In the journey to rejuvenate the lands of Disney Dreamlight Valley, players will frequently encounter outdoor obstacles known as Night Thorns. These pesky growths regularly populate the different biomes within the game. Interacting with Night Thorns will make them vanish and reward the player with Star Coins or other items.
Even after the main story quest series is completed, Night Thorns will continue to spawn throughout the Valley, requiring regular removal. Here’s everything players need to know about clearing and farming Night Thorns in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
What’s the Point of Removing Night Thorns?
Thankfully, clearing these spiky nuisances isn’t just busy work in Disney Dreamlight Valley. Eliminating Night Thorns frees up space to place outdoor furniture and ground tiles. Players can also receive valuable items like seeds, Dream Shards, and Star Coins by clearing Night Thorns. In addition, Small Night Thorns offer a chance to drop a Memory Shard.
The game features both a Dreamlight Duty and a Dreamlight Achievement specifically tied to the removal of Small Night Thorns, adding an extra layer of incentive.
How Often Do Night Thorns Spawn?
Night Thorns have specific spawning rules. Every day, 10 Night Thorns will spawn in one randomly selected biome, but only on days when the player logs into the game. Each biome has a maximum capacity of 20 Night Thorns, and all eight biomes together can hold a maximum of 160 Night Thorns.
Once 16 days of logins have passed without clearing any Night Thorns, each biome will have hit its limit for Night Thorns. At this point, new Night Thorns won’t spawn until at least 10 are cleared from a biome.
Night Thorns spawn at 5 AM local time. Players might need to enter and exit a building for new Night Thorns to appear if they are online through this reset.
How to Farm Night Thorns for Star Path Duties
During events like the Haunted Holiday Star Path, players will find duties requiring Night Thorn removal. This event, active from September 13 to November 1, features multiple duties that require the player to remove Night Thorns.
Those wishing to optimize their playtime may choose to wait until they have multiple duties requiring them to clear Night Thorns active, allowing them to advance on several tasks at once. This becomes easier with the Premium Star Path unlocked, which increases the maximum number of active duties to six.
The player can complete duties other than those pertaining to the removal of Night Thorns and can eventually have all three of these duties active at once. However, since 10 new Night Thorns will spawn each day, these duties can still be completed fairly quickly even if the player doesn’t wish to wait.
Star Path duties appear in a set sequence, so players can predict when the next Night Thorns removal duty will become available. In the Haunted Holiday Star Path, these duties are unlocked in the following order:
- Duty #1: “Uproot” the Forgetting – Remove 30 Night Thorns
- Duty #31: “Uproot” the Forgetting – Remove 40 Night Thorns
- Duty #61: “Uproot” the Forgetting – Remove 50 Night Thorns
If the player hasn’t completed the main story quest “Dark Castle,” additional Night Thorns can be found inside the castle for one-time removal. However, these don’t respawn, making them a finite resource.
Disney Dreamlight Valley is available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.