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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.


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

The following list is a complete list of items that can be found when using the Pedometer.

Icon Item Selling Price Steps
DogCookieIcon.png Biscuits $1 10-99 Steps
FishCookiesIcon.png Fish Cookies
Fish BiscuitsEU/OC
$1 100-999 Steps
BeefJerkyIcon.png Beef Jerky $2 100-999 Steps
BoneBiscuitsIcon.png Bone Biscuits $2 100-999 Steps
HeartBiscuitsIcon.png Heart Cookies
Heart BiscuitsEU/OC
$2 100-999 Steps
BiscuitBitsIcon.png Biscuit Bits $2 100-999 Steps
CatGrassIcon.png Cat Grass $2 100-999 Steps
Wood Icon.png Wooden Stick N/A 1,000-1,999 Steps
Leather Icon.png Leather Key Ring N/A 1,000-1,999 Steps
Rubber Icon.png Rubber Tire Chunk
Rubber Tyre ChunkEU/OC
N/A 1,000-1,999 Steps
Plastic Icon.png Plastic Bottle N/A 1,000-1,999 Steps

Item Range of pedometer steps
Biscuits 10-99
Fish Cookies 100-999
Beef Jerky 100-999
Bone Biscuits 100-999
Heart Cookies 100-999
Biscuit bits 100-999
Cat Grass 100-999
Wood 1000-1999
Leather 1000-1999
Rubber 1000-1999
Plastic 1000-1999
Surprise Cookie 1000-1999
High Heel 1000-1999
Piggy Bank 1000-1999
Chicken Jerky 1000-1999
Tricolor Bow 2000-2999
Bow 2000-2999
Checkered Bow 2000-2999
Striped Bow 2000-2999
Hibiscus Flower 2000-2999
Polka-Dot Bow 2000-2999
Sunflower 2000-2999
Rose 2000-2999
Dog & Cat 3000-3999
Classics 3 3000-3999
Swordplay 3000-3999
Surprise 3000-3999
Classics 4 3000-3999
Classics 5 3000-3999
Naptime 3000-3999
Classics 2 3000-3999
Classics 1 3000-3999
Kid's Bandanna 4000-4999
Bell Collar 4000-4999
Woven Collar 4000-4999
Leather Collar 4000-4999
Flower Collar 4000-4999
Camo Collar 4000-4999
Men's Knit Hat 5000-5999
Sun Visor 5000-5999
Knit Hat 5000-5999
Cap 5000-5999
Fashion Specs 6000-6999
Scholar Glasses 6000-6999
Sunglasses 6000-6999
Leather Necklace 7000-7999
Hibiscus Lei 7000-7999
Japenese-Print Collar 7000-7999
Scarf 7000-7999
Spiked Collar 7000-7999
Striped Collar 7000-7999
Metal-Link Necklace 7000-7999
Newsboy Cap 8000-8999
Leather Cap 8000-8999
Santa's Hat 8000-8999
Beret 8000-8999
Pearl Bow 8000-8999
Feathered Hat 8000-8999
Pointy Hat 8000-8999
Headpiece 8000-8999
Banana Lure 9000-9999
Pot Lid 9000-9999
Pizza Disc 9000-9999
Meat Toy 9000-9999
Burger Toy 9000-9999
Beach Ball 9000-9999
Soccer Ball 9000-9999
Lollipop 9000-9999
Classy Collar 10000-99998
Glitzy Collar 10000-99998
Southwest Collar 10000-99998
Platinum Collar 10000-99998
Heart Collar 10000-99998
Dot Collar 10000-99998
Movie-Star Shades 10000-99998
Lace Necklace 10000-99998
Faux-Leopard Collar 10000-99998
Faux-Crocodile Collar 10000-99998
Star Shades 10000-99998
Beaded Collar 10000-99998
Star Collar 10000-99998
Silver Necklace 10000-99998
Top Hat 10000-99998
Pompadour Wig 10000-99998
Pearl Necklace 10000-99998
Gold Bar 99999+

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  • 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.