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Pokémon Dream Radar

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Pokémon Dream Radar
ポケモンARサーチャー
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Pokémon Dream Radar logo
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Basic info
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Category: First-person shooter
Players: Single
Connectivity: Nintendo 3DS Link
Developer: Creatures, Inc.
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation V side series
Ratings
CERO: A
ESRB: E
ACB: G
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: 3
GRB: N/A
Release dates
Japan: June 23, 2012
North America: October 7, 2012
Australia: October 11, 2012
Europe: October 12, 2012
South Korea: November 8, 2012
Websites
Japanese: Minisite
English: Minisite

Pokémon Dream Radar (Japanese: ポケモンARサーチャー Pokémon AR Searcher) is an application for the Nintendo 3DS.

Gameplay

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Promotional artwork for Pokémon Dream Radar
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The player is guided through the game by Professor Burnet. Burnet is studying the Interdream Zone, and needs the player to collect Dream Orbs from it for her research. The player must enter the Interdream Zone and harvest Dream Orbs by using the Beam to destroy Dream Clouds.

There are two types of Dream Clouds: pink and stormy. Pink clouds increase and decrease in size, while stormy clouds glow yellow; they normally break into three Dream Orbs when hit, but can break into four or five Dream Orbs if hit while at their largest or glowing yellow, respectively. Dream Clouds break into fewer orbs when there are fewer Dream Clouds present upon entering the Interdream Zone. Stormy Dream Clouds can contain Pokémon instead of Dream Orbs. After the player has harvested all the Dream Clouds and leaves the Interdream Zone, one will instantly regenerate, while the others regenerate over time at a rate of one cloud every five minutes after the player has harvested them.

If a Dream Cloud breaks into four or five Dream Orbs rather than three, hitting all of those orbs will cause the last orb hit to break into three more; if all three of these orbs are broken, the final orb will split into three more, and so on. Orbs produced in this way do not last as long as orbs produced directly from breaking Dream Clouds. Dream Orbs initially are solely pink, but after capturing Tornadus they alternate between pink and green; after capturing Thundurus, orange is added to this list.

Dream Clouds sometimes contain a Pokémon that has been trapped in the Interdream Zone instead of just Dream Orbs. When the player uses the Beam on a Dream Cloud containing a Pokémon, all the other Dream Clouds and Dream Orbs temporarily disappear and the Pokémon takes on the form of a glowing sphere; the kami trio do not appear as glowing orbs but instead in their Therian Forme, as this Forme is as a result of them adapting to the Interdream Zone. This initiates a timed battle with the sphere, in which it attempts to evade the player, and shoot circle projectiles which reduce the time remaining upon impact with the player. In order to capture the Pokémon, the player must continuously hit the center of the sphere with the Beam until the capture bar is full before the time runs out. If the player succeeds, either the Pokémon is captured or it drops an item, and this is added to the game's research data; the research data can then be transferred to a Pokémon Black 2 or White 2 game card inserted in the same Nintendo 3DS system.

Professor Burnet constantly conducts research, and over time will allow the player access to new extensions she has developed.

This app uses an auto-save feature to save the player's progress. If the Pokémon Dream Radar app were deleted from the player's 3DS system, then it must be re-downloaded from the Nintendo 3DS store (at no extra charge) and all the save data from the save file will be deleted, forcing the player to start over from the beginning again.

Extensions

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Name Access cost Unlock Description
Basic Extension 0 Default A balanced searching device.
Retrieval Extension 100 This search extension makes it easier to find Pokemon.
Eureka Extension α 0 The alpha version of an extension for finding the mystery Pokemon.
Dowsing Extension 100 This search extension reacts to Pokemon that are holding something.
Eureka Extension β 0 The beta version of an extension for finding the mystery Pokemon.
Eureka Extension γ 0 The gamma version of an extension for finding the mystery Pokemon.
Special Extension A 0 Secret Code This extension was developed to research magnetism.
Special Extension B 0 Secret Code This extension was developed while thinking about a calm shore.
Special Extension C 0 Secret Code This extension was developed to research the planet's rotation.

Development Lab

In the Development Lab, the player can purchase Professor Burnet's inventions for Dream Orbs. They either function as upgrades or single-use support items.

Upgrades

All upgrades have five possible levels.

Feature name Upgrade name Description
Beam Beam Upgrade Increases the power of your Beam for catching Pokémon.
Energy Pack Energy Upgrade Increases the amount of time for catching Pokémon.
Visoscope Scope Upgrade Increases the number of Dream Clouds that can be found.

Levels

Level Cost Beam color
(Beam)
Capture time
(Energy Pack)
Dream Clouds
(Visoscope)
Level 1 Default  ??? 120 10
Level 2 100 Green 150 15
Level 3 500 Red 180 20
Level 4 1000  ??? 210 25
Level 5 1500  ??? 240 30

Support items

These items only work once, but multiple of each can be owned at a time.

Name Cost Description
Vortex Charge 100 Holds Pokémon in place to make them easy to catch.
Dragnet Charge 50 Slows down a Pokémon's movements temporarily.
Energy Recharge 50 Restores the energy spent while catching Pokémon.

Research data

Pokémon caught and items obtained are stored as research data. Stacks of up to 6 different kinds of items and 6 different individual regular Pokémon can be stored in the research data at a time. If the player currently has 6 different item stacks or 6 different regular Pokémon and obtains another, they must replace one that is already held. In addition to the 6 regular Pokémon, there is also a special spot for one of the members of the kami trio, allowing a total of 7 Pokémon. However, only 6 Pokémon can be sent to Black 2 or White 2 at a time, and the kami trio member is always sent, so one regular Pokémon will be left behind upon transferring research data when there are 7 Pokémon.

Data is transferred to Black 2 or White 2 via Nintendo 3DS Link—Dream Radar transfers research data to the inserted Black 2 or White 2. Once the data is sent, the game must receive it via the Nintendo 3DS Link option in the Unova Link. New research data cannot be sent until the previous sent data has been received. Upon receiving the research data, Pokémon are automatically added to the current PC Box (or the next Box with free space) and items are automatically placed in the bag.

Obtainable Pokémon

Each Pokémon has its Hidden Ability, with the exception of Rotom, which does not have a Hidden Ability at all. The level of Pokémon obtained from this game depends on the number of Badges obtained in the game they are transferred to, starting at level 5 and gaining 5 levels for each Badge owned up to level 40. These Pokémon are all obtained in a Dream Ball, have the met location of "Pokémon Dream Radar", and are treated as having been caught by the player of the Black 2 or White 2 game.

Encountered as glowing sphere

Available from start of game
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Swablu
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Drifloon
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Riolu
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Munna
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Sigilyph
Available after catching Tornadus
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Igglybuff
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Shuckle
Available after catching Thundurus
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Staryu
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Porygon
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Ralts
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Bronzor
Available after catching Landorus
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Togepi
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Smoochum
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Spiritomb
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Rotom
Available using Special Extensions
(unlocked via button combination)
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Slowpoke
↑ ↓ → ← Y R L
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Hoothoot
R L Y X ← → Y X
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Beldum
↑ → ↓ ← X R L
Generation IV Game Card inserted *
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DialgaD
Temporal Extension
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PalkiaP
Spatial Extension
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GiratinaPt
Renegade Extension
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Ho-OhHG
Rainbow Extension
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LugiaSS
Diving Extension

Encountered freely flying

Available using Eureka Extensions
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Tornadus
Eureka Extension α
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Thundurus
Eureka Extension β
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Landorus
Eureka Extension γ

Obtainable items

Available from start of game
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Red Shard
Bag Blue Shard Sprite.png
Blue Shard
Bag Yellow Shard Sprite.png
Yellow Shard
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png
Green Shard
Bag PP Up Sprite.png
PP Up
Bag Leppa Berry Sprite.png
Leppa Berry
Bag Revive Sprite.png
Revive
Available after catching Tornadus
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png
Max Revive
Bag Sun Stone Sprite.png
Sun Stone
Bag Moon Stone Sprite.png
Moon Stone
Available after catching Thundurus
Bag Fire Stone Sprite.png
Fire Stone
Bag Water Stone Sprite.png
Water Stone
Bag Thunder Stone Sprite.png
Thunderstone
Bag Leaf Stone Sprite.png
Leaf Stone
Available after catching Landorus
Bag Sacred Ash Sprite.png
Sacred Ash
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png
Rare Candy
Available using Simulator α
Bag Star Piece Sprite.png
Star Piece
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png
Heart Scale
Bag PP Up Sprite.png
PP Up
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png
Max Revive
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png
Rare Candy
Bag Life Orb Sprite.png
Life Orb
Available using Simulator β
Bag Star Piece Sprite.png
Star Piece
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png
Heart Scale
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png
Rare Candy
Bag Dawn Stone Sprite.png
Dawn Stone
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png
King's Rock
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png
Focus Sash
Available using Simulator γ
Bag Star Piece Sprite.png
Star Piece
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png
Heart Scale
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png
Rare Candy
Bag Life Orb Sprite.png
Life Orb
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png
Focus Sash
Bag Eviolite Sprite.png
Eviolite

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Pokémon Dream Radar's release date was the same as Black 2 and White 2's release date in all regions.


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