Shrink Ray Island

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A young genius has invented a ray gun that shrinks anything it touches – including you! But when the scientist and her invention go missing, you’ll have to keep the shrink ray from falling into the wrong hands, and find a way to bring yourself back to normal size. To solve a problem this big, you’ve got to think small!



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


  • Shrink Ray Island is Poptropica’s 20th island. There was a countdown timer on the homepage for its release on June 30, 2011 for members with a demo version for non-members. On July 28, 2011, it was released to the public.
  • In early November 2014, in anticipation of a SUI re-release, a Shrink Ray desktop wallpaper and printable poster were added to the revamped Tour page, and two new Store costumes were added for members: the Milk Box and Bottle Cap costumes.
  • On November 20, 2014, Shrink Ray Island was re-released as a sound-updated island (SUI) for members, with music, a bigger screen, and all the benefits of a SUI – with a demo for non-members. The Shrink Ray SUI launched to the public on December 4, 2014.
  • There’s a Shrink Ray gold card available in the Poptropica Store, a handheld item that makes characters shrink when you press spacebar while pointing it at them. It was released on July 21, 2011. It used to cost 250 credits, but to celebrate the release of the Shrink Ray SUI, it became free around November 2014.
  • Common room: Sweet Dreams Candy Shop
  • The book in CJ’s bedroom which you push down to create a ramp for the toy car is Tess’ Tree, an actual book by Jess M. Brallier, who is also the publisher of Poptropica.
  • CJ’s bookshelf contains some titles suited to her tastes such as The Jules Verne Collection, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, Genetic Soup, Black HolesCalculus, and Geometry Made Difficult.
  • CJ’s hero is Polish-French scientist Marie Curie.
  • Inside the trash can, there are disposed bottles of Sports Nectar, a Poptropica-invented brand first seen on Cryptids Island.
  • In CJ’s bedroom dresser, there’s a Shark Boy plushie, one of the last remaining traces of Shark Boy.
  • Shrink Shot is the preview game for this island, released on June 10, 2011. You can still play it by getting the gold card in the Poptropica Store. For getting a certain amount of points, you’ll reach a rank, each rank with its own costume prize: Hard Helmet, Bounce Ball, Propeller Hat (members), Spiked Hard Helmet (members), Spiked Bounce Ball (members). Other prizes include: Shrink Ray Balloon, Crayons, Grape Gum, Soda Bottle, Sparkle Power (members). For more details, check out our Shrink Shot Guide.

Video Guide

For a written walkthrough with pictures, click on Guide at the top of this page.

discuss shrink ray island below~


  1. What do you do after you have putt the hard drive in?

  2. the magic snowball (from poptropica) says:

    diary key : firstly get the battery from the toy car (use the screwdriver) and put the battery in the tv remote then press the big button and the tv will turn on. goto the tv pole things, collect static and jump on a ballon until you reach paintings. goto were the fish food is and tip it over. turn the air filter of then go into the fishtank and goto the bottom and get the key. now make your way to the diary and click it or click use on the key. ENJOY! ADD ME: kkool223

  3. TwinBranch says:

    Help! Whenever I try to drive the truck over the book ramp, it says, “Jumping off this ramp would fly me straight through the window! I need a pretty good reason to do something that crazy.” This happens every time I drive the truck “to” the ramp. I have no idea if this is happening because I am playing on a Google Chromebook, or if this also happens on my Windows computer. If you know the answer to this problem, great thanks will be granted upon you. Please reply to this comment if you know/can figure out what this problem is. Thanks!

  4. Marie Curie was Polish-French she was born in Poland then educated in France.

  5. I didn’t turn on the air conditioning before I went in the bedroom. I pushed down the fan and now I’m stuck in here! I can’t get back to the balloon and I have a really nice character. Please help!

  6. SUI is here for shrink ray. I know what will be the next Sui island it is going to be Back Lot ISLAND

  7. maybe because in the Back Lot Island files. It recognized that it will be the next SUI Island. It might be released in 2015

  8. kittycarebear says:

    when driving the truck i got stuck trying to get past the cat – in the walkthrough you just drive past but when i try the cat whacks the car back.
    help please!

  9. Amerelis says:

    I was born in Newark,New Jersey but I moved.x3 ;3 ;3,Like Brave Tomato

  10. Scary Bones says:

    Uh, no offense, but y’all are posting questions on the page that tells you the answers. Really people? Can you read? Do you have eyes?

  11. Why wont my player unscrew the battery case off of the truck it only does the right side it keeps saying i need and screwdriver and i keep pressing the screwdriver multiple times and it doesn’t do nothing what do i do Help please

  12. Clay minez says:

    So I accidentally left the fan on, what do I do? I don’t want to restart it!

  13. I’ve been stuck on the island for a while. My game freezes up completely, and all I hear are the flies buzzing right after I leave the science fair to go find CJ. I can’t access my menu and I’m not sure how to fix it. I’ve reloaded countless times.:/

    slantedfish: Contact Poptropica support for help!

  14. Wild Shadow says:

    I have played up to the point where you are meant to get the diary key, and I have an issue.
    I have broken down and read every walkthrough I can find, and they all seem to tell me that the green balloon will just ‘take me right to’ the painting frames, when in actuality, it takes me to the ground.
    Yes, the television is on and yes, I get static every time. But I can not even jump off of the balloon once I am stuck to it. This is becoming needlessly infuriating, because it has happened similarly so many times in the past.
    What could I do to solve this?

    slantedfish: Try watching the video guide on this page to see how it’s done.

  15. Im at the part where your in the bathroom and you need to flush the flash drive but it wont it says something like its not a good place to use the thumb drive.

  16. That was great information thanks!

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