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Stardew Valley Treasure Chest contents explained

All the loot you can find in treasure chests in Stardew Valley.

Treasure chests are found during the fishing mini-game in Stardew Valley.

Each treasure chest will contain a variety of random loot, which can be anything from a piece of stone to an ornamental fan, which you can donate to the museum.

Reeling in treasure chests along fish is a great way to earn some extra cash to help build your farm; you might even find an item required for one of the Community Center bundles.

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Treasure Chests in Stardew Valley explained

Sometime, when you reel in a fish, you might also find a treasure chest alongside your catch.

If you want this treasure, you need to make sure it's within the boundaries of the 'Fishing Bar,' which will make a small, separate, progress bar appear above the chest.

Once this progress bar is completed, the treasure chest will vanish from the screen, allowing you to focus all your attention on the fish and you must catch this fish.

If the fish does manage to escape, then you'll also lose the treasure chest.

You can increase your chances of finding treasure chests by attaching the Treasure Hunter tackle to your rod or by having the Pirate profession.


One of the main goals in Stardew Valley is to complete the Community Center bundles or, if you’re corporate minded, you can buy a JojaMart Membership. Fishing is a great way to earn money in Stardew Valley, especially if you decide to use crab pots and ponds. Throughout the year you’ll also be able to take in a variety of festivals, including the Egg Festival, Stardew Valley Fair and the Night Market.


Loot found in treasure chests in Stardew Valley explained

Below you'll find the full list of items available in these treasure chests and any requirements attached to their discovery:

ItemRequirements
AmethystFishing Level 2+
Amethyst RingFishing Level 2+
Amphibian FossilFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
AnchorFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Ancient DollFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Ancient SeedFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Ancient SwordFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
AquamarineFishing Level 2+
Aquamarine RingFishing Level 2+
Bait
Bone FluteFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Broken TridentFishing Level 2+
Chewing StickFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Chicken StatueFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Coal
Combat BootsFishing Level 2+
Copper Ore
Dark BootsFishing Level 2+
DiamondFishing Level 2+
Dinosaur EggFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Dressed SpinnerFishing Level 6+
Cast max distance
Dried StarfishFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Earth CrystalFishing Level 2+
Elvish JewelryFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
EmeraldFishing Level 2+
Cast max distance
Emerald RingFishing Level 2+
Fire QuartzFishing Level 2+
Cast max distance
Firewalker BootsFishing Level 2+
Frozen Geode
Frozen TearFishing Level 2+
Genie ShoesFishing Level 2+
Geode
Glass ShardsFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Gold OreCast max distance
Iridium BandFishing Level 2+
Iridium OreCast max distance
Iron Ore
JadeFishing Level 2+
Jade RingFishing Level 2+
Leather BootsFishing Level 2+
Lost BookMuseum Library still incomplete
Already found one Lost Book
Magma GeodeCast max distance
Mixed Seeds
Nautilus FossilFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Neptune's Glaive Fishing Level 2+
Ornamental FanFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Prehistoric ToolFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Prismatic ShardFishing Level 6+
Rare DiscFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Rubber BootsFishing Level 2+
RubyFishing Level 2+
Cast max distance
Ruby RingFishing Level 2+
Rusty CogFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Rusty SpoonFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Rusty SpurFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Skeletal TailFishing Level 2+
Already found one artifact
Small Glow RingFishing Level 2+
Small Magnet RingFishing Level 2+
SneakersFishing Level 2+
Stone
Strange DollFishing Level 2+
Strange Doll (Green)Fishing Level 2+
Thermal BootsFishing Level 2+
TopazFishing Level 2+
Topaz RingFishing Level 2+
Treasure ChestFishing Level 2+
Tundra BootsFishing Level 2+
Wood
Work BootsFishing Level 2+

If you're still in need of fishing help in Stardew Valley, try our fish, ponds and crab pots guides!

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