Tomodachi Life StreetPass and SpotPass Guide

How do StreetPass and SpotPass work in Tomodachi life?

StreetPass in Tomodachi Life is an important aspect which is primarily used to interchange Export Items between two islands and to send/receive traveler belonging to other island.

Tomodachi Life StreetPass and SpotPass

Export Items are unique to an island and the only way to acquire Export Items belonging to other island is by using StreetPass.

As for sending/receiving traveler, there must be a traveler waiting at the Port. Once this condition is met, each StreetPass tag will send one traveler to the island that you StreetPass with.

Setting Up Your Export Item and Activating StreetPass

In order to choose your Export Item and activate your StreetPass, you need to progress through the game a bit. Basically, you need to visit The Hats and solve at least 10 problems which will initiate a survey-type thing and your Export Item will be decided based on your responses.

After submitting your responses, you will randomly receive 3 items from all the candidates, having varying color-schemes. If you’re not satisfied with your acquired items, you can start all over again.

However, you can take this survey only twice unless you save your game before it.


Import Items

Import Ware revolves around StreetPass items and SpotPass items. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of these items:

Export Item from Another Island
After StreetPassing an island, you’ll have an option to buy the Export Item from that island which will be showed under your Import Ware.

Monthly Items
In addition to this, after every 15 days, you’ll acquire a new item under Import Ware via SpotPass. These items can also be acquired from other players, in case you missed them during the first year.

How to Create your Own Traveler

In order to have your own Traveler, you need to conceive a baby bring him/her up until you’re asked to make a decision to either let him/her live in the apartment or become a Traveler.

Note: Once you choose ‘Become a Traveler,’ you won’t be able to reverse your decision.

Before you send your Traveler to the Port, you’ll be able to change a few things, should you choose to do so! You’ll see options to change his/her appearance, nickname, favorite color, and setup a short sentence.

Once everything is done, send your Traveler to the Port and you’re done!

As for receiving a Traveler from another island, simply StreetPass an island and you’ll automatically get the Traveler, provided that island has a Traveler at the Port.

Visiting Travelers from the Other Island

After each StreetPass tag, one Traveler from the Port will be sent to visit the other island. Your traveler is sent at the same time, the StreetPass tag happens.

If you check the Port during day time, the new Traveler will not visit the Campground directly, but some random areas like Park, etc. After meeting with the Traveler, he/she will ask you whether he/she can camp at your island:

  • Saying Sorry before evening – Traveler will not go back to the Port
  • Saying Sorry after evening – Traveler will go back to the Port

Campground and Special Interactions

After 0500 PM, you can visit the Traveler in a tent at Campground and have a ton of fun interactions until 0500 AM next day. Below you’ll find details of these interactions:

Cold: Give medicine for cold
Stomachache: Give medicine for stomach
Hungry: Give something to eat
Homesick: Use the Music Box
Dirty: Give a bath
Mosquito: Kill the mosquito in a mini-game
Hear the Adventures: Simply agree and listen to the adventures

Special Items
The Traveler will also ask you to buy one special item by spending the System Coins. This item is determined by region setting in Japanese Version and is a random one in North American/Europe Versions.

A Traveler from Japan will always provide you with a Special Food which can be given to your Islanders and this is the only way to acquire Special Food.

Below, you will find a complete list of Special Foods:

  • Alligator fritters
  • Baguette
  • Barbeque ribs
  • Cannoli
  • Chicken tikka masala
  • Chili con carne
  • Chili dog
  • Chorizo
  • Chow mein
  • Churros
  • Cioppino
  • Corn bread
  • Country-fried steak
  • Couscous
  • Crab cakes
  • Crawfish
  • Creme brulee
  • Crumpet
  • Enchiladas
  • Exotic cuisine
  • Falafel
  • Fortune cookies
  • Frogs legs
  • Gnocchi
  • Greek salad
  • Gumbo
  • Hummus
  • Jelly beans
  • Lassi
  • Manhattan clam chowder
  • Meat loaf
  • Minestrone
  • Mussels
  • New York bagel
  • Pad Thai
  • Peach pie
  • Philly cheesesteak
  • Pulled-pork sandwich
  • Sauerkraut
  • Shepherd’s pie

Taking a Photo
The Traveler will also ask you to take a photo of him/her with one of your Islanders. In addition to this, you’ll have the option of sending this photo to the Traveler’s own island using the SpotPass.

Misc. Interactions
You can also ask the Traveler to convey a message to his/her own island, color his/her hair, or say ‘Goodnight’ if you don’t want any more interactions.

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