot Seeds.png Carrot Seeds (8) 5.8% (Winter 21 to Spring 23)
Summer Squash Seeds.png Summer Squash Seeds (8) 5.8% (Spring 24 to Summer 20)
Broccoli Seeds.png Broccoli Seeds (8) 5.8% (Summer 21 to Fall 20)
Powdermelon Seeds.png Powdermelon Seeds (8) 5.8% (Fall 21 to Winter 20)


Villager Reactions

Hate Abigail Icon.png AbigailAlex Icon.png AlexCaroline Icon.png CarolineClint Icon.png ClintDemetrius Icon.png DemetriusDwarf Icon.png DwarfElliott Icon.png ElliottEmily Icon.png EmilyEvelyn Icon.png EvelynGeorge Icon.png GeorgeGus Icon.png GusHaley Icon.png HaleyHarvey Icon.png HarveyJas Icon.png JasJodi Icon.png JodiKent Icon.png KentKrobus Icon.png KrobusLeah Icon.png LeahLeo Icon.png LeoLewis Icon.png LewisLinus Icon.png LinusMarnie Icon.png MarnieMaru Icon.png MaruPam Icon.png PamPenny Icon.png PennyPierre Icon.png PierreRobin Icon.png RobinSam Icon.png SamSandy Icon.png SandySebastian Icon.png SebastianShane Icon.png ShaneVincent Icon.png VincentWilly Icon.png WillyWizard Icon.png Wizard


Golden Mystery Box is not used in any bundles.


Golden Mystery Box is not used in any tailoring. It can be used in dyeing, serving as a yellow dye at the dye pots located in Emily's and Haley's house, 2 Willow Lane. It can also be used as a gold dye when used in the spool of the Sewing Machine with a dyeable clothing item in the feed.


Golden Mystery Box is not used in any quests.


Twenty Golden Mystery Boxes can be traded to the Raccoon's wife for 1 Magic Rock Candy, after the sixth request from the Raccoon family is completed and Foraging Mastery is claimed.


  1. See Utility::tryRollMysteryBox in the game code.
  2. 2.0 2.1 See FishingRod::openTreasureMenuEndFunction in the game code.
  3. See Pan::getPanItems in the game code.
  4. See tree::Shake in the game code.
  5. See GameLocation::monsterDrop in the game code.
  6. See BreakableContainer::releaseContents in the game code.
  7. See tree::performToolAction in the game code.
  8. See MineShaft::getTreasureRoomItem in the game code.
  9. See Utility::getTreasureFromGeode in the game code.


  • 1.6: Introduced.
  • 1.6.4: Can now be traded for Magic Rock Candy at the Giant Stump, and can be obtained from a Mystery Box trade there. Can be obtained from Skull Cavern treasure chests. Slightly reduced chance to find golden mystery boxes. The order of mystery box rewards is now randomized per-player instead of per-save. Golden mystery boxes now have a small chance to yield an Auto-Petter.