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The How To section contains information on how to do many things the Garden. It is located in the Menu by pressing Button x.png and then, selecting the Journal icon.

HOW TO DIRECTIONS
How to: Item How to: In-game Information
How to: Bait Bag
How to: Place Houses
How to: Use Fertilizer
How to: Advance Controls
How to: Bouncer Board
How to: Camera-Advance
How to: Camera-Basics
How to: Candiosity Meter
How to: Cure Pinata
How to: Experience Petals
How to: Fertilize Tool
How to: Long Grass Packet
How to: Multiplayer
How to: Packet
How to: Pinata Costumes
How to: Pinata Vision
How to: Player Permissions
How to: Romancing Minigame- Stage 1
How to: Romancing Minigame- Stage 2
How to: Romancing Minigame- Stage 3
How to: Romancing Minigame- Stage 4
How to: Romancing Minigame- Stage 5
How to: Romancing Minigame- Stage 6
How to: Romancing Minigame- Stage 7
How to: Romancing Minigame- Stage 8
How to: Romancing Minigame- Stage 9
How to: Sand Packet
How to: Seed Bag
How to: Seeds When you have a seed in your cursor, you can move it around the garden, If the seed is held over a surface where it cannot be planted, it will turn a shade of red. You can still drop it down in these areas by using
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. You can pick it up again by using Button a.png. When you find a nice spot, then press {{Button|a} to plant the seed. Easy!
How to: Shovel The shovel is very useful, and you can use it in lots of ways. With even the most basic shovel, you have a choice of hitting objects Button a.png or gently tapping or poking things Button x.png. If you hold Button a.png down, the shovel waits in mid-air. When you let Button a.png go, it swings. This isn’t a stronger hit-It just allows you to time your hits more precisely. When you improve you shovel, you will be able to do even more things with it. For those of you in a hurry, jump right to the shovel by pressing Button du.png.
How to: Shovel-Advanced Techniques The higher-level shovels will allow you to dig and fill large areas of your garden in any shape you choose without all the manual labor! Just mark out the area you would like to dig by pressing Button y.png to place corner markers, of which you will need at least three, then press Button x.png to dig a pond hole or Button a.png to flatten the area. If you make a mistake, don’t worry, you can always press
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to undo your last marker. If you undo the first marker the spade will return to normal behavior. The only limits are a maximum number of corner markers shown by the blue wedges on the cursor and a maximum area shown by the red wedges. If any of these fill up, then you will have to make your shape a little less extreme!
How to: Snow Packet When you have the Snow Packet, you can select it from the Main menu Button x.png. First, select the Grass Packet. The menu should change to allow you to choose between the packets you have. Select one with Button ls.png, and press Button a.png to return to the garden with your chosen packet. You can use the shortcut on D-pad if you have the cursor in the garden. Simply push Button dr.png to bring up the Grass Packet and Button dr.png again to cycle through your available packets.
How to: Store House Are you fed up with stuff going bad before you can use it? Build a Store House- Available from Willy. When in the garden, you can pick up flower heads, fruit, vegetables and other produce and drop them into the Store House. They are kept in perfect condition inside, for as long as you want. To remove items, put your cursor on the Store House, and press Button x.png to look inside. All the items are listed: move cursor with Button ls.png , and press Button a.png to return the item to the garden. There is a rumor that sometimes items stored together fuse, but I’ve never seen anything like that!
How to: Tinker Changing one item into another is vital to attract some Pinatas. Call up the menu Button x.png, and select the Village option. Now pick Bart from the list, and you will go into his shop. Choose the level of service. GOLD will always work but is very expensive. SILVER is very reliable but occasionally go wrong. BRONZE is cheap but less effective-worth a gamble. When the service is chosen, you’ll return to the garden to choose an item to tinker. Lots of things can be changed, so an experiment (with an apple for example).
How to: Trap There are new species out in the wilds of Pinata Island. When you visit these areas and decide you want to take home one of the new species, you must open the menu Button x.png and select Langston’s store Button a.png. He can sell you a trap. The cheap trap is quite weak, so choose one strong enough for the task. Place it in the area Button a.png, and press Button back.png to make it irresistible with bait. Press Button x.png for the menu, and select the bait tool Button a.png. Choose the bait to put on the trap. You can lay trails of bait if you like, or put a distracting pile of bait in one corner while you lure the Pinata you are after into the trap. Don’t forget to frighten away unwanted Pinatas with the Button a.png button, but be warned-they may panic other Pinatas on their way out of the garden. Happy trapping!
How to: Trick Stick When Pinatas eat certain items, they perform a trick. Quickly get out the Trick Stick by pressing Button x.png for the menu, then selecting the Trick Stick icon with the Button ls.png and pressing Button a.png. It’s even quicker to press Button du.png twice. Back in the garden, you can use the Trick Stick on a Pinata when it’s doing a trick by pressing Button a.png. If you do it right, the Pinata will learn the trick. When you use the Stick on the Pinata that learned the trick, it will perform the trick without eating anything!
How to: Watering Can A good gardener knows how to use a watering can and it’s not as simple as just tipping it up. Press Button a.png to pour a single dose from the can. This is useful if you want to give a plant just the right amount of water. If you press Button x.png to start pouring, the can, the can will keep pouring until it’s empty, but you stop it by pressing Button x.png again. The can will automatically refill over time. Sigh, if only there was a purse with the same abilities. For those or you in a rush, press Button dl.png to skip right to your can.