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The Neopian Times Week 7 > Articles > A Look At Training

A Look At Training

by jaded_intentions

Ever seen those pets with absolutely stupendous stats? Wanna be among the elite? Well, this guide will talk about all the methods of training your pet. Hopefully, it'll help you out. ^_^

1. MYSTERY ISLAND TRAINING SCHOOL - This is a popular place, and though many people say it's too expensive, there are ways to get around that. Finding Codestones around the site, for example. Codestones on the Shop Wizard are usually fairly expensive, but every so often someone will sell one for a lot less than it's worth. How do you take advantage of this? Look up "Codestone" and refresh! This will work best if you have a fast connection--you'll have to race to the shop to buy the Codestone before anyone else, which can be tough if there's a huge description--but it's not required. Personally, I've found Codestones for as low as 1 NP! Not bad, huh? ^_-

2. SWASHBUCKLING ACADEMY - When this first came out, I was very excited. Free training! Just play a pirate game, or visit the shrine, and get a dubloon and raise your pet's stats! But this place has a few disadvantages, too. For one thing, the courses take MUCH longer than the island school's. You won't be able to raise your pet's stats in a short amount of time, but if you have patience, you can eventually get them up there. Another disadvantage is that the price is much steeper for higher-level NeoPets, and only ones up to level 40 will be accepted. But for those of you with lower-level pets and not many Neopoints, this is a great method of training.

3. COLTZAN'S SHRINE - Ooh, the mysterious obelisk that had people speculating for months. The shrine can do a few things to help your pet; raise its attack, defence, speed or intelligence. The bad part is that it won't raise its HP. It may also give you a random dubloon, which you can use in Swashbuckling Academy. While this place is useful and free, it's way too random to be your only source of training. You never know what it'll do.

4. LAB RAY - Ack. Expensive to buy the whole map, with all kinds of results, good and bad. It is good if you don't mind your pet changing colour/species/gender, or if you have the money to change it back. It may also LOWER a stat, but I think the good outweighs the bad. I'll just have to put up with Jibdo being male and yellow for awhile. >_o It's worth it, to see her--erm, his--stats rise.

5. Faerie QUESTS - These are pretty good to do, except for the Earth Faerie's. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES COMPLETE THE EARTH Faerie'S QUESTS. She asks for expensive magic items, like Faeries, and what does she do? Raise a pet's stat like the others? No, she makes your pet bloated. Definitely not worth it. As for the other Faeries, completing these is worthwhile, but getting these quests is pretty rare. Not a reliable source of training.

6. KITCHEN QUESTS - I have mixed feelings about this one. The price for completing one of these can range from 500 NP - 10,000 NP. Do the cheaper ones only, the expensive ones aren't worth it. The prizes range too, from incredibly crappy to pretty good. Raised stats are among the pretty good ones. I like this place, but sometimes you have to be prepared to receive a 1,000 NP reward for something you spent 3,000 NP on.

7. NEGGS - If you have the money, go for it. If you don't, don't. I once managed to get a cool Negg entirely for free from finding Neggs around the site and from Snowager, with a little help from a friend who gave me a bunch (Thanks again Ky ^_-). But instead of using it, I decided to sell it, mainly because it's worth quite a bit. It's an expensive way to train, but reliable if you're fairly rich.

8. RANDOM - Just wandering around the site, your pet may randomly gain a stat. It's always a nice surprise when it happens, but about as rare as Faerie quests and much less reliable. Hardly worth mentioning, really.

9. MUSHROOMS - Expensive, expensive, expensive. Certain mushrooms, which you can find at the Apothecary in the Haunted Woods, can raise your pet's stats. But really, you're better off using one of the other, cheaper methods.

And I guess that's it! ^_^ I hope that you've found this guide helpful, and good luck training!

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