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 Double Special: Make Fact Monster Great Again!

Hey Poptropicans! This PHB Double Special midweek post comes to you in two small parts – the former is a cool little glitch, and the latter involves two new costumes for everyone. Enjooooy!

Part 1: Bring back the Fact Monster buttons!

(This first part is a guest post by Small Carrot, a Poptropican in our community. UPDATE: Credit for this glitch goes to Keith Sammut’s website.)

Hello Poptropicans, I’m Small Carrot, a common Poptropican you can find on the PHC. I am here to present a fun glitch, and Tall Melon helped me with it. By the way, if you want to add me on Pop, my usernames are rahin6666 and thefreetinycarrot.

Anyway, here’s how you perform this glitch:

  1. Go to Time Tangled Island and obtain the Time Device from the people inside Pendulum’s Lab.
  2. Then, go into the common room on Main Street (the Party Time Tower).
  3. Use the time device in the bottom-left corner and go wherever you want.
  4. Walk around, and you’ll see Fact Monster buttons! If you press on them, they give you some interesting facts.

This is the old version of Time Tangled Island – before it was made into a SUI (sound updated island), there were Fact Monster buttons all over the island to drop some cool educational knowledge about the historical facets of the island. Not sure why Poptropica did away with them in the update, but now you know where to find them again! I hope you liked the glitch! :carrot:


Part 2: U.S. Poptropidential Election 2016!

This next part could probably use a little more Fact Monster, as our two honorary guests aren’t so keen on checking their facts.😉 Please welcome, in honor of the upcoming U.S. presidential election of 2016 and tonight’s final debate, the (not so) beloved candidates…

Donald Trump (user: DonaldTrumpPHB) and Hillary Clinton (user: HillaryClintonPHB)!


…Sorry, couldn’t resist. Yes, their costumes are customizable. Just friend the usernames above! (I know, they aren’t the only options – but they’re the most iconic.)

Also, check out Perfect Sky’s renditions of these characters:

We are of course still taking entries for our Halloween/Fall Costume Contest – and we’re enjoying the spoopiness so far! Be sure to enter (as many times as you’d like!) for your chance to win a Poptropica membership, courtesy of Poptropica!

But hey, who needs these two candidates when we’ve got #MemeKingForPresident? 👑 Now there’s a viable choice – who else would make our Mondays better with a weekly dosage of Poptropica memery?

Share your thoughts in the comments below – just don’t break out into a political fight.😉

Popspiracy: Munch on the New 24 Carrot!

(Hey Poptropicans! This Popspiracy theory about a remade 24 Carrot Island is a guest post by Shaky Skunk, who regularly blogs on her site, Poptropica Skunk Blog. Check it out, and enjoy! – 🐠)


Wait – hold the phone… 24 Carrot Island is going to be remade for New Poptropica?! I’ve got compelling evidence to think so. Who knows, maybe other islands could also get remade! 😀

Our first piece of evidence is this sneak peek that was released on the Daily Pop a while back:

Hay There: This one is a real barnstormer.

Hay There: This one is a real barnstormer.

Take a look at the setting of this image. The skies are brown and it’s located inside a barn, just like the one on 24 Carrot Islandthe barn we can’t enter in the current version. The text on the barrel and crate have incomplete lettering on them – enough to speculate that it reads “Funny Bunny”, which is the name of the farm according to the sign there. Additionally, the man in the picture is wearing a hat with two pink rabbit ears.

Just the day before, there was another sneak peek – that of a homeless man. There is a bit of a similarity between the new design and this character from the current 24 Carrot – could the new guy be a remake of him?


Plus, remember those rat sneak peeks on the Daily Pop we all complained about? And how there’s a rat inside the factory on 24 Carrot? The newer rat might just be that critter.

Our final piece of evidence is a minor detail I found at the top of the monster worm picture from the recent New Poptropica sneak peek. Oddly enough, they’ve removed the pic from the official Creators’ Blog post, but you can still see it below. Among the file names up top, there are four that sound like they could belong on a new 24 Carrot Island – “”, “”, “”, and “”.

If you don’t remember Crazy Comet, he’s one of the four children that got kidnapped by Dr. Hare to become one of the drones working in the factory. As for the Cook character(s), they may be workers in the Carrot King Diner.


What do you think? Could the worm be related to 24 Carrot Island, and steal/protect the carrots? Who knows… I’m just sad that the first island wasn’t something like Early Poptropica, but you never know.

– Shaky Skunk 🐼

My Place in Poptropica: White Ice

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of White Ice, a Poptropican who played on-and-off with another game, Fantage, but ultimately chooses Poptropica. See below for details on sending in your own MPIP!

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Hey guys! I’m White Ice, and my username is maryamkamal2197. I’m fairly new to the Poptropica community, and to blogging as well. Just to clarify, I’m not the White Ice that runs a Poptropica fashion blog, though I used to run the People of Poptropica blog along with Lucky Joker, and you can find me on Instagram at Skyestique. Here’s my Poptropica story!

2009 | The Beginning

I didn’t discover Poptropica through Funbrain, unlike many people. I actually discovered Funbrain later, through Poptropica!

During 2009, I was living in the Philippines for a short while, and during one of my mom’s classes (I used to come with her to them), there was a girl who came with her parents, and she introduced me to Poptropica. Back then, I was only about age 5 or so, so I don’t remember much about what Poptropica was like back then. But after she introduced me to it, I was hooked.

I didn’t know what walkthroughs were, so sometimes I would get stuck on an island for months. I don’t remember if White Ice was the account that was my first, but I do remember that it’s at least 4 years old. I regret making my username what it is, because it is kind of personal, but I was young, and didn’t know any better.😛

2010-2012 | Another Game

I soon discovered another online game called Fantage, which caused me to play Poptropica a lot less. My cousin introduced me to it to me midway through 2010. Fantage is a rubbish game now, but back then, it was quite addicting for a kid. To me at the time, Fantage was much better than Poptropica, because you could chat with other players, and in Poptropica you couldn’t.

I would still check on my Poptropica account occasionally, but it wasn’t until my Fantage account was hacked during 2012 that I was fully pushed back to Poptropica.

2012-2013 | Active yet again

These two years were probably the most active years I had on Poptropica, but I don’t get how I never discovered the Poptropica community! During this time, I was obsessed with completing islands. I discovered walkthroughs, but because some written walkthroughs missed details sometimes, I also used Thinknoodles’ walkthroughs. I completed all of the islands that were out back then. I never got membership, because my mom thought spending money on games was a waste.

I didn’t have a chance to introduce my friends to Poptropica, because most of them were Chinese and they weren’t really interested in playing English games. (I live in Hong Kong, and yes, it’s the same city Slanted Fish is from! By the way, Hong Kong is in China, but is considered a special administrative region.) Anyway, some of my friends actually knew Poptropica, because some younger kids would play it in the computer room during recess, but they themselves didn’t play it.

2014-2015 | Growing old

And then life got in the way…

During 2014 and 2015, I started to play Poptropica less and less, because at that time, I got an Instagram account, I became a Potterhead (Harry Potter fan), and I started to read more mature books than the Wimpy Kid and Geronimo Stilton I had been reading before. This led to me becoming a fangirl and joining Instagram fandoms. I even started playing Fantage again, because my cousin managed to get my account back. So basically I just grew up a little. And when I got my first phone, I didn’t touch Poptropica at all.

2015 – present | In Full Swing

It’s funny how many breaks there are in my Poptropica story. I guess that’s because I’m a strange kid who has strange tastes.

During the latter half of 2015, I checked on my Poptropica account sometimes, and completed the newer SUI islands that came out during my 2014-2015 inactiveness. My return to Poptropica was probably due to finally quitting fantage, and to ignore the sadness I felt for splitting ways with my primary school friends. I discovered the PHB, and checked on it pretty often, but I never commented, and I didn’t explore enough to find the PHC yet.

On the 15th of June, 2016, I finally got my chance to get more involved. I was bored and decided to check out the PHB, when I saw the post announcing the Summer Kickoff Party. I thought, Hey, it would be pretty cool to finally actually talk to other Poptropicans!

At 12am on 21st June, I set multiple alarms for 6am on my phone, and put it right beside my head. And guess what? I didn’t wake up. In fact, I was about an hour late, and the party was already in full swing.

The summer kickoff party was an amazing first Poptropica community experience for me. That day, I met Lucky Joker, Red Thunder, and Zany Panda, who, including me, were the last people who stayed on after the party ended. Lucky Joker then had the idea to start a blog together. Thus, the People of Poptropica blog was born. (Unfortunately, it was hacked a couple of months ago, but has since been revived.)

I just joined the Poptropica community not too long ago, and I don’t plan on leaving anytime soon. Well, maybe I will, if the New Pop is disappointing. But probably not. I love Discord (where the PHC is) and blogging too much.😀 It’s become my daily routine already. Get up, turn on my laptop and go on Discord. If I’m ever famous, it’ll probably be because I’m on Discord way too much! :’D

I have no idea how to close this up, but thanks, fellow poptropicans and POP bloggers. And thank you, for reading my Poptropican story.

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

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PHB Pop-over Special: Stranger Things


“Friends don’t lie.” This is no lie – we’ve got new costumes for you!

Crossing over between Poptropica and another franchise is back and under a poppin’ new name: Pop-over! (That’s ‘Poptropica’ and ‘crossover’, by the way.) You can check out past Pop-overs we’ve done here on the PHB in the new Pop-over category here.

And for this post’s Pop-over – as you can tell – we’re crossing over to the world of Stranger Things! Perhaps you’ve heard of it – Stranger Things is a Netflix-original drama (encompassing supernatural, science fiction, horror, mystery) that was released this summer and has since received wide acclaim.

Those of you who are fans of the show might enjoy this collection of costumes from the PHB – and the best part is, most of these parts are customizable! All you need to do is add the usernames shown in the picture above (or listed below) and use the Costumizer in your friends panel.

(If you didn’t already know, we have tools like iPop and MAP on our Glitching page that make it easy to customize your character – plus our ASG page is full of rare costumes!)

Stranger Things is currently out with just one season (8 episodes), so you can catch up in one weekend if you’re curious about this suspenseful story set in the ’80s!

It’s become a favorite among some of us on the PHB team, and we’re excited to share it with you. (Just keep in mind, there are some elements that may not be suitable for everyone – such as flashing lights, guns, and profanity. Generally speaking, it may not be your thing if you’re epileptic or under 13, but use your discretion. That being said, the storyline and setting is excellent, so check it out if it interests you!)

Hope you enjoyed this Stranger Things/Poptropica crossover! Let us know what you think of the show in the comments below, and as always, stay popping, Poptropicans! 😁👻

My Place in Poptropica: Dangerous Eye

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Dangerous Eye, who first started playing what she called “Poppilliar” at school and now loves the community. See below for details on sending in your MPIP!

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Hey guys, I’m Dangerous Eye, and welcome to my lovely lovely “My Place in Poptropica”. Enjoi :3!

2010 | Poppilliar

I was a young lass in 1st grade, and it was second semester. I was a very smart girl in school so I attended some 2nd grade classes as well. :3 I met my best friends David and Dezirae there, and we all played this one game we loved called Poptropica, but I had trouble pronouncing things and called it Poppilliar – dumb, right?

Anyway, we joined right when Skullduggery Island was added, and back then a lot of kids started a rumor that after they beat the game, a second, more difficult version of Poptropica would open up. I believed them at the time. I also didn’t know you could save your account, until this 4th grader named Kennedy told me and my friends. She also told me that it was called Poptropica, not Poppilliar.

Over the summer, I stopped playing Poptropica for a while, and only started again when I went back to school for the first half of second grade. I remember I had no clue what the PHB was, but every now and then I’d go to Poptropica Secrets for walkthroughs and watch Thinknoodles videos, back when it was the Insiders Network.

2011 | Poptropica at the Academy

So I wasn’t the angel of the school, and I got kicked out. In my second semester of second grade, I went to another prestigious private school, but little did I know I’d love this school. It was like a fictional paradise in the real world, with a really interesting aspect: every kid there loved the game Poptropica, and I loved it! I loved playing with my friends with Poptropica, and I started to love Poptropica for the story of the islands, the difficulty of the islands varying and the villains.

By this time, Poptropica had became my life and my favorite island was Red Dragon. I would always help everyone at my school with Poptropica, because everyone called me The Poptropica Pro – okay, nobody called me that, but I dreamed they did… anyway, I was one of the best players at my school.

The day Red Dragon Island came out, I refused to watch a walkthrough. Everyone had watched Thinknoodles’ video, but I wanted to do it myself. I strived for at least a month to complete the island of Red Dragon, and it was one day when I was about to give up that I finally beat the island. It’s one of my best Poptropica moments. Honestly, I loved 2011, because I was on top of the game, but little did I know what would happen next…

2012 – 2014 | Mega Poptropica Hiatus

Starting from third grade, I took a long break from Poptropica. Also, my account got hacked.😦 This account had every island completed until Shrink Ray and I just didn’t want to restart. I had no motivation to redo every island including the (in my book) infamous Red Dragon, which had became my favorite island.

Because of that, I just quit Poptropica and forgot about it. I thought this would be my last time playing Poptropica but I sure was wrong…

Late 2015 | What Has Happened?

I came back to Poptropica expecting the well-plotted game I knew and loved. At this time, I was a hardcore gamer in the seventh grade. I loved video games and decided to give Poptropica another try because my newest friends Devin and Donna loved the game.

I really couldn’t believe what had happened to the game, and the changes sickened me. I missed the old Poptropica, but even though I hated Poptropica now, I found the amazing community, and that helped me. Thanks to that, I found out about all the amazing things happening with Poptropica.

I also fell in love with the Poptropica YouTuber Perfect Sky (if you are reading this, PS, can Perfect Sky x Dangerous Eye be canon? :3 ) I also found the PHB, which I would check every now and then.

2016 | Year of Pop

This is the best year for Poptropica by far. I am following Orb Legend, PoptropicaPerfectSky, and so many blogs. I joined a blog as well, and I became known as Kaliscene or Yandari~Sama on Discord, where the PHC is. I love being part of this community, and I absolutely love the PHB. So many good things have come from it.

I’m thankful for Poptropica making me the social person I am today, even if it’s just on the Internet. The best part of Poptropica for me now is the PHB. So many of the bloggers have inspired me, especially in that one vlog in the PHB’s April Fool’s Day joke where Brave Tomato played the piano… that’s how I got started in piano!

Poptropica surely has evolved – not always in the best way possible, I think – but I can always play the islands I love and remember the old Poptropica I loved and played. My favorite island will always be Red Dragon but the runner-up for me is PoptropiCon because I love superheroes.

So, all I have to say is thank you for reading my MPIP, and thank you all for making me the Dangerous Eye you know today!

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 PHB

Creator Pop-In: Skinny Moon Meme Edition

Hey Poptropicans, what’s popping?

Earlier tonight, some strange shenanigans went down on Twitter and the PHC Discord: Skinny Moon memes! It got the attention of the Poptropica Creator herself – and so, curious about the pics, Skinny Moon popped on the PHC at about 9:40pm Eastern and stayed for a quick chat.

Because these kinds of things don’t happen too often (although you can catch up on a few of these Creator sessions by scrolling here), we’ve recorded a lot of her messages here for your benefit. What can we say? She’s a Poptropica celebrity and we need to obsessively document the good stuff.

By the way, here are some more of those lovely memes. You can thank idk, Yujo, and kenny for the oddball amusement:

And now for the exclusive (and somewhat esoteric) chat sesh:

idk (not your lime): Did the lime get delivered safely?

Friendly Foot: Hello?? What’s going on with all the color changes on Home Island?
Skinny Moon: We are just mixing things up a little on the Home Island. Just for fun!

not your lime: Can you join our lime kingdom?
Skinny Moon: I’m dying laughing and I’m so confused.

kenny: (attaches meme)


Skinny Moon: That Spongebob dude totally swiped my turtleneck.

Short Feather (TANGERINES): is the phb the only poptropica blog you read?
Skinny Moon: I’ll read any Poptropica fan blog if you tweet me your posts!

Spoopy Skunk: Do you like birds?
Skinny Moon: Sure

Yujo: Is this just a bird-specific set of questions now?
Skinny Moon: I’m partial to Labrador Retrievers, tbh.

not your lime: What happened to that New Poptropica sneak peek you were talking about?
Skinny Moon: It’ll happen, we just have a ton to talk about first on the blog. I have had to post twice today! Sneak peek sometime this month. It’s a small thing, not like the house poll.

Tall Cactus (Happy Bday To Meh): hey. It’s my bday
Skinny Moon: YAY!!! Happy birthday! My b-day is next week! #GoLibras

MissEligon: If you had to choose of all four villains: Dr. Hare, Black Widow, Captain Crawfish, and Binary Bard Who would be your favorite?
Skinny Moon: You really want me to choose???

TANGERINES: are you aware of some of our craziness and cheese and clam obsessions?
Skinny Moon: I am not aware and am slightly scared. lol

Friendly Foot: What do you think of limes?
Skinny Moon: Limes are awesome

Tall Cactus: how often will you come on Discord?
Skinny Moon: well I got lured in by IDK and crazy lime talk tonight

not your lime: So, have you ever heard of the Poptropica developer “Gabriel Jensen”? His account got deleted after it was hacked. :frowning:
Skinny Moon: Sounds familiar, but before my time

felisha: when will new pop be out
Skinny Moon: I can’t give that info out, sorry! Sometime this year!

Yujo: Will the Adventurer’s Saloon, as well as the rest of Sky Dock, be incorporated into Poptropica at some point?
Skinny Moon: If that’s stuff taken from our files I have no comment.

In response to several comments from Poptropicans worrying about the upcoming New Poptropica update, Skinny Moon also had this to say:

Don’t worry, there’s something coming to the store for members that Poptropicans have been asking for and only members will get, so you’ll be happy! Don’t be apprehensive about New Poptropica. It’s going to be awesome and will stay true to the spirit of Poptropica! Old Pop won’t just go away.

Eventually, after popping in for about fifteen minutes, she wrapped up with a final message:

Okay all you crazy kids. I’m tired. Gotta go. Have to work tomorrow so we can keep bringing you cool stuff on Poptropica! Bye! So fun seeing you all!

But to quote Yujo, a PHC regular: “She’ll be back at one point. The moon always orbits back around.”

Why limes? Only Ylimegirl knows. Speaking of which, be sure to check out her post about the #PoptropicaArt contest winners and Halloween on Poptropica:ylimepoker~1:

See kids, this is the kind of fun you can have when you join us on the PHC. It’s a fun chat hangout for all Poptropicans, and you’ll get to interact with lots of awesome people in this community, including the occasional Creator! Join us on the PHC Discord!

With apologies to your eyeballs, perhaps it’s fitting that we conclude with one last Skinny Moon meme (thanks for the gif, DJ-Rosietta and Yujo!):


If that doesn’t convince you to join the PHC, we don’t know what will.