Year 16

Sleeping | January

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The Neopies
3rd
Aisha Day
11th
Buzz Day

Awakening | February

12th
Lenny Day
18th
Chia Day
21st
Tonu Day
22nd
Mynci Day

Running | March

all month
Daily Dare
2nd
Uni Day
21st (?)
Gadgadsbogen
22nd
Chomby Day

Eating | April

14th
Grey Day
16th
Krawk Day
19th
Lutari Day
22nd
Kougra Day

Hunting | May

2nd
Lupe Day
4th
Hissi Day
14th
Moehog Day
25th
Koi Day
28th
Yurble Day

Relaxing | June

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Altador Cup
2nd
Fyora Day
15th
Nimmo Day
19th
Kau Day
28th
Acara Day

Swimming | July

11th
Ixi Day
29th
Ruki Day

Hiding | August

18th
Meerca Day
24th
Grundo Day
25th
Mutant Day
29th
Kyrii Day

Gathering | September

9th
Draik Day
13th
Techo Day
25th
Skeith Day

Collecting | October

all month
Haunted Faire
10th
Eyrie Day
13th
Bori Day
16th
Jetsam Day
23rd
Symol Day
26th
Korbat Day
31st
Halloween

Storing | November

3rd
Slorg Day
8th
Pteri Day
27th
Usul Day

Celebrating | December

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12th
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News

16th April

Looks we're not having a Lawyerbot Appreciation Day this year, unless it's going to turn up late. =[

15th April

The Festival of Neggs is here! It began halfway through the 14th (Day 1 will be a day and half a long to give everyone a fair chance at completing it on release day) and it will end on May 4th.

12th April

Hmm, still no sign of the non-NC portion of the Festival of Neggs... In other news, the Grey Day issue of the Neopian Times saw no item reward. Thanks to Happytimewithmilk for the info.

8th April

There is some early Grey Day news in the New Features: the Chia can now be painted Grey (the last of all the species) and it says there will be more grey news all through this week. It's spread out again, like the Gadgadsbogen news was. Is this going to be a thing?

5th April

TEC is now listed at Strategy, a new directory.

4th April

The NC activity Bloomin' Neggs has returned (running from the 3rd to the 22nd). I'm taking this to mean that the rest of the Festival of Neggs will soon follow. =D

1st April

Welcome to April, a month of many things including April Fool's Day, Lutari Day, Cybunny Day and the Festival of Neggs.

If the Festival of Neggs is to happen this year (who knows after Daily Dare got axed?) it will likely begin a week or two before April 20th, the date Easter falls on.

In other news, the Neopian Times saw something like a new Special Issue last month. It passed me by at the time, but Issue 634 was an 'Ode to the Villains' organised by Just a Couple of Writers. Though created independently of The Neopets Team it was given the stamp of validation with a villain-themed background and the item 'Dark Tea' was awarded. Plus, the same group are planning a Hero's Issue for Issue 654 (July 18th, most likely). Thanks very much to June_scarlet for this information.

31st March

Brace yourselves for April Fool's Day tomorrow... If tradition is anything, The Neopets Team will try to fool us. The Neopian Times writers' prank is already up in this week's issue - can you spot it? =]

30th March

The Gadgadsbogen festival has appeared in the New Features in a piecemeal way over the last few days, beginning on the 25th.

24th March

Chomby Day saw a release of 20,000 Chombies, only about 4,600 of which were created. I wrote a summary over on my blog. =]

21st March

Something plotlike is happening at that old water tower in Moltara. =D Exciting! That said, I won't really be keeping up a commentary on developments, as it isn't annual and therefore not what TEC is about. But it's exciting. =]

19th March

A garbled transmission has been heard around Neopia today... Plotplotplot? Maybe? 8D

16th March

The Woodland Petpet Paint Brush was given out to those whose work was included in this year's Illusen Day issue of the Neopian Times. Thanks to Zacbenj for the info! =]

9th March

Today is the last day of the Daily Faerie Quests! The prize for visiting every day is a Flowing Air Faerie Skirt.

8th March

In the Editorial of NT Issue 635 TNT said that Gadgadsbogen festival would not arrive for 'at least two weeks', which takes us to sometime around the 21st March.

6th March

We only have a few more days of the Daily Faerie Quests - they end on the 9th.

1st March

Welcome to March, a month of many things including Gadgadsbogen, the beginning of DST and Illusen Day. C=

TNT have said that the Daily Dare won't be happening this month (if at all this year). Plus, Easter is on 20th April this year so the Festival of Neggs is unlikely to begin until a week or so before that date.

The Daily Faerie Quests continue until the 9th.

22nd February

Last week I sent in a question about the Daily Dare to the Editorial and TNT answered it in Issue 633!

I asked: 'Can we expect the Daily Dare in March this year?'.

TNT said: 'AAA is still pretty exhausted from the Games Master Challenge and is taking a bit of a break. However, we will have other content to keep you guys entertained. :)' .

Does this mean no Daily Dare at all this year? And what 'other content' are they planning?

21st February, later

Turns out the daily Faerie Quests has been an annual happening since 2011, so: new entry! =D

21st February

The Faeries of Neopia are handing out daily quests again. =D (Maybe we'll finally finish fixing Faerieland this time?) Tip: Opening the Shop Wizard page before receiving a quest makes it possible to search the item yourself.

16th February

The Pink Paint Brush was given out to those whose work was included in this year's Valentine's Day issue of the Neopian Times. Thanks to Homestead58 for the info! =]

15th February, later

Okay, after a thorough canvassing of the news archives I have determined that the Shenkuu Lunar Festival is indeed an annual event, so it now has its own entry, yay! =D

It turns out that up until recently the Shenkuu Festival did coincide with the Chinese New Year passably accurately. Then we had no Shenkuu Festival at all in 2013 and we missed 31st Jan this year. Did TNT forget about it? Who knows!

15th February

TNT has named the 15th, 16th, and 17th as the Shenkuu Lunar Festival in the New Features. I'm trying to work out whether it is an annual event or not. Thing is, all the wisdom I've read says that Shenkuu Lunar Festival coincides with the Chinese New Year, but the Chinese New Year was January 31st this year. Also I've yet to find a previous Shenkuu Lunar Festival in the news archives, though given its variable nature I can't say for sure there hasn't been one.

In other news, you might have noticed the Daily Dare has appeared in The Expanded Calendar's 'Coming up' box as being due in March. Well, I'm not confident that it will be happening in March. Last year it was delayed by over four months, because of other things going on. There's no knowing whether TNT will be replacing it firmly on its original schedule or whether they will be having it later.

8th February

Anti Valentine's Day is early this year. The New Features places it on the 8th or 9th.

6st February

The Neopies are now over for another year.

1st February

Welcome to February, the month of Jhudora Day, Valentine's and Anti Valentine's. :D

27th January

We're over halfway through The Neopies (it's ending on the 5th Feb). How is your fortitude holding up?

25th January

After last week I sent in an Editorial question asking if any of the other Wheel avatars were less rare on certain days, but sadly TNT have not answered it.

18th January

TNT stated in this week's Editorial that although getting the 'Brightvale' avatar from the Wheel of Knowledge is really rare it is slightly less rare on Discovery of Brightvale day (which is in August). This snippet has been added to our D. of Brightvale entry. C=

15th January

The Neopies has arrived! Take a look here to cast your judgement on Year 15. Check back every day for new categories.

10th January

I'm surprised we haven't heard any whispers about The Neopies yet. It usually begins around the 9th or 11th.

8th January

The Neopets Premium holiday sale ends after Thursday 9th.

4th January

We have an unexpected Snot Day in the New Features today, introducing the Snot colour for the Jetsam, Ruki, Acara, and Yurble! Although there are similar events that are annual (such as Grey Day and Mutant Day) this Snot Day is explicitly named a 'random theme' in the news so it is unlikely to happen again next year.

1st January

Happy New Year! Here's to a fantastic Year 16. Let's make it a good one. =]

(Shhhh...)

(Older news entries have been sacrificed to pacify the Meepits.)

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Monthly - Freebies For You

The Freebies For You page can be visited each month to receive 2,000 np and one food item per Neopet. This is available to main accounts only; side accounts are not permitted to collect this freebie.

The Freebies resets at the beginning of the new month; therefore, you could receive your monthly freebies on Jan 31st and then again on Feb 1st.

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3rd Day - Half-Price Day

Half-Price Day takes place twelve times a year, on the 3rd of each month. For 24 hours the items in most Neopian shops are sold at half their usual price.

There are a number of exceptions: User-owned shops, the Hidden Tower, Almost Abandoned Attic, General Store, Neohome Superstore, Igloo Garage Sale, Smuggler's Cove, Little Nippers, Neolodge and NC Mall are all excluded.

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3rd Wednesday - Hidden Tower Discount Day

Summary

On the third Wednesday of each month, users whose accounts are 60+ months (5+ years) old can buy items in the Hidden Tower at a 3% discount. Jellyneo has a Price Viewer that calculates the effect this discount has upon the items.

As the Hidden Tower is a shop, buying from it is ordinarily restricted to main accounts only. However, The Neopets Team stated in Editorial 443 (2nd question down) that users may choose one of their accounts, be it main or side, with which to buy from the Hidden Tower on Discount Day. This allows users whose main accounts are younger than their side accounts to benefit. The required neopoints must still be supplied by the user's main account, however. Neopoints may be moved to a side account through the Trading Post.

Dates for Y16 (2014)

  • January 15th
  • February 19th
  • March 19th
  • April 16th
  • May 21st
  • June 18th
  • July 16th
  • August 20th
  • September 17th
  • October 15th
  • November 19th
  • December 17th

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25th Day - Game Ratio Change

Game ratios are the ratios between in-game points and Neopoints. When you send your score in a game, your points are converted into Neopoints based on whatever ratio the game is set to at the time. As well as varying from game to the game the ratios also change each month - on the 25th.

According to Editorial 334 (4th question down) the ratio changes are controlled by 'an automated system' to 'help balance out the flow of Neopoints into Neopia'.

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Neopian Times Special Issues

Summary

The Neopian Times holds special issues for several of Neopia's events. If enough pieces of work relating to an upcoming event are sent in and accepted, then the issue will have a theme (for example, Issue 577 was themed for Sloth Appreciation Day) and the writers and artists whose work is included in the issue will usually receive an item. The 50th issues are celebrated similarly, except that the item given out for 50th issues is new and exclusive, whereas for other special issues it is not.

Dates of Special Issue Events

  • 650th Issue: [due when?]

History of Special Issues & Item Prizes

For a full listing of previous Special Issues and the items that have been given out, continue to Page Two.

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NT Special Issue Item Prizes

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The following is an incomplete history of Special Issue item prizes. If you have any more information then I would love to hear from you, thanks.

While most Special Issue prizes are pre-existing items, the 50th issues always award new, exclusive NT-themed items.

50th Issues (June/July)

  • 2013: Issue 600 (21st June)
    • Item: Book of Ideas
  • 2012: Issue 550 (22nd June)
    • Item: Neopian Times Writing Quill
  • 2011: Issue 500 (24th June)
    • Item: Neopian Times Background
  • 2010: Issue 450 (2nd July)
    • Item: Neopian Times Writing Quill
  • 2009: Issue 400 (10th July)
    • Item: Postal Weewoo Action Figure
  • 2008: Issue 350 (3rd July)
    • Item: Neopian Times White Weewoo Plushie
  • 2007: Issue 300 (13th July)
    • Item: Postal Weewoo Action Figure
  • 2006: Issue 250 (28th July)
    • Item: Neopian Times White Weewoo Plushie
  • 2005: Issue 200 (22nd July)
    • Item: Neopian Times 200th Anniversary Card
  • 2004: Issue 170 (19th Dec)
    • Item: Neopian Times Coin*

*Issue 170 coincided with 2004's Day of Giving. The issue displayed the Day of Giving theme, but the item given out was an exclusive NT-themed prize, therefore it is listed both here and under the Day of Giving.

Sloth Appreciation Day (14th Jan)

  • 2014: No special issue
  • 2013: Issue 577 (11th Jan)
    • Item: Dr. Sloth Stamp
  • 2012: Issue 528 (13th Jan)
    • Item: none
  • 2011: Issue 477 (14th Jan
    • Item: [mixed information - ???]
  • 2010: Issue 426 (15th Jan)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2009-04: No special issue

Jhudora Day (4th Feb)

  • 2014: No special issue
  • 2013: Issue 580 (1st Feb)
    • Item: Jhudoras Harp
  • 2012: Issue 531 (3rd Feb)
    • Item: Jhudoras Bluff Background
  • 2011: Issue 480 (4th Feb)
    • Item: Angry Candy
  • 2010: Issue 429 (5th Feb)
    • Item: All About Dark Faeries
  • 2009: Issue 378 (6th Feb)
    • Item: Dark Faerie Wings
  • 2008: No special issue
  • 2007: No special issue
  • 2006: Issue 226 (3rd Feb)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2005: No special issue
  • 2004: No special issue

Valentine's Day (14th Feb)

  • 2014: Issue 632 (14th Feb)
    • Item: Pink Paint Brush
  • 2013: Issue 581 (8th Feb)
    • Item: Pink Flower Garland
  • 2012: Issue 532 (10th Feb)
    • Item: Beautiful Columns Foreground
  • 2011: Issue 481 (11th Feb)
    • Item: Pink Paint Brush
  • 2010: Issue 430 (12th Feb)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2009: Issue 379 (13th Feb)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2008: Issue 329 (8th Feb)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2007: Issue 279 (16th Feb)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2006: Issue 227 (10th Feb)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2005: Issue 177 (11th Feb)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2004: No special issue

Chia Day (18th Feb)

  • 2013: No special issue
  • 2012: Issue 533 (17th Feb)
    • Item: none
  • 2011: Issue 482 (18th Feb)
    • Item: none
  • 2010-04: No special issue

Ode to the Villains
The Ode to the Villains special was created by Just a Couple of Writers.

Gadgadsbogen (March)

  • 2013: No special issue
  • 2012: Issue 537 (23rd Mar)
    • Item: Tigersquash Crepe
  • 2011-04: No special issue

Illusen Day (17th Mar)

  • 2014: Issue 636 (14th Mar)
    • Item: Woodland Petpet Paint Brush
  • 2013: Issue 586 (15th Mar)
    • Item: Green Alkenore
  • 2012: Issue 536 (16th Mar)
    • Item: Pencil of the Earth Faerie
  • 2011: Issue 486 (18th Mar)
    • Item: Growing a Vine Yard
  • 2010: Issue 435 (19th Mar)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2009: Issue 384 (20th Mar)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2008: Issue 334 (14th Mar)
    • Item: Finding Illusen
  • 2007: Issue 283 (16th Mar)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2006: Issue 231 (16th Mar)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2005: Issue 182 (17th Mar)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2004: No special issue

April Fool's Day (1st Apr)
April Fool's Day is not strictly a Special Issue at all. It wasn't considered an occasion within the Neopian Times until a group of writers and artists started devising annual pranks by submitting multiple pieces about an invented topic. The day has never been marked with its own theme and, as you can see below, has not been know to give out item prizes.

Easter (date variable)

  • 2013: No special issue
  • 2012: Issue 539 (6th Apr)
    • Item: Green Gem Negg
  • 2011: Issue 491 (22nd Apr)
    • Item: Rainbow Vanilla Negg
  • 2010: Issue 437 (2nd Apr)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2009: Issue 387 (10th Apr)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2008: Issue 335 (21st Mar)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2007-04: No special issue

Grey Day (14th Apr)

  • 2014: Issue 640 (11th Apr)
    • Item: none
  • 2013: Issue 590 (12th Apr)
    • Item: none
  • 2012: Issue 540 (13th Apr)
    • Item: Grey Paint Brush
  • 2011: Issue 489 (8th Apr)
    • Item: Grey Meepit
  • 2010: Issue 439 (16th Apr)
    • Item: Grey Paint Brush
  • 2009: Issue 388 (17th Apr)
    • Item: Grey Petpet Paint Brush
  • 2008: Issue 338 (11th Apr)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2007: Issue 287 (13th Apr)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2006: Issue 235 (14th Apr)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2005-04: No special issue

Fyora Day (2nd Jun)

  • 2013: No special issue
  • 2012: Issue 547 (1st Jun)
    • Item: Fyora Cookies
  • 2011: Issue 497 (3rd Jun)
    • Item: Fyoras Castle Stamp
  • 2010: Issue 446 (4th Jun)
    • Item: Faerie Paint Brush
  • 2009: Issue 394 (29th May)
    • Item: Hidden Tower Secrets
  • 2008: No special issue
  • 2007: Issue 294 (1st Jun)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2006: Issue 242 (2nd Jun)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2005: Issue 193 (2nd Jun)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2004: No special issue

Petpet Appreciation Day (8th Jun)

  • 2013: Issue 598 (7th Jun)
    • Item: Royal Petpet Paint Brush
  • 2012: Issue 549 (15th Jun)
    • Item: Snowickle
  • 2011: Issue 498 (10th Jun)
    • Item: Island Petpet Paint Brush
  • 2010: Issue 447 (11th Jun)
    • Item: Island Petpet Paint Brush
  • 2009: Issue 395 (5th Jun)
    • Item: A Snowbunny Tail
  • 2008: No special issue
  • 2007: Issue 295 (8th Jun)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2006-04: No special issue

Annual Usuki Doll Convention (20th Aug)

  • 2013-10: No special issue
  • 2009: Issue 406 (21st Aug)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2008-04: No special issue

Mutant Day (25th Aug)

  • 2013: No special issue
  • 2012: Issue 559 (23rd Aug)
    • Item: Dr Sloth Coin
  • 2011: Issue 509 (26th Aug)
    • Item: It Came From the Mine
  • 2010: Issue 458 (27th Aug)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2009: Issue 407 (28th Aug)
    • Item: Mutant Petpet Paint Brush
  • 2008: Issue 357 (29th Aug)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2007-04: No special issue

The Annual Chocolate Ball (15th Sept)

  • 2013: No special issue
  • 2012: Issue 562 (14th Sept)
    • Item: White Chocolate Lutari
  • 2011: Issue 512 (16th Sept)
    • Item: Chocolate Maractite Coin
  • 2010: Issue 461 (17th Sept)
    • Item: Hazelnut Whirl
  • 2009: Issue 410 (18th Sept)
    • Item: Faerie Chocodrop
  • 2008-4: No special issue

Faerie Festival (17/20th Sept)

  • 2013: Issue 613 (20th Sept)
    • Item: Air Faerie Snowglobe
  • 2012: Issue 563 (21st Sept)
    • Item: Fountain Faerie Stamp
  • 2011: Issue 513 (23rd Sept)
    • Item: Faerie Slorg Stamp
  • 2010-04: No special issue

Halloween (31st Oct)

  • 2013: Issue 618 (25th Oct)
    • Item: Wraith Paint Brush
  • 2012: Issue 568 (26th Oct)
    • Item: Edible Plushie
  • 2011: Issue 518 (28th Oct)
    • Item: Transparent Paint Brush
  • 2010: Issue 467 (29th Oct)
    • Item: Halloween Paint Brush
  • 2009: Issue 416 (30th Oct)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2008: Issue 366 (30th Oct)
    • Item: Pirate Paint Brush
  • 2007: Issue 315 (26th Oct)
    • Item: Halloween Candy Cane
  • 2006: Issue 263 (27th Oct)
    • Item: Halloween Petpet Paint Brush
  • 2005: Issue 214 (28th Oct)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2004: No special issue

Neopets' Birthday (15th Nov)

Day of Giving (25th Dec)

  • 2013: Issue 625 (20th Dec)
    • Item: Christmas Pattern Negg
  • 2012: Issue 575 (21st Dec)
    • Item: Christmas Chomby Plushie
  • 2011: Issue 526 (22nd Dec)
    • Item: Plushie Paint Brush
  • 2010: Issue 475 (23rd Dec)
    • Item: Plushie Paint Brush
  • 2009: Issue 423 (18th Dec)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2008: Issue 372 (19th Dec)
    • Item: Plushie Paint Brush
  • 2007: Issue 323 (21st Dec)
    • Item: Plushie Paint Brush
  • 2006: Issue 271 (22nd Dec)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2005: Issue 221 (22nd Dec)
    • Item: [???]
  • 2004: Issue 170 (19th Dec)
    • Item: Neopian Times Coin**

**2004's Day of Giving coincided with Issue 170. The issue displayed the Day of Giving theme, but the item given out was an exclusive NT-themed prize, therefore it is listed both here and under the 50th Issues.

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Daylight Saving Time

Summary

Neopia observes daylight saving time (DST - the practice of temporarily advancing clocks during the summertime so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less). Since Neopets' headquarters are located in California, Neopian Standard Time (NST) follows the same daylight saving time as Pacific Standard Time (PST).

  • Daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday of March. Clocks are turned forward an hour at 02:00 am NST.
  • Daylight saving time ends on the first Sunday of November. Clocks are turned backward an hour at 02:00 am NST.

Dates for Y16 (2014)

  • March 9th: clocks forward
  • November 2nd: clocks back

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Festival of Neggs (variable date)

This event is currently in progress. Visit the Festival of Neggs page to participate.

Summary

The Festival of Neggs is a small-scale event hosted by Kari the Negg Faerie. Neggs are hidden in a different area of Neopia each day and Kari gives out clues that guide the player in finding them. New and old items can be won by finding all of the Neggs. The 'Festival of Neggs' site theme can be obtained by successfully finding each patterned Negg on the day of its release.

The Festival also includes an optional Neocash activity.

In Y14 (2012) the Festival also included The Mysterious Negg logic puzzle, which afterwards spawned the Mysterious Negg Cave daily.

Dates

The date of the Festival is variable because it is timed to coincide with Easter, which itself can take place any time between March 22nd and April 25th.

  • Y16 (2014): April 14th - May 4th
  • Y15 (2013): March 25th - April 14th
  • Y14 (2012): April 2nd - April 22nd
  • Y13 (2011): April 6th - May 5th
  • Y12 (2010): March 15th - April 12th

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January - The Neopies

Summary

The Neopies is a small-scale event modelled on annual awards ceremonies. Each day players can vote for their favourite nominee in various categories (such as Best New Paint Brush or Best New Game) to collectively decide the highs and lows of the previous year. Voting earns the player items and Neopoints. A new, exclusive item is given out to those who voted every day.

Dates

  • Y16 (2014): Jan 15th - Feb 5th
  • Y15 (2013): Jan 9th-28th
  • Y14 (2012): Jan 11th-30th
  • Y13 (2011): Jan 11th-[when?]
  • Y12 (2010): Jan 12th-[when?]
  • Y11 (2009): Jan 28th-[when?]

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3rd Jan - Aisha Day

Aisha Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Aisha-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Aisha can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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6th Jan - Gnorbu Day (a.k.a. Gnorbu Shearing Day)

Gnorbu Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Gnorbu-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Gnorbu can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Additionally, the text on all Gnorbu petlookups is temporarily changed from '[petname] the [colour] Gnorbu' to '[petname] the [colour] ShearedGnorbu'. This dates from the first Gnorbu Day in Y9 (2007) when the petlookup images were replaced with images of a hairless, sheared Gnorbu. The full shearing has not happened since the introduction of Customisation.

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11th Jan - Buzz Day (a.k.a. Festival of Buzz)

Buzz Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Buzz-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Buzz can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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14th Jan - Sloth Appreciation Day

Summary

Dr. Frank Sloth demands appreciation on this day. His Horribleness is celebrated in a New Features post of Sloth-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries.

In the past Dr. Sloth has taken control of the New Features on his day to ensure full obedience. This has happened in Y6, Y9, Y10 and Y12.

Avatar

The 'I *heart* Sloth' avatar can be obtained today by completing the test at the Mind Control Laboratory.

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16th Jan - Elephante Day

Elephante Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Elephante-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Elephante can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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29th Jan - Kacheek Day

Kacheek Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Kacheek-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Kacheek can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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Jan/Feb - Shenkuu Lunar Festival

Summary

Shenkuu Lunar Festival is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new related items.

Dates

The date of the festival usually coincides with the Chinese New Year, which can fall any time between 21st January and 21st February, as in the table below.

Neopian Year Gregorian Year Shenkuu Lunar Festival Chinese New Year
Y16 2014 15-17th Feb 31st Jan
Y15 2013 none 10th Feb
Y14 2012 24th Jan 23rd Jan
Y13 2011 3rd Feb 3rd Feb
Y12 2010 17th Feb 14th Feb
Y11 2009 27th Jan 26th Jan
Y10 2008 7th Feb 7th Feb
Y9 2007 16th Feb 18th Feb

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Mid February - Daily Faerie Quests

Summary

The Faeries offer daily quests for the span of about three weeks. The Quests page can be visited each day for both an item prize and a quest at random from the Air, Dark, Earth, Fire, Light, Water, Battle, Fountain, Queen, Space or Crafting Faerie. An additional item prize is given out to those who visit every day (completing every quest is not required).

This event is currently live! Visit the Quests page to participate.

Dates

  • Y16 (2014): 21st Feb - 9th Mar
  • Y15 (2013): 3rd May - 19th May
  • Y14 (2012): 8th Feb - 24th Feb
  • Y13 (2011): 8th Feb - 25th Feb

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3rd Feb - Zafara Day

Zafara Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Zafara-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Zafara can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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4th Feb - Jhudora Day

Summary

Jhudora Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Jhudora-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the text on Neopets' frontpage is coloured purple for the day and, due to Jhudora's rivalry with Illusen, it is mysteriously impossible to take an Illusen quest today.

Avatar

The 'Evil Jhudora' avatar can be obtained today by completing any one of Jhudora's quests.

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12th Feb - Lenny Day (a.k.a. Lenny Festival)

Lenny Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Lenny-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Lenny can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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14th Feb - Valentine's Day

Summary

Valentine's Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Valentine-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries.

The NC Mall usually releases a free Goodie Bag containing a Valentiney item (see Jellyneo's IDB for a list). In Y15 (2013) there was also a week-long Neocash event.

Site Theme

The 'Valentine's Day' site theme is automatically seen by everyone on this day. It can be permanently obtained however by gifting or receiving the item 'A Mysterious Valentines Card' (today only). When gifted the item becomes 'used up' and disappears and both the gifter and the recipient obtain the site theme.

Avatar

The 'Valentine Chia' avatar can be obtained today by sending the Pubbyblew And Rose NeoGreeting to someone.

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15th Feb - Anti Valentine's Day a.k.a. ValenPAIN's Day

Anti Valentine's Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Anti Valentines-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries.

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18th Feb - Chia Day (a.k.a. Chocolate Chia Day)

Summary

Chia Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Chia-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Chia can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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21st Feb - Tonu Day

Summary

Tonu Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Tonu-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Tonu can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Limited Edition Status

As a Limited Edition pet, the Tonu is not permanently available for creation at the Create-A-Pet page. LE pets are typically released for creation - in large but limited numbers - on their pet days.

However, the Tonu is the exception to this rule because they are also released in small numbers most days of the year, at random times. The times may coincide with the Giant Omelette being gone, but this is not certain. [confirm?]

The following is a record of the Tonu Day releases only.

  • 2014: 10,000+ released
  • 2013: 20,000+ released
  • 2012: 36,000 released
  • 2011: none

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22nd Feb - Mynci Day

Mynci Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Mynci-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Mynci can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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March - Daily Dare

Summary

The Daily Dare is a month-long gaming event in which players are challenged to beat particular scores on a different game each day. The event is hosted by AAA, Abigail and Lulu, where AAA's scores are 'Hard', Abigail's are 'Easy' and Lulu runs an optional Neocash element.

Completing each day's challenges earns the player both new and old items. At the end of the event the player may receive the 'Daily Dare' site theme, additional items, neopoints and a trophy (prizes vary depending on how much was completed).

In Y15 (2013) the event also featured a new character, Chadley. The 'Daily Dare: Chadley' site theme was included in that year's final prizes.

In the Editorial of 21st Feb 2014, TNT responded to the question of 'Can we expect the Daily Dare in March this year?' with 'AAA is still pretty exhausted from the Games Master Challenge and is taking a bit of a break. However, we will have other content to keep you guys entertained. :)' .

Dates

  • Y15 (2013): July 29th - August 18th*
  • Y14 (2012): March 7th - March 25th
  • Y13 (2011): March 1st - March 31st
  • Y12 (2010): February 11th - March 14th
  • Y11 (2009): March 2nd - March 31st
  • Y10 (2008): March 1st - March 31st
  • Y9 (2007): March 1st - March 31st

*Y15's DD was postponed due to the War of the Obelisk and did not take place until after both the war and the Altador Cup had ended.

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March - Gadgadsbogen

Summary

The Gadgadsbogen festivities are a celebration of Mystery Island's ever-changing flora. Every year a number of items stocking at the Tropical Food Shop are retired and replaced with newly-discovered fruits and berries.

The day is marked with a New Features post introducing the new items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries.

Dates

The date of the New Features post varies in keeping with the unpredictability of nature.

  • Y16 (2014): 25-29th March
  • Y15 (2013): 15th March
  • Y14 (2012): 20th March
  • Y13 (2011): 9th March
  • Y12 (2010): 25th March
  • Y11 (2009): 11th March
  • Y10 (2008): 5th March
  • Y9 (2007): 7th March
  • Y8 (2006): 7th March
  • Y7 (2005): 4th March
  • Y6 (2004): 4th March
  • Y5 (2003): 4th March
  • Y4 (2002): 12th March
  • Y3 (2001): 10/11th March

Avatar

The 'Gadgadsbogen!' avatar can be obtained on March 4th by viewing the Neopedia entry Trickster Llugh and the Legend of Gadgadsbogen.

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2nd Mar - Uni Day

Uni Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Uni-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Uni can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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3rd Mar - Cancelled due to lack of interest

The first time March 3rd was cancelled was in Y6 (2004), when The Neopets Team explained in New Features that they were updating the syncing time of daily content and that the 3rd would essentially be skipped over because of the change. Since then, March 3rd has continued to be cancelled 'due to lack of interest' as a joke.

Nothing that should also happen on March 3rd (such as Half-Price Day or your birthday) is in any way affected by this.

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6th Mar - Gelert Day

Gelert Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Gelert-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Gelert can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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14th Mar - Scorchio Day

Scorchio Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Scorchio-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Scorchio can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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17th Mar - Illusen Day

Summary

Illusen Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Illusen-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the text on Neopets' frontpage is coloured green for the day and, due to Illusen's rivalry with Jhudora, it is mysteriously impossible to take a Jhudora quest today.

Illusen Day also happens to coincide with St. Patrick's Day, which is marked in a small way at the Pick Your Own game, where for today only players have a chance of finding the items '3 Leaf Clover', '4 Leaf Clover' and '12 Leaf Clover'.

Avatar

The 'Illusen Doll' avatar can be obtained today by completing any one of Illusen's quests.

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22nd Mar - Chomby Day (a.k.a. Chomby Carnival)

Summary

Chomby Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Chomby-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Chomby can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Limited Edition Status

As a Limited Edition pet, the Chomby is not permanently available for creation at the Create-A-Pet page. LE pets are typically released for creation - in large but limited numbers - on their pet days.

  • 2014: 20,000+ released
  • 2013: 20,000+ released
  • 2012: 26,000 released
  • 2011: 30,000 released
  • 2010: [how many?] released
  • 2009: [how many?] released

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1st Apr - April Fool's Day

Summary

The Neopets Team can be relied upon to attempt to prank players for April Fool's Day. Past pranks have varied widely, from pets becoming diseased and infectious (Y13) to a new feature called Neocharge that charged neopoints for every pageview (Y8).

Avatar

The 'Quiguki April Fools Avatar' can be obtained on April 4th by visiting the New Features.

Neopian Times Pranks

Writers and artists of The Neopian Times independently orchestrate their own prank by submitting multiple works to the NT that all feature an invented subject. Past pranks have included the introduction of Neoquest III (Y14) and the discovery of a new world called Goldrun (Y11).

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2nd Apr - Shoyru Day

Shoyru Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Shoyru-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Shoyru can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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4th Apr - April Fool's Avatar Day

The 'Quiguki April Fools Avatar' can be obtained today by visiting the New Features.

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8-10th Apr - Easter Cybunny Avatar Days

The 'Easter Cybunny' avatar can be obtained on the 8th, 9th or 10th of April by sending the Easter NeoGreeting to someone.

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13/15th Apr - Lawyerbot Appreciation Day

Summary

Lawyerbot Appreciation Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Lawyerbot-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries.

Dates

  • Y15 (2013): April 13th/14th
  • Y14 (2012): April 13th
  • Y13 (2011): April 15th

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14th Apr - Grey Day

Summary

Grey Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Grey-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. It also often releases the Grey colour for either one or two species of Neopet.

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16th Apr - Krawk Day

Summary

Krawk Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Krawk-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Krawk can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Restricted Status

The Krawk is the only pet that has never been available in the Create-A-Pet page. Krawks must be created by other methods, such as taking the Krawk petpet to the Fungus Caves or using Morphing or Transmogrification potions. They are not released for creation on their pet day.

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19th Apr - Lutari Day

Summary

Lutari Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Lutari-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Lutari can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Limited Edition Status

As a Limited Edition pet, the Lutari is not permanently available for creation at the Create-A-Pet page. LE pets are typically released for creation - in large but limited numbers - on their pet days.

  • 2013: 20,000 released
  • 2012: 20,000 released
  • 2011: 14,000 released
  • 2010: none
  • 2009: [how many?] released

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22nd Apr - Kougra Day

Kougra Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Kougra-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Kougra can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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27th Apr - Cybunny Day (a.k.a. Cybunny Carnival)

Summary

Cybunny Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Cybunny-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Cybunny can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Limited Edition Status

As a Limited Edition pet, the Cybunny is not permanently available for creation at the Create-A-Pet page. LE pets are typically released for creation - in large but limited numbers - on their pet days.

  • 2013: 25,000 released
  • 2012: 26,000 released
  • 2011: 20,000 released
  • 2010: [how many?] released
  • 2009: [how many?] released

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2nd May - Lupe Day

Lupe Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Lupe-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Lupe can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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4th May - Hissi Day

Summary

Hissi Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Hissi-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Hissi can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Limited Edition Status

As a Limited Edition pet, the Hissi is not permanently available for creation at the Create-A-Pet page. LE pets are typically released for creation - in large but limited numbers - on their pet days.

  • 2013: 10,000+ released
  • 2012: 20,000 released
  • 2011: 19,000 released
  • 2010: 30,000 released
  • 2009: [how many?] released

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12th May - Tyrannian Victory Day

Tyrannian Victory Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Tyrannia-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. It also often releases the Tyrannian colour for either one or two species of Neopet.

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14th May - Moehog Day

Moehog Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Moehog-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Moehog can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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25th May - Koi Day

Summary

Koi Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Koi-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Koi can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Limited Edition Status

As a Limited Edition pet, the Koi is not permanently available for creation at the Create-A-Pet page. LE pets are typically released for creation - in large but limited numbers - on their pet days.

  • 2013: 5,000+ released
  • 2012: 7,000+ released
  • 2011: 20,000 released
  • 2010: 17,000 released
  • 2009: [how many?] released

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28th May - Yurble Day

Yurble Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Yurble-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Yurble can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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The Altador Cup

Summary

The Altador Cup is a large-scale event in the form of a sporting tournament in which teams from the lands of Neopia travel to Altador to compete in the game of Yooyuball. Users can participate by choosing a team and playing Yooyuball and/or side games to earn points that affect their team's progress in the Cup. An individual's points also act as currency for the prize shop at the end of the tournament. Users are also awarded with a trophy and the 'Altador Cup' site theme, plus at least one avatar (see Avatars below).

The event also includes a small Staff Tournament (between members of The Neopets Team) and an optional Neocash-related feature.

Avatars

  • The 'Altador Cup' avatar can be obtained by participating in the Altador Cup.
  • The 'Altador Cup Player' avatar can be obtained by achieving Rank One.
  • The 'Altador Cup Staff Tournament' avatar can be obtained by participating in the Staff Tournament.

Dates

  • Y15 (2013): 31st May - 28th June (ACVIII winner: Tyrannia)
  • Y14 (2012): 3rd June - 27th June (ACVII winner: Kreludor)
  • Y13 (2011): 1st June - 11th July (ACVI winner: Virtupets)
  • Y12 (2010): 27th May - 6th July (ACV winner: Lost Desert)
  • Y11 (2009): 2nd June - 7th July (ACIV winner: Krawk Island)
  • Y10 (2008): 17th June - 21st July (ACIII winner: Roo Island)
  • Y9 (2007): 1st June - 9th July (ACII winner: Darigan Citadel)
  • Y8 (2006): 3rd June - 6th July (ACI winner: Haunted Woods)

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2nd Jun - Fyora Day

Summary

Fyora Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Fyora-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. It also often releases the Faerie colour for one species of Neopet.

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6th Jun - JubJub Day

JubJub Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new JubJub-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the JubJub can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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8th Jun - Petpet Appreciation Day

Summary

Petpet Appreciation Day (initiated by the Petpet Protection League) is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Petpet-related items, dedicated Poetry and Art galleries, new Petpet colours and sometimes an entirely new Petpet species.

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13th Jun - Quiggle Day

Quiggle Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Quiggle-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Quiggle can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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15th Jun - Nimmo Day

Nimmo Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Nimmo-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Nimmo can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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19th Jun - Kau Day

Kau Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Kau-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Kau can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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28th Jun - Acara Day (a.k.a. Acara Aquatic Festival)

Acara Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Acara-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Acara can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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3rd Jul - Flotsam Day

Flotsam Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Flotsam-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Flotsam can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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11th Jul - Ixi Day

Ixi Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Ixi-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Ixi can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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12th Jul - Tuskaninny Day

Tuskaninny Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Tuskaninny-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Tuskaninny can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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17th Jul - Kiko Day

Summary

Kiko is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Kiko-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Kiko can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Limited Edition Status

As a Limited Edition pet, the Kiko is not permanently available for creation at the Create-A-Pet page. LE pets are typically released for creation - in large but limited numbers - on their pet days.

  • 2013: 5,000+ released
  • 2012: 7,000+ released
  • 2011: 20,000 released
  • 2010: [how many?] released
  • 2009: [how many?] released

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17th Jul - NC Mall's Birthday

The NC Mall's Birthday is celebrated with a mention in the New Features and a variety of Neocash-related bonuses such as free Goodie Bags, sales and birthday-themed activities.

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26th Jul - Peophin Day

Peophin Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Peophin-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Peophin can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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29th Jul - Ruki Day

Ruki Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Ruki-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Ruki can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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30th Jul - Discovery of Meridell

Summary

The Discovery of Meridell is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Meridell-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. It also often releases the Royal colour for one species of Neopet (boy and girl).

Related Entries

The Discovery of Brightvale is celebrated just twelve days later.

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August - Chef Bonju Avatar

The 'Blumaroo - Chef Bonju' avatar can only be obtained during the month of August. To receive it you must be using the 'Mad About Orange' avatar while mixing the items 'Orange Juice', 'Gourmet Cooking for your Pet' and 'Blumaroo Steak' at the Mystery Island Cooking Pot.

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8th Aug - Blumaroo Day

Blumaroo Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Blumaroo-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Blumaroo can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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11th Aug - Discovery of Brightvale

Summary

The Discovery of Brightvale is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Brightvale-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. It also often releases the Royal colour for one species of Neopet (boy and girl).

Additionally, the odds of winning the 'Brightvale' avatar from the Wheel of Knowledge are slightly better on this day.

Related Entries

The Discovery of Meridell is celebrated just twelve days earlier.

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18th Aug - Meerca Day

Meerca Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Meerca-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Meerca can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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20th Aug - Annual Usuki Doll Convention a.k.a. Usukicon

Summary

Usukicon is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Usuki-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries.

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24th Aug - Grundo Day (a.k.a. Grundo Independence Day)

Summary

Grundo Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Grundo-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Grundo can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Creation

Though not available in Create-A-Pet, Grundos can be created at any time at the Space Adoption Agency.

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25th Aug - Mutant Day

Summary

Mutant Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Mutant-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. It also often releases the Mutant colour for one species of Neopet.

In Y12, Dr. Sloth took control of the New Features to ensure that year's Mutant Day was sufficiently grotesque.

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29th Aug - Kyrii Day

Kyrii is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Kyrii-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Kyrii can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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9th Sept - Draik Day

Summary

Draik Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Draik-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Draik can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Restricted Status

A limited number of Draiks were released for creation when they were first introduced in Y4 (2002) but since then they have only been obtainable by other methods, such as hatching a Draik Egg or using Morphing or Transmogrification potions. They do not become available for creation on Draik Day.

On this day in Y11 (2009) the Draiks began releasing in the Create-a-Pet page but quickly stopped. The Neopets Team later stated in Editorial 409 that it was an accident. Draiks created during the release are sometimes known as 9/9/9 Draiks.

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13th Sept - Techo Day

Techo Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Techo-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Techo can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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15th Sept - The Annual Chocolate Ball

Summary

The Annual Chocolate Ball is an exclusive, high-toned occasion hosted by the Chocolate Factory. There is no actual player participation. The day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new chocolate-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. It also often releases the Chocolate colour for either one or two species of Neopet.

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20th Sept - Faerie Festival

Summary

Typically, the Faerie Festival is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Faerie-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, if players visit the Healing Springs their Neopets are guaranteed to be healed to full hit points and cured of any illnesses.

However, the festival was enhanced to a small-scale event in Y11 (2009), involving participation in minor challenges for daily item prizes. The following year's festival appeared to be in the same vein until three days in when all the Faeries were turned to stone and The Faeries' Ruin plot commenced. Since then, the festival has returned to its original low-key format.

Related Entries

The Neopian Times holds a Special Issue in celebration of this festival.

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19th Sept - International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Summary

International Talk Like A Pirate Day (TLAPD) is a parodic holiday invented in 1995. The Neopets Team mark the day by applying a filter to the Neoboards that causes many common words to be 'corrected' to pirate slang upon being posted. For example, you becomes ye and yes becomes aye. To add to the confusion, players can only see the effect the 'pirate filter' has on everyone else's posts; their own posts appear perfectly normal.

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19th Sept - Poogle Day (a.k.a. Poogle Parade)

Summary

Poogle Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Poogle-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Poogle can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Limited Edition Status

As a Limited Edition pet, the Poogle is not permanently available for creation at the Create-A-Pet page. LE pets are typically released for creation - in large but limited numbers - on their pet days.

  • 2013: 15,000+ released
  • 2012: 11,000+ released
  • 2011: 44,000 released
  • 2010: 20,000 released
  • 2009: [how many?] released

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23rd Sept - Annual Gormball Championships

The Annual Gormball Championships is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Gormball-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Neopedia article is updated to show who won this year's championships.

In Y15 (2013) the colour Water was released for the Lenny on this day. It remains to be seen whether this will be repeated in coming years.

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25th Sept - Skeith Day

Skeith Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Skeith-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Skeith can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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October - Haunted Faire

Summary

The Haunted Faire is a seasonal map only accessible during October. It acts as a hub for all the Halloween-related activities, such as the Apple Bobbing daily, the Haunted Hijinks Neocash event and the hunt for Trick-or-Treat Bags.

In Y15 (2013) the Faire included the new 'Spooky Food Eating Contest', which turned into a small-scale plot when the winning contestant transformed into a toothy blue monster. Also, there were no Trick-or-Treat Bags that year.

The Neopets Team responded to a question about Y15's lack of Trick-or-Treat Bags in Editorial 620 (3rd question down). Summary: They didn't realise people would mind so much and they will be sure to include them again next year.

Dates

  • 2013: 7th-31st
  • 2012: 18th-31st
  • 2011: 12th-31st
  • 2010: 8th-31st

Related Entries

  • The Halloween entry covers the activities available on the 31st.

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4th Oct - Grarrl Day

Grarrl Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Grarrl-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Grarrl can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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10th Oct - Eyrie Day

Eyrie Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Eyrie-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Eyrie can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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13th Oct - Bori Day

Bori Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Bori-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Bori can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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16th Oct - Jetsam Day

Summary

Jetsam is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Jetsam-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Jetsam can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

Limited Edition Status

As a Limited Edition pet, the Jetsam is not permanently available for creation at the Create-A-Pet page. LE pets are typically released for creation - in large but limited numbers - on their pet days.

  • 2013: 15,000+ released
  • 2012: 10,000 released
  • 2011: 16,000 released
  • 2010: 35,000 released

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23rd Oct - Symol Day

Symol Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Symol-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. It also often releases new colour options for the Symol.

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26th Oct - Korbat Day

Korbat Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Korbat-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Korbat can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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31st Oct - Halloween

Summary

Halloween is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Halloween-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. It also often releases the colour Halloween for one species of Neopet.

During the 31st, Deadly Dice can be played at any time of the day and Edna can be challenged in the Battledome at any time of the day.

Site Theme

The Haunted Woods site theme (a.k.a. the Halloween site theme) can be obtained today by refreshing a page during the minute before midnight Neopian Standard Time; i.e. between 11:59:00pm and 11:59:59pm NST. The theme is granted through a 'Something Has Happened' event. It isn't necessary to refresh on the Haunted Woods pages; anywhere on the site will work.

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November - Games Master Challenge

Summary

The Games Master Challenge is a week-long gaming event hosted by AAA. Players choose one of two teams (Brains vs Brawn in Y13, Pirates vs Ninja in Y14 and Sun vs Moon in Y15) before being posed multiple clue-based challenges each day, the completion of which earns their team points. The challenges vary from achieving a certain score in a certain game, to favouriting or rating certain games or to achieving a total number of games played. Additionally Lulu (or Reslen as in Y15) runs an optional Neocash element.

Completing each day's challenges can earn the player both new and old items. At the end of the event the player may receive additional items and a trophy (prizes vary depending on how much was completed).

Dates

  • Y15 (2013): 25th-2nd (Nov-Dec) (winner: Team Moon)
  • Y14 (2012): 19th-26th (winner: Team Ninja)
  • Y13 (2011): 21st-28th (winner: Team Brains)
  • Y12 (2010): 23rd-29th
  • Y11 (2009): 24th-1st (Nov-Dec)
  • Y10 (2008): 25th-1st (Nov-Dec)
  • Y9 (2007): 20th-26th
  • Y8 (2006): 22th-30th

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3rd Nov - Slorg Day

Slorg Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Slorg-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. It also often releases new colour options for the Slorg.

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8th Nov - Pteri Day (a.k.a. Pteri Flying Championships)

Pteri Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Pteri-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Pteri can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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15th Nov - Neopets' Birthday

Summary

Neopets will be turning 15 this year.

Neopets' Birthday is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new birthday-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. It also often releases a colour for either one or two species of Neopet.

Plus:

  • All players see the 'Birthday' site theme for the day. (This theme cannot be permanently obtained.)
  • Free training for ALL species is available at The Swashbuckling Academy today (under level 40 only).
  • Brain Tree rewards are increased by 25% today.
  • A greater number of tickets are available at the Concert Hall Ticket Booth today.
  • From the 15th through to the 19th (five days) game scores can be sent five times rather than three.
  • Treasure of the Black Pawkeet is free today, plus it costs only 150np (rather than 300np) for the whole of November.

Avatar

The 'Happy Birthday!' avatar can be obtained today by viewing the New Features.

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27th Nov - Usul Day (a.k.a. Usul Skiing Season)

Usul Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Usul-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Usul can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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29th Nov - Xweetok Day

Xweetok Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Xweetok-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Xweetok can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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December - Advent Calendar

Summary

The Advent Calendar is a December-only daily. Players can visit every day to view a short animation and receive two to three new items and a few Neopoints.

In Y14 (2012) and Y15 (2013) an image of a snowflake or nova, respectively, was hidden in each day's animation. Finding and clicking the snowflake/nova earned the player an additional item.

Site Theme

The 'Winter Holiday' site theme can be obtained by participating in the Advent Calendar to some extent, although the exact requirements are unknown.

Avatars

  • The 'Plastic Fir' avatar can be obtained by visiting the Advent Calendar on December 1st.
  • The 'Seasonal Attack Pea' avatar can be obtained by visiting the Advent Calendar on a random day that changes every year.

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December - The Gift of Neocash

The Gift of Neocash is a Neocash promotion that runs from December 1st to January 4th. If a player spends a certain amount of NC during this time they will receive bonus NC after the end of the event. The bonus increases with the amount spent; for example if between 500-999 NC is spent the bonus will be 100 NC, while if between 1,000-2,499 NC is spent the bonus will be 175, and so on.

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December - Winter Starlight Celebration

The Winter Starlight Celebration is a seasonal map only accessible during December. It acts as a hub for all the Winter-related activities, such as the Advent Calendar, the Stocking Stufftacular and the Snowager's hibernation.

The Snowager's hibernation lasts for the whole of December, allowing players to visit its cave and steal treasure once a day without the risk of being blasted with ice.

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5th Dec - Bruce Day

Bruce Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Bruce-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Bruce can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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7th Dec - Stocking Stufftacular

The Stocking Stufftacular is a Neocash activity that runs from December 8th to January 1st. Players can purchase stockings and hang them before midnight NST to receive an item the following day. Each day's item is not known in advance.

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12th Dec - Wocky Day

Wocky Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Wocky-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Wocky can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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13th - Holiday Dream Neopet Giveaway

Summary

The Holiday Dream Neopet Giveaway offers the chance for players to enter one of their existing Neopets for transformation into their dream colour and species combination. Ten winners are selected randomly from all entrants and are announced on December 25th.

Dates for entering

  • Y15 (2013): December 13th to 20th
  • Y14 (2012): December 13th to 21st
  • Y13 (2011): December 13th to [when?]
  • Y12 (2010): December 11th/12th to [when?]

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20th Dec - Borovan Day

Borovan Day falls on the birthday of Adam, one of the original creators of Neopets. Within the Neopian universe Borovan is a fictitious beverage, possibly made from hot chocolate and asparagus. The day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Borovan-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries.

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25th Dec - Day of Giving a.k.a. Christmas

Summary

The Day of Giving is celebrated with a New Features post introducing new Christmas-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. It also often releases the colour Christmas for one species of Neopet.

Additionally, the ten winners of the Holiday Dream Neopet Giveaway are announced on this day.

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28th Dec - Ogrin Day

Ogrin Day is celebrated with a New Features post introducing two new colour options, new Ogrin-related items and dedicated Poetry and Art galleries. Plus, the Ogrin can receive free training today at The Swashbuckling Academy (under level 40 only).

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31st Dec - New Year

Although there isn't a specific New Features post dedicated to celebrating New Year's Day, items and other new things relating to the new year are typically introduced within the first week of January.

Neopia will be entering Year 17.

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Your Birthday

On your birthday you will automatically see the 'Birthday' site theme for the day (this theme cannot be permanently obtained) which comes with the bonus of no advertisements, and you may experience an increased frequency of Random Events.

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Max Food Club Bet

The betting in the game Food Club is restricted by a maximum bet of 50 + (2 x y) neopoints, where y is how many days old your account is.

Both your maximum bet and your account's age in days are shown on the Place A Bet page, so you don't actually have to do the math.

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Hidden Tower Access

At 1+ week you can view the Hidden Tower.

At 4+ months you can purchase items from the Hidden Tower.

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Restocking Rarities

Every item in Neopia has a rarity assigned to it that governs how often it restocks in the shops. When your account is first created you will be unable to see items of high rarity when they do restock.

  • 0+ days: up to and including r79
  • 10+ days: up to and including r84
  • 16+ days: up to and including r89
  • 1+ month: up to and including r94
  • 3+ months: up to and including r99
  • 4+ months: all rarities

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Twenty-Four Hours

At 24+ hours you can now:

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Forty-Eight Hours

At 48+ hours you can now:

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3+ Days - High-Score Tables

At 3+ days you can now have your game scores counted in the High-Score Tables.

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4+ Days - Advent Calendar

At 4+ days you can now visit the Advent Calendar for the daily prizes, if it's December.

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1+ Week - Beauty Contest Voting

At 1+ week you can now cast your votes in the Beauty Contest.

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4+ Months - Adopting/Transfering Pets

Once your account hits 4 months the restrictions on the Neopets you can adopt or receive through a tranfer are lifted. The restrictions affect the following:

  • Stats: Level 3 or higher.
  • Species: Chomby, Cybunny, Draik, Hissi, Jetsam, Kiko, Koi, Krawk, Lutari, Poogle, Tonu.
  • Colours: Alien, Baby, Biscuit, Camouflage, Chocolate, Christmas, Clay, Cloud, Coconut, Custard, Darigan, Desert, Disco, Electric, Faerie, Fire, Garlic, Ghost, Gold, Grey, Halloween, Ice, Island, Jelly, Magma, Mallow, Maraquan, Mutant, Pirate, Plushie, Quiguki, Rainbow, Relic, Robot, Royal, Sketch, Snot, Snow, Sponge, Spotted, Strawberry, Starry, Striped, Tyrannian, Usuki, Zombie and any Fruit or Vegetable colour.

There are never restrictions on the species you can create through Create-A-Pet, however. If one of those listed should become available for creation then users of any account age would be able to do so.

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Favourite Games

Everyone starts out with space for 12 games in their Favourites. As your account ages you will find you can keep more games there. The following chart is in months.

  • 00+ : 12 games
  • 13+ : 15 games
  • 33+ : 18 games
  • 61+ : 21 games
  • 84+ : 24 games
  • 109+ : 27 games

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Neomail Inbox Size

Everyone starts out with space for 100 messages in their neomail inboxes. If you reach the limit without deleting any old messages then other users will be unable to send you new messages. As your account ages you will find your inbox grows somewhat. The following chart is in months.

  • 00+ : 100 messages
  • 36+ : 110 messages
  • 39+ : 120 messages
  • 42+ : 130 messages
  • 45+ : 140 messages
  • 48+ : 150 messages
  • 51+ : 160 messages
  • 54+ : 170 messages
  • 57+ : 180 messages
  • 60+ : 190 messages
  • 63+ : 200 messages

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User-to-User Transfers

Everyone starts out with the ability to transfer a pet in and out once per month. As your account ages you will find you can make more transfers per month. You can view what transfers you have made during the current month at the Transfer Status page. The following chart is in months.

  • 00+ : 1 in and 1 out transfer
  • 24+ : 2 in and 2 out transfers
  • 48+ : 3 in and 3 out transfers
  • 72+ : 4 in and 4 out transfers
  • 96+ : 5 in and 5 out transfers
  • 120+ : 6 in and 6 out transfers

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24+ Months - Reuseable Books

At 24 months (two years) there is a small chance that a book will fail to disappear in the usual puff of smoke when you read it to a Neopet, making it reuseable just that once.

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24+ Months - Userlookup Interests

Reaching 24 months (two years) earns you a number of additional 'interests' to choose from when customising your userlookup.

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36+ Months - Almost Abandoned Attic

Thirty-six months (three years) grants you access to the Almost Abandoned Attic, a shop that functions in much the same way as the Igloo Garage Sale; i.e. it restocks a wide variety of items and there are limits on the number of purchases you may make.

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36+ Months - Trading Post Lots

Everyone starts with the ability to have 10 lots at the Trading Post at one time. Once you account has reached 36 months (three years) you can have up to 15.

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NeoTitles

Everyone has 217 'default' NeoTitles to choose from on their Neoboard Preferences page, but there are 32 more that only come with age.

3+ Years (36 months)

  • I've got skills
  • I am AAAwesome!
  • King of Customization
  • Negg Collector
  • Neogardener
  • NeoHome Builder
  • Queen of Customization
  • Roodoku Master
  • You didn't see that

5+ Years (60 months)

  • Brains... must eat brains...
  • I eat socks
  • RUUUUUUNNNNNN!!!!!!
  • Servant of Sloth
  • Team Diamonds
  • Umm... Yeah?

7+ Years (84 months)

  • Excuse me?
  • Future entrant to Gallery of Evil
  • Future entrant to Gallery of Heroes
  • Starving Artist
  • Team Dung
  • Team Fyora
  • Team Kass
  • Team Sloth

10+ Years (120 months)

  • 1337 Elite
  • Give me chocolate!
  • I'm not the Neopian you're looking for
  • Pack Rat
  • Team Asparagus
  • This Team is Now Diamonds
  • Unconverted pets are best
  • With age comes wisdom

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49+ Months - Elite Boutique

The Elite Boutique is an exclusive section of the NC Mall, available once your account has reached 49 months (four years). It is accessed via the NC Mall, through the image of a red circle with a yellow star.

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60+ Months - Hidden Tower Discounts

Reaching 60 months (five years) gains you the opportunity to get 3% off the prices at the Hidden Tower. This discount is only available on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, the dates for which can be found here.

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