How to Win Dance Battles in Ooblets

Here's how to win dance battles in Ooblets.

Winning dance-offs against other NPCs and random Ooblets you find in the wild is one of the main ways for you to expand your little creature collection. With that in mind, here’s how to win dance battles in Ooblets.

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Winning Dance Battles in Ooblets

First off, some dance-offs are unmissable as you’ll have to take part in them as you unlock more areas to explore and more NPCs to meet. However, if you want to battle wild Ooblets in the city, you’ll need to have enough resources to do so.

Some Ooblets require you to give them four planklets for instance, while others simply want an Oodle. The requirement will pop up when you interact with them, so try to get your resources on hand before starting a battle. Once you have everything you need, press the A button to start dancing.

Here are some key strategies to keep in mind while dancing:

  • Increase your Hype wherever possible.
  • Increase the opponent’s Fluster as much as you can.
  • Save your steal moves for emergencies.
  • Add Trepidation cards to your opponent’s deck whenever you feel like you’re even or if they’re in the lead.

Dance battles in Ooblets function similarly to turn-based battles in traditional RPGs, but with a bit of a twist. In order to win a battle, you need to hit a certain number of points before your opponent does. At the start of each turn, you’ll have a selection of random cards in your hand. Dance moves will give you points, but you can also play cards that give you a beat or increase your Hype.

Beats are the resource you need to play cards, so you’ll definitely want to use those first whenever they show up in your hand. Next, play cards that increase your Hype if possible, as the more Hype you have, the more points you gain from using dance moves. Conversely, if you add Fluster to your opponent, they gain fewer points from their moves.

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Lastly, Trepidation cards can be useful, but you don’t really need to use them if you’re in the lead. Trepidation cards will add useless cards into your opponent’s deck, which limits what they can do in a turn.

You’ll also get cards that let you steal points from your opponent, and we also recommend saving these for emergencies to really slow them and give yourself a big boost. As long as you’re managing your Hype well, you should have no problem beating most of the dance battles in Ooblets.

That’s all you need to know about how to win dance battles in Ooblets. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more tips and information on the game.

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Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.