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.
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
Spawns a Bubble-shaped Shield
Spawns a Blossom-covered Shield
Spawns a Fireball-shaped Shield
Spawns a Crystal-shaped Shield
Spawns an Ironball-shaped Shield
Spawns a Sparkling Shield
In Freedom Planet 2, the Shield Crystals now release Guardian Orbs, small elemental orbs with animal traits that follows and protect the Player from damage, even carrying Milla's Phantom Cubes. Collecting more Guardian Orbs will stock up the numbers of hits on the Player's Health Meter, able to absorb 6 to 7 hit. The Player can even change the Element of their Orb by obtaining another Orb of a different Element.
Guardian Orb List
Spawns a Blue Orb with Fish Fins
Spawns a Green Orb with Butterfly Wings
Spawns a Red Orb with Phoenix Wings
Spawns a Yellow Orb with Beetle Wings
Spawns a Gray Orb with Eagle Wings
- 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.
- 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, this glitch only works during the Cutscenes in Relic Maze and Trap Hideout.