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My Place in Poptropica: Azure (Little Heart)

This is a guest post from Azure sharing their My Place in Poptropica story, which is all about one’s Poptropica journey. Enjoy!

Hey everyone! I’m Little Heart or Azure, I’m currently 19 years old, and this is My Place In Poptropica, from when I barely knew how to use a computer to current date.

2008–2009 | The Bag of Rocks

I was about 5–6 years old around this time and I saw my older sister playing a game on the family desktop. So I asked her, “What are you playing?” and that was when I learnt about Poptropica for the very first time. I vividly remember she was playing Time Tangled Island in that timeline where you had to collect the bag of salt rocks off that building.

As a confused 5-year-old, I quickly returned the game back to my sister. I also remember around this time, I physically hurt myself because I was struggling with Shark Tooth Island (of all islands…).

2011 | Grandmother’s House

Around summer 2011, I rediscovered Poptropica whilst at my grandmother’s house, and it was honestly some of the most fun I had ever had. I wouldn’t get frustrated with islands anymore, because these blogs would have walkthroughs for all islands.

On Friday and Saturday nights, I would stay up until 3 a.m. playing an island, to the obvious and understandable dismay of my parents. This was also the time I developed a habit of faking illness to go over to my grandmother’s to play Poptropica.

Home Sweet Home: Just a quiet house in the suburbs. Or is it? Yes, it is.

2012 | Creating My Accounts

Nearing the end of summer 2012, after another full summer of grinding Poptropica, I made my very first save account under the alias “Orange Hero.” Unfortunately, I have no screenshots of that character (you’ll find out why later on). From September to December 2012, I would have a different island completed every couple of days, and by Christmas that year, I had completed 29 islands.

However, during the last week of 2012, I made a mistake no one with an account in any video game should do: I dropped my password in an active Poptropica blog. Somehow, I was absolutely perplexed to find out, on the very last day of 2012, that my account got hacked. Luckily, back in October 2012, I had created Little Heart as a backup in case anything went wrong with my main account. Going into 2013, I immediately kicked it off with my new account, and was granted membership for the first time during that month.

Camping Is in Tents: That looks like a dangerous place to camp.

2013–2015 | The Golden Years

This was when I truly started taking Poptropica seriously. Back then, with a membership, you had early access to islands before they were released to everyone, so I would always try to be one of the first people worldwide to complete it. Still, only once was I a part of the first 100 to complete an island.

April 2013 was when I first discovered the Poptropica Help Blog, and I honestly wish I did sooner. From then till now, I can’t think of anything I don’t like about this blog. I must admit, however, around this time I had a massive ego and truly thought I was above everyone.

You could find me being cringe under old posts under the name HatersLoveMe4897. 😂

2014 and 2015 was more of the same, with me being obsessed with Poptropica, I did not mind the then-new Sound Updated Islands, also known as SUIs, as all of the old stuff was still there.

Archive Immediately: You don’t have to micro-fiche for compliments with us!

September 2015–present | Quitting?

When I began high school (which basically starts at 7th grade where I’m from), I knew I had to reduce my time playing drastically, to a point where I had almost completely forgotten about Poptropica.

Every year in July, the Poptropica Help Blog hosts a party to celebrate its anniversary. I promised myself to be present at all of them post-2015… and then completely forgot about it for the next 2 years. 😂 I did attend the annual party in 2018 and 2019, but the game felt completely different compared to 5 years ago, and not really because I was older.

Screenshot taken on July 26, 2019 (the PHB’s 11th anniversary)

The above image is the last screenshot I have of my account from Poptropica as I remembered it. I especially wish I was still able to check through those photos… and I still don’t know how over 5,000 of my friends got deleted lol.

More memories: Gentle Dolphin from the PHB’s Poptropica Help Chat on Discord drew this absolute masterpiece of my Poptropican, and honestly, I was obsessed with this image for a while.

In October 2020, I created this banger of a costume for the PHB’s Halloween contest, and that was pretty much the last time I logged on to the game.

Room with a View: This office looks like it has seen better days.

Current thoughts: I’ll never bring myself to say that a game that was the biggest part of my childhood is bad now. It’s definitely not a bad game, but everything just feels different. The disappearance of islands that I really enjoyed, like Skullduggery, Reality TV, Red Dragon, Mystery Train, etc, due to Flash’s end was upsetting, but I guess it needed to be done.

I hopped onto my account for the first time in ages earlier this year, and I was surprised to see the common room on Home Island being just as active as any common room was a decade ago.

My username is knucklehead5249, feel free to add me!

~Peace, love, Azure out ✌🏽💙


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My Place in Poptropica: Blue Moon

This is a guest post from Blue Moon sharing her My Place in Poptropica story, which is all about one’s Poptropica journey. Enjoy!

Hey there fellow Poptropicans! This is Blue Moon, and this is my first post on the blog. Today it’s all about my tale in Poptropica. Enjoy!

I am kind of an amateur in Pop, and I only lived in the Haxe version. I never got to experience the Flash version—the old islands, everything… it’s only a dream to my friends and I, when it’s at least a memory to everyone else. This post is especially for all the new players—those who’ve heard of but never experienced Poptropica’s golden ages.

Spotlight: One time you may not want to be center stage.

2019: Finding Pop, then leaving

I was in grade three when I first encountered Poptropica, and it was during the Covid pandemic. My mom used to restrict me from screen-time except for academic reasons, and I was dying to get my hands on some free games. One day, when I was over at my friend Icy Fire’s house, she presented me with this free, wonderful game, called Poptropica.

Sadly, at the time I was too stupid to figure out the complicated and confusing islands all by myself. Added with a stir of frustration at the extraordinary members-only products, I left the game before I even finished an island. I didn’t know at the time that I was actually in the Flash version of the game, until, alas, it was too late. Oh well 😐

Up and Away: It helps to be full of hot air.

2022: Revisiting

It was during the lockdown in Shanghai, China, where I live, that I picked up interest in Pop again. One day, I decided to get in touch with my friend Icy Fire, who’d gone to boarding school. In no time, she was asking me about Pop. Not wanting to disappoint my lost-and-found friend, I quickly sat up an account on Pop, and then managed to start a pathetic discussion. At least I found an interest in Pop… which is still going.

With Poptropica’s current state, I completed every single island in a month’s time during the Shanghai lockdown. Of course, Icy Fire and I always stuck together on every single quest and challenge. To me, she was my light in Poptropica. For a short time, I left Pop because of pure boredom, and went off to play other games instead.

Puffed Up: The smoke gets in your eyes.

However, as I became more experienced in other games, I realized that none of them are actually as good as Poptropica. With a jolt, I returned to Pop in September, and made an internal vow never to leave it again. It was at that time that I finally realized that actually, Pop had already taken a place in my heart that no other game would replace, even though some players feel that the game has entered its “downfall.” Since September, I’ve been an active player once again.

I know that players enjoyed Poptropica when it was on Flash. But there are players now that never even got to play the old islands, and now their number is increasing. I’ve read the guides for the old islands time and time again, trying to absorb in the gameplay, but I still can’t really “be in” the quest. Please, Pop Creators, think about how it feels to new players who’ve never experienced the wonders of Poptropica’s past. I want to let them also have a chance to “be in” Poptropica’s golden ages. This is not only for me, it’s for every new player.

Long Thaw: Ice to see you.

To end on a happier note…

Fun (and sometimes embarrassing) facts about Blue Moon the Poptropican:

  1. My first finished island is Fairytale Island, and I got stuck in a plant while helping Red.
  2. I took one whole month and four separate restarts to break out of Pelican Rock.
  3. Even for now, I still can’t beat the “unbeatable” girl in PoptropiCon 2.
  4. My best friend on Pop is Super Star (username piziyu)
  5. My username is Aristah (friend me!)
Skylines: Keep running up that hill.

Still Poppin’ On~

-Blue Moon 🌚


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My Place in Poptropica: HeartOfEnder

This is a guest post from HeartOfEnder sharing her My Place in Poptropica story, which is all about one’s Poptropica journey. Enjoy!

Heart here, back with — not the next part of The Witch’s Heart, though still working on it, don’t worry — something different. Ever since my discovery of the Poptropica Help Blog, I always wanted to write my own “My Place in Poptropica” story. So as a break from putting my poor fanfic characters in danger, now’s the time. Without further ado… 

2018: Finding Poptropica 

I found Poptropica in the strangest way possible.

Whenever I discover a new game, it is either because a video about the game appeared in my Youtube recommended, my friends play the game and I thought it looked fun, or the game was on sale so I bought it. Poptropica… was none of those.

Holmes Run: Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could do it…

Instead I found Poptropica when I was googling games similar to Animal Jam, a game I was obsessed with. Poptropica was on the list, but back then, I scrolled past without interest.

A few days later, I was about to leave my local library when I saw a kid playing a game with a blue screen, vines, and white letters with the word ‘Pop’ in it. If he was playing it, it must’ve been fun! So when I got home and was allowed on my laptop, I returned to the list, found the game with ‘Pop’ in it, and started playing. 

The first variation of my character, Spotted Thunder, had pink hair, and she pretty much looked like some pop star from some cartoon. I completed Monkey Wrench Island and was like, “huh, this is a fun game.” And so my Poptropica adventure began. 

Wheel Talk: We can go around and around on this all day.

Still 2018: Making memories through the darkest times

Though I wasn’t aware of it at the time, I started playing Poptropica when things were going downhill, what with longtime Pop Creators leaving and things going silent. However, I wanted to experience Poptropica and enjoy more of it.

One of my favorite (and slightly embarrassing) memories is how long it took me to remember the name “Poptropica.” It took me about two weeks just to figure out it wasn’t “Poptrioca.” Close enough!

Now back to the actual gameplay. The first island I attempted was Time Tangled, but all I did was walk around, then leave, because I had absolutely no idea what I was supposed to be doing. What do you do when you have no clue? Ask Google. I found a few Wikihow articles, but unfortunately they weren’t very helpful.

See and Say: Baa, moo, cluck.

Next stop, YouTube! I googled “poptropica island walkthroughs” and was blown away at just how many there are. I noticed that most of them were made by this one YouTuber named Thinknoodles. Every time I found an island I wanted to complete, I would watch Thinknoodles’s walkthrough on it before attempting the island myself. 

Despite this, I was no super genius, so I couldn’t remember everything. So I googled for other guides and found… the Poptropica Help Blog. 

With the PHB and Thinknoodles to help me, I completed island after island, and Poptropica was the only thing I could talk about for the rest of 2018. (I apologize to my friends at the time.)

A Vine Time: We call this the old rope-a-dope.

2019–2020 | Still going strong… or not

When 2019 began I was still talking about Poptropica. If my friends thought that my obsession would end, well, it didn’t. 

I continued playing Poptropica, watching things change, patiently waiting for new islands, and generally doing regular Poptropica things. 2019 was the year I discovered and completed my favorite island, Vampire’s Curse. 

2020 came around, but by then, my interest in Poptropica finally faded. I still remembered it, but stopped playing for the most part.

Tree of Afterlife: That red dotted line might be your path to safety — or not.

2022–present: Hey, what was that Pop game again?

A couple years later, I found myself bored and remembering all the games I used to play when Flash was around, like Animal Jam, Transformice, Poptropica…

Wait, isn’t Poptropica still around? Didn’t they move to a new build before Flash went goodbye?

I googled the game and found it still going! I remembered my login and was greeted with a brand new Home Island and someone stealing a statue. Typical Poptropica. 

Returning to the game, I gave Spotted Thunder a brand new look and a proper name: Gwendolyn. It popped into my head — maybe because of one of my favorite characters from The Owl House, Gwendolyn Clawthorne — but anyway, I thought it sounded cool.

I joined the PHB’s Poptropica Help Chat, began noticing an increase in Poptropica fanfiction, and thought it would be fun to join. So I reworked the plot of an old fanfic I wrote and started posting on Tumblr (and later Quotev, because Tumblr likes to force people to make an account to continue reading). My story became Storm’s Calamity, which people seem to be enjoying so far!

As I was writing the third chapter, I had the idea of writing a short series focusing on one of the characters, Alouette, as the protagonist — and that’s how The Witch’s Heart came to be on the PHB.

Still Not Constantinople: Why they changed it, I can’t say.

Well, it was fun remembering and writing about my Poptropica journey. This was something I wanted to do for years, and I have finally done it. I hope you have a good day, everyone!


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My Place In Poptropica: Young Rider

This is a guest post from Young Rider sharing her My Place in Poptropica story, which is all about one’s Poptropica journey. Enjoy!

Hi, my Poptropica name is Young Rider, and here is My Place In Poptropica.

2019 | Cool Math & Confusion

So I started with Cool Math Games like many people, and that’s where I found Poptropica. I looked at the description and I thought it sounded really cool. Next, I created an account. I was confused in the beginning, but then I found out it was fun. I played Poptropica for about a year and then forgot about it.

2020 | Revisiting

I was looking at my history a little while later and I saw Poptropica. I searched it up and started to play it again. But it started to get glitchy, so I stopped playing it.

2022 | Flight of Flash

I heard about Flash not being a thing anymore, and I remembered some games that were on Flash. I remembered Poptropica yet again and made a new account so I could play it again. I saw how much had changed, and was disappointed. But I quickly moved on.

I got confused on Mythology Island, so I searched up a walkthrough. That’s how I found the PHB! I saw how many walkthroughs they had and it has become my favorite site ever since. I have used countless walkthroughs on this blog. Then I saw Dizzy Feather’s “My Place in Poptropica” post so I thought I would try to make my own. Here we are!

In my clubhouse

My Poptropica username is pelicanray and you can friend me if you want. Have a great day!

– Young Rider


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My Place in Poptropica: Dizzy Feather

This is a guest post from Dizzy Feather sharing her My Place in Poptropica story, which is all about one’s Poptropica journey. Enjoy!

Hello everyone! It’s me, Dizzy Feather, the Poptropican who is posting way too many comments on here. Anyway, I decided to write a “My Place in Poptropica” story.

2014 | Finding the game

In my school’s computer lab, I had finished my work, and the teacher let those who finished play games. At the time I loved Coolmath Games, so of course I went to that site. But this one girl next to me was playing a game I had never seen before. I asked her what she was playing, and she told me: “Poptropica.” It looked amazing, so I set up my first account.

When I got into the game, I had zero clue what I was supposed to do. I thought it was a game where you visit islands, look around, buy some stuff to make costumes, and decorate your clubhouse. I stayed on it for a few months until I forgot my username. Instead of setting up a new account, I went back to Coolmath Games.

Treeline: What wood you do?

2016 | Poptropica on tablet

A couple years later, I was thinking about all the computer games I used to play and googling them to see if they were still there. Poptropica came up, and I saw it was still going strong. I remembered how much fun I had on it, and downloaded the app on my tablet. I then found out, you were supposed to do something on the islands, can you believe it? Why I didn’t know that at first, I have no idea.

I couldn’t figure out the first few episodes of Survival, so I went to the fourth one — for some reason I thought it would be easier. When my character got locked in the guest bedroom, I thought I was supposed to wait in there till the hunt began, so I waited and waited. It wasn’t until I got the bear claw that I figured out I was supposed to get out of the room. I decided that I should talk to the cook, and after more than a dozen times of being sent back to the room, I got the idea that I didn’t want the cook to see me.

Hail to the Chef: Cleaver? I hardly know her!

Anyway, I got bored on that island, so I went to Shrink Ray. I just walked around the house as a shrunken character. Then Monkey Wrench came out, and I finally got my first medallion. Right after I did, my tablet broke. By the time I got a new one, I forgot about Poptropica yet again.

2022 | Rediscovering a different Poptropica

A few months ago, I was playing Coolmath Games when I saw an advertisement for Poptropica. I remembered playing it and decided to try it again. I made another account, but this time I realized most of the islands were gone. So I googled why that was, and found out Poptropica ran on Flash, which had been shut down.

Make Your Mark: Despoiling nature, one vainglorious act of vandalism at a time.

I looked at my player name and I didn’t like it, so I changed it. I scrolled through the names and found a super cute one: “Dizzy Feather.” A few months later, I found the Pop Creators’ Blog. Reading through all the guest posts, I wanted to write of my own. I sent messages to Poptropica about guest writing, and recently they asked me to send in my first post!

But it took some time for that email to come in, and during that time I was looking at fanfictions and started writing my first one, The Pink Knight. One of the fanfictions I found was The Villain Saga, here on the PHB. I looked at the site and soon found the comments section — now I can’t stop using it.

In Tree, Intrigue: The lone pine returns.

I soon found their Write for the PHB page and decided to send in my fanfiction before I forgot I wrote it. Soon after it was published on the PHB, I joined the PHB’s Discord server as M.

And that’s My Place in Poptropica! See you next time.


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