How To Raise Love Points in SoS:FoMT (How Heart Levels Work)

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Love Points (LP) are a measurement of how far along in a relationship you are with one of the marriage candidates in SoS: FoMT.

As you increase your love points and heart level with each candidate, you can unlock special events.

Your relationships with all of your farm animals and pets also operate on love points too.

You might also get confused between friendship points and love points when you’re playing SoS: FoMT. Let’s start by clarifying the differences and how these relationship mechanics work in the game.

 
The horse responds with a heart when groomed by the farmer / SoS: FoMT
The horse responds with a heart when groomed by the farmer.
 

What Are Friendship Points?

Your friendship points are indicated by musical icons, which can be seen in the Villager Relationship or Nature Sprites Relationship menu. You can have friendship levels with normal villagers, Nature Sprites, and marriage candidates.

The maximum friendship points you can have with one person is 255.

 
Interface of the Nature Sprites friendship menu which indicates your friendship level with musical notes / SoS: FoMT
Interface of the Nature Sprites friendship menu which indicates your friendship level with musical notes.
 

What Are Love Points?

You can only increase love points with the 16 marriage candidates available in the game.

The 12 regular candidates are:

The maximum love points you can have with one marriage candidate is 65,535.

 
Popuri's profile in the Villager Relationships menu which indicates her heart level at gray / SoS: FoMT
Popuri’s profile in the Villager Relationships menu which indicates her heart level at gray.
 

The 4 special marriage candidates in SoS:FoMT are:

These special marriage candidates do not display heart levels and you might not encounter them until late in the game, which makes the challenge of marrying them a lot harder.

 
The Harvest Godss’ portrait when she talks to the farmer / SoS: FoMT
The Harvest Goddess’ portrait when she talks to the farmer.
 

How To Raise Love Points

 

Increase LP with villagers

 
Method 1: Talk To Them

The easiest and most cost-effective way to increase your love points with any candidate is to talk to them every day. It’s a very slow way to raise love points, though, so make sure to supplement your talking with other methods such as gifts.

Talking to any NPC will give you 1 friendship point and 200 love points (if they’re a marriage candidate).

 
The farmer talks to Kai in front of the beach cafe / SoS: FoMT
The farmer talks to Kai in front of the beach cafe.
 

Example: Kai is a seasonal villager, meaning he only comes to visit Mineral Town in the summer. Talking to him will give you one extra friendship point, so you’ll get 2 FP and 200 LP total!

 
Method 2: Give Them Gifts

Giving your bachelor or bachelorette a gift is definitely the way to go if you want to increase your heart levels fast.

You can give someone a gift only once a day (or at least, one gift per day will give you the most FP/LP).

 
The farmer gives Ran a bunch of wild grapes, which is a liked gift / SoS: FoMT
The farmer gives Ran a bunch of wild grapes, which is a liked gift.
 

Take a look at this table to find out how much FP and LP you’ll gain per type of gift:

Type of Gift Friendship Points Love Points
Favorite +9 FP +800 LP
Loved +9 FP +500 LP
Liked +3 FP +300 LP
Neutral +1 FP +100 LP

You can also buy wrapping paper from Jeff at the General Store to give your gift a 25% boost of extra FP/LP.

Gift wrap is available for purchase at 100 G each, and your gift will be automatically wrapped once you buy it.

 
Jeff’s counter at the General Store which has gift wrapping paper to the right / SoS: FoMT
Jeff’s counter at the General Store which has gift wrapping paper to the right.
 
Wrapped Gift Friendship Points Increase Love Points Increase
Favorite +11.25 FP +1,000 LP
Loved +11.25 FP +625 LP
Liked +3.75 FP +375 LP
Neutral +1.25 FP +125 LP

Tip: Don’t forget to visit villagers on their birthdays! You can check your calendar for any special events that might be coming up.

Giving someone a gift on their birthday will multiply the amount FP and LP you earn by 5x.

 
Interface of the seasonal calendar, with Spring 11th (Saibara’s birthday) selected / SoS: FoMT
Interface of the seasonal calendar, with Spring 11th (Saibara’s birthday) selected.
 
Method 3: Attend festivals

Just showing up to the town festivals can net you some bonus FP and LP.

Competitions and other general events will only give you friendship points (5 FP for showing up and another 20 FP for winning a contest, if applicable).

 
The farmer gives Popuri a wrapped box of cookies on White Day / SoS: FoMT
The farmer gives Popuri a wrapped box of cookies on White Day / Image Source
 

But attending romantic festivals can give you up to 2,000 LP!

Here’s a list of the romantic festivals you can participate in throughout the year and their requirements.

Festival Date Requirements Villagers Involved Love Points Earned
White Day Spring 14th
6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Purple heart level (10,000 LP) or higher with any male marriage candidate 1. Bachelors (the farmer receives gifts)
2. Bachelorettes (the farmer gives gifts)
1,000 LP
Valentines’ Day Winter 14th
6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Purple heart level (10,000 LP) or higher with any female marriage candidate 1. Bachelorettes (the farmer receives gifts)
2. Bachelors (the farmer gives gifts)
1,000 LP
Moonlight Night Autumn 13th
6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Green heart level (30,000 LP) or higher with any marriage candidate Marriage candidate with the highest LP 1,000 – 2,000 LP (with Moon Dumplings)
Starlight Night Winter 24th
6:00 PM
Green heart level (30,000 LP) or higher with any marriage candidate One eligible marriage candidate only 2,000 LP
 
Method 4: The Harvest Goddess Event

This event triggers after you give the Harvest Goddess a total of 20 liked gifts.

After the usual cutscene when she appears to speak to you, she’ll ask if you’re interested in any of the marriage candidates.

You can then choose the bachelor or bachelorette you want to marry, and the Harvest Goddess will gift you 3,000 additional LP for that person!

Included in the list of candidates will be the Harvest Goddess herself and Kappa. In fact, this is one of their marriage requirements.

 
The Harvest Goddess’ reaction after you choose her as the person you’re interested in / SoS: FoMT
The Harvest Goddess’ reaction after you choose her as the person you’re interested in.
 

If you plan on marrying either Kappa or the Harvest Goddess in your playthrough, you have to choose either one of them at this exact moment.

Failing to choose them will mean that you won’t be able to court them for the rest of your save.

 

Increase LP with animals

Your farm animals need love too!

Having a higher heart level means that they’ll give you bigger and higher quality products.

 
A strawberry calf with a heart dialogue box / SoS: FoMT
A strawberry calf with a heart dialogue box.
 

Each animal can have up to 250 love points, with each heart level indicating 25 LP. Animals bought from Mugi will only have 5 heart levels max.

You can breed animals to increase their maximum heart level up to 10.

Here’s a list of daily activities you can do for your animals that will raise their heart level. You will get 1 LP for each task completed daily.

Action Requirements Love Points Earned
Talking or petting Once per day 1
Brushing Once per day 1
Grazing 5+ hours outside 1
Hand feeding Once per day (with fodder) 1

Note: Friendship decay does not apply to animals.

 

Increase LP with pets

Just like your farm animals, your pets also need love and attention. You can purchase pets from Van on the 15th of every season after giving the Harvest Goddess 30 gifts.

 
The farmer stands in front of Van’s Pet Shop located at Rose Plaza / SoS: FoMT
The farmer stands in front of Van’s Pet Shop located at Rose Plaza. / Image Source
 

It’s important to increase your heart level with these pets, because you can’t buy more until you have 8 hearts (200 LP) or more with all your previous pets.

Here’s a list of daily activities you can do for your pets that will raise their heart level. You will get 1 LP for each task completed daily.

Action Requirements Love Points Earned
Talking or petting Once per day 1
Brushing Once per day 1
Whistling Once per day 1
Giving treats Once per day 1
 

How Heart Levels Work in SoS:FoMT

There are 16 total marriage candidates in the game.

Out of all of them, only 12 have visible heart levels.

The special marriage candidates will have “invisible LP” which makes it harder to court them.

 
Kappa appears after the farmer throws a cucumber into the mountain lake / SoS: FoMT
Kappa appears after the farmer throws a cucumber into the mountain lake.
 

These special candidates are Bon Viviant, Kappa, Huang, and the Harvest Goddess. You can still give them gifts to increase your love points, but you won’t be able to see your current heart level with any of them, and you won’t be able to experience heart events either.

For the regular marriage candidates, each new heart level unlocks an event for the bachelor or bachelorette in question.

During each event, you’ll be able to interact with them.

 
The farmer chooses between two dialogue options in Jennifer’s grey heart event / SoS: FoMT
The farmer chooses between two dialogue options in Jennifer’s grey heart event.
 

Choosing the right dialogue or action will give you a bonus 3,000 LP for that marriage candidate.

If you pick the wrong or negative option, though, -2,000 LP will be subtracted.

A marriage candidate will have 7 heart levels of different colors. You can view your current status with them in the Villager Relationships menu.

 
Interface of the Villager Relationships tab where Cliff’s heart levels are maxed out / SoS: FoMT
Interface of the Villager Relationships tab where Cliff’s heart levels are maxed out. / Image Source
 

Each heart level represents 10,000 LP.

For each new heart level gained, you’ll unlock a special cutscene (heart event) with the character.

Heart Level (Color) Corresponding Love Points Events unlocked
Gray 0-9999 LP Heart Event
Purple 10,000-19,999 LP Heart Event
Blue 20,000-29,999 LP Heart Event
Sunsweet Flower Event
Green 30,000-39,999 LP Heart Event
Preserved Flower (dating)
Yellow 40,000-49,000 LP Heart Event
Orange 50,000-59,000 LP Heart Event
Blue Feather unlocked (1,000 G)
Red 60,000 LP or more Heart Event
Proposal + Marriage

After you’ve obtained the Blue Feather and fulfilled all the marriage requirements, you can finally propose to your chosen candidate.

 
Gray’s reaction when the farmer gives him a blue feather at the summit / SoS: FoMT
Gray’s reaction when the farmer gives him a blue feather at the summit / Image Source
 

Note: Divorce is not possible in SoS:FoMT, so make sure you’re willing to commit before popping the question!

After you propose, a ceremony will take place at the church.

Marriage still requires you to maintain those love points, though.

Here are some events that can affect your heart level with your spouse:

Event Requirements LP Earned (with positive response) LP Lost (with negative response)
Birthdays On your birthday or your spouse’s birthday
6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
+3,000 LP -2,000 LP
Anniversaries Your wedding anniversary
6:00 AM
+3,000 LP -2,000 LP
Illness Ignoring your spouse for 10 days in a row N/A -2,000 LP
 

What is Friendship Decay?

In SoS:FoMT, you also need to maintain your relationships as you’re trying to grow them.

Ignoring your friends or spouses will slowly make them lose their affection for you!

 
The farmer offers Cliff blue grass, which is one of his disliked gifts / SoS: FoMT
The farmer offers Cliff blue grass, which is one of his disliked gifts.
 

Animals and pets will not suffer from friendship decay. These are the things that will make you lose love points with a villager:

Action Friendship Points Decay Love Points Decay
Not talking to them (10% chance daily) -1 FP -200 LP
Giving a disliked gift -3 FP -500 LP
Giving a hated gift -9 FP -800 LP
Giving a disliked gift on their birthday -15 FP -2,500 LP
Giving a hated gift on their birthday -45 FP -4,000 LP
Choosing the wrong dialogue in an event -10 FP -2,000 LP

No matter what you do in SoS:FoMT, you’ll always find friendship and love in your gameplay.

It can be a lot of work to build those relationships.

But befriending everyone in Mineral Town is an essential part of the game, and can unlock more storylines as you play!

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