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 to protect them from damage. However, all Shields will break after taking certain number of hits. The number of hits a Shield takes before it breaks depends on the Stage Difficulty:

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

Shield Crystal Types Edit

There are 6 different types of Shield Crystals that can be found in each Stage and used throughout the game. Each Crystal has there own Element and abilities, listed as the following:

  • Water Shield (Blue Crystal): A Blue Bubble-Shaped Shield
    • Gives the player an infinite Air Supply while underwater
    • Protects the player from Bubble Attacks
  • Wood Shield (Green Crystal): A Pink Blossom-Covered Shield
    • Draws in nearby Health Petals towards the player
    • Protects the player from Poison Attacks
    • Spawns one Health Petal for every 20 Crystal Shards collected (FP1)
  • Fire Shield (Red Crystal): A Red Fireball-Shaped Shield
    • Damages Enemies on contact
    • Protects the player from Fire Attacks / Hazards
    • Shield will break if the player touches water (FP1)
    • Spawns one Health Petal for every 20 Crystal Shards collected (FP2)
  • Earth Shield (Yellow Crystal): A Yellow Crystal-Shaped Shield
    • Draws in nearby Crystal Shards towards the player
    • Protects the player from Crystal Attacks
    • Protects the player from Earth Attacks (FP2)
  • Metal Shield (Grey Crystal): A Gray Ironball-Shaped Shield
    • Protects the player from Spike Floors / Walls
    • Protects the player from Electric Attacks / Hazards
    • Protects the player from Sword Attacks (FP2)
  • Invincibility Shield (Rainbow Crystal): A Starlight-Covered Shield
    • Provides the player 30 seconds of Invincibility
    • Keeps an equipped Shield's effects active during Invincibility time
    • Does not protect the player from "Drowning" or "Crushing"

Guardian Orbs Edit

In Freedom Planet 2, the Shield Crystals now release small Elemental Orbs called Guardian Orbs, that will follow 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.

The Guardian Orbs also have Animal-like features, listed as the following:

  • Water Orb: Fish Fins
  • Wood Orb: Butterfly Wings
  • Fire Orb: Pheonix Wings and Tail
  • Earth Orb: Beetle Wings
  • Metal Orb: Eagle Wings

Gallery Edit


  • The Shield Crystals are reminiscent to the Item Moniters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series with similar abilities, such as Invincibility.
  • 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.
    Shield glitch

    Lilac with an Earth Shield in Carol's story