Galactic Hot Dogs Island Guide


From the hit graphic novel comes the zaniest Poptropica adventure yet. Hop aboard the Neon Wiener for an intergalactic voyage with Cosmoe, Humphree, and Princess Dagger!

For walkthroughs on Galactic Hot Dogs Island, scroll down.

Released: January 30, 2015 (for members)
or February 19, 2015 (for all)
Common Room: Intergalactic Arcade
Preceded by: Arabian Nights Island
Succeeded by: Mystery of the Map Island

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

Island Extras: Champions Map | Official Tour | Videos | Galactic Hot Dogs Comics

Video Walkthrough

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

Written Walkthrough

Walkthrough by Brave Tomato, Blake, & Slanted Fish

Go to Galactic Hot Dogs Island if you’re not there already. You’ll find yourself thrown straight into the story, in front of a spaceship dubbed the “Neon Wiener”. If you talk to Humphree (the green burly guy) he sighs that there’s something missing in creating the Mega Dog with his earth friend Cosmoe.


Go inside the Neon Wiener and talk to Cosmoe. He sighs that he needs more nuclear fuel to be able to warm the Mega Dog to enter in the food truck contest. So let’s go fetch it for him.


Exit the spaceship and go over to the left, where the competition is being held. There, you’ll find Queen and Princess Dagger having an argument on how evil should run in the family, and how the princess should be more evil like her mother. Queen Dagger then walks off, and you’re given a chance to talk to Princess Dagger. And she’s pretty bitter about being the daughter of evil — and the fact that she’s dragged to the competition.


Go over to the third food stall from the right and pick up the Giant Spatula from it. If you talk to the blue bear there, named Boba Fleigh (a play on celebrity chef Bobby Flay 😉 ), he says that you can trade him odd ingredients for stuff any time. Keep that in mind.

The nuclear pellet is in this area, but it’s guarded by the Queen’s bots (called Jacks). To distract them, go to the right and click on the loudspeaker. Pick a speech bubble to mess around with it, and the Jacks will come over and tell you to stop.

While the Jacks are bothering Princess Dagger, go over to the left and use your Giant Spatula to open the container of nuclear pellets. Click on your Fuel Cell to pop a radioactive pellet into the slot. Now your Fuel Cell is charged!


Go back to Cosmoe and give him the Fuel Cell. Excited, he thanks you and cooks the Mega Dog with the nuclear power. He heads out with the hot dog, declaring that nothing can possibly wrong. So, naturally, everything goes wrong.

You are dragged into an intense chase with Queen Dagger’s Jacks because Cosmoe was trying to prevent Princess Dagger from stealing the Mega Dog. Cosmoe, Humphree, and F.R.E.D, the group’s robot companion, flee into outer space, dragging you – and Princess Dagger – along with you.


The Neon Wiener does lose the Queen’s fleet, but not before a random wormhole swallows in Cosmoe, Humphree, and Princess Dagger, leaving behind you and F.R.E.D. The robot companion offers you assistance in rescuing the three.


Rescuing Princess Dagger

In order to rescue the princess, first you have to pick something up over at Cosmoe’s planet. Cosmoe’s planet is located in sector D3, where he laments about being stuck in a pterodactyl nest. He says that he’s on a green planet with a lot of water near a green star.

Click on the star pictured below, then click on the earth-like planet closest to the star. F.R.E.D. will confirm this to be Cosmoe’s location and you can head down.

You’ll find yourself in a land of pterodactyl-like creatures that roam the skies. Go to the right and use the pterodactyls (we’ll also call them birds for simplicity’s sake) as moving platforms to proceed further up. When your bird gets near a wasp, jump up to avoid hitting it, then land back on the bird once it’s passed the wasp.

bird wasp

At the top, you’ll find a Seed Pod inside of a flower next to a hornet. Go ahead and grab it.

seed pod

Head back to the ship, click on F.R.E.D, and click on “Funketown” to the bottom-right of F.R.E.D’s panel. This will take you back to the place you started.

Go and talk to Boba, the blue bear from before, and offer him the Seed Pod. He excites over the fact that the pod is in fact a very rare spice and offers you a giant plate of Gelatin Salad for it. This is essential to be able to make it to Princess Dagger.


Go back to the ship and talk to F.R.E.D again to pull up the space map. Princess Dagger is located in sector A4, where she sighs that she’s more so on a moon than a planet. She also says that she is located on a dark red planet near a white star. Click on the star shown below, then go up and right to locate Princess Dagger’s planet and enter it.

You’ll find yourself in a very rocky landscape. An unseen hawk (or hawk-like alien) caws over your head and drops rocks on you. Luckily, you have your Gelatin Salad to protect your precious floating noggin.

The gelatin salad has more of a purpose than protecting your head, though. Use the gelatin to bounce the rock over to the tower of rocks that’s blocking your way.

rock smash

Once that’s cleared up enough to jump over, lead another rock to the non-sturdy platform underneath you. You’ll see a little bat-alien cave surrounded by… bats’ droppings. Sorry, neat freaks, you’ll need to pick up the Guano to help out Humphree later. Go back up to the original path and go right.

get guano

Keep moving on to the right a little bit and you’ll see a little cave that blocks the rocks from coming in from the skies. At the end of the tunnel, Princess Dagger is trapped in an alcove within the cave, and she’s not happy about it.

You’ll need to be outside the cave and bounce the rocks from outside the cave in. First, clear the stalagmites and ground rocks in the way, and then you use the final rock to open up the alcove.

rockin gelatin

Once you’ve busted the rock blocking the alcove, Princess Dagger can escape.

free princess

One down, two to go. Head back to the Neon Wiener, so you can rescue the next friend.

Rescuing Humphree

After saving Dagger, you can go ahead into sector C2 of the Galactic Map. Humphree is located on a green planet near a yellow star. Click on the star circled below, then go up and to the right. Out of the pair of green planets you see, Humphree’s is the larger one.

Since you have the Guano, you should equip it, because you’re going to need it. First off, see those mushrooms to the right? Jump on them to go up to the next portion.

With the guano equipped, click on the bases of the first two mushrooms when you get up. This will, oddly enough, make them face the opposite direction. Jump on them.

jump shroom

You’ll bounce over to the Fruit, which you’ll need to trade in with Boba Fleigh later.


For now, focus on the mushrooms. Go left and click on the base of each mushroom you haven’t moved yet, to make them face right. Then jump on the lowest mushroom, and with a bit of luck, you’ll start a chain reaction where you bounce from mushroom to mushroom until you get to the top-right corner. This may take a few tries, but once you get there, continue on right.

You’ll now be in a little cave. Click on the nearest mushroom’s base, jump up, and do the same to the next one. Then you can go back down and return the first one to normal by clicking its base again.

shroom base

Jump on the nearest mushroom, and go up, jumping on each mushroom until you stop. Then, click the base of the next mushroom. Jump, then go down and click the base of the mushroom there. Jump one more time, and you’ll get to where Humphree is!

saving humphree

Just click on him to untangle him from the mess of shroomy trunks. Once he’s out, you can meet back up with him in the Neon Wiener spaceship.

Rescuing Cosmoe

So, we have Dagger and Humphree. Remember that fruit you collected? Go to Funketoun and trade with Boba Fleigh to get the jumbo Egg. This will be essential in the final rescue.

Head back to Cosmoe’s planet. Since you’ve already been there, all you have to do is click on his planet in the pane to the right when F.R.E.D brings up the space map.

Once you’re back on this planet, go up and jump on the first pterodactyl you see. When you pass the ledge, jump up, and then wait for another pterodactyl. Avoid the wasps, and go further up until eventually you can go left.

Go left, and then, guess what? More pterodactyls, so keep jumping! Use the pterodactyls as moving platforms to get you up to the ledge on the right with a nest and broken egg. Wait for a bird going left to fly by, and hop on.

bird riding

When the left-going bird gets near the ledge on the other side, hop onto that ledge. Another bigger pterodactyl will go by — hop onto it, and it’ll fly diagonally up, taking you straight to the mother bird’s nest. Use the Egg, and you’ll rescue Cosmoe!

cosmoe egg

The entire crew is back in the Neon Wiener! And now they want to continue their treasure hunt, each convinced that the wormhole from earlier gave them insight on where the treasure map is located. The next task: obtaining the Map-O-Sphere!

So You Want to Find the Map-O-Sphere

Each crew member will give you a clue about where to go next, but what you want to do is click on sector E5 and go to the most distant star, pictured below. Then, navigate the spaceship downwards and enter the debris field.

This next part is kind of like Flappy Bird. Don’t touch the top or bottom, and avoid any debris – you can only hit them five times before you’ll have to retry. Holding down your mouse button makes you float upwards; letting go makes you drift down (in sluggish space gravity). Try to get into a rhythm of pressing down (to rise up) for about half a second, then letting yourself fall, only to rise again so you don’t hit the edges. Watch for obstacles as they come so you can time your rising and falling.

ghd debris flappybird

This part can get tricky, so it might help to watch a video. Hang in there — you can do it.

Eventually you’ll come across a ghost pirate ship and enter automatically. You’ll see a lot of creepy house props inside, but the three Map-O-Sphere pieces you need are in here somewhere.

First, jump up to the platform above, and click on the box at the bottom to reveal the first Map-O-Sphere piece (it looks like a robotic green shell).


Next, head straight up until you’re on a platform with a purple switch to the right. Flip the switch, which will open a door, so go left and through it. Walk left, then jump down, then go right, make your way down the rope, and flip the switch there.

Climb the rope again, head left, then drop down. Head right and climb down that rope. Go left until you reach the stack of boxes and barrels, and click on the barrels until you find the next Map-O-Sphere piece.


Now, climb the stacks of boxes and barrels. Go left and up, and flick the switch. Then climb up the ladder on the right. Click on the dead captain and take the final Map-O-Sphere piece from his lap.


Suddenly awakened, the zombie space pirate captain will scream, “There is no treasure! There is only evil!” Strange… also, no treasure for the crew, it seems.


Anyway, return the way you came and go through the door.

Once you exit, you’ll be back on the Neon Wiener, which is under attack! The crew is all ready to defend the ship, but then – you get to press the big red button!


Which… apparently… unleashes loads of hot dogs and saves everyone on board… okay, I’m no expert on the Galactic Hot Dogs series, but isn’t this kind of funky? Anyway, you’ll be awarded the Island Medallion! Congratulations, you’ve completed Galactic Hot Dogs Island!

hot dogs

The story continues in the first GHD book, Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway, by Max Brallier. If you’re interested in the GHD series, you can read the comics on Funbrain.

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

Album Photo

This picture appeared in a former feature known as the photo album.


  • Galactic Hot Dogs Island is Poptropica’s 42nd island, and it was released on January 30, 2015 for members with a demo for non-members. It came out to everyone on February 19, 2015.
  • Galactic Hot Dogs Island was re-released for Steam on May 25, 2022.
  • Galactic Hot Dogs is a graphic novel series published on Poptropica’s sister site, Funbrain, and it is written by Max Brallier (who also authored the Poptropica: Cryptids Island book) and illustrated by Rachel Maguire. Visit Funbrain to read the comic books online – for free!
  • Common room: Intergalactic Arcade
  • You can customize the trio (Cosmoe, Humphree, Princess Dagger) from dummies inside the Galactic Hot Dogs Store on Main Street.
  • The speech bubble options you get when you play with the loudspeaker reference a few things: the River City Rodents, a fictional Poptropica sports team whose name first appeared on Shrink Ray Island; random nonsensical-sounding tongue-twister movie quotes like “rubber baby buggy bumpers!”; and the rebel blockade runner, a fictional spaceship from Star Wars.
  • Boba Fleigh, the blue bear you trade odd ingredients with, is a play on American celebrity chef Bobby Flay.
  • The food trucks at the cook-off all have science-related names: Thebe’s Taco Truck (Thebe being one of Jupiter’s moons), Milky Way Maki, Fission Fries (also a play on “Fish’n’Fries”), & Absolute Zero the ice cream stand.
  • This is the first island to have only one album photo.
  • Even before the island’s release, Poptropica has promoted Galactic Hot Dogs in various ways, including video ads, prize packs, a mini-game on the mobile app, and more.
  • The story after the point you’re awarded the Island Medallion at the end of the island is continued in the first GHD book, Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway.
  • There was a free F.R.E.D. follower in the Store, and members could also get a Galactic Space Suit and a Galactic Hot Dogs poster customized with your avatar.

Aw, smudge!


116 thoughts on “Galactic Hot Dogs Island Guide”

      1. yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………………………………. sorry about that

  1. That Flappy Bird section is tearing me up! I feel like I need a supercomputer and an actual mouse (laptop user here). That, or more gamer skills. I’ll take either. *snaps fingers* I’ve got it, it’s Galactic HOTDOGS right? Let’s throw hotdogs at the debris! Who’s with me?

  2. since it seems we are talking about the flappy bird because of that part did you know people break their phones because of flappy bird?

      1. Yes, I know that part is hard. But you can’t give up, or you’ll never complete the island.

  3. Um…I have a glitch.
    After talking to Humphree at the beginning and jumping a couple of times, my character’s mouth started doing the open mouth smile and going to normal really fast. I ducked, and it stopped. Anyone else get this?

  4. Well looks like a completed GHD FINALLY THANK GOD!!!!! i finally completed the flappy bird part which took me like about 100 times or more cuz ive never played flappy bird in my entire life so now im just going to wait intill a new island comes out cuz ive completed all islands YAY!!!!!!!!!

    1. Watch the video, it makes it a lot easier. (Yes I know this is from 5 years ago, I just don’t want anyone to have the same problems as me)

  5. its so bad the mushroom part but if i think its hard i bet the flappy bird thingy is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo harrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  6. Thanks for the awesome guide 🙂 i just got stuck in the flappy bird part but got the medallion somehow 😀 And add me my username is Peace-Lovers I added you, Friendly Fish already

  7. My hot air balloon thing (Blimp?) is missing. I can’t lave the island. Plz help.

    slantedfish: Click on the menu (top right corner) and click the blimp to leave the island. 😉

  8. Wow I just noticed the background music for Cosmoe’s planet (the dinosaur one) is the same as Survival episode 1, and maybe 4, I forget. Cool.

    1. Wait… where in China does fishy live? I go to china every summer to my parents hometown and I might be able to meet her!

  9. Euughh. This island wasn’t fun to play at all. And those freaking mushrooms….
    I’m glad it was short, as I no longer have to play it, and hope i never have to again.

  10. I unintentionally trapped myself inside the Neon Wiener after acquiring the island’s medallion. I refreshed the page and the hectic music returned to normal, and the characters dialogues seem post-island completion(such as welcome back,good to see you et cetera). However, when I try to leave through the exit my poptropican still prompts that Queen Dagger is coming (“We have to leave here before the Queen shows up!”)

    I can still leave via the blimp icon in the menu, but I can not access main street or any other place on the island for that matter; once I leave and come back, my poptropican is still inside the Neon Wiener with the same prompt preventing me from leaving.

    slantedfish: Contact Poptropica support about the issue so they can fix it!

  11. I am stuck on the part after you get the fruit! what should i do? i can’t get past it on mobile or computer version

  12. its just so hard i cant ven understand …. i already give him the fuel cellls and it says i have to get nuclear pellets …. where can i get that??…… its really hard to understand

    1. Did you take the nuclear pellet from Funketown(The scene in the left of the Weiner)? You’ll have to call something on the loudspeaker and attract the Jacks to tell you not to play with the loudspeaker, and while the Jacks are talking, you sneak past them to the container of nuclear pellets, but take the spatula from Bobby Flay’s stand, and then use the spatula to open the container and use the fuel cell to get one of the pellets.


    slantedfish: Click on the menu in the top corner and click on the blimp to leave the island. 😉

  14. There is a Galactic Hot Dogs store in the town with the contest where you can customize yourself like the characters

    1. Hey, thanks! That’s a good question. We take in the clues we’ve picked up so far in the adventure, talk to characters on the island, and keep clicking around (places and sometimes items) until something works!

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