Experience Points are points you earn in Patapon 3. You earn these points by defeating bosses and enemies, destroying rocks, iron walls, doors, grass and structures. So you can level up your Patapons, Uberheros and Dark Heroes. (Note: In The Demo you can only level up to Level 5, except in Versus Mode.) Experience points are very important in this game! With Experience points, you gain Levels. Levels allow you to use other Class Skills, and Set Skills. These are an integral part of the Patapon 3 experience!
1000 points are required to level up to Level. 2, 2200 for Level. 3, 5000 for Level. 4, and 7200 for Level. 5. See table below for complete EXP info. As you level up you unlock more and more skills, attacks, and classes. An example is when you level up a Hero Yarida from 2 to 3; You gain an ability and unlock the Kibadda class. In versus mode you can gain experience points, too. Not as much though even if you have a level lower than the suggested level.
You can get your Patapons to a maximum level of 40, just as your weapons can reach a maximum level of +40 (excluding Unique, Super Unique, and Ultimate Equipment, since you cannot upgrade them).
If you enter a quest with your Patapons higher than the recommended level, you will not get as much Experience Points, or none at all if you are 3 levels or higher. However, if you use Patapons with a level lower than the recommended level, you may get more.
If a Patapon gets enough experience to level up twice at the same time, their experience will be set so that they are 1 point off from the next level, (as you can only level up once per mission). An example: If you gain enough points to go from Level.1 to 3 then you will level up to Level.2 with 2199 points.
You can also help level up a player who has difficulties in quests by playing a mission in multiplayer mode.
The progression of levels is a form of an arithmetic sequence, with 1000 as the first difference between two levels (i.e. from Level 1 to 2). The EXP difference increments by 200 per level progress, so you will now need 0+1000+1200=2200 to get from level 2 to 3 and 0+1000+1200+1400=3600 to get from level 3 to 4, and so on until level 40.
Formula: 100x2 + 700x - 800 = EXP; where x=level and EXP=experience points needed
In single player, you can level up to only level 32 if you stick to playing singleplayer (If you're at level 32, even beating Depths of Jealousy won't earn you any EXP.). Online V.S. Missions are often used to level up beyond level 32, as they are one of the only ways to do so. Another method is to use Grass Grinding mentioned below, or beat Depths of Despair/Gheek Dongora, provided that you beat these missions many, many times!
Table of Levels and EXP RequiredEdit
The experience points needed for a certain level are governed by the formula just stated above.
|3 (Unlocks Kibadda, Tondenga, or Wondabarappa)||2200|
|5 (Unlocks Piekron, Destrobo, or Pingrek)||5200|
|7 (Unlocks Cannassault, Guardira, or Alosson)||9000|
|8 (Unlocks Myamsar, Oohoroc, or Pyokorider)||11200|
|9 (Unlocks Wooyari)||13600|
|10 (Unlocks Bowmunk or Jamsch)||16200|
|12 (Unlocks Charibasa, Grenburr, or Cannogabang)||22000|
|15 (Unlocks the two other basic Uberheroes if not yet selected at the beginning.)||32200|
|20 (All Rarepon-based Patapons and Uberheroes evolve in their final form and all Uberheroes gain one extra set skill slot.)||53200|
|31 (Starting level of Dark Heroes.)||117000|
|32 (All Uberheroes learn their final set skill.)||124000|
|40 (All Uberheros maximum level, no Uberhero or Dark Hero can go beyond this level. All Dark Heroes learn their final set skill.)||187200|
- Main article: Grass Grinding
A Bowmunk produces Grass and from this you get EXP by burning it with the help of Oohoroc. The EXP that you'll get is proportional to the Grass producers level. You can also use Ton (Spear Class) and/or your Uberhero to produce more grass.
You need "Grass Grower" if you want some Extra grass production. Fire, Lightning and Light (Laser) Affinity attacks can hit grass, so if your planing on using Grass Grower then be sure that your attacks have any of these elements. It is also recommended that Uberhero, Ton and Chin has high resistance to Burn or if possible Immunity to it.
Lastly, Attack Speed affects some parts in grass grinding, obviously, the faster you attack the faster you produce grass. Though there are some cases that slower attack speed are more preferable, like if you cant burn it fast enough, for example, it is not killed, but replaced before any EXP is earned.