Each Picture investigation and Puzzle game costs Energy points to play.
The number of Energy Points required varies between Hidden Object Locations/Puzzles (with the Locations/Puzzles you unlock at higher Game Levels costing the more for each play) and also increases as the Rank of the Location/Puzzle increases.
Locations that contain Anomalies cost additional Energy points to play, unless you Dispel the anomaly before playing.
You can find your current number of Energy points at the top centre of your Darkwood Town Map.
Energy Level and Maximum EnergyEdit
The energy bar on the top center of the Darkwood Town Map shows your current and maximum Energy points in this form: current energy points/maximum energy points.
In the example in the picture above, the Player has 15 out of a maximum 85 energy points available with the next unit of energy regenerating in 46 seconds.
When you start a new game of Seeker's Notes: Hidden Mystery, your starting maximum energy is 35 points. Your maximum energy points will increase by 5 units for each new Game Level you attain.
Your Energy points restore slowly over time and are restored to maximum each time you reach a new level in the game.
Your Energy recovers over time at a rate of 1 Energy point every 3 minutes. The clock under your Energy points shows how much time is left before a new Energy point is restored.
Once you reach your maximum, the clock stops and your Energy will not start restoring again until your Energy points drop below the maximum level again.
However, you can still gain Energy points from Trophies or by using Energy items in your inventory, and these will still be added to your current total Energy points, even if the total is more than your maximum.
You can increase the rate your Energy restores for a short period of time by using Talismans you can win in the game such as the Spinning Top (triples Energy recovery for 30 minutes) and the Thunder Amulet (increases Energy recovery rate by 5 for 90 minutes) or using Talismans you can buy in the Store for Rubies such as the Fire Crystal (increases Energy recovery rate by 10 for 2 hours).
The Golden Chicken Artifact increases Energy recovery rate by 10 like the Fire Crystal, but lasts for 24 hours instead of 2 hours.
Using Food Items to Restore EnergyEdit
As you play Hidden Object Locations and Puzzles, your Energy supply will be reduced by the cost of each play. Once you run out of Energy points you must either wait for your Energy points to restore at a rate of 1 Energy point every 3 minutes (faster if you are using Talismans/Artifacts) or you can use food items won in the game or bought using Rubies to restore some of your Energy so you can continue playing.
If you try to press the Explore button on a Hidden Object Location or the Solve button on a Puzzle game when you do not have the required amount of Energy points, an 'Insufficient energy' warning will pop up and you will be given the option to use an Energy item in your Inventory, buy the Energy food item you require in the Store for Rubies, or be given the amount of time you must wait to earn the Energy required to play.
You can use Energy food items at any point in the game (even when you already have Energy) by pressing the Inventory icon on your Darkwood Town Map to open your Inventory and selecting the Energy tab (Lightning Symbol). Pressing the icon for any food item you have in your inventory will bring up an Information box describing what the item does, where to find it by playing and how many you currently have in your inventory.
There are currently 6 Energy food items available in the game:
|Energy Item||Icon||Value||Where to find||Cost to Buy|
|Truffles||30 energy points||Combining Collections||5 Rubies|
|Coffee a la Vienne||50 energy points||Combining Collections||8 Rubies|
|Belgian Waffles||100 energy points||Combining Collections||15 Rubies|
|Cake||150 energy points||Combining Collections||22 Rubies|
|Salad||250 energy points||N/A||35 Rubies|
|Grilled Fish||500 energy points||N/A||65 Rubies|
Holiday Themed Food ItemsEdit
During time restricted Holiday events added by certain Updates, there may be additional Energy Boosters available in the game: either by completing challenges or by purchasing in the Store. There are usually 6 new food items which are holiday themed, comprising a full set that is collected in a chest.
The new 'holiday themed' foods are equivalent to one of the standard default Energy Boosters in the game, restoring slightly more energy than normal when consumed. These new items give approximately 20% more energy.
Listed below are the Chests containing a full set of unique food Energy Boosters offered in the Store and Bank during Special Events, the Special Event in which they first appeared, their individual Energy Value, and the Costs to buy in Store.
|Chest||Event||Energy Booster Value|
|35 Energy||60 Energy||120 Energy||180 Energy||300 Energy||600 Energy|
|Festive Viands||Hocus Pocus||Vanilla Cupcake x1||Mousse Dessert x1||Raspberry Jam x1||Strawberry Tiramisu x1||Chocolates x1||Berry Cake x1|
|Sea Dreams||Message through Time||Summer Gingerbread x1||Berry Ice Cream x1||Tropical Drink x1||Mint Cupcakes x1||Lemon Dip x1||Sea Cake x1|
|Sweet Bliss||Enchanted Spring||Fruit Canapés x1||Lemon Posset x1||Chocolate Petit Four x1||Blackberry Cheesecake x1||Apple Strudel x1||Berry Mille-feuille x1|
|Abundance of Flavor||Poetry of Spring||Mitarashi Dango x1||Iced Tea x1||Kakigōri x1||Onigiri x1||Sushi x1||Bento x1|
|Celestial Empire Treats||Magic Scroll||Chrysanthemum Tea x1||Almond Cookies x1||Fa Gao x1||Pineapple Tarts x1||Fluffy Bunny Buns x1||Rice Cake x1|
|Spooky Treats||Scary Pranks||Enchanted Cookies x1||Jack's Cupcakes x1||Misty Potion x1||Singing Concoction x1||Biting Donuts x1||Ghostly Cake x1|
|Creepy Candy||Halloween 2016||Enchanted Strawberry x1||Pumpkin Lollipop x1||Ghostly Cake x1||Witch's Cocktail x1||Cold Terror x1||Energy Potion x1|
|Dessert Time||Banana Pudding x1||Strawberry Gelato x1||Melon Dessert x1||Orange Strudel x1||Fig Tartlet x1||Airy Meringues x1|
|Christmas Treats||Christmas 2016||Strawberry Pudding x1||Rainbow Hard Candies x1||Hot Chocolate x1||Frosted Muffins x1||Berry Punch x1||Foxberry Cheesecake x1|
|Valentines||Valentines 2016||Lemonade x1||Strawberries and Cream x1||Love Desser tx1||Pink Cupcakes x1||Candy Hearts x1||Raspberry Heart x1|
Using Talismans/Artifacts to Restore EnergyEdit
You can increase the rate your Energy restores for a short period of time by using Talismans won in the game such as the Spinning Top (triples Energy recovery for 30 minutes) and the Thunder Amulet (increases Energy recovery rate by 5 for 90 minutes) or using Talismans bought in the Store for Rubies such as the Fire Crystal (increases Energy recovery rate by 10 for 2 hours).
The Golden Chicken Artifact increases Energy recovery rate by 10 like the Fire Crystal, but lasts for 24 hours instead of 2 hours. In order to create a Golden Chicken, you must first combine 1 each of 5 different Collections. You then Combine these Collections together: Basket of Food, Bowl of Cookies, Napkin Holder, Layer Cake and Tea Set.
Important: Talismans and Artifacts change the rate that the Energy Timer decreases. If the Energy Timer is not counting down, then they cannot have any effect. This means that if you reach your maximum Energy while using an Energy Talisman or Artifact, they will stop being effective. Since your Energy will stop restoring, the Energy Timer will stop, and the Talisman/Artifact cannot speed up a stopped clock.
However, the Talisman/Artifact's own Timer will continue to count down even though it is not longer aiding in Energy restoration. This means that you should make sure that you are well below your maximum energy if you plan on leaving an Energy Talisman/Artifact running while you are not playing the game, in order to get the most out of them.
There are currently 4 Energy Talismans and 1 Energy Artifact available in the game:
|Energy Talisman/ Artifact||Icon||Function||Extra Energy Awarded while Running||Where to find||Cost to Buy|
|Spinning Top||x3 rate Energy restoration for 30 Minutes||20 energy points||Combining Collections; Crafting; Store||3 Rubies|
|Thunder Amulet||x5 rate Energy restoration for 90 Minutes||120 energy points||Combining Collections; Crafting; Store||17 Rubies|
|Fire Crystal||x10 rate Energy restoration for 120 Minutes||360 energy points||Combining Collections; Crafting; Store||45 Rubies|
|Shot of Vigor||Free Energy restoration for 60 Minutes||360 energy points||Special Events||NA|
|Golden Chicken||10x energy recovery rate for 24 hours||360 energy points||Combining||NA|
Collections that Reward Energy ItemsEdit
Collections that Reward Energy TalismansEdit
Below is the list of collections that reward Energy talismans such as the Spinning Top and the Thunder Amulet. See the List of Collections for a full list of collections and what they reward and the Artifacts page for details on the Golden Chicken Artifact which also increases the rate of Energy restoration.