During special times when there are berries growing on bushes, I see why you'd need that ability. But the rest of the time you can still shake everything. I've been shaking stuff for a bit at the beginning but nothing seemed to happen, so I stopped. Is this just a neat mechanic simply for vanity, or does something happen if you shake the right plant or enough times?

  • I don't really think it's for vanity... Stardew Valley in general tries to add a texture of realism, such as not turning off the "bushes are shakeable" mechanic when they don't have berries in them. – djechlin May 27 '16 at 15:09

Shaking trees will drop a seed if the tree has any that day, or fruit if it is a fruit tree. Similarly, shaking bushes will drop berries if the bush has any that day. Other than that, no, there is no reason to go beat around the bush.

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    Shaking trees can be useful early game when energy is at a premium and you usually have a bunch of free time and no energy at the end of a day. Shaking trees doesn't require energy, and it potentially nets seeds which can be made into energy bars allowing you to pack more into your first few days activity. – delinear Dec 19 '17 at 16:32
  • @delinear I'm not sure why you commented that. – Wrigglenite Dec 19 '17 at 16:42
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    I know it's an old question, but lots of new players are discovering the game now (and I'm guessing even more next week) thanks to the Switch, so I thought it might be useful to add some context for why a new player might want to shake trees for seeds (given those seeds will eventually fall and replant themselves anyway). Free energy bars is one reason. This is something I didn't appreciate until at least my second play through. – delinear Dec 20 '17 at 9:01

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