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The native pets of Neopia that a human owner can adopt and care for, currently available in 55 different species.

  • Action Girl: If trained for long enough, a female Neopet can be just as strong a battler as a male one.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: One of the most striking and unique features of Neopets is the wide variety of colors they can be painted, from simple hues (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow) to elaborate makeovers (including Faerie, Halloween, Wraith, Relic, Woodland, Pastel, Jelly, and Mutant).
  • Art Evolution: Many Neopets' designs were drastically altered and their art updated as the quality of the website's artwork improved. Some Neopets have even changed species entirely.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Although usually well-behaved, Neopets can give their owners a headache when they refuse to read a book they think is boring or eat a food they don't like.
  • Does Not Like Spam: All Neopets dislike Gross Food, as it tastes absolutely horrible to the point of lowering their happiness level. Yet you can still force them to eat it. You Bastard!
  • Extreme Omnivore: A gigantic variety of foods are available in Neopia, and your Neopet will be happy to eat almost any of them.
  • Furry Reminder: Even though they talk, read books, and wear clothes, we do get reminders from time to time that they are still animals.
    • Most toys look like ones that human children would play with, but some appear to be designed for domestic pets, such as the Neonip Critter or Jingly Bell.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: Your Neopet will happily eat food made out of other Neopet species or even their own species. Toasted Quiggle Legs, Stick-O-Mynci, Meerca Pie, Blumaroo Steak, Wing of Korbat...yikes.
  • Nested Ownership: Neopets can own Petpets, and Petpets in turn can own Petpetpets.
  • Nice Guy: In general, Neopets are friendly, playful and loyal creatures.
  • No Hugging, No Kissing: Most mentions of romance are forbidden on the site, including romance between users' Neopets.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Any Neopet with the "robot" skin isn't much different from a normal one outside of appearance.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Neopets will refuse to eat foods they don't like, even if they are starving to death. Then again, they can survive indefinitely without being fed, they just won't be very happy about it.
  • Took a Level in Badass: All pets start with weak stats, but a pet that continuously level-grinds at the training schools will soon become a powerful Battledome fighter.
  • Undying Loyalty: Your Neopet will love you for as long as it stays with you, no matter what. Even if it's been months or years since you last visited the site, it will always be happy to see you when you return.
  • Unfortunate Names: A pet can have any name that hasn't already been taken or isn't inappropriate. As a result, there are many Neopets out there whose names contain jumbles of random letters, numbers, underscores, etc. To the frustration of users everywhere, a pet's name can never be changed.
  • Vague Age: Neopets basically act like children that have to be taken care of by human users, but they can be anywhere from 1 minute to 20 years old in real time.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: Since the 2007 customization update, users have the option to dress their Neopets using all sorts of purchasable clothes.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Every pet fears the Lab Ray and will respond with "Nooooooo!", "Please don't do this!", "I'm scared!", etc. when about to be zapped, even pets who have been zapped many times before.

Acaras are cat-like creatures with flexible horns and double-sized, shell-like ears. While they look like land creatures, and mostly are, they love to swim, and are very much at home underwater.

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Aishas are another cat-like creature. Their defining feature is their extra ears and their iconic "Aisha collar". They have a love for starlight and the night sky, and will often look up at the stars when in need of guidance.

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  • Alien Animals: They are currently the only Neopet to have the Alien coloring.
  • Brought To You By The Letter A: Aishas wear a collar that has an "A" on it.
  • Cats Are Magic: They resemble cats and have an aptitude for magic.
  • Eyes Always Shut: An Aisha's eyes are always closed, although some Aisha characters have been drawn with open eyes.
  • Iconic Item: The Aisha collar, a simple strip of ribbon with an A-shaped charm attached around their necks. In some species, the A is changed into a D (Darigan), a seashell (Maraquan), a skull (pirate), an A twisted into an M (Mutant), an S (Snot), or a strawberry (Strawberry).
  • Spare Body Parts: Aishas have two sets of ears, one pair being the short ones in most feline creatures, and the other being the defining lone ones. Alien Aishas double those ear stalks. These ears also help in reaction time.
  • Training the Gift of Magic: All neopets are capable of using magic, but (lore-wise) this species has a natural aptitude for it.

Blumaroos are kangaroo-like creatures. Their main home is Roo island, a land almost completely inhabited by Blumaroos. Most Blumaroos are huge fans of dice-related games.

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Bori are armadillo-like creatures that originate from the Ice Caves. They are great at sports like skiing, skating and dancing.

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  • Human Popsicle: They started out as this before Hannah found and awoke a colony of them in the Ice Caves.
  • Shrinking Violet: Bori prefer to spend time in familiar places or underground.
  • Temporary Online Content: The limited-edition Ice Bori. They were available at first to celebrate the addition of the neopet. Afterwards, it is effectively impossible to make a Bori ice. And the number will only ever decrease, as when they are moved from an account, they turn blue.
  • Tunnel King: Quite possibly Neopia's best diggers.

Bruces are penguin neopets that dominate the population of Terror Mountain. They are highly competitive, and love to play competitive ice-related games.

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Buzzes are bugs, similar ones to wasps, hornets and dragonflies. They love tropical fruit, and sometimes resort to stealing if it means they can have some.

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Chias are the first neopets to exist on the website. They love exploring the world of neopia.

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  • Arch-Enemy: To Lupes, their natural predator. Baked treats specifically for Chias are shaped like Lupes. However, this has died down a bit.
  • Cartoon Creature: They don't look like any animal in particular.
  • Planimal: Feeding them a Magical Chia Pop or having a lucky zap in the lab ray can turn them into fruits and vegetables.

Chombies are stegosaurus based neopets found mostly in Tyrannia. They are shy plant eaters.

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Cybunnies are bunny-based neopets that originate from colder regions of Neopia. They love vegetables, especially carrots.

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Draiks are dragon-based neopets. They have a special way of obtaining. You must find a very rare Draik egg, and hatch them at a nest found in a hidden link.

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Elephantes are Elephant-based neopets. They have tiny wings, but are still able to hover over the ground. They can launch things at great velocity with their trunk.

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Eyries are gryphon-based neopets. While they look dangerous, they're actually quite playful and friendly. Originally, they were dragon-like and were called "Cerpulls".

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A Neopet that looks like a dolphin with a horn.

Neopets that look like dogs with ribbonlike ears and tails. Specifically, it appears they are based on greyhounds, which makes sense as their namesake is said to have been one.
  • Art Evolution: In its original design, it was quite stocky, wore a collar, and featured a thicker pair of ears and pointy tail. In later updates, it became slimmer with a more whip-like tail and ears, and its collar was removed.
  • Heroic Dog: Not dogs, but they do resemble dogs, and a lot of them are heroic.
  • Iconic Item: Their original design, the Polypup, included a collar, which has since been removed.
  • Meaningful Name: They are named after Gelert, a dog in Welsh mythology who protected his owner's baby from a wolf. When the man came home and found the cradle empty and Gelert with blood on his mouth, he drew his sword and slew the dog. Only then did he find his unharmed child and the corpse of the wolf. It had been killed by Gelert who had been defending the baby. Overcome with remorse, the man buried Gelert with honour.
  • Undying Loyalty: According to the site, the name Gelert is after a famous hero who died for his owner, and all Gelerts attempt to live up to it.

A woolly creature that was originally created as a prank as the Llamameeah. They are shorn once a year.

Large Neopets named after their loud roars, resembling T-Rexes.

Pudgy Neopets with antennae that come from the planet Doran.
  • Amusing Alien
  • The Ditz: All Grundos that come from the Grundo Adoption Center start with an intelligence of "dim witted". Their intelligence can be raised by reading them books, potentially averting this trope.
  • In Name Only: One of the "Limited Edition" neopets - even though they have plenty of numbers and can be adopted at any time, all year round. This is more of a case of them needing refuge after being enslaved by Big Bad Dr. Sloth and taken from their homeworld of Doran.
  • Slave Race: They started as Dr. Sloth's Brainwashed and Crazy Mooks. You adopting one is actually taking one in as a refugee.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The employee at the Space Adoption Agency says that they cry at night, implying that they are afraid of the dark.

Neopets resembling snakes with wings.

Pets that resemble stocky deer with short horns rather than antlers.

Shark-like Neopets.
  • Arch-Enemy: Jetsams have been known to hunt Flotsams.
  • Endangered Species: One of the "Limited Edition" neopets.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Jetsam have hunted Flotsam to their almost extinction - by March 2001, Flotsam numbers were so low that they became Limited Edition. This overhunting meant the Jetsams began to run out of food. By May of the same year, Jetsams had replaced Flotsams as Limited Edition.
  • Piranha Problem: The Jetsam's initial design resembled a piranha, before it was redesigned to look more like a shark.
  • Threatening Shark: Not real sharks, but they used to eat Flotsams and they resemble sharks.

     Jub Jub 
Balls of fur with feet.
  • Armless Biped: They have feet but no arms or hands, and thus have to learn to handle objects with their feet.
  • Cartoon Creature: They're balls of fluff with feet.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: According to the old site description, they can release a painfully loud screech to defend themselves.
  • Handy Feet: Since they have no hands, they use their feet to pick up objects and such.
  • Shrinking Violet: Known to be shy.

  • Cartoon Creature: They have fox-like tails and mammalian fur, but no other recognizable animal traits.
  • Shrinking Violet: Kacheeks are a friendly and quiet species who like to live in flowery meadows.

Neopets that look like cows.

Amphibious neopets with sticking plasters on their foreheads. Round, with arms but no legs.
  • Endangered Species: One of the "Limited Edition" neopets.
  • Iconic Item: All Kikos wear cross-shaped bandages on their foreheads, which are called Kiko Plasters.

Fishlike Neopets

Batlike neopets with pointy tails.
  • Bat Out of Hell: Averted. Even though they are bats and have pointy, "demon" tails, they're generally nice.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Heavily associated with the Haunted Woods and the Dark element (in the TCG), but are no meaner than any other species, and are in fact quite cute.
  • Ptero Soarer: Tyrannian Korbats used to look like cartoony pterodactyls. Try not to think about that too much. This was retconned later, and now they look like caveman bats instead.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Like real life bats, they're adorable.

Tigerlike Neopets.

Kind of like a crocodile, but on its hind legs.
  • Endangered Species: One of the "Limited Edition" neopets. Krawks have to be bought as rare, expensive petpets before they can become full-fledged pets.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Krawk' sounds like 'croc'... which is the species they are designed to resemble.
  • Metamorphosis: There are two 'Krawks' in Neopets, the adoptable pet and the petpet. The latter transforms in the former when it eats a magical fungus from a cave in Krawk Island.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: Averted. Krawks resemble crocodiles, but they can be good guys too.
  • Stock Dinosaurs: Tyrannian Krawks have sails on their backs like a Spinosaurus.

  • Does not like Apples: In fact...
    • Kryptonite Factor: Eating any item with the word "Apple" in the name makes them instantly come down with a case of the "Itchy Scratchies". However, there is an apple they can take into the Battledome that allows them to heal.
  • Proud Beauty: Kyriis are said to be vain.
  • Weasel Mascot: Based on the species they resemble.
  • Wicked Weasel: Yurius, in the Petpet Park plot. Averted in Kyruggi.

Think flamingo, then add two feathers on top and you have them.

Wolves in Neopet form.
  • Arch-Enemy: In the past, they were this to Chias, their natural prey. A Lupe that plays with a Chia toy will break it, and baked treats specifically for Lupes are shaped like Chias.
  • Carnivore Confusion: They are explicitly stated to eat Chias, another (sentient) neopet species.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: Implied with Robot Lupe.
  • Meaningful Name: The name "Lupe" is reminiscent of "lupus", the Latin for "wolf", the species they're designed to resemble.
  • Noble Wolf: They're loving pets and loyal companions. Aside from all that business about eating Chias, of course. And Balthazar, a Lupe bounty hunter who kidnaps Faeries to sell and eats Petpets in his spare time.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Said to be Chias.

An otter-like pet.

Think of a round pet with stubby limbs and a ginormous tail.
  • Cartoony Tail: One several times bigger than its tiny body. In its old artwork, they used to balance on top of it.
  • The Prankster: They like to play tricks.
  • Sticky Fingers: They also like to steal things, and rarely get caught. Two of the most famous thieves in Neopia are the Meerca Brothers.
    If your fuzzle has gone missing, a Meerca is probably to blame.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Neggs.


Monkeylike pets.

Froglike pets. Said to be spiritual.
  • Frog Men: But with a slimmer and more elegant design, as opposed to the Quiggle's more cartoony appearance.
  • Mellow Fellow: Nimmos generally have a zen-like calm about them.


Think of a horse with a mermaid tail.


Like birds with long tails.
  • Basilisk and Cockatrice: Mutant Pteris resemble these.
  • Blow You Away: Uses wind magic when fighting in the Battledome.
  • Hyperactive Metabolism: Worms can cure them of diseases.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: They look like tiny birds with the tails of rhamphorhynchoid pterosaurs.
  • The Prankster: They like to play pranks on other pets.
  • Ptero Soarer: They have rhamphorhynchoid tails, originate in the prehistoric world of Tyrannia, their old designs gave them smooth, leathery looking wings and, of course, we have their names. However, they're consistently called "birds" (which, contrary to popular belief, pterosaurs weren't) and later designs gave them more obvious plumage, especially on their wings.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: They love worms, appropriate for a bird pet. If fed a food item containing worms, they instantly become bloated and cured of any diseases.

Sorta like a frog, but standing up and with eyes on top of their heads.
  • Frog Men: And one of their characters actually is named Health Frog!
  • Kryptonite Factor: Eating any item with the word "Cream" in the name makes them instantly come down with a case of the "Neezles".



  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: One of the four on the website, the other three being Draik, Skeith, and Scorchio.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: While it has the "winged lizard" part down, nothing else is very dragon-like about it. They can't even breathe fire, though they can be given fire-related Battledome skills.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: The website states that they will never forget if they are hurt.


Lizardlike pets.




Think of a squirrel with a bow on its tail.
  • Iconic Item: The Usul's signature tail bow and ear ribbons.
  • Nice Guy: Known to be generous pets.
  • Proud Beauty: Usuls are known for being vain and fussy about their appearances.

Something of a cross between an owl and a panda.

Another cat-like pet.

A species that resembles a chipmunk.

A species that looks to be a cross between a bear and a hedgehog.

A pet that appears to be a cross between a rabbit and a kangaroo.
  • Art Evolution: They used to look skinnier and spikier. They also walked on all fours.

Creatures kept by Petpets.

    Petpetpets (P3s) 
Little bugs the Petpets keep.

Faeries are a bit different from other species. They aren't neopets, and are the most human-like entities on the website. They can partake many elements, such as fire, wind, water, darkness, light and earth. They generally originate from Faerieland, which was once a beautiful sky kingdom that crashed into the ground.

For tropes on individual faeries, such as Fyora the Faerie Queen, see Neopets' characters page.

Faeries in general

  • Arch-Enemy: To Balthazar, who regularly kidnaps them and sells them in bottles.
  • The Blank: In the Faeries' earliest designs, they had no faces.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Quite a few faeries like to do this.
  • Color-Coded Elements: Light Faeries are yellow, Dark Faeries are purple, Fire Faeries are red (or orange), Water Faeries are blue, Air Faeries are light purple, and Earth Faeries are green.
  • Fetch Quest: They enlist the help of players to find items for them, and raise a pet's stats in exchange.
  • The Fair Folk: Not all of them are good. Jhudora, in particular, is very unambiguously evil, and leaves everyone scared.
  • Fairy in a Bottle: They get trapped in these at times. Usually at the hands of Balthazar.
  • Fairy Sexy: Well, as far as a children's website can do it.
  • One-Gender Race: TNT has made it very clear that faeries are always female. Though this hasn't stop people from theorizing about male faeries.
  • Taken for Granite: Happened to them en-masse during the Faerie's Ruin plot. They were eventually all restored.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite their powerful magic, it seems they have no way to keep Balthazar from stuffing them in tiny bottles.
  • Your Size May Vary: They can be anywhere from as tall as an average human to as small as the glass bottles Balthazar keeps trapping them in. But Balthazar's Gallery of Evil page says that he only captures young Faeries for his bottles, so perhaps Faeries start small and grow larger as they age.

Light Faeries

  • Art Evolution: In their early design, they had rounded wings, then jagged ones that resembled sun rays, before settling on butterfly-like wings.
  • Cool Crown: They wore golden tiaras in their old design, though their new one replaces it with a hair tie.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Light Faeries have bright blonde hair and are very kind.
  • Light Is Good: Light Faeries seem to be universally benevolent.
  • Seer: They use trading cards to foretell the future.

Dark Faeries

  • Art Evolution: In their first few designs, they had a black and red color scheme before it was changed to purple.
  • Dark Is Evil: They have a fearsome reputation and are reputed to be malevolent. Some of the more famous Dark Faeries include Jhudora, Jennumara, the Darkest Faerie, and the three sisters Malice, Spite and Vanity.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: However, the majority of Dark Faeries aren't actually evil. They're just pranksters. Another Dark Faerie, Delina, is friendly and asks Neopians for help in finding her crafting items.
  • Deal with the Devil: According to Neopian lore, their blessings come with a terrible cost.
    Lying in wait to tempt those weak of heart, the power granted by these evil imps is great, but at a price. Once you have been blessed by a Dark Faerie, you are forever tainted.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: You, however, will not suffer any ill effects from releasing a bottled Dark Faerie or completing a quest for one.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Black and red bat-like wings, as opposed to the pastel-colored butterfly wings sported by most faeries.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Dark Faeries may be rude, but they will reward you for releasing them from bottles or bringing them quest items (in their case, toys).
    Dark Faerie, after receiving a quest item: Oh, please. A Petpet could have found this faster than you. Still, I suppose you want a reward...
    For your efforts, (pet's name)'s health has increased!
  • Purple Is Powerful: They have a deep purple color scheme, with dark purple dresses and hair, and light purple skin.

Fire Faeries

  • Art Evolution: In some of the Fire Faerie's early designs, she wore bell-bottom pants. They were eventually swapped out for a red and orange dress, then a different dress with a yellow bodice and red-orange skirt. Her hair also became progressively longer.
  • Clothing Damage: When Fire Faeries give quests, they always ask for clothing items because their fire magic tends to damage their clothes.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: The Fire Faerie sports one in her current artwork.
  • Inept Mage: They tend to accidentally set things on fire while casting spells.
  • Playing with Fire: They have access to fire magic.

Water Faeries

  • Art Evolution: The Water Faerie's first design featured Godiva Hair before it was replaced by a bra. Her hair also became progressively more detailed, until it began to resemble flowing waves.
  • Hair Decorations: Some Water Faeries wear seashells or pearls in their hair.
  • Healing Hands: Water Faeries seem to be skilled with healing magic. A Water Faerie named Marina runs the Healing Springs in Faerieland.
  • Insufferable Genius: They have a love of learning and knowledge, and are considered the wisest of the faeries. This has made them somewhat haughty.
    Water Faerie, giving a user a quest: You probably won’t help, but I need [name of a random book] for my studies. I can’t tell you why.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: They are the only faeries who are naturally wingless, instead having mermaid tails. Which makes one wonder how they're able to move around in Faerieland...
  • Water Is Blue: They have bright blue tails and wear blue eyeshadow.

Air Faeries

  • Art Evolution: Early designs of the Air Faerie gave her rounded wings, plain blonde hair, and a simple purple dress. Now she has pointed wings, blonde hair with blue streaks, and a more elaborate dress with cloud-like trimming around the neckline.
  • Blow You Away: They have power over wind magic.
  • The Fashionista: Air Faeries always ask for beauty or grooming products on quests.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Their dresses and wings are a pale purple color.
  • Multicolored Hair: Bright blonde hair with pale blue streaks.

Earth Faeries

  • Art Evolution: In the early years of the site, the Earth Faerie's design went back and forth between wearing dresses or 80s-style outfits before settling on the former. She also had plain green wings before they were changed to resemble leaves.
  • Earthy Barefoot Character: Some early designs of the Earth Faerie feature her without shoes.
  • Fantastic Racism: Apparently, they don't like Dark Faeries too much.
    Earth Faerie, after receiving a quest item: Good work! Wasn't this so much more fun than helping a Dark Faerie? I thought so!
  • Flower in Her Hair: In the Earth Faerie's old design, she wore a leaf in her hair.
  • Green Thumb: They have power over plants and flowers.
  • Youthful Freckles: The Earth Faerie quest describes them with freckles.
    A freckled Earth Faerie smiles at you. “Hi there! Would you do a quest for me? I need [name of a random magic item], please.”

Grey Faeries

  • Broken Angel: Grey Faeries have had their wings removed through unknown means and lost their magic.
  • The Eeyore: Grey Faeries. Their self-esteem isn't the highest in the world, but can you blame them?
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful: They want to be beautiful again, as they once were.



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