ByRob Harris, writer at Creators.co
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Rob Harris

Yooka-Laylee is a collectible-focused platforming game with a ton of abilities to unlock. You can buy most new abilities from Trowzer, the snake salesman found in every Grand Tome level, with other upgrades being tied to certain points of progression in the hub world.

In our walkthrough we'll show you how to catch all Ghost Writers, find every Play Coin, unlock all abilities, answer quiz questions correctly and more.

How To Unlock Every Ability & Move In 'Yooka-Laylee'

In Yooka-Laylee every ability upgrade is vital, allowing you to access new areas and secrets. You'll want to revisit past levels after acquiring more moves—a must if you're looking to find every Yooka-Laylee collectible for that all important 100% completion rate. Check this guide to find out how to unlock every ability in Yooka-Laylee, whether you're playing on , or .

Note: all controls listed are for the PS4 version of the game.

Reptile Roll

  • How to unlock: Given for free in Hivory Towers hub world.
  • How to use: Hold R2 to roll up steep hills and knock into enemies.

Sonar Shot

  • How to unlock: Buy from Trowzer in Tribalstack Tropics.
  • How to use: Press triangle to reveal secrets and interact with puzzles. You must have this ability if you want to catch the invisible Blue Ghost Writer in each level.

Buddy Slam

  • How to unlock: Buy from Trowzer in Tribalstack Tropics.
  • How to use: Pound the ground by hitting L2 in the air. You can use this to stomp on enemies or activate certain buttons.

Slurp Shot

  • How to unlock: Buy from Trowzer in Tribalstack Tropics.
  • How to use: Suck in berries with circle and fire them at enemies, switches and other—click in the left stick to enter free-aim.

Glide

  • How to unlock: Given for free in Hivory Towers hub world.
  • How to use: Press and hold X to glide over long distances.
'Yooka-Laylee' [Credit: Team 17 / Playtonic Games]
'Yooka-Laylee' [Credit: Team 17 / Playtonic Games]

Slurp State

  • How to unlock: Buy from Trowzer in Glitterglaze Glacier.
  • How to use: Absorb food properties through honey, weights, fire and more to change the state of Yooka and Laylee.

Lizard Leap

  • How to unlock: Buy from Trowzer in Glitterglaze Glacier.
  • How to use: Crouch with L2 and jump for an extra high boost.

Bubble Buddy

  • How to unlock: Given for free in Hivory Towers hub world.
  • How to use: Hold R2 under water to enter a bubble.

Lizard Lash

  • How to unlock: Buy from Trowzer in Moodymaze Marsh.
  • How to use: Reach high areas by latching on to specific points with circle.

Sonar 'Splosion

  • How to unlock: Buy from Trowzer in Moodymaze Marsh.
  • How to use: Use this sonic boom move by holding L2 and circle, stunning all nearby enemies and breaking glass/activating switches.
'Yooka-Laylee' [Credit: Team 17 / Playtonic Games]
'Yooka-Laylee' [Credit: Team 17 / Playtonic Games]

Camo Cloak

  • How to unlock: Given for free in Hivory Towers hub world.
  • How to use: Hold L2 and press circle to enter stealth mode, letting you pass through guarded areas.

Reptile Rush

  • How to unlock: Buy from Trowzer in Capital Cashino.
  • How to use: R2 and square to charge up your roll, breaking through glass into otherwise impossible to reach areas.

Sonar Shield

  • How to unlock: Buy from Trowzer in Galleon Galaxy.
  • How to use: Press triangle while in a roll to pass through forcefields and other barriers.

Flappy Flight

  • How to unlock: Given for free in Hivory Towers hub world.
  • How to use: Hold L2 and square to launch into the air, allowing you to fly freely.

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