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You can swap three Play Coins for a keychain. Want to get a keychain?
— Description • Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Play Coins are a form of virtual currency used by members of the Nintendo 3DS family. They can be collected by walking with the system, earning a coin for every 100 steps taken. A maximum of 10 Play Coins can be earned a day. Some games in the Kirby series utilize these.

Physical Appearance

A Play Coin is a golden coin with an image of a Nintendo 3DS on each face.


Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot

When viewing the Keychain Collection in Kirby: Triple Deluxe or the Sticker Room in Kirby: Planet Robobot, the player can spend Play Coins to earn a random keychain or sticker. One collectible costs three Play Coins and only five collectibles can be purchased in one sitting. If the player desires to buy more, he/she must complete a stage and come back.

When Play Coins are spent, Kirby appears and inhales them. After swallowing, he tosses a keychain or sticker into the air, where it is then revealed. Only normal keychains and stickers can be purchased with Play Coins.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the player can choose to spend Play Coins on trophies at the Trophy Shop instead of gold.

Related Quotes

You can exchange Play Coins for Keychains fives times per stage. Complete a stage to begin exchanging again.
— Instruction manual description • Kirby: Triple Deluxe
You can exchange Play Coins up to five times per stage. Play through a stage to be able to exchange any more.
— Instruction manual description • Kirby: Planet Robobot

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