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Celebrating Valentine’s Day at lightning speed

Happy Valentine’s Day, Poptropicans! We hope you and your loved ones are having a great day. Today, we have some news that you’re sure to love (or like, at least). Let’s get started with a shocking store update.

The winner of Poptropica’s 2020 costume design contest (“Lightning Wielder” by Instagram user @bianca_donka) is finally in the game! Visit the store and get this electrifying costume for free, but hurry before it goes away in a flash.

The “Lightning Wielder” doesn’t come with any space bar actions, despite the ideas put forth by its designer. But the lightning arm does come with an animating dazzle!

Along with the “Lightning Wielder” costume, there are plenty of Valentine’s Day-themed goodies available for purchase in the store this month.


Make this Valentine’s Day special by going to the cinema and watching the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie. Speaking of Sonic, you can spot some billboards advertising his movie around Poptropica. Unlike normal island ads, this one doesn’t include any games, videos, or prizes. Clicking the billboard just directs you to the movie’s website.

An ad with no games to play or videos to watch seems kind of underwhelming. However, take a step back and you’ll notice that the game screen has been changed from the normal blue to a bird’s eye view of a city at night. Take a look:

Also, Frozen 2 ads have returned to advertise the film’s digital and home media release. Like the original ad, you have to watch a short video in order to win two prizes: the familiar Olaf Follower and the new Wind Spirit power.

To use the Wind Spirit power, equip the red leaf then press the spacebar to be lifted into the air by a flurry of leaves. Pretty neat!

frozen2home_windgif

Earlier this week, Blue Tooth took to social media to let people know that February 10 is National Pizza Day. 🍕 She posted a video of her Poptropican and her rabbit Dorf waiting for lunch at the diner on 24 Carrot Island, and mentioned that they were waiting for quite a while. The owners were probably preoccupied with the threat of global domination at the time…

That’s about it for now. What are your thoughts on the “Lightning Wielder” costume? Are you going to watch the Sonic movie when it hits theaters? Have you seen “Frozen 2,” and do you plan on re-watching it? Are you craving pizza right now? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a happy Valentine’s Day! 💘

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

13 thoughts on “Celebrating Valentine’s Day at lightning speed”

  1. Great post covering lots of updates, Gentle Dolphin!

    I’d hoped that the Lightning Wielder would get a cool space bar action, but oh well. Still very true to the original design otherwise. 🙂

    The Sonic movie doesn’t quite catch my eye, but Frozen 2 was decent, though kind of “lost in the woods” at times… 😉 And pizza sounds great! But at the moment my craving is for dim sum.

      1. Does the Photo Booth still exist? Cuz I got really great idea for this month’s Community Creations.

      2. Y’know, I was wondering that too. I came back to Poptropica last week and I noticed it wasn’t anywhere to be found on home island anymore… I don’t know what happened to it.

      1. Huh that’s interesting, maybe you’re right. Try looking in 24 Carrot Island at the far right of the Main Street. That’s where the actual ad is supposed to be located. If not, then I have no clue 🤔

      2. no sign of the frozen 2 ad, but i see ads for ‘onwards’… weird. never mind, thank you for your help!

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