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Harvest Moon: The Winds Of Anthos – The Complete Mounts Guide

Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos is the latest instalment of the Harvest Moon series. And while it’s still a farming and life sim, there’s a good amount of role-playing elements in the game as well. In Anthos a slew of natural disasters had kept all the towns and people away from each other. Now it’s your mission to reunite everyone together and repair the towns.

Anthos is a huge world full of wild flora and fauna to discover and explore. While you can explore on your own two feet, it might be easier (and quicker) to get around on four. Along your travels, you’ll encounter some four-footed friends who can serve you as mounts and pets. Mounts are larger than pets and you’ll be able to ride them all over Anthos, saving you time and stamina.

There is a huge variety of mounts for you to ride on in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos. And you’ll be able to find everything from your common horse to the mysterious sasquatch and even a velociraptor. You’ll be able to purchase mounts in different towns or try your hand at taming in the wild. In this guide, we’ll go through everything you need to know about mounts, how to get them, tame them and more.


How To Tame A Mount

The world of Anthos is full of wild beasts for you to tame and befriend. They however can be a bit skittish when you first see them. Most of the time animals will run away from you and disappear once you spot them, so the trick to befriending them is not to be spotted. You can do this by hiding in the grass, and walking slowly (not running) so that you can calmly sneak up to pet them.

Once you’ve been made a red exclamation mark will appear above the animal’s head. You must then touch and remain crouched until you pet ALL animals in the group. Approach mounts slowly and pet them, as well as give them gifts to raise their affection. Once you’ve reached eight music notes you will be able to bring the animal home.


Taking Care Of A Mount

Once your mount is home with you, you’ll need to look after them like any other animal or pet. Your mount’s speed will be directly affected based on their affection for you. To raise their affection and keep them happy, make sure to groom them every day and give them a gift.

Each animal has their own gift preferences, which will be unique to each individual animal so two animals of the same species may have two different favorite gifts.


Types Of Mounts

There are various types of mounts for you to collect in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos. While colour variation won’t matter too much, the type of mount may affect how they’re ridden in certain biomes. For example, a horse will move faster in a grassy biome and slower in a desert or snowy one.

Special mounts like the Raptors, Unicorns and Sasquatch aren’t affected by any biome. And they provide an additional ability,

These are the differences in the mounts:

MountFaster BiomeSlower BiomeAbility
Horses and ZebraGrassy, BeachDesert, Snow, Volcano
ReindeerGrassy, Beach and SnowDesert, Volcano
CamelGrassy, Beach and DesertSnow, Volcano
RaptorAllNoneMakes it a little easier to make friends.
SasquatchAllNoneMakes crops a little healthier.

All The Mounts


MountPurchaseTaming LocationTime of Day
Brown HorseLenctenbury Animal Shop (3,000G)East of Providence Vilalge6 AM – 7 PM
Gray HorseLilikala Animal Shop (3,000G)Herbstburg Region6 AM – 7 PM
Dark Chestnut HorseLilikala Animal Shop – Cultural Lvl 5 (15,000G)Lilikala Mine6 AM – 7 PM
Chestnut HorseHerbstburg Animal Shop (3,000G)Mountain Trail Entrance6 AM – 7 PM
Black HorseHerbstburg Animal Shop – Cultural Lvl 4 (9,000G)Providence Region6 AM – 7 PM
Silver Dapple HorseHerbstburg Animal Shop – Cultural Lvl 5 (9,000G)North of Westley and Vivi’s House6 AM – 7 PM
ReindeerZimagrad Animal Shop (15,000G)The Foot of the Snowy Mountains and the Aurora Woods6 AM – 7 PM
Dark Brown HorseProvidence Animal Shop (15,000G)
After restoring the mini Harvest Goddess Spring
South of the Hilltop Fishing Pond 6 AM – 7 PM
White HorseSouth of the Shooting Star Shore (Not Winter)6 AM – 7 PM
ZebraSouth and West Regions of Anthos6 AM – 7 PM
Unicorn [DLC]Harvest Goddess Spring in Providence (after completing game)7 PM – 6 AM
Pink Unicorn [DLC]East of the Desert Oasis7 PM – 6 AM

Other Mounts

MountPurchaseTaming LocationTime of Day
Dromedary CamelLilikala Animal Shop (15,000G)Desert Region6 AM – 7 PM
Blue VelociraptorSummit of the Volcano after removing the wall around Zimagrad.6 AM – 7 PM
Orange Velociraptor [DLC]North of the Raindrop Pond warp statue and walk into the walled-off area.6 AM – 7 PM
Lectenbury Sasquatch [DLC]Crescent Moon Falls6 AM – 7 PM
Lilikala Sasquatch [DLC]An island South of the Lilikala Sea.6 AM – 7 PM
Herbstburg Sasquatch [DLC]An island Northeast corner of the Herbstburg Region6 AM – 7 PM
Zimagrad Sasquatch [DLC]The Thin Ice Landing and Icy Walkway that’s part of the Animal Avalanche DLC.6 AM – 7 PM

Harvest Moon: The Winds Of Anthos

The land of Anthos was a peaceful and harmonious land watched over by the Harvest Goddess and the Harvest Sprites, who protected the inhabitants of Anthos from natural disasters such as storms, earthquakes, and the like. Now, 10 years later, you have found the SOS the Harvest Goddess sent to the world in the form of a message in a bottle! With the help of your wacky inventor friend Doc Jr. and many others, it’ll be up to you to revive the Harvest Goddess and the Harvest Sprites, as well as reconnect all of the villages of Anthos with each other!

Out now on the PlayStation 5|4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam


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