Decoding the Mermaid Show Shell Code in Stardew Valley

The Mermaid show beginning in Stardew Valley.

There is a special event that takes place on the Beach in Stardew Valley called the Night Market. During the Night Market special vendors visit and sell a variety of wares for the player to purchase. While the event is running the farmer view a special Mermaid Show, after which they can input a secret shell code to earn a Pearl. The guide below will help you decode the Mermaid Show Shell Code in Stardew Valley.

How to Learn the Stardew Mermaid Show Code

Before embarking on your journey to the Mermaid Show, it’s essential to acquire the secret code needed to unlock the shells within the boat. This code can be found in Secret Note #15, which reads: ‘Mermaid Show: 1-5-4-2-3.’ Be sure to memorize this numerical sequence as you will need it to get the reward from the solving the Mermaid shell puzzle.

Stardew Valley Mermaid Show Time

To witness the mesmerizing Mermaid show and solve its captivating puzzle in Stardew Valley, you must wait for the arrival of the Night Market in town. This event occurs annually during Winter days 15-17. During these days, the Night Market opens on the Beach from 5 pm to 2 am, giving you ample time to immerse yourself in its offerings, including the Mermaid Boat experience, which remains open until 12:30 am.

Mermaid Boat Location in Stardew Valley

When the Night Market is available in Stardew Valley, be sure to head straight to the Beach. Once on the Beach, venture beyond Willy’s Fish Shop and follow the wooden pathway extending from the dock to the right. Follow this path to its conclusion, where you’ll find the enchanting Mermaid Boat awaiting you. If the boat is open, step inside to reach the performance area.

Stardew Valley Mermaid Show Shell Order

In the Mermaid Boat walk forward towards the stage. As you stand there, in a moment of anticipation, the curtains gracefully ascend, unveiling the captivating presence of a mermaid. She will treat you to a brief, enchanting performance before bidding adieu. After the show’s conclusion, direct your attention to the five white shells on the stage. These shells are the puzzle we need to solve. Interact with them in the precise sequence revealed in the Secret Note: 1-5-4-2-3.

For further help check out this video by Hold To Reset demonstrating how to solve to the Mermaid Show Shell puzzle:

Successfully solving the puzzle causes the appearance of five charming fairies, and as a reward for your efforts, the farmer receives a precious Pearl. It’s important to note that this valuable Pearl can be obtained only once during your playthrough. Enjoy your newfound treasure!

This is not the only time you will encounter a Mermaid puzzle in Stardew Valley. On Ginger Island the Mermaid appears again with another puzzle for players to solve. See our Mermaid Flute Block solution guide for help solving that puzzle.

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