Timmy Failure Island Guide


When danger lurks, and criminals hide around every corner, you need the best detective money can buy. That detective is not Timmy Failure — but don’t try to tell him that. You’re about to come face to face with the craziest cast of characters ever to appear on a Poptropica Island. Trying to solve this mystery is only the beginning!

For walkthroughs on Timmy Failure Island, scroll down.


Released: September 17, 2015 (for members)
or October 6, 2015 (for all)
Common Room: Maury’s Museum of World Records
Preceded by: Mystery of the Map Island
Succeeded by: Escape From Pelican Rock Island

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

Island Extras: Official Tour | Videos | Printable Poster | Champions Map

Video Walkthrough

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

Written Walkthrough

Walkthrough and pictures by Brave Tomato

Upon landing on Timmy Failure Island, you’ll start off at the very… ending?

You, Timmy, and another girl are all covered in smelly trash. When the girl, who was accused by Timmy for stealing his pants, leaves, he boasts how everything that was done was all thanks to him. You point out that it wasn’t exactly all him who did everything… it was all you.

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The island gameplay then flashes back and you’ll exit the blimp like normal. Upon going to the left a little, you’ll come across Timmy hiding behind a bush. He warns you that evil is afoot, and he knows that because someone stole his lucky pants.

He then offers you to go and help him look for his pants, and tells you about his “former” business partner, a polar bear named Total. Yeah, you heard me. A polar bear.

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After giving you a Detective Log, Timmy instructs you to head over to his house because Total is probably there, being as lazy as per usual. Now the gameplay begins. Go one screen to the left in the playground, and pick up the Pole that’s laying on top of the swingset.

Go two more screens left and you’ll end up by a man making a hedge statue of an elephant. After talking with him, he’ll give you permission to climb up the elephant statue, but when you do, you’ll accidentally break the trunk and pick up the Gardening Shears from the now infuriated man.

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Walk back over to the neighborhood and enter Timmy’s house through the front door. To your left, you’ll see Total in the kitchen looking up at a cabinet. In the kitchen, there’s also a Permanent Marker you can grab on the shelf with the plates.

To get to the cabinet Total is looking up at, wait for the robo-vacuum to go into the kitchen and use it as a platform to jump on top of the refrigerator. Use the gardening shears to open the child lock. Upon opening it, you’ll grab some Crispy Rice Treats and feed one to Total. Now, Total is your companion throughout this island’s adventure!

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Before you leave Timmy’s house, though, go up to Timmy’s room and click on the Garbanzo Man who was blocking the window. You’ll push it out of the window.

Next, try to leave the house, but Timmy will arrive and stop you, telling you that Total has been very incompetant lately and needs to have an eye kept on him. He’ll give you another page to his mystery log and to make that device Timmy needs for Total, you’ll need a permanent marker (which you already have), a surveillance camera, and a cardboard box. Now exit the house and you’ll be able to grab the Garbanzo Man’s paper bag head.

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Go all the way to the right and you’ll end up at a zoo. Go all the way to the right in the zoo and along the way, you’ll pick up another page of Timmy’s log about his “rival”, Corrina Corrina. Also, be sure to get the red Bucket.

When you reach as far right as you can go, you’ll see a polar bear playing with the beach ball. Equip the pole and press the button to turn on the fan. You’ll need to play around with the fans on and off to ensure that the Beach Ball goes into your inventory.

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Now that that’s all said and done, go back to the left and to the Main Street. Click on the garbage can that’s under the under construction building and Total will come over and gobble up its contents. Use his tummy as a trampoline to get up to the building. You’ll pick up another Detective Log page, this time about the Garbanzo Man and how he was supposed to instill fear in others. Go up the second floor of supports and to the right, pick up the Screwdriver.

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Now go up onto the third floor of the supports and jump to the bank to the left. Wear the Garbanzo Mask and enter the bank through the open window. Go down to the first floor and exit through the door. You’ll scare the kid trying to deliver the surveillance camera away as long as you have the paper mask on. Go ahead and grab the Camera.

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Now go all the way to the left until you come across Timmy by the giraffe hedge-clipped statue. He points out a cardboard box on top of the giraffe and we just need to get it down. Use the beach ball and Timmy offers to throw it to him since he’s good at throwing beach balls, apparently. You’ll step back and throw the ball at Timmy, which bounces off of him and up to the box. Not what Timmy had in mind, but it still worked. You can go ahead and grab the Box now.

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Now that you have everything you need to make the recording device, go back to Timmy’s house. By the entrance to Timmy’s detective hideout, you can construct the device by clicking “use” on any one of the three items. After constructing it, Timmy will congratulate you and give you your next mission, regarding his classmate Rollo Tookus, giving you another page of the log.

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Rollo Tookus was the kid in the “Stanfurd” shirt who was back at the playground. Head back all the way to the right and you’ll come across the fact that he got himself stuck in the slide because the slide is too narrow for him.

To get him out of there, go to the top of the slide and throw the crispy rice treat down using the spacebar. Total will promptly chase it down the slide and push Rollo out. However, Total’s now stuck too and you’ll need to get him out. To do that, talk to Rollo Tookus.

The log told you that Rollo shakes his head like a bobblehead when he gets academically stressed out. So that means you’ll have to play bully for a moment and tell Rollo that there’s a pop quiz tomorrow. You’ll have to answer the questions Rollo asks you about the quiz, and you have to make sure that you stress him out more with each answer you give him. The answers are as follows:

What subject? English.

Time limit? It’s only ten minutes long.

What else? This test will go on your permanent record!

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The shaking will knock Total out of the slide and you’ll calm down Rollo by saying that it’s actually next week. You’ll be able to grab another page of the detective log now, which talks about Señor Burrito and his owner Molly Moskins.

As if on cue, Molly will walk over looking really worried. She says that Señor Burrito somehow got himself trapped in the bowling alley’s vending machine. However, to vend out the cat, change is needed. She only has bills, and she’s not willing to give it up to you unless you give her some shoes.

To get some shoes, go back to Timmy’s house. There, you’ll find the vacuum has stopped functioning. To see why, go over to the security camera to check the footage.The recording will show that it swallowed up a key- the key to Timmy’s detective office! Go over and use the screwdriver to get that Key out of there.

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Upon using the key to open the door, you’ll find that the “office” is actually nothing more than a closet. Okay then. You’ll…er…borrow the Shoes from the closet. Go back outside and give the shoes to Molly back at the playground. In return, she’ll give you some Money.

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Go to the back to the zoo over to the right and use the money to buy some chicken nuggets. Not only will you get the Chicken, you’ll also get some Change in exchange for your dollar bills.

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Enter to the bowling alley and use the change on the vending machine. Señor Burrito will then be vended out and rescued, along with some Bon Bons.

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Go back to the playground and return the cat to Molly.


Just as Molly thanks you for rescuing her cat, a garbage truck passes by – with Timmy’s pants in them! You’ll try to chase after them but to no avail. You do see another detective log page on the roof of the “no visitors” house. When you grab it, it reveals that his mother actually was trying throw away his lucky pants, hence why the pants were in the garbage truck.


With this information, now it’s time we head back to the tower on Main Street.

Have Total eat from the garbage can again and jump up, all the way to the top of the tower. Along the way, you’ll pick up some Rope.  On the top, Timmy says that we’ll need Crispin Flavius’s car to catch up to the truck. Sure… minors using someone else’s car already sounds like a great idea…

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Jump down from the tower and go into the bowling alley. Unfortunately, the lady will not let you pass because you’re just a kid in Poptropica… it doesn’t matter how old you are in real life. To solve this situation, bring Total over inside the bowling alley using the crispy rice treats, and then equip the Bon Bons and feed one to Total. He’ll start dancing and the bowling lady will be distracted.

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You can run past her and then you’ll come across Crispin. He bets on his car keys that he will beat you in bowling. We’ll see about that! (As a bonus, there’s another detective log page on Crispin if you want to read it.)

Here’s a little trick to win this mini-game: keep your cursor at the middle point, and wait for the ball to be on the cursor (which you just strategically placed in the center), then click – and you’ll probably get a strike! Even if you’re a fraction too late, hopefully you’ll still knock down a decent number of pins. You’ll get 4 shots at it, and you win if you surpass Crispin’s record of 30.

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Upon victory, Crispin keeps his promise and give you his car keys. Head out of the alley and to Crispin’s car right outside. You’ll head into the car and start driving…

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…only for it to crash into the “No Visitors” house. Huh, I guess our Poptropicans can’t drive. Timmy will then come over and tell you his plan B: the Total-mobile! This vehicle is composed of a wagon, a bucket, chicken nuggets, a pole, and some rope. We already have everything except the wagon.

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Go over to the left and you’ll see the man still grumpy from you destroying his elephant sculpture. He vows that he won’t let you distract him again and prevents you from grabbing the wagon.

Just like with the bowling lady before, use the Crispy Rice Treats to lure over Total, and then feed him a Bon Bon to make him start dancing. The man will be distracted by Total’s dancing skills and you can grab the Wagon!

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Go back to the neighborhood and you’ll meet up with Timmy once again. Upon doing so, the garbage truck passes by once again- this time being trailed by Timmy’s “rival”, Corrina Corrina. Timmy insists that we need to beat her in getting to the truck. Now the chase begins!

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As the role of the Total-mobile, all you have to do is dodge all the trash that comes your way as you try to reach the lucky pants in the back of the garbage truck. All you have to do is survive for a short amount of time, and it eventually crashes, leaving you, Timmy, and Corrina Corrina smelling and covered in trash.

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Now you’re back where the island started and Timmy will accuse Corrina Corrina of planting the pants there. As before, she will walk off and Timmy will comment on how stink is the olfactory camouflage.

Having had enough of Timmy’s antics for one day, you exasperatedly command him to give you the island medallion. With a “may we never meet again”, Timmy gives you the Island Medallion! Congratulations! You’ve completed Timmy Failure Island!

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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 the images.


  • Timmy Failure Island is Poptropica’s 44th island, and it was released to members on September 17, 2015 with a demo for non-members. It was available to the public starting October 6th, 2015.
  • This island is the first time that the characters and world of Timmy Failure, the sponsored series this island is based on, have appeared in full color anywhere.
  • Crispy Rice treats are a reference to Rise Krispies treats.
  • The island takes place as a flashback. It begins with a flash forward to the ending, where you, Timmy, and Corrina Corrina are all covered in trash. After some dialogue, you recall what actually happened, at which point you begin the actual island quest.
  • Timmy Failure author Stephan Pastis introduced the island to Poptropica fans in a teaser video where he repeated, “Timmy has no pants.”
  • The plotline of Timmy’s loss of pants is probably inspired by the sixth Timmy Failure book, The Cat Stole My Pants.
  • In the weeks leading up to the island’s early access release, you could collect a new prize every Thursday when you talked to Timmy on Main Street. Every week the street would also slowly go from black-and-white to being more colored in. The prizes include: 50 credits, a Total Costume, a Timmy Failure Poster, a Timmy Failure Coloring Poster, 75 credits to buy a Timmy Failure Scarf, and a Greatness Flag. A Señor Burrito Follower was also leaked, and later the promo code was given out over the Poptropica mobile app.

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230 thoughts on “Timmy Failure Island Guide

  1. slipsealslop says:

    when i try to push gonbanzo out of the window all its says is that timmy shouldnt leave this out in public it could scare people help what do i do

  2. Hyper Gamer says:

    Check out this glitch.
    1. Stand at the base of the Offices for rent building.
    2. Use the 8-bit Birthday Pixel Pig Power
    3. Jump and press space while your in the air.

    After a couple of tries, you should be on the tower and can go up. Even non-members can do this. (I’m a non-member)

  3. Red Fang says:

    When I try to push Garbanzo Man out of the window, my person just says that Timmy shouldn’t leave it out in public because it might scare someone. I’ve followed the guide step by step and I have tried a video walkthrough. Is this a glitch? It’s really annoying and I had to restart the island a couple times.

  4. Nice Pear says:

    Hey anyone who needs help with the garbanzo man, you don’t have to restart the island, you just have to get the 4th page of the detective log, which is on the offices for rent building. Make sure you get the 3rd page beforehand, which is at the zoo. After that you will be able to push him down. Hope this helps! 🙂

  5. Sawyer says:

    Please help anyone I’ve been trying all morning. I have all the pieces to the totalmobile but Timmy won’t say anything when I talk to him and the garbage truck is not showing up.

  6. Candace says:

    I have everything for the total mobile!! But once I got back to meet Timmy it won’t let me click on him, like when I do my person walks in front of me like they are going to talk, but then nothing happens. I’m not gonna be able to finish this island. 😭 I’m on mobile device too, if that’s why.

  7. Marissa (Golden Hamburger) says:

    Wow thanks a lot for writing this guide!!! I just finished Timmy Failure Island! So happy!!!!!! 🙂
    Thank you!

  8. Jamie Eubanks says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I went to the top of the building (where u get the screwdriver) and expected something AMAZING but there was just a For Rent sign hahahaha I’m crying!!!!!XD

  9. Merrete001 says:

    To push Garbanzo man out of the winbdow you need to go inside his house then go to the top floor THEN push him out. Then you go outside and pick up the paper bag. To get Total to eat the trash, you need to shake the Rice Treats and then click on the garbage can.

  10. Sofia says:

    I can’t push the garbanzo man out I tried a hundred times it keeps telling me the same thing like “Timmy shouldn’t leave this out it might scare someone”

  11. Sawyer says:

    Does anyone know what the problem is here? I still can’t talk to Timmy even though I have all the pieces to the totalmobile. He just stands there! Can someone help?

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

  12. Zaromiza22 says:

    When I left poptropica, and I came back I was on 24 carrot island! I was playing Timmy failure! Do I lose 150 credits(not the ones I earned yet)?!

    slantedfish: You don’t lose any credits by changing islands. 150 credits are awarded for the first time you finish an island.

  13. Muddy Kid says:

    I’m stuck on this island. After I crashed the car, Timmy said he would take his dramatic pause but the game doesn’t do anything, it just has a loading cursor that takes forever, and Timmy didn’t give me the instructions how to build the Totalmobile! I went back one page and took the wagon, but Timmy tells me “Once you gather the necessary equipment, bring it to me.”but I have all the equipment. Should I restart the island, or contact the creators?

  14. jixnxnj says:

    How do you go down a floor in the bank?

    slantedfish: Move as you normally would – you can’t see the stairs, but they’re there inside the building.

  15. Giant Onion says:

    Ha, I found a funny glitch. When Total is stuck in the slide, you can still throw the crispy rice treats and he will appear; there will be two of him!

  16. Neat Flame says:

    Everytime I click on Timmy Failure island to go on it, it just loads forever and ever and the island doesn’t come up.

    • robotduck says:

      I think you have to use total to climb up the building that says “Offices for rent” and when you keep going up there will be a ladder on the right go up and the rope should be on the upper left side

  17. Mallory says:

    What am I supposed to do?! I was trying to give Molly the shoes, but when I clicked on her, she said what she said before, so I clicked on my inventory and clicked use on the shoes, but then I guess I was supposed to wait for her to finish talking, because it just kept loading and nothing was happening so I went back a page, and now she disappeared! Someone help me PLEASE!

  18. robotduck says:

    My beach ball went missing after I threw it. The box is still on the giraffe, and the beach ball isn’t back at the zoo. I keep restarting and checking my items but nothing!

    • Mc says:

      To book horse:if you have mobile that’s common but it happened to me and then I went to the App Store and updated the app and then it worked.just not sure witch update it is.👍🏼hoped it helped

  19. Fearless Fox says:

    Hey um slanted fish I don’t have any problems
    but I can’t make the total mobile even though I have all things 😠😠😠😠😠 timmy just tells me to get everything when I got everything😣😣😣😣😣 con you help😇😇😇

  20. bbrk24 says:

    I discovered a glitch that has no reason to exist. I don’t know why it happens. Here’s how it works: In PC version (I haven’t gotten this far in pocket), go to Main Street without Total following you. use the crispy rice treats and Total will appear. Click on the trash can by the building that is under construction. it will stay, a different one in the same place will be grabbed by Total and you can’t jump on his belly. If you leave Main Street like this, you will be unable to return, as the screen goes completely black.

    Also, if try to go up normally, the game freezes.

  21. Poptropica plz help!! says:

    Is anyone having a problem with when you go to the trash can and have total eat it there’s another one? I can’t jump on his stomach because of that!!

  22. trustytooth says:

    When I am trying to scare the kid outside Corrina Corrina’s office, and I click the trashcan, I cant jump on his stomach. It gets all glitch and eventually freezes. What should I do???

    • Tall Cactus says:

      It seems like a lot of other people have been having this problem, too. For everyone who has this problem, I would-
      1. Reload the page
      2. If that didn’t work, then log out of Poptropica, and try again
      3. If you tried multiple times with no luck, restart the island
      I would also contact Poptropica to fix this. Hope this helps!

    • I am a person. says:

      If you’re talking about the bowling guy, you need to get to the part of the island where Timmy says that he needs a car.

  23. zigzag quirk says:

    well, iam having diffrent problems it wont let me push that guy down the slide i put the treats in it but it says “i should clear the slide don’t want get stuck” LIKE WHAT!!!! (add me on poptropicia my name is zigzaged450)

  24. Gina says:

    I have already tried a few times to get the total truck and I reloaded it too. It still doesn’t seem to work for me. Anyone got ideas how to finish the island up?

  25. Gwen says:

    I am playing on an iPhone and I cannot throw a treat down the slide. I’ve been stuck on this part forever! What do I do?????

  26. Emma says:

    After I jump on Total to go get the rope, I cant find Timmy on top of the building… So I went to the bowling alley next. Then I fed him the bonbons, but went I went to go play the bowling game all he says to me is “don’t bother me now kid….”
    Helpppp! ):

  27. ColeandNya says:

    When I’m trying to scare the kid, I couldn’t jump on total. I reloaded the page, and now it won’t let me even click the trash can! PLEASE HELP

    • Lucky Wing says:

      ooh another Ninjago fan! ok, one thing i’ve learned is if it doesn’t work, try again later or swap browsers. If those don’t work, well, a glitch i have is sometimes if i don’t restart an island when i get on it, it glitches and either the Booted Bandit is just standing there, or the Quartz from the Arabian Nights isn’t there. I really hope you don’t have the latter. Good Luck!

  28. Emilie says:

    Are people here using the poptropica app? That might be what’s causing all the trouble. Go on the computer, it should work better.

  29. Emilie says:

    Actually, I have a problem myself now! But it’s not about the game. When I try to get my new follower thing from my backpack it doesn’t work. I go to store in home and click on my backpack (because sometimes that works) I click on the follower thing and click exit but then there’s the swirly blue arrow. I reload the page and the follower isn’t following me. Glitch. that’s. really. annoying. HELP.

  30. WimpyKidFan says:

    Thank you PHB! Especially you Brave Tomato! Because of you guys I finished Timmy Failure Island! A very helpful walk through! I recommend it to anyone looking to beat this island! 😀

  31. Mykah says:

    I can’t do the bowling game. I started the island on a mobile device and then I tried to go online to play the game and it says that I never started the island.

  32. sablemae12 says:

    I keep going up to Crispin and clicking on him he just keeps telling me go away I have the rope I don’t no what I have to do

  33. emilyt0314 says:

    There is this glitch were whenever I try to open the childproof lock with the shears it glitches and doesn’t let me move anymore!

  34. White Flame says:

    The whole Timmy lost his pants thing id probabaly a refrence to ‘the cat stole my pants’ a book in the Timmy Failure series

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