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? How do I find them?

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Special Miis are Miis created for official promotions. Some are official game character Miis. For example, Capcom created Resident Evil: Revelations for Jill, Chris, Parker, and Jessica. Others, the kind StreetPass Mii Plaza gives achievements for, are gotten by StreetPassing special demo kiosks or Nintendo employees.

Special Miis are identifiable via their golden pants. You can't share QR codes for them, and apparently you cannot send them directly to someone else without losing them from your own plaza.

If you're trying to get that achievement, your best bet is to go to events like Gamescom, Tokyo Game Show, or PAX.

Nintendo also sent an Iwata Mii out via SpotPass on March 25th in Europe, and a Reggie Mii on March 27th in North America, to celebrate the first anniversary of the 3DS's release. You can meet them at StreetPass Mii Plaza and trigger the achievement.

(Special Miis are not new to the 3DS; the Wii also had them, but they were much less used given the poor state of WiiConnect24 outside of Japan.)

  • I plan to (hopefully) go to PAX this summer, so maybe I will find some there! :)
    – user11502
    Jan 27, 2012 at 21:03
  • I got Nikki somehow but she doesn't have golden pants. I think I got her because she sent me a valentines day letter on nintendo letter box. Which is weird because she sent me the letter then I met her on streetpass.
    – user23808
    Apr 13, 2012 at 17:56
  • @Annalise Nikki was given out to people after they received the Valentine's Day letter, but she is not a Special Mii.
    – user11502
    Apr 13, 2012 at 22:30

I was able to find a couple golden pants Miis through the internet and scan their QR code, but I have never Streetpassed with any (and I don't think it counts that way). Its because some of them were given out as QR codes in magazine ads and the like. These are Japanese ones from what I've found. They also seem to have a lot of special Miis for various celebrities.

Hopefully they will give some out via the internet. I heard people randomly received an official Nikki (from Swap Note) though I don't think she was a gold pants one. She did not show up for me though. It may have been because I already scanned the Japanese version.

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    I received Nikki somehow, but you're right, she doesn't have golden pants.
    – user11502
    Mar 3, 2012 at 22:31
  • Same here. I got recently a bunch of other 'invited' Miis, they all have no golden pants and I have no idea, where they are from. Mar 3, 2012 at 23:23
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    The "invited" Miis are generally ones you've bumped into while playing online games like Mario Kart.
    – Kit
    Mar 5, 2012 at 4:47
  • I believe Nikki shows up when you get the Valentine's Day swapnote from her.
    – user2640
    Mar 25, 2012 at 9:54

Special Miis are Miis you get that are given to celebrate something special. Did you get Reggie from Nintendo? That's a special Mii. He was sent to users all around the world to celebrate the 1st year anniversary of the nintendo 3ds. So I hope I helped!

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