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Mystery Box
Mystery Box.png
A blacksmith can open this for you. Who knows what might be inside?
Source FishingMiningArtifact SpotPanningCombatMayor Lewis' Prize MachineDesert FestivalTrout DerbySquidFestTreesBooksellerGiant Stump
Sell Price data-sort-value="0">Gold.png0g

Mystery Boxes are drop crates released by Mr. Qi. After spending 50 days in the valley or after collecting the second Prize Ticket from the billboard,[1] the player will see a cutscene with Mr. Qi and will be informed by a pop up that Mystery Boxes can now be found. Afterwards, they can be obtained in a variety of ways. After opening more than 10 boxes, they can contain any item found in Golden Mystery Boxes (other than Golden Animal Crackers or Auto-Petters).

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 Mystery Box if the player does not have Foraging Mastery.

The "Chance" column below indicates the probabilities that the game will attempt to spawn a Mystery Box. When such an attempt is made, the game performs a further check to see if it succeeds. If the player has Foraging Mastery, the check will fail (and will attempt to spawn a Golden Mystery Box instead). 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.[2]

Also note that the chances of obtaining 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 [3] 9-17% (dependent on daily luck)
Golden Fishing Treasure Chests [3] 12-21% (dependent on daily luck)
Panning [4] 5%
Shaking trees with seeds [5] 3%
Monsters [6] 0.01 + (Daily Luck / 10) + (Luck Buffs / 125)
Breaking containers in the Mines, Skull Cavern, and Volcano Dungeon [7] 0.0081 + (Daily Luck / 15)
Chopping trees (Each Axe hit) [8] 0.5%
Present train cars during Winter [9] 2%

While train cars do have the same check for success as the other methods listed in the table, they will only ever drop Mystery Boxes.

Many other ways to obtain Mystery Boxes, even after claiming Foraging Mastery, are listed below. These chances are not subject to additional checks for success.


Below is a table of possible contents. All percent chances listed below are assuming that the player has already received at least one Book of Mysteries. If the player has not received their first Book of Mysteries, then the Book Of Stars cannot be obtained from Mystery Boxes, and the Book of Mysteries has an increased chance. See the Book of Mysteries page for more details.

All items marked with an asterisk (*) are only obtainable after the player has opened more than 10 Mystery Boxes and/or Golden Mystery Boxes. If the player has opened 10 or fewer boxes, then all items without asterisks have increased chances (ranging from +0.02% to +1.11%).

Item Chance [14] 
Magic Rock Candy.png Magic Rock Candy (1*) 0.2%
Prismatic Shard.png Prismatic Shard (1*) 0.4%
Treasure Chest.png Treasure Chest (1*) 0.8%
Book Of Stars.png Book Of Stars (1*) 0.49%
Book of Mysteries.png Book of Mysteries (1*) 0.49%
Pearl.png Pearl (1*) 0.49%
Golden Pumpkin.png Golden Pumpkin (1*) 0.49%
Mystery Hat.png Mystery Hat (1*) 0.97%
Mystery Shirt.png Mystery Shirt (1*) 0.96%
Wallpaper 124 Icon.png Wallpaper (1*) 0.95%
Mega Bomb.png Mega Bomb (5*) 0.63%
Triple Shot Espresso.png Triple Shot Espresso (3*) 0.63%
Dressed Spinner.png Dressed Spinner (1*) 0% (Fishing Level < 6)
0.16% (Fishing Level ≥ 6)
Cork Bobber.png Cork Bobber (1*) 0% (Fishing Level < 6)
0.16% (Fishing Level ≥ 6)
Dish O' The Sea.png Dish O' The Sea (2*) 0.63% (Fishing Level < 6)
0.31% (Fishing Level ≥ 6)
Lucky Lunch.png Lucky Lunch (1) 0.13%
Lucky Lunch.png Lucky Lunch (2*) 0.63%
Quality Fertilizer.png Quality Fertilizer (10) 6.03%
Quality Fertilizer.png Quality Fertilizer (20*) 0.63%
Deluxe Speed-Gro.png Deluxe Speed-Gro (10) 6.03%
Deluxe Speed-Gro.png Deluxe Speed-Gro (20*) 0.63%
Life Elixir.png Life Elixir (2*) 0.63%
Warp Totem Farm.png Warp Totem: Farm (1) 6.03%
Warp Totem Farm.png Warp Totem: Farm (3*) 0.63%
Cherry Sapling.png Cherry Sapling (1*) 0.1%
Apricot Sapling.png Apricot Sapling (1*) 0.1%
Orange Sapling.png Orange Sapling (1*) 0.1%
Peach Sapling.png Peach Sapling (1*) 0.1%
Pomegranate Sapling.png Pomegranate Sapling (1*) 0.1%
Apple Sapling.png Apple Sapling (1*) 0.1%
Parsnip Seeds.png Parsnip Seeds (8) 1.51% (in Spring)
0.5% (in Winter)
Parsnip Seeds.png Parsnip Seeds (20*) 0.16% (in Spring)
0.05% (in Winter)
Bean Starter.png Bean Starter (8) 1.51% (in Spring)
0.5% (in Winter)
Bean Starter.png Bean Starter (20*) 0.16% (in Spring)
0.05% (in Winter)
Cauliflower Seeds.png Cauliflower Seeds (8) 1.51% (in Spring)
0.5% (in Winter)
Cauliflower Seeds.png Cauliflower Seeds (20*) 0.16% (in Spring)
0.05% (in Winter)
Potato Seeds.png Potato Seeds (8) 1.51% (in Spring)
0.5% (in Winter)
Potato Seeds.png Potato Seeds (20*) 0.16% (in Spring)
0.05% (in Winter)
Corn Seeds.png Corn Seeds (8) 1.51% (in Summer or Fall)
1% (in Winter)
Corn Seeds.png Corn Seeds (20*) 0.16% (in Summer or Fall)
0.1% (in Winter)
Wheat Seeds.png Wheat Seeds (8) 1.51% (in Summer)
0.5% (in Winter)
Wheat Seeds.png Wheat Seeds (20*) 0.16% (in Summer)
0.05% (in Winter)
Pepper Seeds.png Pepper Seeds (8) 1.51% (in Summer)
0.5% (in Winter)
Pepper Seeds.png Pepper Seeds (20*) 0.16% (in Summer)
0.05% (in Winter)
Radish Seeds.png Radish Seeds (8) 1.51% (in Summer)
0.5% (in Winter)
Radish Seeds.png Radish Seeds (20*) 0.16% (in Summer)
0.05% (in Winter)
Eggplant Seeds.png Eggplant Seeds (8) 1.51% (in Fall)
0.5% (in Winter)
Eggplant Seeds.png Eggplant Seeds (20*) 0.16% (in Fall)
0.05% (in Winter)
Artichoke Seeds.png Artichoke Seeds (8) 1.51% (in Fall)
0.5% (in Winter)
Artichoke Seeds.png Artichoke Seeds (20*) 0.16% (in Fall)
0.05% (in Winter)
Pumpkin Seeds.png Pumpkin Seeds (8) 1.51% (in Fall)
0.5% (in Winter)
Pumpkin Seeds.png Pumpkin Seeds (20*) 0.16% (in Fall)
0.05% (in Winter)
Ossified Blade.png Ossified Blade (1*) 0.31%
Emerald Ring.png Emerald Ring (1*) 0.16%
Ruby Ring.png Ruby Ring (1*) 0.16%
Quality Sprinkler.png Quality Sprinkler (1*) 0.63%
Mystery Box.png Mystery Box (2) 3.62%
Mystery Box.png Mystery Box (3-4*) 0.63%
Stardew Valley Almanac.png Stardew Valley Almanac (1*) 0.13%
Bait And Bobber.png Bait And Bobber (1*) 0.13%
Woodcutter's Weekly.png Woodcutter's Weekly (1*) 0.13%
Mining Monthly.png Mining Monthly (1*) 0.13%
Combat Quarterly.png Combat Quarterly (1*) 0.13%
Carrot Seeds.png Carrot Seeds (8*) 0.63% (Winter 21 to Spring 23)
Summer Squash Seeds.png Summer Squash Seeds (8*) 0.63% (Spring 24 to Summer 20)
Broccoli Seeds.png Broccoli Seeds (8*) 0.63% (Summer 21 to Fall 20)
Powdermelon Seeds.png Powdermelon Seeds (8*) 0.63% (Fall 21 to Winter 20)
Coffee.png Coffee (3) 6.03%
Bomb.png Bomb (5) 6.03%
Chowder.png Chowder (1) 0.86%
Fish Stew.png Fish Stew (1) 0.86%
Escargot.png Escargot (1) 0.86%
Lobster Bisque.png Lobster Bisque (1) 0.86%
Maple Bar.png Maple Bar (1) 0.86%
Crab Cakes.png Crab Cakes (1) 0.86%
Shrimp Cocktail.png Shrimp Cocktail (1) 0.86%
Fried Egg.png Fried Egg (1) 0.13%
Omelet.png Omelet (1) 0.13%
Salad.png Salad (1) 0.13%
Cheese Cauliflower.png Cheese Cauliflower (1) 0.13%
Baked Fish.png Baked Fish (1) 0.13%
Parsnip Soup.png Parsnip Soup (1) 0.13%
Vegetable Medley.png Vegetable Medley (1) 0.13%
Complete Breakfast.png Complete Breakfast (1) 0.13%
Fried Calamari.png Fried Calamari (1) 0.13%
Strange Bun.png Strange Bun (1) 0.13%
Fried Mushroom.png Fried Mushroom (1) 0.13%
Pizza.png Pizza (1) 0.13%
Bean Hotpot.png Bean Hotpot (1) 0.13%
Glazed Yams.png Glazed Yams (1) 0.13%
Carp Surprise.png Carp Surprise (1) 0.13%
Hashbrowns.png Hashbrowns (1) 0.13%
Pancakes.png Pancakes (1) 0.13%
Salmon Dinner.png Salmon Dinner (1) 0.13%
Fish Taco.png Fish Taco (1) 0.13%
Crispy Bass.png Crispy Bass (1) 0.13%
Pepper Poppers.png Pepper Poppers (1) 0.13%
Bread.png Bread (1) 0.13%
Tom Kha Soup.png Tom Kha Soup (1) 0.13%
Trout Soup.png Trout Soup (1) 0.13%
Chocolate Cake.png Chocolate Cake (1) 0.13%
Pink Cake.png Pink Cake (1) 0.13%
Rhubarb Pie.png Rhubarb Pie (1) 0.13%
Cookie.png Cookie (1) 0.13%
Spaghetti.png Spaghetti (1) 0.13%
Fried Eel.png Fried Eel (1) 0.13%
Spicy Eel.png Spicy Eel (1) 0.13%
Sashimi.png Sashimi (1) 0.13%
Maki Roll.png Maki Roll (1) 0.13%
Tortilla.png Tortilla (1) 0.13%
Red Plate.png Red Plate (1) 0.13%
Eggplant Parmesan.png Eggplant Parmesan (1) 0.13%
Rice Pudding.png Rice Pudding (1) 0.13%
Ice Cream.png Ice Cream (1) 0.13%
Blueberry Tart.png Blueberry Tart (1) 0.13%
Autumn's Bounty.png Autumn's Bounty (1) 0.13%
Pumpkin Soup.png Pumpkin Soup (1) 0.13%
Super Meal.png Super Meal (1) 0.13%
Cranberry Sauce.png Cranberry Sauce (1) 0.13%
Stuffing.png Stuffing (1) 0.13%
Hardwood.png Hardwood (10) 6.03%
Warp Totem Mountains.png Warp Totem: Mountains (1) 6.03%
Mixed Seeds.png Mixed Seeds (10) 6.03%
Mixed Flower Seeds.png Mixed Flower Seeds (10) 6.03%
Sturdy Ring.png Sturdy Ring (1) 0.6%
Amethyst Ring.png Amethyst Ring (1) 0.6%
Glowstone Ring.png Glowstone Ring (1) 0.6%
Aquamarine Ring.png Aquamarine Ring (1) 0.3%
Jade Ring.png Jade Ring (1) 0.3%
Warp Totem Beach.png Warp Totem: Beach (1) 6.03%


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


Five Mystery Boxes are required for the Bundle Red.png Helper's Bundle on the Bulletin Board (Remixed).


The Mystery Box is not used in any quests.


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


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


  1. See Quest::questComplete in the game code.
  2. See Utility::tryRollMysteryBox in the game code.
  3. 3.0 3.1 See FishingRod::openTreasureMenuEndFunction in the game code.
  4. See Pan::getPanItems in the game code.
  5. See tree::Shake in the game code.
  6. See GameLocation::monsterDrop in the game code.
  7. See BreakableContainer::releaseContents in the game code.
  8. See tree::performToolAction in the game code.
  9. See TrainCar::draw in the game code.
  10. See GameLocation::digUpArtifactSpot in the game code.
  11. See MineShaft::getTreasureRoomItem in the game code.
  12. See GiantCrop::performToolAction in the game code.
  13. See Furniture::DayUpdate in the game code.
  14. See Utility::getTreasureFromGeode in the game code.


  • 1.6: Introduced.
  • 1.6.4: Can now be traded for Golden Mystery Boxes at the Giant Stump. Slightly reduced chance to find mystery boxes. The order of mystery box rewards is now randomized per-player instead of per-save.