Neopets Classic (also known as NPC) strives to give users the experience of retail from the years 2000-2007! The core concept of the game is quite similar, but there are a few quality of life enhancements, updates, and unique features added. This guide strives to highlight them all for you, as well as making starting out a little less daunting. Now, let's dive right in!
After your account has been created, you're going to want to create your first Neopet! Neopets are probably the main reason you're here, after all!
There are plenty of Neopets to choose from and most are available for creation at any time - with the exception of Limited Edition and Restricted breeds.
There are two ways to obtain your very own Neopet!
Limited Edition pets are released in small batches at random throughout their respective pet days.
Restricted pets are never released via create a pet*, but must be obtained in unique ways - such as the use of a morphing potion, hatching a Draik egg into a Draik, or growing up a petpet Krawk into an adult Krawk neopet!
*NOTE: Lutari are a restricted breed released once per year on their Pet Day, as there are no Lutari MPs.
Create a Neopet
If you would like to create a Neopet, head on over to the Create-A-Pet page. Click View All Neopets! to choose your first pet.
All users start with 4 pet slots, meaning you can own a maximum of 4 Neopets while starting out.
As you progress through the site, you may just stumble upon a Pet Token! This token adds an additional pet slot to your account. As long as you have the slots, there are no limits to how many pets you could own.
While you create your first Neopet, please note the following:
All names are unique. This means that you cannot create a name which already exists
You can only use alphanumeric characters in their name (all letters from A-Z, all numbers from 0-9, underscores _, and hyphens -)
There are additional default gender options (None, Non-binary, and Other)
If you would like to change your pet's gender later, there is an item called Gender Fluid which just might help!
While some adult language is allowed on NPC, please be mindful to not create a name which could upset another user. Please refer to the Site Rules for more information
Adopt a Neopet
If you are a kind-hearted soul who is searching for the perfect addition to your Neofamily, then the Neopian Pound is for you! You can adopt, pound, or transfer pets here.
To adopt a Neopet, simply click on the Pink Uni. There, you can browse all of the available pets waiting for a new owner.
To abandon a Neopet, click on the Yellow Techo. (But there's no need to do that!)
Do you want to give away your Neopet but do not want to leave it in that dingy pound? If you have already found a new owner for your Neopet, then the transfer page is for you. This is the best and most risk-free method to ensure Neopets you are moving end up where you want them to go!
Set up your site preferences - turn on the Activites Manager and Search Helper (shown below)
Set the map to HTML for the easiest to navigate neopian maps. Click the blue zafara icon beneath the map here
You can set your own favorite quicklinks to shops using the shop ID's listed below, and by typing them into the "Activities Manager Shop Sort". Be sure there are no spaces between the numbers, only commas.
Try to fish up the fishing bucket and get the kad sack from feeding lots of kads!
Turn on your search helper and set the preferences to your liking!
The search helper will add quick links for searching items around various areas of the site. The default settings are auto links to search for the item in the shop wiz, your SDB, the auction house, and the trading post.
Most players will tick the settings box to navigate to their own shop instead of the auction house, which will let you instant search your shop stock for the item you are seeking.
Now that you have a new forever friend, it's time to start playing!
One of the key differences between retail and classic is that there are currently only a few games available, so NP has to be earned in different ways.
Go to your inventory to redeem your Newbie Pack! These contain some NPs, items, and two random starter paint brushes. Keep these starter brushes and redeem them for NPs at the Faerieland Employment Agency.
Be sure to check out the Faerieland Employment Agency and do a total of 10 jobs per day. The list of available jobs changes every 10 minutes. Feeling overwhelmed? No worries! We have a guide for that!
The Time Machine Quests are a good source of income! Try restocking the items from tyrannian foods for these quests.
You can complete up to 10 of these quests per day. There is no penalty for failing a quest from the professor either!
Be sure to complete all of your dailies for the chance to win some great items, prizes, or maybe even a big jackpot if you're lucky!
The Games Room has a full collection of original Neopets flash games - ready to play in any browser!
True to neopets, you can submit 3 scores every day for NP and high scores trophies! Some games are not yet compatible with mobile, sorry!
The Snow Faerie's Quest is also a good source of income! Try not to overspend on what she asks for. She will usually ask for items that stock in the Chocolate Shop, Bakery, Neopian Fresh Foods, and the Slushie Shop. You can complete up to 10 of these quests per day. Don't worry if you happen to fail a quest, it will not count toward your daily total.
Underwater Fishing is another activity you won't want to miss.
You are able to go fishing with every Neopet that you own. The first 4 pets that you take fishing per day have the highest chances of catching Paint Brushes, but all pets have a chance to catch something valuable.
Feel like trying your luck? Give Dice-A-Roo a try! Not only can you possibly win big by hitting the jackpot, this game is a good way to get some food items for your pets or for using to complete quests.
Remember to refresh every 8 minutes for a chance of a Random Event. Many users refresh at the Money Tree as there is a chance you could find trash er, I mean treasure!
Restocking is a slightly more advanced method of earning NP. The basic premise of RSing is to buy a sought-after item from a shop, and resell it on the TP. For example, you may restock a Krawk from Tyrannian Petpets and sell it for millions! Ugga ugga!
Now that you know the basics, it's time to get exploring.
Maybe you want to pick out some dream colors to paint your pet, or organize how your pets appear on your userlookup? Or maybe you would like to create a shop or gallery, and stock them with cute items!
From the dreamy clouds of Faerieland to the endless depths of Maraqua, Neopets Classic is yours to explore.