In Story Mode, the Dream Rod can only be found in the Dream Palace; however, in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!, because there are no Dream Palaces, the Dream Rod can only be used by activating certain big switches. No matter where it is found, however, the Dream Rod's ability is to let a Dream Friend join the player on their journey. When the player grabs the Dream Rod, they must stop a roulette to select a Dream Friend. The roulette starts out fast, but gradually slows down; it never stops on its own, allowing the player to wait until it has slowed down to choose their desired Dream Friend.