Choosing your tribe for Poptropica is no small decision. You’ll fly your tribe’s colors on your personality profile and in the Poptropolis Games! Each tribe also comes with an exclusive common room to be shared only with other members of the tribe.

About the Tribes

There are eight tribes in Poptropica. Click on a name or icon to learn more about a tribe and its description, common room, and colors. Support your favorite tribe in the comments, and don’t forget to help them win in the Poptropolis Games!


Flying Squid

This tribe hopes to have more than an inkling of victory in the Poptropolis Games. (You’ll never dismantle us cephalopods!)



Winning a competition as tough as the Poptropolis Games takes more than talent. It takes a burning desire to win.



Usually when you call somebody “yellow,” you’re calling them a scaredy cat, but this tribe takes it as a compliment.



Feeling lost? There’s only one route to the gold medal, and this tribe thinks they know which way to go.


Black Flags

This tribe intends to plant the flag of victory in the heart of Poptropolis – and we suspect they’ll stop at nothing to do it!


The Nightcrawlers might look like pushovers, but they’re used to being used as bait. Watch out so they don’t hook you!



This tribe will rise and fall on the wings of their dreams. Maybe you can help them achieve such great heights!



Proving that good things come in small packages, the Nanobots are programmed for victory. Will you help them execute the gold-medal download?

~thanks to Poptrickia for the flag images!

How to choose (and change) your tribe

You can select your tribe by going to your personal profile on Poptropica. To do this, log in and and click on the Friends icon in the top right corner, which should look like your Poptropican’s face. Look for the box about your Tribe.


TO CHOOSE: It should say “Tribes” if you haven’t selected one. Click on the box, and it will prompt you to choose one of the tribes. Don’t worry, you can change it later (see below).

TO CHANGE: If you already belong in a tribe, it will show your tribe’s emblem in the box. Click on it, then click on “Change Tribe” at the bottom of the pop-up to switch to a different tribe.

Select tribe

Also, when you start on the Poptropolis Games, you’ll be prompted to choose a tribe to represent if you haven’t already selected one. Once you make your decision, you’ll be given a jersey with your tribe’s colors on it.

Tribal Common Rooms

Once you’re part of a tribe, you can enter its exclusive common room, which is only open to the other members of the tribe! It’s bigger and better than the ones you’ll find on Main Street. To get in, click on your tribe’s logo, and click “Join Room.”

It’s a great way to meet and befriend new tribal mates. Each tribe’s room looks different and has some hidden interactive elements, which you can discover in the PHB’s pages about each tribe listed above!

Video Tour

For more Poptropica videos, check out our YouTube channel, Poptropica Help Videos.

Of course, you can also change your tribe (instructions above) and visit all the different tribe rooms! Have fun chatting, battling, and befriending new people!

Visit the different Tribe pages listed above to learn more about each one! 🙂
To which Tribe does your loyalty lie? Show your support in the comments below!

314 thoughts on “Tribes

  1. lone hawk says:

    wild fire poem:
    a howling fire is strong as a dragon’s wire and then we will go heywire to become what we desire we will become legends and be a wild fire nothing will be better than a hero with burning desire we are the wildfire and no one to backfire every hero belong here we have brought fire power we sing and dance around a campfire we are like a phoenix with a burning desire we are the wildfire and we are fire fighters we bring fire storms and fire walls we save people inside a ice with fire powers and we celebration with a explosion of fireworks

  2. Happy Spider says:

    – Paints Black Flags’ Flag white – Surrender Black Flags! – Throws Yellowjackets hive
    into water-Pours water on wildfire-Drains water for Flying Squids-Removes Batteries in
    nanobots-Makes Pathfinders get lost-Puts Pesticides in Nightcrawlers base- Seraphim will win! Seraphim! Seraphim! Seraphim!

  3. Sticky Clown,Poptropical Explorer (Still the Zombie Leader Clown) says:

    GO NANOBOTS!WE HAVE THE MOST MEMBERS!TEAMWORK WITHIN US WILL BRING YOU DOWN,OTHER TRIBES!Beat that!One day,we will finally rise to great heights of glory.Great heights of glory,my friends.Great heights of glory.Greatness never sleeps. 😈

    No one can beat us,we have unlimited electricity and the gadgets of our dreams.With these two things,we will rise and win the Poptropolis Games for 100 years in a row!Ten whole millennium!Yes!10000 years!

    And the one battery which supplies us everything is hidden in a planet far far away.Which planet exactly,not even we know.We are UNDEFEATABLE,FOOLISH TRIBES!Nothing can stop us!!!NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NOTHING EVER STOPS US!NOTHING EVER WILL!THE SECRET HAS BEEN LONG BURIED AND DECOMPOSED!So stop trying to get us!!!

    *deep breath*Phew that was long.Anyway,to make a long story short—–NANOBOTS IS UNDEFEATABLE!FOR ALL ETERNITY!

    • Slanted Fish says:

      It’s still going to be around, since there’s a chance Poptropolis Games will rise again. In the meantime, you can still select a tribe on your Friends profile and visit tribal common rooms.

  4. Jack says:

    Black flags!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    if you want to add me on poptropica my username is dreamsupreme

  5. The Short Sun says:

    The Winner Depends on how you play the games.. and not on how you reply, create poems… But I am not stopping you to continue it… by the way i belong to Seraphim Tribe. I am Short Sun in Poptropica… Add me 🙂

  6. Comical Turtle says:

    Wouldnt it be cool if they made a Tribe Placing Quiz, like if you didnt know which tribe to chose you could take a quiz and they would suggest the best tribe for you?


  7. Happy Beetle says:

    Go Nanobots!!!!
    Here are 3 reasons why we are awesome…
    #1 Awesome Common Room
    #2 Awesome people who are in Nanobots
    Please add me courtney12012013 and if you like little mix add my other account LittleMix<3Jade

  8. Herman Toqem says:

    Lets settle this. Wildfire:Fire
    Flying Squids:Water
    Yellowjackets: Bug
    Pathfinders: Steel
    Black Flags: Dark
    Night Crawlers: Bug/Dark

    • Herman Toqem says:

      Wildfire has a type advantage against The Yellowjackets, Pathfinders, and the Night Crawlers. Sorry., they’re out of the question. The Flying Squids knocked out Wildfire. Since electricity has a type advantage against water and flying types, the Flying Squids and Seraphim are out. Sorry. Now, it’s Black flags (dark)
      vs Nanobots (electric). Who will win? See, it’s much easier if you play pokemon.

      • Strange Speck says:

        How do flying squids beat wildfires? The wildfires can dehydrate the flying squids and burn the black flags. Electrisity has no effect on fire but fire can burn the life out of the nanobots.


  9. Nameless UnDEFiNed says:

    Can I use the Tribe Descriptions on my Blog’s Tribe page? I’ll link back here without a problem 🙂

    Slanted Fish: Sure.

  10. Bony Catfish says:

    After reading the heated comments in all the tribe pages, this is why, my friends, the Creators SHOULDN’T do tribes in the first place. The next thing that happens, people start bragging about how their tribe is better.

    • Anime freakette says:

      I agree, but still. It’s fine to show your tribe spirit! Just be nice about it. Competition is saved for the poptropolis games!

      • Bony Catfish says:

        Yeah, but it shouldn’t get out of hand though, to the point where you get in a heated argument/fight with someone. And I’m not talking about everyone acting like that; I mean the competitive ones.

    • catniss480 says:

      If your lost
      Well lead the way
      At any cost
      We’ll pave the roads
      To victory
      We’ll lift your load
      And set your course
      When you join
      They’ll be no remorse
      Because when we win
      And yes we’ll win
      You’ll be pathfinder kin
      So switch your sides
      And you’ll decide
      Your path
      To tribal pride

      • naden says:

        nanobots rule we dont drule we are the ones the sons of the moon were better than you we can tie are shoe though you can do nothing but draw tatoos follow my ig account _nadoona_

  11. catniss480 says:

    If your lost
    Well lead the way
    At any cost
    We’ll pave the roads
    To victory
    We’ll lift your load
    And set your course
    When you join
    They’ll be no remorse
    Because when we win
    And yes we’ll win
    You’ll be pathfinder kin
    So switch your sides
    And you’ll decide
    Your path
    To tribal pride

  12. doggones says:

    Hi Slantedfish I just came up with an idea, how about being able to sell stuff from the popshop?
    1) We might buy something we really didn’t want and be wasting our credits:(
    2) Pls make the outfits 75 credits:)

    p.s I have alrealy friended you:):):):)

  13. RLW243/Lucky Sword says:

    Dear Nightcrawlers and Seraphims,
    I am currently a Nightcrawler (whootwhoot) although recently I’ve been contemplating joining the Seraphims! I NEED HELP PEOPLE!!! I NEED CONVINCING!!! AND THAT MEANS BOTH OF YOU!!! Why should I stay, why should I leave!!! I’m feeling so conflicted!!! Grrrr… RAGE! (ya see meh reference?) Please convince me!
    RLW243/Lucky Sword

  14. I'm so awesome says:


  15. T.T.P.o.t.T.P.F says:

    At the risk of receiving grief, I just have to say CHILL OUT!!! EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO PICK THEIR OWN TRIBE, SO GIVE IT A REST ALREADY!!!!!!!! I myself am a proud member of the Black Flags, and I fully intend to stay that way, hopefully without getting insulted by the overly-spirited members of my opposing tribes.

  16. Blag Flags Fan says:

    Hello, I am in the Black Flags and I would love for you to friend me on Poptropica. My username is WildGamer20122366. GO BLACK FLAGS!!!! SHOW THEM WHO’S BOSS!!!!!!!

  17. Bendy Raptor says:

    Seraphim rule it
    yeah we are the coolest
    like us or not
    still we have the best shot

    if u want the winners
    not all with the beginners
    you should go with us
    all the others, just go take a bus

    we follow our dream
    and we are the number 1 team
    now it sure would be a pity
    if your still just listenin to the other team’s nitty gritty

    so get off your bum
    get up and come
    stop this charade
    and join the Seraphim today



  18. Bendy Raptor says:

    now time to hear about the ballers
    called the night crawlers
    they are so awesome they make others look smaller

    they might be pushovers and door mats
    but they’re better than those rats,
    the flying squid aristocrats

    with the other teams you’ll want an escape hatch
    the night crawlers are really quite the catch
    look out people you have met your match

  19. Bendy Raptor says:

    wild fire is really cool
    sit down cause they will take you to school

    have fun at your tribe parties
    but dont be tardy
    wild fire and pathfinders are the real smarties

    so bring your tribe and your whole army
    we’re about to make look as weak as barbie
    lookin up at the sky so starry
    lookin down and feelin so sorry

  20. Pathfinder says:

    I believe in peace within the tribes as well, @themadfeather, but I personally am in Pathfinders and love that the tribe focuses on finding the right way to go.

  21. Red Tomato says:

    Tribe Elements:
    Wildfire: Fire
    Flying Squid: Water
    Seraphim: Air
    Night crawlers:Darkness
    Black Flags: Thunder

  22. Blue Seal says:

    i WAS part of the wildfires but Poptropica just HAD to update and they
    took out this feature. It just HAD to happen to me didn´t it? 😨😭

    • thepieskyhigh says:

      Poptropica WAS so much better back then right? At least before the new format update started. Then the store. Friend page, and everything that you had in it.


      (Late reply, lol)

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