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The blue-hat miner likes to work on Volcano Island, and moves in after you raise the island off of the ocean floor. He lives in the house south of Pierre's house on Verdure Island.

On sunny days, Slater will be in the mine entrance until 10 AM, and then he takes a late-morning break at the Diner before going back home at noon. Then he'll return to the mine at 3pm. On rainy day, he spends the morning in his house instead of in the mine. Slater goes to the mine at 2 PM instead of at 3 PM on rainy days, but in any weather, he will be back home for the day at 7 PM.

When you earn 5000 Animal Points, Mirabelle will give you a pet dog. The dog that you do not pick will move in with Slater at his house. As you raise your friendship with the miner, more dogs will appear. When Slater has 10 hearts, there will be 10 dogs inside his house.


Gift Preferences
Special Alexandrite
Loved Diamond, Emerald, Mythic Ore, Mythril, Pink Diamond, Bodigizer, Bodigizer XL, Chocolate Cake, Finest Curry, Fish Natto, Mix Natto, Mochi Mix Natto, Pineapple Pie, Rainbow Curry, Red Flower Mix Natto, Relaxtea, Ultimate Curry
Liked Adamantite, Agate, Amethyst, Copper, Flourite, Gold, Gold Lumber, Orichalcum, Peridot, Ruby, Sandrose, Silver, Topaz, Apple Pie, Baumkuchen, Black Curry, Blue Curry, Buckwheat Ball, Cake, Candied Yams, Cheesecake, Chocolate Banana, Chocolate Cookies, Cookies, Cream Croquette, Croquette, Dairy Natto, Donuts, Fish & Chips, French Toast, Fried Tofu Dumpling, Gem Natto, Green Curry, Green Dumpling, Herb Salad, Herb Soup, Ice Cream, Indigo Curry, Insalata di Caprese, Mashed Potato, Miso Eggplant, Mixed Rice, Mixed Smoothie, Mounain Stew, Orange Curry, Pancake, Pot Stickers, Pudding, Pumpkin Pudding, Purple Curry, Raisen Bread, Red Curry, Sandwich, Soybean Rice Candy, Spaghetti Salad, Sponge Cake, Steamed Cake, Steamed Egg Custard, Steamed Turnip, Strawberry Rice Candy, Tempura Rice, Triffle, Veggie Dumpling, Vichyssoise, White Curry, Yellow Curry

Poisonous Mushroom


  • "Good morning. Good luck with work."
  • "Hey, I decided to get a dog. Dogs are real smart, so I plan on training it well."
  • "It's already dark... It's dangerous, so you better hurry home."
  • Inside the Mine: "I've never been to a lot of mines, but never one so dangerous. Be careful not to fall."
  • At the Diner: "Mining will really take it out of you. Eat up to raise your stamina."
  • Loved: "I love it. Thanks."
  • When giving Sun Stone (Gifts): "Oh, I found an interesting stone in the mines the other day. It looks like one of those Sun Stones you're looking for. Take it if you'd like."
  • When giving Sun Stone (Presents): "Hey, ____. I've got something for you. The other day, I found this stone in the mines. It's a Sun Stone, right? I've got no use for it, so take it if you'd like."
  • Day after a blizzard: "Yesterday was amazing. I love when the weather is crazy."


  • If you have 7 hearts with Slater, he will give you a present if you speak to him on your birthday. There are three different presents available, depending on the year. He will give you either Relax Tea (Year 1), Pineapple Pie (Year 2) or Bodigizer (Year 3). These gifts will continue in a set rotation every three years.[1]


  1. Your Birthday Gift List in Sunshine Islandsby Freyashawk
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