Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town Cheats

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town FAQs

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town Hints

  • GBA | Submitted by Billy Page

    How to Oversleep

    All you have to do is keep working until you turn blue. Then go to bed and in the morning it will say "You overslept."

  • GBA | Submitted by game boy fan

    Where to find Mystril

    Want some mystril? Well you have to go to the spring mines. When you get to the sixth level, get out your hammer. When you find a blue fuzzy mineral, that will be mystril.

  • GBA | Submitted by sim freak

    Where to find Orichalc

    First take your hoe and hammer to the mine by the hotspring. Then, dig around the 1st mine floor until you find some stairs. Continue until you get to the 10th floor. Then, hammer some minerals and you will hopefully find orechilic! (if you get tired you can dig for black herbs or you can leave and go to the hotspring.)

  • GBA | Submitted by VINACIOUS

    Upgrading Tools

    To upgrade a tool you have to have several things. One, you need an ore so that a new tool can be made. Ores are found in the spring mine, next to the hot springs. Here you can smash the rocks to get certain ores, or dig with your hoe to get coins in the ground, or stairs, that lead you down further into the mine. The further you go, the more valuable the ores become. They range from, coal, copper, silver, gold, mysthil, a blue ore used for ultimate upgrading, and orichal, which can only be used to make jewelry. To upgrade you also need experience w/ a tool. Experience comes with using the tool. The more you use it, the higher a level the tool can be upgraded. To check the level of upgrading available, press select, and go to the lat page with all the tools, and the bars going across. The bar has different colors...
    red=bronze ore
    grey=silver ore
    yellow=gold ore
    blue= mystril ore
    When each bar is full then it will change color, and you can then upgrade ur tool to what ever color it was before. Example...
    if the bar was red, and then turned grey, you could then get a bronze too. You must wait until the grey color disappears before getting a silver tool. Finally, you must take both the tool and the ore you want to upgrade with to Saibara, the blacksmith. He will charge 1000-4000 depending on what ore you are giving him. He will stay with the tool for a certain amount of days so he can upgrade it, so make sure your not going to need that tool.

  • GBA | Submitted by the sim freak

    The Stages of Love

    1. pink heart
    2. blue heart
    3. green heart
    4. yellow heart
    5. scarlet heart - can now buy Blue Feather at the shop -
    6. dark red heart

  • GBA | Submitted by Breze Brunz

    Harvest Goddess Mini-Game

    At the beginning of the year while using your TV, if you press Right(2), Up or Down quickly, then Left, you will play a mini-game with the Harvest Goddess. In it, you must guess if the next question is higher or lower then the last number. The better you do, the better your prize.

    This is a somewhat difficult game, but can be played five times a day for the first five days of spring. Go to your TV and press Left until you see the Harvest Goddess. If you pass her up, just press Left until you see her again. The prizes for this game include the following.
    1 win: Nothing
    2 wins: A type of grass or herb
    3 to 9 wins: Unknown
    10 to 14 wins: Relaxation Tea Leaves
    15 to 19 wins: Hand Lotion
    20 to 24 wins: Water
    25 to 29 wins: Tissues
    30 to 39 wins: Perfume
    40 to 49 wins: Pre-wrapped Dress
    50 to 59 wins: Golden Log (put in shelf and never outside)
    60 to 69 wins: Fish Fossil (sell for 5,000)
    70 to 79 wins: Treasure Box (sell for 10,000 )
    80 to 89 wins: Ketchup Recipe
    90 to 99 wins: Fried Potato Recipe
    100 wins: A Book

  • GBA | Submitted by Martin, bebop

    Golden Lumber

    If you ever get the Golden Lumber, do not put it on your lawn. It will result in everyone coming to your house everyday, angry with you, until you remove it. So just put it on a shelf.

  • GBA | Submitted by cheater99

    How to Get Low in the Mines

    To get low in the mines you need to save your game, then till until you find the stairs. Then load the game and go to the place where the stairs were, till only that spot, and the stairs will be there. It takes a while but it saves a lot of stamina.

  • GBA | Submitted by HarvestMoonFan

    Karen's Favorite

    If you are trying to marry Karen, she LOVES wine. So save up your money and buy her as much wine as you can, then make sure you wrap it in wrapping paper. It will make her say something like You really want me to keep it? I love things like this, you know!"

  • GBA | Submitted by fan

    Increase a Girl's Heart Level by One

    Visit the Harvest Goddess in the spring(throw a flower in the spring, NOT the hot spring). Repeat the process until she asks you "Do you like a girl?" Say yes and choose your girl. If you chose the Harvest Goddess she'll give you relaxation tea leaves.

  • GBA | Submitted by Me

    The Starry Night Festival

    To get a girl to go with you, on the day before the festival, talk to the girl you want to invite. She needs to have a blue heart or higher. She will ask you if you want to spend time with her family for the starry night festival. If you answer yes, show up at 5:00 on the starry night festival and go right on in!

  • GBA | Submitted by cheater_ed

    How to Befriend the Harvest Sprites

    To befriend with the Harvest Sprites you need to give them presents. If you have 3 or 4 hearts to a sprite you can play a mini-game with them or ask them to go to your farm & help you with your household chores.

  • GBA | Submitted by jeffrey

    More Money

    To get more money in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, buy a basket from the store for 5,000gp. When you have the basket, go to the hot spring mine and mine the minerals and put them in your basket to be shipped. Keep doing this until you have all the money you need. This also works for the winter mine, but you'll usually get more money per trip.

  • GBA | Submitted by K.wilson

    Ann's Locations

    If it is Sunny, and not a Festival Day:

    07am - 07:30am Walking to Hot Spring
    07:30am - 10am Hot Spring
    10am - 10:30am Walking to Inn
    10:30am - 01pm Doug's Inn - 2nd floor
    01pm - 04pm Doug's Inn - 1st floor
    04pm - 07pm Doug's Inn - 2nd floor
    07pm - 10pm Doug's Inn - 1st floor

    If it is rainy/ snowy, and not a Festival Day:

    07am - 10am Doug's Inn - backroom
    10am - 01pm Doug's Inn - 2nd floor
    01pm - 04pm Doug's Inn - 1st floor
    04pm - 07pm Doug's Inn - 2nd floor
    07pm - 10pm Doug's Inn - 1st floor

  • GBA | Submitted by Desiree Ha

    Meet/Marry the Harvest Goddess

    Waterfall near hot spring

    During any season besides winter, take a flower that only grows in that season and throw it in the lake where the waterfall is, and you can see the Harvest Goddess. If you want to marry the Harvest Goddess keep giving her flowers.

    Editor's note: the Harvest Goddess has an 'invisible heart,' versus the other girls'.

  • GBA | Submitted by k.wilson.

    Everything on the Shopping Network

    When the TV shopping channel is on, these are the items you can get:

    No special requirements:

    Mirror----------1000 G
    Clock----------2000 G

    1st house extension:

    Refrigerator----2500 G
    Cabinet--------2500 G

    1st extension + refrigerator:

    Kitchen---------4000 G
    Seasoning Set--2500 G
    Knife-----------1500 G
    Frying Pan-----1200 G
    Pot------------1000 G
    Mixer----------1200 G
    Whisk----------500 G
    Rolling Pin------750 G
    Oven-----------2500 G

    2nd house extension:

    Rug-------------5000 G
    Big Bed---------10000 G
    Power Berry-----10000 G

  • GBA | Submitted by k.wilson

    The King Fish

    The following is a list of the 6 Legendary King Fish, where to catch them, and what you need to do in order to catch them.

    Carp: Lake (Need to have shipped at least 200 fish. Any season except Winter)
    Catfish: Hot Spring (Winter Only)
    Coelacanth: Winter Mine (Must have caught the other 5 King Fish first)
    Jp Huchen: Downstream (Need to have learned the recipes for: Grilled Fish, Sashimi, and Sushi)
    Monkfish: Ocean (10pm-8am. Winter or Spring)
    Squid: Ocean (Toss in a small fish first. Any season except Winter)

    Note: Your fishing pole must be Cursed, Blessed, or Mythic in order for you to catch a King Fish.

  • GBA | Submitted by K.wilson

    Evening Wildlife

    This will only happen at night when your cattle and chickens are outside. At night, sometimes wild dogs will come and try to scare off your cattle and/or chickens. The only way to save your cattle is to have a wooden or stone fence protecting them, with plenty of grass in it to keep them safe. There are three ways to tell if there is a wild dog on your farm:

    1. You hear very loud barking.
    2. You see it on your farm map.
    3. You see it running past you.

    There are three ways to make a wild dog go away:
    1. Have your dog chase it away. Your dog has to be outside on your farm to chase the wild dog away. Your dog does this on his own.
    2. If you want to be violent, hack away at it with your hammer, axe, scythe, or hoe.
    3. Put your dog inside and wait for it to leave. Don't worry, it can't get to your animals if they are all inside the fence.

  • GBA | Submitted by k. wilson



    04 Bold
    08 Goddess (Alternate date: 9th)
    11 Saibara
    15 Staid
    16 Elli (Alternate date: 20th)
    17 Barley
    19 Lillia
    26 Aqua
    30 Sasha


    03 Popuri (Alternate date: 10th)
    04 Harris
    06 Cliff
    11 Basil
    16 Timid
    17 Ann (Alternate date: 22nd)
    22 Kai
    25 Mayor Thomas
    29 Zack


    02 Gotz
    05 Stu
    10 Hoggy
    11 Manna
    14 Chef
    15 Karen (Alternate date: 23rd)
    19 Doctor
    20 Pastor Carter
    23 Anna
    27 Rick


    06 Gray
    11 Doug
    13 Ellen
    15 Duke
    19 Won
    20 Mary (Alternate date: 25th)
    22 Nappy
    26 May
    29 Jeff

    Note: The alternate date is used if you chose to have your character's birthday on the original birth date of one of the eligible ladies. For example, if you chose Winter 20th as your character's birthday, then Mary's birthday will change to Winter 25th.

  • GBA | Submitted by GamesRadar

    Recipes (Easier to read)

    Recipe Name Tools/Seasoning Ingredients
    Grape Juice Mixer 1 Wild Grape
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
    Tomato Juice Mixer Tomato
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *
    Vegie Juice Mixer 1 of any Vegie
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
    Apple Juice Mixer Apple
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *
    Strawberry Juice Mixer Strawberry
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
    Small Mayo Whisk, Vinegar reg.egg,oil
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *
    Medium Mayo Whisk, Vinegar Good.egg,oil
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
    Large Mayo Whisk, Vinegar High.egg,oil
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *
    Golden Mayo Whisk, Vinegar Golden egg,oil
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
    Baked Potato Oven Sweet Potato
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *
    Grape Jam Pot, Sugar Wild Grape
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
    Apple Jam Pot, Sugar Apple
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *
    Strawberry Jam Pot, Sugar Strawberry
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
    Jam Bun None Bread,
    any kind of Jam
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *
    Noodles Pot Noodles,
    Curry powder
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
    Stew Pot Flour,Milk,
    any vegie/fruit
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *
    Truffle Rice none Truffle,Rice Ball
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
    Fried Rice Pan Rice Ball,Oil,Egg
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *
    Boiled Egg Pot, Salt Egg
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
    Hot Milk Pot Milk
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *
    Toast Oven Bread
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
    Moon Dumplings Sugar Muffin Mix/
    Dumpling Powder
    *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *
    Bodigizer XL Mixer Blue Grass,

  • GBA | Submitted by fred john

    Hidden Grass in Winter

    In winter if you go out of the bottom of your farm and turn right there will be like a little path that leads to a white grass.(sells for 150G)

  • GBA | Submitted by Darius Bieber

    Get the Girls Fast

    When you start them game for the first time, hurry and get the girls, because if you wait too long, the other boys in town will get them. Then you will stuck with no one. So hurry!

  • GBA | Submitted by Ryan Hamilton

    Karen's Locations

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday-Sunny
    8-10am:Sitting on the Bench outside the Store with Rick
    10-1pm:Store (Backroom)
    1-4pm:Store (Frontroom)
    4-6pm:Store (Backroom)
    7-8pm:Walking to Mineral Beach
    8-10pm:At Mineral Beach
    10-11pm:Walking back to the Store
    8-10am:Sitting on the Bench outside the Store with Rick
    1-2pm:Walking to Hot Springs (near Spring Mine)
    2-4pm:Hot Springs
    4-5pm:Walking back to Store
    7-7:30pm:Walking to Bar (Dougs Inn)
    10-10:30pm:Walking Back to Store
    Sunday-Sunny or Rainy/Snow
    7-7:30pm:Walking to Bar
    10-10:30pm:Walking back to Store
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday-
    8-10am:Store (Frontroom)
    10-1pm:Store (Backroom)
    1-4pm:Store (Frontroom)
    4-6pm:Store (Backroom)
    1-2pm:Walking to Gotz's house
    2-4pm:Gotz's house
    4-5pm:Walking Back to Store
    7-7:30pm:Walking to Bar
    10-10:30pm:Walking back to Store

  • GBA | Submitted by GamesRadar

    Things to Do During Winter

    The winter month does not allow you to grow any crops. However, your pursue for $$$ does not have to come to a halt. You can still get money from your livestock. As far as I know, cows and sheep cannot be let outside to graze. However, chickens can be left outside to get food, as long as there is no storm, or snowing. If it is they must be inside and fed chicken feed. The honey thing still produces honey. The lake mine, the one in the middle of the lake that was unreachable because of, um, lets see, THE LAKE!!!, can now be reached because the lake has frozen over. In this mine, there are a bunch of new ores that can be mined and serve the sole purpose of being sold. And usually for $100+. Fishing can also bring you great profits. For better results, get your fishing rod upgraded so that you can catch bigger fish. You can do this at the beach, the spring, or other little brooks and streams around the farm.

  • GBA | Submitted by VINACIOUS


    As life continues, yu might get lonely and are looking for a mate. The girls in this game are perfect for you. There are in total four eligible bacheloretts.
    Ann>> works at Doug's in. You can find Ann here almost all the time. Sh is either on the first floor or in one of the rooms upstairs. Her dad, Doug owns the inn. Ann likes chocolate, flowers, your dog, homemade meals, anything homemade. DO NOT.....give any piece of jewelry if you are not at least a yellow heart with her. I gave her a necklace when she had a grey heart and she hasn't spoken to me since.

    Karen>> works, and apparently lives, at the super market. I haven't really seen her around anywhere else but here. Ann doesn't like chocolates. She's into nature, so get her anything from your farm or something you find in the woods. If you want to marry Karen, make sure to go after her right away. Won, the merchant also has his eyes on her so you have to act quick before he gets her.

    Popuri>>lives at the chicken farm. She is very nice to new comers. This is really the only place you'll ever see her, so if she isn't here try another time. She will accept almost anything except things from the woods. She is really into wool, milk, eggs, mayo, yarn, and cheese. so basically any product coming from your livestock. Again, someone else is after this girl. Kai, the little pirate look alike guy at the beach house wants to marry popuri, so act fast.

    Mary>> is the towns librarian, so its a no brainer that she is either in the libray at the north west end on town, or in her house right next door. Mary is kind of a mystery to me and I don't know much about her. I think she likes bugs and animals though. Saibar's randson, the one with the hat who was Ann's bro. in the N64 version, has his eye set on her after she helped him take care of an injury he suffered in the workshop. Act quick before she is taken.

    All the girls like gifts. But for a gift actually take effect, it has to be wrapped in gift paer. This can be bought at the market. Cost=100, very cheap and worth it. To get a girl to marry you, she must have a bright red heart for you. You must then look for the blue feather which is either at the black smith,or with Won at Zack's house on the beach. Certain girls you marry give you an advantage. For example,,,

    Ann>>discount at Doug's inn on food
    Karen>>none that i know
    Poopuri>>helps you fedd and take care of livestock and her mom charges less for animal medicine.
    Mary>>none that i know

  • GBA | Submitted by GamesRadar

    Won the Traveling Merchant

    Won is new to the harvest moon games. He is from the ORIENT, and has many things you may find useful He has different kinds of crops that if you grow and harvest, you can get more money from than from regular crops. He also has flowers that are rare and get extra pts w/ ur girl. Later on he will get a ball and Frisbee for your dog. He aldo has pearls of truth or something like that, that get you something good. ONLY TRY TO GET THESE IF YOU ARE FILTHY RICH!!! Each is 50.000.
    Won coms to your house once a month to sell you some AMAZING apples with really weird names that stand for weirder phrases that don't make sense. DO NOT BUY... they are just regular apples.

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town Cheats

  • GBA | Submitted by Harrison

    Skip Intro

    When you are at the beginin and the old gezer is flyin down to give u instructions on how 2 take care of your ranch (which usually takes 5 minutes)to save ur time shut off the game and u will skip intro!!!

  • GBA | Submitted by beebo

    Infinite Eggs

    To do this cheat you must have 1-4 chickens that lay eggs. take all the eggs and put them into the shipping box. Once you have done this turn off the game boy and turn it back on. The chickens will have layed more eggs. You can do this as many times as you want. This is how I got max money in my first year.

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town Glitches

  • GBA | Submitted by Martin, bebop

    Zack Speaks Japanese

    When Zack comes to picks up your shipment, talk to him twice and he will speak two boxes of Japanese.

  • GBA | Submitted by Martin, bebop

    Snow, Rain, Whatever

    Talk to the police officer when it is snowing and he will say it is raining.

  • GBA | Submitted by Martin, bebop

    Hospital Misspelling

    The Hospital Sign is spelled wrong when you look at it.

  • GBA | Submitted by Martin, bebop

    Run Through People

    If you are trapped between a door and another person, you can run through them.

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town Unlockables

  • GBA | Submitted by Martin, bebop

    The Gem of Truth

    You need 9 Jewels of Truth to form the Gem of Truth. You can find a Jewel of Truth by looking / doing the following:

    1) In your dog house

    2) The water trough in the little Barn where you keep your horse.

    3) Exchange a 1000 medals at the Horse Races

    4) Buy one from Won for 50000 G

    5) The North most lampost between the Church and Rose Plaza

    6) In the Library on the 2nd floor, check the shelves

    7) In the Town Cottage, play the New Year's Game Show

    8) Check the calendar in the Mountain Cottage

    9) Once you have the other 8 jewels, take them to Mayor Thomas' house and check the refridgerator

  • GBA | Submitted by Hayley LUUUVS H.V Moon

    How to Get a Blue Power Berry

    Big Lake

    You need at least 10 cucumbers (you can grow them in the spring) and it can be any season but winter. Take one cucumber with you and go to the big lake (not the one near the spring mine). When you get to the lake, stand on the edge of it towards the middle. Then throw your cucumber into the water. The Kappa will appear before you (he's a little green swamp monster) and take your cucumber. He'll say,"You're annoying. Don't come back," but don't listen to him. Go home and finish your work, then go to bed. The next day throw another cucumber into the same lake in the same spot. Do this for 10 days and he will give you the blue power berry!

  • GBA | Submitted by Harvest Moon Kid 101

    Kappa Jewels

    The Kappa Jewels, which are found on floors 0, 40, 60, 80, 120, 140, 160, 180, and 255 in the Winter Mine, are only useful as a full set. When you get all of them, they combine to form the Kappa Gem. The Kappa Gem recovers Fatigue, when used as a tool.

  • GBA | Submitted by Harvest Moon Kid 101

    Goddess Jewels

    The Goddess Jewels, which are found on floors 60, 102, 123, 152, 155, 171, 190,
    202, and 222 in the Spring mine, are only useful as a full set. When you get all
    of them, they combine to form the Goddess Gem. The Goddess Gem recovers stamina
    when used as a tool.

  • GBA | Submitted by Sae-ouk

    New Seeds

    To obtain new seeds:
    By shipping 100 of the following crops, you can unlock new crops which will be sold at the Supermarket in the right season.
    NOTE: You do not have to ship all 100 crops in one season, just as long as your shippping list reaches 100 for the crop.

    Strawberry seeds - Ship 100 Turnips, Potatoes and Cucumbers
    Pumpkin seeds - Ship 100 Corns, Tomatoes and Onions
    Spinach seeds - Ship 100 Sweet Potatoes, Eggplants and Carrots

  • GBA | Submitted by k.wilson

    Seaside House

    To get the Seaside House you have to get 42 Connectivity Stars from the Harvest Goddess.