Poptropica House Tour: Spotted Thunder

This is a guest post written by Spotted Thunder (Percia Jackson), a Poptropica player in the community. In this post, she’ll be giving a tour of her player home on Poptropica Worlds. Enjoy! 

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Hey guys, it’s Spotted Thunder, AKA Percia Jackson here, and welcome to my house! It may look tiny from the outside, but the truth is, inside it’s HUGE.

Anyway, once you enter from the front door, you will be welcomed by the elk antlers my friend sent me. That’s my closet over there, and above that is this awesome Viking shield, just in case there is an attack.

(Man, I think I should have got a Greek shield, because my Poptropican was born on Greek Sea Odyssey Island.)

Okay, enough about the shield! To your right is an art corner, if you’re feeling crafty, like me. I know there isn’t much, but well—it’s what it is.

On the other side is my computer, which I use for coding on Scratch (my username there is Howlarmoon), playing games, or texting friends. There’s also my huge TV and my Nintendo Switch, where I can play “Let’s Go Eevee” or any other one of my games, while sitting on the couch trying to catch a Pokemon.

This is my kitchen. There’s plenty of food in the fridge—*snowy owls fly through the open window and hoot*—don’t mind the owls, they’re just guests, and I’m not getting attacked! Anyway, I’ve got a good table here, and chairs. Also, see that door? It’s all storage.

To the left of the kitchen is my band stuff, AKA the stuff that didn’t fit in the storage. What’s funny is I don’t use most of it, but my brother does—speaking of him, where is he right now? Anyway, my band—The Elemental Guardians—only use the guitar, drum, keyboard, and microphone. The band has four members, including me!

Upstairs, you’ll find the bathroom. The floor is very slippery—it’s not my fault! How did this happen? Let me show you. *turns tap on* So let’s say I want a dragon made out of water! *turns water into the form of a dragon* TA-DA! Yeah, that’ my power—controlling water. *turns tap off*

And finally…. my bedroom! As you can see, I have all four trophies, windows to keep the light in, this awesome poster of a rock star I like to listen to, a nice lamp for before-sleep reading, and a fan to keep myself cool—it’s been like 36 degrees Celsius here lately.

*scratches head* Okay, I think I’ve done all of the rooms. Thanks for listening, guys!

–Spotted Thunder/Percia


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Spotted Thunder (Percia Jackson)! If you did, you may enjoy our other Poptropica House Tours, and perhaps even be inspired to share yours too!

The Poptropica Help Blog welcomes interesting Poptropica insights from anyone in the Poptropica community with thoughts to share. You can find some tips and guidelines on our Write for the PHB page. We also encourage sharing blog posts on the PHC.

If you have an idea for a PHB post, send it in!

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Why is Poptropica Original still getting updates?

This is a guest post written by Oliver O., an 11-year-old Poptropica player in the community. In this post, he’ll be exploring the question of why Poptropica Original is still getting updates, while Poptropica Worlds is not. Enjoy!

Hello, I’m a person who’s never written on this blog, but hopefully you like this post. (By the way, I live in Alaska. Yes, we accept US money, and no, we don’t live in igloos. But enough about me.)

Let’s talk about Poptropica. Specifically, what’s up with it these days?

As you may remember, the Creators decided to build Poptropica Worlds in favor of Poptropica Original. The last island on the original Pop was Monkey Wrench in early 2016, three years ago, and even that was more of a tutorial than a full-length island.

So I have a question: why is Poptropica Original still getting updates? Why do they still have member gifts? Why did they update Home Island?

Keep in mind that apparently they were focusing on Poptropica Worlds, and originally claimed they wouldn’t be updating Poptropica Original any longer. As we know, that’s not the case.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love the new changes. The pets? Absolutely adorable! I have all five and love the colorization feature, although I really agree with Lucky Joker—pet clothes really would be cool.

And the clubhouses are a whole different thing. THEY. ARE. AWESOME!! (Although… I don’t understand why there are so few furniture items.)

But let’s not slander that stuff. Let’s talk about my question: why are there updates in the first place, when they said Worlds was the future?

My first guess: They meant no more islands. And although this is very sad for the original Pop, Poptropica Worlds did produce some new islands since Monkey Wrench—the latest one was Greek Sea Odyssey, released a year ago. Progress is very slow on this front, now more than ever.

Next thought on the list: Maybe they just forgot? I mean, it’s not unusual to forget. Raise your hand if you’ve ever forgotten something! *silence, no hands go up* Okay, maybe just me. Or maybe they didn’t forget, but liked their new plan (to update the original game) better.

So that’s what I think! Do you think different? Share your thoughts in the comments. This is a random person signing out. The end!


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Oliver O.! If you did, you may enjoy another guest post by a different writer exploring the question, “Can Poptropica Original stick around?”

The Poptropica Help Blog welcomes interesting Poptropica insights from anyone in the Poptropica community with thoughts to share. You can find some tips and guidelines on our Write for the PHB page. We also encourage sharing blog posts on the PHC.

If you have an idea for a PHB post, send it in!

Strike up a conversation in the Blast-Off Arcade!

Hey Poptropicans! It’s only been a few days since we saw the sneak peek, but the new chat feature is now live in the Blast-Off Arcade on Home Island. Now, instead of jumping around the alien-planet space mutely, you can actually talk to some people!

If you click on a random player, you can say the following:

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And you can get even more chat options by clicking on the speech bubble icon in the lower-left corner. The icon will bring up four categories of speech (greetings, thanks, yes/no, and poptastic), and each one offers nine related options you can speak.

Right beside the chat icon, you’ll find the emoji icon. This lets you express a variety of emojis, one at a time as a thought bubble that appears temporarily next to your character.

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So, what do you think of the new chat options? What do you enjoy about the Arcade or want to improve about it? Stay tuned for an update coming to the friends profile as well, coming sometime this month!

~slantedfish 🐠

Rudolph, the richest reindeer, has some very shiny gifts 🦌🔴

Hey Poptropicans! 🎁

The last of the “12 Days of Member Gifts” are upon us! In case you missed it, check out the first, second, and third waves of gifts in our previous posts. And now…

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It’s time to open the presents! The gift items are as follows: Rudolph Nose (Monday, Dec. 10), Winter Outfit for girls and boys (Tuesday, Dec. 11), and Freeze Ray (Wednesday, Dec. 12). Thanks to Osmium for the pictures below:

If you get a membership now, all 12 of the gifts will be added to your inventory to keep forever. (Update: This is still applicable even after Dec. 12! Perhaps it’ll last the whole month?)

Now if only Poptropica would remember the non-members among us, too…

~/🐠 slantedfish

My Place in Poptropica: Silly Socks

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Silly Socks, who found Poptropica through Diary of a Wimpy Kid and literally dreams about being on the PHB team. See below for details on how to send in your MPIP story to be published here on the PHB!

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My name is Silly Socks and I’m sorry if I get off-topica. *eyes roll* My username is epic45. I live in Canada. I belong to the Wildfire tribe. I’m not a great artist, but I try to draw Dr. Hare. He looks pretty good. Speaking of Dr. Hare, he is my favorite villain in Poptropica. I’m a fan of the blog too. *takes deep breath* Okay, here I go.

The Early Years

Many years ago, when I was about 3, I remember my brother playing Wimpy Wonderland Island and even letting me try. I kept on running into the door to the basement were Rodrick was playing.

I later forgot about Poptropica. But I remembered random pieces of it, like the old login screen, Wimpy Wonderland, Dr. Hare, and Greg from Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Years Later

Years later, I fell in love with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. One day I saw a link to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid website on the back of a book. I checked it out and saw something that looked like the membership symbol, which I clicked on—and it turned out to be Poptropica!

Upon rediscovering Poptropica, I saw things that I had remembered, like the login screen. That’s how I got back into the game.

Me, my friends, and Poptropica vs. Prodigy

My real name is Elizabeth, and I was born in mid-December 2008, which makes me 9, almost 10 today. I’ve tried to bring others to Poptropica.

I have friend named Mikolas who has joined, but he can’t remember how to come to this blog. Mikolas shares a locker at school with another friend, Gavin, who also wants to join Poptropica. Mikolas doesn’t want Gavin to know about Poptropica, but I don’t think that’s fair or nice.

There’s a game I have called Prodigy that I sometimes play. But I also like Poptropica—well, not just like—I love Poptropica! 😊Poptropica is definitely my favorite. It’s my favorite because, unlike Prodigy, Poptropica wouldn’t rub membership in my face (though I still don’t like the idea of membership ☹).

Dreaming to be on the blog

One day I found the PHB because of a YouTube video. The video was about how to do an ASG, and I wanted to do one. So, I went to the help blog and eventually got caught up in the community over here. I comment on this blog as poptropica girl.

My dream is to be a part of the Poptropica Help Blog team. I do, literally, dream about it. Recently, I had a dream about it that started with me in my schools’ playground. I had customized pretty, hot pink, long, blond pigtails. Then the earth became Poptropica. It was night and I had just been invited to the PHB team… but, sadly, it was just a dream.

No matter what, I think I would’ve found my way to Poptropica somehow. I’ve also started to like blogging and I encourage you to write a guest post for the PHB, too. I want to see more “My Place in Poptropica” posts. I’d like to know more about you and your Poptropican. That’s it for now!

—Silly Socks


Hope you enjoyed this “My Place in Poptropica” story!

If you haven’t already, we invite you to send in your own. Please include your username and a minimum of 500 words, typed with good spelling and grammar, and divided into labeled sections. If you send in your story, we will continue to post new community MPIPs!

Interested in writing for the PHB under a different Pop-topic? Take a look at our Write for the PHB page for ideas, guidelines, and more. We always welcome new guest posts!

~the Poptropica Help Blog

Announcing the winners of the PHB’s 10th annual Halloween contest! 🎃🍭

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Happy Halloween, Poptropicans! 🦇🍫 It’s October’s end, and the time has come to announce the winners of our 10th Annual Halloween Costume Contest.

This year, we had two themes, The Casual and The Creepy, for both Poptropica Original and Worlds. From each of the two categories, we selected 5 winners, making 10 total. Then we narrowed it down to 3 top overall winners, who each won a one-month membership from the Poptropica Creators! And now for the costumes…

🍍 Top 5 Casual Poptropica Costumes! 🍍

Pretty cool, right? In addition to being featured here, the top 5 casual and top 5 creepy costumes are also immortalized on our Costumes page. Now for the spooky…

🎃 Top 5 Creepy Poptropica Costumes! 🎃

As for the moment you’ve all been waiting for… hang onto your colorful headpieces and weapons of choice, because, chosen from among the 10 above, here come the top 3 winners — our picks for the most spectacular of the season!

🦇 Ultimate Top 3 Costumes! 🦇

Congratulations to chocolatepudding36, ShinyB1rd, and supersiu — you’ve each won a Poptropica membership! Check your email and let us know your username so that we can pass it on to the Creators, who will award the membership to your account.

🍭 Honorable Mentions 🍭

Although these costumes didn’t make it to the halls of fame above, we still wanted to highlight a sampling of some more excellently creative costumes. Aren’t they something?

And to everyone else, thanks for participating, or at least, observing the festivities from the shadows. You can check out everyone’s entries by browsing the comments section… but get to it before they shed their suit-ups! Enjoy the Halloween holiday!

🍭🍬🍫 Don’t eat too much sugar, Poptropicans 🍫🍬🍭

🦇🎃 — The sp00ptropica Horror Blog — 🎃🦇

The three (or four) realms of ads

Hey Poptropicans, what’s popping?

If you head over to the map, you’ll find three new ads with prizes to play with! Everyone can play, of course, but members especially have a new incentive to play — they get to keep these prizes even after the ad campaigns end.

The most extra of these new ads is a castle for the upcoming Disney flick, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, in theaters November 12. Talk to the girl in the purple dress, Clara, to begin the game, wherein you jump over obstacles in some creepy woods to chase a mouse with a key. Plus, if you turn up your sound, you’ll hear the spooky version of the Monster Carnival Island theme in the background!

Upon completion, you’ll win two prizes: a Music Box handheld item and Soldier Transformation costume and power.

The Music Box, when activated, will send snow falling on your screen and play a twinkly “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” The Soldier Transformation, besides being a costume, can also send out soldiers to run out by your orders.


Another ad going on — and this one also with sound! — is for Frosted Flakes, with the premise being “a concert in the park.” Talk to Tony the Tiger to start the game, which is like Guitar Hero but with cereal. With volume up, you’ll hear guitar riffs in the background.

Once you’ve successfully played your set, you’ll win a Tony Transform (which turns your character into Tony) and Cereal Rain, which sends various colors of Frosted Flakes falling down your screen.


One more ad, and this one’s simpler: LEGO Boost has video stall on Mythology Island. Watch the vid, and you’ll get a Robot Cat Follower. Meow.


And now for some ads of our own…

  • The PHB’s 10th Annual Halloween Contest is in full swing, and we eagerly await your entries! Enter your most casual or creepy costumes before it’s too late
  • Community Creations is also seeking entries this month for the theme of “Villains”! Create something (even if just for fun) and send it in!
  • The Poptropica Creators are doing a contest with the Halloween Photo Booth. Post your creations on Instagram and use the tag #SpookyPop to enter!

Until next time, Poptropicans! Keep ‘troppin on. 🐭🎸😸

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