Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Energy 'Powerhouse' Items in Animal Parade

At the start of the game, the Energy Recovery Value of a siimple Herbal Tea or Grilled Sardine at 80 SR will be viewed with gratitude by your character. With low income and few resources in terms of raw items, simple, easy Recipes will suffice to keep him or her standing through farm tasks and explorations of the Map.

As you become more ambitious, however, you may find that the actual Energy Recovery Values of high-powered Cooked Dishes are good to know.

It will surprise no one that Bodigizer and Bodigizer XL are extremely high in potency where Stamina Recovery is concerned:

Bodigizer: 215G
Ingredients: Red Herb, Pontata Root, Honey
Energy Value: 300 SR
Bodigizer XL: 285G
Ingredients: Purple Herb, Pontata Root, Honey, Egg
Energy Value: 800 SR

Both items can be made in your Kitchen and both can be obtained (randomly) by smashing a Mole over the head in the Mines. You can purchase both at the Clinic after Jin's return.

A Cooked Dish with more Stamina Recovery Value than Bodigizer and yet one that requires few ingredients in Animal Parade is worth noting perhaps:

Pizza: 792G
Ingredients: Pie Crust, Cheese
Energy Value: 500 SR

Pie Crust can be made on a Cutting Board with nothing more than Flour and Butter. Cheese either can be made from Milk in a Cheese Maker or can be purchased from the Horn Ranch. I believe that there is NO Cooked Dish with higher SR and no other item, apart from Bodigizer XL that is more potent. Other forms of Pizza, with the same SR value, require additional ingredients. Considered to be Junk Food in the Western world for the most part, Pizza attains a higher stature in most Harvest Moon games for its Energy Recovery values.


Vinnie Bartilucci said...

Herb fish! One of the easiest recipies yields only a couple points less than a Bodigizer.

One of any herb, one of any kind of fish, pop it it in the oven. Gives a whopping 280 Stamina points, and it's functionally free!

Pick up the herbs up at the double trunk tree at the upper left corner of your ranch and you'll get two or three yellow or green herbs a day alone. I take a day every couple of weeks and fish like crazy. Stock up on Sardines and Gobies at the south beach, sell off anything more valuable, and have an herb fishathon. I carry between 10 and 20 at any time, just in case I go spelunking.

While we're on the subject of Bodigizers, has anyone found a steady source of Red Herbs? I've found exactly ONE in the game so far, halfway though summer. Now, if this game had a fershlugginer seed maker, that'd not be a problem.

Freyashawk said...

Actually, you can buy Red Herb Seeds and grow them in the Autumn season.