Chocolate Coins

A mountain of Chocolate Coins next to a hut in the television series.

Chocolate Coins are the main form of currency on Piñata Island. All shops use Chocolate Coins to trade items with. There are four types of coins.

Bronze coins are small, don't contain much chocolate and are very dull to look at. They are worth 10 Chocolate Coins.

Silver coins are slightly bigger, and therefore worth more, five bronze coins to be exact.

Gold coins are worth 10 bronze coins and were the biggest coins for a while., in the games Viva Piñata and Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise.

Big Gold coins were created later and was first found in Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, worth 50 bronze coins and are the biggest type of coin made so-far.

Strangely there is no chocolate coin that is worth one chocolate coin. Shops somehow have costs that are not multiples of ten and also almost all actions allow you to chose an amount not equal to a multiple of 10.

In Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise it is impossible to carry more than 99,999 chocolate coins on hand. Also, the value of Silver and Gold coins are awkwardly valued at 15 and 20 coins respectively, conflicting with the actual amount of coins added which when picked up aren't 15 and 20 coins respectively.

Money Making Tips

Selling Piñatas

Some Piñatas, especially Whirlms, are very easy to make a resident of your Garden, and they can also sell for quite a lot of money. Breeding and selling Piñatas is a very stable way of making money. I personally suggest breeding and selling Reddhotts.

Selling Plants

From the very start of a new garden, growing plants is a huge part of being successful. Grow and selling plants may not earn you that many Chocolate Coins per sale, but it's a fast way of earning a lot of money, especially with the use of fertilizer.

Poison Ivy Garden Trick

Poison Ivy Garden Trick

Creating a garden full of poison ivy and nothing else is one of the best ways to make money. First buy some seeds at the shop and sow them around. Then wait until they drop a green bloom. Poison ivy doesn’t need to be watered, so you just must be patient and successively sell the bloom. Meanwhile the plants come out of bloom and leave seeds – you know what to do with them. Every visiting pinata sell right away. This garden isn’t too good for them. After gaining a satisfying amount of chocolate coins, move to your main garden. You can always return here later and earn some more.

Chili pepper trick


Chilli peppers do not get stunted no matter how close they are to each other.

This method is a very quick and efficient way to make money, however creating a new garden is recommended for this way of making money because the peppers will take up lots of land % space. This method takes advantage of the strange fact that chili peppers do not get stunted. This allows the player to grow many of them close together allowing them to get easily fertilized giving them the ability be able to mass produced at maximum fertilization. Each chili pepper at maximum fertilization sells for 400 coins, so every clump of 10 chilies will give you 4000 coins!

Digging for Sweets!

Currency, as well as Happy and Joy candy, can be found underground by digging ponds. There is a metal detector-style shovel upgrade that is available at Ivor Bargain.

Gameplay elements
Player Tower of Sour · Chocolate Coin · Alert · Award · Achievement · Gardener level · Journal · Camera · Concept art · Player Permissions · Training episode
Garden Weather · Day and night cycle · Fertilizer · Transformation · Candy · Shop · Pinometer · Helper · Piñata Vision · Bouncer Board · Garden Store · Trap · Playground · Just for Fun
Tools Watering can · Shovel · Surface Packet · Trick Stick · Seed Bag · Fertilizer Bag · Bait Bag
Piñatas Species · Variant · Wild · Resident · Egg · Cocoon · Sour · Evolution · Romance · Conflict · Fight · Sickness · Wild-card · Happiness Rating · Food chain · Accessory · Costume · Trick · Item level
Minigames Great Piñata Paperchase · P-Factor