Red Dragon Island Guide


The Magic Tree House has landed on Poptropica! Join Jack and Annie on a journey back in time to a world of samurai warriors, sumo wrestlers, and even greater dangers that lurk in the clouds. When trouble strikes, it’s up to you to master a set of elite ninja skills and undertake a dangerous rescue mission. Can you find your way back home, or will you be stuck in old Japan forever?

For walkthroughs on Red Dragon Island, scroll down on this page.

Resources on this page


Released: May 5, 2011 (for members)
or June 2, 2011 (for all)
Common Room: Frog Creek Library
Preceded by: Wimpy Wonderland Island
Succeeded by: Shrink Ray Island

  • Island Extras
  • Synopsis from Poptropica
  • Video Walkthrough
  • Written Walkthrough
  • Album Photos
  • Trivia

Island Extras

Video Walkthrough

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

Written Walkthrough

Walkthrough written by Super ThunderIcy Comet, & HPuterpop

Go to Red Dragon Island if you aren’t already there. Go to the far right of the Main Street, and there will be a tire swing in the background. Enter that back yard. You will see a flying spark guiding two kids (Jack and Annie) out of the back yard. Once they’re gone, go to the swing and cut the rope with a click.

Now, roll the tire all the way to the left side of the island (past Main Street and through the bumpy floored woods) until you get to a tree house. Pick up Jack’s Glasses on the ground.

jack's glasses

Then, leave the tire directly under the tree, and jump onto it, springing you onto the out of reach ladder. Go inside the tree house. Jack and Annie will be there. Give Jack his glasses so he can see again.

Walk to the left side of the tree house, and pick up the book titled Frog Creek Pennsylvania: Home Town USANow, go ask Annie how the tree house works. She’ll tell you to pick up a book, and get the book to her right, titled A Journey to Old Japan. All you have to do to get to either location is point at the book and say you want to go there – just like in the Magic Tree House books!

treehouse books

Use the Japan tour book, and you’re off to Old Japan!

Once you arrive, exit the tree house. Jack and Annie will go explore, and tell you that you need a kimono to blend in. Jack will give you a Magic Amulet to return to the tree house whenever you want.

Go to the left end of the area, and two guards will arrest you and send you to jail for not having a passport. Use the Magic Amulet to teleport yourself out.

Now go left again, but this time go into the now-open Bonsai Tree Shop. Ask the lady about kimonos, and she’ll give you Kimonos to choose from. Go ahead and put the kimono on. You’ll also get a Passport from inside the kimono you choose (it doesn’t matter which one you choose).

red dragon1Exit, and go left past the guards. The Samurai will catch Jack without a passport, and they’ll be sent to prison. Oh no!

red dragon3Go left, past the crumbly bridge, to East Edo. At the steps leading up, pick up the Rotten Fish.

red dragon4Continue up those same stairs and through the door, and there will be another chained door. Go right beside the rocks, and a Parchment will drop to you. Read the letter written on it.


Now, go back down to East Edo. Go to the next page to the left, West Edo, and you will pass another set of stairs, as well as three geishas. Go left, and you’ll be at the Secluded Lake. On a stepping stone, there will be a Bag of Mortar. Take it.

red dragon6Go inside the little hut made of bamboo, and talk to the old man. He’ll tell you that Basho was just in town buying some eggs. Now, go back to East Edo.

You should come to two samurai holding up five people. Help the samurai by lining them up in order. The fifth person has stolen a fish — but they are not in order! For this next part, the people are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (from left to right). Trade 5 and 4. Trade 4 and 1. Trade 3 and 4. The samurai will catch the guilty one, and send him away.


And, in return, the samurai will give you a Betting Slip for the sumo wrestling match, and he says he’ll split his winnings with you. Yay!

Now go back to the crumbly bridge, and use your Bag of Mortar to fix the bridge. It’ll be like a jigsaw puzzle. Just put the bricks where they look like they belong.


Once the bridge is fixed, a really fat muscular guy will run through. Pick up the Bonsai Scissors dropped by one of the citizens because of the bridge shaking. Now go down, just below the bridge, to the guy fishing.

Use the rotten fish to try to catch the kappa. Light the wood in the bottom right, and click on the boulder to the left of the hole on the ground at the right. Shoot the beehive at the whole in the tree. Click the frog until it lands on the lily pad that has bubbles under it. Turn off the fire by clicking the wood again, light the lamp, and click on the rotten fish.


Yay! You’ve caught the kappa! Get up and go right, back to the Bonsai Shop. Go inside, and talk to the lady that gave you the kimono.

Use your bonsai scissors, and help her by cutting the bonsai, which you must cut perfectly to match the picture to the right. Every single leaf. When you’re done, click the finished button.

red dragon13Once you’ve accomplished that, a guy will walk in and buy a bonsai tree.

Exit and head over to the sumo match, which is located on top of the stairs of West Edo. Go inside. Once inside, talk to Yokuzuna’s (the fat muscular sumo dude that ran across the bridge) manager (the guy who bought the bonsai). He’ll ask you to help him with signing autographs. All you have to do is copy down the pattern of each Kanji character, step by step (use the chart for accuracy). Once you’re done with that, go talk to the other cowardly fighter inside the hut.

He’ll ask you to take his place. What can you do? Take his place! Go fight. One way to do it is to avoid all of his attacks. He will get mad and slip off the stage.



Three mad samurai will come and tell you that they’re going to take you. Just then though, the old man from the hut at the secluded lake will come. That’s Basho! He says to meet him at his home.

red dragon15Go to the hut, and he’ll tell you that after seeing you help everyone, he wants you to be his new student ninja. You’ll start your training. Basho will give you some tools and Ninja Outfits (you can wear either black or white). Put on the ninja outfit, and Basho will teach you how to use your tools.

You’ll learn how to use: 

  • Shuko claws to scale walls and trees (they’re automatically equipped at all times)
  • Bo Staff which can spin to deflect things being thrown at you (press spacebar), or vault you over great heights (press spacebar while running, and jump)
  • Smoke Bombs to temporarily blind an enemy (press spacebar and aim your cursor at the target)
  • Throwing Stars (also called shuriken) for stealth (not combat!) – use it to slice ropes that may be holding onto objects to drop them. Don’t aim these at enemies or they will notice you.
  • Grappling Hook to swing around – just click a metal hoop when you see one, and you’ll automatically swing from it. You’ll keep swinging until you jump off.
  • Ninja Vision to scope your surroundings – use it to see what’s around you!

Refer to the list above for a reminder on how to use each trick!

red dragon16Once you’re done with training, go to the wall next to his house. You’ll have to fix it, very much like the bridge, by putting the bricks where they belong.


Then he’ll tell you he just needed it fixed. He’ll send you to save Jack and Annie, and to find the Shogun. Return to the Fortress Cliff (with the locked door). At the same place that you got the Parchment, climb up the stone wall, and continue left.

Your shuko claws only stick to the lighter stone. You can use the moving logs as quick platforms, but DON’T get hit by them. Also, you can “skim” up through the walls by dragging your character upwards.

fortress gif

At the top, go left. Use your Ninja Vision to see where the guards are. Drop a bomb to blind them all. Go through the window, above the guard.

Fortress, Level 1

Inside the fortress, run right and throw a star at the rope holding up the green platform to bring it down, allowing you to go further. Remember, you can scale walls by default now. When you get to the metal ring, click on it to swing across (you can also smoke bomb the guard below, but you don’t have to).

Drop down and pick up the Haiku, then vault over the spikes by running and pressing space bar with your Bo Staff. Jump down, climb the wall, and grab the key – you’ll need it to enter the next level.

If you get caught at any time, you’ll start again at the beginning of the level you were caught in, and you’ll have to grab the key again (but not the haiku if you’ve already gotten it).

Now go right, onto the platform, and smoke-bomb the guard. Run past him to the platform on the other side, then throw a throwing star at the rope to drop the weight hanging there. Jump onto the weight, swing from the metal ring, and land on the other side. Climb the walls up, avoiding the spikes, and go through the door to the next level.

Fortress, Level 2

This level involves shadows. Use the throwing stars to put out the lights, and don’t hit the samurai! Put out the first light, jump down, put out the second light, drop down, and put out the light from the pink lantern as well. Jump over the guard and keep to the shadows, then smoke-bomb the next guard and jump up to the wall and then the platform.

You’ll encounter the first of the mean boxes that shoot spikes at you and ultimately keep you from your goal (you can’t climb the sides of these boxes!). You can, however, deflect the spikes by spinning your Bo staff – so do that. Then, jump up on the box and go down the wall.

Jump down to the small raised platform in the lit area, and swing from the hoop to grab the key. Swing back to the platform, smoke-bomb the guard, and run past to the other side.

Go up, grab the Haiku piece, and climb the rope. While on the rope, aim a smoke bomb at the guard, then quickly get to the top edge of the wall. Stay there as you click on the metal ring to swing yourself over to the door to the last level.

Fortress, Level 3

Combine all of your knowledge in this level. First, put out the light with a throwing star, then sneak past and swing across by clicking the hoop.

Use throwing stars to bring the two green platforms down, then smoke-bomb the guard and get past him over to the wall. Jump to the left and grab the key. Then get back on the wall and go further down until you see the rope holding up a long vertical crate. Still on the wall, aim a throwing star to bring the crate down.

Jump onto the crate, then jump onto the next crate (you can blind the guard with a smoke bomb if you want, but it’s not necessary). Drop down and pick up the last line of the Haiku.

Go back up, smoke-bomb the guard, and keep going left. Use a throwing star to bring down the green platform, and spin your Bo Staff when spikes come shooting your way. At the end of the left side, climb up the wall, then jump down to the space below and spin your Bo Staff again as more spikes come towards you. When the spikes stop, run and vault up to the top of the box where the spikes came from.

Just before you get to the door, you’ll need to knock down the green platform blocking it with a throwing star. You can do this while swinging on the hoop, but if you fall, refer to this gif for how to do it from the platform below.

To get through the final door, you’ll need to recite the entire Haiku – if you’ve collected all three pieces (there’s one in every fortress level), you’ll automatically say it!

You will enter, and the evil Shogun will tell you not to hurt him, or else Jack and Annie (who are locked up hanging from the ceiling) will never get out. Using your shuriken, shoot at the rope holding the cage, and it will fall, bursting open.

And then… aaagghh!!! It’s raining fire! Wait… no, you’re just under attack.

red dragon10Along with Jack and Annie, you’ll be transported to Mount Fuji, where the Cloud Dragon waits at the top. Climb the mountain, and get on the Cloud Dragon.

The fight between the Cloud Dragon and the Red Dragon is simple but difficult. Keep shooting at the Red Dragon, but also stop it from destroying the city by shooting your water at the houses if they start burning, and recharge in the clouds when you run out of water. Try to keep chasing the Red Dragon’s tail so you can keep shooting him.

If you lose, you can try again, give up, or try again in easy mode. You won’t need to recharge if you do it in easy mode.

After this fight, the Shogun’s reign will be over! Basho will explain that the Shogun is his brother.

He’ll apologize, and you can go home now! Use the Amulet to get to the tree house. Then, use the Frog Creek Book, and you’ll arrive back home. Annie will give you your Island Medallion and you will also receive Poptropica Store credits! Congratulations; mission accomplished! 🙂

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

Album Photos

These pictures are collected in your Poptropica photo album in the profile section. Click to enlarge.


  • Red Dragon Island is Poptropica’s 19th island. It was released on May 5, 2011 for members andJune 2, 2011 for non-members.
  • As of July 10, 2015, the island became locked to members only, with a demo for non-members.
  • As of April 1, 2016, as a result of winning a month-long March Madness voting event about bringing back one members-only island, Red Dragon Island was re-opened to everyone.
  • This island is based on Magic Tree House book #37, Dragon of the Red Dawn.
  • The preview for this island is a Sumo game, released in April 2011, and which you can still play by getting the “Prepare for Impact!” gold card from the Poptropica Store. (The PHB also has awalkthrough for this game.) As you win sumo matches, you’ll gain ranks, each with its own costume. The ranks are: Juryo (starter), Maegashira (highest for non-members), SanyakuOzekiYokozuna (highest for members).
  • Common room: Frog Creek Library
  • It’s possible to have the Poptropica name “Red Dragon”.
  • The members-only Midnight Red Ninja costume from the Poptropica Store is inspired by Red Dragon Island.
  • The treehouse takes you to Edo (there’s “East Edo” and “West Edo” on your Map, among other area names), which was the old name for Tokyo, Japan.
  • Basho, the old man in the hut who trains you, is also the name of a famous poet from Japan’s Edo period. He is recognized as the greatest master of haiku.
  • There’s a woodblock print artist in West Edo. You can click on the hanging prints to take a closer look at the art.

the tree house started to spin…



  1. Thanks to Super Thunder, Icy Comet, and HPuterpop for helping with this Red Dragon Island walkthrough and providing pictures! The Poptropica Help Blog hopes it proves helpful. 🙂

    • Incredible Stomper says:

      Hey Hijuyo, When I defeated the red dragon, Shogun apologized and stuff, but when annie and jack said to use the amulet to go back to the treehouse, I moved and jumped away from them by accident. So anyway i used the amulet to go to the treehouse, but they didn’t teleport with me… I went back to go get them again, i talked to them and they said use the amulet blah blah. so i did. it still didn’t work. So i went to frog creek without them, and they weren’t there. went to their backyard, nope. went back to japan, talked to them again used the amulet again, still didn’t work. and i quit the game because i got fed up. So yeah. I hope you respond.

      Hijuyo: Unfortunately, it sounds like a glitch. I’m not sure how to fix it; maybe contact Poptropica about the problem? There’s a Contact link on the front page.

    • Thank you so much for helping me finish this tough island but I have one problem. In the last part, they only gave me 50 credits. I don’t if you are supposed to 100 credits of 50 credits. Thank You for your help and please respond!

      • percy jackson says:

        yeah poptropica is changing there credits rule because of membership. When your a member everything is free i know cause im a memeber

      • Abigail is awesome! says:

        Maddie, if you have completed another island(s) and you see on your 1st island you beat you got 100, then when you start doing your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. then you will always get 50 credits. 😀

        Slanted Fish: No, they give you 50 credits for completing it the 1st time and none after that for the same island…

      • THIS WALKTHROUGH IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Trusty Eagle says:

      I agree so much. It was such a big help when you would get stuck on a few hard parts and when you did you just brought up this walkthrough and it would show you how to do it . Thanks it was a early big awesome help. If I could i would give you all one-hundred and seventy-five credits that i have a even more if I had them. TTTTTHHHHHAAAAANNNNNKKKKKSSSSS

      • Curious Panda (bubblesandkittys) says:

        Really good walkthrough but I stopped playing the island (or trying to play it) because I can’t vault lol

    • cool it works

    • Golden Onion says:

      I’ve got a question
      I finished all the good deeds on the island, and when i go to the wrestling arena and talk to the manager, all i say is ‘i’ve got a bet on the yokozuna. And the wrestlers aren’t even there???!!!! what am i doing wrong?

    • how do i launch myself

    • AwesomeG says:

      Will this work? When you’re teleporting back to the tree house, stand in between Jack and Annie. That worked for me.

    • thisishowido says:

      why is it only available 4 members NO FAIR

      • Violet Flame Latesizöwe says:

        It’s not!

      • Sporty Bird (imprincess5) girl says:

        It used to be members only, now it isn’t anymore. But it is kind of unfair because non members can’t complete all islands. Big nate island, Great Pumpkin island, Wimpy boardwalk, charlie and the chocolate island etc are islands that are members only. They might be for everyone soon though!

    • silver knukles says:

      thanks for evey thang

  2. snoopyhead says:

    awesome but its cheating. (sort of).

    Hijuyo: In a sense yes, but using walkthroughs isn’t against Poptropica’s rules, and some people may really be stuck and have nowhere else to turn. However, it does feel better if you are able to solve an entire island all by yourself. 🙂

    • Erica the Excellent Whose Best Friend Forever is Andre the Awesome says:

      i always use this… i cant really figure poptropica out 😉

    • Pink Puppy says:

      Yeah, but then whenever I try not using this I get stuck. I would recommend going as far as you can and then using this for that one little step, then not use until you get stuck again, and just look at the step you’re stuck on.

  3. white tummy says:

    do you realize that when hes in the temple with jack and annie hes got a tini beard
    but when he meets basho at the end the little beard is gone did it get burned or is it a glitch

  4. white tummy says:

    also i’m chinese and on the betting slip it says “five hundred” so that means the samurai betted for 500 dollors or pounds of whatever they use in ancient japan just thought you’d be intrested

  5. camille Kittredge says:

    thanks so much! this helped me a lot!

  6. I have a problem! I’m doing my training and Basho tells me to reach the red ribbon in the far tree using the shuko (the hand claws) but I jump near the tree trunk but nothing happens! I can’t latch on! Is my computer not working or am I doing something wrong? Please help! 😦

  7. Whoooooooooooooo!!!! I just won!!!

  8. There seem to be a glitch where after you equip two ninja equipment you lose your ability to use your shuko. Kinda a burden but nothing serious. Plus I notice the hair get a little grayer when you equip them. Sucks. Either way it was alright.

  9. magicbones/storm says:

    Ninjas? gasp! Dragons?!!!! Ninjas?!!! Ninjas riding Dragons?!!!!!! Finally!!! An island I can relate to!

  10. Gentle Lion says:

    Thanks for the Guide! The Island was so fun!!! 🙂

    Wish I could still do the Ninja Levels more though… 😦

  11. i just won it rrright now yyyaaaaay

  12. Did they even have passports at that time? From what I learned, they didn’t even let foreigners on the island back then.

  13. Scary Hero says:

    I can’t do the bonsai trimming. It’s hard for me! (uhh) Any tips?

    Hijuyo: Try to get every leaf right – look at a leaf, compare with the picture, and decide if it should stay or go! Don’t forget – the undo button’s there if you need it. Good luck! 🙂

    • It was hard for me too! I have ADHD and I was really impatient with that, but after hitting my bed about thirty times, I calmed down and looked at each section one by one.

      • percy jackson says:

        Yeah I have ADHD and Dyslexia that’s why I named my self percyjackson but this island is so hard

    • i got to the final ninga chllange and it deleted every thing i have my name and im stuck in jail with four items none are the ameulet one i have all the niga stuff but one of the four items are called haha loser WHAT DO I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nilla Can says:

      it took me a few tries, but I finally got it! Just make sure you are looking at what parts have certain leaves and what parts have no leaves. Also, use the undo button if you mess up. when you are done double check the tree and click finish 😦 🙂

  14. thnk you, pop…. help team, i won!!!!! wooohoooo!!!!!!

  15. Thank you sooooo mch!! i completed the island in like, 2 days, thnks super thunder & icy comet and hijuyo!!!

  16. Icy Lightning says:

    Thank you so much ! Appreciate it !

  17. When I go to cut the bonsai tree, all the woman says is ” Did you find a kimono?” That’s it! How do I get to the cutting of the bonsai tree? Hijuyo of someone else, help me!

    Hijuyo: You need to collect the kimono from the closet on the far right side of the woman’s hut first.

    • Yeah I did that already.

      Hijuyo: Just follow the guide step-by-step. Read through it and do anything you might have missed. Skipping around usually won’t work because there are things you have to do to be able to continue on with other parts of the island quest.

  18. musiczebra says:

    Where is the crumbly bridge?

    Hijuyo: It’s the big red bridge past the samurais near the treehouse.

  19. Thank you for this, guide, I really appreciate it ^-^
    I think this has been the best island for me, since I can read some of the kanji (I’m Chinese), I have just recently read ‘Geisha of Gion: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki’, and I am fascinated by Japanese culture! Honestly, I wish they’d do something a bit more geish-related, but I really liked those three geisha, and how their make-up was done.
    Thanks again!

  20. Sonic Comet says:

    Best island ever i wish there is more ninja islands to come!

  21. The trimming part is really hard D:
    Any advice?

    Hijuyo: Pay attention to every leaf and carefully decide whether one should stay or be trimmed off. Each leaf matters!

  22. Also, i can’t defeat the dragon, even on easy. ):

    Hijuyo: It’s challenging, but not impossible. You can do it if you believe you can. 🙂

    • Lady Incredible Flyer! Completer of all but a few islands, which are Red Dragon,Counterfeit,Steamworks,Wild West,Cryptids,Wimpy Wonderland,And Shrink Ray! P.S. Skullduggery is about to be taken off the list!! I will stop talking now...I have a long name.. says:

      On easy, just hold down the mouse and fly around!!!! you never run out of water! its fun!!!!!


  24. Rainbow Nightmare says:

    There was no fish on the stairs for me! :O

    Hijuyo: Check to make sure you did all the right steps before it, and that you’re looking at the right stairs!

  25. mokypoky12 says:

    this guide is awesome!! 😀

  26. MagicMoonA.K.A.Savvyrocks!A.K.A.FierceDragonA.K.A.MoonStorm547 says:

    where do u use the morter? I click USE on the bag of morter when im on the bridge but it just says ” There’s no reason to use it here”. What do I do??? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! XP 😦

    Hijuyo: You may be missing a few steps first. Make sure you have followed everything the walkthrough says before getting to the part about the mortar and bridge.

  27. HELP PLEASE!! I am stuck on the Sumo Wrestler thing and got knocked out to the left side. I lost and tried again but it ish stuck!! Here image:

  28. i cant see the samaris at all i did everything else but i dont see samaris plz someone tell me what to do

  29. nevermind i gotz it

  30. i got it woo love da blog

  31. wild star says:

    This really helps!!! i couldn’t figure it out until i came on this website!!!


  32. When I go to talk to the Yokozuna’s opponent, he just says that as long as the Yokozuna is still signing autographs he’ll be safe. How do I get him to let me take his place? And how many autographs do I have to do?

  33. Don from Wiki says:

    You sign 6 or 7 of the autographs, until there are no more.

    • Actually, when I signed the autographs, after three or four signings, I just clicked the close button and it was done

  34. I couldn’t throw the smoke grenade when the guard came on the top floor and said, ‘Invader!’

    Please help.

    • ok well first you have to stay up somewhere high but where you won’t get caught. second you aim your arrow at where you want to throw then lastly you press space bar to throw. But you have to move quickly because the bombs don’t last long. Good luck!!! Hope i helped!

      • Curious Panda says:

        Good advice! Oh and please help me vault my brother won’t do it for me and I can’t get over the spikes!!

  35. Where is the grappling hook?

  36. some quite confusing

  37. noisy crumb says:

    when i go to the bridge and try to use the motar it says”i dint think i should use that here”

  38. noisy crumb says:

    small tip for sumo fight. theres a rope right by the stage if you jump on that the sumo guy wil chase you get mad and fall off the stage !!!!!!

  39. sneakyHamster says:

    Thnx for all the help I couldn’t do it with out your help

  40. MidnightSinger says:

    Once again, they got Japan confused with China. The Kanji are actually Chinese words.

  41. This doesn’t help me at ALL! I need to know how to actually BEAT the red dragon! This guide is lousy.

  42. I cant beat the dragon can anyone beat him for me smh this is so stressful i tried for like 3 days … over and over … nothing :/

  43. hey, i was on the part where u return to the old lady and trim her trees, but when i went to talk to her, she just asked if I had found a kimono. i put one on but still nothing.

  44. i cant get past the fight with the red dragon. Anyone have any tips?

  45. I got stuck on the dragon part. Now I can’t get out of that island. Help!!!!!

    • If you failed for the first try, you can click try again with the easy mode. After that, follow the red dragon + click the cloud dragon at the same time. If the red dragon cause any trouble, fix that trouble and follow the red dragon + click the cloud dragon at the same time again! Until the red dragon turns ABSOLUTELY red, he still do the normal thing until he gets down, the screen will say you are victorious.. blah.. blah.. and you’re not stuck at that part again! 🙂

  46. cool! thanks super thunder and icy comet!!!

  47. How do you get rid of the ninja tools after you done with the island?

  48. percy jackson says:

    Hijuyo please help me I’m stuck on the tire part you know when you cross it to the tree house when I cross the place where the ad is it disappears!DX please help me. I beat the rest of the islands but im stuck here! It’s so hard

    • I’m not Hijuyo,but I think I can help. If the tire disappears try restarting the island(repeat it) The restart button is on your map. Next time be careful with that tire,I know it’s pretty hard to do.

    • Fluffy bunnies says:

      It’s not on the ad but keep going and it will be on the other side

  49. awesome carrot says:

    when i was in the part to use the mortar my character said “there’s no reason to use it here. i checked if i missed anything but there’s nothing.i think it’s because it was loading before that part and it took long to respond. i tried reloading but it went back to the poptropica log in. i continued to do stuff from where i stopped but it won’t work for the mortar.. Please help me!

    • Perhaps you need to ask a person instead of pulling it from your inventory(backpack). You need to ask the second person (old man with the odd hair)

  50. help ASAP

  51. awesome carrot says:

    Thanks alot,Hijuyo!!! it helped me..!! rock on

  52. I can’t get the key in the second room…

  53. Allie Ann says:

    any ideas on how to get past the Cloud Dragon at the end?!?!?! its soooo hard even the easy version!!!!

  54. Rainbows says:

    umm… i don’t have my ninja stuff when i leave training,and i don’t know why…sugustons?(i am sorry i can’t spell)i’m stumped.thanks for the awsome guide, though!

  55. James Bond says:

    I don’t get this….in the island i went through the guards without a kimono
    or a passport and they didn’t arrest me? And I was into the village and without going to jail!! Idk if that was cheating but yah That was crazy and weird and I beat the island faster than my brother(he had to get arrested and got to jail)

  56. Zeus,Poseidon,Hades,Hermes,Ares,Dionysus,Pan are my favorite GODS!!! says:

    This was the easiest island ever!!!!!!!!but I like mythology better -_- I’m into that stuff!!!!

    • Zeus,Poseidon,Hades,Hermes,Ares,Dionysus,Pan are my favorite GODS!!! says:

      oh and part of my name is cut off it says Hermes,Ar
      the Ar means-Ares not Artemis ok and my full user is Zeus,Poseidon,Hades,Hermes,Ares,Dionysus,Pan are my favorite GODS!!!

  57. DEAD END OF HADES says:

    This Island was my MOST favorite !!!!!!!!!!

  58. pOOP Guy says:

    YOU MAY ONLY KILL AN ROBLOXIAN EVERY 8 NANO SECCONDS ME:noooooooo!!! *8 nano secs later*NOOO-yeeeesss hunny we lost the kid again HUNNY:not agaain


    this island was sooooo…………..STRESSFUL!!!!*TURNS INTO HULK*HULK HATE!!!!*RIPS POPTROPICA MAP UP AND turns back to normal* Pilot:GRETA JUST GREAT WE LOST THE MAP Me:Oh look it’s VAMPIRE’S CURSE AAAH!!!!!

  60. Icy Dolphin says:

    Hey, I figured out something. When you wat to keep your poptropican outfit, and you need the passport from the kimono, you can just pick the kimono and cancel, so you don’t eed to wear the kimono. You also can pick the ninja outfit and cancel so that you won’t need to wear the ninja ‘fit and still start your training!

  61. lucky rock says:

    I completed all the islands of ‘poptropica’ formerly known as poptropolis .So cooooooool isn’t.I will hold a party in my room and the room code is BHW55.Please do come in my sweeeeeeeeet party.The venue:In my room
    Date:24th april 2012
    Do remember my poptropician’s name is ‘lucky rock’

  62. katherine says:

    it doesn’t say where all the pieces of the haiku are and i still don’t know where the last piece of the haiku is and i think you have to refresh the whole game because it has many glitches like the one that happened to me and others that commented on glitches, plus i’m 11 years old and you should really check your work even if you think it’s perfect, you still have to check it.

    • gloria19012 says:

      um. don’t critisize this guide. it’s perfect. the last piece is in the centre of the whole mazey thing. And also, don’t say ur age.

  63. I LOVE poptropica. I’m totally addicted to it. My poptropican looks like a reporter with a gun. :))

  64. Thank you sooooooo much for your help!! ; )

  65. Grrrrr I can’t catch the kappa i’m doing the best I can i’m doing EVERYTHING RIGHT!!!!!!!!! Why do I have to catch that stupid kappa anyway?!

  66. Well i looked through the guide and everything for red dragon island and i couldn’t find a way to get out of it. i’m in the part where we already traveled to china and when i try to leave I cant! Please help me! I’ve been trying everything but it wont let me out!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!:|

    Slanted Fish: If you’re stuck, use the PopTransport to teleport out.

    • THANK YOU!! No really. thanks so much! i will probley be able to get out myself but where is the poptransport? Again thank youy sooooo much!

    • gloria19012 says:


    • donutgiraffe says:

      You can also use the magic amulet to go back to the tree house. If there are no glitches, you should find a book that says ‘Frog Creek Pennsylvania’ on it. If it’s not in your inventory, it will be somewhere in the tree house. If that doesn’t work, there’s a glitch.

  67. Why I always get caught by the guards -_-“

  68. REAL RICKY CHAN says:

    whoo i did this island in one day

  69. thx i needed this!

  70. gloria19012 says:

    how do I get past the arrows in the puzzle 3?

  71. I like the cards.

  72. It says that the weapons will stay up their but i don’t see them when the training ends, do they pop back when the mission starts.

  73. i cant get the blue ribbon in the trainingf!!!

  74. utgardsanzu says:

    how do you use the stick thingy

  75. Tigerlover says:

    When i tried to see the samrai holding up the people, I couldn’t! I had already talked to the guy in the hut, and when it didn’t work i went back and talked to him again. It still didn’t work!

  76. just wanted to say superb blog!

  77. smart turtle says:

    Help me I cant pass the last room fortress thingy!!!!!! I need a way to climb onto the ring to go into the door!!!! PLEASE HELP MEEEEEE! _ _ oh how sad.

  78. How are u supposed to cut that tree easily?

  79. thanks so much 4 this walkthrough. have fun @ the fair!!!!!!!!

  80. I LOVE MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOKS but i hate the books i like watching it on youtube

  81. Jennifer Sparks says:

    I hate having to climb in red dragon. I get really impatient on that one

  82. Calm Seal says:

    how do u get samurai outfit

  83. Hey, umm, everytime I start the island and i go to the tree house, I dont see Jack’s glasses there. is this like a glitch or something?

    Slanted Fish: Jack’s glasses should be on the ground near the treehouse.

  84. thirsty shadow says:

    Lol if this was real (and that ofcourse, I was my character) then wouldn’t it be easier to get myself arrested on purpose, then teleport Jack, Annie, and I back to the treehouse? Did anyone ever realized that? :p Also, that yellow bird (near the steps you had gotten the rotten fish) was from Wild West Island, wasn’t it? 😮

  85. spotted drummer says:

    I’m stuck on the training

  86. spotted drummer says:

    I can’t get the blue ribbon

  87. spotted drummer says:

    i created a multiverse and the room code is BUQ14

  88. Red Ice says:

    I was on this island and I was in the tree house. I hopped through the window and a little while later, I was on Steamworks island! LOL 😎 😀

  89. black sunshine says:

    u kinda missed telling about the kappa fishing part

    Slanted Fish: It’s mentioned in the guide, just under the getting Bonsai Scissors part.

  90. Recently I defeated the dragon on my first try (in normal mode).

  91. Hey! I’m pretty sure I found a way to get ninja items to carry around. The last thing I had equipped before I got to Jack and Annie was the ninja stars, and even after I left the island they stayed. So to get it you have to have it equipped before you leave the island and it stays with you. 🙂


  92. This island is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):)

  93. storyofmylife! says:

    the last part is really hard
    p.s add me

  94. I can’t find the fish please help!!!!

  95. thanks for the answers! 🙂

  96. HOw do you get the rotten fish

  97. The Cloud Dragon part is hard how are you suppose to shoot the Red Dragon? HELP!!!!!!!!!

  98. Nevermind! I failed the normal version, but I did easy mode next. I read all the comments and hichow helped me with the Cloud Dragon. Thanks!

  99. Abigail Zhao says:

    Thanks PHB Staff Team, great guide by the way! Just one tip: you should probably write about how to get the keys and haiku. That part was hard for me to figure out and it took a while. Anyways the whole guide was great, keep doing what you’re doing! 🙂

  100. Abigail Zhao (azhao11) says:

    By the way staff, can you you please add me on poptropica? Thanks my username is next to my real name and my poptropica name is Smart Seal just to clarify to you!

  101. Abigail is awesome! says:

    Anybody give me a guide how to the haiku and keys? Please help as ASAP. I know this is a bit late but you know what they say, its never to late.

  102. awesome guide guys!

  103. arabella says:

    how do i jump over the spikes argh!!!!

  104. Misslove3417 says:

    the bamboo hut is in the secluded lake, not east edo

    Slanted Fish: The guide tells you how to get to the secluded lake (with the hut) from East Edo.

  105. i love it and i get a medal

  106. Great help blog

  107. JazmineSparkle says:

    CAN’T DO THE THIEFTHING, HELP PLEASE. :C (caps lock rage)

  108. Hey, I was named after that island.

  109. Do you have to clip the flowers before you can help the sumo guy?

  110. i can’t get the key

  111. o man i had just finished the island and an error occured i had had to do the island all over again

  112. zahra ahmed says:

    hi i wanted to say thanks for the walkthrough. i was looking for i website like this for ages.

  113. Fierce Crown says:

    OMG im half Japanese and when the guy said the tree was too much i laughed so hard. One hundred yen is around one dollar in america 😄

  114. HarryPotterOlympusRocks says:

    I want a Harry Potter island. I want a Percy Jackson island. I want a library island where you type in a book title and you become a character like Harry Potter or Percy Jackson or… or… or…SOMETHING.

  115. Its not a click, it’s a jump!

  116. hijuyo I’ve got an epic idea for an island a percy Jackson island me and my cousin talked and we decided to ask you

  117. Speedy Cheetah says:

    I am at the Wrestling match and the overweight guy is not turning red. Seriously this is about the 17th time, yes I’m counting in one game. HELP!!!!!

  118. OMG Please help me I’m up to the part where we have to blind the gaurd (the one protecting the bowl of noodles o.0) and then jump in the window but i can’t get up onto the ledge plz help

    • For the guard at the fortress entrance, after you smoke-bomb him, run to the left and scale the wall (you’ll be able to do this since you have the shuko claws). Then, hop to the ledge and jump in the window to get in.

  119. HarryPotterOlympusRocks says:

    It took more than one day to do this, but now I only have stuff from Japan. I can’t get back to Frog Creek because I don’t have the book. Please help! I don’t want to restart! It took so long to get here!

    Slanted Fish: You could try going to a miniquest area (such as Haunted House from the Store), then exiting to be brought to the map (from there, you can go to any island).

    • HarryPotterOlympusRocks says:

      i already restarted. Also, this is like my fifth account because if I go on a colored island from the map, it gets stuck on a blank black screen, so I can’t do Mythology Island or Survival Island Help!!!.

      • donutgiraffe says:

        You probably need to update your Adobe Flash Player or something like that. The colored islands are the newest ones; they use the newest technology. Just use a fairly new computer with updated software and you should get it.

  120. Poptropican says:

    Trying to defeat the red dragon is HAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!! Sometimes I get so fustrated!!!!!!!!! 😡

  121. Calm Dragon says:

    It happened once to me too dang i had to restart

  122. how did he get that cool ninja outfit?

  123. how do i get the three papers

  124. HELP! I can’t start the sumo match! The nervous guy never asks me to to it instead of him!

    • You need to talk to the Yokozuna’s manager first, and help him sign autographs. Once that’s done, it’ll be time for the match and you can talk to the nervous sumo wrestler.

  125. When I walk up the stairs I can’t get through the red door.. so I can’t get the note..

    • The door to the fortress is locked. Instead, go over to the rocks to the right and a piece of parchment from Annie will automatically flutter down to you.

  126. Can you guys help me? Im on the second level and I cant find any way to avoid the guard, and it has to be right where I can finally reach the 3rd level! Im climbing up the rope, and there’s no way to bomb him, either!

    • donutgiraffe says:

      When you are climbing up the rope, stop a few feet below him(about half a character’s height) and aim your mouse upward toward him. Without moving, throw the bomb. This might be impossible on a tablet or something that automatically clicks when you tap it.

  127. Quick Wing username:butterflywing44 says:

    Hey uh fishey when you are at the part of the sumo wrestler I avoid his fury. He gets mad but stomps, sort of like crusher on superpower island. I’ve restarted 6 times and can’t beat it. Help, fishey!! (Bytheway, my favorite villain is black widow. What’s yours fishey.)

    • Jump, and you can avoid the crushing power of the stomp by being in the air when the stomp lands. Keep avoiding his attacks, and he’ll eventually turn red – at which point, run to the end of the side he’s facing and wait for him to charge. When he gets near, jump up to avoid him, and he’ll come crashing off the stage.

  128. Oh and fishey I have a cheat.. If you are wearing angel wings and chewing gum at the same time and press space bar, BOTH actions should work!!!!! 😀

    • {FRIEND ME IN POPTROPICA} meowofthetiger : Little Rock | meowofthetiger2 : Lone Skull says:

      Lol I do this all the time!

  129. Great guide/walk through for red dragon island

  130. I’m trying hard but I can’t get this

  131. I bought something in the store after this island, and its not in my inventory! Please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:( 😦

    • {FRIEND ME IN POPTROPICA} meowofthetiger : Little Rock | meowofthetiger2 : Lone Skull says:

      When you enter your inventory, click the drop-down arrow by “Red Dragon” (or whatever the island name is). Click on store items. If you still don’t see it, look towards the bottom and see if there’s a page 2. If it’s still not there, try buying it again in shop. It may say that you have already purchased that item. If you have already purchased it, and you’re on a newer island (you can tell because on the map, the island logo is colored), this may be a bit tricky, but you’ll need to do this every time you want to use something from your inventory on the new islands. 1) Click the satchel. 2) Click on “friends” [it should have Poptropicans as its logo] 3) Click on shop [green coin] 4) [This is vital] Click on the satchel WITHIN the shop menu. You will see the old inventory menu. You should be able to access your items from there. If this does not work I don’t know what will.

  132. Awesome! Thanks this really helped. I was trying to figure out how to reach the tree house! I love the Magic Tree House books.

  133. #romanswag says:

    hey please help me i get the pruning sheers but every time i go into the bonsai shop they disappear! i am getting tired if doing the bridge over and over again. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

  134. Thanks for the great walk through, icy comet!

  135. Cool island. I cant get past the guard and jump into the window.

  136. Jasyinfinity says:

    PLEASE HELP! EMERGENCY! I am totally STUCK on Red Dragon island! I completed 99% of the island but I am in the tree house in Japan! I forgot to take the book next to the tree house (Frog Creek Book) and I am stuck in Japan! I tried to use the Japan book but it didn’t work. I tried to click on the blimp up the top so I could go to the map but the blimp was UNCLICKABLE! I don’t want to restart the island because I took so much time and effort. -Please add me on Poptropica @100PawsLover and I am Magic Penguin.

    I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE if you helped me, thank you. I would appreciate your help thoroughly.

    • You can probably still find the Frog Creek book inside the treehouse, even in Japan, if you haven’t picked it up yet. If not, to leave an island, you can use the Haunted House item (free in the Store) and then go back through the hole to be brought to the map. 😉

  137. After getting that slip from these guards, I went back to that bridge and used the bad I found from West Edo, and my character said that there’s no reason to use it there. Should I RESTART the island or what?

    • If you’re standing on the bridge near where the funny-haired worker is and use the Bag of Mortar, he’ll be grateful for the mortar and ask you to help fix the bridge.

  138. Silver Bear says:

    an easy island

  139. tall tiger says:

    thanks sometimes poptropica gets me but still love it buddy me im scottan101 or soleilthomas101

  140. Jessica says:

    um I cannot get the tire out behind the bush. I just go and push it until it disapprears and I run to the next area the tire is not there

  141. Cherry_bombs says:

    My dragon turned pink! 🙂

  142. Whenever I try to use the grappling hook, it will not let me!!!!! HELP ME OUT PRETTY PLEASE WITH A CHERY ON TOP!!!!!

  143. how do you do dis?

    Fortress 3 IS SO COMPLICATED

  144. i have a question. says:

    Wait, wait. If I restart the island, do I get another batch of 50 credits? I’m not sure if you get 50 credits after completing an island but… do you get credits after doing it the second time?

  145. Pink Puppy says:

    How do you change out of the ninja costume and kimono!? I really want my old clothes back!!! Please respond!

    • If you have album photos (from your Friends profile, which you get from certain checkpoints while playing islands), you can customize your old outfit back. Otherwise, look around Poptropica and customize costume parts you want to have instead! 🙂

  146. Chilly Melon says:

    It says that you have to be a member to complete the island because my demo is finished. Can you only complete the island if your a member?

  147. I can’t fix the bridge. I mean, I got the bag of mortar and stuff, but I can’t click on the bridge to fix it.

  148. Perfect Heart says:

    ok so the creators blog says that the island is open to the public and the island says play now instead of play the demo so why is it that when I get to the part where jack and annie are captured it says I’m playing the demo

    • My BFF is having the same problem!!! I tried it on my non member account, and it won’t let me continue, even though the island said ‘Play Now!’

  149. Gentle Owl says:

    i still can’t play it!

  150. Gentle Owl says:


  151. Gentle_Axe says:

    I can’t get past the spikes, my character can’t reach high enough! I’m doing everything right but I just can’t get over the spikes in the ninja fortress!

  152. OpticianPoptrician1 says:

    I’m stuck at the very start, idek, but everytime I try and leave the backyard scene with the tyre, it doesn’t let me take the tyre….help?

  153. greta winger says:

    im stuck in jail how get out?

  154. DancingBeaver says:

    This guide really helped! Thanks:)

  155. i can ‘t cut the bonsai tree

  156. thank you for this walkthrough it helped me soo much

  157. My medallions is showing up but I did not get the medal to wear and my credits

  158. Golden Tiger says:

    I can’t push the tire past their house! It won’t let me!

  159. Golden Tiger / Add me at meganiscooler Please slantedfish I added you! says:

    Help I’m on my way to door 3 but the arrow thingies keep attacking me!

  160. aaaammmmaaaaazzzzziiiiiiinnnggg gggggggguuuuuuuiiiiiiiiiiidddddddeeeeeeeeee

  161. Don't Hug Me I'm Sprocket says:

    I remember around the time that this island was released you couldn’t go back to the map by pressing the button in the paused thing-a-ma-bob and there was no blimp in Japan so you would be stuck and would have to beat the island just to get to the blimp 😄

    slantedfish: You’re supposed to teleport back to Frog Creek via the book first, then use the blimp there. 😉

  162. Don't Hug Me I'm Sprocket says:

    Oh, my relative told me about it. I will tell her that. Thank you for your time to answer.

  163. i cant get the tire out of the backyard. I push it all the way over and go left but the tire wont leave the back yard. i dont know how you did it, but i cannot.

  164. I’m stuck and can’t find the bonsai scissors

  165. im really stuck at the red dragon vs cloud dragon game oh my god its frustrating

  166. I cant defeat the red dragon how I please help
    and my name is my account please friend me

  167. Super Flame says:

    I found something! So when i coutomized Yokuanza’s pants (I think) my legs turned invizible!

  168. Wild Storm says:

    i cant get the thiefs in right order! pic. plz…

  169. the two people without hats in the front ( if it doesn’t work switch them around) then, the person with hat and mustache and glasses is 2nd to last and the person with the hat is last. the person left, is the person in the middle

  170. There’s a picture in the guide you can refer to. Follow the steps of which performers to make trade places: Trade 5 and 4. Trade 4 and 1. Trade 3 and 4.


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