Moon Rock Idol

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Curious. It rather looks like a key.


When used at a Celestial Portal, the survivor can change to a different survivor.

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The Moon Rock Idol is a craftable Item exclusive to Don't Starve Together. It is found in the Celestial Tab, and requires a Moon Rock and a Purple Gem to be crafted.

Moon Rock Idols can be offered to the Celestial Portal, which despawns the survivor and returns the player to the Character select screen. This effectively allows the player to switch characters.

Doing so will cause the player to drop their entire Inventory at the Celestial Portal, however they retain their Day count, Map exploration progress, any prototyped Crafting recipes, and any adopted Critters. The Moon Rock Idol is consumed in the process.

Certain characters have specific interactions when offering a Moon Rock Idol to the portal:

  • All characters with skill trees have their skills reset and their Insight fully refunded, allowing the player to return again with different upgrades from what they had prior.
  • If switching from Woodie, Lucy the Axe turns into a regular Axe when returning as a different character.
  • Changing from Walter despawns Woby without dropping her inventory, making it best to empty Woby's inventory before switching characters.
  • As Wickerbottom is able to craft Science Items with a lower tier Crafting Station than other characters from the start, if the player had crafted any of those recipes, it would appear as not learned when changing from Wickerbottom to another character.

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  • When it was first introduced in the Celestial Update, changing characters using a Moon Rock Idol reset the player's Map, Day Count, and Crafting Recipes. This is no longer the case as of update 288118.
  • The Idol glows when it's in proximity to the Celestial Portal.
  • It gives off a small amount of light at night, but is not an appropriate light source to ward off Charlie.
  • When the Moon Rock Idol is offered to the Celestial Portal, the Character performs an animation similar to the one used for the Lazy Deserter.
  • The unique Character quotes when offering a Moon Rock Idol seem to indicate that using the Celestial Portal is similar to the classic description of death, in which one is said to see a bright light.
  • WX-78's quote, "I SEE THE BLUE SCREEN!" is referencing the "Stop Error" screen that appears when a windows computer's operation system crashes.
  • Maxwell's quote, "Say pal, I don't look so good..." is an altered version of his quote at the beginning of a world in Don't Starve.
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I can see the light!

Wilson, before vanishing.

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