|Europe Name|| Island|
|Japanese Name|| 島 Shima|
|How to Unlock|
- "Here sits a little island in the middle of the ocean... This place is all yours. It just needs a name!"
- — Tutorial, Tomodachi Life
The island is the main location in Tomodachi Collection and Tomodachi Life. In Collection there is only one main island, but Life there is an additional small side island to the right of the mainland to accommodate the new locations added.
The player can name their island upon starting the game, but can rename it later in Tomodachi Life. Said island is entirely inhabited by Miis that the player is supposed to take care of. These Miis can be put in the game through transferring them from a Wii in Tomodachi Collection, making them from scratch in both games (through Mii Maker), or using ones made on a Nintendo 3DS system and scanning QR codes in Tomodachi Life. In Tomodachi Life, the overworld map's soundtrack changes to a Christmas-esque version of the theme for December, for all times of the day (except for the Japanese version which start on the 24th and ends on the 26th).
The island address is a feature exclusive to Tomodachi Life. Its purpose is to make the island unique and recognizable, so as to distinguish it from other islands found in StreetPass.
Travelers received though StreetPass will state the name of their original island. Clothes and hats received through StreetPass and/or SpotPass will display the name of the island they came from (usually Nintendo Island in SpotPass) and will be able for purchase in Import Wear.
The island address consists of the island name, a 5 or 6 digit number code, an isle name, and an ocean name. Everything is randomly generated besides the island name. Isle and Ocean names will always use the name of a food item.
Quality of Life
The Quality of Life is a number given to the island in Tomodachi Life used to generally describe how many luxuries it has to offer the Miis. It is unlocked at the same time as the Island Ranking on the Rankings Board, and is used to order the islands on that ranking. It has no actual effect on gameplay and it is currently unclear what raises and lowers the Quality of Life on an island.
At the beginning of the game, only the apartment building is available. However, as time progresses, more buildings eventually appear.
|Mii Apartments||Unlocked automatically.|
|Food Mart||Unlocked automatically.|
|Town Hall||Unlocked automatically.|
|Fountain||The player's Mii will visit it immediately after the game begins.|
|Clothing||At least one male and female resident each, solved at least five problems.|
|Mii Homes**||First married couple.|
|Amusement Park**||Someone confessed their love.|
|Café||Someone confessed their love.|
|Hats**||At least two male and female residents each, solved at least 10 problems.|
|Campground**||Send or receive a traveler Mii.|
|Port**||First person StreetPassed.|
|Park**||Someone confessed their love.|
|Photo Studio**||At least 10 residents, solved at least 50 problems.|
|Pawn Shop||Obtained at least five different types of treasures.|
|Interiors||Have at least $200/¥20,000 as currency.|
|Concert Hall**||Give one song as a level-up gift to a resident.|
|Import Wear**||Choose Import Wear, used StreetPass at least 1 time, or received goods from SpotPass (Nintendo DLC).|
|Plane** (aka Nintendo 3DS Image Share)||Take a photo using the X or Y buttons.|
|Mii News||At least three male and female residents each, six in total.
At least three male and female residents each, at least seven in total (Life).
|Observation Tower**||Give a Mii a level-up gift.|
|Compatibility Tester||At least five residents, solved at least 15 problems.
At least two male and female residents each, solved at least 30 problems (Life).
|Rankings Board||At least five residents, solved at least 15 problems.|
|Job Diagnosis*||At least two male and female residents each, solved at least 15 problems.|
|Question Hall*||At least two residents, and 60 problems solved.|
*Exclusive to Tomodachi Collection.
**Exclusive to Tomodachi Life
|Tomodachi Collection Island Locations|
|Mii Apartments • Food Mart • Town Hall • Fountain • Clothing Shop • Pawn Shop • Interior Shop • Mii News • Question Hall • Compatibility Tester • Job Diagnosis • Rankings Board|
|Tomodachi Life Island Locations|
|Amusement Park • Beach • Café • Campground • Clothing Shop • Compatibility Tester • Concert Hall • Food Mart • Fountain • Hats Shop • Import Wear • Interior Shop • Mii Apartments • Mii Homes • Mii News • Observation Tower • Park • Pawn Shop • Photo Studio • Plane/Nintendo 3DS Image Share • Port • Rankings Board • Town Hall|