After you have obtained your battledome set (check out our section on neopets battledome weapons), the next step is to train your neopet. Training your neopet allows you to do more damage to your opponent even though you are using the same weapons. This neopets battledome guide will help show you how to properly strengthen your neopet so it is ready for battle. Having a strong neopet can be the key to winning, or losing, a battle. You can train your neopet at the mystery island training school. You pay to train your neopet with “codestones” which vary in price but generally are less than 5,000 neopoints a piece. After making your payment, you will need to wait until your neopet is done training (takes a few hours). After your neopet is done training, you can then repeat the process. We recommend training all of your stats except for movement. Movement is really not useful and you should not waste your time on it. In order to train your neopet for strength or defence, your level must be at least half of the strength or defence. For example, if your neopet has 50 strength than you must atleast be level 25, otherwise you cannot train strength until you are at least level 25. To train hit points, your level must be at least 1/3 of your current hit points. For example, if your neopet has 150 hit points than it must be at least level 50. We recommend training in the following fashion: keep the level of your neopet at 1/2 of your neopets strength and defence, keep the strength and defence of your pet equal and 2 times the level, and keep the hit points of your pet at three times its level. This will keep you competitive and diverse on the battledome floor. Many people will only train strength and ignore defence, do not fall in to this trap! Although we have not mentioned it, you can also train your neopet at the laboratory ray however the lab is known to skew your stats (it will significantly lower your defence and level on average) so it is not recommended if you want to keep your stats even.