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The Pokémon Dream World (Japanese: ポケモンドリームワールド Pokémon Dream World) is a special feature of Pokémon Black and White. Operated via the Pokémon Global Link website, the Dream World allows players to send a Pokémon to the Internet to obtain items and meet other Pokémon, making the website like a Generation V analog to the Pokéwalker.
Players may access the Dream World by creating an account at Pokémon.com for international players, at the Pokémon Daisuki Club website for Japanese players, or at the Pokémon Korean site for Korean players. To have full access to one's account, players must first send a Pokémon to the Dream World by using their C-Gear's only Online feature, Game Sync. After doing so, players will have full access to the Global Link site. An account may only have one Pokémon Black and one Pokémon White game with access to it.
When doing certain actions for the first time, players are given a tutorial by Fennel. They may then explore the rest of the Dream World on their own. With the reopening of the Global Link site after the release of international versions of Black and White, players who had Japanese accounts prior to the reopening will be given tutorials once again. Players are also given the tutorial again when using a computer that they have not used for visiting the Dream World before.
On the player's first visit to the Dream World, they will receive five of one of the damage-reducing berries from Fennel; this is the only way, besides Share Shelves, to obtain these Berries. Repeating the tutorial does not re-award these Berries.
Due to the amount of people accessing the site at one time, players are given only one hour to access the Dream World every 24 hours. However, the website is occasionally under maintenance, prohibiting access.
If a player accesses the Dream World after 24 hours without having previously woken up their Pokémon on the Global Link website, the player is put into a position left over from the last time he or she accessed the Dream World. If a Pokémon was picked from the Tree of Dreams, the player is not allowed to access any of the island's areas, as they have a Pokémon still ready to be sent to the Entree Forest. Whatever water that wasn't used in the watering can for Berries is preserved and is not renewed until a Pokémon is woken up.
Any point accumulation during these continued games counts toward the total of Dream Points that would lead to a Pokémon's level-up once awoken via the C-Gear, including the points gained by logging into the Global Link once a day.
Players are given a home they can customize in the Dream World. With the use of certain Berries, they may purchase Décor to decorate the rooms available in the house. The house itself may be remodeled for a certain amount of Berries. Each day, players may also unlock one of up to five special pieces of Décor by talking to Loblolly in Nacrene City.
At the doorstep is the Footprint Mat, which shows the Pokémon that have visited the player's home. Also, when there is a pending Dream Pal request for the player, the Footprint Mat will glow. The footprint mat can be used to accept Dream Pal requests and visit the homes of players who visited the player's home.
The house itself contains the Treasure Chest, where players may see the items they have in the Dream World and send them to Pokémon Black or White via the Entralink. When sent to a Pokémon Black or White game, a little boy standing to the west of the entrance to the Entree Forest will give all items transferred, calling them "Dream Remnants". Only twenty of the same item may be sent to the player's game at once.
The Friend Board is available for players to see which Pokémon they are going to send back to Pokémon Black or White, as well as showing the ones they have sent before. Both Pokémon obtained through making a wish at the Tree of Dreams and Pokémon obtained through promotions are stored here.
If there are fifty Pokémon on the Friend Board that have not been sent to the game yet, the Island of Dreams cannot be visited. Due to players only being able to have one Pokémon from the Tree of Dreams on the Friend Board at a time, this would require the player to have 49 Pokémon from Pokémon Global Link promotions on the Friend Board that were not sent to the Entree Forest; therefore, this circumstance is extremely unlikely to occur. At one time before the international release of the Dream World, only fifty Pokémon could be transferred from a Global Link account; this was removed in 2010.
Diglett digging another row
Unlike most games since Ruby and Sapphire, when the mechanic was introduced, Black and White do not allow players to plant Berries in-game due to the lack of loamy soil in Unova. Instead, players may plant Berries in the Dream World in the garden found in the area to the left of their home. Berries will take 50% longer to grow in the Dream World compared to their growth rates in Generation IV. Additionally, Berries will remain in the fruit-bearing stage until picked; they never fall off and resprout.
A Berry cannot be watered as soon as it is planted; it must dry out first before it can be watered. A player can water others' Berries up to 20 times per trip, as of the April 2011 update. Prior to this update, there was no limit. There is no limit on watering the player's own Berries.
Two rows are available from the beginning for players to plant their Berries in, with each row containing spaces for three Berries. Diglett will dig additional rows when the player obtains a certain number of Dream Points. Currently, players can have up to five rows.
|| Dream Points
To the right of the player's home is the Share Shelf, a stand where items may be placed. Other players can swap their own items for items placed on a Share Shelf. A player will not be able to trade for an item that they already have or that they traded to the shelf, as of the April 2011 update.
Island of Dreams
Until November 2010, players could access the other features of the Dream World, even when they do not have a Pokémon in the Dream World, they cannot access the Island of Dreams unless they have a Pokémon in the Dream World, however this has since been removed. The island has several areas players may explore, find items and befriend Pokémon. More areas are unlocked as players obtain Dream Points. If the player has access to more than one area, they are sent to a random area every time they go to the island. If players obtain the necessary amount of points to unlock an area, they can access the area even without logging out of Dream World or Global Link.
After exploring an area, players will go to the Tree of Dreams, where they may choose to leave a Berry in the tree and make a wish to choose one of their befriended Pokémon to send to the Entralink. If they do, they may not revisit the Island of Dreams until the next trip. However, if they do not choose to make a wish and befriend a Pokémon, they have the choice of visiting the island again to look for more Pokémon and items. Upon entering the Island of Dreams five to seven times, players will start to find nothing on the island. Similar to wild Reshiram, Zekrom and Victini in Pokémon Black and White, all Pokémon found in the Dream World cannot be Shiny. Pokémon found in the Dream World will always have their Hidden Ability, if they have one. Pokémon found in the Dream World have about a 25% chance of being female, possibly to make passing down Hidden Abilities more difficult. All Pokémon obtained in the Dream World will be at level 10, unless they evolve at a level above 10, in which case they will be at that level; certain legendary Pokémon will also be at levels above 10.
Berries and other items are found throughout the Dream Island. They may either be sent to the player's games, traded to other players, or used to buy Décor (Berries only).
- Main article: List of Pokémon Dream World mini-games
After finding a Pokémon, players are given an option to participate in mini-games in order to befriend them. The games to be played depends on the encountered Pokémon.
A player can become Dream Pals with another player by visiting their house and sending a Dream Pal request. The other player's footprint mat will then glow until the request is accepted, deleted or expires. If the other player accepts, the two players become Dream Pals, and a rainbow bridge will link the two players' homes on their Dream Pal maps. Dream Pal requests last only a week before they are automatically deleted. There is a limit of 20 Dream Pals (including pending Dream Pal requests) per player.
When visiting another player's house, it is possible to view their Dream Pal map, and go directly to the houses of other Dream Pals of that player. This allows the creation of large networks of players.
In addition, on the player's Dream Pal map, a random player's house will appear in the bottom right-hand corner, as long as the privacy settings are set to "everyone". This player is randomly selected every time the player opens the Dream Pal map.
Prior to the April 2011 update, Dream Pals were only those that players had added to their Pal Pads.
Dream Points are earned by doing certain actions in the Dream World. Similar to earning Watts in the Pokéwalker, gaining Dream Points allows players to unlock more areas on the Island of Dreams. As of December 21, 2010, all Dream Point requirements were halved permanently.
|| Points earned
| Watering another player's Berries
|| 10 Points
| Winning a minigame
|| 20 Points
| Gain a Dream Pal
|| 30 Points
| Log in to the Global Link*
|| 50 Points
Prior to the April 2011 update, the following mechanics were used in gaining points:
|| Points earned
| Trading items via Share Shelf
|| 1 Point
| Picking berries
|| 10 Points
| Watering a friend's berries
|| 10 Points
| Winning a minigame
|| 10 to 30 Points
| Sending a new Pokémon to the Entree Forest
|| 50 Points
The more Dream Points that are accumulated in a single play session, the happier the dreaming Pokémon will become. This is reflected in the icons which appear above the Pokémon's head when it is moused over.
|| 0-99 Points
|| 100-299 Points
|| 300-499 Points
|| 500+ Points
Right before saving the game and finishing a session, players are given the option to make real the Pokémon friends they have met and any items they have collected. These items will become available immediately after waking a Pokémon up using the Game Sync function. Anything materialized from the Dream World into a copy of Pokémon Black or White can be found within the Entralink. Waking Pokémon also resets mechanics such as the watering can being refilled.
If the player earns 500 points between tucking the Pokémon in and waking it up, the Pokémon's level increases unless the Pokémon is already at level 100.
Waking up also initiates any Pokémon Black or White customizations made on the Global Link website.
If the player selects the choice to exit the Dream World and keep the Pokémon asleep, then does not (before the hour is over) or cannot (because the hour is over) reenter the game, the option to wake the player's Pokémon is available on the main page of the Global Link website. Whatever was ready to be ported into the player's Pokémon Black or White version (Pokémon, items, customizations) will be carried over through the Game Sync.
Going to the Island of Dreams
, as seen in Pokémon Channel
- A scientist working for the Devon Corporation in Generation III mentions that he is trying to create a device that visually reproduces the dreams of Pokémon, but that he is not succeeding.
- While the style of Pokémon artworks used for the Pokémon Dream World is normally seen by fans as exclusive to the site, the style has been actually used in various other parts of the franchise, including Pokémon Center stores and Pokémon Channel, before the Dream World even emerged.
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