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Disney Dreamlight Valley friendship level: How to raise friendship levels quickly

Learn how to raise friendship levels quickly in Disney Dreamlight Valley

Want to know how to raise a Disney Dreamlight Valley friendship level? Raising your friendship level with various characters is key to progressing in Disney Dreamlight Valley. As you increase a friendship level, you'll unlock new quests, locations, cosmetics, and more. However, raising your friendship level can take a while if you're simply working through quests and completing random tasks. Fortunately, we're here to explain which activities you can complete to raise your friendship level quickly.

In this guide, we'll explain how to raise your friendship level quickly in Disney Dreamlight Valley. This includes the best gifts to give and how to raise friendship while completing other activities.

How to raise friendship level quickly in Disney Dreamlight Valley

Friendship level is key throughout Disney Dreamlight Valley, but it's especially important in the early quest Friendship is Everything. This quest tasks you with raising your friendship level with three characters to level five. That might seem like a huge leap if you've just started, but it's fortunately easy enough with our tips.

Below, we'll break down various ways to raise your friendship level quickly with any character.

Give everyone flowers

Flowers are a great gift in real life, and the same is true in Disney Dreamlight Valley. Whether you're trying to raise your friendship level with Merlin, Mickey, Moana, or any other character in the Dreamlight Valley, they'll always appreciate some flowers. Fortunately, flowers are incredibly easy to find, as you can find them growing across the Plaza and the Peaceful Meadow.

Simply pick some flowers, head over to the character you want to befriend, and select the option to give them a gift. Then, just spam them with flowers until they reach the next friendship level! Each flower gives a considerable amount of friendship points, making this an incredibly quick way to raise your friendship level.

Make tailored gifts for each character

If you'd rather give more personal gifts, then head to the gift section with a character and look in the bottom right corner. There, a bar should appear with three highlighted items. These are their most-wanted items, and gifting them will net you a huge amount of friendship points.

However, there are some downsides to this. Once you've gifted a character all of their most-wanted items, you won't be able to benefit from these friendship boosts again until the next day. Since Disney Dreamlight Valley operates on a real day-night cycle, that means you'll need to actually wait in real life. These items also tend to take longer to gather. If a character wants a certain meal, for example, gathering the ingredients could take a while. If you want to raise your friendship level quickly, it's almost always quicker to spend that time picking flowers, instead.

Assign roles and spend time with characters

Giving gifts is lovely, but don't forget that you can also spend time with characters by inviting them along for an adventure. You're surrounded by your favourite Disney characters in the Dreamlight Valley, after all - make the most of the time you can spend with them! Once a character reaches friendship level 2, you can assign them one of the following roles:

  • Gardening
  • Fishing
  • Mining
  • Foraging
  • Digging

After reaching friendship level 2 and assigning a role to a character, invite them to hangout while you do that activity. They'll gain friendship points from hanging out, and you can earn extra items. It's a win-win! The only exception we've encountered so far is Ursula, as she must remain in the ocean and therefore cannot have a role or join you while exploring.


That wraps up our guide on how to raise your friendship level quickly in Disney Dreamlight Valley. This should make it easy enough to complete the Friendship is Everything quest so that you can get the Orb of Friendship, but this is only the first of many orbs. Next, we suggest heading down to Dazzle Beach to free Ursula from her cave, which will lead you towards the Orb of Power. Make sure to use our guide on how to complete the With Great Power quest to retrieve the Orb of Power without breaking a sweat. If you want to complete other key quests, make sure to check out our guides on how to make crudites and how to make ratatouille in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

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