Stats, short for statistics, are numerical values assigned to a character's traits. They determine how the character will perform in games.
In the games
In PopTag!, characters are assigned stat values in three main categories: Count, Blast, and Speed. Stats can also be divided into initial stats (stats at the beginning of a game) and maximum stats (the highest stats that can be reached via items). All stats, whether initial or maximum, are integers between 1 and 10, inclusive.
- Count refers to the maximum number of balloons a character can drop on the map at any specific time. For example, a character with a Count of 6 will only be able to drop six balloons at any time. Count can be increased by grabbing a Water Balloon, which raises the Count stat by 1.
- Blast refers to the maximum number of tiles to which an exploding water balloon can extend. For example, a water balloon with a Blast of 1 will only affect its tile and the four tiles adjacent to it. Blast can be increased by grabbing a Water Flask, which raises the Blast stat by 1, or an Ultra Balloon, which maximizes the Blast stat.
- Speed refers to the rate at which a character moves when walking. For example, a character with a Speed of 9 will walk very quickly. Speed can be increased by grabbing a Roller Skates (which raises the Speed stat by 1) or a Red Devil or Ice Skates (both of which maximize the Speed stat).