Skullduggery Island

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Set sail for adventure! Outwit cunning pirates and battle fierce sea monsters in the biggest Poptropica online virtual world quest yet. Build your ship. Assemble your crew. Rule the sea!

Video Walkthrough

Written Walkthrough

Fort Ridley

Go right until you arrive at this small hill, then click to go right. Talk to the girl and she’ll say she wants someone to fetch her coin. Go under the hill and click go left. When you get there, pick up the Doubloon (coin).

Go to the shop and press “Use” on the doubloon to get a Bag of Feed for chickens. Then head right until you see this shelf with a Broken Mirror on top. Click on it and she’ll say you can have it for free. Exit, then go left until you see this guy with chickens. Press “Use” on the Feed and he’ll give reward you with a Chicken.

Then go right and up the hill and go even more right till you see a guy with bugs destroying his crops. Click “Use” on the Chicken and he’ll reward you with a Blue Candle.

Head further right till you see a bunch of rocks. Jump on the rocks till you reach the top and go right to find the mansion. Go inside the mansion and head right to talk to the governor. He’ll give you a message that has some part that will only be able to be read under the blue candle.

Click “Use” on the blue candle and he’ll show you the rest of the message. Exit and go back to the first part of Fort Ridley. Enter the General Store and take the broken mirror on one of the shelves to add it to your inventory. The shopkeeper will let you keep it, and you can exit the store.

Back outside, you’ll see a building with a soldier holding a musket. Climb up the building to find the telescope.

Press “Use” on the broken mirror and you’ll have to keep looking through the telescope till you see a small raft.

Press the mirror icon in the bottom left corner when you see the raft and you’ll shine a signal. Then he’ll respond back and a message will say he’s approaching. He comes back and he gives you his raft.

There are only two other guys on it for now, but don’t worry, you can expand your crew later. Right now, though, let’s find the map pieces!

Bouffant Bay

To find the Map piece here, you talk to this one guy who says it’s on 312 Hanging Fern Way. Go right till you find hanging ferns.

  • 3rd fern
  • 1st fern
  • 2nd fern

When you hit them in this order, a map piece will fall. Grab it. You will need to assemble the rest of your Skullduggery Archipelago Map by finding all the map pieces on various islands in this archipelago.

Parrot Port

To find this Map piece, you need to talk to the parrot. He’ll tell you to jump in the sea and then come find him.

Jump in the ocean and then go on top of the second building (not including the tower). He will be on this window. Then he’ll tell you to clog the vent and see where he went. Go to the building to the right with the vent. Stand on it to clog it, and then go right and jump in the last palm tree where the bird is in.

Then he’ll tell you to go to the tower, and you’ll find a friend. There will be a pirate and he’ll award you the map piece if you bring back the parrot. To find the parrot, you need a Cracker, which is in the top left corner of the pub (location indicated by the red outlined square in this picture):

When you’re outside, press “Use” on the cracker and the parrot will fly to you. Then click on the pirate and he’ll give you the Map piece.

Golden Harbour

To get this Map piece, you need to light the lamps in a specific order: the first, second, and fourth.

Count the lamps and then do this. Light the fourth lamp first, which is right next to the gate. Then light up second lamp, which is on the first building. Next, light the first lamp, which is the first lamp you saw when you came. If you light them up in this order, the map piece will come out of the gate next to the fourth lamp.

Pirate Place

To get this one, you need to go to the very top of the place. Jump on the post and pick up the Cannon Starter Kit at the top near the cannonry, just under the Jolly Roger flag.

You will also need to find an explosive barrel somewhere in the middle of the place. Push the explosive all the way down under the golden tooth of the skull. Click on the cannon a little left of the big skull.

When it hits the explosive, the gold tooth will fall out and then there will be a map piece sticking out.

Dragon Cove

In the water, step on the first dragon head. You will get the Mallet. Bang the gong with the mallet. Then move the man with the fishing pole to where the fish jump. When he catches a fish, he will give you a map piece.

Skullduggery Island

You will need to gather doubloons (1 million or a little less) to buy the Phoenix Warbird at Dragon Cove. It’s recommended that you upgrade to the next best ship as soon as you have enough doubloons, because it will hold more cargo and move faster.

You will also need doubloons to assemble your crew. It’s best to buy all four crew mates to beat the many enemies that will come. Here’s the list of all the crew mates:

  • Cook (default)
  • Cabin Boy (default)
  • Cargo Master (found at Bouffant Bay) – gives extra cargo space depending on your current ship model; costs 15,000 doubloons
  • Navigator (found at Parrot Port) – increases ship speed; costs 12,000 doubloons
  • Cannoneer (found at Pirate Outpost) – loads cannons quicker; costs 20,000 doubloons
  • Shipwright (found at Dragon Cove) – repairs ship without docking; costs 20,000 doubloons

The Cargo Master will be of use early on, but for the other crew members, it’s up to you whether you want to get them now or at the end.

Doubloon Tips

The best way to gain a lot of doubloons is to go from island to island in a clockwise direction, buying as much of the cheapest item as you can, then selling it all on the next island where it becomes most expensive and buying max of the cheapest again. Also, remember to collect salvages from the waters. If some other ship begins shooting at you, it’s best to run away rather than get beat.

Buying/Selling:

  • Parrot Port – Buy: Grain, Sell: Medicine
  • Pirate Outpost – Buy: Spice, Sell: Grain
  • Dragon Cove – Buy: Silk, Sell: Spice
  • Bouffant Bay – Buy: Medicine, Sell: Silk

Battling the Boss

After you have assembled your crew and purchased the Phoenix Warbird from Dragon Cove, go to Skullduggery Island, which will show up when you have gotten all five map pieces.

Captain Crawfish’s ship will appear near Skullduggery Island. Keep trying to hit it with your cannons and don’t let him get out of your sight because he will keep healing.

The End is Near

If he only has a little health left and you have a lot, run your ship into his. It drains health from you and him very quickly, so only do this when he has a tiny bit of health and you have a lot. He will die quickly. Once you defeat him, go back to the Governor and talk to him. He’ll give you a map to the treasure and a Bone Shovel.

Taking the Treasure

When you return to Skullduggery Island, walk six paces right of the flag you see. Use your bone shovel to dig up the treasure, and Captain Crawfish will appear once again.

But his ship falls apart because of your crew. When you leave, you’ll be awarded the Island Medallion. Congratulations

 

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