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A Maltese on a Pedometer walk

The Pedometer is a feature introduced in Nintendogs + Cats and replaces Bark Mode from the predecessor. When the Nintendo 3DS is carried while walking or running, the steps are counted. For every 100 steps the player takes, they will receive a Play Coin and the data will be stored in their Activity Log.

Up to 10 Play Coins can be only earned a day and 300 Play Coins can be stored in total. Therefore, at a rate of 1,000 steps per day, it would take 30 days (approximately one month) to reach the maximum amount of Play Coins.

Overview

A Boxer bringing a Present after 439 additional steps

When going on a walk and using a Pedometer, the Nintendo 3DS must be closed. The handheld console will calculate how many steps are taken and the dog will be able to find a gift. To get the gift, the Nintendo 3DS must be opened up and the dog will find a Present. Afterwards, the player can close the 3DS again and take some more steps or go back to the main menu. However, the quality of the present will depend only on the additional steps the player can take.

Depending on how many steps the player has walked, the rarity and quality of the Present will increase. For example, if the player has walked over ten-thousand steps, they'll receive a rare accessory that cannot be found until later in the game, or without having to save up any money.

As the number can be dependent single digits, the player can get multiple pieces of biscuits; one such example is 97 steps, which they'll get sixteen pieces of Biscuits.

Pedometer Gifts

Listed here are items that can be found when using the Pedometer.

Icon Item Steps
DogCookieIcon.png Biscuits 10-99
PuppyBiscuitIcon.png Puppy Biscuits 100-999
BoneBiscuitsIcon.png Bone Biscuit 100-999
Treatsastreat.png Treats 100-999
BeefJerkyIcon.png Beef Jerky 100-999
HeartBiscuitsIcon.png Heart Cookies
Heart BiscuitsEU/OC
100-999
PuppyChewsIcon.png Puppy Chews 100-999
CatGrassIcon.png Cat Grass 100-999
FishCookiesIcon.png Fish Cookies
Fish BiscuitsEU/OC
100-999
Wood Icon.png Stick 1,000-1,999
Leather Icon.png Leather Key Ring 1,000-1,999
Rubber Icon.png Rubber Tire Chunk
Rubber Tyre ChunkEU/OC
1,000-1,999
Plastic Icon.png Plastic Bottle 1,000-1,999
SurpriseCookiesIcon.png Surprise Cookies 1,000-1,999
HighHeelIcon3DS.png High Heel 1,000-1,999
PiggyBankIcon3DS.png Piggy Bank 1,000-1,999
ChickenJerkyIcon.png Chicken Jerky 1,000-1,999
PremiumShampooIcon.png Premium Shampoo 1,000-1,999
TricolorBowIcon3DS.png Tricolor Bow 2,000-2,999
RedBowIcon3DS.png Red Bow 2,000-2,999
YellowBowIcon3DS.png Yellow Bow 2,000-2,999
Red-CheckeredBowIcon3DS.png Red-Checkered Bow 2,000-2,999
Blue-CheckeredBowIcon3DS.png Blue-Checkered Bow 2,000-2,999
Black-StripedBowIcon3DS.png Black-Striped Bow 2,000-2,999
Red-StripedBowIcon3DS.png Red-Striped Bow 2,000-2,999
RedHibiscusFlowerIcon3DS.png Red Hibiscus Flower 2,000-2,999
WhiteHibiscusFlowerIcon3DS.png White Hibiscus Flower 2,000-2,999
PinkPolka-DotBowIcon3DS.png Pink Polka-Dot Bow 2,000-2,999
BluePolka-DotBowIcon3DS.png Blue Polka-Dot Bow 2,000-2,999
SunflowerIcon3DS.png Sunflower 2,000-2,999
RedRoseIcon3DS.png Red Rose 2,000-2,999
PinkRoseIcon3DS.png Pink Rose 2,000-2,999
BeigeBucketHatIcon.png Beige Bucket Hat 2,000-2,999
WhiteBucketHatIcon.png White Bucket Hat 2,000-2,999
BlackBucketHatIcon.png Black Bucket Hat 2,000-2,999
Dog&CatRecordIcon.png Dog & Cat 3,000-3,999
Classics3RecordIcon.png Classics 3: Maple Leaf Rag Record 3,000-3,999
SwordplayIcon.png Swordplay 3,000-3,999
SurpriseBeatIcon.png Surprise Beat Record 3,000-3,999
Classics4RecordIcon.png Classics 4: Csikos Post Record 3,000-3,999
Classics5RecordIcon.png Classics 5: Skaters' Waltz Record 3,000-3,999
CloudsRecordIcon.png Naptime Record 3,000-3,999
Classics2RecordIcon.png Classics 2: Danse des mirlitons 3,000-3,999
Classics1RecordIcon.png Classics 1: Stepped on a Cat 3,000-3,999
Kid’sBandannaIcon3DS.png Kid's Bandanna 4,000-4,999
RedBellCollarIcon3DS.png Red Bell Collar 4,000-4,999
BlueBellCollarIcon3DS.png Blue Bell Collar 4,000-4,999
GreenBellCollarIcon3DS.png Green Bell Collar 4,000-4,999
BrownBellCollarIcon3DS.png Brown Bell Collar 4,000-4,999
WovenCollarIcon3DS.png Woven Collar 4,000-4,999
RedLeatherCollarIcon3DS.png Red Leather Collar 4,000-4,999
BlueLeatherCollarIcon3DS.png Blue Leather Collar 4,000-4,999
YellowLeatherCollarIcon3DS.png Yellow Leather Collar 4,000-4,999
GreenLeatherCollarIcon3DS.png Green Leather Collar 4,000-4,999
BrownLeatherCollarIcon3DS.png Brown Leather Collar 4,000-4,999
WhiteLeatherCollarIcon3DS.png White Leather Collar 4,000-4,999
BlackLeatherCollarIcon3DS.png Black Leather Collar 4,000-4,999
PurpleLeatherCollarIcon3DS.png Purple Leather Collar 4,000-4,999
FlowerCollarIcon3DS.png Flower Collar 4,000-4,999
CamoCollarIcon.png Camo Collar 4,000-4,999
Men’sKnitHatIcon3DS.png Men's Knit Hat 5,000-5,999
SunVisorIcon3DS.png Sun Visor 5,000-5,999
WhiteKnitHatIcon3DS.png White Knit Hat 5,000-5,999
RedKnitHatIcon3DS.png Red Knit Hat 5,000-5,999
BlackKnitHatIcon3DS.png Black Knit Hat 5,000-5,999
YellowCapIcon.png Yellow Cap 5,000-5,999
RedCapIcon.png Red Cap 5,000-5,999
BlackCapIcon.png Black Cap 5,000-5,999
Fashion Specs 6,000-6,999
ScholarGlassesIcon3DS.png Scholar Glasses 6,000-6,999
Sunglasses 6,000-6,999
LeatherNecklaceIcon3DS.png Leather Necklace 7,000-7,999
HibiscusLeiIcon.png Hibiscus Lei 7,000-7,999
GreenJapanesePrintCollar.png Green Japanese-Print Collar 7,000-7,999
RedJapanesePrintCollar.png Red Japanese-Print Collar 7,000-7,999
BlueJapanesePrintCollar.png Blue Japanese-Print Collar 7,000-7,999
Scarf 7,000-7,999
RedSpikedCollarIcon3DS.png Red Spiked Collar 7,000-7,999
BlackSpikedCollarIcon3DS.png Black Spiked Collar 7,000-7,999
StripedCollarIcon3DS.png Striped Collar 7,000-7,999
Metal-LinkNecklaceIcon3DS.png Metal-Link Necklace 7,000-7,999
NewsboyCapIcon3DS.png Newsboy Cap 8,000-8,999
LeatherCapIcon3DS.png Leather Cap 8,000-8,999
Santa'sHatIcon3DS.png Santa's Hat 8,000-8,999
BeretIcon3DS.png Beret 8,000-8,999
PurplePearlBowIcon.png Purple Pearl Bow 8,000-8,999
GreenPearlBowIcon.png Green Pearl Bow 8,000-8,999
FeatheredGreenHatIcon.png Feathered Green Hat 8,000-8,999
FeatheredPurpleHatIcon.png Feathered Purple Hat 8,000-8,999
PointyHatIcon.png Pointy Hat 8,000-8,999
HeadpieceIcon3DS.png Headpiece 8,000-8,999
BananaLureIcon.png Banana Lure 9,000-9,999
PotLidIcon3DS.png Pot Lid 9,000-9,999
PizzaDiscIcon3DS.png Pizza Disc 9,000-9,999
MeatToyIcon.png Meat Toy 9,000-9,999
BurgerToyIcon.png Burger Toy 9,000-9,999
BeachBallIcon.png Beach Ball 9,000-9,999
SoccerBallIcon.png Soccer Ball 9,000-9,999
LollipopIcon.png Lollipop 9,000-9,999
ClassyCollarIcon3DS.png Classy Collar 10,000-99,998
GlitzyCollarIcon.png Glitzy Collar 10,000-99,998
Southwest Collar Southwest Collar 10,000-99,998
PlatinumCollarIcon.png Platinum Collar 10,000-99,998
HeartCollarIcon3DS.png Heart Collar 10,000-99,998
DotCollarIcon3DS.png Dot Collar 10,000-99,998
DotCollarIcon.png Black Polka-Dot Collar 10,000-99,998
RedPolka-DotCollarIcon3DS.png Red Polka-Dot Collar 10,000-99,998
BlackMovieStarShadesIcon.png Movie-Star Shades 10,000-99,998
BrownMovieStarShadesIcon.png Movie-Star Shades 10,000-99,998
PinkMovieStarShadesIcon.png Movie-Star Shades 10,000-99,998
LaceNecklaceIcon3DS.png Lace Necklace 10,000-99,998
Faux-LeopardCollarIcon3DS.png Faux-Leopard Collar 10,000-99,998
Faux-CrocodileCollarIcon3DS.png Faux-Crocodile Collar 10,000-99,998
StarShadesIcon3DS.png Star Shades 10,000-99,998
BeadedCollarIcon3DS.png Beaded Collar 10,000-99,998
StarCollarIcon3DS.png Star Collar 10,000-99,998
SilverNecklaceIcon3DS.png Silver Necklace 10,000-99,998
BlackTopHatIcon3DS.png Top Hat 10,000-99,998
PompadourWigIcon.png Pompadour Wig 10,000-99,998
PearlNecklaceIcon3DS.png Pearl Necklace 10,000-99,998
BlackPearlNecklaceIcon.png Black Pearl Necklace 10,000-99,998
WhiteSafariHatIcon.png White Safari Hat 10,000-99,998
GoldBarIcon.png Gold Bar 99,999+

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Trivia

  • If the Journal isn't set up, players cannot access this feature, as it requires StreetPass.
  • This is the only way to obtain version-exclusive cookies outside of their version (for example, Biscuit Bits in the Golden Retriever & New Friends version).
  • If you are in the Pedometer mode, press the home button and you will see how many steps you took. If you close your 3DS and gathered steps, you can re-open it and see how many more steps you took without obtaining a gift. This technique can be done to collect a precise amount of steps and/or acquire a higher-level gift by doing this over time.
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