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Neil (ニール) is a character in Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning. He is one of the eligible bachelors to court.

Neil understands animals a lot better than he does humans, and may come off as a reserved and cold character upon first impression. Deep down, he longs for companionship, and wants more friends to share his passion of animals with. He's good friends with Rod, and the two often discuss pets and farm animals.

Neil will move into town on the 9th day of Spring of the first year, and will give the player his/her first cow. After that, he moves in as a permanent resident. His home is next to Hana's shop, and he sets up his animal store called Neil's Animals Mondays through Thursdays from 10AM to 6PM in the village.


  • Monday to Thursday (Sunny or Snowy)
    • 6:00 am to 7:00 am - Eating
    • 8:00 am to 9:00 am - Out of town
    • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm - Animal Shop
    • 6:00 pm - N/A
    • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Eating
    • 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Neil's House
  • Monday to Thursday (Rainy)
    • 6:00 am to 7:00 pm - Eating
    • 8:00 am to 11:00 am - Neil's House
    • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Eating
    • 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Village, West Village or Your Farm
    • 6:00 pm - Amir's House
    • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Eating
    • 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Amir's House
  • Fri, Sat, Sun (Sunny, Rainy, or Snowy)
    • 6:00 am to 7:00 pm - Eating
    • 8:00 am to 11:00 am - (Sunny) Neil's House, Village, West Village or Your Farm (Rainy) Neil's House
    • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Eating
    • 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm - (Sunny) Forest, Mine, Mountain or River (Rainy) Village, West Village or Your Farm
    • 6:00 pm - (Sunny) Neil's House (Rainy) Amir's house
    • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Eating
    • 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm - (Sunny) Neil's House (Rainy) Amir's House
  • Saturday to Sunday (Stormy)
    • 6:00 am to 7:00 am - Eating
    • 8:00 am to 11:00 am - Neil's House
    • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Eating
    • 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Neil's House
    • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Eating
    • 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Neil's House


Gift Preferences
Special Shrimp Chili
Loved Yak Milk (All), Suffolk Wool (All), Llama Wool (All), Silkie Egg, Gold Silkie Egg, Yak Cheese (All), Yak Yogurt (All), Fruit Yogurt, Yak Butter (All), Silkie Mayonnaise (All), Llama Yarn (All)
Liked Fodder, Milk (All), Great Wool, Alpaca Wool (All), Egg, Gold Egg, Honey, Flower Honey, Royal Jelly, Cheese (All), Yogurt (All), Fruit Yogurt (All), Butter (All), Mayonnaise (All), Yarn Ball (All), Feline Friend, Canine Companion, Chicken Feed, Pet Food, Treats (All), Moondrop Flower, Large Fish, Chum Salmon, Arowana, Ray, Alligator Gar, Catfish, Angler Fish, Marlin, Koi, Sturgeon, Softshell Turtle, Mitten Crab, Eel, Red King Crab, Roast Cheese, Grilled Fish, Chop Suey, Bibimbap, Stir Fried Broccoli, Pot Sticker, Raclette, Meuniere, Tuna Steak, Pot-au-Feu, Stew, Ratatouille, Corn Stew, Caponata, Egg Custard, Flan, Croquette, Pumpkin Croquette, Cream Croquette, Fried Angler Fish, Spring Roll, Boiled Lotus Root, Fried Isobe, Deep-Fried Catfish, Milk Stew, Fish Stews/Soups, All Rice Recipes (except Herb Pilaf), Stir Fried Udon, Fruit/Vegetable Juices (except Banana Juice), Aloe Juice, Earl Grey Tea, Honey Shake
Neutral All other items not listed above or below.
Disliked Fish Trap, Flowers (All), Plants/Spices (All), Mushrooms (All), Jams (All), Cocoa Pack, Cotton Fabric, Linen, Cloth (All Colors), Fish Food, Rice, Rice Flour, Flour, Bread Crumbs, Perfume (All), Dog Bone, Cat Bell, Barn Dirt, Oil, Curry Powder, Seaweed, Chili Pepper, Truffle, Coffee Pack, Wine, Coral, Pearl, Junk, Glittering Stone, Ores (All), Brick, Glass Stone, Gems (All), Weed, Rocks (All), Branches (All), Elli Leaves, Walnut, Chestnut, Blueberry, Plum, Apricot, Bamboo Shoot, Bamboo, Honeycomb, Snowball, Material Stone (All), Lumber (All), Coins (All), Coconut, Ancient Clay Figure, Ice, Venus Comb, Triton's Trumpet, Down (All Colors), All Salad Recipes (except ones listed above), Soup Recipes, Herb Pilaf, Herb Pasta, Orange Sherbet, Banana Juice, Chocolate Juice, Cheese Drink, Yogurt Drink, Lassi, Banana au Lait, Iced Cocoa, Cappuccino, Cafe Mocha, Vegetable Tea, Strawberry Tea, Peach Tea, Cherry Tea, Apple Tea, Blueberry Tea, Honey Tea, Shakes (All), Tiramisu Shake, Smoothie
Hated Poison Mushroom, All Dessert Recipes (except Yam Dessert, Soft Chocolates, and Chocolate Cake), Herb Tea, Spring Herb Tea, Summer Herb Tea, Fall Herb Tea
Chocolate Cake

Gifts Given

  • Given at 20,000 FP and have 9 livestock on your farm
    • Farm Bell Blueprint
  • Given at 35,000 FP
    • Animal Parade Wallpaper Blueprint

Heart Events

Black Heart Event


Harvest Moon A New Beginning (JP) - Neil Black Heart Event

Go to Neil's house between the hours of 6:00 am to 9:30 am on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in any weather. You must have 5000 Friendship Points or more with Neil and he is inside his house.

Neil: Like I said, it was a mistake to sell it to you!

Customer: Hah! Some shopkeeper you are! I'll never buy animals from you again!

Neil: That's fine by me. I'll never sell animals to someone like you again!

Customer: Gah... what a waste of time this was.

Customer (to MC): Hey, out of my way! I'm leaving!

Neil: Oh, it's you. What do you want? This has nothing to do with you. Just leave me alone. Don't make that face! You're acting like I was picking on you. Okay, okay. You win. You'll leave me alone if I tell you about it, right? That guy with the bad attitude who was in here before is a customer of mine. He came to complain about a cow I sold to him. You want to know why? It seems the cow I sold him got sick. He seems to think that I sold him a sickly cow on purpose. I asked him how he's been looking after the cow, and it turns out he's been treating it really badly. So it quickly descended into a fight. Pretty bad of him, right? He's gone now, anyway so everything's okay.


  • You're not much of a businessman (Bad answer) -2000 FP
  • What about the sick cow? (Good answer) +3000 FP

Neil: Huh? What was that? Argh, you're right! I need to give some medicine to the poor thing or it'll be done for! How could I overlook that? Right, if I run, I can still make it!

Neil: Phew, I'm worn out!
What, you're still here?
Huh? You want to know what happened? I took some animal medicine to him, that's what happened. I also gave him advice on how to better look at the cow. It might not make a difference but at least I tried. What're you smiling for, eh? T-Thanks for that, anyway. If you hadn't been here I don't think I'd have given that poor cow a second thought. I was so angry!
Y-You've got work to do, too, right? Go on, get out of here! I'm busy too. See you later.

(You end up in your farmhouse after the Heart Event.)

Purple Heart Event


Harvest Moon A New Beginning - The True Neil (Neil's Purple Heart Event)

Go in Neil's house during 6:00 am to 9:30 am on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in Sunny weather. Neil must have a purple heart color or higher, you have seen the black heart event, the Cottage has been built, and Rod has been unlocked.

Neil is inside his house

Rod: Hello, MC. Are you here to see Neil too? I was walking my dog and dropped in to see him on my route. Neil's inside the house. I'm going home to pick up something I forgot. See you later.

MC nods and Rod leaves. MC has question mark over head as Neil has little hearts over his while talking to a dog

Neil: Hey, you're a cutie, aren't you! Rod's just gone to get something he forgot. Don't worry, we'll wait for him to come back together *more hearts* Hey, wait! Hold on!

Dog walks over to MC, Neil has an exclamation point and both go "..."

Neil: H-Hey, how long have you been there for? You s-surprised me! *Walks over to MC* Fess up, how long have you been standing there? You didn't see...see any of that, did you?

- I just got here(Good Response)

- I saw you playing with the dog(Bad response)

If you say "I just got here"

Neil: Good. Forget I said anything. Rod left me here with his dog. Not for too long, just a little while. I've got a lot of other things to do, though! I don't have time for this.

MC goes "..." then has a music note

Neil: In fact, I was just about to go and drop his dog off back at Rod's house. Do you want to come along?

MC nods

Neil: Let's go then. Come on, doggy. We're not leaving you behind.

Dog barks and it switches to Rod in his house alone

Rod: There it is! Right, I'd better get back to Neil's place.

MC, Neil, and the dog walk in

Rod: Hey? What are you doing here? I was just about to come back over.

Neil: I'm bringing your dog back. A dog needs a master, after all! I can't do you favors all day long!

Rod: *Exclamation point over his head* What're you talking about? You're the one who said you'd look after my dog while I came back to get this.

Neil: Enough double talk! I've no idea what you're talking about! Here's your dog back. I'm going home! See you later, both of you.

Neil leaves and MC and Rod go "..."

Rod: What's up with Neil?

MC has music notes and waves around arms

Rod: You saw him playing with my dog? I guess he was embarrassed at getting seen. He must know you saw him and came here to hide his embarrassment. He's got a bit of a sharp tongue so it can be hard to tell, but he's actually a really kind guy.

MC nods and Rod has music notes

Rod: I'm glad that he's got someone else who understands him now, anyway. I guess this sounds a little odd coming from me, but I hope you'll be a good friend to Neil.

MC nods

If you say " I saw you playing with the dog"

Neil:W-What are you talking about? I don't know what you think you saw, but you didn't!

MC:Sweat marks

Neil: You're just another noisy busy-body! It's not like I was doing anything wrong!

MC:Exclamation point

Neil and MC: ...

Rod enters

Rod: I'm back. Wow, things are a bit heavy in here! What's going on?

Neil: Frustration

Neil: It's nothing. Take your dog and get out of here.


Rod: Neil, is something wrong? What happened?

Neil: Anger

Neil: Nothing! Get out of here, go on!

Neil walks away.

In Rod's house


Rod: Hey... can you tell me what that was all about?

MC explains

Rod: I see. Neil obviously didn't want to be seen doing stuff like that. He's very shy, though you probably wouldn't think so to look at him. You should have pretended not to see.

MC: ...

Rod: I guess we'll just have to give him some space for a while.

MC Nods

Reverse Confession

To trigger, you are playing as the girl main character and go to Neil's house on Saturday or Sunday in Sunny weather(excluding Winter) while Neil is halfway through the blue heart or more, you have given Neil 100 or more gifts, you have a ring in your rucksack, and you have seen the Black and Purple Heart Events.

Neil: "Hi there, (name). Perfect timing. There's something I've been meaning to ask you. Hmm.. It's a little difficult to tell you here. Let's head for the mountaintop. ... Ah, I've been staring at you. My bad. Um... Well, (name), so is there anyone you're interested or want to, you know, go out with? I-If not, then maybe I could be that guy?"

  • Say you want him as your boyfriend (Good answer)

Neil: "I-I see. I suppose that means we'll try dating each other. But... I don't really really have any idea how to proceed from here. Ah, yes. Don't people normally change what they call each other at times like this? Can't really think of anything myself right now. How about you? Do you want me to call you something else?"

  • Keep it
  • Change it

Neil: "Is (nickname) okay with you? All right, I've got it. Call me what you wish. But no funny names! Okay? Well, it seems that's decided. I'll be heading home now. See ya, (name/nickname)."

  • Turn him down (Bad answer) -3000 FP and +5 AP

Neil: "... I see. Understood. Sorry for saying something strange like that. Don't worry I won't be asking anything like that again. I'm going home. See ya."

Green Heart Event
To trigger, you are playing as the girl main character and walk from the Mountain area to the Forest area on a Sunny Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM while Neil is at a green heart or higher, and you have seen the Black and Purple Heart Events.

Insert the entire hidden text here.

Yellow Heart Event


Harvest Moon 3DS A New Beginning (Neil Yellow Heart Event!)

To trigger, you are playing as the girl main character and go to Neil's house on a Sunny Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM while Neil is at a yellow heart or higher, and you have seen the Black, Purple, and Green Heart Events.

Neil: "Wah, it's you, (name/nickname)? You really surprised me! Is everything okay? Good, glad to hear that. Sorry if I surprised you. I was just about to head out. I've had a little trouble, to tell you the truth. I was going to just take a walk and clear my head. Do you want to come with me, (name/nickname)?"

  • I don't really feel like it (Bad answer) -2000 FP +1 AP

Neil: "Okay, I understand. I'm still going to go, so can you get out of my house, please? Sorry. See you later.

  • I'll go with you

Neil: "Let's go. I'll take you to a really special spot today. (Name/Nickname), this way. Come on, move it! Get up here! It feels great! What? I'm too fast? Not at all! You're too slow, (name/nickname)! Oh come on, I'm just kidding! No need to get all angry. This is my special spot. Take a look. Look at that raging water! Really feels great to look at, doesn't it? When I'm here I can forget everything bad and just relax. You understand what I mean, right (name/nickname)?"

  • What bad things? (Bad answer) -2000 FP +1 AP

Neil: "You want me to remember it? After I've finally forgotten it? Surely there can't be any fun to be had listening to other people's troubles? I'm happy to have my girlfriend worried about me, but don't push me too hard, okay? Argh, that's ruined my good mood again. Let's go. Thanks for coming all the way out here with me. It cheered me up. I'm just going to forget my troubles, and please, you forget all this too. Right, I'm off."

  • I understand totally. (Good answer) +3000 FP

Neil: "I knew you would! That's why we're together, (name/nickname)! Something fun did happen the other day, actually. Let me tell you about it. Phew... I feel better for having talked like this with you. I feel so much better! You enjoyed yourself too, did you? I'm glad to hear it. Hey, (name/nickname). You really do understand me pretty well, don't you? Thanks for not asking for any details. That made me really happy. If I'm worried about anything else, can I come see you? Your smile really helps to cheer me up. G-Great, thanks. You can come and see me, too, if you ever need to. I'll make you laugh. Shall we head home, anyway? I'll walk you back to your house. Let's go, (name/nickname)."

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