The Mysterious Fox / Hermit social link is established on 5/5 when you choose to go to the shrine. Accepting a fox quest will not pass time, but ranking up the social link by finishing the quest will pass time. There are also some quests that take several days. The Fox cannot be called to the Shrine at night.
All of these quests will relate to Hermit Social Link. They can be found in the quest list page alongside all other Quests, but they are also listed here for a simpler guide.
Quest 07: I Wish For Love
Obtain: Girl in school lobby by shoe lockers
To Complete: Only one step can be done per day. Step one: talk to the girl by shoe lockers. Next, talk to the girl across classroom 2-2 and choose the first dialogue option when asked to advise her. Third, talk to her again. And then return to the shrine to rank up.
Quest 08: I Wish I Didn’t Crave Snacks
Obtain: Slim Lady in Shopping District
To Complete: Go to Shopping District and talk to Slim Lady. Later, talk to Chie when available and select Ask Chie to get Meat Gum. Take the gum to the Slim Lady, and return to the shrine to rank up.
Quest 09: We Wish Our Dog Would Return
Obtain: Dog at Floodplain
To Complete: This takes a few days. Go to Floodplain and talk to the dog. Another day, go to the North Shopping District, talk to the dog, and select “Talk to it gently.” Next, head to the Floodplain, talk to the dog, and select “Talk to it gently” again. Lastly, bring a Steak Skewer (purchased at the store in North Shopping District, NOT AIYA) to the Floodplain and talk to the dog.
Quest 10: I Wish I Had Friends
Obtain: Boy by signs in Floodplain
To Complete: Talk to boy by signs in Floodplain and give him a Prize Sticker (obtained by ordering from Tanaka’s home shopping TV program.) Another day, return to the same place and talk to the boy. That evening, talk to Nanako and choose “Ask Nanako About Stickers” and then “Thank You.” She gives you a sticker that you can give to the boy in the Floodplain another day. Another day after that, talk to the boy again to complete the quest.
Quest 11: I Wish My Life Had Meaning Again
Obtain: Man by Hobby Shop in North Shopping District. The hobby shop is on the left side of the screen, past the steak place but slightly before the Shrine.
To Complete: By the Hobby Shop talk to the man during a sunny or cloudy day, agreeing to complete the model for him. The table in your room can be used to complete the model. It takes 4 nights. Take the model back to the guy at the Hobby Shop to complete the quest.
Quest 12: I Wish I Was Better at Speaking
Obtain: Girl on High School roof
To Complete: On a non-rainy day, talk to the girl with Rank 3 Understanding and Courage. Talk to her again saying “Do you need help speaking?” and “Give her lessons.” The next day, talk to her again and respond with “Apologize to her” and complete the quest.
Quest 13: I Wish I Didn’t Fear Cats
Obtain: Man in Floodplain.
To Complete: On a non-raining day, talk to the man at the Flood Plain and ask “Is it a cat?” The next response doesn’t matter. Go to Residence (the outside, NOT Home) and talk to the cat. Choose to bring the man to see the cat. The next day, talk to him again on the flood plain. You need a Red Goldfish. After fulfilling that, talk to him the next day to finish.
Quest 14: I Wish My Wallet Would Return
Obtain:Woman by garbage can in Flood Plain
To Complete: Non-rainy day, talk to the woman. Search by sign in the river portion of Flood Plain at the bottom of the stairs. There should be a prompt to search the bushes when you get by the sign. You get the Round Wallet which you need to take back to the woman. After she doesn’t take it you need to go the telephone pole in the Shopping District (by the shrine) and look around the ground. When you get near, you should get another prompt for the bushes. You will get another wallet, which you need to take to the woman.
Quest 15: I Wish to See the Samegawa’s Guardian
Obtain: Old guy at the riverbank in Samegawa Flood Plain (The one who talks to you about fishing.)
To Complete: Get a Huge Fish and go to the old guy at the Samegawa Flood Plain Riverbank. Ask about the Guardian and agree to catch it. You will get a special fishing set. You can only catch the Guardian under one or two specific times: either during rainy weather or any day in December.
Additionally, your Expression must be enthralling to max out the Mysterious Fox social link! It may also take a few turns to max out. If your Expression is not maxed out, you will pass time with the Fox without ranking up the social link.