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The Next Attack! is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.

## Puzzle

US Version

The last 15 of the digging machine's attacks have been analyzed. The image below shows the spots where the attacks fell, and they have been marked with the number of the attack.

There seems to be a definite pattern here. Can you tell where the next attack will occur? Touch the space you think is next.

UK Version

The last 15 of the digging machine's attacks have been analysed. The image below shows the spots where the attacks fell, and they have been marked with the number of the attack.

There seems to be a definite pattern here. Can you tell where the next attack will land? Touch the space you think is next.

## Hints

Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

Follow the number pattern starting from #1. How are the attack sites positioned in relation to each other?

Once you get the gist of the pattern, predicting where the net attacks will fall becomes very easy.

UK Version

Follow the number pattern starting from 1. How are the attacks positioned in relation to each other?

Once you get the gist of the pattern, predicting where the next attack will fall becomes very easy.

US Version

Just focus on attacks #1 to #5 for a moment. That should make the pattern easier to notice.

UK Version

Just focus on attacks 1 to 5 for a moment. That should make the pattern easier to notice.

US Version

The attacks start from the top left and proceed to the right. As they reach the end of a row, they start again at the left side of the row below it. Note how many spaces there are between each attack. Each time the number of the attack goes up, the spaces in between go up as well...

UK Version

The attacks start from the top-left and proceed to the right. As they reach the end of a row, they start again at the left side of the row below it. Note how many spaces there are between each attack. Each time the number of the attack goes up, the spaces in between go up as well...

If you count along from each attack, you can gather the following:

US Version
• #2 is two spaces along from #1.
• #3 is three spaces along from #2.
• #4 is four spaces along from #3.

Are you starting to see a pattern? Try continuing through the other numbers.

UK Version
• 2 is two spaces along from 1
• 3 is three spaces along from 2
• 4 is four spaces along from 3

Are you starting to see a pattern? Try continuing through the other numbers.

## Solution

### Incorrect

US Version

Too bad!

Try another prediction.

UK Version

Too bad.

Try another prediction.

### Correct

Correct!

US Version

The next attack will be in the far-right column, in the second row from the top. The pattern shows that attack #2 was two spaces from #1, attack #3 was three spaces from #2, and so on.

UK Version

The next attack will be aimed at the spot represented by the square in the far-right column, in the second row from the top. The pattern shows that attack 2 was two along from 1, attack 3 was three along from 2 and so on.

A big thanks to http://professorlayton4walkthrough.blogspot.com