Pokémon Tretta Lab for Nintendo 3DS Comes With A Giant Tretta Scanner

By Sato . May 8, 2013 . 10:09pm

As reported earlier today, arcade game Pokémon Tretta is headed to the Nintendo 3DS. Titled Pokémon Tretta Lab for Nintendo 3DS, the game is developed by Marvelous AQL, Takara Tomy and Nintendo, and comes with a Tretta Scanner add-on for the 3DS.


In the arcade version of Pokémon Tretta, you use Trettas, actual physical discs housing a Pokémon, on the machine and scan it in. The game begins with you seeking out wild Pokémon, and once you find one, you can scan your Trettas in to form a party of three. Then, a three-on-three battle takes place, and if you win, you get a brand new Tretta to add to your collection.


Pokémon Tretta Lab for Nintendo 3DS is similar. The concept behind the 3DS version of the game came from the words, “How about enjoying your collected Tretta in the comfort of your home?”



The Tretta Scanner will work by attaching it onto the Nintendo 3DS along with a piece of downloadable software called the Pokémon Tretta Lab Main System. The code for the software will come bundled with Pokémon Tretta Lab. Included are attachment trays for both Nintendo 3DS and the 3DS XL that connect to the Tretta Scanner. It will also require three AA batteries to operate.


Here are the three modes that are part of Pokémon Tretta Lab for Nintendo 3DS:



  • Tretta Analyzer: This mode is mainly used as a way to research Tretta. It will show your Pokémon’s strengths and uses in battle. You can also look at your many Pokémon in 3D.


  • Type Checker: Type Checker is mode that is used to research Pokémon and their types. You can use this mode to look at a list of Tretta you’ve yet to acquire and look up the best way to get them.


  • Auto-Battle: This is an original mode exclusive to Pokémon Tretta Lab. It is the main battle feature that allows you to use your own Tretta to fight against a wave of A.I. enemies or you can scan up to two Trettas and use them to fight against friends with your own rules.


To celebrate the upcoming movie, Extremespeed Genesect: MewTwo’s Awakening, Pokémon Tretta Lab will come with Mewtwo, Eevee and Lucario Trettas. In addition, a Pichu Tretta will also be available as a pre-order bonus.


Pokémon Tretta Lab is slated for release on August 10th, 2013 on Nintendo 3DS for 3,800 yen.

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  • Sergio Briceño

    I think I will just wait for X and Y. They are coming soon after all.

  • Nintendo 3DS Comes with Scanner.. Sounds really great. waiting for 10th august.. Too much waiting left..

  • xzeldax3

    Will not buy until it supports the circle pad pro add-on.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I like the case

  • Sonny Oranga Taing

    That is one large device.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This looks really cool lol.^_^ This game is like my childhood dream come true.^_^

  • Steven Higgins

    Good thing the add-on has it’s own power supply. That would have been a huge drain on the 3DS’ battery.

  • Visa Vang

    Useless addon hardware like the circle pad pro.

  • s07195

    I actually got a few Tretta disks when I visited Japan and tried the game out… Sadly there aren’t any arcade machines for this game in HK.

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