Big Nate Island Guide


Get ready for a whole new type of online virtual world adventure on Poptropica. Enter the comic strip world of Big Nate – a wisecracking kid who holds the all-time record for detentions at this school. You’re on a mission to find a long-lost time capsule which, if found, can save the school from demolition. You’ll need help from Nate and his friends to complete your online virtual world quest!

For walkthroughs on Big Nate Island, scroll down.


Released: February 12, 2009
Common Room: Cap’n Salty’s
Preceded by: Nabooti Island
Succeeded by: Astro-Knights Island

Resources on this page

  • Synopsis from Poptropica
  • Island Extras
  • Video Walkthrough
  • Written Walkthrough
  • Album Photos
  • Trivia

Island Extras

Video Walkthrough

For a written walkthrough with pictures, scroll down on this page!

Written Walkthrough

Walkthrough written by Codien
Special thanks to Fierce Moon, PopBuddies, Lucky Joker, & Slanted Fish

Table of Contents

1) Comic Strip Frame Locations
2) Big Nate Island Guide

Comic Strip Frames

  1. Pop-In Shoppe – on the green couch, on the top floor.
  2. Klassic Komix – talk to the guy to receive the frame.
  3. Photo Studio – on top of the light, to the right.
  4. Main Street – on a telegraph pole, to the very right of the street.
  5. Inside the School – on a speaker, on the top floor.
  6. Science Lab – on the Planet Mobil, to the left.
  7. Outside the School – on the wooden scaffolding, to the right of the school.
  8. Playground – floating in the air, on top of the climbing wall.
  9. Puffin Point – on top of the lighthouse.

bignate comic

Big Nate Island Guide

With only a Lobster, a pack of Stale Gum, and some Peanut Butter Crackers, you can find a Time Capsule any day.

Main Street

First, to get onto the island, hop into the yellow blimp (located on Main Street of whichever island you’re on right now) and travel to the island named “Big Nate.” When you arive at the Main Street you will be greeted by Big Nate. He will tell you that he is on a search for a time capsule hidden a hundred years ago. Let’s join the hunt!


Head to your right and enter the shop named “Pop-In Shoppe”, a store run by Nate’s dad. At your left there is a bulletin with some background information on the time capsule. If you go to the top floor, on the green couch there is a comic strip frame. There are nine of these frames hidden around Big Nate island and they all join up to make a comic strip that will help you later in the game.

Go back outside and go to your right. Enter the “Klassic Komix” building, which is full of comics and other cool stuff. Once inside talk to the guy. He is looking for a comic he lost, he will provide you with a comic frame for it. Exit the building.

Pass the “Cap’n Salty’s” building, which is the island’s multiplayer room, and then enter the Photo Studio (the large camera), a building run by the “School Picture Guy”. On the right there is a comic frame sitting on a light. Pick it up then go back outside. Now on the right of the “Photo Studio” there is a telegraph pole you can climb. Climb to the the top to obtain another comic frame. Jump back down and go right.


You are now outside the school, where there is a large bell on the top (more information can be found later on in the guide). Head to your right and go inside the school. Inside there is a science lab, some rundown lockers, a detention hall, and a secret room. Go to your right, jump up the stairs and grab the comic frame. Enter the door labeled “Science Lab” on your left.

Once inside the room, make your way next to the science geek, a boy named Francis. Click on the chemistry set next to him. Turn on the heater to 4, then pour half of the beaker with blue liquid and half with yellow, which will make a greenish color. This will produce a Stink Bomb. It will be useful later.

Go over to your left towards the Mr. Bones skeleton model and grab the comic frame on top of the planet mobile. Make your way out of the science lab and out of the school.

Climb up the wooden scaffolding on the right of the school. Grab the comic frame on it. Now go right to the Playground.

Playground & Kids’ Club House

Climb to the top of the playground and head left so you are on top of the climbing wall. Floating above you is a comic frame, so grab it. Go right and enter the ‘Kids Only’ house. Win the “Go To Jail” game to obtain the Peanut Butter Crackers.

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If you want to, you can win at “Table Football” to obtain a book called Big Nate’s Pratical Jokes (note: You don’t have to play Table Football, but you do need to win Go To Jail). Go back outside and travel right to reach “Puffin Point”.

Puffin Point & Big Nate Comic

Go right and climb up the Lighthouse. On the very top of the light house is a comic frame, grab it. You now have collected all the comic frames. Click on your Inventory, then examine the Big Nate Comic. Arrange them so they spell: “Nine Three Zero Five” in between the strip.

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This is the order they are in (going from left to right, top first, then the bottom):

  1. Uh… excuse me… | Hm?
  2. I’m new here, and… um… I’m sort of lost. | Ah! Nate Wright at your service, dude! Where do you need to go?
  3. I’m trying to find the art room. | Art room! Gotcha! Stand here!
  4. Uh… here? | Right there! And don’t move!
  5. But… | Klik!
  6. FOOOMM!
  7. Well? | You overshot. He reached the nurse’s office.
  8. Dang! | …Which is probably a good place for him to end up.

You have formed the Big Nate Comic! Now exit the comic strip. Ask Mr. Rosa, the man who is painting, if you can look through the telescope. Look through the telescope and you’ll see that to your right, there is a scroll under a rock. Exit the telescope.

To the left of the lighthouse is an old picture floating around in the wind. Try and grab it by jumping around starting at the lighthouse ladder. This may take a couple of tries.

Once you have collected the Old Photograph, head back to Main Street by going left.

Scuba Diving, Jet Skiing, & a Lobster

Keep going left, left, left, until you reach the Photo Studio building (the large camera). Enter the building. On the left you’ll find the ‘School Picture Guy’, who has a golden scuba suit he will trade for a photo. Swap the photo for the Scuba Gear.

Now leave the building. Walk left and enter the building “Klassic Komix”. Talk to Gordie (the shopkeeper) again, and tell him you found his comic. He will be so glad that he will let you keep the comic and let you have a Stale Pack of Gum as a prize.

Exit the building and go right. Make your way back to Puffin Point, so go right, right, right, right…until you reach it. Head right past the lighthouse and talk to Cap’n Salty. He needs your help to rescue the lobster trap from under the water. Go into your Inventory and put on the scuba gear.

Jump off the dock and dive down. Swim all the way to right until you can’t go any futher, then swim down until you reach the Lobster Trap. Pick it up and wait until your oxygen runs out.

Once you are back at the start, swim up. Talk to Cap’n Salty and tell him you have his trap.

He’ll let you have two items – the Lobster and Jet Ski Keys.

Jump on the skis on your right and ride away. Big Nate will challenge you to see who can get there first. The best way to beat him is to try keep your computer’s mouse as far to the right side as you can and to move farther and gain some distance from him. Be sure to jump over obstacles by clicking when you get near one!


Once you arrive at the rocks (it’s called Sealsaw Rock on the Map) jump on the tilting, seesaw-like rock. Push both of the cute seals to the left side of the rock.

Now you can jump down and take the scroll. The scroll is the Map to Capsule. Ride back to Puffin Point. Climb back up the lighthouse to the light. Go to your Inventory, select the “Lobster” item card, and click “Use” to your lobster to turn the light around.

It will scare away the bird at the top of the school bell. Jump off the lighthouse and go left.

Nate’s Locker

Go left to the Playground. The capsule is here but it is guarded by the girls. Go left, enter the school building, and jump up to the second floor. Run left to the lockers and click on one spilling with papers. Enter the locker code found on the comic – 9305.

Once the locker empties itself, click on the papers again. You will find the School Blueprint. If you examine it you will see that there is a secret room. Now the only way to move the girls is to ring the bell, but the bell is missing its clapper. The bell clapper is hidden in the secret room.

Secret Room

To get to the secret room you have to go through the detention room. To enter the Detention room stand outside the detention room door and chew on the gum by going to your Inventory, selecting the item card “Pack of Stale Gum,” and clicking the “Use” button. The teacher, Mrs. Godfrey, will take you inside. The secret room is through the filing cabinets.

Use the stink bomb to move the teacher. Go to the right and click on the filing cabinets. It will reveal a hidden ladder. Then go down. Once you’re down at the bottom turn on the power by clicking on the power lever. On the right above the work bench should be a bronze bell clapper.

Jump up and grab it to obtain the Bell Clapper. Make your way back up the stairs and outside of the school. Go to the top of the school, use the bell clapper, and ring the bell. The girls will now leave their place.

Uncovering the Time Capsule

Go to the Playground and stand between the two posts, between the monkey bars and the logs. Open your items and use the Peanut Butter Crackers. The dog will then dig a hole, showing the time capsule hidden underneath.

Click on the hole and pull the capsule from it. Click the lock to open it. Watch the dialogue between Big Nate and his friend Jenny, who convinces Nate to use the valuable pearl inside the capsule to save the school even though he doesn’t really want to.

Once the newspaper (called “The Clam Courier”) appears, click close at the top-right corner of the gamescreen. You will then be confronted by the teacher who will award you with the Big Nate Island medallion and credits to spend at the Poptropica Store!

Congratulations! You’ve completed Big Nate Island. If you are looking for more things to do, take a ride in the blimp for a new adventure on another island. Or check out the multiplayer rooms located on Main Street, where you can chat and battle with other Poptropicans!

Looking for more walkthroughs? Check out our Island Help page! 🙂

Album Photos

These pictures are collected in your Poptropica photo album in the profile section. Click to enlarge.


  • Big Nate Island is Poptropica’s 8th island, released on February 12, 2009.
  • As of July 10, 2015, the island became locked to members only, with a demo for non-members.
  • Big Nate is a comic strip by cartoonist Lincoln Peirce. You can check out more about it in the Klassic Komix building on Main Street. The characters on this island and the style of drawing are consistent with the comic. Also, that means none of the characters are customizable.
  • Common room: Cap’n Salty’s
  • In the school basement, Artur can be seen by the heater. However, when the lights are turned off, he is not there.
  • Cap’n Salty was created just for this Poptropica island; his character does not appear in the Big Nate comics.
  • Artur never gets detention in the comics, so it’s strange that he’s in the secret room within the detention room.
  • Geography errors: In the detention room, the world map is missing Australia, Indonesia, the Caribbean islands, Greenland, and Siberia. Also, the continent of South America and Africa is shaped differently and Antarctica is smaller.

|| too cool for school ||


464 thoughts on “Big Nate Island Guide

  1. adrija says:

    Oh wow!
    I should have come here earlier! I finished it all by myself, buti just checked this out…………I sort of think Nabooti is better………….no actually they are the same

  2. Squeezy Claw says:

    Big Nate island was not as hard as Nabooti. I want a challange, hopefully AstroKnights and RealityTV island will be more harder.
    PS- Cool site, I just found it.
    Hay guys I always check out poptropica daily if you see me let`s chat see ya soon

    • perfect flame says:

      i finished all the missions.i agree with you this was not as hard as sure too that astro-knights isldnad may be veryyyyyyyyy hard.thx if you see me around i want to battle you by playign hoops bye

    • Strange Joker says:

      Yes, Astro Knights IS harder…MUCH harder…I haven’t played, but it looks REALLY hard…and it IS! Peoples told me!

    • sadia says:

      trust me it is hard i couldnt go throug the FIRST level it is hard getting there so it must be hard to PLAY the levels

  3. moody fish says:

    how do you get rid of the sea gull?!

    Scary Tomato: It’s mentioned in the guide. You use the lobster to turn the light around, which scares the bird away. 😉

  4. mousy 2 says:

    Everyone keeps saying big nate was really easy, but I wouldn’t say that. you can’t really complete it in half an hour, trust me. it takes AT LEAST AN HOUR it usually takes me a loooooong time to do it because sometimes i just get stuck because i dunno what to do. for example i didn’t see the klassic komix shop lol! you can say its easy now you complted it (duh) but im sure that everyone thinks the same thing when trying to beat the island for the 1st time – “Big Nate is soooooo hard!!!” if it wasn’t no-one would come here (unless you love boasting for how “smart” you are).

    Scary Tomato: LOL – some people might find it hard at first, yes; but some don’t. Everyone’s different. 😉

      • Animaljamrox14 says:

        Okay, you guys aren’t the only ones. I mean, I know easy ones like Early Poptropica and Shark Tooth Island by heart, but other than that, I need this guide!!! This blog DOES help a lot! (PS, Does anyone else find it VERY irritating that Nate has to follow you?… EVERYWHERE!?!?)

  5. Might Fang says:

    Thanks for all of your help! This really is the best poptropica guide on the web! I’m going to start visiting here everyday. You should see some of the other help blogs. They stink!
    -Mighty Fang

    Codien: Thank-You

  6. sonic427 says:

    Scary tomato I don’t mean to brag but it was pretty simple for me.Plus I thought you had to beatthe football games. P.S I was 3rd to beat it

    Scary Tomato: You get a special book for winning Table Football but it’s not required. Also, no offense, but there’s no proof for who beats it 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on. 😉

  7. This Random Happy Person says:

    I don’t get it. I gave the man the full comic 3 times and he said thank you but he didn’t give me anything in return.

    Scary Tomato: Check your inventory for the pack of stale gum, which is what he should have given you. 😉

  8. Neat Hawk says:

    Um….. The Jet Ski guide thing doesn’t help for me 😦

    Codien: First try get to the lead, try keep ahead of him for as long as possible, to do this get to the front of the water, the objects will come at you in 2 second intervals so it should be easy to guess when they come.

  9. laney says:

    hey when i ty to get on the jet ski it says i dont see any reason to cruise around the open sea now

    Codien: You have to look throught the telescope on the lighthouse first, and look at the map under the rock.

  10. maddypie3 says:

    omg I cant click on the filing cabinet what do I do now????Oh ya how do you get the dog to follow you…I tried to get the dog with the penanut butter crackers but he just buries it…How do I get him/her to follow me???

    Codien: What do you mean you can’t click on them, is it that the teacher stops you, if so use the stink bomb.
    You dont need the dog to follow you, the dog is so you can dig up the capsule. Please Read!

  11. Comical Owl says:

    With the new “Save and Quit” button, do you have to press that every time you get off? Thanks for the guide! : D

    Codien: I don’t know but i think you do.

  12. JJCool says:

    I tryed to use the lobster to scare away the bird but it wouldn’t let me. So where do I have to stand to scare the bird away.

    Codien: Use the lobster to turn the light on top of the lighthouse at Puffin Point to scare the bird away.

  13. cheechee301 says:

    where do u get the gum from

    Codien: Once collected all comic peices and put together, talk to the guy in the klassic komix building to obtain the gum. Please READ the Guide!

  14. dudeette says:

    when i gave the salty guy the lobster thing he didnt give me the keys, just the lobster, so now i cant get them!

    Codien: Are you sure? Make sure the lobster cage isn’t in the water still, try use the jet skis.

  15. animalian1 says:

    how do i get past the bird near the bell. Can someone tell me what to do? PLZ hury!

    Codien: Use the light on the light house to shine it at it. To move the light you need the lobster. Read the guide please.

  16. bandchick says:

    That was geat thanks 4 writing out the cheats/walkthrough!! If I didn’t us the guide I would epically fail at Big nate Island…Again thanks

  17. cheesy toaster says:

    Started Big Nate yesterday. Came back today to finish and the stink bomb I had in my items was gone and can’t make new one in Science lab. Followed instructions in FAQ on missing items but no luck.

    (A14: Try going to [Tools] (it should be at the top, in your browser) – [Delete Browsing History] – Then delete the cookies and the temporary internet files. This is called clearing your cache.)

    It’s all I need to finish game – please help!!!

    Codien: You might of used it on the teacher, check. Otherwise i don’t know what to do.

  18. hamster lover says:

    help me please i cant find the map for threw the telescope i saw it but then it said what is that i want to go and this so i jumped and went to the ski beat nate but i pushed the seal on the right and clicked it but then it said got it hide it and threw it away please help me -your friend and soon to be a helper hamster lover

    Codien: Got it, Hide it, threw it away? Your supposed to push the seals to the very left so you can grab the map.

  19. kathryn girl says:

    ok i cant dig the hole to find the capsule help!!!!!!!!

    Scary Tomato: Follow all the instructions above, because you might have missed some parts. If you have, go back and do it. 😉

  20. muddy cloud says:

    where is the peanut butter crackers?

    Scary Tomato: It’s mentioned in the guide above. Win a game of Go-to-Jail hangman, which is in the Kids Only room on top of the Playground, and you’ll get the crackers. 😉

  21. Crazy Lion says:

    y can’t i click on file cabinets ST?? it’s just giving me the arrow i use to move around!

    Scary Tomato: Click on the closed drawers at the bottom, not the opened one. 😉

  22. Bluegal says:

    I’m sorry that happened. I don’t know what to do except this: make sure you have clicked on the bottom FILE cabnet! the one that is open WILL NOT HELP YOU!!!! If you did and it still does the exact same thing,Read the guide over and make sure you didn’t skip anything you need to do. People I want you guys if not started or finished PLEASE read the whole guide so you know what to do.

  23. rhiana says:

    my stink bomb disaperred before i got to use it does that mean i cant finish the game ?

    Scary Tomato: Is it sitting on the floor of the detention room? If it is, then don’t worry about it and just go on with the quest. If it isn’t, try making it again and re-doing that part (see the guide if you need help). 🙂

  24. rowenafan608 says:

    the keys to the the map and the jet ski keys dissapeared out of my inventory so i can’t finish the quest!! What do i do?????

    Scary Tomato: Try to re-do that part of the quest to earn the items back. 😉

  25. rowenafan608 says:

    when i ask the captain he just says “thanks matey” and there is no lobster trap underwater. I’m sorry.

    Scary Tomato: He only says thanks after you give him his lobster trap, which means you have already given it to him. You should now have a Lobster in your inventory. 😉

  26. Sean says:

    I cannot ride on the boat because they say there is no reason to cruise in the open seas right now!Help me

    Codien: Please read the guide closely. You have to look through the telescope on top of the lighthouse and spot the map underneath the rock. Then you will have a reason to go boating.

  27. rowenafan608 says:

    i do but i do not have the keys. i don’t get why though…

    Scary Tomato: Just try using the jet skis to see if you can do it without the keys. If you can, don’t worry about the keys. 😉

  28. bbzebra says:

    Okay I got to the part where the dog digs and you can see the capsule but when I click on it it won’t come out! Do i need to do something first?

    Scary Tomato: No, you’re on the right track. After the dog digs a hole to reveal the capsule, it will bring a close-up of it. Click and hold the capsule chest to take it out, and click the lock to open it. 😉

  29. Friendly Lion says:

    I finished it yesterday and the seagull part was hard so i had to go look up on google i finally got it but it took awhile so yipee PS wen does tht new island com out? i no it comes out in spring but i wanna know the real date

    Scary Tomato: Astro-Knights Island? Sorry, the closest we can tell you in “this spring” since that’s all we know, too. 😉

  30. swaney7 says:

    Big Nate was short but very fun!Me and my friends couldn’t wait and then i showed one of them the blog and it said coming out tomorrow and we were jumping up and down!

  31. Giant Berry says:

    Dude!!!!! i wuz comeing bak from puffin point and it takes forever to load!!!!!

    Scary Tomato: It will load eventually. Be patient. 😉

  32. artmaniac333 says:

    help codien! when i got the lobster trap he gave me a lobster and didn’t give me the keys!
    i tried clicking on him again but he only says thanks for your help matey. i cant get them. i feel like crying!!!!!!!!!!! i am right now.:(

    Codien: Have you tried using the skis, did you try logging out and logging in. This seems to be happening to alot of people. Hopefully Poptropica fix it.

  33. Blue Tiger says:

    I sort of hate Big Nate island because it is proof that Poptropica is totally selling out. I have played Poptropica since it was new, and I have watched with horror as it slowly descended into the cavernous depths of the cheap, advertisment-gaming world.

    The guide was a big help though. Thnx 4 the good advice!

  34. Giant Berry says:

    dang!!! my wings!!!!!! there gone!!!!!! i put on the scuba diving suit and when i took it off the wings were not there!!!!! LOL

  35. Rachel says:

    yo! awsome site i just found it and thx to you i finished big nate island! compared to all the other sites that i went to for needing help they were bad explainers. but this site is awsome. i’m gonna come here more often thx again! you are a big help!
    i just can’t wait till astro-knights and reality tv island comes to poptropica. it’s gonna be awsome and challenging!
    p.s comment plz!

    Codien: Glad you like the site, I feel the same way. 😛

  36. Happy Hippo says:

    Also, I can’t get the locker to open. When I click on it, my person says “I don’t know the combination.” I do!!! It’s 9305! Please Help Me!!!!

    Codien: You need to get all the comic frames first, join them together, then on the comic it will show you the combination. It will let you open it now.

  37. Jasmine aka Nice Monster says:

    Hi people!I feel REALLY dumb asking this, but how do you get the time capsule?I already tried the place you guys told me to in the guide, and I/the dog dug about 7 holes near/around/on the place.Please don`t tell me ‘to read the guide over again.’
    Appreciate the help,
    P.S.GREAT work Codien and Scary Tomato!!!

    Codien: Make sure you place the cracker on the ground where the girls were. The capsule is i little to the right though but in between the two poles.

  38. Tricia says:

    I have a problem. When I get to the lighthouse, I turned the light to the seagull & he went away. I went to the bell & put the bell clapper back in & I was supposed to just go right to the jet ski to get the map of the treasure capsule. Now when I try to get on the jet skis my Poptropican says “I don’t see any reason to cruise around the open seas right now”.. is there any way I can fix my mistake? Thanks– this is driving me nuts!

    Scary Tomato: Yes. All you have to do is climb up the lighthouse at Puffin Point and look through the telescope. Make sure your character notices something under a rock, which will give them a reason to go jet skiing. For more details read the guide up at the top. 😉

  39. aicul434 says:

    hey thnx, but, u sorta messed up. your supposed to put the seals on the lefts side not the right ;p

    – Aicul434

    Scary Tomato: Thanks. 😉

  40. Angry Leopard says:

    Scary Tomato, i saw someone at the secret room he said that he is finding the time capsule there when i off the light he is not there! 😮 is this a glich or the poptropica it self?

    -Angry Leopard

    Codien: Its just Poptropica

  41. maddypie3 says:

    no its not that…I already used the stink bomb and when I walked over tho the filing cabinet i clicked on it and it didnt do anything.HELP!!!!!!!

    Scary Tomato: You need the school blueprints from Nate’s locker to open the filing cabinet. 😉

  42. Fearless Paw says:

    For anyone that has questions, take a look at the Big Nate Island Page Comment # 6 and 7. A lot of questions have been answered there!:smile:

  43. Fearless Paw says:

    maddypie3: If Mrs. Godfrey has left, you can only open it if you click on the bottom drawer, not the top.🙂

    Hope this helps.

    P.S. Look at the Big Nate Island Page- there’s a Q and A there!!!:grin:

  44. StarBurst/CheeseLover says:

    Uh, How does Spitsy get home? I’m so confused by that. Can Anyone help me?? Thanks if you post a reply.[Please Reply I finished the Island but I’m stuck on that.]

    Scary Tomato: He doesn’t. Don’t worry about him. 😉

  45. Tatertotlili says:

    Awesome!! I just finished Big Nate Island, and I think it’s sorta better than Nabooti, because its easier 😀 I don’t like the really hard islands that much…

  46. Fearless Paw says:

    aicul434: It dosen’t really matter which way you move the seals. They’ll both balance it to one side, and you can come around on either side to obtain the paper.
    It works in real life-just put something under a two-pan weight, then put something heavy on one pan. It works both ways!

    • Shifty Crush says:

      No, the paper is slanted to the right, and the rock is more flat to the right, and will only make it impossible to do it until you do it onto the left.


  47. Bluegal says:

    I did it! I completed Big Nate island! This blog is the reason i did so thank you! I know i can count on this blog to help me out! Thanks! :mrgreen:

  48. Artmaniac333 says:

    help codien! when i got the lobster trap he gave me a lobster and didn’t give me the keys!
    i tried clicking on him again but he only says thanks for your help matey. i cant get them. i feel like crying!!!!!!!!!!! i am right now. you see i tryed logging in and out again and tried clicking on the skis but it doesnt work. i cant re do that part either.if you know how to re-do that part please tell me!:(

    Scary Tomato: Yep, as Fearless Paw says below, try diving again to see if you can get another lobster trap. 😉

  49. Rachel says:

    hey guys?!
    what i am going to talk about has nothing to relate with big nate island. ok?
    so i just wondering…………
    that if astro-knight island comes to poptropica,is there going to be cheats and helps in this site?!
    cuz i really need to know cuz if there is going to be cheats and helps i’m gonna come here and help myself out!
    thx again for the big nate island cheats Codien. keep up the awsome work!
    p.s comment plz AGAIN!

    Scary Tomato: Every time a new island comes out we try to get the news and guides up as soon as we can, so don’t worry! 😉

  50. Zippy Glove says:

    Wow, I love this site, it helps me a LOT (: I agree Big Nate isn’t AS hard as the others, but if you try it without the guide it would probably take so long!

  51. comical spinner says:

    what happens if you shift the seals to the left side?

    Scary Tomato: They’ll just move to the left. Nothing special, but the point of moving them to the right is to take the map, so that’s why you need to shift them. 😉

  52. Alice says:

    LOL! I finished it mostly without a guide, but it got knda tricky at the end!

    Scary Tomato: Just let us know if you don’t understand something – we’ll try to help! 😉

  53. Fearless Paw says:

    Artmaniac333:I’m not Codien, but try diving again. It may just be a glitch, and if it is a glitch, I won’t be surprised if you find another lobster trap

  54. SabrinaStarr52 says:

    When I do the comic strip I do it exactly like the guide says but it still says that I don’t know the comb when I do! How do you make the comic strips stick together?

    Scary Tomato: Are the comic frames stuck together to form the complete comic? All you have to do is click and drag each piece to the right locations and they’ll stick together. Try again! 😉

  55. Kt says:

    i cant find where to put the peanut butter crackers! pleas help me and dont tell me to look at the guide cuzz it doesn’t help!!!!!!!!!

    Scary Tomato: The guide does tell you the answer to what you’re asking. You’re not reading carefully. Use the crackers where the girls were standing a while ago, in between the 2 posts on the Playground floor.

  56. Rachel says:

    i have a question for
    if you finish every single island and get a medallion what happens? like i mean, like at the end of poptropica do you get a prize or something when you finish the islands.
    oh and by the way is there going to be an end of cuz if there is i’m soooooooooooooooooo gonna cry my head of!

    Codien: There is no special medal because there is always more islands coming out. And Poptropica will keep making islands, until they stop making the game. 😥
    Scary Tomato: I don’t think Poptropica is planning to close. Don’t worry. 😉

  57. Fearless Paw says:

    Rachel: This is only a blog created by other poptropica fans. They are not
    the creators of

    I myself can tell you that you do not get anything other than satasfaction, medals, and boredom (since there are no more islands to solve), as I have completed all the islands.

    Poptropica probably will continue on. As you’re most probably aware, new quests are always coming out.

  58. PhOTO96 says:

    Dear S.T., Smockers, and Codien,
    I’ve tried to get the comic piece that you said was on the lighthouse on the playground, and it wasn’t there. I tried to get it on both of my characters, ‘Hyper Hammer’ and ‘Crazy Hawk,’ and it didn’t work! Even though I don’t have all the pieces, I can still see what the combination says, 9-3-0-5. And, on one of my characters, I made a stink bomb, and the next day, it wasn’t there! Scary Tomato, Smockers, or Codien, waht do you think I should do? Sincerely,

    Codien: The only thing you could do is send your characters details (User/Pass) to
    We will get the items for you.

  59. ckscott98 says:

    OMG!!!! How do i get around that bird!!!!! It is impossible!!!

    Codien: You don’t. You use the light on the light house to scare it of. Read some of the other comment questions. It will be answered many times. :p

    • amb141595 says:

      Yea! I didn’t even know how to use the dog to dig in the right spot let alone where the fight spot was that’s why I neede the guid!

  60. Rachel says:

    hey i was just wondering codien and scary tomato………………..
    are you guys like adults or just the same age as us. well………most of us!
    (just don’t tell the age! we do not need to know!) oh also i was wondering if you guys are the same age us, do you guys have accounts on
    cuz that would be sooooooooooooo awsome!
    and just to tell you……….you guys rock!
    thx(i sooooooooooo do not know why i said that! but thx anyway for the help out for big nate island!☺

    Scary Tomato: I’m 12, Codien is 15, Smockers is 12 too. It’s on the About page. And of course we have Poptropica accounts! 😉

  61. Crazy Bubbles says:

    I want to go on the Jet Skis, but I don’t know why it doesn’t allow me!! My character just says:
    I don’t see any reason to cruise around the open sea right now.

    Codien, Smockers, Scary Tomato?? What should I do?

    Scary Tomato: Look through the telescope on top of Puffin Point’s lighthouse and have your character notice the scroll hidden under a rock. 😉

  62. gypsyluff says:

    Where is the power switch? I keep falling and not being able to get up! Please help!

    Poptroicagal: To make the stink bomb, click on the test tubes. Then, take the blue capsule, pour some in, and do the same with the yellow. Then, turn the dial on the bottom to 4. The rest will happen!

    Scary Tomato: It’s below the stairs in the secret room. 😉

  63. rain says:

    Thanks I finished it but is there any way to get the frog in Gina’s desk?

    Scary Tomato: Sorry, nope. The frog is just decoration. There isn’t even a “Gina’s desk” on Big Nate Island. 😉

  64. lilurchins says:

    I love this game! I’ve been playing Poptropica from the beginning and have never had a problem with it until now. When Spitsy digs up the time capsule I can zoom in on it, but when I click on it I can’t pick it up. I’ve tried leaving the game and reentering but it doesn’t work. I have to have the dog dig it up again and the same thing happens. Help please!

    Scary Tomato: Try clicking and DRAGGING it out. Hope that works. 😛

  65. dudeette says:

    I have the same problem as some other people where the sailor hasnt given me the keys just the lobster (I have tried logging off, diving again, refreshing, EVERYTHING!!!)

    Can you pleease help ASAP as it is really bugging me!!!


    Scary Tomato: Try seeing if you can use the skis even without the keys. If not, go diving again to see if this time they will allow you to have the keys. 😉

  66. lilurchins says:

    Thanks Scary Tomato! I clicked on the time capsule and dragged it out of the hole. I’m now the proud owner of a Big Nate’s Island medallion. Whoo-hoo! 🙂

  67. Jenna says:

    Hey guys! I found an awesome cheat! I call it ” Underwater Surprise!” I figured it out on Big Nate Island. Scary Tomato, Codien and Smockers, I don’t know if you have ever done this before, but this is how it goes:

    1. Put on your suit with the helmet and go to Puffin Point

    2.Go underwater

    3. Go to the little suitcase containing your items and click take off for the suit!


  68. pinknblue111 says:

    can i please copy it for my site?i will put credits

    Scary Tomato: Sorry, but you can’t copy and paste these words. The most you can do is put the link to this page on your site. Thanks for asking. 😉

    • Big Scorpion says:

      Umm…sorry, did you understand what Scary Tomato just said? I looked at your website ( and you copied the exact Big Nate Island guide from Poptropica Help Blog. 😦

  69. Brianna says:

    When I Click on the paper in Nate’s Locker it says I Don’t Know the Comatation

    Scary Tomato: You’ll need to piece together the whole comic strip first. Show it to the guy at Klassic Komix and then return to the locker. 😉

  70. Mad and Annoyed says:


    I tried to finish Big Nate Island, but I had to leave right when I put down the stinkbomb. I tried to get on later, clicked on the file cabenit, but nothing happened. So I went out of detention and decided to try later. But then when I looked at my inventory, the stink bomb wasn’t there and I thought it would still be there. So I chewed the gum again and went in detention. the stink bomb wasn’t there.

    I DID go back there on another account and did beat the game, but I wish that I could beat it on my main poptropica person.

    If there’s anyway anyone could help, PLEASE do!


    Scary Tomato: Make a new stink bomb in the science lab. Then place it on the detention room floor. Go back and make sure you have all the comic frames, and assemble them together. Give it to the Klassic Komix guy for the gum. Also, open Big Nate’s locker to get the school blueprints to be able to open the file cabinet. For more info, see the guide above. I hope this helps! 😉

  71. Magic Storm says:

    I played BIG NATE the day it came out, so I didn’t use the guide. I beat it and I found it easy, and, a little challaging. It was great fun. I paticuly liked the jet-ski race. I won it on my 1st try! Same with the games in that cubby-house thing. I also enjoyed scuba-diving. Oh, and making that stink bomb was great too! Although I wish u could customise the BIG NATE caricters as well! All in all it was great fun! I checked out this guide wen I saw it and I think u covered everything! Any1 who HASN’T played it must play BIG NATE NOW!!!Can’t wait 4 ASTRO KNIGHTS 2 come out!!!
    P.S Scary Tomato,Codien and Smockers ur guides r DA BOMB!!!!!
    Keep up the good work!

    • Fearless Paw says:

      EIGHT MINUTES? How is that possible? Iy takes that long to go back and forth in between places.
      Maybe you meant 80 minutes?

      Scary Tomato: Eight minutes is fast, but it’s probably possible if you can move your cursor really quickly and if loading doesn’t take a long time. 😆

  72. Max says:



  73. Big Scorpion says:

    Personally, I found Big Nate Island rather simple. It wasn’t very challenging… I was hoping for something a little harder. Oh well. However, I think AstroKnights Island will be more challenging! 🙂

  74. Kkfunbun says:

    I finished big nate island a day after this big nate guid on this blog came out….. but i have to thank the makers of this blog and guide because if it werent for you guys, i never would have finished bignate island! Speical thanks to: Scary Tomato, Smockers, and Codien! And also to the people on this blog who posted,Because you helped too! Thank you so much!

  75. spotted star says:

    hey u helped me alot and when the new island comes out can u do this too thanks

    Scary Tomato: Don’t worry, Poptropica Help Blog always tries to write a guide as soon as a new island is released!

  76. spotted star says:

    ummm and i want to make another stink bomb but it wont let me (of course only to carry around)

    Scary Tomato: Unfortunately, you can’t. 😐

    • tina says:

      I LOVE U GUYS FOR HELPING ME and thats alot it really helped me thnk you thank you thank you and thank you again it was really fun

  77. Neat Whale says:

    how come i have the feeling im the only one who read and still does read the big nate comics?

    Scary Tomato: I occasionally read them too. Don’t feel left out! 😉

    • Neat Whale says:

      it is soo anoying! if i talk about the comics to any1 at my school they dont know what im talking about! i even saw the comic strip u have to find back in september, on!

  78. Someone... says:

    At my school last semester, I had Buisness Keyboarding (aka learning how to type =D). Once we were done, we’d get free time on the Internet. Since this was from Funbrain, we were allowed to use it! After that, it’s everyone getting on. Everyone was asking me how to beat things, and sometimes when I couldn’t remember, I’d look on random sites (I’ve been on Pop. since it came out lolz). This is the most helpful and detailed one (not to mention well organized and easy) that there was! Thanks soo much!

  79. Alex says:

    this is the best website everr! no kidding. like there’s noooo way i could have ever figured out big nate island if it werent for this website. and its alot of fun i added it to favourites. BEST WEBSITE FOR POPTROPICA EVERR!!!

  80. Irene says:

    Thanks so much for this guide…I finished it! But I don’t think it’s that Big Nate gets all the credit for getting the capsule! He didn’t do anything!

    • Magic Storm says:

      Actully he did. He stood around and talked, followed u around, raced u on jet-skis and plaed games. but ur right. other than that, he did nothing

  81. funny lightning says:

    I thank you all Smockers,Scary tomato,andcodien. and who is grumpy wolf?
    I have used this site forever and i just noticed him recently.

    Astro knights i hope will be awesome.See you later guys.=)

    Scary Tomato: Grumpy Wolf recently joined the PHB staff. Astro-Knights will definitely rock! :mrgreen:

  82. kody.. says:

    hi great guide!!
    but i do have one small prob….
    i cant click on the filing cabinets im in the d.t room and ive set the bomb and the teachers left and im clicking on the blue filing cabinets and nothings happening!!
    please please help me!!

    Scary Tomato: If you followed the directions above in order, you’d know what to do – you have to open Nate’s locker first to get the school blueprints.

  83. Chocoholic says:

    Big Nate is definetely not as hard as Spy Island.But without this guide ,I really can’t explain how big of a disaster it would’ve been for me thanxx Codien!!(lol)I really stink at some games you would get a good laugh out of watching me play a racing game!!!thanx again

  84. Garbonzo30 says:

    Thank you soooooo much for the guide to Big Nate Island! Your website rox!! Thnx Codien and Scary Tomato and all the other guys that helped with this website! I FIANLLY FINISHED BIG NATE ISLAND!!

  85. poptropica lover says:

    I found the capsule like a month ago but i couldn’t figure how to get it out of the ground until tonight! lol! 🙂

    • Neat Whale says:

      Comical Skull, have you finished finding the pecies for the comic strip? If you haven’t you won’t be able to click on the locker. Hope this helps! 😉

  86. cool fang says:

    I have all the comics but he wont take them?!!!!!! why not!!!??

    Hijuyo: Remember, you need to piece the comic panels together (in order), just like a jigsaw puzzle. 😉

  87. Zang boa says:

    The answer helped me out!Thanx!I got the capsule once but i didn’t know to get it out.Thank you now I have passed all the islands on potropica!

  88. DragonGurlCheza says:

    I have only just finished Super Power Island and Spy island and now I’m up to Big Nate.
    All your other guides really helped me out. I found 24 Carrot Island really hard but then when I finished it I’m like OMG!HOW COULD I HAVE THOUGHT THAT WAS HARD!Cuz I was stuck on it for 2 years and I didnt know what to do next and then I found the guide…
    I try to figure out the Island by-myself but when I’m stuck I look up for the guide and the first one I usually click is the one done by you!

  89. Meeeeeeeee says:

    Hey…iI just realized something very funny…(ok maybe not that funny)…That weird teacher lady says she can smell gum but if you chew the gum from the store, nothing happens!

  90. Vampire In Disguise says:

    there’s a sign in the school that says “N o Gum Chewing” but my character chews gum. I thought that was sort of ironic. xD along with that one girl. haha
    anyway, thanks for the help.

  91. flower11806 says:

    YAYA!!!!!! Just finshed !!!! …….. And Thanks to this website without some of the cheats i wouldv’e never made it! HAHAHAHAHAH But i did suckers!!!!!!! your grl on fire on poptropica!

  92. Calm Brain says:

    I’m stuck! Nate won’t follow me to Puffin Point, so I can’t jet-ski. When I talk to him on the playground, he says “Hey, what’s the hurry to find the time capsule? Let’s take a break and have some fun!” I’ve tried logging out and logging back in, but it didn’t work. Please help!!!!!

    Hijuyo: Nate won’t be at Puffin Point until you click to ride the jetski. Once you do that, he will suddenly appear out of nowhere and run towards you. 😛

  93. Nodog438 says:

    Oh good! I dunno what my last account was. but then i created a new one and wanna do Big Nate! Half of it i didn’t do with your help.

  94. Quick Kid says:

    I’m stuck!!! How come when I chewed the gum at school the teacher/principal/whoever she is would not come out? I tried to chew the gum many times. Then, I tried to go inside the detention room but then my character refused. What should I do? I really wanna complete Big Nate because I already completed all the other islands. Please help!

    Hijuyo: Make sure you have completed all the other steps leading up to this part. You may be missing something, and you can’t enter the detention room until you have done everything you should first.

  95. Alyssap5259 says:

    I got 100 credits! You really helped! Ur amazingly talented for taking your time to do this for us! Thank you! Thank you! ^^

  96. Cool Kid says:

    You know i hv a funny experience in Big Nate… I tried to go in the Detention room and i already have the stale gum and stink bomb… I chewed it, nothing happened then i check my inventory there’s no stink bomb so i hv to go back and make it then my brother came and said don’t use yellow just use red since he’s a red maniac and i said come on! I need yellow n blue… i made him a profile called Cheerful Cheetah and he even didnt finish an island when its a 1 year profile n he plays it everyday… LOL! and i finished the island! KEEPITUP! u guys r popstars(poptropica stars)!!!

  97. Prickly Dolphin says:

    I don’t know if this is a glitch or not. use the pink pop gum from the poptropica store and blow bubbles. Nothing happens. Use the gum from the Big Nate Inventory (if you have the gum) and something will happen.

  98. Kiara says:

    Hi, my little sister is doing Big Nate Island and right now, it won’t let her open the green file cabinet in detention. She used the stink bomb and the teacher left, but they aren’t opening. Any help?

  99. ElTopo says:

    I’ve played big nate island before, and I’m at the filing cabinits and it won’t let me open them!!! WHY!?!?!?!

  100. LAILAI says:

    WHOO HOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I AM DONE WITH BIG NATE ISLAND ON POPTROPICA(I FINISHED BIG NATE ISLAND ON POPTROPICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IT WAS VERY EXCITING WHATCHING THE TEACHER GIVE ME THE ISLAND MEDEAL AND MONEY TO SPEND IN THE STORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. Icy Speck says:

    Thanks for the guide! Every day with PHB ‘s help, i finish 1-2 islands a day. Hijuyo: You are awesome! Slanted fish: you are too!

    Slanted Fish: Hijuyo and Slanted Fish are the same person, but thank you. 🙂

  102. someone says:

    i don’t know how to get the bird away!!!!!:(

    Slanted Fish: Use the lobster with the lighthouse light to scare the seagull away. 😛

  103. tall spider says:

    Hey I just saw onaily pop Lincon Peirce talked about how long big nates been around. Wow 20 years! I don’t remember him sayin that in about the author yes I’m a girl that reads big nate and diary of a wimpy kid and captain underpants. I have to admit I’m a wimpy kid expert. And how does the dog follow you I don’t understand!
    I just thought maybe I need to beat nate on paper football… I’m going to poptropica right now to beat it!
    I’m out peace!

  104. alorastul121 says:

    i need help to get the capsule and i dig up about 1,000 holes and still get find it can u tell me ASAP???? please i kept reading it over and over and over…….

    • Slanted Fish says:

      As it says in the guide: Go to the Playground and stand between the two posts, between the monkey bars and the logs. Open your items and use the Peanut Butter Crackers. The dog will then dig a hole, showing the time capsule hidden underneath. Click on the hole and pull the capsule from it. Click the lock to open it.

    • Striped Hero says:

      I got stuck too.(And still kind of am) But I peeked in the video and actually you’re supposed to put on the RIGHT side….

  105. Fast Crumb says:

    hey silver rock i am fast crumb . just added u as a frnd. how u got that nice hair even i want it and why r ur eyes always closed?? 😛

    • Slanted Fish says:

      Hey Fast Crumb! I customized the hair from someone, and if you want to, you can customize it from my character (just click the tiny blue shirt button on my Friends profile). Check out the PHB’s Poptropica Cheats page for how to have no eyes (plus other cool glitches).

  106. cat72224 says:

    how do you get past the seagull!?!?
    I tried using the lobster but it didnt work,I even tried the crackers![I knew it wouldn’t work]

    Slanted Fish: You need to use the lobster on top of the lighthouse to turn the light around so the seagull will go away.

  107. says:

    i try to give the lobster to that bird thing but it wont work

    Slanted Fish: You need to use the lobster at the top of the lighthouse to scare the bird away with the light.

  108. Grey Bear\ Maddisson says:

    Well.. I accidentally used the pack of stale gum before the guide said to use it and now I don’t have it… so now how do I get into the detention room.. I’ve already tried the classic Popgum, and its not helping…Help?

    Slanted Fish: Try contacting Poptropica about the problem, and if you have to, restart the island via the Map.

  109. Grey Bear Maddisson says:

    Well.. I accidentally used the pack of stale gum before the guide said to use it and now I don’t have it… so now how do I get into the detention room.. I’ve already tried the classic Popgum, and its not helping…Help?

    Slanted Fish: Try contacting Poptropica about the problem, and if you have to, restart the island via the Map.

  110. Young Flame says:

    You should post a video walkthrough on each island. Sometimes videos help where explaining can’t.

    Slanted Fish: There’s a video guide on the PHB’s Big Nate Island page. 🙂

  111. syamelmax6 says:

    O.o.. Friendly Fish or (SlantedFish) lives in China and he or she has completed 8 islands!! Is slantedfish busy or wut?

    Slanted Fish: My slantedfish account has less islands done because it’s new, but my main account is hi.Juyo – also, I live in Hong Kong. 🙂

  112. Freezie says:

    Okay, I gave spitsy the crackers, he dug a hole, but i cant click on the hole!! I’m in between the logs and the monkey bars. I even had him dig a hole next to some other logs too! I can’t click on it still :(. What’s going on?

    Slanted Fish: Sounds like a glitch; try contacting Poptropica about it.

  113. Striped Hero says:

    I don’t get it…. I’m on the time capsule digging out part but…. when I click it there’s nothing about a lock. Tell me if my laptop is slow or…..

    Slanted Fish: After you pull out the capsule, you’ll need to click it to unlock it.

  114. Alison Aldaine says:

    I finished Big Nate Island in under 20 minutes. It’s really easy as long as you go into every building, talk to everyone, etc. Thanks for the fabulous guide though!

  115. Popular Peanut says:

    Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo….o much!

  116. GirlyACE8 says:

    You don’t need to get the old photo and the scuba gear. Just customize it from the poptropican Trusty-Bird (first friend her) and you don’t need to get the diving suit. I did it this way, too.

  117. Neat Brain says:

    You really should add that when you’re diving, you have to avoid the bubbles. I had to try about ten times to get the Lobster Trap. But all of your guides have been xtremely helpful. Thx 😛

  118. Calyx Amethyst says:

    I couldn’t find the 4th piece of the comic, no matter how hard I tried. I searched EVERYWHERE!!! Can you please help me???

  119. Cece Key says:


  120. PopGirl13011 says:

    I am so angry! I finally found an island that’s not so hard, and I was near the end. Then a pop up shows: “You need to be a member to continue!” AAAAAHHHH!!

  121. spookygoose says:

    Holy. I have been a Poptropica member since I was in elementary school. Since this dang game came out. I clearly remember paying no money and finishing this and every other island there was. There is no way that I a buying a membership to complete an island that was free when I was a little kid. Oh, it’s just a little bit, why are you making a big deal? I HAVE BEEN PLAYING FOR 9 YEARS. SINCE I WAS A KID, WHEN I WAS A TWEEN, A TEEN AND NOW AN ADULT. I REFUSE TO PAY FOR THIS

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