The Lone Taptup was first introduced when Little Oogie approaches it. Little Oogie was curious about the Taptup while behind it, however, when the Taptup noticed the Little Oogie, he get frightened and made him flee into the bush; making Taptup left flustered. The player must befriend a Taptup and ask to follow them to complete the task.
- A Taptup appears on Spore Creatures cover art. Although it is yellow and orange, instead of reddish-brown and orange.