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This article is about Van from Harvest Moon: DS and Harvest Moon DS: Cute. You may be looking for Van, a character from A Wonderful Life, or Van from Friends of Mineral Town.

Van (バーン Bān) is a character in Harvest Moon: DS and Harvest Moon DS: Cute.

Van is a traveling salesman who appears in the valley on every date that ends in a 3 or 8 (e.g. 3rd, 8th, 13th, 18th, 23rd 28th, etc).

He is the only merchant in the valley who will sell items not found in stores, such as DVDs for your television. He will also allow the player to sell non shippable items to him.

He sets up shop at the Inn on the top floor. He will set up shop during the day and leave during the evening. He will sometimes go to visit the Villa before leaving the valley.


Workdays (All Weather)
7:10am - 8:30am Walking to Inn from Mineral Town
8:30am - 6pm Inside Inn
6pm - 7:20pm Walking to Mansion
7:20pm - 10pm Inside Mansion
10pm - 12:20am Walking to Mineral Town


Gift Preferences
Loved Matsutake, Mayonnaise, Pirate Treasure, Fish Fossil, Alexandrite, Mythic Stone, Diamond, Pink Diamond, Chocolate, Stir Fry, French Toast, Doughnut, Pancake, Hot Chocolate, Tempura Rice, Egg Over Rice, Rainbow Curry, Ultimate Curry, Finest Curry, Cookie, Chocolate Cookie, Cake, Chocolate Cake, Chinese Bun, Fried Sandwich, Matsutake Rice, Ice Cream
Liked Pineapple, Yogurt, Large Wool, Medium Yarn, Large Yarn, Fish, Jewelry (All), Accessories (All), Ores (All), Gems (All), All Frying Pan Recipes (excluding recipes listed), All Pot Recipes (excluding the recipes above and Jam recipes), All Oven Recipes (excluding recipes listed), All Mixer Recipes (excluding recipes listed), All Steamer Recipes (excluding Chinese Bun and Pudding), All No Utensil Recipes (excluding recipes listed)
Neutral All items not listed.
Disliked Flowers, All Grasses, Strawberry Jam, Apple Jam, Grape Jam, Jambun, Grautin, Sushi, Elli Leaves
Hated Toadstool, Lithograph, Fish Bones, Empty Can, Boot, Weed, Branch, Stone, Lumber, Fodder, Bird Food, Butter

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