Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10 
- Offline: 50 [1000]
- Online: 0
- Approximate time for 1000: 50 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: None!
- Glitched achievements: None!
- Cheats: No Cheats

This is a fairly easy game to achieve 1k in, but will require at least 50 hours of playtime thanks to an achievement that requires you to play for 50 hours. There isn't much of a story, but the game does get harder on later 'levels' (ie. the higher your gardening level the harder the game).

Introduction
Welcome to Viva Pinata! This game has a total of 50 achievements each worth 20 each and only requires one playthrough to reach the full 1000. However good you are at this game, you will have to 'play' at least 50 hours to get every achievement. Many of the achievements can be acquired simply by completing the game (many achievements unlock at specific levels, converting sour pinatas that appear at specific levels, etc) while others you will need to go out of your way for.

Walkthrough
As you start the game, follow Leefos' instructions and get down to work with your pinatas and tending your garden. Each achievement usually has a 'complete 5' and a 'complete 50' pair, so you are awarded for starting the job and finishing it. Most of these achievements will come by normal play. For example, the "Garden Value Master" will come when your garden gets large enough, "Master Green Fingers" will come very quickly if you use plants as a means of income. You may even get achievements without knowing about it, or specifically going out of your way to get them.

Most of the secret achievements are for doing things that you wouldn't do if you played normally. See the achievement guide for details on how to obtain them. Sour Pinatas can fetch you not one but two achievements; the "Sour Tour" achievement and the specific secret achievement for conducting an act with the now tame sour pinata. A guide on how to convert Sour Pinatas can be found HERE.

Throughout the game you will find that 'Pinata Central' asks you to send in a couple of pinatas for a contest, show, etc. Your pinatas will be returned better then how they left, so it is beneficial if you send away as many pinatas as possible for factory requests. One achievement, "Master Collector", may be very difficult and time consuming for some. This requires that you have 50 of a possible 60 species reside in your garden (meaning they start living in your garden after you meet the prerequisites). This achievement requires a lot of luck and will probably get you past the 50 hour mark without even trying for the Longevity achievement. For a list of pinatas and how to make them residents, visit THIS THREAD.

Conclusion
This game is a simple yet time consuming game to complete, thanks to some achievements that require luck and others that require sheer playtime. Unlike other games, you probably won't rip your hair out or yell at your TV while playing Viva Pinata. After all, it's family game.

[XBA would like to thank Eternal for this Roadmap]

Viva Pinata Achievement Guide

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There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Successfully completed 5 Factory requests

    Complete 5 Factory requests within the time limit. Any Piñatas sent away for a challenge will be returned, and saying no to a challenge will not hurt you or affect the achievement.

  • Successfully completed 20 Factory requests

    Complete 20 Factory requests within the time limit. Any Piñatas sent away for a challenge will be returned, and saying no to a challenge will not hurt you or affect the achievement.

  • Become Master Romancer for 5 species

    Successfully Master Romance 5 different species of Piñata. To become a master romancer, all you have to do is have 7 of any one species of Piñata. You can do this by either romancing 5 times or buying 7 of the species you need. Note: if you use the buy method, you will get the award for Master Romancer but not the Romance award. This does not effect your achievement, but you won’t level up as fast either.

  • Become Master Romancer for 20 species

    Successfully romance 20 different species of Piñata. There are over 60 to choose from so don’t worry if you are having trouble with one. To become a master romancer, all you have to do is have 7 of any one species of Piñata. You can do this by either romancing 5 times or buying 7 of the species you need. Note: if you use the buy method, you will get the award for Master Romancer but not the Romance award. This does not effect your achievement, but you won’t level up as fast either.

  • Made 5 species resident

    Successfully convert 5 species of Piñata to be a resident in your garden. Very easy to do as many of the early Piñatas do not require much for residency.

  • Made 50 species resident

    Successfully convert 50 species of Piñata to be a resident in your garden. This one will take a little longer. Even though there are more than 60 species in the game, some can be challenging to get into your garden.

  • Played the game for 10 hours (real time)

    You have to accumulate 10 hours of playtime for this achievement. You can check you status by looking at Player status in the Player Awards menu of the Journal. You will reach 10 hours on the 50th day of your garden(s).

  • Garden worth 25,000 chocolate coins

    Get your total garden value to 25,000 chocolate coins. Houses, Plants, and Piñatas count towards the total.

  • Garden worth 100,000 chocolate coins

    Get your total garden value is 100,000 chocolate coins. Houses, Plants, and Piñatas count towards the total. If you have 90,000 coins an easy trick to do is buy 8 Captain’s Cutlass’. Once placed in your garden they will raise your garden value right up to the 100,000 mark.

  • One Piñata worth 5,000 chocolate coins

    Get one Piñata’s value up to 5,000 chocolate coins. Your Piñata can increase in value with age, by buying expensive accessories, or by sending them away on a Challenge. You can check the value of your Piñata by pressing the Y button on them and looking at it’s information or by pressing  to access “sell” mode and moving your cursor over it.

  • One Piñata worth 10,000 chocolate coins

    Get one Piñata’s value up to 10,000 chocolate coins. Your Piñata can increase in value with age, by buying expensive accessories, or by sending them away on a Challenge. The Elephanilla is the one of the best Piñata to use; as it’s starting value is 4,500. You can check the value of your Piñata by pressing  on them and looking at it’s information or by pressing  to access “sell” mode and moving your cursor over it.

  • Grown 5 plants to maturity

    Grow 5 plants to full maturity. Just plant your seeds and make sure to water them correctly until they are fully-grown. Tip: Every time you see Seedos in your garden talk to him. You can usually get 2 or 3 free random seeds from him.

  • Grown 25 plants to maturity

    Grow 25 plants to full maturity. Just plant your seeds and make sure to water them correctly until they are fully-grown. You will need to use just about every plant for this achievement. Tip: Every time you see Seedos in your garden talk to him. You can usually get 2 or 3 free random seeds from him.

  • Player has 25,000 chocolate coins

    Just collect and have 25,000 chocolate coins available for use. Best way to earn money is breed high value Piñatas to sell. Another is to plant flowers to attract Tafflys. Direct the Taffly to a torch and they will fly through the flame and catch fire. Once the Taffly lands use your Watering can and put out the fire. The Taffly will turn into a Redhott and can be sold for 2,100 coins.

  • Made a Custom Label

    Create a custom label for your Piñatas. Just press  and go to the top right corner of the menu. There you can create a custom label for you garden and earn your achievement.

  • Named a Piñata

    Put your cursor on a Piñata and hit the Y button to view statistics about your Piñata. Move down once to information and there you can press  to name the Piñata.

  • Named a Helper

    Same as the Piñatas. Once you hire a Helper, put your cursor on it and press the  button to view statistics. There you will be able to press  to name it.

  • Talent

     

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    Player has reached Level 10

    Complete enough tasks, and earn enough awards to reach experience level 10. You can see how much more you need for a level up by looking at the flower in the upper right corner. When all the petals are blue, with no dots on them, you will earn a level up.

  • Player has reached Level 50

    Complete enough tasks, and earn enough rewards to reach experience level 50. You can see how much more you need for a level up by looking at the flower in the upper right corner. When all the petals are blue, with no dots on them, you will earn a level up.

  • Player has 100,000 chocolate coins

    Just collect and have 100,000 chocolate coins available for use. Best way to earn money is breed high value Piñatas to sell. Another is to plant flowers to attract Tafflys. Direct the Taffly to a torch and they will fly through the flame and catch fire. Once the Taffly lands use your Watering can and put out the fire. The Taffly will turn into a Redhott and can be sold for 2,100 coins.

 

Secret achievements

  • Garden Size increased Once

    You will obtain this by playing through the story. Acquired at gardener level 11. You will be given more space for your garden.

  • Employed a sprinkling

    Once you reach gardener level 10, a Sprinkling will become available. Hire her to water plants in your garden.

  • Employed a Gatherling

    Once you reach gardener level 12, a Gatherling will become available. Hire her to collect produce in your garden.

  • All the Shovel Head upgrades

    Obtain all the shovel head upgrades. Handles are given to you as you progress through you gardener levels, and can be bought from Ivor’s shop. They include:

    • Level 1: Broken Shovel Head
    • Level 5: Seed Shovel Head
    • Level 7: Pond Shovel Head
    • Level 15: Treecutter Shovel Head
    • Ivor: Chocolate Sniffer – 540cc
    • Ivor: Dastardo’s Head – 2,520cc
  • Employed a Weedling

    Once you reach gardener level 14, a Weedling will become available. Hire him to weed your garden.

  • Collected produce from a Buzzlegum, Moozipan or Goobaa

    Get a Buzzlegum, Moozipan or Goobaa Piñata to produce honey, milk, or yarn. You can also get the achievement by simply buying the produce from Costolot’s store, honey being the cheapest.

  • Employed a Watchling

    Once you reach gardener level 16, a Watchling will become available. Hire him to protect your garden.

  • Player turned the Beggar into a Trader

    Give 1000 chocolate coins to the beggar. He will then become a trader, and will have new items available for purchase.

  • Tower of Sour has 2 pieces

    Acquire 2 pieces of the Tower of Sour. These can be purchased from the store after breaking open a new Sour Piñata. Also, these can be obtained for free by converting Sour Piñatas into residents.

  • Player has made fertilizer with the Taffly

    Get a Taffly in your garden and direct him to a plant that is still growing and he may fertilize it, or he will also sometimes make some by eating fruit.

  • Evolved 2 species

    Get 2 different species of Piñatas to evolve into a new species. Evolutions include:

    • Candary: Have your Sparrowmint eat a buttercup flower and it will change into a Candary.
    • Juicy Goose: Have your Quackberry eat a Gooseberry and it will evolve into a Juicy Goose.
    • Lackatoad: Direct your Lickatoad to eat a Nightshade fruit and then quickly equip your shovel and tap it on the head. It will become a Lackatoad. You want to do this before it becomes poisoned.
    • Redhott: Select a Taffly and direct it to a torch. Once it flies through and catches fire equip your Water Can and wait for it to land. As soon as the Taffly lands pour water on it to put the fire out. The Taffly will then become a Redhott.
    • Salamango: Have your Newtgat eat a Chili and it will change into a Salamango.
    • Zumbug: Direct your Horstachio to eat both a Blackberry and a Daisy flower and it will become a Zumbug.
    • Twingersnap: Romance two Syrupants. Watch the egg that follows and right before it hatches, you will see it make three large bounces. On the third bounce, hit it with your shovel. A twingersnap will hatch. Don't confuse the hop-hop-hop with the normal bouncing of the egg.
    • Fourheads: Same as above but you have to romance two Twingersnaps.
  • Garden size at maximum

    You will obtain this by playing through the story. Acquired at gardener level 21. You will be given the max amount of space for your garden.

  • Made 5 variant Piñatas

    Create 5 variant Piñatas. Variants are Piñatas that have changed color by eating various items. Examples can be found in this thread

  • Cross romancing a Swanana and a Rashberry

    You need to Cross-Romance a Swanana and a Rashberry. After romancing both Rashberrys and Swananas Willy the builder will have a new Mystery House for sale. Buy and build it. Now get the Swanana and Rashberry to be ready for romancing again (hearts above their heads) and romance them together. They should enter the Mystery House and produce an egg. When the egg hatches it will be a Pigxie.

  • All the Shovel Handle upgrades

    Obtain all the shovel handle upgrades. Handles are given to you as you progress through you gardener levels, and can be bought from Ivor’s shop. They include:

    • Level 1: Broken Handle
    • Level 6: Iron Handle
    • Level 13: Bronze Handle
    • Level 23: Silver Handle
    • Level 25: Gold Handle
    • Ivor: Platinum Handle – 11,250cc
  • All the Watering Can upgrades

    Obtain all the water can upgrades. Water Cans can be purchased from Costolot’s shop or at Ivor’s shop and include:

    • Costolot: Tin Watering Can – 225cc
    • Costolot: Gold Watering Can – 750cc
    • Ivor: Glass Watering Can – 1,575cc
    • Ivor: Everpour 5000 Watering Can – 2,700cc
    • Ivor: One Pour Wonder – 4,125cc
  • Employed a Diggerling

    Once you reach gardener level 26, a Diggerling will become available. Hire him to mine in your garden.

  • Tower of Sour has 6 pieces

    Acquire 6 pieces of the Tower of Sour. These can be purchased from the store after breaking open a new Sour Piñata. Also, these can be obtained for free by converting Sour Piñatas into residents.

  • Player has hatched an egg using the Cluckles

    You need to have Cluckles hatch a Piñata egg. To do this, get two of your Piñatas to romance and an egg will be delivered to them. Once the egg has arrived click on Cluckles and direct it to the egg. Cluckles will cause the egg to hatch and the achievement will unlock. Easiest way to get a Cluckles is to simply buy it from the Pet Store.

  • Full bonus growth for 5 plants.

    Get Full bonus growth with 5 different types of plants. To get full bonus growth, use fertilizer. Note: Most plants can take 3 uses of fertilizer right away, but trees have to have one per growth spurt. You can tell when the tree is ready for more by watching for a small “explosion” of leaves. When this happens apply more fertilizer. The tone of sound will tell you if you used it correctly.

  • Player has been brought a Romance Sweet by a Macaracoon

    Obtained when given a Romance sweet by Macaroon. To do this, you must have the Macaracoon as a resident. Wait until nighttime and then select the Macaroon. In the upper right corner of the menu you will see a Romance candy. Select it and the Macaroon should leave the garden for a short time. Upon returning he will spit out a Romance candy for you and the achievement will unlock.

  • Made 20 variant Pinatas.

    Create 20 variant Piñatas. Variants are Piñatas that have changed color by eating various items. Examples can be found in this thread

  • Player has distracted Dastardos with the Crowla.

    First obtain a Crowla as a resident. Now wait until a Piñata is sick, but don’t heal him. When Dastardos comes out to break the sick Piñata, direct Crowla to Dastardos. Crowla will stun him for a moment and then the achievement will unlock.

  • Played the game for 50 hours (real time)

    You have to accumulate 50 hours of playtime for this achievement. You can check you status by looking at Player status in the Player Awards menu of the Journal. You will reach 50 hours on the 250th day of your garden(s).

  • Player has distracted Dastardos with the Sherbat.

    First obtain a Sherbat as a resident. Now wait until a Piñata is sick, but don’t heal him. When Dastardos comes out to break the sick Piñata, direct Sherbat to Dastardos. The Sherbat will stun him for a moment and then the achievement will unlock.

  • Evolved 8 species

    Get 8 different species of Piñatas to evolve into a new species. See Evolver for examples.

  • Player has attained full bonus growth for a plant using the Cocoadile tears.

    First, obtain a Cocoadile. Now plant a small plant and direct Cocoadile to it while its still growing. The Cocoadile will stand over it and cry, fertilizing it with its’ tears.

  • Full bonus growth for 25 plants.

    Get Full bonus growth with 25 different types of plants. To get full bonus growth, use fertilizer. Note: Most plants can take 3 uses of fertilizer right away, but trees have to have one per growth spurt. You can tell when the tree is ready for more by watching for a small “explosion” of leaves. When this happens apply more fertilizer. The tone of sound will tell you if you used it correctly.

  • Player has used the Mallowolf to scare off Ruffians.

    Get a Mallowolf as a resident and wait until a Ruffian appears in your garden. Now direct Mallowolf to the Ruffian and Mallowolf will howl to scare him off.

  • Player has healed a PiƱata with the Chewnicorn's power.

    In order to gain a Chewnicorn resident, the following must be done:


    Appear Requirements
    Has gotten the Horstachio Master Romancer award
    Visit Requirements
    Have a gem tree in the garden
    Resident Requirements
    Has eaten 15 gems
    Have a fully grown gem tree in the garden
    (courtesy of PinataIsland.info)

    Once you have a Chewnicorn as a resident, find a sick Piñata. Now direct Chewnicorn to the sick Piñata and the Chewnicorn will heal it.

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