Health Petals are red and gold petals that 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.
Health Flowers Are large flowers that contains Health Petals and are scattered throughout each Stage. Each Flower contains 6 Health Petals, which can be obtained simply by breaking it open. Health Flowers can be picked up by Milla, who can throw it at enemies damage them.
In Freedom Planet 2, Lilac, Carol & Neera have 6 Health Petals, while Milla has 5. If the Player obtains a Guardian Orb from a Shield Crystal, the Health and Element of that Orb will be displayed on the Player's Health Meter, taking up two Health Petals. Also, collecting more Orbs will take up more Petals.
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 Freedom Planet 2, certain Power-Ups can alter the Player's Health Meter, making it easier or harder, depending on the Stage Difficulty.
- 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