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Poptropica Cheats for Cryptids Island

Poptropica Cryptids Island officially launched on Monday, December 20, 2010 to paid members after months of rumors and speculation. Leading up to the launch there were lots of sneak peek screenshots and even a sneak preview of the Loch Ness portion of the island. Here are all the cheats for Cryptids Island, including a complete walkthrough that will show you step-by-step how to beat Cryptids Island on Poptropica.

Non-members will need to wait until January 17, 2011 to play Cryptids Island.

Video Walkthrough

Want to see how to solve Cryptids Island? Here’s a video walkthrough that gives you all the cheats and strategies for finishing this complicated quest and earning the island medallion.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Cryptids Screenshots

Here are some screenshots from Cryptids Island.

Loch Ness Monster in Poptropica

Nessie up close and personal.

Balloon Guy in Poptropica

Another fortune hunter takes off in his balloon. Could he be related to Balloon Boy?

Meeting Harold Mews in Poptropica

Poptropica Mountain Climbing with Sherpa

Scale the Himalayan mountains with your mountain sherpa guide.

Poptropica Cryptids Chupacabra

The Chupacabra looks mean!

Poptropica Jersey Devil

The Jersey Devil at night.

Rescuing Bigfoot in Poptropica

Rescuing Bigfoot from Gretchen Grimlock.

FAQ for Cryptids Island

Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions about how to beat Cryptids Island. This section covers some of the hardest and trickiest parts of the quest.

Where do you get the camera?

You’ll need a camera to get a picture of both Nessie and the footprint in the snow at the top of the Himalayan mountain. You get the camera in the Loch Ness area by helping the guy with the truck that is stuck under the bridge. Talk to him and then click on the tire. A screen will come up with a close-up of the tire. Move your mouse cursor rapidly around the air inlet for the tire to deflate the tires so that the truck can pass under the bridge. When you’re done, the man will give you his camera as a reward for helping him.

How do you trap the Chupacabra?

After you lure the spotted goats into the middle area in Puerto Rico, you still need to get a farmer’s help to trap the Chupacabra. To do this, go back to the first farmer you met. He’s the guy who loaned you the jeep down in the bottom-right corner of the map. The next time you visit him after herding the goats into place, he’ll say that he’s going to go trap the Chupacabra. When you return to the middle area on the map, he’ll be there with his truck and help you set the trap.

How do you see inside the house with the Jersey Devil?

You’ll need to visit both the Himalayas and Loch Ness before you can see inside the house where you find the Jersey Devil. The monk in the monastery will give you a lantern and you’ll find a book of matches to light it on the counter inside the Pub at Loch Ness. Once you have these two items, you can use the matches inside the Jersey Devil house to light the lantern and see. It’s still really spooky, though!

About Cryptids

You might be wondering what in the heck cryptids are. Well, they are creatures or plants whose existence has been suggested but not recognized officially by scientific consensus. So legendary creatures like Bigfoot, unicorns (they’re real, I swear!) or the Loch Ness monster are called cryptids. BTW, the Loch Ness monster being a part of the new island explains why a Scottish castle appeared as a sneak peek screenshot long before the island was officially announced.

Pre-Launch Promotions

Cryptids Island was announced to Poptropicans in a very mysterious fashion, befitting the theme of the island–strange creatures who are mysteries and whose existence cannot easily be proven. Before the island was officially announced, a quick promotional image appeared on the Poptropica home page.

But after just about an hour or so of being on the home page, it was mysteriously removed. And then on the official Poptropica blog, there was a strange and mysterious message from the Creators that mentions the leak but didn’t provide a straight answer about whether the new island was really going to be called Cryptids.

Finally, they made it official and Poptropica updated the main blog with a post saying that the official name of the new quest is Cryptids Island. They also created a new info page about it here. This is that the page has to say:

An eccentric billionaire is promising a big reward to whoever can prove the existence of cryptids — hidden creatures. The hunt is on for Bigfoot, Nessie, and other legendary beasts. But watch out: you’re not the only one in search of these monsters…and your competitors will stop at nothing to find them!

Poptropica Cryptids Island

Hey, still looking for more help with Cryptids Island? Browse the comments on this post, or head over to the Poptropica Secrets Forum for more tips and advice from other players: Poptropica Island Help Forum.

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. Can someone plz complete ghost story for me plz
    (unicorns are not real, i swear!)

  2. Yay! I completed Cryptids Island! 😀

  3. i would LOVE a WRITTEN walkthrough!!! -<3-

  4. SOMEBODY HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I need to know how to get proof of the Jersey Devil!

  6. Why isn’t there a Written Walkthrough?!

  7. DOn’tREAD THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW THAT YOU’VE STARTED READING, DOn’tSTOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1 say your name 10 times 2. say your mum’s name 5 times and your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this onto 4 other games. If you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday possible. But if you read this and do not paste this, you will get bad luck. SEND THIS ON 5 DIFFERENT GAMES IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOUR DONE, PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS. THIS IS SO FREAKY IT ACTUALLY WORKS!

  8. I need help defeating Gretchen!

  9. i got the photo of the yeti footprint but when i take it to mew he is supposed to give me another area but he isn’t

  10. never mind i forgot to get the chebrecarbra

  11. i thought that this island was really hard! but no worries my sister did it for me! 🙂

  12. later i thought it was just idk im not even done with it!

  13. where is the whistle
    and get a real walkthrough

  14. can someone please help me with astroknites, counterfeitgh,ghost story,and mystery train because i had to start it over to go to another island

  15. hey i would really appreciate if there’s a written walkthrough because it woukd help alot thanks!

  16. those island are sooooooooo easy

  17. hey good walkthroughs

  18. Hungry Leaf (Funnygurl95)

    @Lizzi You have to go to the pub and play darts for it. & this is the realest walkthrough you can get. 😛
    – Awesome Walkthrough though. 🙂

  19. Hungry Leaf (Funnygurl95)

    @Redhammer I can help you with Counterfiet and Astro Knights.

  20. hit it with the dart

  21. where did u get the bolt cutters?

  22. this rocks you helped me SO much on the 20 islands i have completed!!!!

  23. ez pz only reason i came here is to see who did it faster!LOL!

  24. where do you get the bold cutters!!! i really need to know now!!!!!!!!

  25. DOn’tREAD THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW THAT YOU’VE STARTED READING, DOn’tSTOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1 say your name 10 times 2. say your mum’s name 5 times and your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this onto 4 other games. If you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday possible. But if you read this and do not paste this, you will get bad luck. SEND THIS ON 5 DIFFERENT GAMES IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOUR DONE, PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS. THIS IS SO FREAKY IT ACTUALLY WORKS

  26. No way, really, I’m gonna try that! NOT. 🙄

  27. hehe chubacabra has BRA in it

  28. written walkthrough:
    Take a blimp ride to Cryptids Island, if you aren’t already there. You will arrive on Main Street. Walk right until you see a guy with a soccer ball, talk to him and he will hand you the flyer for the million dollar reward. (Brought to you by Harold Mews!) Go right until you get to a tree that looks like this:Where the red circle is, there should be a five dollar bill in there. Grab it. Then go to the General Store, and click ‘Use’ on the $5.00. You will obtain Poptropica’s Favorite Sports Drink! Go back to the street that’s all the way to the right. Take the drink to the gardener who is standing in front of all the mansions. Then he’ll say that he will take a break and walk away. You obtain the Shears! (Extra: You can use the shears on the lady’s bush. She’ll call her attorney though… xD)Go all the way to the other side of the island, and find the girl in a hang glider. Give her a push. Now jump up to the person in a balloon seat. Cut the rope with your Gardening Shears. Get the extra Nylon Rope.Now go to Kitty’s Kites on Main Street and click ‘Use’ on the Nylon Rope. You will be given the kite surfing kite. Go back to the park and go all the way to the edge. You will surf for a while and… lookie here… Gretchen. She’s like the updated Betty Jetty. She’ll throw fire balls at your kite, burning your connection to the kite, and you’ll sink. (Not my new kite!) Then the Mews-Coptor-5000 comes and saves the day! The last thing you see is that Mews helicopter, before you pass out.You will wake up, lying down, in a room that looks like this:Yay, you lived! Anyway, Mews will come tell you to meet in the foyer. (That’s right! He’s talking to YOU!) First, you have to drink the water that should be by your nightstand. Then go to the foyer. The inside should have a sign that says Welcome to the Cryptid Museum. Since Harold Mews is not there yet, check out all the videos. Then Mews will arrive. You’ll join the quest to find Cryptids! Yay! Go outside the mansion and go check out the private helicopter you can use:Once your on your helicopter, go to Loch Ness. You can do these in any order, but I’m doing them in the easiest order.Go right, to the Pub. Inside the pub, grab the matches and talk to the dude that looks like this:Play a game of darts with him. After you win (don’t give up, you can win), he’ll give you a ticket for a ride on the rowboat, Lil’ Ness.Go back left, and under the bridge, there should be a guy with a yellow jeep. Talk to him, and then click on his tire. Blow it out, and you will get a camera. Now go take a ride on the Lil’ Ness. Take a picture of the thing that looks like Nessie. Go back to the Mews mansion. Show him Nessie’s picture. You will find out it’s fake. Go back to Loch Ness, and talk to the liar. He will go away. Now, go back to the pub. Talk to the guys who are hanging out. You will play another game of darts, and the you will get the submarine ticket.Take a picture of the Nessie that looks weird. Go to the Pub. Show them the picture. They will show a newspaper article. Oh! Looks like another fake. Sigh. Then you will have to play another darts game. The reward promised is a LIE!!! But the bartender, feeling bad for you, will give you a Penny Whistle. Go on the Lil’ Ness, and go left.Go left again. Blow the whistle. And…. NESSIE!!! (Doesn’t it look CUTE?) Take a picture, and go to the Mews Mansion! The Nessie case will be confirmed. Now go back to your helicopter, and go to the Himalayas.
    PART 1/5

  29. written walkthrough (2/5):
    Once you arrive at the Himalayas, go up a bit, until you see the Sherpa guy with stuff on his back. He looks like this:Climb the mountain with him, and when the wind is blowing strong, just try anyway. Tie yourself slowly. You will arrive with the monks. Go inside the building, and talk to the monk at the far right corner. They won’t let you take Bigfoot evidence, but they will give you a lantern. Make sure you light it. Then go outside, and climb a little bit up. Talk to the monk that looks like this:You will play a quick game, which is actually very simple. Just don’t get trapped. Then he will let you pass. Go up and there will be a foot in the snow. Take a picture of it.Go back to the Mews mansion. Sigh. It’s just a snowshoe footprint. Now you can go to New Jersey.
    PART 2/5

  30. written walkthrough (3/5):
    When you arrive, jump on top of the gas station. Cut the girl free using your gardening shears. Then, jump on this sweet ride:You will need the “Bathroom Door Message” for instructions on where to go. Next to the motorbike is a dumpster. You can cut open the lock with bolt cutters, which you can get from Puerto Rico [a helicopter location] by riding the jeep to the farthest farm. There should be bolt cutters you can pick up at the very top of a rock.When you get back to New Jersey and unlock the dumpster, pulling out a bathroom door, you will need to enter the building just next to it and match it with the other door. Your character will then copy down the completed message. Otherwise, you can just use this for your reference:Follow these instructions, and you will finally come to a small clearing like this* (*= see below picture), look around there and find a house.In the house, go to the attic. You will hear something, and it will turn out to be a racoon. Next to the racoon, there should be a grappling hook. Get it. On your way down, you should see a thing. Could it be… the Jersey Devil?! Go outside, and the Jersey Devil will fly away. Use your grappling hook. Climb up to here:Get the egg. Now go back left. Get on your helicopter, and head to Puerto Rico.
    PART 3/5

  31. this was sick last night after I found the jersey devil at the window I couldn’t sleep

  32. good to know ‘bomb.