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Artwork of a depressed Mii with purple hitodama in Tomodachi Life (JP).

Sadness, previously known as depression in Tomodachi Collection, happens when a Mii is sad. The causes of their sadness are:

  • Breaking up with a sweetheart or divorcing with a spouse
  • Having their apology being rejected by a friend after a fight.
  • Being rejected by their crush after a confession, having their crush choose a love rival, or possibly having another Mii steal their sweetheart.
  • Being told not to confess their feelings.

In the Mii's apartment, a music to fit the situation with them saying that they are feeling down will play. When they are sad, a raincloud (purple hitodama in Tomodachi Collection and Japanese version of Life) can be seen floating above their head (around their head in the case of the latter). Additionally, there is a thought bubble with a face of the Mii who they fought with, broke up with, or rejected them. The sad Mii's happiness meter will also deplete entirely and be replaced with sadness.

Curing Sadness

There are multiple ways to deplete sadness or cure it instantly:

  • Feed them food or give them new clothes, with the caption being "[He/She] likes it!" or better. Giving all-time favorite food/super all-time favorite food will immediately lose sadness.
  • Give them a new interior that is at least their favorite.
  • Give them a travel ticket; they will travel alone without any friends or relatives. (Instant cure)
  • Ask a Mii to find their sad friend a sweetheart. A successful setup will diminish all sadness.
  • Once the sad Mii was rejected by a love interest, the might occasionally try to confess Mii once again. If the asking Mii is accepted, their sadness will be instantly cured.
    • If the Mii is rejected again, they will sometimes say "I'm finally able to let go.", instantly curing all sadness without them saying "I'm finally starting to feel better."
  • If the Mii's apology was rejected, and the friend's name is still on the Mii's relationship chart under "Friend (Fight)", as long as the latter has an orange problem icon, the asking Mii will say that they are sick of fighting and want to apologize. It is an instant cure once the apology is accepted.
  • Ask a Mii to become friends with the sad Mii. If it all goes well, the latter's sadness will be removed. The same result happens with asking a Mii that has feelings for the sad Mii to confess, with the confession being accepted.
  • Delete the Mii who rejected the sad Mii. No reward will be given.
  • Completely ignore the sad Mii for 2-3 days (or rarely only 1 day).


  • When a sad Mii's apology is rejected by a friend or has broken up with someone, they both have flashbacks when the player clicks their thought bubble. The rejected Mii's flashback show them and the Mii who rejected their apology after fighting. The ex's Mii's flashback shows them and their ex-sweetheart having happy times. There is also another version for the flashback for breakup when a Mii's ex-sweetheart ditched them for someone else; however, this will not happen with divorced Miis.
  • On rare occasions, if a couple breaks up, only one Mii will gain sadness if the other one ditched their ex for someone else.
  • It should be noted that "depression" is an inaccurate term for this condition. Depression is more than the ordinary type of sadness most people feel.[1]


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