Luckily, crystals are often lined up in a row, and you can fly through in a neat line. Stage layout knowledge is always handy, so make mental notes of where crystals are densely found.
Of course, you may also come into contact with enemies while hunting. Battling is always good, but don’t get involved in a fight with multiple enemies.
If you die while carrying crystals, you lose them all, so storing them is a good idea to avoid that. If you have ten crystals, head to store them immediately.
You can also attack the enemy crystal storage, and they’ll lose a crystal for every chunk of health you take away from it. But be aware, the orb can attack, and will kill you in a handful of shots – even faster if there are enemies around…
Killing the crystal bearers
Just one crystal can mean the difference between victory and defeat, but if you see an enemy flying around with up to ten crystals, well, you know it’s time to fight. Defeating them can give your team a massive advantage.
This also means you should watch out for being a target yourself. Immediately head back to crystal storage when you have several crystals so you don’t tempt enemies into attacking you.
Normal attacks and special abilities matter a lot. Some are close-range only, others can be used from a distance while chasing an enemy, and others are purely to assist your allies.
You need to take Kickers into the Trial mode to practice with their moves, and find the Kickers that suit your playstyle. Practice makes perfect!