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This article is about Cliff, a character from Harvest Moon 64. You may be looking for Cliff in his other appearances throughout the series.

Cliff is a character in Harvest Moon 64.

Cliff arrives on the 18th of Spring, starving and practically unconscious in front of your house. Giving him something to eat will earn friendship points with him. Afterwards, he'll live in the cave behind the carpenters shop and survive off the land. He doesn't have a job or much of a story to tell, but he mentions he likes to wander with his hawk Cain. If you befriend him and speak to him at the bar, he will mention that he has trust issues, implying that this is due to some harsh betrayal he experienced at some point in the past. 

Cliff is a generally quiet guy who loves animals. He enjoys fishing and sometimes shares his catch with you if you're friends with him. He will give you the Spice Tea recipe if you give him milk or an egg in Winter. Cliff visits the Green Ranch a lot to watch the horses, and loves animals.

Cliff is your rival for Ann. Cliff will eventually marry Ann if he stays and you don't marry her. He will then live at the Green Ranch and have a child with her. If Cliff marries Ann, their child will be dressed in a dinosaur outfit.

Cliff will eventually leave if you don't manage to befriend him. If he leaves you can't get his recipe or have him marry Ann. He will also leave if you max out his friendship level and then marry Ann. He will be heartbroken and will not return.


  • Days: Various location in the wilderness, sometimes at Green Ranch 
  • Rainy Days: Inside the Craftsman's House, or inside the cave.
  • Nights: The Bar or next to the fisherman's tent

Note: Once married, Cliff can be found at the Green Ranch most of the time.


Gift Preferences
Liked Eggs, Milk, Fish

Rival Events

Cliff and Ann Rival Event HM64

First Impressions

One morning, Cliff will visit and share fish with you. When he leaves he'll bump into Ann (literally).

Cliff and Ann Rival Event 1

Cliff pets Cliffguard

Cliff will visit the Green Ranch to pet Cliffguard. Ann gets mad and yells at him, and Cliff notes that she has a fierce temper.

Ann and Cliff Rival Event 2

Cain's Lunch

Cliff and Ann will argue near the Carpenters' house about letting Cain, Cliff's pet hawk, eat a rabbit. Ann thinks it's cruel, but Cliff says it's nature's way. Although Cliff is insistent that it is Cain's natural instinct to eat smaller prey to survive, Ann lets the rabbit go.

Ann and Cliff Rival Event 3


Cliff will tell you he's leaving because he's afraid of being betrayed. Ann storms over from the Green Ranch and calls Cliff a coward, pushing him away.

Other Events

Cliff's Arrival

If you enter your farm any day from Spring 18 forward, you may run into Cliff. He's wandered on to your farm, hungry. If you give Cliff something to eat, he will automatically gain 5 affection points.[1] Regardless of if you feed him or not, he will now be a permanent villager in the game.

Cliff Leaves

  • Cliff may leave the village permanently under two different conditions. The first is if you don't befriend him, and the second is if you befriend him but marry Ann.
    • Condition 1: Cliff has 50 affection or lower by Winter in Year 1.[2]
    • Condition 2: Cliff's affection is 150 or higher, and you've married Ann. Cliff will appear on your farm after the wedding at random when you enter the farm screen, and tells you that he's leaving.[3]


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