What does the phrase "buff up" mean in the following sentence from the description of the game "Subway Surfers"?

In the game, every power-up is on an independent timer. If you go to the shop and buff up each one, they’ll last longer.

It's also not clear if the phrase "each one" is used in reference to "power-ups" or "independent timer."

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"buff up":

Buff (video gaming), a change to a weapon or ability that deems it more viable for game balance.

So it means to make something more powerful, in this case, the power-up. "each one" refers to the "power-up", as the power-up relies on the timer, but you can't buff the timer as it is not "an item" in the game, so you buff the power-up to give it more time to last.

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