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Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to get more Dream Shards

Dream Shards are used for unlocking new areas across the valley.

Disney Dreamlight Valley is a simulation game that’s packed with beloved fan-favourite characters, and it’s a rather pleasant world to jovially take on quests and farm away in. When it comes to quests, there’s plenty to embark on outside the main story, such as friendship quests and realm quests that’ll have new characters move in.

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That said, there comes a point in the main story when you're no doubt going to want to look at making new furniture, or you've started Mother Gothel's quests. This is where Dream Shards become important, as they can be used for completing quests, crafting new items, and turning a profit.

Without further ado, here's how to get more Dream Shards in Dreamlight Valley.


How do I get more Dream Shards in Disney Dreamlight Valley?

Dream Shards are an elusive item to get your hands on, but they're nowhere near as rare as some of the shiny gemstones you'll come across. As a resource, they're mainly used for crafting some items of furniture at a workbench, for completing quests, and can also be sold for a decent sum of money.

There are a handful of ways that you can actively hunt for Dream Shards in Dreamlight Valley, and they're as follows!

Clear out Night Thorns

You can get more Dream Shards by clearing Night Thorns. This is perhaps the quickest and easiest way, but if you’ve already cleared the valley out, then it’s going to be a struggle. 10 new Night Thorns will appear daily, and if you have the patience to grind things like fishing, cooking, and growing vegetables, you can save up Dreamlight to open a new area.

A new area will have a significant amount of Night Thorns to clear, so with any luck and plenty of time, you may be able to grab a few Dream Shards by doing this.

Feed Critters

Secondly, Dream Shards can be given to you by Critters if you feed them their favourite foods. If you feed them their favourite foods twice, you'll also be able to unlock them as a companion too!

We've gone ahead and detailed the locations, favourite foods, and methods of approaching each Critter in our guide to all of the animals across Disney Dreamlight Valley. So, if feeding a particularly species has you stumped, check it out!

It's also worth noting that two of each animal will appear in their designated area each day, and you will only be able to feed each animal once every day.

All Activities

Technically, you can and should be able to acquire Dream Shards from everything, much like Night Shards. This means they can appear randomly when farming, digging, and more!


Seeing as there isn’t much else to do except gather resources during this time, take a look at our guides to finding Iron Ore, Clay, and Hardwood in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

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Kelsey's (she/they) passion for gaming began with Resident Evil, and it's been rather difficult to get them to shut up about horror games since. When they're not scoping out new scares or commiserating the cancellation of Silent Hills, they can often be found fawning over cute Pokémon and Kirby, or being very average at FPS games. They've been in games media for 3 years.

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