Lost In Blue 3 Tips
By yunakitty (firstname.lastname@example.org
These are some of the topics that I see the most questions about on the LIB3
message boards. I do plan on making walkthroughs for each of the characters,
but that's going to take a while, and I'd just like to get some of this
information out there so that people can have access to it now.
Table of Contents
Talking to the Chimpanzee
Recipes and Cooking
Food Your Partners Will Bring
Different Places to Live
You must visit the last beach, beyond the gas zone, before you will be able
to dive. Go all the way to the upper right of the map, kind of down a snaky
path. When you get to the end, a scene will trigger and you will be able to
dive. You must be a boy or be with a boy to dive.
There is an in-game explanation of how to dive. Basically, you hold L and R
at the same time until your hands touch, then release. Repeat until you
reach the bottom. I like to hold my hands together for just a moment, and
then release; you seem to dive further with each stroke this way.
Occasionally you will hear a blip noise and fish will swim by; this means the
shark is near! You have to press and hold A until he passes. If you're
trying to save time, you don't really have to hold A until the fish appear,
not right when you hear the blip. You can also release A when just the
shark's head is out of the screen. These have always worked for me, but you
might want to quicksave before diving just to be safe. If the shark does see
you, it will automatically turn you so you are swimming up. Just swim like
normal until you reach the surface. The shark is fast, but you should be
able to outrun him.
Watch your breath meter. If it runs out, you will be returned to the
surface, lose any items that you had, and lose 25% of your health. So don't
let it run out!
When you reach the bottom, you will see some light colored sand piles and
maybe some black spots. The black spots are sea urchins, and the sand piles
are various things. Tap one with your stylus and you will zoom in. If there
is an item there, tap it to take it. If the screen is blank, it means there
is something buried. In my experience, it is always clams or shortnecks, so
it's really not worth the time to dig. I can dig those up on the beach if I
want them, and not with a time limit! I just back out and choose another
pile if I get a blank screen. I may be wrong; please let me know if you've
found anything else digging at the bottom of a dive spot.
Once you're done digging, hit Y or the top left corner to head towards the
surface. Repeat the swimming until you break the surface.
There are three places that you can dive. The last beach (depth of 8m), the
quarry (depth of 5m) and the underground lake (depth of 10m.)
At the last beach, you can find (in addition to assorted shellfish, two of
which, the sea urchin and abalone, I haven't gotten any other way) copper
wires to fix doors in the lab, and after you've triggered making necklaces;
you will sometimes find blue stones.
At the quarry dive spot (to the left, climb up) you can find the flat stone,
used for stir-frying. You can also find blue stones (but no copper wires.)
In the underground lake, you can find green stones (again, after you can make
necklaces, they won't show up before that) the IC card (if you're Claire,
he'll dive automatically for it; but if you're Eric, you have to find it
yourself.) You can also find bones and stones, which are very disappointing,
especially considering it's the deepest dive! No shellfish will be found in
the underground lake.
Talking to the Chimpanzee__________
First off, Claire is the one that talks to the chimp. If you are playing as
her, great, if not, that's OK too. Just bring her along and you can talk to
The chimp will appear in one of the three circular areas on the left side of
the jungle map. He appears once everyday; once you've talked to him, he's
gone until the next day.
You have two options, Offer Present or Talk. When you first meet the chimp,
it's no good to offer a present. He doesn't trust you and he is too far away
to accept it. You have to talk to him successfully two times (doesn't have to
be consecutive days) before he will get close enough to give presents to.
Talking is simple, but it can be challenging. Make sure you quicksave before
talking to the chimp so that you can get the hang of it, and reset if
necessary. He will make one of three sounds to you "Uho", "Uki", or "Ki ki."
You have to repeat it back when he starts listening. Note that the sound he
makes and the written sound may not seem the same, but I've had success just
saying them like they're written (Ooh hoe, Ooh Key, and Key Key), but in a
monkey voice. I usually say it over and over until he reacts instead of just
once. I'm not sure if it matters, but I've had the most success that way.
The first time you talk to him, you have to repeat one sound. The second
time, two sounds. And so on. Once you have talked to him twice, he will be
close enough the next time to give him presents. He will ask for three
different things. A green symbol means he's hungry; he wants a lunchbox. A
blue symbol means he's thirsty, he wants a papaya or a pineapple. An "!"
means that he would like a necklace. Quicksave before offering a present,
just in case he asks for something that you don't have. You could arrive to
meet him with all three things in your bag, but of course if you can't make
necklaces yet, that's a problem! At the very minimum, it's so easy to have a
piece of juicy fruit, since they are nearby.
You do only have to talk to him twice to get him close enough to give gifts.
But if you talk to him 4 times successfully, he will get very close to you,
and the quality of the gifts improves.
2 talks - Tomato, Apple, Random Fruit, Log
3 talks (haven't done, skipped over)
4 talks - Red Stone, Bottle, Bones, Random Fruit, Apple, Tomato, Iron Rod
Obviously, the most coveted items are the tomato, apple and the red stone.
You can quicksave, give a gift and then reset if it's not what you wanted.
If you give him bad gifts, or things he didn't ask for, he will eventually
back up a step or two, and you'll have to talk to him again to get him to
Recipes and Cooking____________
Boys can only cut and grill. Girls can use all other cooking methods. You
start out with just cut and grill. To unlock each of the cooking methods:
Deep Fry - get lard (if you're a girl, ask James to go for food and he will
eventually bring it.) Then, ask a partner about lard, and it will unlock.
Stirfry - Get the flat stone by diving from the quarry. You have to unlock
diving first, so this will be much later in the game than when you first come
to the quarry.
Boil - Dig up the bowl. It is in the lower part of the lake area (bottom
exit from bat cave.) Right when you enter that area, run up and climb up,
then run all the way up. You should see something sticking out of the
ground. Tap on it and dig it up. Note that this only happens after Kumiko
is revived, so don't bother looking until she's awake.
Steam - Same as Boil.
There is an in game explanation for each of the cooking methods, so I won't
bother. Remember that you can hit select while you're cooking to get the
You'll need spices to cook. All spices except rock salt can be found by
hitting A when standing in any green area, and even the swamp. Rock salt can
be found most places where it is sandy.
Here are all the confirmed recipes. Thanks to many people on the LIB3
message boards, especially, littleturtlegir, who confirmed most of these.
1. Egg Salad (Cut) - Egg, Carrot, Rock Salt, Pepper
2. Radish Salad (Cut) - Radish, Rock Salt, Blue Seed
3. Burdock Root Salad (Cut) - Burdock, Purple Bean, Chili Pepper
4. Seaweed Salad (Cut) - Seaweed, Purple Bean, Blue Seed
5. Mushroom Salad (Cut) - Mushroom, Vegetable, Rock Salt, Pepper Seed
6. Mackerel Sashimi (Cut) - Mackerel, Chives, Purple Bean
8. Sashimi Platter (Cut) - Various Fish, Chives, Purple Bean
9. Fruit Platter (Cut) - Papaya, Passion Fruits, Other Fruits, Tree Sap Drop
10. Big Eared Apple (Cut) - Apple, Tree Sap Drop
11. Baked Potato (Grill) - Potato, Rock Salt, Pepper Seed
12. Grilled Eel (Grill) - Eel, Purple Bean, Tree Sap Drop
13. Grilled Sweetfish (Grill) - Sweetfish, Rock Salt
14. Grilled Clam (Grill) - Clam, Purple Bean
15. Grilled Poultry (Grill) - Poultry (any bird meat), Rock Salt, Pepper Seed
18. Grilled Masu Salmon (Grill) - Masu Salmon, Rock Salt
19. Butter Grilled Trout (Grill) - Rainbow Trout, Onion, Rock Salt, Brown
21. Masu Salmon Skewer (Grill) - Masu Salmon, Carrot, Pepper Seed, Rock Salt
22. Sauteed Wolf (Grill) - Wolf Meat, Milk, Carrot, Brown Seed
23. Grilled Apple (Grill) - Apple, Tree Sap Drop
24. Apple Pie (Grill) - Apple, Milk, Tree Sap Drop
25. Tropical Fried Pork (Stir Fry) - Boar Meat, Pineapple, Rock Salt, Pepper
27. Crab Omelet (Stir Fry) - Crab, Egg, Rock Salt, Pepper Seed
28. Mushroom Omelet (Stir Fry) - Mushroom, Egg, Brown Seed, Pepper Seed
29. Italian Omelet (Stir Fry) - Potato, Onion, Egg, Rock Salt, Pepper Seed
30. Butter Fried Clam (Stirfry) - Shortneck, Rock Salt, Brown Seed
31. Mushroom Saute (Stir Fry) - Mushroom, Rock Salt, Pepper Seed
32. Burdock Root (Stir Fry) - Burdock, Carrot, Purple Bean, Tree Sap Drop
33. Eggs Sunny-side Up (Stir Fry) - Egg, Rock Salt, Pepper Seed
34. Rainbow Trout Saute (Stir Fry) - Rainbow Trout, Carrot, Potato, Brown
Seed, Pepper Seed
37. Boiled Pork Salad (Boil) - Boar Meat, Vegetable, Purple Bean, Blue Seed
38. Clam Chowder (Boil) - Any Shellfish, Milk, Onion, Yellow Bud, Rock Salt
39. Meat & Potato Stew (Boil) - Boar Meat, Potato, Carrot, Purple Bean, Tree
Sap Drop 40. Pot-au-feu (Boil) - Boar Meat, Potato, Onion, Carrot, Yellow
Bud, Rock Salt
41. Sardine Soup (Boil) - Sardine, Chives, Purple Bean, Pepper Seed
42. Onion Soup (Boil) - Onion, Carrot, Yellow Bud, Rock Salt
43. Pigeon Soup (Boil) - Pigeon Meat, Chives, Rock Salt, Pepper Seed
44. Duck Hot Pot (Boil) - Duck Meat, Chive, Carrot, Purple Seed, Rock Salt
45. Boiled Egg (Boil) - Egg, Rock Salt
47. Raccoon Hot Pot (Boil) - Raccoon Meat, Carrot, Onion, Rock Salt, Purple
48. Pork Miso Soup (Boil) - Boar Meat, Carrot, Radish, Chive, Purple Seed,
49. Deer Hot Pot (Boil) - Deer Meat, Carrot, Burdock, Chives, Purple Bean,
50. Boiled Bamboo Shoot (Boil) - Bamboo Shoot, Carrot, Burdock, Radish,
Purple Seed, Tree Sap Drop
51. Wolf Hot Pot (Boil) - Wolf Meat, Carrot, Radish, Chives, Purple Bean,
52. Cream Stew (Boil) - Any Meat, Milk, Carrot, Potato, Yellow Bud, Pepper
53. Minestrone (Boil) - Tomato, Onion, Potato, Meats, Brown Seed, Pepper Seed
54. Fried Sillaginoid (Deep Fry) - Sillaginoid, Rock Salt
55. Onion Rings (Deep Fry) - Onion, Rock Salt
56. French Fries (Deep Fry) - Potato, Rock Salt, Pepper Seed
57. Fried Oyster (Deep Fry) - Oyster, Rock Salt
59. Deep Fried Poultry (Deep Fry) - Poultry, Purple Bean, Rock Salt
60. Mixed Tempura (Deep Fry) - Potato, Burdock, Carrot, Rock Salt
61. Lotus Root Chips (Deep Fry) - Lotus Root, Rock Salt
63. Potato Salad (Steam) - Potato, Carrot, Rock Salt, Pepper Seed
64. Steamed Crab (Steam) - Crab, Purple Bean
65. Steamed Taro (Steam) - Taro, Rock Salt
66. Egg Hotchpotch (Steam) - Bird meat, Mushroom, Egg, Purple Bean, Rock Salt
67. Custard Pudding (Steam) - Egg, Tree sap drop, Brown Seed
68. Steamed Sea Urchin (Steam) - Sea Urchin, Purple Bean
"Can you go get some food?" - Food brought by partners _________
I thought this might be helpful for people that are trying to make the
recipes as Claire, because you have to rely on the kindness of your partners
to get most of the ingredients. You've probably noticed that partners bring
you different things at different base camps. If you need a certain
ingredient, this might help in knowing who to ask or where you need to be
living. Note - if you are in one camp and ask a partner to get food, and then
move into another camp the same day, when you wake up, the partner will give
you a delivery of food based on the new camp, not where you were when you
asked them to move. This can be convenient when you want ingredients from two
different places- ie- ask James to get food in the morning at the treehouse,
then pick an onion, a carrot, and a potato, and move back to the lab. He's
more likely to bring boar meat at the lab, and you'll already have the other
ingredients for Pot-au-feu.
Also, how much your partners like you will definitely influence the amount of
food you get. So butter them up and they'll bring a lot more home, and you'll
have more to choose from at dinner time. (See the Building Relationships
section.) This is not an exhaustive list; rather, just what I have observed.
Your partners might surprise you and bring other things!
As a rule, James is the only partner that brings meats and fur. Kumiko and
Eric, being the fishers, bring fish, shellfish, and veggies. Claire brings
fruits and veggies. (There's no entries for her below, because I'm playing as
her while making this guide!) Kumiko and Eric will also start bringing lard
to the treehouse, which is weird, but whatever!
Eric - Mushrooms, clams
James - Rabbit, pigeon, raccoon, lynx
Kumiko - Mushroom, clams, white carp
Eric - Seaweed, Potato, Sardine, Blue Mushroom, Black Mushroom, Brown
Mushroom, White Mushroom
James - Duck, Raccoon, Goat, Rabbit, Lard
Eric - Char, Rainbow Trout, White Carp, Blue Mushroom, Purple Mushroom,
James - Boar, Duck, Pigeon, Deer, Wolf, Lynx, Lard, Fur
Kumiko - Char, Rainbow trout
Eric - Seaweed, Moray Eel, Sardine, Scallop, Tomato, Potato, Lard, Brown
Mushroom, White Mushroom
James - Hawk, Chicken, Pigeon, Lynx, Wolf, Lard
Kumiko - Potato, Radish, onion, chives, mushrooms, seaweed, tomato, lard,
moray eel, sillaginoid, Scallop
You can raise either a goat or chicken in this game, and you can be either
male or female to do this. Note - you can't have both animals at the same
Catching a Chicken - You have to have talked to a partner to trigger being
able to catch and raise the chicken. This happens either after you've eaten
chicken that was brought home by James, or after you've caught and eaten
chicken yourself. Even a girl can use the small trap to catch a chicken.
Most people don't know that. A small trap is a basket and a twig combined.
Place it on most green areas. You can check it immediately, and keep
checking it over and over again until what you want is caught in it. If it's
not what you want, just let it escape. If it is, tap it with your stylus and
drag it into your bag. It can be hard sometimes, because the little critters
want to get away! If you've talked to a partner about raising the chicken,
you will get the option "Raise the chicken?" Say yes and you will capture it
alive. Note that it's not in your inventory, and you don't have to go home
right away either. When you do get home, it will be there, and you can also
talk to a partner about catching it for an easy friendship boost.
You need to water the chicken daily. The morning is the best time. You need
a water bottle to do this. Walk up to the front of the chicken and press A
to water it. If it is healthy, it will lay an egg every morning. If you
move, the chicken will move with you and appear in front of your new house.
Catching a Goat - This one is somewhat harder. I'm not sure of the exact way
to trigger your partners to talk about the goat. It should help to have seen
a goat in person (again, run in and out of the Field screen, but you'll have
to actually run over to the area where the goat appears and back again
instead of just popping in and out.) Also, having eaten goat meat at some
point is important. James will bring it back for you if you ask him to go for
food at most bases. Also, you have to be far enough in the game to have seen
the deer in the Jungle river area.
I got the goat by setting a large trap in the leftmost grassy patch in the
Field (area to the west of your first cave.) Right in the middle of the grass
is the best spot. Then, leave and reenter the screen over and over (the lab
hatch is the best spot to go from.) You don't actually have to run over to
the trap, because if you catch one, you will hear the goat hollering for its
life right when you enter the screen. You may not catch one on the first day
of trying. Large traps disappear the next day, so you'll have to set a new
one, but don't get discouraged. Try again. If it's taking a ridiculous
amount of time, however, maybe you haven't triggered catching a goat yet, and
you might want to try some of the tips in the last paragraph. When you do
catch one, run up to it and choose to raise it.
The goat will appear in front of your base, even the lab! Water it daily
from the front (with a full water bottle) then milk it from the side (with an
empty water bottle.) If you're a guy, then you need to join with a girl to
water and milk it. The game will explain the milking mini game. I never
even mess with trying to pet it or anything. I just milk as fast as I can
before it gets too mad. You might want to quicksave before attempting it the
first time, just to get the hang of it.
Fishing and Fish Locations___________________
Note- it's not a complete list by any means, since I don't do much fishing.
This is just what I've observed personally.
All characters can spear fish and use the fish trap (which is useless in my
opinion, but that's your call.) Only Kumiko and Eric can use fishing poles.
You need bamboo or a stick, a vine, and a sharpened bone or stone to make a
fishing pole. Spears can make made out of sticks, bamboo, or iron rods, and
you can attach a sharpened stone or bone if you wish.
River at Cave 1
Beach 2 (Quarry)
Watering hole at Quarry
Masu Salmon (speared)
Beach 3 (north of bamboo grove)
Swamp (can you fish here?)
White Carp (speared)
White Carp (speared and fished)
Making Necklaces _________________
To unlock the ability to make necklaces, you must revisit the first cave
after you have woken Kumiko. Stay the night and you should get a scene the
next morning. Just play along, and at the end you'll be able to make
This will also unlock finding shells on the beach and finding colored stones.
When you stoop and search the ground in any sandy area, you will start to
find shells in addition to rock salt. It will just show a graphic of a
shell, but there are actually 9 different shells you can find. If you open
your backpack, then press X, it will switch screens and show you how much
rope, bait, spices you have, as well as shells and stones.
Colored Stones can be found:
Red Stone - befriend the chimp by talking to him 4 times, he will give you
these randomly when you offer him a present (see Talking to the Chimpanzee.)
Orange Stone - Found in flower field where Kumiko crashed. If you stand on
top of the little purple flowers off by themselves (not the big patches near
her plane) and tap yourself, you will switch to ground view, and sometimes
these will be there. Looks like an egg.
Yellow Stone - Hop across the stones to get to the little island in the
middle of the lake. Stand on a bare patch and tap yourself, you might find a
yellow stone. There are four bare patches, and I once found a stone in each
one on the same day.
Green Stone - Found while diving in the underground lake.
Light Blue Stone - Dolphin will randomly give to you as present once he likes
Dark Blue Stone - Found while diving at last beach or at quarry.
Purple Stone - Found in center island of jungle river area. Row the raft
there, then just move around, tapping yourself. I've found two, but it seems
to be totally random where you find them, unlike the orange and yellow
I've heard that the stones you find on the ground take 10 days to respawn.
I'm not sure if this is true or not. The diving ones, and the ones you get
from animals don't seem to have a limit. I got 8 dark blue stones in one day
of diving, and got a red stone from the monkey two days in a row.
This is a very important aspect of the game that most people overlook. How
much the other characters like you greatly affects how quickly they will get
things done for you, and how much stuff they will bring back if you ask them
to get stuff. There are a few ways to build relationships.
An important thing to note now is the "happy sound" and the "sad sound." You
will hear these after talking to a character, giving them a present, and at
Sad sound -
-Ask character to do too much
-Ask them how they're doing or ask to talk to them about something then
cancel three times or more
-Let the fire be out too long in the cave
-Give a bad response in conversation.
Happy Sound -
-Ask them how they're doing (just once a day - and note, this will stop
making a happy sound after a while, it's not bad, it just means that you are
good enough friends that it's not affecting your relationship level anymore)
-Give them a lunchbox as a gift ("I have a gift for you", not "Please hold
onto something for me" or "Eat this.") It can just be a cut up mushroom and
they will make the happy sound, but it's under debate whether a better lunch
makes them "more happy." Note- they don't actually eat the lunchbox, so if
you're tight for food, you're probably better off eating your good stuff as a
shared meal and saving "trash" like mushrooms for gift lunches. Only one
lunch a day will make them happy, so any more than that is wasted.
-"Can I ask you something?" Choosing this when you actually have something to
ask them about, and then asking them will make a happy sound. So, if you are
already holding hands with one person, you might want to save these questions
for another partner in order to get a free boost to your relationship with
the second person.
-Give them a necklace present (this will come much later in the game. You
can give both a lunch and a necklace in the same day and get the happy sound
for both. Don't know how much more happy necklaces that you really polished
make them versus crummy quick ones.
- Give them a bath. When you get a second oil drum and take it back to base,
you should be able to ask a partner about building a bath, and then be able
to do it. (1 log, 1 rope.) Take a partner out to the drum after 7pm to give
them a bath. You basically just have to blow softly but steadily on the mic
until they say they're done. Watch out for it to get too hot or cold, and
blow harder or softer depending on what they want. Note that this can only
be done at the quarry and the treehouse.
- Going into the hot springs together.
Once you get to a certain level with characters of the opposite sex, you will
start holding hands. And yes, you can hold hands with two people (not at the
same time, but you can be at that level with both of the opposite sex
characters at the same time.)
So, it's up to you whether you concentrate your love on one person, or spread
it around. It's easy to make a quick lunch and ask each partner how they are
doing every day, but I like to save my questions for James, because the more
he likes you, the more meat and fur he brings, which is awesome!
Different Places to Live
There are four different bases you can live in. The first is the Seashore
Cave (also called First Cave.) The second is the Quarry Cave (aka Second
Cave or James' cave.) The third is the lab. The fourth is the treehouse.
There are advantages and disadvantages to each.
Pros: Easy water source; plentiful twig supply
Cons: Can't build here ever; limited storage; won't rest as much due to
Pros: Right on the water for fishing and salt collection; close to jungle and
bamboo grove for stocking your piles; easy access to diving, dolphin and
Cons: Water source takes way too much time and energy to reach; can't find
spices anywhere in this area
Pros: Shortcuts to other areas can be opened; centrally located; convenient
water source (later;) comes with everything already built
Cons: Hard to get to water source (at first); have to go a ways to get
outside for picking spices and finding twigs
Pros: Easy access to diving and dolphin; easy to get vegetables
Cons: Takes a long time and a lot of materials to build; can't pick spices
anywhere here; must cross gas zone to get anywhere else.
So, it's up to you where to live. Obviously, can't live in the lab to start
out, but once you get to a certain point in the game, you'll have the freedom
to move around. I find it most convenient to live in the quarry if I'm
trying to stock up on furs, logs, ropes, or baskets. The lab is great for
trying to complete the story ending. The treehouse is nice to live in for
diving to get copper wires. And the first cave is good for stocking up on
spices (it's the only one that you can step right out your door and find