This article is about Matt, a character from Animal Parade. You may be looking for Matt, a character from Tree of Tranquility.

Matt (マオ Mao) is a character in Harvest Moon: Animal Parade. He is the son of Toby and Renee if they married.

Matt is gentle and soft-spoken. An earth-saver just like his parents, he dreams of preserving the cleanliness of the different places in the town and if possible wants to make them a better place.

He loves the outdoors, and can often be seen outside. He cares a lot about nature and lives up to his dream. He is often seen fishing off of the Flute Fields bridge.

Matt's Birth

Harvest Moon Animal Parade "Toby & Renee - Matt (Birth)"

Harvest Moon Animal Parade "Toby & Renee - Matt (Birth)"

He will first appear two weeks after you trigger Renee and Toby's marriage ceremony and the sequence of rival events that occur before they both decide to get married. You'll get a letter in your mail from Toby and Renee.[1] They've had a baby boy, and ask you to come and visit them to meet him.

Go to Horn Ranch, and enter the house. The scene will play where you will be introduced to the new born baby, Matt. As a newborn baby, you cannot interact with Matt. Even if you have a rattle, you cannot play with him. Nor can you pick him up, talk to him, or give him gifts. Matt will remain in this stage for two more weeks before he grows up. Until you trigger the scene where you meet Matt, he will not appear in your game.

(NOTE! He will NOT exist in game if you have both Renee and Toby unmarried or have married either of the two.)

Matt (Grown Up)

Harvest Moon Animal Parade "Toby & Renee - Matt (Grown)"

Harvest Moon Animal Parade "Toby & Renee - Matt (Grown)"

Two weeks after Matt is born and you've visited Toby and Renee to meet him, you'll get another letter. This time, Toby and Renee will tell you that they're going to take Matt for pictures at Simon's to celebrate his growth. They want you to meet them there, so you can introduce yourself to Matt.[2]

Go to Simon's Photography Studio any time after getting the second letter, at a time when the store is open. Here, you will see Toby and Renee, as well as Matt. Matt will introduce himself, and from this point on you can socialize with him. You will be able to interact with him like any other villager, and befriend him. Matt cannot get any older in game.


Gift Preferences
Loved Sunflower, Snowflake Flower, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Orange Candy, Apple Candy, Shining Honey, Cherry Pie, Strawberry Milk
Liked Mussel, Clam, Cherry Shell, Green Herb, Raspberry Juice, Cranberry Juice, Shining Milk, Perfect Milk, Moondrop Flower, Bluemist Flower, Swordfish, Shining Cheese, Banana
Disliked Mushroom Rice, Mushroom Saute, Junk

Heart Dialog

  • 0: Uh, you're my parents' friend, right? I'm Matt.
  • 2: Um, As much as I like fishing, I like playing at the beach too♪
  • 4: Because my parents like fishing, I was born. It seems that they used to fish together.
  • 6: There are lots of horses and cows on farms It's quite busy. I love ducks♪ I like turtles too! [heart]

Child Events

Fishing with Matt

Harvest Moon Animal Parade "Fishing With Matt"

Harvest Moon Animal Parade "Fishing With Matt"

You must have Matt at three or more hearts to see this event. To view it, walk past the dock on your property, going towards the Garmon Mines District.[4]

Matt and your child will be fishing off of the small dock into the pond. Matt will inform your child that there are certain types of fish that can be only be caught in stormy weather. Of course, you'd have to go out into the storm to catch it! As your child brags that their parent (your character) goes out in stormy weather all the time, there's a tug on Matt's line. On the other end is a big fish, which makes both kids very happy! Matt suggests that they bring the fish to Renee, and the two kids skip off happily.


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