PHB’s 8th Annual Autumnal-Halloween Contest!

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Carrots, Cats, & Creatures

Heyo readers,

Halloween is coming up this Monday, and I’m ready to dress up for a hardcore night of… playing Poptropica, probably, since I might be a little too old for trick-or-treating (by most people’s standards).

Anyways, the creators have certainly have been getting in the spirit this month, and even more news has poured in from the floodgates!

First of all, we’ve got a lovely wallpaper, perfect for screens with a 4:3 ratio! Skinny Moon claims it’s from one island and us “longtime Poptropicans” would know, but I keep staring and can’t think of any island that features scarecrows, carrots, and spaceships. I mean, I can think of three different islands that have these traits, but not a single one. Maybe I’m just missing something, and I’m not as much of a veteran as I thought I was. I digress though. Wallpaper!


To keep up this spoopy mood, the creators released some concept art and animations for one of the IOTM, Monster Carnival! We’ve got sketches of both the Poptropicans and monsters that made their way into the island. It’s always pretty neat to see what designs creators go through before the final product. (Unless it’s my characters, in which case please don’t look into that my original designs are terrible and I want to burn them.) Be sure to check them out!

Finally, we have Skinny Moon celebrating Black Cat Day (October 27th) with the new black cat follower. This cat can jump really high and seems far more friendly than my cats. (Mine just sleep all the way over in the corner and glance at me sometimes. I’m sure they love me though.) If you’re a member be sure to pick up the card from the store, if not well… Say hi to Whiskers from 24 Carrot Island I guess? Wait, Whiskers’ not a black cat. Darn it!

Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. May your Halloween be filled with lots of candy!


Friend Cards and Other Observations

Hey Poptropicans, what’s popping?

Poptropica glitcher idk is back at it with the behind-the-scenes insights, starting with this prototype of the Friends feature. Here, we can see that they are formatted like our item cards that you can flip through to take a look at. Interesting, but fortunately the final version we have today is much cooler.

idk has also found a way to bring back the old homepage – remember, that thing we had before Home Island? To see it, just reset your island progress on any non-SUI by clicking the gear in the top-corner menu. (Note: Resetting via the travel map will not work.) Reload the page, and there it is!


Lastly, just a random observation from the recent Littlest Pet Shop ad – who’s this Poptropica-like action figure and what’s it doing here?

Thanks for popping by, Poptropicans, and see you next time!


Glitch Fix: The Solution to Discolored Limbs

(Hey Poptropicans! This is a guest post written by Perfect Sky, a Poptropica player who’s also quite active in the community. In this post she’ll be sharing a solution to an unfortunate glitch. Enjoy! –🐠)

Hey everyone, it’s Perfect Sky!

So, I’m sure we have all experienced one very annoying glitch over the past couple years: the discolored arms/legs glitch. After visiting a sound-updated island (SUI), you might have noticed your Poptropican’s arm color change when you returned to a non-SUI, or entered a common room.

This glitch causes the skin tone of your Poptropican’s arms and legs to change, matching the color of the pants you wore. Usually (but not exclusively), this happens when you change your outfit while on an SUI, by using the Costumizer, or putting on a wearable item from the island. So if you were to wear blue pants on an SUI, you might find your arms turning blue!


Now, maybe if your Poptropican’s arms happened to turn black while wearing a black jacket, this might not look so bad. But, if your arms turn bright pink and you proceed to put on a blue shirt, this could be a major fashion disaster! We wouldn’t want that to happen, now would we? But wait, we don’t have to worry any longer, because there is a very simple way to fix this unfortunate discoloration.

The solution is quite simple, but unfortunately, this does not prevent the problem from happening again. Whatever causes this issue to occur has not yet been resolved. So you may still notice this happening nearly every time you return to an island with the old format. And I must admit, it gets pretty frustrating. But hey, at least it’s easy to fix. Here’s how.

OPTION ONE: This method goes back to an old glitch that has been used for many years. All you need to do is go to a non-SUI hold down Ctrl + Shift + S on your keyboard, which causes your Poptropican’s skin tone to change randomly. Just repeat this keyboard trick until you find your original skin tone (note: there is a limited selection). It may take a few tries to get a color you like. Once you do it, you will notice that your Poptropican’s arms and legs look normal again.

OPTION TWO: As I stated before, the first method only works with default skin tones. So, what about custom skin tones? Well, the solution is still very easy. All you need to do is remix the color. But using the free Colorizer in the New You shop on Home Island will not solve the problem, since Home Island is a SUI. Instead, you will have to purchase the Colorizer gold card from the store so it can be accessed on other islands. Once you have the Colorizer item, use it on any non-SUI to remix your custom skin tone next time your Poptropican’s arms decide they don’t want to match anymore.

And that’s it! Pretty simple, right? There’s no need to worry about those discolored arms ruining fabulous outfits any longer. Well, that’s all for now. I hope this helped!

Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Perfect Sky!

The PHB welcomes guest posting from anyone in our community if you have something to share, whether it be sneak peeks, My Place in Poptropica stories, or any other ideas you might have. We also encourage sharing on our subreddit and the PHC.

If you have an idea for a guest post, send it in to

Myths from the photo booth contest crypt

Hey guys, my name is Brave Tomato and I have a double feature post for you guys today! Stay tuned for information about one of our Islands of the Month and a new Halloween-themed contest hosted by the Poptropica Creators!

To start this post off, here’s a reminder that Mythology Island is the other of two Islands of the Month (besides Monster Carnival). People who play this very popular island for the first time will win 500 credits (one more island win will reward 300 credits!).

Not only that, the Creators promise to release old concept art on the Creator’s Blog some point this month. If you’re having trouble with the island, check out the video walkthrough by Captain Crawfish or the written guide from the PHB!


In addition, the Cyclops and Icarus members-only item cards have returned to the store for a limited time only! Everyone’s favorite community liaison, Skinny Moon, has already modified her Halloween costume to add features from both these costumes. Looking spooky!

Speaking of Halloween treats, the Creators have their own brand of Halloween contest-ry going on with their second annual Halloween Photo Booth challenge!

The Creators have challenged you – yes, you – to compose a spooky Halloween-themed Photo Booth and share it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #PoptropicaFun! You can also post entries on the Creator’s Facebook page.

Their favorite Photo Booth entries will then be re-posted on said accounts, and along the way, more one-month memberships will be given out! So don’t tarry, and make a Photo Booth picture today to share with the Creators!

If Photo Booths are not your thing, but you still want a chance to win a one month membership (along with being featured on the PHB costume page), then check out the PHB’s Halloween-Autumnal Costume Contest (sponsored by Poptropica)!

This is the last week you can submit your entries before the winners are announced on Halloween, so enter while you can!


Hope you guys enjoy the rest of the month, and stay tuned for anything else that’s new!

BT out! 

Popspiracy: When will New Poptropica release?

(This is a guest post by Tall Cactus, who regularly blogs on her own site, Tall Cactus’ Poptropica Blog. Please note that this post is about a theory, and not to be taken as fact. With that said, enjoy! –🐠)


Hey Poptropicans, TC here! As you may know, last week a sneak peek for the upcoming New Poptropica was released: an animation of a monster worm. I actually think the worm is for the mysterious Crisis Caverns, which I believe could possibly be on the New Pop, but that isn’t what I want to discuss in this guest post.

Instead, I want to focus on New Pop’s release date. Like, when is it coming out? Surprisingly, there hasn’t been much revealed on the matter. More people are wondering what the content will be, not when it’s actually going to be revealed to the world. That’s why I decided to write about my theories on when the game-changing update will pop into existence…

First things first, it’s definitely coming out before the new year. The Creators have stated many, many times that we will see the New Poptropica “later this year” (2016) There is a slight chance that they won’t be able to finish before then, but I wouldn’t worry about that happening – even if it did, it would most likely just come out a couple months late, hopefully by January or February.

Right now, it’s October, and after that there are only two months left in the year. Meaning Pop 2.0 is right around the corner. At this point, it’s safe to assume it’s going to make its debut sometime in November or December, because it doesn’t look like it’ll be coming out this month. There’s too much Halloween sp00piness going on right now!

So yeah, expect it sometime in the next two months, goodbye and thanks for reading –

Wait just a minute, this needs more details! We can’t just forget about the holidays

Because of the holidays, I doubt the New Pop will come out at the way end of December, as the Creators probably will have some time off of work, to spend time with their families just as we players do. And then there’s (American) Thanksgiving coming up on November 24th – since most of the Creators are based in the States, I’d assume they’d have some time off then, too.

As for the nearer future, I don’t necessarily think it will suddenly release in early November. They’ll probably take more time to work on it, so I doubt it’ll come out of nowhere.

That just leaves one possibility, one perfect opportunity. With the process of elimination, I can say that the New Pop will probably have a release date sometime in early to mid December. The 8th or the 15th perhaps, as Poptropica updates have a tendency to release on Thursdays. However, remember this is not a confirmed fact, so don’t be surprised if I am wrong. Until the Creators actually give out a real date, don’t go marking your (advent) calendars just yet.

Before I end this post, I’d like to say a few more things. Look, don’t worry about the New Pop. It’s not going to be bad. That worm animation was absolutely amazing and fresh, yet it stays true to the 2D Poptropica art style. New Poptropica may have some updated graphics from what we’ve seen, but I do believe it will stay the Poptropica we know and love.

I’d recommend you check out Shaky Skunk’s recent guest post for her theory about classic islands being remade in the New Poptropica, starting with 24 Carrot Island.

And with that marks the real end of this guest post. Thanks for reading – let’s get theorizing in the comments section below!

– Tall Cactus

Poptropican Meme Face Mondays: Round 47

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here.


Let’s get some casual bongos in here and get this party really started! Woo! Welcome to round forty-seven of PMFM (Poptropican Meme Face Mondays)!


The lucky meme-faced Poptropicans this week are 3milyCx, Tallmeloniscool, and Angry Owl! And here are the memes:

Feel free to click on the images to view them in their full glory.😛

Extra meme-ry is going down today, also. I did a little art trade with Purple Claw over on DeviantArt and you can see the beautiful creation below. Feel free to check out his end of the trade here.


Want your own meme face?

Well, it’s simple. Comment on the most recent PMFM post (just choose the top one of the list, here). Be sure to follow the criteria below:

  • Very crucial: Wear the outfit you want to have in the meme face on Poptropica and keep it on for at least a week.
  • As mentioned, find the most recent PMFM post (it will be at the top of this list)
  • Include your Poptropican username in a comment.
  • Include the meme face you would like on your Poptropican in your comment (a link to an image of the meme is very preferred).
  • Post your comment and wait! (PMFM is operated on a first come-first serve basis, so your meme face will come after all of the ones before are released).
  • Just a note: You do not need to re-comment on newer posts if you haven’t gotten yours yet. Once I reply to your comment mentioning “You being added to the list,” then I have seen your comment and added it to my literal list, so yours will be made after each one before is made.

This completes round forty-seven of meme faces. Tune in next Monday for the next Poptropican Meme Face Mondays!

What do you think about this week’s meme faces? Comment below.

Meme King out. 👑

• Ultimate iPad Expert •

My Place in Poptropica: TallMelonIsCool

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of TallMeloniscool, who started out as an average player but then became much more involved. See the bottom of this post for details on sending in your own MPIP!

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2010 | An average start

It all started when my mom told me about this website called Funbrain. Well, I really liked Funbrain, though the only place I’d go to on Funbrain was the playground. Every time I finished a game, there was a ad about this game called Poptropica.

At first, I did not really think about that ad. But one day I was curious, and clicked on it to check it out. It was at this point that I clicked on new player and made my first Poptropican.

However, I did not know about saving my account, so I was always making new Poptropicans and just running around, jumping, talking to people, and yeah. I did that for a while, and then something changed when I played Poptropica in the computer lab at school.

At school, one of my classmates saw me playing and told me that you have to try to beat islands in the game, and also told me about making an account. So, when I went home, I made my account! My username is smartajay because my real name is Ajay. I was 6 years old when I made my account. Tall Melon was the first name that came up, so that’s what I went with.

2011 – 2013 | My average Poptropica life

I spent a few years playing Poptropica like a plain average player. I did not know any glitches, did not check out any fan blogs, and did not have any tips and tricks on the games.

Most of the time, I just played the various islands and went inside common rooms. I was always happy when a new island came out. All in all, pretty average of a typical Poptropica player.

2014 | Beyond the simple stuff

The year 2014 was when I started to pick up on more than just the simple side of Poptropica. I did a lot of research and that’s when I discovered exciting things like rare usernames, Nabooti Island’s secret phone numbers, the hidden costume on Early Poptropica, the mystery of Monster Carnival, and more!

Sometimes I’d watch random Poptropica videos on YouTube, and that’s when I discovered PoptropicaPerfectSky‘s Poptropica movies and KeithSammut’s glitches.

2015 | Discovering the Poptropica Community and PHB

As I did my Poptropica research, I realized that the Poptropica Help Blog was the one site with most interesting information and best design out of any I’d seen.

I soon clicked on the “Chat” button on the PHB, and that’s when I really became part of the community. One of the first people I talked to on the Poptropica Help Chat was someone named Pastelia, and the next person I talked to was Red Lizard.

I always had so much fun all thanks to the Poptropica Help Blog. Whether it was chatting on the Poptropica Help Chat (which at the time was still using Xat instead of the current Discord), commenting on blog posts, or Multiversing when someone made a room to join – it was Poptropica heaven.

2016 | Making my Poptropica YouTube channel

If you’ve seen me around, you may know that I have a YouTube channel called SuperTalkCam. I made it earlier this year, and always have fun posting Poptropica videos. For you guys who seem to enjoy it, thank you!

Anyway, I’d like to share about why I made my YouTube channel. You see, when you look up Poptropica videos on YouTube, you want to know what you find 80 percent of the time? Island walkthroughs. And sure, there are some good videos (I really like the ones from Perfect Sky) – but I feel like there could be more. Now, I play other games too – Clash Royale, Minecraft, – but when I check out the YouTube scene for those games, I see some pretty interesting videos. Topics include wanted features, top 5 features, and so on.

I wanted to see something like that for Poptropica videos, too. Things like top 5 updates, top YouTube channels about Poptropica, or top islands. Something other than walkthroughs. So that’s why I made my channel – so I could post these kinds of videos. If that sounds like your thing, check it out at SuperTalkCam!

This wraps up TallMeloniscool’s My Place in Poptropica. Hope you enjoyed reading it, and comment below to let me know your thoughts!

Hope you enjoyed this “My Place in Poptropica” story! Feel free to send in your own (please include a minimum of 550 words, type with good spelling and grammar, divide it into labeled sections, and include your username). Look out for more community MPIPs in the future!

~the Poptropica Help Blog

PHB Special: Pop the Difference – Answers!

Hello, everyone!

It’s Lucky Joker here, announcing the winners of the PHB Special, Pop the Difference!

This past Sunday, I posted 4 pairs of Poptropica-related images, each set with 10 differences. Check out the puzzle here. Lots of Poptropicans made their guesses, but some were faster than others. Below you’ll find the answers to each set of Pop the Difference, as well as the top six winners for each. Enjoy!

Set 1: Poptropican Pursuit


  1. criaha
  2. Scary Speck
  3. FearlessPeanut09
  4. Hyper Gamer
  5. Pop243009
  6. PopPerfect⭐️

Set 2: Skullduggery Scrutiny


  1. criaha
  2. FearlessPeanut09
  3. Hyper Gamer
  4. Marshmallow
  5. Pop243009
  6. toughsky17

Set 3: Eastman Examination


  1. criaha
  2. FearlessPeanut09
  3. Hyper Gamer
  4. Marshmallow
  5. Pop243009
  6. toughsky17

Set 4: Twisted Thicket Trackdown


  1. criaha
  2. FearlessPeanut09
  3. Hyper Gamer
  4. Marshmallow
  5. Pop243009
  6. Scary Speck

Congratulations to all of the winners, especially to criaha, who flawlessly placed first for each pair!

Also, thanks to everyone who participated and I hope you had fun taking part in this challenge! I’ll see you next time, folks. Pop on!

-Lucky Joker  :luckyjoker~1: