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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
ポケモン()()()のダンジョン マグナゲートと(むげんだい)(めい)(きゅう)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagates and Infinite Labyrinths

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Gates to Infinity cover art English.png
Roguelike, Role-playing
Single player, local multi player with up to 4 players (Companion Mode), StreetPass (Player Assistance)
Seiichiro Nagahata
Hironori Ishigami
Koichi Nakamura
Takato Utsunomiya
Kunimi Kawamura
Hitoshi Yamagami
Hisashi Nagai
Keisuke Ito
Yasuhiro Kawagoe
Release date(s)
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November 23, 2012
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March 24, 2013
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May 17, 2013
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May 18, 2013
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Japanese: ポケモン()()()のダンジョン マグナゲートと(むげんだい)(めい)(きゅう), Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagates and Infinite Labyrinths) is the fourth Pokémon Mystery Dungeon title to be released and the first for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The game plays mostly similar to previous entries in the series, with some changes to how Travel Speed is handled and hunger being disabled in most dungeons. Gridless Floors are a new type of floor, where Pokémon can walk around freely without a grid and without turns until an enemy is approached. Changing floors are all shuffle floors, which make their first Pokémon Mystery Dungeon appearance in this game, but had already been featured in other Mystery Dungeon series. Move upgrades are introduced. Some boss fights have Pokémon facing a different angle instead of the usual forward-facing enemies seen in previous games. Kecleon Shops always take up an entire room, unlike previous Pokémon Mysery Dungeon games, where they would only use some of the tiles in a room. The skill system featured in the game is known as Team Skills, a simplified version of the IQ skills from the previous games. Traps disappear after being triggered. Gifts are a new category of item that allow the player to recruit enemy Pokémon by using giving it to them, but regular recruitment methods can still be used. Body Size party limits are removed, but some Pokémon are physically bigger than others. However, those Pokémon only appear as bosses, whereas they can actually be used by the player in later games.

The controls are improved. While Moves can still be selected from the regular menu, which can also be accessed by pressing X whenever the menu is open like in previous games, moves can be more easily chosen by holding L and then pressing A, B, X or Y, with each button being assigned to one of the four Moves a Pokémon can learn.

The amount of Pokémon featured in the game is greatly inferior to that of previous games, with most of the selection focusing on Pokémon introduced in Game Freak's Pokémon Black and White video game. Like in Adventure Squad, the personality test seen in the first two installments is absent, and players are instead able to freely choose the hero's species from a list of five Pokémon: Pikachu, Oshawott, Tepig, Snivy, and Axew. During the story the characters build a place called Pokémon Paradise, which the player can customize by arranging Lands and building Facilities.

The game features polygonal 3D computer graphics and makes use of the 3D capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS. Instead of the old 2D sprites, the game utilizes 3D models. In addition to the regular story mode seen in previous games a side mode accessed from the Main Menu uses the camera and sensors of the Nintendo 3DS for the players to find round objects and turn them into portals called Magnagates that lead to dungeons and are the namesake of the game. Downloadable content can be purchased from the Nintendo eShop.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The story of the game is similar to the first two Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games. It starts with the player character seeing Munna flee from Hydreigon, and then noticing that he is becoming a Pokémon. A blue Magnagate opens below him making him fall from the sky and ending up in a forest, where he meets the partner, who intends to create Pokémon Paradise near a settlement called Post Town. In the process of doing so, they befriend several Pokémon, including Umbreon and Espeon, dungeon researchers who aim to reach Glacier Palace, where Kyurem lives. Eventually the player character and partner decide to go on a mission to save Munna from Hydreigon, but discover this was actually a trap set by Munna and her gang. Initially believed to be a villain, Hydreigon reveals himself to be the physical embodiment of the Voice of Life, who brought the player character and other humans into the Pokémon world to save it. Kyurem, who is waiting for the world to end, confronts the player character, the partner and Hydreigon. He freezes and destroys Hydreigon's physical form, and severely wounds the player to stop them from destroying the Bittercold, a presence created by the growing negative emotions of Pokémon which would eventually destroy the Pokémon world. Kyurem warns the player character that if he doesn't give up, he will send him back to the Human world as he did with other human-turned Pokémon.

Sometime later, the heroes returns to Glacier Palace to defeat Kyurem and the Bittercold with the support from the Pokémon in Post Town and Paradise. Along the way they find Virizion's old friend Keldeo, who is also a dungeon researcher, who had previously reached Glacier Palace on his own and ended up trapped there. Hydreigon appears again, and the group celebrates its victory. However, the player is forced to return to the human world, with all of the memories the other Pokémon had of him supposedly getting erased.

The game then continues, with the partner Pokémon being controlled by the player. Hydreigon discovers a way for the player character to return, revealing that the partner Pokémon must traverse across a dungeon known as Worldcore to make a wish for the player to return. The partner realizes that taking the player from their loved ones would be selfish of them, and instead wishes for the player to be able to freely cross worlds. The wish is granted, and the player character comes back to the Pokémon world.

Sales[edit | edit source]

Gates to Infinity has sold 374,000 copies in Japan as of January 2013 and 298,000 copies in the United States as of September 2013.

Delisting[edit | edit source]

On February 16, 2022, Nintendo announced they will remove the ability to purchase games from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop in March 2023. As such, many Mystery Dungeon titles released on 3DS including this one will no longer be available after this time.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For this subject's image gallery, see Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Spike Chunsoft's internal code name for this game is "paradise".

In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name
English Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
Japanese Flag of Japan.svg ポケモン()()()のダンジョン マグナゲートと(むげんだい)(めい)(きゅう)
French Flag of France.svg Pokémon Donjon Mystère: les portes de l'infini
Spanish Flag of Spain.svg Pokémon Mundo misterioso: portales al infinito
German Flag of Germany.svg Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Portale in die Unendlichkeit
Italian Flag of Italy.svg Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: I Portali sull'Infinito
Korean Flag of South Korea.svg 포켓몬 불가사의 던전 : 마그나 게이트Unofficial Translation symbol.png

See Also[edit | edit source]

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity articles
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Bosses and Special Enemies
Bosses Gurdurr and Scraggy (Hazy Pass)Gurdurr (boss)Pawniard, Venipede, Galvantula (Desolate Canyon)Purugly and Toxicroak (Crags of Lament)Golurk and Cryogonal (Glacier Palace)Chandelure, Gigalith, Toxicroak (Daybreak Ridge)Salamence and Chandelure (Tyrian Maze)Purugly and Excadrill (Glacier Palace Eastern Spire)Munna, Chandelure, Toxicroak (Glacier Palace Western Spire)Kyurem (boss)Bittercold (phase 1)Bittercold (phase 2)
Special Enemies
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Characters
Individual Characters HeroPartnerPartner (female)AzumarillBearticChandelureCinccinoCofagrigusCrustleDrilburDucklettDunsparce
ToxicroakTrubbishUmbreonVictiniVirizionWoobatPawniard BrothersThe BittercoldTimburr BrothersSwannaTraveling Sales-mons
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Community
Tier ListSpeedrunningHackingCheat CodesChinese Fan PatchKorean Fan Patch
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Downloadable content
Poké Forest (DLC)Ivy Park (DLC)Scalchop Beach (DLC)Pika Land (DLC)Axe Rock (DLC)Mount Tepid (DLC)Mt. Travail (DLC)Skill Treasury (DLC)Kecleon Bazaar (DLC)Treat Road (DLC)Ultimate Wilds (DLC)Strongest Trail (DLC)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Gameplay Elements
AdventuresSaving and Quick SavingTypesMoves (List of Moves) • Abilities (List of Abilities) • Status Conditions (List of Status Conditions) • Dungeon Status (List of Dungeon Status) • Kecleon ShopsMonster HousesJobsFixed floorsTacticsTraps and Floor Tiles (List of Traps and Floor Tiles) • Paradise RankRecruitingEvolutionDevolutionBody SizeCompanion ModeDeposit BoxMove upgradingPokémonSpecies SelectionTeam AttackTeam Skills (List of Team Skills) • MagnagatesGridless FloorsDetoursV-WaveSpecial tilesMysteriosity
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Items
Equipment (List of Equipment) • Projectiles (List of Projectiles) • Berries (List of Berries) • Health Drinks (List of Health Drinks) • Food (List of Food) • Seeds (List of Seeds) • Evolution Items (List of Evolution Items) • TMs and HMs (List of TMs and HMs) • Wonder Orbs (List of Wonder Orbs) • Devices (List of Devices) • Gifts (List of Gifts) • List of Miscellaneous ItemsRequested Items (List of Requested Items) • Materials (List of Materials)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Locations
Side locations Post TownCrossroadsPokémon ParadiseParadise CenterHouse
Story Mandatory Ragged Mountain (First visit)Stony CaveHazy PassStompstump PeakDesolate CanyonInflora ForestCrags of LamentTelluric PathGreat GlacierGlacial UnderpassGlacier PalaceKilionea RoadForest of ShadowsDaybreak RidgeOchre QuarryWithered SavannaHolehillsScorching DesertTyrian MazeGlacier Palace Eastern SpireGlacier Palace Western SpireGlacier Palace Great Spire
Side Ragged MountainForest GrottoMountain PassBreezy MeadowTempting PathRedland ReachesEastern SavannaGrove of WhispersFreezing PillarWindy ShorelineCanyon Foot
Post-Credits Regular WorldcoreMiragesandsSilent TundraDreamy IslandMoonlit ForestRusty MountainJaws of the AbyssSmoking MountainCape at the EdgeSlumbering CavePath of No Return
Mysteriosity Uncharted Road (Beach)Uncharted Road (Plains)Uncharted Road (Volcano)Gilded HallGilded Hall Inner ChamberGilded Hall Inner Chamber (Direct)Glacier Palace MirageGlacier Palace Eastern MirageGlacier Palace Western Mirage
Challenge Buried RuinsEternal Ruins (Challenge)Seasound Ruins (Challenge)Hoarfrost Tower (Challenge)Ivory Peak (Challenge)Obsidian Edge (Challenge)Turbulent Tor (Challenge)
Blue Magnagates Eternal RuinsSeasound RuinsHoarfrost TowerIvory PeakObsidian EdgeTurbulent Tor
Diggers' Den Treasure Trove (Moss)Treasure Trove (Breeze)Treasure Trove (Forest)Treasure Trove (Magma)
DLC only Poké ForestIvy ParkScalchop BeachPika LandAxe RockMount TepidMt. TravailSkill TreasuryKecleon BazaarTreat RoadUltimate WildsStrongest Trail
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Recruitable Pokémon
A Archen Family: (ArchenArcheops) • Audino Family: (Audino) • Axew Family: (AxewFraxureHaxorus) • Azurill Family: (AzurillMarillAzumarill)
B Bagon Family: (BagonShelgonSalamence) • Blitzle Family: (BlitzleZebstrika)
C CobalionCottonee Family: (CottoneeWhimsicott) • Cranidos Family: (CranidosRampardos) • Croagunk Family: (CroagunkToxicroak) • Cryogonal Family: (Cryogonal) • Cubchoo Family: (CubchooBeartic)
D Deino Family: (DeinoZweilousHydreigon) • Drilbur Family: (DrilburExcadrill) • Druddigon Family: (Druddigon) • Ducklett Family: (DucklettSwanna) • Dunsparce Family: (Dunsparce) • Dwebble Family: (Dwebble • (Crustle)
E Eevee Family: (EeveeVaporeonJolteonFlareonEspeonUmbreonLeafeonGlaceon) • Emolga Family: (Emolga)
F Foongus Family: (FoongusAmoonguss)
G Glameow Family: (GlameowPurugly) • Golett Family: (GolettGolurk) • Gothita Family: (GothitaGothoritaGothitelle)
J Joltik Family: (JoltikGalvantula)
K KeldeoKlink Family: (KlinkKlangKlinklang)
L LandorusLarvesta Family: (LarvestaVolcarona) • Lillipup Family: (LillipupHerdierStoutland) • Litwick Family: (LitwickLampentChandelure)
M Meloetta: (Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta (Pirouette Forme)) • Mienfoo Family: (MienfooMienshao) • Minccino Family: (MinccinoCinccino) • Munna Family: (MunnaMusharna)
O Oshawott Family: (OshawottDewottSamurott)
P Pansage Family: (PansageSimisage) • Panpour Family: (PanpourSimipour) • Pansear Family: (PansearSimisear) • Patrat Family: (PatratWatchog) • Pawniard Family: (PawniardBisharp) • Petilil Family: (PetililLilligant) • Pichu Family: (PichuPikachuRaichu)
R Roggenrola Family: (RoggenrolaBoldoreGigalith) • Rufflet Family: (RuffletBraviary)
S Sandile Family: (SandileKrokorokKrookodile) • Scraggy Family: (ScraggyScrafty) • Sewaddle Family: (SewaddleSwadloonLeavanny) • Snivy Family: (SnivyServineSerperior) • Swinub Family: (SwinubPiloswineMamoswine)
T Tepig Family: (TepigPigniteEmboar) • TerrakionThundurusTimburr Family: (TimburrGurdurrConkeldurr) • Tirtouga Family: (TirtougaCarracosta) • TornadusTrubbish Family: (TrubbishGarbodor) • Tympole Family: (TympolePalpitoadSeismitoad)
V Venipede Family: (VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipede) • VirizionVullaby Family: (VullabyMandibuzz)
W Wingull Family: (WingullPelipper) • Woobat Family: (WoobatSwoobat) • Wooper Family: (WooperQuagsire)
Y Yamask Family: (YamaskCofagrigus)
Z Zorua Family: (ZoruaZoroark)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Pokémon Paradise customization
Lands Pleasant PlainCool CreeksideFertile ForestRough Rockery
Facilities Berries and SeedsSwap ShopOodles of OrbsElite BoutiqueOran FieldEyedrop FieldBlast FieldBlinker FieldStun FieldTotter FieldQuick FieldSleep FieldWarp FieldTraining FieldEncourage FieldHeal FieldViolent FieldReviver FieldVile FieldPure FieldNormal DojoFighting DojoPoison DojoGround DojoFlying DojoBug DojoRock DojoGhost DojoSteel DojoFire DojoWater DojoElectric DojoGrass DojoIce DojoPsychic DojoDragon DojoDark DojoPrize PalaceSunken TreasureBeartic SlideDetour GuideMusic ParadiseDiggers' Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Quests
Main StoryEpilogueBuilding Music ParadiseCobalion and Terrakion jobsCompletion
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Services
Kecleon ShopDLC GuideGlorious GoldTraveling Sales-monsGift ShopBox BusterV-WheelGurdurr's CrewRequest CounterQuagsire AssemblyScraggy's Savvy MovesPasserby Post
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Stats
LevelExperience PointsHPAttackDefenseSpecial AttackSpecial DefenseBellyTravel SpeedOpening up to the team
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Types
Normal Normal-TypeFighting Fighting-TypeFlying Flying-TypePoison Poison-TypeGround Ground-TypeRock Rock-TypeBug Bug-TypeGhost Ghost-TypeSteel Steel-Type
Fire Fire-TypeWater Water-TypeGrass Grass-TypeElectric Electric-TypePsychic Psychic-TypeIce Ice-TypeDragon Dragon-TypeDark Dark-Type
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Removed and Unused content
PokémonMovesAbilitiesTeam SkillsItemsStatus ConditionsDungeon StatusAugmented RealityDungeonsDetoursLone DiverTreasure ShopJobsMusic and sound effectsDownloadable contentDebug menus (Ground debugDungeon debugDebug text) • Miscellaneous
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Miscellaneous
Main MenuWonder MailAdventure HintsVersion DifferencesDemo • Instruction Manuals (JapaneseNorth AmericanEuropean) • Official Guide BookUnofficial Translation symbol.pngOfficial Perfect GuideUnofficial Translation symbol.pngSoundtrackTranscriptsDevelopment OversightsRosetta StoneAnime ShortsCommercialsVictini's V-Spin DungeonGates to Infinity Jigsaw PuzzleNews ArchiveStaff Credits
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Rosetta Stone
AbilitiesItemsLocationsMenusMovesPokémonSoundtrackTeam SkillsTraps and Floor Tiles
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon articles
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Anime
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the GatePokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & DarknessPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time and Darkness • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Part 1Part 2)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Characters
Major Characters
Heroes Hero Characters (Rescue TeamExplorersGatesSuper MD)
Partners Partner Characters (Rescue TeamExplorersGatesSuper MD)
(Special Episodes)
Allies AmpharosArchenBuizelBunnelbyCelebiDedenneDeerlingDunsparceDusknoirEmolgaEnteiGardevoirEspurrGoomyJirachiKeldeoMawileMewNuzleafPanchamRaikouShayminShelmetSuicuneSwirlixTimburr brothersVirizionVoice of Life
Anime Charmander • Chimchar (AnimeBlazingExplorers Guide) • Pichu • Pikachu (Go-GettersGates Anime) • PiplupOshawottSquirtle
Other CelebiChatotChimechoCinccinoCofagrigusCorphishCroagunkDarkraiDark MatterDialgaDiglettDugtrioGengarGurdurrKangaskhan • Kecleon Bros. (Kecleon (Big Brother)Kecleon (Little Brother)) • LoudredMagnemiteMagnetonMagnezoneMunnaNinetalesQuagsireRampardosScraggySkarmorySlowkingSwannaXearneasYveltal
Teams Team A.C.T.Team AWDTeam CharmTeam ConstrictorTeam EbonyTeam FlameTeam FrontierTeam GleeTeam Go GettersTeam HydroTeam PoochyTeam PokémonTeam PokéPalsTeam MeaniesTeam RaiderTeam Razor WindTeam RogueTeam RumblerockTeam SeedgeyTeam ShiftryTeam SlackerTeam SkullTeam Tasty
Minor Characters
Other AzumarillBeedrillBudewCombeeHawluchaIgglybuffKlefkiLaprasLatiasLitwickLatiosMeowthRoseliaTsubugorouUnofficial Translation symbol.pngVespiqueenWooper
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Manga
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue TeamExplorers GuidePokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration TeamUnofficial Translation symbol.pngPokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Go! Expedition Society Juniors!Unofficial Translation symbol.png
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Video Games
Titles Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Game Boy Advance & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Nintendo DSPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness Nintendo DSPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Adventure Squad Titles WiiPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Nintendo 3DSPokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Nintendo 3DS
Ports & Remakes Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Nintendo DSPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Nintendo Switch

References[edit | edit source]

  • [2] Gameplay, Plot and Sales sections based on the Wikipedia page.
  1. @NintendoAmerica (February 16, 2020). Nintendo of America on Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved on February 16, 2020. “As of late March 2023, it will no longer be possible to make Nintendo eShop purchases for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.”