|“||Get out your fire hoses, drop a few safes, and let the cream pies fly!||”|
–Toontown Download Intro
Gags are jokes used by toons to defeat the cogs. When enough gags are used on a cog, it explodes from laughter. But if a toon goes sad, they lose all the gags they have. There are forty-nine gags; however, only forty-two are obtainable at once.
There are seven gag tracks, with seven different gags in each. Each toon can only get six gag tracks. Each gag track starts with the weakest gag; stronger gags can be obtained by earning the designated amount of experience points. A total of 10,000 experience points will reward the toon the strongest gag in that gag track, and the toon will complete that gag track.
Gags can be bought in Goofy's Gag Shop for one jellybean each. There is a gag shop in every playground, except Chip 'n Dale's Acorn Acres and Goofy Speedway. The first six gags in each gag track can be bought, but level seven gags must be earned by reaching 0 to Go! or by harvesting the level seven gag from a gag tree.
Toons store all their gags in a backpack. Every toon starts with a small pouch, that can hold twenty gags. Toontasks can reward bigger gag pouches. The biggest gag pouch is the large backpack, that can hold eighty gags.
Every toon starts with the level one Throw and Squirt gags; the Cupcake and the Squirting Flower respectively given from Tutorial Tom. All "cog-fighting" neighborhoods give toons the ability to choose a new gag track to train for, excluding Daisy Gardens and Donald's Dreamland. Once they have chosen the gag track, they can start doing toontasks to earn gag track training film frames; 16 frames for a gag track training film are required to obtain the gag track. Toons may only obtain the final frame after they have done all of the other required toontasks in their current neighborhood, including having earned the first fifteen of the sixteen frames.
In each neighborhood (excluding Donald's Dreamland and Daisy Gardens), a toon is given the chance to gain a gag track. The options switch every time. In Toontown Central, you can choose Toon-Up or Sound; in Donald's Dock, Lure or Drop; in Minnie's Melodyland, either Toon-Up or Sound for the first option with Trap as the second option; and in The Brrrgh, the two remaining gag tracks your toon does not have.
- Main article: Toon-Up
Toon-Up gags heal toons in battle. They are the first gags to be used during battle. Some Toon-Up gags target one toon; others target all toons besides the toon using the gag. Toon-Up gags have a medium accuracy. The Toon-Up gags are:
- Main article: Trap
Trap gags are the second gags to be used in battle. Unlike other gags, Trap gags need the aid of Lure gags. Trap gags are deployed in front of the cog, and when the cog is lured, it falls into the trap. However, if another toon uses Trap on the same cog, the trap will disappear. Trap gags have a perfect accuracy. The Trap gags are:
- Main article: Lure
Lure gags are the defense mechanism. They are the third gags to be used in battle. Lure gags lure the cog(s) forward, stunning them in the process. Once they are lured, they will stay lured for a number of rounds, depending on the gag used. If the Lure is successful, the cog or cogs will not attack for a series of rounds. Lure gags are necessary for trap gags to work. Lure gags have a low accuracy (medium accuracy if organic). If a toon attacks a cog that is lured, there is a 50% chance a lure bonus is added to the damage dealt. The Lure gags are:
- Main article: Sound
Sound gags target all cogs. They are the fourth gags to be used in battle. It is the only gag track where every gag targets all cogs. Sound gags have a high accuracy, but does not do lots of damage. The Sound gags are:
- Main article: Throw
Throw gags are one of the two basic gags. All toons are given Throw gags in the Toontorial. Throw gags are the fifth gags to be used in battle. Throw gags have a medium accuracy. The Throw gags are:
- Main article: Squirt
Squirt gags are one of the two basic gags. All toons are given Squirt gags in the Toontorial. Squirt gags are the sixth gags to be used in battle. Squirt gags have a high accuracy. The Squirt gags are:
- Main article: Drop
Drop gags are the last gags to be used in battle. Unlike other gag tracks, Drop gags (other than the Grand Piano) do not need experience points to do higher damage. Drop gags have a low accuracy. The Drop gags are:
Level 7 gags
- Main article: Level 7 gags
Level seven gags are the last gags in each gag track. They can be obtained by gaining a total of 10,000 skill points. Unlike other gags, level seven gags cannot be purchased in Goofy's Gag Shop; to earn another gag, a toon must gain 500 more skill points for a gag track. Once the level seven gag is obtained, the toon cannot get another one of the same type until it is used in battle. Afterward, they must earn 500 skill points again to receive another level seven gag.
- Main article: Skill points
Using a gag earns skill points for the gag track it belongs to. How many points a toon earns for that gag track depends on the gag's level. For example, a level one gag gives one skill point, a level two gag gives two skill points and so on. However, if the Cog being attacked is at a lower level than the gag, then the toon will receive no skill points. A cog invasion will double all skill points earned by using gags. Cog buildings also multiply experience points, depending on how many floors the building has.
The amount of gags from each type differ based on how many gags the player has earned. The more gags earned, the more gags from the same type can be carried.
| Highest gag|
- Main article: Gag trees
Gag trees are unique trees that grow gags. Toons can plant a gag in one of the mounds on their estate. After several days, the tree will be fully grown and can be harvested. Gag trees also serve another function in that the damage in battle, a Toon-Up gag's healing, or a Lure gag's accuracy will sharply increase. When a gag is planted and picked, it gains the "organic" gag status, meaning the gag picked will have higher damage, higher Toon-Up, or more lure accuracy.
- A non-functional Safe hanging from a rope can be found on all Goofy's Gag Shops and in the streets of Toontown Central.
- A non-functional broken Grand Piano can be seen inside all Goofy's Gag Shops and the streets of Minnie's Melodyland.
- A non-functional Bike Horn can be seen on the top of all Goofy's Gag Shops.
- A non-functional Big Weight can be found in front of all Goofy's Gag Shops.
- Trap is the only gag track that has perfect accuracy and relies on teamwork, as it is the only gag track that requires another gag's help.
- Non-members are only permitted to buy level four gags and below in the Throw and Squirt tracks and only level one gags in Sound and Toon-Up.
- Various street objects - fire hydrants, mailboxes, and trashcans - will increase the damage or healing of non-organic Squirt, Throw, and Toon-Up gags respectively when a battle is near these objects.
- Drop gags will always miss when they are used on lured cogs.
- All of the level seven gags hit all cogs or toons for the High Dive.
- The only gag tracks that do not cause damage to the cogs are Lure and Toon-Up.
- Prior to an update, non-members could use any gag they had earned during their membership. Now they can only use limited gags.
- If any gag is used while the toon has the small toon/big toon effect on them, the gags will still equal their size, making the gag smaller or bigger, but they still do the same damage.
- If a toon has a no color effect on them while using a drop gag, or a storm cloud/squirting flower, the button will also have no color, making it white.
- Toons used to be able to have all seven gag tracks, because Tutorial Tom used to give toons throw, squirt, and drop. (See Old Toontown) Now, due to an update in 2003, toons only start with throw and squirt, so toons can only have six gag tracks.
|Toon-Up||Feather • Megaphone • Lipstick • Bamboo Cane • Pixie Dust • Juggling Balls • High Dive|
|Trap||Banana Peel • Rake • Marbles • Quicksand • Trapdoor • TNT • Railroad|
|Lure||$1 Bill (Cog Catcher) • Small Magnet (Magnet) • $5 Bill • Big Magnet • $10 Bill • Hypno Goggles • Presentation|
|Sound||Bike Horn • Whistle • Bugle • Aoogah • Elephant Trunk • Foghorn • Opera Singer|
|Throw||Cupcake • Fruit Pie Slice • Cream Pie Slice • Whole Fruit Pie • Whole Cream Pie • Birthday Cake • Wedding Cake|
|Squirt||Squirting Flower • Glass of Water • Squirt Gun • Seltzer Bottle • Fire Hose • Storm Cloud • Geyser|
|Drop||Flower Pot • Sandbag • Anvil • Big Weight • Safe • Grand Piano • Toontanic|
|Level||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7|
|Accuracy||Low • Medium • High • Perfect|
|Affects||One toon • All toons • One cog • All cogs|