Jon is the father of two wonderful and energetic girls and is constantly finding new games to play with the family.
What Can You Do in Adopt Me!
The game starts with a short tutorial where you complete a few tasks to hatch an egg and get your first pet. After that it sort of leaves you to figure things out on your own. To help you along I put together this short beginners guide for Adopt Me!
While there are a lot of things you can do in the game, the activities that the game itself supports are:
- Collecting pets.
- Collecting items and toys.
- Playing with your items and toys.
- Trading pets and items with other players.
- Getting a bigger house.
- Decorating your house.
Players can then add other activities to the game such as role-playing a family or playing hide-and-seek. But let's take a closer look at the main activities.
A Few Basics to Begin With
This is the first thing my daughters had some trouble with. All your items and pets are stored in your backpack. To open it you press the backpack symbol at the bottom of your screen.
To have your pets active or use your toys you need to select them from the backpack. You also use the backpack to switch between pets and toys.
How to Get Money
To do things in the game you need to have money called bucks. I explain this in detail in my how to get money in Adopt Me! guide. But in short, you need to complete the tasks you get to get bucks. To get tasks you need to either be a baby or have your pet active.
The Task Symbols
When you get a new task the symbol for it shows at the top of the screen. If you click the task symbol the game shows you where to go to complete it.
There are a lot of pets in Adopt Me, from the humble cat to the legendary unicorn. The pets are separated into five rarity categories, which are: common, uncommon, rare, ultra-rare, and legendary.
To get a new pet you first need to buy an egg from the Nursery. You can buy three different types of eggs + plus a random type, with the more expensive types having a better chance of getting a rarer pet. Once you have an egg you need to hatch it out by completing tasks in the same way as the tutorial egg. Once hatched you get to see what pet you got.
|Rarity||Cracked Egg (350)||Pet Egg (500)||Royal Egg (1450)|
Growing Your Pet
When you first get your pet it will be a newborn. You grow your pet in the same way as you hatched your egg, i.e. by completing tasks with your pet active. Your pet rarity affects the number of tasks needed to grow to the next growth level, with rarer pets needing more tasks. The growth levels are Newborn, Junior, Pre-teen, Teen, Post-Teen, and Full Grown. Below is a table showing the required tasks for a pet to grow to it's next growth level according to Reddit user u/IamKevio.
Trading Pets With Other Players.
When you have a few pets you can start to trade with other players, I'd recommend just trading pets of the same rarity, but you can trade pets of different rarities.
To start a trade with a player you just need to press the E button near him and then press (1) or use click with the mouse in "Trade" . This will open up the trade window if the other player accepts a trade request.
In the trade window, you can press the + symbol to get items from your backpack to trade and the other player can do the same. Once both of you are satisfied with the items being traded you both press "accept trade" and the trading is completed.
A word of warning. Not all players are honest. There are players that will try to scam you out of your items. They will use games such as "trust trade" or something like that to try to get you to give them very rare items. You should always ignore such requests and insist on simple and fair trades. Also, be careful of players that might try to trick you into giving them an ultra-rare or even a legendary pet in return for a few common pets. My math tells me that getting only four common pets is not nearly enough for a single legendary pet.
In addition to pets, there are a lot of items you can collect. These are items such as cars, strollers, toys, and such. There are two ways to get items. You can buy gift packages and open them to get a random item or you can buy specific items with bucks in the stores around the game area.
Buying gifts can be fun and exciting as you could get very expensive items that way for a fraction of the cost, but at the same time, you run the risk of getting many items of the same type.
However, you can trade your items with other players as well, so you can technically buy gifts only and then trade with players to get all the items in the game. The same rules and warnings apply with trading items as it does with trading pets.
Getting a Bigger House
The house you start in is really small and cramped. Thankfully you can get a bigger house for a not so large amount of bucks. To buy a bigger house you need to be inside your house and press the "My homes" button on the top of the screen.
This opens up the screen you see here where you can buy a bigger house. The most expensive house is the luxury apartments, costing 8000 bucks. But I really like the Futuristic House myself, which costs 2500 bucks.
You can own many houses and switch between them in the "My Homes" window.
Decorating Your House
This is my daughter's favorite part of the game. They can spend hours looking at furniture and decorations and design their dream house.
To start this you need to press the "Edit House" button while inside your house. In this mode, you can change the texture of the walls and floor and buy furniture and decorations for your home. The only annoying bit is that you can't move furniture between your homes. For example, if you bought a fancy TV for your starter home, you can't take it with you when you get yourself a futuristic home.
Because of this, I'd wait with buying expensive furniture until you can buy a home that you'll be happy with.
Practical Pieces of Furniture
There are a few furniture items that have uses besides being decorative. I have placed them in the list here below with an explanation on what the furniture does.
|Name of Furniture||What it does|
Sleep here to complete the Tired task.
Play the piano to complete the Bored task
Use this to complete the Thirsty task (Baby you)
Pet Water Bowl
Use this to complete the Thirsty task (Your pet)
Pet Food Bowl
Use this to complete the Hungry task (Baby you))
You can use these items to make a pizza to eat and complete the Hungry task (Baby You)
You can collect money from this tree! Up to 100 bucks a day.
These are the ones I have found for now. If you know of any else I'd really appreciate it if you could mention it in the comments below.
Anyway, I believe that this covers the basics of the game and I hope that I have managed to answer most of your beginner questions. If not you can always ask your fellow players for advice.
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