Stardew Valley Treasure Chest: All You Need to Know


Ahoy there, reader! Are you wondering what a Stardew Valley Treasure Chest is? Well, you’re in the perfect place. There is a lot to learn about these intriguing chests, so let’s not waste any more time and get into it!

What are Stardew Valley Treasure Chests?

They really are as interesting as they sound. Unfortunately, like all treasure chests in the real world, they are very rare to find. Additionally, Elliot who is found in Stardew Valley’s library explains that a Pirate Ship sunk near the area many years ago. Consequently, this may have left a treasure chest in the waters.

There are many secrets in the game, but the more you play, the more likely you are to come across them. I guess you could also call Stardew Valley a mystery game!

How do you Find Treasure Chests?

There are a few ways in which you can come across treasure chests. Let’s learn how:


One way in which you can find a treasure chest is by fishing. If you are a new player, you will need to get a bamboo fishing pole from Willy once you accept his invitation. You can use the fishing pole in any lake or ocean by clicking on the water (longer clicks make the bait go further). To catch fish, you must click until the green bar is on the fish for long enough. Now, read carefully as fishing for treasure chests can be quite difficult.

Firstly, there is only a 15% chance that you will encounter a treasure chest whilst fishing. I told you, they are rare!

Secondly, when you are fishing, a treasure chest icon will appear on the fishing bar. You may be thinking you just have to keep the green bar on the treasure chest, but no! Stardew Valley decided to make it even more harder to get a treasure chest. Consequently, you have to keep the green bar on the fish as well as the treasure chest in order to get it. I know, it’s quite difficult. Don’t give up though, practice makes perfect.

Other ways to find the Stardew Valley Treasure Chest

Although fishing is the best way to find treasure, there are a few other ways. The first way is by digging up Artifact Spots that are located on Ginger Island. By doing this, you will find Artifact Troves, these Troves may contain a chest if you are lucky.

Another way of obtaining a treasure chest is by keeping an eye on Spook Fish Ponds. Once their population reaches 9 fish, it has a chance of producing a Stardew Valley Treasure Chest. If you’re wondering what Spook Fish are, they have very big eyes!

Lastly, if you get Secret Note #16, you will see a part of the map displayed on it with an area marked X. Like a true pirate, you will need to go to the location marked with X and dig there. Luckily, you won’t need to sail or fight anyone for it. Stardew Valley is a peaceful game!

What is in the Treasure Chest?

There are several things that could be in the treasure chest. A lot of the items require a fishing level above 2 and some items require you to cast in your fishing pole/rod full at its maximum length. A few of them require a luck buff. There are many rare things that can be found in a treasure chest, so be sure to try and get them when you get a chance!

Furthermore, you can create a pirate’s hat using a treasure chest when you are using the Sewing Machine.

Can you Sell Stardew Valley Treasure Chests?

Yes, you can! They can be sold for 5,000g. That’s a lot, especially if you are a new player. Therefore, if you’re not interested in the resources that the chests give, you could definitely sell them!

Can you Gift Treasure Chests?

Unfortunately, none of the villagers like or love the treasure chests. Due to this, you shouldn’t gift them to anyone.


If you read all the way through, you’re now an expert on Treasure Chests, well done! In conclusion, they can be highly useful in order to get gold or resources. However, they are very rare to obtain, so you should always keep an eye out when you’re fishing to see if there is a treasure chest icon.

Hope you found this post helpful!

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I am a freelance writer of Stardew Valley knowledge, meticulously crafting game guides that transform players into virtuosos of virtual farming. Lets dive in and unlock secrets, master the seasons, and cultivate a thriving digital homestead.

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