Message that comes up when trying to log in after changing the system's time.

Time traveling is a popular term used to describe changing the time in-game at the Town Hall. It is commonly used to get limited edition items and skip to certain holidays. Time traveling in Tomodachi Collection and Tomodachi Life can affect gameplay. It occurs in Tomodachi Collection when playing on a different DS. 

5 days after the time has been changed everything will return to normal.

Change date

Alternatively, a safer way of changing the time is from within the game itself. 

It acts the same as if the system time was changed, but things will come back to normal after 24 hours to the next morning,

Time travel penalty

  • Players cannot get donations at the Fountain.
  • The shops and markets won't restock with new items.
  • Seasonal items disappear from the "Seasonal" tab. (Players will still be able to buy the seasonal items in the "In Stock" tab if they already bought it.)
  • If using the system clock to change the time, it may mess up other real-time games (such as Animal Crossing) that do not want to be affected.


  • Time traveling can be considered cheating, so the cooldown time for items and such to work is probably so the feature of changing the time isn't abused by the Player.
  • The term time traveling is also very common in the Animal Crossing community.
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