Purple Puzzle Pieces

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  1. x66x66
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    I've done tons of googling and research and it looks like a lot of people claim that the purple puzzle swap pieces are gotten through spotpass. My 3ds is always in sleep mode unless I'm playing it, and I've never gotten a spotpass puzzle piece. So I'm wondering if that's truly how you get them. I haven't even gotten any pieces from my hours and hours of mario kart 7 online play.

    Also, I don't live in a very populated area so a streetpass is rare. Even at my college, I only get 1 streetpass if I'm lucky. Usually that streetpass is from this kid who somehow has every puzzle completed. So is my best bet just to take his purple puzzle pieces when I streetpass him? Because that seems to be the only way to get them. I have about 2000 people in my mii plaza (all but 10 are from online gaming) and the only purple pieces i've gotten were from streetpass.

    So I guess my point is that if you truly get purple pieces through streetpass, then how?
     
  2. Pong20302000

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    you get a purple pieces when you spotpass someone else who has them

    online spotpassing doesnt count

    i went out in london and in 2 days i had all the purple pieces

    just go out and about
     
  3. x66x66
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    What do you mean though? Spotpass is over wifi right? So how do you spotpass someone?
     
  4. ScarletCrystals

    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

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    The people who got their purple pieces got it through the first freebie. Thus, the only way to get all the purple pieces is by streetpassing.
     
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  5. x66x66
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    Alright. That makes sense. Thanks!
     
  6. Antoids

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    Yeah, it's a little hard to find consistent information, because a lot of people seem to think Spotpass and Streetpass are the same thing. But you only get pink/purple puzzle pieces from people who lucked out initially. Personally I think everyone should have started with one, but I guess Nintendo is really trying to further their social console agenda.
     
  7. R2DJ

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    When and how was the "first freebie" distributed anyway? I was clearly living under a rock.
     
  8. frogboy

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    Lucky me, I get StreetPass'd left and right :tpi:

    But yeah, StreetPassing someone with those pieces is the only way to get 'em.
     
  9. kirbymaster101

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    Dont worry too much for. so many people have the pink pieces.