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Cryptids Island Sneak Peek

Breaking news! There’s now a sneak peek of Cryptids Island available for everyone to visit. You’ll find it on your Poptropica map, and anyone can go visit the new island. You’ll arrive on the shores of Loch Ness, where everyone is eager to see Nessie, the Loch Ness monster! This is very similar to the sneak preview that appeared for Great Pumpkin Island when it launched, except there’s a lot more to do here.

Hunt for Nessie

Poptropica Nessie Viewfinder

Hunt for Nessie the Loch Ness Monster at the Viewfinder in Cryptids Island.

One of the key attractions in the sneak preview is to go up to the castle above the docks and peer through the viewfinder to try and spot Nessie! You can move the viewfinder around and try to spot Nessie. You have a few seconds and members get extra time. If you spot her you win a prize. If not, you can try again once per day during the sneak peek.

Nessie is really hard to find and it’s just a matter of luck if you get to see her or not. If you want to find her, look in the upper-middle part of the screen. She will appear far in the background near the islands. Here’s a long-distance shot of her that we received from a professional Nessie-spotter.

Spotting Nessie in Poptropica

This is where Nessie will appear if you're lucky enough to spot her.

If you spot Nessie, you’ll win a special prize, the Nessie Hat. Here’s what it looks like, courtesy of Quiet Wolf.

Poptropica Nessie Hat

Even if you don’t spot Nessie, you can see a lot of funny and strange things through the Viewfinder. The biggest surprise of all is Balloon Boy! Sometimes you will see him fly in from the upper-left corner of the screen. He’s flying alongside a big hot air balloon. I’m not sure who that is inside the basket, but if you scroll up to the top of the balloon, you’ll see Balloon Boy flying alongside, still clutching his little green balloon.

Ballon Boy in Cryptids Island

It's Balloon Boy above Loch Ness!

There are plenty of other things to see through the viewfinder. Here’s a list of some of the things I’ve been able to spot.

  • A carrot
  • The Phoenix Warbird from Skullduggery Island
  • A bag of popcorn
  • All kinds of dogs, including many different-sized Scottish Terriers
  • A toy sailboat
  • Lots of fish jumping out of the water
  • A seagull
  • A pelican
  • A motor boat
  • A helicopter

Cool Scottish Costumes

Scottish Kilt in Poptropica

Looking good while searching for Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.

Another neat part of the sneak preview is that you can costumize. There are a lot of new characters and outfits. A great one is the guy near the viewfinder wearing the kilt. You can put together a nice Scottish outfit. Be sure to explore around the island to check out all the tourists as well.

The Mews Foundation

Another incredibly cool thing that the Poptropica Creators did is to launch a whole website called the Mews Foundation. This website gives us lots of information and clues about Harold Mews, the eccentric billionaire who is funding the search for all the mysterious cryptids. If you visit the web site, you can learn all about Harold, the foundation and his challenge to prove the existence of cryptids around the world.

Visit the Mews Foundation Site to learn more.

Cryptids Island Coming Soon

We still don’t know when Cryptids Island will be coming out for members on Poptropica, but it should be soon. If Poptropica follows the same pattern they have with previous islands, members should get access within a few days after the sneak preview and then non-members will need to wait a month to get access. So far, Cryptids Island looks really exciting. Remember to keep an eye on our Poptropica Cheats for Cryptids Island page for all the latest news and the complete walkthrough once the island is released for members!

About Fierce Moon

Fierce Moon is the chief blogger here at PoptropicaSecrets.com and loves to play Poptropica along with a bunch of other online games.


  1. I’m… FIRST TO COMMENT!!!!!

  2. third to comment

  3. im sooo….. excited for d new island im goooing 2 love it!

  4. Ummm… didn’t you guys notice. In how to enter, it says members get to start the hunt on December and non-members on January

  5. 5th to comment!!!! Crytids is going to ROCK!!!!

  6. true but i care
    a hole

  7. http://poptropica.com/avatarstudio/avatar.html?a=bV1VWVp4m05aGFGOXphWHA2YkdWeg%3D%3D
    Costs 150 credits.
    Cool yet bad girl.
    Or Bad Girl.
    1. Dye your hair black
    2. Buy the gamer girl and biker girls outfits and the classic popgum
    3. Customize the hair, glasses and t-shirt of the Gamer Girl. (I don’t like the shirt of the biker girl.)
    4. Then customize the pants, belt and jacket from the biker girl.
    5. Chew the popgum and boo bam! You got a bad girl. Or REBEL.

  8. If the link doesn’t work type noah_sizzles in the avatar studio.

  9. who knows where to find nessie on the new island preview

  10. If you want to try it more than once in a day just log out without saving. Then you can log back in and try again. It works, I’ve tried it a bunch of times.

  11. if u know tell me and i will give u a free acount with a couple costumes

  12. 9th πŸ˜€

  13. cryptids island will come in some day this mont

  14. will cryptids island
    will be a hard island to beat

  15. how do u put a pic over there? -> -> -> -> -> -> -> ->

  16. Finding Nessie on the sneakpeek is HARD!!!!

  17. whatdou get if u find nessie?


  19. Your cool. Get prepared.

  20. yeah! where, left or right!? and whats the prize!? PLEASE TEL MEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. its not always the same and its by luck…
    FYI i didnt find nessie but thats what my hunch is

  22. R-r-r-r-r-onster πŸ˜€ i am SCOOBY DOO

  23. Santa Costume:
    In Nabooti’s cell phone, key in 1225
    Go to Dr. Hare’s secret lab and enter and customize the dude with the beard and customize the beard
    Go to Super Power and customize the dummy with the red shirt, belt and pants.

  24. I will not dress my poptropican that ugly.

  25. when i did it instead of saying seen any thing good he said lots of seaguls out today

  26. Popular Jumper, I don’t have a problem with Cuddly Walker. I don’t care if you and Nessabc are not friends with him, but I did not betray you.

  27. What on earth is the prize?

  28. I have no idea, and it would be so cool if everybody got a Gravatar.

  29. i got him to say

    that pelican always steals my fish

    and than it popped up catch any fish

  30. Outfit called Cute Bad Girl. You’ll need to buy the popstar costume and the biker one. Copy the biker girl’s ponytail, lips, belt, and pants. Get the popstar’s earrings, hat, shirt, and necklace.

  31. i cant find nessiev i tryed and tyed a thoused f#cken times!!!!


  33. Hyper Plug, the guy says “There’re a lot of seagulls out today” when you spot a seagull.

  34. i don’t care how ppl say mean things to me and Nessabc. I don’t want to fight you. ok? its up to u

  35. I can’t find nessie! After awhile I decided poptropica is a boring website kids play, cause their
    parents won’t let them download icons, or they can’t afford membership! Go 2 Jumpstart.com
    or Club penguin or Toontown.com. (YAWN!)

  36. hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    its sooooooooooooooooooooo coooooooooooooooool

  37. how can you find nessie and what is the prize?

  38. i think this new land is cool

  39. i wish i can be membership so i can enter cryptids island


  41. Popular Jumper, you don’t have to like my costume. I like your icon.

  42. U mean ur not gonna mess with us anymore?

  43. Yes.

  44. I like your icon too. How do you get one?

  45. this island is poptropica’s island size christmas present this year : )

  46. i got this there was a dog and he says
    watch out for ol sparky

  47. im sorry cuddly walker. go to gravatar.com

  48. when is it coming out?come on!

  49. lol hyper i saw pelican, dog, seagull, and maybe a goat.

  50. poptropica is cool.But,i can’t beat 2 islands.Please help me!

  51. i cant wait 4 diz island 2 b out itll b soo funn!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ B)

  52. One time I saw a pelican And My Poptropica guy was like, “Catch any fish?” And I saw this HUGE dog.

  53. Oh and if you climb the rope you see this guy with braces and binoculars.

  54. Alright so you see dogs and pelicans but what about Nessie!? Do you get to see Nessie or not? If so then I know I’m not wasting my time so if you do see her how and where? Please I want a prize

  55. here’s and outfit i made [girls only]
    first off you have to buy rock star 1 & 2
    ok now on rock star 2 set the color to white and copy the entire hair
    now on rock star 1 copy the jacket and the belt
    now go to mythology and see the girl with the fruit on her head? copy her lips
    now go to any multiplayer and copy a white wavy dress and blush that doesn’t come with bangs
    now add anything else you want…ENJOY!

    go here to see how it looks….

  56. Nessabc, plz check gmail and buzz.

  57. i figured it was a scam you can not find nessie

  58. Cryptids is going to come out on the 16th of this month for members! πŸ˜€

  59. Mwah ha ha! Have new idas for outfits. Check ’em out! and I will win!
    Mwah ha ha! *laughing hysterically*
    No one will beat me!
    No one!
    (Sorry. SUPER competitive*

  60. Oh and what did you all think of my rebel?
    I really like it! I realized guys could do it too!

  61. *scoff* πŸ™„
    Sorry. So sorry.
    Sometimes people only say it but don’t mean it.
    Sorry if I’m mean. But I’m ticked off.

  62. I just can’t wait!
    i love cryptids!
    Well. Not really but the island looks cool!

  63. Hi Veela.
    Also. If Khmer Girl or Asia Love sees this comment please respond.
    K. Bye.

  64. Multiverse party! Code: DVA92

  65. You!
    Okay. I’m coming.
    Hi Supa Thunda!

  66. I am.
    I’m Red shark

  67. Golden Harbor

  68. Cool.
    Wait a sec. I will change to different clothes.

  69. K. Cool.

  70. Artemis.
    Curse you!
    You do realize you couldv’e used the knife on the Robin Hood and have done it in red. I imagined Aretmis to be a lot edgier.

  71. Did you? I like to spend more credits and be um, unedgy.

  72. oH. oKAY. Where did you get the lips for

  73. Oh.

  74. you can search for nessie again the same day! just log out and sign in again!

  75. I saw it. Thx!

  76. you can search for nessie the next day!!!! it’s so awesome!!!

  77. Hm.
    K. Apology Accepted.

  78. Oh. Okay. I like ur hummingbird follower.

  79. bye super thunder!! i’ll miss you!! lol bye


  81. and come on poptropica when does the island even open when are they making a video come on! they are taking too long! Poptropica- UR TOO SLOW!!!!!!!!

  82. i cant keep waiting. . . . . . . !

  83. So, has anyone spotted Nessie yet? If so, tell us what the prize is.

  84. NEWWW GLIITCHHHH I found it out myself.
    are you sick and tired of waiting the next day to find nessie????
    Then if you did it already and you didnt find her then just press X and log in again once you found her then save!

  85. You can use it multiple times per day just don’t save.

  86. you can save and still do it more then once a day

  87. whats the prize?

  88. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE PRIZE IS! ❓ ❓ ❓ ❓ ❓ !

  89. Hi Smart Paw long time no see! πŸ˜€

  90. Uh…no, not yet.

  91. Actually Superman you can save.

  92. OK, I did not see Nessie. But I know whot the prize is. It’s a Nessie Hat.

  93. ITS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  94. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NESSABC! πŸ˜€ P.S click my name to see my NEW costume idea! It’s called the Green Girl.

  95. happy b-day Nessabc! πŸ˜€

  96. to look for nessie multiple times, you have to log out and log back in, right? well, i’ve come up with a better, faster way to do it! first, open as many other tabs as you want. then, log your self into poptropica on all of them. click “the search for nessie” on each tab, until all of your self is on the cryptids preview. just search for nessie on one, and when you fail, move on to the next tab.

  97. HAPPY BDAY NESSABC!!!! *gives nessabc cupcake and presents*

  98. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  99. Happy Birthday

  100. HAPPY B-DAY NESSABC!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!F

  101. oops 😳 i mean “HAPPY B-DAY NESSABC!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  102. HI Khmer Girl. Hi Asia Love. I just wanted to say I haven’t seen you guys in a while and “Hi!”

  103. Oh and happy b-day Nessabc!
    Um. I can’t really sing so I’m not singing you a song. But uh the present will be…………………………………….a compliment.
    Happy Birthday Nessabc. You are awesome.
    There. Happy?

  104. hi my birthday is next sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I cant wait!!!!I am going to turn 11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    poptropica rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. Hey everyone!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday Nessabc!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  106. Happy B-day rumaisa.

  107. I saw captain crawfish’s ship in the mid-left screen.

  108. Nice costume Cuddly Walker.

  109. Thanks Nicholas. Yours are cool too.

  110. Go to the Hunter Of Artemis post for the instructions.

  111. *says sarcasticcally* Very nice comment Smart Paw. That was nice.

  112. *sings bday song* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! *bells play* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! *bells play* HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR NESSABC!!!!!!!!! *bells play* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! *bells play* *gives nessabc presents*

  113. rumaisa, happy bday. I am 5 months older.

  114. poptropica auspice has

  115. since Poptropica doesn’t automatically save anymore, go to the island before you’ve looked through the viewfinder and save. Look through the viewfinder, and, if you don’t spot Nessie, don’t save. Log out, then log back in and look through the viewfinder again. Continue to do this until you find her. Good luck!

  116. Maybe if she weren’t so damn evil.

  117. SHE’S NOT EVIL YOUR EVIL!! you wouldnt know good if it slapped u in the face!! shut up and go away. i dont want to see your butt ugly face.

  118. what a hippie smart paw is!! he still is mad about everything to everyone. he has everything and hates everyone!! smart ass. dumb ass. smart mouth. Mr. Smart Mouth.

  119. I wasn’t talking about nessabc. I think nessabc is okay. You are evil.

  120. AND you cant see me. This is the internet.

  121. I like nessabc. shes awesomer than smart paw and nicholas (the same person).

  122. If U saw me I will hurt you so much. I would be nicer to 4 ppl (Nessabc,Icy Comet,Blue Raptor, and Super Thunder) cuz I like them and I would never hurt them. And u cant see me perv.

  123. wat about other pple here? no offense in getting into ur business.

  124. i did it but i just saw a ship.

  125. how can i find you guys on poptropica!

  126. aww πŸ™ …… ;(

  127. πŸ™

  128. 1 more time to emphasize it πŸ™

  129. hey what’s your character got

  130. I kept getting the pelican, the ship and the shark. Nothing else. I’m suspecting that:
    1) the time for non-members is insufficient for finding Nessie;
    2) there’s some trick to getting Nessie (eg hitting a specific key);
    3) finding Nessie takes an awful lot of luck;
    4) all three.

  131. hey if you fail to find nessie just log out and log back in i did that

  132. It is all about luck and spotting Nessie is really rare. But if you read this post you’ll see that there’s one spot to look in and the time for non-members is sufficient to move the viewfinder there.

  133. go to DPP62 for party

  134. how do you get an avatar?????:)


  136. oh come on! i’ve been searching 4nessie for like, one week already! i still hacen’t found it (or her). i just find the dog and the fish. and does anybody play clubpenguin in here?

  137. oh, i’ve just seen ballon boy and the guy in the balloon.

  138. where’s that mountain thingy? in the middle, right, left, middleish right, middleish left, up, middleish rightish up, middleish left up, down, middleish right down, or middleish left down?

  139. and nessie? does she appear out of nowhere? or in the same area?

  140. What are you saying?

  141. this is not fair!
    how can we not get more time to look for Nessie?
    I located the place but there’s no stupid tail sticking out!
    Plus Nessie might take time to come out right?
    It’s a guarantee non-members will never get to see it!

  142. hi! i’m megan and i love poptropica. i cant wait for the new island. hope it comes soon.

  143. this is a kool website. wats ur charthers name on poptropica?

  144. princeess middle east

    I looked in the same spot but she wasn’t there.
    Maybe she’s on a different spot in the other accounts.

    IT’S ALWAYS INTERESTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  146. Hey I couldn’t spot nessie!
    Can I see hessie hat in avatar studio?

  147. Exactly where is NESSIE like first do i go left right up or down……. MIND IS NOT FUNCTIONING CORRECTLY

  148. i love convershaions

  149. I saw a big foot in a hot air balloon!

  150. Hey, I spotted an aeroplane, with a banner-Cryptids Island Coming soon! I also saw a big foot (drowning).

  151. I saw a pirana

  152. I saw a drowning man

  153. I saw a griffin!

  154. I saw a man on the hot air balloon. he also has a big foot

  155. I saw a cyclist on a hot air ballon

  156. i saw a hydra

  157. i saw my jimmy roger from that skullduggery!

  158. saw a helicopter finally

  159. i saw the goat from nabooti and a supergiant dog

  160. i know how to repeatedly search for nessie. if you dint find nessie dont save your game. and go to poptropica repeatedly. they will not know that you are doing that

  161. hit ctrl alt del and close the window. the next time you see through the view finder, you will see a frozen ocea. AND, a frozen NESSIE!

  162. it is impossible to spot nessie if u are not a member.

  163. comes out on Monday Dec 20, 2010

  164. theres is goin to be a different island its wild west look at the jeff kiney video and look to the right. It has a poster of it

  165. I need help!!!!!!! not helpful!!!!!!!!!!! >:(

  166. WHERE THE STUFF IS NESSIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  167. i been wating all day for cryptids island to come out!!! when is it going to come out!!!!!!!

  168. i saw a cute dog on the rocks. i wonder how it got up there?

  169. go to adw38 for a party!!!!!! it made me calm down

  170. no one is going to my party my poptropicin is cute

  171. still no one

  172. i got fireworks

  173. ya,i got a cute boy ,na na na na na

  174. there a cute girl in adw38

  175. GRRR!!! it is so harrrrd!

  176. Go to room AFA26 IM DRACULA.

    PS no one is in adw38

  177. If somebody weared the Scottish outfit,then climbed on the top of the castle and go to the St. Andrew’s Cross(I mean the Flag of Scotland) and make a new tab, search YouTube, then search Scotland the Brave, then when you found a suitable video of Scotland the Brave for you,play it and go back to your user,you’ll see a patriotic scene.A Scottish lad looking at the Scottish flag,while Scotland the Brave plays in the background.!

  178. Note: I had done that thing that I mentioned!

  179. I could get the help on January 17 2011 and also happy new year to all

  180. ……………

  181. this is bad i did this allready

  182. Crypitds island is now online for everyone.

  183. woo hoo! poptropicans here i come! i am invited to a poptropica party boy am i so exited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  184. I can’t find nessie!!! HELP!!!!!!

  185. im so excited that im going to play it.here i come poptropica