Gags are hilarious jokes used by Toons to defeat the Cogs. Every beginner Toon starts off with Cupcake and Squirting Flower from the Throw and Squirt tracks respectively, but can obtain high-level gags by earning skill points, and earn new gag tracks by completing ToonTasks for animation frames. Once a Toon has access to a certain gag, they can purchase more of them at Goofy's Gag Shop in any playground for one jellybean each.
Skill points are earned every time a gag is successfully used on a Cog if that Cog's level is not below the level of the gag. For example, a level 4 gag does not gain any skill points when used against a Cog that is level 1-3.
Toons carry their gags in a gag pouch. There are ToonTasks that grant upgraded gag pouches, allowing Toons to carry up to a total of 80 gags after completing every ToonTask.
Gags can be viewed via the Shticker Book, or by pressing default "Home" key on Windows and by pressing the default “Function" key and the left arrow key at the same time on macOS.
Gags are divided into seven tracks with a variety of gags containing different attributes. Before obtaining a new gag track, Toons have to complete their ToonTasks for 16 animation frames of the gag track they chose to train. For further information on the attributes of the gags, refer to the respective pages linked below in each section.
- Main page: Toon-Up
Toon-Up is a gag track that has medium accuracy and is comprised of gags that rely on healing targeted Toons by the amount of laff points set for each gag. If a Toon-Up gag heals multiple Toons at the same time, the value is split evenly between them. Unlike other tracks, Toon-Up gags do not miss, but rather, provide 20% of the original value that is rounded up. Toon-Up gags are the first set of gags used during Cog battles.
- Main page: Trap
Trap is a gag track that has perfect accuracy. Its gags require 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 requirement, Trap is the most accurate gag track; it is also the most powerful gag track. Trap gags are the second set of gags used during Cog battles. Trap gags are the second set of gags used during Cog battles.
- Main page: Lure
Lure is a gag track comprised of gags that cause Cogs to become stunned for a set amount of battle rounds, preventing them from using their attacks during those rounds. Additionally, Throw and Squirt gags receive a 1.5x (50%) damage bonus against lured Cogs which are guaranteed to hit, Drop gags cannot be used on lured Cogs, and Trap gags placed in front of Cogs beforehand activate and deal damage once they are lured. Lure gags are the third set of gags used during Cog battles. Lure gags are the third set of gags used during Cog battles.
- Main page: Sound
Sound is a gag track that has high accuracy and is comprised of every gag that affects all Cogs in battle. It is mainly used in conjunction with other Toons to deal a lot of damage. Sound gags are the fourth set of gags used during Cog battles.
- Main page: Throw
Throw is a gag track that has medium accuracy and is one of two gag tracks that Toons have by default, alongside Squirt. Throw gags are the fifth set of gags used during Cog battles.
- Main page: Squirt
Squirt is a gag track that has high accuracy and is one of two gag tracks that Toons have by default, alongside Throw. Squirt gags are the sixth set of gags used during Cog battles.
- Main page: Drop
Drop is a gag track that has low accuracy and is comprised of the least accurate gags, yet second most powerful gags after Trap. Drop gags are the seventh set of gags used during Cog battles.
Order of gag tracks
When completing a multitude of ToonTasks while progressing through the playgrounds, Toons can select which gag tracks they want to work for. Below is the order of gag tracks that can be chosen:
- Toontown Central – Toon-Up or Sound
- Donald's Dock – Lure or Drop
- Minnie's Melodyland – Trap or whatever is left from #1
- The Brrrgh – Whatever is left from #2 or #3
This leaves one gag track remaining that cannot be chosen.
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 its 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 instance, 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 the Toon's track gradually approaches its maximum value, based on how far he has reached until the next gag. Each certain number of points, the damage of the gag is increased, and depends on the range between the minimum and maximum damages, as well as by the range between the skill points from the point at which a gag is unlocked, and until the next gag is unlocked.
The number of points needed for each damage step can be eskill pointsressed in the following way:
- g is the number of points needed to 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
In order to find the number of skill points required to reach a certain damage, the following function can be used:
- x is the wanted damage (not beyond the range between the min and max 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
- The Cupcake and the Squirting Flower were the only gags Toons could purchase and sell in Goofy's Gag Shop during the Alpha stage of Toontown Rewritten. ToonTasks were not available and Cogs were not around at the time, so Toons could not train their current gags or earn new gag tracks.
- Most Drop gags have no minimum damage, with the exception of the Grand Piano.
- All gags except level 7 gags can be purchased for one jellybean if that level is unlocked.
- 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 a level 7 gag has been planted as a gag tree. Only one level 7 gag in each track can be held at a time.
- Level 7 gags do not count towards the overall limit on gags that can be carried. However, if one were to earn 500 extra skill points before using their current gag, they obtain it at the conclusion of a Cog battle.
- All level 7 gags, with the exception of High Dive, affect all Cogs.
- When two or more of the same gag type is used on the same Cog (excluding Lure, Trap, and Toon-Up), the Cog receives a 20% damage bonus.
- For example, if a Throw gag is applied prior to a Wedding Cake in the same turn, all Cogs receive a 20% damage bonus, no matter which Cog the initial throw was applied to.
- Gags are usually shown in light blue boxes during the gag selection of a battle. Once the maximum point limit for that particular gag track has been reached (300 skill points), the boxes of all gags in that gag track change to dark green for the remainder of the battle.
- This is also the case for gags that are higher than the level of the Cog. In either case, affected gags do not qualify for skill points.
- Using Drop or Toons Hit SOS cards do not make Drop gags effective against lured Cogs.
- Some gags are given their own Christmas-themed look during the annual Twelve Days of Winter event.
- The maximum amount of skill points a Toon can receive per gag track from Cog battles is 300.
- A building or facility both count as one battle.
- Previous hits increase the accuracy of the next used gags in a battle round by 20%, unless the accuracy cap of 95% is reached.
- Successful tricks performed by doodles and Toon-Up gags can both count as previous hits.
- For example, using a Squirt gag and Sound gag in the same round as a Drop gag increases its accuracy to 95%.