Rarity is a measure for items that are exclusive to a group of players. An item is defined as rare if it is old and has not been reintroduced. The definition of "rarity" and when an item becomes rare is changed among different players. Therefore, the items listed on this page are items that were last available on 2009 or before.
A player who has had an account for a very long time usually owns many rare items, and is generally looked up on by newer players. For example, the Hawaiian Lei given out in January 2006 - 3 months after the public release of Club Penguin - is considered rare because many players who had it have stopped playing the game, leaving a small amount of players still with item and rendering it rare to come by. Players usually demonstrate their "rareness" by wearing their oldest clothes and showing their ability to match the clothes of any penguin they come across, leading to competitions where players try and match each other until one fails to do so.
List of Rare ItemsEdit
Rare items are either old, making them not always available, which makes it "rare" or one-time items (Anniversary hats, pins, etc). Rarity is a long sought after goal in new penguins.
The items listed below are "rare" because they're only available in some parties, etc. Some of them will never return (confirmed by the Club Penguin Team).