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Shop upgrades are abilities that Ninja purchases from the shop, using Time Shards CoinIcon Edited.png as currency.

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Icon Name Description Cost
Energy Shuriken Icon.png Energy shuriken Ranged attack - Tap into your mind's Ki charges, allowing you to throw energy shuriken with [shuriken button]. 50 CoinIcon Edited.png
Serendipitous Minds Icon.png Serendipitous minds Enemies will sometimes drop a globe that restores 1 Ki charge. 200 CoinIcon Edited.png
Prepared Mind Icon.png Prepared mind Ki charges +1, shurikens pierce 1 target - Healthy sleeping and eating habits give you more energy to use in combat. 250 CoinIcon Edited.png
Karuta Plates Icon.png Karuta plates HP + 1 - Concealed arm guards make you more resistant. 30 CoinIcon Edited.png
Serendipitous Bodies Icon.png Serendipitous bodies Enemies will sometimes drop a globe that restores 1 hit point. 200 CoinIcon Edited.png
Path of Resilience Icon.png Path of resilience Defense up - Incoming damage of 2 or more will now be reduced by 1. 1,000 CoinIcon Edited.png
Karuta Plates Icon.png Kusari jacket HP + 1 - Concealed chainmail chest piece makes you more resistant. 320 CoinIcon Edited.png
Meditation Icon.png Meditation Checkpoints will now restore hit points up to 5, and refill all Ki charges. 550 CoinIcon Edited.png
Strike of the Ninja Icon.png Strike of the Ninja Attack enemy projectiles - Empower your attacks, letting you destroy enemy projectiles. You can even Cloudstep off of them. 40 CoinIcon Edited.png
Second Wind Icon.png Second wind Press [jump button] while being knocked back to do an air recovery jump. 80 CoinIcon Edited.png
Currents Master Icon.png Currents master Underwater dash - Press [attack button] while swimming to boost forward. 125 CoinIcon Edited.png
Aerobatics Warrior Icon.png Aerobatics warrior Wingsuit attack - Press [attack button] while gliding with the wingsuit to attack downwards. 150 CoinIcon Edited.png
Devil's Due Icon.png Devil's due Reduce Quarble's fine for saving your life by 50%. 400 CoinIcon Edited.png

Final[]

Icon Name Description Cost
Prepared Mind Icon.png Centered mind Ki charges +1, shuriken pierce 2 targets - Going into the adventure with purpose and focus gives you more energy to use in combat. 350 CoinIcon Edited.png
Rejuvenative Spirit Icon.png Rejuvenative spirit HP + 1, and potions now fully heal - Being one with body and soul, you are more resistant and benefit more from healing. 350 CoinIcon Edited.png
Demon's Bane Icon.png Demon's bane Attack boost - By mastering patience and focus, you can wait to passively charge your next attack, making it deal triple damage. 2,000 CoinIcon Edited.png
Time Sense Icon.png Time sense Adds a blue glow to rooms on the Area Map where you can shift between the past and future time periods. 250 CoinIcon Edited.png
Power Sense Icon.png Power sense Adds a counter on the World Map for the amount of Power Seals left in each area. 250 CoinIcon Edited.png
Focused Power Sense Icon.png Focused power sense Marks the location of all Power Seals on the Area Map. 250 CoinIcon Edited.png

Notes[]

  • You start off with 5 HP, which can be increased to a total of 8 HP via shop upgrades.
  • The "Energy shuriken" shop upgrade gives you 3 Ki charges. With additional shop upgrades, it can be increased to a total of 5 Ki charges.
  • If you don't own the "Energy shuriken" shop upgrade, then collect all 45 Power Seals, and then open the Power Seal treasure chest in the shop to unlock the Windmill Shuriken, you'll automatically unlock the "Energy shuriken" shop upgrade without having to pay for it.
  • You need to own the Wingsuit in order to obtain the "Aerobatics warrior" shop upgrade.
  • You need to die once and meet Quarble in order to obtain the "Devil's due" shop upgrade. After purchasing "Devil's due," Quarble sticks around for 30 seconds instead of 60 seconds, assuming no Time Shards have been collected.

Trivia[]

Beta shop upgrade tree from the sneak peek video.

Beta shop upgrade tree from the teaser trailer.

Beta shop upgrade tree from the E3 gameplay video.

  • After you purchase all of the shop upgrades on the Version 1.0.4 update or higher, the Money Sink appears in the shop.
  • "Devolver Public Access: The Messenger-Sneak Peek," "The Messenger Teaser Trailer," and "The Messenger - E3 2018 Extended Gameplay" videos depict the beta shop upgrade tree. There are 14-15 shop upgrades.[1]
    • Shurikens (Energy shuriken), destroying enemy projectiles (Strike of the Ninja), underwater dash (Currents master), and Wingsuit attack (Aerobatics warrior) were default abilities for Ninja and did not appear in the shop as upgrades.
    • Beta Shop Upgrades Table
Icon Name Description Cost
Beta Air Recover Icon 1.png
Beta Air Recover Icon 2.png
Air Recover Press jump while airborne to recover from an attack 25 CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta HP Boost Icon.png HP Boost (#1) Increases max hp by 1 30 CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta Damage Reduction Icon.png Damage Reduction Reduces damage by 1 1,000 CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta Potion Boost Icon.png Potion Boost Potions will now restore one more hp 100 CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta HP Boost Icon.png HP Boost (#2) ??? ??? CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta Placeholder Icon.png ??? ??? ??? CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta Mana Boost Icon.png Mana Boost (#1) Increases max mana by 1 100 CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta Shuriken Boost Icon.png Shuriken Boost (#1) Shurikens can now pierce through one more target 250 CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta Mana Boost Icon.png Mana Boost (#2) Increases max mana by 1 320 CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta Shuriken Boost Icon.png Shuriken Boost (#2) Shurikens can now pierce through one more target 500 CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta Checkpoint Boost Icon.png Checkpoint Boost Checkpoint will now restore one more hp 50 CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta Quarble Discount Icon 1.png Quarble 5% discount Quarble will leave 5% sooner 400 CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta Placeholder Icon.png ??? ??? ??? CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta Quarble Discount Icon 2.png Quarble 35% discount Quarble will leave 35% sooner 4,000 CoinIcon Edited.png
Beta Falling Person Icon.png ??? ??? ??? CoinIcon Edited.png

Achievements[]

For the main article, see Achievements.
Achievement 24.jpg
Losing Weight, Gaining Ground
Buy five upgrades in the shop


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Started From The Bottom
Buy all upgrades from the shop


Achievement 36.jpg
Hope This Phelps
Buy the Swim Dash upgrade from the shop

References[]

Items in The Messenger
Items ScrollClimbing ClawsEnergy ShurikenWindmill ShurikenWingsuitRope DartLightfoot TabiAstral SeedAstral Tea LeavesOrdinary Wax CandleMagic SeashellPower ThistleDemon CrownRuxxtin's AmuletMagic FireflySun and Moon Crests
Abilities CloudstepShop Upgrades
Collectibles Power SealsVoodoo FeathersVoodoo Mask Pieces
Music Notes Key of ChaosKey of HopeKey of CourageKey of LoveKey of SymbiosisKey of Strength
Phobekins AcroNecroClaustroPyro
Miscellaneous Time ShardsMoney Wrench
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