Harvest Moon 
FAQ/Walkthrough Version 1.0 

Writer: Andrew R Morozin (LoudKing@aol.com) 

(C)Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. 

1. Beginners 
2. Story 
3. Guide to Girls 
4. Quest For A Heart 
5. Animals 
6. Tools 
7. Time, Days, and Seasons 
8. Settings 
9. Other items 
10. Controls 
11. Characters 
12. Folk Tales 
13. Shopping and Selling 
14. Diary of a Millionaire-First Year 
15. Do's and Don'ts 
16. Bugs and other Strange stuff 
17. How to Get Best Ending 
18. FAQ 
19. Rumors: Answered! 
20. Credits 


Hello I'm Andrew, I just got this game a few days ago and I loved it, so 
I decided to write a strategy guide using my game and several Nintendo 
Power issues. Before you go out and buy this game a word of WARNING! 
This is for RPG and/or SIM lovers! RPG and/or SIM haters BEWARE! If you 
have never played an RPG before the RPG stands for Role/Playing Game. It 
means it's sort of a story game instead of all that action. And SIM 
stands for Simulation. A SIM is a realistic game where you have to make 
choices, work, and deal with disasters that may destroy something you 
are working on (example: A farm, fence, or animal). This was written in 
1997 everything, below is updated. 


Andrew R Morozin 

So you want to be a Farmer? Good! Now if you are a beginner to this game 
you will need to read the following articles before playing: 

8, 9, 10, 11, 13 

Have fun playing and read as much as you want! I don't advise you 
reading these following articles if you want to beat the game by 

6, 7, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 21 

If you don't care about beating the game without a few tips read the 
whole thing! 

Send questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to LoudKing@aol.com . Or 
IM me if you are on America Online. 

What's the point of your farming career? Well your parents are going 
away for 2 1/2 years (No not your REAL parents, your characters parents. 
If your REAL parents were going away there would be a big party) and you 
must find success, and if you believe girls have NO cooties (Which you 
should!) then you can marry one of the girls, and if you are good to 
them you can have babies. When your parents come back you can...oops. 
Check "Time, Days, and Seasons" for the list of endings. 

 Guide to Girls 

Houses of the Ladies: 
Nina- Nina lives in the Flower shop with her mother 
Maria- Maria lives in the Mayors Mansion with her parents 
Eve- Eve lives in the Bar with her dad the barkeeper 
Ann- Ann lives in the General Store with her "dad" 
Ellen- Ellen lives in the Restaurant with her parents 

What type of girl are the girls?: 
Nina- Nina is a loving person, a plant lover. 
Maria- Maria is a kind of goodie, goodie. A god loving person. 
Eve- Eve is a kind of girlie, girl. She's a girl you'd know she played 
Barbies when she was young. She likes brewing drinks. 
Ann- Ann is the outgoing one. She likes to have fun and work. Sitting 
still is not her favorite things. She is also a Tom/Boy learning to be a 
woman. She likes making machines. 
Ellen- Ellen is a nice girl. You'll always count on nice comments from 
her. She loves animals. 

Loves flowers 
Likes Mountain 
Likes Herbs 
Likes people 
Dislikes people picking flowers but her (She works at a flower shop) 
Loves God 
Loves Church 
Likes organ 
Dislikes satanic people 
Likes bar 
Likes beer 
Likes Mountain 
Likes making beer and juice 
Dislikes fish 
Likes Mountain 
Likes machines 
Likes Pool (Spa) 
Dislikes Mushrooms 
Loves animals 
Likes visiting Livestock store 
Likes public-square 
Dislikes animal slaughtering 

Flowers (Picked or bought) 
Flowers (Picked or bought) 
Berries of Wild Grape 
Summer Fruit 
Flowers (Picked or Bought) 
Flowers (Picked or Bought) 

Flowers picked from the mountain 
Bushes from the mountain 
Poison Mushrooms 
Bushes and weeds 
Poison Mushrooms 
Bushes or weeds 
Poison Mushrooms 
Anything but bushes (Yes she'll even take poison mushrooms and weeds) 
Poison Mushrooms 


You will usually find her outside the Flower Shop. She picks herbs on 
the Mountain on Saturdays and Sundays. 
You will usually find her sweeping outside the Church. She's in church 
on Saturdays and Sundays. 
Sometimes she's at the public square. She's usually in the bar 
preparing. She's at the Public Square on Saturdays and on Sundays she's 
in the SPA. 
You will usually find her in the General store working on a machine. And 
she is outside of the General Store on Saturdays and in church on 
She is usually outside of the Livestock store. She is behind the pen 
(Livestock store) on Saturdays. 

On rainy days all the girls are in their rooms. 

Locations of Diaries: 
Maria's- Mayor's House-Maria's Room (Push A on note on table) 
Ann's- General Store-Back Room (Push A on note on table) 
Eve- Bar-Back Room (Push A on note on table) 
Ellen- Restaurant-Back Room (Push A on note on table) 
Nina- Flower Shop-Back Room (Push A on the flower on the table) 

So you want to know if a girl is expensive or if she's not too hard to 
win her heart? Well here lists who's hard and who's easy to win her 

Easiest 1.Eve (You can give her as many presents you want at night time, 
and you don't have to pay for her presents, unless you get her a cake 
plus you can see her as much as you want, since nighttime lasts forever, 
and the bar is open all week besides Sunday. 
2.Ellen (You can get her flowers for free at the forest or give her your 
milk or eggs! Don't pay much for Ellen!) 
3.Ann (You can get her flowers for free at the mountain and she's 
usually inside the store instead of outside and wasting time) 
4.Maria (The only thing she likes is free! Get flowers on mountain and 
hurry she's always outside besides Saturday and Sunday!) 
Hardest 5.Nina (This girl's expensive! The only things she likes you 
have to pay for. You have two choices. Cake or flowers bought at the 

 Quest For A Heart 
Have you ever had a girl come to your farm? No? That's because you need 
to have 5 hearts in her Diary. Here I'll tell you how to get to that 
point and what to do when it happens. 

How to get a Quest for a Heart: 
1. Dance with her at a festival. (1 heart) 
2. Give her a present then talk to her. (1 heart) 
3. Go to the place she goes at Star Festival Night. (1 or 2 hearts) 

The locations of the girl's on Star Night Festival: 
Nina-The Summit 
Ann-The SPA 
Ellen-The Public Square 
Maria-The Church 
Eve-The Bar 

The girl came, huh? You don't know how to help her? Well I can help you! 

Ann lost her Chicken wind measurer! She comes and asks if you know where 
it is. Think for a moment. Where do you think it could have blown? 

Still can't get it? Highlight the black below and turn the background 
into white (Pick None) to find out. 

It's in the Chicken Coop. 

Uh oh! Eve's Grandpa is stuck in the cave! Ask the people in the forest 
how to save him or highlight the black below and turn the background 
into white (pick none). 

Get your hammer and go break the rocks in the cave then talk to Gramps. 

Ellen's P-Chan is missing! What's a P-Chan you ask? It's Ellen's pet 
bird, which she keeps hidden in her room in the back of the Restaurant. 
Hard to find the bird? You're asking the wrong people where it went. 
Perhaps you can ask the Fortune Teller or you can find out now by doing 
the same with two above. Highlight the black and hit the background and 
choose none (white). 

It's on the fence covering the Fisherman's Pond. 

Oh no where is Nina? She's missing! 

Highlight the black below and put the background to none (white) to find 
out how to save Nina. 

She's stuck behind the rocks in the cave, grab your hammer and go save 
her. After destroying all the rocks give her an herb, trust me. 

Oh no where is Maria? She ran away from home! Her parents are counting 
on you to find her! If you can't find her, Highlight the black below and 
put the background to none (white) to find out where she is hiding. 

She is hiding in the Carpenter's house on the mountain. 

Ok well finally got them all! Now you won't be stuck with girls anymore, 


Animals: The second best thing about Harvest Moon. The only animals you 
DON'T have to take care of, is your pets, the dog and the Foal (the 
horse). The others you do. The cow and the chicken (No not the stupid 

Here is information on the animals: 

Ellen gives the Dog the second day once you get out of the house so 
don't oversleep. You get to name this cute pup. Also the dog is good for 
scaring (and ARGH!) eating the moles that pop out of the ground and 
playing with the children (if you have any). What this dog is very 
useful for is it stops the Wild Dogs from breaking your fences at night. 
Or you can just keep him as a pet. 
If you want to get rid of him take him to someone else's house (they 
won't notice), the cave, anywhere EXCEPT the hen house and the cow keep. 
To work with the dog, keep in the house and when you go out to cut 
grass, dig the ground, or pick veggies take him with you to scare the 
moles. You can also make a cage out of fences on the farm if you want to 
keep him still. 

This is a very special bird. It is Ellen's pet bird, which she keeps in 
the back room of the restaurant. If you push A on it's glass case you 
hear it chirp. Nothing else special. 

These just fly on by sometimes. Most of the time they're in front of 
your house and they scatter when you run at them in the morning. It does 
this by itself. 

These funny but annoying critters pop-up when you start planting seeds. 
To get rid of them put them near the dog they'll get so scared they'll 
even dig under the wood if you're in the house. 

The chickens should be your first-bought-animal. When you get your first 
chicken get your hammer and smash the Chicken statue in the T path 
outside your farm. Cut grass in, Spring, Summer and Fall. And when 
winter comes, buy a bag of chicken feed at the livestock store in case 
you run out of grass. 
It takes 1 day to get an egg from a store bought chicken. Eggs sell for 
50 G. 
It takes about 6 days to breed a full chicken and get eggs. 
Special Tip: By one chicken and breed the rest by putting an egg at a 
time in the breeding nest. 

Cows are the best animals in the game. You get to pet them and talk to 
them, and get a lot of milk, which means you sell them and get ALOT OF 
MOOLAH! When they get sick (Don't let them get outside when it rains) 
but if it does get sick get the needle at the Livestock store for 1,000 
G a pop. Cut grass in the spring, summer and fall and when winter comes 
get a bag of cow feed (Just like chickens). When your cow matures buy a 
milking machine and milk, milk, milk, MILK! And put the milk in the 
shipping box in the cattle shed. And save one bottle for Ellen. It turns 
her on, yeah baby YEAH!  
Small Milks last 3 days and can be sold for 150 G. After 3 days of a 
finally mature cow you get Medium Milk which can be sold for 250 G. When 
your cow is finally mature you get a Large Milk which can be sold for a 
whopping 350 G! Don't sell that cow! 
Special Tip: It's smart to buy all your cows because breeding cows takes 
WAY too long. If you're going to breed make sure it's just once and just 
for fun. 

You find the foal (horse) the first day of winter in the T path outside 
your farm. You don't need to cut hay for it or feed it in any other way, 
either. You get a saddle and saddlebags from the General Store owner 
when it matures. Saddlebags are like the shipping box. You can put 
veggies in the saddlebags and save a ton of time. Put the fruits and 
herbs you get from the forest in the main shipping box outside of the 

You can save the rabbit from the Hunter (Eve's grandpa) in the winter 
near the herb cave. To save it say let it go and say you'll pay 1000 G 
(You won't lose anything). The Hunter will say you have a big heart and 
let it go for free. 

These just fly on by. Don't mind them any. 
Squirrels and Rabbits: 
Don't mind these they just run by in the Mountains sometimes. Just like 
how the butterflies just fly on by. 

Wild Dogs: 
You never see these pesky pests. But you hear them in the night 
sometimes. They come to bother the cows and kill chickens if you leave 
your animals out. And they also break your fences. How to prevent this: 
Keep your animals in the cattle shed and chicken coop and keep your dog 
outside at nighttime. 

These just come out some times when you reap grass. Don't mind them any. 

Prices for Animals: 
Dog- Ellen gives it to you for free the second day you come out 
Chicken- 1,000 G or free if you reproduce (I recommend reproducing) 
Cow- 5,000 G or free if you reproduce (I recommend buying) 
Foal- Find it in farm free the first day of Winter 
Rabbit- Free 


Watering can: The watering can must be used in a water pit and then on 
some seeds in the ground (You don't need to water grass). 

Grass Seeds: Very expensive all you have to do is buy them, dig away 
ground, throw the seeds and it grows by itself. 

Normal Ax: The normal ax takes 6 swings to chop up a stump. It takes 
about 18 to chop away a whole tree. 

Normal Hammer: It takes 6 pounds to break up a boulder, and 1 pound to 
break a regular rock. 

Sprinkler: My opinion I think the watering can is better. If you use the 
watering can you get more vegetables. When you get married THEN buy a 

Radish Seeds: Though not as good as potatoes it does grow faster. 
Radishes grow in 4 days. 

Potato Seeds: Better than radishes, though grows longer. It grows in 6 

Tomato Seeds: Better than Potatoes though it also grows longer. It grows 
in 10 days. 

Corn Seeds: Yes, yes this is the last time. Better than Tomato seeds 
though it grows longer. It takes a WHOPPING 13 days to grow. 

Normal Hoe: Hoes dig the grounds so you can plant seeds. Hoes are also 
good to find Moles, money, and other surprises. 

Normal Sickle: The Sickle cuts grass. That's all it just cuts grass. 

Needle: The needle is used to cure sick cows. 

Cow feed: The cow feed is used to feed your cows in winter or if you 
don't have grass. 

Chicken Feed: Same as cow feed. 

Milking Machine: The milking machine milks your cows when they mature. 
Remember to talk to them, and if you don't have a brush get one. 

Brush: The brush is used to brush your cow and keep her happy. 

Paint: Paint is used to paint your house. 

Bell: The bell is used to herd your cows. You'll need to be a 
millionaire to need to use this. 

Golden Ax: Better than the normal Ax you get it from the Golden Pond in 
the Mountain. 

Golden Hammer: Better than the normal hammer, you can get it for lending 
your normal hammer to the Carpenter. 

Golden Hoe- Better than the normal hoe you get it for feeding the 
starving dwarf. 

Golden Sickle- Better than the normal sickle you get it for 
complimenting the sickle to the dwarf when the tree in your field turns 

Where to buy these tools: 
Watering can- Get it free from the Flower Shop lady. 
Grass Seeds- Grass seeds can be bought at the Flower Shop for 500 G. 
Normal Ax- The normal ax is in your shed at the beginning of the game. 
Normal Hammer- Same as normal ax. 
Sprinkler-The sprinkler can be bought at the General Store. The price 
will be here in a later version. 
Radish seeds- Radish Seeds can be bought at the flower shop for 200 G. 
Potato Seeds-Same as radish seeds. 
Tomato seeds-The tomato seeds can be bought at the flower shop. The 
price will be here in a later version. 
Corn seeds-Same as tomato seeds. 
Normal Hoe- Same as normal ax. 
Normal Sickle- Same as normal ax. 
Needle-The needle can be bought at the Livestock store for 1,000 G. 
Cow Feed- The cow feed can be bought at the Livestock store for 
Chicken Feed- Same as Cow Feed. 
Milking Machine- The milking machine can be bought at the General store 
for 1,800 G. 
Brush-The brush can also be bought at the General store but for only 800 
Paint- Get it in the General Store for only 2,000 G after you remodel 
your house 2 times. 
Bell- Get it for buying your first Cow. 

 Time, Days, and Seasons 

Days only last 2 minutes and 45 seconds. If you don't want to be late 
for your wife you should have already enlarged your house so press 
select and check the time. Also here's a tip. Your wife goes to bed at 
6:00. Go home at 5:00! And don't get so frantic, time stops when you 
step inside! This works everywhere but tunnels and the cave. You must be 
inside a building to stop time. 

You can have off on rainy days if you want. Also if you want to win 
Maria's heart go to church every Sunday. It wouldn't hurt to take a few 
seconds off to visit her on Saturdays either. Also Ann and Ellen go to 
church on Sunday too unless it rains. 

Special Holidays: 
Flower Festival- 23rd of spring 
The Flower Festival is where you can buy perfume and dance. Talk to all 
the girls before you choose one to dance with, don't be shy because 
they'll all say yes. They were programmed that way. Plus you can buy 
special seeds from the beggar here. 
Harvest Festival- 12th of fall 
Everyone is required to bring a food to the Festival. If you're too 
greedy to share your egg pick a non-poisoned mushroom in the mountains. 
You dance here too. 
The Egg Hunt- 20th of fall 
The Egg Hunt is a contest where you have to find eggs (Gee really?). If 
you win the first year you get a charm which prevents too much damage 
against natural disasters. If you win the second year you get a Power 
Thanksgiving- 10th of winter 
Thanksgiving is the day all the hard working farmers are rewarded with 
cakes. If you are dating a girl a lot you will probably not get cakes 
from other girls. You'll get cakes from girls with 3 hearts or over in 
their diary. 
Star Festival- 24th of winter 
The Star Festival is a romantic holiday when you can make your move on 
one of the girls in town. Find out where the girls go from the Fortune 
Teller or my "Quest for A Heart". 
New Year- 1st of spring 
New Year is the day everyone goes to the Mountain to celebrate the 
upcoming year. Talk to everyone before the Mayor's wife let's you leave. 
To find out what the lucky card is highlight the black below and click 
background and choose none (white) 

The middle card 


Spring is the Season you should be feeding and taking care of your 
animals in the morning, picking Berries or herbs in the mountain at the 
rest of the day, and planting and watering at night. 
Summer is the Season you should be feeding and taking care of your 
animals in the morning, picking herbs or summer fruits in the mountain 
at the rest of the day, and planting and watering at night. 
Take care of the animals in the morning and pick poison mushrooms the 
rest of the day. At night you can relax and go to the bar if you haven't 
In winter, you have nothing else to do but feed your animals in the 
morning, pick herbs in the mountain cave, and talk to everyone in town. 
Winter is a good season to get married. 

Game Endings: 
Sit around and talk to your dog until your parents, come home- BAD 
Don't talk to anyone in town but grow some crops- LITTLE BIT BETTER 
Don't talk to anyone but become a millionaire- BETTER 
Become a millionaire and marry 5 times- BETTER, BUT YOU'LL BE A SNOB 
Become a millionaire and date one girl- EVEN BETTER 
Get married- GOOD 
Get married and have babies- REALLY GOOD 
Become a millionaire get married and stay married- VERY GOOD 
Become a millionaire get married stay married and have babies-SECOND 
Become a millionaire get married stay married and have babies and get 
all power fruits-BEST 

You will get scenes if you do some of the below: 
Sit on your but and do nothing and you get a scene of you giving up on 
the farm. 
Grow a lot of one vegetable and you'll have a scene of you taking care 
of that certain vegetable. 
If you have one certain really happy cow you'll have a scene of you 
taking care of it. 
If you have 12 cows you'll get a scene of you outside chillin' with all 
the cows. 
If you're married you'll get a scene of you and your wife. 
If you have babies you'll get a scene or scenes with you playing with 
If you're married with at least two kids, all happy Flowers, 12 large 
cows and 12 chickens, with a VERY high happiness score, you'll get the 
best ending. Especially if you're a millionaire. 

How to instantly see the ending, use this code: 
Highlight the black below and turn the background into white (choose 
none) to find out the code and how to do it. 

Hold in L, R, START, and SELECT when you are sleeping. You will see the 
ending that you would get if the game were to end right there. 


1.House- This where your day begins and ends. In the house you get a TV, 
a calendar, a diary (this makes you sleep and save), and a money/animal 
list. You have to remodel your house 2 times before you get married and 
get a clock and watch. If you win the Egg Hunt you get a charm 
2.Wood Shed- After, you chop tree stumps your wood is automatically 
placed here. You can see how much wood you have by reading the sign. 
3.Horse Stable-When you get a foal in the winter he's kept here. Don't 
worry he feeds and shelters himself. 
4.Cattle Shed-This IS, where you keep, take care of, and feed your cows. 
5.Silo-This is where all your cut grass is automatically stored. You can 
see how much you have by reading he sign. 
6.Chicken Coop-This is where you keep, take care of, and feed your 
7.Produce Bin- Put all your produce (Vegetables, fruit from the 
mountain, mushrooms, and Special items like Moon Flower!) before 5:00. 
8.Tool Shed- This where all your tools and animal care products are 
stored. Special cow and chicken feed are in the cattle shed and chicken 
9.Ponds-These fill your watering can. Also, very good for getting rid of 
small rocks in your field without wasting stamina. You don't need to 
fill your sprinkler. 
10.Sectret Garden-The flowers in the garden show how many power fruits 
you got. 
11.Secret Well-It takes a whole lot of shaking to get rid of the boulder 
on the Well. Wait until an important natural disaster. 
12.Special Tree-After a storm this splits open allowing you to get a 

1.Mayor's House- This, is where the Mayor his wife and daughter, Maria, 
live. It's the biggest house in town. 
2.Church- This, is where everyone gathers on Sundays to worship God. 
Some people don't go like the Jewish fortuneteller, and a few girls in 
town. Even if you DON'T believe in God the only way to date Maria is say 
you do. Some people also gather here on festivals. 
3.Flower Shop- One of the best shops in town. This is where you buy 
vegetable and grass seeds for making crops. And flowers (For the 
4.Public Market-If you want to get money the day you sell your items put 
something like a fruit or mushroom on the table and get fast cash on 
Weekends only. Also this is where you can buy a blue feather once you 
get 5 hearts in a girl's diary. 
5.Fortune Teller- This, is where you get information on relationships 
with women. Also get hints with finding things or any kind of hint. 
6.Bar- The bar opens 5:00 PM and stays open all night. That way you can 
give tons of presents to Eve, or Ellen if she's there. You can also get 
"grape juice" or get hints and talk to the guys around. 
7.Restaurant- This, is where you can buy cake and visit Ellen and P- 
8.General Store-The General Store sells farming tools. This is where you 
can buy a brush, milking machine, paint, and the sprinkler. 
9.Livestock Store-This, is where you buy and sell animals and buy animal 
care products. Best shop in town! 

1.Cave-You can find some herbs in here. In the winter the Cave reveals a 
2.Carpenters House-This is where you can get people to remodel your 
3.Fisherman's Tent-This is where you can get fish. There are rumors of a 
spirit in there. 
4.Hot Springs-You can get healed in the Hot Springs. 
5.Golden Pond- Drop something in, tell the truth, and get something 
better. Reminds me of another game... 
6.The Summit-You can find and plant some flowers here and some holidays 
neighbors meet here. 

 Other Items 
Wait Hold On! There are tools, seeds, and animal care products...What 
Good Question. Well there are a variety of secret items. Like the Snow 
Flower, Moon Flower, and Money Tree. Here is where you learn how to get 
items, where to get them and why or why not to get them. 

Moon Flower: 
Where to get it- The Summit 
When to get it- The 11th of fall. 
Why not to eat it-Because it can be sold for 600 G! 

Snow Flower Seeds: 
Where to get it- Flower Festival 
Why to get it-It has a power fruit inside! 
Where to plant it- The Summit 
When to plant it- Winter 1st 

Money Tree: 
Who to get it from- The Hawker 
Why not to get it-It's fake 

Power Fruit: 
Where to get it-They pop up everywhere. Look in "How to get the Best 
Ending" to find out how to get them all. 
How's it good- It plants happy flowers which are good for the end of the 

Where to get it- Mountain 
When to get it- fall 
Why not sell it-Eat the mushrooms, sell the poison mushrooms. 

Poison Mushroom: 
Where to get it- Mountain 
When to get it- fall 
Why not eat it- It poisons you. Sell it, and don't give it as a gift. 
Why to get it-It can be sold for 200 G 

Wild Grape: 
Where to get it- Mountain 
When to get it- Spring 
Comments- Good for selling or eating. 

Southern Fruits: 
Where to get it- Mountain 
When to get it- summer 
Comments- Good for selling or eating. 

Where to get it- Cave in Mountain 
When to get it-Any season 
Comments- Good for selling or giving it to one of the girls (besides 
Nina) or your wife. 

Where to get it- Fisherman's Tent in Mountain 
When to get it-Any season but winter 
Comments- Good for eating or giving it to any of the girls BUT Ann. Also 
remember to throw your first caught fish back in to get a Power Fruit. 

Where to get it- The Restaurant in town. 
When to get it-Any season 
Comments- Good for eating or giving it to ANY of the girls. NEVER sell 
it, remember, you bought it. 

Where to get it- Your farm (I'm talking about Grass not Grass seeds) 
When to get it-All seasons but winter 
Where to put it- In the Chicken Coop and Cattle Shed 

Whistle for your dog- L Button 
Run- Hold B 
Use Tools- Y 
Walk- Control Panel 
Pick up item- A 
Throw or Give Item- A 
Talk- A 
Select Tool- X 
Pause (See what time, day, and money you have)- Select Button 
Whistle for your horse- R Button 
Other-You can only use Start Button when you first turn on the game. 

Here is where you learn about EVERYONE in Harvest Moon. Even non- 
important people. 

Jack (The main character): This is the character you use. He has to make 
a living before his parents arrive. You can change his name. 
Shipping Boy: This is also a newbie. What a coincydinc! Your, new to the 
farm business and he's new to the shipping business. You two have to 
help each other out. 
Shipping Man: This is the guy in charge of the shipping business. 
Maria: She is a god loving person. She plays the organ in the church. 
Eve: She makes award winning "fruit juice" or beer. She works at the bar 
for her dad. 
Ellen: She loves animals. She has a bird and a dog but gives the dog she 
can't keep to you on your second day, or your first day of work. 
Nina: Nina loves plants. She works at the flower shop and gathers plants 
in the forest only because she is a florist she doesn't like other 
people picking plants. 
Ann: She likes to make machines she works at the general store and only 
hangs around there. 
Flower Shop Owner: She takes a liking of the General Store Owner. She 
lives with Nina. 
General Store Owner: Him and the flower shop owner are going out. He 
adopted Ann from the Fortuneteller. 
Mayor: The mayor is in charge of the town. He has the biggest house too. 
Mayor's Wife: She is married to the Mayor. It will stay that way. 
Fortuneteller: The fortuneteller gave birth to Ann and Maria. The Mayor 
couldn't, uh...well...perform. 
Fortuneteller's Granddaughter: She lives in the shack with her 
grandmother. She thinks she's in love with the Preacher's son. 
Preacher's Son: He thinks he is in love with Maria. He lives in the 
Preacher: He preaches on Sundays and you can find him in the Church 
Bar Keeper (Ellen's uncle): He's at the bar every night except Sunday. 
He looks after Eve. 
Ellen's Dad: He's the drunken hillbilly who's always at the bar. 
Restaurant Keeper (Ellen's Mom): She keeps the restaurant and lives with 
Ellen and her husband. 
Peddler: He's the guy you find at the public market on weekends. He 
sells the Blue Feather, and you can sell items to him. 
Hawker: He often tries to rip you off, NEVER BUY OR MAKE DEALS WITH HIM! 
Unless you want to sell only 1 cow and 1 Chicken to him to get a Power 
Berry and beans! Also the money tree is really a bell tree! This calls 
your cows without needing the bell if you leave your cows outside. 
Livestock Store/Owner: He's sort of like a shipper, only he ships 
nothing but animals. He lives in the Livestock store. He sells animal 
items and animals. 
Carpenter: He remodels your house. He lives in the tree house in the 
Carpenter's assistant: He assists the carpenter. He is on the Mountain. 
Fisherman: He tells strange tales of a spirit of Water Imp in his pond. 
He also lets you fish for free. He lives in his tent, which you can't 
Eve's Grandpa: He lives in the Mountain and refuses to go to town. Eve 
misses him but he doesn't know. 
Koro: This is the dog you get. He's useful as a pet and mole and wild 
dog fighter. You can either leave him outside to protect your animals 
and fences, leave him inside as a pet, or put him somewhere forever to 
give to someone else or let him go. You can change his name. 
Foal: This is the horse you get in the first winter. When he matures you 
can ride him and put plants in him to use him as a fast shipping bin. He 
can't leave the farm. You can change his name. 
Cow: This is probably the thing that will make you the most money each 
day. Lots of large milk gets up to 4,000 G a day. Feed, talk, brush, and 
milk them each day. You can change their names. 

 Folk Tales 
Yes weird folk tales in a realistic RPG/SIM. It wouldn't be an RPG 
without them. 

The Little People: 
Have you yet heard rumors of Dwarves that live under your farm? Are 
these the same dwarves that made your grandfathers tools? Believe it or 
not, these dwarves are real. Be very nice to them and they'll give you a 
golden sickle and a golden Hoe. If you want to get the Golden Sickle, 
farm until one day you go outside and a Hillbilly will tell you he heard 
a very strange noise coming from your farm. Then find the tree (There's 
two) that split open, and jump inside. You will find some dwarves. Go up 
to one and he will ask if you like your sickle, and say "Very Good!". He 
will then fix it and make it golden (it takes a day). If you want a 
golden Hoe, farm until an Autumn day there's a starving Dwarf outside, 
go to the mountain and pick a mushroom (not poison), and he will make 
you a Golden Hoe (this also takes a day). 

Make a wish: 
If an earthquake ever struck it might clear the big boulders that are 
blocking the way to the Golden Pond. It is rumored that if you throw 
something in the pond and tell the truth you are rewarded for your 
honesty. I don't know if you heard this rumor but that sounds like 
another game to me. If you throw the Axe in the pond and say you didn't 
throw it in you might get a golden axe. 

"Jack" and the Beanstalk: 
Once you get a cow you can go to the livestock dealer and choose to sell 
your cow. Go get your cow and put her in the livestock shipping area. A 
guy will try to sell some "beans" for a cow. I advise you choose to 
trade him the cow. Go to the Summit and plant the beans. Wait until 
Sunday and go back. "Jack" will climb the beanstalk and guess what you 
find!? A Golden Chicken! Grab the Golden Egg and sell it to the peddler 
at the Public Market in town. You will get 10,000! Enough for two new 
cows! Goodbye baby cow hello two baby cows! 

Something Fishy: 
The local fisherman has a lot of strange stories of a Spirit of Water 
Imp. They might be true...or he might have had a lot of "Grape Juice". 
But even though he IS drunk they are true. Throw your first caught fish 
back in the pond for a prize. Then the rest of the times just keep the 

Money Tree: 
The Hawker will come one time a year trying to sell a "money tree". It 
is 20,000 G and well spent if you're rich. This tree actually grows into 
a Bell Tree, which calls your cows without using the bell if you leave 
your cows outside. 

 $hopping and $elling 

Here is where all the prices of buying items and selling. Remember Love 
is important but $$MONEY$$ is what puts food on the table, or a rifle 
and a really good cook. 


Remodeling your house the 1st time: 
How much?- 5,000 G 
Where do I tell the Carpenter?- The Tree House in the Mountain 
When do I tell him?- After the first Spring 
What else?- You need 250 pieces of wood in your wood shed. 

Remodeling your house the 2nd time: 
How much?- 10,000 G 
How much wood this time?- 500 pieces 

How much?- 5,000 G 
Where do I buy a cow?- Livestock store in Town. 
How come I can't buy a cow?- You need more grass. 

How much?- 1,000 G 
Where?- Livestock Store in Town 

How much?- 500 G 
Where do I buy it?- Flower Shop 
When do I buy it?- All seasons but Fall. 

Radish Seeds: 
How much?- 200 G 
Where?- Flower shop 
When do I buy it?- Spring 

Potato Seeds: 
How much?- 200 G 
Where?- Flower Shop 
When do I buy it?- Spring 

Tomato Seeds: 
How much?- 300 G 
Where?- Flower Shop 
When?- Summer 

Corn Seeds: 
How much?- 300 G 
Where?- Flower Shop 
When?- Summer 

How much?- 500 G 
Where?- Restaurant 
When?- All seasons 

"Money Tree": 
How much?- 20,000 G 
Who do I get it from?- a man wearing a black mask. 
Should I buy it?- Does it sound realistic? No? Well it's not a money 
tree. Buy it if you're rich because it's really a Bell Tree which calls 
your cows if you leave them outside without having to equip the bell. 

Milking Machine: 
How Much?- 1,800 G 
Where?- General Store 
Worth it?- YES! 

How much?- 800 G 
Where?- General Store 
Worth it?- YES! 

How much?- 2,000 G 
Where?- General Store 
When?- 20th of Summer 
Comments-A real time saver!. 

How much?- 300 G 
Where?- Flower Shop 
When?- Spring and Summer 

Blue Feather: 
How much?- 1,600 G 
Who do I buy it from?- The peddler 
Where is the peddler?- The public market. 
What is the Blue Feather?- It is like an engagement ring. You can't get 
married without it. 


A Radish = 60 G 
A Potato = 80 G 
A Tomato = 100 G 
An Ear of Corn = 120 G 
A Fish = 200 G 
A wild grape = 150 G 
A southern fruit = 150 G 
Mushroom = 150 G 
Poison Mushroom = 200 G 
Chicken = 500 G 
First Bought Cow = 5,000 G 
Grown Cow = 8,000 
Happy Full Grown Cow = 10,000 G 
Egg = 50 G 
Small Milk = 150 G 
Medium Milk = 250 G 
Large Milk = 350 G 
Moon Flower = 600 G 
Herb = 200 G 

Things you get in the game for free: 
Dog (Ellen gives it to you the 2nd day) 
You get free grass the 1st day only. 
Watering Can (The flower shop owner gives it to you the 1st day) 
Normal Axe (You start out with it) 
Normal Hammer (You start out with it) 
Normal Hoe (You start out with it) 
Normal Sickle (You start out with it) 
Moon Flower (Find it on the Summit the 11th day of fall) 
Fish (Catch it in the Fisherman's pond) 
Mushroom (Get it at the Mountain in fall) 
Poison Mushroom (Get it at the mountain on fall) 
Wild Grapes (Get them at the Mountain in spring) 
Summer Fruit (Get it at the Mountain in summer) 
Herb (Get it in the cave on the Mountain) 
Horse (Get it the 1st day of winter) 
Golden Sickle (Get it from the Dwarf for complimenting the Normal 
Golden Hoe (Get for feeding the Dwarf) 
Golden Axe (Get it by throwing it in the Golden Pond) 
Golden Hammer Same as Golden Axe) 
Flowers from the Mountain (Get them near the Fisherman's Pond) 

 Diary of a Millionaire- First Year 

Monday 1st of Spring- Spent entire day meeting new neighbors. Got some 
grass and a watering can! 

Tuesday 2nd of Spring- Went to store and bought radishes. Went home and 
planted grass and radishes. Cleared my whole field in one night! 

Wednesday 3rd of spring through Saturday 6th- Went to mountain and 
picked Wild Berries and herbs. Bought more seeds when I could. Watered 
plants at night. 

Sunday 7th of Spring- Harvested first radish crop! I'm going to grow 
potatoes for now on. I'm saving up for cow. 

Monday 14th of Spring- Bought first and only chicken, I'll raise the 
rest. I have a field full of potatoes now. 

Friday 18th of Spring- Used revenue from potatoes to buy a cow! I bought 
a brush but I'm going to wait until my cow matures before I spring for a 
milking machine. 

Tuesday 23rd of Spring- Today was the Flower festival, but I didn't 
spend too much trying to impress people. One bottle of perfume is good 
enough, and I'm saving up for another cow. 

Wednesday 1st of Summer- Went to Flower Shop and bought corn and tomato 
seeds. Stayed up late to water every seed I bought. 

Friday 3rd of Summer- Went to Flower Shop and bought a ton of grass. 

Friday 10th of Summer- Harvested first tomato crop. Watered the plants I 
picked so I'll get another batch soon. 

Monday 13th of Summer- Harvested first corn crop. Also my tomatoes are 
ready to pick again! I'm spending all my daylight hours in the field. 

Tuesday 28th of Summer- It's almost the end of the season, and I have 
more crops than I can possibly pick in a day. Since corn is my biggest 
cash crop in the field, I'll pick all of it before I harvest my 

Wednesday 29th of Summer- Bought a lot more grass. 

Thursday 30th of Summer- The shipper collected the last harvest of the 
year. I gave all my remaining vegetables to Eve (or someone else at the 
Bar). I think she really likes me! 

Friday 1st of Fall- The harvest is over. I'm selling most of my chickens 
to add more revenue and save grass to buy more cows. 

Thursday 7th of Fall- In the mornings I take care of my animals and the 
rest of the day I pick poison mushrooms in the Mountain. At night I cut 

Monday 11th of Fall- Found a Moon Flower today! I sold it for 600 G! 

Tuesday 12th of Fall- Today was the Harvest Festival! I saved money by 
just picking a mushroom in the Mountain. 

Sunday 1st of Winter- Snow blankets all of my fields and I can't harvest 
any more grass until spring. I own 12 cows, which means I need 360 bales 
of grass to feed my herd this winter. I sold all of my chickens to cut 
down on the feed consumption. Found a foal today! 

Tuesday 2nd of Winter- I take care of my animals in the mornings and the 
rest of the day I collect herbs and put them in the shipping bin. 

Saturday 7th of Winter- There was an earthquake today! My farm is a mess 
and I'll spend all my evenings mending fences, but I did find a shortcut 
to the forest cave. All I had to do was tell the truth! 

Monday 30th of Winter- Tomorrow is the first day of spring, and I'm 
ready to have my most profitable season ever. After the New Year's 
celebration, I'll run to the Flower Shop and buy enough potato seeds to 
keep me planting until summer. 

 Do's and Don'ts 

Most of the Do's are just optional and a very good idea. 

Do get married 
Do have kids 
Do give your wife daily gifts 
Do clear your field 
Do buy animals 
Do feed animals daily 
Do pick fruit in the Mountain 
Do plant vegetables 
Do make all your tools golden 
Do find secret items 
Do water plants daily 
Do keep dog in house or out (You choose) 
Do keep animals in the Chicken Coop and Cattle Shed 
Do buy important tools 
Do buy seeds in Flower shop when needed 
Do grow grass 
Do cut grass 
Do remodel your house 2 times 
Do chop wood when needed 
Do repair fences when needed 
Do repair fields when needed 
Do wait for Shipper at night when you put items in the bin 
Do go home right after the Shipper when you are married 
Do visit your girlfriend if you're not married 
Do go to festivals 
Do win Easter egg hunt 
Do dance with girlfriend on some festivals if not married 
Do dance with wife on some festivals 
Do plant important seeds 
Do grow all happy flowers by eating all power fruits 

Don't cheat on your wife 
Don't stay up late when married 
Don't eat poison mushrooms 
Don't eat Moon Flower 
Don't buy Money Tree 
Don't put dogs near chicken 
Don't put moles near cows 
Don't put dogs near cows 
Don't put moles near chicken 

 Bugs and other Strange stuff 

Yes Harvest Moon does not have perfect programming but it's still a 
great game. 

Text Bug: 
The text bug sometimes puts words somewhere else or just forgets the 
words all together, but don't worry you hardly see the text bug and if 
you do you still can read it, it's readable just messed up a little. 

Chickens want doggie tonight! Doggie tonight!: 
If you put your dog on top of a little chicken say goodbye, because 
believe it or not, the chicken will EAT your dog. Sounds gross, but 
funny. Leave and re-enter the dog will be back, but the chickens won't 
be happy. Don't save afterwards. This only works if you put the dog on 
top of a chick not a full grown chicken. 

Mischief Night: 
If you leave an egg in your chicken coop until night pick it up and go 
to town, you can egg houses! Did a girl in town dump you? Well it's 
perfect pay back! They won't know who did it! 

Goodbye doggie!: 
You hate your dog? Well you can ditch him, you know. Just pick him up 
and put him wherever you want. Place him in the cave on the mountain, 
EVEN in the restaurant. The restaurant owners won't say a thing. That 
way Ellen can keep the dog and she won't even notice him. Also you can 
put him ANYWHERE you want. Just DON'T put him near any of your cows or 

That's bush in your face!: 
Has a girl in town dumped you? Well go pick up a bush in the forest and 
give it to her. She deserved it! 

Too slow Bug: 
Here's a very annoying bug. If you have a lot of cows or chickens you go 
pretty slow. You can have them outside and make you really slow while 
you're trying to pick.or save time and keep them inside and don't waste 
a second.you're choice, but I picked the cattle shed and chicken coop, 
it's just a bug...you still get things done. 

I just want my berry and chicken!: 
This bug is a real pain. Various things happen when you break the 
chicken statue after you buy a chicken to get a Power Fruit. This here 
will tell you all the signs and help you avoid them. 

List of happenings 
1. Chicken disappears and you get the Power Fruit. 
2. Chicken goes on top of the statue's stand and you hold the Power 
Fruit but cannot eat it or drop it. 
3. Chicken goes on top of you and you can't put it down to eat the Power 
4. The Chicken goes on the ground while you hold the Power Fruit. When 
you drop the Power Fruit it disappears and when you pick up the 
Chicken you eat it. 
5. The Power Fruit goes at the top of the screen and you can't reach it. 

How to avoid above 
1. Eat the Power Fruit leave the screen and re-enter and get your 
chicken. If this does not happen reset the game and try again. 
2. Reset and try again. 
3. Reset and try again. 
4. This is disgusting. Reset and try again. 
5. I advise you resting and try again since the Power Fruit's are very 
important in the game. 

If you know of any other strange stuff or bugs e-mail me at the address 
in credits. 

 How to get the Best Ending 

How to get married: 
Now first you are going to have to pick a girl. To choose go to the 
"Guide to Girls" article to find the number look it up in Contents. 
Second you are going to have to talk to her as much as possible. Buy her 
perfume at the Flower festival and dance with the person you chose every 
time you can. Find out from the fortune teller or look in Guide to Girls 
to find out where she goes at the Star Night Festival then go where the 
girl you chose is. Third remember to remodel your house two times. In 
winter go to the peddler on a Saturday and buy the blue feather. You 
must have at least 5 hearts in the diary of the girl you have chosen. 
Then go to the tool shed and equip the feather. Bring it up then go to 
your girlfriend and press Y on her 1 or 2 times. You then should be 
married! For help on girls and getting married go to "Guide to Girls" 
and "Quest for A Heart" 

How to stay married and get kids: 
Talk to your wife every day! Give her at least 2 presents a day (Milk, 
eggs, flower, food, cake, herb, etc.) And talk to the fortune teller or 
read Guide to Girls to find out what presents the girl you chose doesn't 
like. Never flirt with any other girls. And never be late! Always get 
home before 6 o' clock. To do a fast job in the field you'll need a 
Sprinkler to get home early. Always remember to hold, pick up, and play 
with your child a lot! 

Complete Folk Tales: 
Read the "Folk Tales" section or find out and do it yourself. 

Share your toys: 
The Carpenter will come one day and ask for your hammer. GIVE IT TO HIM! 
If you don't you won't get the Golden Hammer. 

One day the Fortuneteller's granddaughter will ask for an egg. You won't 
get 50 G but it will be nice to give it to her. And she'll thank you 
later. Make sure you always have at least 1 chicken on your farm! 

If there are more things to share, and remember I already wrote up the 
Folk Tales article, tell me and I'll post it up. 

Grow all your Happy Flowers: 
First things first, the only way to grow Happy Flowers is to eat Power 
Berries. Below are all the locations. 

I'm going to be nice and put all the locations and how to get all the 
Happy Flowers 

1. Plow X number of ground. 
2. Chop all Tree Stumps on Mountain. 
3. Sell a Chicken to the Hawker in Fall 1st or 2nd year. 
4. Bring fish or a moon flower to the Harvest Festival. 
5. Break the Chicken Statue with the Golden Hammer then put a Chicken 
near it. Eat the Power Fruit, to get help with bugs go to the "Bugs 
and strange Stuff" section. 
6. Win Egg Festival second year. Make sure you get Special Egg the first 
7. Plant the Snow Flower (1st day of Winter) 
8. After the rock falls in the Mountain chop the stumps near the flowers 
and fall in the hole. You will be in the cave, eat the Berry. 
9. Ask the fisherman if you can fish. Then site on the bench and fish 
until you, well, catch a fish. Then throw your first-caught fish back 
into the pond. Bingo! 
10. Plow X Number Field Spaces. It's good to use the Golden Plow to 
find this one. 

These are finally all right! 

Do a good job: 
Ok you will need to get 12 Cows and 12 Chickens. How to get them? Buy a 
lot of radishes and potatoes and save up, of course! Remember to buy a 
Brush after the first Cow you buy! When your Cow matures you MUST buy a 
Milking Machine! Remember to get all the Golden Tools, and always have a 
Needle in your Tool Shed. Try to make a million dollars. 

Your own Dairy: 
To get the best ending remember to have 12 cows and 12 chickens and take 
care of each and every one! And when you're doing the Folk tale remember 
that if you have 12 cows sell a cow plant the beans then go buy Miracle 
potion! To get a very high happiness score remember to breed 1 cow! Then 
the next day, finish up your day, then at nighttime go to the Summit! 
Night will automatically turn to day and you'll get a day's profit AND 
10,000 dollars for the Golden Egg! For info on the Golden Egg read folk 

Get ALL Gold Tools. 
Here's how: 
Read the "Folk Tales" section. 

You should have it! 


This is it! If you e-mailed me a question the answer's in here. 

Q: How come I can't break boulders or chop trees? 
A: Well first have your axe and hammer out, second stay still when you 
use your tool on a tree stump or boulder, once you move start over 
again. Hammer or chop 6 times to break a stump or boulder. 

Q: How come I can't buy livestock? 
A: First you need enough money, a cow is 5,000 G and a chicken is 1,000 
G. Second you need enough grass, keep buying until he sells you 

Q: How do I propose marriage? 
A: You need the Blue Feather, Buy it from the peddler at the public 
square on a Saturday or Sunday once a girl in town has 5 hearts in her 

Q: How come I can't get married? 
A: You need to remodel your house two times before you get married. You 
also need at least 5 hearts in her diary. I've heard only 5 and I proved 
it true by marrying with only 5 hearts in a girl's diary. 

Q: I have the blue feather and my house has been remodeled two times, 
how come I still can't get married? 
A: You must equip the blue feather by getting it from the tool shed then 
go to the girl that has 5 hearts in her diary and push the Y button. And 
you must do this on a Saturday only. 

Q: What do Power Berries do? 
A: They grow your flower garden (the secret garden). Read "How to get 
Best Ending" to find them all. 

Q: Are there any Game Genie codes for Harvest Moon? 
A: To make it simple, no. 

Q: Ellen came to my farm today and asked if I know where her P-Chan is. 
Do you know where she is.and what is P-Chan? 
A: P-Chan is Ellen's pet bird. To find out how to get P-Chan go to my 
"Quest for A Heart" article. 

If you have any questions SEND EM! Don't worry that's not a demand. 

 Rumors: Answered 

Hear lots of Rumors? Here I'll list a lot, and answer most of them! If 
you have a Rumor that you heard and want it explained send it to me at 
LoudKing@aol.com . 
If you think a rumor that I list is fake or true also email me. 

Rumors for Natsume 

NatsumeT is planning on making a Harvest Moon game for the N64. 
True. They are also making a Legend of River King for the N64, too. 

There is going to be a Harvest Moon for GameBoy. 
True. In fact Harvest Moon GB is out right now. So is the first fishing 
NatsumeT game, named "Legend of River King"! 

Heard any Rumors about NatsumeT or Serious Fun? Send 'em over! 

Rumors for Harvest Moon 
If you sell a cow in Spring and trade it to the Hawker for beans instead 
and plant it on the Summit and climb it the next few days, you get to 
keep a Golden Chicken, which lays Golden Eggs, which you can sell for 
10,000 G each day! 
Fake. What really happens is you get to just keep one Golden Egg. The 
Golden Chicken stays where it is. 

Heard any other Rumors about Harvest Moon for SNES? Send 'em over! 


Writer: Andrew R Morozin- LoudKing@aol.com 
Inform: Andrew R Morozin, Nintendo Power Magazine, and the Unofficial 
Harvest Moon Site 

Andrew R Morozin got his information from Nintendo Power and his own 
experience in the game. 
For permission email LoudKing@aol.com and specify which information you 
would like to use. 

Special Thanks To: 
-Nintendo Power Magazine for informing me about Harvest Moon and 
inspiring me to get it and make a FAQ/Walkthrough. 
-I thank Natsume and Serious Fun for making a great game. 
-I thank all the readers. 

Email your questions, suggestions, ideas, and/or comments at 

Well I hope you got a lot of tips, codes, hints, and secrets from my 
Harvest Moon for SNES FAQ/Walkthrough. 
Please look for other Strategy Guides or FAQs/Walkthroughs at 
www.gamefaqs.com and look for 
my reviews there too! Have a nice day! 
~Andrew R Morozin 

Other FAQ/Walkthroughs by Andrew R Morozin: 
Mario Party (Nintendo 64) 
Smash Brothers (Nintendo 64) 
Pok"Mon Red and Blue (Gameboy) 
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire (PC) 

If the FAQs listed by me are not at gamefaqs.com yet, just wait! 


That's all! Please do not take ANYTHING from my guide without my permission. For 
permission , or if you want to email me errors or some things I missed in the game you can 
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