Skullduggery Island

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Set sail for adventure! Outwit cunning pirates and battle fierce sea monsters in the biggest Poptropica online virtual world quest yet. Build your ship. Assemble your crew. Rule the sea!


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  • Skullduggery Island is Poptropica’s 13th island. It was released on May 20, 2010 for members and June 17, 2010 for non-members.
  • Despite the name Skullduggery Island, it is really made up of several islands – Fort Ridley, Dragon Cove, Bouffant Bay, Parrot Port, Golden Harbor, Pirate Outpost, and then the actual Skullduggery Island at the end.
  • The word “skullduggery” (sometimes spelled ‘skulduggery’) means “trickery” and may have been chosen because of the iconic skull-and-crossbones of a pirate ship’s Jolly Roger flag.
  • Common room: The Broken Barrel
  • There are many white clouds over the Skullduggery seas, and some of them have interesting shapes, such as a heart, skull-and-crossbones, smiley, fish, whale, bone, etc.
  • Former PHB author Coderkid discovered from Poptropica’s code that this island would have originally been called Pirate Trade Island. A framework file in Poptropica that shows the islands’ code names does refer to Skullduggery as “Trade.”
  • The ship’s names are, in order: raft, Jimmy Rigger, Carabelle, Sea Sultan, The Koi, Steaming Fury, Phoenix Warbird.
  • Some people have reported being able to defeat Captain Crawfish without the Phoenix Warbird (although the Warbird is recommended). However, in the cutscene, your ship will display as the Warbird.
  • Before the island was released, starting May 3, 2010, members received two exclusive items: The Skullduggery Teaser Trailer and a Skullduggery Pirate costume.
  • An official book for Skullduggery Island was released on November 8, 2012. The first two chapters can be read for free on Funbrain. At the end of the preview, you’ll get a promo code for the Skull Pirate costume (the code is SkullBook).

Video Guide

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

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32 thoughts on “Skullduggery Island

  1. Slanted Fish says:

    Set sail for adventure! Outwit cunning pirates and battle fierce sea monsters in the biggest Poptropica quest yet. Build your ship. Assemble your crew. Rule the sea!

    Discuss Skullduggery Island here! 😀

  2. Kerry says:

    Why is Skullduggery not available to the public when today is the 17th June, (America time)??

    I am a member, but there was an error on the Poptropica system which lost some of my items, preventing me from going any further on the new island. As a result I am waiting for the public “unlocking” of Skullduggery and it still has not come??

    Hijuyo: It should come out later today. The Poptropica Creators didn’t promise that SD Island would be coming within the first hour of the appointed day, so just be patient.

  3. Niyroos says:

    I feel really stupid asking this… but where do you go to upgrade your ship? I seem to have lost the place. ^^;;

    Hijuyo: There’s a ship trader at Dragon Cove who will let you buy better ships.

    • MysteryGirl21324 is my Poptropica Username so add me!! says:

      Yea, I agree. It’s the best because it’s the longest!

      I’ve had it open for a year. o-o

  4. petman73 says:

    slanted fish, can we defeat captain crawfish with other ship?.if yes then,which one?

    Slanted Fish: I’ve heard that it’s possible, but it may be difficult, so I’d stick with using the best ship.

    • Wild Heart says:

      I’ve tried beating him with the Steaming Fury. I think the game is set up so you can’t beat him without the Phoenix Warbird. (That’s from experience and what I’ve heard, at least.)

  5. lucky wolf says:

    this island is the best! i love it, well i have always like the idea of being a pirate and traveling the seas there for this island is perfect for me! yes it is somewhat long but i like it

  6. Anime freakette says:

    I liked this island a lot, but I hate battling those giant sea monsters! Pick on another of your kind! Not me!

  7. Wild Heart says:

    Here’s a tip for Skullduggery. There’s usually a TON of salvage by the rocks by Golden Harbor. Also, there’s a TON of pirates by Pirate Outpost, usually.

  8. Wild Heart says:

    Gotta say, I’m not excited for this island to be upgraded. That’ll restart the island that I’ve spent months on and I’m not done yet one! ;(

  9. Ethan Shorr says:

    Hey! I was just wondering if you have any news on when to expect skullduggery island will come out on mobile version?

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