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How to Upgrade Tools

After Spring 15, you can talk to Ludus in Lulukoko Village to upgrade your house. After that, Ludus can improve your tools.

Unlocking Tool Upgrades

You need to upgrade your house before Ludus can upgrade your tools. The day after you upgrade your house, there will be an event where Ludus explains about upgrading your tools. After that, just bring Ludus the required materials and money, and he can upgrade your tools.

Upgrade Types

There are five types of upgrades you can make to your tools:

  • Reduce weight: You will lose less stamina when using the tool
  • Improve effectiveness: It takes less time for the tool to finish its task (fewer swings of the hoe to till a field, fewer swings of the axe to chop down a tree, etc.). Also, hammer can be used on more mining nodes and has better probability of getting rare ore.
  • Increase capacity: Watering can will hold more water
  • Increase range of effects: Tool affects more squares at once
  • Change color: Tools can be red, blue, green, yellow, purple, or (after doing five tool upgrades) gold. You can also return the tool to its original color.

Improved Effectiveness

The following list explains in more detail how "improved effectiveness" affects each tool.

  • Hoe: Requires fewer swings to finish tilling a field
  • Scythe: Fewer swings are necessary for removing dead crops
  • Axe: Fewer swings are necessary to cut down trees and turn branches into lumber
  • Hammer: More mining nodes can be hit, and rare ore probability increases. Fewer swings are necessary to break boulders and turn large rocks into stone.
  • Watering Can, Milker, Clippers, Brush: Finishes more quickly
  • Fishing rod: Can catch a wider variety of fish

Upgrade Requirements

The cost and the amount of materials required for each type of upgrade is the same. See the tables below for details.

Reduce Weight

LevelCostRequired MaterialsHow to Get
210005 Black RockBlack Rocks can be caught in Fish Traps. They can also be found by mining, or by having a pet that has the Finding Materials ability (visit the pet at 17:00 or later to see if it found anything). For the best chance of finding it by mining, use a hammer with level 1 effectiveness on the mining nodes near the windmill and near Ford's house, and wait three days before using that hammer on those locations again. Starting in Winter of Year 2, Black Rocks can be found on the ground in south Westown.
2 IronCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, use a hammer every three days on the mining node near Ford's house or near the windmill in north Westown, or use a hammer every day on the mining nodes near the post office and near the southeast corner of north Westown. There is a chance of getting Iron if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank C.
320005 Glittering StoneCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it while mining, hit the mining nodes next to Ford's house or near the windmill in north Westown every day.
2 SilverCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, wait three days between mining at the mining nodes in the southeast part of north Westown, and the node near the post office and in the basement (unlocked after completing Farming Tips 3). There is a chance of getting it if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank C.
4300010 CrystalCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, wait three days between mining at the mining nodes near Ford's house and near the windmill in north Westown. There is a chance of getting it if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank B.
5 FluoriteCan be found by mining next to Ford's house, near the windmill, or in the southeast corner of Westown. Best chance by using a level 5 ease-of-use hammer near Ford's house or near the windmill after waiting three days. Can be won as a prize in an annual event. There is also a fair chance of getting it from the southeast mining node in Westown with a level 2 or 3 effectiveness hammer when you mine there each day.
Max500010 DiamondCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, wait three days between mining at the mining nodes near the post office and in the basement (unlocked after completing Farming Tips 3). There is a chance of getting it if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer.
1 MithrilCan be found by mining next to the post office or in the basement, using a hammer with level 4 or 5 ease-of-use. Better chance if you wait three days before using the mining node, and you use a level 5 ease-of-use hammer. Can also be won as a prize in an annual event.

Improve Effectiveness

LevelCostRequired MaterialsHow to Get
215005 IronCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, use a hammer every three days on the mining node near Ford's house or near the windmill in north Westown, or use a hammer every day on the mining nodes near the post office and near the southeast corner of north Westown. There is a chance of getting Iron if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank C.
5 CopperCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, hit the mining nodes near the post office and in the basement (unlocked after completing Farming Tips 3) every day, or use a low-level hammer on the mining nodes near Ford's house and the windmill every three days. There is a chance of getting it if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank D.
330005 RubyCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, hit the mining nodes near Ford's house and near the windmill in north Westown every three days. There is a chance of getting it if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank B.
5 AmethystCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, hit the mining node in the southeast part of north Westown with a level 2 effectiveness hammer every three days. There is a chance of getting it if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank B, and build 50 Farm Circles.
455005 FluoriteCan be found by mining next to Ford's house, near the windmill, or in the southeast corner of Westown. Best chance by using a level 5 ease-of-use hammer near Ford's house or near the windmill after waiting three days. Can be won as a prize in an annual event. There is also a fair chance of getting it from the southeast mining node in Westown with a level 2 or 3 effectiveness hammer when you mine there each day.
5 AdamantiteCan be found by mining in the southeast corner of Westown, next to the post office, or in the basement, using a hammer with level 2 or higher ease-of-use. Better chance if you wait three days before using the mining node, and you use a level 3 or 4 ease-of-use hammer. Can be won as a prize in an annual event.
Max70005 PlatinumCan be found by mining in southeast Westown, or next to the post office, or in the basement, using a hammer with level 3 or higher ease-of-use. More likely to be found if you wait three days before using the mining node. Can also be won as a prize in an annual event.
2 OrichalcumCan be found by mining next to the post office or in the basement, using a hammer with level 3 or higher ease-of-use. Better chance if you wait three days before using the mining node, and you use a level 5 ease-of-use hammer. Can also be won as a prize in an annual event.

Increase Capacity

LevelCostRequired MaterialsHow to Get
220005 Glass StoneCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, hit the mining node in the southeast part of north Westown every day. There is a chance of getting it if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1
5 CrystalCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, wait three days between mining at the mining nodes near Ford's house and near the windmill in north Westown. There is a chance of getting it if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank B.
340005 TopazCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, hit the mining nodes near Ford's house and near the windmill with a medium effectiveness hammer every three days. There is a chance of getting it if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank B.
5 MoonstoneCan be found by mining. For the best probability of getting Moonstone, use a hammer with level 4 effectiveness at the mining node in the southeast part of North Westown if it has been three days since you previously mined there. Moonstone is sometimes a prize in annual events.
470005 JadeCan be found by mining. Can be purchased in Westown from the Log House shop when Westown reaches rank B. Can be found by breaking Glittering Stones with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank B.
5 PearlPurchase a fish box Farm Circle from Ludus, and put a Pearl Oyster inside. After seven days, you will get a pearl. Increase the chance of a Golden Pearl with the Ice Light farm circle. You can also win White Pearl as a random prize from festivals.
Max1000010 Blue PearlPurchase a fish box Farm Circle from Ludus, and put a Pearl Oyster inside. After seven days, you will get a pearl. Increase the chance of a Blue Pearl with the Canoe Planter farm circle. You can also win Blue Pearl as a random prize from festivals.
1 Philosopher's StoneLow chance of getting it by mining next to the post office or in the basement, using a hammer with level 5 ease-of-use. Can be won as a prize in an annual event.

Increase Range

LevelAdditional RequirementsCostRequired MaterialsHow to Get
1x115005 CoinCan be found by hitting mining nodes with the hammer. For the best chance of getting Coins by mining, hit the nodes near Ford's house and the windmill in Westown every day. Coins can also be caught in a Fish Trap in Lulukoko beach. Fish Traps can be purchased from Polepole in South Lulukoko.
1x225005 Black RockBlack Rocks can be caught in Fish Traps. They can also be found by mining, or by having a pet that has the Finding Materials ability (visit the pet at 17:00 or later to see if it found anything). For the best chance of finding it by mining, use a hammer with level 1 effectiveness on the mining nodes near the windmill and near Ford's house, and wait three days before using that hammer on those locations again. Starting in Winter of Year 2, Black Rocks can be found on the ground in south Westown.
5 JadeCan be found by mining. Can be purchased in Westown from the Log House shop when Westown reaches rank B. Can be found by breaking Glittering Stones with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank B.
1x3You can only upgrade to 1x3 if you have upgraded a tool to 1x2.40005 AgateCan be found by mining in the southeast corner of Westown, near the post office, or in the basement. Best chance by using a level 3 or 4 ease-of-use hammer after waiting three days. Can be won as a prize in an annual event.
5 Sand RoseCan be found by mining next to Ford's house, near the windmill, or in the southeast corner of Westown. Best chance by using a level 5 ease-of-use hammer near Ford's house or near the windmill after waiting three days. Can be won as a prize in an annual event.
3x1You can only upgrade to 3x1 if you have upgraded a tool to 1x2.30005 Glittering StoneCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it while mining, hit the mining nodes next to Ford's house or near the windmill in north Westown every day.
5 CopperCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, hit the mining nodes near the post office and in the basement (unlocked after completing Farming Tips 3) every day, or use a low-level hammer on the mining nodes near Ford's house and the windmill every three days. There is a chance of getting it if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank D.
5 SilverCan be found by mining. For the best chance of getting it by mining, wait three days between mining at the mining nodes in the southeast part of north Westown, and the node near the post office and in the basement (unlocked after completing Farming Tips 3). There is a chance of getting it if you hit a Glittering Stone with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank C.
3x2You can only upgrade to 3x2 if you have upgraded a tool to 1x3 or 3x150005 EmeraldCan be found by mining in the southeast corner of Westown, near the post office, or in the basement. Best chance by using a level 3 ease-of-use hammer after waiting three days. Can be purchased in Westown from the Log House shop when Westown reaches rank B and you have built 50 Farm Circles. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank B, and build 50 Farm Circles.
5 PeridotCan be found by mining near Ford's house or near the windmill. Best chance if you wait three days and use a level 5 ease-of-use hammer. Can be won as a prize in an annual event.
5 Yellow PearlPurchase a fish box Farm Circle from Ludus, and put a Pearl Oyster inside. After seven days, you will get a pearl. Increase the chance of a Yellow Pearl with the Stone Plinth farm circle. You can also win Yellow Pearl as a random prize from festivals.
3x3You can only upgrade to 3x3 if you have upgraded a tool to 1x3 or 3x1, and you have reduced tool weights three times70005 GoldCan be found by mining. Can be found by breaking Glittering Stones with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank C.
2 OrichalcumCan be found by mining next to the post office or in the basement, using a hammer with level 3 or higher ease-of-use. Better chance if you wait three days before using the mining node, and you use a level 5 ease-of-use hammer. Can also be won as a prize in an annual event.
2 PlatinumCan be found by mining in southeast Westown, or next to the post office, or in the basement, using a hammer with level 3 or higher ease-of-use. More likely to be found if you wait three days before using the mining node. Can also be won as a prize in an annual event.
5x5You can only upgrade to 5x5 if you have upgraded a tool to 1x3 or 3x1, and you have reduced tool weights five times, and you have improved tool effectiveness five times150005 Pink DiamondLow chance of getting it by mining next to the post office or in the basement, using a hammer with level 4 or 5 ease-of-use. Can be won as a prize in an annual event.
3 Golden PearlPurchase a fish box Farm Circle from Ludus, and put a Pearl Oyster inside. After seven days, you will get a pearl. Increase the chance of a Golden Pearl with the Giant Pearl farm circle. You can also win Golden Pearl as a random prize from festivals.
1 Philosopher's StoneLow chance of getting it by mining next to the post office or in the basement, using a hammer with level 5 ease-of-use. Can be won as a prize in an annual event.

Change Tool Color

LevelAdditional RequirementsCostRequired MaterialsHow to Get
Red5003 Maple BranchesCan be found on the ground in Westown. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank C.
Blue5003 Blue Magic FlowersCan be found on the ground in your farm and in the crossroads.
Green5003 MintPurchase from a shop. Shop availability: Gulliver's in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1, between
Yellow5003 Moondrop FlowersCan be found on the ground in your farm and in Westown.
Purple5003 BlueberriesPurchase from a shop. Shop availability: Bon Charme in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1, between if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank A.
GoldYou can only turn a tool gold after you have done at least five tool upgrades5001 GoldCan be found by mining. Can be found by breaking Glittering Stones with a hammer. Shop availability: Log House in North Westown on or after Spring 3, Year 1 if you have completed the following additional requirements: Raise Westown to rank C.
The tool's original color5003 PebblesCan be found on the ground on your farm and in Westown. Can also be found by fishing, mining, or breaking boulders on your farm.
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