Tao Stones are coin-like stones with the Tao Symbols embedded on them.
Tao Stones serve as Bonus Tokens, and are hidden in almost every Stage. In Adventure and Classic Modes, if the Player finds a Tao Stone before completing a Stage, they'll be able to visit the Bonus Stage afterwards.
This is a list of hints to the locations of every Tao Stone in Freedom Planet.
(NOTE: For those who haven't played Freedom Planet yet, this page contains SPOILERS, so if you can't find any Tao Stone but want to find them without using the following Hints, then avoid this Page).
At the start of the last area of Act 2, hidden behind a fake wall.
In Act 2, in the 2nd underwater area and past a few Star Flounders.
This Stage has 2 Tao Stones, but only 1 can be found:
Near the start of Zao's Shopping Paradise, at the bottom and through a pipe.
On the Metal Airship, next to a row of Bombs and under a Push Block.
In the area with the large bubbles, at the top of high wall next to a dandelion. Recommend using Lilac's Dragon Boost, Carol's Wall Kick or Milla's Puppy Float.
Past the Crystal Basher and on a floating platform above a group of Biker Ninjas. Use the Jump Pads with Carol or Puppy Float as Milla.
Right before the Boss Fight with Syntax: Squid-Mode, above a dirt spot where Milla can dig up a Water Shield for extra protection.
Near the Shield Crystal Section, up a vine an above a Treasure Chest.
In the area below the Wretchnid and to the left.
Only the 1st & 2nd Rounds have Tao Stones:
Tao Stones makes cameo appearance in Freedom Planet 2, in a new element called "Speed Gates", which are rainbow colored rings (similar to the Time Gates seen in Pangu Lagoon). Passing through one one of these rings will start a timer where the Player can get Bonus Crystal Shards by leaving as many Tao marks on the trail as possible. When the Bonus Timer runs out, all of the Tao Marks on the trail will transform into Crystal Shards. The longer the trail is, the more Bonus Crystal Shards the Player will earn.