Hatching a Plan
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Splash text Solve riddles to find the key to the Lighthouse's door.
Released November 18, 2016
Rewards Starfish Chain, blueprint for Diving Helmet, 100 coins, 100 Aunt Arctic XP

Hatching a Plan is an adventure in Club Penguin Island. It is received from Aunt Arctic, and is the third episode in Chapter 1: Bright Idea. During this adventure, the player must solve ancient riddles in order to chase down a starfish to open the hatch on the Lighthouse's glass, and also acquire a new bulb.

In order to play this adventure, the player must complete Ep. 2 - Rock the Volcano and be at least Aunt Arctic rank 2.


The adventure starts with Aunt Arctic explaining that she has found a riddle relating to a gold starfish, and that is the best lead to opening the Lighthouse's hatch. The riddle is:

"Find the golden statue by the sea
Inside it lies a kind of key
The secret of the starfish gold
Was hidden here in days of old

The "golden statue" is the jackhammer statue in the middle of the Boardwalk, between the Welcome Plaza and Foodtrekker. After lifting the statue, it reveals another riddle:

"Without using words
The gold starfish you'll call
Say it with pictures
Atop the waterfall

"Atop the waterfall" refers to the waterfall at the Coconut Cove. After going to Coconut Cove and jumping up to the top of the waterfall, the player must use the starfish emoji. A golden starfish then rises from the water, and starts flying around. The player must give chase after its trail, which disappears near the entrance to The Sea Caves. Aunt Arctic informs that the player must use the starfish emoji again, and after doing so, the gold starfish reappears, and can be obtained. Aunt Arctic then orders the player to return to the Lighthouse and insert the starfish in the hatch, which successfully opens it. However, the bulb and mirror inside are both badly damaged. Aunt Arctic has an idea for how to replace the bulb, and orders the player to go to the Sea Caves.

Upon arriving, Aunt Arctic mentions reports that crystals form in the throne room in the caves. After swimming down to the throne room, there is a large yellow crystal shaped like a lightbulb, which the player must pick up and return to the Lighthouse, and insert inside. After doing so Aunt Arctic thanks the player but informs glass is still needed to repair the mirror. The player then receives the Starfish Chain unique item, the blueprint for the Diving Helmet, 100 coins, and 100 Aunt Arctic XP.

Adventure items

Image Name Location/use
Quest item Riddle icon
Riddle Received from Aunt Arctic at the start of the quest. Contains a riddle about the jackhammer statue at the Boardwalk, which the next riddle is hidden under.
Another riddle... Hidden under the jackhammer statue at the boardwalk. Contains a riddle about a waterfall, referring to the one at Coconut Cove, which is where the golden starfish is hiding in.
Quest item Gold Starfish icon
Gold Starfish Hidden under the waterfall at Coconut Cove, but is drawn out after using a starfish emoji. The starfish then flies around the cove until it stops. After being summoned with the emoji it again, it can be obtained.
Quest item Glowing Crystal icon
Glowing Crystal In the Throne Room of the Sea Caves after using the starfish to open the hatch. It is large and can emit light, and is used as a replacement bulb for the Lighthouse.


  • On November 1, 2017, the XP rewarded for completing this adventure was changed from 80 to 60.
    • In the 1.13.0 update, the reward was changed again, from 60 to 100.
  • In the 1.9.0 update, the coin reward was changed from 50 to 100.

Names in other languages

Language Adventure name Splash text
PortuguesePlano reveladoSolucione charadas para encontrar a chave da porta do Farol.
FrenchÉchafauder un planRésous des énigmes pour trouver la clé ouvrant la porte du phare.
SpanishPreparando un planResuelve acertijos para encontrar la llave de la puerta del Faro.

Adventure items

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