The Book of Ages

Old Abilities

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.

Air Shield

Gusts of wind encircle your creature when it is attacked and help fend off incoming blows.

Alchemy

Turn your items into Neopoints!

Ascension

Rise above your opponent to avoid an attack.

Bless

When your Neopet has been blessed, it will heal faster and also become stronger in combat.

Boil

Invoking the power of flame against water will give you a powerful advantage against water creatures.

Bubble Shield

Although not a strong shield, this bubble will protect your pet for a short period of time.

Burrow

By activating this ability, your pet will burrow out of harm's way when trying to evade combat.

Demon Breath

Your pets demon breath releases a fearful stench that prevents most creatures from coming closer.

Diamond Dust

Releases diamond dust into the air that can freeze your opponent.

Dive

Dive into combat and surprise your enemy with this attacking advantage!

Drain Life

This evil ability allows you to steal health from another Neopet in combat.

Fiery Roar

This loud roar is sure to scare away even the most fearsome of enemies.

Fiery Gaze

By using the fiery gaze ability your pet can hypnotize weak-minded creatures and force them to do its bidding.

Fireball

This powerful ability lets your pet shoot magical fireballs at its enemies.

Flash

Blind your enemies with this flash and escape from combat easily.

Flight

This will allow your creature to take to the skies and fly.

Great Feast

Create a feast fit for a king with this powerful ability.

Haste

Your pet becomes faster in movement and combat.

Heal

With this, your creature gains the ability to heal itself.

Healing Vapour

Special vapours that heal a good amount of your NeoPet's lost hit points.

Invisibility

This will make you safe from attack. Well, as long as your enemies do not rely on their sense of smell.

Lava Spit

Your pet gains the ability to spit a bolt of molten hot lava at an enemy.

Magic Berries

Creates magical berries for your Neopet, or its friends, to eat.

Magic Pebbles

This allows you to animate the rocks around you and fire pebbles at your enemies.

Magic Torch

The Magic Torch lights up dark areas and never goes out.

Meteor Shower

A meteor shower appears and causes great havoc to your opponent.

Mote Dance

Small motes will circle around your creature, protecting it from harm.

Negg

Creates a juicy Negg for your pet.

Nighttime

Darkens an illuminated area.

Night Vision

Night Vision allows your pet to see at night.

Psychic Blast

A psychic blast may overwhelm weak-minded opponents.

Quench

Quenching the flames of fire-type creatures will give you an advantage against them in combat.

Regeneration

The power of the earth will help your pet naturally heal faster than others.

Restore

Restores some of your Neopet's health, and negates any bad things that may have happened to it.

Shadow Health

This will allow you to extend your creature's maximum life by borrowing defence from the shadow plane.

Shroud

Makes you 99% invisible to creatures of good faith.

Sink

This ability allows your pet to sink away from enemy attacks.

Smoke Screen

Escaping from combat is easier if you can hide yourself in a smoke screen.

Song of the Volcano

The song of the volcano gives you protection when roaming the hot lands of Neopia.

Spark

A gentle bolt of electricity will help fend off your enemies.

Steam Shield

The steam shield is a gaseous force field that deflects light attacks. Its effects are temporary.

Stone Legion

Sends a hoard of stone golems against your opponent.

Sun Ray

A bright beam of sunlight that will help you defeat evil creatures.

Teleport

This increases your chance of avoiding a hit.

Temporal Leak

Creates a bubble of slow time that will slow down all creatures that come near you.

Thunder Tail

The mighty Thunder Tail attack.

Tough Skin

The power of the earth will harden your pet's skin, making it more difficult to hit.

Twisting Vines

This ability summons vines from the forest to twist around and attack your opponents.

War Cry

Rushing into combat with a war cry will make your Neopet more aggressive.

Water Breathing

This magical ability allows your pet to survive underwater for long periods of time.

Water Jet

Allows your pet to shoot a powerful jet of water at an enemy.

Water of Life

This ability allows your Neopet to create magical healing waters.

Watery Guardian

Summons a watery guardian from the depths of the ocean to aid your attack.

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