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
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.
|Bond Shadow Path||10F||☆☆☆|
|Pact Barren Ground||7F||☆☆☆|
|Sacred Shadow Path||7F||☆☆☆|
|Sparkling Shadow Path||7F||☆☆☆☆|
|Concealed Rock Pile||7F||☆☆☆☆|
|Trial Rock Pile||7F||☆☆☆☆|
|Trial Barren Ground||7F||☆☆☆☆|
|Ancient Barren Ground||7F||☆☆☆☆☆|
|Glittering Rock Pile||10F||☆☆☆☆☆|
|Forgotten Rock Pile||10F||☆☆☆☆☆|