Harvest Moon: It's a Wonderful Life
FeosMiao, featuring Benny, the Golden Fleeced Sheep
email: edrickii@hotmail.com
Hybrid Guide

Version 1.0
March 21, 2004

Version 1.1
March 24, 2004

Version 1.2
April 3, 2004
---> Version 1.21 (August 3, 2004)

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HEY! READ THIS FIRST! -- This whole thing spoils the challenge and discovery
of hybridization.  It started as a reference listing since the game does not
save the information for you.  (Oh, for a Dragon Warrior Monsters style
pedigree...) If you do not want to spoil the challenge, or if you have a
legitimate problem with genetically engineered produce (yes, I am being
serious), then you need to hit your browser's back button now.

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Harvest Moon: It's a Wonderful Life is infinitely more complex and intracate
than the original Harvest Moon for the SNES.

You need to understand the basics of row-hoeing, of course.  The game also
advises that you have basic reading skills.  ESRB warns that Harvest Moon:
It's a Wonderful Life contains Alcoholic References and suggestive themes (Go
show Nami the brush you bought from Van; you'll see what they mean).  I
recommend a lot of patience and a determination to accomplish repetative tasks
to enjoy this game.  A sense of humor and a capacity for abstract thought
don't hurt either.  It may appear to be a children's game, but Harvest Moon
contains concepts that children would miss and adults would appreciate.

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I would also like to thank the guys on the message board.  While I have not
actually read any of the hybridization posts yet, the information shared
about the game in other posts has significantly clarified and eased the
playing of this game for me.  Information pertaining to fertilizer from the
board was useful, as were the price listings--thanks to the guys who posted
those.  Also thanks to GameFAQS, who made this whole process much less
difficult.

Contents:

                I.      Basic Necessities
                II.     Guide Notes
                III.    Class 1 Hybrid Vegetable Table
                IV.     Tree Hybrids
                V.      Floral Hybrids
                VI.     Class 2 Hybrid Information
                VII.    Update Log/Planned Updates
                VIII.   Contact/Copywrite Information


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        I.      Basic Necessities


Naturally, there are a few things you will need to know.  Some of this
information can be found in your Harvest Moon owner's manual.


1.   Seeds and Crops have different quality ratings.
     (C) -- Below Average / Poor
     (B) -- Average
     (A) -- Above Average / Good
     (S) -- Superior
     The higher the rating, the more money you can make in the selling process

2.   Your farm has three fields of varying quality.  Investigate an empty
     square in one of your crop fields to find out its quality.  Press the
     Y button on the inventory menu to find out whether or not a seed can be
     planted in cetain qualities of soil.  Basic vegetable seeds can be sown
     in any field.

3.   Fertilizer is used to enhance the quality of a vegetable, but average
     crops grow even without it.  Fertilizer works best when it is used on a
     tilled space prior to sowing your seeds.  You must also continue to use
     fertilizer while the plant is growing, otherwise your effort will
     have no effect.  You must fertilize four (4) times to enhance vegetable
     quality by one level.  Trees require 30 fertilizations to be enhanced.

4.   Always make certain that your crops receive water twice daily (by rain or
     by watering can).  Failure to water may cause your crops to grow and
     mature later than normal.

4.   Some crops only grow in certain seasons.  Pay attention to advice Vesta
     gives or inventory screen descriptions to find out when a plant will
     grow.

5.   Individual plants grow at differing rates.  While growth rates give us an
     idea about when we can expect our crops to be ready, soil quality, seed
     quality, fertilizer usage, watering, which season you are growing in and
     other factors cause individual crops even in the same field to mature at
     different times.

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        II.     Guide Notes


1.  This guide is currently for Basic Vegetables' Hybrids,the three basic 
    floral hybrids and the tree hybrids.

2.  All hybrids were created using average (B) quality seeds and vegetables
    unless otherwise noted.

3.  Fertilizer is not the only way to make superior (S) quality vegetables.
    I have found that using floral hybrids is MUCH more cost-effective.

4.  DO NOT SELL UPSEED FLOWERS; you can use them in hybridization for
    superior (S) quality hybrids.

5.  The order in which vegetables are entered does not seem to determine the
    success of the hybridization.

6.  Use of crop or seed for hybridization does not seem to matter, but you
    should always save just before creating large batches of hybrids to be
    safe.

7.  Be patient with Tartan, the talking plant.  It can be very tedious trying
    to get the hybrid option to appear on the menu amid the cacophony of
    both useless and useful information he provides.

8.  I do not have prices yet.  Vector Mechanics and Differential Equations
    have slightly higher precedence (sorry).

9.  I tried very hard to record the data as accurately as possible.  Please
    alert me to falacies at edrickii@hotmail.com -- the way in which Tartan
    reported the growing season was convoluted (I was also experimenting with
    the floral hybrids, which monkey-wrenched things for the first hour).

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        III.    Class 1 Hybrid Table


During the second year, go to Takakura's home when he is inside to meet
Tartan.  Tartan is a very talkative, lonely plant. Tartan also has self-esteem
issues.  Basically, you must make friends with Tartan by talking to him a lot
before he will offer to hybridize for you.

If you are having trouble receiving Tartan in the game, there are FAQs and
Guides written specifically for receiving and using the Tartan character.  I
highly recommend DetroitDJ's Tartan FAQ; it is solidly written and provides
answers to questions I have been unable to answer.

I created a checklist of hybrids to ease the difficulty in finding the
specific crops you would like to create.  You can find it beneath the original
hybrid table.

Breakdown:

[Crop #1] |  [Crop #2]  |  Hybrid  |  Season  |  Field  |  Rate  | Class


Crop #1 & #2:  The vegetables that are to be used in hybridization.
Hybrid: The hybrid seed that is gained from hybridization.
Season: The seasons in which the hybrid can grow.
Field:  The required quality of field necessary for a hybrid to survive.
Rate:   The relative rate of growth of a hybrid.
Class:  The class (Vine, Root or Tree) of crop that is produced (be careful of
small errors in this column).

    Spr -- Spring   Sum -- Summer   Aut -- Autumn   Win -- Winter

Two important notes:

    1.  I was told that some of the hybrids did not work as listed.  I found
        several and corrected them.  I also discovered that some hybrids did
        not work every time--it took as many as five tries to get it to work.
        Some hybrids worked both ways.  Save before you try to make hybrids in
        case this happens. --Thanks to FlareI for calling this to my attention

    2.  Berryto is duplicated.  Strawberry and Melon make a fast-growing vine
        plant called Berryto, and Sweet Potato and Strawberry make a
        slow-growing root plant called Berryto.

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 /                                                                        \
|   Crop #1  |    Crop #2   |   Hybrid  |  Season  |  Field  | Rate |Class |
|------------|--------------|-----------|----------|---------|------|------|
|  Tomato    |  Watermelon  |   Getoma  | Spr--Aut | Fertile | Slow | Vine |
|            |    Turnip    |   Trady   | Spr--Aut | Fertile | Slow | Vine |
|            |    Potato    | Tobatama  | Spr--Aut | Fertile | Fast | Root |
|            |    Carrot    |   Tomaca  | Spr--Aut | Fertile | Fast | Vine |
|------------|--------------|-----------|----------|---------|------|------|
| Strawberry |    Tomato    | Berrytome | Spr--Aut | Fertile | Fast | Vine |
|            |    Melon     |  Berryto  | Aut--Spr | Fertile | Fast | Vine |
|            |    Turnip    |   Dhibe   | Aut--Spr | Fertile |V Fast| Vine |
|            |    Potato    | Paberryta | Aut--Spr | Fertile | Fast | Root |
|------------|--------------|-----------|----------|---------|------|------|
| Watermelon |  Strawberry  | Berryber  | Spr--Sum | Fertile | Slow | Vine |
|            |    Melon     |  Melober  | Spr--Sum | Fertile | Slow | Vine |
|            |    Turnip    |   Raury   | Spr--Sum | Fertile | Slow | Vine |
|------------|--------------|-----------|----------|---------|------|------|
|    Melon   |    Tomato    | Melotoma  | Spr--Aut | Fertile | Slow | Vine |
|            |    Potato    | Potamelo  | Sum--Aut | Fertile | Slow | Root |
|            |    Carrot    |  Camelo   | Sum--Aut | Fertile | Fast | Vine |
|            | Sweet Potato |   Sholo   | Sum--Aut | Fertile | Fast | Root |
|------------|--------------|-----------|----------|---------|------|------|
|   Turnip   |    Melon     |  Dhilon   | Sum--Aut | Fertile |V Slow|      |
|------------|--------------|-----------|----------|---------|------|------|
|   Potato   |  Watermelon  |  Bashber  | Spr--Sum | Fertile | Slow | Root |
|            |    Turnip    |   Radita  | Win--Sum | Fertile | Fast | Root |
|            | Sweet Potato |  Bashota  | Win--Sum | Fertile |V Fast| Root |
|------------|--------------|-----------|----------|---------|------|------|
|   Carrot   |  Watermelon  |   Cabber  | Spr--Sum | Fertile | Slow | Vine |
|            |  Strawberry  |  Caberry  | Aut--Spr | Fertile | Fast | Vine |
|            |    Turnip    |    Cady   | Win--Sum | Fertile | Fast | Root |
|            |    Potato    |   Tataro  | Win--Sum | Fertile | Fast | Root |
|------------|--------------|-----------|----------|---------|------|------|
| Sw. Potato |    Tomato    |   Yamato  | Spr--Aut | Fertile | Fast | Root |
|            |  Watermelon  |   Kashry  | Spr--Sum | Fertile | Slow | Root |
|            |  Strawberry  |  Berryto  | Aut--Spr | Fertile | Slow | Root |
|            |    Turnip    |   Kandy   | Win--Sum | Fertile |V Fast| Root |
|            |    Carrot    |   Kanro   | Sum--Aut | Fertile |V Fast| Root |
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--> An S quality Crop #1 was paired with an S quality Crop #2, resulting in a
B quality hybrid.
--> An S quality Crop #1 was paired with a B quality Crop #2, resulting in a
B quality hybrid.
--> When a B quality Crop #1 was paired with an S quality Crop #2, an S
quality Crop #1 resulted.
--> An S quality Crop #1 was paired with a B quality All-soil Crop #2, which
resulted in an S quality All-Soil Crop #1.


Alphabatized Hybrid Checklist:

[]  1. Bashber       -- Potato        +  Watermelon
[]  2. Bashota       -- Potato        +  Sweet Potato
[]  3. Berryber      -- Watermelon    +  Strawberry
[]  4. Berryto Root  -- Sweet Potato  +  Potato
[]  5. Berryto Vine  -- Strawberry    +  Melon
[]  6. Berrytoma     -- Strawberry    +  Tomato
[]  7. Cabber        -- Carrot        +  Watermelon
[]  8. Caberry       -- Carrot        +  Strawberry
[]  9. Cady          -- Carrot        +  Turnip
[] 10. Camelo        -- Melon         +  Carrot
[] 11. Dhibe         -- Strawberry    +  Turnip
[] 12. Dhilon        -- Turnip        +  Melon
[] 13. Gretoma       -- Tomato        +  Watermelon
[] 14. Kandy         -- Sweet Potato  +  Turnip
[] 15. Kanro         -- Sweet Potato  +  Carrot
[] 16. Kashry        -- Sweet Potato  +  Watermelon
[] 17. Melatoma      -- Melon         +  Tomato
[] 18. Melober       -- Watermelon    +  Melon
[] 19. Paberryta     -- Strawberry    +  Potato
[] 20. Potamela      -- Melon         +  Potato
[] 21. Radita        -- Potato        +  Turnip
[] 22. Raury         -- Watermelon    +  Turnip
[] 23. Sholo         -- Melon         +  Sweet Potato
[] 24. Tataro        -- Carrot        +  Potato
[] 25. Tobatama      -- Tomato        +  Potato
[] 26. Tomaca        -- Tomato        +  Carrot
[] 27. Trady         -- Tomato        +  Turnip
[] 28. Yamato        -- Sweet Potato  +  Tomato


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        IV.      Tree Hybrids


gamegirl21 sent me an email containing this information about creating tree
hybrids.  I cannot profess enough thanks for this list, or for the permission
to include it in this guide.

This section of the Hybrid Guide is the property of gamegirl21, 2004.  Refer
to Copywright section for further information.

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Message recieved Sunday, March 28, 2004

Second Generation Hybrids:

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|   Crop1 + crop2  /  Hybrid  / soil / season /  seed sell price  |
|------------------/----------/------/--------/-------------------| 
|  Peach + Orange  /  Lanmuge / any  /  Fall  / 540 or haggle 648 |
|   Peach + grape  /  Jurum   / any  /  Fall  /        470        |
|  Orange + Grape  /  Orahge  / any  / Summer / 420 or haggle 504 |
| Orange + Bannana /  Magenge / Any  / Winter / 540 or haggle 648 |
|   Grape + peach  /  Jurum   / Any  /  Fall  /        470        |
|  Grape + bannana /  Gehju   / any  / Summer /        560        |
| Bannana + peach  /  Magerum / Any  / Winter /        610        |
|  Bannana + Grape /  Gehju   / any  /  Fall  /        470        |
|  Bannana + Apple /  Appage  / Any  /  Fall  /        540        |
|   Apple + Peach  /  Phurum  / Any  /  Fall  / 455 or haggle 546 |
|  Apple + orange  /  Oraphu  / Any  / Spring /        420        |
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Message recieved Friday, April 2, 2004


Hello Again :)
 
I have the prices for the second gen. B fruit exceept for tha Lanmuge because
I forgot to plant one. :(
 
Oraphu 55G
Orhange 45G
Gehju 50G
Jurum 50G
Phurum 45G
Appage 40G
Magenge 45G
Magerum 50G
 
The Third gen Trees you get to name so I just named them A,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J
 Just to let you know there is no B. 
Also you can get the same seed by diffrent combos. so I just showed how to get
each seed by group
 
Ex.
Seed name/ soil/ season/ B seed price
plant 1 + plant 2 = what seed it is
 
A / Any/ Summer/  950G
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Lanmuge +Gehju
Jurum + Magenge
Gehju + Lanmuge
Magerum + Orhange
 
C / any/ Summer/ 1,400G
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Lanmuge + Magenge
Magerum + Lanmuge
Magerum + Magenge
 
D / Any/ Fall/ 850G
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Lanmuge + Appage
Magenge + Phurum
Phurum + Magenge
 
E / Any/ Fall /960G
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Jurum + Gehju
Orhange + Jurum
Orhange + Gehju
Genju + Orhange
 
F/ Any/ Summer /1,250G
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Jurum + Appage
 
G/Any /Winter/ 950G
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Jurum + Phurum
Phurum + Jurum
 
H /Any/ Spring/ 925G
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Orhange + Phurum
Phurum + Orhange
Oraphu + Jurum
 
i / any / Fall/ 900
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Gehju + Oraphu
Oraphu + gehju
 
J/ Any/ Winter/ 1,100G or haggle 1,320G
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Oraphu + Appage
Appage + Magenge
 

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       V.       Floral Hybrids


Floral Hybrids:

Tartan suggests using the Happy Lamp and the Gemsoil flowers in your
hybridization.  The item descriptions tell the rest of the story.  Look for
flowers with a second page of information that may pertain to plant health or
conditioning.  The Happy Lamp (summer flower), Gemsoil (Autumn flower) and
Upseed (Winter flower) fall into this category.  By the way, the names of
these flowers DO suggest their results.

It seems as though any hybrid can be paired with these flowers.  I have not
yet found a failure.  The flowers and their affect on a plant are as follows:

Happy Lamp --  All Season Hybrids (green circle appeared on seed)
Gemsoil    --  All Soil Hybrids (black circle appeared on seed)
Upseed     --  Superior Seed Hybrids (seeds jumped from average to superior
		quality)

Obviously, each of these hybrids have profound use.


Happy Lamps -- allow you to grow high-profit crops such as Watermelon, Melon,
Potatos and Sweet Potatos year-round.  This works great for me; Dad always
made the best yams, so I am a sucker for growing sweet potatos.

These flowers grow in abundance on the hill just up from Gustafa's Yurt, but
take a couple of days to grow back once picked.  One also grows between Cody's
Studio and the Twin's Stilthouse.


Gemsoil -- allows you to plant your hybrids in even the lowest quality soil.
This means to reach your hybrids it will take you one game minute instead of
ten--also adding seventy potential squares of harvest for second generation
hybrids.

Gemsoil grows on the small flat Professor Carter and his attractive
yet fatally blonde assistant Flora have claimed (next to the waterfall).  The
flower is pale and blends in with the grass on some televisions, so it can be
easy to miss just how many there really are.

Upseed -- acts like a seed steroid.  Rather than applying fertilizer eight
times at a total cost of 960 G, you use 25 G worth of flower.

One rests along the east side of the river, the other grows near
the edge of the walkable map between Cody's Studio and the Twin's Stilthouse.
Upseed grows back about every other day, so pay close attention and do not
forget to look for its reappearance.

Hybrids can be made with all three flowers' strengths.  As far as I know, the
plants will suffer no ill side-effects from all this cross-breeding.


Important:

The order (Crop + Flower or Flower + Crop) does not seem to matter.

The All-soil and All-season characteristics will appear in hybrid offspring.

As noted in the hybrid table section, the quality of the vegetable or seed
used can alter the resulting hybrid.  Be sure to look back at the different
combinations I recorded with to get an idea of what to expect.


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       VI.      Class 2 Hybrid Information


Tartan gives "hot tips" about eating two things at once.  At first I thought
he was talking about cooking pairs of fish, but as I created hybrids I
discovered what he meant.  I currently have one reliable second-generation
hybrids that Tartan mentioned:

Kanro + Radika = an inverted onion or a circus tent-shaped plant--maybe
	         even garlic?

Tartan asks you to name the new hybrid since he has never seen it before.  You
are limited to four characters in naming the plant.  I have no idea yet if
there are further tiers of hybrids, but to properly create higher hybrid
orders would require many, many vegetables and extensive experimentation--or
a seed maker--to compile a complete list.

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       VII.     Updates


Update Log:


V 1.1   03/24/04

        A.  Spaced out the Hybrids Table for easier reading
        B.  Minor changes to various sentences and facts
        C.  Corrected Table errors
        D.  Clarified paragraph on fertilizer
        E.  Added alphabetical hybrid table
        F.  Added growth classes of hybrids


V 1.2   04/03/04

        A.  Surprise!  The first list of Tree hybrids was added.  Thanks
            again to gamegirl21 for sending it to me!

--->    V 1.21 08/03/04

               A.  Corrected some glaring errors that have presided since the
                   creation of the guide.  My deepest and most sincere
                   apologies for having allowed these mistakes to remain in my
                   guide, and for any confusion they may have caused.


Planned Future Updates:

Class 2 Hybrids
Improved Growing Rate Experiments
Hybrid seed and produce Prices
Vegetable seed and produce Prices

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          VIII. Contact Information

Further questions, comments or suggestions?  Please email me at
edrickii@hotmail.com with "Wonderful Hybrid" or "HM Hybrids" in the subject
line.

Please note:  Severe time constraints have prevented me from being able to
respond to questions and comments over the past four months.  I am very sorry
for having failed to respond to the many emails I have received.  It is my
intention to respond to any further emails I receive, but please know that it
may take several days for me to be able to answer your questions or address
your comments.


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