Dandelion - Wishes brought to you -

Dandelion - Wishes brought to you -

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Gameplay Tips and Route Guide (Spoiler Free)
By Chudah
This guide covers Gameplay Tips and Stat Management along with individual Character Routes with both Good and Bad Endings.
 
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Gameplay Basics


Unlike many other dating sims where character interactions steer the narrative along with stat management, Dandelion is mostly focused on stat raising in order to pass game checks to progress the story. Thus Stat Management is extremely important in order to complete the character routes.

Gameplay consists of choosing activities that will increase your 3 main stats while keeping your Stress and Pressure under control. While performing these activities, you may encounter characters to interact with. These interactions may increase your relationship points with the individual characters. Maxing your relationship points while raising your 3 main stats high enough to satisfy the requirements for the characters is the key to getting through the game.
Quick Tips
Some tips to keep in mind as you play.
  • Check the character status sheets regularly to make sure you are keeping up with all stat requirements for your chosen character.

  • Try to max out the relationship points and stat requirements with your chosen character as soon as possible to avoid failing stat checks.

  • Use Quick Save/Load often, especially before you interact with a character or go on a date. If you are unsuccessful in your interaction, Quick Load and try again.

  • If you are already in the character interaction screen and need to Quick Save, choosing the "Gift" option will bring up the inventory UI. Hitting "Escape" here will open up the game menu where you can Quick Save before proceeding.

  • Quick Load will often shuffle where the characters are located on the house map. If you need to encounter a character alone to minimize interacting with someone else, or need that character in a room so you can interact with him while performing a specific activity, Quick Loading a few times may help.

  • Level up your Pressure and Stress Relief as much as possible during the first 3 game months. This will help keep the stats under control later on as you concentrate on raising your beneficial stats to meet character requirements.

  • Purchase Vision Improvement Medication during the first 3 game months to bring your eyesight to at least 0.5. This will increase your ability to find character stamps as well as other useful items while searching on dates.

  • You should aim to collect at minimum 30 stamps for each character in order to unlock the bonus images in the Special menu.

  • Although gifts increase relationship points, you will often get more benefit from direct interaction with the characters. Saving your money for stat boost items or vision pills may be more efficient.

  • Books are cheaper if you shop while on a date, however you can sell them back at full price! You can make a few dollars doing this from time to time.

  • Having a few trash items in your inventory can come in handy if you enter an interaction with a character you do not want to raise relationship points with and you forgot to Quick Save.

  • Read Heejung's character notes/thoughts on the house map screen to get an idea of how she's feeling about the characters as well as to learn about certain things the guys like. These can help you in selecting gifts or purchasing activities that will increase the likelihood of interacting with specific characters.
Managing Stats
Each of the 5 obtainable characters have specific stat requirements in order to continue in his story route. These requirements can be viewed by going into the Menu and selecting "Status". Selecting a specific character will show you if the stat requirements have been satisfied for him at that point in the game. These requirements will increase as you progress through the year. If any one of these requirements are not met when you hit one of the many stat checks, you will get a Bad Ending. You can level stats through both activities and consuming items.




Activities
Each activity you perform will raise one or more of your 3 main stats while possibly raising or lowering your Stress and/or Pressure. The amount the stat is raised may vary and not all activities are available to you at the beginning of a new game; many must be purchased by leveling up your Heart Gauge. Activities denoted with an asterisk * are available by default.

Balcony
  • Do Laundry* - Increases Femininty / Decreases Stress & Pressure
  • Talk to Plants - Increases Femininity & Beauty / Decreases Stress
  • Water Plants* - Increases Femininity & Beauty / Decreases Stress

Bathroom
  • Skin Care - Increases Beauty / Increases Pressure, Decreases Stress
  • Take a Bubble Bath* - Increases Femininity & Beauty / Decreases Stress

Bedroom
  • Do Homework - Increases Art Skill / Increases Stress, Decreases Pressure
  • Dress Up - Increases Beauty / Decreases Stress, Increases Pressure
  • Put on Makeup - Increases Beauty / Decreases Stress, Increases Pressure
  • Read Art Books - Increases Art Skill / Increases Stress & Pressure
  • Read Harlequin Novel - Increases Beauty / Decreases Stress, Increases Pressure
  • Read Magazine - Increases Beauty / Decreases Stress, Increases Pressure
  • Sketch* - Increases Art Skill / Decreases Stress
  • Sleep* - Decreases Stress
  • Study* - Increases Art Skill / Increases Stress, Decreases Pressure

Living Room
  • Take a Nap - Increases Beauty / Decreases Stress
  • Take a Rest* - Increases Beauty / Decreases Stress
  • Watch Documentary - Increases Femininity / Increases Pressure
  • Watch Educational Channel* - Increases Art Skill / Increases Stress, Decreases Pressure
  • Watch Infomercials - Increases Femininty / Decreases Stress
  • Watch Soap Operas - Increases Beauty / Decreases Stress

Kitchen
  • Arrange Veggie* - No Stat Change
  • Arrange Meatie* - No Stat Change
  • Arrange Mixed - No Stat Change (This activity is not bought, but appears once you have arranged the other foods a few times)
  • Cook - Increases Femininity, Beauty & Art Skill

Consumable Items
Many items can be used to increase your stats or lower your Stress and Pressure. These items can either be purchased in the Store and Bookstore, found randomly while choosing the "Search" option while on dates, or picked up while working at the Art Gallery. Characters may also gift you items, some of which are consumable and increase your stats. These items are located in Heejung's purse on her status screen.

Bookstore
  • Reference Book (Novice) - Decreases Pressure Slightly
  • Reference Book (Intermediate) - Decreases Pressure Moderately
  • Refrence Book (Advanced) - Decreases Pressure Greatly
  • Art for Beginners - Increases Art Skill Slightly
  • Becoming an Artist - Increases Art Skill Moderately
  • 110 Works of Art - Increases Art Skill Greatly

Store
  • Economical Cosmetics - Increases Beauty Slightly
  • Decent Cosmetics - Increases Beauty Moderately
  • Fancy Cosmetics - Increases Beauty Greatly
  • Pick-Me-Up - Decreases Stress Greatly
  • Vision Improvement Medication - Increases your eyesight by 0.1 point.

Unique Items
Some items can only be found while searching on dates. These can either be consumed or serve as gifts for the guys. Items marked with an asterisk * can be used as gifts.
  • Adult Magazine* - Found at Bookstore
  • Dandelion Mousepad* - Found at all Locations
  • Dandelion OST* - Found at all Locations
  • Dandetiger Drama CD* - Found at all Locations
  • Eye for Art - Found at Art Gallery - Increases Art Skill Greatly
  • Girl's Romance* - Found at all Locations
  • Grass Lute* - Found at Park
  • Lemonade* - Found at Restaurant
  • Love Letter* - Found at Cafe
  • Movie Review* - Found at Movie Theater
  • Old Collection of Poems - Found at Cafe - Femininity, Beauty & Art Skill Greatly Increased / Stress Slightly Decreased
  • Pearl* - Found at Beach
  • Silent Shoes* - Found at Art Gallery

Heart Gauge
Activities have a chance to increase your Heart Gauge as does successfully interacting with a character. Character interactions increase the gauge greatly, so it is encouraged to interact with the character you are pursuing as often as possible to fill up your gauge more quickly. Even if a character interaction does not trigger, if he is in the room, your Gauge has a chance to greatly increase, so it's best to perform activities near the characters you are pursuing. Once the Heart Gauge is full, you can purchase new activities or level up your Stress or Pressure Relief.


Note: Click on the flashing heart on the top of the Heart Gauge to open up the Activity Purchase Menu.


Stress & Pressure Relief
These two stats are located on Heejung's character sheet and are increased by purchasing level ups with your Heart Gauge. The higher you level these stats, the slower you build Stress and Pressure from activities. The affects activites have on lowering these two stats also increases, and at high enough levels activities that previously increased Stress and Pressure may actually stop increasing them entirely or even help lower them. How high you want to level your Stress and Pressure Relief is generally up to you, however it is most beneficial to level them as high as possible during the first 3 game months when your stat and relationship requirements are easier to manage.
Relationship Points
Along with satisfying stat requirements for your selected character, you must also level his relationship points/hearts. This is accomplished through character interactions, gift giving and dates.

Each guy will start off with 0/7 by their portrait. As you have favorable interactions, gift items he likes and go on successful dates, the number will gradually increase until it hits 7/7. Unfavorable interactions can reduce points, so make sure to Quick Save before selecting an interaction in case he does not enjoy it.

Once you pass certain story checkpoints, the meter will be increased and you will have to once again work to max out points and earn additional hearts with your chosen guy until you have a total of 150/150 relationship points and 5 hearts by the end of the game. If you do not have max relationship when specific story events are to occur, you will get a bad ending. These dates vary with each character's route, so it's important to max relationship points early on.


Note: You must mouse over the character portrait to view his current relationship points.
Character Interactions
You will ocassionally enter into character interactions while performing the different activities at home. Certain activities will have an increased chance of starting an interaction with specific characters; these activities are usually something that the character has an interest in.

Once you are in the interaction screen, you are given options to interact with the character. If you are successful, you will increase relationship points with that character. Unfavorable interactions can decrease points, so make sure to Quick Save often so you can Load and try again if you fail. Some of the more advanced interaction options may not give you favorable results until you've leveled enough relationship points with the character you are pursuing. Once you are high enough, you can use these options to great affect.

You may also gift items to the characters in the interaction screen by clicking the giftbox icon on the top of the UI. This will open your inventory where you can click on an item and drag it to the character.


Stamp Collecting
Stamps are chibi images of the characters that you can find while searching on dates. These are used to unlock bonus images (sketches and a new character CG) after you finish the game. Leveling your Eyesight by purchasing Vision Improvement Medication at the Store is the best way to increase the number of stamps you find along with other useful items. You want Eyesight to be at least 0.5 to make stamp collecting much easier.



You must get a Good Ending in one complete game to have the stamps you found be usable to unlock bonus images. If you start from a previous save, perhaps one that you originally had gotten a bad ending or you restarted from a common route save, you can not earn any additional stamps from that game. So it is best to try and get 30 stamps (enough to buy both sketch and CG) for the character you are pursuing in one full game.
Jisoo's Route


Jisoo is one of the tougher routes to successfully complete as it requires stringent stat management since his requirements are much higher than the other guys.

Good Ending Tips

You will want to concentrate on getting Heejung's Art Skill as high as possible as well as keeping Beauty and Femininty moderately leveled. Art Skill must be at least 20 and Beauty/Feminity about 15 each by the end of May. You should aim for at least 30 Jisoo stamps (enough to buy all bonus images) and not have any hearts leveled with the other guys.

Bad Ending Tips

Keep up with Jisoo's stat requirements as needed. After the animals have transformed into humans, continue leveling up hearts with Jisoo, but level 1 heart with Jihae as well before 11/24. You'll know if you are on the right track if you get the kitchen event scene on that day. Jisoo's bad ending occurs on 2/2.

Activities that have an increased likelihood of interacting with Jisoo:
  • Cook - Kitchen
  • Do Laundry - Balcony
  • Dress Up - Bedroom
  • Sketch - Bedroom
  • Take a Rest - Living Room
  • Watch Infomercials - Living Room

Gifts that Jisoo likes:
  • Adult Magazine - Found on Dates
  • Calvin Climb Underwear - $150 at Store
  • Comic Book Collection - $35 at Bookstore
  • Dandelion Items - Found on Dates
  • Girl's Romance Novel - Found on Dates
  • Infomercial Catalog - $2 at Store
  • Leather Gloves - $30 at Store
  • Leather Jacket - $80 at Store
  • Men Are All About Power - $50 at Bookstore
  • Necklace - $200 at Store
  • Postcard with Fish Drawing - $2 at Store
  • Tickets to the Island - $1000 at Store

Purchasing the bikini and wearing it for Jisoo at the beach is a good way to increase relationship points with him in the latter half of the game, not to mention seeing Jisoo's interesting comments and reactions.
Jihae's Route


Jihae can be a little tricky as you need to fit in activities with Jieun while keeping up with Jihae's requirements. They are both usually away or at home at the same time, so you need to manage your time wisely between the two.

Good Ending Tips

You want to concentrate on Heejung's Art Skill early and keep Beauty moderately leveled (Femininity should be inherently high since most activities that have you interact with Jihae increase it). Art Skill must be at least 16 and Beauty about 12 by the end of May. You should aim for at least 30 Jihae stamps (enough to buy all bonus images) and have at minimum 1 heart with Jieun.

Bad Ending Tips

Keep up with Jihae's stat requirements as needed. After the animals have transformed into humans, continue leveling up relationship points with Jihae, but do not level any with Jieun. You'll know if you are on the right track if you take the job offer on 1/26. Jihae's bad ending occurs on 3/22.

Activities that have an increased likelihood of interacting with Jihae:
  • Cook - Kitchen
  • Do Laundry - Balcony
  • Read Art Books - Bedroom
  • Sketch - Bedroom
  • Skin Care - Bathroom
  • Take a Rest - Living Room
  • Talk to Plants - Balcony
  • Watch Documentary - Living Room
  • Watch Educational Channel - Living Room

Gifts that Jihae likes:
  • Channel Bag - $400 at Store(?)
  • Dandelion Items - Found on Dates
  • Documentary Encyclopedia - $60 at Bookstore
  • Gujji Sunglasses - $250 at Store
  • Kitchen Utensil - $40 at Store
  • Leaf - Found on Dates
  • Necktie Pin - $80 at Store
  • Simple Vegetarian Recipes - $10 at Bookstore
  • Suit - $350 at Store
  • Tickets to the Island - $1000 at Store
  • World of Western Art - $40 at Bookstore

Jihae is so polite, it's sometimes hard to tell if your interaction on dates is actually positive or not. Always make sure to Quick Save before you respond to him. If you did not receive any relationship points, Quick Load and try the other option.

Purchasing the bikini and wearing it for Jihae at the beach is a good way to increase relationship points with him in the last 3 months of the game, not to mention seeing Jihae's flustered reaction.
Jiwoo's Route


Raising Jiwoo's required stats early on can be a little difficult as he is rarely in rooms with activities that allow you to raise your Beauty and Femininity while still interacting with him. Things get much easier later into the game.

Good Ending Tips

You want to concentrate on Heejung's Femininity and Beauty in the beginning as Jiwoo is mostly found in the Bedroom and Living Room with activites that are Art Skill related. Once you buy the Dress Up, Watch Soap Operas & Read Harlequin Novel activities, leveling Beauty will be much easier, but you'll still need to find time to fit in activites that raise Femininity. Despite the juggle, his stat requirements are pretty low so you shouldn't have trouble keeping up if you manage your time wisely. You should aim for at least 30 Jiwoo stamps (enough to buy all bonus images) and have no hearts with the other guys.

Bad Ending Tips

This is a rather difficult ending route to get, but is indeed possible. You'll need 100 relationship points with Jiwoo and 80 points with one other character by mid-December. You should then level 1 heart with each of the other guys by 1/25. Jiwoo's bad ending occurs on 2/25.

Activities that have an increased likelihood of interacting with Jiwoo:
  • Cook - Kitchen
  • Do Homework - Bedroom
  • Dress Up - Bedroom?
  • Read Harlequin Novels - Bedroom
  • Study - Bedroom
  • Watch Educational Channel - Living Room
  • Watch Soap Operas - Living Room

Gifts that Jiwoo likes:
  • Adult Magazine - Found on Dates
  • Andrew Carnegie's Leadership - $50 at Bookstore
  • Bookmark- $1 at Store
  • Calvin Climb Underwear - $150 at Store
  • Channel Bag - $1000 at Store
  • Comic Book Collection - $35 at Bookstore
  • Dandelion Items - Found on Dates
  • Girl's Romance Novel - Found on Dates
  • Gujji Sunglasses - $250 at Store
  • Knowing the Trend - $12 at Bookstore
  • Love Letter - Found on Dates
  • Men are All About Power - $50 at Bookstore
  • Necklace - $200 at Store
  • Necktie Pin - $80 at Store
  • Pony Station Portable - $200 at Store
  • Romantic DVD - $28 at Store
  • Seashell - Found on Dates
  • Simple Vegetarian Recipes - $10 at Bookstore
  • Tickets to the Island - $1000 at Store
  • Tips to a Perfect Relationship - $50 at Bookstore
  • You're My Girl - $25 at Bookstore

Jiwoo doesn't eat meat, so always choose vegetarian items when on dates.

Make sure to Quick Save before date choices; the answer that will give you a favorable response isn't always obvious with him.

You'll end up with quite a bit of money on Jiwoo's route. Trying different gifts is a good way to spend a little of that cash.

Purchasing the bikini and wearing it for Jiwoo at the beach is a good way to increase reputation points with him in the last 3 months of the game, not to mention seeing Jiwoo's reaction.
Jiyeon's Route


Jiyeon's route is pretty easy to manage, although you'll need to do a bit of work early on to make sure you have enough stamps by the end of his route.

Good Ending Tips

Jiyeon's relationship meter is higher than the other characters at the start of the game, so you'll definitely want to max out his points as quickly as possible. Controlling your Pressure can be a bit of a challenge as most activities that have an increased chance of interacting with him also increase it greatly. Try to level up your Pressure Relief, make some time to Study, or pick up Reference Books at the bookstore if you can manage the extra cash. It's important to purchase Vision Pills and level your Eyesight to at least 0.5 as soon as possible as you'll need to find most of his stamps before 1/1 since you won't be able to date him for a good while after that. After 2/1, he stops showing up in the house at all until 4/17, so have his relationship maxed at that point. Jiyeon's stat requirements are pretty low; meeting them all by the end of May should be easily doable. You should aim for at least 30 Jiyeon stamps (enough to buy all bonus images).

Bad Ending Tips

Keep up with Jiyeon's stat requirements as needed. Once you get him to 113 relationship points, stop raising any more with him for the remainder of the game. If Heejae asks you to be his girlfriend on 4/16, you're on the right path. Jiyeon's bad ending occurs on 4/25.

Activities that have an increased likelihood of interacting with Jiyeon:
  • Cook - Kitchen
  • Dress Up - Bedroom
  • Read a Magazine - Bedroom
  • Sketch - Bedroom
  • Take a Bubble Bath - Bathroom
  • Take a Rest - Living Room

Gifts that Jiyeon likes:
  • Adult Magazine - Found on Dates
  • Bathroom Goods - $30 at Bookstore
  • Comic Book Collection - $35 at Bookstore
  • Dictionary - $60 at Store
  • Dandelion Items - Found on Dates
  • Girl's Romance Novel - Found on Dates
  • Infomercial Catalog - $1 at Store
  • Knowing the Trend - $12 at Bookstore
  • Leather Jacket - $80 at Store
  • Little Fork - $2 at Store
  • Lemonade - Found on Dates
  • Men are All About Power - $50 at Bookstore
  • Orange Soap - $3 at Store
  • Pearl* - Found at Beach
  • Ribbon - $6 at Store
  • Romantic DVD - $28 at Store
  • Silent Shoes - Found on Dates
  • Tarot Cards - $80 at Store
  • Tickets to the Island - $1000 at Store

You'll end up with A LOT of money on Jiyeon's route (assuming you spend the weekends working while he's gone). Trying different gifts is a good way to spend a little of that cash.

Purchasing the bikini and wearing it for Jiyeon at the beach is a good way to increase reputation points with him in the last 2 months of the game.
Jieun's Route


Jieun can be a bit difficult to handle in the beginning due to him being hard to approach. Once you get onto his route, things ease up quite a bit.

Good Ending Tips

You want to concentrate on Heejung's Art Skill and Beauty early as most of the activities that have an increased chance of interacting with Jieun are Femininity related. Jieun's stat requirements are a bit higher than the other guys at the beginning of the game; make sure to check them often. He's very shy, so you'll need to get his relationship points maxed before some of the more advanced interactions will work on him. You should aim for at least 30 Jieun stamps (enough to buy all bonus images) and have at minimum 1 heart with Jihae by 2/15.

Jieun does not have a bad ending route, so you should be able to collect all CGs and Memories by finishing his good ending.

Activities that have an increased likelihood of interacting with Jieun:
  • Arrange Veggies/Meaties - Kitchen
  • Cook - Kitchen
  • Do Laundry - Balcony
  • Dress Up - Bedroom
  • Sketch - Bedroom
  • Skin Care - Bathroom
  • Talk to Plants - Balcony
  • Take a Rest - Living Room
  • Watch Education Channel - Living Room
  • Water Plants - Balcony

Gifts that Jieun likes:
  • Andrew Carnegie's Leadership - $50 at Bookstore
  • Calvin Climb Underwear - $150 at Store
  • Dandelion Items - Found on Dates
  • Delicious Apple Recipes - $8 at Bookstore
  • Girl's Romance - Found on Dates
  • Grass Lute - Found on Dates
  • Growth Medicine - $800 at Store
  • Leaf - Found on Dates
  • Little Fork - $2 at Store
  • Love Letter - Found on Dates
  • Pony Station Portable - $200 at Store
  • Power to See the Future - $24 at Bookstore
  • Ribbon - $6 at Store
  • Romantic DVD - $28 at Store
  • Tarot Cards - $80 at Store
  • Tickets to the Island - $1000 at Store

Jieun is the only character that wearing the Bikini for really doesn't do much. If you're curious of his reaction, certainly try it out. Otherwise, it may be better to save the cash for gifts and stat boost items.

Gifting Jieun the Growth Medicine during the last 3 game months will actually anger rather than please him and you will lose relationship points. So if you're thinking of gifting him this particularly pricey gift, do it early on if at all possible.
Bonus Chapter


A Bonus Chapter that explains the background of the entire story is unlocked in the "Bonus" menu upon completing the Good Ending routes for all 5 characters. Reading through this chapter will add an additional CG in your gallery.


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58 Comments
puffinpolka Feb 21 @ 11:33pm 
I noticed something odd...maybe it's just me but I had both Jieun and Jihae maxed on relationship points before fall began and it defaulted to Jihae's route. So probably don't do that if you want to do Jieun.
arjuna003 Jan 2 @ 11:52am 
This was such a big help. Thanks a lot <3
Starzway Sep 15, 2018 @ 4:01pm 
Awesome guide. Was failing Jihae's a lot until I read your guide, helped so much for the other routes as well. Thank you!
Seraseth Jul 2, 2018 @ 4:29pm 
Just a note, for Jiwoo's bad ending, Jiyeon doesn't seem to count for the 2nd character at 80. Had him at 86 and 2 hearts, and 1 heart everyone else but didn't get the bad ending.
Quet Apr 29, 2018 @ 5:44pm 
Extremely useful. Thanks for this great guide!
Kerridwynn Apr 26, 2018 @ 5:39am 
After failing once I did Jisoos route got the good ending but somehow it was just lacking for as hard as it was I expected a much different ending. Anyway this is a really good guide thank you for taking the time to make it
Celeste_Rubí Jan 10, 2018 @ 7:23pm 
Thanks for the guide, it is excellent n.n :steamhappy:
Entropy Nov 1, 2017 @ 6:26pm 
Wow thanks to all these guide, it really save my ass here.
Love you<3

I like all of them, but to my own perspective, I like Jiwoo the most. Cuz he is indeed the most talented one, without any special skills like Jieun.

Brain is the new sexy, hell yeah!

If rating for the endings, Jieun's one is the most wonderful. Forgive me if I use the word wrong. But the close to reality one, Jisoo's HE is the best.

Anyway, I never play any games of Light Novel sort, nor the romance game for girls like this one. But this time I just conquered by this game. Good work.

I might try more romance game like this one in the future.
kaitybug20 Dec 8, 2016 @ 1:28pm 
Hello, I love your guide and its a great help! But I'm new to the game and i'm having issues going on dates with the characters. Im able to go out and select which character but as soon as a choice comes up durring the date I cant click on either option???? Is this because certain requirements have to be met? also im on jiwoos right right now if that helps.
Dee Nov 19, 2016 @ 8:46am 
Hey, great guide. :3 I just want to mention one thing in Jiwoo's Route while trying to reach the bad ending. I manaded to get it without having to have hearts with all characters. I just had 1 heart of each with Jisoo and Jieun and 100 points with Jiwoo and managed to get it with no problems.