Characters / Harvest Moon

For a game series franchise that revolves around farming, Harvest Moon sure has managed to rack up a large list of characters. Organized roughly by game series.

Related character pages: Rune Factory

Character Sheets by Sub-series:

Characters Appearing in Multiple Games

The Farmer (Canon Name: Pete, though fans prefer to call him Jack)

The player character. In most games, his recently-deceased grandfather has passed the farm down to him, and he must work to bring it back to its former glory.

  • Farm Boy (duh!)
  • Game-Favored Gender: For the most part, especially in the earlier games, in which there either was no female option, or the female option's game would be cut off at marriage, whereas the male's could go on after.
  • Heroic Mime: Most of the games in which he appears, though you do get options to answer questions now and then (like heart events).
  • Nice Hat: It's changed colors a few times (green to blue) but he's never seen without it.

The Other Farmer (Canon Name: Claire (BTN:FG), Sara (GB), Pony (AnWL).

The female version of Pete. Usually a city-girl that becomes a farmer out of boredom.

Harvest Sprites

A group of tiny fairy-like guys who wear poofy, colorful clothing. In several of the games, they will help you with your farmwork if you befriend them.

  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The Harvest Sprites from the Save the Homeland, Hero of Leaf Valley, and the Wonderful Life games. Consisting of Nik (Tall), Nak (Short) and Flak (Big).
  • Fairy Companion
  • Meaningful Name: In Harvest Moon DS, some of the sprites have names based on the job they do. The Legendary Sprites (from Friends of Mineral Town), have names related to their personalities.
  • Nature Spirit
  • Pig Latin: The sprites speak this in Harvest Moon 64 before you befriend them.
  • Theme Naming: Many of the groups of Harvest Sprites have names that fill some sort of theme.
  • You Can See Me?: In most incarnations, only the main character can see the sprites. A "childlike heart" or something similar is what allows you to see them.
    • In A New Beginning, it seems the reason most people don't see the Harvest Sprites is because they just hang out in an out-of-the-way area. The Harvest Goddess and the Sprites will appear to speak to you and you beloved on your wedding day.
    • In Harvest Moon DS, Thomas and one of the Harvest Sprites actually get into a fight! This has lead some fans to speculate that Thomas is the Harvest King (In the DS version anyhow).

The Harvest Goddess

The resident deity, who always lives in a pond somewhere. She is usually contacted by tossing a crop into the water as an offering.

The Witch Princess

A trickster witch originating from the DS/Island series. She has a rivalry with the Harvest Goddess for some silly reason. Animal Parade's Witch Princess is different from the series' usual one - for tropes relating to her, go to the page for Tree of Tranquility characters.