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Apple Bobbing

When the Haunted Faire first arrived in Neopia in 2010, along came Bart and his apple cart. Each day you could visit Bart for the chance to receive a prize. Although Apple Bobbing was originally an activity exclusive to the Haunted Faire, it is now permanently open and Neopians can visit the cart once per day.

Apple Bobbing can steal items! Before playing, we recommend checking your inventory to safely store any valuable items. Better yet, don't bring any items at all!

Possible Outcomes and Prizes

There are many possible outcomes to the Apple Bobbing daily.

  • You lose Neopoints (it is also possible to have your Neopoints on hand go negative)
  • You lose a random item from your inventory
  • Your active Neopet's mood is lowered
  • Your active Neopet loses hitpoints
  • Your active Neopet contracts Blurred Vision
  • You win an item
  • Nothing

Negative Outcomes

Unlike most dailies, where the worst thing that can happen is nothing, there are many actively detrimental effects possible from Apple Bobbing.


While you have your head thoroughly entrenched in a barrell full of musty water that others have been dunking their heads in all day, a member of the thieves guild decides to "relieve" you of some of those heavy Neopoints you've been carrying around.

Result: 300 NPs are removed from your on hand total. (Your total can even go negative!)


While bending over the water, those Neopoints you were saving slide out of your pockets. *Plop, plop, plop* Drat. So much for that can of Neocola you were going to buy later.

Result: A larger amount of NPs are removed from your on hand total. We do not know the exact range, but it seem to vary from a few hundred to a few thousand.


While bobbing for an apple you hiccup and snort in some of the murky water. Gagging and coughing you really start to feel quite tired.
You dip your head into the apple barrell, gripping your prize firmly in your teeth. Upon emerging proudly with your prize, you are horrified to see that it's... someone's dentures?! You flail around in disgusted horror until you hit the fence and tumble headfirst over it. Ouch.

Result: Your active Neopet loses half its current HP.


As you gaze into the water, about to bob your head in for a chance at appley-goodness, you notice a reflection in the water. It's Bart's hat. You're suddenly struck by a strange, uncomfortable feeling. Feeling ill at ease, you decide to skip bobbing for apples and head straight home. You don't sleep well.

Result: Your active Neopet's mood gets sadder.


You lean over the barrel to see what apple looks the best and as you lean over you drop something into the water and out pops an apple right into your forehead. OUCH! You now seem to have Blurred Vision.

Result: Your active pet contracts the disease Blurred Vision.


While dipping your head in the cold, murky, apple-filled water, you feel the belongings you were holding in your arms start to slip. *splash* Oh no! Not your [ITEM NAME].

Result: A random item in your inventory is removed. If that random item is an Imposter Apple, then you will also receive the avatar.

Imposter Apple

Imposter Apple / Guide

Randomly awarded when obtaining an Imposter Apple while Apple Bobbing. Also awarded if you lose an Imposter Apple while bobbing.

Released: December 9, 2010


Positive Outcomes

These are the outcomes you actually want to happen!


How'd that get - I mean, bully for you! I'll just put that in your inventory for you. Wouldn't want it to get stolen, after all. Downright saddening, that would be. I might even shed a tear. So how about that? I reckon your apple bobbing skills have no match.

Result: One of the below items is added to your inventory. If you receive one not listed here, please let us know!

If you receive the Imposter Apple, you will also receive an avatar!

Imposter Apple

Imposter Apple / Guide

Randomly awarded when obtaining an Imposter Apple while Apple Bobbing. Also awarded if you lose an Imposter Apple while bobbing.

Released: December 9, 2010

Many of these are exclusive items to Apple Bobbing. To view only the exclusive items, head to the Apple Bobbing special category in our Item Database.

Bully for you Prizes

Angry Pumpkin

Apple Apple

Apple Bobbing Bart Bark

Apple Bobbing Bart Hat
(wearable)

Apple Bobbing Bart Plushie

Apple Bobbing Bart: A Biography

Apple Bobbing Cane
(wearable)

Apple Bobbing Foreground
(wearable)

Apple Bobbing Manual

Apple Mitts
(wearable)

Apple Spyder

Apple-Free Apple Cobbler

Applehead Bart Plushie

Avocado Gummy Korbat Tail

Baked Pumpkin Bread

Beaten Old Apple

Blackapple

Blue Berry Apple

Blueberry Gummy Korbat Tail

Bronze Apple

Cactus Apple

Cherry Apple

Cherry Gummy Korbat Tail

Chocolate Cone Witch Hat

Chocolate Ice Cream Apple Lantern

Chocolate Korbat Ice Lolly

Clay Apple

Cobweb Cake

Cold Apple Cider

Comfy Pumpkin Bean Bag

Cotton Apple

Crabby Apple

Crystal Ball Table

Cup of Stagnant Water

Customised Apple

Dappled Apple

Dark Apple Slicer

Dark Dagger

Dark Red Spooky Candle

Dark Vine Potion

Digital Apple

Dilapidated Fence Foreground
(wearable)

Disco Apple

Dopple Dapple Apple

Eau de Korbat

Electric Apple

Eliv Thade Chips

Elppa Apple

Evil Hair Clip

Evil Muffin

Evil Snowflake

Evil Spells

Evil Twin Goatee
(wearable)

Flat Apple Fruit

Franken Apple

Frozen Apple

Ghost Aisha Plushie

Ghostly Apple

Ghostly Soup

Gingerbread Korbat

Golden Apple

Gooey Rotten Pumpkin

Grapple Apple

Green Tentacle Eraser

Grobrin Pencil Sharpener

Halloween Ruki Tales

Haunted Apple

Haunted Cookie Jar

Haunted Drums

Haunted Milk

Haunted Mynci

Haunted Woods Chocolate Milk Glass

Haunted Woods Reader

Hot Apple Cider

Imposter Apple

Into the Forest

Jumble Apple

Korbat Halloween

Korbat Mooncake

Korbat Seasonal Fruit Basket

Korbats Lab Stamp

Local Happenings

Maraquan Apple

Melon Berry Apple

Meowclops Candy Apple

Mesmerizing Kikos

Milk Chocolate Korbat

Mini Apple Bobbing Game

Mug of Apple Bobbing Water

Muntando Apple

My First Dentures

Mystery Of Halloween

Nightsteed Cake

One Scary Night

Operatic Apple

Orange Chocolate Korbat

Orange Gummy Korbat Tail

Organic Korbat Pumpkins

Pack o Pumpkin Seeds

Pearapple

Petrified Apple

Pile of Spooky Laundry
(wearable)

Piles of Apples Background
(wearable)

Pine Apple

Plate of Wintery Caramel Apples

Possessed Eyes
(wearable)

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Ink Frame
(wearable)

Pumpkin Lid Hat
(wearable)

Pumpkin Mocha

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Spice Soap

Rotten Apple

Scariest Neopian

Scary Ink Frame
(wearable)

Shiny Apple
(wearable)

Silver Apple

Sketch Apple

Sklyde

Slimy Apple

Sophie the Swamp Witch

Speckled Apple

Spiced Pumpkin Coffee

Spooky Apple Muffin

Spooky Doughnut

Spooky Ghost Usuki

Spooky Gravestone Stamp

Spooky Green Candles

Spooky Kau Story

Spooky Looking Dark Potion

Spooky Ring

Spooky Skeith Adventures

Spooky Skull Perfume

Spooky Stories

Spooky Tree Flute

Spy Apple

Spyder Cupcakes

Strange Behaviors

Striped apple

Tarnished Apple

The Art of Apple Bobbing

The Scary Truth

Unconverted Apple

Undead Apple

Undead Apple Tree Foreground
(wearable)

Unexplained Disappearances

Unnerving Hat

Untarnished Apple

Vampire Apple

Villainous Apple

Water Apple

Water Faerie Apple

White Apple

White Chocolate Ghosts

White Chocolate Korbat

Whoot Cookies

Witch Hunting Techniques

Witchcraft Spells

Wooden Apple

Wooden Korbat Bat and Ball Game

Yellow Apple

Oh no! It seems you've had a spot of bad luck, my friend. I guess that's how it goes in life - sometimes you get the apple, and then other times the apple gets you. Don't be discouraged, though... after all, you never know: your next bob could be your best bob! Visit your Inventory to see what you got.

Result: One of the below unappealing items is added to your inventory. If you receive one not listed here, please let us know!

Outcomes Where Nothing Happens

As you finally pull out an item you had your eye on, a passing Batterfly flies around your head, causing you to flail and drop the prize back into the barrel. D'oh!
As you hold your head over the murky water, you see a great prize slowly bobbing towards you. Suddenly, someone bumps into you from behind, causing you to lose your concentration and sight of your prize. Drat!!
As you move to get the item you had your eye on, you hear eerie music coming from far away. You leave the apple bobbing stall to follow the music, which disappears after a few moments.
It seems like just any other normal day for apple bobbing, but when you lean across the water, it begins to glow green. You stare in unease as the water glows brighter and brighter until it stops. You shrug and leave, forgetting all about getting a prize.
You eagerly reach for the perfect prize you have been waiting for, but only when you retrieve it do you realize it's nothing but some folded up rubbish. You toss it in the bin where it belongs.
You eagerly swish your head around in the water, and finally catch something in your teeth and bring it up. ARGH, you got a mouthful of Spyders! You spit them out in surprise, ending up with no prize at all.
You finally decide on which item to pick out when you suddenly see a flash of pink. A Meepit? You stare at the place you last saw the creature but nothing else happens. You leave the stall feeling a little perturbed.
You get very greedy and try to wrestle with several items at once. You lose your grip on all of them and end up with nothing at all. Pity!
You lean forward to take your prize when the water splashes up and into your eyes. You stumble back and spend the rest of your turn blinking the stagnant water out of your eyes.
You lean too far forward and fall head-first into the barrel! Bart grabs you by the collar and drags you out but now you are too drenched to continue on your search for the perfect prize.

Retired Outcomes

This outcome stopped happening sometime in late 2012, seemingly replaced by the "bully for you" outcome above without a change in prize pool.

Way to go! It looks like you've bobbed up an item for yourself! [ITEM NAME] It can be found in your Inventory - that is, if the Pant Devil hasn't stolen it already. Bwahahahaha! Aww relax, I was just kidding... sort of. Anyhow, be sure to come back tomorrow for another bob. Who knows what you'll win?
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This article was written by: noileh