His birthday is on Autumn 5th.
Everything you need to befriend Yu can be found in this guide!
Yu is always at home with Ellen to take care of her and keep her company. In the afternoons, he’ll always go visit Carter at the Church to listen to stories and play with Mei.
|Rainy or snowy|
|The rest of the week||Ellen’s House, Church|
It’s very easy to gain Yu’s favor! He has a lot of favored gifts, but he particularly loves Chocolate, Honey, and Wild Grapes.
|Type of Gift||Items|
|Loves||Forage: Honey, Wild Grape
Animal Products: Yarn
Dishes: Apple Pie, Baumkuchen, Bibimbap, Cake, Carbonara, Cheese Fondue, Cheese Risotto, Cheese Souffle, Cheesecake, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies, Cookies, French Fries, Fruit Juice, Fruit Smoothie, Grape Juice, Ice Cream, Madeleine, Margherita, Napolitan, Nasi Goreng, Omelet Rice, Pancakes, Popcorn, Sandwich, Strawberry Milk (dish), Tomatosetta Stone, Yam Dessert
Miscellaneous: Ketchup, Pet Ball, Pet Treat
|Likes||Forage: Apple, Moondrop Flower, Orange, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower
Crops: Pineapple, Strawberry
Animal Products: Alpaca Fleece, Angora Fur, Butter, Cheese, Large Fish, Mayonnaise, Medium Fish, Milk (all types), Sheep Wool
Dishes: Bagna Cauda, Baked Apple, Baked Yam, Candied Peels, Carpaccio, Curry Bread, Curry Rice, Curry Udon, Daifuku, Fish Fritters, Fish Soup, Mochi, Okonomiyaki, Orange Pastries, Orangette, Paella, Pineapple Juice, Ramen, Roasted Corn, Seafood Rice Bowl, Stew, Strawberry Cake, Tempura Soba, Zaru Soba, Zenzai
Miscellaneous: AEPFE Apple, Branch, Gems (all types), HMSGB Apple, Ore (all types except Scrap Ore), SUGDW Apple
|Dislikes||Forage: Blue Magic Red Flower, Chestnut, Mushroom, Red Grass, True Magic Red Flower
Crops: Cabbage, Carrot, Cucumber, Eggplant, Green Pepper, Onion, Potato, Pumpkin, Soybeans, Spinach, Turnip, Yam
Animal Products: Hot Spring Egg, Small Fish
Dishes: Aqua Pazza, Bamboo Rice, Chestnut Rice, Chili Pepper, Dorayaki, Grilled Fish, Mashed Potatoes, Miso Soup, Mixed Juice, Mont Blanc, Mushroom Gratin, Mushroom Rice, Oden, Orange Juice, Palbochae, Pepper Steak, Pot au Feu, Pumpkin Potage, Raisin Bread, Roasted Chestnut, Sashimi, Sushi, Vegetable Juice, Vegetable Pizza
Miscellaneous: Bracelet, Brooch, Buckwheat Flour, Caffeine, Dress, Earring, Face Mask, Scrap Ore, Necklace, Skin Lotion, Stamina Booster, Stamina Booster XL, Sun Block, Super Caffeine
|Hates||Forage: Black Grass, Blue Grass, Green Grass, Indigo Grass, Matsutake, Orange Grass, Poison Mushroom, Purple Grass, Yellow Grass
Dishes: Elli Leaves, Spicy Margherita, Spicy Pepper Steak, Spicy Ramen, Spicy Sandwich, Spicy Vegetable Stir Fry, Wild Grape Water
Miscellaneous: Ancient Fossil, Bottled Message, Fodder, Gold Lumber, Perfume, Pirate Treasure, Premium Grape Juice, Chicken and Rabbit Feed, Stone
Trash: Boot, Empty Can, Fish Bones, Weed
Best Loved Gifts for Each Season
|Season||Item||Where to Find It|
|Year-round||Honey||Forage from the fruit trees on your farm in any season|
|Spring||Wild Grapes||Harvest from the Grape trees on your farm during Spring and Summer. Or forage around Mother’s Hill and the Secret Forest in the Summer|
|Summer||Popcorn||Learn the recipe from Kai at 4 friendship notes
Ingredients needed: Corn
Equipment needed: Frying Pan
|Autumn||Apple Pie||Obtain the recipe by attending Anna’s Confectionaries Class townsfolk event
Ingredients needed: Apple, Egg, Butter, Wheat Flour
Equipment needed: Knife, Pot, Rolling Pin, Oven, Seasoning Set
|Winter||Cake||Obtain the recipe by cooking 10 dishes with Egg, Wheat Flour, and Butter respectively – or obtain the recipe by attending the first Anna’s Confectionaries Class townsfolk event
Ingredients needed: Egg, Wheat Flour, Butter
Equipment needed: Whisk, Oven, Seasoning Set
As you continue to raise your friendship points with Yu, 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 townsfolk event related to Yu and the requirements needed to trigger them.
|Townsfolk Event||Friendship Points Required||Location||Requirements||Correct Dialogue Option|
|The Bond Between Siblings||–||Ellen’s House||
|Grandpa’s Letter||100 (4 friendship notes)||Ellen’s House||
|Ellen’s Knit Stockings||200 (8 friendship notes)||Ellen’s House||
|Visiting Ellen||100 (4 friendship notes with both Ellen and Saibara only)||Ellen’s House||
|Past Memories||100 (8 friendship notes with both Ellen and Saibara only)||Ellen’s House||
Unfortunately, befriending Yu will not unlock any special gifts or grant you access to any unique areas.
But he is still a big part of Mineral Town’s families and culture, and you’ll definitely be seeing him a lot in other villagers’ townsfolk events.