How to get Crystal Core in Genshin Impact: map and uses

Maria Pastoriza

Want to get some handy Crystal Cores in Genshin Impact? Below we explain how to get it and the best locations for this resource.

Used to create concentrated resin, Crystal Cores are a vital resource in Genshin Impact. In addition, they can also be used to craft Frost Potions, Wind Barrier Potions, Water Resonance Stones, and more. So it's always helpful to have a few in your in-game inventory, just in case.

So, to help you get a few Crystal Cores in Genshin Impact, here's their location, how to get them, and some of the best places to find those tricky butterfly-like creatures called Cristaloptera.

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Where to find Crystal Core in Genshin Impact


Crystal Cores are scattered throughout Teyvat, but there are a few key places to focus on if you want to get some quickly:

  • The generosity of dawn
  • Guyon Stone Forest
  • Statue of the Seven Uprising
  • Tianheng Mountain

The generosity of dawn

Dawn Vineyard is probably the best place to get Crystal Cores in Genshin Impact. Just after you pass the palace, you will find some crops, with Crystallopters flying around them. You should be able to get a fair amount of resources here.

Guyon Stone Forest

Although there are not many crystal cores on this island, they are all very close and easy to move to.

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You'll have to be quick, as these planes tend to fly quite high, but with such easy access, it's worth a visit from time to time.

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Statue of the Seven Ascendants

Just like in the Guyon Stone Forest, there is a waypoint right next to the Crystal Cristaloptera, and it's also next to the giant tree by the water, so it's very easy to locate.

Granted, you'll only catch about five, but the ability to teleport there makes catching them fantastically easy.

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Tianheng Mountain

Getting to Crystalloptera on Tianheng Mountain is a bit complicated. You'll have to look at Liyue Harbor and head into the small opening. Inside you will have to defeat some Hillichurls.

Once you're done, there will be five Cryptolopters inside. Lucky for you, they can't escape, so you don't have to worry about being chased or caught.

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Once you find your Crystal Core, you'll need to know how to get it. Fortunately, it's relatively easy to do.

All you have to do is head to the Cristaloptera and interact with them. You may have to catch them first. After that, all you have to do is pick up the animal item and the Crystal Cores will be placed in your inventory.

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What is this object for?

There are different recipes that require a crystal core. Mainly used to create resins and concentrated potions. It will also be used to create the Adeptus Gourmet Pot.

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