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11th Feb '18 6:55:14 PM BattleMaster
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** In 3rd Edition, at least. In the various Bioware Infinity Engine games based on the 2nd Edition rules (''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'', etc), they only added one point per book, but the effects were cumulative. Fortunately, you typically couldn't get more than one book per stat per game, but item duping was possible both with and without cheating. [[GameBreaker Of course, since stats only went up to 25 and anything above 18 (normal human maximum) was obscenely powerful...]]

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** In 3rd Edition, at least. In the various Bioware Infinity Engine games based on the 2nd Edition rules (''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'', etc), they only added one point per book, but the effects were cumulative. Fortunately, you typically couldn't get more than one book per stat per game, but item duping was possible both with and without cheating. [[GameBreaker Of course, since stats only went up to 25 and anything above 18 (normal human maximum) was obscenely powerful...]]]] Even if you didn't want to duplicate them, you could also export a character at their current level and stats, then import them into a new game. Assuming you had nothing better to do with your free time, you could play through the game, get all the stat boosts on your character, then start over and do it all again until you'd maxed out your stats the slow way.
3rd Feb '18 1:56:34 PM thatother1dude
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* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' has many of these that aren't rare at all (and a good thing, too; they're the ''only'' way to raise a stat other than HP), but two that are quite hard to get--Curious Mushrooms and Absolute Shadow Ramen, both of which [[RandomlyDrops increase the drop rate]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' has many of these that aren't rare at all (and a good thing, too; they're In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', consumable items are the ''only'' way to raise a stat other than HP), but two HP, and correspondingly are quite common. Two that are quite hard to get--Curious Mushrooms and Absolute Shadow Ramen, both of which Ramen--both [[RandomlyDrops increase the drop rate]].
31st Jan '18 12:01:52 PM Foreman
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' had these in the form of Bobbleheads; there are 13 (one for each skill), that increases a skill by 10 points, and 7 (one for each SPECIAL stat) that increases a stat by 1. There's also Skill Books, which increases a skill by 1, or by 2 with the Comprehension Perk.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' had these in the form of Bobbleheads; there are 13 (one for each skill), that increases a skill by 10 points, and 7 (one for each SPECIAL stat) that increases a stat by 1. There's also Skill Books, which increases a skill by 1, or by 2 with the Comprehension Perk. and a perk that ups your level by 1 right away.
5th Jan '18 1:57:41 AM Cryoclaste
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** In 3rd Edition, at least. In the various Bioware Infinity Engine games based on the 2nd Edition rules (''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', ''IcewindDale'', etc), they only added one point per book, but the effects were cumulative. Fortunately, you typically couldn't get more than one book per stat per game, but item duping was possible both with and without cheating. [[GameBreaker Of course, since stats only went up to 25 and anything above 18 (normal human maximum) was obscenely powerful...]]

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** In 3rd Edition, at least. In the various Bioware Infinity Engine games based on the 2nd Edition rules (''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', ''IcewindDale'', ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'', etc), they only added one point per book, but the effects were cumulative. Fortunately, you typically couldn't get more than one book per stat per game, but item duping was possible both with and without cheating. [[GameBreaker Of course, since stats only went up to 25 and anything above 18 (normal human maximum) was obscenely powerful...]]
31st Dec '17 3:06:43 AM FarSider
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** Even though ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has a board game-like mechanic (the Sphere Grid) to develop characters, there still exists a category of them: Purple Spheres, which can be used to fill up empty nodes in the Sphere Grid. Like most examples of Rare Candy, while these are some of the rarest variety of Spheres, there is a way to farm them legitimately, only it entails fighting some difficult {{Bonus Boss}}es in the Monster Arena. Their stat bonuses also have higher yields than the normal Red Spheres.

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** Even though ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has a board game-like mechanic (the Sphere Grid) to develop characters, there still exists a category of them: Purple Spheres, which can be used to fill up empty nodes in the Sphere Grid. Like most examples of Rare Candy, while these are some of the rarest variety of Spheres, there is a way to farm them legitimately, only it entails fighting some difficult {{Bonus Boss}}es in the Monster Arena. Their stat bonuses also have higher yields than the normal regular Red Spheres.



fiequipped. The higher the quality and/or level, the better the stats. Furthermore, these ''mitama'' grant bonuses when equipped in ''sets'': two of the same kind give a huge boost in a certain stat, while four of the same kind give special and at times ''hilarious'' effects unique to each kind. ''Mitama'' can be bought in the store or collected in dungeons, especially the ''mitama'' dungeon.

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fiequipped.* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' has ''mitama'' of many varieties and quality which increases ''shikigami'''s stats when equipped. The higher the quality and/or level, the better the stats. Furthermore, these ''mitama'' grant bonuses when equipped in ''sets'': two of the same kind give a huge boost in a certain stat, while four of the same kind give special and at times ''hilarious'' effects unique to each kind. ''Mitama'' can be bought in the store or collected in dungeons, especially the ''mitama'' dungeon.
31st Dec '17 3:03:43 AM FarSider
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** Even though ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has a board game-like mechanic (the Sphere Grid) to develop characters, there still exists a category of them: Purple Spheres, which can be used to fill up empty nodes in the Sphere Grid. Like most examples of Rare Candy, these are some of the rarest variety of Spheres. Their stat bonuses also have higher yields than the normal Red Spheres.

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** Even though ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has a board game-like mechanic (the Sphere Grid) to develop characters, there still exists a category of them: Purple Spheres, which can be used to fill up empty nodes in the Sphere Grid. Like most examples of Rare Candy, while these are some of the rarest variety of Spheres.Spheres, there is a way to farm them legitimately, only it entails fighting some difficult {{Bonus Boss}}es in the Monster Arena. Their stat bonuses also have higher yields than the normal Red Spheres.



* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' has ''mitama'' of many varieties and quality which increases ''shikigami'''s stats when equipped. The higher the quality and/or level, the better the stats. Furthermore, these ''mitama'' grant bonuses when equipped in ''sets'': two of the same kind give a huge boost in a certain stat, while four of the same kind give special and at times ''hilarious'' effects unique to each kind. ''Mitama'' can be bought in the store or collected in dungeons, especially the ''mitama'' dungeon.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' has ''mitama'' of many varieties and quality which increases ''shikigami'''s stats when equipped.fiequipped. The higher the quality and/or level, the better the stats. Furthermore, these ''mitama'' grant bonuses when equipped in ''sets'': two of the same kind give a huge boost in a certain stat, while four of the same kind give special and at times ''hilarious'' effects unique to each kind. ''Mitama'' can be bought in the store or collected in dungeons, especially the ''mitama'' dungeon.
27th Dec '17 5:56:48 PM FarSider
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** Even though ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has a board game-like mechanic (the Sphere Grid) to develop characters, there still exists a category of them: Purple Spheres, which can be used to fill up empty nodes in the Sphere Grid. Like most examples of Rare Candy, these are some of the rarest variety of Spheres. Their stat bonuses also have higher yields than the normal Red Spheres.
6th Dec '17 3:39:45 PM HeroicJay
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** It should be noted that a Pokémon leveled up to [[{{Cap}} 100]] solely by Rare Candies is actually weaker than an equivalent Pokémon leveled up to 100 by battling. This is because of [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Effort_values Effort Values,]] a hidden attribute that increases a Pokémon's stats based on the Pokémon it defeats in battle (or by using the aforementioned vitamins, but again, only up to 100 out of a maximum 255 [=EVs=] for each stat). Whereas Gens I and II use a slightly different system that still allows level 100 Pokemon to stat train, level 100 Mons in Gens III and IV are out of luck. [[AntiFrustrationFeatures Thankfully]], Gen V and beyond award [=EVs=] even if the Mon is level 100 and recalculate its stats every time it's deposited into the PC, and Gen VI adds a method to stat train without battling at all.

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** It should be noted that a Pokémon leveled up to [[{{Cap}} 100]] solely by Rare Candies is actually weaker than an equivalent Pokémon leveled up to 100 by battling. This is because of [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Effort_values Effort Values,]] a hidden attribute that increases a Pokémon's stats based on the Pokémon it defeats in battle (or by using the aforementioned vitamins, but again, only up to 100 out of a maximum 255 [=EVs=] for each stat). Whereas Gens I and II use a slightly different system that still allows level 100 Pokemon to stat train, level 100 Mons in Gens III and IV are out of luck. [[AntiFrustrationFeatures Thankfully]], Gen V and beyond award [=EVs=] even if the Mon is level 100 and recalculate its stats every time it's deposited into the PC, anything changes at all, and Gen VI adds a method to stat train without battling at all.
17th Nov '17 12:39:28 PM TeraChimera
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' has various "Go up a level" cards, which you can play to, well, go up a level. As befitting the game's humorous NoFourthWall tone, they can range from silly in-game things ("Boil an anthill") to "out"-of-game things ("Whine at the GM") to the really meta ("Play a 'Go up a level' card"). As a side note, although you win the game by getting to level 10, the rules explicitly note that you can't play one of these cards to win unless the card itself says you can. One of the "Go up a level" cards that allows you to win like this, Divine Intervention, says that if you win with it, you're allowed to mock the other players mercilessly.
13th Oct '17 6:44:28 AM Jacob175
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* ''VideoGame/{{Growlanser}}'' has an interesting inversion. The Blessing Bell item. Quite rare on it's own, when used is reduces the character's level by 10. It does not, however, reduce any of the characters stats, or take away ability points. You are just as strong, only 10 levels lower. When you regain those 10 levels, you are that much stronger, faster.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Growlanser}}'' has an interesting inversion. The Blessing Bell item. Quite rare on it's its own, when used is it reduces the character's level by 10. It does not, however, reduce any of the characters stats, or take away ability points. You are just as strong, only 10 levels lower. When you regain those 10 levels, you are that much stronger, faster.faster.
* ''VideoGame/RakenzarnFrontierStory'' has Boost items. You can increase the stats of a class by a small amount or you can find Class Boosts that increase your Primary Class level by 1 or 3.
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