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March 29, 2019Edit

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Screenshot of the 3/29/19 Bailey announcement

On March 29, 2019, players were greeted by the following announcement:

The April Fool Stops By the Tavern...
As March in Habitica comes to a close, everyone is wondering what the ever-impish Master of Rogues, the April Fool, might have in store for his favorite holiday.
He's stopped by the Tavern today, ostensibly for lunch, but he seems keen to put everyone at ease about the possibility of shenanigans in the near future.
"I've re-committed myself to health!" he says, happily munching on a crisp, ripe pear. "I'm too busy brushing up on nutrition to possibly pull a prank! If anything I'd rather just help every Habitican get more healthy food into their routines."
Beffymaroo smiles and leans to whisper to Piyo and SabreCat, on the next bench.
"Given his track record over the years, I'd say the chance he's going to behave himself this year is about as good as the chance of artichokes falling from the sky."
Perhaps you should check back when April 1st rolls around to see what's in store…

April 1, 2019Edit

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Screenshot of the 4/1/2019 Bailey announcement

On April Fools' Day 2019, Bailey (or Mrs. Carrot the Carroty Carrot) announced:

4/1/2019 - THE APRIL FOOL STRIKES AGAIN!
Fruit and Veggie Pets and NPCs
The April Fool has appeared, and he's got a farmer's market's worth of produce in tow.
"HAHA!" he cries, as a dragonfruit bounces along beside him. "I've always thought good humor should be healthful and nourishing, so I've gone back to my roots, if you will, to bring some plant-powered goodness into Habitica once again!"
"He's replaced all our equipped pets with fruits and vegetables!" says QuartzFox, gently patting a contented-looking tomato. "Although to be fair, they are very cute fruits and vegetables!"
Equipping different pets will show different fruits and veggies. Have fun discovering them all!
The NPCs have also been turned into their fruit and vegetable forms as a tribute to Habitica's very first April Fool's prank back in 2014! Go check them out.
Special April Fool's Social Media Challenge!
For even more fun, check out the official Challenge posted especially for today! Share your avatar featuring your new fruit and veggie pet on social media between now and April 3, and you'll have a chance to win gems and have your avatar featured on the Habitica Blog!

April 9, 2019Edit

On April 9, 2019, the Fool made the following announcement:

Promo april fools 2019
Garden Magic Hatching Potions
The April Fool returns to the Tavern, wearing his trademarked mischievious grin and pulling a wagon whose contents are covered with a colorful cloth.
"I'm so glad everyone enjoyed my wholesome joke!" he declares, tossing confetti in the air as he often does. "Since you all had so much fun, I've brought you another surprise!"
He dramatically pulls away the cloth to reveal that the wagon is filled with potion bottles! Each bottle seems to contain a shape-shifting vegetable.
"Now you can keep your fruit and veggie pets all year round!" he says. "Take good care of them, and I'll see you all again soon. I guess I've really outdone myself so I have some serious planning to do before next year..." With that, the Fool takes his leave, disappearing in a puff of lettuce leaves and leaving the cart full of potions.
Thanks to the April Fool, you can purchase Garden Magic Hatching Potions in the Market between now and April 30! Garden pets do not have mount forms (yet!) so keep that in mind when you're purchasing. After they're gone, it will be at least a year before Garden Magic Potions are available again, so be sure to get them now!
by Beffymaroo, Piyo, and SabreCat

Pet ChangesEdit

Different pets were shown as different fruits or vegetables as shown in the table below:

Pet type Fruit/Vegetable
Wolf
Pet-Wolf-Veggie
Tiger Cub
Pet-TigerCub-Veggie
Panda Cub/Special Pet
Pet-PandaCub-Veggie
Lion Cub
Pet-LionCub-Veggie
Fox/Quest Pet
Pet-Fox-Veggie
Flying Pig/No Pet
Pet-FlyingPig-Veggie
Dragon
Pet-Dragon-Veggie
Cactus
Pet-Cactus-Veggie
Bear Cub
Pet-BearCub-Veggie

Hero ChangesEdit

Some Guardian and Heroic Heroes (Moderators and Staff) had changes to their titles and contributions in the Hall of Heroes.

Name Contribution Tier Title
beffymaroo 9 Pixel Gardener
Piyowo 9 Part Time owo Peach
SabreCat 9 Turnip Maintainer
paglias 9 Dragonfruit Tamer
Apollo 9 A banana who's seen some things
Lemoness 9 Lemongrass Sorceress
viirus 9 Avocado Developer
redphoenix 9 Tomatomancer
Megan 8 Banana
It's Bailey 8 Pollen Purveyor

NPC Costume Changes Edit

NPCs throughout Habitica were replaced with their fruit or vegetable counterparts:

Carroty

Mrs. Carrot the Carroty Carrot (Bailey the Town Crier)

Acai

Açai du Bleu Bèrie (Justin the Guide)

Matt Boch

Blade Wheatgrassington III (Matt Boch the Beastmaster)

2019 APRILFOOLSDAY market banner npc

Sir Lemon von Grapefruit von Tangerine (Alexander the Merchant)

2019 APRILFOOLSDAY quest shop npc

Tomayto Tomahto (Ian the Quest Leader)

2019 APRILFOOLSDAY seasonal shop opened npc

Lemongrass the Seasonal Sorceress (Leslie the Seasonal Sorceress)

2019 APRILFOOLSDAY tavern npc

Turnip McRadishwhacker (Daniel the Tavern Keeper)

Official Habitica ChallengeEdit

An official challenge appeared in the Tavern, entitled "Party with the April Fool!" and created by Definitely Not the April Fool. Players could share their veggie pet avatars on social media for a chance to win gems. This blog post shows the winners' screenshots as well as other favorite veggie pet avatars.

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