There are three things you need before you can battle: a trained battle pet, Trading Cards placed in your Battle Deck, and weapons and wands. If you have just created a pet because you are new to marapets you will have to use the gym to train for a little bit before battling but with a little effort and determination it will not take you very long. There are Trading Cards to collect that unlock battle opponents and the Opponent section in this guide will show you the easiest and most affordable ones. One of the biggest mistakes players make when deciding on their battle pet is using a limited edition pet that is difficult to equip with wands. Please read the Wand section carefully before choosing your battle pet.
Battle pets train at the gym on Minipet Island in level, strength, speed, defense, and health. The gym is paid for by crystals which can be won doing Elger quests or bought from other players. Each gym session will give a stat in whichever area you train in. Pet level should only be raised as necessary because it determines how many crystals your gym session will cost and how long it takes.
You must keep all your stats double your pet level because once you pass level 25 the cost goes up to two crystals per session and takes two hours.
Each battle opponent has a Trading Card which must be placed in your Battle Deck before you can battle him. The easiest opponents that are easy and inexpensive to buy Trading Cards for are Uayl, Snowman Twin, and Sumo Feliz. Your battle pet must have at least 9 health points to be able to beat Uayl.
Your pet is allowed to use two weapons for attacking and two wands for healing per turn. Although some weapons cause more damage than others it is really your stats that will give them power. If you are starting out battling with a low statted pet I suggest to try either Golden Axes or Biala Swords depending on your budget. Here is a list of the Top Weapons with a damage calculator so you can see what each one will do before you buy them.
Your pet is allowed two wands for healing per turn. They are a bit more complicated than weapons but there is a section Wands and Potions here. Pay close attention to the type of pets that can use wands, which ones are better, and the tip about changing into a Doyle to get the best starter wand you can get! From here I suggest you read the section on Pet Training .