Fan Art Features, PoptropiCon Island, Store

Spoiler alert: new episode this Thursday 🚨

Heyo! Poptropican’t wait for PoptropiCon? It won’t be much longer.

Release day revealed: This Thursday, Jan 27, members* will get to enter the convention center and continue the story on both desktop and mobile* in PoptropiCon Island, Episode 2: Spoiler Alert!

*No word yet on whether or when it might be released to non-members, and for those who wish to play on the app — read this before you update.

Adventure Outfitters has been hinting at the re-release all month, but the PoptropiCon items are here only for a limited time, so snap them up while you can! Also new this week is the Sparkling Snow outfit with its cozy cream coat, available to all for 200 credits.

For more Poptropica OGs, there’s always fan art. Here are the latest features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories:

Keep on popping on, Poptropicans. ✌️


Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features, Monthly Costume Contests, Social Media, Tribes

Dressed Designs and Tribe Throughlines

Hey Poptropicans! We’ve got costume designs, throwbacks, tone-twisting tweets, and a fan comic. Let’s pop right in!

January’s costume contest reel has been released, though a winner has yet to be announced. In the meantime, enjoy all the creativity:

Which ones are you hoping to see in the game? Here are a couple of costumes with great color schemes that caught our eye:

The Pop Creators’ Blog recently shared a post from guest writer Golden Crown about the old tradition of Tribes from the Poptropolis Games. By the way, thanks Golden Crown for sharing the PHB’s Tribes page, where you can learn more about each tribe’s personality and even tour their epic common rooms! Which flag will you fly?

Over on Twitter, Poptropica shared a wholesome response to a wholesome meme, featuring a dino-dressed pet:

And in a less wholesome tweet still perhaps with a grain of truth:

Last but not least, here’s a fan art feature from Pop’s Instagram story! If you’re a diehard Pop fan, perhaps you too can relate to the intense passion captured in this comic:

Poptropica fan comic by @goldsberrie

That’s a wrap for this post. Pop on, Poptropicans!


Fan Art Features, Store

Throw on the Tough Tundra, and off the toupee

Hey Poptropicans!

Another week, another restock at Adventure Outfitters. The hottest (or coolest?) new ‘fit this week is the Tough Tundra (250 credits) for members, which features a jean jacket layered with a hoodie. Also, pets get three new styles: a Polar Bear outfit and Snowboard Goggles for all, and grey Puffy Jacket for members, all at 75 credits each.

For the full lineup, drop by the Creators’ Blog!

In other news, Poptropica’s latest Instagram stories include tons of characters, both fan-invented and from classic islands like Spy! Check ’em out:

That wraps up this update. Stay cool, Poptropicans!


Guest Posts, Pop 5

Pop 5: Things You Need to be Poptropica’s Antagonist 😈

Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Silver ShellEnjoy!

Hey Poptropicans! Recently, Purple Paw made a post about how to be Poptropica’s protagonist, which inspired me to write a Pop 5 post about being its antagonist — the enemy who actively opposes the hero.

You’re always saving Poptropica: doing good deeds, helping people, protecting the planet, et cetera. But what if you feel like doing something different for a change, being a villain just this once? If so, you’ll need traits that check off this list:

5: A Thirst for Revenge

Countless Poptropica villains had a sad background that fueled their anger and their need to take revenge. Take Ringmaster Raven. His village treated him terribly and later forced him out, and he chose to turn the entire village into monsters. If you’re a villain, you’re usually acting out because of anger and the need for revenge.

4: A Way With Technology

In plenty of islands, the villain messes around with technology to defeat you, like how Gretchen Grimlock pretended to be Harold Mews to get the location of Bigfoot, or how Director D used mini-robots to stop you from getting to his spaceship. Being a villain requires using technology a lot of the time, so learn to be tech-savvy!

3: A Unique Outfit

The protagonist of the island (you) usually wears whatever they want, wherever they want. But the villain should have a noticeable, awesome costume that makes them stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s pirate attire or a bunny costume, be sure to find a cool outfit to show you’re a villain.

2: An Awesome Villain Name

For some small, not-super-important villains, like Gretchen Grimlock, Dr. Silva, Ghost Story’s magistrate Henry Flatbottom and more, they use their own basic names. But the best of the best, like Binary Bard, Dr. Hare, the Black Widow, and Captain Crawfish, have a really cool villain alias that makes them iconic and infamous. Go for greatness.

 1: Trickery

Tons and tons of villains have deceived you to get what they want. From Zeus stealing your sacred items to Binary Bard masquerading as the Princess of Arturus, it happens a lot. To be a successful antagonist, you must be willing to resort to trickery.

So, how many of these did you get? Have you got everything it takes to be a true villain? If you don’t think this is for you, you can always go back to being the good guy. Thanks for reading!

Pop Nonstop,

Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Silver Shell. If you did, you might also enjoy other posts of hers, such as Pop-TROPE-ica: Inter-Island Connections.

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!

App, Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features

Before you update your Pop app…

A word of warning for would-be Poptropica app users. Tune in for upcoming island releases, fan art, and more! Let’s pop right in.

This week, the Pop Creators have been pushing for players to update their Poptropica mobile app, which recently got a major overhaul so that it now matches the computer version. That’s all well and good for the addition of newer features and islands, but what they won’t tell you is that they also deleted a bunch of old islands off the app.

The official blog included only a brief line about the cons of the changes: “Although the mobile app’s update included some unpopular changes, we can now focus on bringing you a new and improved experience!” That doesn’t sound too promising about whether we’ll see those old islands (and complete sets for episodes) return anytime soon — so before you update (if you do), just be sure you know what you’ll be missing.

However, the blog also brings some good news about other islands in the works. As hinted by recent store items, PoptropiCon Island, Ep. 2: Spoiler Alert will be returning later this month, for both desktop and mobile! (Catch the rereleased trailer, too.) Also, the final Dream Island winner, Secret of the Jade Scarab, is on its way for all players!

Here are this week’s fan art features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories, plus a Pop poll on “How do you play Poptropica?” According to voters, 84% prefer desktop while just 16% choose mobile. Hmm, so much for that mobile app upgrade/downgrade?

Also on the Creators’ Blog is a guest post from Young Rider, who shares their excitement in exploring the Grapple-Gift side quest and an adventure from the bygone era, Great Pumpkin Island featuring the Peanuts comic characters. This one’s a classic — and not just on Pop!

That wraps up this update! Be sure to catch up on more below, including our recap of the recently released Blitz on the Fritz Side Quest, for which Poptropica just shared their own playthrough video and guide.

Pop on, Poptropicans!