Kai Villager Guide – Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Kai Villager Guide – Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Basic Information

Interior view of Kai’s restaurant | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Interior view of Kai’s restaurant

Kai spends his summer vacation in Mineral Town. He is an excellent chef, and he runs a restaurant on the beach every summer. Kai has a carefree and friendly personality, which makes him popular among the ladies in town.

Popuri admires Kai, but her brother Rick doesn’t like him. If Kai marries Popuri, they will permanently move out of Mineral Town and come back only during the summer to visit.

Birthday: Summer 22

Family: None

Friend Recipe: Popcorn

Love Interest: Popuri

Where Can You Find Kai?

View of Kai’s Seaside Lodge at Mineral Beach | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
View of Kai’s Seaside Lodge at Mineral Beach

Kai only comes to Mineral Town during summer. He runs the Seaside Lodge restaurant at Mineral Beach. He spends time at the beach or at the Inn when his restaurant is closed.

Location of Kai’s Seaside Lodge in the world map | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Location of Kai’s Seaside Lodge in the world map

Schedule

Everyday (except Sunday), all weathers
6:00 AM – 8:00 AM2nd floor of the Inn
8:00 AM – 8:30 AMWalking to Mineral Beach
8:30 AM – 11:00 AMMineral Beach
11:00 AM – 1:00 PMInside the Seaside Lodge
1:00 PM – 5:00 PMMineral Beach
5:00 PM – 7:00 PMInside the Seaside Lodge
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
Sunday, sunny days
6:00 AM – 1:00 PM2nd floor of the Inn
1:00 PM – 1:30 PMWalking to Mineral Beach
1:30 PM – 4:00 PMMineral Beach
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, rainy days
6:00 AM – 10:00 PM2nd floor of the Inn
10:00 PM – 6:00 AMLocked inside the Inn

Gift Preferences

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

Festivals

Kai and Popuri waiting at the beach for the Fireworks Festival | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Kai and Popuri waiting at the beach for the Fireworks Festival

You can find Kai attending the following festivals:

LocationFestivalDate
Mineral BeachBeach DaySummer 1
Mineral BeachFireworks FestivalSummer 24

Events with Kai

A confrontation between Kai, Popuri and Rick | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
A confrontation between Kai, Popuri and Rick

Gray Visits Kai’s Restaurant

Date: Any day during the summer season

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

When you arrive, you will see Gray ordering food. Kai will notice your arrival and greet you. Gray will compliment Kai, saying that he has the best food in town. This embarrasses Kai, but he just laughs it off. Gray leaves and says goodbye to you and Kai.

Kai and Rick’s Argument

Date: Any day during the summer season

Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

When you go to Mineral Beach between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM, you’ll find Kai and Rick in an argument. Rick doesn’t want his sister hanging around Kai, but Kai tells Rick that he should let Popuri do whatever she wants. Rick then angrily walks away.

Customers for Kai

Date: Any date, summer season only

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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.

Necklace for Popuri

Date: Any day during the summer season

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

When Kai and Popuri have been married, visit Kai’s restaurant between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Popuri hints at Kai about a necklace at Saibara’s shop. Kai lets her know that he won’t be spending a fortune on a necklace.

Popuri gets upset and eventually convinces Kai to buy the necklace for her.

Rival Heart Events

Kai and Popuri’s black rival heart event | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Kai and Popuri’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: Mineral Beach

Date: Any day during the summer season

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Popuri has finished eating food at Kai’s restaurant and wonders if his cooking would make her mother feel better. Kai says he is happy to cook for Lillia if it makes her feel better.

Blue Rival Heart Event

Location: Mineral Beach

Date: Any sunny day during the summer season

Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Popuri thanks Kai for the food he made for her mother. Rick arrives and is very upset that Kai is talking to his sister. After an argument between Kai and Rick, Popuri agrees to go home.

Green Rival Heart Event

Location: Mineral Beach

Date: Sunday, must be a sunny day and its Year 2 or later

When you arrive, you’ll find Kai and Popuri talking about their families. Popuri doesn’t understand why her brother Rick doesn’t like Kai. She is jealous that Kai can travel to different places and wishes she could do the same one day.

Orange Rival Heart Event

Location: Poultry Farm

Date: Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, must be in Year 4 or later

Kai and Popuri decide to leave Mineral Town together. Rick gets upset, but Lillia gives Popuri her permission. She only requests Kai to keep Popuri happy forever.

Note: Kai and Popuri will get married seven days after this event and will leave the town permanently. They will only come back during the summer.