Potionomics – Romance Guide
It seems that these last few years have seen the rise of some amazing and adorable life-sim titles. This time however there’s a little twist because instead of a farm or cafe, you’re going to be running a potion shop. In Potionomics you play a young witch named Sylvia who has just taken over her uncle’s debt-ridden potion shop. You’re going to be working hard to get the shop back on its feet by competing in a series of potion-making competitions.
But beyond that young Sylvia also wants a life outside of the potion scene and you can do that by building relationships with others on the island. The better friends you are the more discounts and content you’ll unlock. And you can even fall in love! In Potionomics there are nine characters for you to fall in love with and we’ll go through them all here.
THE ROMANTIC CANDIDATES
There are nine possible people for you to woo in Potionomics. They are:
Note: You can only have one romantic partner in Potionomics in any single playthrough.
HOW TO ROMANCE CHARACTERS
To romance a character in Potionomics, you’ll have to have a high relationship with that character. And the flirtiest dialogue options won’t hurt either. To have the best chance of successfully romancing your character of choice, it’s wise to flirt with everyone that you are interested in from the beginning. You will know if it has the right effect on them when their icon appears that illustrates a heart rather than sparkles.
To move your relationship from friendship to paramour be prepared to lavish them with gifts and spend time with them. Each character has a certain type of ingredient that they like best which will increase their feelings for you the most.
The characters’ models also tend to blush whenever you manage to flirt successfully. If you have not selected correctly, you can simply backtrack and reload, although missing out on a few flirty comments isn’t the end of the world. You will still encounter the choice of either rejecting or accepting a romanceable character’s affections once the right time hits.
If you like any character in the POTIONOMICS game, you have the option to select Custom Lapel Pins and incorporate your preferred elements into them. There are a variety of sizes, materials and colors that you can select from. And if you like to collect these delicate little things or give it as a gift to a friend who loves POTIONOMICS, it is a good choice.
Baptiste – Guildmaster (He/Him)
Species: Human Male
Favourite Gifts: Flowers
Disliked Gifts: Bones
Unlocks: After unlocking Mint
Baptiste is the current head of the Heroes Guild and despite his background of being born into a rich family, he is a kind and compassionate man. Baptiste tries his best to fit in with the local adventurers… even if his current attempts haven’t been particularly successful.
- Rank 1 – “At least you’re handsome!”.
- Rank 2 – “For riches… or romance?”.
- Rank 3 – “I like a man with conviction”.
- Rank 4 – “My heart is beating faster”.
- Rank 5 – “That was hot”.
- Rank 6 – “You’re sweet”.
- Rank 7 – “Contemplation is a good look on you”.
|1||Captivate||0||Increase patience by 1. If Opener: Increase patience by 2.|
|2||Build Rapport||2||Raise interest by 8. If Opener: Apply “Sympathy” for 2 turns.Sympathy Customer Debuff – Increase all interest gained by 25%.|
|3||Subvert||1||Raise interest by 4. Remove 1 random customer buff.|
|4||Coupon: Decreases the cost of Ingredients by 10%|
|5||Compromise||2||Raise interest to the next level. Permanently block the highest available level of interest. Effect ignores customer shield.|
|6||Common Ground||2||Apply “Common Ground” for 3 turns.Common Ground Customer Debuff – Reduces stress applied by customer by 50%.|
|7||Strategic Withdrawal||0||Permanently block the highest available level of interest. Increase patience by 3.|
|8||Coupon: Decreases the cost of Ingredients by 20%|
|9||Emotional Intelligence||3||Raise interest by 8. If customer has an active debuff, raise interest by 25 instead.|
|10||Silver Tongue||2||Raise interest by 10. Remove all customer buffs.Required Custom Order: Superior Health Potion, Superior Mana Potion|
Corsac – Survivalist Hunter (He/Him)
Species: Human Male
Favourite Gifts: Fungus & Flowers
Disliked Gifts: Fish & Meat
Unlocks: After defeating him in his Potion Contest
Corsac is the second Rival that Sylvia has to face. He’s a little less underhanded than the rest of the rivals. He attempts to minimise his impact on the environment by farming his own ingredients for his potions, only taking what he needs and what he can give back. However, most of his time away from civilization has made Corsac lose any real people skills, which can make striking up a conversation difficult.
- Rank 1 – “Not unlike yourself”.
- Rank 2 – “I like the strong, silent type”.
- Rank 3 – “How about a massage?”.
- Rank 4 – “I bet you quiz all the girls”.
- Rank 5 – “Maybe a love connection?”.
- Rank 6 – “(Say nothing)”, medium. “Your enthusiasm is charming”, large.
- Rank 7 – “I think it’s working on me”
|1||Ferocity of the Squirrel||1||Apply “Ferocity of the Squirrel.” Lasts until the end of the current haggle session. Ferocity of the Squirrel Sylvia Buff – Raises interest by 2 whenever a card is played. Persists until another stance card is played. Corsac’s “Adapt” card changes to “Deal 12 interest.”|
|2||Adapt||1||Play an active “stance” to use this card.|
|3||Be Prepared||1||Apply “Reinforced” for 1 turn. If Opener: Additionally apply “Resolve” for 1 turn. Reinforced Sylvia Buff – Reduces stress received from all sources by 50%Resolve Sylvia Buff – Increases shield gain by 50%|
|4||Coupon: Decreases cost of Adventures by 25%|
|5||Happy Place||2||Raise interest by 14, ignoring any active buffs and debuffs.|
|6||Serenity of the Mollusk||3||Apply “Serenity of the Mollusk.” Lasts until the end of the current haggle session. Serenity of the Mollusk Sylvia Buff – Adds 2 shield per turn. Persists until another stance card is played. Corsac’s “Adapt” card changes to “Reduces stress by 5.”|
|7||Pivot||0||Gain 2 shield per card played prior to this card on current turn.|
|8||Coupon: Decreases cost of Adventures by 50%|
|9||Mind of the Slime||2||Apply “Mind of the Slime.” Lasts until the end of the current haggle session. Mind of the Slime Sylvia Buff – Draw 1 extra card(s) per turn. Persists until another stance card is played. Corsac’s “Adapt” card changes to “Draw 4 cards.”|
|10||Lessons from Nature||2||Draw a card. Raise interest by 10. Gain 3 shield.Required Custom Order: Superior Petrification Cure, Superior Tolerance Potion|
Luna – Marketer (She/Her)
Species: Moth Female
Favourite Gifts: Fruit & Mana
Disliked Gifts: Bugs & Essence
Unlocks: After Day 13
Luna is a moth-like character in Potionomics. She possesses six limbs, wings and antennae. Luna runs a somewhat successful marketing business, though her parents don’t seem to be appreciative of her career choices. By making use of Luna’s marketing skills, Sylvia might have a chance at turning her humble potion shop into a place known throughout the world.
- Rank 1 – “Are we flirting?”.
- Rank 2 – “Ooh, my very own stalker”.
- Rank 3 – “Save some room for thoughts of me”.
- Rank 4 – “Should I be jealous?”.
- Rank 5 – “I always enjoy myself with you”.
- Rank 6 – “I always like a black sheep”.
- Rank 7 – “You’ve always been hot”.
|1||Elevator Pitch||1||Drawn in opening hand. Can only be played at the start of transaction. Raise interest by 4. Apply “Sympathy” for 1 turn.Sympathy Customer Debuff – Increases all interest gained by 25%.|
|2||Lean into it||2||Raise interest by 3 for every 5 points of current stress level. Discard 1 card at random.|
|3||Wing It||1||Raise interest by 12. Increase stress by 5.|
|4||Coupon: Decreases the cost of Marketing by 20%|
|5||Rehearsed Line||0||Raise interest by 6. Value is reduced by 3 each time this card is played in the same transaction.Note: You can add up to 4 copies of Rehearsed Line in your deck|
|6||Caffeine Rush||1||Discard up to 2 Stress Cards from your hand. Increase stress by 3.|
|7||Dig Deep||3||Increase stress by 5. Then raise interest by 5 for every 4 points of current stress level.|
|8||Coupon: Decreases the cost of Marketing by 40%|
|9||Subliminal Suggestion||2||Apply “Subliminal Suggestion” for 3 turns.Subliminal Suggestion Customer Debuff – Raise interest by 10 at start of customer’s turn. Value increases by 5 every turn.|
|10||Final Push||Closer||Raise interest by 12 for each current level of interest. Close sale.Required Custom Order: Superior Mana Potion, Superior Stamina Potion|
Mint – Budding Hero (She/Her)
Species: Human Female
Favourite Gifts: Bones, Slime & Plants
Disliked Gifts: Fungus
Unlocks: After Day 2
Mint is a newcomer Warrior to Rafta’s Heroes Guild, she wields a large mallet and round shield. vMint is a very active adventurer who is trying hard to find her purpose in life. She is hardworking and always lends her aid including gathering ingredients for Sylvia.
As a Hero, Mint can be hired by you to help procure ingredients for potions by sending her on an Adventure.
- Rank 1 – “You’ve got the muscles to be a hero”.
- Rank 2 – “Should I pinch you?”.
- Rank 3 – “Ooh, cute and clever?”.
- Rank 4 – “And maybe something more?”.
- Rank 5 – “I thought your glutes looked nice”.
- Rank 6 – “I might be distracted by your loveliness”.
- Rank 7 – “Is this a date?”.
|1||Sympathy||1||Gain 2 Shield. Apply “Sympathy” for 1 turn. Sympathy Customer Debuff – Increases all interest gained by 25%.|
|2||Keep Your Guard Up||2||Raise interest by 8 . Gain 3 shield.|
|3||Muscle Memory||0||Raise interest by 4.|
|5||Blitz||1||Raise interest by 14. Can only be played if you have 3 or fewer cards in your hand.|
|6||Eyes on the Prize||0||Apply “Stalwart.” Can only be played if you have 3 or fewer cards in your hand. Stalwart Sylvia Buff – Prevents the next debuff from taking effect on Sylvia.|
|7||Keep It Simple||1||Raise interest by 9. Discard 2 random cards. If Opener: Discard only 1 card.|
|9||Unfazed||1||Remove a random debuff from Sylvia.|
|10||Fortitude||2||Apply “Fortitude” for 2 turns. Fortitude Sylvia Buff – Negates stress received from all sources. Required Custom Order: 2 Superior Speed Potions|
Muktuk – Blacksmith (He/Him)
Species: Walrus Male
Favourite Gifts: Fish & Ore
Disliked Gifts: Plants
Unlocks: After Day 3
Though he may look like a giant Walrus, Muktuk is the island’s primary crafter, building new cauldrons, shelves, and more for Sylvia at affordable prices. During times when he wants to be alone, he’ll spend time in his personal workshop and work on a huge project led by the spirits of his ancestors.
- Rank 1 – “Speaking of art: Nice tattoos”.
- Rank 2 – “I like a guy who knows what he likes”.
- Rank 3 – “Your ancestors must have been very impressive”.
- Rank 4 – “You’re cute when your shy”.
- Rank 5 – “No wonder you’re so scantily clad”.
- Rank 6 – “You’re pretty impressive, yourself”.
- Rank 7 – “It’s romantic out here”.
|1||Pump Up||1||Apply “Pump Up.”Pump Up Sylvia Buff – Increases the interest applied by the next interest-raising card by 50%.Note: If two Pump Up cards are played in a row the bonus will apply to the next two interest-raising cards rather than stacking on the same single card.|
|2||Enthusiasm||3||Raise interest by 16.|
|3||Craftsmanship||1||Raise interest by 6. Increase price of potion by 3%.|
|4||Coupon: Decreases the cost of Crafts and Upgrades by 15%|
|5||Bravado||1||Apply “Bravado” for 2 turns.Bravado Sylvia Buff – Applies 3 additional interest whenever a card is played.|
|6||Reinforce||2||Apply “Reinforced” for 3 turns. Gain 3 shield.Reinforced Sylvia Buff – Reduces stress received from all sources by 50%.|
|7||Zeal||Closer||Increase interest by 20. Close sale.|
|8||Coupon: Decreases the cost of Crafts and Upgrades by 25%|
|9||Artistry||2||Raise interest by 10. Increase price of potion by 15%.|
|10||Conviction||2||Apply “Conviction.” Can only be played as Opener.Conviction Sylvia Buff – Doubles the interest applied by the next interest-raising card.Required Custom Order: Superior Insight Enhancer, Superior Alertness Enhancer|