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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
ポケモン不思議のダンジョン マグナゲートと∞迷宮
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagates and Infinite Labyrinths
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Gates to Infinity cover art English.png
Developer(s) Spike Chunsoft
Publisher(s) Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Genre(s) Roguelike, Role-playing
Mode(s) Single player, local multi player with up to 4 players (Companion Mode), StreetPass (Player Assistance)
Version 1.0
Director(s) Seiichiro Nagahata
Hironori Ishigami
Producer(s) Koichi Nakamura
Takato Utsunomiya
Kunimi Kawamura
Hitoshi Yamagami
Artist(s) Hisashi Nagai
Writer(s) Shinichiro Tomie
Composer(s) Keisuke Ito
Yasuhiro Kawagoe
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.png November 23, 2012
Flag of the United States.png March 24, 2013
Flag of Europe.png May 17, 2013
Flag of Australia.png May 18, 2013

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン マグナゲートと∞迷宮, 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 their player character 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]

Categories[edit | edit source]

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity articles
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Gameplay Elements
Player character and partner • Adventures • Saving and Quick Saving • Types • Moves • Abilities • Status Conditions • Dungeon Status • Kecleon Shops • Monster Houses • Jobs • Fixed floors • Tactics • Traps and Floor Tiles • Paradise Rank • Recruiting • Evolution • Devolution • Body Size • Companion Mode • Deposit Box • Move upgrading • Pokémon • Team Attacks • Team Skills • Magnagates • Gridless Floors • Detours • V-Wave • Special tiles • Mysteriosity
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Items
Equipment • Projectiles • Berries • Health Drinks • Food • Seeds • Evolution Items • TMs & HMs • Wonder Orbs • Devices • Gifts • Miscellaneous Items • Requested Items • Materials
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Locations
Side locations Post Town • Crossroads • Pokémon Paradise • Paradise Center • House
Story Mandatory Ragged Mountain (First visit) • Stony Cave • Hazy Pass • Stompstump Peak • Desolate Canyon • Inflora Forest • Crags of Lament • Telluric Path • Great Glacier • Glacial Underpass • Glacier Palace • Kilionea Road • Forest of Shadows • Daybreak Ridge • Ochre Quarry • Withered Savanna • Holehills • Scorching Desert • Tyrian Maze • Glacier Palace Eastern Spire • Glacier Palace Western Spire • Glacier Palace Great Spire
Side Ragged Mountain • Forest Grotto • Mountain Pass • Breezy Meadow • Tempting Path • Redland Reaches • Eastern Savanna • Grove of Whispers • Freezing Pillar • Windy Shoreline • Canyon Foot
Post-Credits Regular Worldcore • Miragesands • Silent Tundra • Dreamy Island • Moonlit Forest • Rusty Mountain • Jaws of the Abyss • Smoking Mountain • Cape at the Edge • Slumbering Cave • Path of No Return
Mysteriosity Uncharted Road (Beach) • Uncharted Road (Plains) • Uncharted Road (Volcano) • Gilded Hall • Gilded Hall Inner Chamber • Gilded Hall Inner Chamber (Direct) • Glacier Palace Mirage • Glacier Palace Eastern Mirage • Glacier Palace Western Mirage
Challenge Buried Ruins • Eternal Ruins (Challenge) • Seasound Ruins (Challenge) • Hoarfrost Tower (Challenge) • Ivory Peak (Challenge) • Obsidian Edge (Challenge) • Turbulent Tor (Challenge)
Blue Magnagates Eternal Ruins • Seasound Ruins • Hoarfrost Tower • Ivory Peak • Obsidian Edge • Turbulent Tor
Diggers' Den Treasure Trove (Moss) • Treasure Trove (Breeze) • Treasure Trove (Forest) • Treasure Trove (Magma)
DLC only Poké Forest • Ivy Park • Scalchop Beach • Pika Land • Axe Rock • Mount Tepid • Mt. Travail • Skill Treasury • Kecleon Bazaar • Treat Road • Ultimate Wilds • Strongest Trail
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Services
Kecleon Shop • DLC Guide • Glorious Gold • Traveling Sales-mons • Gift Shop • Box Buster • V-Wheel • Gurdurr's Crew • Request Counter • Quagsire Assembly • Scraggy's Savvy Moves • Passerby Post
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Pokémon Paradise customization
Lands Pleasant Plain • Cool Creekside • Fertile Forest • Rough Rockery
Facilities Berries and Seeds • Swap Shop • Oodles of Orbs • Elite Boutique • Oran Field • Eyedrop Field • Blast Field • Blinker Field • Stun Field • Totter Field • Quick Field • Sleep Field • Warp Field • Training Field • Encourage Field • Heal Field • Violent Field • Reviver Field • Vile Field • Pure Field • Normal Dojo • Fighting Dojo • Poison Dojo • Ground Dojo • Flying Dojo • Bug Dojo • Rock Dojo • Ghost Dojo • Steel Dojo • Fire Dojo • Water Dojo • Electric Dojo • Grass Dojo • Ice Dojo • Psychic Dojo • Dragon Dojo • Dark Dojo • Prize Palace • Sunken Treasure • Beartic Slide • Detour Guide • Music Paradise • Diggers' Den
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Stats
Level • Experience Points • HP • Attack • Defense • Special Attack • Special Defense • Belly • Travel Speed • Opening up to the team
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Types
Rescue Team DX - Normal-type Icon small.png Normal-Type • Rescue Team DX - Fighting-type Icon small.png Fighting-Type • Rescue Team DX - Flying-type Icon small.png Flying-Type • Rescue Team DX - Poison-type Icon small.png Poison-Type • Rescue Team DX - Ground-type Icon small.png Ground-Type • Rescue Team DX - Rock-type Icon small.png Rock-Type • Rescue Team DX - Bug-type Icon small.png Bug-Type • Rescue Team DX - Ghost-type Icon small.png Ghost-Type • Rescue Team DX - Steel-type Icon small.png Steel-Type
Rescue Team DX - Fire-type Icon small.png Fire-Type • Rescue Team DX - Water-type Icon small.png Water-Type • Rescue Team DX - Grass-type Icon small.png Grass-Type • Rescue Team DX - Electric-type Icon small.png Electric-Type • Rescue Team DX - Psychic-type Icon small.png Psychic-Type • Rescue Team DX - Ice-type Icon small.png Ice-Type • Rescue Team DX - Dragon-type Icon small.png Dragon-Type • Rescue Team DX - Dark-type Icon small.png Dark-Type
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Recruitable Pokémon
A Archen's model. Archen Family • Audino's model. Audino Family • Axew's model. Axew Family • Azurill's model. Azurill Family
B Bagon's model. Bagon Family • Blitzle's model. Blitzle Family
C Cobalion's model. Cobalion • Cottonee's model. Cottonee Family • Cranidos's model. Cranidos Family

Croagunk's model. Croagunk Family • Cryogonal's model. Cryogonal Family • Cubchoo's model. Cubchoo Family

D Deino's model. Deino Family • Drilbur's model. Drilbur Family • Druddigon's model. Druddigon Family • Ducklett's model. Ducklett Family

Dunsparce's model. Dunsparce Family • Dwebble's model. Dwebble Family

E Eevee's model. Eevee Family • Emolga's model. Emolga Family
F Foongus's model. Foongus Family
G Glameow's model. Glameow Family • Golett's model. Golett Family • Gothita's model. Gothita Family
J Joltik's model. Joltik Family
K Keldeo's model. Keldeo • Klink's model. Klink Family
L Landorus's model. Landorus • Larvesta's model. Larvesta Family • Lillipup's model. Lillipup Family • Litwick's model. Litwick Family
M Meloetta's model. Meloetta • Mienfoo's model. Mienfoo Family • Minccino's model. Minccino Family • Munna's model. Munna Family
O Oshawott's model. Oshawott Family
P Pansage's model. Pansage Family • Panpour's model. Panpour Family • Pansear's model. Pansear Family

Patrat's model. Patrat Family • Pawniard's model. Pawniard Family • Petilil's model. Petilil Family • Pichu's model. Pichu Family

R Roggenrola's model. Roggenrola Family • Rufflet's model. Rufflet Family
S Sandile's model. Sandile Family • Scraggy's model. Scraggy Family • Sewaddle's model. Sewaddle Family

Snivy's model. Snivy Family • Swinub's model. Swinub Family

T Tepig's model. Tepig Family • Terrakion's model. Terrakion • Thundurus's model. Thundurus • Timburr's model. Timburr Family

Tirtouga's model. Tirtouga Family • Tornadus's model. Tornadus • Trubbish's model. Trubbish Family • Tympole's model. Tympole Family

V Venipede's model. Venipede Family • Virizion's model. Virizion • Vullaby's model. Vullaby Family
W Wingull's model. Wingull Family • Woobat's model. Woobat Family • Wooper's model. Wooper Family
Y Yamask's model. Yamask Family
Z Zorua's model. Zorua Family
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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
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - NPCs
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Story elements
Magnagates • Entercards • Frisms • Great Crystal • Winds of Despair • Rainbows of Hope
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Quests
Main story
Post-credits Epilogue • Building Music Paradise • Cobalion and Terrakion jobs
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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)
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Miscellaneous
Main Menu • Wonder Mail • Adventure Hints • Version differences • Demo • Instruction Manuals (Japanese • North American • European) • Official Guide Book • Official Perfect Guide • Soundtrack • Transcripts • Development Oversights • Anime Shorts • Commercials • Victini's V-Spin Dungeon • Gates to Infinity Jigsaw Puzzle • News Archive • Staff Credits
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Community
Tier List • Speedrunning • Hacking • Cheat Codes • Chinese Fan Patch • Korean Fan Patch
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Rosetta Stone
Pokémon • Items • Moves • Abilities • Team Skills • Traps and Floor Tiles • Locations • Menus • Soundtrack
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Removed and Unused content
Pokémon • Moves • Abilities • Team Skills • Items • Status Conditions • Dungeon Status • Augmented Reality • Dungeons • Detours • Lone Diver • Treasure Shop • Jobs • Music and sound effects • Downloadable content • Debug menus (Ground debug • Dungeon debug • Debug text) • Miscellaneous

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.png
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
Japanese Flag of Japan.png ポケモン不思議のダンジョン マグナゲートと∞迷宮
French Flag of France.png Pokémon Donjon Mystère: les portes de l'infini
Spanish Flag of Spain.png Pokémon Mundo misterioso: portales al infinito
German Flag of Germany.png Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Portale in die Unendlichkeit
Italian Flag of Italy.png Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: I Portali sull'Infinito
Korean Flag of South Korea.png 포켓몬 불가사의 던전 : 마그나 게이트FT

See Also[edit | edit source]

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
Games Titles Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Game Boy Advance & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Nintendo DS • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness Nintendo DS • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Adventure Squad Titles Wii • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Nintendo 3DS • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Nintendo 3DS
Ports & Remakes Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Nintendo DS • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Nintendo Switch
Manga Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Go For It! Novice Investigation Team!
Anime Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Part 1 • Part 2)

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.”