Monday, May 26, 2008

Flora's Hot Spring Event in HM DS and Cute DS

I have had so many emails from players about this that I finally in desperation decided it merited a post of its own.

There are two ways to unlock the first Hot Springs in the original HM DS. The default method is by having a child. Most players prefer to unlock the option earlier, however, by experiencing Flora's 3rd Heart Event in HM DS and her 250FP event in HM Cute DS.

This event is one and the same in both games. Here is the schedule:

3rd Heart Event, aka Blue Heart Event: walking from Vesta's farm to Waterfall on any sunny day except Sunday, 11.20 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.

Note that you must enter the screen walking from the windmill area north towards the tent.

The prerequisite in the original HM DS actually has more requirements simply because you must experience all heart events in order and therefore must have experienced the first two before you can experience the third. In Cute, the only requirement is that Flora must be at 250FP.

Please pay careful attention to the time given in the schedule. A player once told me he could not experience Flora's Blue Heart Event even though he had been to the right location at 11.20 in the MORNING every day... The event occurs late at night, not in the morning. Go there between 11.20 p.m. and MIDNIGHT!

I had thought that one could unlock the first Hot Springs by having a baby both in the original HM DS and in Cute DS, but I personally never waited that long in either game. I always try to trigger all events as early as possible. It is possible that, because Flora's Event in Cute is based on FP rather than AP and therefore can be experienced both before and after your marriage, that it is the only means by which the 1st Hot Springs can be unlocked.

If I ever have a chance to play a new game of Cute again, I shall have to avoid raising Flora's FP to 250, have a baby and see if the first Hot Springs are unlocked by any other Event as in the original HM DS. Meanwhile, if any player would like to confirm to me that the 1st Hot Springs are NOT unlocked by an Event (apart from Flora's 250FP Event) at any point after having a baby in Cute, I will add the information to my Guide.

23 comments:

KalypsoCry said...

It's actually taking me forever to go up to 250FP for Flora... and Skye... still can't get him yet. Mainly due to my exams, henceforth I had to put my HMDS Cute on hold for a bit. But I'll reach that goal soon enough :)

Anthony said...

I have a question about the psp version of harvest moon. When you play as the boy and marry, will you be able to have kids?

gaarasgurl28 said...

hi need help, im having troubl egetting the bottled message, i have my fishing rod upgraded to mystrile and when i fish i charge it up all the way to mystrile, and im fishing at the beach please tell my what im doing wrong my email is gaarasgurl28@aim.com

Freyashawk said...

Anthony, the answer to your question is 'Absolutely!'. In both the original boy version of HM DS and the new Cute girl version, you will have a child. Well, in the boy version, it is your spouse who has the child. The child goes through a couple of different stages of growth in both games, and the appearance of your child is based on the appearance of your spouse. If you marry a 'Magical Girl' in HM DS, the appearance of the child is random, so you can reload to a point BEFORE the child is born to get one with different hair colour if you wish.

Freyashawk said...

Sorry, Anthony, I didn't read your question carefully enough but the answer is 'Yes' in the boy version of the PSP 'Harvest Moon Boy & Girl'. If you play as a girl, the game ends at marriage, but as a boy, your wife can have a child.

Freyashawk said...

Kalypsocry, let me know if you have a child with Skye. A player reported that two years after marriage, with Skye at maximum heart level the entire time, she still did not manage to become pregnant...

Emily said...

Hi Freyashawk. Going back to what you said to Kalypsocry about not being able to have a child with Skye, is that common? Or was that just something you've only heard of once?

Anonymous said...

Freyashwk my Harvest moon Cute Character had a baby but i can't unlock the Hot Springs!

Freyashawk said...

Now, that is interesting. How long ago did you have the baby? I actually never waited that long myself to unlock the Hot Springs. Can you do me a favour and keep playing a little longer without triggering Flora's 250 FP event? Let me know if and when the Hot Springs are unlocked without experiencing Flora's event...

It is easy enough to unlock the Hot Springs at any point in Cute by experiencing Flora's 250 FP event, so perhaps that IS the only way to unlock the first Hot Springs in Cute, unlike the original HM DS, where it was her Blue Heart Event and they therefore had to provide an alternative for players who did not court her.

Anonymous said...

Even though my comment has nothing to do with the topic for all the hmds cute players who don't know how to get a female or male child it depends on what day you propose if you do it on an odd day you'll marry on an even day and get a girl but propose on an even you'll marry on an odd and get a boy.

Freyashawk said...

Thank you, Anon. You know, I had forgotten about that as I went on too quickly from Cute to IoH. I never was able to test it thoroughly myself in the circumstances, but it is the day on which the child is due to be born that determines the gender actually. Your comment was important enough to merit a post, so I have written one explaining the determining factors. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

well u see i have had floras first heart event (thats the black one) but i can never get the second one (thats the purple one) can someone help me?

Freyashawk said...

Anon, do you have the schedule for her Heart Events from my Courtship and Marriage Guide? You'll find a link to it on the right side of this page. Meanwhile, when did you try to experience it and how?

Anonymous said...

About getting the Hot Springs; I've never actually gotten around to having a friendship with Flora and the first Hot Spring came around just fine.
It could just be a problem with the game itself.

Anonymous said...

--My mistake to have forgotten that yes, I did have to have a child to get the spring. In which time the circus had also come around.

Louisa said...

When Flora gets married 2 Carter her heart disappears, is it still possible 2 unlock the 1st hot spring?

Freyashawk said...

Louisa, her 'heart' display disappears because once she is married to some one else, she no longer is able to fall in love with you. Eligible girl heart displays disappear once either they or you marry some one else.

Actually, the 'default method' of unlocking the 1st Hot Spring is to marry and have a child of your own. Unlocking it by experiencing Flora's Blue Heart Event is an option usually to unlock it EARLIER in the game but it is not the default method of doing so.

So the answer to your question is 'Yes'.

Incidentally, on a related subject, you need to experience Keira's Black Heart Event BEFORE you marry if you wish to be able to unlock the 4th Mine.

Maria said...

I had a question about Flora's blue heart event. Flora's heart color is blue and i went to the waterfall area from Vesta's farm right at the following time but the heart event just doesn't come up. Can anyone help me?

Anonymous said...

umm.... freyashawk, how DO you raise flora's heart? instead of 1 point at a time. I've tried everything!

Freyashawk said...

Anon, gifts of items that an individual likes or loves are the best and quickest way to raise both AP and FP. You will find a comprehensive list of 'Most Favourite Items' and all the items that are loved, liked, hated and detested in my Characters Guide. You can find a complete section on Flora in my Courtship and Marriage Guide for HM DS. I believe I included sections for the Rivals in my Courtship Guide for Cute as well. If you don't wish to make a big fuss by cooking, just give her Fish or Chocolate. She likes both.
Make certain you don't litter as that will decrease affection and friendship. From my Characters Guide for Cute:

Most Favourite Item: Rainbow Curry (+800 AP +9 FP)
Favourite Items: Diamond, Pink Diamond, Lithograph (+500 AP +9 FP)
Next Favourite Items: All Fruits, Most Vegetables, Fish, Chocolate, Wine
(+300 AP +3 FP)

Items she Dislikes: All grasses, all jewelry, sunblock, Stone, Lumber (-500
AP -3 FP)
Items she Detests: Poisonous Mushrooms, Rubbish, Fodder, Bird Feed ( -800
AP -9 FP)

Links to ALL my guides are on the right side of this page. You will find a wealth of information in them.

Onigiri said...

Hmm...
I skimmed over this, so there might be an answer already to this question, but just in case...
You can have a child with Skye. Like the 4 special girls, Goddess, Leia, Witch Princess, and Keira, it's looks are randomly chosen.

Anonymous said...

Freyashawk, just to let you know about your earlier post, that i have played cute several times and most of the time and i married skye and became pregnet after a month.

Anonymous said...

You can have a child with Skye you just have to be sure to give him gifts or items everyday for about one or two seasons and thenn the scene happens.