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Neopian Image Gallery: Old Pets

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Neopets haven't always looked the same. Over the course of the site's history, most pets have undergone several revisions and redraws. The most well-known of these was launched with the introduction of customisation in March 2007, but there have been others before that. Many original pets are completely unrecognisable in their modern forms!

Most of the images below have been unearthed by Neopets Archeology, for which we offer many thanks.

In case the quality of some of the early artwork didn't give it away, the images are arranged from oldest to newest, from left to right. Some species have had so many redraws, they took up two lines.

Old Pets

Acara

Old Acara - Tigren Old Acara - Version 1 Old Acara - Version 2 Old Acara - Version 3
Tigren
The Acara was originally named the Tigren and looked quite a bit different.
Version 1
It got a re-draw...
Version 2
... and a colour adjustment.
Version 3
Say cheese, Acara!
Old Acara - Version 4 Old Acara - Version 5 Current Acara
Version 4
Here, the Acara becomes more recognisable...
Version 5
... and turns on its side a bit.
Current Version
The Acara today looks like this.

Aisha

Old Aisha - Version 1 Old Aisha - Version 2 Old Aisha - Version 3 Old Aisha - Current Version
Version 1
The Aisha has always had its eyes closed, but wasn't always sitting down.
Version 2
Yes, this used to be the red colour, believe it or not...
Version 3
Now it looks more red!
Current Version
The current Aisha looks rather similar to the last one.

Blumaroo

Old Blumaroo - Version 1 Old Blumaroo - Version 2 Old Blumaroo - Current Version
Version 1
Here is the original Blumaroo.
Version 2
A slight redraw gave it a less wrinkled nose.
Current Version
Today's Blumaroo stands on its own two feet.

Bori

Old Bori - Version 1 Old Bori - Current Version
Version 1
The Bori is a relatively new pet, so it's only had one redraw.
Current Version
Wasn't even redrawn all that much, was it?

Bruce

Old Bruce - Version 1 Old Bruce - Version 2 Old Bruce - Version 3 Old Bruce - Version 4
Version 1
I'm not a Neopet, I'm Bruce Forsyth!
Version 2
This very old Bruce became cartoon soon after.
Version 3
Unfortunately, copyright issues meant the Bruce became a loveable penguin.
Version 4
Here's the Bruce waving.
Old Bruce - Current Version
Current Version
Bruces are a bit more roly-poly now, aren't they?

Buzz

Old Buzz - Fleye Old Buzz - Version 1 Old Buzz - Version 2 Old Buzz - Current Version
Version 1
The Buzz was previously known as the Fleye.
Version 2
It was changed into something considerably uglier...
Version 3
... and adjusted slightly.
Current Version
Buzzes of today look something like this.

Chia

Old Chia - Version 1 Old Chia - Version 2 Old Chia - Current Version
Version 1
Oh look, it's the easiest pet in the world to draw!
Version 2
Now slightly more three-dimensional.
Current Version
Chias really haven't changed much.

Chomby

Old Chomby - Version 1 Old Chomby - Version 2 Old Chomby - Current Version
Version 1
This is a red Chomby too, though it's more on the pink side.
Version 2
Chombies tended to flip around a lot.
Current Version
Finally Chombies look properly red.

Cybunny

Old Cybunny - Version 1 Old Cybunny - Version 2 Old Cybunny - Version 3 Old Cybunny - Current Version
Version 1
Cybunnies didn't always have their eyes open!
Version 2
Here's a slight colour redo.
Version 3
Now the Cybunny gets a slightly more rounded look.
Current Version
Here's the Cybunny all ready for customisation.

Draik

Old Draik - Version 1 Old Draik - Current Version
Version 1
Draiks also only had one redraw.
Current Version
They're quite pretty, aren't they? :D

Elephante

Old Elephante - Version 1 Old Elephante - Version 2 Old Elephante - Version 3 Old Elephante - Current Version
Version 1
This is the oldest Elephante. Why is its tail dotted?
Version 2
Notice the smiley on the dot thing above its face.
Version 3
Aw, it's not there anymore :(
Current Version
Now the Elephante stands on its hind legs. How strange.

Eyrie

Old Eyrie - Cerpull Old Eyrie - Tatsu Old Eyrie - Version 1 Old Eyrie - Version 2
Version 1
The Eyrie used to be known as the Cerpull, and looked like this.
Version 2
It was renamed the Tatsu and significantly redrawn.
Version 3
Protests from players forced TNT to do another redraw, this time called the Eyrie.
Version 4
Look, it's put on a bit of weight.
Old Eyrie - Version 2
Current Version
Here's the Eyrie as we know it today.

Flotsam

Old Flotsam - Version 1 Old Flotsam - Version 2 Old Flotsam - Version 3 Old Flotsam - Current Version
Version 1
Here's the original Flotsam. Not remotely scary.
Version 2
Good thing it got a redraw, then.
Version 3
The modern Flotsam resembles a narwhal.
Current Version
The current Flotsam appears quite happy.

Gelert

Old Gelert - Polypup Old Gelert - Version 1 Old Gelert - Version 2 Old Gelert - Version 2
Version 1
Gelerts were originally called Polypups.
Version 2
They were renamed and redrawn a while later.
Version 3
Here's a slight tweak.
Current Version
Presenting today's Gelert!

Gnorbu

Old Gnorbu - Version 1 Old Gnorbu - Current Version
Version 1
The Gnorbu is one of the few pets that's never had a redraw.
Current Version
These two look almost identical...

Grarrl

Old Grarrl - Version 1 Old Grarrl - Version 2 Old Grarrl - Version 3 Old Grarrl - Current Version
Version 1
The oldest Grarrl looks like it's about to tip over.
Version 2
Here it appears to have some sort of throat problem.
Version 3
Now it's been flipped around.
Current Version
The Grarrl of today hasn't much changed from the original.

Grundo

Old Grundo - Version 1 Old Grundo - Version 2 Old Grundo - Current Version
Version 1
Grundos were once dribbly, horrid things.
Version 2
Fortunately, they've cleaned up their act...
Current Version
...and are now quite lovely pets.

Hissi

Old Hissi - Version 1 Old Hissi - Current Version
Version 1
Hissi wings used to actually look like wings.
Current Version
Now, they're more like hands.

Ixi

Old Ixi - Version 1 Old Ixi - Current Version
Version 1
The Ixi have remained more or less the same since their discovery.
Current Version
I think it might be smiling a little more though.

Jetsam

Old Jetsam - Version 1 Old Jetsam - Version 2 Old Jetsam - Version 3 Old Jetsam - Current Version
Version 1
Here's the original Jetsam. Slightly more scary-looking.
Version 2
Even more so after the redraw!
Version 3
A modern Jetsam somewhat resembles a shark.
Current Version
This Jetsam seems a tiny bit friendlier.

JubJub

Old JubJub - JibJib Old JubJub - Version 1 Old JubJub - Version 2 Old JubJub - Version 3
Version 1
These little fluff balls were originally called JibJibs.
Version 2
They were renamed JubJubs because of copyright issues.
Version 3
Got a redraw so you could actually see their faces...
Version 4
and got to stand up as well.
Old JubJub - Current Version
Current Version
Modern JubJubs have that nice, rounded look to them.

Kacheek

Old Kacheek - Badeek Old Kacheek - Version 2 Old Kacheek - Version 2 Old Kacheek - Current Version
Version 1
The Kacheek was once known as the Badeek and had these ridiculous sunglasses on.
Version 2
Good thing they had the sense to take them off.
Version 3
Before customisation, Kacheeks were given a slight line art update and made to look a bit shinier.
Current Version
Today's Kacheeks are a little more style-conscious.

Kau

Old Kau - Macy Gray Old Kau - Version 1 Old Kau - Current Version
Version 1
Yep, you're not seeing things, it's Macy Gray!
Version 2
Unfortunately, she didn't stay long and transformed into this cute Kau.
Current Version
Hasn't changed much since the first redraw.

Kiko

Old Kiko - Version 1 Old Kiko - Version 2 Old Kiko - Current Version
Version 1
This Kiko more or less resembles a football.
Version 2
Here, it's got a bit more life to it.
Current Version
Look, Kikos are three-dimensional! :D

Koi

Old Koi - Version 1 Old Koi - Version 2 Old Koi - Version 3 Old Koi - Current Version
Version 1
The original Koi looked vastly different.
Version 2
You can still see the old ones in Raiders of Maraqua.
Version 3
This one more strongly resembles the Koi of today.
Current Version
Customisable Koi were flipped vertically.

Korbat

Old Korbat - Version 1 Old Korbat - Version 2 Old Korbat - Current Version
Version 1
Here's an ancient Korbat...
Version 2
... and here's a more modern one.
Current Version
This Korbat really looks like it's flying!

Kougra

Old Kougra - Version 1 Old Kougra - Version 2 Old Kougra - Version 3 Old Kougra - Version 4
Version 1
Kougras haven't really changed all that much.
Version 2
This yellow Kougra didn't last long - Neopians revolted and TNT did a hasty redraw.
Version 3
This is the result - something users liked more.
Version 4
Kougras like to flip as well.
Old Kougra - Current Version
Current Version
Modern Kougras stand alert and ready.

Krawk

Old Krawk - Version 1 Old Krawk - Current Version
Version 1
Krawks still look more or less the same.
Current Version
They've got more of a fist now, though.

Kyrii

Old Kyrii - Fuzio 1 Old Kyrii - Fuzio 2 Old Kyrii - Version 1 Old Kyrii - Version 2
Version 1
Kyrii started life as little puff things called Fuzios.
Version 2
Their hands and feet don't even touch their bodies! O_o
Version 3
Ah, those pesky copyright issues - hence, the Kyrii was born.
Version 4
This one looks like it's about to pounce!
Old Kyrii - Current Version
Current Version
Here's what the Kyrii looks like today.

Lenny

Old Lenny - Version 1 Old Lenny - Version 2 Old Lenny - Version 3 Old Lenny - Current Version
Version 1
Oh dear, what an outdated Lenny.
Version 2
Now he looks a little happier...
Version 3
... and a bit more feathery too.
Current Version
Another flip for customisation.

Lupe

Old Lupe - Version 1 Old Lupe - Version 2 Old Lupe - Version 3 Old Lupe - Current Version
Version 1
This Lupe appears rather playful.
Version 2
Here, he's a little more fierce.
Version 3
...And back to playful again.
Current Version
Modern Lupes look rather stiffer than previous redraws.

Lutari

Old Lutari - Version 1 Old Lutari - Current Version
Version 1
Lutari only had one look before customisation.
Current Version
It changed drastically, though!

Meerca

Old Meerca - Version 1 Old Meerca - Version 2 Old Meerca - Current Version
Version 1
Meercas didn't change much until customisation.
Version 2
Some, but not all, received a tail squiggle in their circle pose.
Current Version
Now Meercas stand on two feet, instead of their tail.

Moehog

Old Moehog - Version 1 Old Moehog - Version 2 Old Moehog - Version 3 Old Moehog - Current Version
Version 1
Here's the original Moehog.
Version 2
There is a difference, though only slight. It's to do with the colour gradient.
Version 3
Ah, now this is the Moehog we all know and love.
Current Version
Is it just me, or did it not change at all for customisation?

Mynci

Old Mynci - Mellish Old Mynci - Version 1 Old Mynci - Version 2 Old Mynci - Version 3
Version 1
The Mynci was originally named the Mellish, and drawn to resemble one of Adam's friends.
Version 2
Naturally, it was changed into this loveable monkey.
Version 3
Got a bit bigger...
Version 4
... and a little bit re-drawn.
Old Mynci - Version 4 Old Mynci - Current Version
Version 5
Ooh, doesn't he look sneaky?
Current Version
Mynci didn't change much for customisation.

Nimmo

Old Nimmo - Version 1 Old Nimmo - Version 2 Old Nimmo - Current Version
Version 1
Here's an old Nimmo, cheeky as always.
Version 2
This one's a touch more serene.
Current Version
Nimmos haven't changed greatly.

Ogrin

Old Ogrin - Version 1 Old Ogrin - Current Version
Version 1
Ogrins have more or less stayed the same.
Current Version
Just flipped around a bit, is all.

Peophin

Old Peophin - Version 1 Old Peophin - Version 2 Old Peophin - Version 3 Old Peophin - Current Version
Version 1
Peophins started life with significantly longer tails.
Version 2
The only major difference between this one...
Version 3
... and this one is the tail redraw - it now sprouts out the back.
Current Version
Here's the Peophin as it appears today.

Poogle

Old Poogle - Version 1 Old Poogle - Version 2 Old Poogle - Version 3 Old Poogle - Current Version
Version 1
Poogles have probably changed the least out of all the current pets.
Version 2
Like many 'red' pets, these don't look particularly red. More pinkish-purply-not-red.
Version 3
Ah, here's a better paintjob.
Current Version
Today, your Poogle looks like this!

Pteri

Old Pteri - Version 1 Old Pteri - Version 2 Old Pteri - Current Version
Version 1
Pteris have always been rather chubby things.
Version 2
Got a little bigger here!
Current Version
Perhaps Pteris could do with a little exercise.

Quiggle

Old Quiggle - Frogstomp Old Quiggle - Version 1 Old Quiggle - Version 2 Old Quiggle - Current Version
Version 1
Quiggles were originally called Frogstomps.
Version 2
Here it looks vaguely more like a frog.
Version 3
Slight changes here...
Current Version
and a big change here!

Ruki

Old Ruki - Version 1 Old Ruki - Current Version
Version 1
Rukis are quite recent, hence the single redraw.
Current Version
Not much of a tweak, eh?

Scorchio

Old Scorchio - Version 1 Old Scorchio - Version 2 Old Scorchio - Version 3 Old Scorchio - Current Version
Version 1
Wow, this looks nothing like a Scorchio!
Version 2
This one's more familiar.
Version 3
A tiny tweak...
Current Version
... and a little change here!

Shoyru

Old Shoyru - Version 1 Old Shoyru - Version 2 Old Shoyru - Current Version
Version 1
Shoyrus haven't changed much over the site's history.
Version 2
A bit better colouring...
Current Version
... and a slight tweak, ready for customisation.

Skeith

Old Skeith - Version 1 Old Skeith - Version 2 Old Skeith - Version 3 Old Skeith - Current Version
Version 1
Old Skeiths were considerably thinner.
Version 2
Oi, stop moving around!
Version 3
This Skeith really needs to go on a diet.
Current Version
Ah, on two feet I see? Nope, still fat.

Techo

Old Techo - Version 1 Old Techo - Version 2 Old Techo - Version 3 Old Techo - Current Version
Version 1
Techos have stayed unusually constant.
Version 2
Only a small shrink here...
Version 3
... a cheekier grin here...
Current Version
... and an outstretched arm, and they're ready for customisation!

Tonu

Old Tonu - Version 1 Old Tonu - Current Version
Version 1
Only one redraw for the Tonu.
Current Version
This one's fattened out a bit.

Tuskaninny

Old Tuskaninny - Version 1 Old Tuskaninny - Version 2 Old Tuskaninny - Version 3 Old Tuskaninny - Current Version
Version 1
Tuskaninnies have always stayed recognisable.
Version 2
Did that Tuskaninny shrink?
Version 3
This one's smiling a bit more.
Current Version
And here it is sitting upright.

Uni

Old Uni - Version 1 Old Uni - Version 2 Old Uni - Version 3 Old Uni - Current Version
Version 1
Unis have always stayed recognisable as well.
Version 2
A different colour fill here...
Version 3
... and a three-dimensional redraw.
Current Version
Modern Unis like to hold things with their left hoof.

Usul

Old Usul - Version 1 Old Usul - Version 2 Old Usul - Current Version
Version 1
Whoa, that Usul doesn't look too good.
Version 2
Drastic colour change!
Current Version
Only a slight redraw for customisation.

Wocky

Old Wocky - Version 1 Old Wocky - Version 2 Old Wocky - Version 3 Old Wocky -  Current Version
Version 1
Wockies used to be more orange than red.
Version 2
I wonder why so many of these pets were 'off-red'...
Version 3
A proper red and a nice redraw...
Current Version
... followed by a flip for customisation.

Xweetok

Old Xweetok - Version 1 Old Xweetok - Current Version
Version 1
Xweetoks are fairly new, too.
Current Version
They got a bit of a redraw with customisation, though.

Yurble

Old Yurble - Version 1 Old Yurble - Current Version
Version 1
Yurbles have stayed much the same.
Current Version
Hair's a bit less wild here, though.

Zafara

Old Zafara - Mellish Old Zafara - Version 1 Old Zafara - Version 2 Old Zafara - Version 3
Version 1
Zafaras used to be a lot skinnier...
Version 2
... and a bit brighter.
Version 3
Here's a more recognisable one.
Version 4
Note the slight eye change.
Old Zafara - Current Version
Version 5
Finally, here is the Zafara of today.

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