Stardew Valley Purple Mushroom: Location and Uses

Would you like to learn where to find the Stardew purple mushroom? Do you know which NPCs would like to get this item as a gift? Take a look at our Stardew Valley guide below and learn more about this fascinating item with multiple locations in the game!

Stardew Valley purple mushroom

What is the Purple Mushroom in Stardew valley?

First things first, this is a rare mushroom that is usually found in deep caves!

There are a lot of other ways to use this item in the game, but let’s take a look at its selling value and what it can do for your health or energy.

Speaking of its value, you can sell it for up to 500 gold coins! Of course, that is if you have it in the best possible quality. When it comes to how much energy the Stardew purple mushroom adds, it can be between 125 and 325 of energy! If you are eating it for the health aspect, then you will get between 56 and 146.

Where to Find the stardew purple mushroom?

It’s no surprise that many players are looking for the location of the Stardew purple mushroom! To make it easier for you, we have gathered the best places to get it for yourself:

  1. foraging in the mines (the good places start at level 81)
  2. the Skull Cavern
  3. try to check for it at the chopped Mushroom Tree
  4. it can be grown in a farm cave and then turned into the mushrooms. However, there is only a small chance that this will work
  5. you might get it as a gift during the Feast of the Winter Star from most NPCs. Just keep in mind that it won’t be from Clint, Evelyn, Marnie, Robin, Willy
  6. can be found in the garbage can once you are in the bottom of the mines
  7. can sometimes be bought from the traveling cart
  8. the wizard might send it to you as a gift
  9. can be found on the forest farm map
  10. can be found in the ginger island mushroom cave

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to get the Stardew Valley purple mushroom! It just depends on what suits you the best. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time, for example, in the mines, then it might just be better to buy the mushroom!

How to use the stardew purple mushroom?

Now that you know where to find this item, let’s talk about how to use it!

Since there are a few different ways, you will find our suggestions below:


Like with most Stardew Valley items, different NPCs have different reactions to receiving some item as a gift!

When it comes to the purple mushroom in Stardew Valley, there is actually one NPC who loves it! We are talking about the Wizard. You can also gift this to Demetrius, Harvey, Leah, and Linus because they will definitely appreciate it!

However, there are also plenty of NPCs who will hate this Stardew purple mushroom! For example, Caroline, Elliot, Jas, Jodi, Krobus, Leo, and more!

Stardew Bundles

There are actually two different situations where you might end up needing to have the purple mushroom!

First of all, you might use it for the Field Research Bundle on the Bulletin Board!

Other than that, it can become one of the options for the Exotic Foraging Bundle or the Wild Medicine Bundle. It really depends on which you choose to complete.


There is just one recipe that asks for the purple mushroom, but that’s one important recipe!

We are talking about the Life Elixir! And there are actually only a few ingredients that you need for the recipe.

Once you have Red Mushroom, Purple Mushroom, Morel, and Chanterelle, you can create this item.

Basically, this item will restore your health in the game no matter how low it is! That’s why this is known as one of the best and the most useful recipes in Stardew Valley.

Have you already picked your favourite way to find the Stardew purple mushroom? There are a lot of great ways to use this item in the game, so be patient until you get it in your collection!

Meet the author

"Ever since I started playing Stardew Valley, I wanted to find the best tips and tricks to make the game easier and even more entertaining. That’s why I love sharing my favourite insights with other Stardew fans to see what can be useful both for beginners and experienced players!"

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