Vampire’s Curse Island Guide


For centuries, a truce has existed between the people of a remote mountain village and the vampire who lives in the castle high above. Now, that truce is shattered, and Count Bram has captured a young villager. Can you rescue her from his evil clutches — and avoid being struck by the vampire’s curse?

For walkthroughs on Vampire’s Curse Island, scroll down.

Released: March 1, 2012 (for members)
or March 22, 2012 (for all)
Common Room: the barn (unnamed)
Preceded by: S.O.S. Island
Succeeded by: Twisted Thicket Island

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

Island Extras: Map | Official TourVideos

Video Walkthrough

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

Written Walkthrough

Walkthrough written by Super Thunder & Brave Tomato
Special thanks to Slanted Fish & Poptropica Buddies

Welcome to Vampire’s Curse Island. First thing you’ll see is a woman crying. Talk to her and she’ll say she’s crying over her daughter (Katya) who is missing, along with her boyfriend (Christopher). Rumor is, they’ve been taken to Bram’s castle.


And you might notice if you have volume on, you’ll HEAR the thunder and rain pattering on the streets. Grand. Umbrella anyone? Oh, and if you talk to people, you’ll see the town is obsessing over vampires ever since the disappearance. Especially the teenagers.

Go to the right past the old lady. You’ll see a teenage boy sitting down. Talk to him. That’s Christopher. He says that Katya has been taken by Count Bram and to the castle. You ask him if he’s going back for her and he responds with THIS.


Um… hello? Aren’t you supposed to be the loyal boyfriend, Chris? Oh well, we’re on our own. For this next part, you can refer to this handy map regarding where to go – or see below for step-by-step instructions.


Go up a little bit and you’ll see from behind you… a WOLF.


Wolfy doesn’t like you. The first thing he does is dash and attack you. Don’t stay still. Run! Run towards the tree and click on the hole in it.


Click on the branch right when Wolfy runs towards you. He’ll be knocked over. Traverse up  and to the left. When you land on the branch, Wolfy is back, and he BREAKS the branch from underneath you. Oh, and you get a Log.

Go back up and to the left. Hang on to those vines. Go up and to the right. Quickly jump on the vine hanging over the gap and run right when Wolfy passes you from the right. When he attacks you and goes back to the bridge, click on the rope at the beginning of the bridge to send Wolfy plummeting bye-bye. Then, head to the next area on the right.


You’ll arrive at a graveyard, and the rain resumes. Go into the mausoleum with the green door, and you’ll see a coffin inside. Creepy. The Latin message translates to “Remember all the lovers.”

Grab the Teen Vampire Novel (red book) on the coffin and the Crowbar resting on the side.

vc mausoleum

Go outside and grab the pipe resting on the side of the building. Carry it over to the reddish-pink pump, and jump on it, pumping water out. Position yourself so the water goes to the little ditch there.


You should be able to swim to the other side now. Get to the other side, go up and enter through the hole. It’s an arched entrance without a door.


Now, it’s time to push some boulders around. The first boulder is right there for you to push over to the holes of spouting water to the right. Then, you’ll see another boulder stuck in some other rocks. Get that out of there using the Crowbar and push it to the right until it stays put in another hole. Go to the right and climb up the platforms. There’s the last boulder! Push it over. It’ll roll onto the last hole.

vc boulders

Go over to the remaining spout, which will now be spurting water at a much higher height, and you’ll be able to reach an open window. Enter through the shattered window.

You’ll enter into a dark room, only lit by ashes and a few pieces of coal. Click “Use” on the Log and Teen Vampire Novel. Jump on the pumper three times and the fire will be a nice size.

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Click on a purple candle and click on the fire. The candle will light, and you have a limited time before it goes out. If it goes out, light another candle.

Go over to the right and push the ladder over to the left bookshelf. Climb the ladder and jump on top of the bookcase. Jump to the left and land on the ledge on the wall, then hop up to the chandelier. Once you land, and as long as your candle hasn’t run out, the chandelier will automatically light.

vc chandelier

Repeat this with the other three chandeliers (there are a total of four chandeliers) by jumping onto them (you may need to jump on other things first to reach them). Tip: Instead of lighting your candle from the fireplace, wait until you get to the chandelier you last lit, then light it there and get to the next chandelier.

Get down from the last chandelier and use your Crowbar on the chained door. This will provide an easy exit for when you need to leave.

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Go over to the left and pick up the Glass Eye on the floor that you couldn’t see before. It’s beside the suit of armor to the left of the fireplace.

vc glass eye

Go up the bookcase on the left using the ladder and use the glass eye on the tiger head missing the eye. The tiger mouth will open and reveal the Armory Key. Use the key on the door on the right to open the door to the armory.

vc eye of the tiger

When you enter, you’ll see a whole bunch of stuff… a pike, some armor, a training dummy, a crossbow… wait, a CROSSBOW? Gimme that! Well, get the Crossbow on the wall.


Go over to the cannon and click on one of the cannonballs. You’ll put it in the cannon. Go back to the hallway, get a candle and light it. Quickly return to the armory and go to the cannon. It’ll automatically light and shoot the cannonball. It’ll fling over facing the other direction. Repeat this two more times.

On the second firing, the cannonball will roll away into the hallway. Roll the cannonball in front of the fireplace to make it red-hot, then grab the poker stick and push it into the dumbwaiter.

The third cannonball will shoot straight into the ceiling. Another area will be revealed! Go up past the cannon and pick up the Bucket.

vc cannon

Exit the armory, leave the great hall, and you’ll be outside. Go over to the geyser of water and use the bucket to fill it with some water. Return to the armory and climb up to where you got the bucket.

Climb up to the top part of the plant there, then take out your crossbow and shoot an arrow at the left wall. Climb up your arrow to get to the floor above. You’ll see a sad-looking plant in need of light and water. Use the crowbar on the window to get the light in there. Next, use your bucket of water on it.

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All of a sudden, it becomes this big vine, and you can now exit through the window.


You’ll end up back outside. Follow the vine right up the stairs and into another window.

vc enter window

You’re in some sort of lab, and it’s filled with tomatoes! Sliced tomatoes. Diced tomatoes. Tomato juice. Whew. Pick up Count Bram’s Notebook on the table. Inside, it mentions some sort of formula to change vampires back into human form. Wow.

vc bram's notebook

Next, click on the tomato bat, and your head will transform into a tomato vampire bat! Don’t worry, this wears off after a while. But since you can fly, reach up and grab the Garlic on the top shelf.

vc garlic tomato bat

Exit through the door and enter through the door on the right. Go up, all the way to the top, and talk to the girl in the cage. It’s Katya! She’ll say that we need to cure Count Bram of his vampirism.


She’ll tell you to look in the library for a book called Root Causes. Leave the chamber and jump off the tower so that you end up outside the doors of the main entrance. Enter, and push the ladder over to the right bookshelf. Climb it and pick up the Root Causes Book. If you examine it, it’ll tell you that mandrake root grows in tall, dark places.

vc root causes

Go back outside, and go left, through the arch and back to the castle grounds (check your map if you’re not sure). Climb up the tree to your right and shoot arrows at the wall with your crossbow. Make a little ladder for yourself so you can jump to the platform just to the left to reach the Mandrake Root.

vc mandrake

Now return to Count Bram’s laboratory by climbing the giant vine back into the window leading to the lab. Once inside, go all the way to the right, and click on the little lever to pull up the dumbwaiter. When the cannonball comes up, it’ll roll out, and warm the wolfsbane sitting in the green jar marked by a skull and crossbones so you can now pick up the Wilted Wolfsbane.

vc wilted wolfsbane

Click on the microscope on Bram’s desk, and put this formula into one syringe:

  • 1 click of the Mandrake Root
  • 3 clicks of the Wilted Wolfsbane
  • 3 clicks of the Garlic Extract

Yay, you’ve made the Anti-Vampirism Serum!

Go back to the Count’s chamber, where poor Katya is still locked up. She’ll tell you to get her out of there, so you need to find the key. Get down and find the sparkly cane. Click on that, and use it to pull the key out. Hurry up, go let Katya out before vampires start showing up!

vc cage key

Too late, though. You’ve barely let Katya out when Count Bram shows up. And he tells his “Annabelle” not to leave him again. Whatever. You and Katya break the window and take off!


Count Bram will follow, so put on some garlic to protect you and Katya as you follow her up the tower! Once you’re at the top of the tower, Bram will turn into a bat. Why didn’t he turn into one from the start…? Anyway, shoot him with the serum in the syringe.


*dramatic pause*

vc bat bram

Count Bram turns human, then joins his wife Annabelle in the picture. Christopher shows up, and Katya is happy, and…

vc kiss

Yeah, um. They’re happy.

The point is, you’ll get your Island Medallion and credits to spend in the Store from the remains of Count Bram! Congratulations, you’ve completed Vampire’s Curse Island!

vc end

Bonus quest (members only)

Surprise surprise… Christopher is a vampire! Cactus von Garlic will show up, but not before Chris bites you and you turn into a bat. Woohoo.

Katya will knock Cactus out, because he wants to hunt you. Pretty much, now, you’ve got to make the serum for yourself. Find the garlic. It’s between the second and third chandelier, in a hole.


Go in there, and avoid the spiders. Stay up, and go left. Don’t come down until you get the garlic. Then go out the door, even though Garlic is still there. Go left and through the arch. Go to where you find the gutter, and go inside, to get the wilted wolfsbane.


Now go back into the place where Wolfy tried to kill you, and go in through the little wooden door. Go right, and you’ll find the mandrake root.


Go back to the lab, and you’ll be cured! Garlic will decide to help vampires, whatever, and done!

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

Album Photos

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


  • Vampire’s Curse Island is Poptropica’s 25th island. The countdown started on February 28, 2012 and released on March 1 for members with a demo for non-members. It was opened to all onMarch 22, 2012. The login screen had fangs hanging from the lowercase p’s in ‘Poptropica.’
  • The villain, Count Bram, is named after Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula.
  • The movie posters outside the cinema in Main Street may be a reference to the recent popularity of the Twilight series.
  • At the end of the quest, Katya and Christopher kiss – a Poptropica first. They’re standing a bit of a distance away from each other and leaning their tongues in together. It looks pretty awkward.
  • Common room: the barn (unnamed)
  • Garlic is used to combat vampires, and it is used to create the antidote in the quest.
  • In the graveyard, there are graves for Mr. Renfield, Quincy P. Morris, and Lucy Westenra – all characters who died from Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
  • The Latin text on the coffin in the Mausoleum says “meminervnt omnia amantes” and translates to “remember all the lovers”.
  • In the outdoor areas of this island, you may see the dark sky flash and rain pouring, accompanied by thunderclaps and the sound of rain falling.
  • Count Bram’s laboratory has a drawing of a Poptropican with four arms and legs in a style much like Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.
  • Poptropica Members can play a bonus quest after completing Vampire’s Curse Island. The vampire is gone, but his curse lives on. Prepare to discover even more hidden secrets of Bram’s castle — if a dangerous vampire hunter doesn’t get there first!
  • The vampire hunter, Cactus von Garlic, has a bunch of lines he’ll say at random as he’s chasing you around. A couple of them are taken from the games Altered Beast and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
  • Members would previously get an additional Vampire’s Curse Island gear pack, which included Garlic Breath, Bat Gum, and Vampire Count and Countess Costumes. The Vampire Costumes were only available during Early Access.

it was a dark and stormy night…


376 thoughts on “Vampire’s Curse Island Guide”

  1. so i get to the part where they jump threw the window and the vampire comes out and it said i have fallen! help what do i do?

  2. UHH how do u EXIT to outside? cause i cant get outside

    Slanted Fish: Depending on where you are, find the exit if you’re inside a room, and keep going left back to Main Street.

    1. i had trouble with that too, turns out you exit the ARMORY then exit the library THEN fill your bucket with fresh water for you’re Planty.

  3. hey ….I didnt get a log after I knocked out the wolf …… I also am unable to go to the right to the next thing after cuz once I climb the vine it wont let me go on the bridge above to do that

  4. I know its been a while but if any one still looks at this can you help me? I cant find the glass eye. So I went to the exit door to unchain it then I went to BOTH armors multiple times and didnt find the eye. If anybody reads this can you please tell me exactly where it is. thanks.

  5. Well help me ! Im stuck on the escaping from Count Bram part! When he starts to talk and im on the platform i dont do anything and then screen goes black and says YOU HAVE FALLEN! Help me because i dont click or move anything im stuck on it!!!

  6. your guides are funny and interesting brave tomato i love em i never ever had any problem finishing islands. 🙂 😉

  7. the vines are so hard i kept getting mad and yelling like its not even funny its hard I’m on the last vine and i trying to jump on the ledge and it makes me fall and i start pounding and yelling 0_0

  8. I got to the keys but the sparkly cane is not where it should be. Plz help me. P.S. I think I might have an obsession with my cross bow on here I sat on here for five minutes just trying to shoo Katya with an arrow. That’s when I realized it wasn’t working.

  9. Hi. I need some help with the island. When I get on the bookcase, and when I try to jump, it won’t let me get to the block, to get up to the chandelier. What’s going on?

  10. Hello, I’m having trouble with completing the “vampire’s Curse Island” mission. I did exactly as guided, talking to Katya, clicking on the second chat bubble (despite a player in one of the comments, claiming that they hadn’t, and clicking on the third chat bubble), and returning to the main room with the fireplace and tiger mantles. Even if so, the book, “Root Causes”, were not found.

    Because I couldn’t find anything at the top f the book shelf (Also, another player commented that the book was not needed, as long you knew the ingredients to make the serum), I skipped that instruction and went looking for the mandrake root. I found it outside of the arch, grabbed it, and checked if it were in my bag. It were, however, after returning to the castle, the item disappeared. Could Poptropica be having technical difficulties?

    I solemnly swear that I’ve read the guide very carefully; I went back and re-read guide, restarted the island, watched other tutorial videos on completing the mission, and with no prevail, am still unable to move on. I’ve also tried completing other islands as well, such as counterfeit island, however, I’m also unable to move on at some point in the middle of the mission.

    1. Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. 😦 The Root Causes book should be on the right bookshelf (check both bookcases to be sure). Also, try grabbing the mandrake root again, and even if it disappears from your inventory, see if it’s there when you look under Bram’s microscope when you try to make the anti-vampirism serum. Be sure to also get the garlic and wilted wolfsbane so you can make the serum. 🙂

    1. Lazy whale, i feel you pain, but in between the 3 and fourth chandelier there is a ledge platform thing and then jump on it then jump on the fourth chandelier, it is a lot easier

    2. Also, don’t light your candle at the fireplace. Instead, grab an unlit candle and wait until you get to the third chandelier, then light it there and quickly hop over to the ledge platform that will help you reach the fourth chandelier.

    1. If you’re referring to the window in the castle entrance where the boulders are, you need to push the three boulders so they cover all but one geyser of spouting water. The last spout will then be tall enough to bring you up to the window.

    1. It’s inside the green jar in Bram’s laboratory. To warm the wolfsbane so it’s wilted, you need to bring the hot cannonball up through the dumbwaiter (see guide).

  11. well I have gotton thru the first part but the glass eyeball is no where to be seen, is it beacuse when I entered the room I opened the door already?

    1. Make sure you’ve lit all four chandeliers in the room – only then will the glass eye be revealed. It’ll be on the floor next to the left suit of armor.

  12. Hi, for some reason when I put in the ingredients it doesn’t work I followed the guide and everything! Not working.

  13. Hi guys! So i got to the cannonball and dumbwaiter part, but earlier I accidentally pulled the lever and so now its shut 😦 what do I do??

    slantedfish: Try going back and pulling the lever again!

  14. hihihihi this island so old like my grandma im 2 and i love poptropica ive been playing this game ever since b4 i was born so cool coool hehehehehe! 🙂

  15. I’ve completed the island. Yay! …but I can’t find my balloon. Where is it???

    slantedfish: It’s back on Main Street – you’ll have to go back the way you came. 😉

  16. I can’t find the cannonballs anywhere! I’ve tried reloading the page and everything! Is it in the armory? Or what?!

  17. so here I was going through a hole when I was transported to a place with orange buildings please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. GREAT job Brave Tomato & Super Thunder!
      i really liked how easy it was to do it with the help from you guys!

  18. If no one noticed all the ingredients are from Harry Potter.

    If someone has already pointed this out sorry I haven’t read all the comments so yea…….

    1. That’s because they are ingredients from real life. JK Rowling fit them into the Harry Potter books, she didn’t invent them. Maybe because they have special qualities or peculiar names. Idk.

  19. Hey! I am at the HOT cannon ball and wolfsbane part. When I pull the lever in the lab (Next to the COLD wolfsbane) She says “No point in raising the dumbwaiter with nothing in it.”

    Yes, I did rolled the cannon ball to the fire place.
    And yes, I pulled the lever in the library too!

    I have restarted the island 2 times already and I STILL have the same problem!!!
    Help Please! Thanks!!!

    1. Have you rolled the cannonball into the dumbwaiter (small elevator)? After you light up the cannoball at the fireplace, you still need to push it into the dumbwaiter so it can be carried away.

  20. So, I try and put the cannonball into the dumbwaiter but I just say “It must move up from somewhere else.” Where am I supposed to “move up” the dumbwaiter?

    1. I’m not sure which part this is, but go over every step before the part you’re on in the guide to make sure you’ve done everything you need to. Also, refer to the video guide above to check how it’s done.

  21. The mandrake root is a reference to Harry Potter. Saying there is a plant called a mandrake first introduced in the chamber of secrets, it is used to make one of the potoins to save a victim from petrification. Wolfs bane is also a potion in Harry Potter used to ease symptoms of being a werewolf. It also uses the Wolfs bane flower. THAT was a lot of triva!! It pays being a potterhead. Also… could I help make these guides? Sorry if not, just wondering. LOL That took a while to type!! Sorry to annoy you.

  22. hello , there is a problem with by account for it you must friend me my username is pearly475 . now as you friend me you find that i have completed 10 islands in that medlition shelf kinda thing you see that i have completed vampire’s curse island twice but i never completed it .but when you look for other thing in the slide show you find no medilition of the island. same problem MIGHTY HEART. please let me now the problem .thank you.


  24. so, i’m trying to beat all islands on poptropica when i notice that vampires curse progress was almost to the end but not quite. i played the bonus quest. didn’t change. i even restarted the island and played it and the bonus quest and i know 100 percent that i completed it. it still says it’s almost complete but not to the end. its really annoying and i was wondering if you have any idea why this has happened and how to fix it. thanks so much! (your walkthroughs really help btw)
    – Tall Lizard

  25. Hey so umm… I tried to poke the cannonball into the dumbwaiter, do like have to click it or something? Because whenever I roll it right in front of the dumbwaiter it doesn’t do anything, when I click it my Poptropican just says “It’s too hot to touch!” Like, how EXACTLY do you put it in there?
    Thanks always! 🙂

  26. that slagging wolf came back to frag me over 2 times after I knocked it out with the branch, I know it’s part of the game and the wolfy was oddly adorable, but it was still a pain. who could mad at such a cutie though?

  27. I’ve noticed that the most recent Poptropica update has made everything more glitchy. In the chandelier stage, I figured out that if you go pick up a candle, hover the mouse over the lit fireplace, and go back and lick on the place where the candles are, put it down, and go click on the fireplace, a halo of light will follow your character, and never run out!

  28. I can’t swim to the other side after filling the ditch with water. It won’t let me jump up there.

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