How to Get Portal Gears in Sonic Frontiers

Here's how you can gear yourself up with Portal Gears!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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How to Get Portal Gears in Sonic Frontiers

Portal Gears are collectible items that are needed to activate Cyberspace portals. These portals allow you to play various mini-games that are related to previous Sonic games. If you complete these mini-games and do their missions, you will get Vault Keys. These keys are needed to progress the story.

However, you might have trouble finding the gears since the game doesn’t clearly state where you can find this item. That is why this guide will show you how to get Portal Gears in Sonic Frontiers. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started!

Sonic Frontiers – How to Find Portal Gears

There are multiple ways in which you can gather Portal Gears. Since these are rare materials, you will have to do all of these methods to get as many gears as you can. Otherwise, activating Portals can be quite difficult and you won’t progress the story.

Depending on what you find easy, you can use that method to earn tons of gear and complete all the Portals in each zone.


Defeat Guardians

Guardians are found all across the map.

The best way to get Portal Gears is to fight and defeat the Guardians. These enemies can be found across the map and are highlighted with two red sword icons. Each zone has different types of Guardians that have their own attacks, weaknesses, and battle gimmicks.

When you enter the second zone, you will face off against Tank and Shark the most. They are strong enemies that take a lot of damage to defeat. Plus, they dish out a lot of punishment as well if you are not careful.

Fighting against Tank in Sonic Frontiers

As you can see in the image above, Tank will use his whirlwind ability to toss you in the air and fight you there. He has flames shooting from his sides, so, you will have to find various openings and deal damage to him. As the battle progresses, he will enter new phases with new attacks.

Second phase of the fight

The main premise of the battle against all Guardians remains the same but they will use new attacks the more you damage their HP. While these battles aren’t really tough, it can take a few tries to truly know their pattern.

Defeating these Guardians will reward you with Portal Gears. Sometimes, you will get multiple gears while other times you will only get one.


Clear Fishing Spots

Meeting Big the Cat at a fishing spot

Most open-world games feature a fishing mini-game, and players absolutely love it. The same is the case in Sonic Frontiers. You will find various fishing spots in each zone that are marked with a fish icon on the map. When you enter these spots, you will meet Big the Cat. He will explain how the entire fishing mechanic works.

Treasure Tokens and Gold Cards

The more fish you catch, the more Treasure Tokens you will get. Plus, if you catch a larger fish, you will get more tokens as well. These tokens can be traded for items that Big the Cat has in his stock. Keep in mind that these things go out of stock, so, you cannot buy an unlimited amount of items.

Alternatively, you can also find Gold Cards which will allow you to trade them for one of the items on the list. Since they are somewhat rare, you should think carefully about which item to get.

Trading tokens for rewards

There are a variety of items that you can get by trading tokens you get by catching fish. Every item has a different cost depending on how rare it is. Here is a list of items you can generally find:

  • Portal Gear
  • Egg Memo
  • Memory Tokens
  • Chaos Emerald Vault Key
  • Red Seed of Power
  • Blue Seed of Defense
  • +20 Lost Koco
  • +100 Rings
  • +50 Skill Pieces
Finding the Koco scroll

You can also come across the Hermit or Elder Koco scroll which allows you to fast travel to the respective Koco. This can make the entire traveling process quite easy and will save you a lot of time as well.


Defeat Enemies

While this is quite rare, you can get Portal Gears by defeating certain enemies. You can find all types of enemies across the map. Each of them has a different weakness that you have to exploit to defeat them. So, when you are roaming the Open Zone, make sure that you defeat the enemies around you.

This will not only give you tons of other rewards but also give you a Portal Gear from time to time.


Dig Buried Treasure

Digging buried treasure can help you find various rewards.

Digging buried treasure in Sonic Frontiers is quite rewarding. Doing so will offer you various rewards like Rings, Memory Tokens, Fruits, and Portal Gears. You can find buried treasure all over the map, and you can use your Cyloop skill to dig it.

Since the spawn of this treasure is random, you need to keep an eye out for a blue chest icon while roaming around the map. Don’t worry because this treasure is abundantly available, so, you will run into it more often than naught.


Explore the Open Zone

The game features a large Open Zone

Finally, exploring the Open Zone of Sonic Frontiers will yield a lot of rewards to the player. Since the map of the game is quite massive, you can find tons of hidden stuff all around. If you complete certain challenges like platforming, you can sometimes be rewarded with Portal Gears.

While this isn’t the best method to get these gears, it will certainly help you gather more than you need. Plus, exploring the vast open world is half the fun of Sonic Frontiers. Who knows what else you might find?


And there you have it; those are all the tips to get more Portal Gears in Sonic Frontiers. Since the game requires a lot of gears to progress, it can be difficult to get them to activate the portals. So, use the aforementioned methods, and you will have all the gears in no time.

Hopefully, this guide will assist you in gathering all the gears in a specific zone. We would love to hear your thoughts about the game. If you find any other methods that reward a lot of Portal Gears, let us know in the comments below, and we’ll add them to the list!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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