How to Unlock Shirlock and Michelle in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope for PS4 and Switch

I bought the Harvest Moon: Light of Hope DLC but still have yet to find either Shirlock or Michelle. Anyone know where to find them? Here's the answer!

The new marriageable characters pack of Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition DLC has been released on June 19th, 2018. Now you have Shirlock and Michelle as new additional marriage candidates on the PS4 and Switch.

But recently a few players having trouble getting the DLC characters. Most of them didn't know where to find Shirlock and Michelle, even though they have bought the DLC (Downloadable Content).

Therefore, in this article, we will try to explain what we know so far.

On the Switch

If you're on the Nintendo Switch follow these steps below:

  1. You have to buy the DLC "New Marriageable Characters Pack" for $5.99 or the Season Pass for the full DLC for $9.99.
  2. Save and then close the game
  3. Press the Plus button and choose Software Update.


  1. Go to the Nintendo eShop
  2. Search for Harvest Moon: Light of Hope DLC
  3. Just hit the update button there.

On the PS4

If you're on the PlayStation 4 follow these steps below:

  1. You have to buy the DLC.
  2. Go to the PlayStation Store
  3. Search for Harvest Moon: Light of Hope DLC
  4. Look at the status of them to see if it says downloaded or not.

You just need to hit the action button on the DLC where the price typically is hit. If you have the Season Pass then it’ll not charge you again and keep on following the instructions that deal with downloading. - Nathan Shelton

You can make sure it's fully downloaded when you get to the screen that says New Game or Continue, icons in the left corner. - Ashley Bailey

How to Find Shirlock and Michelle

Here are the important things to trigger the event to make them come to the island:

  • You must be in at least Chapter 3 (Already place 3 Stone Tablets) for Michelle and Shirlock to appear in the Town.
  • Doc has at least 1 musical note.
  • You have to repair all the buildings in the Mountain area, including the Hot Springs, and use it for the first time to get the cutscene for Michelle.
  • You will get the cutscene for Shirlock in the Beacon Town Plaza, while Michelle in the Mountain area.

About Shirlock

Where to Find Shirlock and Michelle in Harvest Moon: Light of Hope
Photo source: Rei Chan YouTube Channel

Shirlock is a new bachelor in Harvest moon: Light of Hope Special Edition

Inquisitive minds attract! Shirlock is a fledgling investigative journalist and self-proclaimed detective, he comes to beacon island to hone his sleuthing skills.

He's deeply curious about the magical deities rumored to live around the lighthouse, and is determined to discover the mysteries surrounding them...but there's just one problem - he can't see them.

Wooing this befuddling bachelor will take time, patience, and a bit of luck, but once you've won the loyalty of this detective, it won't be any mystery why he prefers you above everyone else.

About Michelle

Michelle is a new bachelorette in HarvestMoon: Light of Hope Special Edition

You have been replaced now, The zany inventor Doc has a new research partner. Michelle has a deep inquisitiveness, and a bit of an odd way of speaking, but don't worry, you'll get used to it in no time.

She easily gets into trouble, like the strange Doc, so make sure to check in on her regularly.

I hope this article can help you who have this problem in the future.

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