Willy is one of the NPCs you have available to befriend in Stardew Valley. He’s the fisherman you can encounter on the beach. You might remember an interaction with him on one of your first days playing the game, as he is the one who you obtain the fishing rod from, at the beginning of the game.
Willy in Stardew Valley likes a lot of seafood items. Those include Trout Soup, Crispy Brass, Crab Cakes and many more. Willy also loves many different food items including Pumpkins, Octopus, Catfish and more. In order to raise your friendship with Willy, it is important to give him these items to raise your friendship as soon as possible.
In this guide, we go in detail about what kind of NPC Willy is, how you can befriend him and all the kinds of things he actively likes or dislikes. Without any further ado, let’s begin the guide.
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Who Is Willy In Stardew Valley?
Villager Willy, who grew up moving throughout the Fern Islands, resides on The Beach south of Pelican Town. In his shop, he offers bait and fishing equipment for you to buy. His store is open every day, but if the weather is good enough for him to go fishing on Saturday, it will be closed.
Willy is one of the older NPCs in Stardew Valley. He is a very chill guy and likes to fish and enjoys good weather. In fact, whenever the weather is good, his shop automatically closes. It is because he is out to enjoy the good weather.
Although you can befriend and increase your friendship status with Willy, it is not possible to marry him. He is one of the non-marriage candidates in the game. You can increase your friendship hearts and get different rewards on reaching certain milestones. We are going to be talking about them below so make sure to keep reading!
What Does Willy Like In Stardew Valley?
Like any other NPCs in Stardew Valley, you can increase your friendship level with Willy. You can do this in two ways:
- By offering him some food item he likes or loves. If you do this, you will increase your friendship hearts. Gaining more and more friendship hearts is beneficial as they lead to certain friendship heart events.
- You can also gift something to Willy on his birthday. Willy’s birthday is on the 24th of every summer in Stardew Valley. If you give Willy something that is loved by him, it will greatly increase the points you earn with him.
- Offering him any “Universal Loves”. Universal Loves are items that are loved by every NPC in the game universally. So it’s safe to say that Willy is not an exception either.
- Inviting him to the movies with you. Willy doesn’t really have any movies he loves a lot, though he likes some of them. You can invite him to watch them with you which leads to an increase in friendship points.
What Are The Food Items Willy Likes In Stardew Valley?
There are certain food items that Willy absolutely loves in Stardew Valley. In addition to them, there are also food items that Willy likes. You can give him either of them to increase friendship points. Though, in the grand scheme of things, it is always better to grind and spend on items he loves rather than just likes if you are looking forward to increasing the friendship points as soon as possible.
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Below we have prepared a table to show all the food items liked and loved by Willy:
|Sea Cucumber||Salmon Dinner|
|Iridium Bar||Fish Stew|
What Does Willy Dislike In Stardew Valley?
In addition to the liked items, there are also items disliked by Willy. If you give him any of these items, it will deduct friendship points. So, it is important to know what you are giving to him as a gift.
Losing friendship points means you will be moved back to square one if you lose a lot of them. That would mean that you will have to give him items again to get back the lost friendship points.
Following are the things that Willy dislikes in Stardew Valley:
- All universal dislikes (except fish, gold bar, and iron bar)
- All cooking (except bread and the dishes he likes, loves, and is neutral about)
- Common mushroom
- Life elixir
- Magma cap
- Purple mushroom
- Snow yam
- Wild horseradish
- Winter root
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What Are Willy’s Heart Events In Stardew Valley?
Every NPC in Stardew Valley has heart events. These events get triggered once you reach a certain threshold. The heart events in Stardew Valley get you to know the character more. In addition to that, you also receive some sort of special gift.
Following is the info about Willy’s heart events:
1. Three Hearts
When you reach three hearts with Willy, you will get a chowder recipe from him in the mail
2. Five Hearts
When you reach five hearts with Willy, you will get a recipe for escargot from him in the mail.
3. Six Hearts
Enter The Beach between 6am and 5:10pm. You will have a cutscene event trigger there. After the completion of that, you will be able to purchase unlimited Crab Cakes from Saloon for 3 days. Each Crab Cake will cost you 550g.
4. Seven Hearts
When you reach seven hearts with Willy, he will send you his fish stew recipe in the mail.
5. Nine Hearts
When you get to nine hearts, you will get a final recipe in the mail from Willy – this one is for lobster bisque.
Can You Marry Willy In Stardew Valley?
There is no possible way to marry Willy in Stardew Valley. As Willy is one of the non-marriage candidates, you are not able to marry him. You are only able to strengthen your relationship as a friend with him. Earning hearts with him will allow you to be great friends with him.
And there you have it – now you know everything about Willy in Stardew Valley. If we talk about what’s the big purpose of doing all of that, he’s a not-so-generous guy and unfortunately doesn’t have anything big to give back to you except for his heart events.
You can definitely do all of that to earn the achievements if you are into achievement hunting. But hey, at least you have got a great friend now!