How to Spy With a Nintendo DS

Two Methods:Sending MessagesChatting into the Microphone

Ever wanted to talk with someone while spying? Why not use a Nintendo DS?

Method 1
Sending Messages

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    Turn on your Nintendo DS and go to Pictochat. Your partner should appear in 2 to 5 seconds.
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    Make sure your target is less than 71 feet (21.6 m) away from the base and that DS sounds are off.
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    Begin sending messages to your partner(s) about what you see.
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    Once you're done, sneak out.

Method 2
Chatting into the Microphone

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    If you have access to internet (and if you and your friend have these kind of games), you can chat by talking into the microphone. (Ex. "Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam"), it's useful when you have earphones so no one hears you. But remember, you (and your friend) have to have wireless internet to connect to each other.
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    Leave a game case in the open, and insert the cartridge. Look like your playing a game when you are in fact communicating with a vital asset. And don't stare at the screens with a blank face. Look like your having fun.
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    In school, this can be tricky, because there are security cameras, teachers, superiors, etc. In class, wear a hoodie, and look like you've drifted off. Of course, do this after a test or assignment to avoid raising any eyebrows. Ask to use the bathroom, but make sure your contact is in range, because the DS doesn't have a 3,000 foot (914.4 m) wireless signal. Text messaging and email is too loud and slow.


  • when in doubt sneak out.
  • have fun.
  • Don't get caught.
  • Don't lose the signal.
  • DSI's have cameras attached to them! Use this to your advantage.


  • Don't do anything illegal.

Things You'll Need

  • a Nintendo DS
  • 1-15 partners
  • a target
  • a base

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Categories: Nintendo DS | Spying