An animal trader by vocation, Vaughn spends most of his time traveling to other locations. He is only on Verdure Island on Mondays and Tuesdays, where you'll find him at Mirabelle's animal shop. Vaughn does not have any family and prefers to keep to himself.

If you talk to Vaughn he will appear cold and snobbish. As you warm up to him by giving gifts, the cowboy will become more talkative.

Birthday: Spring 3

Unlocks: No special requirements are needed. Vaughn will be on the island from the beginning of the game, and you will meet him on your first Monday or Tuesday.

Ideal Gifts

Special Gift: +800 points

Cooked Recipes:


Loved Gifts: +500 points


Milk, Mushroom Cluster, Superb Butter, Superb Cheese, Superb Egg, Superb Mayonnaise, Jersey Milk, Superb Wool, Superb Yarn, Superb Yogurt, Truffle

Cooked Recipes:

Grilled Mushrooms, Hot Milk, Milk Soup, Rolled Omelet, Sangria, Yggdra Soup

Liked Gifts: +300 points


Badger Food, Butter, Cheese, Chicken Feed, Chocolate, Duck Food, Edamame, Egg, Fish Fossil, Fodder, Mayonnaise, Monkey Food, Mouse Food, Pet Food, Pirate Treasure, Rabbit Food, Sparrow Food, Wool, Yarn, Yogurt

Cooked Recipes:

Apple Jam, Apple Juice, Apple Pie, Baked Apple, Baked Banana, Banana Juice, Baumkuchen, Blueberry Jam, Blueberry Juice, Bodigizer, Bodigizer XL, Boiled Egg, Bread, Breadcrumbs, Cheesecake, Cheese Fondue, Chocolate Banana, Chocolate Fondue, Churro, Corn Flakes, Cream Croquette, Dinner Roll, Donut, Egg Over Rice, Egg Soup, Fried Egg, Hungerizer, Hungerizer XL, Foiled Mushroom, French Toast, Fruit Smoothie, Grape Jam, Grape Juice, Hot Chocolate, Ice Cream, Jam Bread, Lassi, Mixed Smoothie, Mushroom Rice, Omelette, Omelette Rice, Orange Juice, Pancake, Peach Juice, Pineapple Pie, Pizza, Popcorn, Pudding, Raisen Bread, Spa-Boiled Egg, Spaghetti, Strawberry Milk, Toast, Tofu Steak, Vichyssoise

Disliked Gifts: -300 points


Adamantite, Agate, Alexandrite, Amethyst, Bamboo Shoots, Blue Magic Flower, Cabbage, Chestnut, Copper, Cucumber, Diamond, Emerald, Firefly Flower, Fish (S), Fish (M), Fish (L), Fluorite, Gelatin, Gold, Gold Lumber, Junk Ore, Lumber, Material Stone, Moon Stone, Moondrop Flower, Mythic Ore, Mystrile Ore, Oil, Onion, Orichalcum, Peridot, Pink Diamond, Pinkcat Flower, Pumpkin, Red Magic Flower, Ruby, Sandrose, Sea Urchin, Silver, Spinach, The Fall Sun, The Spring Sun, The Summer Sun, The Winter Sun, Topaz, Toy Flower, Turnip, Yam

Cooked Recipes:

Baked Yam, Bamboo Rice, Boiled Fish, Boiled Spinach, Buckwheat Chips, Chazuke, Chestnut Bun, Chestnut Gelatin, Chestnut Kinton, Cooked Pumpkin, Corn Soup, Dried Bean Curd, Fish and Chips, Herb Soup, Insalata di Caprese, Onion Soup, Gazpacho, Marinated Fish, Mountain Stew, Natto, Pickled Cucumber, Pickled Turnip, Pumpkin Pudding, Rice And Beans, Rice Cake, Roasted Rice Cake, Soy Milk, Spaghetti Salad, Spring Roll, Steamed Turnip, Stuffed Cabbage, Sweet and Sunny, Sweet Yam Dumpling, Vegetable Smoothie, Yam Pudding, Yam Rice

Hated Gifts: -800 points


Black Herb, Bell Pepper, Blue Herb, Boot, Bottle Message, Branch, Eggplant, Empty Can, Fish Bone, Green Herb, Indigo Herb, Stone Tablet, Orange Herb, Poisonous Mushroom, Purple Herb, Red Herb, Stone, Tomato, Twin Herb, Weeds, White Herb, Yellow Herb

Cooked Recipes:

Black Book, Blue Book, Bouillabaisse, Carrot Juice, Chop Suey, Dairy Natto, Elli Leaves, Failed Dish, Gem Natto, Green Book, Grilled Eggplant, Herb Salad, Indigo Book, Miso Eggplant, Mix Natto, Mochi Mix Natto, Onion Salad, Orange Book, Paella, Pumpkin Soup, Purple Book, Red Book, Red Flower Mix Natto, Salad, Stir-Fried Veggies, Tomato Salad, Vegetable Juice, White Book, Yellow Book

HORROR Gift: -5000 points



Heart Events

Lending a Hand
Purple Heart Event

» Mirabelle's house
» Monday or Tuesday: 6:00 am to 11:00 am
» Vaughn at a purple heart color or above

Mirabelle and Vaughn are talking inside the shop. Vaughn has finished up his work for the week but before he can leave, Mirabelle asks him for a favor. She says something is bothering the animals and asks Vaughn to go take a look for her. Vaughn doesn't really want to, but agrees to do it anyway.

As you walk into the shop, Mirabelle asks if you would help Vaughn out. The cowboy rejects the idea and says he works alone, but Mirabelle insists because she knows Vaughn is very busy.

» I'll help out. = Positive answer!

Vaughn is annoyed that you're tagging along, reminds you not to get in his way, and the two of you leave the shop. When you're finished, you return to the shop together. Vaughn recognizes that your assistance helped to speed up finishing the chore, although he doesn't thank you for it.

» I'm busy, so not now. = Negative answer.

Vaughn can handle the chore by himself anyway, and leaves to go check on the animals.

Unprofitable Work
Blue Heart Event

» Sprout Island's cafe
» Monday or Tuesday, Sunny day: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
» Monday or Tuesday, Rainy day: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
» Vaughn at a blue heart color or higher
» You have seen "Lending a Hand"

Inside the cafe, there is a conflict between Denny and Vaughn! Denny is incredibly angry at the cowboy because he had insulted Denny's fishing livelyhood. Denny argues that fishing is in his blood and he doesn't care if he makes any money but it is like talking to a wall; it's clear to Denny that Vaughn doesn't get it.

After Denny walks off, Vaughn explains that he wasn't making fun of the fisherman. He just finds it odd that he works so hard at a job that doesn't pay well. He doesn't know what to say in return.

» Say you're sorry! = Positive answer!

You're right. Vaughn walks over to Denny and apologizes. He didn't mean to insult Denny's work. Instead, he thought it was amazing how much Denny likes his job and how hard he works at it. Denny can't stay mad at Vaughn now that he's put it that way, and apologizes in return for loosing his cool. The two guys decide to "pig out" together at the cafe.

» He has a point... = Negative answer.

Vaughn argues that he didn't do anything wrong. It's Denny's fault for not letting Vaughn finish.

Cute Nickname
Green Heart Event

» Walk from Verdune Island to Sprout Island
» Sunny day: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
» Vaughn at a green heart color or higher
» You have seen "Unprofitable Worker"

While walking down the path you'll bump into Vaughn. He has finished his work for the day and is out enjoying a walk. Lanna will then walk up to the two of you and call out for "Vaughnie". Vaughn is not happy about his Lanna-given pet name, and tells her to not call him that.

But, Vaughnie is so dreamy! Lanna asks if you think so too.

» Yep! So dreamy! = Negative answer.

Vaughn insists that he is not dreamy. He's so annoyed that he tells you never to talk to him again.

» Don't talk to him like that. = Positive answer!

Lanna still thinks he's dreamy, but she can take a hint and storms off. After she leaves, Vaughn thanks you. He isn't really a people-person so he can't just yell at her. He really doesn't like the nickname she calls him.

Out with Vaughn
Yellow Heart Event

» Walk into your farm house
» Monday or Tuesday, Sunny day: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
» Vaughn at a yellow heart color or higher
» You have seen "Cute Nickname"

Vaughn has come by to see if you want to go somewhere.

» Sure! = Positive answer!

The two of you end up at the beach. Vaughn asks how your ranch is going, as you always seem busy. He thinks you're pretty cool because you handle things all by yourself. He respects you for it, just as much as you respect him. It is the first time that anyone has told Vaughn that he is respected. He blushes and thanks you.

» No thanks. = Negative answer.

Vaughn leaves.

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