Stardew Valley The Pirate’s Wife Guide

On Ginger Island in Stardew Valley there are a few NPCs and side quests for players to complete. One of the side quests you can complete comes from a woman named Birdie along the beach near the farm. Birdie’s husband died in a shipwreck to the south of the island. This quest is called The Pirate’s Wife. To complete this quest use our The Pirate’s Wife guide below.

Where to Start The Pirate’s Wife Quest

Image showing How to Start The Pirate's Wife Quest in Stardew Valley.
Birdie (AKA the Pirate’s Wife) on the beach of Ginger Island.

To start Birdie’s quest head to Ginger Island and make your way to the west portion of the island where the farm is located. This section is accessible by spending 10 Gold Walnuts at the parrot next to the turtle. Once you’ve used the walnuts to move the turtle. Go through west to the new area.

In the new farm area head west until you reach the coast. Here you will find a hut. This hut is home to Birdie. Birdie appears on the beach when it’s sunny out. Speak to Birdie when she is out fishing to trigger a cutscene. During this cutscene Birdie will talk about her dead husband. Once the cutscene is complete Birdie will give you the War Memento item. To advance the quest you need to show this item to someone.

How to Complete The Pirate’s Wife Quest

The next section of the quest tasks you with trading items back and forth amongst the different residents of Stardew Valley. To complete the quest you need to trade a total of 6 items to receive the final item to give to Birdie called the Pirate’s Locket. The video above, from the Hold To Reset YouTube channel, shows the entire steps needed to complete the quest. The list below gives text details for each step of the quest. The items you need to deliver and their order are as follows:

  1. War Memento: Show to Kent to get the Gourmet Tomato Salt.
  2. Gourmet Tomato Salt: Give to Gus to receive the Stardew Valley Rose.
  3. Stardew Valley Rose: Give this item to Sandy in the Calico Desert to receive the Advanced TV Remote.
  4. Advance TV Remote: Give this item to George to get the Artic Shard.
  5. Artic Shard: Give this item to the Wizard to get the Wriggling Worm.
  6. Wriggling Worm: Give this item to Willy to receive the Pirate’s Locket.

Once you have the Pirate’s Locket make your way back to Birdie on Ginger Island. Present the locket to her to complete the quest. Giving the locket triggers a final cutscene with Birdie. Following the cutscene you receive two quest rewards.

What is the Pirate’s Wife Quest Rewards?

The first major reward from Birdie’s Quest is the Fairy Dust recipe. This recipe allows you to make a special Fairy Dust powder that can be used on machines. The recipe for creating the dust is 1x Diamond and 1x Fairy Rose. When you use the powder on a machine it causes the machine to immediately finish the process it was currently doing.

The second major reward is 5x Golden Walnuts. Golden Walnuts serve a variety of purposes on Ginger Island. You can use them to unlock different parts of the island. You can also collect a total of 100 to access Qi’s Walnut Room which unlocks more quests for you to complete and end-game items to purchase.

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10 responses

  1. Pamela Bissett says:

    When I talked to Birdie, she gave me the photo but my pockets were full. I trashed a junk item but the photo dissappeared. I cannot find it any where.

  2. LilShippo says:

    Thank you for taking the time and effort making this guide!

    the remote one was a no brain er, and the worm to willy was an odd one since you would think he would have that kind of bait 🙂

  3. Jaks says:

    This was very helpful tha k you

  4. h says:

    tomato to gus, rose to sandy, remote to george, shard to wizard, worm to willy, locket to birdie

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