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Disney Dreamlight Valley Energy Exhaustion

How Energy Works in Disney Dreamlight Valley: Energy and Exhaustion Guide

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As you complete Disney Dreamlight Valley quests, clearing out night thorns and feeding animals, you may quickly run out of energy. Like many of us, your character will become exhausted quickly, prompting you to sit back, relax and regain some before working again. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to find a comprehensive guide on recovering energy and preventing exhaustion in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

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Disney Dreamlight Valley Energy and Exhaustion Guide

Energy is a mechanic that allows you to perform a limited number of tasks before recovering. While picking food from trees or bushes doesn’t consume energy, others, such as mining, digging and clearing Night Thorns, will drain it.

As you level up, you’ll gain permanent boosts to your energy reserves, requiring more effort to exhaust yourself. Until then, you’ll become exhausted when you completely deplete the bright blue energy bar in the top-left corner of your screen. Once you reach this point, you’ll have to refill your energy before progressing further. Thankfully, there are two main ways to recover energy in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

The first way is by entering your house. Once you walk into your home, you’ll immediately regain your energy, allowing you to continue working with little issues. However, this also means you have to stop whatever you’re doing and head back home, which may be a slight hindrance depending on where you are currently.

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The second method of eating food is a viable alternative in this situation. You can eat consumables to regain energy if you don’t feel like going all the way back home.

To eat food, head into your inventory and select an item such as an apple, raspberries or a carrot. From here, you’ll see how much energy the food regenerates, letting you decide if you want to eat it or forage for more. If you don’t have any food in your inventory, you’ll have to pick some more or head home!

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How to Expand Your Energy Reserve and Increase Your Max Energy

Your energy reserves will expand as you level up and strengthen your friendships with the various Disney characters in the game. This expansion means that your max energy will increase, allowing you to perform more actions at a time before replenishing your energy again. While the difference isn’t massive early on, you’ll start to see a considerable increase as you level up and progress through the game.

Disney Dreamlight Valley is available to play on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation platforms through the official website. If you’re interested in learning more about the game, check out How to Increase the Friendship Bar in Disney Dreamlight Valley and How to Play Disney Dreamlight Valley on Steam Deck.

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Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.