Have questions about Poptropica? You’ve come to the right place.
If you’re a longtime player returning after years away, you might be wondering, “What happened to Poptropica?!” And if you’re new, you might be curious about all the “old islands” often mentioned but hardly seen. So let’s get into it!
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What happened to Poptropica?
Where did all the old islands go?
Simply put, the end of Adobe Flash meant the end of many of Poptropica’s classic islands, which ran on this now outdated technology that was laid to rest in 2020. This wiped out about 30 islands made from 2007–2015.
Are the old islands ever officially coming back? When?
Poptropica has expressed plans to bring old islands back, but progress is slow, and the return of the oldest of old islands remains uncertain. They’ve been working on bringing back newer old islands, including episodic ones, and also released a Steam bundle containing many of these newer classics.
How can I play the old islands again?
The hottest solution for accessing the classic islands is through Flashpoint, the fan-run post-Flash preservation project. Learn more in our Old Islands Guide!
What happened to Mythology Island?
Veteran players may remember a longer Mythology Island than the one currently in the game. When the island was re-released for Haxe in 2020, many parts were removed for an easier experience. However, you can still play the original Mythology Island with Poptropica on Steam.
What happened to the Costumizer?
With the Haxe platform in 2021, Poptropica removed the Costumizer, the feature that allowed players to copy clothes off of other players and NPCs. They claimed it was because of player complaints that hard-earned costumes were being copied, an explanation which players have criticized. The Costumizer is still accessible only on PoptropiCon Island, where it is part of the quest.
I forgot my username/password, is there any way to get it back?
If you forget your username, probably not, so make sure you keep your details somewhere safe in case you need them.
However, if you’ve forgotten your password but know your username, you can contact Poptropica support for help in retrieving your account.
Is a Poptropica membership worth it?
That’s something only you can decide based on your finances, desires, and what’s currently available with membership these days. Check out our Membership Tour page for a deeper dive into this question.
There’s something wrong with my Poptropica account!
Try playing on a different web browser or device, or restarting the island in question via the map. If all else fails, contact Poptropica support for tech help.
Who made Poptropica and when?
Poptropica was founded by Jeff Kinney, the author of the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. It launched September 2007 and was hosted by Family Education Network, a division of Pearson Education, Inc. Poptropica was sold to Sandbox Networks in 2015 and became part of StoryArc Media in 2016.
Can I write for the Poptropica Help Blog?
Are you Poptropica Creators?
No, though we wish we were! We’re just regular players like you with a passion for Pop. This fansite, the PHB, is made and maintained by fans of Poptropica.
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