Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise achievements

Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise

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There are a maximum of 50 Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise achievements worth 1,980 (1,000)

27,511 tracked gamers have this game, 2,356 have completed it (8.56%)

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Famous Piñata in Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise

Famous Piñata49 (20)

Obtain a special Piñata from the website (or trade one with someone who has)

  • Unlocked by 4,621 tracked gamers (17% - TA Ratio = 2.43) 27,511  

Achievement Guide for Famous Piñata

553,583 (329,205)
Achievement won on 26 Feb 09
TA Score for this game: 1,980
Posted on 06 May 09 at 17:19, Edited on 27 March 13 at 22:09
This solution has 251 positive votes and 4 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
Big thanks to Seanrock101! I lost my original famous pinata when I sent it out and did not get it back. He was kind enough to send me a new one. As a result, I do not send it out anymore, only invite people to my garden to unlock it.

Edit 3/27/13:
As confirmed by Eff GX, BIGsheep is no longer able to send out famous pinatas to people. Before you waste your time going for all awards, your best bet is to find someone that already has one and can unlock it for you. You could try joining random online games and look for someone who is level 196 and ask them nicely if they have a famous pinata and could help you out. All they have to do is unpack the famous pinata from a crate while you are in the garden and you will get the achievement.

I am still willing to help people along with several others who have posted below. Thanks to everyone else (sparklefingers, Farnhammer, Ms Peepers, n1ckKz) who are helping to lighten the load for me a bit :)

So if you need help with this, send me a friend request along with message saying you need help. Then just hit me up when you see me online and I can invite you to my garden and unlock it for you.

Original Solution
To get your own famous pinata, get ready for many long hours of pinata breeding because you need to obtain all 841 player awards which includes the following:

- growing all plants + bonus growth
- getting all pinata to visit and become residents
- romancer and master romancer for all pinata
- all pinata color variants

You can check your progress by going into your journal.

Once you get all player awards, you will be at level 196 and will receive a special message on your screen. At this point you can send a message to one of the game developers and ask nicely to be sent a famous pinata. The guy to ask is BIGsheep over at pinataisland. The link to his profile is:

You may not even have to send a message to him, sounds like the leaderboard is checked every week and famous pinatas are sent out to people who have reached 841 awards. The pinata will show up in your in game mailbox, but may take up to 15 min to appear once you load your garden.

Some people have gotten a famous pinata without getting all awards. I think some were sent out to people who were active on the forums or took part in Viva Pinata community play dates.

There was also a special award to the first 1000 people to get all 841 player awards, which was an elite color for your choclodocus (neon green) can't get this anymore.

There is some confusion with this achievement because once in awhile if your pinata does something special like win a pinata show, a message will come up saying your pinata is famous and will get star by its name. This famous pinata will not work for this achievement, it needs to be one sent by a game developer who whacked it with the famous stick.
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