Puzzles are the primary element behind the Professor Layton series. Where as most puzzles can be overlooked and skipped, others are detrimental to the progression of the main story and for the basic completion of the games. After the completion of any puzzle you will be rewarded with a certain amount of Picarats. The more Picarats available for a puzzle, the harder it is.

As aforementioned, the harder the puzzle the more Picarats can be earned. However, in order to help the player complete the puzzle in as little tries as possible, Hints are available in all of the games. The player will be given 3 hints (or 4 as seen in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future onwards) in which Hint Coins will have to be used in order to unlock these hints. The use of hints does not affect the amount won upon the completion of the puzzle.

[edit] Number of Puzzles

Main Article: List of Puzzles
Game Story Bonus Download Total
Professor Layton and the Curious Village 120 15 27 162
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box 138 15 33 186
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future 153 15 33 201
Professor Layton and the Last Specter 155 15 33 203
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask 135 15 365 515
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy 150 15 385 550
vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 70 0 12 82

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