Abu is an animal resident of Portia with whom the player can develop a friendship. Known to the town simply as Papa Bear, he is the local resident bear who lives just outside the city walls facing the hills and waterfall. He spends most of his time wandering those hills and catching fish in the Portia River. He is the adoptive father of Oaks.


Not much is known about the bear named Abu except that he adopted Oaks and everyone calls him Papa Bear. He's a very gentle and intelligent creature that likes to roam around Portia in his favorite bathrobe. Merlin speculates that Papa Bear was a regular bear that came into contact with some chemical agents from the past.

Personal LifeEdit

Papa Bear Abu was born on Day 2 of Summer. When Oaks was abandoned in the woods as a baby, Papa Bear found and adopted him. Papa Bear thought that Oaks should interact with other humans and moved to Portia to allow Oaks to attend the local school.

Papa Bear gets agitated during the summer, causing Oaks to find a method to cool him down due to the heat.

Merlin speculates that Papa Bear was once a regular bear but had come into contact with some chemical agents that changed his biology.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Abu is a very large humanoid bear, with brown and white fur, who towers over the humans of Portia while lumbering around on two feet. Abu wears a large light blue robe with white polka dots and a wide yellow belt. Beneath the robe he has on yellow underwear with white polka dots.

Related CharactersEdit

Abu's only family in Portia is Oaks, his adoptive son.


When befriending Abu, his relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving favor points from those NPCs as well.


Time Location
12:00 Walking in the field south east of Central Plaza
13:00 In the field walking towards the waterfall
14:00 Along the river near the fishing spot and waterfall
18:00 Starts walking north west through the field, in the direction of Central Plaza
22:00 Arrives home (a small cottage in the bushes just outside to the east of central plaza) around 22:30

Time Location


Social InteractionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Social photo Social mission

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Social talk ChatEdit

Chat is a basic social interaction available at any relationship level. Chatting with Abu once a day can increase his relationship by 1 point, or 2 points with the Smooth Talk skill; subsequent chatting, on the same day, only results in the same conversation without any relationship gain.

Abu Aww? AwAww!
Abu Aw aw aw, aw aw!

Social gift GiftEdit

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The information below only applies to the PC versions.
Consoles may contain different data, and may or may not change in future updates.
Comments: Gifting values on non-universal gifts may currently be different on consoles.

Giving gifts to Abu affects the player's relationship with Abu. Every character has unique gift preferences.


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Abu.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Abu's birthday will earn the player 2x and 3x relationship points, respectively, and will show a unique dialogue.
  • Values listed below are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.
  • Abu dislikes Animal Feces, unlike most NPCs who hate it.
  • Abu feels neutral about all universal loves, likes, dislikes, and hates (except Animal Feces, Soil, and Wasted Food).
Social gift Gifting Items
Mount Very HappyLove: +15
Mount Very HappyLove: +12
Mount HappyLike: +4
Bird NestBird Nest
Mount HappyLike: +2
Mount NeutralNeutral: +1
Gift iconEverything Else
Mount UnhappyDislike: -1
Mount UnhappyDislike: -2
Mount Very UnhappyHate: -5
Delicate FurDelicate Fur
Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.

Gift values displayed on this chart are for the PC release of My Time at Portia and may not apply to the console releases.

Social photo PhotoEdit

Social photo
Group Photo →

Abu can partake in group photos with the player after reaching the Associate level.

  • More poses are unlocked by reaching higher relationship levels.
  • The "Photographer" skill can fully unlock all poses, regardless of relationship or romantic level.
  • All poses can be viewed in Abu's Gallery page.

Social mission MissionsEdit

Legend: Map Icon Mission NewMap Icon Side Quest New major • Map Icon Mission Place ItemMap Icon Side Quest Place Item minor • Social play friendship • Social date romance

  • Map Icon Mission New Main missions are listed in chronological order, based on the chronology list.
  • Map Icon Side Quest New Secondary missions are listed in alphabetical order.
  • Indented missions indicate succession of the previously listed mission. Further missions in its timeline are in chronological order.
Map Icon Side Quest New Keep Cool, Papa Bear!
Find Papa Bear with Oaks.


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