What to do with red, blue, and green shards in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Legends Arceus Switch Craftshop
Pokemon Legends Arceus Switch Craftshop (Image credit: iMore)

As you travel in and out of now and then in the space-time distortions of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you'll notice there are shards sprinkled throughout. Unless you know what you're looking for, the purpose of these shards may not be evident. We've broken down how the shards are used and how to unlock the necessary items for them.

What are the Shards for?

With the new crafting mechanic added to Pokémon Legends: Arceus came recipes that teach you how to make items within the game. Many of these items can be used in the field to help make catching and battling Pokémon easier, while some are there to help you pad your wallet. The red, green, and blue shards can eventually be combined with stardust to create a star piece once you have the recipe. This star piece can be sold for 5,000 Pokédollars.

Pokemon Legends Arceus Space Time Distortion

Pokemon Legends Arceus Space Time Distortion (Image credit: Nintendo)

How to get the Star Piece Recipe

To get the recipe for a star piece, you will have to buy it from the craftworks man, Anvin, in Jubilife Village for 10,000 Pokédollars. To make one star piece you will need three red shards, three blue shards, three green shards, and one stardust. The stardust can be found by breaking the rocks in any area, as a rare item drop, throughout the space-time distortion areas, or by completing quests.

Let's get crafty!

For long-time Pokémon fans, selling star pieces for money is something that has been around in Pokémon games for a while, so this is no surprise. It's a really simple way to get money into your wallet in Pokémon Legends: Arceus once you have enough to get the recipe. While all the items used to craft a star piece can be sold separately at the shop in Jubilife Village, you will greatly increase the value by making this recipe and selling it instead. Then you can start using your sweet, sweet Pokédollars to buy items or new looks for your character.

Alex Huebner

Alex has been working with iMore as a Freelance Gaming Writer for three years. You can also find a few articles of hers on Android Central and Windows Central. She regularly covers Nintendo Switch games and accessories as well as iOS game apps. In addition to the Nintendo Switch, you may also find her playing on the PlayStation and PC. When she doesn’t have a controller in hand she likes to spend her time with her husband, son, and dogs, exploring new places, or hiding away with a book (or comic book). A few of her favorite games include the Zelda franchise, Little Nightmares, and Animal Crossing.