Health Petals are used to measure and replenish the Player's Health. Lilac and Carol both have 7 Health Petals, while Milla and Torque only have 4. It takes 2 Petals to fully replenish 1 unit of health and one hit will cost 1 unit of Health (Half unit in Casual Mode and one to two units in Hard Mode, depending on the attack). Health Petals can also be found in Health Flowers and dropped by certain enemies.
If the Player has no Health Petals, then the gold bar on the Energy Meter will blink red. If the Player is hit without any petals, they'll lose a Life and then respawn at the last checkpoint. If the Player has full health, the Health Petals will count as one Crystal Shard per Petal. The Player's Health Petals can slowly regenerate on Casual and Easy Modes, but not on Normal and Hard. Also, they can be drawn in towards the Player if they're equipped with a Wood Shield.
Freedom Planet 2 Edit
In Freedom Planet 2, Lilac, Carol & Neera have 6 Health Petals, while Milla has 5. Breaking a Shield Crystal will give the Player a Guardian Orb, an Elemental Orb that follows and protects the Player from damage. The Health and Element of the Orb is also displayed on the Player's Health Meter, taking up two Health Petals. Also, the Fire Shield now has the ability to spawn a Health Petal after collecting 20 Crystal Shards, instead of the Wood Shield.
Unlike in Freedom Planet, the Health Petals, instead of equaling two units of health, are now similar to a meter, where the Player can take three hits before losing one health petal. The amount of damage varies on the stage difficulty and the type of Enemy inflicting said damage. In the Sample Version of the game, the Player is allowed to equip 2 Power-Ups before starting the game. One of the Power-ups, Max Life Up, can increase the Player's maximum Health by one, giving Lilac, Carol & Neera 7 Petals, and Milla 6 Petals. The Strong Revival Power-Up grants 4 petals after using a life to revive, as opposed to 0. Strangely, in the Sample Version of the game, this item fully heals (instead of 4 petals) the Player after being revived.
- Health Petals resembles Sakura Petals, except that they are Red and Gold, instead of Pink.
- When a Character's body disintegrates, they turn into Petals. The color to the Petals depends on the Player Character (Lilac: Purple, Carol: Green, Milla: White). https://steamcommunity.com/app/248310/discussions/0/133256689833125899/#c133256959370457735