Glitches, Guest Posts

Common Room Glitch: Forced Battles

(Hey Poptropicans! This is a guest post written by Perfect Sky, a Poptropica player who’s also quite active in the community. She’s here to share a cool common room glitch – enjoy!)


Hey everyone, it’s Perfect Sky! So as some of you may know, I’ve been an active Poptropica player since early 2008. And with all those years of playing, I’ve picked up on several different glitches.

But over time, most of the glitches I knew of were shared and became pretty well known in the community… besides one! The one I’m about to share with you a pretty cool battle glitch that I discovered back in 2011, and I’ve been using it all the time ever since! Very useful if you like hanging out in common rooms. So, let’s begin!

Have you ever seen someone in a common room that you just really want to battle? Whether it’s because they have a high rank, or maybe you just thought they looked familiar and wanted to battle them again. But when you ask them for the game, they say no. And after asking for every single battle on the list… rejected! Always rejected!

I can’t be the only one this happens to, right? And of course, there are the times where the Poptropican you want to battle is just “busy.” Well guess what? There’s actually an easy solution to this!

The steps are very simple. All you have to do is ask a different player for the battle, then immediately click on your desired opponent before the first player responds.

battles 1

And if the first player says yes, you’ll find yourself in the battle with the player you clicked on after!

battles 2

But this glitch only takes the other player to the instructions page, so they could just close the battle before starting. So you may be wondering, does this usually work? Well, let’s take a look at player two’s point of view! There are a couple main reasons why another Poptropican may not want to battle you:

  1. Your rank is too high.
  2. You just beat them in a previous battle.
  3. They are “busy”.

Fortunately, with this glitch, the other player has no idea who’s on the other end of the battle when the start screen appears. So if a high rank or a previous defeat was causing them to turn down your battles, that won’t matter! The other player will have no idea who the opponent is until after clicking “start.”

And if they close out of the battle after starting and seeing who they’re up against, then who cares? You still get another win adding to your game stats while the other player gets a lose, so who’s the real winner here? However, if the other player is busy, don’t be surprised if there is no response. Sometimes when a player is busy, they’re AFK (away from keyboard) and totally ignoring the game.

Now remember, this could get a little suspicious if you use it a bunch of times to battle the same player. So I would recommend that you don’t try to force battles with the same person more than a few times. Also, try not to ask them a million times before using the glitch, because they might become suspicious of you when a random battle suddenly appears on their screen. But after years of using this glitch, I can tell you that most of the time, the other player will accept the battle.

So you may be wondering, “What if someone uses this glitch on me, and I don’t know who they are until after clicking start?” Just click the back arrow, and you can leave the page without gaining a lose to your stats.

Well, that’s all for my little glitch. I hope you all like it and find some opportunities to use it!

Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Perfect Sky!

The PHB welcomes guest posting from anyone in our community if you have something to share, whether it be sneak peeks, My Place in Poptropica stories, or any other ideas you might have. We also encourage sharing on our subreddit and the PHC.

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31 thoughts on “Common Room Glitch: Forced Battles”

    1. I was laughing when I saw the pic! Since I’m in the middle of filming a movie right now, they used a picture of my Poptropican wearing the costume (which is supposed to be a park ranger thing). I didn’t expect the post to be today, so I never changed my outfit. Now everyone will think my Poptropican is a park ranger, or maybe a camper XDD

      1. Haha, sorry about that! I thought it’d be cool to include your Poptropican in the top graphic but that was what you had on at the time. Hopefully people remember your Yellowjackets outfit as well in the pictures below! 😛

  1. PERFECT SKY would like to battle!
    What will RANDOM PLAYER do?
    RANDOM PLAYER used I’m Busy!
    Foe PERFECT SKY is paralyzed and is unable to battle RANDOM PLAYER in Sky Dive.
    What will PERFECT SKY do?
    PERFECT SKY used Forced Battle Glitch Cheat Code.
    PERFECT SKY wins!

  2. Cool post! I’ll be sure to use it when people just HATE to play Soupwords. Yeah, so maybe it’s just a timed crossword puzzle in soup but, hey, I like it! xD

    1. Due to some technical issues with other parts of the server (that made it possible to run the forum, although the forum itself wasn’t an issue) we recently moved back to I’ll cover this a little more in a future post, and sorry for the inconvenience!

  3. Nice glitch, perfect sky! It’ll be really useful in case other people don’t want to play star link :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

  4. holy moly!!!!! this glitch is amazing and cool!Holy cow Perfect Sky I am so glad we have you in this poptropica community! One of the best glitches I have ever seen thank you perfect sky for this glitch!

  5. Ah yeah, been using this glitch left and right! Mostly because I just wanted to surprise a bunch of people lol

  6. I just have one problem with common room battles (other than people leaving just for being a sore loser) no matter how many times I win, my rank will not go any higher. Why doesn’t it go anymore?(my rank is three stars, but I’m better than that.)

    1. It gets much harder to increase your rank as it goes up, and could take a LOT of wins before you move up. However, it’s extremely easy to have your rank drop a bit just by losing a few games.

      (If you’d like to game your battle ranking, check out the glitching tool iPop. 😉 )

  7. Hey guys, maybe you should do some type of contest where you use this glitch to get a random opponent, so nobody will know who they’re facing or back out, and then you could somehow eventually narrow it down to one final battle in one final common room! It would be so epic with everyone in that same common room waiting to see who won! You could use emotes to tell who won, or chat the scores on discord somehow, maybe add it to the tribal tournament or something. Cool glitch!

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