- “Keep a look out for gold doubloons. Whenever we solve a pirate problem together, they'll appear. Then we'll collect 'em and put 'em in our Team Treasure Chest.”
Gold Doubloons are magical pirate treasure featured in the Disney Junior animated series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Whenever Jake, Izzy, Cubby, and Skully solve a pirate problem, they appear and the team collects them during their adventures. After returning to Pirate Island, Jake and his crew put all the gold doubloons they have collected into the Team Treasure Chest.
Role in the series
As previously mentioned, gold doubloons appear in every episode of the series (with the exceptions of the episode specials "Battle for the Book" and "The Great Never Sea Conquest"). Gold Doubloons are a key element in the series during seasons one through three. In season four of the series, there are no longer interactive pirate problems featured and gold doubloons only appear after Jake and his crew return to Pirate Island after each adventure. They also no longer count the gold doubloons individually and they are directly stored in the Team Treasure Chest.
In the episode "Ahoy, Captain Smee!", Mr. Smee is left in command of the Jolly Roger after Captain Hook gave up his title of captain and abandoned ship with Sharky and Bones, leaving Smee to deal with the sinking ship. Luckily, Jake and his crew were sailing nearby and decided to help. Izzy uses her pixie dust to lift the Jolly Roger from the Never Sea, allowing Smee to patch the hole. With the danger over, Hook, Sharky, and Bones return aboard the Jolly Roger. Hook orders Smee to return his title as captain, but Mr. Smee shocks Captain Hook by deciding to remain captain for a while. During Smee's time as captain, he and the rest of the crew join Jake's to find Captain Loon's giant gold doubloon.
In the episode "Pirate Swap!", Bones and Cubby were the lucky candidates for Pirate Swap Day, to which Bones became a part of Jake's crew for the day and Cubby a part of Captain Hook's. They would later return to their proper crew once the day was over, after learning a whole new experience on how each pirate crew lives. After Bones assists Jake, Izzy and Skully get past a gorilla, he is rewarded with two gold doubloons.
In the episode "Bones' Lucky Doubloon!", while Captain Hook and the rest of his crew lament there failed treasure hunt, Bones tries to lift his captain and crewmates' spirits up by revealing his carious lucky gold doubloon "Bloony" he received from his grandfather. However, Captain Hook does not believe that Bones' doubloon is very lucky. Determined to prove Bloony is lucky, Bones decides to set off to find the lost treasure of Queen Hippolita and asks Jake and his crew for help on his journey.
Although gold doubloon were not part of the main plot of the episode special "Jake's Never Land Rescue", Peter Pan makes gold doubloons rain from the sky at the end of special and they all have designs of Hook, Skully, Cubby, and Pan.
In the episode "The Doubloon Monsoon", Captain Hook and Mama Hook race against Bones and Grandpa Bones to find the Doubloon Monsoon, a large twister made of gold doubloons hidden within the Never Land Desert.
In the episode "Peter Pan's 100 Treasures!", as a reward in completing Peter Pan's scavenger hunt, Jake and Hook win a hundred gold doubloons. Captain Hook was finally overjoyed to have all the treasure for himself, but soon reluctantly shares the treasure with Jake and the other pirates, commenting that even he had fun in the scavenger hunt.
A giant gold doubloon is featured in the episode "Hideout Hijinks!". It contains the magical Pirate Pieces of Pirate Island, hidden within a stone wall deep within Jake and his crew's hideout.
In the episode "The Never Land Pirate Pieces of Eight", thanks to the assistance of Peter Pan, Jake and his crew discovered that the Buccaneer Blast of treasure was to cause gold doubloon to rain down from Buccaneer Mountain.
Gold doubloons appear in the various printed media, mostly feature at the end of the adventure like in the main series when Jake and his crew return to Pirate Island to place the doubloons into the Team Treasure Chest.
Gold doubloons appear in various video games and apps. In many games appearance, they are offered as a reward after completing the game or collectibles during gameplay.
Theme parks and other live appearances
Gold Doubloons appear at the end of the live musical stage show at Disney California Adventure and Disney's Hollywood Studios. After Jake and his crew reclaim the Team Treasure Chest from Captain Hook. The audience is rewarded with doubloons made from confetti.
During the Jake and the Never Land Pirates segment, Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, along with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock a treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It is danger and dueling on the high seas, as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Gold Doubloons are featured at the end of the segment, raining down when the mysterious volcano erupts.