The Wrong Date is a puzzle in Professor Layton and Pandora's Box. For the puzzle in the American version of the game, go here.


Dropstone was founded 50 years ago, and the founders commissioned a stone sculpture to commemorate that day. Unfortunately the dozy sculptor managed to engrave the wrong date onto it. The whole village had to live with the erroneous sculpture until some bright spark realised that converting it in a certain way would enable the correct date to be displayed. Think about what the sculpture could have been converted into in order to display the correct date.
On which day was Dropstone founded?
Answer in four digits (DD/MM).


Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

The puzzle text tells you that the sculptor engraved the wrong date into the stone, so you know that 12-8 isn't the date Dropstone was founded.

Does the sculpture's shape give you a clue into what it could have been converted?

That big bowl and the opening at the top should indicate that this sculpture is now a fountain.

Though currently dry, the fountain's big bowl is usually filled with water.

Why don't you take a moment to...reflect on this?



Too bad!

Think hard about the puzzle and try again.



When converted into a fountain, water fills the bowl, allowing the true date of Dropstone's founding, 13-8, to be displayed.

The inattentive sculptor must have been relieved at getting away with such sloppy chiselling.


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