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The doctor will ask for 3 items in quantities of 1-3, which are drawn from a pool of items. This pool of items is constantly changing based on the inflation of the items within it, though they are generally meant to be those priced cheaply on the Shop Wizard. Most of the items are released through site activities such as dailies, the Battledome, and Key Quest.
Canceling a Quest
Sometimes the items you're asked to acquire can be quite pricey. To avoid getting stuck on that quest, you have the option to cancel your quest. You may do so by clicking on the "No thanks!" button.
If you cancel your quest, you may not receive a new one until midnight NST. If you're canceling a quest that was received before the current Neopian day, then you will have the option of canceling twice in one day.
Upon gathering the items for the doctor, you will need to return to the Doctor at The Coincidence. He will then offer you the opportunity to test his Random Event generating machine. These events are different from the Random Events that pop up around Neopia.
You will get one of the following exclusive Random Events, which can do a variety of things:
|You are pretty sure nothing happened. Actually, wait, it looks like there is something new floating above your head. Wowee, it's a NAME OF AVATAR avatar! Why not admire it for a moment at your Neoboards - Preferences page?||You are awarded any avatar you do not currently possess (including retired and unreleased avatars). Note: This outcome is currently disabled.|
|An electric current seems to fill the room. When everything has settled, you see that there is something different about ACTIVE NEOPET NAME. It looks like their STAT NAME have gone up by NUMBER!
A strong electric current fills the room, crackling with powerful energy. When everything has settled, you see that there is something quite different about ACTIVE NEOPET NAME. It looks like their STAT NAME have gone up by X! Wow!
|Up to +10 on a random active Neopet stat (Strength, Movement, Intelligence, Health, Level, or Defence)||An electric current starts to fill the room, but quickly leads to smoke. When everything has settled, you see that there is something different about ACTIVE PET NAME. Oh, no... It looks like their STAT NAME has gone down by X!||Up to -3 on a random active Neopet stat (Strength, Movement, Intelligence, Health, Level, or Defence)
Note: On some occasions the event will say that Defence has lowered when, in fact, Movement lowered.
|You wait for something to happen. Before long you hear a strange fluttering sound. Lottery tickets fall down from the sky! You manage to snatch up five before the rest vanish into nothingness.||You are awarded five lottery tickets.|
|A sudden flash of light temporarily blinds you. Once your vision clears, you realize that your ITEM NAME is now just dust in the wind! You kick yourself for bringing that onto a spaceship to begin with!||A random item from your inventory is removed. Note: It is possible for this to steal one of the quest items you were turning in. This does not count as using the machine for the day, and if you obtain another of the stolen item, you will be able to try the machine again.|
|The ray fizzles for a moment before you hear a strange pop. Your pockets feel lighter. Well, looks like you lost X NP!||Random number of Neopoints are taken away (up to 800).|
|Neopoints are falling from the sky! You flail around wildly in an attempt to catch them all. It looks like you were able to haul in X NP! Hooray!||Random number of Neopoints are given (up to 25,000).|
There are also several events that can grant items:
|Nothing seems to happen. Oh wait, check the floor! You might want to catch that ITEM NAME before it crawls away.|
Note: It is unknown if it is a glitch, but it appears other items can also be awarded from the outcome which normally awards Petpetpets (the text mentions the item crawling away):
|First you see a bright flash of light. Then you see metal pieces being pulled in as if by a magnet. Slowly the pieces assemble themselves into a ITEM NAME. Technology is neat!|
|An invisible hand throws what looks like a weapon at you. You duck quickly to avoid it. Oh actually, it looks like it was just a ITEM NAME! You pick it up.|
Alternatively, you may get one of the following random events, which do nothing:
|A Grundo appears and invites you to join Dr Sloth's Invasion Army... but he cancels the invitation when you spell your name. Your reputation precedes you.||A parade of dozens of Lutaris marches through the spaceship. They get to the end of their song, then look around, confused. 'Eh, how do we get to Shenkuu?' one asks you.|
|A blue Shoyru zooms up and whizzes past your head. Then she stops in midair and looks confused. 'This isn't Meridell! Where are we?'||Plans for The Coincidence, dated to the early days of Moltara, float past your eyes before Dr Landelbrot hastily grabs them and tucks them in a desk drawer.|
|The temperature drops suddenly. Maybe the Snowager sneezed, or life support briefly malfunctioned.||A portal opens, and through the multi-coloured swirls, you can see a plain wooden box. Before you can grab it, the portal closes.|
|You find yourself holding something invisible and unpleasantly damp. You let go, and it hits the floor with a squelch. You are never able to locate it again.||A portal appears in midair, and you see Hanso and Brynn arguing. Behind them, an artefact glows brightly and then explodes, raining hot dogs everywhere.|
|Something floats past the windows. Running to look outside, you see a small, pretty amulet in the blackness of space.||Out the window, you see a giant Whalein floating in space. It blows bubbles at you.|
|A crew of Alien Aishas docks with the ship, comes aboard, snaps photos of everything they see, then leaves for their next tourist stop.||The Ghost Lupe appears, looks around, and growls, 'This is not Mystery Island!'|
|You hear the Turmaculus roaring over the ship's comm system. Scintilly trembles in fear.||Nothing happens. Nothing at all. You think. You check the bottom of your shoes for squashed butterflies, but find nothing.|
|A fog cloud swirls past you. Was that Corbin and Kell inside? They appear to be having a tea party with a monster.|
Upon being awarded your prize, you will have to wait until the next Neopian day before you can visit again. However, if you keep a quest over the midnight deadline, you will be able to complete both it and the present day's quest in quick succession.
This article was written by: JN Staff