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Hyōshokutai (Japanese: 氷触体) is a giant ice creature that resembles a snowflake which appears in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth. It dwells at the top of the (Japanese: グレッシャーパレス大結晶の塔 Glacier Palace Crystal Tower) where it attempts to plunge the world into darkness. Hyōshokutai is not a Pokémon, and is the first non-Pokémon in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series.
The player encounters this creature immediately after battling Kyurem.
When the player first arrives in the room where Hyōshokutai lurks, the wind coming from Hyōshokutai becomes too much for the player's partner, and being suffocated by it, they collapse, unable to fight Hyōshokutai. Kyurem explains that this wind is the negativity of all Pokémon, a wind of despair itself. Hyōshokutai absorbs emotions such as mistrust and despair, which it feeds upon. Yet as the player approaches Hyōshokutai, they too finally begin to feel the effects of the wind of despair, despite being human. Despite having come so far, the player finds they are unable to take a single step when faced with Hyōshokutai, even though all the world's hopes are entrusted to him, and everyone is relying on him to save the world; when he hears a voice urging him to keep going. Before he has a chance to wonder where this voice came from, he hears another, and another... as the voices of encouragement multiply, they suppress the wind of despair and stop Hyōshokutai from moving. The player's partner states to Kyurem that this shows the world, and the future can be changed by everyone. The player's strength returns thanks to the power of the voices of encouragement, and they begin to fight Hyōshokutai alone.
At the start of the battle, Hyōshokutai will be immune to any damage dealt to it. This will continue for a few turns, then the battle ends. The player realises that none of their attacks are even able to scratch Hyōshokutai, and begins to waver. But that moment of hesitation is felt by Hyōshokutai, and the wind of despair returns. The player's partner urges the player not to get depressed, and that the power of emotions is strong. But that hesitation not only strengthened the wind, but Hyōshokutai too, and a purple whirlpool of the wind begins swirling from the top of the Glacier Palace Crystal Tower. Then it shows everyone in (Japanese: ポケモンパラダイス Pokémon Paradise) watching the palace from the distance and seeing the darkness coming from it makes them wonder if even though they urged the player on, perhaps all hope has already been lost, and that they should give up. But Dunsparce reminds them that not only those in that town, but others around the world which can't even see the Glacier Palace are desperately sending their emotions to the player, and that they should believe in the player and not stop just because they can see the clouds. Vullaby spots that the purple whirlpool is growing, but Herdier urges them on, yet wondering to himself why his words sound hollow, and that perhaps fate cannot be changed. Back in Hyōshokutai's room, the player's partner manages to get up, urging the player that despite them being slowly suffocated, they still continued on, so the player must do the same. The player tries very hard to get back up, powered by their friendship with their partner, and then successfully manages to and makes a dash towards Hyōshokutai with the last of his strength, and attacks its front, cracking the front of it, the player attacks again and shatters the front part of it, revealing a red core. The darkness around the palace momentarily disappears and a small rainbow appears at the top, then it shows the Pokémon in Pokémon Paradise again, who notice that with the purple whirlpool gone, behind Glacier Palace is a rainbow. However, the wind of despair quickly returns. Herdier states that despite it being a long time since he last saw it, that the rainbow was surely the rainbow of hope, the mythical rainbow that just seeing it gives you hope. Patrat goes off to tell the Pokémon in the park about it, and the Pokémon gathered realise that hope is not yet lost, and urge the player to let them see the rainbow of hope again. The screen then switches back to the player, who feels everyone's voices of encouragement focused on him again, and strengthened by their emotions, the real battle begins.
During this battle, the player will be able to deal damage to Hyōshokutai, however after a couple of turns, the player will lose, running out of HP due to Hyōshokutai's powerful attack, and is sent back to a place outside its room, where it's still covered in darkness and with a box to store items into. To begin the battle again, the player must head back into Hyōshokutai's room, which is just in front of the player, next to the box where the player stores their items in. The battle starts again, and if the player defeats Hyōshokutai instead, this time Hyōshokutai will shatter and the wind of despair dissipates from the Glacier Palace Crystal Tower once again.
Then the player's partner will get back up again, realising that the player beat Hyōshokutai, and the palace starts to crack and break apart, falling from the sky, which then starts the ending of the game.
- Hyōshokutai uses the wind of despair it controls which causes damage to the player and may cause Confusion.
- Hyōshokutai is the second creature in the entire Pokémon series that is not a Pokémon, despite being the first non-Pokémon in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series. The first creature that wasn't a Pokémon was Dark Rust, which appeared in Pokémon Rumble Blast.