The level the player is currently at determines what items the player can obtain or purchase. As a player obtains Awards the player gains experience points which are marked by the blue petals on the clock. Blue orbs indicate additional experience points required to level up. When all of the twelve petals are blue and no blue orbs are present, the player will level up. Leveling up usually increases the amount of items sold in Costolot's Store and other stores. Leveling up may also make Jardiniero give an upgrade to the Shovel. Usually, leveling up will make more piñata species available to obtain and discover.
The player's level can be checked by going into the menu.
In the original Viva Piñata the maximum level possible is 108. In Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise the maximum level is 196, however this level can be reached before getting all the awards. In Just for Fun mode in Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise the player is always at level 999. In Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise the maximum level is level eleven which is obtained by gaining all of the awards.
|Player||Tower of Sour · Chocolate Coin · Alert · Award · Achievement · Gardener level · Journal · Camera · Concept art · Player Permissions · Training episode · Label · Label Designer · Crate|
|Garden||Weather · Day and night cycle · Fertilizer · Transformation · Candy · Shop · Pinometer · Helper · Piñata Vision · Bouncer Board · Garden Store · Trap · Playground · Just for Fun · Cursor|
|Tools||Watering can · Shovel · Surface Packet · Trick Stick · Seed Bag · Fertilizer Bag · Bait Bag|
|Piñatas||Species · Variant · Wild · Resident · Egg · Cocoon · Sour · Evolution · Romance · Conflict · Fight · Sickness · Wild-card · Happiness Rating · Food chain · Accessory · Costume · Trick · Item level · Reluctance to return|
|Minigames||Great Piñata Paperchase · P-Factor|