Kai is a villager that only comes to Mineral Town during the Summer. He owns the Beach Cafe and has a pleasant, easygoing attitude.
His birthday is on Summer 22nd.
If you set your farmer’s birthday on the same day, his birthday will be on Summer 17th instead.
It’s difficult to maintain a relationship with Kai at first because you’ll only see him for one season each year until you get married. If you want to befriend and eventually marry Kai, read on to find out how!
You can typically find Kai around the beach in the Summer. His locations are convenient given that you don’t have to rush around the entirety of Mineral Town to find him.
He’ll either be in his shop, or lounging outside on the sand!
|The rest of the week||Inn, Beach, Beach Cafe|
Kai’s favorite gift is Pineapples, which can be grown as a crop on your farm during the summer.
The seeds cost 1,000 G and can only be purchased from Huang.
Other easy gifts for Kai are milk and cheese (liked), or corn (loved). He loves most of the crops that you can grow on your farm in the summer.
|Type of Gift||Items|
|Loves||Crops: Corn, Onion, Pumpkin, Tomato
Animal Products: Eggs, Large Fish
Dishes: Bibimbap, Bread, Churros, Curry Bread, Curry Rice, Eggs Benedict, Fish Soup, French Toast, Fried Rice, Nasi Goreng, Omelet Rice, Pineapple Juice, Premium Grape Juice, Pumpkin Potage, Quiche, Wild Grape Water
Miscellaneous: Diamond, Oil, Perfume, Pink Diamond, Wheat Flour
|Likes||Forage: Apple, Honey, Orange, Wild Grapes
Animal Products: Butter, Cheese, Medium Fish, Milk (all types), Small Fish
Dishes: Ajillo, Bagna Cauda, Baked Apple, Candied Peels, Carpaccio, Fish Fritter, Grilled Fish, Napolitan, Orange Pastries, Orangette, Paella, Popcorn, Relax Tea Leaves, Salad, Sashimi, Seafood Rice Bowl, Strawberry Cake, Sushi, Tempura
Miscellaneous: AEPFE Apple, Bracelet, Brooch, Curry Powder, Dress, Earring, Face Mask, HMSGB Apple, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Necklace, Pet Ball, Skin Lotion, SUGDW Apple, Sunblock
|Dislikes||Forage: Bamboo Shoots, Matsutake, Mushroom
Crops: Turnip, Yam
Animal Products: Hot Spring Egg, Wool (all types), Yarn
Dishes: Baked Yam, Bamboo Rice, Curry Udon, Daifuku, Matsutake Rice, Miso Soup, Mochi, Mushroom Gratin, Mushroom Rice, Oden, Okonomiyaki, Pot Au Feu, Ramen, Roasted Corn, Tempura Soba, Tempura Udon, Udon, Yam Dessert, Zarusoba, Zenzai
Miscellaneous: Buckwheat Flour, Gems (all types), Ore (all types), Pet Treat
|Hates||Forage: Poison Mushroom, Wild Grass (all types)
Dishes: Margherita Pizza
Miscellaneous: Ancient Fossil, Branch, Fodder, Gold Lumber, Letter in a Bottle, Lumber, Pirate Treasure, Rock, Stone, Tomatosetta Stone
Trash: Empty Can, Fish Bone, Rubber Boot, Weed
Best Gifts for Each Season
Kai is only available in the Summer, so you can’t really give him any other gifts during the other seasons.
You can use this guide as a reference for marriage, though!
|Season||Item||Where to Find It|
|Year-round||Egg||Harvest from mature chickens every day|
|Spring||Eggs Benedict||Obtain the recipe after cooking 30 dishes with Egg and Mayonnaise respectively.
Ingredients needed: Wheat Flour, Egg, Mayonnaise, Butter
Equipment needed: Frying Pan, Oven
|Summer||Corn||Harvest from Corn crops every 3 days after 14 days of growth.
Corn seeds can be bought at the General Store for 300 G.
|Autumn||Nasi Goreng||Obtain the recipe after cooking 8 dishes with Onion, Green Pepper, and Onigiri respectively
Ingredients needed: Onion, Green Pepper, Onigiri, Ketchup
Equipment needed: Seasoning Set, Frying Pan
|Winter||Oil||Buy from Jeff at the General Store for 50 G|
As you continue to raise your friendship points and heart level with Kai, you can unlock heart events that allow you to get to know him better.
During the cutscene, your farmer will have to respond with one dialogue option. Choosing the correct response will give you 3,000 LP with Kai, otherwise you will lose -2,000 LP.
Below is a list of each heart event and the requirements needed to trigger them.
|Heart Event||Love Points Required||Location||Requirements||Correct Dialogue Option|
|Gray (1)||0 LP||Mineral Beach||
||“Those who live in glass farmhouses…”|
|Gray (2)||5,000 LP||Beach Cafe||
||“Tons of Pineapples.”|
|Purple||10,000 LP||Mineral Beach||
||“Okay, if you insist.”|
|Blue||20,000 LP||Mineral Beach||
||“Don’t let it bother you.” or “Don’t change yourself for anyone.”|
|Green (Confession)||30,000 LP||Any location||
|Yellow||40,000 LP||Jennifer’s Tent||
||“I bow to thee, saint of sustenance!”|
|Orange||50,000 LP||General Store||
||“We could be together! FOREVER.”|
|Red (Marriage)||60,000 LP||Any location||
Remember that you can only view a heart event once you’ve successfully seen all the previous ones, so make sure you’ve checked every single one on the list!
Kai is a marriage candidate.
Marrying him will allow him to stay in Mineral Town year-round, and the Beach Cafe will be open every day except Sunday.
For every 5 items you buy from Kai at the beach cafe (except for water), you’ll earn 2,500 bonus LP until you buy 25 dishes in total.
Befriending Kai will also get you the recipe for Popcorn at 4 friendship notes.