Pangu Lagoon is the 7th stage for Lilac in Freedom Planet. This Stage is set in a long-abandoned waterfront in Shang Tu that appears to have been the former civilization of the Ancient Dragons of the Before Time. Decaying houses that have collapsed on themselves and other structures can be found throughout this Stage. There are also traces of Brevon's machines found here, left behind from a very long time ago.
This stage has a few bows and arrows that Lilac can ride on to punch through walls and enemies, and lots of hornets.
After being found and arrested by Neera Li, a severely injured Lilac is taken back to Shang Tu, where the Magister offers her a mission due to changing circumstances. After her injuries were healed, Lilac is sent to investigate a mysterious Lagoon in search for clues on how to defeat Lord Brevon and his army, and stopping him from taking the Kingdom Stone.
The player starts off with a basic straightforward path. A Sunfloris is the first enemy to encounter. A couple of Stingers afterward. Although the path splits into multiple layers, there is really only one way to go. Spinners can be used to obtain treasures on the higher platforms. Halfway through the area past another Sunfloris, Lilac will need to use a Time Gate to Dragon Boost up a large wall, then afterwards using the next Time Gate, Dragon Boost over a large gap. The next area is shortly afterwards, past another Sunfloris and two pits (Lilac can use another Time Gate located after the gap to boost straight through here).
Strange masks and ancient signs can be seen in the background. Immediately upon entering, Time Gates must be used to advance upward. A shield will be waiting at the top. More Time Gates and enemies litter the rest of this area. Near the higher path, a Bow can be located and used to gain speed. Once again, staying on the upward path will reward the player with a few more treasures and shields. Continuing straightforward on the upward path (past a handful of enemies) another Bow can be located. Riding this Bow will break a nearby wall containing a secret cave which houses a Star Card and a 1-Up. The springs nearby will launch the player straight upward on a bridge towards the next area (which is located on the right).
This area is relatively short. A Bow near a platform start off the area, and is required to break the next wall. There are also vines that lead up to a Treasure Chest and the Stage's Tao Stone. Near the end, after Dragon Boosting up a wall, all five shields will be available to the player just before the next area (with some more unique markings in the background). Lilac must use the hanging bar located directly above the door to proceed into the next area.
Now inside the ruins, the player must take care not to get lost, as it is more narrow and maze-like compared to the previous outside areas. Teleporting blocks are the first new obstacle to encounter. Trampolines bouncing a mid-sized cube are also another new obstacle. Near the end of this area, huge swarms of Stingers appear in massive quantities (along with a Stinger Hive at the end).
Immediately upon entering, the player will encounter a large chasm (with a few Terreons below) along with lots of Teleporting blocks. Timing jumps carefully is necessary, otherwise the player will have to face more enemies on the lower path. Past another Bow, another swarm of Stingers and Hives will reappear. After traversing another Teleporting block pattern, the following new obstacles will appear in these narrow hallways. Hanging Swords will fall towards the floor when approached. Near the end, clockwise-spinning ball and chains will try to harm the player. These are likely the last obstacles encountered right before a straight diagonal drop towards the next area.
Just like Area 3, this area is also relatively short (however, this area is more straightforward by comparison). Quick reflexes will avoid the hanging swords upon entering. Two Terreons surrounded by a handful of Crystal Flowers will try to impede the player's progress up a large wall. Although they follow her, they cannot jump high enough over the large wall. Be advised though, the shockwaves they send out upon landing can still pass through the large wall. After passing a Health Flower, a Time Gate located in front of the player will be required to pass through a hall filled with spikes. The final challenge will be to carefully use a Triple Dragon Boost to reach a door handle located in a vertical shaft high up in the center of the room above the closed door in the background. This is done by using a Time Gate to launch Lilac upward into another Time Gate located above said door, then using the remaining two boosts to accurately aim upwards towards the door handle. The last area then immediately follows...
As the Player enters through the door, they'll find themselves falling down into a wide open area with a few Time Gates and vertical half-pipes at the end of both sides of the area. After wandering around for few seconds, the Stage's Boss, the Holodragon, will appear from the shadows, much to Lilac's surprise the sound of it's roar begins the Boss Fight. The Player can use the Time Gates to obtain Dragon Stars to damage it's weak points and to avoid it's attacks easier. Once defeated, the Holodragon will begin to explode, revealing that it was (as said in it's name) a hologram projected by Pangu, who falls to the ground due to being damaged, completing the Stage.
Time Gates & Dragon Stars
Time Gates are blue rings of orbs that are exclusive to this Stage. Passing through one will spawn a Dragon Star that will orbit Lilac until it is used up. With a Dragon Star, Lilac's standard Hair Whip attack will be able to fire a short range projectile that looks similar to Neera Li's Scepter Attack. It will also super-charge Lilac's Dragon Boost, even enabling her to use a standard Dragon Boost afterwards. Once the Super Dragon Boost is used, the Dragon Star will disappear.
There are certain areas where Lilac must chain a Super Dragon Boost with a standard Dragon Boost to proceed, with a tall room before the boss which has Lilac dragon boost up to a very high ceiling to access the boss battle.
See also: Main Enemy List
- Holodragon (Major Boss)
- Stinger Hive
- Card Collector (Pangu Lagoon): Collect all 10 cards in Pangu Lagoon.
- Pangu Lagoon Speedrunner: Clear Pangu Lagoon in 8 minutes.
- This is the only Stage with Bows, Arrows & Time Gates. It also has no Mid-Bosses and/or Mini-Bosses.
- This is the only Stage that has a score with lyrics, which are only heard in the 1st half of the Stage.
- The spinning platforms in this Stage may have been inspired by the spinning platforms from the Marble Garden Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 3.
- The teleporting blocks found in this stage (and in Final Dreadnought) play very similar to the vanishing blocks from the Mega Man series.
- Through hacking, it is possible to play this stage as Carol or Milla.
- The Time Gates will not function for either of them. They are designed only for use on Lilac.
- Carol and Milla will use incorrect sprites when riding the Arrows.
- It is normally impossible for Carol to complete the stage due to the Second Stone Door's layout.
- A soundtrack variant of Pangu Lagoon 1 exists. It contains altered lyrics.