Clubhouse, Pets, Poptropica Store

Ride the Hawk Wings before the sunset 🌅

Hey Poptropicans, it’s the start of a new week, which means another store update on Poptropica! Let’s pop in for a peek. 👀

Over in the costumes section, there’s a new casual outfit: the Sunset Tee! Also, though these have been around for a while, the Creators’ Blog recap of this week’s update highlighted the elegant Prom Princess and Prom Party looks in time for prom season. Promtropica party time?

As for the other costumes, they’ll probably look familiar if you’ve been playing Pop for a while. Even some older costumes have made a comeback, like the Baseball Uniform and Lightning Knight!

Not covered in the Creators’ update are some new styles for pets. Most notably, there’s a cool set of The Hawk Wings for members’ pets. For non-members, you can pick up a simple yet chic Halter Neck Dress for your little one or some of the other fashions from before.

But wait, there’s more! The clubhouse store also rotated its stock, with a few shiny new things among them — including a Brilliant Baby Dr. Hare poster, glowing little bunny lamp, and desk lamp for members.

Modeling some new interior items.

Don’t worry, there’s quite a bit for non-members too. Here, browse the entire store down below and see how it compares with last month’s:

And if you’re needing credits to fund this shopping spree, be sure to check out the Lost Cubs Mini Quest released last week! 🐻 You can replay this quick game to get 50 credits for each subsequent run-through.

Last but not least, remember that the Fairytale Fanfic Challenge is open until this Friday at 8 pm PST! Take that bundle of straw of an ending that the Creators left us with, and turn it into a pile of literary gold à la Rumpelstiltskin. Plus, consider sharing your story with the PHB! ✏️

Keep on popping on, Poptropicans!


Clubhouse, Guest Posts

Clubhouse Tour: Golden Crown

Howdy Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Golden Crown. Enjoy!

Hey, Poptropicans! Golden Crown here, showing off my clubhouse in my first ever guest post on the PHB! I’ve been playing Poptropica for a while now, but since I’ve started following the PHB and joined the PHC, I decided that I would completely redo my clubhouse. I hope you enjoy it!

When you first enter, you can see my wonderful unicorn banner hanging above the doorway. I got it from Pegasaia, a land full of strange mythical creatures and whatnot.

Now, to the left is the room I’m most proud of — the artifacts room! I have an ice dragon statue, the lunar dreamcatcher, a lantern I use when I’m in dark places, and, my personal favorite, a crystal skull! This artifact is my absolute favorite because it represents my tribe (the Pathfinders). You can find it in the Pathfinders common room!

Ok, here’s my living room, where I unwind and stuff! I mean, mostly I eat snacks and play on my phone, but ya know. Anyway, to the left of the couch is my favorite table with a “priceless” gold pineapple (I got it from a garage sale). I also have some plants growing in here, and it really makes the room feel more homey.

Here is my music room! I mostly have dance parties in here and I also just like to hear myself sing, so yeah! There’s also two of my favorite types of tree here — palm trees! From here, you can see a sign that says “Keepeth Out.” You see it, right? Well, I mean it! Don’t go snooping in my bedroom! Okay fine, I’ll let you see it, but only for a little bit. That is my private place!

Well, not much to see here. Just a bed, a vanity set, and a little hanging decoration. Please don’t tell anyone that I still play with toy plushies! I’ll be ruined! You promise not to tell? Ok, next room.

Here is my favorite room — my study! I read, write, and of course, study here! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I am a big fan of books, adventure, problem solving, music, and so much more! But I don’t think I have the time to name everything I like. Next room!

Here’s the last room! This is my pets’ room. 🐱🐶 I have a dog named Axel and a cat named Violet. I’m more of a cat person than a dog person (don’t tell Axel), but I love them equally. They each have their own house and something to fidget and have fun with. I spoil them, I know, but I need something to keep them out of my fur… er, hair… while I’m working. Axel, come back! Don’t hide in that dog house! What about you, Violet? I know that you’ll stay. Who’s a good girl?

Well, I hope you enjoyed this Clubhouse Tour! While I’m not a member, I fully intend to keep moving forward with my Poptropica journey! Tell me what you think of my house in the comments, and have a great day, Poptropicans!

Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Golden Crown. If you did, you might also enjoy other clubhouse tours we’ve featuredConsider sharing yours, too!

The Poptropica Help Blog welcomes interesting Poptropica insights from anyone in the Poptropica community with thoughts to share. Interested in writing for the PHB? We’d love to hear from you! 📝

Contests, Fairy Tale Island, Social Media, YouTubers

Fairytale’s fate left to fans with flair ✏️💫

Hey Poptropicans! This post comes to you with a few updates: an official contest, the return of a legend, and more fan art features. Let’s pop in!

First, the Pop Creators have announced a Fairytale Fanfic Challenge, calling Poptropicans to write an original ending for Fairytale Island.

Acknowledging that questions were left unanswered in the island’s ending, the Creators decided this little contest would be a fun way to open it up to us to decide what happens next for the characters we’ve come to know and love. Questions such as…

  • Where did Rumpelstiltskin disappear to? Will he ever return?
  • What does the prince’s fate hold? Will he have to get a job?!
  • What comes of the new happy endings for Red, Snow, and Cinder?
  • What friendship blossoms between Little Red Riding Hood and the Seven Dwarves?
  • Does Snow White open her veterinary practice?
  • Do the Huntsman and Cinderella fall in love? Hopefully the Huntsman’s left behind his homicidal hijinx…
  • And what did Rumplestiltskin do with the real king?

The Fairytale Fanfic Challenge is open from now until next Friday, May 21 at 8 pm PST. Send your rewritten ending as text or a file attachment to Poptropica’s submissions form for a chance to win some credits and be featured on the Creators’ Blog!

But also, what about that lackluster ending to Fairytale Island? While it’s exciting to get everyone’s creative juices flowing with these fanfiction writing prompts, fans also want to experience more complete narratives in the game itself, from the creators themselves.

The creators haven’t made any promises on changing the island’s ending in the game or adding an Episode 2, though some of the island’s dialogue hints at it. Could this be a compromise for wanting to add more but not having the time and resources to do it just yet? And is this what Perfect Crab, the Dream Island winner, envisioned for Fairytale Island? Whatever the case, at least we’ll be seeing some semi-canonical conclusions with the fanfic challenge…

While we’re talking Fairytale Island, a very special video playthrough dropped just this week. Some of you may recognize Thinknoodles, the popular gaming YouTuber who got his start years ago with Poptropica walkthroughs. Although he doesn’t play much Pop now, he dropped by with a “Road to Captain Thinknoodles” let’s-play for the OGs!

The vid starts with (a younger looking) Think playing through the new Home Island mini quest, but he soon makes his way to Fairytale Island, where he intensifies the jumpscare of the forest wolf, appreciates the “aged up” jokes, and even sings along to Cinder’s guitar riff. Enjoy!

Last but not least, here’s the latest round of fan art features from the creators’ Instagram stories, with OCs and villains galore:

That concludes this update! You’ve got about a week to come up with a better happily-(or sadly?)-ever-after for Fairytale Island and might win some credits for it. Plus, rack up some more by playing through the new Lost Cubs mini quest. 🐻 Keep on popping on, Poptropicans! ✌️


Lost Cubs, Survival Island

Cub your enthusiasm for the Lost Cubs Mini Quest 🐻

Hey, Poptropicans! After an accidental leak and two sneak peeks, the Lost Cubs Mini Quest is now here for all players!

You can start the rescue mission by one of two ways. The first way is to visit Home Island and talk to Ishmael, who is being crushed by a sad mama bear. The second way is that you can fly to the quest, which can be found on the first page of the map.

Starting the quest greets you with a comic explaining that the mama bear lost her cubs in the wilderness of Survival Island. Now it’s our job to help reunite this fuzzy family! Click “Start” to begin the quest!

As some of you already know, the Lost Cub Mini Quest was prematurely released earlier this month. How does the finished product compare to the leak? The gameplay is exactly the same with the player needing to collect the five cubs, akin to some of Pop’s ad games. While the gameplay is the same, there is a lot more going on visually in the final version. Leaves and grass are blown by the strong wind, and the blizzard makes finding the cubs a bit more difficult.

Thankfully, unlike the leak, completing the quest doesn’t take you to an infinite loading screen. Finding the cubs on your first playthrough rewards you with a heartwarming reunion, a humble 250 credits, and a cute Lost Cub Mini Quest follower (which can actually roar)!

In the Creators’ behind-the scenes look at the quest, it was stated that players could replay the quest multiple times to earn more credits. UPDATE: The Creators’ Blog clarified that 250 credits should be awarded for the first playthrough, followed by 50 for each subsequent play. (In the first day of release, some players have reported earning 50, 20, or even no credits at all! If you’re having this issue, contact Pop support.)

And that was the anticipated Lost Cubs Mini Quest! Personally, I thought it was pretty lacking since it’s just a simple collect-a-thon game. It’s also strange that this Survival Island-based mini quest was released before Survival Island’s remaining four episodes were converted to Haxe. We all wish that the Creators would focus more on making and porting islands and less on delivering half-baked side quests.

Anyway, what are your thoughts on this quest? Let us know in the comments below! Thank you all for reading the Poptropica Help Blog and bearing with our unbearable puns! 😜🐻

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin 🐬

Lost Cubs, Sneak Peeks, Survival Island

Bear to take in the scenery before we set off 🐻🌲🏔️

Hey, Poptropicans! Yesterday, the Creators shared Part 1 of an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Bear Mini Quest. As promised, they released Part 2 on the night before the quest’s scheduled release. Let’s take a look!

Part 2 of our sneak peek opts to show off a sketch of a wintry forest environment, reminiscent of Survival Island. Ned Noodlehead and the bears are present to show the scale of the snowy scene. And as a fun bonus, we learn that an average Poptropican’s jump height is 224 px.

The Creators confirmed that players can replay the quest as much as they want to earn more credits, so it seems that this quest will act as a credit farm like the app-exclusive Reality TV: Wild Safari. If you do plan on replaying this quest, you should know that the cubs’ locations will be randomized for each playthrough. Expect to find those cubs in some unexpected places.

Keep your eyes open for the Bear Mini Quest, which is scheduled to release tomorrow, May 13th!

Over on Instagram, the Creators shared three new pieces of fan art. Instagram user cacaocheri drew some art of their OC Cuddly Flame, and arts.n.darts drew two pictures highlighting Copy Cat and Betty Jetty from Super Power Island.

Nice as usual, but the official Poptropica Instagram account made an unusual comment. On the Betty Jetty post from arts.n.darts, they commented, “Does the character have a name?” We’ll just say it: it’s pretty embarrassing to forget about a major character from your own game. 🤦‍♀️

Anyway, what are your hopes for this upcoming quest? How will the it compare to the accidental leak? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin 🐬