The Time Key is an item in Tide Pools.  It is one of the seven keys.

Time Key


Old Pool


Time Travel


The Time Key is one of the seven keys that Original Shrimpy placed in the Tide Pools, each one of the seven, discluding the Evil Pool.  Shrimpy hid them well, and only the right person could find it.  So Shrimpy waited until finally an explorer is sent to him to find the keys and use their power to be the best explorer.


The key can help you use time travel, and it can be used to go back a few minutes in a mission, if you fail.  The failure will still count on your profile.  The time key can also be used to get old shrimpies to come.