In diablo 3, there is this creature that keeps popping up, and i am not sure what it is. I thought it was a treasure goblin, but everyone keeps talking about canceling it's portal, or whatever. After it dies, giving me a lot of gold and stuff, it leaves a rainbow portal. i went through it, which led me to this creepy, girly world where unicorns, care bears, and flowers try to kill me. after clearing the map, i went back through it, and it took me back to the same place. it happened when i was going through these towers, disabling something. Is it a treasure goblin or not?

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    In the theme of Jeopardy, "What is Whimsyshire?" – David Yell Jan 7 '15 at 16:50
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    Congrats, you found Diablo 3's version of the 'Cow Level' – Doc Jan 7 '15 at 19:24

Yes, it is a Treasure Goblin. More specifically, it is a Rainbow Treasure Goblin. These fine creatures spawn entrances to Whimsydale (which is different to Whimsyshire, at least in name).

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Yep, it's definitely a treasure goblin. You got lucky, though, and it opened a portal to Whimsyshire. It's a "secret" area (but not really so secret), where everything is brighter and more cheerful, and you fight things like horses, unicorns, flowers, and teddy bears. It's meant to be a dramatic departure from the rest of Diablo 3.

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  • As a side note, the level was actually an inside joke based on a fan comment sometime before the release of Diablo 3. Unfortunately all related pages are blocked for me at work so I can't provide a citation at the moment. – user73272 Jan 7 '15 at 19:58
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    @Phaeze Its a reference to a screenshot (of Act 1) revealed prior to the release of Diablo 3. In this screenshot was a rainbow and many people complained that the game was too bright and cheery because of it compared to Diablo 1/2. See: diablowiki.net/Art_controversy – ssell Jan 7 '15 at 20:14
  • @Steven that's the one thanks for filling that in. – user73272 Jan 7 '15 at 20:16
  • Ironically that area just ends up being creepy and/or bizarre due to the weird, unattractive nature of the enemies in that area, the splotchy overly-bright coloring that looks like a child's fingerpaint image, and the unsettling, un-melodic soundtrack that drones on in the background. Of course, that was probably intentional. – Lucas Leblanc Jan 7 '15 at 22:11

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