Poptropolis Games Island Guide

Walkthrough written by Icy Comet & Slanted Fish

The ancient city of Poptropolis rises from the depths of the ocean once every 100 years. Each tribe in Poptropica sends a representative to compete in the Poptropolis Games. Can you bring glory and honor to your tribe in this brutal competition, or will you have to live with shame forever?

Happy Poptropolis Games…

Select Your Tribe

Go to Poptropolis Games, if you’re not already there. You will be brought to a screen where you can choose which tribe you will represent. The eight tribes that you can represent are Flying Squid, Wildfire, Yellowjackets, Pathfinders, Black Flags, Nightcrawlers, Seraphim, and Nanobots.

Choose the tribe that you want to represent, and press the “Start” button. You will receive a Jersey with your tribe’s colors on it. You don’t have to wear it, but you can use it to show some spirit!

Main Street

You are on Main Street. Walk to the right and talk to the guy with a microphone in his hand. He will tell you that you’re late for the games. You’ll ask what the games are, and he’ll tell you that the games are where each tribe in Poptropica sends a representative to compete in sporting games. Whoever wins will be a hero for all time. When you ask what happens when you lose, the guy will tell you that you have to live with “eternal shame and dishonor.”


The man will ask you if you’re ready. Tell him that you are ready. He will tell you to go to the Coliseum. The man will walk off in the direction of the Coliseum, and you’ll follow him.

When you get to the Coliseum, the man will walk to the right and begin talking into his microphone. He will ask the representatives to come forward. The Poptropolis flame will be lit, and the games will begin!

Go over to the man and talk to him when you want to compete in an event. If you want to see what place you’re in, there’s a scoreboard above the man. Just click on it to see which tribes are in what place.

You don’t have to get first in all of the events to win the Poptropolis Games. You do have to be consistent, though. Try not to keep going up and down with your scores. It’s a good idea to practice each event until you are at least decent at it before doing the actual event. That doesn’t mean that you are going to win the event if you do that, but it might help you get a better score than you would have if you hadn’t practiced.

May the odds be ever in your favor!

This guide will tell you about all the different events and give you tips on finishing first:


You aim your bow with the mouse. When you aim, make sure you pay attention to the wind speed and direction. There’s an arrow that indicates which way the wind is blowing. If the wind is blowing to the left, you move your mouse to the right. If it’s blowing to the right, you move your mouse to the left. How much you move it depends on the wind speed.

The higher the speed, the more you should move your aim off-center.

There’s a power meter on the right side of the screen. There are two bars in the power meter, one that moves and another that stays still in the center. Try and shoot your arrow when the moving bar is close to the one in the middle. To shoot your arrow, just click your mouse. You have ten arrows, so try to get as many bull’s-eyes as possible.


In the diving event you have three routines that you have to do. The routines are made up of different spins that your Poptropican has to do. There are arrows on the bottom left hand corner of the screen that show you which direction your Poptropican needs to spin.


Your Poptropican will spin in the direction of your cursor, so put your cursor to the right of your Poptropican to make it spin to the right. Put your cursor to the left of your Poptropican to make it spin to the left. The instructions say that you have to click right before you hit the water to perform a perfect dive, but don’t worry if you can’t do it. It shouldn’t affect your score.


In the hurdles event you race against two other representatives. You have to click to jump over the hurdles. If you don’t time your jump just right, though, your Poptropican will trip over the hurdle and you’ll get a little bit behind the others. It’s best to jump when your character is almost at the hurdle; about a pace or two away – don’t wait until you’re right there because it’ll be too late.


If you haven’t practiced before the other events, I definitely suggest practicing a couple of times before this one. That way you get a better hang of the timing of the jumps. It’s okay if you trip over a couple of hurdles, don’t get freaked out and start doing horribly. The others will trip every now and then, too, so you still have a chance if you do trip. Just try not to be distracted by the other two representatives and just try your best.


In the javelin event, you have to set the angle and power of your javelin so that it flies far. To set the angle, click when your javelin is in the green zone. To set the power, click when the bar reaches the green zone. When you’re setting the power, the bar doesn’t go back and forth like your javelin does when you’re setting the angle.


If the bar goes into the red zone, your Poptropican will run off and fall down onto the ground. So, make sure that you click before the bar reaches the red zone.

Long Jump

In the long jump, the goal is to jump farther than any of the other representatives. Click your mouse and hold it when you are ready to start running. You’ll notice that the tiles on the ground are labeled with their own number, going from 10 to 1. Try and jump when you reach 1. Don’t jump too late, though, otherwise you’ll fall into the mud.

long jump

When you’re in the highest that you can go in the air, click to thrust yourself forward. That will add a little extra distance to your jump. Try not to click too soon, though.

Pole Vault

In the pole vault event, there will be a countdown and your Poptropican will begin running. You will reach and part of the ground where the word “Launch” is written. Click to start the vault. A little bar will appear to the left of your Poptropican. Click again when the arrow is pointing to the part of the green part that’s the greenest.

pole vault

Your Poptropican will soar into the air, over the bar, and down on the other side. If you do that right, then you should get in first.

Octopus Volleyball

In Octopus Volleyball, you play volleyball against an octopus – bet you didn’t see that coming – and the goal is to get six points before it does. The game begins when the octopus serves to you from across the net, and you have to volley it back and forth, being careful not to drop it on your side (a point is awarded whenever the ball drops on the other side). To get the ball high enough so it goes over the net, hit it with your the front tip of your head (not your face) and aim for the back side of the octopus where he can’t reach with his tentacles fast enough.

The angle the ball bounces off of you is based entirely on where it hits you. If it hits the front of you, it’ll bounce forward. If it lands on top of your head, it will bounce straight into the air. And if it hits the back of you, it’ll bounce backward. The key is to try to position yourself in such a way that you’ll bounce the ball at a angle that is hard for the octopus to defend.

Power Lifting

In the power lifting event, you have to click on a moving button. Each time you click on the button your Poptropican will lift the bar a little bit higher. But, if you click when your mouse isn’t on the button, your bar will go down a little bit. Make sure that you are on the button when you click.

power lifting

There are four rounds, with a short break in between each to give your fingers time to rest. After each round you’ll pick up a bigger weight: 100kg, 200kg, 300kg, 400kg. The number in the middle counts down the seconds left to go (in total, not for each round).

Shot Put

For the Shot Put event, there are two things that you have to do. The first thing you have to do is choose your angle. There are three arrows. Try to get each arrow in the green zone.


The second thing that you have to do is to click when all the arrows that are going around in the circle are in the green zone. Do those two things right, and you’ll get a good throw.


In this Volcano Race event, the idea is to get to the bottom of the lava slope as fast as you can. Every time you slide through the torch slalom gates, it subtracts a second from your time count, so go through them as much as you can! What you do want to avoid are the stones and statues that can get in the way of your path and will add to your total time. Also, look for the little slopes that help you sail over obstacles and land you in front of torch gates.


The best way to make sure that you hit gates and avoid obstacles is actually to go off jumps! Make sure you watch where you’re going (slow down if need be), but don’t be too slow either. If you find that all the movement hurts your eyes, try to not sit so close to your computer screen so you’ll be able to see better.

Triple Jump

Triple Jump is the last event in the Poptropolis Games. Here’s how it works: click and hold your mouse to start running, release your mouse to jump before you cross the white line, and click for the next two times that you land to jump again. You have to time the jumps right, though, because if you don’t jump before the white line, you’ll fall down.

Once you make it past the first two blocks, the last jump should determine your score, so land well.

And the winner is…

As mentioned earlier, you don’t have to place first in all of the events to get first place, but you should definitely practice before you actually do each event. If you mess up during an event, don’t get all upset, because then you’ll just do even worse on the next round. Remember, you can always restart the island if you want to.

Anyway, once you have completed all of the events, the announcer dude will announce the winner of the Games. Hopefully it’s you! But, if it isn’t, you will have the option of starting over and trying again.

If you win, you will receive the island medallion and some credits to spend in the Poptropica Store.

Congratulations! You have now completed Poptropolis Games Island!

Bonus Quest (members only)

Once you beat the Poptropolis Games, the ground will begin to shake. An ancient warrior, a past winner of the Games, will come in. He will call you a fraud and challenge you to a wrestling match.

You can either accept or decline. If you accept, here’s what to do:


There are three different tiles. Each tile is a different shape. The tiles will change from one to another on the Ancient Warrior’s side until it randomly pics a certain tile. All you have to do is pick the tile that matches the shape of the one on the Ancient Warrior’s side. If you pick the right one, you’ll counter the Ancient Warrior’s move and win the round. Win more rounds than the Ancient Warrior to beat him.

Once you beat him, he will tell you that you are truly the champion of Poptropica, and you’ll receive the Ancient Warrior Outfit as your prize. Congratulations! You’ve now beaten the Bonus Quest!

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


  1. Thanks to Icy Comet from Icy Comet’s Blog for providing this awesome walkthrough guide! We also have a video walkthrough for the Poptropolis Games on PHV (Poptropica Help Videos).

    • sorry but I wont put my name says:

      I don’t like the walkthrough videos because they go way to fast then you pause them late and have to rewatch part of their video and I just find it anoying. Plus small step-by-step sentences are really helpful so there’s no pausing or any of that hassle just easy to read small steps and I find that way easier than watching nd repeating videos over and over again but thats just my preferance you can still make walkthrough videos I wont judge but I just wont watch the walkthrough videos you make others might but I wont sorry but I dont take that short of a time to go through an island becuase it usally takes me about 1-2 hours to do islands so thats why I wont watch the videos but others might be really fast and watch your videos and I hope they do but sorry I wont oh well you get it though and your not mad are you because if you are I am so terribly sorry becuase I have this thing were if someone gets hurt by me it kills me not apolgiseing so sorry in adveance if I made you sad :(

    • it says the same thing as hunger games “may the odds be ever in your favor

  2. Golden Sponge says:

    Ow man not a member I hate the. Demo.

  3. happy club says:

    on the demo u can only play 1 event

  4. Erickaster says:

    Yay! I got first place in Shot Put! But I’m a non-member. Hurry up, June 14! I wanna do Diving and Pole Vault and everything else!

  5. I am terrible at archery!!

  6. I hate this stupid island! It is so boring and pointless! I am never playing again, worst island ever!

  7. cleanshark says:

    I was trying to encourage him. That comment you made could hurt his feelings.

  8. Serious Shadow says:

    long jump and powerlifting are the hardest to beat.

  9. I beat it, non member YAY!

  10. Tough Raptor says:

    The Key to Beating Poptropolis Games is to be 1st,2nd,3rd,4th, or atleast fifth in every game except for 2 games which could be a game you hate or you are terrible at.

    • Tough Raptor says:

      There is other ways but i find this this the most easy way.
      Here is my Standings
      Long Jump:1st
      Pole Vault:4th
      Power Lifting:1st
      Shot Put:2nd
      Triple Jump:6th(I never tried)

      • Epic poptropican says:

        I am so bad at shot put! LOL you must be really good at it!

      • Here are my standings:
        Long Jump:1
        Pole Vault:1
        Power Lifting:6
        Shot Put:1
        Triple Jump:1

        I wonder if I was the first non-member to beat the island. I beat it at 2:17 PM on the day it came out.

      • heres my scores
        long jump-1st
        pole vault-1st
        power lifting-5th
        shot put-2nd
        triple jump-8th
        archery was my favorite ^-^

      • Tiny Thunder says:

        When I did the triple jump, I didn’t let go when I was running and went straight across. NOT FALLING. Then I jumped two times over on the right and it said I got a score of 643.13!!!!

      • probably an awesome glitch!!!!!

    • Gangsta Dude says:

      I have a glitch.

      When you play hurdles, look who you also see in the audience!

  11. Epic poptropican says:

    DANG IT!
    I really hate how you have to start over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over… yeah you get the point ;)
    but still! it’s so harddddd i was in second place all the time :(

  12. Golden sponge says:

    yahoo! i came first in everything …….on my 7th go!

  13. Young Rock says:

    Hooray! I got 1st in the Poptropolis Games! It’s really fun! GO PATHFINDERS!!!!!

  14. PleasefriendGinny1737!! says:

    Yay! I beat it! On June 14th, I beat it at 2:17 p.m. . Yay!

  15. wqfwfwqffqwfggqwgqwgqqwgqwgqwg says:

    do you have to be first overall? i got second and had to start over!

    Hijuyo: I think you answered your own question with that – yes, you need to be first overall at the end of all the events.

  16. The_Mightiest_Tornado says:

    Yay! I just beat it on my second try! :)

  17. SCREAMER! says:

    Guess what? Hip Hop was smiling and watching the hurdles.

  18. Massive Star says:

    this island is so hard,i feel bad when i lose in this island

  19. I got first in almost all the events yet I still came in second, that annoyed me highly :/

  20. Argh!The Bonus Quest is SO hard!They show the tiles for only something-less-than-a-second!

  21. serious shell says:

    oh i love poptropolis island even though i haven’t won (still) there gonna remove it from the map!!!

  22. Hi! I haven’t beat the Poptropolis island and it slipped beneath the surface!!!! When will it resurface so I can finish the island!!!! :(

  23. poptropica hater says:


  24. why did poptropolis island sink back into the ocean?

  25. Rosie Khan says:

    I didn’t win first place the first time I tried, so when it asked me if I would like to retry, I clicked no thanks and left to work on lunar colony. Now I’m trying to try again but the island is sunken! How can I fix this? Besides back lot (I’m not a member) that’s the only medallion I am missing! Thanks in advance.

  26. Bubblegumlover says:

    I really wish that Poptropolis Games came back to Poptropica! I can’t believe that the creators are making us wait this long!!!!!!!!

  27. add me(gentle spider on game) says:

    it took me forever to beat this I wish they would make it rise again….PS:go yellowjackets!

    • Cuddly Knuckle says:

      Fishy please reply:
      Is the Poptropolis Games rising again?

      Slanted Fish: We don’t know yet, but the Creators have hinted that it’s possible.

  28. hatersloveme4897 says:

    GAAAAAAAAH,The creators chose the best island to go back in the sea.WHY??????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Young Flame says:

    When is it going to rise again? PS. Go to the Ongoing Story Creation plz! Anybody who can comment can help! Help JJ (Jumpy Jumper) save Island X and find out more about the Monster Carnival Island!!!

  30. flowerantonia7 (Add me!) says:

    I wish to the island be back on the olimpic games!! (Sorry for my english, i speak spanish)

  31. Sally922912 says:

    I have been trying 2 get into this islan but it never happens
    thx for the guides

  32. Woohoo! I’ve completed Poptropolis Games! :D

  33. I would of wrote the guide, but I know IC had already wrote the other one.

    • Hey guys, MK here!

      I’m glad the Poptropolis Games is coming back for members only. I just came to know when it is finally for everyone. Oh, well! I hope it comes back sooner! OH MY GOD
      And guess what? You get to play two new challenges! Well that’s all I had! BYE BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. hi. Please note that i'm made out of candy,so that means i'm ediable. PLEASE don't eat me because i'm actaully your candy god angel but you can call me magic snowball since that's my poptropican's name (add me as kkool223) says:

    i want the demo to end!!

  35. hi. Please note that i'm made out of candy,so that means i'm ediable. PLEASE don't eat me because i'm actaully your candy god angel but you can call me magic snowball since that's my poptropican's name (add me as kkool223) says:

    hi eveyone please check out my poptropican and tell me if it’s pretty.

  36. krazyaussie says:

    yeah I see your poptropican whenever I go into friends cuz your are a favourite.

  37. i was able to complete the whole thing right before i went to school. whew

  38. Thanks to this guide, I won on the first try! Thank you!


  39. Friendly Fish aka slantedfsih6 says:

    Fishy, have you noticed in the audience that some people were like they were throwing a tantrum or something?😵😵😵😵

    #sent from my IPad mini

    Slanted Fish: Kinda funny, huh? :P

  40. what island do recomend doing next?

  41. hi guys this is my character I switched his clothes around a bit

  42. add me as magicknight677

  43. by the way clean shark here at 2014 they re-added monster carnival

  44. RedTyphoon says:

    Yo i”m new and i like poptropica!Lately i completed 5 islands!And yes all the island are all super cool!!!

  45. RedTyphoon says:

    Add me my name is nabilraiddin.And i”m from Malaysia!! You guys are all so cool because you”re like a big part of poptropica!! I love all you”re guides too!!!Peace out!! :D

  46. RedTyphoon says:

    Sorry for over-reacting though….It”s just so very cool that you guys are telling the secrets of poptropica! I mean,so many people try to hack some other games(and if they don”t do a good job hiding it they will be arrested)so they can get more money and stuff!

  47. RedTyphoon says:

    And if anyone responded to my messages,thank you for letting me know that i wasn”t talking to the wall.

  48. how do you make the faces? sad

  49. KrakenHoes says:

    KrakenHoes here, I have a horrible glitch or something. I got 1st in overall ranking with the scorecard of:
    Archery – 1
    Diving – 2
    Hurdles – 1
    Javelin – 1
    Long Jump – 1
    Pole Vault – 1
    Weight Lifting – 1
    Put Shoot? – 1
    Triple Jump – 8
    Snowboard – 4
    Volleyball – 3

    So when the guy was going to give me my medal he starting jumping around like crazy and got stuck on the rope at the top, and he wouldn’t move, so I refreshed the page and he was back down, but when I talk to him he says “You’ve already competed in all the challenges” and then a “Game Over” message pops up, and it still says I’m first in overall ranking, but he won’t give me the dang medallion. Help?

    • Speedy Coyote says:

      that happened to me too! and I got first but it says I didn’t

    • Blue Dolphin says:

      This sort of happened to me, the game glitched while I was in first, but instead of jumping around like crazy, the game stopped. I refreshed it and i was last :/

    • I had the same thing happen to me just now. I was terrified for a second, but meh, I guess, there are so many more islands to complete.

  50. monica_20 says:

    about the bonus quest…im a member so i can start it but once it loads it doesn’t start..it just sits there and nothing happens…any ideas why?

  51. IcyFoxPoptropica says:

    I will never be able to complete this! I keep going lower and lower each time, and I hate how after you’ve participated in one event, they don’t give you another try to get your score higher. Everything about this is unfair. I tried and tried, but I won’t even be able to be in the top 3. For example, when I practiced in a game I got 105.8 meters, and then I just keep failing when I hit start. I lose every time! This is my first time doing Poptropolis Games, so I won’t quit. Still, it’s quite frustrating.

  52. IcyFoxPoptropica says:

    I finally won.

  53. Lalalala xD says:


  54. I got the gold medal on my first try! ^^
    Archery – 3rd
    Diving – 3rd
    Hurdles – 1st
    Javelin – 1st
    Long Jump – 1st
    Pole Vault – 1st
    Power Lifting – 1st
    Shot Put – 1st
    Skiing – 2nd
    Triple Jump – 1st
    Volleyball – 8th (the hardest one for me, I literally just given up on this one. Lol)
    Thanks for your walkthrough! :D

    • Nice job, dude! Volleyball is pretty hard though, just try and get the ball on top of your head, and it should slow down. from there, you can attempt to hit it over the net. That was my strategy. I still lost because Poptropica was being cheap, but I got 4 points, so I’ll just keep trying!

      – Trusty Bear

  55. hard island

  56. Perfect Axe says:

    The archery part doesn’t work on my computer… :(

  57. Scary Snowball says:

    PHB can you give me a hint that i dont have to start it over and over

    Slanted Fish: Score as high as you can on each game. If your overall rank at the end is #1, you won’t have to start over. :P

  58. Blue Dolphin says:

    I was first place overall, and the game froze with the little refresh button still going. I couldn’t click anything, and I’ve had this problem a few times now. It was really annoying at the Poptropolis games though because after I refreshed, I was in last place…

  59. Nala caldwell says:

    So for some reason i cant play poptropolis island anymore, iv been gone for poptropica for like a year and so when i get to this island i talk to the people and this guy say that he will meet me at the coliseum and so i do when i get off the add page between places the poptropica thing comes down and freezes every single time i logged off i shut down my computer got back on and it still freezes it does it with all the computers and profiles this is 2015 and this island is 2013 so why cant i still play it + its with sound

    • My advice is to make a new profile. It should be able to work if you make a new one. (sure, you have to redo all the islands, but hey, I’m doing it too, and I’m still having fun!

      -Trusty Bear

  60. my score:
    Archery: 2nd
    Diving: 1st
    Hurdles: 1st
    Javelin: 1st
    Long Jump: 1st
    Pole Vault: 1st
    Power Lifting: 1st
    Shot Put: 2nd
    Triple Jump: 4th
    Skiing: 2nd
    Volleyball: 3rd

  61. Hurdles is the easiest (in my opinion)


  63. WAHHH!!! I placed 2nd instead of first! (Plus, I had 5 first place wins and the winning tribe only had 4 first places) Seraphim placed last, then Nightcrawlers followed as second to last, then Flying Squid, Nanobots, Yellowjackets, Black Flags (3rd), Wildfire (2nd- ME!!) and Pathfinders as 1st!

  64. poptropicanfox says:

    Im soooooooo bad at poptropolis games. I got 1st only 2 times!WHHHHHHYYYYY!

    • Hey, you know what they say. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Or, you know, just rage quit and go play charades with your cats or something. But, still, keep trying!

  65. The Poptropolis Games: The Olympics, but with a twist.

  66. Hey I completed the island already, won on my first try it was 1,1,1,1,1,1,2,2,5,6,8

  67. I don’t like tat there are membership islands. Most of the membership islands are my favorite. :(


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