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This article is about the adventure. For the music, see The Forgotten Desert (Music).

The Forgotten Desert is a members-only Adventure released on May 15, 2014, and is the ninth Adventure available in the Adventure Base Camp. It is the first Adventure featuring flying Animals.


1. At the start of the Adventure, the player is greeted by Liza. Standing on a pillar atop of a lake, she explains that the Phantoms destroyed five crystals that once protected the land, causing it to turn into a desert. However, the Phantoms that now inhabit the desert are changing guards and this gives the player a limited time to explore. The time limit is seventeen minutes for one or two players, and fifteen minutes for three or four players.

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2. The goal of this Adventure is to find all of the missing shards to reform each of the crystals that the Phantoms have destroyed. Each crystal's shards are hidden in different locations and they each must be obtained in different ways. The player must complete this task before the timer runs out and the Phantoms return.

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Shards Description
Green Shards.png Green Shards Simply lying on the ground or on the surface of a body of water. The player will get three Courage Points for each Green Shard collected. The player must collect 25 of these shards to reform the Green Crystal.
Yellow Shards.png Orange Shards Hidden under the dirt as well as under the water, but they sparkle every few seconds. The player will get five Courage Points for each Orange Shard collected. The player must collect 25 of these shards to reform the Orange Crystal.
Blue Shards.png Blue Shards Hidden in dried up oases that the player must revive with a watering can. The watering cans are obtained at nearby water sources. The player will get ten Courage Points for each Blue Shard collected. The player must collect 20 of these shards to reform the Blue Crystal.
White Shards.png White Shards Hidden in cacti, on which the player must sit to retrieve the shard. The player will get seven Courage Points for each White shard collected. The player must collect 15 of these shards to reform the White Crystal.
Purple Shards.png Purple Shards Hidden at certain arch-shaped rock formations. All four players must work together to sit at specially marked positions on the rocks to activate a formation. If the player does not have three other players, they cannot activate any of the formations. Every time a rock formation is activated, an arrow will appear to direct the players to the next rock. After activating four rock formations, the fifth formation will reveal one shard. The player and their teammates will need to perch on a total of twenty-five rocks to complete the crystal. The player will get thirty Courage Points for each Purple Shard collected. The player must collect 5 of these shards to reform the Purple Crystal.

3. Once the time is up, all shards and watering cans are removed from the Adventure. If the player could not complete any of the crystals, Liza will place a treasure chest containing 500 Gems near the portal.

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4. If the player returns to Liza, she will inform them that the Phantoms are taking longer than expected to return to the desert. The player can use this time to search for any of the treasure chests scattered around the map.

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Adventure Rewards

Once the player has reformed one of the crystals by collecting its shards, they can open a chest. Each chest has a different item, and all players in the adventure receive the same prize. However, players will not actually receive any prize that is accepted before three minutes have elapsed in the Adventure. Prizes include:

Den Items

While most den items come in the default variant, some den items may come in a non-default blue variant. Den items can only be obtained by reforming the green or orange crystals. These are the possible den item rewards for collecting shards:

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Clothing items come in a random variant and can be obtained by reforming any of the crystals. All of the following clothing items are available to be won from reforming the orange, blue, and white crystals, but only certain clothing items can be won from reforming the green and purple crystals. These are the possible clothing rewards for collecting shards:

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Item Green Purple
Accordion Yes No
AJ Wristband Yes No
Angel Wings Yes No
Angry Pumpkin Mask Yes No
Antlers Yes No
Arctic Coat Yes No
Arctic Hood Yes No
Arm Brace Yes No
Army Helmet Yes No
Astronaut Helmet Yes No
Aviator Hat Yes No
Backpack Yes No
Bandage Yes No
Baseball Cap Yes No
Baseball Cleats Yes No
Bat Glasses Yes No
Bat Mask Yes No
Beaded Necklace Yes No
Beanie Yes No
Beard Yes No
Beret Yes No
Big Skull Yes No
Blanket Yes No
Bonnet Yes No
Bow And Arrows Yes No
Brain Helmet Yes No
Bunny Hat Yes No
Burger Hat Yes No
Butterfly Glasses Yes No
Butterfly Wings Yes No
Camouflage Boots Yes No
Candy Cane Tie Yes No
Cast Yes No
Cat Hat Yes No
Cheese Hat Yes No
Chicken Hat Yes No
Clarinet Yes No
Clover Balloon Yes No
Clover Blanket Yes No
Clover Earmuffs Yes No
Clover Tie Yes No
Cone Collar Yes No
Construction Hat Yes No
Cool Hair Yes No
Cowboy Boots Yes No
Cowboy Hat Yes No
Creature Mask Yes No
Crossbow Yes Yes
Cupid Wings
Yes No
Curly Wig Yes No
Deer Antlers Yes No
Deer Fur Yes No
Demon Mask Yes No
Desert Adventurer Boots Yes Yes
Desert Adventurer Hat Yes Yes
Desert Adventurer Jacket Yes Yes
Designer Skirt Yes Yes
Diamond Earrings Yes Yes
Diamond Necklace Yes Yes
Diamond Ring Yes Yes
DJ Headset Yes Yes
Doctor's Bag Yes No
Dragon Mask Yes No
Dragonfly Wings Yes Yes
Drum Yes No
Dual Samurai Swords Yes Yes
Eagle Hat Yes No
Elf Armor Yes No
Elf Bracelets Yes No
Elf Helmet Yes No
Elf Shoes Yes No
Emerald Ring Yes Yes
Epic Dragon Mask Yes No
Epic Dragon Skull Yes No
Epic Dragon Wings Yes No
Epic Moon Hat Yes No
Epic Star Hat Yes No
Epic Sun Hat Yes No
Eye Patch Yes No
Eyeball Hat Yes No
Faerie Wings Yes No
Fancy Shoes Yes No
Fancy Top Hat Yes No
Feathered Mask Yes Yes
Fedora Yes No
Firefighter Hat Yes No
Firefly Necklace Yes Yes
Flag Yes No
Flip Flops Yes No
Flower Bracelet Yes No
Flower Crown Yes No
Flower Glasses Yes No
Football Helmet Yes No
Frankenstein Mask Yes No
Freedom Astronaut Helmet Yes No
Freedom Bunny Hat Yes No
Freedom Cat Hat Yes No
Freedom Chicken Hat Yes No
Freedom Dragon Mask Yes No
Freedom Hat Yes No
Freedom Helmet Yes No
Freedom Jester Hat Yes No
Freedom Lion Hat Yes No
Freedom Monkey Hat Yes No
Freedom Panda Hat Yes No
Freedom Wings Yes No
Friendship Bracelet Yes No
Fry Hat Yes No
Furry Hat Yes No
Gardening Hat Yes No
Gazelle Horns Yes No
Gold Chain Necklace Yes No
Golden Bow And Arrows Yes Yes
Golden Dragon Mask Yes Yes
Golden Glove Yes Yes
Golden Pirate Sword Yes Yes
Golden Royal Cape Yes Yes
Golden Samurai Helmet Yes Yes
Golden Tiara Yes Yes
Golden Unicorn Horn Yes Yes
Golden Wings Yes Yes
Guitar Yes No
Halo (Land) Yes No
Hat And Beard Yes No
Hat And Curly Wig Yes No
Hat With Dreadlocks Yes No
Head Bandage Yes No
Head Flower Yes No
Heart Antennae Headband Yes No
Heart Balloon Yes No
Heart Cape Yes No
Heart Earmuffs Yes No
Heart Glasses Yes No
Heart Locket Yes No
Heart Scarf Yes No
Hockey Mask Yes No
Holiday Sweater Yes No
Homemade Wings Yes No
Horn Helmet Yes No
Horned Leg Pads Yes No
Hypno-Glasses Yes No
Jamaaliday Bow Yes No
Jamaaliday Earmuffs Yes No
Jamaaliday Scarf Yes No
Jester Hat Yes No
Jolly Elf Hat Yes No
Keytar Yes No
King's Crown Yes No
Kite Yes No
Knight Armor Yes No
Knight Helmet Yes No
Knitted Hat Yes No
Lasso Yes No
Leaf Necklace Yes No
Left Friendship Necklace Yes No
Leg Armor Yes No
Lei Yes No
Leprechaun Hat Yes No
Leprechaun Shoes Yes No
Lightning Necklace Yes No
Lion Hat Yes No
Lollipop Necklace Yes No
Longbow Yes No
Mech Angel Helmet Yes No
Mech Angel Wings Yes No
Medusa Mask Yes No
Milkshake Hat Yes No
Mohawk Yes No
Monkey Hat Yes No
Monster Teeth Yes No
Moon Balloon Yes No
Moon Necklace Yes No
Moustache Yes No
Mummy Mask Yes No
Musketeer Boots Yes No
Musketeer Hat Yes No
Necklace Yes No
Ninja Mask Yes No
Nunchucks Yes Yes
Old Scuba Helmet Yes No
Panda Hat Yes No
Phantom Balloon Yes No
Phantom Hat Yes No
Phantom Mask Yes Yes
Phantom Necklace Yes No
Phantom Shirt Yes No
Pigtails Yes No
Pilgrim Hat Yes No
Pirate Beard Yes No
Pirate Hat Yes No
Pirate Sword Yes No
Police Hat Yes No
Polka Dot Tuxedo Yes No
Potted Flower Hat Yes No
Princess Necklace (2010) Yes No
Pumpkin Head Yes No
Pumpkin Mask Yes No
Raccoon Tail Yes No
Rare Anchor Ballcap No Yes
Rare Anemone Head Bow No Yes
Rare Angel Wings No Yes
Rare Antlers No Yes
Rare Arctic Coat No Yes
Rare Arctic Hood No Yes
Rare Army Helmet No Yes
Rare Astronaut Helmet No Yes
Rare Aviator Hat No Yes
Rare Backpack No Yes
Rare Baseball Cap No Yes
Rare Baseball Cleats No Yes
Rare Bat Glasses No Yes
Rare Beret No Yes
Rare Big Bow No Yes
Rare Big Skull No Yes
Rare Blanket No Yes
Rare Bonnet No Yes
Rare Bow And Arrows No Yes
Rare Butterfly Glasses No Yes
Rare Butterfly Wings No Yes
Rare Camouflage Boots No Yes
Rare Clover Blanket No Yes
Rare Clown Mask No Yes
Rare Cool Hair No Yes
Rare Coral Necklace No Yes
Rare Cowboy Hat No Yes
Rare Cozy Shoes No Yes
Rare Cupcake Hat No Yes
Rare Curly Wig No Yes
Rare Demon Mask No Yes
Rare Elf Armor (2014) No Yes
Rare Elf Bracelets No Yes
Rare Elf Helmet (2014) No Yes
Rare Epic Dragon Mask No Yes
Rare Eyeball Hat No Yes
Rare Faerie Wings No Yes
Rare Fancy Top Hat No Yes
Rare Firefighter Hat No Yes
Rare Flag No Yes
Rare Flower Bracelet No Yes
Rare Flower Glasses No Yes
Rare Fossilized Tooth Necklace No Yes
Rare Fox Hat No Yes
Rare Frankenstein Mask No Yes
Rare Freedom Glove No Yes
Rare Friendship Bracelet No Yes
Rare Gardening Hat No Yes
Rare Gazelle Horns No Yes
Rare Golden Headphones No Yes
Rare Heart Locket No Yes
Rare Hockey Mask No Yes
Rare Homemade Wings No Yes
Rare Hood With Feather No Yes
Rare Jamaaliday Top Hat No Yes
Rare Jamaaliday Wings No Yes
Rare Jolly Elf Hat No Yes
Rare King's Crown No Yes
Rare Knight Armor No Yes
Rare Knight Helmet No Yes
Rare Knitted Hat No Yes
Rare Leaf Necklace No Yes
Rare Leg Armor (2014) No Yes
Rare Lei No Yes
Rare Lion Hat No Yes
Rare Lucky Tuxedo No Yes
Rare Mech Angel Helmet No Yes
Rare Mech Angel Wings No Yes
Rare Medusa Mask No Yes
Rare Mohawk No Yes
Rare Moon Hat Yes No
Rare Moustache No Yes
Rare Mummy Mask No Yes
Rare Nerd Glasses
(Retextured Gold/Yellow)
No Yes
Rare Ninja Mask No Yes
Rare Old Hood No Yes
Rare Pigtails No Yes
Rare Pirate Bandana No Yes
Rare Pirate Beard No Yes
Rare Police Hat No Yes
Rare Princess Necklace No Yes
Rare Pumpkin Head No Yes
Rare Reindeer Mask No Yes
Rare Rhino Helmet No Yes
Rare Royal Cape No Yes
Rare Sailor Hat No Yes
Rare Sandals Yes No
Rare Scary Bat Wings No Yes
Rare Scary Cat Hat No Yes
Rare Scary Elf Bracelets No Yes
Rare Seaweed Hair No Yes
Rare Skull Helmet No Yes
Rare Snow Shoes No Yes
Rare Snowflake Cape No Yes
Rare Snowman Mask No Yes
Rare Sombrero (Ocean) No Yes
Rare Sombrero (2013) Yes No
Rare Spartan Armor No Yes
Rare Spartan Helmet No Yes
Rare Spider Mask No Yes
Rare Spiked Hair No Yes
Rare Spiked Wristband
("Long" and "Short")
No Yes
Rare Star Cape No Yes
Rare Star Glasses No Yes
Rare Star Hat Yes No
Rare Steampunk Goggles No Yes
Rare Steampunk Monocle No Yes
Rare Stegosaurus Armor Yes No
Rare Stegosaurus Tail Yes No
Rare Sun Hat Yes No
Rare Sunglasses No Yes
Rare Tiara No Yes
Rare Tie No Yes
Rare Unicorn Horn No Yes
Rare Viking Hat No Yes
Rare Werewolf Mask No Yes
Rare Winter Blanket No Yes
Rare Winter Hood No Yes
Rare Winter Jacket No Yes
Rare Witch Hat No Yes
Rare Witch Mask No Yes
Rare Wizard Hat No Yes
Rare Yeti Mask No Yes
Real Musketeer Boots No Yes
Reindeer Mask Yes No
Rhino Helmet Yes No
Right Friendship Necklace Yes No
Round Glasses Yes No
Royal Cape Yes No
Royal Tiara Yes Yes
Samurai Helmet Yes No
Sapphire Ring Yes Yes
Saxophone Yes No
Scary Antlers Yes No
Scary Bell Hat Yes No
Scary Horns Yes No
Scary Mask Yes No
Scary Unicorn Horn Yes No
Shamrock Glasses Yes No
Shark Fin Yes No
Silly Arrow Yes No
Silver Chain Necklace Yes No
Silver Glove Yes Yes
Skull Helmet Yes No
Slingshot Yes No
Snow Shoes Yes No
Snowboarding Helmet Yes No
Snowflake Boots Yes No
Snowman Mask Yes No
Sparkly Shoes Yes No
Spartan Armor Yes No
Spartan Helmet Yes No
Spider Mask Yes No
Spiked Hair Yes No
Spiked Mohawk Yes No
Sports Jersey Yes No
Square Glasses Yes No
Star Cape Yes No
Star Glasses Yes No
Star Necklace Yes No
Steampunk Goggles Yes No
Steampunk Monocle Yes No
Stethoscope Yes No
Striped Scarf Yes No
Sun Balloon Yes No
Sun Necklace Yes No
Sun Visor Yes No
Sunglasses Yes No
Sword Yes No
Three Horned Armor Yes No
Tiara Yes No
Tie Yes No
Tie-Dye Shirt Yes No
Top Hat Yes No
Topcoat Yes No
Turkey Hat Yes No
Turquoise Bracelet Yes Yes
Turquoise Necklace Yes Yes
Turquoise Ring Yes Yes
Tuxedo Jacket Yes Yes
Unicorn Horn Yes No
Vampire Mask Yes No
Violin Yes No
Werewolf Mask Yes No
Wings Yes No
Witch Hat Yes No
Witch Mask Yes No
Wizard Hat Yes No
Worn Blanket Yes No
Wreath Necklace Yes No
Wristwatch Yes No
Yeti Mask Yes No
Zios Mask Yes Yes

Other Prizes

In addition to the rewards for completing the crystals, there are five randomly placed treasure chests found on the ground in the desert. These chests typically contain either 50, 100, or 150 Gems, but occasionally they will contain a clothing item.

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  • This is the first and only year-round Adventure without Phantoms, however, they are mentioned by the Adventure's guide, Liza. Seasonal Adventures, such as Special Delivery, New Year's Fortune, and Lucky Clovers also do not include Phantoms most of the time.
  • This is the first timed Adventure.
  • The Forgotten Desert, Special Delivery, Spring Festival, Tiki Trouble, and Lucky Clovers are the only Adventures allowing flying animals.
  • There are 3 versions of this Adventure; the gem and treasure chest locations are different for each version.
  • There are a total of 30 green shards available. Once 25 green shards are found, the remaining 5 green shards will vanish.
  • There are a total of 30 orange shards available. Once 25 orange shards are found, the remaining 5 orange shards will vanish.
  • Some of the decorations that are placed throughout the map are a part of the Excavation Site Collection.
  • Some of the items that decorate the map were formerly sold in the Coral Corner shop and are now sold in Jam Mart Furniture.
  • This Adventure shares some sound effects with the official mobile game AJ Jump, such as those played when picking up certain Gems/Shards.
  • There is a rumor to where if the player does not open the chests laying on the ground, they will get prizes of more value. This has not proven to be in any way true.
  • It was believed that there were special patterns or methods to get better valued items, such as collecting all gems except for purple and the very last white shard, then having each player on the last white cactus. There is no proof or evidence that these are true.
  • Liza says "The RARER the shards you find, the rarer the PRIZE you'll earn!" This suggests that purple shards should give the best prizes since they are the most difficult to obtain, but there has been no evidence to show that purple shard prizes are better than the prizes from the other shards.
  • This is the first 3D adventure without Hard Mode.
  • The Rare Item Monday Headdress was formerly a prize in this Adventure, but AJHQ has stated that this item is now "discontinued" and was removed from the Adventure.
  • This is the only Adventure that is for members-only after the January 18, 2018 update made all other Adventures available for all Jammers.
  • With four Jammers, it is possible to collect all of the shards in one round of playing the Adventure despite previous rumors.
  • The Desert Adventurer Boots, Desert Adventurer Jacket, and Desert Adventurer Hat were added as a possible prize on July 1, 2021.


  • There was a glitch, which is now fixed, that caused one of the green shards to become invisible.
  • There was a glitch, which is now patched, that allowed non-flying animals to do the Adventure from the Diamond Shop. The player would have needed to change into a flying animal, host The Forgotten Desert, and then buy a non-flying animal by clicking on the Arctic Wolf statue. The player would then be a non-flying animal hosting The Forgotten Desert.
  • There is a glitch that causes the timer to freeze at exactly 15 minutes.
  • There is a common glitch that causes the timer to disappear from the player's screen, caused by the Adventure loading after one or more players have read Liza's dialogue. The timer will continue to run in the background and cause the Adventure to end after it has run out of time.
  • There is a glitch where the player cannot talk to Liza, pick up shards, or open gem chests while joining the Adventure. This glitch can happen at any time when the player joins. They also cannot leave the adventure; they must refresh, log out, or close the page to exit it.
  • There is an uncommon glitch that happens when the player leaves the adventure. They will be teleported to a random Jammer's den. When the den is locked, the player will have to refresh.
  • There is a glitch in that when a player goes to another's den, the "Join Me" adventure symbol will appear as the chat bubble.
  • There is a glitch where if the player attempts to use an ocean animal, the adventure would contain objects that did not pertain to the adventure.
  • There is a glitch where the crystals on the side will appear as '0 / 0'.
  • There is a glitch that can cause a blue shard to appear invisible, although the paw pickup icon still appears if the player flies right by it.
  • There is a glitch where if the player tries to collect a blue shard immediately after restoring an oasis (during the animation) the shard will not be collected and instead, it will become hidden behind the water layer along with the paw icon to collect it, making it impossible to collect.
  • There was a glitch where if the player hosts the Forgotten Desert, then clicks the Adventure in the Party list, the player can now click the "Change Animal" button to change into a non-flying animal.
  • There is a glitch where the host's screen glitches and can no longer see the play button, which happens when another flying animal in the same server hosts The Forgotten Desert.
  • There is a glitch when the adventure is hosted in a full Jammer's den and if the player tries to leave the Adventure, there will be a sign saying the room is full. The player would then will be unable to leave, pick up gems, or talk to Liza. The player must refresh the page, log out, or close the page to exit the Adventure.
  • There is a glitch where an animal's outfit appears on the waiting screen while waiting for the Adventure to start.
  • Sometimes when hovering above an oasis, the water icon will not show.
  • The Rare Spiked Collar was formerly a possible prize from this adventure, but it was removed in August 2021 when Tiki Trouble returned.


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