Advertisements, Fan Art Features, Hoptropica

Hop up top with Paws of Fury ๐Ÿคบ๐Ÿพ

Heyo Hoptropicans! We’ve got a lot of leaping to do today!

Two limited edition games have popped up on the map. The first one is familiar: hello Hoptropica! In this game, pick a furry doctor to play as, then hop your way through the platforms, careful not to fall. ๐Ÿฆซ๐Ÿฐ

Everything you need to know is in our Hoptropica Guide! โญ๏ธ Just replace stars with cakes, as this is the birthday edition, which first appeared for Pop’s 14th birthday last September. We’re not sure whose birthday they’re celebrating this time, but we’d like to believe it’s the PHB’s, as our blog birthday is coming up in July. ๐Ÿฐ

You’ll also get 14 credits for each play! Whether you’re Team Beev or Team Hare, be sure to take advantage of the opportunity while you can.

There’s more jumping to do over at the new Paws of Fury minigame! ๐Ÿถ You can find the ad building for the upcoming movie on Fairytale Island or directly on the map. Anyone getting Red Dragon Island vibes? Anyway, enter and talk to Hank the dog to begin the obstacle course.

With just two minutes to make your way up to the top, it’s short and sweet. For your efforts, you’ll win a Hank Outfit and Emiko Follower, with space bar actions to swing their samurai swords. โš”๏ธ

And here are the latest fan art features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories, both honoring villains of old. Click the links for the original posts!

Hop & Pop to the top!


Goofball Island, Mini Quests

Blitz on the Fritz Side Quest Guide ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“บ

Coming at you live from the Hive: the Goofball Island sequel side quest, Blitz on the Fritz, is here for members!

To get started, talk to the unicycling Mayor Naise on Home Island or head straight to Main Street on Goofball Island. You’ll need to have completed the island first. Now, talk to news reporter Katie Dare in front of the bumblebee yellow Hive News van to take on the challenge!

Accept, and Katie will let you inside the van and in on a secret: she’s made quite a mess by giving one of her bee-shaped camera bots a blandifying device, and now the bee bot has been turning islands either too bland or goofy. It’s up to you to restore the islands!

Looks like Fry’s Fried Freds also serves soft drinks.

Click on a TV to head to its location. You’ll have a minute to spray each scene back to normal with your own device, all while Blitz the red bee bot tries to take over with his device. As long as you’ve recovered at least 50% of the scene (indicated in the top corner) by the time the bot’s battery dies, you’ll have succeeded. Keep going till you get all four!

For Fairytale and Mythology, you’ll need to bring them from bland to bright again, while for Survival and Escape From Pelican Rock, you’re getting them from goofy to good. Just for comparison fun, here are the original scenes with the new:

Once you’ve saved the islands, you’ll be rewarded with a Zip Follower and 2,000 credits! FYI, Zip is almost as big as your Poptropican.

That side quest just zipped right by, didn’t it? While it’s fun to have some new content to play with, the game itself isn’t all that challenging, particularly with its low bar of just having to save half the scene to call it a day. Still, it’s interesting to have some new characters and a little bit of a story, with bubbly Katie Dare engaging in some shady news-making on a slow news day and trying to fix things by pulling you in.

There are also some nice details to appreciate in the art, whether in the topsy turvy island scenes or inside the news van. Wonder if we’ll get to meet the whole bee gang with Zip, Honey, Flit, Chad, Queen, and of course our wayward boy Blitz? Plus, what are Katie’s colleagues going to think of this whole sticky situation? Until next time, we’re buzzing off.

๐Ÿ Looking for more walkthroughs? Check out ourย Island Helpย page! ๐Ÿ

Clubhouse, Fan Art Features, Goofball Island, Mini Quests, PoptropiCon Island, Social Media, Store

Plaid Patterns Battle Bionic Bee Blitz ๐Ÿงต๐Ÿ

Hey there, Poptropicans! The Pop Creators gave us new items to buy, new videos to watch, and new teasers to ponder. Let’s take a look at what they shared today, starting with a preview of a loading screen advertising the upcoming Goofball Island side quest!

This screenshot confirms the quest’s title to be “Blitz on the Fritz” and gives us a better idea of the storyline. It seems that Blitz, a red robot bee, is wreaking havoc across Poptropica and causing various islands to either go goofy or become bland. Players might need to do some island-hopping to complete this quest, much like they did during Rumpel’s riddle hunt in Fairytale Island’s side quest.

Is Blitz acting alone or is it working with its bee buddies? Is Katie Dare the mastermind of this island-transforming spree? Members can tune in to stop this byte-sized pest and return Poptropica to normalcy! ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ

Before a bionic swarm hits Poptropica, let’s see what new items are in store this week. Do Mondays get you in a shopping mood? This drawing by Friendly Feather sums up our mood whenever Pop updates its in-game shops. No Amelias are available for purchase yet. ๐Ÿ›๏ธโœ๏ธ

Adventure Outfitters continues Pop’s winter fashion trend with the Frosty Babe outfit, which boasts super cute red plaid flannel vest and earmuffs. Everyone can purchase this flannel-tastic outfit for 250 credits. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค

The clubhouse store added five new winter decorations and two returning classics. All players can buy the Pinecone Garland (100 credits), Hanging Snowflake (75 credits), Scented Candle (75 credits), and Tea Set (200 credits). Members can also buy the all-new Honeycomb Shelf (150 credits) as well as the returning Pop Star Poster (75 credits) and Stained Glass Window (250 credits).

Two new videos have been uploaded to Poptropica’s Youtube channel. The first video is a nostalgic lookback at Nabooti Island‘s mancala minigame. What are your thoughts on this classic game of stones and strategy?

The second video is admittedly more interesting. This video confirms that PoptropiCon: Episode 2 will be returning soon! While this video is basically a reupload of the original PoptropiCon trailer from 2014, the news of another PoptropiCon episode returning to the game is exciting. ๐Ÿฆธ

Last but not least, the Pop Creators recently featured a costume contest submission in their latest Instagram story. IG user clovermulo aka Curious Heart designed a stylish Thrifty Girl costume complete with preppy plaid threads, caramel highlights, and sparkly heart earrings. If you want to enter this month’s costume contest, submit your designs before January 17th at 8pm PST.

“Thrifty Girl” by Curious Heart aka clovermulo

That’s all for now! Are you looking forward to the release of Goofball’s side quest? How about the return of PoptropiCon: Episode 2? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for our post covering Goofball Island: Blitz on the Fritz!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

โ€”Gentle Dolphin ๐Ÿฌ

Fan Art Features, Mini Quests, PHB Parties

Grapple-Gifts of talents and shout-outs ๐Ÿ—ฃโœจ

Glorious Grapple-Pap to you, Poptropicans! ๐Ÿ˜„

Today’s the day! You’ve heard us tell you the PHB is throwing a Grapple-Pap Holiday Party this Sat evening at 8 pm Eastern, but there’s more: it’s now Poptropica approved!

Just a day ago, the Pop Creators’ Blog gave a little shout-out for our event, complete with a “See y’all there.” Sounds like they might be joining us! Don’t miss your chance to party with a Pop Creator โ€” be sure to pop in for some games at the Arcade tonight! ๐Ÿ•น

Speaking of Grapple-Pap, Poptropica also released an official playthrough video of the Grapple-Gift event that’ll be here for the rest of the month. For something to pair it with, try our Grapple-Gift Guide!

Also on the Creators’ Blog is a post highlighting some fan creations from TikTok and Instagram. From TikTok, we’ve got a ceramic PoptropiCon soda bottle by @poptropisland, a vivid art piece by @romogogo, voiced sketches by @jackoluckisntnormal, and older kids @_carleyjo, @cassidyjuster, and @nikotomc looking to Poptropica as a distraction from school finals. Click the names or visit the Pop blog to watch! ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ‘€

And from Instagram, the Creators featured another batch of fantastic fan art, including a few from the PHB’s Lucky Joker (@howdyitslj)! By the way, you can also find his PHB team pic on our About page, and the names of every OG contestant in our Reality TV Island Guide.

Other art featured on the Creators’ Blog are @happyclonetrooper’s 2021 art summary, @bunnies_n_bowties’ sunset portrait of a Poptropica sky, and Sleepy Biker’s drawings of iconic characters wearing merch from Poptropica’s Zazzle shop. Cute!

By the way, there’s more art featured on Pop’s Instagram stories too, including a couple of the above! In addition, there’s a reminder for the ticking deadline of this month’s costume contest, which closes this Sunday, Dec 19 at 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific.

That wraps up this Grapple-Gift of fan-made talents! Be sure to pop by tonight on Discord and Poptropica’s Arcade (through the in-game menu) for our Grapple-Pap Party. See you there!


Fan Art Features, Mini Quests

Grappling with Grapple-Pap ๐ŸŽโ„๏ธ

Grab on for a happy Grapple-Pap, Poptropicans!

For the second year of this Poptropica winter holiday, the Grapple-Gift Side Quest has returned. It’s exactly like last year’s โ€” heart attacks, Grapple-Pops and all. Get the gist in our Grapple-Gift Guide! ๐ŸŽ

Talk to the old man outside Adventure Outfitters to set off on the snowy village. While you’re on Home Island, you might also notice Bosko with a car in repair calling you to Goofball Island, as well as the fact that the Baron has taken off without so much as a goodbye.

So anyway, what exactly is Grapple-Pap? The side quest reveals it’s both a holiday and a scary creature, with the legend: “If you donโ€™t spread cheer to all who are near, Grapple-Pap will get you for one whole year!”

The Creators’ Blog also shares, “the ideas behind Grapple-Pap are based in other cultures’ celebrations.” We see Christmas garlands, Krampus on pillars, and Scandinavian attire and architecture (similar to Disney’s Frozen). What else does Grapple-Pap remind you of?

Poptropica’s Instagram story also continues the Grapple-Pap hype with a pop quiz (and hello, Club Penguin dance!). Plus it’s a good thing we all have our blimps, or happyclonetrooper’s latest meme might have brought on the wrath of Grapple-Pap. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Speaking of cheer-spreading season, the PHB is hosting a Grapple-Pap Party this Saturday, Dec 18 at 8 pm Eastern / 5 pm Pacific! We’ll be hanging out in Poptropica’s Arcade and on our PHC Discord server (watch out for snowballs). Come out for a chill time! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽŠโ˜ƒ๏ธ