Magma Pets

The Magma colour for pets was first shown in the Atlas of the Ancients Plot Comic, chapter 11.  After access to Moltara City and the Moltara Caves was granted, the Magma Pool was blocked off by signs. 

One Magma pet was spotted on a TNT test account before the colour was released to the public, and a Magma Techo was seen in an Advent Calendar animation on December 7, 2009.

Finally, on 14 December, 2009, Magma pets were released to the public. The signs around the Magma Pool were replaced by a guard who controls your access to the Pool.  On initial release, all 54 pet species at the time were available in the Magma colour.  Vandagyres were available in Magma as of February 7th, 2018 since the species was not available when the pool was released. You can see all their images at our Rainbow Pool.

  • There appears to be a guard by the pool in the Moltara Caves.  Now what could he be protecting?

How To Get A Magma Pet
There are two confirmed ways to obtain a Magma pet.  First, and most common, is by dipping your pet into the Magma Pool.  The other way to get a Magma pet is through the premium perk.

The Magma Pool
There are three known results when visiting the Magma Pool.  First and most common is that the guard is awake and you cannot access the Pool:
Magma Pool

I'm sorry, only those well-versed in the ways of Moltara are permitted to enter the Pool. Learn more and try again later.

The second possible result is that you will find the guard asleep, allowing you to sneak past him. This is a ten minute window at a random time for everyone.  When trying to find your time, be sure to record what time of the day you've already checked so you can search different days without double checking the same time period.  For instance, day one search between 1pm - 3pm.  Day two, search between 3pm - 5pm.  Once you find your time, be sure to record it for future reference.
Magma Pool

Shhh... look! The guard is sleeping. Maybe you can sneak by him if you're very, very careful...
Please select your Neopet to take a swim in the Magma Pool and be painted Magma.

The third possible result is that you will be accepted by the guard. At this time, it is unknown how to get this result other than it being random. You should be able to access the Pool.
Magma Pool

Welcome to Moltara's Magma Pool! You must be a true master in the ways of Moltara. One of your Neopets may have a dip in the Magma Pool.

Dipping Your Pet In The Magma Pool:
If you are lucky enough to gain access to the Pool or find the guard sleeping, the painting process is simple.
Magma Pool

Shhh... look! The guard is sleeping. Maybe you can sneak by him if you're very, very careful...
Please select your Neopet to take a swim in the Magma Pool and be painted Magma.

Once you've selected a pet, your pet takes a rather heated dip and comes back Magma colour.
Magma Pool

Male Magma Gelert
Lyvonias has withstood the heat of the Magma Pool and emerged with this fiery new look!

If you return to the Pool after you have used the Magma Pool to paint your pet, he will make you wait seven days and you will see the following message:
Magma Pool

Sorry, your Neopet has already gone for a dip in the Pool. If another of your Neopets wants to splash around in there, you'll just have to come back next week.

Important Information
When Pounding Magma Pets: Pounding a Magma pet will cause the pet to revert to red in color. The pet can be safely transferred to another account that is 4 months or older without losing its Magma using the Safe Transfer option. Initially, Magma pets did not change colour when put into the pound, but this was changed a day or two after the colour was released.
Younger Accounts: Magma pets cannot be transferred to accounts that are less than four months old, but these accounts may use the Magma Pool.

Below are some notable Editorials.

Hello, my friend and I are new to Neopets and we wanted to participate in a project involving my side account, but we didn't know if it would be allowed. I would like to have 6 cross-painted Magma pets on my side for display purposes, but I can't get into the magma pool. My friend just found out his magma pool time and he would like to give me Magma painted pets for the side. The thing is, he doesn't earn many neopoints because of a busy schedual. So we were wondering if it's ok for me to buy the morphing potions on my main account, send it to him so he can create the pets, paint them Magam, and then he transfers them to my side account? No neopoints or items would be earned on the side, so we figured it would be ok, but we wanted to ask just in case it is against the rules.

Sorry but we'd prefer that people earn their own way. The best way for you to do this would be to find your Magma Pool time and then paint or morph your pets and take them to the pool yourself.

Question #11,174, archived from Editorial Issue 887 · Published 2020-01-10


Hi, TNT. I was wondering if we are allowed to use the Magma Pool on side accounts. It seems okay since the pool doesn't give out any items or Neopoints, but I thought I'd better check with you guys to be sure. :) ~gingerfist

Yes, you are more than welcome to visit the Magma Pool on your side accounts. :)

Question #6,435, archived from Editorial Issue 423 · Published 2009-12-18


How many staff members are "well-versed in the ways of Moltara" and capable of entering the Magma Pool? What does it take to become "True Masters of the Ways of Moltara," and why is it so difficult to do? Seeing as how some Neopians got that right almost immediately, it seems like it may just be random, but I'm sure it's really something quite simple. Could you provide just a hint? *pretty, pretty please begging cookies* ~cassmay23

Staff members? Not many. The secret to unlimited access to the Magma Pool is well guarded, even here. Honestly we were hoping you guys would figure it out for us so we could know, too. *hangs head in shame*

Question #6,588, archived from Editorial Issue 436 · Published 2010-03-26