A Smelba Piñata Vision card.

Piñata Vision is a gameplay mechanic seen in Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise. It is used to insert objects, such as buildings, piñatas, and produce into the garden. It is also used to change the appearance of the Trick Stick, or perform actions such as changing all of the terrain in a garden to a different surface type such as Grass, change the Weather, change the time of day in the garden, or change the ambiance music.

The Xbox Live Vision camera.

Cards can be scanned using the Xbox Live Vision camera, an accessory for the Xbox 360 system.

A Piñata Vision card for Black Orchid.

Piñata Vision cards featuring characters from games in other franchises were released, such as Black Orchid from Killer Instinct. There are also seasonal cards that were released as well.

The Piñata Vision mechanic is not compatible with the Kinect camera accessory for the Xbox 360 or Xbox One consoles, and the Xbox Live Vision camera is not compatible with the Xbox One console.

Gameplay elements
Player Tower of Sour · Chocolate Coin · Alert · Award · Achievement · Gardener level · Journal · Camera · Concept art · Player Permissions · Training episode · Label · Label Designer · Crate
Garden Weather · Day and night cycle · Fertilizer · Transformation · Candy · Shop · Pinometer · Helper · Piñata Vision · Bouncer Board · Garden Store · Trap · Playground · Just for Fun · Cursor
Tools Watering can · Shovel · Surface Packet · Trick Stick · Seed Bag · Fertilizer Bag · Bait Bag
Piñatas Species · Variant · Wild · Resident · Egg · Cocoon · Sour · Evolution · Romance · Conflict · Fight · Sickness · Wild-card · Happiness Rating · Food chain · Accessory · Costume · Trick · Item level · Reluctance to return
Minigames Great Piñata Paperchase · P-Factor
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