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Any gems you find on a mission are yours to keep. In addition, you may use the palace grounds as your base of operations.
- Neera Li, Explaining to Team Lilac of what rewards await them for serving the Magister


Crystal Shards are recurring items in the Freedom Planet Series. They are small, blue gems that are used for energy and as a trading system on Avalice. [1]

Freedom Planet

Each Crystal Shard refills a small amount of the Player's Energy Meter and can also be found in Crystal Flowers. Collecting 200 Crystal Shards (300 on Hard Mode) will grant the Player an Extra Life. If the Player has a Wood Shield Crystal, they'll get 1 Life Petal when they've collected 20 Shards. Enemies are able to collect Crystal Shards too and the collected Shards can be obtained by defeating the Enemies who picked up those Shards.

Crystal Flowers


Crystal Flowers are flower-shaped crystals found in every Stage. Each flower holds a total of 7 Crystal Shards, simply by breaking them open. Crystal Flowers can also be picked up by Milla, who can throw them at enemies and damage them.

Badges

The following Badges can be earn from collecting Crystal Shards:

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Boomerang Wrangler

Collect 100 crystals with Torque's Wood Flyer.

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Gem Hoarder

Clear Adventure Mode with over 6000 crystal shards.

Freedom Planet 2

Crystal Shards will retain their original role, but this time, the set number of Shards needed for an Extra Life is 250, though there are certain Items that can increase or decrease the amount needed. Also, underneath the Player's Life and Shard Counters is a Crystal Meter, which measures the amount of Shards collected in a Stage. Once the Meter is filled, the Player will get an Extra Life.

Big Crystal Flowers


Big Crystal Flowers are slightly larger and are suspended in midair with gold frames. Unlike the standard Crystal Flowers, they can release up to 16 Crystal Shards. Also, any Shards released from both types of flowers will be automatically drawn to the Player, even if they don't have an Earth Shield equipped.

Crystal Shard Bonus

Whenever the Player clears a Stage, they will get Bonus Crystal Shards for certain conditions such as Lives, Gold Gems, Bonus Rings, etc. Additionally, certain Items can also provide a Crystal Shard Bonus, but with some sort of penalty, depending on what Item the Player has equipped.

The Items with Crystal Shard Bonuses are listed below as the following:

10% Bonus

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Alchemical Burst Random Effects
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Gem Booster No Effects

20% Bonus

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Expensive Stocks More Shards needed for an Extra Life
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No Guarding The Player cannot Guard against attacks

25% Bonus

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Double Damage Increased Enemy Attack Power
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No Revivals The Player cannot Revive from being KO'ed
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No Stocks The Player has no Lives
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Time Limit No Bonus if Time runs out

50% Bonus

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Enemy Armor Enemies have more Health
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Item to Bombs No Items, only Bombs
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No Petals Empty Life Meter

100% Bonus

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One Hit KO Instant KO for the Player

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  1. We would like to find a good way to use them as currency to purchase either powerups or unlockable content. We kinda have this idea where if you collect one of the star cards in a stage, it gets placed inside a gallery, and you have to pay a certain number of crystals to flip it over and reveal its contents, which could be anything from an unlockable feature to information on one of the characters or enemies. - Strife on the Kickstarter Campaign Message Board.
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