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Rockhopper
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Captain Rockhopper
Information
Full Name Captain Rockhopper
Species Penguin
Position Captain of the Migrator
Appearance Through the telescope at the Beacon, on his many visits, Best Seat In The House
Color Red,Dark Black
Clothing Pirate hat(Bait)
Black Beard (Bait)
Friends Yarr
Bambadee
Penguins
Aunt Artic
Gary The Gadget Guy
Sensei
Meetable? Yes
ID (friend list) 1


Rockhopper (commonly known as RH or Rockhopper) is a friendly pirate and a sailor who regularly sails to Club Penguin Island mostly after his ship, The Migrator. He is always accompanied by his Red Puffle, Yarr. You can also get a Rockhopper stamp for being in the same room as him. His ship is only docked at the Beach on special Club Penguin parties or events. He keeps a journalof his adventures, and sells rare items brought over from Rockhopper Island. When he comes to Club Penguin Island, he gives away a free item and sells other items to member penguins in the Rockhopper's Rare Items catalog. The catalog includes items such as pirate hats, telescopes, backgrounds, etc. Penguins can sometimes see Rockhopper in random places in random servers whenever he docks at the Beach on Club Penguin [1]. Rockhopper's favorite Club Penguin game is Mancala. Players can receive a free gift from Rockhopper by clicking what is usually the "Add Buddy" icon on his Player Card. This free gift was an Eyepatch before 2007. After that, it was a giveaway background with his autograph. He and Aunt Arctic tie as the 3rd Mascot you can add to your buddy list. Rockhopper hosted Rockhopper's Quest in February 2012.
File:Rockhopper with Yarr In-Game.png|thumb|Rockhopper and Yarr's in-game sprite.He discovered the first red puffle

==History==
===First Launch===
*He first came to Club Penguin on March 7, 2005, Rockhopper finished building his ship (Migrator|The Migrator), and started traveling and exploring. Rockhopper adopted a Red Puffle named Yarr. During his adventure, he found Yarr and a lots of treasure in an island which he called Rockhopper Island.
After a year after he began his adventure, Rockhopper got lost and saw a faint light coming from a Lighthouse in the distance.
So Rockhopper came back to Club Penguin. He played some List of games and features in Club Penguin|games, visited the Lighthouse, and danced at the Night Club.

==Red Puffles==
Rockhopper discovered a new Puffle, the Red Puffle. He then introduced the Red Puffles (from Rockhopper Island) to Club Penguin Island so that everybody could adopt them.

==Books==
Rockhopper wrote a book called ''Rockhopper and the Stowaway''. Players can read this book in the library located in the Book room. Bambadee was introduced to everyone from this book.

==New Room (Ship Hold)==
Rockhopper came beach on April 27, 2007. He introduced a new room called "Ship Hold", where new items were sold.

==Mysterious Boxes==
Rockhopper placed some boxes inside the Lighthouse on September 2007 and didn't give any hint or clue of what was inside them. However, some penguins accidentally broke into one of the boxes and discovered that Rockhopper was preparing for a massive carnival called the Fall Fair 2007. Strangely, when the party started, Rockhopper wasn't there.

==Save The Migrator Project==
Rockhopper was spotted on January 17 2008, and it appeared the Migrator was hit by an Iceberg and his ship was slowly sinking. Rockhopper and Yarr were both fine, though. On January 23, 2008, Rockhopper's rowboat arrived at the The Beach. On Friday, February 1 2008, Rockhopper began his journey home in his rowboat. Players could watch him rowing by looking through the telescope at the top of the Lighthouse. Also, a booth appeared on the The Beach with a sign that said, "Save the Migrator." It had a map of the island and the crash site spot marked with an X. The Aqua Grabber was built to obtain pieces of the sunken Migrator. Those who finished the game were rewarded with a Golden Wheel Pin. The boat was periodically changed depending on the status of the ship. At the start of February, there was just a toolbox. Over time, more tools appeared and parts of the Migrator were scattered around the The Beach. On March 28, when the ship was complete (but still very dirty), a sink appeared at the booth.
When the ship was completed, Gary The Gadget Guy brought his new invention, the Flare Flinger 3000, to the The Beach to call Rockhopper. You could see him coming in his rowboat toward Club Penguin Island through the telescope in the Beacon. Rockhopper rewarded the penguins by giving us the Rockhopper's Key Pin so that we could enter his Captain's Quarters. Before Rockhopper released his key to the public, there was a rumor that the key did not exist. But, if you asked him where the key was, he would say "Arrr, The key be under me hat!" However, a picture shows him taking it out of his beard.

==Another New Room (Crow's Nest)==
Rockhopper and Yarr celebrated a party on April 25, 2008, where they opened the Crow's Nest. Rockhopper hid the key to his Captain's Quarters for Penguin|penguins to find on April 28, 2008.
The Rockhopper's Key Pin|key can be obtained from The Journal of Captain Rockhopper book in the library located in the Book Room. The Rockhopper's Key Pin|key is considered a Pin, too.

==2008 Summer Events==
*The Migrator could be see through the telescope, sailing back to the Club Penguin Island|Island on June 2008.
*Rockhopper's ship was docked beside the Lighthouse, where he brought new items and a Stuffed Parrot as a free item on June 27, 2008.
*On August 2008, he returned again to Club Penguin Island|Club Penguin.
*There was a Paper Boat Scavenger Hunt (2008)|paper boat hunt, each part containing a piece of the ship igloo blueprint, to make a background.
*He designed a new Pirate Ship Igloo.

==Talk Like A Pirate Day==
Rockhopper requested in the The Club Penguin Times on September 18, 2008 for Penguins to dress up and talk like pirates on the following day. This event is based on 'International Talk Like A Pirate Day,' an event in USA which has occurred every September 19th since 1996.

==After Puffle Party 2009==
Rockhopper was spotted with Yarr waddling around for the first time, after the Puffle Party 2009.

==Walt Disney World Resort Costume Character Appearance==
*In April 2009, Disney announced on the What's New Blog that Rockhopper would make an in-person appearance at Walt Disney World's Resort (in Orlando, Florida) between April 30th and May 13th. He gave a Exclusive Rockhopper Background|new background with a Light Blue|light blue penguin in it.
*Rockhopper appeared with a Light Blue|light blue penguin there. The penguin might be Bambadee without his Friendship Bracelet.

===The Fair 2009===
Rockhopper was spotted in the telescope on August 27, 2009, before The Fair 2009. Rockhopper arrived to the Club Penguin Island|Island during The Fair 2009 where he was spotted waddling around Club Penguin Island. He set up the Great Puffle Circus (members-only room) and hired some puffle trainers for the Circus.

===Holiday Party 2009===
Rockhopper returned to Club Penguin Island during the Holiday Party 2009. His ship held a Coins For Change event, where players could donate Coin|coins in the Captain's Quarters.

===Yarr Missing===
Rockhopper arrived to Club Penguin Island on March 2010 and announced that his favorite Red Puffle|red puffle, Yarr, was missing. During his visit, if a player found Rockhopper, he would take them on an adventure to find his puffle. After searching for Yarr for a while and finally finding him, players got a reward in the form of a new room for everyone to enter, the Cave Mine. This was the place where Yarr had been all that time.

===Island Adventure Party 2010===
On June 20th, Rockhopper returned to Club Penguin Island during the Island Adventure Party 2010, but he arrived late, making some penguins angry.

===The Fair 2010===
Rockhopper arrived during The Fair 2010, where he brought a new Rockhopper Background. In the background, he stood to the right side of his Migrator|ship with Yarr on the left.

===Holiday Party 2010===
Rockhopper arrived to the Club Penguin Island|Island during the Earth Day 2011 party, where he was spotted waddling around with Yarr. He brought a new Rockhopper Background with him.

===Island Adventure Party 2011===
Rockhopper was also spotted in this event waddling around, where penguins helped him find the missing Cream Soda barrels as part of the Scavenger Hunt|Cream Soda Scavenger Hunt.

===The Fair 2011===
Rockhopper arrived to the Club Penguin Island|Island during The Fair 2011, where he was spotted waddling around the Island. It was confirmed that the Club Penguin Times Issue 307 that Rockhopper would make an appearance.

===Holiday Party 2011===
During the Holiday Party 2011, Rockhopper could be met like Aunt Artic on Club Penguin Island. Once Penguin|Penguins they got the Rockhopper Background and his stamp.

===Rockhopper's Quest===
Rockhopper arrived to Club Penguin Island on the February 16, 2012, to hold a quest. But he wasn't meetable or held a quest until the Rockhopper's Quest had arrived, where he was meetable and held a quest for Penguins.

In the Club Penguin Animated Short seriesEdit

Rockhopper is a penguin in the audience in the episode Best Seat In The House.

==Rockhopper's Possible Relatives==
Rockhopper could be a possible relative of Sensei, seeing as they both are the only Penguins to have beards and bushy eyebrows. They both seem to have a knack for exploring and telling stories to Penguins while visiting. Also, when asked about Sensei, Rockhopper replied "I have heard of the great Sensei, he be a great, good and the best Card Jitzu master. I do remember him from me past though." In addition, Rockhopper built the migrator and Sensei built the Dojo (they both built List of Rooms|rooms). But when first asked, Rockhopper replied "Sensei? Who's Sensei?" In the latest edition of the newspaper, a penguin asked Sensei, "Did you meet Rockhopper?" and Sensei replied that he trained Rockhopper and other pirates. Sensei also had tea with Rockhopper. Also, Rockhopper and Sensei wear hats to represent their positions in Club Penguin Island|Club Penguin. It means that Rockhopper and Sensei have some friendship relation. Or it seems Sensei might be related.

==Trivia==
* In one of Rockhoppers storys he says he is going up to the Crow's Nest despite him being scared of heights.
* He often talks in ALL CAPS in-game, this is mainly to make is seem like he is yelling.
*He has given away the most backgrounds out of all Famous Penguins|mascots.
*He will occasionally change his own background.
*During Rockhopper's Quest he told many different stories to the penguins that got to meet him. One of the stories went like this: Rockhopper was just sailing along on his ship, when all of a sudden BAM! He had crashed into something! He checked to see if the ship was OK, and he realized that the anchor had been dropped by accident! He went back into the Migrator and had cake and cream soda.
*He has the Dark Black color but never uses the color.
*He is the easiest character to meet, as he comes to 3-8 parties a year.He is Club Penguin's Most famous pirate.


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