Harvest Moon DS

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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  • Bonus characters

    Have the Game Boy Advance game Harvest Moon: Friends Of Mineral Town or Harvest Moon: More Friends Of Mineral Town in the cartridge slot for characters from the corresponding game to appear in Harvest Moon DS.

  • Battle mini-game

    If you inspect your dog's house at 4:44 a.m., the Witch Princess will appear and teleport you to the mine site. A battle mini-game adjacent to some of the girls you can marry will begin. Win the mini-game and the Witch Princess will give you a diploma and the title of "Battle Master".

  • Memory mini-game

    When you wake up at 6 a.m., go outside your house and immediately re-enter to have the clock at 6:01 a.m. Look at the set of records on the shelf to begin a memory mini-game.

  • Infinite life in Mines

    While in the Mines, if you fall in the hole and it drops you a large amount (100 or more), drink a Bodigizer just before you die (by switching the Bodigizer to the slot very quickly). Note: If you put the Bodigizer in the slot next to the green slot, it helps for quick access.

  • Easy money

    Once you get the Legendary Sword from the bottom of the second mine and unlock the Super Field behind the waterfall, go there in the Fall and plant Yams. Because the Waterfall Field speeds up growth by one day and the Yams regrow every two days, there will be a new harvest every day after the initial harvest.

    If you are lucky enough to get the Miracle Gloves from the Harvest Sprite casino, have them equipped when you are going through the mines. Whenever you excavate anything you do not need, such as rubble, toss it immediately so that it is shipped. This is a good method to save the Harvest Sprites unlocked by number of items shipped.

    When you get three Fishing Sprites, make them fish at the beach. You will get a large amount of money each day.

    Dig at the mines and try to get jewelry. Then on day 3 and 8 when Van is selling his items at his store, sell them to him. Try getting the prices up to 3,000 Gold or more.

  • Easy fish

    When you get a basement, fish in the water hole. You can get fish and it does not waste time.

  • Easy milk and wool

    Brush any animal, except for a dog, chicken, cat, or duck, with the Touch Gloves, and then tap "Back" and quickly switch the brush with the milker or wool cutter. You will get milk or wool. This works better if you upgrade your milker to level 99.

  • Easy upgrades

    Buy lots of Bodigizers or XL and Turbojolt or XL. Then, go in the house and milk/shear/hammer/axe/sickle/fish/hoe/water the air (press Y) until you almost passed out. Then, drink the Bodigizer or Turbojolt and use your tool again. Repeat this process until it is upgraded. This saves a lot of time.

  • Easy watering can upgrade

    When trying to upgrade your watering can, fill it with water a lot of times and pour the water on anything. You can watch the meter go up by at least 10 every time. Also, Bodigizers and Turbo Jolts may be needed.

  • Milker level goes up faster

    After your milker reaches level 1, every time you use it afterwards it goes up another level. This is useful for getting level 99 for your milker, which means every time you milk a cow you will get 99 bottles of milk.

  • Brushing increases milk and wool levels

    Brush your horse and switch your brush to the milker while the brush is still moving. You will get a level 2 milk. If you equip your shears while the brush is still moving you will get a level 2 wool.

  • Cheap items to sell and unlock Harvest Sprites

    This trick requires some patience and a good amount of money. Having the Miracle Gloves also is recommended. Call up either of the livestock farms and buy as much fodder/feed as you can afford, usually in amounts of 99 each. Sell all of them, which is easy with the Miracle Gloves equipped. The Sprites require the following numbers to be unlocked. Note: All the sprites unlocked are part of the harvest team.

      Paddy: About 500 items sold.
      Fraw: About 1000 items sold.
      Ridge: About 5000 items sold.
      Ali: About 10,000 items sold.
      Cady: About 30,000 items sold.

  • Can Food Maker

    After you get the Maker Shed, try to buy the Can Food Maker as fast as you can. Putting shipable items in it increases your profit by 25%. This really helps with high level crops. If you put a level 100 pineapple in it you will get an extra 2,500,000 G.

  • TV Shopping channel

    Buy items from Karen at the Supermarket for ten days in a row to unlock Channel 2, the TV Shopping Network.

  • Changing weather

    To change the next day's weather, reload the previous day and go to bed. This works best if you save before you go to bed and check the weather the first thing in the morning so you do not loose any work. It may also require a few attempts. You can also avoid a collapsing building or animal death by doing this.

  • Saving time

    While in a building, equip a tool from your rucksack. Then, access your map via the touchscreen. For example, if you have your watering can while using the map, touch one of your crops with the stylus to water that specific crop. This is a great way to take care of crops, gathering building materials, etc. while not wasting any game time.

  • Diamonds

    Once you have opened up the second mine, spend some time in it to mine as many diamonds or pink diamonds as possible. Instead of selling them, give them to the girl of your choice. Almost every eligible girl loves receiving diamonds, which gives two thirds more affection points than just flowers or other basic gifts.

  • Love Bangle

    If you want to know how much a girl loves you, buy the Love Bangle from the Harvest Sprite Casino. It costs 5,000 Medals but is worth it, especially when trying to marry Muffy.

  • Pets

    To get as high a friendship as you want with anyone in town, repeatedly try to give them your pet. If you have the Love Bangle equipped (not necessary for the effect), you will see that every time you talk to a person with a pet in your arms their friendship score will increase one point. If you do this inside and have a lot of patience, you can get someone to as high a score as desired within one day. This method is also useful for unlocking the Channel 7 Harvest Sprite, who will appear the day after you earn at least 100 friendship points with someone. If you do not have the Love Bangle equipped, then just show your pet to someone 100 times.

  • Speed petting

    Before you begin petting your cows, sheep, or horses, tap the Harvest Sprite Station. You can speed by the animals and give them hearts. This is very useful if you have lots of animals.

  • Watering Can

    To increase the rate at which your Watering Can powers-up, repeatedly fill it up at any water source, such as the pond or your farm. Once you have filled it up a desired amount of times, use it once and your experience for it will increase significantly. Even when it is near Mystrile level, each time you fill it will count as one value better then the three to four uses per value it took before. This is easiest if you have a basement, because you can use the watering hole in it to avoid passing time during the day.

  • Eligible girls

    The girls that you can marry are: The Harvest Goddess, Flora, Keria, Leia, The Witch Princess, Muffy, Nami, Lumina, Celia, Ann, Popuri, Elli, Karen, and Mary.

  • Marrying Leia

    The first step in marrying Leia is to befriend Daryl. An easy way to do this is to go to Daryl's lab (located near the beach) with your dog, and keep trying to give him your dog. Every time you do this his friendship goes up by 1. Keep doing this until his friendship reaches 101. Select the basement door and you will unlock Leia and her Grey Heart event. Leia loves Sashimi and Large Fish, which gives you 800 affection. She favors other fish (they earn 300 affection). She also really likes jewelry (giving her 500 affection). In order to do Leia's Yellow Heart event you must fish out a bottle in the ocean at spring. Part of her Yellow Heart event is her returning to the ocean. This means you will no longer be able to see her in Daryl's lab. Instead, you can find her along the sea shore at midnight on Wednesdays. In order to marry Leia you must have the double bed, have found 60 Harvest Sprites, and bought back the Harvest Goddess. You also need a pond for Leia to stay in.

  • The Harvest Witch

    Her birthday is on Winter 29. She lives in the small hut near the mansion. She likes Red Grass and Poisonous Mushrooms, and loves Rainbow Curry.

  • Killing the mayor

    At the very start of the game, after the Harvest Goddess and the Witch Princess intermission sequence, you will meet the mayor. After you try to attack him several times, your dog will bite him and he will ask you to help him. If you say "No", he will die. Note: You will lose the game if you do this.

  • Special children

    If you marry either the Harvest Goddess, Harvest Witch, Princess, or Furen, you may get a special child. This is a child that wears different clothes and looks differently instead of the child you will get by getting married to any other girl.

  • Rucksack

    Instead of putting everything in different squares, put them together. For example, if you need two of the yellow flowers put one in one square and the other in the same square. It should now read "2".

  • Littering

    The only place where you can litter is on your field. Anywhere else will cause people to begin disliking you.

  • Leave the screen

    Get on your horse and go to a place where there are two walls on each side near the transition area (for example, the entrance to the beach). Get as close as you can to the edge of the screen without going to the next area. Have your horse touch and face the right wall. Get off the horse. You will be off the screen but still able to move left and right. To exit, just move back towards your horse and you will instantly move to the area you were near.

  • Field upgrades

    The different items that you can use to upgrade your field houses will rot away after different periods of time. The following materials can be used to upgrade:

      Grass/ Hay: The weakest
      Lumber: Average
      Stone: Good
      Golden Lumber: Excellent

  • Lumina

      Birthday: Spring 29
      800 love points: RelaxTea (Pot, Relaxtea Leaves)
      500 love points: Diamond, Pink Diamond
      Black: Mansion, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
      Purple: Your house after purchasing the DVD Player
      Blue: Goddess Pond, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
      Yellow: Lumina's bedroom, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
      Baked Yam (Oven, Sweet Potato)
      Dry Curry (Frypan, Rice + Curry P)
      Omelet (Frypan, Egg + Milk + Oil)
      Omelet Rice (Frypan, Egg + Milk + Oil + Rice)
      Strawberry Milk (Pot, Milk + Strawberry)

  • Building materials

      Fodder/Grass: Can collapse at any time under any weather.

      Wood: Will stand but will most likely collapse during any storm.

      Stone: Recommended material as it is much cheaper then Golden Lumber and still will not collapse very often. You have about a 5% chance of it collapsing during a storm.

      Golden Lumber: Will never collapse but is very expensive at 100,000 G each.

  • Recommended crops

      Spring: Cabbage - High selling price, fifteen days to grow, sells for 250 G each at level 1.

      Spring: Turnip - Although low selling, the price grows rapidly making it very easy to level up. In one full season of Spring, you should be able to level it to about 20 to 30 which sells for 24,000 G each at level 20 and 54,000 G each at level 30.

      Summer: Pineapples - Takes a long time to level up without the basement. You can only level it up once a year. Sells very high at level 1. It sells for 500 G each, and it sells for 50,000 G each at level 10.

      Fall: Sweet Potatoes (Yams) - Some of the best crops. They grow back every other day. At level 1, they sell for 100 G each, and they sell for 10,000 G each at level 10.

  • Shop hours

    Shop in person

      Vesta's Farm: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Mondays
      Van's Shop: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; only open on dates with a "3" and "8" in them

    Shop by phone

      Church: 12:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Saturdays and Sundays
      Gotz the Woodcutter: 11am to 4 p.m.; Closed Saturdays
      Poultry Farm: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Sundays
      Saibara the Blacksmith: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Thursdays
      Supermarket: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Tuesdays and Sundays
      TV Shopping channel: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Open every day
      Yodel Ranch: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Closed Sundays

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