Many times when trying to complete a quest or create just one more bottle of that rare dye, you will need to look for rare items or areas. These things will still be difficult to find, but here are some tips that will help you have a better chance.
If you just need an ingredient but it doesn’t matter where it came from, check the shopping boards to search player shops. Shopping boards look like a big sign and can be found at most clubs.
You can also use Pitcher Plants to get rare items. Rare items come from using Wishing Coins too but it’s more rare. Pitcher plants can be found in swampy areas. TigerTon’s wagon also has a cheap route to one. Caveat: Gathering an item from a pitcher plant doesn’t count for quests.
Some clubs have wagon routes to commonly needed rare areas. For example, Blood Ruby Knights has a wagon that goes to Fire Flowers. International Space Station has a wagon that goes to Snow Ghosts and Crystal Flowers. Check the club profiles and wagons for updates.
If you do use a Club wagon to get to a rare area or resource, take only what you need. After all, other people might need it too. If you need to gather a lot, it’s probably best to find your own area and save it as a Travel location so you can come back on your own.
If you get to an area that has resources you need, but someone has picked them, either find another resource area or come back the next day. Stuff regrows in just a couple days.
If you need to know what a rare flower or plant looks like, build a Planter on your ranch. The plants will be exactly the same as you would find them in the wild, so you can look at them from various distances and get better at spotting them.
Below are pictures of various resources and where they can be found. In some cases I’ve included a distance shot as well as a close up so you can get an idea of what it looks like when riding.
Volcanic Calderas are a pain in the butt to find on your own because they are rare but obvious once you see them. They are in Volcanic Biome, of course, and look like a massive black mountain. If you see whitish gray steam or smoke coming from the top, you know you’ve got yourself a caldera. Head to “Where the Drafts Go” Village if you want to see one. Not every caldera has fire flowers, either. They grow where the lava pools are. The volcano below no longer exists, I did the screen grab during Beta.
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