|This article is about Rick, a character from Harvest Moon DS. You may be looking for Rick in his other appearances throughout the series.|
Rick will answer the phone at Yodel Ranch any time you call using your telephone. Rick is extremely hard working and knows a great deal about animals. He is the main farmhand at the ranch and is extremely protective of younger sister Popuri.
Rick is unlocked after connecting DS and Cute to Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town and Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town via GBA connection. If you do not connect via GBA, he will still run Yodel Ranch in Mineral Town, but will not visit Forget-Me-Not Valley.
Once unlocked, Rick will visit the valley on Sunday mornings and can usually be found at the Inn. You will only be able to give Rick gifts when he visits on Sundays, so he is much harder to court than the regular bachelors living in the valley. His heart level is also invisible, unless the Love Bangle is equipped.
Unlike in DS, your game will continue on if you choose to marry one of the Mineral Town bachelors in Cute.
Black Heart Event
Exit your farmhouse in the morning between 6 and 10 AM on a sunny Sunday. You must own at least one chicken for this event to trigger.
Rick will be waiting for you as you leave your farmhouse. He asks how your chickens are doing and offers to lend a hand. Agree to let Rick help you. He will give you some bird feed for your chickens and tells you that you can call him if you ever need assistance.
Purple Heart Event
Walk from the dig site area towards Vesta's farm between 11 AM and 4 PM on a sunny Sunday. Rick must have a purple heart or higher and the black heart event must have been previously watched.
Rick sees you walking from the dig site. He asks if you'd like to talk with him and chat before you go back to your farm. Agree and Rick will take you to Vesta's farm.
Rick tells you that Vesta is teaching him more about growing vegetables. He compliments Vesta on how fresh and delicious her crops are. He thinks that if you show your crops the same level of care that you can grow amazing crops too! Tell Rick that you will try your best. Rick is happy that you have confidence in your abilities and hopes to talk again soon.
Blue Heart Event
Walk into the Inner Inn between 5:20 PM and 9 PM on a rainy Sunday. Rick must have a blue heart or higher and all earlier heart events must have already been watched.
Rick greets you at the door. He is waiting for Ruby to make him some food and suggests that you join him. You agree, so you both go to the kitchen to talk to Ruby. Ruby is more than happy to make an extra meal. While you are waiting, Popuri appears.
Popuri is so excited about dinner and asks Ruby if she can help. Rick tries to convince Popuri not to, but Popuri insists. Ruby appreciates the offer and calls Popuri over. Rick warns you that Popuri tends to make a lot of mistakes when she's excited so the food probably isn't going to taste very good. You agree to try and eat the food anyways.
Ruby is trying to help guide Popuri, but Popuri has taken complete control! She assures Ruby that everything will turn out fine. Ruby is a little hesitatant, but before long, the food is ready to eat. The food tastes awful but you manage to eat all of it. Rick is quick to thank his sister so the two of you can leave.
In the lobby, Rick makes sure that you're feeling okay. He is used to eating Popuri's terrible cooking by now but is impressed that you were able to eat it too! He thanks you for being so kind to his sister.
Yellow Heart Event
Walk in to Rick's room at the Inn between 6 and 8 AM on a Sunday when Rick has a yellow heart or higher. All earlier heart events must have been previously watched.
Rick is pleasantly surprised to see you so early in the morning and offers to chat for a while. He starts to talk about Mineral Town when Popuri unexpectedly shows up.
Popuri could hear voices from next door, so she wanted to come and see who was visiting. Popuri sees that you're here and teases her brother about it. Popuri says that Rick has a major crush on you! She asks if you like her brother.
Admit that you do like Rick and both siblings will be surprised! Popuri thinks that you would be an awesome match for her brother and gives her approval. Rick asks Popuri what she means by that but she leaves. Rick is still shocked and embarassed by the conversation, but invites you to stay so you can continue your chat.