There are various events that occur in Tomodachi Collection, and Tomodachi Life during the course of the day. There are events in the morning, afternoon, and in the night based on the time set on the system. For the transcript of events, see this page.


  • Tomodachi Collection.
  • Tomodachi Life (JP).
  • The screen shown after donations are finished.
  • Tomodachi Life (US/EU).
"Islanders donate money here once a day. Cha-Ching!"
— Event Description, Tomodachi Life

Donations (Japanese: 募金 Bokin) is an event that appears in all versions of Tomodachi Collection and Tomodachi Life. It takes place at the fountain and this event only occurs once at any time of the day. It is unlocked by having a Mii ask about donating funds to the island.

At this event, every Mii living on the island will donate a bit of their money to the player. Donations are often considered the Tomodachi version of taxes as all Miis participate and the money goes towards the island.

An oversight exists in Tomodachi Life where after a Mii walks off-screen, the player can see the back part of their hair or hat will stop moving and then the Mii will disappear.

Tomodachi Collection

Street Live

TC - street live

Street Live is an event that takes place at the fountain from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM and 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM. It is unlocked by having a Mii ask about donating funds to the island.

One to three random Miis will play various instruments while another Mii watches. When the music is done playing, the audience claps, and the player can clap by touching on the touch screen. After clapping, the Miis will play the music again.

This event does not return in Tomodachi Life, being replaced by the Rap Battle and/or Word Chain events depending on the region.

The player does not earn anything from this event.

English Lesson

TC - english lesson 1

English Lesson is an event that takes place at the fountain from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. It is unlocked by having a Mii ask about donating funds to the island.

The Miis speak English in this event. One Mii asks the other Mii's name, then the other Mii says their full name. The event ends with the first Mii saying "Okay, very good!", the other replying "Thank you!", and two random Miis sitting down clapping.

Tomodachi Life

Chat Session

Boy's Meeting


"Chat session in progress! Some [guys/gals] are hanging out and gabbing about who knows what..."
— Event Description, Tomodachi Life

A Chat Session is an event held in the café at any random hour in the day, excluding night. It is unlocked by having a Mii confess their love for the first time. It is also known as Guys'/Gals' Hangout (US), Guys'/Girls' Meeting (EU), and Boy’s/Girl's Night Out (JP).

In the session, two to four Miis will gather and use several pre-written dialogues to converse with the other Miis.

Each question starts with a random Mii in the group, who thinks before turning to the others and says the first line of dialogue, followed by the second, third, and fourth dialogues being said by the other Miis. If fewer than four Miis are present, some lines are cut from the conversation. Sometimes, even if four Miis are present, lines are either cut or replaced by an ellipsis. Once the dialogue routine ends, another random Mii will proceed to think up and start another conversation, repeating the sequence from the beginning. The sequence continues endlessly until the player leaves. The EU/AU versions feature different dialogues.

There is also an event similar to this called a Pity Party, which occurs if a Mii is sad and hasn't been cheered up for a long enough period of time.

Pity Party

Pity party 3
"Pity Party under way! Someone must need a little cheering up..."
— Description, Tomodachi Life

A Pity Party (Japanese: ピアスパーティー) is an event that takes place in the cafe. It can occur at any random hour when a Mii is left sad for a period of time without player intervention. It is unlocked by having a Mii confess their love for the first time.

Going to the café while a Pity Party is being hosted will show up to three Miis (usually friends of the sad Mii) trying to cheer up the main Mii. Unlike a regular Chat Session, the gender of the Miis participating are not fixed; the Miis that appear can be of either gender. The only exception is the main Mii, who always sits in the top left and cannot be changed.

Like the Guys'/Gals' Hangout, one Mii starts a conversation with a joke or mistake. Then up to two other Miis happily follow up with the statement. After each conversation, the three Miis stare silently at the depressed Mii, who does not say anything, before the next conversation begins. All conversations have four lines total, but since the depressed Mii will always stay silent, only up to three lines are said each time. This continues on an endless loop, until the player exits the café.

The Pity Party will automatically end when a Mii's sadness bar drops down to zero or if an hour passes since the event's start.

Flying Disc

  • A Mii preparing a special throw.
  • Winter frisbee.
  • The bottom screen when disc is in the hand.
"Flying-disk session in progress! Come play catch!"
— Event description, Tomodachi Life

Flying Disc (Japanese: フライングディスク, Flying Disc) is an event held at the park between 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. It is unlocked by having a Mii confess their love for the first time.

In the flying disc event, two Miis are randomly selected, and the player is put into a mini-game where the two Miis and the player are playing with a frisbee. The object of the mini-game is to throw the frisbee to another Mii. The Miis will also throw the disc to each other.

Before throwing, a Mii will say a sentence, such as, "Here it comes!" When they do throw, then that Mii will say something like, "Don't drop it!" Occasionally, a Mii will perform a "special throw" where they make a stance, say a line in an emotionless tone, spin around, and make the special throw while calling out the throw's name in an echoing, high-pitched voice.

If the frisbee hasn't been thrown to them in a while, a Mii will start pointing at themself with an angry expression until someone (Mii or player) throws the frisbee to them. If the Mii didn't have to move when catching the player's throw, he or she will comment on how good the throw was. If the player takes too long before throwing the frisbee, a Mii might become impatient and tell the player to hurry up.

The player does not earn anything from this event.

Magic Show

  • The bottom touch screen.
"Time for a magic show! Please lend a hand (or two) to this world-class magician."
— Event Description, Tomodachi Life

The Magic Show (マジックショー) is an event that takes place at the amusement park in the morning from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. It is unlocked by having a Mii confess their love for the first time.

During the show, a magician will ask the player to help out with a magic trick. The game will use the Nintendo 3DS's camera and the player must move their hands towards the top screen of the 3DS to send their "magic energy" so the magic trick can commence. The magic tricks that can be played are variations of the "sawing a woman in half" magic trick.

The player does not earn anything from this event.


  • Trying to wave away smoke.
  • Covered in soot.
"Bust out the burgers and buns -- there's a barbecue going down!"
— Building description, Tomodachi Life

The BBQ (BBQ lit in the EU version) is an event that occurs in the park from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. It is unlocked by having a Mii confess their love for the first time.

When the BBQ is happening the player can tap on the park and enter it. Some of the player's islanders will be standing around a grill, the center left holding a pair of tongs, the other three eating meat, either some steak or shish kabobs. During this, they will talk to each other about random things, as usual, and smoke will increase on the grill. When the smoke increases, the player is told to blow into the mic, and when the player does so, the smoke will clear. If the player does not clear the smoke, the Miis will turn darker each time until they are completely black.

The player does not earn anything from this event.

Photo Shoot

"Say cheese! It's time for a photo shoot."
— Event Description, Tomodachi Life

The Photo Shoot is an event in the park that takes place from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. It is unlocked by having a Mii confess their love for the first time.

One of the Miis on the island becomes a photographer and takes pictures of the player by using the 3DS's inner camera. The photographer will tell the player what to pose as they snap pictures of the player. After the photo shoot is done, the Mii will show the player one of the pictures they took, which can be saved. It is the last event in the park for the day.

Word Chain

"Word chain tournament in progress! A fierce word chain battle is underway, but who will win?"
— Event Description, Tomodachi Life

Word Chain, is an event in the European and Japanese versions of Tomodachi Life. Word Chain takes place at the fountain from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. It is unlocked by having a Mii ask about donating funds to the island.

A category will be chosen at the beginning of the game, such as general word association or food association. Two Miis will then come up with words that begin with the letter that the previous word ended with. An example word chain would be: Tortilla → AppleEscargotTea, Or ScourerR.O.B. → Basket ball. If either Mii repeats a word that has already been said, they will automatically lose.

The Japanese version of Life features a similar event named Shiritori Taikai (しりとり大会) in which Miis will say a word which begins with the final kana of the previous word. The North American and European versions of Tomodachi Life feature a Rap Battle, a separate event that is similar to Word Chain.

The player does not earn anything from this event.

Rap Battle

  • A Mii throwing out an insult.
  • A Mii messing up a line.
  • A Rap Battle ends.
"Boom box? Check. Funky beats? Check. The best rap game on the island? Let's find out!"
— Event description, Tomodachi Life

A Rap Battle is an event that takes place at the fountain from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the US version and 7:00 PM to 8 PM in the European version. It is unlocked by having a Mii about donating funds to the island.

In the battle, two Miis try to insult each other in rhymes until one of them cannot come up with a rhyme. When a Mii loses, they will be embarrassed and confused. A rap battle's length is random, where some can go on for verses and some end after a few lines. The rapping Miis can be supported by one or two other Miis, who cheer when a winning rap is heard.

The European versions of Tomodachi Life also features Word Chain, a separate event that is similar to Rap Battle.

The player does not earn anything from this event.

Tomodachi Quest

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"Tomodachi Quest time! Enjoy this cutting-edge role-playing game once a day!"
— Event Description, Tomodachi Life

Tomodachi Quest (トモダチクエスト "Tomodachi Kuesuto") is an 8-bit style RPG game available at the amusement park from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM and 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM. It is unlocked by having a Mii confess their love for the first time.

Four Miis will participate in an 8-bit adventure game, fighting various food items and treasures. In order to win, the player must guide their four Miis up to the boss battle and win without all of the Miis dying in the process. This game is played in a traditional RPG style. Tomodachi Quest can only be played once a day, for $0.25 or £1.


  • The conversations the Miis have in Chat Session make them appear single, even if they're dating. Therefore, they might talk about how cute boys are and vice versa, even though they're dating or married.
    • Also, sometimes the boy a girl Mii talks about might be their own partner or child.
  • In Chat Session, the "huge crush" conversation is suggestive, as it contains same-sex implications, due to one of the Miis saying the other has a crush on another girl, and it's a Gal's Hangout.
  • Pity Parties are the only event in Tomodachi Life that is not listed in a location's event schedule.
  • The BPM of the background music for the Rap Battle is estimated to be around 90 bpm.
  • Sometimes a rhyming phrase is said while a Mii in a Rap Battle is a losing sentence.


Tomodachi Collection


Tomodachi Life