Falling so I’m taking my time on my ride

Buckle in, Poptropicans, because there’s a long ride of updates coming your way! Who knows where this is all going, but let’s keep our eyes on the road.

For starters, we’re going to have dessert… in the form of a flower cake car. That you wear. What? Bizarre, I know. But it’s Poptropica’s 12th birthday this month, and Poptropica has deemed it fit to hand over some new wheels to all her friends. So head over to the store to pick up this free, limited-time item!

Maybe twelve is a little young to start driving, but not on Poptropica! Blue Tooth over on the Pop Creators’ Instagram has already posted a video of her zooming through town on the new ride:


Let’s take a right here, and—oh! Looks like the birthday gift isn’t the only new item stocked in the store. Fall seasonal items are here!

Let’s see what we’ve got here…

  • Poptropica’s 12th Birthday (the cake car we just saw)
  • Warm Vibes
  • Cozy Cocoa
  • Tie-Dye Hoodie
  • Splatter Tee
  • Elephant Follower
  • Flower Planting Power (members only)
  • Snow Fall
  • Jellyfish Prank
  • Autumn Scarves (comes in four colors: blue, green, yellow, red)

Pretty neat, and best of all, most of them are available to everyone (with only one member item)!


Speaking of fall, Home Island got a fall seasonal makeover! It’s currently only on mobile, but the autumn colors are lovely, and even the buildings were treated to some touch-ups. There’s even a new cocoa stand, although it’s just for show, next to the Blast-off Arcade, which is now pushing out steam. Plus, brush up against any of the leaf piles and leaves will flutter!

(As you can see, that magic carpet from the Aladdin ad is pretty good for taking screenshots! Plus it’s just so fun to glide around with.)


Stay with us—we’ve still got a couple more updates to share. Poptropica has hit us with quite the swerve with this web browser layout change:

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Thanks to Gentle Dolphin for the screenshot.

They’ve kept the sidebar ads but also added a new element below the game screen: a call-to-action segment to read the Creators’ Blog, and beside it, a random auto-playing video. Videos I’ve seen in this space include ones from Poptropica’s YouTube channel as well as outside content from Kidspiration. You can click on the video to hear sound, pause it, or enlarge the screen.

Not only that, but the new layout also shrinks the screen of the game itself (wasn’t having a bigger screen one of the perks of SUIs?). With all the distractions around the game screen, this really seems to inhibit players’ ability to enjoy their time on the site, don’t you think?


And finally, Poptropica has picked up its Poptropica Lookbook again. They first mentioned #PoptropicaLookbook on their Instagram three weeks ago, asking Poptropicans to share their outfits, and Mighty Rock, clad in blue hues, has been selected for a feature!

By the way, Poptropica, that’s the glass from the Carrot King Diner on 24 Carrot Island, with which you could mix drinks of various colors. A long time ago, you could dye your Poptropican’s hair this way — just by mixing the color you wanted. Ah, how times have changed!


Whew, we made it to the end. Let’s park it right here, and don’t forget to leave your thoughts below. Thanks for riding along, Poptropicans. See you next time!

😎🚘🍁

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Go wild with flash-y gifts and SUI common rooms

Hey, guys! This is Gentle Dolphin with not one, not two, but three bits of Poptropica news! Let’s get started with a wild set of items!

First, the September member gifts are here! Like last month’s gifts, these items are themed around the latest island, Reality TV: Wild Safari.

During the month of September, members will receive Reality TV Star Followers (featuring, from left to right: Mandy Screams, Torta Piccola, and Bopbop), a Cheetah Head Rider hat, and a baby hippo.

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If you are an active member during the month of September, these items will be automatically added to your inventory upon logging into Poptropica. If you’re interested in receiving these gifts as well as having early access to Reality TV: Wild Safari, look into purchasing a membership.


Second, the common rooms have been given the SUI treatment! Not only do these rooms now have bigger screens and sound effects, but they also have the chat feature from the Blast-Off Arcade. Just click on the icons on the bottom-left corner of the screen to either speak with words or express yourself with emojis.

Another similarity to the Blast-Off Arcade is the inclusion of game stations. Each common room is supplied with a game station where players can battle each other in minigames. Have fun!

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While checking out the common rooms, I came across a strange character in Timmy Failure Island‘s common room. Clicking on him causes three thought bubbles to appear over your Poptropican’s head, like whenever you talk to NPCs in the game.

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Slanted Fish says that the dialogue is used as a stand-in for testing things in the game, as seen in some behind-the-scenes images by some glitchers. We’re not sure why this character is in a common room, though. Anyway, feel free to stop by and strike up a conversation with him in between your adventures!


Finally, there’s a brand new screen for when players need to activate Flash before playing Poptropica. This particular screen stands out from the previous two because it includes a short video demonstrating how to allow Flash to run on the site. Pretty cool!

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What do you think of this month’s member gifts? Will you be visiting the updated common rooms sometime soon? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

Follow your nose back to school

Hey, everyone! This is Gentle Dolphin keeping you in the loop of the latest Poptropica news. Let’s get started and flash forward to our first update!

We all dread leaving summer vacation behind and returning to school or even college. Don’t worry because Poptropica has got you covered with brand new back-to-school items!

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This month, everyone can buy cool school fashion and supplementary supplies for their arrival back to school. There is one member-exclusive item, though: the Noodle Guy Follower. It’s a weird but funny addition to a back-to-school update, to be sure.


A recent post on the Creators’ Blog informed players of a new Froot Loops advertisement on Poptropica. Toucan Sam will stand outside a brick house and invite you to come inside. In the house, he will tell you to jump into his imagination, which is where the ad game takes place.

This ad game is similar to the Schroeder’s Piano minigame from Great Pumpkin Island. While the song is playing, click the different colored Froot Loops when they reach the bottom of their respective rows. Keep doing this in order to fill the gauge in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Don’t get too distracted by the weirdly animated Toucan Sam.

After keeping the rhythm, you will win a “Follow Your Nose” hat. Wearing it gives you the ability to leave a colorful trail of Froot Loops as you run.

I could finish this segment here, but I want to share something I discovered a few days ago. Before the Froot Loops ad appeared on Poptropica, I stumbled upon a cyclops kid standing in front of a mysterious green structure. Take a look:

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Weird, right? This structure acted as a place where players could watch videos to earn credits, similar to the movie theater and billboard on Home Island. However, it also showed up in ad spaces between scenes on other islands, possibly so players could earn more credits during their adventures.

I went to check on it later, but I found that it had been replaced by the Froot Loops ad. Maybe the structure was there to take up space because Poptropica didn’t have any new ads at the moment? But why did the structure have such a strange temple-like design? What was with the cyclops kid? We may never know…


Last but not least, there’s a new screen for when players need to activate Flash before playing Poptropica. Unlike the previous screen, it includes a helpful guide on how to allow Flash to run on your computer. Neat!

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What do you think of these new updates? Do you like the new store items? Do you have any theories about the mysterious green structure? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

August’s wacky, wild member gifts

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s the start of a new month and you know what that means — all new member gifts are here — and it looks like Reality TV: Wild Safari Island had an influence on them. The exclusive prizes this time are:

  • Ostrich Rider
  • Sparkle Shades
  • Monkey Follower

Remember, if you’re a member, these items will be added to your inventory automatically when you log on. If you purchase a membership anytime within the month, you will also receive these special items.

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I think all three of these member gifts are pretty cool and funny, but what about you? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Well, that’s all folks! Thank you for reading as always and I’ll talk to you soon. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Adore and explore new store items

Hola, Poptropicanos! It’s Lucky Joker here, popping in with some news.

First off, seven all-new items have been added into the store! The new inventory consists of four costumes (Boho Chic, Fruity Cutie, Lazy Days, Dangerous Waters) and three other fun extras (Dolphin Follower, Octo-Prank, Coconut Drink). Here’s everything pictured below:


Also, there’s a new advertisement on Home Island for the new Dora movie, Dora and the Lost City of Gold — coming to theaters August 9!

There are two prizes to be collected, and to do so, all you have to do is watch the short video trailer. Afterwards, you’ll receive two Adventurer Outfits (on one card) and a slightly creepy Boots in the Backpack!

Welp, that’s it for now. Thank you all for reading and I’ll talk to you guys in the next one. Pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

New island and member gifts premiering this July

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Hey, Poptropicans! This is Gentle Dolphin here with the latest Poptropica news!

Last week, the Creators announced that a new island is on its way, and now they decided to share two more behind-the-scenes drawings on Instagram.

The first picture shows three primates holding various objects: a monkey with a microphone, a chimp with a camera, and an orangutan with a drum stick. The second photo shows two Poptropicans who seem to be part of a film crew, since they have a microphone and a camera (which look similar to the ones owned by the primates from the first picture).

Fans on Instagram are already speculating what this new island will be about; some notable theories include wildlife documentaries and animal transformations. A couple people have joked about this island possibly being a sequel to a previous island, proposing titles such as “Monkey Wrench 2: Electric Boogaloo” and “Back Lot Island 2: Monkey Business”. Funny thing is, they may not be far off with the sequel idea…

Poptropica glitcher idk dug into some files and found that the island is looking like it will be a second season of Reality TV Island.

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It’d be pretty cool to see a follow-up to another classic island (Greek Sea Odyssey, anyone?), but we’d certainly appreciate the Creators putting old school islands (including Reality TV Island) back on the maps of newer players. (If you aren’t able to access older islands like RTV, try updating Flash and/or playing on a different web browser or computer.)

Blue Tooth also took to Instagram to answer a couple questions regarding the island’s release. In a post about the Poptropica app, she answered a fan’s question by stating that the island will be released on desktop and mobile at the same time. Also, in a post about membership, she mentioned that the island will be coming later this month! 


Speaking of membership, July’s member gifts are making a splash with some beach-themed items: a unicorn floatie, a surfer outfit, and a shark hat. Active members will automatically receive these gifts any time they log in during the month of July, so act fast!

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July is looking to be a great month for members. Not only do members get exclusive monthly member gifts, but they also get early access to brand new islands! If you’re interested in getting these cool perks and more, look into purchasing a membership.

That’s all for now! What do you think this upcoming island will be about? What do you think of these member gifts? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! Stay tuned to the Poptropica Help Blog for more Pop news, and be on the lookout for upcoming events here on the PHB. 😉

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

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The Camping Store Update

Hey, everyone! After months of homework and pop quizzes (not the fun kind), it’s finally time to have some summer fun! Some of the most popular activities during this time of year are swimming, barbecuing, and especially camping. Speaking of camping, Poptropica just received a campy store update.

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The Poptropica Store has recently been stocked with new camping gear and fuzzy creatures ranging from adorable to terrifying. As a bonus, this month also saw the return of five classic costumes. Come take a look!

  • Hiker Cutie (members only)
  • Wild Child (members only)
  • Nature Lover
  • Gone Fishing
  • Rock Singer
  • Ice Cream
  • Big Burger
  • Soda Pop
  • Large Fry
  • Deer Follower (members only)
  • Squirrel Prank (members only)
  • Marshmallow Roaster
  • Hiking Shoes

(Side note: While I was trying on some of the outfits, I discovered that the new costumes didn’t appear on my Poptropican on non-SUI islands. Let’s hope that gets fixed soon.)

What do you think of this month’s items? What are you going to do this summer? Did these items inspire you to go camping? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Thank you for reading, have a good day, and watch out for squirrels!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬