Status Effects
Status effects are special conditions that alter your hobo's performance for a period of time.
Mechanics
What a status effect does is quite inherent in its name; it affects your hobo's status. How it actually affects it varies from status effect to status effect. Most status effects temporarily increase your hobo's combat stats by a certain amount or percentage. Other status effects provide your hobo with special bonuses, such as better gains, heightened dodging capabilities, various styles of protection, and so forth. A few status effects can even have a negative impact on your hobo's performance, so watch out for those!
It should also be noted that status effects don't last forever. Whenever a status effect is bestowed onto your hobo, its duration starts decreasing. Once the status effect's duration is up, it disappears. Exactly how long a status effect lasts depends upon the source of the status effect and when the status effect was bestowed onto your hobo.
Status effects have many sources. The primary sources of status effects are certain food items and Mixed Drinks. Other things, such as the candy found in the Chocolate Room and the Dark Chocolate Room, can also bestow status effects onto your hobo. Some status effects have more than one source, with the only difference between the different sources being the duration.
If for some reason you want to get rid of a status effect, there a couple of ways to go about doing so. The first way to get rid of a status effect is to just wait until its duration is up. The second way is to get another status effect bestowed onto your hobo, overwriting your current status effect. (You can only have one status effect active at a time.) The final way to get rid of a status effect is to take a dip in the chocolate river in the Chocolate Room for 1T. Doing so removes the status effect immediately with no consequences.
One important thing about using status effects in battles against other hobos should be noted. A weapon called the CoffeeSoaked Mop has the ability to temporarily negate the status effect of the hobo it is used against in a fight. Upon being "mopped" in a fight, your hobo's status effect does not take effect and loses 10 minutes of its remaining duration. Additionally, the Mop Head and Time Displacement status effects have the ability to negate status effects. The Mop Head status effect negates the status effect an opponent in battle and knocks 10 minutes off of its remaining duration, and the Time Displacement status effect has a 33⅓% chance of negating everyone's status effects in battle.
Cron Intervals
Status effect duration is set up to last until a certain cron interval is reached. In the case of the Sorrowful status effect, it is 3 cron intervals.
In HoboWars, the cron interval is 5 minutes, meaning that, starting from XX:00, every 5 minutes a cron job is run.
The way a status effects duration is calculated is this:
Lets say you obtained the Sorrowful status effect at XX:03:00. Since the previous cron interval was XX:00:00, the next cron interval 3 intervals away from that interval is XX:15:00 (XX:05:00 is one interval way, XX:10:00 is two intervals away, and XX:15:00 is three intervals away). So, the duration of your Sorrowful status effect is 15  3 = 12 minutes (XX:15:00  XX:03:00).
So, if you obtain the Sorrowful status effect at XX:04:55, since the cron interval that is 3 intervals away from the [XX:00:00~XX:04:59] interval is the [XX:15:00~XX:19:59] interval, the duration of your status effect is 10 minutes and 5 seconds, since your status effect will disappear at the XX:15:00 cron interval.
Therefore, in order to get the most duration out of a status effect, obtain it as soon as a 5minute cron interval has passed (e.g. at 10:05:02).
List of cron intervals (12 every hour):  


List of Status Effects
There is a plethora of status effects present in the game.
The following is a list of all them, as well as information pertaining to what they affect, how long their duration is, what their source is, and other important information.
Please note that a few status effects are slightly different over on Facebook HoboWars and HoboArena.
Status effects that can be obtained from licking a Ring Pop are marked with a pink background.
Status effects that are only present in Facebook HoboWars and HoboArena are marked with a dark gray background.
Image  Name  Effect  Source  Maximum Duration^{†} 
Other Information 

Amish  Replaces your equipped armor with a 2000 defense Amish Hat, disables your equipped weapon.  Amish Highball  15 Minutes  Your equipped weapon & armor return to normal when the effect ends.  
Angry  Increases your power by 20%.  Angry Mother  15 Minutes   
Apple Breath  Increases your begging income by $1000 and your begging experience by 40%.  Apple Flavored Gum  150 Minutes  Beg income is only increased by $100 on Facebook HoboWars & HoboArena  
Bacon Breath  Increases your begging income by 20% and your begging experience by 15%.  Bacon Blast Jelly Beans Beggar's Brunch 
100 Minutes 50 Minutes 
 
Bawling like a baby  Increases your begging experience by 50%, but decreases your begging income by 50%.  Bawling Baby  15 Minutes   
Blind  Increases your begging income by 10% and your begging experience by 35%, but decreases your accuracy.  Eye Gouger  15 Minutes   
Bludgeoner Breath  Increases your begging income by 25% and your begging experience by 30%.  Beggar's Bludgeon***  10 Minutes   
Blue Tongue  Increases your speed by an amount varying between 50 and 300.  Rainbow Drop  30 Minutes  1/4 chance of obtaining this status effect from a Rainbow Drop.  
Blueberry Breath  Increases your begging income by 10% and your begging experience by 15%.  Blueberry Blast Jelly Beans Chocolate Room 
100 Minutes 30 Minutes 
 
Brainy  Increases your intelligence by 200.  Brains Smarty Pants 
60 Minutes Variable^{††} 
 
Burning Belly  Increases your power by 15%.  Dark Chocolate Room  30 Minutes   
Calcium Rich  Increases your strength by 15%.  Dark Chocolate Room  30 Minutes   
Caulimorphous  Increases your strength by 25%.  Caulipop  100 Minutes   
Chocorat  Increases your rat's stats by 15% in battle.  Kit Rat Bar  60 Minutes   
Cinnamon Breath  Increases your begging income by $1500 and your begging experience by 40%.  Cinnamon Flavored Gum  150 Minutes  Beg income is only increased by $150 on Facebook HoboWars & HoboArena  
Classy as Hell  Increases your respect gains by 25%.  Jolly Gentleman  15 Minutes   
Clever Beggar  Increases your begging experience by 55%, but decreases your begging income by 25%. Also allows you to raise your begging stat to 1200.  The Art of 
30 Minutes   
Cream Whipped  Increases either your speed, power, or strength by 750.  Faberge Cream Egg Can of Whipped Cream 
500 Minutes 30 Minutes 
 
Curious Strength  Increases your strength by 300.  Altoids Junior Mints Chocolate Room 
50 Minutes 250 Minutes 30 Minutes 
 
Dalimorphous  Increases your speed by 25%.  Dalipop  100 Minutes   
Death Perception  Increases your speed, power and strength by 1,000.  Haunted House  10 Minutes  Only obtainable by using Yoink.  
Double Gorilla Strength 
Increases your strength by 1000.  Double Gorillas  60 Minutes   
Double Falcon Speed 
Increases your speed by 1000.  Double Falcons  60 Minutes   
Double Raptor Power 
Increases your power by 1000.  Double Raptors  60 Minutes   
Double You  Creates a Doppelganger to fight alongside you.  Twozzlers  25 Minutes  Random chance between offensive & defensive Doppelganger.  
Emasculated  Decreases your strength by 15%.  ClawoMatic  50 Minutes  Cannot be selfinflicted.  
Enraged  Increases your strength by 20% and your power by 25%, but decreases your speed by 10%.  Erupting Volcano  15 Minutes   
Falcon Speed  Increases your speed by 500.  Gummi Peregrine Falcon  100 Minutes   
Fizzy Floatiness  Increases your speed by 100 and gives you a 20% chance of dodging attacks.  Fizzy Lifting Soda  30 Minutes   
Flametipped Spiked Hair 
Causes your opponent to occasionally experience great recoil damage upon contact.  Flaming Hedgehog  15 Minutes   
Gingerbread Breath  Increases your begging income by 25% and your begging experience by 40%.  Gingerbread Bum  50 Minutes   
Glampire  Increases speed by 15%, and gives a 10% chance to drain life on hit.  Transylvania Slammer  15 Minutes   
Gorilla Strength  Increases your strength by 500.  Gummi Gorilla  100 Minutes   
Green Noser  Causes you to find more money than usual while exploring the City.  Filthy Leprechaun  15 Minutes   
Green Tongue  Increases your strength by an amount varying between 50 and 300.  Rainbow Drop  30 Minutes  1/4 chance of obtaining this status effect from a Rainbow Drop.  
Hobola  You're infected. Reduces your Intel to 1, removes your attack range, gives access to the Dark Pit, and more.  Death By Chocolate Losing to infected players. 
24 Hours  Your Intel returns to normal when the effect ends. You can spread the Hobola by attacking & defeating other players.  
Hobowarrior  Increases your power by 2000 and your speed by 10%.  Hobowarheads  60 Minutes   
Indigo Tongue  Increases your speed, power, and strength, each by an amount varying between 50 and 300.  Rainbow Drop Chocolate Room 
30 Minutes  1/4 chance of obtaining this status effect from a Rainbow Drop.  
Gives you a 50% chance of dodging attacks.  Quantum Candy  100 Minutes  Causes your name to blink on the Message Boards and in HoboMails.  
Jittery  Increases your speed by 200.  Wonkastripe Candy Cane Chocolate Room 
100 Minutes 30 Minutes 
 
Juggernutalicious  Replaces your equipped weapon and armor with a 4000 defense Juggernaut Helmet, +10% to power and explore turns can go to 50  JuggerNut  30 Minutes  Your equipped weapon and armor return to normal when the effect ends.  
Kablooie  If you are knocked below 10% of your life without dying you will explode, damaging your opponent and reducing your life to 1.  BlowUp Pop  60 Minutes   
Kitten Pox  Increases your speed by 300.  Purring Kitty  15 Minutes   
Laid Back  Causes you to not lose any money whenever you lose a fight against another player.  Gin & Juice Special Brownie 
15 Minutes 60 Minutes 
 
Lead Heavy  Increases your power by 40%, but decreases your speed by 10%.  Fizzy Falling Soda  30 Minutes   
Lightningy  Increases your speed by 15%.  Dark Chocolate Room  30 Minutes   
Like A Rock  Steadily ramps up the damage you do during a fight as the fight progresses.  Rock Candy  60 Minutes   
LongerLasting Energization  Increases your speed, power, and strength by 500.  LongerLasting Gobstopper  60 Minutes   
Lubed Up  Decreases your power by 15%.  ClawoMatic  50 Minutes  Cannot be selfinflicted.  
Magnetism  Gives you a small chance of deflecting or collecting any cans fired at you in battle.  ICPeanut Butter Cup  60 Minutes   
Meleeria  Increases your experience gains from fights by 20%.  Fighters Lunch* Prison Hooch 
60 Minutes 15 Minutes 
 
Minty Beef Breath  Increases your begging income by 15%, your begging experience by 20%, and your chance of receiving a begging reward by 2%.  Peppermint Burger Patties  60 Minutes   
Mop Head  Negates an opponent's status effect for the duration of the battle.  Mop Rocks  60 Minutes   
Mummified  Increases your power by 100%, decreases your speed by 50% and makes you weak to fire.  Egyptini  15 Minutes   
Noodly Awesomeness  Increases your speed, power, and strength by 400.  Gummi Spaghetti Monster  100 Minutes   
On Fire  Increases your power and strength by 300 and causes your opponent to occasionally experience great recoil damage upon contact.  Redder Hots Self Immolation 
150 Minutes 15 Minutes 
 
Pearly Whites  Increases your begging income by $3000 and your begging experience by 50%.  Sugarfree Gum  60 Minutes  Beg income is only increased by $300 on Facebook HoboWars & HoboArena  
Patriotic  +25% to all battle stats while holding a Flag.  Freedom Fries  200 Minutes   
Polymorphous  Increases your speed, power, and strength by 15%.  Polypop  100 Minutes   
Puppy Power  Increases your power by 300.  Happy Puppy Chocolate Room 
15 Minutes 30 Minutes 
 
Quadra Jitters  Increases your speed by 1600 and gives you a 25% chance of dodging attacks.  Wonka Quadra Candy Cane  60 Minutes   
Rainbow Pox  Increases your speed, power, and strength, each by an amount varying between 300 and 900.  Rainbow Balls  60 Minutes   
Raptor Power  Increases your power by 500.  Gummi Raptor  100 Minutes   
Raspberry Strength  Increases your strength by 300.  Chocolate Room  30 Minutes   
Real Ultimate Power  Increases your speed, power, and strength by 2000.  Flying Dutchman Chocolate Room 
60 Minutes 30 Minutes 
An extremely rare and powerful status effect.  
Red Tongue  Increases your power by an amount varying between 50 and 300.  Rainbow Drop Red Hots Gas Soaked Red Hots 
30 Minutes 150 Minutes 150 Minutes 
1/4 chance of obtaining this status effect from a Rainbow Drop.  
Roast Beef Fortification  Increases your strength by 600, your begging income by $500, and your begging experience by 50%.  Roast Beef Flavored Gum  100 Minutes  Beg income is only increased by $50 on Facebook HoboWars & HoboArena  
SARS  Inflicts gradual damage on you in battle.  SARS Bar  60 Minutes  A highly contagious status effect.  
SemiTransparency  Gives you a 30% chance of dodging attacks.  Crystal Pepsi  100 Minutes   
SemiLasting Energization  Increases your speed, power and strength by 250.  SemiLasting Gobstopper  200 Minutes   
Shoegazer  Causes you to find one more extra can whenever you find cans while exploring the City.  The Long Walk  15 Minutes   
XxxX Sorrowful XxxX  Causes you to automatically win battles whenever other players attack you and win.  Sorrowful Penguin  15 Minutes  Each Sorrowful win reduces the status effect's duration by 5 minutes. Changes the appearance of your name and default profile picture.  
Spiked Hair  Causes your opponent to occasionally experience recoil damage upon contact.  Hedgehog  15 Minutes   
Stickier Colder Hands  Increases your equipped weapon's attack by 1200.  Triple Dipps  60 Minutes   
Sticky Cold Hands  Increases your equipped weapon's attack by 250.  Dippin Dots FreezePacked Dippin Dots** 
100 Minutes   
Sweetness  Increases your speed, power, and strength by 500.  Sweet Bomb  200 Minutes   
Time Displacement  Sends everyone in the battle back into an era where either rats, status effects, or skills did not exist.  Time Traveler  15 Minutes   
Tranquilized  Decreases your speed by 15%.  ClawoMatic  50 Minutes  Cannot be selfinflicted.  
Under the Bridge  Gain respect from begging and from training at the University.  Red Hot Chili Pepper  60 Minutes  Gains decrease with repeated use. Effect kills you when it expires.  
Uranium Enriched  Causes your opponents to experience increasing recoil damage upon damaging you.  Centrifuge  15 Minutes  The recoil damage limit is 5000.  
Volleymorphous  Increases your power by 25%.  Volleypop  100 Minutes   
Warwolf  Increases your power and strength by 30%, but disables your weapon & armor.  Full Moon  15 Minutes  Your equipped weapon & armor return to normal when the effect ends.  
Wonka Spirit  Causes your Balltop Cane's stats to become greatly improved.  Wonka's Peppermint Spirits  150 Minutes  When this status effect is active, music plays at the Candy Store.  
Zombified  Gives you the ability to do things like exploring and begging while dead, without any negative consequences.  Dead Man Walking Death Mints 
15 Minutes 60 Minutes 
Even with this effect, you cannot fight while dead; any battles will result in an automatic loss. 
^{†}On Facebook HoboWars, the maximum duration of all status effects is 60 minutes.
^{††}The maximum duration of the Brainy status effect obtained from the Smarty Pants is 40 minutes times the amount of absorbed intelligence points.
*You can only obtain the Meleeria status effect from a Fighters Lunch on HoboArena.
**You can only obtain the Sticky Cold Hands status effect from a FreezePacked Dippin Dots if you feed one to Archangel Slugworth.
***Only a chance to obtain after defeating another player in battle.