- "Phew. I'm so glad it was just a dream."
- — Mii, Tomodachi Life
Dreams can be seen and experienced when the Mii the player is viewing is dreaming while they are taking a nap or sleeping for the night. The dreams are random when viewed and sometimes different even if it is the same dream. When the Miis are dreaming, a "bubble" with a moon in it will appear above their head. By tapping on it, the player may enter the dream, which are often very surreal sequences, ranging from very short in time to being endless, in which case the dream may be exited at any time. After finishing or exiting the dream, the Mii will wake up, and the player will get an item that is relevant to the dream. The Mii's reaction to waking up will be different depending on "how" they are sleeping. If the Mii is sleeping for the night, they will go back to sleep. If they are napping, they will get up for the day again. Dreams also will not appear if the Miis just got to sleep, or are close to waking up. In addition, they may talk in their sleep.
Dreams make their first appearance in Tomodachi Collection, occurring sometime after a Mii has gone to sleep for the night, or when they are taking a nap. The player can tell if a Mii is dreaming if they have a thought bubble containing the kanji 夢 (yume). After a dream is viewed, the Mii will wake up as an item spawns next to them, which will automatically be given to the player after the Mii goes back to sleep. Items can be pulled from a dream only if the Mii is in bed for the night while having the dream; A Mii that is dreaming during a nap will not yield an item.
Additionally, Hypnotism (催眠術 saiminjutsu?) can be done with Miis that live in the apartments as a faster way to view the Mii's dreams again. The player would need to swing the hypnotizer until the Mii gets sleepy. Once the Mii is hypnotized, the Mii will fall asleep, and the player can view whatever dream he/she wants to see the Mii go through. Dreams caused by hypnotism will not yield any items, and not give a Mii any happiness.
Dreams and Hypnotism reappear in Tomodachi Life, having the same function as in Collection. In western versions, however, the dream symbol is instead a night sky with a crescent moon in the center. Additionally, a Mii that dreams during a nap will now spawn the item linked to the dream.
The Hypnotism process has also been slightly altered, such as the ability to swing the hypnotizer in circles to make the Mii dizzy. After waking up, the Mii will now gain a small amount of happiness.
List of Dreams
Tomodachi Collection Dreams
The names are unofficial, as the dreams are unnamed in-game.
The dreaming Mii will call out a phrase to a mountain in the far distance, and have it echo back. Sometimes the mountain will say something different than what the Mii initially said, surprising it.
|Kaiju (The phrase "strange beast" in Japanese)||Dinosaur suit||The dreaming Mii, standing outside a building in the city, suddenly begins to grow several stories tall while it also gets into a blue-green baby suit (which is colored salmon if the dreamer is female). The view then cuts to the dreaming Mii standing beside two buildings the player must destroy by guiding the dreaming Mii to run into the buildings, punch, or fire a laser at them. A random Mii appears beside the second building watching the dreaming Mii, dressed in a dinosaur suit.|
|Rangers||A superhero costume in the color the dreaming Mii was depicted in.||The dreaming Mii dreams him/herself and four random Miis in superhero costumes, introducing themselves, followed by the leader (the one depicted in red) calling out the title of the team: the Mii Rangers. And explosion suddenly goes off, launching the five Mii Rangers into the background.|
|Freefall||Wire||The dreaming Mii finds him/herself on top of a suspended platform overlooking a large city, being convinced to jump off by a random Mii standing behind him/her, who is cheering the dreaming Mii on, convincing him/her to jump, only for the dreaming Mii questioning the situation. The Mii will not jump unless he/she is poked by the stylus, knocking the Mii off the platform.|
|Concentration||Whatever food item was depicted in the dream.||Inside an ancient Japan-styled room, the dreaming Mii is found focusing, with another Mii behind him/her equipped with a wooden rod. After a few seconds, a random food will appear in a thought bubble beside the dreaming Mii. The background Mii notices the thought bubble, and whacks the dreaming Mii, calling out as he/she hits the dreaming Mii.|
|Come Back||Whatever food item was depicted in the dream.||The screen shows the Mii staring at a large piece of food placed right in front of him/her. Tapping the Mii with the stylus will cause it to shout the food's name, then run towards it. One of four things can happen:
|The Birds||Bird's Nest||The head of the dreaming Mii along with two other Mii heads are seen poking their heads out of a large bird's nest, tweeting. Using the stylus, the player must guide the spoonful of bird feed into the Miis' mouths, which will cause them to stop tweeting for a few seconds as they eat the feed and smile.|
|Hey, Hey, Listen!||Megaphone||The dreaming Mii, says "Hey, Hey, Listen!", and says something to an animal or an object. There is a version of this dream where the Mii speaks with his/her (before break-up) sweetheart. This version occurs when either mii is depressed and dreams this particular dream.|
|Pepper||Ramen||The dreaming Mii stands alone on a blank screen, with nothing but a large bottle of pepper standing beside him/her. By picking up the pepper with the stylus, it will open up, allowing pepper to be shaken onto the Mii, causing it to sneeze.|
|Restroom||Toilet paper||The dreaming Mii, desperate to use the toilet, rushes into a nearby public restroom, only to be faced by an endless row of occupied toilets. Knocking on each door will play the voice of a random Mii; afterwards the player can tap on an adjacent door to hear another Mii respond to the player's knocking.|
|Rokurokubi||Kitsuneudon||The dreaming Mii is shown in a kimono, with a forest behind him/her. By dragging the Mii's face with the stylus, it's neck will suddenly detach and grow larger as the player "draws" on the screen.|
|Rolling Head||Soccer ball||The dreamer is shown fleeing from a giant rolling Mii head of a random islander.|
|Levitation||Clock||While in bed, the sleeping Mii suddenly dreams him/herself and the blanket he/she is resting in floating above the ground.|
|Unravel||Color Plain||The dreaming Mii is shown wearing a pink Color Plain with his/her hands up in the air with a long band of fabric wrapped around him/her. Using the stylus, the player can pull on the fabric, pulling it off the Mii and causing him/her to spin in place. Spinning quickly will cause the Mii's eyes to bulge out.|
|Space||Moonstone||The dreaming Mii appears with an astronaut suit in space. If you tap the Mii with your stylus, it will shrink until it can't be seen.|
|Finger Ride||Balance Toy||There are 2 Ts, one on the left, and one on the right. The dreaming Mii, scared, is at the top of the left T asking for help while a realistic hand with its index finger extended is pointing to the right, positioned between the two T's, which can be moved with the stylus. Once the index finger of the hand is right beside the T with the Mii, the Mii will then slowly inch themselves onto the finger, and from there the player must slowly navigate them to the other T on the right. Once the Mii is at the top of the right T, he/she will dismount and stand on the second T while smiling.|
|Ranger 2||A superhero costume in the color the dreaming Mii was depicted in||A group of five Miis standing in either a horizontal or diagonal line wearing Superhero costumes are shown in a valley, changing their poses when the leader, wearing red, shouts "Ready~!". The dream continues until the player ends it manually.|
|Edamame Pods||Edamame||On-screen, an Edamame with three bulges is shown, Touching each one will cause a random Mii to pop out in a rolling position. Once all three are popped, the dream ends.|
|Prolonged Farewell||A Trench Coat in the color the dreaming Mii was depicted in.||The dreaming Mii will appear on a white background, dressed and ready for work while another mii looks upon them. The dreaming Mii will say farewell to the onlooking Mii, who will promptly respond to them. After a while, the dreaming mii will turn back and say something else to the other mii, to which the other mii also responds. This continues until the player ends the dream manually.|
|Staring||Totem Pole||The dreaming mii will appear in their room, reading out of a newspaper, while another mii stares at them from behind. After a short while, the dreaming Mii will turn around, and the other mii will turn their head away. Upon asking the other mii, the mii will say nothing is going on, and both return to their original positions. This continues until the player ends the dream manually.|
Tomodachi Life Dreams
|The Future (US)|
|The dreaming Mii will envision themselves as an old man/woman, and state to the player that it has been 50 years since they last saw the player. They will then say a random statement.|
|Solar Powered (US)
|Solar panel||The Mii will be doing an exercise only if the solar panel hanging on top of them has enough light. Depending on how much light there is depicts the speed of the Mii's exercise. Blocking the 3DS/2DS camera will shield the sunlight, causing the Mii to stop. Getting the solar meter to the far right will make the Mii work out fast with a surprised look.|
|Unbelievable||Whoopee cushion||A friend of the Mii tells a secret that seems ridiculous and unbelievable (for example, the friend might tell the Mii that kittens become dogs after growing up, or that the island is actually a massive turtle). The Mii is then shocked, bringing the face out of the world and back, only to know the friend was just pulling his/her leg. In some rare occasions, the Mii tells the friend that everybody knows the secret, leaving the friend shocked, with the same outcome.|
|Trap||Manhole cover||The dreaming Mii will walk towards an unnoticed hole in the ground on the top screen. When reached, they will fall into a pit on the bottom screen, with a shocked expression. Sometimes, they will fall into the hole and bounce out, leaving their shocked expression floating in mid air.|
|Whatever food item was depicted in the dream.||The sleeping Mii will chase after a random food item around a table in their room. The food item will be attached to a string that is attached to the Mii's back.|
|Hiding||Hamster outfit of a random color.||The Mii will be dreaming of the player's islanders attempting to hide underneath three different objects that are tied with ropes. The player may pull the ropes to reveal Miis and they run and hide under another object or attach behind the object that was lifted.|
|Door||Door handle||The dreaming Mii will appear hanging onto a door handle with other Miis attaching to them. The player can pull onto the last-hanging Mii and release them to have them bounce.|
|Stick Figure||Box of matches||The sleeping Mii will appear with their normal head attached to a boxy body made out of black lines. The player is allowed to move the Mii around the bottom screen.
In the Japanese version, there is an extra wire coming out of the Mii's head from the top; this is where the Mii is dragged by in that version. Due to references to suicide, the Mii is instead dragged by its head.
|Drive||Hula Girl||Two Miis drive along a continuous road until the Mii who is driving randomly stops. The passenger Mii asks "Why are we stopping?" then the Mii driving says a comment, phrase, or question to the friend Mii. Once they finished talking, they continue driving down the road, only to be stopped again for two more times before the entire dream ends. The Mii who is dreaming is depicted as a bobble head on the car's dashboard (hanging charm in the Japanese version).|
|Skeleton keychain||The Mii will be dreaming of themselves as a keychain hanging from another's backpack. Their arms and legs bounce as the character with the backpack roams through a forest. The Mii's facial expressions change depending on the backpack wearer's movement; "neutral" when walking, standing or looking around, "happy" when skipping, "shocked" when running, and "sad" when shivering.|
The Mii stares at a mirror and occasionally change their outfit. By the third time they change, they see a random Mii on the reflection. The reflection jumps happily while the Mii turns around in shock.
In another version, the Mii will walk past a mirror, where their reflection will be walking backwards instead of forwards. The Mii will then do a double-take and run back to the mirror, only for the reflection to fall. In some occasions, the reflection is a random Mii.
In a third version, the sleeping Mii will play rock-paper-scissors with their reflection. If they lost, they will fall to the floor in disappointment while the reflection celebrates. If they win, they're the ones celebrating while the reflection is on the floor. It's possible to play the game several times.
|Superhero (US); Transform (EU)||
JP version: Both genders get the Superheroine Costume.
|A friend of the Mii first appears as a fairy, sending a distress call to the Mii "hero" to save the day. The Mii appears with a food item, using its "power" to transform himself/herself to a hero, giving off a unique name for the so called hero. Afterwards the hero reminds children a valuable lesson that seems too far-fetched to even make sense (For example, they might say to feed the monsters under the child's bed three square meals a day, or they might say that the only thing to fear is fear itself and also spiders). The dialogue of the Mii is determined by the color of the Mii's hair after transforming.|
|Crazy Hair (US)
Rustly Hair (EU)
|Comb||The dreaming Mii will be on a stick (movable by the player) while their hair is stringy and easily moved around. If one blows into the mic, the hair will be blown behind the Mii's head. The player can also say "Don't just stand there!" (in the US version) or "Do something!" (in the European version), which will prompt the Mii to do something random.|
|Factory Tour (US)
Factory Visit (EU)
|Paint bucket (US)
Tin of paint (EU)
|A row of 4 of the sleeping Mii will be on a conveyor-belt, able to be either placed in paint of a random color or moved to the right for the next set of 4.|
|Giant||Security camera||The Mii will appear to be sitting in a kitchen, next to a window. Suddenly the window will open and, using the 3DS Camera, the player is allowed to look through the window. Sometimes the Mii is not scared.|
|Ritual||Random item food item, or gift depending on what was in the dream||A number of Miis (including some who may have never even met the dreamer, and the dreamer him/herself) walk around either a treasure, a food, or a gift exclaiming "All hail the [object]!" (in the US version) or "My [object]!" (in the European version) as they walk in around of the object. In the Korean version, there is a chance they might worship another Mii, and the Miis are floating on blossoms.|
|Red Thread (US)
Red String (EU)
The sleeping Mii will notice a red string that will tug at them. They will then follow the string to the end, where a random Mii appears.
Sometimes the Mii will find an item at the end of the string, instead of a Mii holding on to it.
|Sneeze||Cold medicine||The Mii continuously sneezes, pushing the Mii backwards across the screen until the Mii is not to be seen. In some occasions, the Mii will do a big sneeze, making the Mii disappear off to the distance.|
|Royalty||Curly-locks wig in whatever color that was depicted in the dream||The sleeping Mii will be seated between three Miis on either side who can be male or female and are seen wearing curly-locks wigs. They will then turn to a Mii at random and ask about their country/king/economy, and they will say something positive or neutral about it. Miis will say "darling!" after their answer. After answering, all of the Miis (Except the dreaming Mii) will laugh and say "Ha ha ha! Wonderful!"|
The dreaming Mii will appear to be playing hide-and-seek with around 5 other Miis. The sleeping Mii has its head against a tree, while the 5 hiding Miis are in a tree, and when prompted they will tell the Mii that they are ready. The sleeping Mii will then turn around and jump, knocking the rest of the shocked Miis out of the tree.
Another version can also occur where there is only one Mii, who is constantly switching hiding places and saying "Not yet!", sometimes "Hold on!" or "Wait a minute!", in response to the dreamer Mii's question "Are you ready?"
|Sea Monster||Inner tube||The sleeping Mii will appear at the port, standing with their back facing the ocean. Another Mii's giant head will then pop out of the water, and the Mii will turn around and be scared. There are several variations of this dream: Sometimes it will be a lone Mii and several 'Sea Monsters', sometimes there will be two other Miis, with 1 or multiple Sea Monsters. When there are multiple Miis, they will hang on to the side of the Port and duck down when the head pops out of the water.|
Red chili pepper (US) Spinach (EU) Energy drink (JP)
|The Mii is doing push-ups while he/she is interrupted by a red chili pepper, spinach, or energy drink (depending on the region). The Mii then picks up the food and eats/drinks it. Now the Mii feels more energized and goes back to doing push-ups, this time as an incredibly fast speed.|
|Seaweed||Fish sticks (US); Fried seafood (EU)||There is a fish swimming in the ocean. As it comes up towards some seaweed, it is revealed that the sleeping Mii is third in line, being flat and moving like the other two seaweeds.|
|Falling||Balloon||The dreaming Mii is pictured falling through the sky, past many hamburgers (bananas in the Japanese version). The dreamer eventually either lands on a hamburger (which is falling significantly slower than the dreamer) or falls off-screen at the ending. Sometimes, instead of passing hamburgers, the falling Mii will simply just fall onto a giant hamburger.|
|True Love||Will get a random food item, depending on what was depicted on the right in the dream||The two food items tell the player that they plan on getting married (in the voices of the sleeping Mii and another Mii), but the player takes away the food item on the right.|
|Hat Trap (US)
|A straw hat of a random color.||The sleeping Mii will appear to be walking towards a giant straw hat that's being held up by a stick, for a food item. Once they are under the hat, the stick will fall, trapping the Mii. There is a chance that the Mii will notice the trap, and step out of the way to avoid being caught.|
|Hermit Crab||Escargot||The sleeping Mii will appear as a snail, crawling along a line that's etched like a ruler, either small or a jumbo size. Sometimes there will be three Miis that will race each other.|
|Ninja||The color of the ninja outfit that was in the dream.||
The sleeping Mii appears to be sitting in a room when a random Mii in a ninja outfit appears behind a turn-around wall. The Mii will look, but the ninja would have disappeared. This happens several times until the Mii simply stares at the wall until the ninja appears, and they give each other a nod.
Sometimes the sleeping Mii will attempt to stand to catch the ninja, but the ninja will quickly disappear in shock.
|Familiar (JP Only)||DS Card||
A still image of the island from Tomodachi Collection is shown, complete with the original background music. After a few seconds, the image becomes wavy as the music is distorted, while both the image and music fade away.
- The Rokurokubi dream from Collection is inspired from Rokurokubi, a japanese Yokai spirit that has an elongated neck.
- In Life, the dreams are slightly different between the European version, Japanese version and the US version when it comes to names, what the Miis are saying, what's obtained from certain dreams and what's featured in the dreams.
- If the system camera is broken, if the Player tries to see the Giant and Solar Powered dreams, the game will freeze and crash.