Cliff Villager Guide – Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Basic Information

You can find Cliff staying in the Church during afternoons | HM:FoMT
You can find Cliff staying in the Church during afternoons

Cliff is a wanderer who has recently moved to Mineral Town. He is very shy and doesn’t have any friends. He spends most of his time alone in the Church.

Cliff thinks of leaving the town permanently at the end of the first year. To make him stay, ask him to come with you to Aja Winery when Duke asks for your help. Duke will give him a job and he will stay in the town.

Birthday: Summer 6

Family: None

Friend Recipe: None

Love Interest: Ann

Where Can You Find Cliff?

View of the Inn where Cliff stays | HM:FoMT
View of the Inn where Cliff stays

Cliff stays at Mineral Town’s Inn. He also spends time inside the Church every afternoon. If Cliff gets the job at Aja Winery, you can find him working in the cellar every day.

Location of the Inn in the world map | HM:FoMT
Location of the Inn in the world map

Schedule

Sunday to Monday, any weather (Unemployed)
6:00 AM – 9:00 AM2nd floor of the Inn
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMWalking to the Church
10:00 AM – 4:00 PMInside the Church
4:00 PM – 5:00 PMWalking to the Inn
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM2nd floor of the Inn
10:00 PM – 6:00 AMLocked inside the Inn
Sunday to Monday, except Saturday; any weather (Employed)
6:00 AM – 10:00 AM2nd floor of the Inn
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMWalking to Aja Winery
10:30 AM – 1:00 PMInside Aja Winery’s Cellar
1:00 PM – 4:00 PMVineyard of Aja Winery
4:00 PM – 5:00 PMWalking to the Church
5:00 PM – 7:00 PMInside the Church
7:00 PM – 8:00 PMWalking to the Inn
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM2nd floor of the Inn
10:00 PM – 6:00 AMLocked inside the Inn
Saturday, any weather (Employed)
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM2nd floor of the Inn
4:00 PM – 5:00 PMWalking to the Church
5:00 PM – 7:00 PMInside the Church
7:00 PM – 8:00 PMWalking to the Inn
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM2nd floor of the Inn
10:00 PM – 6:00 AMLocked inside the Inn

Gift Preferences

Cliff receives a rice ball as a gift | HM:FoMT
Cliff receives a rice ball as a gift
Loved
Curry Rice, Chirashi Sushi, Grilled Fish, Miso Soup, Omelet, Omelet Rice, Pizza, Sandwich, Scrambled Eggs, Stew, Sushi
Liked
Apple, Apple Pie, Baked Sweet Potato, Bread, Cake, Cheese (any size), Cheese Cake, Chocolate, Chocolate Cake, Cucumber, Corn, Fried Noodles (Buckwheat), Fried Noodles (Regular), Wild Grape, HMSGB Apple, Hot Milk, Ice Cream, Milk (any size), Pineapple, Pineapple Juice, Pudding, Relaxation Tea, Sashimi, Salad, SUGDW Apple, Tomato, Rice Ball, Rice Cake
Neutral
Baked Corn, Bamboo Shoots, Blue Magic Flower, Buckwheat Flour, Cookies, Chocolate Cookies, Eggplant, Egg (any size), Fish (S), Fish (M), Fish Sticks, Green Pepper, Honey, Mayonnaise (S), Mayonnaise (M), Moon Drop Flower, Mushroom, Noodles, Pink Cat Flower, Red Magic Flower, Spring Sun, Summer Sun, Sweet Potato, Tea Leaves, Toy Flower, Truffle, Wine
Disliked
Agate, Adamantite, Amethyst, Animal Fodder, Black Grass, Blue Grass, Bodigizer, Chicken Feed, Copper Ore, Emerald, Fluorite, Gold Ore, Green Grass, Indigo Grass, Junk Ore, Message Bottle, Moon Stone, Muffin Mix, Mystrile Ore, Orichalc, Orange Grass, Peridot, Purple Grass, Red Grass, Ruby, Sand Rose, Silver Ore, Topaz, Turbojolt, White Grass, Wool (any size), Yarn (any size), Yellow Grass
Hated
Ancient Fossil, Branch, Curry Powder, Empty Can, Fish Scales, Flour, Golden Lumber, Old Boots, Oil, Pirate Treasure, Poisonous Mushrooms, Stone, Weeds

Festivals

Cliff and the other villagers waiting for the Year End Sunrise | HM:FoMT
Cliff and the other villagers waiting for the Year End Sunrise

You can find Cliff attending the following festivals:

LocationFestivalDate
Mineral BeachFireworks FestivalSummer 24
Summit of Mother’s HillYear End SunriseWinter 30

Events with Cliff

Cliff and the player helping out at the winery | HM:FoMT
Cliff and the player helping out at the winery

Winery Job

Date: Fall 14

Time: 6:00 AM

Duke will come to your house and ask you if you could help to harvest grapes at the vineyard tomorrow. If you agree to help, he will tell you to come to the winery at 10 AM the following day. Duke will also ask you to find another person to help at the winery.

Cliff is the only person willing to help at the winery with you. After harvesting the grapes at the winery, Duke will offer Cliff a permanent job. This is the only way to keep Cliff from leaving the town at the end of the year.

Cliff Leaves Mineral Town

Date: Winter 29

Time: 11:00 AM onwards

You can only view this event if Cliff does not get the job at the winery. Go to Mineral Beach, where you’ll find Doug and Cliff on the dock. Cliff decided to leave the town and Doug came by to say his goodbyes.

Cliff will then permanently leave the town, and will only return to visit.

Customers for Kai

Date: Any date, summer season only

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cliff is one of the customers who visits Kai’s restaurant during this event.

Visit Kai’s restaurant at Mineral Beach between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Kai tells you he doesn’t have any customers. Popuri shows up with a lot of customers, and now Kai is worried that it’ll be too difficult for him to cook for all of them. You agree to help Kai, and he thanks you for your help.

Note: The day will end when you trigger this event, so finish all your tasks before going to the beach.

Cliff Faints

Date: Any date, Year 1 winter only

Time: 10:00 AM onwards

You must have an empty space in your rucksack to view this event.

During a snowy winter day in your first year, go to Rose Square after 10:00 AM. You will find Cliff standing in the middle of the Square. He will suddenly faint, and you’ll find a photograph next to him. Cliff reminisces about his family, and the snowy day reminds him of the day he left his home.

You go to the Inn to ask for some help where Ann and her father Doug help you bring Cliff to the Clinic.

The Doctor says Cliff will be fine and asks you to leave so he can have some rest. When you exit the Clinic, you remember that you still have the photograph that Cliff dropped when he fainted. Return the photograph to him and he will tell you that the people in it are his family, and he goes back to sleep. 

Cliff will stay at the Clinic for a few days. If you faint while Cliff is in the Clinic, a scene will play where the Doctor kicks Cliff out of his room to the lobby in order to make room for you. Still weak and exhausted, Cliff will collapse to the floor and Elli will drag him away.

Ann and Cliff’s Argument

Date: Any, must be a rainy day

Time: 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Cliff and Ann must be married before you can view this event. Go to the Inn early in the morning, between 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM.

Inside, you’ll find Ann and Cliff having an argument. Cliff is upset that Ann doesn’t act like a normal girl and says his sister acts more feminine than she does. Ann believes that Cliff should love her for the way that she is. Cliff realizes this and apologizes to Ann.

Rival Heart Events

Cliff and Ann’s black rival heart event | HM:FoMT
Cliff and Ann’s black rival heart event

Each potential marriage candidate has their own rival heart events. Once you’ve viewed their orange heart event, they will marry your rival after seven days. You cannot view a rival heart event when the girl involved has a higher affection level for you.

For example, if you want to view Popuri and Kai’s green rival heart event, Popuri’s affection should be green or lower. If she has an orange or red heart, the rival heart event will not trigger.

Black Rival Heart Event

Location: The Inn

Date: Any day during spring, fall, or winter; Any day during the first week of summer

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ann attempts to make small talk with Cliff inside his room. Cliff is very shy and tries not to talk with Ann, which she notices. Ann decides not to force Cliff to talk and just cleans his room and leaves.

Blue Rival Heart Event

Location: The Church

Date: Any rainy day except Saturday, spring and summer season only

Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Pastor Carter asks Ann to show Cliff around town, as he doesn’t try to make friends on his own. He believes this would be good for Cliff. Ann agrees and says she will accompany Cliff around the town later.

Important Note: You must trigger this event before Cliff gets the job at Aja Winery.

Green Rival Heart Event

Location: The Inn

Date: Saturdays, Year 2 or later

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Inside the Inn, Doug and Ann are discussing how long they think Cliff will stay at Mineral Town. Cliff arrives, and Ann says he can stay at the Inn forever if he wants to.

Important Note: To trigger this event, Cliff must get the job at the Winery first and you must view the previous heart events first.

Orange Rival Heart Event

Location: Aja Winery

Date: Any day except Saturday, Year 4 or later

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

After seeing all the other events, go to Aja Winery to view this event. Ann has come to the Winery to deliver Cliff his lunch. Duke walks in and says the two look like newlyweds, which embarrasses both Cliff and Ann.

Note: Cliff and Ann will get married seven days after viewing this event.