The world of Genshin Impact has many collectibles for adventurers to find. Whether it be the wide array of weapons to use or treasures that can be equipped from combat boosts, there’s always something new around the corner. Stocking up on items is important for cooking dishes and upgrading gear and characters, so it’s important for players to have a variety of resources to progress.

Philanemo Mushrooms are one of many resources found throughout the world of Teyvat. While they are essential materials for boosting the power of certain characters, they aren’t as common as regular shrooms and only grow in certain locations. This guide will show where they can be found, as well as how they’re used.

Gathering Philanemo Mushrooms in Genshin Impact

New players don’t have to travel far to find these special fungi, as they are native to the starting region of the game, Mondstat. Unlike many other collectible faunae, these mushrooms cannot be found in forests and grasslands. Instead, they can be found growing on buildings in settled areas. Venture into the outskirts of Mondstat city to find them clinging to the sides of houses. The nearby village of Springvale, reached by taking a right after leaving the city’s entrance, also has Philanemo growing alongside its homes. Taking that path further to the west will lead to the Dawn Winery, which has several villas dotted about nearby. These homes also harbor the shroom, so those that need to collect a lot of them should pass by here. Note that these mushrooms, like many other plants, take 48 hours to respawn, meaning they can only be gathered every 2 days.

Genshin Impact players will want to collect Philanemo mushrooms, as they’re needed to raise the ascension levels of certain characters. Players can only reach level 20 with each cast member initially, but this limit can be increased to grant them higher stats so they perform better in combat. In particular, the three characters that need these fungi to advance are Klee, Mona, and Barbara. The third member of this trio, Barbara, can be recruited without using the wishing system, meaning many players will use her in their adventures. To see how many of these mushrooms are needed to ascend her, and the others, head to their status screen and click on the level up option. The amount needed gradually increases for every ascension level, so be sure to pick up as many as possible.