Starconch locations in Genshin Impact: Map location & uses

James Busby

Starconch is a core Genshin Impact Ascension material that is needed to level up several characters. So, here’s every Starconch location and the best places you can farm them. 

Genshin Impact Starconch location can be found on the shores of the game’s sandy beaches, but they only appear in a specific region. While Starconches don’t have any specific uses in crafting recipes or gadgets, Travelers will need to farm them to ascend multiple characters on the roster. 

Most recently, the 4-star Pyro character Gaming needs Starconchs to fully ascend him. However, Yelan and Childe also need the Ascension material.

Keep reading to learn all the Starconch locations in Genshin Impact. 


Ganyu looking at a Starconch in Genshin Impact
Finding Starconches in Genshin Impact is fairly simple.

Where to find Starconches in Genshin Impact

Starconch locations can be found on the beaches of Liyue and Dragonspine in Genshin Impact. This means even low-level AR Travelers can farm this item without having to play through huge amounts of the game’s story. 

While Starconch can be found across both Liyue and Dragonspine, one of the best places to locate them is directly west of Dragonspine. Simply fast travel to the Teleport Waypoint west of the region and walk down onto the nearby beach. 

Once there, simply scour each beach and island for any Starconch that appears on the ground. They’re incredibly easy to spot as their bright blue shells really stand out amongst the sand, so once you find them, simply use the interact button to add them to your inventory.

All Starconch map locations

There are a total of 77 Starconch that can be found across Liyue and Dragonspine, so make sure you check every location via the maps below: 

Genshin Impact Starconch map location

Genshin Impact Starconch map locations

Starconch uses in Genshin Impact

Yelan looking at the camera
Yelan is one of the latest characters that require Starconches.

Unlike other overworld materials in Genshin Impact, the Starconch is only used as an Ascension Material. In fact, those looking to ascend both Childe, Gaming, and Yelan will need to collect 168 of them for each character. 

With only 77 of them on the map at one time, you’ll need to farm these shells over a period of days before you can fully ascend any of them. 

So, there you have it, every Starconch location in Genshin Impact. Check out our other guides below: 

Best Genshin Impact characters: Ranked tier list | How to get Mora | How to get free characters | Genshin Impact cross-save: How to link accounts | All Cryo characters | All Electro characters | All Geo characters | All Pyro characters | Is Genshin Impact on Steam? | Is there a Genshin Impact anime show? | Genshin Impact daily login rewards

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