Dating FAQ by Cyber-Sushi

Version: 3.2 | Updated: 09/08/01 | Printable Version

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   HARVEST MOON 64 Dating Guide v.3.2                 September 8th, 2001
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. The Girls
     i. Ann
    ii. Karen
   iii. Popuri
    iv. Elli
     v. Maria
3. Competition
4. Marriage
5. Children
6. Extra Tips
7. Acknowledgements
8. Contact

   1. Introduction
This guide has been reconstructed in the form of notes, and not ugly
paragraphs. This makes updating easier, and it's easier to glance
through if you're looking for specific information. The original
guide was written by Cyber Sushi, but I (sto0pidkid) was the one who
made some changes. So you'll see 'I' and 'we'. It may get a little
confusing, but if it's important we'll indicate who's saying what.
Further updates of the guide are done by Cyber Sushi.

What's better than harvesting your own crops to become a multi-
millionaire? Dating. This guide will give you pointers on how to get
one of the eligible bachelorettes in this game. We go in-depth with
what they like, what they dislike, and we even teach you how to have

The color of the heart when talking to these lovely ladies shows you
where you stand on their love-o-meter:

                            WHITE : Indifferent
                             BLUE : Friendly
                            GREEN : Flirtatious
                           YELLOW : Enamored
                             PINK : Truly in Love

These dating techniques listed will not work in real life. If you know
a girl named Ann, don't give her eggs. If you do, please don't blame

   2. The Girls - ooh la la
Below are the five lucky ladies you get to choose as your wife. Each
one has a specific characteristic. For example Karen is bold and
outgoing, but Maria is quiet and shy. We'll show you their
characteristics among other useless trivia.

We're still working and updating this guide. If you know any anything
that we have left out, please contact us. (our e-mail is at the

   i. Ann
Brief Description:
 · Ann & her family (Brother & Father) own the Green Ranch.
 · Her mother died when she was young.
 · She can't cook too well, but she loves animals.
 · Rick is her cousin.
 · She's friend's with Karen.
 · Competition is Cliff.

Where She Can Be Found:
 · Everyday (excluding Thursday) she is normally in Green Ranch.
 · If it's raining or snowing she can be found in the barn.
 · On Thursday check the mountain area:
      1. By the fisherman tent.
      2. By the tree near the carpenters.
      3. Small closure with the river.
 · She has been seen at Rick's Shop.
 · Star Night Festival - At the Church.
 · New Year's Eve - At the bar.
 · Sources say she can be found on occasion at Karen's house [now confirmed.]

 · Do NOT show her wild animals.
 · She likes:
      1. Your dog.
      2. Your chickens.
      3. Corns & potatoes.
 · She LOVES wool. Give her as much as possible.

       · You'll have a dream (flashback) to when you and Ann climbed
         a tree to see baby birds and fell. The next day, visit the
         area of the mountains with the carpenter's log cabin and
         talk to Ann.
       · If you are getting along with Ann, late in a Winter, she'll take
         you to go see a Pika Bunny at the goddess pond area, and you'll get a
       · She sprains her ankle right outside the ranch.
       · (May Not Be An Event, but it can happen):
         If you have a lot of stamps on your cake card to talk to
         Ann, then when you leave she will come after you and give it

Extra Tips/Comments:
 · Keep your animals happy. Do NOT let them die.

 · On your birthday she gives you socks.
 · Her birthday is the 14th of Summer, give her wool.

   ii. Karen
Brief Description:
 · Family owns the Vineyard.
 · Cliff is her cousin.
 · Her father is an angry alcoholic.
 · Her mother seems meek and shy.
      1. She used to be a good dancer, the "Queen of Dance."

Where She Can Be Found:
 · Vineyard
 · Near Carpenter's house.
 · At the beach.
 · In the Bar.
 · Star Night Festival - At the beach.
 · New Year's Eve - Lone tree near your farm.

 · She likes:
      1. Wild grapes.
      2. Strawberries.
      3. Veryberry fruit.

 · She sprains her ankle near the old tree in the vineyard.
 · You'll have a dream (flashback) to when she was crying and her
   father came and helped her. The next day go to the vineyard and
   she will invite you into the wine room. You will get locked in,
   but by going to the top-right corner you can get out.
 · How to revive the old tree at the vineyard:
      1. Give the bartender gifts until he gives you the wine.
      2. Give the elves gifts to become their friends.
      3. The elves will tell you about the tree in the vineyard.
      4. Toss a veggie into the Goddess's Pond and ask her to wake up
         the tree.
      5. The next day Karen will come and invite you somewhere.

Extra Tips/Comments:
 · You don't have to visit her during the day.
 · Give her gifts at the bar.
 · Do not talk to her too often.
 · Try to befriend her father.
 · Eventually, she loves to see your dog.

 · On your birthday she'll give you a lucky bracelet which prevents
   bad weather.
 · Her Birthday is on the 29th of Winter.

Mega Glitch:
 · Straight from Juliane, as well as Steve [see credits for contacts] comes
   a one-day 'make her fall in love with you' plan that actually works. Pick up
   that handsome dog of yours and talk to Karen repeatedly and surely enough, her
   heart will make its way up to Pink in no time. Unconfirmed if this works with
   other girls.

   iii. Popuri
Brief Description:
 · Popuri's father is a traveler.
 · As you undoubtedly guessed her resemblance to "Potpourri"
   she likes flowers.
 · Her mother owns Lilia's Flower Shop.

Where She Can Be Found:
 · Usually outside the Lilia's Flower Shop.
 · Green Ranch.
 · Restaurant in the mountains.
 · Star Night Festival - On the mountains.
 · New Year's Eve - At the Church.

 · Flowers, duh.
 · She doesn't like bugs.
 · Strawberries.

 · She sprains her ankle near the cave in the woodland area.
 · During the Spring you'll get a letter from Lilia's Flower Shop
   that says the Blue Mist Flower's have arrived. Plant some, and
   after they bloom, Popuri will come by and you'll get a picture
   for your album.
 · You'll have a dream (flashback) about a girl falling after trying
   to pick up a flower. The next day, go the mountains behind the
   carpenter's house.

 · For your birthday she'll bring you Potpourri to help your
   vegetables grow.
 · Her birthday is the 22nd of Spring.

   iv. Elli
Brief Description:
 · Owns the bakery.

Where This Lovely Lady Can Be Found:
 · Beach.
 · In or around The Bakery.
 · Mountain Area.
 · Star Night Festival - At the Church.
 · New Years Eve - At the Church.
 · Very rarely at the flower shop.

 · She likes:
      1. Eggs.
      2. Milk.
      3. Baked goods.
      4. Fish.
      5. Your dog.
 · She doesn't like bugs.

 · You'll have a dream (flashback) about feeling sick from eating mud
   pies. The next day go to the bakery, or the midwife to find some
 · When Elli's grandmother dies, she'll be very upset. Dance with
   her, and riding in the balloon during the Planting Festival will
   help her recover.
 · The day before Elli's grandmother is going to die, she will be outside the
   bakery in a different spot, not rocking. Do not talk to her if you don't
   wish to send her off.
 · When Elli sprains her ankle; she's in the forest/mountain area.
 · If you have a pink heart with her, during the fall, she will take
   you to make moondrop water, which comes with a picture.

 · On your birthday she'll give you a handkerchief.
 · Her birthday is the 1st of Fall, give her Gold Milk.

   v. Maria

Brief Description:
 · She is the daughter of the mayor.
 · Works at the library.
 · She's a little shy.

Where to find this damsel:
 · Library.
 · Mountain Area.
 · Her house.
 · Beside the Church.
 · Star Night Festival - Town Square.
 · New Years Eve - At the Church.

 · She likes insects.
 · She LOVES cabbage.
 · She's scared of your dog.

 · When she sprains her ankle, she'll be in the library.
 · You'll have a dream about the library, so the next day go to the
   library. Pick up the book and give it to her without talking.
 · If you have a pink heart with Maria, in the summer/fall she will take
   you to see fireflies. This includes a picture.

 · On your birthday she'll give you a book.
 · Her birthday is the 11th of Winter.
   3. Competition
You're not the only guy in town that's interested in these ladies. For
each girl, there are three possible outcomes. She can get married to you,
married to another specified person, or not get married at all. Obviously,
there's no problem with a girl you're not interested in getting married, in
which case you should encourage the two parties. The following are the couples:

Karen and Kai [works at vineyard]
Ann and Cliff [travelling guy with falcon]
Popuri and Gray [Ann's brother]
Elli and Guy at bakery [don't remember his name]
Maria and Harris [mail carrier]

In most cases, the other guy isn't much of a threat. You have a brain. He
doesn't. There are mixed opinions on what you should do with your rival.
Friend or foe? If you wish to do so, give him weeds and be mean to him. Or
be friends with him. If you want another couple to get married, simply talk
to both of them a lot, and just be friends with 'em. In some cases, the guys
will confess their affection. When they get married, they'll come to your house
and ask you to attend.
   4. Marriage
Finally, the fruits of your labors are about to pay off. You'll
eventually be able to find the Blue Feather at Rick's shop. Just be
patient if it's not there right away. If you're friends with him
he'll sell it to you for 980G otherwise it's a 1000G. You need a
kitchen to get married.

Talk to your wife at twice a day (morning & night at the very least).
Give her a gifts daily to make her feel good about who she is. A
happy wife is a productive wife. If she's happy, she'll help out
around the house, and even lead to a little bundle of joy, which will
pop another picture in your photo album.

If you're mean to your wife, and her heart goes down a few colors,
she'll leave a note saying she went back to her parent's house for a
while. Fortunately it's easy to make up with her. If you do decide you're
better off without her, all the mentioned girls in the game will
disappear, but you'll still get treated as though you're still

How Your Wife Helps Out:
   Ann - Feeds the chickens and collect eggs.
 Karen - Collects eggs, sometimes breaking them.
Popuri - Waters crops and collects eggs.
  Elli - Collects eggs, and sometimes feeds chickens.
 Maria - Helps with removing weeds and collects eggs.

   5. Children
If you've been good to your wife, and your house is supporting a
baby bed, then you could soon become a happy father. After a season
of talking to her, and giving her her daily gift, she will eventually
become pregnant. When she is pregnant she'll be tired (even in the
morning), and say odd things. And keep giving her gifts. A happy wife
will give birth quicker. Although varied, it's approximately 2
seasons since acknowledge of her pregnancy for your little bundle of

When he's born, treat him as well as your wife. Your kid never gets past the 'child stage.'
Pick him up for a walk, give him gifts, and show him your dog. The stages of development are:
 · Newborn
 · Crawling
 · Crawling
 · Still crawling, but with a mouse hat.

There are roughly three seasons separating the stages.

   5. Extra Tips
Some general tips:
 · Talk to your girl every day, and try to bring her presents.
 · Become comrades with her family.
 · When you get married, talk to your wife at least twice a day.
 · The girl your pursuing will get sick, make sure you go to her house
   to cheer her up. This is the only time you're allowed into their
 · Every girl will twist their ankle [see girls section for location]and you'll
   have the option to carry them home, or call for help. Carry them home. If you
   call for help, your heart rating goes DOWN one level.
 · Talk to her first at every festival.
 · At every chance, dance with your bride-to-be. In order to do this,
   you shouldn't vote for her to become the Flower Princess,
   otherwise you'll miss out. Unless she likes you a lot, or the King
   likes you a lot.
 · The hidden treasure map found in a tree in your very own yard will help
   you get a broken music box which can become a very nice gift for your
   girl. The box is located at the intersection of the tree with the map and the
   dog house. Dig on this square 10 times to uncover it. Once you have the b
   bring it to Rick who will fix it. Next, give it to your girl of choice.
   Broken music boxes aren't nice presents, silly.
   6. Acknowledgments
You can't call us a bunch of plagiarists. We give credit where the
credit is due, and this list is really growing :\ We'd like to thank
everybody who has contributed. If there's anything wrong with the FAQ,
these are the guys to blame: - Information on Karen. First contributor,
                         that's why he's on top. - Gave a lot of information about all the girls. - Information for Maria, Karen, and Popuri. - Assisted with the Events for the girls. - Information on Maria. - Information on Karen.

Psychobabble - Information on Popuri and Elli. - Information for Karen, Popuri and Elli. - Information on Maria and Elli. - Corrected a typo about the character's names. - Gave a lot of information for all the girls. - Assisted with Popuri. - Information on Karen. - Assisted with the general file. - Was of some assistance. - Information about divorce. - A little Maria. - Various information. - A tidbit about Karen. - Info on Maria's grandmother. - Various information on all girls. - Information about the music box. (Steve) - The little glitch with Karen. (Juliane) - Also the glitch, along with plenty of other
                                  info. - Various information. - More specifics for the music box. - Addition info for children.

About a million people - Reminded us to put in Karen's Birthday. Additional
                         music box info. Confirmed Ann's appearance at the

If you feel uncomfortable having your e-mail posted, then don't send
us any! Just kidding. We won't include your e-mail address as long as
you say speak up.

Please understand that in-between updates, I [Cyber Sushi] receive many
e-mails with information we have missed. Sometimes more then one person
contribute the same information. I do my best to keep track of who
sent the e-mail first, but I can't be perfect. If you truly believe
that you should be listed here and aren't, feel free to e-mail me [see below.]

   7. Contact
E-mail Cyber Sushi at if...
 · You have anything to add.
 · You have a question about the guide.
 · You have any additional information NOT already listed.
 · You want to post/sell this guide.
 · Please entitle e-mail "Harvest Moon".

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 · You want some good ASCII art (at the top).
 · You really need somebody to convert your guide into this outline
   and add some personality to your dry/boring FAQ or Guide.
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 · You don't have any friends, and want somebody to talk to... e-mail
   Cyber Sushi. :\