Early Poptropica Island Guide


Poptropica’s oldest inhabitants have a problem: someone’s been stealing their stuff! To return what’s rightfully theirs, you’ll explore creepy sewers, pitch-black caverns, and even a giant’s garden in the clouds. See how it all began with the very first Poptropica Island: Early Poptropica!

For walkthroughs on Early Poptropica Island, scroll down.

Released: September 2007
Common Room: Soda Pop Shop
and Arcade (occasionally when there are no ads)
Preceded by: none – it was the first island!
Succeeded by: Shark Tooth Island

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

Island Extras: Map | Official Tour page

Video Walkthrough

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

Written Walkthrough

Walkthrough by Slanted Fish
Special thanks to Super Thunder & Invisible Ring

Welcome to Early Poptropica Island, Poptropica’s first settlement.

early pop

Head all the way right, passing the sign that says “Early Poptropica.” Talk to all the 8-bit pilgrims in the area to get the scoop: a pig, bucket, and flag have been lost, and it’s up to you to recover them all and save the day.

Go over to the well by the man who lost a bucket, and go down the rope.


Keep going down and you’ll be in the Storage Cavern. Move a little to the left, and jump downward to the left side, where you’ll land on a green platform.

Now jump to another green platform on the top left side of the platform you are on. Move a bit to the left, then jump to the brown platform located on the left side of the platform you are currently standing on.

Climb up the rope on the brown platform, then jump onto another brown platform located to the right of the rope you are holding. Now jump up to the platform above you, and grab the Glow Stick!

Glow stick

Trace your steps back and exit the Storage Cavern.

Prized Porker

Head left back to Main Street and look for the manhole on the ground beside the Soda Pop Shop. Go down.

Climb down the rope to enter the pit. Make your way down to the bottom-right corner, careful to avoid the purple spiders that can knock you over.


In that corner, guarded by a giant spider, is the Prized Porker. Grab your prize and stay put for the next step: the golden egg.


From the bottom of the pit (where the pig was), go all the way to the left and keep going, past the tunnel, and into a dark room. Using your glow stick to see, start at the spot that says ‘Darkness Awaits.’

Now go all the way to the left until you see the first rope. Climb up the rope until you reach a place where you have to go either left or right.

Go right until you pass by two ropes. Climb the second rope at the dead end, and go left until you see another rope. Climb that rope. The words on the wall should say ‘Getting Warmer.’

Once you are up that rope, go left and grab the Golden Egg.

Now go right, past the ‘Getting Warmer’ sign, and climb up some ropes. You’ll soon find your way to the top where you can exit to the Poptropica Towers.

At Poptropica Towers, you’ll want to make your way to the top of the blue building in the far left. But first, a pro tip: you can get a hidden, optional Hypnotic costume in one of the green building windows!


Anyway, keep jumping left on window ledges, the stone statue, and building roofs until you reach the blue building with a little restaurant setup on the roof. Go up the vine in between the tables.


Water Bucket

Climb up the vine again, and now you should be in the skies. Go all the way to the right until you see a huge pair of feet.

Click on them to talk to the giant. Give him the Golden Egg and he will lift up his spiky weapon to let you pass.


Now go right, and right again, until you see the gardening shovel. Walk on it as if it were a ramp and you should soon be doing the same to a vine. Now jump off of the vine, and you’ll land on some gigantic vegetables.


Jump off of the vegetables and pick up the Water Bucket.


Signal Flag

Now go to the right, and right again to the Aircraft Graveyard. Keep going right and grab the Jet Pack on the yellow table. You can wear this item to fly! (This item can only be worn on Early Poptropica Island.)

Put it on and return to the Giant’s Garden on the left. Now you can fly over the shovel to get to the hole in the clouds marked ‘Exit.’ Go down.


You’ll land on top of the water tower on Main Street, and behold… you can now reach the Signal Flag! Take it back to Early Poptropica.

At Early Poptropica, talk to the 8-bit pilgrims who had mentioned losing items, and one by one you’ll return them all: the prized porker, water bucket, and finally, the signal flag. Now it’s time to claim your reward!

Climb down the rope near the pilgrim with the flag, and go right over to the boat, where another pilgrim awaits. Talk to him and he’ll award you your Early Poptropica Island Medallion, plus credits to spend at the store. Congrats!

ep end

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.


  • Early Poptropica Island is Poptropica’s 1st island. It was the pilot island released when Poptropica first opened in September 2007.
  • Common rooms: This is the only island with two multiplayer rooms, the Soda Pop Shop and Arcade. The Arcade only appears when there are no advertisement buildings.
  • There is a hidden Hypnotic Costume within the green building of Poptropica Towers. To learn more about this easter egg, check out our Glitching page.
  • The sign in Early Poptropica says that the settlement was established (Est.) 1982, though Poptropica was only released in 2007.
  • You can change your skin color with the pigment balloons at Poptropica Towers.
  • The 8-bit pilgrims are a reference to the pixel art style of early video games, and the pilgrim settlers of the United States of America.
  • Early Poptropica Island used to be the only island without a logo, until the first revamp of the official Island Tour pages. The words Early Poptropica were written on the Map with Poptropica’s title font, Ghostkid AOE.
  • This is considered one of the easiest islands to complete, along with Shark Tooth Island.
  • The Purple Giant is a reference to the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • The Pop Art Museum on Main Street features the characters and works of artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, and Georges Seurat. The museum is also visited during the Counterfeit Island quest. Its name does not quite fit with the exhibit, which does not contain any works from the pop art movement.

Quick Guide

Note: For a more in-depth guide, scroll up to the Written Walkthrough.

  1. Go all the way right to the Early Poptropica settlement and talk to the three pixellated men who will tell you that their pig, bucket, and flag is missing.
  2. Go down the well next to the man who lost his bucket. Get the Glow Stick from this Storage Cavern.
  3. Go back to Main Street and down the manhole in front of the Soda Pop Shop. Inside the Pit, go down and grab the Prized Porker. Still in the Pit, go left and you’ll be in the Dark Room.
  4. Use your Glow Stick to help you navigate the area until you obtain the Golden Egg. Then go back to Main Street.
  5. Go left to Poptropica Towers. Jump up to the top of the blue building and climb up the vine until you reach the skies.
  6. Run right until you see the Purple Giant’s feet. Talk to the giant to give him the Golden Egg, and he will let you continue right. Jump off the vegetables in the Giant’s Garden and pick up the pixellated Water Bucket.
  7. Continue right to the Aircraft Graveyard and grab the Jet Pack on the yellow table. Put it on and go back to Main Street. Fly up to the top of the gray water tower and grab the Signal Flag.
  8. Go back to Early Poptropica and return each of the items to the person who had lost them. When you return the Signal Flag at the end, a boat will arrive. Talk to the pixellated man on the boat to receive your reward. Congratulations!

{ explore · collect · compete }


242 thoughts on “Early Poptropica Island Guide”

  1. Hi Scary tomato,
    I just completed early poptropica island for the 2nd time and did NOT recieve my 50 credits, just the island medallion. Do you think its a glitch? Please help, its really annoying, was going to buy something in the store for 250 credits…
    Roxy D: 😥
    Aka – on poptropica ‘Gentle bird’

    Slanted Fish: (I don’t go by Scary Tomato anymore.) It’s not a glitch. You can only win credits the first time you complete an island.

  2. It’s really hard for me to complete the islands on my laptop because it lags, and if you want to go to the next screen, you end up where you just were.

  3. can i use the pictures from your guides on my blog? i don’t know how to take pictures like that.

    Slanted Fish: If you do, give credit where it’s due (this guide’s pics are by Super Thunder) and be sure to hyperlink it. Put the credit clearly at the top of the guide.

  4. I wonder if the pig wishes you didn’t find him. I mean, the guy did say, “Finally! Bacon for all!”

  5. Hey guys, any of you who don’t have membership, if you go to poptropica towers, then go to the green building, if you check all the windows ( hover your mouse over them) you will eventually get your hand pointer, now click. you should get the “hypnotic” members only pack! I stumbled upon this while playing around with the jetpack. Hope you non-members enjoy this! And also, thank you scary tomato for providing this walkthrough!!!! (please somebody reply! thank you again!)

      1. LOL awesomeguy112 u r right!!! I tried it and it worked!!!!!!!!!! If u have any other ways of getting stuff plz tell me!!!!!

      2. hey “I am a one directioner 4eva!” thank you for complimenting on my comment and lately I haven’t found any other ways of getting stuff, but I’m working on it! 🙂

    1. the easter egg is on the green building with the window with the flower in it the top left one you can click

  6. slanted fish- i cant find the golden egg on the island thats after looking trough the whole maze and following your blog and then restarting the island do you think its a glitch pleas help

  7. Umm… Excuse me Fishy, but why do our poptropicans do all the dirty work? Just asking, sorry if this is off-topica

    Slanted Fish: That’s kind of the point of Poptropica. Our character is always the hero. 🙂

    1. u need to make sure that u gave everything to every early poptrop citizen then talk to the guy near flag make sure he rises it if he didnt u probaly forget to let the items load when you giv them to the citizens.add me im lone_werecat hope this helped.x3

  8. I didn’t do the steps in order, and I’ve already got the bucket and the pig, but now the pixellated flag is no where to be found! Can someone help me please?

    -Crazy Hopper

    1. first get the glow stick under the well in the earyly poptropica part then go back to the spider place and left you will find the maze the egg is in the maze once you reach the part were getting warmer is on the wall go left to find the egg the go up and you will be at the towersgo up to find the giants climb the purple tower to go up talk to the giant you will give him the egg then go right and go right again you will find the jetpack go left and go under the find you will find the flag
      hope this helped

  9. its impressive that you know how to complete these islands so fast
    have you done other games before scary tomato ?

  10. Hai Fishy! Add meh, plz? ;D UN: lillipupgirl1 SN: Trusty Panda. Anyone can add me if they like, just reply with your UN. :3

  11. Hi everyone! I love poptropica! today I completed Early poptropica AND wild west, all thanks to this guide! Thanks LOTS scary tomato! you rule! 🙂

  12. I think I’ve gotten a bug, it’s annoying !! I’ve gotten everything, and I’ve returned it to everyone but the prized porker guy. I keep talking to him, it says it’s returned but it doesn’t give him the pig back, it’s weird

  13. im really in need of help! i gave all the things back to the people, and when i went to look for the boat, it wasn’t there! i’ve restarted and re-done the island twice! what do i do? i really need help! – laura

  14. @laura you give the objects to the pilgrims and go right and talk to the man. (also, you should get a medallion and 50 credits… if you don’t then you already completed it.) 😉

    1. Congratulations 🙂

      I find written guides often more helpful than video guides (fun fact XD) but sometimes in the more complicated directions (i. e. go right, climb up, jump onto top left platform… I look at the video 🙂 Have fun on your Poptropican journey! :DD

  15. HI! I got a cute new glitch/cheat to share.Idk if y’all already knew it but I’ll say it anyway…You can use it anywhere in poptropica i guess,so just press CTRL+Shift+3 (the angry emotion) and when your face is red press CTRL+Shift+4 (the jumping emotion) and while you will be jumping you will have a red face lol!

  16. Did it glitch for anybody else? I went to talk to piggy man and he said thanks for returning my pig. I had never been on that island before nor in the manhole.

  17. help! I went to the giant and under his club walked left past an ad and ended up underground! I also cant find the graveyard

  18. help! I went to the giant and under his club walked left past an ad and ended up underground! I also cant find the graveyard I keep ending up in the wrong places PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. This island is very cool. Thanks do much for taking the time to create these blogs, they really help me.

  20. Haha, I love this blog and the guides, and it’s so funny to look at the comments that have “Scary Tomato” in it, because I only know Slanted Fish as well, Slanted Fish!
    Reliving the good old Scary Tomato’s blog days…:P

  21. Yeah, I wish so too, but if we got to use them on other islands, that would give us an unfair advantage because we could easily fly over obstacles. Although you can still use the Jetpack on Wild West Island.

  22. Make sure none of the items are still in your inventory and that you are still in range of the pilgrims when you talk to them or else the items won’t be transferred.

  23. No, you don’t have to stay in place for one minute. You must stay in range of the pilgrim until you see the items being pulled out of your inventory and given to them, which should take much less than one minute.

  24. To get up to the skies, it’s more fun to jump to the first clothing line and then bounce up to the tops of the buildings. 🙂 just a note to anyone who scrolls down this far

  25. So Let’s see! YOUR WRONG! I looked looked and LOOKED there is no egg in the spider place!!!! Please fix that!

      1. I wacthed the video but I there ain’t anyhtng I can do about it! I’m stuck! It’s wrong!

      2. How is it wrong if it clearly shows where the egg is? If you’re stuck, figure out where you’re stuck and follow the steps to get where you need to.

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