PoptropiCon Island Guide


Everyone is dressed up for the biggest sci-fi and fantasy convention in Poptropica. At PoptropiCon, the most important thing isn’t what you do — it’s how you look doing it!

For walkthroughs on PoptropiCon Island, scroll down.

Note: Only Episodes 1 & 2 are currently available on desktop and mobile. For the full version, you can play it on Steam or with AS3 Flashpoint.

Released: August 28, 2014 (for members)
or September 18, 2014 (for all)
Common Room: Facili-Tee (Ep. 1), Atrium (Ep. 2), Boiler Room (Ep. 3)
Preceded by: Mission Atlantis Island
Succeeded by: Arabian Nights Island

Resources on this page: Island Extras | Synopsis from Poptropica | Quippy’s Store Items | Video Walkthrough | Written Walkthrough | Album Photos | Trivia

Island Extras: Official Tour | Video Playlist | Bingo | Champions Map 12 & 3 | Mighty Action Force Coloring Pages

Episodic Synopses

[Episode 1: Line Forms Here] PoptropiCon is the hottest ticket in town. It’ll take all your wits — and more than a few disguises — to crash the party!

[Episode 2: Spoiler Alert] The winner of the PoptropiCon costume contest will earn a one-of-a-kind prize. See if you can put together the ultimate villain outfit, but beware — the action at this convention is about to get real!

[Episode 3: Reign of Omegon] Omegon has taken over PoptropiCon, and he won’t stop until he’s transformed everyone into a hench-bot. Only you can acquire the powers of the Mighty Action Force to battle Omegon and free the convention goers. Join the resistance today!

Quippy’s Store Items

Quippy sells the following items in the Facili-Tee, Episode 1’s common room: Tinfoil Robot, Supernova, Lunar Colony Cosplay*, and Game Show Cosplay*. (* = members only)

Video Walkthrough

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

Episode 1: Line Forms Here

Episode 2: Spoiler Alert

Episode 3: Reign of Omegon

Written Walkthrough

Walkthrough written by HPuterpop & Brave Tomato
Special thanks to: Slanted Fish, Blake, & Yujo

Table of Contents

  1. Episode 1: Line Forms Here
  2. Episode 2: Spoiler Alert
  3. Episode 3: Reign of Omegon

Episode 1: Line Forms Here

Welcome to PoptropiCon! Read the intro, then press Start to continue to the island. You’ll first speak to a lady who inquires if you would like to know how to Costumize, as the feature is a big part of this specific quest. (If you want, you can save your current costume in the tent serving as a closet. To do so, click on the green button of a hanger with a plus in the lower-right corner of the Costumizer window.)

If you are new to the Costumizing feature, you can click yes to learn how to use it – however, if you are an experienced user of the feature, it won’t do you any good to run through the tutorial.


Once you finish talking with her, continue right until you find the girl wearing a princess costume holding two tickets in her hands and tapping her foot. Click on her and ask if you can have one of her tickets. She’ll say she’s holding one for a friend, but she doesn’t know where he is. Ask her what he looks like, and she’ll show you a selfie they took earlier.


You’ll have to find all the pieces of his outfit from around the convention – the first will be found just a couple of people down the line. Costumize the girl in the blue top hat and take the mystical looking staff that she’s wearing on her back.


Next, jump up to the second story of the convention center. You’ll find the beard part of the costume on a man pushing on a vending machine. Costumize it, then jump up to the roof and costumize the hat from a girl who happens to be hiding out. You’ll find some Bottles on the way up.


Once you have the hat, find the final piece of the costume on the scene to the left, on a man eating some pizza puffs. Costumize the robe with the moon sash and then return to the princess girl in line.


When you get there, she’ll think you are her friend – and asks for “it”. You ask what “it” is, and it turns out that she was wanting something in return for the ticket! First, you’ll need to find her friend, and you’ll find him in line for the bathroom (on the far left scene, past the scene with Pepe’s Pizza Puffs). Talk to him, and you’ll find that he accidentally left the thing in the porta potty! He gives up and goes home.


You’re not going to get anywhere in this line any time fast, so talk to the guy in front of you to see if you can bribe him in any way. He tells you that if you can remind him of who played Thor in an old movie, he’ll trade you his spot. To figure it out, go back through to the convention center, and right once more to the alley. While you’re there, pick up the Backpack Straps laying in the “Lost and Found” dumpster bin upon entering the scene. One the far right, you’ll find a poster stating that Bucky Lucas (who first appears on Reality TV Island) plays Thor. Click on it, then return to the line.


Once there, tell the puzzled guy that it was Bucky Lucas, and he will give up his spot in line.

Next, talk to the girl in front of you. She’ll ask what time the cosplay contest will be held. You’ll find the information on the second story of the convention center on a poster. Click on the poster and you’ll find out – it’s at noon.


Return to the girl and tell her the contest time. She’ll give up her spot and you can talk to the guy in front of her. This trippy dude will only give up his seat if you have the “power amulet”, whatever that is. The person who supposedly has it is the “Cheetah Bandit”. Ok then.

You’ll find the Cheetah Bandit atop the bus in the convention center scene. Ask him how to get the power amulet from him – he’ll say that you’ll have to beat him in a race up a water tower. Accept the challenge to continue.


To get to the top of the water tower faster than he does, you can climb the gutter to the left most of the way, then jump off when it ends onto the clothes line. You’ll spring up on the top of the building, so jump on the purple umbrella and onto the top of the water tower. He’ll take the slower route, and you’ll receive the Power Amulet.


Return to the line and put on the amulet. When you talk to the guy, he’ll be impressed and give you his place in line.

The next guy wants a “Fremulon” mask from the alien-looking booth in the pizza puff area. Pay a visit to the booth, and first talk to the girl on the left. She’ll give you a pamphlet on how to speak the language of Fremulon. Next, talk to the guy on the right. He’ll tell you that if you can have a conversation in Fremulon, he’ll give you the mask. The pamphlet has all the answers to his questions, but here they are in case you want them:

Him: Scrash sumbellugh?

You: Scrum bellazugh!

Him: Crozzy zup bemblex?

You: Bemblex zup amfrozan.

Him: Grofzellux scrumble blurge?

You: Blurge scrashble bellazagur.

Once you finish the conversation, he will give you the Fremulon Mask!


Now, return to the line and give the space dude the mask. He’ll trade places with you in line.

The next steampunk cosplayer will trade places with you in line if you can find her a replacement jetpack, as she broke hers. She’ll give you Jetpack Instructions so you can make one. You can make one at the “Ye Olde Forge of Finery” booth at the Pizza Puffs area. Before you can, however, you’ll need to obtain the clock that’s dangling on the top of the booth. Climb on top of the Fremulon booth and onto the Finery booth, where you can easily take the Watch Parts. Now, you’re ready to craft!


After reading through the instructions, just click on the backpack straps, put glue on them, then click on the bottles, put glue on them, and finally put the clock parts on the bottles. To finish it all off, spray paint it with the two paint cans next to your creation. You’ll then have created the Jetpack!


Now, return to the line and give the girl the jetpack. She’ll somehow fly off, and you can finally go inside the porta potty (yay)! You’ll come out with the unknown thing that is revealed to be a Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) of awesomeness.

Go back to the girl in line at the convention center and click on her while you’re holding the Mjolnir. She’ll almost give you the ticket – but then she asks where you got it. When you tell her a porta potty, she says the deal is off. It looks like you’ll have to find another way into the convention center…


Fortunately, the security guard in the alley way next to the poster of Thor is impressed with the Mjolnir; however, he won’t let you use the catapult behind him (it might just get you inside by shooting you through a window). He says he will only move if Thor were to tell him to do so. It’s pretty obvious what you have to do – find all the pieces to Thor’s outfit in the poster!


You’ll find the beard on the guy who’s first in line for the convention center. The suit for Thor (minus the cape) is on the girl hosting the crafting booth, and you’ll find the hat and hair on the guy in the bathroom scene who you told about Bucky Lucas. Thor’s cape is on the girl right next to him, the one you spoke to about the cosplay contest time. Once you have all that costumized, you can return to the security guard.


You’ll fool him, and once you tell him to leave and enjoy the convention (and he does so), you have access to the catapult! First, you’ll need to set it by jumping off of one of the ledges next to it. Fall onto the platform, and gradually it will be pushed all the way down. Once the lever next to it is clickable, you’ve done your job.


Now, click on the lever to be launched into the air. You’ll receive the episode 1 medallion just as you go flying into the air and through a window! Score! The episode ends with you crashing in on the show – and it’s just starting!


Episode 2: Spoiler Alert

You’ll bust through the window and land on the stage of a costume contest – but as great of an entrance as it may be, you’re early for the contest. The prize, however, is a walk-on role in the next “Might Action Force” movie – and you want that, so, you’ll need to find a costume that’ll win!


The host will then explain that the best “Omegon” costume (from the Mighty Action Force series). After you finish talking to him, costumize the mask off of the guy in the bandit costume.

Then, jump over to the left side of the screen and up to the platform with the cardboard box on it. Push it aside and click the small card hiding behind it. You’ll collect a “Teen Arachnid” card (a reference to Spider-Man) from the Mighty Action Force card game, which will go into your inventory as a Card Deck. We’ll get to that later, but for now, go to the Expo Floor through the door on the right side of the room.


Once there, running past the Demo Area door will lock you in a conversation with someone from the news site “Wicked Cool News”. He’ll persuade you into being a spy for his website, and in exchange, he’ll help you put together a cool costume. You’ll have to find exclusive photos of what the newest design of Omegon’s costume (in the upcoming movie) is going to look like – before the trailer is released. He’ll give you a Cell Phone to keep track of the pictures.


After your conversation, head over to the Demo Area. Here, you can talk to a girl at the Mighty Action Force card game table. She’ll offer you a starter pack of cards and a practice match, which you should accept.


The Mighty Action Force game takes some time to figure out, so read the instruction below for help –

  • You’ll find 13 holes each on the top and bottom of the screen. These are where gems go. To win, you either need to get 13 gems, or be ahead of your opponent when you both run out of cards.
  • You have 6 cards in your drawing deck. Whichever card you draw from that deck is a card you can use, along with others in your usable deck. You get to draw 1 card before each of your turns.
  • You can either attack your opponent’s gems or add more for yourself with a card. The number on the top right corner of each card is how many gems/attacks the card can enforce.
  • You can arrange what cards are in your drawing deck and your usable deck. Arrange them via the “organize” button on your inventory’s Card Deck.

Some cards have extra abilities, such as Dirt Claude, which will block an attack if it’s weaker or equivalent to the card the opponent uses. These cards will have explanations in their card descriptions.


With that in mind, you can easily take out the girl and win (although there’s really no point, as she doesn’t give you anything in return). The games are random and are different each time, so you’ll have to figure it out for yourself.

After the game is over, you can go over to the next table and costumize the bow off of the back of a Mighty Action Force fan.

Now, click on one of the balloons tied to the table. The balloon gives you an extra jump boost, allowing you to get to the second floor of the room. Once there, jump onto the table with the bulletin board above it. Click the bulletin board multiple times, making your character stomp on the table and knocking off sticky notes from the board. The last sticky note will have a “Dirt Claude” card hiding behind it, so grab that before returning to the Expo Floor – and keep the balloon!


The first thing you’ll want to do when you get there is to head up to the second floor and costumize the lady standing by the collectibles table, taking her hat. Then jump off of the second floor on the left side. If you jump far enough, with your balloon’s help, you’ll be able to collect the “Trash Collector” card that was stuck in a window border. Now, you can pop the balloon by clicking on it.


Next, head over to the “Meet Stan Ditko” table, and ask Stan if he had any idea where you could find out what Omegon looks like. He’ll refuse and complain that someone else had just asked him about the same thing! That someone, he says, was news webmaster Sasha Capone. Finally, ask him what Sasha looked like – he’ll say she’s just over there – and she is! You can quickly grab a free Elf Archer Comic Book Cover, then follow her into the hallway.


This part is tricky – there are three doors, and she’ll go into one of them. There are lots of people going in and out of the doors, however, so you’ll need to be quick to go through the right one. After some time, you’ll find yourself in the lobby. She’ll be standing near the center of the room, so go talk to her.


She’ll say she does have a picture, but that you’re going to have to give her something in return. When you suggest some loose change, she gives you her Calling Card for whenever you have a real offer. She then realizes an exclusive conference is just starting, and heads toward the conference room. The guard asks her to put her phone in the phone bin, which she does. She then goes inside.


You need to get ahold of her phone, so jump up to the tech lounge on the second floor to the right. First, click the soda machine to get a “Pony Girl” card. Then, costumize the shirt of the swinging pinata guy. Lastly, go into your inventory and use Sasha’s business card. You’ll call the number on your new phone, and it’ll start ringing in the bin. Go over to the bin and take the phone, allowing you to get the pic of Omegon’s cape.


Now, go back to the Expo Floor and then into the Exhibit Hall. You’ll find two complaining employees inside who explain that they’re missing the Elf Archer statue. If you take a look at the Elf Archer Comic Book Cover, you should find that you have the same costume as the Elf Archer – so, when the employees leave, jump onto the empty platform where the Elf Archer goes. (and by the way – you can find a hidden card in the hand of the inflatable superhero – hit the hand to make him drop the “Fashion Ninja” card.)


The employees will come back and haul you into the showcase room. Once they leave, you can take a look around the awesome room filled with cool references. You’ll find the most recent Omegon mask on the second floor to the left. After you take a picture of it, you can return to the Expo Floor.


You need only one more picture to complete the Omegon costume, and you’ll find that picture in the Demo Area. Using a balloon, get up to the second floor of the room and challenge the girl sitting at a table to a match. Apparently she has never lost a match, so you’ll need to arrange your cards to the best efficiency in order to beat her – and remember that she is beatable, it’s just fairly difficult. You may want to put all of your strongest cards that you’ve found into your deck.


Here’s a compilation of the Mighty Action Force cards, courtesy of Yujo:

maf cards.png

After you defeat her, she’ll give you a rare Omegon card that completes the costume! You can return to the Wicked Cool News table and give the reporter the phone back. He’ll fantastically whisk away and then return, giving you an awesome-looking Omegon Suit! Put it on and then go back to the Theater.


Once there, the contest will commence. The first contestant’s costume is just horrible, and the second contestant trips on the stage – and then you show up! The judge is impressed, and it’s obvious who the winner will be – but before he can announce it, a real life Omegon emerges from a portal! His henchman forces the other contestants away, and Omegon shoots the host with a green ray gun! At this point, you’re awarded the Episode 2 medallion. Congrats!


A real villain has crashed the party! Can you save PoptropiCon?

Episode 3: Reign of Omegon

Time had passed since Omegon had interrupted his own cosplay contest. The episode begins with you waking up in a makeshift hideout for survivors underneath the convention building.


Tessa Turncoat, the woman who, for the past two episodes, was the Costumizer tutor, is the seeming leader of this resistance.


After being enlightened of the fact that Omegon’s takeover wasn’t a dream, you’ll get up. Go and talk to her again and she explains that there’s a way to defeat Omegon – by getting the weapons of the Mighty Action Force: Elf Archer’s bow, World Guy’s shield, and Gold Face’s electric gloves. They’re in the possession of the heroes’ movie actors, who Omegon have trapped in cages in 3 different rooms because he thinks they’re the real heroes. That sucks. Tessa claims that if they gather the weapons, they can summon the big good Alphaon, who can defeat Omegon.

The pantyhose ninja, the same guy who was holding up the port-a-potty line in Episode 1, will then show you a comic page, part of an arc called “Reign of Omegon”, about how Alphaon was summoned and give you the said comic.


Now armed with knowledge from Mighty Action Force Comic #178 (which you can refer back to in your inventory), you are ready to save the convention!

If you want, you can go to the left and talk to the two people at the table and you can pick up a Card Deck and play a round of the card game from Episode 2 just for fun (it’s completely optional). But you do need to grab the Energy Drink from the table, because you’ll definitely need that later.

Rescuing Elf Archer (Exhibit Hall)

Go to the vent labeled “Exhibit Hall”, and you’ll find Elf Archer’s actress a floor above you, complaining. Go right and you’ll find pink lasers that are blocking the way. Some of them stay- including the one right underneath Elf Archer- and some of them turn on and off. Go past the ones turning on and off and eventually you’ll find a shield that’s reflecting on of the lasers. Grab it.


When you grab it, a little button will appear on the bottom left of your screen. Click on it to equip the shield. Press the space bar to hold up the shield. Direct the shield to the left underneath the on/off laser that you just picked up the shield from, wait for the laser to be on, and the shield will reflect the laser to the pink power source, which will destroy it.


Go to the left and using the laser on the floor, direct it to the power source above to destroy it. After that, there is one more battery pack. Go left and up and to the right and direct that laser to the left to destroy the last battery pack in the room that allows you to free Elf Archer when you go up to the cage and press the red button on it.


Elf Archer returns to the HQ, and when you talk to her there, she’ll give you her Bow.

Rescuing Gold Face (Expo)

To find Gold Face, go to the vent labeled “Expo” and you’ll find a pair of henchbots turning poor convention-goers into henchbots themselves. When they reach the poor guy who was struggling with the vending machine the past two episodes, the energy drink he finally got shorts out the bot-making machine. Then when manual repair is attempted by one of the bots, it electrocutes and disables it. The second bot then goes off, with the drink guy crying out for help.

Unfortunately, you can’t help the drink guy without the help of Gold Face’s power gloves. Go to the right and you’ll find Gold Face stuck in a cage above you. To get to him, you’ll need to use the power of both the bow and the shield. The bow has a button on the bottom left and you can quickly change between the two when you need it.

Go to the right and in the background, you’ll find a wall with arrows pointing to the right. Equip the bow and press the spacebar to shoot the arrow into the green target, which disables a nearby green forcefield wall. Being mindful of the pink laser on the floor, go past where the laser originally was and go up and to the left.


Push the crate on the upper floor to the lower floor and down to the ground where you see more background wall arrows. Stand on top of the crate and shoot the arrow into that direction and it destroys a forcefield blocking another target.

Go back up and to the left and to the second crate. Push it out of the way of the opening on the floor and up to the platform over to the right. From that platform on top, shoot an arrow and it will bring down another forcefield.

Go back down to where the floor laser was and equip the shield. Direct the laser to where you just opened up from pushing the crate and you’ll destroy the battery pack there. The laser will be gone and you’ll be able to free Gold Face! Go up to him and click the cage button to free him.


Back at HQ, he’ll give you his Unpowered Electron Pulse (power gloves), which he says would shoot sparks if the batteries weren’t dead.


Before you go find World Guy, go back to the Expo and equip the gloves. Also, find the button on the bottom left. Click on the exposed wiring to recharge the gloves into a Powered Electron Pulse.


Now you can rescue the wizard trapped in the machine! Click on the triangle on the machine’s left side while equipped with the gloves to free him. He’ll thank you and give you his Energy Drink, sighing that he wasn’t thirsty anymore anyways.

One more stop before you go save World Guy. Go back to the Exhibit Hall, where the Elf Archer was originally held, and go to the right until you find a vending machine. Using the power gloves, power the machine and you’ll get the last of the Energy Drinks.


Trust me, there’s a purpose to these energy drinks.

Rescuing World Guy (Theater)

Go through the only vent you haven’t gone through yet – the theater – and you’ll find World Guy high in the room in another cage. Go to the left and click on the triangle to activate the floating platform. Quickly change to the bow and shoot the arrow at the green target which will destroy the forcefield blocking the way.


Go through the passageway and use the shield to direct the laser to the battery pack and destroy it. Unfortunately, the low-quality shield melts and you can’t use it anymore. Oh well, you don’t need it to save World Guy.


Go back down and to the right and activate the right levitating platform, and use the bow to shoot out the other green target. It’ll destroy the forcefield between you and World Guy, and you can go free him.

Go back down to the HQ and he’ll give you his Modern Era Shield.


Yay, you now have all the weapons of the Mighty Action Force!

Tessa Turncoat Lives Up to Her Name

You’ll talk to Tessa again and show her the weapons. She looks at them in wonder and once she knows they’re real… she summons Omegon.


Yup. It’s another one of those kinds of Poptropican plots.


Omegon appears and taunts the HQ. Tessa apologizes and sighs that the reason she turned on the Resistance is because Omegon had promised her the powers of Alphaon to her.

And of course, Omegon unsurprisingly betrays Tessa and has his henchbots take her away. One more taunt later, the Resistance seems about ready to give up. However, the pantyhose ninja then explains that in the comic, there was a crystal that if destroyed would send Omegon back to where he came. The information comes from Mighty Action Force Comic #367.

In an uncharacteristically noble move, the pantyhose ninja then proceeds to fight off the henchbots as you go back to the Theater – also the home of Omegon’s Throne Room.

Boss Battle: Omegon

Alright Poptropicans, so you want to stop an otherworldly being and all you have is a shield, a bow and some power gloves. How are you supposed to do this? It’s simple. So anyway, head to the Theater, where Omegon has taken up shop. (Bump into the forcefield a few times to trigger a little exposition.)


Now head below that, which will show the crystal. Power it with the energy drinks by clicking the generator (or the Energy Drinks item card). Next, power the three triangular switches with your gloves, run up to the little slit in the wall, and take the shot with your bow! (Be quick about this: they don’t stay powered forever!)


Afterwards, you’ll be celebrating Omegon’s banishment! Congratulations, you’ve beat Poptropicon, Episod- oop, no, wait. He’s taking you to his home dimension. After flying through pictures of the Mighty Action Force, you’ll be infused with the powers of Alphaon!


You’ll be taken to this beast that looks like something out of a Tim Burton movie, and you’ll have to deflect the lasers onto the battery packs on the hands. This will allow you to jump on, power the hands with Gold Face’s gloves, and ride them up to take out the green targets with your bow. Do this for both sides, and the eyes should turn pink.


And what do we do to things that are pink? We deflect lasers onto them, that’s right! So crouch down like you usually do, and use your shield to blast his eyes out!


Aaaand everything’s back to normal! Congratulations, you’ve defeated Poptropicon: Reign of Omegon!


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Album Photos

These pictures appeared in a former feature known as the photo album.


  • PoptropiCon Island is Poptropica’s 40th island, and its first episode was released to members on August 28, 2014, plus it came out for everyone on September 18, 2014. For its release, the login screen featured cosplaying characters running across, as well as text advertising Captain Crawfish’s video guide.
  • Episode 1 was re-released with Haxe in April 2020. Episode 2 joined it on January 26, 2022 for members and June 15, 2022 for non-members.
  • PoptropiCon Island (full version) was re-released for Steam on May 25, 2022.
  • This is the first island for which the Creators have released an official video walkthrough.
  • “PoptropiCon” is a mix of the words “Poptropica convention”.
  • Common room: Facili-Tee (episode 1 – for the first time, the common room was released some time after the island itself came out), Atrium (episode 2 – this room contains references to Legendary Swords), Boiler Room (episode 3)
  • The PoptropiCon logo is a spoof on that of the annual San Diego Comic Con — both feature an eye and yellow text surrounding the top and left sides.
  • Bucky Lucas, the name of the actor who plays Thor according to episode 1, first appears as a retired star on Reality TV Island. When you give this info to one of the guys in line for the restroom, he says he’d been thinking of Kirk Strayer – the cocky actor from Back Lot Island.
  • Fremulon may be inspired by Klingon, an extraterrestrial species from Star Trek with its own alien language, also like Fremulon.
  • Fremulon may have taken its name from the television production company Fremulon, known for producing the long-running TV series Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
  • In Norse mythology, Thor is the god of thunder, and his hammer is the Mjolnir, which you acquire in episode 1.
  • In the background of the restroom line in episode 1, there is a sign for Queequeg’s Coffeehouse – first seen in Back Lot Island.
  • The Mighty Action Force could be a reference to Marvel’s The Avengers (2012), as the characters seem to resemble Captain America (World Guy), Hawkeye or Black Widow (Elf Archer – not to be confused with Black Widow from Counterfeit Island!), and Iron Man (Gold Face).
  • The wizard whose costume you rip off from others in Episode 1 looks like Gandalf.
  • When you beat the Cheetah Bandit, you say “cheetahs never prosper!” – a play on the phrase “cheaters never prosper”.
  • The Power Amulet you win from the Cheetah Bandit is made of a bottle cap that says “Hex Cola”, perhaps a spoof of the term “hex color” – codes used to distinguish colors on the web.
  • The jetpack manual instructions are labeled “ström ryggsäck”, which means “stream backpack” in Swedish (styled like a true IKEA product!). The last step, on the back of the sheet, is “färdiggjord” – which means “ready-made”.
  • Some of the movie poster parodies found throughout the island (such as The Hobo for The Hobbit) have been seen on other islands as well, such as Back Lot and Virus Hunter.
  • The lavatory stalls (port-a-potties) in episode 1 are labeled “John Co.” – john is also an informal word for ‘toilet’.
  • In Episode 2, the “Pony Bros” poster seen on the Expo Floor is most likely a reference to the “brony” fanbase for My Little Pony. That’s probably why the ponies are male. You can see what is known as a ‘cutie mark’ in the shape of a heart on the pink pony to the left. The left pony strongly resembles Pinkie Pie and the one to the left strongly resembles Spike.
  • The “cosmic paddleboarder” poster in the theater may be a reference to Marty McFly and his hoverboard from the Back to the Future movies.
  • Stan Ditko (creator of Elf Archer), whom you meet in episode 2, is likely a reference to Marvel superhero co-creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
  • The “Popular Media Collectibles” table includes toys of Dr. Hare (villain of 24 Carrot Island), Balloon Boy (an ongoing joke since Counterfeit Island), Captain Crimson (of the Skullduggery toy line), and a statue of one of the Daily Pop stand-in guys in a Fries costume (from the Store).
  • The banner of “Proto-13” in the exhibit hall parodies Astro Boy.
  • Many of the superheroes exhibited are parodies of characters from popular culture: Teen Arachnid is Spider-Man, Fashion Ninja is Sakura from Naruto, Dirt Claude is Clayface, and so on.
  • Reign of Omegon (episode 3) seems to be inspired by The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which was in the works at around the same time of the island episode.
  • Omegon says “Resistance is futile,” a popular phrase from Star Trek often said by a species that turns others into robots and is bent on world domination.
  • Omegon is parody of Ultron in name only, because that movie was out around that time, but his character is more inspired by “The King in Yellow,” a short story by Robert Chambers. The dialogue exchange where he says “I wear no mask” is lifted directly from the story.
  • The premise of episode 3, in which we jump ahead in time to a colonized world, was inspired by the game Half-Life 2.
  • Members would previously get an exclusive printable PoptropiCon poster, customized with your Poptropican! Members would also get a customizable Lunar Colony and Game Show Costume, plus a Popzilla Costume.

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415 thoughts on “PoptropiCon Island Guide”

      1. Wait! I figured it out. You have to climb on top of the booth and get the watch parts before you can make the jetpack.

    1. Are you using the website? Because you might be on cool math games which has poptropica, I used to use it until I found the website.

  1. I can’t find the second episode. I see the first one, but the others aren’t there. Can anyone help? I can’t find an answer for this.

    1. Poptropica is currently in a process of converting all their islands to Haxe, a newer technology that will last beyond 2020. Many of their older islands, including PoptropiCon, were built with Flash, which will soon be unsupported on web browsers. So far PoptropiCon Ep. 1 is available in Haxe, but the others are not ready yet, so you’ll have to wait for those to be ported over to the Haxe build.

    1. The PHB has a Halloween costume contest every year, so that’s coming up soon! Also, we’ve definitely seen some sneakers show up in past parties — they sure are a hot item.

  2. Yeah, I discovered that if you put the hover scooter and the running shoes on you’ll look op. I’m wearing them now.

  3. I got most of the references, it was awesome lol. Also, Omegon says “Resistance is futile” which is a Star Trek reference. The species that say that phrase even turn people into robots and want to take over the world!

  4. I always use this site whenever I need help and it is so helpful! Thank you for making this site! I use it all the time!

    1. It’s happened to me before when replaying the island, but you have to let the guy in the green suit, finish everything he says before you go look for the cheetah guy, if you walk away without letting him finish his 2nd chat bubble then the game won’t render that you’ve talked with him, after you talk with him, go to the right and he should be standing on top of the bus, if that doesn’t work you might as well restart because it might be a glitch with your progress on the island.

    1. Be sure to click on the right one. Don’t click on the Out-of Order one. Try all of them.

    1. Click the three lines. Then, in the upper-left corner, there’s a shirt. Click on it, and then you can customize.

  5. I have a quick question. On the picture where it shows all the Mighty Action Force cards, there’s a few cards like Growman and Utah McDiggs. Where do you find those cards? I’ve looked all over the convention but I can’t find them anywhere.

    1. After playing Mighty Action Force with the girl who offers you the starter pack, you can go over to the next table and costumize the bow off of the back of a Mighty Action Force fan.

  6. How can I get past the very beginning without the costumize feature? Unless it’s hiding I have no clue how to copy the outfits.

    1. The Costumizer is a necessary part of this quest. You can talk to the assistant by the tent for a tutorial on how to use this feature. You’ll find the Costumizer through the menu in the corner.

  7. these Poptropica characters look like prodigy characters, and thanks for writing this! I really couldn’t get through episode 2 without this.

  8. how do you get episode 3 i have completed episode 1 and 2 but i don’t know where 3 is. it also didn’t show the start button for episode 3 that sows at the end of episode 2

    1. If your talking about the elf archer mask, there’s this guy sitting next to the stage where you first entered at, and he is wearing the elf archer mask, just use the customizer, select him, and click the mask on his outfit.

    1. Your probably missing a piece of the elf archer Costume, you can get a comic cover showing what the costume is supposed to look like, if it still says it’s wrong, it’s probably a glitch, and you may want to connect Poptropica on it.

    1. After playing Mighty Action Force with the girl who offers you the starter pack, you can go over to the next table and costumize the bow off of the back of a Mighty Action Force fan.

    2. In the demo area where you get the balloon there is an NPC dressed as a knight and he has the bow and arrows on him, use the customizer to get them.

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