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Follow the dark path or use the light

Lost in Blue 3



by Yunakitty

Lost In Blue 3 Tips
Version 0.25
By yunakitty ([email protected]

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
Raising Animals
Fish Locations
Making Necklaces 
Building Relationships
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 
come closer.

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 
explanation again.

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, 
Rock Salt 
49. Deer Hot Pot (Boil) - Deer Meat, Carrot, Burdock, Chives, Purple Bean, 
Rock Salt 
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, 
Blue Seed 
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!

First Cave 
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 
Kumiko -  
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

Raising Animals______________
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.

Beach 1 
River at Cave 1 
Sweetfish (speared) 
Beach 2 (Quarry) 
Watering hole at Quarry 
Masu Salmon (speared) 
Beach 3 (north of bamboo grove) 
Swamp (can you fish here?) 
Jungle River 
White Carp (speared) 
Underground Lake 
Eel (speared) 
White Carp (speared and fished) 
Last Beach 
Sillaginoid (speared) 
Mackerel (speared)

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 
you enough.
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.

Building Relationships__________________
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 
other times.
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.

First Cave
Pros: Easy water source; plentiful twig supply
Cons: Can't build here ever; limited storage; won't rest as much due to 
primitive beds

Second Cave
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