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Location and Uses
Shooting Stars are streaks of light which appear in Hyrule's night sky. Whenever they appear, Shooting Stars fly towards the ground at a fast pace, usually crashing wherever they land. After landing, Shooting Stars emit a beacon which extends upward, allowing onlookers to easily locate their crash sites. At the base of the beacon, Link can find various treasures based on the type of Shooting Star that fell. The most common Shooting Stars are yellow, which yield Star Fragments. After obtaining the "[Xenoblade Chronicles 2]" Side Quest, red Shooting Stars will start appearing over certain locations while Link is standing in specific spots. Red Shooting Stars yield special metallic Treasure Chests which each hold a piece of Salvager gear.
Occasionally, Shooting Stars can also land on top of water, where they will sit above the water until Link draws near. If Link uses Cryonis on the spot where the Shooting Star has landed before its beacon has disappeared, the Cryonis block will raise the Shooting Star and its beacon, allowing Link to safely retrieve the Shooting Star's treasure without it sinking into the water. Shooting Stars are covered in Traysi's Rumor Mill: Volume 4. In her book, she explains the rumors surrounding Shooting Stars and rates her recommendation with a scale of four stars.
- "Shooting Stars
If you should see a star shoot through the night sky, mark the place where it lands—you might find something there." — Tips and Tricks (Breath of the Wild)
- "This is Traysi! I have a taste for the rumors of worlds long gone and worlds yet to come! Everyone gossiping in the present world? Here's my favorite bit of the latest news... Treasures of the Falling Star! The stars spread out in the sky like a tapestry, and across that expanse, you see one streak of light—a shooting star! And I've heard that there is treasure waiting where these stars have landed. The next time you see one, why not track it down to see where it lands? Traysi's Recommendation: ★★★★☆" — Super Rumor Mill V4 (Breath of the Wild)
- "If you're lucky, you might be able to see a shooting star when gazing at the night sky. If you go to where a shooting star lands, you'll find treasure there! ...Or so I've heard. I would love to see a shooting star at least once in my life!" — Glendo (Breath of the Wild)
- "If you go to where a shooting star lands, apparently you'll find treasure there. A shooting star... Oh, how I'd love to see one with my own eyes." — Glendo (Breath of the Wild)