A Guide to Pacman’s Power-Ups


Pac-Man is one of the most iconic characters in gaming, so it’s no surprise that he has some equally iconic abilities. Power-ups are a big part of what makes Pac-Man fun! What would the game be without all those pellets and pills that can make you invincible or give you bonus points? There are quite a few power-ups in Pac-Man, and they each have their own benefits and drawbacks. In this article, we’re going to dive deep into each of these awesome power-ups, plus a few other handy items that will get you further in your game. So let’s start with our first item…


This power-up gives you a temporary speed boost that lasts for a few seconds. It’s a great way to get away from the ghosts after eating one of their pellets. You can also use it to chase after them, though they’ll likely be able to outrun you until your speed boost runs out.

The best strategy is probably to wait until there are only two or three ghosts left before consuming this item so that you have less distance to cover on your next turn and more time available in which they can’t move into position behind you (or at least they won’t be able to move into position behind you as easily).


The power ball is a power-up that gives you the ability to eat the ghosts when they are in a group. If you eat a ghost with a power ball, you get a bonus point. The power ball is good to use when the ghosts are in a group because it will be easier for your character and you can get bonus points by eating multiple ghosts at once.

Power Pellet.

The power pellets are a staple of the game, and they’re what give you the ability to eat the ghosts. They’re also the only way to get past them! Without them, you’d be stuck in one spot forever and never get any bonus points or fruit.

Power Pill.

The power pill is the most common power-up. It turns all the ghosts blue, which allows you to eat them for points. You can only eat one at a time before they revert back to their normal colors, but if two of these are active at once, you’re able to eat them both at once! This gives you double the points and makes it easier to keep up with your score!

It’s important to note that this doesn’t work with other power-ups – only ghost-eating ones like this one or the thinner (which we’ll get into later). This means there’s no way for you to use your little guy’s powers against him if he’s got one too many on him; however, it also means that if he gets hit by another player using a different ability then nothing happens since his own isn’t compatible with theirs (but he still takes damage from being hit).

Bonus Fruits.

Bonus Fruits are the cherries, strawberries, grapes and oranges. They are worth 5000 points each. Because of their value, Bonus Fruits cannot be eaten by Blinky or Pinky. However, they can still be eaten by Inky and Clyde if they are on screen when one of these fruits appear in the maze (at which point it will split into many smaller fruits that can be eaten).

Bonus Fruit: Cherry

Bonus Fruit: Strawberry

Bonus Fruit: Grape

Bonus Fruit: Orange

Power-ups give you the ability to fight back against the ghosts and get points.

Power-ups are a way to get extra points, but they also help you fight back against the ghosts. If you’re in a corner with no way out, use your power-up and make some space for yourself! Power-ups can be used in a maze as well to escape from being cornered by one of the ghosts.


Pac-Man is a great game, and it’s been around for a long time. If you have never played it before, I highly recommend that you try it out. There are so many different power-ups in the game that it’s hard to keep track of them all. This guide will help you learn about the various power-ups and how they can help you win!

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