Before the new Battledome was released in Y14, your Neopet had a large variety of abilities to choose from. Unlike the current faerie abilities, these were represented by fun animated images. These were granted to your pet when an old bottled faerie blessed your pet if their level was high enough. Over the years, these animations evolved to reflect a more refined, modern artistic style consistent with the rest of the site. Old pets like the Flyeye and Fuzio were replaced, gradients were eliminated, and the animations were given more frames for fluid motion. Here is a gallery of the many generations of abilities that once existed in all their animated glory, along with their official descriptions!
The first generation of abilities was released in Y2 and was not animated. Instead, often background-less images were used, filled with gradients that gave them that old Neopets charm. Shortly after the first animated images were released, and the trend of animating ability images would last for over a decade. Faerie abilities were redrawn at least three times throughout the old Battledome's lifetime. Sadly, some abilities, such as Alchemy and Teleport, were scrapped along the way.
You can view in-depth information of all of the abilities and their effects here.
Gusts of wind encircle your creature when it is attacked and help fend off incoming blows.
Turn your items into Neopoints!
Rise above your opponent to avoid an attack.
When your Neopet has been blessed, it will heal faster and also become stronger in combat.
Invoking the power of flame against water will give you a powerful advantage against water creatures.
Although not a strong shield, this bubble will protect your pet for a short period of time.
By activating this ability, your pet will burrow out of harm's way when trying to evade combat.
Your pets demon breath releases a fearful stench that prevents most creatures from coming closer.
Releases diamond dust into the air that can freeze your opponent.
Dive into combat and surprise your enemy with this attacking advantage!
This evil ability allows you to steal health from another Neopet in combat.
This loud roar is sure to scare away even the most fearsome of enemies.
By using the fiery gaze ability your pet can hypnotize weak-minded creatures and force them to do its bidding.
This powerful ability lets your pet shoot magical fireballs at its enemies.
Blind your enemies with this flash and escape from combat easily.
This will allow your creature to take to the skies and fly.
Create a feast fit for a king with this powerful ability.
Your pet becomes faster in movement and combat.
With this, your creature gains the ability to heal itself.
Special vapours that heal a good amount of your NeoPet's lost hit points.
This will make you safe from attack. Well, as long as your enemies do not rely on their sense of smell.
Your pet gains the ability to spit a bolt of molten hot lava at an enemy.
Creates magical berries for your Neopet, or its friends, to eat.
This allows you to animate the rocks around you and fire pebbles at your enemies.
The Magic Torch lights up dark areas and never goes out.
A meteor shower appears and causes great havoc to your opponent.
Small motes will circle around your creature, protecting it from harm.
Creates a juicy Negg for your pet.
Darkens an illuminated area.
Night Vision allows your pet to see at night.
A psychic blast may overwhelm weak-minded opponents.
Quenching the flames of fire-type creatures will give you an advantage against them in combat.
The power of the earth will help your pet naturally heal faster than others.
Restores some of your Neopet's health, and negates any bad things that may have happened to it.
This will allow you to extend your creature's maximum life by borrowing defence from the shadow plane.
Makes you 99% invisible to creatures of good faith.
This ability allows your pet to sink away from enemy attacks.
Escaping from combat is easier if you can hide yourself in a smoke screen.
The song of the volcano gives you protection when roaming the hot lands of Neopia.
A gentle bolt of electricity will help fend off your enemies.
The steam shield is a gaseous force field that deflects light attacks. Its effects are temporary.
Sends a hoard of stone golems against your opponent.
A bright beam of sunlight that will help you defeat evil creatures.
This increases your chance of avoiding a hit.
Creates a bubble of slow time that will slow down all creatures that come near you.
The mighty Thunder Tail attack.
The power of the earth will harden your pet's skin, making it more difficult to hit.
This ability summons vines from the forest to twist around and attack your opponents.
Rushing into combat with a war cry will make your Neopet more aggressive.
This magical ability allows your pet to survive underwater for long periods of time.
Allows your pet to shoot a powerful jet of water at an enemy.
This ability allows your Neopet to create magical healing waters.
Summons a watery guardian from the depths of the ocean to aid your attack.