NEOPETS
                            Treasure Maps FAQ
                                Version 1.1
                             By Rushan Shekar
                     E-mail: da_firestorm@hotmail.com
                          Neomail: hylian_firestorm
                          GameFAQs: Firestorm88
                      Last Modified: September 30, 2003
                   Copyright 2003 Rushan Shekar
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Table of Contents
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1) Introduction
     - Copyright Information
     - Description of FAQ
     - History of FAQ

2) Secret Laboratory Map
     - What is the Secret Laboratory?
     - What can it do?
     - What are the chances of the effects?
     - How do you get it and for how much?

3) Other Treasure Maps
     - What are the other treasure maps?
     - What can they do?
     - What are the possible prizes?
          a) Original
          b) Space
          c) Spooky
          d) Underwater
     - How do you get it and for how much? Is it worth it?

4) Acknowledgements

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1) Introduction
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Copyright Information
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This FAQ cannot be duplicated in part or whole without the permission of the
owner: Rushan Shekar.

If you would like to use this on your website, e-mail da_firestorm@hotmail.com
about it.

The following sites may use this faq:

http://gamefaqs.com

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Description of FAQ
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This is my third FAQ I'm writing. My first was accepted, my second was not =(
But I'll try again and write one for this great game called Neopets =)

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History of Updates on FAQ
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09/30/03
Added Contributions

09/22/03
Submitted Map FAQ

09/21/03
Started making it a Map FAQ

09/20/03
Resubmitted FAQ

06/20/03
Started FAQ

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2) Secret Laboratory Map
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What is the Secret Laboratory?
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The Secret Laboratory is an even you can visit once a day, just like Tombola
or the Fruit Machine. You must first gather all the Lab Maps however. After
that, you can use it every single day!

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What can it do?
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The Lab Ray can do many things. All of it will alter one pet (which you can
choose). There are listed below in alphabetical order:

Different Colour
Different Colour and Species
Different Gender
Different Species
Less Defence
Less Hit Points
Less Level
Less Movement
Less Strength
More Defence
More HP
More Level
More Movement
More Strength

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What are the chances of the effects?
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These stats are taken from IDB. It's based on how likely something will happen
to your pet:

More Hit Points........................ 13.4%
Colour Change,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 13.0%
More Strength.......................... 11.6%
Less Level,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 10.3%
More Movement.......................... 9.7%
Different Species & Colour Change,,,,,, 9.3%
More Defence........................... 6.4%
Different Gender,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 6.3%
More Level............................. 5.5%
Less Movement,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 4.1%
Less Strength.......................... 4.1%
Different Species,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 3.0%
Less Defence........................... 2.3%
Less Hit Points,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 1.0%


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How do you get it and for how much?
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You can get the lab ray by buying all the pieces to it. People sell them
on the trading post in full sets for about 230,000 - 260,000 NP. You can
usually buy them individually on the Shop Wizard for less. Each piece goes by
the same name "Piece of a Laboratory Map" and you have to look at the picture
to determine if it's a double or not. The pieces range from a price of 22,000
to 32,000 NP. After buying the pieces, go to the Treasure Map game:

http://www.neopets.com/games/treasure.phtml?type=lab

after you do that, you can have your first zap! Remember the consequences
though! Everyday after that, you can do what you just did to get to the
lab ray, or you can just go directly to this link:

http://www.neopets.com/lab2.phtml

If you would like to train your pet as fast as you can and don't care about
it's appearance that much, the lab ray is highly recommended!

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3) Other Treasure Maps
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What are the other treasure maps?
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The non-laboratory treasure maps are different since they're one time use.
They also do not give you access to something, they give you a prize instead.
The other treasure maps are Original, Space, Spooky, and Underwater.

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What can they do?
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As said in the previous paragraph, they can get you prizes. Each map has a
different kind of prize. All of them also give you NP, including the Lab
Map.

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What are the possible prizes?
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For the examples, G = GameFAQs Username, and N = Neopets Username

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a) Original
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The original map gives you 5 items and 9,000 - 12,000 NP. There is always one
item with a rarity of 97 and usually 2 or 3 trading cards. Some very good
rarity 97 items include the Dark Battle Duck and Krawk Swashbuckler.

Here are some submissions from those who have done them:

Ewoo (G)

9,500
Leirobas 
Guardian of Life Magic 
Chocolate Parsnip 
Kyrii Cork Gun 
The Stuff 


Ewoo (G)

13,000 NP
Kyruggi 
Blarthrox 
Kyrii Tank Top 
Neo Hits Volume One 
Strawberry Achyfi 


Ewoo (G)

11000 NP
Maelstra The Dark Faerie 
00 Hog 
Korbat Wing Guards 
Spooky Lime Pudding 
Rainbow Toilet


rpg over (G)

10658 NP    
Maelstra The Dark Faerie 
Maelstra The Dark Faerie 
Baby Blumaroo Plushie 
Moehog Battle Cape 
Wocky Will 


bar_coded (N)

9257 NP 
Yes Boy Ice Cream 
Gragarex the Grarrl Trooper 
Treasure Seekers 
Yellow Shoyru Plushie 
Babyca


patagonian (N)

10958 NP
Magnus the Torch 
The Fontaine Sisters 
Golden Lupe Tooth Blade 
Orange Gummy Kiko 
Luperus Left Head Stamp 


shirtlessdonkey (N)
10255 NP
Princess Fernypoo 
Shadow Usul 
Jetsam Warrior 
Green Draik Egg 
Strawberry Blumaroo Cone 


kingkupo (N)
9016 NP
Princess Fernypoo, 
Captain Threelegs, 
Green Sandcastle Set, 
Healing Potion XV, 
Blumaroo Battle Gloves 


clockworkteam (N)

8499 NP 
Rainbow Fountain Card 
Grimilix 
Rainbow Fountain Card 
Babaa Care 
Grapple 


pandora268 (N)

12089 NP.
Chen-Ra Son of the Sun
Shahuaga The Red
Dark Battle Duck
Beekadoodle
Blue Pillow


Firestorm88 (G)

6230 NP
Buzz Alchemist 
Kyruggi 
Baby Buzz Plushie 
Miamouse 
Famous Moehogs


wildzueskid (N)

12452 NP
Grargadon 
Kyruggi 
Valkyrie 
Chilli Deluxe Pizza Slice 
Acara Booster Pack 


sparkicyanide (N)

12218 NP
The Archmagus of Roo 
Grackle the Chia Bomber 
Raspberry and Vanilla Nova 
Plain White Bath Tub 
The Chomby Secret 

4ppl3pi3y - NP

7180 NP
Bazri The Grundo 
Farlax V 
Chia Skunk Tail 
Nimmo of Doom 
Large Grundo Toe With Lint Side Order 
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b) Space
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The space map gives you 4 items and grants each of your pets a level. It also
gives you anywhere from 3,000 - 12,000 NP. The space map is now retired.


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c) Spooky
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The spooky map gives you 9 spooky foods and 9,000 - 15,000 NP. It's still
a relatively cheap treasure map. There are many unbuyable spooky foods.

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d) Underwater
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The underwater map gives you 9 aquatic foods and 8,000 - 12,000 NP. Since
Maraqua was destroyed, you'd think these maps would be retired, but they 
aren't.

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How do you get them and for how much? Are they worth it?
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Each of the treasure maps can be bought like the Lab Ray, seperately on the
Shop Wizard or as a pack at the Trading Post. They can also be found randomly
on the site, but don't count on it. Each of the maps however, are different
prices. Here are the prices you'll be paying for the full maps:

-Nickname-   -Name of Individual Pieces-   -Altogether Price-     -Worth it?-
Original     Piece of a Treasure Map       100,000 - 120,000 NP   Sometimes
Space        Space Map                     210,000 - 230,000 NP   No
Spooky       Spooky Treasure Map           45,000 - 60,000 NP     Sometimes
Underwater   Underwater Map Piece          280,000 - 300,000 NP   No

Additional Notes: Original and Spooky sometimes give you a good item, but
sometimes they don't. All maps are done at a gamble. The Space Map and
Underwater Maps are now way to expensive for you to pull a profit. Also, the
Space Map is now a retired item so it's price will continually rise, if you
want, you could buy one or two of them to keep in  your SDB for a while. They
used to be 3,000 - 9,000 a piece.

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4) Acknowledgements
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This FAQ would not be possible without these sources!
Thank you to:

Reference Sites:
The In-Depth Battlepedia (http://pinkpt.com/idb)
Nothing But Neopets (http://nothingbutneopets.com)
Neopets (http://neopets.com)

Map Data Contributors:
GameFAQs Username:
Ewoo
rpg over

Neopets Usernames:
bar_coded
patagonian
shirtlessdonkey
kingkupo
clockworkteam
pandora268
wildzeuskid
sparkicyanide
4ppl3pi3y