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This article is about Gotz from Friends of Mineral Town. You may be looking for Gotz in his other appearances throughout the series.

Gotz is a character in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.

Gotz is a woodsman and a carpenter living on the outskirts of town. He loves the outdoors, and his cottage can be found in Mineral Forest just south of your farm. Gotz's wife and daughter both tragically died at Mother's Hill, so Gotz spends a lot of time on his own. [2] If he is not at his home, he is most likely at Mother's Hill, patrolling the area.

Gotz's role in the game is to upgrade the size of your home.[3] His shop opens at 11AM every day except for Saturday. You'll need lumber and gold to upgrade your home. Gotz takes three days to upgrade your home, and has multiple designs available. Gotz may also teach you a recipe for Savory Pancakes if you befriend him.[4]


Tuesdays (Sunny)
6am - 7am Locked inside his Home
7am - 8:10am Walking to Mother's Hill
8:10am - 10am Mother's Hill
10am - 11:10am Walking to his Home
11:10am - 10pm  His Home
10pm - 6am Locked inside his Home
Sundays (Sunny)
6am - 10am Locked inside his Home
10am - 12:50pm His Home
12:50pm - 1:30pm Walking to Mother's Hill
1:30pm - 4pm Mother's Hill
4pm - 10pm His Home
10pm - 6am Locked inside his Home


Gift Preferences
Loved Apples, Cheese (S), Cucumbers, Curry Powder, Eggs (S), Fish (L), Fish (M), Fish Sticks, Flour, HMSGB Apples, Honey, Mayonnaise (S), Oil, SUGDW Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Tea Leaves, Truffles, Wool (M)
Liked Apple Pie, Bodigizer, Buckwheat Flour, Cake, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies, Hot Milk, Ice Cream, Milk (S), Miso Soup, Omelets, Pudding, Relaxation Tea, Salad, Sandwiches, Sushi, Wine
Neutral Items not listed
Disliked Adamantite, Agate, Amethysts, Animal Fodder, Baked Corn, Chicken Feed, Copper Ore, Emeralds, Fluorite, Gold Ore, Junk Ore, Moon Stones, Muffin Mix, Mystrile Ore, Orichalc, Peridot, Pizza, Rubies, Sand Roses, Silver Ore, Topaz, Yarn (S), Yellow Grass
Hated Ancient Fossils, Branches, Empty Cans, Fish Scales, Golden Lumber, Message Bottle, Old Boots, Pirate Treasure, Poisonous Mushrooms, Red Grass, Stones, Weeds


Customers For Kai

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

Kai greets you and mentions that he doesn't have any customers, as usual. Suddenly Popuri 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 (Carter, Harris, and Barley). Popuri then states that there's more outside as Thomas and Gourmet come in. 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 rolls on showing you, Kai, and Popuri scrambling around the restaurant trying to serve as many customers as possible.

After all the customers have been served, your character, Kai, and Popuri are alone in his restaurant once more. Kai is clearly tired after working so hard after serving all of those customers. 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 actually has such few customers. He thanks your character and you go home.

Gotz's Past
Harvest Moon FoMT - Gotz's Past (Event)

Harvest Moon FoMT - Gotz's Past (Event)

If you enter Gotz's home between 10AM and 1PM on a Sunday, you will see Gotz and Harris talking about patrolling Mother's Hill.[8]

Harris feels that it should be his responsibility to patrol the mountain, but Gotz insists on doing it himself. They will bring up Gotz's past and family at some point, who lost their lives on Mother Hill. Gotz thinks his family will rest more peacefully if he is keeping others safe.

Gotz Quits

At some during Summer when you visit Gotz in his home, you will find him in a very bad mood. He will state that he feels overworked and unappreciated, and he will refuse to work until he feels better.

If you wish to request his services again, you must bring him gifts he likes daily until he is in a better mood, and he will soon feel good enough to start working again.[9] Gotz's friendship must be at it's highest level before he will start to work again. This event cannot be triggered before Year 3.[10]


New Year's Festival, Cooking Contest, Harvest Festival, Fall Horse Races, Sheep Festival, Year End Noodles[11]


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