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Grave Danger

Grave Danger is a daily based around the events of the Spooky Food Eating Contest. Riches can be won in the Catacombs below Neovia, but they are full of curses - good thing Petpets are immune to them!

Playing the Game

In order to play Grave Danger, you must have a Petpet attached to one of your Neopets. You will be prompted to select one of your Petpets by clicking on it. If you have any equipment from the NC Mall, you will be able to apply them at this stage. When you are ready, click the button to send your Petpet down into the Catacombs.

You will have to wait a while until you get a result—between 4 and 10 hours. During this time, you can get status updates about what your Petpet is doing, which will change every 10 minutes according to the Neopets clock. After the time is up, you can return to the Grave Danger page to collect your prize. Rest assured that your Petpet WILL return - TNT have confirmed that there is no risk of your Petpet vanishing.

The "remaining adventure time" that gets displayed is determined by your computer's time and date settings, meaning any change in the time/date on your computer can cause the remaining time displayed to glitch to a time of more than 10 hours. Regardless of what is displayed on the page, your Petpet will still return from Grave Danger within 3 to 10 hours of the time that you sent it off.

If you abandon or transfer the Neopet that the Petpet you sent is attached to, or if the Turmaculus eats your Petpet, or if you remove the Petpet from your Neopet, a broken image will appear on the Grave Danger page. However, it will still "return" and you claim a prize when time runs out as normal. If you attach a new Petpet to your pet, the new Petpet's image will replace the broken image.

While your Petpet is adventuring in the Catacombs, you may notice that its image will change on Neopet Lookups, and when you play with the Petpet.

Status Updates

The various status updates that your Petpet can have are listed below. They are largely based on the things that happened to users when they opened the doors in the Catacombs during the Spooky Food Eating Contest. You can find a complete listing of the door outcomes here.

Status Updates
Ate a Grumblebug. Batted around an old ring with a triangular symbol.
Begging for scraps at the table of a cultist tea party. Being cuddled by an evil cultist.
Being taught how to glorp by a Gelatinous Non-Cube. Chased a Skidget past a sewer, a dragon, and a mob of Meepits. Survived.
Chasing its tail on Level 92. Chewing a cultist's robes.
Chewing a slime-covered shoe left by some unfortunate adventurer. Clambering across the keys of an organ as curses fly in all directions.
Cowered in fear as a skeleton shot arrows at it. Danced in a circle with Ghost Meepits.
Dancing to some sweet jazz music with a friendly cultist. Dug up some bones and played with them for a bit.
Exploring an empty corridor. Followed its nose to the scent of cinnamon rolls.
Fought a cult dedicated to the destruction of Neopia... then made friends and went out for cupcakes. Found an old shoe! Grrr... Rawr!
Found a peanut. Found a treasure room! Wandered away without taking anything.
Got covered in slime... Ew. That's going to take a good scrubbing. Got eaten by a Gelatinous Non-Cube... and was spit back out.
Got stepped on at a cultist dance party. Had a sneezing competition with a dragon.
Had a staring contest with its doppleganger. Invited to be mascot of a cult. Declined the offer.
Located some bacon. Mmm, catacombs bacon. Made friends with a pile of Spyders and played Chase the Vernax.
Making friends with a giant Globilol. Nearly got eaten by a Gelatinous Non-Cube.
Observing a banjo duel with some interest. Played tag with a Psimouse.
Ran away from a hungry zombie. Rolled in a heap of discarded dung cream sandwiches.
Rooted through a pile of old cultist robes. Running away from a fire-breathing dragon!
Sitting around on Level 83. Stepped in glowing ghostly residue.
Tried on some mummy bandages. Walking backward with a pair of mummies.


The first time that you visit the Grave Danger page after your Petpet has returned from the Catacombs, the prize shown will be placed into your inventory. Unless you click "Adventure again!" you will continue to see the same prize shown each time you visit the page, but it will only be awarded to you once. If you wish to simply back out of the prize screen, just click "Adventure again!" Your petpet will not be automatically sent back in.

Grave Danger Regular Prizes

Amber Sword



Basket of Vegetables

Biyako Stamp

Black Velvet Cloak

Blue Meerca Gnome Plushie

Blue Xweetok Morphing Potion

Butterscotch Disc

Buzz Gourmet

Carrot Sculpture

Casket Table

Cave Foreground


Chocolate Bearog Claw

Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake

Cobrall In A Can

Coffee Service

Courgette Building Logs

Dark Translucent Wings

Deadly Attack Spork

Diamond Hot Dog

Doctors Bag


Elegant Tea Service

Elephante Attack Peanut

Elixir of Intellect

Fauna Stamp

Flask of Liquid Fire

Flask of Liquid Light

Ghost Goople

Ghostkerchief Banjo

Ghoul Catchers

Gilded War Hammer


Gold Trimmed Tunic

Green Sticky Hand

Gwontek Syrup

Halloween Ona Stamp

Hand Painted Scimitar

Handful of Asparagus

Happy Face Latte

Healing Potion XIX

Healing Potion XVIII

Ice Mirror

Inflatable Bouncy Pirate Ship

Jhudoras Cursed Coin

Leaded Earth Vial

Leaded Fire Vial

Light Acara Hood


Manacle Mace

Maraquan Petpet Paint Brush

Meat Skewered Meat


Minor Healing Ointment

Mint Chocolate Kacheek


Neovian Darkfall

Niptor Plushie

No Bones About It

Orange Gummy Stamp


Organic Peanut

Pink Apple Lantern

Potato Yo-Yo

Pottery Shard Dagger

Red Poogle Morphing Potion

Red Toadstool

Return of Dr. Sloth Valentine Card Set

Sandy Body Wash

Shield of the North Wind

Skeleton Wocky Plushie

Slorg Care

Snot Lotion


Square Gelatin

Starry Grarrl Morphing Potion


Supersize Gargantuplex

Tablet of the Zombie

Tale of Woe Valentine Card Set

Tencals Balloon

Terracotta Lamp

Thicket of Flowers

Tomato Bomb


Tropical Flora and Fauna

Twirly Plant

Unidentified Petpetpet

Virtupets Energy Sabre

Virtupets X-514 Super Shield

Walking Carpet Cotton Candy

Whole Anchovy Pizza

Whole Chilli Deluxe Pizza

Wings of a Ghost

Wraith Staff

Yellow Sticky Hand

Zombie Flotsam Plushie

Zombie Grave Book

Zombie Handbook

NC Mall Equipment

By equipping one-use NC Mall equipment when you send your Petpet into Grave Danger, your Petpet will bring back an exclusive NC Item in addition to a normal item prize. NC is not required to play the game normally, and does not offer any advantages in the main game.

The only equipment currently available in the NC Mall is the Ghostly Wand of Spades.

The Illuminant Head Lantern and Adventurers Sword and Shield are both retired and can no longer be purchased from the NC Mall, but the items can still be equipped and used to retrieve a prize from Grave Danger.

The equipment does not need to be "activated"; you just need to have the item in your inventory when you go to play. Clicking on them in your inventory and trying to use them there will just redirect you to the game. Then, when selecting a Petpet to send into the Catacombs, you will be given the option to equip it. Your equipment may only be used once.

Clicking on the item, then on "Equip this item!" will equip it. At that point, a green check mark will appear next to the button, signifying that the item is properly equipped and that you are ready to go. You will need one piece of equipment for each time you send a Petpet into the Catacombs.

You must purchase and equip the equipment before sending your Petpet into the Catacombs. They will not work retroactively.

When the Petpet returns from the adventure, it will be carrying a NC prize in addition to one of the standard prizes above. It is possible to receive the same prize more than once as the prize selection is randomized. Because Grave Danger awards Neopoint items, you cannot participate on your side accounts.

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This article was written by: JN Staff