This section will explain in detail about the equipment used for farming purposes and what can be done with these tools.
There are a number of tools that you will need while managing your garden and farm. When you first start the game Harvest Moon: Back to Nature, players will be provided with several tools and the rest you have to buy from various stores.
Your five main tools can also be leveled up to become more efficient. To raise the level of equipment, of course, you have to use the tools repeatedly so that the power level will increase slowly.
You can see how much the percentage has increased. Every 100% of your tools experience one level of improvement and the maximum is 400%.
So for example if you use a hammer and get the power level up to 100% that means you can increase 1 level from the usual tool.
When you play HM BTN for the first time, you will get basic equipment for free, including Hoe (hoe), Sickle (sickle), Hammer (hammer), Ax (ax), and Watering Can (plant sprinkler).
You can upgrade the five equipment once you have enough EXP as well as the right amount of money and iron ore to upgrade the skills of the tool.
In this game each tool has five levels, including normal, copper, silver, gold, and mystrile. If you get a tool power level of at least 100% you can give the tool to be upgraded to the blacksmith, Saibara, along with copper ore obtained from mining, as well as some money.
To complete a tool upgrade, you need a power level at the right level and the appropriate ore plus a fee. Upgraded equipment will usually be completed within three days.
You can pass the levels in this game too. You can increase the tool’s power level to 400% and then give it along with mystrile ore to Saibara.
To see the EXP level of your equipment, press the start button, on the screen will appear which mineral ore is used to upgrade the equipment.
Keep in mind, when you level up an equipment, you can’t use it for 3 days. It’s best to wait until winter when you don’t need to grow crops to upgrade your equipment.
You can also make jewelry to give to the girls you like. To make it, you need a rare mineral called Orichalcum which you can get through Winter Mine mining. Just like upgrading equipment in general, to make jewelry also takes 3 days.
There are 3 tools that you can use to grind your livestock, including a yarn spinner, a cheese maker, and a mayonnaise maker. To make it you must first have Adamantite ore from the Winter Mine.
The cost to buy each of these equipment is 20,000G, if you already have it, then you can get money more easily.
In addition to the five basic equipment, there is also equipment that you can get by buying it in various places. For example, such as brushes, scissors, and milking tools. Also make sure you have an empty slot in your backpack when buying these tools.
To use the upgraded equipment, hold down the square button for a few seconds, then release it. Do not use the equipment on animals as it will hurt them.
How to use the upgraded equipment:
- Copper: Hold down the square button a little longer
- Silver: Hold down the square button until the character closes his eyes
- Gold: Hold down the square button until your character’s face turns red
- Mystrile: Hold down the square button until the facial veins on your character pop out
1. Hoe (Hoe)
Use this tool to dig the soil and get rid of the grass in your garden. In addition, the hoe can also be used for mining, even if your hoe has been upgraded. However, when used for mining, it will only be able to dig boxes.
- Copper: 1000G, 100% EXP, can dig 2 boxes
- Silver: 2000G, 200% EXP, can dig 3 boxes
- Gold: 3000G, 300% EXP, can dig 5 boxes
- Mystrile: 5000G, 400% EXP, can dig 7 boxes
Sickles can be used to cut plants, grass, and flowers. Don’t use a sickle to do something that can still be done by hand. Because it will be a waste of stamina even though you have got some power berries and special berries.
- Copper: 1000G, 100% EXP, can cut 1×3 squares
- Silver: 2000G, 200% EXP, can cut 2×3 squares
- Gold: 3000G, 300% EXP, can cut 3X3 squares
- Mystrile: 5000G, 400% EXP, can cut 5×5 squares
3. Hammer (Hammer)
Use a hammer to level the soil that was previously dug with a hoe or crush rocks and coral. The hammer can break small stones, if it has been upgraded it can break large stones and if it has reached the maximum upgrade, the hammer is able to break very large rocks as well as rocks.
- Copper: 1000G, 100% EXP, destroys boulders with 3 hits, cannot be used to crush rocks
- Silver: 2000G, 200% EXP, destroys boulders with 2 hits, five hits to crush rocks
- Gold: 3000G, 300% EXP, destroys boulders with one hit, three hits to crush rocks
- Mystrile: 5000G, 400% EXP, destroys boulders with one hit, twice hits to crush rocks
4. Ax (Axe)
Use this tool to cut branches and tree trunks to get wood. At first the ax can only be used to cut twigs, but if it has been leveled up it can be used to cut large wood.
- Copper: 1000G, 100% EXP, six hits to cut tree trunks
- Silver: 2000G, 200% EXP, three hits to cut tree trunks
- Gold: 3000G, 300% EXP, two hits to cut tree trunks
- Mystrile: 5000G, 400% EXP, one hit to cut tree trunks
5. Plant Watering (Watering Can)
Watering cans can be used to water plants. Fill this tool with water from a pond, lake, or river.
- Copper: 1000G, 100% EXP, can flush 1×3 squares
- Silver: 2000G, 200% EXP, can flush 2×3 squares
- Gold: 3000G, 300% EXP, can flush 3×3 squares
- Mystrile: 5000G, 400% EXP, can flush 3×5 squares
1. Fishing Rod
Use this fishing rod to fish in rivers or lakes. Hold down the square button then when someone bites your fishing rod, release the button.
How to get: Go to the beach on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. At 07.00 PM – 10.00 PM, Greg is standing on the beach, talking to him while leaving an empty slot in your backpack. One day Greg will ask you if you like fishing, if you answer YES he will give you a fishing rod.
2. Fishing Pole
Just like the Fishing Rod, this tool is also used for fishing, but it is even better than an ordinary hook. Only fishing poles can be used to lure legendary fish.
To get the Fishing Pole is quite easy, put 50 fish in the fish pond at your house (no need to fish up to 50 fish, just put a few fish and let them breed there). One day Greg will come and he will give you a big fishing rod. Don’t forget to empty a slot in your backpack.
Use this tool to brush the fur of farm animals such as horses, cows and sheep. Your cattle will feel happy if treated like that. To take good care of your animals, you only need to brush them once a day.
How to get: Purchased at Saibara’s shop for 800G.
4. Milker (Milk Milking Tool)
Use Milker to milk a mature cow. Press the square button on the front, back or side of your cow.
How to get: Purchased at the Saibara shop for 2000G.
5. Clippers (Scissors)
Use this tool to shear the fleece of an adult sheep. Press the square button near your sheep.
How to get: Purchased at the Saibara shop for 1800G.
6. Rucksack (Backpack)
You can buy an even bigger backpack. The upper part of the backpack is used to store equipment while the lower part is used to store food, flowers, ore from the mines, and more. If you have upgraded you can bring even more items.
How to get: Buy at Supermarket, medium backpack for 3000G, big backpack for 5000G. You have to buy a medium backpack first after which the large backpack will open.
7. Harvest Basket (Basket)
Can be obtained by buying at the Supermarket, you can store 30 items in one basket and bring the basket to the bin then press the box button to deviate the items.
How to get: Buy it at the Supermarket for 5000G.
8. Blue Feather
If you want to marry a girl, give this item when her heart is red and has upgraded your house 2 times.
How to get: Buy it at the Supermarket for 1000G or Won will offer you 30,000G.
9. Mayonnaise Maker
Can be obtained if you have upgraded your chicken coop. Use this tool to cook eggs into mayonnaise which has a high selling price. The location will be in your chicken coop.
How to get: Ask Saibara to make a Mayonnaise Maker with Adamantite Ore and 20,000G
10. Cheese Maker
Can be obtained if you have upgraded your sheep and cattle pens. Use this tool to turn milk into cheese. Cheese has a higher selling price than milk, so you can earn money easily.
How to get: Ask Saibara to make a Cheese Maker, you only need to prepare Adamantite Ore and money of 20,000G.
11. Yarn Maker
Can be obtained if you have upgraded the cowshed. Use this tool to spin the fleece into yarn. Yarn has a high selling value. It is located in the cowshed.
How to get: Ask Saibara to make this tool, you only need to prepare Adamantite Ore and money as much as 20,000G.
Give this jewelry to win the heart of the girl you like. Although very expensive but this item means a lot to them.
How to get: Ask Saibara to make it with Orichalc Ore and 1000G money.
13. Dogball (Ball)
Dogball can be used to train your dog. These balls are very cheap, so you can buy several at once.
How to get: When autumn (Fall) Won will come to your house and offer this ball. It costs only 100G and Won will occasionally re-offer this ball if the previous ball is lost.
14. Vase (Flower Vase)
Put a flower in this pot to lower the character saturation level, but this vase is very expensive.
How to get: Won will sell this item for 5000G after you upgrade your house 2 times.
That’s the discussion about equipment in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (HM BTN). You can upgrade the five basic equipment to make your job easier.
In addition, other equipment will also help you develop a farm garden. Such as processing milk into cheese, chicken eggs into mayonnaise, and so on.
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