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Shield Crystals are special Crystals that appear in the Freedom Planet Series. When the Player breaks open one of these Crystal, they'll receive an Elemental Shield that will protect them from damage.

Freedom Planet

There are 6 different types of Shield Crystals that can be found in every Stage and used throughout the game, each with there own Element and abilities. However, all Shields will break after taking a certain amount of hits, which is determined by the Stage Difficulty:

  • Casual Mode: 3 Hits
  • Easy Mode: 3 Hits
  • Normal Mode: 2 Hits
  • Hard Mode: 1 Hit

Shield Crystal List

The Beta Versions of the Shield Crystals are included for design comparison:

Beta Final Details Sound Clip
Monitor August 4th Water.png
Water Shield.png
Water Shield Crystal
Spawns a Bubble-shaped Shield.
  • Provides Infinite Air underwater
  • Protects from:
    • Bubble Attacks
Monitor August 4th Wood.png
Wood Shield.png
Wood Shield Crystal
Spawns a Blossom-covered Shield.
Monitor August 4th Fire.png
Fire Shield.png
Fire Shield Crystal
Spawns a Fireball-shaped Shield
  • Damages Enemies on contact
  • Breaks instantly if it touches water
  • Protects from:
    • Fire Attacks & Hazards
Monitor August 4th Earth.png
Earth Shield.png
Earth Shield Crystal
Spawns a Crystal-shaped Shield
  • Pulls in nearby Crystal Shards
  • Protects from:
    • Crystal Attacks
Monitor August 4th Metal.png
Metal Shield.png
Metal Shield Crystal
Spawns an Ironball-shaped Shield
  • Protects from:
    • Spike Floors & Walls
    • Electric Attacks & Hazards
Monitor August 4th Invincibility.png
Invincibility Shield Crystal
Spawns a Sparkling Shield
  • Provides 30 Seconds of Invincibility
  • Keeps an equipped Shield active
  • Does NOT protect from:
    • Drowning
    • Crushing
    • Bottomless Pits

Freedom Planet 2

In Freedom Planet 2, the Shield Crystals now release Guardian Orbs, small elemental orbs that follows follows the Player, protects them from damage and can even carry Milla's Phantom Cubes. Collecting more Guardian Orbs will stock up the numbers of hits on the Player's Life Meter, able to absorb 5 to 7 hits, depending on the Playable Character and Life Petals equipped. The Player can even change the Element of their Orb by obtaining another Orb of a different Element.

Guardian Orb List

Crystal Orb Details Sound Clip
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Fish Orb
Spawns a Blue Orb with Fish Fins
  • Provides Infinite Air underwater
  • Protects from:
    • Bubble Attacks
FP2Green CrystalShield.png
Butterfly Orb
Spawns a Green Orb with Butterfly Wings
  • Pulls in nearby Life Petals
  • Protects from:
    • Poison Attacks
FP2Red CrystalShield.png
Phoenix Orb
Spawns a Red Orb with Phoenix Wings
  • 20 Crystal Shards = 1 Life Petal
  • Protects from:
    • Fire Attacks & Hazards
FP2Yellow CrystalShield.png
Beetle Orb
Spawns a Yellow Orb with Beetle Wings
  • Pulls in nearby Crystal Shards
  • Protects from:
    • Crystal Attacks
    • Earth Attacks
FP2Gray CrystalShield.png
Eagle Orb
Spawns a Gray Orb with Eagle Wings
  • Protects from:
    • Spike Floors & Walls
    • Electric Attacks & Hazards
    • Sword Attacks

Inventory Items

The following Items correspond with Shield Crystals:

Item Details
Water Charm.png
Water Charm

The Player starts with a Water Orb and all Shield Crystals become Water Crystals.

Wood Charm

The Player starts with a Wood Orb and all Shield Crystals become Wood Crystals.

Fire Charm

The Player starts with a Fire Orb and all Shield Crystals become Fire Crytsals.

Earth Charm.png
Earth Charm

The Player starts with an Earth Orb and all Shield Crystals become Earth Crystals.

Metal Charm

The Player starts with a Metal Orb and all Shield Crystals become Metal Crystals.



  • In Freedom Planet, during the Cutscene where Lilac was recovering from her injuries in the Healing Sauna at the Royal Palace in Shang Tu, the Sound Effect of the Water Shield plays when she is fully healed.
  • The Shield Crystals are reminiscent to the Item Monitors in the Sonic the Hedgehog Series with similar abilities, such as Invincibility.
  • In the original August 2012 prototype, the mechanics for the Elemental Shields behaved rather differently. All players have the ability to summon an elemental Shield. To summon one however, a character would need to collect five keystone and the type of Shield spawned depends on the most obtained keystone element.
    • It was also possible to cycle between different Shield types simultaneously.
    • The ability to summon Shields was actually retained for Prince Dail & Neera Li in Freedom Planet.
    • This mechanic seems to be restructured in Freedom Planet 2.
  • When entering a Cutscene in Adventure Mode, the Player's Shield will surround the other a Character they're not controlling. When the Cutscene ends, the Shield returns to the Character the player is controlling. Also, if playing as Milla while holding a Phantom Cube at the end of a Stage, it may cause another Phantom Cube to appear above the Shield when entering a Cutscene. So far, these glitches only works during the Cutscenes in Relic Maze and Trap Hideout.