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Skullduggery Sailing Tip

If you’ve been playing a lot of Skullduggery Island and have moved on to some of the bigger and faster ships, then you’ve probably noticed that it gets pretty hard to make quick turns and navigate around. This is especially true down near the rocks surrounding Golden Harbor. The bigger ships move much faster, especially when you have the navigator in your crew, and trying to turn is really difficult. This means less success in battles with pirates and monsters, and a much tougher time trying to pick up salvage.

Fortunately, the answer is really simple: drop anchor! See, when you press the space bar to drop your anchor, your ship’s forward motion comes to an almost immediate stop, but you can still turn. So drop the anchor, turn in the direction you’d like to go, and then press the space bar again to raise the anchor and move. This is much, much better that trying to do wide turns all over the place. Check out this video which shows the difference and how to do it.

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. Yea first to comment!

  2. I already knew this. I did it all the time.

  3. 3rd to comment!!!!!!!!!

  4. poptropica already shows you that when you are playing the game

  5. this is a dum show!!!!!!who ever made it,is dum

  6. yeah near golden harber u can die easy by hitting a rock for too long
    even if u have the warbird

  7. striped feather

    how do u think i beat captain crawfish? with the anchor

  8. 6 2 comment!!bummer!!!!!!!!!

  9. im 7th to comment lol

  10. Thirsty Hamburger

    what is your username, so I can see you on the avatar studio

  11. It really helps!

  12. there is still nothing about the dynamite in here, and now the poptropica creators showed a colored dynamite sketch in the blog. it looks interesting.

  13. 3 words… Thanks A lot!

  14. We will find out the name today. I can’t wait!

  15. Thank you, PoptropicaSecrets! That helped a lot! And I think you should put this post up in the “Skullduggery Super Guide” Corner.

  16. Well, Hello.

  17. this is how i beat crawfish and the island. simple math

  18. to beat CAp Crawfish
    Keep him behind u and ain in the place he is going to be then it will hit him

  19. ive never tried it

  20. This is a cool tip, if i had money to buy the ship.
    And i also cant wait to find out the name!
    Im soo excited

  21. Hello.
    Im kinda new to this whole poptropica thing.
    My friend told me about this.
    And im really confused

  22. Well dont worry Meagan, all of us are experts on poptropica and will show you how its done.

  23. Who is Meagan?

  24. I dont know.
    Shes a new girl i guess

  25. Im meagan

  26. Cool. Food Fight? *Nails Cabby with Pumkin Pie*

  27. Nooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜₯ Now Im loney.

  28. Cabby??? πŸ˜₯ *sob Lick Ice cream that was in your to throw*

  29. I’m here Jeall! You probably left though.

  30. Im here. Anyone? πŸ˜₯ Im an only child and My friends are all gone(vacation and stuff) My dads working and moms on the phone so bacicaly the computer(And toys) are my only friends. *sob* Why did everyone have to leave!

  31. i am pretty sure that the new island will be called steamship island because of what the 2 last articles said.

  32. Yah…no. Steamship island is OUT. Micanical Island or Robot Island is more like it. But I guess we will have to wait and see. So its winners and losers. It might be called Steamship Island (Although I dobt it), It could be Micanical or Robot Island, It could somthing totaly differint or it could be Fish Island for all we know. I guess well just have to wait and see with our own eyes. And… It could be bigger than All the other Islands combined.

  33. I think it’s Structure island.

  34. I also think there should be a book based on a old story like 20 Thousand Leauges Under the Sea or Journey to the Center of the Earth. That be awsome. Mabye even one based on my favorite animal serieses Puppy Place or Animal Ark. Again, That Be Awsome.

  35. CW yay!!!!!!!!!! Oh it could be…. You still on?

  36. That should be an advertisement for girls. Now a Journey To The Center Of The Earth island, That would be cool.

  37. Yeah, you bet it!

  38. I’m still on!

  39. Yah… Yay your still on. Oh and the animal books I was talking about should be an ISLAND not AD. We would getto meet the family and for Puppy place Get to foster a puppy we choose and we have to teach it tricks and it runs away and you go on an adventure to find it and you go home and its there spick and spam and then you have to find and owner from someone in poptropica not just the island. Oh And For Animal Ark you would have to find a sick animal and build animal clinicks you have to fix the animals, Find them homes, while you keep buying bigger clinics. For the jorney to the center of the earth you should get to be the boy and its a girl if your a girl (like in the movie) Or nephew (like in the origanal book.

  40. Sorry it was like I was gone. That took a long time to write.

  41. CW? πŸ˜₯ am I boring, Bosy, Mean? Why does everyone keep abandoning me?

  42. Oh, I just wanted to see what you would do. Still on.

  43. You’re none of that stuff to me.

  44. I’m about to leave.

  45. Hi everyone. Im new and me and jeall (Even though shes a few months older) both go to libary together. Jeall You there?

  46. Has anyone met my friend Young Melon? he goes to libary with me. Oh you there CW?

  47. Gotta Go. See you later tonight.

  48. No, I haven’t met him.

  49. Awww… Bye. πŸ˜₯ (Oh Young Melon is on his comments just waiting moderation.)

  50. If no one talks to me in the nexts 5 mins Im getting off.

  51. 50th comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good job me!

  52. Well 10 mins are up. Opps. Got carried away. Ill be back at 12:30. 9 Please someone be here. Bye.

  53. I just found out that on Mythology island the Percy Jackson and the Olympians ad is STILL THERE! Oh and on the ad walkthrough Poptropicasecrets was kind of right about the movie sucking. It was awesome as just a movie, but when you compare it to the book, IT WAS NOTHING LIKE IT! They made him 17 in the movie, but he didn’t even turn 16 until THE END OF THE LAST BOOK! So basically, books=AWESOME movie=sucky. Now I feel like I just wrote an entire movie review in one comment.

  54. When I read my last comment, in my mind i’m imagining me saying that really fast for some reason.

  55. You did Syyx. you did. Your nickname is ST.

  56. Is anyone on?

  57. Opps Jealls at my house. She said that and Hi.

  58. Jeall is going to shorten her name. Im going to the bathroom. *lets Jeall sit down at computer* Here jeall. have fun.

  59. Are you on Poptropica right now?

  60. Hi everybody*thanks Young Melon AKA YM*

  61. I am. Well will be. YM in the bathroom so no for him.

  62. I just made a room. the code is dmh47

  63. cool. Ill check it out.

  64. Im Zippy Hero. Are You Hyper Bubbles? Wait Why does that name sound familar. Ohh…. You used it on here before.

  65. I’ll be right there!

  66. *greets young melon whos back from the bathroom. says here you go when he wants the computer back*

  67. CW before YM gets on ST got off. You cant come. Im leaving. Bye DMH47. (Im leaving poptropica not here)

  68. Every body, Good bye. Me and Jeall are checking out my new closet.

  69. There were no rooms matching my entry.

  70. Yah cause ST gone. Bye.

  71. Just so you know, I left the room. I had to check something. Now I’m making another one.

  72. Well Im not going. Ahh Jealls hitting me with her shoe cause Im being rude to her. Bye.

  73. The code is anl96.

  74. wait I have too take out recycling.

  75. I’m back if anyone’s still here.

  76. code is bce23

  77. the big brain room is gross.

  78. I’m out of the room.

  79. Helloooooooooo is there anybody theeeeeeeere?

  80. Jeall? Styx? Young Melon? ANYONE?!?

  81. Jealls still over. Oh she wants to talk.

  82. Hi Jeall.

  83. Oh Im going home. I live block away so ill be on on my own computer in 20 mins.

  84. Well me and jeall can talk. Acually Im getting off when jeall gets on.

  85. 100h comment!!!!!!!!!

  86. Hey you on CW (Thats what Jeall told me to call you)

  87. Well Jeall, Go on Mweor.com and answer my question please.

  88. Yep.

  89. So what’s up?

  90. Hey Jealls still riding home. I have an acount on mweor but I only let Jeall be my friend.

  91. Yes. Jeall’s a nice one. I know she’s still riding home. Do you want to send me messages om Mweor?

  92. Um CW you on? Jeall just called and she said to meet on here. My moms talking to her mom so Ill tell her to go on Mweor cause you sent a message

  93. prob. Like I said I only like Jeall as a friend

  94. OK.

  95. Yes, I’m on.

  96. Jeall said shell be home in about 5 mins.

  97. When jeall says her first message Im getting off.

  98. Huh… La de de la de dum, how i like to hum hum hum,

  99. Gotcha.

  100. well Jealls on so Im off.

  101. my name is forever just plain old Jeall.

  102. Um, Did you look at my message?

  103. question=answered CW.

  104. Got it!

  105. well your gone so bye.

  106. Yeah. I won’t be leaving here for a while. What happened to Jeall’s Janglin’ Articles?

  107. I’M STILL HERE!

  108. Are you still on?

  109. Yes… I dont know what to write for JJA.

  110. well then Ill be on for the next 3 mins so inlese somones here ill be gon soon.

  111. Well, How about Reality TV or Counterfeit?

  112. Mabye… Ill write an article and sent it to you on mweor and you proof read it and send it to me and I put it here.

  113. Alright.

  114. Ok Ill send it to you tomarrow some time. Well bye.

  115. Bye Jeall!

  116. I like poptropica cheats

  117. When will it say the name of the island? It said TODAY. The time is usaly in the evening when articles come up from them. Its theLate Afternoon were I am.

  118. jeall you still here because i have a question to ask you. and if nobody’s here i am out in like 5-7mins. odd number choices but i dont care.

  119. Im here. Your question Madam? πŸ™‚ πŸ˜†

  120. “q” is a weird letter. so disturbing. taking p’s idea and turning it backwards. and o’s and adding a unessisasry tail. darn q. darn q to heck.

  121. Mathy???? You said “5-7 mins im leaving” 4 mins ago.

  122. So am I.

  123. ‘Sup

  124. my finger slipped so it’s 2. are we adding young melon to the possy and do you think smart paw is lary?

  125. 4mins ago not 5 or seven. that was only if none of you came.

  126. Could Young Melon be Lary?

  127. Probably Not.

  128. i don’t no. it’s possible. but he/she is jeall the possy leaders friend

  129. Are you still there, Mathmoticous?

  130. Yeah, I said probably not.

  131. so what are the answers jeall i don’t have all day.

  132. yes he is and Young melon is a loner. the only reson Im his friend is cause he was being teased and I saved him.

  133. jeall ???????????any1 here?

  134. What question and HUH!!!!!!

  135. i am but have to leave.

  136. Cabby, Mathy and CW are confusing me. :confused:

  137. You were a good friend to him, Jeall.

  138. Im totaly confused.

  139. hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  140. OK. I am a slow typer.

  141. what Cw? Is this a gameshow called How Confused Can A Person Get?

  142. jeall i nnnneeeeeeeeeeeedddddddddddd 2 talk 2 you

  143. I so confused I can Cry. πŸ˜₯

  144. I’m also getting confused. πŸ˜•

  145. Do not cry.

  146. hello?????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  147. What do you want?

  148. Huh? Im confused. AGAIN!!

  149. cw r u on???????????is jeall on 2?????

  150. Yes. What is it?

  151. I think Jeall is about to faint.

  152. r u 2 bored like me???????????????? well then come on over 2 my place!!!!!!!!!in poptropica im having a we r all bored party come and join me!!!!!!!!!!

  153. I can tell everrybodys annoyed

  154. I am bored, The Cab.

  155. ur invited 2 come!!!!!!!!!! i wont tell u the code until u comment me back!!!!!!!Ò˜ºÒ˜º

  156. the secret word is bored!

  157. Can I come now?

  158. Im to bored to, Why would I faint and Ahhhh. SOOOOOOO Bored

  159. so if u want 2 know the code type bored NOW!!!!!!!!!!

  160. *yawn* Im watching dispicable me videos. They kind keep me entertained.

  161. From confusion and boredness.

  162. Bored.

  163. CODE IS DZW93 ILL B WAITING @ THE DOOR HURRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  164. when I typed in BORED into the room search nothing came up.why? YYou said Type in bored.

  165. Oh…. Be right there.

  166. TIK TOK TIK TOK TIK TOK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  167. Hi Cuddley Seal (AKA Cabby) πŸ˜‰

  168. CW? Where are you and Why cant you come?

  169. CW? CW? CW!!!!!!!!!!

  170. CW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  171. ..

  172. Cabby? CW? πŸ˜₯ you know how lonley I get when im alone. And CW this is no time for “I just wanted to see what you would do.” You are trying my pationce.

  173. I’m eating dinner. I will in a minute.

  174. bye c u tommorrow!!!!!!!!!!!

  175. K. Oh I am confused.

  176. I’m sorry. Please wait for me.

  177. ah…. Really confused. Bye Cabby. *gives uncertain smile as Cabby leaves*

  178. new code!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!APM21

  179. I typed that. It didn’t work.

  180. I typed that in nuthing came up.

  181. Well me andCW agree. Your giving us fake codes.

  182. if u go 2 the poptropica store there is only 1 hot dog

  183. Dcz92 is my code.

  184. I’m waiting.

  185. try again im pretty sure it is right apm21

  186. imma exit and enter cws

  187. hi cw!!!!!!!!!!! where did u get the costume?

  188. Hey!

  189. CW whered you get fireworks?

  190. He said that he just got lucky.

  191. Helo????????????????

  192. meet me here at around 7:00

  193. From the Poptropica Store.

  194. Ok The Cab.

  195. Earth to Jeall?

  196. Hello?

  197. Im confused again.

  198. Where Did You get the fireworks?

  199. Jeall?

  200. The Poptropica Store.

  201. whats the name of your outfit from the store?

  202. I got the Fireworks from the Poptropica Store.

  203. There is something else in the Poptropica Store.

  204. And the out fit…Whats it called?

  205. I know the fireworks(For 4th Of July probably) And Atom Power (For the new island) speaking of new Island…We still dont know the name.I checked the blog 2 mins ago and nothing.

  206. hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  207. I didn’t get the outfit from the Poptropica Store. I got that Radiate thing. Go check out the Poptropica Store to see what I am talking about.

  208. well bye. Im going swimming soon most likley.

  209. I know its Called Atom Power.

  210. Why do you get all freaked out? I told you I’m a slow typer.

  211. I didnt get freaked out and Im slow too.

  212. 250th comment and bye!!!!

  213. Haii people

  214. Hi Meagan. Are you new?

  215. Hi Meagan and Welcome. Everyone says Im nice so if you need help just ask me.

  216. Yea im new

  217. My friend told me tht there is this new island call skullduggery i think?

  218. Yep. Ill so you around if youd like. How long have you been playing poptropica?

  219. And ill call you Meg(Thats somthing everyone knows, Jeall=nickname).

  220. Opps Ill SHOW you around.

  221. There is about to be a new island that I think is called “Structure Island”.

  222. I was talking to Meg, by the way.

  223. I think Its called Robot Or Michanical Isalnd.What do you think Meg? πŸ™‚ And I know CW. What about it?

  224. Did Meg leave?

  225. Hey, I just discovered something! If you go to the Avatar Studio and type in BinaryBard there he is! After that type in jordanleary

  226. If you press spacebar repeatedly quick *Anchor* it will make your boat able to move but slower πŸ™‚

  227. I think its *maybe* Steamship Island….

  228. I think Meg was not used to hostpitallity. Shell be back.hopfully.

  229. Has anybody tried my discovery yet? It works!

  230. New post on Poptropica Creator’s Blog! Coderkid was right!

  231. OMG! Come on!!!! Im not playing poptropica tell they make a resonable name. I mean Steam Ship Island Its the worst name they ever… Wait its not SteamShip Island! Its Steamworks Island!! Yay no stupid,horrible,dispicable name.

  232. Coderkid was wrong!!!!!! YaY!!!!!

  233. well bye. Im gonna meet Young Melon at the park.Bye!!!!

  234. early Good Night Everyone!!!!


  236. Coderkid was actually right, Jeall.

  237. No he said Steam SHIP isalnd Not Steam WORKS Island. Oh going swimming with young Melon. He says hi.

  238. Poptropica secrets Hi, I’m your fan
    you could visit my blog: http://poptropicacpbrasil.blogspot.com/ I speak Portuguese, but the poptropica secret help much my blog
    Thanks for Everything
    ~ ScaryBones

  239. just keep swimmig just keep swimming just keep swimming swimming swimming what do we do we swim swim ……I like to swimmmmm!!!!!:mrgreem:

  240. I just swam. Awsome!!!! :mrgreen:

  241. It should be mrblue because hes more of a blue coler.

  242. yyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!:mrgreen:


  244. I can’t wait for Steamworks island already! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  245. Everyone knows its Steam works Yas

  246. It’s gonna’ be AWESOME!

  247. Im not that excited about it(the island). It doesnt look so fun.

  248. I agree with Jeall. Oh gotta eat.

  249. I have to do a chore.Hold on.

  250. Oh and jeall I’ve been out that’s why I found out so late.

  251. Gotta’ go. Be back later.

  252. I cant wait for it to come out!

  253. how do you get the map peice from bouffant bay

  254. GGGGGGGGGGGTRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!my computer is soooooo slowwww!!!!!!!i just want to slap somone …sorry mom it was on peerpose hisss!!!good thing i have a laptop it is fast…..soooooo

  255. booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :mrgreen:

  256. the new island looks so cool.

  257. i like the chainsaw thingy!!!!GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!sorry i don’t know how to make a chainsaw sound

  258. hi im back πŸ˜€

  259. Tough goose, no need to make it. We don’t have “audio comments” here πŸ˜€ :S

  260. 300th to comment!

  261. crazyDUDE!!!!GOGO~

    EVERY ONE! try this(not sure it will work)
    (i never tryed it yet)

  262. crazyDUDE!!!!GOGO~

    300the to commet

  263. uuuuuuuggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh im soooooooo bored. well on the bright side, im going swimming today then ill watch fireworks. hey steamworks and fireworks!Well, happy fourth of july to everyone!!!

  264. entle singer me too I just got in the pool and my DAD and GRANDDAD are shooting a firework called “Your One Bad Mother” have fun

  265. Crazy Dude, You type in any name you can think of. Like your name. Or whatever

  266. That is acually a very good idea, it seems so ovbious to do it, but i never thought of that! thanks for the tip i’ll defintly try that!

  267. poptropicarules

    talk about saling tips

  268. poptropicarules

    anybody here

  269. hi!poptropicarules

  270. do you have a phonix warbird

  271. yes i do

  272. i have a steaming fury,koi,or the warbird bye cutequeen

  273. i’m sorry for all the sillyness and accdients i dont tonight i’m really sorry

  274. or i did tonight

  275. poptropicarules

    bye cutequeen

  276. bye poptropicarules

  277. I keep running into scullduggery island, and I don’t think your supposed to know where it is when you have a jimmy rigger, but it’s in between golden harbor and pirate outpost and it’s covored with clouds and fog and when you land on it and leave captin crawfish is there and you can’t fight him whith a jimmy rigger and he runs into you and then you …………… … .. ………………….. die πŸ™

  278. yo im sorry i couldnt comment earlier cuz i was on vacation.super sorry.

  279. Meeeeeeeee- To HIPEOPLE

    ya, your not supposed to…but most people do anyway… just dont bump into it…


    How are you supposed to fight captain crawfish? He keeps healing himself! And i always lose more health than him if i bump into him… is there a way that i dont know about?

  280. i cant figure out how to do the stupid lanten thingy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  281. yeah i knoe when you have a raft its not there but when you get the the jimmy rigger it is there WAT ^ WITH THAT!!!

  282. I WANT A FLYING ISLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  283. know what would be cool. a island that is an amusement park. That would be very cool!

  284. the eight legs are away from me all the time!
    you can battle with little ship when you have big ship!

  285. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WATS HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I made it on the island butt……………..it said(oops!
    it didn’t say blah but it said
    1.go on settings
    2.go to folder
    3.it says (
    ……………………………………………………………………………………ITS WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i think…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AT LAST MY POPTROPICAN IS……….IS………….ISSSS……………………….FREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  286. uno this program was from me becuase in 1 of the walkthroughs i said “IM STUCK IN AN ISLAND!HOW DO I GET OUT OF THIS ISLAND!!!!! IM STUCK BECAUSE OF THESE SSSSSSSHHHHIIIIIPPPPSSSSSSSS(ships)” and dats why diss walkthrough was made…sorry girl or boy who made diss…i think you are a girl…99% sure you are a girl and 1% sure you are a boy. :mrgreen: i just want to do somethin :mrblue: does it work? i donno.ill see soon πŸ™‚



  289. BUY IT!


  291. Thanks! It Works! XD

  292. can’t defeat CAPTAIN CRAWFISH!!!!!!!!! 1) i have da ship 2) i got the crew 3) I DOT GET IT πŸ™ pls help me

  293. i am going to die right now because of this says CAPTIN CRAWFISH

  294. :'( i can’t win this island.

  295. 😳 i can’t win this island πŸ™

  296. It is mrgreen. If you wanted to look pink just put oops.

  297. shadowtail *warriors cats*

    hey guys happy day after new year
    um how do you show to dude who told you what to do in the first place that you found a hidden island?

  298. I Am Awesome 2 the max

    i need tips on getting doubloons! help?

  299. there’s this pink bloatfish that tries to kill me while sailing. it pops up and bumps me. >:s

  300. Happy ghost AKA Blitzwing

    da da da du dum da da da DA dada
    i liek pirats of the carribean

  301. πŸ™ My ship won’t even move! It’s always stuck in place even when i lift anchor so i can’t complete this island…apart from maybe Astro Knights I think this is the hardest island.

  302. For getting dabloons you should write down the places and what ever has the lowest price there that is what you should buy and with the highest-sell. Eventually it will come together but on one place I think you have to buy something more expensive. You can also look for salvge or you can get a loan but I woudn’t get a loan because you’ll just have to pay it back in like 14 days so loans aren’t recomended.
    Hope this helped!