How to Play
Click "Start" to play, then aim for any of the five coconuts with your mouse. When you think you have it in the right spot, click to throw the ball.
Despite any appearances otherwise, this is entirely a game of luck. Regardless of where you click, your result is random; your click location only affects which coconut gets animated. There is no specific pixel you need to line up with to guarantee it knocks over, or even to get 50 NP!
You are limited to 20 throws per day, so make them count! It is possible to knock down a coconut more than once in a single day if you are extremely lucky.
How to Play Without Flash
Flash was officially discontinued in January 2021, but TNT has yet to release a Flash-free version of Coconut Shy. Fortunately, the game can still be played without Flash by following the direct link below. The result page will show an unformatted result text rather than a pretty graphical interface, however, the possible results are the same. To play multiple times, simply refresh the page!
After throwing the coconut, you will receive one of the following outcomes:
- You miss (0 NP)
- You hit it, but it barely moves (50 NP)
- You almost knock it down, but it just wobbles (300 NP)
- You knock it over (10,000 NP, an Evil Coconut from the table below, and the avatar)
- The coconut explodes (500,000 NP)
There are several evil coconuts that are not obtainable from this game:
- Evil Evil Coconut was a Wraith Resurgence achievement prize.
- Flaming Evil Coconut was a Lenny Conundrum prize.
- Ghostly Evil Coconut is a prize from Tiki Tours Trick-or-Treat Bag.
- Seasonal Evil Coconut was an Advent Calendar prize.
It may be hard to believe, but Evil Coconuts are stamp album items! Each coconut can be placed into your stamp album to complete your collection. You can read more about them on our Stamp Collecting guide.
Exploding a Coconut
Here's what it looks like after you manage to explode a coconut. Thanks to TerriH for this screenshot!
Tips and Strategies
As mentioned above, this is entirely a game of luck. Regardless of where you click, your result is random; your click location only affects which coconut gets animated. There is no specific pixel you need to line up with to improve your chances!
Like many Flash games on the site, this game was worked on by Ollie, also known as the Phantom Orange Shirt Guy. After throwing your ball at a coconut, click the right eye of Leeroy the Quiggle (technically his left eye) to make Ollie appear for a short while. He can only be summoned after Leeroy performs his signature "kick while laughing" taunt, which is not to be confused with his "point while laughing" or "stare unblinkingly while laughing" techniques.
For a full list of Ollie's various appearances, check out our Phantom Orange Shirt Guy article!
This game guide was written by: 1337 & Grog