Wishing Star

Not to be confused with Wishing Piece or Wishing Stone.

The Wishing Star (Japanese: ねがいぼし Wishing Star) is a Key Item introduced in Generation VIII. It is a source of Dynamax energy, which can be fit into a Dynamax Band in order to allow a Trainer to Dynamax their Pokémon. According to Professor Magnolia, the Wishing Stars are parts of Eternatus, which is said to have some sort of connection to the Dynamax phenomenon.

Wishing Star
Wishing Star
Bag Wishing Star Sprite.png
Wishing Star
Model from Sword and Shield
Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items

In the core series games

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In Pokémon Sword and Shield, two Wishing Stars fall from the sky near the player and Hop after their battle on Route 2. Professor Magnolia then takes them and fits them into Dynamax Bands for the two. Bede is later revealed to be collecting Wishing Stars for Rose, gathering them from Galar Mine and Galar Mine No. 2. He also attempts to destroy the famous mural in Stow-on-Side to get more of them. During the game's climax, Rose reveals that Macro Cosmos has been giving the gathered Wishing Stars to Eternatus in order to solve the energy crisis that is facing Galar in one thousand years.

During the post-game, Sonia is revealed to hold the Wishing Stars confiscated from Chairman Rose after his arrest at her laboratory. They're later stolen by Sordward and Shielbert with the help of Sonia's treacherous assistant in order to advance their plans.

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In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, while not obtainable, it is mentioned by a Gentleman in Floaroma Town if the player's console has Pokémon Sword or Shield save data, before giving the player a Jirachi.


Games Cost Sell price
SwSh N/A N/A


The Wishing Star is given to Professor Magnolia, who fits it into a Dynamax Band, before giving it back to the player.


Games Description
SwSh A stone found in the Galar region with a mysterious power. It's said that your dreams come true if you find one.


Games Method
SwSh Route 2 (from Hop after battling him)

In the anime

A Wishing Star in anime
A Wishing Star in Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Main series

In Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!, a Wishing Star crashed down in front of Goh and Sonia at Wedgehurst. Sonia later used it to fashion a Dynamax Band for Goh.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Wishing Star appeared in a flashback in Assistant, being examined by Oleana and a group of Scientists at a Macro Cosmos laboratory.

In the manga

Wishing Stars in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

Two Wishing Stars appeared in Ooh Shiny!! Legendary Equipment. One year before the arc's events, Casey and Henry saw two Wishing Stars falling into the Slumbering Weald, and entered the forest to find them. With the help of Henry's Farfetch'd, they eventually found them, and, as thanks for the help, Casey gave one of them to Henry. They were later fitted into Dynamax Bands for the two Trainers.

In Watch Out!! Strong Rivals, Bede found three Wishing Stars after his Hatenna crushed a boulder that had been blocking the entrance to the Galar Mine.

In Stealth!! Infiltrate the Energy Plant, Rose and Oleana were seen taking multiple Wishing Stars to Eternatus at the Energy Plant.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 許願星 Héuiyuhn Sīng
Mandarin 許願星 / 许愿星 Xǔyuàn Xīng
  Czech Hvězda přání
  Finnish Toivomustähti
  French Étoile Vœu
  German Wunschstern
  Italian Desiostella
  Korean 소원의별 Sowon-ui Byeol
  Polish Gwiazda Życzeń
  Brazilian Portuguese Estrela dos Desejos
  Spanish Estrella Deseo

See also

  This item article is part of Project ItemDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on all items.