Full name Captain Rockhopper
Species Penguin
Gender? Male
Gives adventures? Yes
Position Pirate captain
Voiced by Keith Silverstein[1]
For his Club Penguin counterpart, see Rockhopper.
Ahoy! We almost be on Club Penguin Island. I'm Captain Rockhopper and this be the Migrator, finest ship at sea!
— Rockhopper

Rockhopper (commonly referred to by his title, Captain Rockhopper) is a friendly pirate who docks at Club Penguin Island. Players can usually find him on the Migrator, docked at the Beacon Boardwalk, ready to offer adventures in exchange for prizes like coins, emojis, and more.


Ship crash

Upon arrival to Club Penguin Island, the Lighthouse is broken, causing Rockhopper to sail through fog without the light as a guide. With limited visibility, his ship, the Migrator, consequently runs into rocks, causing damage and water to leak in. In fear of sinking, Rockhopper instructs the player to launch themselves out of a cannon to reach the island's shore and go talk to Aunt Arctic. After greeting Aunt Arctic, the player is instructed by her to search nearby for 3 piles of wood. Upon collecting the wood, the player returns to the now docked Migrator. Rockhopper then gives the player a jackhammer and instructs them to hammer the wood on top of the leaks. After repairing the damage, Rockhopper thanks the player and gives them a reward of gear, which is a jackhammer, 9 emojis, 50 coins, and 10 XP (Rockhopper).

Lost starter kit

Rockhopper then informs the player that their starter kit was lost during the ship crash, but that he suspects the ocean tides have carried it to Coconut Cove. The player finds the kit on a platform surrounded by water, which is accessible by zipline. After retrieving the kit, Rockhopper instructs the player to find Aunt Arctic, who has the key to open it, at the Beacon Boardwalk.


Bottled Maps requires Aunt Arctic rank 1 to be unlocked, instead of Rockhopper rank.
Name Rockhopper rank required Splash text Rewards
Ep. 1 - Bottled Maps 1
(Aunt Arctic rank)
Prove your pirate skills to join Rockhopper's treasure hunt. Blueprints for Sea Dog's Vest and Pirate Bandana, 3 fabrics, 3 decals, 50 coins, 75 XP
Ep. 2 - A Pirate's Life 1 A simple pirate chore starts a hunt for ancient treasure! Shellbeard's Hat, 6 fabrics, 3 decals, 50 coins, 85 XP
Ep. 3 - Gongs Away 2 You'll need to arm yourself to follow the clue in Shellbeard's journal. 50 coins, 80 XP
Ep. 4 - Shell Game Solve Shellbeard's riddles to discover what he hid on the island! Blueprint for The Squawk, 50 coins, 90 XP
Ep. 5 - A Cursory Look 3 Save Rockhopper from the curse of the ancient amulet! Cursed Necklace, 50 coins, 90 XP
Ep. 6 - Trailing Along Get cursed and follow a mythical trail to a new discovery. Blueprint for Pirate Boots, 50 coins, 110 XP
Ep. 7 - Walk of Stars 4 Reveal secret locations with the constellation carving. Blueprint for Replacement Hook, Pirate Kit gear, 50 coins, 110 XP
Ep. 8 - Good Impressions What do the Penglantian plaques mean? Help Rockhopper put it all together. Blueprint for Squid Lid, 50 coins, 140 XP
Ep. 9 - The Black Pearl 5 Solve the mystery of the plaques (finally). Blueprints for Something In Me Aye and Bushy Beard, 50 coins, 140 XP
Ep. 10 - A Captain's Share Claim the legendary Treasures that Shellbeard never could! Blueprints for Captain's Jacket and Pirate Hat, 6 emojis, 50 coins, 160 XP


  • A sneak peek of Rockhopper appeared at the end of the Best of 2015 video.
  • Rockhopper's belt was said, in Dev Diaries, to keep in a gut, suggesting he isn't in as top shape as he is made out to be.
  • He found puffles

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