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    Tool Guide by Speedemon410

    Version: 1.8 | Updated: 03/29/08 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    1. Table of Contents [HMRF-Contents]
    	
    	1. Table of Contents              [HMRF-Contents]
    	2. Version Info                   [HMRF-Version]
    	3. Introduction to this FAQ       [HMRF-Intro]
    	4. The Basics                     [HMRF-Basics]
    		-Acquiring the Tools      
    		-How to charge the Tools
    	5. How to Upgrade the Tools       [HMRF-Upgrade]
    		-Leoís Upgrade 
    		-Upgrading in Your House
    	6. Uses of the Upgraded Tools     [HMRF-Upgtool]
    	7. FAQís                          [HMRF-Faqs]
    	8. Credits                        [HMRF-Credits]
    	9. Special Thanks                 [HMRF-Thanks]
    	10. Contact Info                  [HMRF-Contact]
    	11. Copyright                     [HMRF-Copyright]
    
    
    
    
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    2. Version Info [HMRF-Version]
    	V1.0 Started making FAQ. Wrote table of contents and started
    introduction. Got basic outline of upgrading tools. Wrote the basics section.
    	V1.1 Changed introduction. Finished the upgrading tools section.
    Added uses of the tools. Added version info section. Basically added all the
    other sections.
    	V1.2 Fixed some minor spelling errors. Submitted guide to
    GameFAQs.com.
    	V1.3 Added ASCII art at top. Guide was accepted at GameFAQs.com.
    Added CTRL+F phrases.
    	V1.4 Added level 5 tool info. Added neoseeker.com to list of approved
    sites.
    	V1.5 Adeed supercheats.com to list of approved sites. Added sleeping
    upgrade info.
    	V1.6 Added some questions to the FAQ section.
    	V1.7 Added more questions to the FAQ section. Included 1up.com and
    mycheats.com to list of approved sites.
    	v1.8 Added the four-leaf clover info. Thanks to Eric Pait.
    
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    3. Introduction to this FAQ [HMRF-Intro]
    	Hello everyone, and welcome to my FAQ. I will admit that this is my
    first time writing an FAQ. I hope that this guide will help all of you with
    any questions you may have about the tools. Anyone who has played a Harvest
    Moon game before will know how important the tools are in this game. That is
    the main reason I decided to write this guide. 
    	If anyone has any comments, corrections or questions please email me
    at speedemon410 (@) hotmail (dot) com. However, please title these emails as
    Harvest Moon FAQ or Tool Guide or something to that effect. Otherwise, I will
    most likely delete them. Also, any junk email or spam received will be
    deleted immediately and the sender will be blocked. Thank you for your
    cooperation. 
    	I also have included special phrases beside the sections listed in the
    Table of Contents. Just press the CTRL and F buttons on your keyboard and type
    in these special phrases. Since they only appear twice (table of contents and
    specific section) it should take you right to the section you want to go to.
    	Anyway, you are probably wanting to move on soÖ 
    
    
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    4. The Basics [HMRF-Basics]
    	Now, the first step in this tool guide, is showing you how to get the
    tools. Below is a list of who to get the tools from and how.
    
    Axe- Talk to Bianca at her house. 
    
    Rod- Walk to the end of the dock on the beach. Sabrina will come and give you
    the Rod.
    
    Sickle- Till 50 squares of land on your farm. (Note- you do not have to plant
    crops in the tilled soil to get the sickle.) After that is completed, go and
    talk to Rosetta in Jeanís Shop.
    
    Hoe- You get this from Mist at the start of the game.
    
    Hammer- Till 50 squares of land in Carmite Cave. (Note- you do not have to
    plant crops in the tilled soil to get the hammer.) Then go and talk to Leo
    the Blacksmith.
    
    Watering Pot- You get this from mist at the start of the game.
    
    
    
    
    	Once you have upgraded these tools, to use them to their upgraded
    ability just hold down the 'B' button. The tool should charge. You should be
    able to tell what level the tool is charged to by watching a little glowing
    sphere. As you charge the tool, the sphere grows. Below is a list of what the
    sphere looks like at different levels.
    
    Level 1- nothing special happens
    Level 2- small glowing white orb
    Level 3- large glowing orb
    Level 4- large glowing orb with a circle orbiting it 
    Level 5- large glowing orb with two rings orbiting it
    
    
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    5. How to Upgrade the Tools [HMRF-Upgrade]
    	There are two ways to upgrade your tools. The first, and easiest, way
    is to have Leo the Blacksmith do it for you. He charges a small fee and will
    ask you to get him some ore to upgrade your tools. However, Leo takes several
    days to upgrade your tool, this takes valuable time away from farming. Also,
    he can only upgrade each tool twice. This leaves your tools at level 3, out
    of a possible 5 levels. So, if you want your tools upgraded fully, you will
    have to do the last two upgrades yourself.
    
    Below is a table for upgrading your tools with Leo the Blacksmith.
    
    Tool Name		Days		  Ore		Cost
    Cheap Sickle		  -		   -		   -
    Iron Sickle		  2		3 Iron		500g	
    Quality Sickle		  3		3 Silver        1400g
    
    Cheap Waterpot	  	  -	 	   -		   -
    Tinplate Waterpot	  2		2 Iron		450g
    Lion Waterpot		  4		3 Silver        1800g
    
    Cheap Hoe		  -		   -		   - 
    Sturdy Hoe		  2		2 Iron		600g
    Seasoned Hoe		  4		2 Silver        1200g
    
    Cheap Rod		  -		   -		   -
    Bamboo Rod		  2	        2 Bronze	550g
    Willow Rod		  4		5 Iron 	        1400g	
    
    Cheap Hammer	  	  -		   -		   -
    Iron Hammer		  2		4 Iron		500g
    Silver Hammer	  	  4		5 Silver        1600g
    
    Cheap Axe		  -		   -		   -
    Chopping Axe		  2		5 Iron		400g
    Lumber Axe		  4		7 Silver        1300g
    
    
    Now, here is a table for if you were to upgrade everything yourself.
    
    Tool Name		Items Needed		Skill Level
    Cheap Sickle		     -		             -
    Iron Sickle		Cheap Sickle		     10	
    			2 Iron			
    			1 Scrap Iron
    Quality Sickle		Iron Sickle		     20
    			2 Silver
    			1 Bronze
    Super Sickle		Quality Sickle		     30
    			3 Gold
    Legend Sickle		Super Sickle		     40
    			2 Platinum
    			1 Bronze
    			1 Iron
    			1 Scrap Iron
    
    
    Cheap Waterpot	             -		     	     -
    Tin Waterpot		Cheap Waterpot	             10
    			2 Iron
    			1 Bronze
    Lion Waterpot		Tin Waterpot		     20
    			2 Silver
    			1 Bronze
    			1 Sapphire
    Rainbow Waterpot	Lion Waterpot		     30
    			1 Gold
    			1 Ruby
    			1 Emerald
    			1 Amethyst
    			1 Aquamarine
    Joy Waterpot		Rainbow Waterpot	     40
    			2 Platinum
    			1 Emerald
    			1 Magic Powder
    			1 Fairy Powder
    
    
    Cheap Hoe		    -			     -
    Sturdy Hoe		Cheap Hoe		     10
    			2 Iron
    			1 Bronze
    Seasoned Hoe		Sturdy Hoe		     20
    			3 Silver
    			1 Iron
    Shiny Hoe		Seasoned Hoe		     30
    			2 Gold
    			1 Silver
    			1 Diamond
    Blessed Hoe		Shiny Hoe		     40
    			1 Platinum
    			2 Gold
    			1 Earthcrystal
    			1 Broken Hilt
    
    
    Cheap Rod		    -			     -
    Bamboo Rod		Cheap Rod		     10
    			1 Scrap Iron
    			1 Bronze
    Willow Rod		Bamboo Rod		     20
    			1 Iron
    			1 Strong String
    			1 Strong Vine
    Famous Rod		Willow Rod		     30
    			2 Silver
    			1 Strong String
    			1 Strong Vine
    			1 Fairy Powder
    Sacred Rod		Famous Rod		     40
    			2 Gold	
    			1 Strong String
    			1 Strong Vine
    			1 Fairy Powder
    
    
    Cheap Hammer	            -		             -
    Iron Hammer		Cheap Hammer	             10
    			2 Iron
    			1 Scrap Iron
    Silver Hammer	   	Iron Hammer		     20		
    			2 Silver
    			1 Bronze
    Golden Hammer		Silver Hammer	             30
    			4 Gold
    Platinum Hammer		Golden Hammer	             40
    			4 Platinum
    			1 Hammer Piece
    
    
    Cheap Axe		    -		             -
    Chopping Axe		Cheap Axe		     10
    			2 Iron
    			1 Bronze
    Lumber Axe		Chopping Axe		     20
    			2 Silver
    			1 Bronze
    Mountain Axe		Lumber Axe		     30
    			2 Gold
    			1 Bronze
    			1 Ruby
    Miracle Axe		Mountain Axe		     40
    			3 Platinum
    			1 Angered Fang
    
    
    Cheap Sleeping Bag	    -			     -
    Down Sleeping Bag	Cheap Sleeping Bag	     10
    			2 Bird Wing
    			1 Strong String
    Fur Sleeping Bag	Down Sleeping Bag	     20
    			2 Quality Skin
    			1 Strong String
    Chillproof Sleeping Bag Fur Sleeping Bag	     30
    			2 Large Fur
    			1 Bird Wing
    Coldproof Sleeping Bag  Chillproof Sleeping Bag	     40
    			2 Iron
    			1 Silk Cloth
    
    
    
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    6. Uses of the Upgraded Tools [HMRF-Upgtool]
    	As you know, all the tools are used to accomplish different tasks.
    However, the different levels of tools can do these tasks quickly and more
    efficiently. Each level of tool is better than the one before it. Here is a
    list of what each tool does at which levels.
    
    Cheap Sickle- Cuts one space in front of you. Can cut grass, weeds and crops.
    Iron Sickle- Cuts a strip 3 squares long in front of you.(Note-not like hoe,
    the sickle cuts horizontally not vertically.) 
    Quality Sickle- Cuts a 3x3 area in front of you.
    Super Sickle- Cuts a 5x5 area in front of you.
    Legend Sickle- Cuts a 9x9 area in front of you.
    
    Cheap Waterpot- Waters one square directly in front of you. Holds 12 squares.
    Tinplate Waterpot- Waters 3 squares across, directly in front of you. Holds
    24 squares.
    Lion Waterpot- Waters a 3x3 area directly in front of you. Holds 54 squares.
    Rainbow Waterpot- Waters a 5x5 area in front of you. Holds 100 squares.
    Joy Waterpot- Waters a 9x9 area in front of you. Holds 162 squares.
    
    Cheap Hoe- Tills on square of soil in front of you.
    Sturdy Hoe- Tills a strip 3 squares long directly in front of you.
    Seasoned Hoe- Tills a 3x3 area in front of you.
    Shiny Hoe- Tills a 3x6 area in front of you.
    Blessed Hoe- Tills a 3x9 area in front of you.
    
    The different levels of Rods can catch different fish. However, Iím not too
    sure on what fish each level can catch. Any help would be greatly
    appreciated.
    
    Cheap Hammer- Smashes small stones. Canít smash the medium stones or
    boulders.
    Iron Hammer- Smashes small and medium stones in one hit. Canít break
    boulders. 
    Silver Hammer- Smashes small and medium stones in one hit. Takes 3 hits to
    break boulders.
    Golden Hammer- Smashes small and medium stones in one hit. Takes 2 hits to
    smash boulders.
    Platinum Hammer- Smashes small and medium stones in on hit. Takes 1 hit to
    smash boulders.
    
    Cheap Axe- Cuts branches in one hit. Canít chop stumps.
    Chopping Axe- Cuts branches in one hit. Takes 6 hits to chop stumps.
    Lumber Axe- Cuts branches in one hit. Takes 3 hits to chop stumps.
    Mountain Axe- Cuts branches in one hit. Takes 2 hits to chop stumps.
    Miracle Axe- Cuts branches in one hit. Takes 1 hit to chop stumps.
    
    
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    7. FAQís [HMRF-Faqs]
    
    Q: How do I mine ore?
    A: Go up to one of the rocks in the cave and hit it with your hammer twice.
    
    Q: Where do I get the items for upgrading tools?
    A: From the rocks in the caves or from montsers.
    
    Q: How do you get the Four-Leaf Clover?
    A: Once you beat the game, you can buy the seeds in town.
    
    Q: How do I forge my own tools?
    A: You need the first house upgrade. After that, purchase the books from the
    library.
    
    
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    8. Credits [HMRF-Credits]
    -My brother who helped me with some of the info
    -doragonkogirl for the level 5 tool info
    -r3qual for her sleeping bag suggestion
    -Eric Pait for the Four-Leaf Clover info
    
    
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    9. Special Thanks [HMRF-Thanks]
    	I would like to thank a whole bunch of people for everything that
    they have done. Here is a small list of those who have made this guide
    possible.
    
    -First of all, gamefaqs.com for this awesome website.
    -Of course, fogu.com for a great Harvest Moon website
    -My brother for all his help.
    -doragonkogirl@hotmail.com for the level 5 tools info.
    -r3qual@gmail.com for the sleeping bag upgrades suggestion.
    -Eric Pait for the four-leaf clover info
    
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    10. Contact Info [HMRF-Contact]
    	Anyone who has any comments, questions or corrections can feel free
    to contact me at speedemon410 (@) hotmail(dot) com. Also, if you would like
    me to add a section to this guide, please contact me. I will review your
    request and see what I can doÖ no guarantees. I will try to answer all emails
    as soon as I can. I try to check my emails at least once a day. I will
    prioritize these emails based on the date they were received. However, I am
    only human and can only do so many things at once. So I thank all of you for
    your patience. 
    
    	There are a few rules though, just to make my life a little easier.
    1. NO SPAM
    2. Please title all emails as Harvest Moon related.
    3. No hate mail, anything that extremely criticizes this guide or me will be
    deleted immediately and the sender blocked.
    4. Please be polite and try to punctuate your emails. If your email has
    absolutely no punctuation I will not read it. 
    
    	Thatís about it. I may add more rules if I find something is starting
    to bother me. But these are just something to go by. Thank you all for your
    help. 
    
    
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    11. Copyright Info [HMRF-Copyright]
    	This guide is copyrighted to Adam Kabernack as of January 2008.
    Under no circumstances shall this guide be altered or reproduced for means of
    monetary gain. The only sites with permission to host this guide are:
    
    gamefaqs.com
    neoseeker.com
    supercheats.com
    1up.com
    mycheats.com
    
    If any other site is found with this guide without my
    permission it will immediately be asked to remove it.