Shrink Ray Island

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A young genius has invented a ray gun that shrinks anything it touches – including you! But when the scientist and her invention go missing, you’ll have to keep the shrink ray from falling into the wrong hands, and find a way to bring yourself back to normal size. To solve a problem this big, you’ve got to think small!



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


  • Shrink Ray Island is Poptropica’s 20th island. There was a countdown timer on the homepage for its release on June 30, 2011 for members with a demo version for non-members. On July 28, 2011, it was released to the public.
  • In early November 2014, in anticipation of a SUI re-release, a Shrink Ray desktop wallpaper and printable poster were added to the revamped Tour page, and two new Store costumes were added for members: the Milk Box and Bottle Cap costumes.
  • On November 20, 2014, Shrink Ray Island was re-released as a sound-updated island (SUI) for members, with music, a bigger screen, and all the benefits of a SUI – with a demo for non-members. The Shrink Ray SUI launched to the public on December 4, 2014.
  • There’s a Shrink Ray gold card available in the Poptropica Store, a handheld item that makes characters shrink when you press spacebar while pointing it at them. It was released on July 21, 2011. It used to cost 250 credits, but to celebrate the release of the Shrink Ray SUI, it became free around November 2014.
  • Common room: Sweet Dreams Candy Shop
  • The book in CJ’s bedroom which you push down to create a ramp for the toy car is Tess’ Tree, an actual book by Jess M. Brallier, who is also the publisher of Poptropica.
  • CJ’s bookshelf contains some titles suited to her tastes such as The Jules Verne Collection, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, Genetic Soup, Black HolesCalculus, and Geometry Made Difficult.
  • CJ’s hero is Polish-French scientist Marie Curie.
  • Inside the trash can, there are disposed bottles of Sports Nectar, a Poptropica-invented brand first seen on Cryptids Island.
  • In CJ’s bedroom dresser, there’s a Shark Boy plushie, one of the last remaining traces of Shark Boy.
  • Shrink Shot is the preview game for this island, released on June 10, 2011. You can still play it by getting the gold card in the Poptropica Store. For getting a certain amount of points, you’ll reach a rank, each rank with its own costume prize: Hard Helmet, Bounce Ball, Propeller Hat (members), Spiked Hard Helmet (members), Spiked Bounce Ball (members). Other prizes include: Shrink Ray Balloon, Crayons, Grape Gum, Soda Bottle, Sparkle Power (members). For more details, check out our Shrink Shot Guide.

Video Guide

For a written walkthrough with pictures, click on Guide at the top of this page.

discuss shrink ray island below~


121 thoughts on “Shrink Ray Island

  1. Slanted Fish says:

    A young genius has invented a ray gun that shrinks anything it touches – including you! But when the scientist and her invention go missing, you’ll have to keep the shrink ray from falling into the wrong hands, and find a way to bring yourself back to normal size. To solve a problem this big, you’ve got to think small!

    Discuss Shrink Ray Island here!

  2. icy fly says:

    Is it going out on June 30th for members or everyone?

    Hijuyo: They didn’t say, so we’ll just have to wait and see!

      • Fuzzy-B says:

        When you have been shrunk down, to leave the island you have to use the blimp in C.J.’s room. Go the left side of the room, there is a blimp above the Newton’s Cradle, just to the right of the telescope and sea monkeys. Once you find the blimp you can use it like any other blimp and can go to any other island.
        If you can not go to the blimp or are stuck, you may have to restart the island.

        Hope this helps.

  3. vinman70 says:

    I’m trying to beat the island too. I usually look off the internet on veidos on how to beat Shrink Ray but I didn’t find any yet.

  4. Pophappy says:

    Help I’m trapped on shrink ray island!!! The fan in the bedroom fell all the way down to the ground and I can’t get on top of the bed to get back to the blimp because the blades of the fan are blocking my path. How can I get off the island if I can’t get to the blimp?

    Hijuyo: Use the PopTransport tool to teleport to another island to get out of your stuck location.

  5. FreeThePoptropican says:

    Help. I am trapped inside the bathtub in CJ’s bathroom on Shrinkray island. My character cannot move in any direction. Any ideas on how to get out?

    Hijuyo: Try using the PopTransport tool to teleport to another Poptropica location.

  6. Natalie Miller says:

    will shrink ray island be available to everyone? Because when i try to get past the fan in the room it says you have completed the early access demo..

    Hijuyo: Yes, it will be available to everyone starting July 28th, 2011.

  7. Rachel Unicorn ! :D says:

    UGGH ! I lowered the fan . Now I can’t get pass the room . O-O
    I tried jumping over the bed and it didnt work ?
    Heelp . Please ?

    • Cai says:

      get on the dresser drawers and go up high enough so that you can jump over the fan and onto the floor or jump onto the fan and jump over the blade and onto the floor!!!! hope some of this advice will work for you!!!!! (p.s. make sure the fan is off.)

      • Aliana says:

        i m stuck i am in the girl’s room the fan is lowered and the heat vent weren’t turn on plz HELP!!!!

        Hijuyo: Turn on the heat by going to the next room and adjusting the thermostat to red.

  8. Cai says:

    you dont go the ledge where you pushed down the soap. you go up the rope walk right, to where the spinny thing and jump down. then click ‘go right’!!!!!! good luck!!!!

    • Alyssa Sullivan says:

      Go to the next room 2 the right go ova 2 the desk chair and jump on it then jump up to the top of the computer and then jump on the theremostat and put it to anywhere in the red zone

  9. Chloe says:

    I’m stuck between the fan and the bed and I can’t get back over the fan. Can someone help please?

    Hijuyo: Turn on the heat in the vent by adjusting the thermostat in the next room to red. The paper spilled on top of the vent will move upwards, allowing you access to the other parts of the room past the fan.

    • Alyssa Sullivan says:

      u have to go turn on the heater. first go over and dump the trash can to the right, then go to the next room to the right and jump on the thermostat and run on it until the little arrow is somewhere on the red side then go back to the room to the left and jump on the floating peices of paper to get on the bed thenn just jump far to the right and u are pass the fan

    • grey crush says:

      You have to go onto a shelf with fish food, push it all the way to the left,give the fish some food, jump onto the aquarium, turn the aqua-filter off and swim into there. There you will find a treasure chest, swim to the chest and you have the key to open the diary. Anyway, what does plz plz plz mean?-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-

    • Brenna Smith says:

      well first you go to the Tv and climb up its attenae. Jump until you reach a balloon. It should move to left and you should be able to reach the shelf holding the food.

  10. ryan says:

    My daughter is trapped on the Shrink Ray Island. She used an alternate means to get the diary key (i.e. she didn’t use the TV static, remote or battery to get to the fish food). Now when she is trying to use the truck to leave the house, the program won’t let her use the battery in the truck or in the TV remote. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how do you fix it? Or restart the island?

    • sonya says:

      well first u go to the fish tank but before u do feed the fish then turn the little device that have the words on and off tun the thing off and than jump in and get the KEY!

  11. Megan says:

    That is my problem too! I lowered the fan and now I am on the wrong side of it and I cant get around it. What should I do?

  12. Brenna Smith says:

    I pushed my fan down and i cant get to my blimp, or complete half the island! I’ve played my character for a year! I dont want to lose her!

  13. Jacee*Jelena says:

    I don’t see tiny CJ in the telescope, and I have done everything correctly! Someone please help me here! Oh and if you need the Coordinates for the telescope here they are: X 87, Y 16. (: ): Jacee*Jelena is my poptropica username 🙂

  14. hatersloveme4897 says:

    Hey guys,what if you have the minimizer like me?
    And then he shrinks you.
    What will be your size?

  15. the magic snowball (from poptropica) says:

    diary key : firstly get the battery from the toy car (use the screwdriver) and put the battery in the tv remote then press the big button and the tv will turn on. goto the tv pole things, collect static and jump on a ballon until you reach paintings. goto were the fish food is and tip it over. turn the air filter of then go into the fishtank and goto the bottom and get the key. now make your way to the diary and click it or click use on the key. ENJOY! ADD ME: kkool223

  16. TwinBranch says:

    Help! Whenever I try to drive the truck over the book ramp, it says, “Jumping off this ramp would fly me straight through the window! I need a pretty good reason to do something that crazy.” This happens every time I drive the truck “to” the ramp. I have no idea if this is happening because I am playing on a Google Chromebook, or if this also happens on my Windows computer. If you know the answer to this problem, great thanks will be granted upon you. Please reply to this comment if you know/can figure out what this problem is. Thanks!

  17. Savannah says:

    I didn’t turn on the air conditioning before I went in the bedroom. I pushed down the fan and now I’m stuck in here! I can’t get back to the balloon and I have a really nice character. Please help!

  18. kittycarebear says:

    when driving the truck i got stuck trying to get past the cat – in the walkthrough you just drive past but when i try the cat whacks the car back.
    help please!

  19. Scary Bones says:

    Uh, no offense, but y’all are posting questions on the page that tells you the answers. Really people? Can you read? Do you have eyes?

  20. tbunny says:

    Why wont my player unscrew the battery case off of the truck it only does the right side it keeps saying i need and screwdriver and i keep pressing the screwdriver multiple times and it doesn’t do nothing what do i do Help please

  21. Wild Shadow says:

    I have played up to the point where you are meant to get the diary key, and I have an issue.
    I have broken down and read every walkthrough I can find, and they all seem to tell me that the green balloon will just ‘take me right to’ the painting frames, when in actuality, it takes me to the ground.
    Yes, the television is on and yes, I get static every time. But I can not even jump off of the balloon once I am stuck to it. This is becoming needlessly infuriating, because it has happened similarly so many times in the past.
    What could I do to solve this?

    slantedfish: Try watching the video guide on this page to see how it’s done.

  22. kristy says:

    Im at the part where your in the bathroom and you need to flush the flash drive but it wont it says something like its not a good place to use the thumb drive.

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