Guide for Karen in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Guide for Karen in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

Karen is a beautiful blonde girl that you can marry in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. She has an independent, high-spirited and friendly personality. Karen loves the ocean, cooking, and drinking at the town’s inn.

If you choose not to marry Karen, she will marry her lifelong friend Rick.

Basic Information

You can often find Karen outside the Supermarket early in the morning | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
You can often find Karen outside the Supermarket early in the morning

Birthday: Fall 15 (Alt. Fall 23)

Family: Jeff (father), Sasha (mother)

Location: Supermarket

Rival for Marriage: Rick

Extra Affection Points: Buy anything from the Supermarket

Best Gifts: Truffles, Wine, Sashimi, Bamboo Shoots

Gift Preferences

Karen receives a bottle of wine, one of her loved gifts | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Karen receives a bottle of wine, one of her loved gifts
Special Favorite Items
Pizza, Popcorn, French Fries
Love
Cheese (any size), Bamboo Shoots, Diamonds, Pink Diamonds, Tempura, Tempura Rice, Sashimi, Truffle, Wild Grape Juice, Wine
Like
Amethyst, Baked Corn, Butter, Blue Magic Flower, Cheese Fondue, Cucumber, Corn, Earrings, Eggplant, Egg, Eggs Over Rice, Emerald, Fried Noodles (Buckwheat), Greens, Green Pepper, Grilled Fish, Happy Eggplant, Mayonnaise, Miso Soup, Moon Drop Flower, Pickles, Pickled Turnip, Pink Cat Flower, Potato, Potato Pancake, Pumpkin Stew, Pumpkin, Red Magic Flower, Ruby, Salad, Scrambled Egg, Spa-Boiled Egg, Spinach, Stir Fry, Topaz, Sweet Potato, Toy Flower
Neutral
Autumn Sun, Bamboo Rice, Boiled Egg, Buckwheat Noodles, Bread, Cabbage, Carrot, Corn Flakes, Curry Noodles, Curry Bread, Curry Rice, Dinner Roll, Fish (any size), Flour, Fish Sticks, French Toast, Fried Noodle (Regular), Fried Rice, Fruit Latte, Fruit Juice, Hot Milk, Ketchup, Milk (any size), Mixed Juice, Moon Dumpling, Muffin Mix, Mountain Stew, Mushroom, Mushroom Rice, Noodles, Oil, Omelet, Omelet Rice, Onion, Pineapple, Pineapple Juice, Peridot, Pudding, Relaxation Tea, Rice Ball, Rice Cake, Rice Gruel, Roasted Rice Cake, Sandwich, Savory Pancake, Spring Sun, Stew, Strawberry, Summer Sun, Sushi, Tea Leaves, Tempura Noodles, Toast, Toasted Rice Ball, Tomato Juice, Tomato, Truffle Rice, Turnip, Vegetable Latte, Vegetable Juice, Winter Sun, Wild Grape
Dislike
Apple, Apple Jam, Apple Pie, Apple Souffle, Agate, Baked Sweet Potato, Black Grass, Blue Grass, Bodigizer, Bodigizer XL, Buckwheat Chips, Buckwheat Flour, Candied Potato, Cake, Cheese Cake, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookie, Chocolate Cake, Cookies, Elli Leaves, Fluorite, Grape Juice, Grape Jam, Green Grass, Honey, Ice Cream, Indigo Grass, Jam Bun, Mixed Latte, Orange Grass, Pancake, Pumpkin Pudding, Purple Grass, Raisin Bread, Red Grass, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Milk, Sweet Potato (recipe), Turbojolt, Turbojolt XL, White Grass, Yellow Grass
Hate
Adamantite, Alexandrite, Ancient Fossil, Animal Fodder, Branches, Chicken Feed, Copper Ore, Failure (cooking), Gold Ore, Golden Lumber, Junk Ore, Lumber, Moon Stone, Mystrile Ore, Mythic Stone, Orichalc, Pirate Treasure, Poisonous Mushroom, Sand Rose, Stone, Silver Ore, Weeds, Wool (any size), Yarn (any size), Trash (fishing)

Schedule

Karen works at the Supermarket in the afternoon | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Karen works at the Supermarket in the afternoon.
Monday to Saturday, except Tuesday (Sunny)
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMInside the Supermarket (locked)
8:00 AM – 10:00 AMOutside the Supermarket
10:00 AM – 1:00 PMInside the Supermarket (backroom)
1:00 PM – 4:00 PMInside the Supermarket (store area)
4:00 PM – 6:00 PMInside the Supermarket (backroom)
6:00 PM – 7:00 PMInside the Supermarket (locked)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PMWalking to Mineral Beach
8:00 PM – 10:00 PMAt Mineral Beach
10:00 PM – 11:00 PMWalking to the Supermarket
11:00 PM – 6:00 AMInside the Supermarket (locked)
Monday to Saturday, except Tuesday (Rainy/Snowy)
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMInside the Supermarket (locked)
8:00 AM – 10:00 AMInside the Supermarket (store area)
10:00 AM – 1:00 PMInside the Supermarket (backroom)
1:00 PM – 4:00 PMInside the Supermarket (store area)
4:00 PM – 6:00 PMInside the Supermarket (backroom)
6:00 PM – 6:00 AMInside the Supermarket (locked)
Tuesday (Sunny)
6:00 AM – 8:00 AMInside the Supermarket (locked)
8:00 AM – 10:00 AMOutside the Supermarket
10:00 AM – 1:00 PMInside the Supermarket (locked)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PMWalking to the Hot Springs
2:00 AM – 4:00 PMAt the Hot Springs
4:00 PM – 5:00 PMWalking to the Supermarket
5:00 PM – 7:00 PMInside the Supermarket (locked)
7:00 PM – 7:30 PMWalking to the Inn
7:30 PM – 10:00 PMInside the Inn
10:00 PM – 10:30 PMWalking to the Supermarket
10:30 PM – 6:00 AMInside the Supermarket (locked)
Sunday (All weathers)
6:00 AM – 7:00 PMInside the Supermarket (locked)
7:00 PM – 7:30 PMWalking to the Inn
7:30 PM – 10:00 PMInside the Inn
10:00 PM – 10:30 PMWalking to the Supermarket
10:30 PM – 6:00 AMInside the Supermarket (locked)

Heart Events

Receiving seeds from Karen after viewing her black heart event | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Receiving seeds from Karen after viewing her black heart event

Heart events are scenes between you and a girl. It’s important to view these events if you want to marry a certain girl.

Black Heart Event

Requirement:

  • Karen is at black heart level or higher
  • An empty tool slot in your rucksack

On a Wednesday or Friday, visit the Supermarket between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Karen will welcome you to Mineral Town and ask if you need any help. She will also offer you a bag of grass seeds.

Responses:

  • “I could use some help.”: +3000 affection points
  • “No problem.”: No effect. 

Purple Heart Event

Requirement:

  • Karen is at purple heart level or higher
  • Must have seen the black heart event

Go to the Supermarket on a Monday, Thursday, or Saturday between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Karen and her mother Sasha are arguing about whose gift is better. They will ask for your opinion.

Responses:

  • “Moon Drop Seeds.”: +3000 affection points
  • “Pink Cat Seeds.”: -2000 affection points

Blue Heart Event

Requirement:

  • Karen is at blue heart level or higher
  • Have the largest rucksack upgrade and a free item slot
  • Must have seen the purple heart event

Go to the Supermarket on a Wednesday or Friday, between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

To trigger this event, you must have a free item slot in your rucksack. Karen will ask you to pick up a special wine from Aja Winery. When you return, she will give you a bottle of wine as a gift.

Responses:

  • “I’d be glad to.”: +3000 affection points and a special item, “Karen’s Wine”.
  • “Sorry, I’m busy.”: -2000 affection points

Yellow Heart Event

Requirement:

  • Karen is at a yellow heart level or higher
  • Must have seen all the other heart events

Go to the Supermarket on a Monday, Thursday, or Saturday, between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Karen needs someone to taste her cooking, and Jeff suggests you do it, knowing it would taste bad.

Responses:

  • “Sure.”: +3000 affection points
  • “No, thanks.”: -2000 affection points 

Rival Heart Events

Viewing Karen and Rick’s black rival heart event | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Viewing Karen and Rick’s black rival heart event

To view rival heart events, a girl’s affection level towards you must be lower than the event you are trying to view. If you raise a girl’s affection levels too high, you won’t see any of the rival events.

Black Rival Heart Event

  • Location: Exiting the Spring Mine (any season)
  • When: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, it must be a sunny day
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Rick becomes upset about not hearing anything from his father since he left. Karen defends Rick’s father, saying he only left to find Lillia a cure.

Important Note: This event will not trigger if you are holding something in your hand. 

Blue Rival Heart Event

  • Location: Mineral Forest (any season except spring)
  • When: Monday or Sunday, it must be a sunny day
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

When Rick and Karen reminisce about their childhood, Rick remembers a memory of Karen that makes her angry. Karen walks away mad and Rick does not understand why.

Important note: This event only triggers when you exit Gotz’s house or enter the forest from the northeastern path.

Green Rival Heart Event

  • Location: Exiting the Spring Mine (any season)
  • When: Wednesday or Friday, it must be a sunny day and its Year 2 or later
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

A wild dog almost attacked Karen, but Rick saved her. Rick gets wounded, and Karen worries about him. She thanks Rick for helping her.

Orange Rival Heart Event

  • Location: Poultry Farm (any season except winter)
  • When: Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, must be a sunny day and its Year 4 or later
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Rick and Karen are talking about Lillia’s health. Lillia arrives and asks them when they will get married.

Important note: This event will only trigger after Popuri has married either you or Kai. Seven days after viewing this event, Rick and Karen will get married.