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.
 Number of Puzzles
- Main Article: List of Puzzles
|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||385||550|
|vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney||70||0||12||82|
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