This article is about Basil, a character from Friends of Mineral Town. You may be looking for Basil in his other appearances throughout the series.
Basil is a character in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.

Basil works as a world famous botanist and loves the outdoors. He lives next to the Library with his wife Anna and their daughter Mary.[2] Most of the books in the Library were written by Basil himself!

If he's not at his home, he will be near Mother's Hill studying the local flora. Basil is very friendly, and may give you a recipe for Fruit Latte.[3]


Everyday (except Mondays), Sunny
6am - 7am Locked in his Home
7am - 10am His Home (2nd Floor)
10am - 1pm His Home (1st Floor)
1pm - 5:10pm Locked in his Home
5:10pm - 7pm His Home (1st Floor)
7pm - 7:40pm Walking to Inn
7:40pm - 10pm Walking to Supermarket
10pm - 6am Locked in his Home
Everyday (except Mondays), Rain/Snow
6am - 7am Locked in his Home
7am - 10am His Home (2nd Floor)
10am - 1pm His Home (1st Floor)
1pm - 4pm His Home (2nd Floor)
4pm - 7pm His Home (1st Floor)
7pm - 7:40pm Walking to Inn
7:40pm - 10pm Inn (1st Floor)
10pm - 6am Locked in his Home
Monday (Sunny)
6am - 7am Locked in his Home
7am - 7:30am Walking to Mother's Hill 
7:30am - 10am Mother's Hill Meadow
10am - 11:30am Walking to his Home
11:30am - 1pm His Home (1st Floor)
1pm - 4:20pm Locked in his Home
4:20pm - 10pm His Home (1st Floor)
10pm - 6am Locked in his Home
Mondays (Rain/Snow)
6am - 7am Locked in his Home
7am - 10am His Home (2nd Floor)
10am - 1pm His Home (1st Floor)
1pm - 4:20pm Locked in his Home
4:20pm - 10pm His Home (1st Floor)
10pm - 6am Locked in his Home


Gift Preferences
Loved Black Grass, Grapes, Green Grass, Mushrooms, Poisonous Mushrooms, Red Grass, Tea Leaves, Truffles, White Grass
Liked Apples, Baked Corn, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Blue Grass, Blue Magic Flowers, Bread, Cake, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cookies, Corn, HMSGB Apples, Honey, Ice Cream, Indigo Grass, Moon Drop Flowers, Orange Grass, Pineapples, Pink Cat Flowers, Purple Grass, Red Magic Flowers, Relaxation Tea, Rice Balls, Salad, Sandwiches, Sweet Potatoes, SUGDW Apples, Toy Flowers
Neutral Weed, Apple Pie, Bamboo, Bodigizer, Branches, Buckwheat Flour, Cheese (S), Cheese Cake, Chocolate, Cookies, Cucumbers, Curry Powder, Curry Rice, Eggplant, Eggs (S), Flour, Green Peppers, Hot Milk, Mayonnaise (S), Milk (S), Miso Soup, Muffin Mix, Noodles, Oil, Omelets, Pizza, Pudding, Rice Cakes, Spring Suns, Stew, Stones, Summer Suns, Tomatoes, Turbojolt
Disliked Fish (All), Sushi (All), Fish Recipes, Wool (M), Yarn (S)
Hated Adamantite, Agate, Amethysts, Ancient Fossils, Animal Fodder, Chicken Feed, Copper Ore, Emeralds, Empty Cans, Fish Scales, Fluorite, Gold Ore, Golden Lumber, Junk Ore, Message Bottle, Moon Stones, Mystrile Ore, Old Boots, Orichalc, Peridot, Pirate Treasure, Rubies, Sand Roses, Silver Ore, Topaz


Basil's Hate Mail

In order to see this event, there are several requirements. You must befriend Basil, and this event can only be seen if Mary isn't married. Additionally, it must be raining, and it cannot be a Monday. Visit Basil's home in the spring season between 1PM and 4PM. [6]

Upstairs, you'll find Basil pacing back in forth. If you ask Basil what's bothering him, he'll say that somebody is criticizing him for a book he wrote. The person who read the book accidentally ate a poisonous mushroom, and is blaming Basil for it! He's written a letter to Basil explaining the whole dilemma, but Basil isn't sure if he should write back or not.

Tell Basil to write the person back to increase your friendship with him.

The White Flower

Once you've played for five years or more, visit Ellen at her home between 1PM and 4PM during the summer season.[7]

Ellen is waiting for Basil. When he does show up, he eagerly awaits for Ellen to tell him about a rare plant. Ellen tells Basil about a white flower that blooms only on a summer night. Basil is excited about hearing Ellen's story, and asks if you'll go to find the flower while Basil does some research at his house.

The flower can be found on the top of Mother's Hill between 9PM and 12AM. Once you've found the flower, your character will automatically pick it and be brought back straight to Ellen's house. Basil decides to give Ellen the flower, and she thanks him for the lovely gift.

Customers For Kai

The event starts when your character walks into Kai's restaurant between 5-7 PM.[8] Triggering the event will cause the day to end.

Kai greets you and says that he doesn't have any customers, as usual. Popuri suddenly calls and walks into the restaurant, excited, telling Kai that she brought customers for him. He's excited as he sees the first few customers come in. Popuri then says that there's more customers outside. Kai's happy that he has customers, but is worried that it's going to be too difficult to cook for them all. He asks the player to help and you agree. The scene shows you, Kai, and Popuri scrambling around the restaurant trying to serve everybody.

After all the customers have been served, your character, Kai, and Popuri are alone in his restaurant. Kai is tired after working so hard. He tells Popuri that he's grateful for the customers, but she brought too many! Popuri apologizes for overdoing it and Kai admits that he might be glad that he has such few customers. He thanks your character and you go home.

A Prize for Basil

To see this event, Mary and Gray must be married. Visit Mary's home between 5:30PM and 7PM on a Thursday evening.[9]

Mary, Gray, Basil and Anna can be found gathered inside. Mary sees you come in and explains that they are celebrating an award that Basil won for a book that he's wrote! Basil doesn't seem to think that it's a big deal, but he thanks everybody for their kind words.


Cow Festival, Year End Festival


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