Power up items are unique consumable items in Dark Cloud and Dark Cloud 2 which permanently raise a playable character's hit points, defense, or thirst meter, however the latter only applies to the original game, as Dark Cloud 2 does not include a thirst meter. There are a fixed number of Power up items in both games and they are not available in stores or found in dungeons. It should be noted that it is possible to accidentally miss some of these items.
The term "Power up item" is not within either game, and is used only to describe the unique items which have a permanent stat boosting effect.
See also: Powerup powder
Dark Cloud Edit
In Dark Cloud, the player obtains Power up items by Finding them inside of small red Miracle chests found in and around town, or receiving them as gifts from various inhabitants. Factors such as Georama requirement completion and progress through a dungeons floors govern when they will become available to obtain.
There are not enough Fruit of Edens or Gourds to max out all of characters' stats. 3 Fruit of Edens and 2 Gourds are missing to fully complete every character. Each defense item can randomly raise a characters defense by 5, 6, or 7. In order to achieve the highest defense, it is advised to save the game file before consuming one, and restarting until the desired number is reached.
Item data Edit
|Fruit of Eden||Incredibly delicious fruit. Increases max health value.||Health +10||40|
|Gourd||Increases max value of thirst meter.||Thirst +1||40|
|Allows carrying of more items.||Inventory +10||5|
|Fluffy Doughnut||Toan's favorite. Increases Toan's defense.||Defense +5, 6, or 7||9|
|Fish Candy||Xiao's favorite. Increases Xiao's defense.||9|
|Grass Cake||Goro's favorite. Increases Goro's defense.||8|
|Witch Parfait||Ruby's favorite. Increases Ruby's defense.||5|
|Scorpion Jerky||Ungaga's favorite. Increases Ungaga's defense.||3|
|Carrot Cookie||Osmond's favorite, Increases Osmond's defense.||2|
|Character||Starting Health||Max Health||Starting Thirst||Max Thirst||Starting Defense||Max Defense|
- In Dark Cloud there is a Fruit of Eden and a Gourd that can be missed.
- In Matataki Village, there are three miracle chests in Treant's cave that if not opened before reviving him will be replaced with three more chests.
Dark Cloud 2 Edit
In Dark Cloud 2, the player obtains Power up items by finding them inside the small red chests which appear predominantly in the "Future" areas. Factors such as Georama requirement completion and progress through a dungeons floors govern when they will become available to obtain.
It should be noted that the Cores and Shield Kit's which are available for the Ridepod are a rare exception to the rule of Power up items being unavailable for purchase, as these may be obtained from Cedric for prices which increase as the game progresses.
See: Ridepod for more information about upgrading the Ridepod's health and defense.
Item data Edit
|Fruit of Eden||Unbelievably tasty fruit. Increases your health limit.||Health +8||54|
|Potato Pie||Max's favorite treat. Increases defense.||Defense +4||29|
|Witch Parfait||Monica's favorite treat. Increases defense.||28|
|Shield Kit||Attach this to body parts to raise defense.||21|
Character stats Edit
|Character||Starting Health||Max Health||Starting Defense||Max Defense|
- Fruit of Eden's which can be missed
- Chapter 3-
- 3 of these must be collected after the "Earth-Shaking Demon" floor is completed, before progressing
- Glitch warning: There is a glitched Fruit of Eden in the far corner of the weapon shop platform which players should not attempt to obtain until Chapter 6. It is important that players obtain both the old Fruit of Eden which they originally left, as well as the new one which appears- doing so before they progress past Starlight Temple.
- Chapter 3-
Dark Cloud 2Edit