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A long time ago the existing Aquatic and Spooky petpets were mysteriously transformed into new, different petpets. For Spooky Petpets this happened on October 21st, 2002. The Aquatic Petpets were transformed after the destruction of the old Maraqua, on August 29th, 2001. Anyone who owned one of these petpets in their inventory, safety desposit box etc, experienced an automatic change. However, those who had equipped one of these petpets to their pet kept the petpet in their old form. If these people were ever to unequip their petpet from their pet, the petpet would transform as well as the others had years ago. However, it is very unlikely that an owner of a petpet of the old version would ever unequip it. Having an old version of the petpet makes you very unique. Below you can see a table of petpets that have changed.

Spooky Petpets
Old New

Baby Vampire

Snorlkin

Cyclopian

Meowclops

Fat Cat

Baraga

Grackle Trap

Gremble

Redtail

Candy Vampire

Rotten Egg

Furwitch

Scary Jack

Snomorg

Skeleton Pirate

Goulblee

Sugar Rush

Pwerko


Aquatic Petpets
Old New

Alfy

Pfish

Auntie

Leeble

Blumpy

Tanizard

Boris

Pepito

Bubbles

Bubbles

Cleo

Baby Blu

Clippers

Frillabon

Conehead

Cubett

Crabby

Crabby

Flapjack

Bubblisaur

Flippy

Flippy

Goldy

Goldy

Gomer

Filamen

Gulper

Gulper

Gumdrop

Peo

Legs

Crabula

Phishy

Phnard

Pinky

Bowla

Pokey

Cheerlub

Pooka

Pooka

Prissy

Primella

Ruby

Eelika

Scruffy

Slugawoo

Seamonkeys

Bleamix

Sharky

Sharky

Sluggo

Ghostkerfish

Smiley

Smiley

Snappy

Spirkle

Speck

Catamara

Swirly

Sproing


Other
Old New

Isnewee

Mazzew
While Isnewee may look like Hornsby they have never been the same petpet. In the old days Isnewee and Hornsby were two different petpets. Becuase they looked too similar Isnewee was changed into Mazzew.

Mongmong

Flishy


Can these pets still win PPL even though they don't really exist anymore?
The Neopian times editorial has answered this question with a yes. If the transformed petpets win, the old petpets will win as well.

Hi TNT, I've been trying to get this question answered for a while and I was hoping you could help. Are retired Petpets like the Redtail, Baby Vampire, Rotten Egg, Fat Cat, Cyclopian, Scary Jack, Sugar Rush, Grackletrap, and Skeleton Pirate eligible for the PPL award? I can't ever get a straight answer on the subject so I was hoping you could clear this up for me. ~ hotgirl1987
Erm... yes and no. Go get yourself a nice cup of tea and a few biscuits, because this will be a long and boring answer.

You should first know that there were two ways a Petpet could be retired. One was that the name, description, image, etc., all changed, but it still remained a Petpet. The other was that it was changed into a different item altogether, such as an omelette or a spork or a plate of mouldy cheese.

In the first type of retirement, the ID number attached to the item is still associated with a Petpet. A good example of this is item #8084. This is currently the Snorlkin, but it used to be the Baby Vampire. The Snorlkin was chosen for PPL, and the PPL script searched the Petpet database for Petpet #8084. As you can see by the names a the top of the Snorlkin PPL list, there were still plenty of Baby Vampires attached to Neopets, and each one was rewarded.

In the second type of retirement, there is no chance of an omelette or spork winning the PPL (there are rules, you know), so the item ID of the old Petpet will never come up. It has no chance of winning the PPL.

So, in conclusion, a retired Petpet will not be specifically chosen to win PPL, but it can win should its replacement be chosen. We also learned that questions requiring a somewhat technical explanation should probably not be left to programmers to ramble on about.


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This is question 3931, archived from Editorial Issue 253.





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