Gags

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Gags are hilarious jokes used by Toons to defeat the Cogs. Beginner Toons start off with Cupcake and Squirting Flower from the Throw and Squirt tracks but can obtain high-level gags by earning skill points and earn new gag tracks by completing ToonTasks. Toons can purchase gags from Goofy's Gag Shop for a single jellybean each, excluding level 7 gags. There are ToonTasks that grant upgraded gag pouches, allowing Toons to carry up to a total of 80 gags after completing every ToonTask.

Gag tracks

Gags are divided into seven tracks with a variety of gags containing different attributes. When completing ToonTasks through the following playgrounds, Toons can select up to six total gag tracks that they want to train for.

  1. Toontown Central – Toon-Up or Sound
  2. Donald's Dock – Lure or Drop
  3. Minnie's Melodyland – Trap or Toon-Up / Sound
  4. The Brrrgh – one of two remaining gag tracks previously unselected

Toon-Up

Main page: Toon-Up

Toon-Up is a gag track with medium accuracy and comprised of gags that rely on healing Toons to restore laff by certain amounts. If a group Toon-Up gag is used, laff is provided evenly between Toons. Unlike other tracks, Toon-Up gags do not miss, but rather, provide 20% of original values that are rounded up. Toon-Up gags are the first set of gags used during Cog battles.

Trap

Main page: Trap

Trap is a gag track with perfect accuracy. Its gags require the usage of Lure for activation, which provides a guaranteed chance of the gags damaging Cogs, but cannot be used on a Cog that is already lured. Due to Lure's requirement, Trap is the most accurate gag track; it is also the most powerful gag track. When an inactivated Trap gag is present, Lure gags have a 10% accuracy boost. Trap activation hits also result in a stun bonus of 30% rather than 25%. Trap gags are the second set of gags used during Cog battles.

Lure

Main page: Lure

Lure is a gag track comprised of gags that cause Cogs to become stunned for a set number of battle rounds, preventing them from performing their attacks during those rounds. Additionally, Throw and Squirt gags receive a 50% damage bonus against lured Cogs which are guaranteed to hit, Drop gags always miss on lured Cogs, and Trap gags placed in front of Cogs beforehand activate and deal damage once they are lured. Using multiple Lure gags simultaneously increases the accuracy. Lure gags are the third set of gags used during Cog battles.

Sound

Main page: Sound

Sound is a gag track with high accuracy and is comprised entirely of gags that affect all Cogs in battle, and is typically used simultaneously with other Toons to deal significant damage. Sound gags are the fourth set of gags used during Cog battles.

Throw

Main page: Throw

Throw is a gag track with medium accuracy and one of two gag tracks that Toons have by default, alongside Squirt. Throw gags are the fifth set of gags used during Cog battles.

Squirt

Main page: Squirt

Squirt is a gag track with high accuracy and one of two gag tracks that Toons have by default, alongside Throw. Squirt gags are the sixth set of gags used during Cog battles.

Drop

Main page: Drop

Drop is a gag track with low accuracy and comprised of the least accurate gags, yet the second most powerful gags after Trap. Drop gags are the seventh set of gags used during Cog battles.

Damage

All gags, except for Toon-Up and Lure gags, deal a certain amount of damage. Each gag's damage ranges between two values: its minimum value, which is the value when earned with no further skill points; and its maximum value, which is its damage when unlocking the next gag in the track. For example, the minimum damage of Birthday Cake is 48, and its maximum damage is 100.

When earning skill points in a gag track, the damage of the last unlocked gag in a Toon's track gradually approaches its maximum value, based on how far they have reached until the next gag. For each certain number of skill points, the damage of the gag increases. This depends on the range between minimum and maximum damages, as well as by the range between skill points from which a gag is unlocked and until the next gag is unlocked.

The number of skill points needed for each damage step can be expressed in the following way:

g = (E1 - E0) ÷ (D1 - D0)

where:

  • g is the number of skill points needed for the next step (multiplied by the number of steps wanted, then rounded)
  • E0 is the number of skill points at which the given gag is unlocked
  • E1 is the number of skill points at which the next gag is unlocked
  • D0 is the gag's minimum damage
  • D1 is the gag's maximum damage

Level 1 to level 5 Drop gags and level 7 gags that possess the same minimum and maximum damages remain constant.

To find the number of skill points required to reach a certain damage, the following function can be used:

f(x) = E0 + g (x - D0)

where:

  • x is the wanted damage (not beyond the range between the minimum and maximum values)
  • E0, D0 and g are the values from the previous equation
  • f(x) returns the number of needed skill points for the wanted damage

Trivia

  • Level 7 gags cannot be purchased from Goofy's Gag Shop. Once unlocked by earning 10,000 skill points, it takes 500 extra skill points to earn another, unless one level 7 gag was planted as a gag tree.
  • Toons can only carry one of each level 7 gag but can unlock the ability to carry one additional level 7 gag by speaking to Ripley after earning the Smasher Badge as part of the Sellbot Task Force ToonTasks.
  • When two or more of the same gag type (excluding Lure, Trap, and Toon-Up) are used on a Cog, the Cog receives a 20% damage bonus. For example, if a Throw gag is applied before a Wedding Cake in the same round, all Cogs in battle receive a 20% damage bonus, no matter which Cog the initial Throw gag was applied to.