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Pins were collectible items in Club Penguin. Every two or three weeks, a new pin was hidden somewhere on Club Penguin Island, and once gone, old pins would never return (although there were a few exceptions). Then, the player could select a pin from their inventory and it would appear on the top left hand corner of their player card. To find a pin, messages from the Ultimate Safe Chat allowed players to ask "Where is the pin?" or "Where did you find that pin?". Some pins were themed for an event that is coming up or going on. In the Yearbooks in the Book Room, if you clicked in the right places, you would be able to view one pin that was hidden for that certain month (except for the 2006-2007 Yearbook). Pins could be seen in the back of a Stamp Book.

Rules

In February 2008, Screenhog listed some guidelines on how pins were hidden. While some of these rules remained in effect for the remainder of Club Penguin's existence, a few were later broken. These rules were[1]:

  • If a pin is hidden in a room, at least two months must pass before another pin is hidden there.
  • Pins were not to be hidden at the Town Center due to being the busiest room in the game.
  • Pins were not to be hidden in temporary rooms that appear for less than two weeks (such as The Migrator) or rooms with limited access (such as the HQ).
    • While the post only specified The Migrator for the former rule, later pins were hidden in party rooms that were only available for less than two weeks. The earliest example of being in a temporary room is the Amethyst Pin.
    • While the post only specified the HQ for the former rule, multiple pins were later hidden in rooms that not all players could access, such as member-only rooms. The earliest example of being in a room that not all players could access is the Moss Key Pin, although the earliest example of a temporary pin is the Toothbrush Pin.
  • Although not strictly a rule, an effort was made to try and not hide pins in the same spot if they are hidden in the same room.
  • Also not strictly a rule, pins would usually relate to content from around the time of their release in some way.

Obtaining pins

Until December 13, 2012, a pin would be obtained by walking on top of it, where a popup window asks if the player would like to pick it up. Since then, the popup box has become visible by clicking the pin. The first pin that could be obtained this way, not from a certain event, was the Snowflake Pin.

In addition, throughout the years, several other pins were obtained through certain activities, such as the Christmas Tree Pin, that was available by donating 50 coins to the Club Penguin Times, or the Recycle Pin, which was available after completing the Recycle Hunt.

Pin list

Main article: List of pins

Flags

Main article: Flag

Flags were very similar to pins in that they were displayed in the upper left corner of a penguin's player card. Originally, flags were only available to players with membership, but this was later changed so that they were available to all players.

Trivia

Names in other languages

Language Name
PortuguesePins
FrenchPinz
SpanishPins
GermanAnstecker
RussianЗначки

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References

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