Jimmy's quest for a flute sends you to talk to the Rancher. I can't find the key to the barn in the north, by Canada. Is that where I'm supposed to go, and where can I find the key? I've looked all over!

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You must set Jimmy as your active buddy and then head to the farm. If Jimmy is your active buddy, the Rancher will be there, and after some dialogue he'll give you the key to the barn.

Unless you can soak a lot of damage or have the means to take out a couple enemies in a single turn, I highly recommend keeping Jimmy as your buddy for the fight in the barn, as his ability to put enemies to sleep is highly useful in against the group inside.

After that, just climb the ladder and retrieve the flute from a chest on the upper level.

  • Thanks, I can't believe I didn't think of that! I'll give you an upvote as well when I hit 15 rep.
    – Telestia
    Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 17:12
  • I got mine off just before him too but his is more detailed lol
    – Dupree3
    Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 18:14
  • Can you only beat this quest before you finish the main story? I have beaten the main story but trying to back track and finish the side quests and I can’t trigger the farmer scene with jimmy as a partner
    – Kayla
    Commented Sep 17, 2020 at 20:57

In order to complete this quest you need to go to the barn area with Jimmy as your current partner. This took me a while also do not feel bad.

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