Cryptids Island Guide


An eccentric billionaire is promising a big reward to whoever can prove the existence of cryptids — hidden creatures. The hunt is on for Bigfoot, Nessie, and other legendary beasts. But watch out: you’re not the only one in search of these monsters…and your competitors will stop at nothing to find them!

For walkthroughs on Cryptids Island, scroll down.

Released: December 20, 2010 (for members)
or January 18, 2011 (for all)
Common Room: Bert’s Bed & Breakfast
Preceded by: Great Pumpkin Island
Succeeded by: Wild West Island

Resources on this page: Island Extras | Synopsis from Poptropica | Video Walkthrough | Written Walkthrough | Album Photos | Trivia

Island Extras: Map | Official Tour | Trailer | Video Playlist | Mews Foundation Webite | Buy the Book | PHB Quickie Review

Video Walkthrough

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

Written Walkthrough

Walkthrough and pictures by Super Thunder & Slanted Fish
Special thanks to: EmoEyedFreak & Spotted Dragon

Welcome to Cryptids Island, where you’ll be on the hunt for mythical beasts and legendary creatures! You will arrive on Main Street. Walk right and a guy will hand you a Reward Flyer, which explains that local billionaire Harold Mews is offering a million dollars for proof of the existence of cryptids.

Head right, past the fancy houses, and climb up the tree with money stuck in it.

money in tree cryptids

Hop up and grab the Five Dollar Bill.

Now head back to Main Street and enter the General Store. Click ‘Use’ on your newly-found $5, and you’ll be able to buy a Sports Drink! (Everything else is just too expensive!)

Go back to the lane with the fancy houses, and give the Sports Drink to the thirsty gardener. He’ll decide to take a break and give you his Gardening Shears to hold.

(Just for fun: You can use the shears on the bush in front of the rich lady’s house. She won’t be too happy, but at least you can make a leafy masterpiece!)

have a sports drink

Now, head all the way left, past Main Street, and over to the park area. To the left, you’ll find the girl holding onto a hang glider, and at her request, be sure to give her a push by clicking on her.

push hang glider girl

Next, jump up the house and find the person sitting in a hot air balloon to the right. Cut his rope with your Gardening Shears and you’ll obtain some extra Nylon Rope.

cr balloon

Now go to Kitty’s Kites on Main Street and click ‘Use’ on the Nylon Rope. You’ll get a brand-new Kitesurfer X250! Go back to the park and go all the way to the edge. You will surf for a while and… lookie here… it’s Gretchen Grimlock, the villain of this island who’ll do anything for Mews’s million dollars. She’s like the updated Betty Jetty: she’ll throw fire balls at your kite, burning your connection to the kite, and… you’ll sink. (Aw, not my new kite!)

cr sunk

Fortunately, the Mews-copter comes in and saves the day! That’s the last thing you see before passing out. Later, you’ll wake up, lying down on a nice comfy bed…

mews bed

Yay, you lived! Anyway, Harold Mews will come tell you to meet in the foyer. (That’s right! He’s talking to YOU!) First, you have to drink the water that should be on your nightstand.

Exit the bedroom, and enter through the door on the lower right. Since Mews isn’t here yet, check out all the videos. When you’ve watched them all, Mews will arrive. Tell him you’ll help him in his hunt.

mews excellent

Exit the mansion and run to the right. Check out that totally rad private helicopter!

mews helicopter

Hop onto the Mews Corp helicopter and pick a destination. You can go in any order, but I’m doing them in the easiest order – so Loch Ness, here we come!

Loch Ness

Go right, to the Pub. Inside the pub, grab the matches and talk to the dude who looks like this:

Play a game of darts with him. Click and hold to drag the dart back, and release to throw. Aim for the center if you can, but if you land in the outer slivers of the circle, you can still earn points.

cr darts

After you win (don’t give up, you can win), he’ll give you a Rowboat Ticket for a ride on the Li’l Ness. He’ll also upgrade your Ratty Darts to Osprey-feathered Darts.

Go back left, and under the bridge, there should be a guy with a yellow jeep. Talk to him, then click on his tire. Blow it out, and he’ll give you a Rugged Camera.


Now go take a ride on the Li’l Ness. Take a picture of the thing that looks like Nessie.

Go back to the Mews mansion, and show Mews the picture of Nessie. You will find out it’s fake: just some truck tires floating in the pond!

Go back to Loch Ness, and talk to the liar from the rowboat. He will go away, scared that you’ll call local police for tricking you. Now, go back to the pub and talk to the guys who are hanging out. Play another game of darts, and if you win, you’ll get a Submarine Ticket.

Now you get to drive a submarine! Head back to the water and show your ticket to the man by the submarine. Deep-sea diving time! Steer the sub down to the lower left, and take a picture of the weird-looking Nessie:

cr sub

Return to the pub and show the guys the picture. They will show you a newspaper article about Oh! Looks like another fake. Sigh. But not wanting you to feel bad, the man gives you Peregrine-feathered Darts.

You’ll play another game of darts, but the reward promised is a LIE!!! But the bartender, feeling bad for you, will give you a Penny Whistle.Go on the Lil’ Ness, and go left.

Go left again. Blow the whistle. And…. NESSIE!!! (Doesn’t it look CUTE?)

cr ness

Take a picture, then head over to the Mews Mansion! The Nessie case will be confirmed.


Now go back to your helicopter, and go to the Himalayas.

Once you arrive at the Himalayas, go up a bit, until you see the Sherpa guide who’s carrying a big load on his back. He looks like this:

Climb up the mountain with him. In this part you will have to run and click the next ring so you can get safely up without falling. You’ll go first, then after hooking your rope to the next ring, the Sherpa will follow. Move when the winds aren’t blowing against you, so it’ll be easier.


You will arrive at a monastery. Go inside, and talk to the monk in the far right corner. He won’t let you take Bigfoot’s scalp as evidence, but he’ll give you a Lantern. Light it with your Matches from the pub at Loch Ness.

Then go outside, and climb a little bit up. Talk to this monk:

You will play a quick game, where the objective is simply to get your piece, the Yeti, to the other side of the board without being trapped on all sides by the Hunter pieces.

Once you beat the game, he will let you pass. Go up and there will be a foot in the snow. Use your camera to get a Photo of Snow Track.

cryptids5 copy

Go back to the Mews Mansion and show Mews the photo. Turns out, it’s just a snowshoe footprint.

Get on your helicopter, and head to Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico

Talk to the farmer. He will give you seeds to take to his brother, and lend you his jeep. Get on the jeep and drive north, to the top right hand corner star. Give the other farmer the seeds, and go left, to grab the Unidentified Fur.


Head back to the lab at the Mews Mansion to test the fur, making sure to follow each step at the lab station carefully. And… you’ll find that it’s just coyote fur.

Fly back to Puerto Rico, and drive your jeep to the star in the top-left corner (farthest from the beginning). Talk to the farmer there, who will tell you that the Chupacabra only feeds on goats that are brown with white spots. You’ll need this tip in a while.

For now, climb up the branches to the right, until you reach the top of a cliff. Pick up the Bolt Cutters.


Now, get back into your jeep and drive to the area indicated by the middle star. Using your jeep, herd three goats that are brown with white spots into the grassy patch next to the bone-like cave area.


Once you’ve herded the three goats there, exit your jeep at that spot and go right until you find the first farmer you met earlier. Hide with him by the boulders. You will hear a THUMP!

Go move the box. Suddenly, it will shake and open, and out pops… the CHUPACABRA!!!


It will growl at you, run away, and leave you in the ground with stars circling your head. Go where the Chupacabra was, and grab the Chupacabra Tooth. Head back to the Mews mansion, and… yay, confirmed! But, wait! You still have to find Bigfoot!

Now you can go to New Jersey.

New Jersey

When you arrive, jump on top of the gas station. Cut the girl free using your gardening shears.


That motorcycle by the gas station looks tempting, but first, you’re going to need instructions on where to go. Next to the motorbike is a dumpster. Cut open the lock using the Bolt Cutters you picked up from Puerto Rico (see above).

Dig out the old bathroom door from the trash, then enter the gas station bathroom and match it with the other old bathroom door. Your character will copy down the completed Bathroom Door Message.


These are the instructions for where you’ll be taking the motorbike. Here it is for your reference:

Now that you’ve got that, it’s time to jump on this sweet ride!

Follow the instructions above, and you will finally come to a small clearing (see picture below). Get off the bike here by clicking on it to look around.

Enter the gate, and through there, enter the house and start heading up. On your way to the attic, you’ll hear a noise, and when you get upstairs and keep walking, you’ll find that it was just a raccoon. Next to it is a Grappling Hook – you’ll want to take that.

On your way down, you should see a monster. Could it be… the Jersey Devil?!

cr jd

Go outside, and the Jersey Devil will fly away. Use your grappling hook to reach its nest and pick up the Broken Egg Shells.


Now head back to Mews Mansion and test the egg shells in the lab, again being sure to follow the steps carefully so the DNA extraction is successful.


And… yes! The egg confirms the existence of the Jersey Devil.

Mews will tell you that Bigfoot has been spotted in the Pacific Northwest, and that he’s installed the location in the helicopter. Go to your helicopter, and head for the Pacific Northwest.

Pacific Northwest

When you arrive, Bigfoot will be running around. Follow him in your helicopter, and don’t lose sight of him! He’ll eventually scamper off into a cave.


Mews will send you a message, but Gretchen will listen in on it and catch Bigfoot first.

Now you have to stop Gretchen. Jump on her helicopter, and let all the fuel out by clicking on the circle near the front (the opening for her helicopter’s fuel tank).


Next, jump down to Bigfoot’s cage and use your gardening shears. You and Bigfoot will float down to safety in a parachute. Yay!


You and Mews will talk for a bit, and being the good-hearted person you are, you just can’t take that million-dollar reward because he wants to use it to help build a good habitat for Bigfoot. Aw well. At least you get your medallion and credits to spend in the Poptropica Store! Congrats! 😀

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.


  • Cryptids Island is Poptropica’s 16th island. It was released to members on December 20, 2010 andJanuary 18, 2011 for non-members.
  • Common room: Bert’s Bed & Breakfast
  • The island’s plot is centered around hunting legendary creatures – Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster,the Chupacabra, and the Jersey Devil. Many players have reported being deathly scared when they first saw the Jersey Devil on Cryptids Island.
  • The house in New Jersey where you sight the Jersey Devil has the number 666 on the front gate (the last 6 is hanging upside-down so it looks like a 9). 666 is considered to be the number of the beast (the devil).
  • Starting from December 2, 2010, players could visit a preview version of Cryptids Island, where they could look through a viewfinder once a day for a chance to spot Nessie. If you saw her, you’d win a special Nessie Hat. Other interesting sights included seeing Balloon BoyCaptain Crawfish’s ship, a carrot, bag of popcorn, all kinds of dogs, toy sailboats, fish jumping out of the water, a seagull, pelican, motorboat, helicopter, etc.
  • Now, if you look through the viewfinder at Loch Ness, you can spot planes, Balloon Boy, and even a fishing boat that matches the one on the docks of Counterfeit Island, called Ribica.
  • An external website for the Mews Foundation ( was launched by the Poptropica Creators to promote Cryptids Island.
  • Players visit real-world locations while hunting cryptids: Loch Ness (which is in Scotland),Himalayas, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Pacific Northwest.
  • If you have the Garden Shears, you can click on the untrimmed hedge next to the well-dressed lady in the rich housing estate next to Mews Mansion and trim the hedge however you like. Make something artsy!
  • The yellow jeep at Loch Ness says “Lema” – a reference to former Pop Creator James D. Lema.
  • The fence beside the gate to the Mews Mansion is patterned with a foot motif.
  • The Bigfoot Fanatic costume was released in the Poptropica Store on December 22, 2010.
  • There’s a sound when the Chupacabra escapes from the trap.
  • A book for Cryptids Island was released on April 4, 2013.
  • The name “Harold Mews” may be derived from the phrase “Herald News.”

don’t be messy
be cool like nessie

642 thoughts on “Cryptids Island Guide”

  1. Nya nya nya. I don’t like the New Jersey part of this Island, especially when that goat thing pops his head, it scared the *daylight* out of me. your version is easy to follow. Good job. Oh and i also don’t like driving all around Puerto Rico, it’s annoying but everything else is easy. 🙂 Arigatou gozaimasu yo.

    1. The Jersey Devil isn’t THAT creepy.  In fact, it didn’t scare me at all.


  2. i love poptropica its awesome i taught my cousin from australlia to play and now shes having some fun playing on it oh and, i have some of my classmates as my buddies in poptropica and there really fun.

  3. i kept getting stuck on that part where you have to find the house around the little space!where is it plzz tell me

  4. The guy in the pub after I talked to the liar said:” I saw Nessie as clear as I’m looking at you.” I had transparency on XD.

    1. Haha. Also, the shifty guy (who tricks you) said he was taking a vacation. He was wrong (they say holiday in Scotland). Also, in 24 Carrot, Charlie calls her cat “she” before you find it and “he” afterwards 🙂

      1. No… I was just assuming that they would say “holiday”, because in England they use British English (ie. “favourite” instead of “favorite”).

  5. what do I do after I get the blue darts???
    I thought I was supposed to get the whistle
    I also tried talking to the guys again but they just say stuff

    1. Refer to the Loch Ness section of the guide above. The first time you win at darts, you’ll get a Rowboat Ticket; the second time, the Submarine Ticket; the third time, the Penny Whistle. After that you can keep playing darts if you want to, but you don’t have to.

  6. OMG! When I cut the guy loose for the ballon to go away, the guy fell and i talked to him again and he gave me ANOTHER nylon rope! Now I have 2 nylon ropes! XD

  7. yesssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! loved the chupacABRA and i thought the jersey devil is awesome i wasn’t creeped out by both my favorite cryptid was the jersey devil

  8. I can’t finish the island because Mr. Mews won’t come into the museum! What do I do?

    Slanted Fish: Make sure you’ve completed all the steps prior to that point.

        making pancakes, making bacon pancakes
        get some bacon and i’ll put it in a pancake

    1. you go to the in the pub and then the to the door and the first person you played with will ask for a rematch

  9. i cant find the lattern so i cant get the jursy deivl please help other than that im fine by the way dont email me because my computer wont allow it for some reason

  10. Does anyone else here believe in sasquatch (bigfoot) or nessie! because i do!

    WHOOOOHOOO, go Washington, the original home of both me and sasquatch!!!

  11. Hey guys. I’m Clean Bug. I’m in a pickle. I have gotten everything except for the rich telling me to go find Big Foot at the other place. He hasn’t ask me yet so I cant go. What do I do?

    Slanted Fish: Make sure you’ve done everything prior to that point, and if you have and it still doesn’t let you continue, contact Poptropica about the problem.

  12. I’m SO confused! Whenever I enter the helicopter, there is no space to click on “pacific northwest” ! I completed everything else at the other places, but it still doesn’t work.

  13. Do you guys know how incredibly creepy that Jersey Devil is? I am at the part where he was outside the window, and I was like WHAT THE HECK????? OMG!

  14. Uh, I think my game is messed up. I had to restart the island, and when I went Cliff Park, I was in the water, and the guy in the balloon had already fallen, even though I never cut the rope. And went to make sure, no one was in the basket.

  15. I can’t give the other guy the seed because it’s not in my inventory! HELP!

    Slanted Fish: Get the seeds from the farmer in Puerto Rico. If you already did but it’s not there, contact Poptropica about the glitch.

      1. keep on goin up, and take a pic of the big foot. the cam is from the person in loch ness at the car.

    1. I cant finish the dart thing for the submarine. I am not click to hold the dart back but it goes automatically and when i click it doesn’t wok. I have reloaded a bunch of times and it still doesn’t work. Please help me!

  16. hatersloveme2490/hatersloveme4897/hip hop lover/17-time winner of Reality TV island/Poptropica girl with 2576 friends with membership/has all 35 medals/knucklehead5249 call me any of that. says:

    the jersey devil isn’t that scary but i had a nightmare about it

    i was in a forest at midnight then i saw a shadow of a tall creature with wings,i was freakin’ scared so i flashed my light on its body and i saw something green then i flashed it on his face and BAM!!!!!there it was,i was like “aw crap” then i started to run but it ate me!

    i was going to play this island but i remembered the jersey devil

    now i’m freakin’ scared to look through a window!

    1. That’s a scary dream! In Poptropica, none of the creatures freak me out (except the Jersey Devil sometimes) but when I find the Jersey Devil last, I’m all like WHOA! But then I’m fine, don’t be scared, anywhere out of the Jersey Devil’s sight is nothing to be afraid of.

  17. Haii everyone,Im Kaitlyn but u call me Katie 😉 talk to me wheneves and add me, my name poptropica un is katie54983 😉 thxs. Bye

  18. I was at the last part i was about to use the gardening shears to cut the rope and free the yeti,but when i looked in my inventory,it was gone!! now what do i do if i dont want to restart the island because it took me 3 days,and if i restart ill lose everything i did,what do i do??

      1. same i feel so creeped out by the jersey devil i dont feel like leving the attic

  19. all of this and in the end the poptropican says:
    i dont want the money i just want to help bigfoot .
    and you get 50 instead of 1000000
    she had to say that

  20. whoop whoop! thank you so much for helping every island i go on i have to get your page up. sssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ttttttttttttttttthhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS thanks 🙂

  21. I used my rowboat ticket before I got the camera so how do I get another ticket

    Slanted Fish: Try playing darts again, or restart the island if you can’t get the ticket again.

  22. Whenever I try to extract the coyote fur it takes forever to develop and when it is done it tells me I did it wrong, I’ve done it 5 times ( I counted not estimated) and it won’t let me do it
    is it a glitch?

  23. p.s the jersey devil dosn’t scare me, only the chuocabackra and its video in the museum. i think the loch nes monster is cute [ njd is a little scary and i read a comment that think noodles didn’t even care about the jersy devil] thnks think noodles for making me brave.

  24. i can’t get the rope from the balloon because my person keeps saying i don’t know what to cut

  25. just saying this was very good information except for the part were you weren’t quite specific about those bolt pliers things but thanks for the cheats/tour of this island

  26. How do you get the lantern to find the Jersey Devil? I got the bathroom message but don’t have a lantern to find the JD.

  27. How do I light the lantern??????? I’m confused and all I need is the Jersey Devil plz help?

  28. Cool glitch, I cut the balloon then got the nylon rope, then when I was on the ground the person asked me to cut her balloon, then I jumped up and got the nylon rope again I . I

  29. umm……. shouldn’t they put puerto rico and then new jersey? my poptropica username is bubblebunny313 and my animaljam one is 313bubblebunny friend me plz!! 😀

  30. Thanks for the help it took me a while to find a single cryptid the first one I found was nessie. But I was also interested about the jersey devil I saw the walkthrough and i found it looking at me in the window what was it doing there! OH MY GOSH IT’S TERRIFYING!

  31. I think loch ness is cute. So is bigfoot. But the chubacapra and jersey devil REALLY freaked me out. JERSEY DEVIL WAS SOOOOOOOO SCARY OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!! I think I ate too much sugar.

  32. In new jersey in the house I went to see if the jersey devil was on the window even if I didn’t grab the grappling hook. It was not there!

  33. Thanks. These walkthroughs are a load full of help. and when I saw the Jersey Devil I screamed like I saw it in real life!
    Anyone can add me if you want: Username: princessstella19

    1. Also the picture of the Old Lady in the house is in the Ghost Story Island hotel. I literally just noticed while playing this island again.

  34. hi! i have a question, when the part where i get to ride the motorcycle, i followed what my poptropican wrote and it led me to the right spot! but the problem is,i cant find the house!
    i found a gate but i cant get in it! nor click it! plus i dont know where to get the lantern!
    anybody PLS help!!!! (i mean reply)
    -HappyFISH 😉

  35. Anyone remember the comment about giving the crooked boatman a good paddling by the bartender or whatever he is in the loch ness part in the pub?
    What exactly does giving someone a paddling mean??

  36. I thank the person who did this. Well here’s the bad news. I already played the game with out help and I climbed with the guy in the Himalayas, but somehow I must of quit because now it won’t let me do it again. All it says is “It was great climbing with you,” and I want to climb again. If you know how to stop my problem, please let me know. If not, that’s okay, just let me know. Thanks!

  37. For the Jersey Devil you need the matches and lantern the matches are in the oub and the lantern is in the temple on the Himalayan mountains just talk to the monk in the temple..

  38. these guides are awesome i use the all the time but this one was good just the dna test thing takes forever i can wait an hour and it wont be done

  39. WARNING: You will only understand if you watch the show”Supernatural”
    I personally think that this island should be called “Supernatural Island” if we are hunting monsters

What's popping, Poptropicans?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s