How Do You Get a Ponocky in the "Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise" Game?

By Spencer Sandoval

Updated September 22, 2017

"Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise" is a 2008 video game released for the Xbox 360. Players create and maintain their own garden with a variety of plants, fruit and vegetables. They also recruit creatures called Pinatas into their garden by planting specific things in their garden, depending on which species the player is attempting to obtain. The Ponocky is a pony pinata and once its in the player's garden, will help attract other pinatas such as the Horstachio.

Make sure your garden contains at least 15 pinometers of grass.

Purchase at least 10 carrot seeds from the general store and plant them in your garden.

Wait until there are at least 10 flowers growing in your garden.

Watch for a Ponocky to appear in your garden. When this happens, feed it at least five carrots and it will be yours.


A pinometer is a unit of measurement within the game equal to one section of fence.

If you don't want to wait, fertilizer can be purchased from the general store to help flowers grow faster.