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Rod is a bachelor in Harvest Moon 3DS: A New Beginning.

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


Gift Preferences
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, Reqular Quality Milks, Reqular 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 Stews, 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
Horror Cream Puff

Gift Responses

Gifts Given

Heart Events

Black Heart Event

In order to see the first event, Rod has 5,000FP (black heart) or more, and you must own at least one chicken. It will take place at Rod's house in between 1PM and 6PM on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

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

Player comes 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.

Go to see your 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

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

MC nods and then they do some stupid stuff with pitchforks, Rod angers the chicken, then gets 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.

Music notes from MC

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 and Rod leaves

Purple Heart Event

The next event can be seen when Rod is at a purple heart. After you've seen the first event, walk into your farmhouse between 10AM and 3PM on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday during sunny weather to see this event.

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

  • Rod comes into your 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 note* Great! Let's go!

Both walk out to the mountain

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

MC has an exclamation point and 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 note* Let's press on, then. Just a little more and we'll be there, MC! It'll be worth it.

MC nods and they 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 has an exclamation point and goes "..."

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 and they 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 has question mark

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 him a Ring on Saturday or Sunday in Sunny weather between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm and Rod must be at a blue heart color or higher. You also need to see the Black and 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.

Goes 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 and hearts fly over their heads

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 first see both his black and purple heart events. Rod needs to 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 counts. On a sunny, non-festival Saturday or Sunday, put the ring in your bag and walk into his house.

Rod: (name)! 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.

Goes 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. (name), 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 (Good answer)

Rod: R-Really? Excellent! Thanks, (name)! 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, (name). W-Well, time to get going. See you later, (name).

Green Heart Event

You must give Rod a ring to see this event and the ones to follow. If you have (and have seen the purple heart event), enter Rod's house in between 1PM and 6PM on any day of the week when he's at a green heart or higher.

Rod is looking at a bookshelf going *...* with annoyed scribbles and 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

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: ? *sweatdrops*

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.</p>

Rod leaves

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

- Trying 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 ellipsis bubble and then 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: ! *sweatdrops* He's recovered, but maybe I went a little too far. Sorry, Rod!

Yellow Heart Event

In order to trigger this event, you must go to Rods house at 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm of any day in snowy, sunny, or rainy weather while playing as a girl character with Allen unlocked and you have seen every heart event before.

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! Then the MC walks in and Allen tells you that Rod talks about you all the time and that is all he talks about. Allen asks why you are dating him anyway.

  • Because he is funny to look at

Rod is very sad but Allen is amused with your answer

-2000 FP and +1 AP

  • No real reason

Rod is happy you are his girlfriend but disappointed that there isn't a reason

-2000 FP and +1 AP

  • He is cheerful and kind

Rod is a little embarrassed but happy that you like him

+3000 FP

  • His smile is cute

Rod is very happy you sayed that about him but Allen is getting sick of the lovey-dovey and leaves. After he leaves Rod says he also likes your smile and he wants to see it forever

+3000 FP

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