Shops are located in each teams' bases where upgrades can be purchased with the in game currency, Solar. Players are taken there after teleporting, and while there, their health will refill quickly, making it a helpful place to retreat to when near death. It is also possible to access the shop while dead, as long as it's done before the respawn minigame.
Each Awesomenaut has their own unique selection of upgrades, with a few exeptions on the utility tab.
An energy wall prevents enemy Awesomenauts from using the opposing team's shop.