Awaken (覚醒, Kakusei) also known as Evolution in the English release, is a special ability of Red. Spirits with Awaken have this text:
- Flash- Awaken- You can put any number of cores from Spirits you control to this Spirit.
Awaken allows Red to compensate for not being a core generator, by moving around cores. It also allows a player to employ surprise tactics by leveling up their Spirits to surpass certain walls by either increasing their BP or gaining an useful effect of some sort. In the process of using Awaken, a player can also deplete its own spirits, which is used as a gimmick in the later development of the mechanic in Burning Soul era. The ability first appears on spirits only, then proceed to appear on braves as well.
At the beginning of Constellation era, a new variant of Awaken, Ultra Awaken, was introduced together with The PhantomStarDragon Gai-Asura. Entering the Ultimate era, another new variant of Awaken, True-Awaken, appeared in game together with Ultimate-Siegfried. It centers around Ultimates instead.
- It's the first ability/keyword ever introduced in Battle Spirits history.