Harvest Moon: Back to Nature Tips

Event Guide
Girl/Boy Meetings
Each girl has a series of cutscenes with the main character and with the rival for that girl. The timing of the cutscenes seems to depend on a slew of factors, including: heart level, time of day, season, year number, day of the week, and even the weather.

It would also seem that If you raise the girl's affection level prior to receiving the cut scene, you will (apparently) neither get that scene nor will you get any following scenes. I'm not convinced that heart level is quite as important as some reviewers say, as I've noted that the affection level is a bit forgiving - a girl on the "edge" of purple will sometimes give her blue heart scene, and so on. Other times, it would seem that some heart levels have multiple scenes. But without a look at the game code, there's really no way to be certain.

In my experience, Mary/Gray scenes and Popuri/Kai are notoriously hard to get, and seem sometimes to depend not only on the hourly time, but also on the minutes. On the flip side, Ann/Cliff and Elli/Doctor scenes are much easier. I have no idea why that is.

Here is a list of all the scenes I have actually seen with my own eyes. I tried to note the exact day of the week, season, location, weather, and heart level. Note that these are not, of course, the only time these scenes can be found but rather the time and conditions under which I, personally, found them. A few of them are missing pertinent information because I saw them a long time ago and was short-sighted enough to neglect to write down the info. Grr.

Enjoy, and please feel free to post this anywhere else you like. Do, also, please email me if you find more scenes - I love Harvest Moon and I want to view them all. Thanks!

- Elesia, erinjeffreys@yahoo.com

Ann
Ann - Heart 1.0 - Black
Time: Mon 2, Spring 1, 11:20 am
Location: Inn
Description: "She's Cute"

Ann - Rival 1.0 - Black
Time: Fri 6, Spring 1, 12:00-2:30 pm
Location: Church
Description: "Carter's Lunch"

Ann - Heart 2.0 - Blue
Time: Sun 15, Spring 1, 4:30 pm
Location: Inn (outside)
Description: "Imagine me Married?"

Ann - Rival 2.0 - Blue
Time: Mon 9, Spring 1, 6:30 pm
Location: Inn (upstairs)
Description: "Cliff's Dinner"

Ann - Rival 3.0 - Blue/Green
Time: Sun 7, Spring 2, 6:10 pm
Location: Inn
Description: "Forever"

Ann - Rival 4.0 - Blue/Green
Time: Sun 14, Spring 2, 11:30 am
Location: Vineyard
Description: "Stories"

Ann - Heart 7.0 - Married
Time: Automatic
Location: Mother's Hill
Description: Ann's Sunny Day Nap

Elli
Elli - Heart 1.0 - Black
Time: Mon 2, Spring 1, 9:00 am
Location: Clinic
Description: "No Pain"

Elli - Rival 1.0 - Black
Time: Mon 2, Spring 1, 2:30 pm
Location: Clinic
Description: "Cute Babies"

Elli - Heart 2.0 (note: as soon as purple heart)(note: weather irrelevant) - Purple
Time: Mon 9, Spring 1, 3:50 pm
Location: Clinic (outside)
Description: "Fun Work"

Elli - Rival 2.0 - Purple
Time: Tues 3, Spring 1, 10:30 am
Location: Clinic
Description: "Cold?"

Elli - Heart 3.0 (note: triggers automatically)(note: Horse Race does not conflict) - Blue
Time: Tues 17, Spring 1, 12:00 pm
Location: Farm
Description: "Lunch Sandwiches"

Elli - Rival 3.0 - Blue
Time: Sun 14, Spring 2, 2:00 pm
Location: Beach
Description: "Not Leaving"

Doctor - (note: This seems to trigger regardless of Elli's heart level, but *may* be necessary for the Elli/Doctor marriage path)
Time: Wed 29, Summer 2 11:10 am
Location: Church
Description: "Confessional"

Karen
Karen - Heart 1.0 - Black
Time: Mon 2, Spring 1, 11:00 am
Location: Supermarket
Description: "You Should Pay"

Karen - Rival 1.0 - Black
Time: Mon 2, Spring 1, 6:40-7:00 am
Location: Church (outside)
Description: "Forest Walk"

Karen - Rival 1.2 - Black
Time: Mon 2, Spring 1, 1:20 pm
Location: Poultry Farm
Description: "Cad!!"

Karen - Heart 2.0 - Purple
Time: Mon 16, Spring 1, 7:30 pm
Location: Goddess Spring 1,
Description: "Love Life Troubles"

Karen - Rival 2.0 - Purple/Blue
Time: Sat 6, Spring 2, 12:00 pm
Location: Poultry Yard
Description: "Daughter"

Karen - Rival 3.0 - Blue
Time: Sun 14, Spring 2, 4:50 pm
Location: Supermarket (outside)
Description: "Making Up"

Karen - Rival 6.0 - Red (note: Popuri must be married for this event to trigger)
Time: Fri 4, Spring 2, 12:00-12:50 pm
Location: Poultry Farm
Description: "Missing Popuri - Karen's Proposal"

Mary
Mary - Heart 1.0 - Black
Time: Tues 3, Spring 1, 10:00 am
Location: Library
Description: "Writing?"

Mary - Rival 1.0 - Black
Time: Mon 2, Spring 1, 2:00 pm
Location: Town Square
Description: "Looking For"

Mary - Heart 2.0 - Purple
Time: Wed 11, Spring 1, 2:50 pm
Location: Library
Description: "Care to Read"

Mary - Rival 2.0 - Purple
Time: Sun 13, Summer 1, 5:00 pm
Location: Library (outside)
Description: "Book Advice"

Mary - Heart 3.0 - Blue
Time: Automatic
Location: Farm
Description: "Woodcutter and King"

Mary - Rival 3.0 - Blue
Time: Tues 2 / Wed 24, Spring 2, 10:00-4:20 pm
Location: Blacksmith
Description: "Burns"

Mary - Rival 4.0 - Blue/Green
Time: Tues 30, Spring 2, 3:40-4:00 pm
Location: Library
Description: "Book Review"

Mary - Rival 5.0 - Blue/Green
Time: Wed, Spring 2 / Summer 2, 11:10-4:10 pm
Location: Church
Description: "Confessional"

Popuri
Popuri - Heart 1.0 - Black
Time: Mon 2, Spring 1, 12:00 pm
Location: Poultry Farm
Description: "Pon the Chicken"

Popuri - Heart 2.0 - Purple
Time: Mon 23, Spring 1, 1:00 pm
Location: Poultry Yard
Description: "Leave the village"

Popuri - Rival 1.0 - Black/Purple (note: Weather irrelevant)
Time: Sun 30, Spring 1, any time
Location: Vineyard
Description: "Kai's Arrival"

Popuri - Rival 1.2 - Black/Purple
Time: Wed 2, Summer 1, 12:00 pm
Location: Poultry Yard
Description: "Nice Girl"

Popuri - Heart 2.0 - Purple/Blue
Time: Fri 10, Summer 1, (Year 2) 1:00 pm
Location: Beach
Description: "Leaving"

Popuri - Rival 2.0 - Purple/Blue
Time: Fri 11, Summer 1, 5:10 pm exactly
Location: Beach
Description: "I like the Summer"

Popuri - Heart 7.0 - Married
Time: Automatic
Location: Farm
Description: "Hurt Bird"

Other
Won 1.0
Time: Tues 3, Spring 1, 6:00 am
Location: Farm

Won 2.0
Time: Tues 3, Spring 1, 6:20 am
Location: Town Square

Won 3.0
Time: Tues 3, Spring 1, 6:40 am
Location: Gotz' House

Barley
Time: Tues 3, Spring 1, 11:00 am
Location: Ranch
Description: "Horse" (can buy/sell livestock afterwards)

May
Time: Sun 13, Summer 1, 6:00 pm
Location: Beach

Kai
Time: any day, Summer 1, anytime after hurricane, must have bottle from ocean
Location: Beach
Description: "Perfume"

Kai
Time: any day, Summer 1, 5:00 - Midnight
Location: Inn
Description: "Kai's Fight"

Gray
Time: any day, Fall 1 / Winter 1, starts automatically
Location: Farm
Description: "Gray's Rebellion"
(note: In this scene, Gray comes to stay at your farm for a few days and breaks up some stones and weeds while he's there. I got this once, long ago, and I cannot get it to trigger again. I would welcome any information from anyone who knows how to consistently trigger this scene.)

Cliff
Time: any day, Winter 1, must be snowing
Location: Town Square
Description: "Memories"

Gotz
Time: any day, Winter 1, must be snowing
Location: Gotz' House
Description: "Mountain Storm"

Jeff
Time: Wed 3, Spring 2, any time
Location: Supermarket
Description: "Celebration Sale"

Kitten
Time: Sun 14, Spring 2, 10:50 am
Location: Inn
Description: "Food Thief"

Harris
Time: Sat 20, Spring 2, 6:10 pm
Location: Exiting Farm House
Description: "Letter"

Manna
Time: Sun 21, Spring 2, 9:00 am
Location: Winery
Description: "Aja"

Harris
Time: Tues 23, Spring 2, 6:00 am
Location: Exiting Farm House
Description: "Letter from Aja"

Gotz
Time: Sat 5, Spring 3, 2:30-3:00 pm
Location: Gotz House
Description: "Monkey Attacks"



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