Rifts are portals between the worlds. In the second game, Rifts are used to get between the Dream World and the Real World. After beating certain creatures in the Dream World, a Rift will open for Tak to go back to the Real World. It is not until Needles obtains The Staff of Nightmares until Rifts are used constantly. Tak chases Pins and Needles through Rifts, and even through Rift Worlds, worlds in the Dream World that connect to Rifts. When, Tak catches, they escape through the Rifts, and he must collect 20 Rift Pieces to restore the Rifts. Plus, Needles releases Nightmare Creatures into the Real World using Rifts.