- The Neopets site has a Battledome FAQ (frequently asked questions). Click here to read this information before continuing with this guide. Also, before entering the Battledome, please read the Rules of the Battledome.
- This guide is an introduction to preparing your pets to fight successfully in the Neopets Battledome. Specific information for pets with a Level of over 250 is not part of this guide.
- Every pet has a stat for LEVEL (Lvl), HEALTH (Current hp, Hit Points, Endurance, Hp), STRENGTH (Attack Strength, Str), DEFENCE (Defence Strength, Def), and MOVE (Agility, Movement, Mov). Throughout the Neopets site, these stats may be referred to by the other equivalent names that are within the brackets. These stats can be viewed on Your Quick Reference.
- Health points are displayed as a two number stat. The first number is the amount of health that a pet currently has. The second number is the total amount of health that is normally possible. For example, a Health stat of 7/15 means that a pet currently has only 7 points out of a possible 15 points of Health. If a pet currently has zero Health points, the pet will not be able to fight in the Neopets Battledome.
- One way to increase your pet's stats is to enroll your pet in a training course. Click here to read the Neopets Training FAQ. For pets at Level 40 or less, training courses may be taken at the Cap'n Threelegs' Swashbuckling Academy and be paid for with Dubloon Coins. For pets at a Level 250 or less, training courses may be taken at the Mystery Island Training School and be paid for with normal Codestones.
- If your pet is at Level 40 or less, you should determine which training location is most beneficial for you in regards to expense and to time needed.
- After you select a training course for your pet, you may Pay for, or Cancel, the course. To be able to pay for the course selected, put the item(s) needed in Your Items list. When you pay for a course, the time remaining until course completion will be shown. After this time has passed, you need to visit the Status page where the training took place and click on the Complete Course button. Normally a course will increase a stat by one point, but sometimes you may get a bonus increase of two or more points.
- Remember that no other stat can normally be more than twice the number of your pet's Level. In terms of expense, it might be a good strategy to increase these other stats to two points below twice the Level number. Example : If your pet is at a Level 10, your strategy could be to increase all of the other stats to 18 (2 times 10, then minus two), before increasing your pet's Level. Another strategy you may use is to continue to increase the lowest stat (that is not Level), until increasing the Level stat is your only option available.
- The second number of the Health stat is the number that should be considered when deciding which course to select.
- Every species of pet has its own Pet Day. On, or about, your pet's Pet Day you may be able to receive free training at the Cap'n Threelegs' Swashbuckling Academy. Check The Neopian Calendar for Pet Day dates (example : every Aisha has a Pet Day on January 3rd), and read the New Features for any announced free training days.
- Sometimes, approaching Coltzan's Shrine (every 12 hours) may increase any one of your pet's stats for free.
- When scratching Terror Trove Scratchcards at the Ice Caves Scratchcard Kiosk, you can sometimes get an increase in a pet's Level stat. If you have more than one pet, any Level increase is applied randomly. A Level increase of one happens about once out of every 17 Terror Trove Scratchcards that are scratched (about six percent). You can scratch a maximum of five scratchcards per day, at the Ice Caves Scratchcard Kiosk.
- Completing a Mystery Island Kitchen quest may result in an increase in a random stat in one of your pets. Be careful not to spend too much, and the reward is usually some neopoints and/or food.
- Completing most randomly given faerie quests will result in a stat increase for a random pet. These include quests given out by the Air, Dark, Fire, Light, Water, and Space Faeries, and the Faerie Queen. Click here for more information.
- If you have access to The Laboratory, you may "zap" any of your pets once per day. Please check out the laboratory section on neo__rainbow's Daily Neopet Clicks page for more information, including a link to some actual lab results for Neo____Zafara.
IMPORTANT - The Laboratory will sometimes give a pet a stat increase, sometimes a stat decrease.
- If you are not in a battle, you may be able to increase the amount of health that a pet currently has, for free, by visiting the Healing Springs (every 30 minutes), and then clicking on the Heal my Pets button.
- In addition to automatic species-related abilities, you may be able to bless your pet with Magical Abilities.
- To view your pet's current Magical Abilities, go to Your Quick Reference. Click on the down arrow next to the pet's picture, and then click on the View Abilities link. You must click on an ability to activate it (or to de-activate it), up to a maximum of seven active abilities per pet. If an ability has been activated it will be animated.
- To bless your pet with a Magical Ability, you need the correct type of bottled faerie in Your Items list. Click on the bottled faerie, then, in the pop-up page, use the pull down menu to Bless your pet, and then click on the Submit button.
- There are six categories of Magical Abilities - Flame, Water, Air, Darkness, Earth, and Light. The corresponding bottled faeries are : Bottled Fire Faerie, Bottled Water Faerie, Bottled Air Faerie, Bottled Dark Faerie, Bottled Earth Faerie, and Bottled Light Faerie.
IMPORTANT - If you try to bless your pet with an ability that requires a higher level than what your pet currently has, your pet will not be blessed with an ability and you will lose your bottled faerie. Also, if you want your pet to be blessed with a specific ability, you must first bless your pet with all of the lower abilities within the same category.
- Some abilities may only be used once per battle, and others are multi-use. You may find that some abilities are better than others. Some good abilities include Heal (water level one), Bless (light level 7), Burrow (earth level 10), Water of Life (water level 20), Drain Life (darkness level 21), Restore (light level 22), and Regeneration (earth level 23).
- The Wheel Of Excitement has a very low chance of increasing or decreasing a random ability level.
- To do any damage to your opponent, you should equip your pet with weapons.
Click here to view your pet's current list of equipped weapons. If you click on an equipped item, it will be removed and be placed in Your Items list.
- To equip your pet with an item, up to a maximum of eight items, you need the item in Your Items list. Click on the item, then, in the pop-up page, use the pull down menu to Equip your pet, and then click on the Submit button.
- Some weapons are multi-use per battle, some are one-use per battle, and some may be damaged or destroyed when being used.
- The Battlepedia has a list of many weapons that may be equipped to your pet.
- The following people have created very helpful sources of weapon information.
- The One Player Battledome is a place where you can fight one-player challenges. Click here for more information.
- Other than the default (or automatic) One Player challengers, there are many secret characters that can be found when certain tasks are performed. Click here to see a list of the challengers that you have found so far.
- There are several ways to find the One Player secret challengers. The following people have created very helpful guides to help find and successfully fight these challengers.
- The One Player Battledome is also used to play the Defender of Neopia games - Series One and Series Two. In order to complete the current mission, you must find and defeat the enemy at large. When the enemy has been defeated in the One Player Battledome, talk to your supervisor to get the details of the next mission. With every mission that has been completed, you get a more improved trophy.
- NOTE - Sometimes a plot/war uses the One Player Battledome. At these times, the regular One Player challengers may not be available to fight.
- The Battledome Quickfight is a place where you can challenge other pets that are automatically found for you. Click here for more information. NOTE - If you do not want to be potentially matched up with a much stronger pet, you should enter numbers for the maximum Level, Max hp, Attack Strength, and/or Defence Strength.
- The Challenge a Pet battledome option is used to challenge a specific pet. Click here for more information.
- Once you are inside the Battledome (i.e. in a fight), both you and your opponent need to make a move for each stage of the fight. Click here for more information and a sample screen-shot.
- Other Battledome information :
- The Battle Log is a history of all of the battles that you have fought.
- There is a One Player Hi-Scores that shows the most times that people have beaten certain enemies.
- If you have fought in the One Player Battledome, you can check out your One Player Battledome History, by clicking on the One Player BD link that is in your User Lookup.
- To get further help or information with anything and everything that deals with the Battledome, check out the Battledome NeoBoard.
IMPORTANT - If you think that you are stuck in a battledome fight, please visit the Battledome's Status page to see if you have any active challenges (either re-enter or withdraw from any fights). If that does not help, then try to unequip an item from the "stuck" pet and then re-equip the pet again. If you are still stuck in a fight after 24 hours and nothing else has worked, you may want to submit a battledome report.