There are a number of returning features in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town for the fans of Original. These include the traveling merchant named Van. Of course, the method by which you make Van visit the town is somewhat different in this game. Apart from that, he will be selling something new and exciting this time – pets!
So to help the players with these delightful pets, in this new guide, we will help you understand how to make Van visit your town, and how you can buy pets from him.
How to Make Van visit the town in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
In order to buy pets from Van, you obviously need to make him turn up first. For that, you will first have to approach the Harvest Goddess’ pond just outside the mine. You will then have to please her by giving her a gift she favors once per day. You will have to do this 30 times, after which she will bless you with White Grass.
Following this, Van will arrive at your farm on a sunny Wednesday. That should be easy enough to come across, provided you are playing in Spring or Summer. In case you want to ensure that the sun is clearly visible the next day, you can obtain weather reroll by saving your game on the 13th, and then seeing the weather for the next day. Keep doing this until you finally come across a sunny day.
After he comes up, Van will reside at the Inn, where you can purchase a large range of items every Wednesday. However, he will only put up his pet stall in the Town Square on the 15th of every month, from noon to 5:30 PM. And did we mention, the weather needs to be sunny for this too! You can use the previously mentioned sunny day trick for this one as well.
Keep in mind that even if you begin to offer gifts to the Harvest Goddess right from the start, you will not be able to obtain a pet in time for the first Summer Frisbee Festival. This is because Van only puts up pets for sale on the 15th. So you need not worry too much about this.
Pets in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
In Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, pets are mostly intended for the joy of having one, and for the Frisbee Festival. The farm animals don’t really serve any practical purpose in the game. They will automatically go back inside at 8 PM every night.
Van will put up different kinds of pets for sale, depending on the season. Given below is a list of pets you can obtain from Van in the game.
Here are all the Friends of Mineral Town pets you can get from Van. One thing to keep in mind is that these are basically just for the Frisbee Festival and just to have.
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Pets (Spring)
- Shorthaired Cat (20,000 G)
- Bengal Cat (20,000 G)
- Calico Cat (20,000 G)
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Pets (Summer)
- Penguin (30,000 G)
- Navy Penguin (30,000 G)
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Pets (Fall)
- Mineral Dog (10,000 G)
- Papillon (20,000 G)
- Husky (20,000 G)
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Pets (Winter)
- Capybara (30,000 G)
- White Capybara (30,000 G)
Keep in mind that Van will not sell you another pet after your first one until you manage to obtain eight full hearts in that particular pet’s affection meter. In case you wish to own more than one pet, you will have to work for this. You can raise your pet’s affection by interacting with it and feeding it Pet Treats. These can also be purchased from Van.
That is it for now. We hope you have a great time with your pets in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town after reading our pet guide. If you liked this guide, do remember to check out our other Windows Guides, Gaming Guides, Social Media Guides, iPhone Guides, and Android Guides to read more. Any queries or suggestions? Comment down below with your name and email ID, and we will reply shortly. Also, subscribe to our YouTube Channel to watch awesome videos on gaming and smartphone tips and tricks. Thank you.