Factors like strength, HP, and defense help you win battles. Buying decent weapons will also enable you to fight better. You can fight against other Neopians as well as CPU opponents known as one player challengers.
In the Battledome, you select two (out of a maximum of eight) equipped weapons in addition to a stance or ability simultaneously with your opponent in a multiple turn game. Whoever reaches zero hit points (commonly referred to as HP) loses the battle. "Take on all comers in the Battledome! Whether you’re up against your sworn enemy or just practicing with a friend, the Battledome is a great place to hone your fighting skills. It’s not for the faint of heart, though, so be sure that your Neopet is up for the challenge!" You unlock more cpu characters by events, items and more.
There are multiple articles in the Neopedia about the Battledome, including:
- Where is the Neopets Battledome? (currently outdated, use the link above)
- Are special battle items such as the gelert helm only usable by that species? (yes)
- What does the Rainbow Swirly Thing do?