Inside Qi's Walnut Room in Stardew Valley
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How to unlock Mr. Qi’s Walnut Room (Vending Machine, Perfection, and Special Orders guide)

It's worth the hassle

Once you’ve unlocked Ginger Island in Stardew Valley and you’ve amassed a pretty generous hoard of 100 Golden Walnuts, you’ll be able to unlock a special room — Qi’s Walnut Room. In this room, there are three machines, each with a unique function.

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Inside Qi’s Walnut Room, you can accept special challenges, track your progress towards Perfection, and unlock the ability to earn and spend Qi Gems. Those gems come in handy for the Stardew completionist, allowing you to get exclusive items that aren’t available elsewhere in the game. 

How to unlock Qi’s Walnut Room in Stardew Valley

The entrance to Qi's Walnut Room in Stardew Valley
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Because Qi’s Walnut Room is located on the Western side of Ginger Island, you’ll need to unlock Ginger Island West first by using 10 Golden Walnuts. Once you’ve done this, head to the Western edge of the map and continue until encountering a blue door with a Golden Walnut.

This is Qi’s Walnut Room, and once you’ve handed over 100 Golden Walnuts, you’re allowed to enter.

What’s inside Qi’s Walnut Room?

There are three machines inside Qi’s Walnut Room, each of which serves a unique purpose

Perfection Tracker

Perfection Tracker showing 100% in Stardew Valley
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This machine allows you to see what you need to complete in order to achieve Perfection. Each thing counts as a certain percentage, with Perfection obviously being reached at 100% completion. There are 11 things that need to be completed. To check your progress towards Perfection, interact with the statue in front of the Vending Machine on the Right of the room.

NameHow to complete%
Produce & Forage ShippedShip one of every item (155 in total) in the ‘Items Shipped (Farm and Forage)’ tab in the collections menu15%
Obelisks on FarmBuild each of the following obelisks on the farm:
– Earth Obelisk
– Water Obelisk
– Desert Obelisk
– Island Obelisk
4%
Golden Clock on FarmBuild the Gold Clock on the farm10%
Monster Slayer HeroComplete all of the monster eradication goals at the Adventurer’s Guild10%
Great FriendsReach maximum heart friendship with every villager (34 in total), including Kent11%
Farmer LevelReach level 10 in every skill5%
Found all StardropsFind all 7 Stardrops10%
Cooking Recipes MadeCook all 81 recipes10%
Crafting Recipes MadeCraft all items (149 in single-player, 150 in multiplayer)10%
Fish CaughtCatch every fish in the ‘Fish’ tab in the collections menu (72 in total)10%
Golden Walnuts FoundFind all 130 Golden Walnuts5%

Special Orders Board

Mr. Qi's Special Order Board in Stardew Valley
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These challenges are set out by Mr. Qi and are pretty challenging to complete. While these may take a few tries, they reward a large number of Qi Gems which will come in handy once you visit the Vending Machine.

Quest nameHow to completeTime limitQi Gem reward
Qi’s CropShip 500 Qi Fruit within the time limit28 days100 
Let’s Play A GameScore 50,000 points in Junimo Kart endless mode within the time limit7 days20
Four Precious StonesCollect four Prismatic Shards within the time limit28 days40
Qi’s Hungry ChallengeWithin the time limit, travel from floor one to floor 100 of Skull Cavern without consuming any food or drink7 days25
Qi’s CuisineCook and ship 100,000g worth of freshly cooked items within the time limit14 days25
Qi’s KindnessGive 50 loved gifts to villagers within the time limit7 days40
Extended FamilyCatch all of the following fish within the time limit:
– Ms. Angler
– Glacierfish Jr.
– Son of Crimsonfish
– Radioactive Carp
– Legend II
3 days20
Danger in the DeepWithin the time limit, travel from floor one to floor 100 of the Mines7 days50
Skull Cavern InvasionMake it to floor 100 of Skull Cavern within the time limit7 days40
Qi’s Prismatic GrangePlace 100 items of each of the following colors into Qi’s Collection Box:
– Red
– Orange
– Yellow
– Green
– Blue
– Purple
14 days35

Vending Machine

The Vending Machine within Qi's Walnut Room in Stardew Valley
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Qi’s Vending Machine contains a myriad of items which cannot be purchased or obtained anywhere else in Stardew Valley. While some of these can only be purchased once (such as Pierre’s Missing Stocklist and the Key to the Town), most can be purchased as many times as you like. 

ItemPrice (in Qi Gems)
Junimo chest15
Horse Flute50
Pierre’s Missing Stocklist50
Hopper10
Enricher (4)20
Pressure Nozzle (4)20
Deconstructor20
Key to the Town20
Galaxy Soul40
Mushroom Tree Seed5
Magic Bait (20)5
Qi Seasoning (10)10
Mr. Qi’s Hat5
Aquatic Sanctuary20
Heavy Tapper Recipe20
Hyper Speed-Gro Recipe30
Deluxe Fertilizer Recipe20
Hopper Recipe50
Magic Bait Recipe20
Exotic Double Bed50
Blue Grass Starter Recipe40
Fireworks (Various colors)1
Qi Gem (2)1 Golden Walnut
Golden Egg*100

*The Golden Egg can only be obtained once the player has reached Perfection. 


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