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Stardew Valley Leo: All You Need To Know

Here's what you need to know about Stardew Valley 1.5 update's new NPC Leo!

With the massive Stardew Valley 1.5 update, there’s lots of new additions like the Ginger island, the Dragon Tooth, Golden Walnuts and also the Split Screen for local multiplayer. Apart from these, there’s also Leo in Stardew Valley who is going to enter your virtual lives. If you want to know more about this character, check this guide till the end. Be warned that further ahead you will find some spoilers. So with that in mind, let’s begin.

Who is Leo in Stardew Valley?


Leo is an NPC who begins his story on Ginger Island but soon you will have the chance to be good friends with him. Once the friendship level increases, Leo will move to the main area of this game. Specifically, you need 6 Friendship Hearts for him to get to your mainland. He has a sad backstory where he’s lost his parents at sea which is why he considers the parrots on his islands as his family members.

Best Gifts for Leo in Stardew Valley

You can also give up to two gifts to Leo in a week and one more on his special day – his birthday. Based on your choice of gift, he will reply to you differently and it will also affect your friendship level with him. He will seem a bit indifferent if you give him something he dislikes or hates whereas he will be super happy if you give him something he likes or loves. Here’s a list of everything Leo likes, loves, dislikes and hates. (Thanks, Stardew Valley Wiki for this information.)

What does Leo Love (Best Gifts)?

  • Duck Feather
  • Mango
  • Poi
  • Ostrich Egg

What does Leo Like?

  • Dragon Tooth
  • Nautilus Shell
  • Sea Urchin
  • Spice Berry
  • Rainbow Shell

What does Leo Dislike?

  • Chanterelle
  • Common Mushroom
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Hazelnut
  • Leek
  • Pickles
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Snow yam
  • Wild Horseradish
  • Winter root

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What does Leo Hate?

  • Beer
  • Holly
  • Hops
  • Mead
  • Morel
  • Oil
  • Pale Ale
  • Pina Colada
  • Triple Shot Espresso
  • Unmilled Rice
  • Wine

When is Leo’s Birthday?

  • His birthday is on Summer 26.

Is Leo a Marriage Candidate?

  • It seems like Leo is not a Marriage candidate.

That’s basically what you need to know about this new NPC Leo in Stardew Valley 1.5 update. While you are here, find out how to create a bridge in the Volcano and also know the best and most profitable crops in the game right away.