Basil is Mineral Town’s resident botanist. He’s very passionate about his job, and loves to share his knowledge. Some of his books can actually be found in Mineral Town’s library.
His birthday is on Summer 11th.
Everything you need to befriend Basil can be found in this guide.
Basil can generally be found inside his house, since that’s where he spends most of his day. However, you can be sure that every sunny Monday morning he’ll be doing research at Mother’s Hill.
For the rest of the week, he’ll spend a few hours at the Inn in the evening before heading back home.
|Sunny Mondays||Mother’s Lake, Basil’s House|
|Rainy or Snowy Mondays||Basil’s House|
|The rest of the week||Basil’s House, Inn|
Some easy loved gifts for Basil are Wild Grass (Black, Green, Red, and White). Chances are if you pick it up while foraging, it’s a good enough gift for Basil!
|Type of Gift||Items|
|Loves||Forage: Black Grass, Green Grass, Matsutake, Mushroom, Poison Mushroom, Red Grass, White Grass, Wild Grape
Dishes: Elli Leaves, Mixed Juice, Mixed Smoothie, Orange Juice, Vegetable Juice
Miscellaneous: Relax Tea Leaves
|Likes||Forage: Apple, Blue Grass, Blue Magic Red Flower, Honey, Indigo Grass, Moondrop Flower, Orange, Orange Grass, Pink Cat Flower, Purple Grass, Toy Flower, True Magic Red Flower, Yellow Grass
Crops: Azduki Beans, Carrot, Corn, Pineapple, Potato, Spinach, Yam
Animal Products: Hot-Spring Egg
Dishes: Baked Apple, Baked Yam, Baumkuchen, Bread, Cake, Candied Peels, Cheese Fondue, Cheese Risotto, Chocolate Cookies, Churros, Dorayaki, French Toast, Grape Juice, Ice Cream, Mashed Potatoes, Napolitan, Okonomiyaki, Onigiri, Orange Pastries, Orangette, Palbochae, Pancakes, Pineapple Juice, Popcorn, Premium Grape Juice, Raisin Bread, Relax Tea, Roasted Corn, Salad, Sandwich, Tempura Soba, Wild Grape Water
Miscellaneous: AEPFE Apple, HMSGB Apple, Ketchup, Perfume, SUGDW Apple
|Dislikes||Animal Products: Alpaca Fleece, Angora Fur, Large Fish, Medium Fish, Sheep Wool, Small Fish, Yarn
Dishes: Carpaccio, Fish Fritters, Fish Soup, Grilled Fish, Paella, Sashimi, Seafood Rice Bowl, Aqua Pazza, Sushi
Miscellaneous: Pet Treat
|Hates||Animal Products: Rabbit Feet
Miscellaneous: Ancient Fossil, Bottled Message, Fodder, Gems (all types), Gold Lumber, Lumber, Material Stone, Ore (all types), Pirate Treasure, Tomatosetta Stone
Trash: Boot, Empty Can, Fish Bones
Best Loved Gifts for Each Season
|Season||Item||Where to Find It|
|Year-round||Black Grass||Find it while hoeing the ground in any floor of the Spring or Lake Mine, during any season|
|Spring||Wild Grapes||Harvest from Grape fruit trees during the Spring or Summer|
|Summer||Red Grass||Forage during the Summer and Autumn at the Mother’s Hill, Secret Forest, and Hot Spring areas.
Or obtain from using the sickle on weeds and grass on your farm during Summer and Autumn
|Autumn||Matsutake||Forage during Autumn at the blocked-off area of Mother’s Hill, or in Carter’s secret room behind the Church|
|Winter||White Grass||Forage during Winter in the Forest or in Carter’s secret room behind the Church|
As you continue to raise your friendship points with Basil, you can unlock townsfolk events that allow you to get to know him better.
Unlike marriage candidates, you aren’t really required to respond with specific dialogue in order to gain their favor.
They also aren’t required to advance in your friendship with the non-marriageable villagers. Below is a list of each event related to Basil and the requirements needed to trigger them.
|Townsfolk Event||Friendship Points Required||Location||Requirements||Correct Dialogue Option|
|A Botanist’s Pride||100 (8 friendship notes)||Basil’s house (2nd floor)||
|The Flower of Happiness (1)||–||Ellen’s House||
|The Flower of Happiness (2)||–||Summit||
||Complete the quest to earn +20 FP with Basil, Ellen, and Yu|
At 4 friendship notes, Basil will give you the recipe for Fruit Smoothies.
And at 8 friendship notes, Basil will allow you to enter his room on the 2nd floor of his house.