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Rod (ロッド) is a character in Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning. He is one of the eligible bachelors to court.

Rod is an energetic young man who is always smiling and optimistic. He runs the pet shop in town, and takes pride in knowing everything that there is to know about pets. He is a childhood friend of Allen, but also likes to spend time with Neil, as they both share a passion for animals.

His pet shop is located in the plaza of town, and you are able to buy cats, dogs, and horses from his store. He's open from Monday until Thursday.


  • Monday to Thursday (Sunny or Snowy)
    • 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. - Eating
    • 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - N/A
    • 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Pet Shop
    • 6:00 p.m. - N/A
    • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Eating
    • 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. - Allen's House, Neil's House, or Rod's House
  • Monday to Thursday (Rainy)
    • 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. - Eating
    • 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Mine, Rod's House, or Your Farm
    • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Eating
  • Fri, Sat, or Sun (Sunny, Rainy, Snowy)
    • 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. - Eating
    • 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - (Sunny or Snowy) Allen's House, Neil's House, or Rod's House (Rainy) Rod's House
    • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Eating
    • 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - (Sunny or Snowy) Mine, Village, or Farm East (Rainy) Mine, Rod's House, or Your Farm East
    • 6:00 p.m. - (Sunny or Snowy) Allen's House, Neil's House, or Rod's House
    • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Eating
    • 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. - Allen's House, Neil's House, or Rod's House
  • Sunday to Saturday (Stormy)
    • 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. -Eating
    • 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Rod's House
    • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Eating
    • 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Rod's House
    • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Eating
    • 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. - Rod's House


Gift Preferences
Special Lasagna
Loved High Quality Milk, High Quality Wool, Golden Eggs, Mythic Stone, Cabbage Rolls, Pot-au-Feu, Stew, Ratatouille, Corn Stew, Caponata, Chum Salmon Soup, Fried Rice Ball, Onion Rice, Fried Rice, Pumpkin Doria, Tomato Risotto, Pilaf, Dolma, Mixed Vegetable Rice, Yam Rice, Chestnut Rice, Mushroom Rice, Omelet Rice, Seafood Omelet Rice, Milk Rice, Carbonara
Liked All Fruit, Mushrooms, Regular Quality Milk, Regular Quality Wool, Regular Quality Eggs, Cheese (All), Yogurt (All), Butter (All), Mayonnaise (All), Great Mayonnaise, Yarn (All), Yellow Cloth, Spring Bouquet, Elli Leaves, Walnut, All bugs (except for bees), Boiled Spinach, Potato Plum Salad, Soybean Salad, Plum Paste Cucumber, Plum Vinegar Salad, Turnip Soup, Spinach Soup, Borscht, Gazpacho, Minestrone, Egg Spinach Soup, Miso Soup, Lotus Root Soup, Soy Milk, Clam Chowder, Clear Soup, Potato Pancakes, Grilled Pumpkin, Grilled Tomato, Roasted Corn, Spinach Saute, Baked Yam, Vegetable Stir Fry, Fried Egg, Roasted Cheese, Roasted Mushroom, Grilled Fish, Stir Fried Turnip, Chop Suey, Okonomiyaki, Gratin, Butter Corn, Fried Lotus Root, Stir Fried Broccoli, Omelet, Raclette, Pot Sticker, Turnip Stew, Simmered Potato, Boiled Spinach, Simmered Eggplant, Boiled Daikon, Shredded Daikon, Oden, Croquette, Pumpkin Croquette, Cream Croquette, Spring Roll, Fried Lotus Root, Fried Isobe, Doria, Risotto, Oshinko Roll, Kappa Roll, Chirashi Sushi, Sea Bream Chazuke, Bread Recipes, Spaghetti, Mushroom Spaghetti, Soft Chocolates, Chocolate Fondue, Soy Milk Cake, Chocolate Cookie, Madeleine, Chocolate Cake, Aloe Yogurt, Chocolate Pudding, Chocolate Ice Cream, Juice Recipes, Cheese Drink, Yogurt Drink, Lassi, Aloe Juice, Banana au Lait, Iced Cocoa
Neutral All other items not listed above or below.
Disliked Fish Trap, Stay Awake, Stamina Booster, Super Stay Awake, Stamina Saver, Stamina Booster XL, Angler's Dream, Feline Friend, Canine Companion, Wild Animal Friend, Animal Feed/Food, Treats (All), Cat Bell, Dog Bone, Barn Dirt, Oil, Wine, Bottle, Junk, Soil, Scrap Metal, Bees (All), Turnip Salad, Potato Salad, Cucumber Namul, Onion Salad, Pumpkin Salad, Tomato Salad, Corn Salad, Yam Salad, Daikon Salad, Mimosa Salad, Milk Salad, Herb Salad, Kimchi, Mixed Salad, Taramo Salad, Rice Salad, Pasta Salad, Italian Salad, Fritter Salad, Coleslaw, Summer Salad, Caprese, Curry Salad, Pho, Vichyssoise, Tom Yum Goong, Sturgeon Soup, Mitten Crab Soup, Pissaladiere, Shrimp Chili, Fish Stew, Arancini, All Ice Cream Recipes (except Chocolate Ice Cream), Iced Mocha, Shakes (All), Smoothie
Hated Fodder, Poison Mushroom, Chili Pepper, Snowball, Bibimbap, Yogurt Rice, Spicy Curry, Dry Curry, Peperoncino, Pescatora, Cappuccino, Cafe Mocha, Macaron
Cream Puff

Heart Events

Black Heart Event
In order to see this event, Rod needs to have 5000 FP (black heart) or more, and you must own at least one chicken. It will take place at Rod's house between 1 PM and 6 PM on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Rod: That's it, perfect! Well done, well done!

MC: *goes up to Rod*

Rod: Ah, hello MC! Have you come to see me?

MC: *nods*

Rod: Great, I'm happy to see you! I'm just teaching my dog some tricks. He really needs the exercise! You keep chickens, don't you MC? Could I take a look at them?

MC: *nods*

Rod: Great, thanks! Let's go right away.

Rod and MC: *go to see MC's chickens*

Rod: Wow, how cute! They look tough to take care of, though!

- Much harder than a regular pet. (-2000 FP)

- Want to give it a try? (+3000 FP)

- Want to give it a try?

Rod: *Music notes* Wow, you sure? Thanks, MC! Tell me everything I need to know, okay?

MC: *nods*

Rod and MC: *muck about with pitchforks*

Rod: *angers a chicken* *becomes tired*

Rod: Phew, I thought it would be tough, but you're not kidding! It was a lot of fun, too, though. I learned a lot! Thanks MC.

MC: *music notes*

Rod: I'd better be getting home, anyway. Let me take care of them again, okay? I'm looking forward to it already!

MC: *nods*

Rod: *leaves*

Purple Heart Event

When Rod is at a purple heart, walk into your house between 10 AM and 3 PM on a sunny Friday, Saturday or Sunday to see this event.

Rod: MC, good morning. I'm coming in!

Rod: *enters MC's house*

Rod: Hey, MC. Have you got some time? I was just about to head out to the top of the mountain for a picnic. Would you like to come with me?

MC: *nods*

Rod: *Music notes* Great! Let's go!

Rod and MC: *head out for the mountain*

Rod: Wow! It sure does feel good this high up, doesn't it! We're almost at the summit.

MC: "!" *sweats*

Rod: What's up, MC? Are you worn out? Do you need a break?

- We're so close. I'm okay!

- I need...need a break.

Rod: *music notes* Let's press on, then. Just a little more and we'll be there, MC! It'll be worth it.

MC: *nods*

Rod and MC: *walk up the mountain and stretch*

Rod: We made it! Great work, MC. I made lunch for us. Do you want to eat it together, MC?

MC: "!" "..."

Rod: Hey, that's not a very nice reaction! I live alone, so I cook! I cook pretty well! I've got confidence in today's spread, too. Come on, let's eat!

MC: *nods*

Rod and MC: *eat with music notes*

Rod: Well? Tastes pretty good, doesn't it?

MC: *nods*

Rod: I know you'd like it! I'd make a pretty good homemaker, don't you think? *starts blushing* I think having a boyfriend like me would really help you out, MC.

MC: "?"

Rod: Oh, did I just say that out loud? I'm just talking to myself, don't worry! I had fun today, MC. Let's go out again soon!

MC: *nods*

Confession Event

Give Rod a Ring on Saturday or Sunday in Sunny weather between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. He must be at a blue heart color or higher, and you have seen the Black as well as Purple Heart Events.

Rod: What?! Is this for me? This isn't a joke, right? Okay, MC. I have some things I want to tell you too. Let's go someplace quiet where we can talk.

Rod and MC: *go to Goddess Spring*

Rod: Hey, MC. I just want to double check. Was that ring back there really for me?

MC: *takes out ring*

Rod: Well, MC, you know how earlier I was saying that I have something to tell you? Actually...I really like you, too. I've been thinking it would be nice if we dated for a while now. That's to say I'm really happy. MC, please be my girlfriend!

MC: *hands ring over*

Rod and MC: *hearts*

Rod: Nice! Hearing you feel that way is really like a dream come true. Hey, this is a great opportunity to change what we call each other. I think that should make us feel more like a real couple. What name should I call you by?

- Keep the same name

- Change it

Rod: Okay, got it. MC it is. Well, I have something to take care of, so I need to be on my way. Sorry I can't see you home. Till next time, MC. Here's to us!

Reverse Confession

To trigger this, you need to see both his Black and Purple Heart Events. Rod must have at least 25,000 FP, which means he's halfway between blue and green heart. Give him a total of 100 gifts, even gifts that give negative FP count. On a sunny, non-festival Saturday or Sunday, put the ring in your bag and walk into his house.

Rod: MC! You came to meet me! That's great! Do you, um...have some time? I've got something to talk to you about. No, it's not really that big of a thing, but it's kind of hard to discuss here. Follow me.

Rod and MC: *go to Goddess Spring*

Rod: T-The breeze is pretty nice, huh? I always liked the mountaintop. No... that's not what I want to talk about. What am I doing? I'm such a dummy. MC, please listen. I really like you! I want to be with you. If you feel the same way... will you be my girlfriend?

- Become his girlfriend. - Turn him down.

- Become his girlfriend. (Good answer)

Rod: R-Really? Excellent! Thanks, MC! That makes me so happy! I promise that I'll treat you right. Hey, given this special occasion, let's change what we call each other. That will make the whole boyfriend and girlfriend thing seem more real. So, what do you want me to call you?

- Keep the same name

- Change it

Rod: Ok, got it. (Nickname) it is. Well, I have something to take care of, so I need to be on my way. Sorry I can't see you home. Till next time, (Nickname). Here's to us.

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

Rod: Ah! I see. Being asked that all the sudden really put you on the spot. Just pretend I didn't say anything... I'm sorry, MC. W-Well, time to get going. See you later, MC.

Green Heart Event

You must give Rod a ring to see this event, as well as the ones to follow. When Rod is at a green heart color or higher, enter his house between 1 PM and 6 PM on any day of the week.

Rod is looking at a bookshelf going *...* with annoyed scribbles. MC walks up to him causing him to go "!"

Rod: Hey, MC! *Hearts* Thanks for coming. It's great to see you!

MC: *Nods* "?"

Rod: You want to know what I'm doing? Studying, that's what.

MC: "?"

Rod: I run a pet shop, so I need to know all I can about cats, dogs, horses and other animals. MC, do you remember how you let me take care of your chickens on your farm, before we started dating?

MC: *nods*

Rod: That was when I realized that I knew almost nothing about keeping birds as pets.

MC: "..."

Rod: *Annoyed scribbles* So I've started to read all sorts of books about animals, including birds. Just books aren't enough, though. The more I read the more I've been made to realize that I just don't know enough.

MC: "..."

Rod: It's pathetic that I run a pet store but there's all this stuff I don't know about pets.

MC: "..."

MC: Rod is trying hard but he's down about something. What should I say to him?

- I'll study with you.
- I'll teach you.
- Try looking after some animals?
- You're pathetic.

- I'll study with you.

Rod: "!" MC!

MC: *nods*

Rod: You'll help me with my studies? Thank you, MC.

MC: *music notes*

Rod: Along with you...I mean, with you at my side, I think I can do even better.

Rod and MC: *hearts*

Rod: Let's do this thing, then! Come sit beside me and let's read this book together, MC.

MC: *nods and walks up to Rod*

Rod and MC: *hearts*

- I'll teach you.

Rod: "!" What? Are you sure?

MC: *nods*

Rod: Thank you, MC.

MC: *music notes*

Rod: So can we get started? Can we start with the chickens?

MC: "!"

Rod: So there's this...and then...

MC: "?" *sweat drops*

Rod: So what happens if...this is like this?

MC: "..."

Rod: "?" What's wrong, MC?

MC: "..." *shakes head*

Rod: You don't know, MC? What can we do, then? "!" Ah! Neil might know! I'll go and ask him about it right away. Do you want to come along, MC?

MC: "..." *shakes head*

Rod: Okay, I'll go. Come and see me later, MC.

Rod: *leaves*

MC: It look like Rod has cheered up a little. There's things to be learnt from him.

- Try looking after some animals?

Rod: "!" You're right. A picture is worth a thousand words. Just like with the chickens, actually trying it is the best way to do it.

MC: *nods*

Rod: I know a guy who works in a zoo. I'll ask him if maybe I can try looking after some different animals. Thanks, MC. I'm going to do whatever I can, and be positive about it.

MC: *music notes*

Rod: I didn't really want you to see me like this, to be honest. But with you telling me to hang in there, to keep on trying...It's great. I'm really, really happy.

MC: *hearts*

Rod: How about we start by looking after the animals on your farm again?

MC: *nods*

Rod: Thank you, MC. Let's go and get started!

- You're pathetic.

Rod: "!" Uwah. Having my girlfriend say that really magnifies the hurt! Not sure if I can take any more!

MC: "..."

Rod: I guess that's the price I pay. I'm going to mend my ways, you'll see! I'll learn all I can! Thank you, MC. I'm going to do my best from now on.

MC: *nods with music notes*

Rod: "..."

Rod: *annoyed scribbles*

MC: "?"

Rod: Your words have had a powerful effect on me. A damaging effect! I think I'm about to start crying...

MC: "!" *sweat drops* He's recovered, but maybe I went a little too far. Sorry, Rod!

Yellow Heart Event

In order to trigger this event, the female player must go to Rod's house between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM on a snowy, sunny, or rainy day. Any day of the week will work. Allen must be unlocked, and you have seen the previous events.

Rod is talking about MC, and Allen isn't paying attention. Rod says he is being rude, but Allen says that he talks about his girlfriend, and that's the only thing he talks about! MC walks in, and Allen tells you that Rod talks about you all the time, and that it's all he talks about. Allen asks you why you're dating him anyway.

- Because he is funny to look at. - No real reason. - He is cheerful and kind. - His smile is cute.

- Because he is funny to look at. (-2000 FP and +1 AP) Rod is very sad, but Allen is amused with your answer.

- No real reason. (-2000 FP and +1 AP) Rod is happy you are his girlfriend, but disappointed that there isn't a reason.

- He is cheerful and kind. (+3000 FP) Rod is a little embarrassed, but happy that you like him.

- His smile is cute. (+3000 FP) Rod is very happy with your answer, but Allen is getting sick of the lovey-dovey, and leaves. With Allen gone, Rod says he also likes your smile, and that he wants to see it forever.

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