Once a Moshling is unlocked, abilities can be activated by tapping on their respective icon displayed on the touch screen. To deactivate them, the player may touch the ability icon a second time or Katsuma’s face in the center. All abilities consume energy and once depleted, they may not be used for a while.
Primarily used to destroy Eyeball blocks and reach new hidden/secret areas or to simply progress through the stages. Katsuma can also fire eyeballs at enemies. Enemies requiring three attacks to be defeated still need to be hit three times with an eyeball. It can be used on weak spots on bosses. Energy only decreases when attacking.
- Press the attack button once the ability is activated to throw one Eyeball.
Primarily used to destroy smash blocks and reach new hidden areas or to simply progress through the stages. It can kill enemies that usually need three hits to be defeated with only one hit. Energy only decreases when attacking.
- Press the attack button to perform a smash attack on enemies or blocks.
Time is slowed. Used when encountering collapsing spikes or enemies Oompah (Tubas). Some zones also need time to be slowed in order to reach an open door before it closes. Energy decreases as long as the ability is activated.
Shield Katsuma from damage. All enemies except bosses are hurt when touching Katsuma while he has his shield active. The energy decreases as long as the ability is activated and decreases faster when blocking attacks.
Katsuma can fly all around the levels. It can be used to explore new areas or to avoid enemies. The energy decreases as long as the ability is activated. Katsuma can still attack while flying.
- Press the jump button to fly.