Each Neopet Game account can have a maximum of four pets. You can
either create a new Neopet on the side bar or visit the Neopian
Pound and adopt one that someone has abandoned. If you create a
new neopet, note that some of the pets are restricted for various
The Neopets game is an amazingly big and diverse and complex
world for the newbie. If you have never played or been exposed
to the neopets game, you may have some questions. So, here
are some introductory thoughts for the neopets newbie.
Once you have your neopet, there are several things to do with
it before going into a Neopet Game:
Your neopet WILL get hungry and needs to be fed. You can monitor
this by clicking on your pet's name on the link below your name
and you NP level on the bottom of the left hand sidebar. Each
neopet has a different personality and may not like some things you
feed it. To feed your pet, go to you inventory and click on a
food item, then select the feeding option on the box that pops
up. There is even a gourmet club for picky eaters and your pet
can win a trophy for eating the most gourmet foods.
There are some items that you can use on or with your neopet
before playing a Neopet Game.
You can read books to a pet (they disappear after you read them).
If you pet reads enough, they can earn a trophy in the Neopian
Book Awards! The book list is here.
You can choose to equip your neopet with battle weapons if you
plan to fight a battledome Neopet Game. There is a link in your
shop inventory if you want to unequip an item. Note...some weapons
only work on some neopets.
Potions/medicine....these can cure or change your neopet depending
on what it is.
Training & Battling
If you want to train your neopet to grow stronger for Neopet
Games, be sure to visit Coltzan's Shrine in the Lost Desert every
day and maybe consider putting your pet into training at either
Cap'n Threelegs' Swashbuckling Academy on Krawk Island or the
Mystery Island Training School.
The Swashbuckling Academy is good
for neopets under level 40 and takes dubloons as payment. The
Mystery Island Training School takes codestones as payment and
can train any level of neopet. When you put your pet in training,
be sure to view the status and pay for the course, and then check
back after the allotted time and finish the training.
alternative to training is gaining access to the Lab Ray and zapping
your pet everyday. It is expensive to collect all the Secret Laboratory
Map pieces to gain access, but once you do, you have life time
access, and can zap your pet once a day. You have to go to the
NeoPet Games Room and pick Puzzles and scroll down to the Treasure Hunt
game where you can select to hunt for the Secret Lab maps.
If you decide to battle during your Neopet Game, training is
a must. Then you can equip your pet and battle in the battledome.
You can fight against other players or battle opponents that you
have found around the site. Read the Battlepedia for more info.
Your neopet can earn trophies that appear on your pet's look up
page for entering contests like the Gourmet Club, the Neopians
Book Awards, Beauty contest etc. Click here to see your trophies
and here for more info on contests available.
Your neopet has a webpage and you can edit it or leave it as the
default that each pet species has. To see your pet's page or edit
it, go to NeoPet Game Central and click Pet Pages. You can even
see how many people have viewed your pet's page!
People will want to see your neopet, and they will view your
pet's look up by clicking on the pet's name from your user look
up. You can edit your pet's look ups with HTML by clicking on
your pet's quick reference info and finding the link.
You can do a lot of things with your pet including paint them
different colors if you find a paint brush or use a morphing potion
to change them. To see all the possible ways to paint pets, visit
the Rainbow Pool on the main Shops page. (You can even paint petpets!).
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