A Smelba Piñata Vision card.

Piñata Vision is a new gameplay mechanic 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.

Xbox Live Vision camera

The Xbox Live Vision camera.

Cards can be scanned using the Xbox Live Vision camera.

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
Garden Weather · Day and night cycle · Fertilizer · Transformation · Candy · Shop · Pinometer · Helper · Piñata Vision · Bouncer Board · Garden Store · Trap · Playground · Just for Fun
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
Minigames Great Piñata Paperchase · P-Factor