a Wi-Fi based feature of the Nintendo 3DS, 3DSXL and 2DS handheld consoles where if one system comes within wireless range of another, data will automatically be exchanged. Many games and apps utilize this feature to provide the player with in-game bonuses and opponent challenges.

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Is meeting people on the street the only way to make friends?

I want to meet more people/have more Miis in my 3DS Mii plaza. Is there another way (other than StreetPass) to meet new Miis? While StreetPass is fine, I don't meet people very often. I know the ...
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What effects does Streetpass have with Pokemon X/Y?

In many other games, Streetpass can get you special items or other abilities. Does Pokemon X/Y have anything special with Streetpass?
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3DS street pass: How long do we have to be in range?

How long do 2 3DSs have to be "in range" to download each other's information? I was wondering this as I was driving in a car; will driving through the range of a 3DS for about 10 seconds be enough ...
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Does StreetPass still work if a DS game is suspended/sleeping in a 3DS?

I am playing Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (which is a DS title) on my 3DS, and I often just shut the 3DS while I am walking around (thus suspending the game). It seems, however, that I never manage to ...
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3DS Street Pass Not Working

Lately the Street Pass feature of the 3DS has not been working for me. A coworker and I will both have our 3DSs, at work, next to each other, with the wifi on and street pass never connects. Sometimes ...
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If I connect with others via StreetPass and then I edit my Mii's appearance, will they see the change?

I didn't pay much attention when I was creating my Mii, and never cared too much about it or considered it important. Yesterday I met someone via StreetPass for the first time. Everything went ...
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What are Special Miis?

I was looking at the list of StreetPass accomplishments and noticed there are a few accomplishments that require you to StreetPass with Special Miis. What are Special Miis? What makes them special? ...
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How are Streetpass Puzzle Swap panels distributed in Europe / Australia?

In the United States, Puzzle Swap panels appear to be distributed by State. That is, each state gets a particular puzzle, and to find other puzzles, you need to Streetpass with people in other states. ...
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What's the randomness function of the Puzzle Swap piece-buyer?

I am curious to how Puzzle Swap decides which piece you get when you buy one. Does it: Pick a piece out of all the pieces? Pick a panel and then pick a piece for it? Pick whether the piece will be ...
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What is the Exchange Booth?

The Streetpass Plaza recently updated to include some new games and in the process, it has added a new icon called "Exchange Booth". When I try clicking on it, it doesn't do anything and there's ...
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How Do I activate StreetPass on 3DS Sound?

I don't know how to activate Streetpass on 3DS sound. How do I transfer a song from my computer to the SD card?
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How are StreetPass items rewarded?

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, I've noticed that players that StreetPass with you more than once will give you handheld accessories when you visit them at the Happy Home Showcase. These items are ...
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How long do 3DS Streetpass Relays keep info?

The newest firmware updates in the US enabled Streetpass relays at McDonald's and Starbucks locations. I walk by a McDonald's location every weekday morning on my way to work. Assuming I get ...
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When is information transmitted in a Streetpass?

When is the information passed during a streetpass? Two hypothetical people pass each other on the street, and 'streetpass' each other. At the moment their 3ds's link up, is the information then ...
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Can players buy Boots from a visiting StreetPass party?

If I put Boots (which permanently add 2 movement spaces to a Unit) in the inventory of someone in my StreetPass party, and then StreetPass with another Fire Emblem player, can that other player then ...
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How do I transfer my StreetPass data from one 3DS system to another?

I just got a 3DS XL system and I want to move my 3DS profile to the new handheld. Will the System Transfer also transfer my StreetPass progress? I've finished several panels and received several Find ...
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How to repair Puzzle marked as ??? in Puzzle Swap?

At the last StreetPass-exchanges, I saw in Puzzle Swap a puzzle marked as ???. Normally that's a new puzzle, but on the other side I also saw no pieces. I think it can be linked to the new puzzle ...
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Increase Poké Miles yield from Streetpass?

What determines how many Poké Miles you earn from Streetpasses, and is it possible to increase it? I ask because I always only earn a single Poké Mile per hit, which seems hilariously low considering ...
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Where is the WiFi antenna located?

Where in the body of the Nintendo 3DS is the WiFi antenna located? To try to get more StreetPasses, I place the 3DS in an indent on my car's dashboard when I'm driving. Which part of the 3DS do I ...
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How do I bring a Mii to help my Mii that is trapped in the cage?

I just started playing Find Mii on the 3DS and I can't get very far at all. When I hire a wanderer most of the time it just runs away from the thing it encounters and then I have to use coins to get ...
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Do I need to be playing Super Mario 3D Land to get Mystery Boxes?

I noticed that sometimes when I StreetPass people I end up with a Mystery Box or Toad House in my Super Mario 3D Land game. How does this happen? Do I have to have the Super Mario 3D Land cart in my ...
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What do SC and UC mean in the figure details?

Each figure for SSF IV 3D has "SC" and "UC" stats below "AT" (which I assume is Attack). What do these stats mean for a StreetPass Battle, and can I improve them?
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How long will StreetPass parties stay on my map?

I've StreetPassed with a few other Fire Emblem Awakenings players, I can shop or battle their parties on my map. I need to earn more money to buy some high level items for sale by one StreetPass ...
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How to completely disable StreetPass?

I like StreetPass, but all the fake Mii's and cheaters (some people now build contraptions made of Knex that fake walking movement to get more playing coins, stuff like that...) pretty much force me ...
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What do the red and green apples do?

There's a tree next to my house with a sign "StreetPass Tree". Over time, it's grown lots of red apples and a few green ones. What does each type of apple do? Also, when is a new apple added to the ...
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Will I lose friends if I ignore them?

When using the Streetpass feature of Mii Plaza, you walk around and gather 'friends', which shows up as a notification (Green LED light on the 3DS, and a green dot on the game icon). Can I safely ...
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How do I change where my mii is from on Nintendo 3DS?

How do I change where my mii is from? I try to change it and it won't let me. I put somewhere else in on accident and it won't let me change it to where I'm from.
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Does Link Between World's Hero Mode impact the street pass battles? [duplicate]

Does any aspect of a Hero Mode game affect the street pass battle feature of Link Between Worlds?
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How is your Streetpass Record displayed if the receiving party doesn't have the appropriate DLC?

I went to a Nintendo event this week and received a number of tags for NSMB2. Remarkably, when I went to review "StreetPass Records" under the Coin Rush menu, every challenger was set to the Mushroom ...
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What's the general range of a 3DS XL Wi-Fi antenna?

I'm having fun using Streetpass, and want to work out a daily route that will maximise the amount of exposure that I get via the Wifi Streetpass feature. (Gamification is a hell of a thing) Say I'm ...
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When is StreetPass unlocked during SMT4?

I know that SMT4 features street pass support that allows your demons to fuse with another players, but I am wondering when this unlocks. There isn't any information about it at the cathedral. Is it ...
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Can you interact with other Pokemon players over the internet and streetpass at the same time?

I was hanging out with a friend who has Pokemon X/Y, and we wanted to trade. We were registered as friends and had interacted in-game via both internet and Streetpass before, but we weren't able to ...
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How do I change my StreetPass message

When I meet new people in streetpass, my Mii says something that I'd like to change. I can't find the setting for it. Where do I change it?
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What games block streetpass while being turned on?

Are there any complete list of games that blocks streetpassing when the game is turned on and not suspended. I encountered such problem with Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 7 and Pokemon X/Y (i can see ...
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Streetpass is working for everyone but me

I recently got a 3DS, and immediately set it up, including my Mii, the Streetpass Plaza, and Streetpass. I found one Mii, but after that, nothing. For example, I went to my brother's house and his ...