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Grave Danger

Grave Danger is a daily based around the events of the Spooky Food Eating Contest. Riches can be won in the Catacombs below Neovia, but they are full of curses - good job Petpets are immune to them!

Playing the Game

In order to play Grave Danger, you must have a Petpet attached to one of your Neopets. You will be prompted to select one of your Petpets by clicking on it. If you have any equipment from the NC Mall, you will be able to apply them at this stage. When you are ready, click the button to send your Petpet down into the Catacombs.

NOTE: When a Petpet is down in the Catacombs, you will not be able to remove it from your Neopet, or zap it at the Secret Petpet Lab. You will also be unable to trade or abandon a Neopet that has the Petpet attached.

You will have to wait a while until you get a result - between 3 and 10 hours. During this time, you can get status updates about what your Petpet is doing, which will change every 10 minutes according to the Neopets clock. After the time is up, you can return to the Grave Danger page to collect your prize. Rest assured that your Petpet WILL return - TNT have confirmed that there is no risk of your Petpet exploding/vanishing.

The various status updates that your Petpet can have are listed below. They are largely based on the things that happened to users when they opened the doors in the Catacombs during the Spooky Food Eating Contest. You can find a complete listing of the door outcomes here.

Status Updates
Ate a Grumblebug. Batted around an old ring with a triangular symbol.
Begging for scraps at the table of a cultist tea party. Being cuddled by an evil cultist.
Being taught how to glorp by a Gelatinous Non-Cube. Chased a Skidget past a sewer, a dragon, and a mob of Meepits. Survived.
Chasing its tail on Level 92. Chewing a cultist's robes.
Chewing a slime-covered shoe left by some unfortunate adventurer. Clambering across the keys of an organ as curses fly in all directions.
Cowered in fear as a skeleton shot arrows at it. Danced in a circle with Ghost Meepits.
Dancing to some sweet jazz music with a friendly cultist. Dug up some bones and played with them for a bit.
Exploring an empty corridor. Followed its nose to the scent of cinnamon rolls.
Fought a cult dedicated to the destruction of Neopia... then made friends and went out for cupcakes. Found an old shoe! Grrr... Rawr!
Found a peanut. Found a treasure room! Wandered away without taking anything.
Got covered in slime... Ew. That's going to take a good scrubbing. Got eaten by a Gelatinous Non-Cube... and was spit back out.
Got stepped on at a cultist dance party. Had a sneezing competition with a dragon.
Had a staring contest with its doppleganger. Invited to be mascot of a cult. Declined the offer.
Located some bacon. Mmm, catacombs bacon. Made friends with a pile of Spyders and played Chase the Vernax.
Making friends with a giant Globilol. Nearly got eaten by a Gelatinous Non-Cube.
Observing a banjo duel with some interest. Played tag with a Psimouse.
Ran away from a hungry zombie. Rolled in a heap of discarded dung cream sandwiches.
Rooted through a pile of old cultist robes. Running away from a fire-breathing dragon!
Sitting around on Level 83. Stepped in glowing ghostly residue.
Tried on some mummy bandages. Walking backward with a pair of mummies.

While your Petpet is 'adventuring' in the Catacombs, you may notice that its image will change on Neopet Lookups, and when you play with the Petpet.


When your pet makes it out of the catacombs, you will receive one of the following prizes:

Catacomb Prizes

Amber Sword



Basket of Vegetables

Biyako Stamp

Black Velvet Cloak

Blue Meerca Gnome Plushie

Blue Xweetok Morphing Potion

Butterscotch Disc

Buzz Gourmet

Carrot Sculpture

Casket Table

Cave Foreground


Chocolate Bearog Claw

Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake

Cobrall In A Can

Courgette Building Logs

Dark Translucent Wings

Deadly Attack Spork

Doctors Bag

Elegant Tea Service

Elephante Attack Peanut

Elixir of Intellect

Fauna Stamp

Flask of Liquid Fire

Flask of Liquid Light

Ghost Goople

Ghostkerchief Banjo

Ghoul Catchers

Gilded War Hammer

Gold Trimmed Tunic

Green Sticky Hand

Gwontek Syrup

Halloween Ona Stamp

Hand Painted Scimitar

Handful of Asparagus

Happy Face Latte

Healing Potion XIX

Healing Potion XVIII

Ice Mirror

Jhudoras Cursed Coin

Leaded Earth Vial

Leaded Fire Vial

Light Acara Hood

Manacle Mace

Maraquan Petpet Paint Brush

Meat Skewered Meat


Minor Healing Ointment

Mint Chocolate Kacheek


Neovian Darkfall

Niptor Plushie

No Bones About It

Orange Gummy Stamp


Organic Peanut

Potato Yo-Yo

Pottery Shard Dagger

Red Poogle Morphing Potion

Red Toadstool

Return of Dr. Sloth Valentine Card Set

Sandy Body Wash

Shield of the North Wind

Skeleton Wocky Plushie

Slorg Care

Snot Lotion

Square Gelatin

Starry Grarrl Morphing Potion

Supersize Gargantuplex

Tablet of the Zombie

Tale of Woe Valentine Card Set

Tencals Balloon

Terracotta Lamp

Tomato Bomb


Tropical Flora and Fauna

Twirly Plant

Unidentified Petpetpet

Virtupets Energy Sabre

Virtupets X-514 Super Shield

Walking Carpet Cotton Candy

Whole Anchovy Pizza

Whole Chilli Deluxe Pizza

Wings of a Ghost

Wraith Staff

Yellow Sticky Hand

Zombie Flotsam Plushie

Zombie Grave Book

Zombie Handbook

NC Mall Equipment

In the Mall, Illuminant Head Lanterns and the Adventurers Sword and Shield have been made available for 125 NC each. They will allow access to exclusive NC Items as part of your Petpet's hunt - NC is not required to play the game normally, and does not offer an advantage in the main game.

Unlike normal ticket-type items, the equipment does not need to be activated. Clicking on them in your inventory and trying to use them there will just redirect you to the game. You just need to have the item in your inventory when you go to play. Then, when selecting a Petpet to send into the Catacombs, you will be given the option to equip it.

Clicking on the item, then on 'Equip this item!' will properly equip it - at that point, a green check mark will appear next to your Petpet - this signifies that the item is properly equipped and that you are ready to go. You will need one piece of equipment for each time you send a Petpet into the Catacombs.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must purchase and equip the equipment before sending your Petpet into the Catacombs. They will not work retroactively.

When the Petpet returns from the adventure, it will be carrying an additional NC prize. There are 10 in total, and it is possible to receive the same prize more than once as the prize selection is randomised. As the Grave Danger game awards Neopoint items, you cannot participate on your side accounts.

Illuminant Head Lantern Prizes

Adventurers Sword and Shield Prizes

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