I've had Pokémon Dream Radar for ages, but hadn't really been motivated to spend much time with it. It turns out the game is basically just an excuse to let/force Pokémon fans buy rare Pokémon, in particular alternate "formes" of three of the Gen V legendaries (Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus) that you can transfer to your Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 games. You can also pick up a handful of other Pokémon with their hidden abilities, some rare items to transfer, and if you have the appropriate cartridge, you can also get other legendaries with their hidden abilities after capturing Landorus, the third main legendary in the game. The game uses the 3DS's camera and gyroscope to provide an Augmented Reality (AR) experience, but the gameplay itself is pretty much just a minor, shallower variation of what we already saw in the free title Face Raiders.
I remember being astounded that the game had such a high user rating in the eShop (and I still am; it's around 4.25 stars out of 5), but I guess there are a lot more obsessive Pokémon fans than I. As it is, this was an entirely skippable experience for me, but I'll probably spend a bit more time with it when I get around to playing more of Pokémon White Version 2.
Raid these Pokémon Dream Radar links:
- Entry at Bulbapedia
- Official page at pokemon.com
- Review at NintendoLife
- Random stream of the first twenty minutes on YouTube