Quests are set objectives that provide rewards when completed. They're kept track of in the quest journal, which can be brought up by clicking the exclamation point icon at the bottom of the date/time display in the upper right of the screen, or by using the hotkey F. Quests are listed in the journal by title, and each quest can be expanded to read the text and requirements for completion. Clicking the X at the top of the window will close it and there's a button under the journal window to cancel the selected quest.

There are two major types of quests, story quests and Help Wanted quests. Story quests are typically received in the mail, but a few are automatically accepted at the beginning of the game to help teach the player about the game. Story quests can be completed at any time after receiving them, there is no time limit or expiration date.

Help Wanted Quests

Example of a randomly generated Help Wanted quest

Every day the bulletin board outside Pierre's General Store may have a randomly generated Help Wanted quest that you can complete in exchange for money and sometimes increased friendship with the quest giver. When a new quest is available, the bulletin board will have a yellow exclamation point floating above it. Rewarded money depends on the number of items/monsters involved, the player's skills, and sometimes a bit of randomness. Once you have accepted a Help Wanted quest you will have 2 days to complete it, the current day and the next.

If a daytime festival occurs during the 2-day period, you may be unable to complete the quest on the festival day, since most shops and homes are "locked". See the Shop Schedules page for more information.


There are 2 Achievements associating with completing Help Wanted Quests.

  • Gofer (Complete 10 'Help Wanted' requests)
  • A Big Help (Complete 40 'Help Wanted' requests)

Earning these achievements unlocks unique Hats at the Abandoned House in Cindersap Forest. In addition, the day after earning "Gofer", Mayor Lewis will send Gold.png500g in the mail. The day after earning "A Big Help", Mayor Lewis will send Gold.png2,500g in the mail.


There are 4 types of Help Wanted quests that can be posted. There is no penalty for accepting a quest and then not completing it.

Gathering Clint will ask you collect copper, iron, or gold ores, usually 20-40, or coal for him to inspect, or Robin will ask you to gather wood or stone.

Note that it is not necessary to have the requested items in inventory to complete a gathering quest. Once the required number of items have been gathered (as indicated by the counter in the journal), simply talking to the villager who requested the items is sufficient to complete the quest.

Slay Monsters Requires access to The Mines.

Clint, Lewis, Demetrius, or the Wizard will ask you to slay a random number of a specific monster.

Once the required number of monsters have been slain (as indicated by the counter in the journal), talking to the villager who made the request will complete it.

Fishing Demetrius or Willy will ask you to catch from 1-5 of a specific fish from the current season, either to lower the population of that fish or to keep the art of fishing alive.

The reward is the base sell price of the fish × the number of fish requested, and you get to keep the fish.

Note that it is not necessary to have the requested fish in inventory to complete a fishing quest. Once the required number of fish have been caught (as indicated by the counter in the journal), talking to the villager who made the request will complete it.

Item Delivery This is the most common type of Help Wanted quest. Any adult villager that the player has met and can earn friendship with will ask for a random item for various reasons.

This item can be:

Villagers will reward the player with three times the item's normal value, which may make Item Delivery quests a more efficient method of earning money from lower value items than shipping them. The player also earns 150 Friendship points with the requesting villager for completing the quest.

To complete an Item Delivery quest, it is necessary to hand the item to the requestor. Simply having the item in inventory when talking to the requestor will not complete the quest. Note that completing an Item Delivery quest does not count as giving a gift.

Note: Jas, Vincent, Krobus, the Dwarf, and your spouse will never make Delivery requests. Sandy will make Delivery requests once you have access to The Desert.

List of Special Orders

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During a cutscene that is available starting on Fall 2, Year 1, regardless of the weather, a special orders board is installed in front of Lewis's house. This board has larger orders that would not be normally found on the Help Wanted board. Unlike Help Wanted requests, these orders are automatically filled without speaking to the the requestor. Additionally, the special orders cannot be cancelled from the individual player quest listing, and time must be allowed to run out. Unless specified, the resources needed for special orders must be collected after the special order has been accepted. On orders that require the player to place items in a container, resources collected before the quest was accepted may be placed in said container, however, new resources must still be obtained. For example, 24 pre-acquired eggs may be placed in the Saloon fridge, but 24 more eggs must still be harvested afterwards to complete the order.

Special orders have different timeframes, varying from 1 to 28 days. A new special order can be accepted each week, even if another one is still ongoing; multiple special orders can be active at the same time. New special orders become available on Monday and their allotted time starts decreasing as days go by regardless of whether they have been accepted by the player. Hence, if the player starts a special order with a maximum timeframe of 7 days on Wednesday, the time given for completion will only be 5 days. The table below indicates maximum timeframes.

When doing a special order that requires shipping items, the player can ship the remaining items on the final day. The progress bar only tracks items shipped on previous days and this can create the impression that items shipped need to be shipped before the last day, but they do not.

The table below states whether special orders are repeatable after having been successfully completed. All special orders will show up again if attempted and failed.

If the player partially completes a special order but ultimately fails, the donated goods can be picked up in the Lost and Found box in the Mayor's house.

Quest Name Quest Text Provided By Prerequisites Timeframe Requirements Rewards Repeatable
Island Ingredients I want to experiment with tropical cooking, but it's hard to find any ingredients. If someone could ship 100 (Taro Root / Ginger / Pineapple), it might help!

Caroline Icon.png Caroline

Ginger Island unlocked 28 days One of: Yes
Cave Patrol The number of [Monster] in the local caves have made mining dangerous... for other people, not me! There's good money for anyone willing to slay 50 of them. -Clint

Clint Icon.png Clint

None 7 days Slay 50 of one of the following: Yes
Aquatic Overpopulation For unknown reasons, the local population of [Fish] has grown to an unsustainable level. I need a local angler to help reduce their numbers.

Demetrius Icon.png Demetrius

None 7 days 10 of one of the following (depending on the current season): Yes
Biome Balance For unknown reasons, the local population of [Fish] has grown to an unsustainable level. I need a local angler to help reduce their numbers.

Demetrius Icon.png Demetrius

None 7 days 20 of one of the following: Yes
Rock Rejuvenation Hey! I'm going to invite some friends over to do a "rock rejuvenation" ceremony, but I'll need some crystals to channel the right energies. Do you think you could lend me a hand?

Emily Icon.png Emily

Have access to the Sewing Machine in Emily's House 7 days

Can be collected before accepting the special order

Gifts for George George thinks no one in town cares about him. I'd like to prove him wrong! A dozen leeks should do the trick... they're his favorite. -Evelyn

Evelyn Icon.png Evelyn

Spring 28 days

Items must be collected while quest is active.

Fragments of the past Calling all amateur paleontologists! I need 100 pieces of bone for my studies. Please drop them off at the museum counter! -Gunther

Gunther Icon.png Gunther

None 7 days

Collect, then dump in the box in the Museum:

Items must be collected while quest is active.

Gus' Famous Omelet I've got the urge to make my famous giant omelet... but I'll need two dozen eggs. Any takers?

Gus Icon.png Gus

None 14 days
  • Egg.png Egg (24) gathered from the ground or from an Auto-Grabber after the quest begins
Crop Order [Crop] are in high demand this year. Anyone who ships 100 [Crop] by the end of the season will earn a substantial reward from the Pelican Town Agricultural Fund.

Lewis Icon.png Lewis

Not Winter 28 days

Harvest, then ship 100 of one of the following (depending on the season):

Crops must be harvested while quest is active.

Community Cleanup I have an idea. There's a lot of trash in the water. Why don't we fish some out to make the valley more beautiful? -Linus

Linus Icon.png Linus

None 7 days

Gather, then dump in the bin at the train platform :

  • 20 trash items (except Joja Cola)

Gathering counter works with Crab Pots.

The Strong Stuff Heard there's a spirit made out of potatoes that really packs a whallop, if you know what I mean. Mind dropping a few taters into a keg and bringing me a batch or two?

Pam Icon.png Pam

Spring 14 days

Potatoes must be collected from Keg while quest is active.

Pierre's Prime Produce Hello there. For an upcoming promotion, I'm thinking of offering some high-quality vegetables at a slight premium...Know where a thrifty shopkeep might find 25 gold-star vegetables?

Pierre Icon.png Pierre

None 28 days

Harvest, then dump in the bin in Pierre's General Store:

Items must be harvested while the quest is active. Items harvested by Junimos do not count.

Robin's Project Hey! I have an idea for a new style of bed, but I'll need 80 hardwood to make it happen. Can anyone help? -Robin

Robin Icon.png Robin

None 7 days No
Robin's Resource Rush I'm putting on a little promotion, just for fun. If anyone can collect 1000 pieces of [Resource] in a week, they'll earn a reward. And you can keep the [Resource]! -Robin

Robin Icon.png Robin

None 7 days One of:

Can be purchased from Robin's shop.

Juicy Bugs Wanted! Hey there, I'm looking for a big wad o' bug guts. The juicier the better... at least that's what the crabs seem to like... 100 pieces should do the trick.

Willy Icon.png Willy

None 7 days

Collect, then dump in the bin next to the fish shop: Bug Meat.png Bug Meat (100) Items must be collected while quest is active.

Tropical Fish There's nothin' like tropical fishing... To keep the art alive, I'm offering a reward for whoever can bring in a good island haul.

Willy Icon.png Willy

Ginger Island unlocked, Island Resort built 7 days No
A Curious Substance I seek an extremely rare and powerful goop, known as 'ectoplasm'. It can be found in the remains of slain ghosts. -M. Rasmodius

Wizard Icon.png Wizard

None 7 days No
Prismatic Jelly I require assistance in tracking down the rare and dangerous prismatic slime, within the local caves. Bring me a jar of its prismatic jelly and you will be duly rewarded. -M. Rasmodius

Wizard Icon.png Wizard

None 7 days No

List of Mr. Qi's Special Orders

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On Ginger Island, after reaching 100 Golden Walnuts, is Mr. Qi's room. Inside, he provides a special order board similar to the one in town, which refreshes with two new quests to choose from every Monday. The player is able to run more than one quest at once.

Quest Name Quest Text Timeframe Requirements Rewards
Qi's Crop I've hidden Qi Beans throughout the world. Find them, grow them, propagate them, and ship 500 Qi Fruit within the time limit. 28 days Ship Qi Fruit.png Qi Fruit (500). Qi Gem.png 100
Let's Play A Game Think you can score 50,000 points in Junimo Kart endless mode? Prove it. 7 days Score 50,000 points in Junimo Kart endless mode. Qi Gem.png 10
Four Precious Stones Find 4 prismatic shards. Place them in my collection box. 28 days Collect Prismatic Shard.png Prismatic Shard (4).

(Unlike other quests, you do not have to earn them while the quest is active. You can use 4 Prismatic Shards that have been previously obtained.)

Qi Gem.png 40
Qi's Hungry Challenge Your task is to make it to level 100 in the Skull Cavern. However, you can't eat or drink anything while there. 7 days Reach level 100 of the Skull Cavern without consuming any food items. This can be done using staircases. While this quest is active, Big Slimes will occasionally spawn with a heart in them that will recover 10 HP when dropped. Another strategy to regain health during the quest without eating food is to equip one or more Vampire Ring which restore 2 HP every time a monster is slain. Qi Gem.png 25
Qi's Cuisine Ship 100,000g worth of freshly cooked items. 14 days Ship Gold.png100,000g worth of freshly cooked items. Only items cooked after accepting the quest count, and these items have "Fresh" in their name. The easiest, albeit expensive, way of doing this is to buy 669 coffee from Gus at the Stardrop Saloon (costing Gold.png200,700g) and craft that into 223 Fresh Triple Shot Espresso, which is worth Gold.png100,350g. This will complete the challenge easily, but you will lose Gold.png100,350g. Alternatively one can buy 1667 wheat flour for Gold.png166,700g from Pierre's General Store and use it to cook 1667 Bread which sells for Gold.png100,020g resulting in a loss of Gold.png66,680g. Qi Gem.png 25
Qi's Kindness Give 50 loved gifts in one week. 7 days Give 50 loved gifts in one week. Qi Gem.png 40
Extended Family Family members of the legendary fish have returned to the valley. You have three days to catch Ms. Angler, Glacierfish Jr., Son of Crimsonfish, Radioactive Carp, and Legend II. 3 days Catch Ms. Angler, Glacierfish Jr., Son of Crimsonfish, Radioactive Carp, and Legend II. They can be caught in the same locations as the older generation of fish but the fishing bar is not distinctly marked as it is with the original legendary fish. Qi Gem.png 20
Danger In The Deep The mine elevator system has been reset, and new dangers have emerged from deep underground. Make it to the bottom of the mines in one week. 7 days Reach the bottom of the mines in the mountains. This can be done using staircases. Qi Gem.png 50
Skull Cavern Invasion The Skull Cavern has been invaded by powerful monsters. Make it to level 100 in one piece. 7 days Make it to level 100 of the Skull Cavern. This can be done using staircases. Qi Gem.png 40
Qi's Prismatic Grange Find 100 each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple items. Place them in my collection box. 14 days Place 100 red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple items into Qi's collection box.
Note that the quest is more strict than dye pots are. Deposited items will not be returned.
Qi Gem.png 35

Quest 'Danger In The Deep' will also reset unlocked purchasable gears from Adventurer's Guild

List of Story Quests

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In addition to quests posted on the "Help Wanted" board, there are several Story Quests unlocked during gameplay. There is no penalty for accepting a Story Quest involving item delivery and then deleting it from your journal without completing it. Story Quests do not count towards the "Gofer" or "A Big Help" Achievements.

Note that the game adds 255 Friendship points for quests that say "1 Friendship heart", rather than exactly 250 points.

Quest Name Quest Text Provided By Requirements Rewards
Introductions It would be a nice gesture to introduce yourself around town. Some people might be anxious to meet the new farmer. Introductory quest 28 people greeted 100 Friendship points (2/5 of a heart) with every known NPC
How to Win Friends Giving gifts is a great way to build friendships. Learn each person's individual tastes and you'll be popular in no time. Complete "Introductions" Give anyone a gift. Gold.png100g
Getting Started If you want to become a farmer, you have to start with the basics. Use your hoe to till the soil, then use a seed packet on the tilled soil to sow a crop. Water every day until the crop is ready for harvest. Package in room at start Cultivate and harvest a parsnip Gold.png100g
To The Beach Someone named Willy invited you to visit the beach south of town. He says he has something to give you. Mail, Spring 2 Visit the beach south of town before 5:00pm. Bamboo Pole
Raising Animals Robin, the local carpenter, lives north of town. In exchange for raw materials and money, she'll construct new buildings on your farm. You'll need her to build a coop or barn so that you can raise animals. Complete "Getting Started" Build a Coop.
Note that this quest does not require you to purchase animals.
Advancement As you gain experience you'll discover new crafting recipes to increase profit and make life easier. A Scarecrow, for example, will prevent crows from snacking on your precious crops. Complete "Getting Started" Reach Farming level 1 and craft a Scarecrow. Gold.png100g
Explore The Mine There's an old mine shaft in the mountains north of town. There could be valuable minerals inside, but Marlon hinted that it might be dangerous. Enter The Mines. Reach level 5 in The Mines.
Deeper In The Mine It seems that the mine elevator is still functional. It will allow you to quickly return to any elevator doors you've discovered. A deeper expedition might be in order. Reach level 5 in The Mines. Reach level 40 in The Mines.
To The Bottom? So far, there's no sign of the bottom. How low does it go? Reach level 40 in The Mines. Reach the bottom of The Mines.
Archaeology Gunther asked if you'd consider donating any new artifacts or minerals you find to the museum. He says he'll compensate you by way of occasional rare goods. Enter the Museum with a mineral or artifact in inventory Donate an item to the Museum. Gold.png250g
Rat Problem There's something odd going on in the Community Center... Investigate the Community Center Trigger the initial Community Center cutscene by entering Pelican Town from the Bus Stop between 8am and 1pm on a sunny day (Spring 5+) Enter the Community Center and examine the Golden Scroll in the Crafts Room. The following morning, a letter from the Wizard arrives in the mail, triggering the "Meet the Wizard" quest.
Meet the Wizard You received a letter from the local wizard. He claims to have information regarding the old community center. The morning after you examine the first golden scroll in the Community Center, you receive a letter from the Wizard saying he has information for you. Enter the wizard's tower. The Wizard gives you a potion that allows you to read the language of the Junimos.
Forging Ahead If you're going to keep mining you should build a furnace. Morning after collecting a Copper Ore, Clint visits and gives you the Furnace blueprints Craft a Furnace
Smelting Now that you've built a furnace, you can smelt some metal. According to Clint's instructions, if you place 5 copper ore and 1 piece of coal in the furnace, it should produce a copper bar. Complete "Forging Ahead" Use your furnace to smelt a copper bar.
Initiation If you can slay 10 slimes, you'll have earned your place in the Adventurer's Guild. Mailbox, morning after reaching level 5 in The Mines 10 Slimes slain in The Mines (Slimes slain in the Secret Woods do not count towards this quest) Get to enter the Adventurer's Guild
Robin's Lost Axe Robin lost her favorite axe. The last time she remembers using it, she was cutting wood south of Marnie's ranch. Mail, Spring 11
Robin's Axe
Find Robin's lost axe. Can be found near the Sewer Pipe in Cindersap Forest.
Gold.png250g, 1 Friendship heart
Jodi's Request Jodi needs a fresh cauliflower for a recipe she's making. She's asking you to bring her one. Mail, Spring 19 Bring Jodi a Cauliflower Gold.png350g, 1 Friendship heart
Mayor's "Shorts" Mayor Lewis has lost his purple "shorts". He's asking you to find and return them...Discreetly. Mail, Summer 3 Find and return Mayor Lewis' purple shorts. Can be found in Marnie's bedroom Gold.png750g, 1 Friendship heart
Blackberry Basket It's blackberry season, but Linus can't find his basket! He's asking you to help him find it. He has no idea where it is. Mail, Fall 8
Linus's basket
Find Linus' basket and return it to him. It's in the Backwoods near the entrance to the tunnel, which is to the left of the bus stop.
1 Friendship heart
Marnie's Request Marnie came by the farm and asked if you'd bring her a cave carrot. She's trying to train her goats to speak, and cave carrot is their favorite snack. She visits the farm house after you are at 3 Friendship hearts with her Bring a Cave Carrot into Marnie's shop. 100 Friendship points
Pam Is Thirsty Pam is hankerin' for a pale ale. Regular old beer won't do. You can brew one yourself if you have hops and a keg. Mail, Summer 14 Bring Pam a pale ale Gold.png350g, 1 Friendship heart
A Dark Reagent The wizard wants you to descend into the mines and fetch him a Void Essence. He needs it for some kind of dark magic. Mail, Winter 12 Bring the Wizard a Void Essence Gold.png1,000g, 1 Friendship heart
Cow's Delight Marnie wants to give her cows a special treat. She's asking for a single bunch of amaranth. Mail, Fall 3 Bring Marnie one bunch of Amaranth. Gold.png500g, 1 Friendship heart
The Skull Key You found a strange looking key in the bottom of the mines. Reach the bottom level of The Mines. Discover the purpose of the Skull Key. Access to the Skull Cavern in the desert
Crop Research Demetrius needs a fresh melon for his research. Mail, Summer 20 Bring Demetrius a melon Gold.png550g, 1 Friendship heart
Knee Therapy George needs a hot pepper to soothe his aching knee Mail, Summer 25 Bring George a hot pepper Gold.png200g, 1 Friendship heart
Robin's Request Robin needs 10 pieces of Hardwood Mail, Winter 21 Bring Robin 10 Hardwood Gold.png500g, 1 Friendship heart
Qi's Challenge You've been challenged to reach level 25 in the skull cavern. You've been promised a substantial reward if you're successful. Received by mail the day after entering the Skull Cavern. Reach level 25 in the Skull Cavern. Gold.png10,000g, delivered by mail the next day
The Mysterious Qi Within a secret lock-box, you found a note with peculiar instructions. It's signed by a 'Mr. Qi'. Put a Battery Pack in the lock-box in the tunnel next to the bus stop. Leave a Rainbow Shell in the box at the train platform.
You found another note written by 'Mr. Qi'. The request is even more unusual this time. Complete "The Mysterious Qi" first quest Place 10 beets inside Mayor Lewis' fridge.
You've found yet another strange note within the Mayor's fridge. This time, the instructions are more cryptic. Complete "The Mysterious Qi" second quest "Give the sand dragon his final meal." (Put a Solar Essence in the sand dragon's mouth at The Desert.)
You found another note in the sand dragon's eye. It seems Mr. Qi's strange scavenger hunt has come to an end. Complete "The Mysterious Qi" third quest Inspect the lumber pile beside your house. Club Card, which gives you access to the Casino in Oasis.
Carving Pumpkins Caroline wants to carve a pumpkin with her daughter. She asked you to bring her one from the farm. Mail, Fall 19 Bring Caroline a pumpkin. Gold.png500g, 1 Friendship heart
A Winter Mystery You encountered a suspicious looking figure by the bus stop. When it saw you, it fled toward town. Could there be a clue to its whereabouts? Mail, after triggering the cutscene by entering the Bus Stop from the Farm during Winter between 6am and 4pm. Interact with the bush to the right of the playground in Pelican Town Magnifying Glass
Strange Note You found a note, barely legible, asking you to bring "may-pal serrup" to the "seecrit wuds". Mail, after reading Secret Note #23 Enter the Secret Woods between 6am and 7pm with Maple Syrup in inventory to trigger a cutscene. Bear's Knowledge
Cryptic Note You found a note that reads, "Someone is waiting for you on level 100 in the Skull Cavern" Reading Secret Note #10 Reach level 100 of the Skull Cavern Mr. Qi awards you with "iridium snake milk", which permanently increases Health by 25 points.
Fresh Fruit Emily wants a taste of spring. She's asking for a fresh apricot. Mail, Spring 6, Year 2 Bring Emily an Apricot. Gold.png600g, 1 Friendship heart
Aquatic Research Demetrius is studying the toxin levels of the local pufferfish. He'd like you to bring him one. Mail, Summer 6, Year 2 Bring Demetrius a Pufferfish. Gold.png1,000g, 1 Friendship heart
A Soldier's Star Kent wants to give his wife a starfruit for their anniversary. Mail, Summer 15, Year 2 Bring Kent a starfruit. Gold.png500g, 1 Friendship heart
Mayor's Need Mayor Lewis wants truffle oil. He won't explain what it's for. Maybe it's none of your business. Mail, Summer 21, Year 2 Bring Lewis a bottle of Truffle Oil. Gold.png750g, 1 Friendship heart
Wanted: Lobster Gus put out a notice requesting a fresh lobster. Mail, Fall 6, Year 2 Bring Gus a Lobster. Gold.png500g, 1 Friendship heart
Pam Needs Juice Pam's TV remote is dead. She's having a tough time going back and forth between the couch and the TV dial. Mail, Fall 19, Year 2 Bring Pam a Battery Pack. Gold.png400g, 1 Friendship heart
Fish Casserole Jodi swung by the farm to ask you to dinner at 7:00 PM. Her only request was that you bring a Largemouth Bass for her fish casserole. Event - Jodi at 4 Hearts; Exit the Farmhouse between 6am and 9:30am on a Monday to trigger the event Enter Jodi's house with a Largemouth Bass at 7:00 PM on a day of your choice (not a festival day). Event Scene
Catch a Squid Willy is challenging you to catch a squid. He says you can fish them from the ocean on winter nights. Mail, Winter 2 Bring Willy a Squid. Gold.png800g, 1 Friendship heart
Fish Stew Gus wants to make fish stew, but he needs an albacore. Mail, Winter 26 Bring Gus an Albacore. Gold.png400g, 1 Friendship heart
Pierre's Notice Pierre will pay "top coin" to whoever brings him a plate of sashimi. Apparently he's really craving the stuff. Mail, Spring 21, Year 2 Bring Pierre some Sashimi. Gold.png1,000g, 1 Friendship heart
Clint's Attempt Clint wants you to give Emily an amethyst. He wants you to tell her it's from him. Mail, Winter 6 Bring Emily an Amethyst. 1 Friendship heart with Emily
A Favor For Clint Clint got a new hammer and he wants to test it out on a variety of metals. Mail, Winter 17 Bring Clint an Iron Bar. Gold.png500g, 1 Friendship heart
Staff of Power The Wizard is creating a staff of phenomenal power. Who knows what it's for. He needs an iridium bar to finish it. Mail, Winter 5, Year 2 Bring Wizard an Iridium Bar. Gold.png5,000g, 1 Friendship heart
Granny's Gift Evelyn wants to surprise her husband with a gift. Mail, Spring 15, Year 2 Bring Evelyn a Leek. Gold.png500g, 1 Friendship heart
Exotic Spirits Gus wants to make a Coco-no-no, but he's missing the main ingredient. Mail, Winter 19, Year 2 Bring Gus a Coconut. Gold.png600g, 1 Friendship heart
Catch a Lingcod Willy is challenging you to catch a Lingcod. Mail, Winter 13, Year 2 Bring Willy a Lingcod. (Does not have to be caught after accepting the quest) Gold.png550g, 1 Friendship heart
Dark Talisman The Wizard asked me to retrieve the magic ink from his ex-wife's house... but to gain access I'll need a dark talisman. Enter the sewer and ask Krobus about the dark talisman. Railroad cutscene (after completing Community Center or Joja Warehouse tasks) Speak to Krobus and then venture through to the Mutant Bug Lair to retrieve the talisman. Return to the cave at the Railroad with it once it's collected. Access to Witch's Swamp
Goblin Problem There's a goblin blocking the path to the Witch's Hut. There must be some way to get him to move... Perhaps I should seek out more information on Goblins. Through the cave by the Railroad after completing the Dark Talisman quest. Speak to the Henchman outside the Witch's hut and give him Void Mayonnaise as a gift. Take the Magic Ink from the Witch's Hut and give it to the Wizard. Wizard buildings available. Dark shrines now accessible in Witch's Hut.
The Pirate's Wife An old lady living on Ginger Island is asking you to find a keepsake of her husband's. She gave you an old photograph of a soldier that washed up on shore, hoping it would help in some way. Speak to Birdie Fairy Dust.png Fairy Dust Recipe, 5 Golden Walnuts

List of Quest Items

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Quest Items are items that do not have any use outside of their intended quests, aside from occasional easter eggs.

They cannot be sold. If a quest item is lost, it can be found from the Lost & Found in Mayor Lewis's house.

Image Item Description Related Quest
Lost Axe Robin's been looking everywhere for it. Robin's Lost Axe
Lucky Purple Shorts Better not inspect these too closely. Mayor's "Shorts"
Berry Basket The fibers are stained with berry juice. Blackberry Basket
War Memento.png
War Memento It's a faded photograph of a soldier... The Pirate's Wife
Gourmet Tomato Salt.png
Gourmet Tomato Salt A rare, delicious and savory salt. The Pirate's Wife
Stardew Valley Rose.png
Stardew Valley Rose A rose that reminds you of the valley. It smells heavenly. The Pirate's Wife
Advanced TV Remote.png
Advanced TV Remote It has more buttons than a regular remote. Perfect for the avid TV watcher! The Pirate's Wife
Arctic Shard.png
Arctic Shard This shard glows with an otherworldly blue light. The Pirate's Wife
Wriggling Worm.png
Wriggling Worm It's a wriggling, wet worm. The Pirate's Wife
Pirate's Locket.png
Pirate's Locket It's an old pirate's keepsake. The Pirate's Wife


  • There is an unimplemented quest reward in Data/Mail.xnb indicating Mayor Lewis would send you Gold.png10,000g, apparently after completing 100 Help Wanted quests.
  • If you decide to purchase Joja Cola instead of Fishing for it, the cost for one can is 75g, exactly the same as the reward the NPC will give you. Therefore, it will net you 0 gold, although it might still be beneficial to do it for friendship points.


  • Once the Dark Talisman quest appears in the Journal, if you visit Krobus, the quest disappears from the journal. It is not necessary to enter the Mutant Bug Lair, nor to get the talisman itself in order to complete the quest. However, you still must do those things in order to trigger the Goblin Problem quest, enter the Witch's Swamp, and meet the Henchman.
  • A divorced spouse may make a "Help Wanted" request. When fulfilling the quest, the spouse will express gratitude before going back to angry/hurt dialogue. Fulfilling a quest for an ex-spouse does not grant any friendship points with the ex-spouse.


  • 1.3: Added 3 quests related to Secret Notes: A Winter Mystery, Strange Note, and Cryptic Note.
  • 1.4: Fixed mail sent for "Aquatic Research" to list the correct reward (Gold.png1,000g). Fixed bugs with "A Winter Mystery": Can now be triggered when exiting the farm from the bottom tiles, can now be triggered while riding a horse. Removed gathering ore quest exploits (can no longer use existing ore from inventory or chest to fulfill quest). Reaching level 25 of the Skull Cavern on the first visit now satisfies "Qi's Challenge". Fixed help wanted quests to read "three times the market value" instead of "two times".
  • 1.5: Added The Pirate's Wife quest. Added Special Orders board.
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