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This article is about Basil, a character from Magical Melody. You may be looking for Basil in his other appearances throughout the series.

Basil (バジル, Bajiru) is a bachelor in Harvest Moon: Magical Melody.

Basil is a traveling botanist, who can be found exploring the village in every season of the year except for Winter. He is very passionate about nature, particularly plants, and has a very positive and assertive attitude. Basil will leave every Winter and return in the Spring. If you are married to Basil, he will stay all year long.


Basil's location seems to be randomized. He appears in nearly every place in town, and is mostly commonly found near Spring Farm, at Sunny Lake, near the river in town, or in the Mountains. Since Basil does not work, he usually does not appear inside of buildings.

Moving Out

Basil will leave every Winter, regardless of how many friendship points he has. The only exception to this is if the player is married to Basil. He will, however, show up for the Starry Night Festival (Winter 24) if he has the highest amount of hearts for the player.

However, he may leave earlier if the player hasn't shipped enough plants or flowers. Shipping a constant supply of herbs and flowers found by foraging in each season will guarantee Basil to either remain in the village or to move back if he has left. 


Gift Preferences
Loved Red Herb, Tomato Juice, Bluemist Flower, Pontata Root, High Quality Strawberry, High Quality Pumpkin, Herb Tea
Liked Green Herb, Moondrop Flower, Very Berry Jam, Chestnut, Strawberry, Copper Ore, Gold Ore, Limestone, Blueberries
Disliked Junk, Weeds

Heart Events

2 Heart Event

Regardless of gender, Basil will come to your door in the morning as you leave your house when he reaches two hearts. Basil will give you a piece of Limestone, and you also receive the "Traveler" note.

5 Heart Event

If you are playing as a female character, Basil will approach you in the morning as you leave your home. He will give you Orange Balm as well as the recipe to make it.


After meeting all of the marriage requirements and receiving Blue Feather, the player will be able to propose.

Whichever marriage candidate you are proposing to must have a minimum of 8 hearts. If they accept your Blue Feather, the wedding will take place the following day (unless the following day is a festival). The wedding will take a full day.


In Harvest Moon: Magical Melody, each bachelor and bachelorette can be paired off to what is considered as the main character's rival.  

Each rival couple has one heart event between them, but they will never marry. You must have 4 hearts with your rival (the person of the same gender), and the marriage candidate must have less than 4 hearts.

Your rival for Basil's affection is Nina. Basil and Nina's will take place in the shed at Spring Farm. You must enter shed on a day when Spring Farm is open.

Musical Note

Getting Basil to 2 hearts will initiate a scene of him coming to your house and giving you a Limestone as a gift. Afterward, you will receive the "Traveler Note".
Note Description:
A somewhat mysterious plant hunter. Searches for greenery even in the winter. If it has to do with plants, he knows it.
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