The key feature of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is undoubtedly the Magnagates. These open portals to various other areasincluding whole new dungeons. In the storyline, they're used to cross massive distances and controlled by Espeon and Umbreon, however the gameplay changes up quite a bit when you start to access it yourself.

Opening the Magnagate

To open the Magnagates, you need to first choose the option from the main menu, before you load your save. Then, you'll get three options. They are as follows

  • Open Magnagate - Opens up the 3DS's camera to access a Magnagate
  • Saved Dungeons - Allows you to access the previous Magnagate Dungeons obtained. Stores up to 16 at any one time
  • Erase Dungeons - Allows you to deleted saved dungeons to free up space
When you have selected Open Magnagate, the game switches to camera mode and requires you to point the camera at anything circular. Once it makes a connection, the object will start to osolate. Press A and the dungeon will open. The dungeon it activates is somewhat dependant on the colour and size of the circle, but is essentially randomised. The colour determines the theme of the dungeon and the size determines the size of it
Magnagate Dungeons

The Magnagate dungeons are different to normal ones in that you don't control any of your Pokémon when in them. Instead, you get to control any of the five starter Pokémon or their evolutions. These are chosen automatically with any number of partners based on those same Pokémon. Your task is then to go through the dungeon.

There are two different mission types, 'Magnagate Found!' or 'Explore the Infinite Dungeon' but they don't have much different. As you reach a certain floor, based on the length of the mission, you will face up against a few Pokémon. Once they are defeated, you can choose to end the mission or to continue on through the dungeon indefinitely.

You cannot recruit Pokémon found within the dungeon. However, all items and money obtained in the dungeon will be placed in your chest for access within the game. This is especially handy as there are many items found in these dungeons that don't appear as easily in the main game.

Below is a preliminary dungeon listing. Listings for within the dungeons to come soon.

Name Boss FloorDifficulty
Bond Shadow Path 10F☆☆☆
Pact Barren Ground 7F☆☆☆
Bond Maze 7F☆☆☆
Sacred Shadow Path 7F☆☆☆
Sacred Cliff 7F☆☆☆☆
Sparkling Shadow Path 7F☆☆☆☆
Sparking Maze 7F☆☆☆☆
Concealed Rock Pile 7F☆☆☆☆
Trial Rock Pile 7F☆☆☆☆
Trial Barren Ground 7F☆☆☆☆
Ancient Maze 16F☆☆☆☆
Miracle Cliff 7F☆☆☆☆☆
Ancient Barren Ground 7F☆☆☆☆☆
Glittering Rock Pile 10F☆☆☆☆☆
Forgotten Rock Pile 10F☆☆☆☆☆
Pact Maze 7F☆☆☆☆☆☆
Ancient Cliff 10F☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆