The Monsters of Rune Factory Frontier can be tamed, offering benefits from helping to work your farm to producing items useful in cooking and crafting. In this guide, I share the how to get started with pet taming and care, as well as which monsters to tame for useful abilities.
Pet Monster Basics
First, you need a barn. If you don’t have one already, see Kross to have him build it. The cost is minimal, suitable to early in the game. It’s also a good idea to grow a patch or two of grass (fodder) and harvest it with the sickle before you tame any monsters, as going hungry reduces their friendship level. The grass is ready to harvest when it resembles tall grass and covers your characters boots. Fodder is stored in the barn when harvested, so don’t harvest before you have a barn.
Now you can tame monsters using the Pet Glove. Keep them well-fed in your barn and pet them daily to raise their relationship score. You can also take them for walks to the beach, mountain road, or Town Square, or take them into dungeons, to boost to their friendship score. This bonus applies once, with the first eligible area you take them to, per monster per day.
As long as you have fodder stored in the barn, they will be fed automatically. When they reach the first friendship level they can be scheduled to work, or you can begin collecting their products using the multipurpose Harvester.
The Harvester comes from Candy, if you don’t already have it ask her about Runeys and Rune Wonders and she will give it to you. The Pet Glove comes from Kross, talk to him after you’ve visited Whale Island for the first time to receive it.
To schedule a monster to work, go up to it in your barn and click on it, and choose the available job. It will be scheduled to start the following day. Producers and mounts do not need to be set to work.
As your friendship with the monsters increases, their work will improve. In the case of producers, this means more and better products. The workers get more done.
To get very specific, producers of milk, eggs, honey, and wool will give you products the level of their FP. Producers of everything else give increasing numbers of the product matching their FP. So a Gobble Box with 3 fp would give 3 gems, and a Wooly at 3 fp would give one level 3 wool.
The Monster’s Work Schedule is posted outside your barn, and reads as follows:
Farm Work Schedule
7am: Gather edible plants
11am: Harvest crops
3pm: Water plants
7pm: Gather lumber
10pm: Clear out rocks
1am: Mow grass
This work will still be done even when you’re not there or have gone to bed.
Monsters that will gather crops and put them in the shipping box.
Ant – Green Ruins 1st floor, Lava Ruins 1st floor, Whale Island: Cave Surface
Blood Panther – Snow Ruins 4th floor, Whale Island Tower of Glory
Goblin – Whale Island Cave Surface
High Orc – Whale Island Tower of Rebirth
Hobgoblin – Whale Island Flank
Killer Ant – Lava Ruins 1st floor
Orc – Whale Island Cave Depths
Orc Archer – Whale Island Cave Depths
Orc Hunter – Whale Island: Tower of Rebirth, Floating Chamber
Shadow Panther – Snow Ruins 1st and 2nd floors
Monsters that break the rocks in the fields.
Beetle – Whale Island Tail Tree
Dark Slime – Lava Ruins 5th floor
Gigantes – Whale Island Tower of Life and Tower of Life Garden
Hammer Troll – Lava Ruins 4th and 5th floor
Heracles – Whale Island Tower of Plenty Garden
Mini Golem – Lava Ruins 2nd and 3rd floors, Whale Island Flank
Slime – Whale Island Cave Depths, Green Ruins 2nd floor
Monsters that will clear wood and put it in your woodshed.
Blackbird – Whale Island Floating Chamber
Ignis – Lava Ruins 2nd and 3rd floors
Little Mage – Green Ruins 3rd floor, Whale Island Tower of Rebirth Garden
Minotaur – Lava Ruins 4th and 5th floor
Minotaur King – Snow Ruins 3rd-5th floors, Whale Island Floating Chamber and Tower of Life Garden
Soul – Snow Ruins 5th and 6th floors
Weagle – Lava Ruins 5th floor
Monsters that will water crops.
Elefun – Lava Ruins 1st floor
Glace – Snow Ruins 1st and 2nd floors
Little Emperor – Lava Ruins 3rd floor, Whale Island Tower of Rebirth and Tower of Life Garden
Little Wizard – Snow Ruins 5th floor, Whale Island Tower of Rebirth and Tower of Life Garden
Mamoo – Snow Ruins 2nd and 3rd floors
Sealy – Whale Island Drain
Sky Fish – Whale Island Flank
Tortas – Whale Island Drain
Wild Plant Gatherers
Monsters that will gather wild plants.
Chitter – Green Ruins 1st floor
Fairy – Whale Island Tail Tree and Drain
Furpy – Lava Ruins 2nd floor
Hades – Whale Island Tower of Glory and Tower of Rebirth Garden
Monsters that will mow grass grown for fodder, and harvest weeds.
Death Stalker – Snow Ruins 1st and 2nd floors
Faust – Whale Island Tower of Birth and Floating Chamber
Ghost – Lava Ruins 1st floor
Mantict – Whale Island Tail Tree
Necro – Whale Island Tower of Birth
Samurai – Whale Island Tower of Plenty Garden
Scorpion – Lava Ruins 3rd floor, Whale Island Flank
Monsters that provide milk.
Buffamoo – Green Ruins 3rd floor, Whale Island fin
Buffazoo – Snow Ruins 4th floor, Whale Island Floating Chamber
Monsters that provide wool.
Fluffy – Lava Ruins 4th floor
Wooly – Whale Island fin, Green Ruins 3rd floor
Monsters that provide eggs.
Clucky – Green Ruins, 3rd floor
Duck – Lava Ruins, 2nd floor
Peck – Snow Ruins, 3rd floor
Monsters that provide honey.
Hornet – Green Ruins 3rd floor
Hornet Queen – Snow Ruins 1st floor
Monsters that provide seeds.
Spring – Green Ruins 1st and 2nd floors
Summer – Lava Ruins 3rd and 4th floors
Autumn – Snow Ruins 1st floor
Ore and Jewel Producers
Monsters that provide ore and jewels.
Gobble Box – Snow Ruins 6th floor, Whale Island Floating Chamber and Tower of Plenty
Micro Dragon – Snow Ruins, 6th floor
Mini Dragon – Snow Ruins 4th and 6th floors, Whale Island Tower of Glory
Monster Box – Lava Ruins 1st, 4th, and 5th floors
Jewel and Wild Plant Producers
Monsters that provide jewels and wild plants.
Big Muck – Green Ruins, 2nd floor
Tricky Muck – Snow Ruins 6th floor, Whale Island Tower of Rebirth Garden
Monsters your character can ride.
Buffaloo – Lava Ruins, 4th floor
Cone – Whale Island: Tower of Glory Garden
Elefun – Lava Ruins, 1st floor
Hunter Wolf – Snow Ruins 4th & 5th floor, Whale Island: Tower of Glory
Mammoo – Snow Ruins 2nd & 3rd floor
Silver Wolf – Whale Island Fin
Unico – Snow Ruins 3rd floor, Whale Island Drain
(Copyright April 2, 2009. Originally posted on Squidoo.com. At Squidoo’s close, I’ve moved my guide to my blog. No other site has permission to display this guide. If you find the information useful, please share a link rather than copying. Thanks.)