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The Magma Pool

Weepit : Before we get on with this guide, I feel there is a very serious issue that needs addressing here. Call me pedantic, but a Magma pet isn't really magma, is it?

Dave : ... What are you talking about?

Weepit : Technically, it's a lava pet. Semantically speaking, molten rock is only magma while it's still under the Earth's crust; once it breaks the surface it becomes lava. Soooo, let's say I painted my Kacheek at the Magma Pool. It would be all well and good to call it a Magma Kacheek while I was still in Moltara (since that's still underground), but if I was then to go wandering around the Marketplace, surely that would make it a Lava Kacheek?

Dave : *blank stare*

Weepit : Admit it, I do have a point. :P

Dave : Just get on with the guide!

Weepit : Ahem, anyway, what was I saying? Oh yes, how to get a Magma pet. This is how it's done:

Discovery of the Magma Pool

The Magma Pool

Deep in the heart of the Moltara Caves lies a pool of bubbling magma. Stationed at the entrance to the pool, if a pool can even have an entrance that is, stands a staunch Tonu, refusing admittance to all but a chosen few. But why would anybody want to take a dip in a pool so hot it could cook a whole raptraphant leg in 30 seconds? To make themselves look hot of course.

Usually when you try to approach the Magma Pool, you will be greeted by this message:

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.

Exactly how you go about becoming well-versed in the ways of Moltara as yet remains unknown. Many theories have been tested: equipping Moltaran petpets and creations from Tangor's workshop, reading Moltaran books, collecting Moltaran items, etc. So far the only clue we have is that it has something to do with earning Neopoints, as mentioned by TNT in the editorial:

Hey, TNT! I have a question I've been wanting to ask: are we allowed to go to the Magma Pool and get a magma Neopet on our side account? I know it's random at the Lab Ray, but what about going to the pool? Thanks, and here are some cookies! (please leave out my username) ~ username removed

You may not earn the right to visit the Magma Pool on your side accounts, as this would also earn you Neopoints, but you are welcome to visit in hopes of sneaking past the sleeping guard, as there are no Neopoints rewarded for doing so.

We are still collecting information on this, so if you are granted access to the Magma Pool while the guard is awake, please send in a bug report with as many details as possible about what you could have done to earn this so we can begin to narrow it down. Early data indicates that if you have completed other Moltara-related activities, such as asking Igneot for wisdom, reading Moltaran books and building petpets from Tangor's Workshop, you may have better chances of securing permanent access to the Magma Pool.

Sneaking By Him

If, however, that stuck-up chappy decides that you're not worthy of access, don't despair! It is possible to sneak by him and go for a dip, but doing so can take some work. There is a window of approximately ten minutes each day when the guard will fall asleep; the time is unique to your account but it will happen at the same time every day. So once you find it... WRITE. IT. DOWN!

Finding the right time is the hardest part, as it can be literally any time during a 24 hour day. The ten minutes don't necessarily have to be at ten minute intervals, for example it could be 1:18 PM to 1:28 PM rather than 1:15 PM to 1:25 PM. When he finally does fall asleep, you will see something like this:

Selection"

From the moment he falls asleep, you will only have until the end of the ten minutes before he wakes up again and sends you packing. Simply click on the pet you want to paint and you will be taken to a page that looks like this:

After Painting

Yes, I'm an idiot and forgot to take my Skeith's robot clothing off before taking this. I'm sorry. ;_;

And there you have it, your very own little lump of lava to love. Once you have your personal time written down, you can go back to the Magma Pool as many times as you like and repaint your pets over and over. There is a waiting period after each use though; once you have painted a pet you will be locked out of the pool and will have to wait a week before you can use it again.

Other Ways

If you have no luck at the Magma Pool and can't be bothered refreshing constantly, you could always hope for a lucky zap at the Lab Ray. Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to paint your pet Magma using a Fountain Faerie Quest; when the colour was first released it was possible to get a Magma pet via this method, but the option has since been removed to make it a bit more exclusive (thank you to kuruki_san for confirming this).

Currently there are no Magma morphing potions and no Magma coloured paint brush. While it is extremely unlikely that TNT will ever release such items, there is always the possibility.

Pounding and Transferring

Pounding a Magma pet will result in the pet being changed to the colour red. So don't go pound hunting thinking you will stumble upon a Magma pet. Using the safe pet transfer option, you can move the Magma painted pet to any account without it affecting the pet's colour.

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