The duck is a special item which can be obtained by following a sequence of side-events during the first part of the game. The sequence is as follows:
- Start the Fangmei Birthday Event in order to meet Eileen.
- Meet Izumi Takano who can be found working at the Tomato Convenience Store in the Golden Quarter.
- Obtain the Big Bronze Medal from the Vacant Lot in the Green Market Quarter.
- Enter into the Street Fights at the top floor of the Pine Game Arcade in the Golden Quarter and beat both Eileen and Izumi.
- Visit Izumi at the Tomato Convenience Store again and agree to go along with her. She will take Ryo to the Wise Men's Quarter to show him the Duck Racing.
- Place a winning bet on one of the ducks during the race.
- Go to the yard behind the Man Mo Temple in the Scarlet Hills and examine the tree to do the Catching Leaves mini-game. Catch at least 2 leaves at once twice.
- After catching at least 2 leaves at once twice, there will be a quack sound and a feather will fall amongst the leaves, catch the feather.
- Ryo will spot a duck in the tree, choose the option to catch the duck.
Ryo will now have the duck, if he returns to Izumi again after this and goes to the duck races, Ryo will have the option of entering the duck into the races.