FAQ by super_luigi16

Version 1.00, Last Updated 2012-10-11

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Introduction

The Pokémon Dream Radar is a supplementary application for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2; it allows you to interact between the two games in a much more dynamic way than the Pokedex application for Black and White. This FAQ is intended to explain and cover most general points for the Pokémon Dream Radar including how to gather orbs, how to transfer Pokémon, and how to get those much sought after legendary Pokémon! I'm SL, and I'll be your guide for the rest of this guide, and I hope you can get the info you need to know quickly. If that isn't the case, please let me know by emailing me (Contact Info). Otherwise, use the Table of Contents to your right to navigate easily to a particular section, or continue to scroll down.

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The Dream Radar

This section is basically here to give you a rundown of how the entire Pokémon Radar actually works. Here you'll find Controls and Gameplay, both of which are here to explain how you're supposed to play this Simulation Shooter game. It's relatively simple, but some of the in-game instructions are rather disconcerting, and it tends to drop you off in the middle of nowhere without any explanation whatsoever. Well, that's what this section is for!

Controls

The controls explanation for the Pokémon Radar is frankly atrocious. It doesn't explain a lot of the innuendos and insights that can be gained through trial-and-error--however, I can clear those up for you. First and foremost, the Pokémon Radar relies on gyro controls; for this reason, I recommend you're either (a) standing up, (b) sitting in an upright position where you may turn around 360 degrees, or (c) sitting on a swivel chair with full mobility. I least these options as you will likely need to turn at least 180 degrees when messing around with the Pokémon Radar, and you don't want to discover that after you start playing.

Of course, there are the more button-like controls that you will need, though this will mostly consist of the "A" button as it allows you to send out capture beams and other sorts of beams to gather the currency of the Dream Radar--Dream Orbs. I'll cover these more extensively later, though. Anyways, here's a general table outlining the controls:

Button/MovementFunction
Move 3DS UnitMove view/Move crosshairs
"A"Fire Beam
Hold "A"Capture Pokémon
Touch ScreenSelect Support Items

Among the controls that are explained poorly are the explanations of how to catch Pokémon and items; the game suggests that you rapidly tap "A." That suggestion is blatantly wrong in that you actually need to hold down the "A" button to deal sufficient damage (or build up your capture bar--whatever expression works for you). However, more will be explained about the whole concept of catching Pokémon and items below.

Gameplay

Whereas the previous section dealt primarily with the means to play the game, this section will deal primarily with sculpting you to be the best research assistant EVER. Seriously, this is research assistant training school here. No joke. This section will explain everything you could possibly ever want to know about Dream Orbs, Clouds, your Energy Beam, and everything in between. Firstly, let's start out with some general practice and tips.

General Tips

Using the 3DS' gyroscope can be difficult when you first start. You'll likely be flailing with your circle pad; ignore it! At first, just look around; move your 3DS around in front of you as if it were a looking glass (or something else you'd move around in front of you like that). You should notice the crosshairs in front of you. These crosshairs denote where your energy beam will fire. This is vitally useful as you will use your beam for just about everything.


Your view should look like this. Next up are the clouds!

After you've gotten used to the controls a bit, let me explain the different objects you'll encounter in the Pokémon Dream Radar: clouds, clouds, and, er, more clouds!

Pink Clouds

Pink Clouds are the most abundant objects you'll find with the Dream Radar; generally, about 80% of all objects in this Dream Realm are Pink Clouds. This Pink Clouds release Dream Orbs when fired upon. Here's what it will look like much of the time:


Pink Clouds being dispersed by the energy beam. Those are Dream Orbs that have appeared.

Once you fire on a cloud, those Dream Orbs will spawn nearby. Normally, three or four of them will disperse out; if three are dispersed, you will only get those three. Aim and fire upon each of them to get the Dream Orbs. However, if four (or more) are found from one cloud, and if you can get all of these Dream Orbs quickly, you can "chain." Basically, upon gathering the fourth Dream Orb, another set of three will appear. With this next set of three, you can get another set of three if you move even quicker. It takes a bit of practice, but with quick reflexes, this game can be easy to master.

These orbs can be spent in the Developmental Lab and may also be used to engage in different Standard Modes and Miracle Extensions. Check out their respective sections for more on that.

Gray Clouds

Gray Clouds are significantly less common than Pink Clouds--one Gray Cloud will appear for about every five Pink Clouds--but they are also significantly more interesting. Gray clouds hold Pokémon. Pokémon can either drop items, or be caught. Both of these possible outcomes are obviously great; the items and Pokémon obtained can be sent to your Pokémon Black 2 or Pokémon White 2 game. Moreover, these Pokémon have their Dream World abilities. This section, however, will not detail the Pokémon and items you can get; those can be found in these sections: Appendix A: Pokémon and Appendix B: Items.

Generally, you should prepare yourself before you seek out a Gray Cloud. Pokémon captures are slightly more difficult; Pokémon appear as a ball of energy flying around, and you can latch onto them with the energy beam. Here's what it generally looks like when you disperse a Gray Cloud:


The Pokémon is that bright green orb. Time remaining is at the top-right, the capture bar is to the top-left.

You have a limited amount of time to catch your Pokémon (you can see that in the top-right). Generally, time shouldn't be an issue with a regular Pokémon. The main issue is simply latching the beam onto the Pokémon, and keeping the beam on the Pokémon; once you do get the beam on it, try to follow its movement with the gyroscope. The longer you can keep a hold on the Pokémon, the more you fill up the capture bar. Repeat this process until you eventually catch the Pokémon.


You caught a Porygon!

Of course, the Pokémon can attack you. You can disperse this attack with the beam (either by hitting the aura flying at you, or by hitting the Pokémon as it is charging its attack). These attacks will lower the time on the clock by about ten seconds. The thing to keep in mind with these captures is to stay oriented and to stay on top of the Pokémon. Dominate it, and you'll have an awesome Pokémon or a great item!

Legendary Clouds

Legendary Pokémon are just like the Pokémon above in terms of what you have to do. Of course, legendaries are harder to catch--you should get more time to do well. They deal more damage, and they move around more. Just try to keep on top of them, and maintain your prowess to capture a legendary. For more information on each of the individual legendaries, check out this appendix: Appendix C: Legendaries.


A legendary battle.

Developmental Lab

The Developmental Lab allows you to upgrade your equipment when facing Pokémon in the The Dream Radar. Each of the different aspects below may be upgraded four times to their ultimate incarnation. Before you go about trying the Legendary Clouds, you should try to upgrade your beam a few times. Also, the VisoScope upgrades are extremely useful. The currency for obtaining these upgrades are none other than the Dream Orbs.

Beam Strength

LevelEffectCostGot It?
1Stronger BeamN/AX
2Stronger Beam100
3Stronger Beam500
4Stronger Beam1000
5Stronger Beam1500

Time Alotted

LevelEffectCostGot It?
1Time @ 100N/AX
2Time --> 150100
3Time --> 180500
4Time --> 2101000
5Time --> 2401500

VisoScope

LevelEffectCostGot It?
110 CloudsN/AX
215 Clouds100
320 Clouds500
425 Clouds1000
530 Clouds1500

Support Goods

ItemEffectCost
Vortex ChargeForces Pokémon to stay near you100
Tangling FilterSlows the Pokémon down50
Spare EnergyRefill the timer50

Appendix A: Pokémon

This Appendix lists the Pokémon that you can obtain via the Gray Clouds in the area. Of course, these Pokémon that you can obtain change and the list is expanded as you progress through the storyline and obtain the core three legendaries. Moreover, the table below that catalogues the Pokémon that you can catch orders them by when they become available. Also, as I mentioned earlier in the FAQ, all of these Pokémon have their Dream World abilities which are also listed below.

PokémonDW AbilityAvailabilityGot It?
SwabluCloud NineBeginning
DrifloonFlare BoostBeginning
RioluPranksterBeginning
MunnaTelepathyBeginning
SigilyphTinted LensBeginning
IgglybuffFriend GuardAfter Tornadus
ShuckleContraryAfter Tornadus
StaryuAnalyticAfter Thundurus
PorygonAnalyticAfter Thundurus
RaltsTelepathyAfter Thundurus
BronzorHeavy MetalAfter Thundurus
TogepiSuper LuckAfter Landorus
SmoochumHydrationAfter Landorus
SpiritombInfiltratorAfter Landorus
RotomLevitateAfter Landorus
SlowpokeRegeneratorSpecial Extension
HoothootTinted LensSpecial Extension
BeldumLight MetalSpecial Extension

Appendix B: Items


Items that can be obtained include Thunderstones.

Pokémon can also drop items when you encounter them in the Gray Clouds. These items also range from useless (Shards) to amazingly useful (Focus Slash). The table below is also organized by when they become available, and includes a description of what the item will do Pokémon Black 2 or White 2. Of course, you can import items just as you would import Pokémon.

ItemDescriptionAvailabilityGot It?
Red ShardCan be traded for valuablesBeginning
Yellow ShardCan be traded for valuablesBeginning
Blue ShardCan be traded for valuablesBeginning
Green ShardCan be traded for valuablesBeginning
PP UpRaises a Pokémon's PP for one moveBeginning
Leppa BerryCures any status ailmentBeginning
ReviveRevives a fainted Pokémon and restores half of its HPBeginning
Max ReviveRevives a fainted Pokémon and restore all of its HPAfter Tornadus
Sun StoneEvolves certain PokémonAfter Tornadus
Moon StoneEvolves certain PokémonAfter Tornadus
Fire StoneEvolves certain PokémonAfter Thundurus
Water StoneEvolves certain PokémonAfter Thundurus
ThunderstoneEvolves certain PokémonAfter Thundurus
Leaf StoneEvolves certain PokémonAfter Thundurus
Sacred AshRevives all fainted Pokémon fullyAfter Landorus
Rare CandyRaises a Pokémon's level by oneAfter Landorus

Simulator a

ItemDescriptionGot It?
Star PieceA valuable item that may be sold for a high price
Heart ScaleTrade-able to remember moves
PP UpRaises a Pokémon's PP for one move
Max ReviveRevives a fainted Pokémon and restore all of its HP
Rare CandyRaises a Pokémon's level by one
Life OrbBoosts the power of moves, but costs HP

Simulator B

ItemDescriptionGot It?
Star PieceA valuable item that may be sold for a high price
Heart ScaleTrade-able to remember moves
Rare CandyRaises a Pokémon's level by one
Dawn StoneEvolves certain Pokémon
King's RockEvolves certain Pokémon
Focus SashAllows a Pokémon to endure one attack in full

Simulator y

ItemDescriptionGot It?
Star PieceA valuable item that may be sold for a high price
Heart ScaleTrade-able to remember moves
Rare CandyRaises a Pokémon's level by one
Life OrbBoosts the power of moves, but costs HP
Focus SashAllows a Pokémon to endure one attack in full
EvioliteRaises Defense and Sp. Defense of Pokémon that can still evolve

Appendix C: Legendaries

This Appendix is much like Appendix A: Pokémon in that it contains all of the legendary Pokémon, their corresponding missions, their Dream World Abilities, and a column for completion. Of course, remember that the Gen IV Legendaries are only available via the insertion of the corresponding Gen IV game.

PokémonDW AbilityMissionGot It?
TornadusRegeneratorMiracle Extension a
ThundurusVolt AbsorbMiracle Extension B
LandorusIntimidateMiracle Extension y
Ho-ohRegeneratorRainbow Extension
LugiaMultiscaleDiving Extension
DialgaTelepathyTime Extension
PalkiaTelepathySpace Extension
GiratinaTelepathyRenegade Extension

Legal Info

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Contributing

If you would like to contribute to this guide, please contact me if it hasn't been covered already. These contributions can be as small as grammatical errors, or as large as section re-writes. Also, if you believe info provided in this FAQ is misleading, or confusing, let me know. If you have any info that is contrary to what is posted in this FAQ, and you have evidence supporting your conclusion, I will happily update my FAQ to accommodate these new developments.

If you do send me an email, please put Pokémon Dream Radar somewhere in the title, so as to avoid having your email deleted.

Contact Info

The best way to contact me is via email. I usually check my email once every one to two days, so don't be surprised if you don't get an immediate response. Anyways, here's my email:

super_luigi16@hotmail.com

You can also try to search for me on assorted Nintendo boards if you'd rather PM me. However, I will not accept larger contributions via PM because of the character limit.

Credits

Contributors

[None Yet]

Sources

  • Serebii - For some general Pokémon clarification
  • Bulbapedia - For some more general Pokémon clarification

Image Credits

  • Image #1 --- Nintendo Life
  • Image #2 --- Nintendo Life
  • Image #3 --- Serebii
  • Image #4 --- Nintendo 3DS Blog
  • Image #5 --- Joystiq Blogs
  • Image #6 --- Nintendo 3DS Blog

Special Thanks

  • RedIsPoetic - For being an amazing FAQer and supporter! If you're ever in need of any help in Pokémon Black 2 or White 2, please check out his General Walkthrough!
  • GameFreak - For creating the Pokémon franchise, and continuing to expand it.
  • Nintendo - For making the Nintendo 3DS.
  • GameFAQs - For being a great gaming site!

And lastly,

  • You - For bothering to read this far. It's people like you that make writing these FAQs worth-while!

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