More Random and Strange Events in Stardew Valley


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Learn everything you need to know about the random events in Stardew Valley!

More Random and Strange Events in Stardew Valley

Random Events make simulation games more exciting, and Stardew Valley has many of them! This article will go into some of the strangest occurrences you might experience in the game, especially if you plan on spending so many hours playing it.

Stardew Valley is notorious for having Random Farm Events that confuse or bewilder you. Most rare encounters usually happen on your farm since this is where you spend half of your playtime. But who knows what else you will stumble across if you leave your farm and explore the rest of the town? 

The events mentioned below have a small chance of actually occurring. But if you’re one of those players who’ve stumbled upon these scenes, consider yourself lucky. However, some of these events will require a slight push to trigger them.

Everybody Loves Mayor Lewis

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Mayor Lewis is a prominent figure in Stardew Valley. He’s the Mayor, but he’s also an all-around hands-on chap who cares for everyone and does everything to ensure Pelican Town continues prospering. He’s everywhere. As such, it’s not surprising if you encounter a scene where you enter one of the town’s establishments and people mistake you for being Mayor Lewis.

Robin rarely greets you when you enter her shop with this dialogue: “Lew…? Oh…” You might sometimes see Mayor Lewis checking up on her Carpentry business every once in a while. So there’s a likelihood Robin will think it was the Mayor who walked through her door instead of you.

MRE RobinLewis

Aside from that, there’s also a 0.01% chance Marnie will assume you’re Mayor Lewis upon entering her ranch. Even more interesting is her disappointed reaction when she realizes you’re not him. If you’re familiar with Mayor Lewis and Marnie’s secret relationship, you’ll find this situation more hilarious than strange. But this random event still earns a spot on this list because of how uncommon it is.

The View From the Summit

MRE PerfectionTracker

Mr. Qi is introduced to players late in the game and is responsible for giving challenging quests that will provide you with valuable Qi Gems when accomplished. He is mostly seen in his Skull Cavern Casino or the Walnut room in Ginger Island.

The Walnut Room is where you can go if you are hankering to take on Qi’s quests. A Perfection Tracker Board can also be found in this room, and it details here how far you’ve progressed in completing the game to 100%.

You’ve probably already noticed the boulder that blocks the passage to the north of the Railroad. No matter how much you upgrade or enchant this tool, you cannot break it with a pickaxe. The only way to remove it is by officially perfecting the game. Once you achieve 100% perfection, you will be rewarded with a glorious sight from The Summit.

MRE Summit

The Summit is an exterior part of the Railroad. When you first arrive at the Summit, an end-game cutscene will play. However, that’s not the only special scene you can witness in this place. Given that you’ve achieved some of these requirements, you may be fortunate to view some rare scenes from the Summit.

On Winter 25, Santa might be riding on his sleigh in the distance. There’s also a 25% chance you’ll see a Seasonal Bird flying past as you enter the Summit.

If you have become good friends with Harvey and encountered his 8-heart event, you may see a zooming jet pass by. The same goes for Maru. You might see her invention, MarILDA, on the horizon after you’ve unlocked her 10-heart event.

The Summit might also remind you when you’ve decided to eliminate your children. If you’ve turned multiple of your children into doves, there’s a 15% chance you’ll see some doves flying at a distance.

More Shipping Screen Animations

MRE SantaShippingScreen

Some of the rarest scenarios in the game don’t just occur on your farm or somewhere in Pelican Town. They may also be encountered in the Shipping Screen Menu.

When you turn in for the night on Winter 24, keep an eye out for Santa, as you might see him crossing with his reindeer on the top of the Shipping Screen. On some nights, you’ll see a full moon on the top-right corner of the screen. Clicking on it several times will reveal the face of the moon man sporting a monocle. The rarest animation you’ll see on the Shipping Screen is a UFO passing by, and it will only appear if it’s not the 28th or if it did not rain that day.

The Curious Sea Creature

MRE MerpeopleEdit

The Wizard was the one who enlightened us to the fact that Merpeople exist in this game. According to him, these Sea Creatures are curious about your festivities and get upset when people throw their litter into the ocean.

In rare instances, a Merperson may show itself to you south of the docks at the beach. The Merperson can be seen swimming up to the ocean’s surface, but this creature has a one-in-a-million chance of spawning in that area.

You can witness a Merperson that looks exactly like this one when you reach 14 hearts with Krobus. You must be on the beach between 8 PM and 1 AM to encounter his 14-heart event. It will show a serene scene of him riding on the Sea Creature’s tentacle while they swim around with the Moonlight Jellies.

The Haunting of the Dove Children

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The strangest and creepiest encounter so far is the one that will probably question your in-game life choices. The event will ensue after you decide to dismiss your children by offering the Dark Shrine of Selfishness a Prismatic Shard.

This spooky scene occurs on the 26th of Fall. If you want to trigger this event, you may watch television that day and click on the Channel. An Ancient Doll will appear on the TV with a dialogue: “You’ve brought this upon yourself… now I’m free… Hee hee hee!” The Doll will then pop out of the screen and be added to your inventory.

After encountering that cryptic scenario, a glowing red Ancient Doll will hover in front of the Dark Shrine of Selfishness if you head to the Witch’s Hut. The doll will charge at you, and if you strike it with a weapon, it will turn into a crow and flutter away.

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Assuming you haven’t encountered this unsettling scene yet, you may receive a more unsettling phone call from one of your dismissed children. When you answer the phone call, it will display a text: “You place the receiver to your ear” and then be met with a roiling, abrasive static. But wait… beneath it all; you can make out something else… an otherworldly voice… ‘Y-O-U H-A-V-E F-O-R-S-A-K-E-N U-S” Now, this will make you think twice about getting rid of your children if you haven’t done that yet.

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