How to Upgrade Sparks Easily in Sparks of Hope

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The Sparks in Sparks of Hope are one of the most interesting elements of the game, in my opinion. Aside from being cute and well-designed, Sparks can make all the difference when you’re up against a tricky boss or battle.

Upgrading Sparks in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is a great way to win more battles and to make combat more fun, too. However, it can be tricky to know how to do this at first, as the mechanics are not immediately obvious.

To help you make the most out of your Sparks in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, I’ve put together this quick guide. Here’s how to upgrade Sparks easily in Sparks of Hope, including some tips on how to get key items that you’ll need.

How to Upgrade Sparks in Sparks of Hope

To upgrade your Sparks in Sparks of Hope, open up the character menu by hitting Y. Then, tab over to the Sparks section using R.

Then, select the Spark that you want to upgrade with X.

You can choose to upgrade your Spark with either Star Bits or Star Potions, and we’ll look at how to get those later on. Star Bits upgrade Sparks gradually, but Star Potions automatically give Sparks a level.

If you’re interested in what benefits leveling up your Sparks gets you, make sure to check the right hand of the screen for the perks and statistics. These are different for every Spark, so it’s worth checking them out.

It’s important to note that your Hero levels put a cap on your Spark levels. Put simply, if your heroes aren’t a high enough level, you won’t be able to upgrade your Sparks to higher levels.

If you have Star Potions, it’s worth saving them for the later game stages as Star Bits can easily upgrade Sparks in the early game.

How to Get Star Bits

Star Bits are one of the most common currencies in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. There’s a few ways that you can get Star Bits quickly.

Interact With Objects

One of the simplest ways to farm Star Bits in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is to keep an eye out for objects that you can interact with in the world. This includes trees, shrubs, and rocks.

It’s not the method that will get you the highest amount of Star Bits by any means, but actively keeping an eye out for interactive items is a great way to rack up more over time.

Complete Side Quests

Side quests in Sparks of Hope offer plenty of great rewards. They’re one of the most efficient ways to get Planet Coins, they can reward you with regular coins, and they can also help you unlock other Sparks to join your team, too.

Some side quests can reward you with Star Bits, too. It’s worth completing any extra side quests that you come across if you’re low on Star Bits, as they may be part of your rewards. This is especially true if you focus on defeating all the enemies in the battles, as this can reward you with bonus Star Bits.

Defeat Lots of Enemies

There are bonus Star Bits available for defeating every enemy in a battle, whether it’s a side quest or a main quest battle. Try to 100% every battle that you come across if you’re looking to get more Star Bits.

If you’re struggling with defeating every enemy in a battle, why not look at changing the difficulty in Sparks of Hope? You can set up a custom difficulty setting with a lower threat level, or even turn on invulnerability for your team.

Where to Get Star Potions

Star Potions are very useful items to have if you’re looking to upgrade your Sparks. They cost a Planet Coin each, and you can purchase them from Salesbot vendors, found dotted around the different maps.

It’s important to note that you can’t reuse Star Potions, so make sure to save them for important occasions. I’d recommend saving them for the later stages of the game, as mentioned earlier on.


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