When I play Pokémon Y, I've noticed that the game disables stereoscopic 3D when not in combat; i.e. the green 3D LED is off and moving the 3D slider doesn't do anything.

Looking at the settings, I can see options to set the text speed (slow, normal, fast), but I can't find anything related to stereoscopy. Is it possible to enable the feature outside of combat, and how?

  • You're...playing Pokemon Y already? Where'd you get it?
    – Frank
    Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 17:44
  • it was released earlier than intended in some regions like Italy and Canada IIRC
    – Rapitor
    Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 17:47
  • @fbueckert I preordered it and received my copy yesterday. When playing, I saw quite a number of people playing it already over the P.S.S. so I thought it was already released. Guess I was wrong?
    – Nolonar
    Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 17:47
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    As far as I know, October 12th is the official release date. Score for you, I guess.
    – Frank
    Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 17:48
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    But you have earned the undying envy of the community. (For three days, anyways.)
    – SaintWacko
    Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 18:31

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3D effects are not enabled 100% of the time in this game - in fact you'll rarely see them outside of battle. This is apparently a deliberate design choice on the part of the developers (presumably not to wear out the gimmick).

  • Source: I've seen this mentioned in multiple professional reviews of the game.
    – Shinrai
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 19:26
  • Yea. The 3D LED is actually the exact indicator you would need. It is only turned on for games and applications that support 3D.
    – Reafexus
    Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 19:31
  • I've noticed it being disabled during horde battles (1 vs 5) as well as enabled when in caves. I think it's to keep a playable framerate.
    – Nolonar
    Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 10:22
  • That would be reasonable as well, yeah.
    – Shinrai
    Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 14:56

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