In order to play Key Quest, you will need a token. This token will serve as your game piece as you play. If you have more than one token, you have the option to select which token you would like to use every time you begin a game. This is done through your Quick List, which shows up in the Key Quest application. If you wish to change the tokens that appear your Key Quest Token Quick List, simply head on over to your Collector's Case, find the token you wish to add or remove, and check/uncheck the box next to "Key Quest Quick List".
In the following section, we've listed and explained the various methods of obtaining a Key Quest token. Some tokens can be obtained in multiple ways.
Every Neopian is awarded a free, basic token the first time they play Key Quest, if they have not already purchased and/or redeemed a token already. You'll receive a random one of the following tokens. Please note that you cannot select which token you will receive, trade for a different one, or own more than one starter token.
Originally, tokens could only be redeemed via special Key Quest codes, which came with corresponding merchandise (namely plushies). These codes, when entered via the main Key Quest page, also award an exclusive item. Both the item and the token itself will match the merchandise purchased. For example, a Spotted Kau plushie will award a Spotted Kau token and a Spotted Kau-related item.
Neopets merchandise is no longer manufactured or sold in stores, so some Key Quest tokens are very difficult to obtain. Fortunately for collectors, the large majority have been re-released through the NC Mall.
Today, tokens are primarily obtained through the NC Mall. The tokens available in the Mall are a mixture of exclusive tokens (i.e. tokens that are only available with Neocash) and re-released tokens. The re-releases are tokens that were obtained exclusively from Neopets merchandise but are now available through the NC Mall. The tokens typically cost between 250 and 500 NC.
Once a Neocash token has been activated through your inventory, it cannot be traded to other players via the NC Mall trading system.
Full Token List
Below is a full listing of all the Key Quest tokens along with their alignments and where they can be obtained from. If the token is from a site event or has been in the NC Mall, we've included a link to the appropriate guide and/or Item Database entry.