A mount is a pet that has grown into a mighty steed. The player can raise a pet into a mount by saddling or feeding it. Mounts, like pets, are purely aesthetic - they do not confer in-game bonuses of any sort. Mounts are the only creatures the player's avatar can be shown riding, and only pets can be displayed to the left of the avatar. They are available to the player as soon as drops are enabled at level 3.
Converting your pet into a mount requires you do one of the following to an existing pet:
- Feed it food items (earned as drops, purchased with gems at the Market, purchased with gold at the Enchanted Armoire, received as Daily Check-In Incentives, or received as quest rewards)
- Use a saddle on it (purchased at the Market with gems or received as a Daily Check-In Incentive)
Food and FeedingEdit
- Main article: Food
Upon reaching level 3, food items become a random drop that you receive for completing tasks. There are a variety of foods that you can collect, such as colored cotton candy and meat. Food can also be purchased in the Market, where each food item, no matter its type, costs one gem. It can also be obtained through a special Reward called the Enchanted Armoire. Food items are awarded after certain numbers of check-ins. Finally, certain quests also award food as a reward for completion. The Food and Saddles category of your Item Inventory shows how many food items you own.
Head to the Pets section of your Stable to feed a pet. The collapsible Quick Inventory action drawer at the bottom of the page links to your food inventory. When you click on a food item, its box will be shaded purple and its icon will follow your pointer around the screen. If the icon moves over a pet that can be fed, a purple box will appear around that pet. Click within the box to feed it. Pets have different food preferences. You can experiment to find out the pattern or click "What does my pet like to eat?" in the Quick Inventory. This links to the Food Preferences wiki page. As you feed a pet, its green food bar will fill. When a pet is fed until it is fully grown it becomes a mount.
A saddle can be used to instantly upgrade a player's pet into a mount. It can be purchased in the Market or received as a check-in prize. Saddles are used the same way as food: by first clicking on the saddle in the Quick Inventory and then clicking on the pet the player wishes to upgrade.
Saddles are the fastest way to turn a pet into a mount. Without them, the player must find or buy anywhere between 9 and 23 food items (depending on whether the pet is fed preferred food or other food). It would cost 9 gems to purchase enough of a pet's preferred food item to raise it into a mount through feeding alone.
Effect on Your StableEdit
Once you have turned your pet into a mount, the mount appears in the Mounts section of the Stable and the pet appears greyed out in the Pets section, signaling it is not available. However, it still counts towards the Beast Master achievement.
If you raise a pet into a mount and then hatch the same pet again (using the same type of egg and potion), this second pet will not have a food bar beneath it, as it cannot become a mount.
Riding Your MountEdit
Once your pet has been converted into a mount, it will move from the Pets section of the Stable page to the Mounts section. Click on the mount to make your avatar ride it. Click on it again to remove it from your avatar. A blue star appears next to the pet and mount currently equipped.
The Stable shows only the head of each mount but when your avatar rides a mount, you will see all of it, except for the portions that your avatar covers. (For a discussion about the appearance of mounts in the Mounts tab, see habitica Issue #3545 .)
Generation 1 MountsEdit
Mount Master and Triad Bingo Badges Edit
- Main article: Achievements
There are two badges that may be awarded after players raise their Gen 1 pets into mounts. They are:Mount Master: This is awarded to members who raise all 90 of the Gen 1 pets into mounts. Triad Bingo: This is awarded to members who have hatched all 90 Gen 1 pets, raised those into mounts, and then hatched those pets a second time.
Both apply only to Gen 1 pets and mounts. Rare, quest, and magic potion pets do not count towards these badges.
Key to the Kennels (Release Mounts)Edit
- Main article: Key to the Kennels
Buying and using either the Key to the Mount Kennels or Master Key to the Kennels will release only your Gen 1 mounts: wolf, tiger, panda, lion, fox, flying pig, dragon, cactus, and bear. This will allow you to start over collecting and raising them again.
Magic Potion Mounts Edit
Magic potion mounts can be obtained by feeding magic potion pets, which are hatched using magic hatching potions on eggs. Unlike Gen 1 pets, these have no food preferences. Most magic hatching potions are only available during or around Grand Galas, with the exception of the Royal Purple Hatching Potions, which were introduced as part of the Daily Check-In Incentives feature, and the Cupid Hatching Potion, which is available around Valentine's Day. For more information on magic hatching potions, including availability and release date, see the Hatching Potions page.
Quest Mounts Edit
Quest mounts (also known as V2 mounts or Gen 2 mounts) are obtained by feeding quest pets, which are hatched using hatching potions on eggs given as rewards for completing specific quests. The food preferences of quest pets are identical to those of Generation 1 pets.
The rare mounts are the only mounts directly available without being raised from a pet.
Event Item Sequence MountsEdit
These mounts are part of an Event Item Sequence.
|Orca||Given to all players during Summer Splash 2015 and to players who did not already have the mount during Summer Splash 2017.||Available during Summer Splash 2015 and 2017.|
|Royal Purple Gryphon||Given to players on their first Habitica Naming Day (31st July). This gryphon was named Melior, which is Latin for "better". This name, suggested by NobleTheSecond, was chosen by Lemoness among all the entries in the naming contest.||Available every Habitica Naming Day on 31st July.|
|Turkey Mount||Given on Thanksgiving to players who already had the Turkey Pet from a previous year's Thanksgiving.||Available every Thanksgiving since 2014.|
|Gilded Turkey Mount||Given on Thanksgiving to players who already had the Turkey Pet, Turkey Mount, and Gilded Turkey Pet from previous Thanksgivings.||Available every Thanksgiving since 2016.|
|Jack-O-Lantern||Given in the 2015 Fall Festival to players who already had the Jack-O-Lantern Pet from the 2014 Fall Festival.||Available every Halloween since 2015.|
|Ghost Jack-O-Lantern||Given on Halloween 2017 to players who already had the Jack-O-Lantern Mount from the 2015 Fall Festival.||Available during Halloween 2017.|
World Boss Reward MountsEdit
|Phoenix||Given to players who joined Habitica before Burnout and the Exhaust Spirits were defeated.||Available at the Mysterious Time Travelers.|
|Mammoth Mount||Given to players who joined Habitica before The Abominable Stressbeast of the Stoïkalm Steppes was defeated.||Available at the Mysterious Time Travelers.|
|Mantis Shrimp||Given to players who joined Habitica before The Dread Drag'on of Dilatory was defeated.||Available at the Mysterious Time Travelers.|
|Magical Bee||Given to players who joined Habitica before The Be-Wilder was defeated.||Available at the Mysterious Time Travelers.|
|Hopeful Hippogriff||Given to players who joined Habitica before The Dysheartener was defeated.||Available at the Mysterious Time Travelers.|
|Royal Purple Jackalope Mount||Given to players in a group plan (players retain the mount even if they leave the guild/party with a group plan or if the guild/party no longer has a group plan)||Available to players in guilds or parties with group plans|
|Polar Bear||Awarded to players who completed the Trapper Santa quest.||Available if a player has the quest scroll (scroll currently only available for 4 gems from the Seasonal Shop during Winter Wonderland).|
|Ethereal Lion||Given to Kickstarter backers who pledged $70 or more.||No longer available.|
|Invisible Aether||Given to players who completed The Lost Masterclasser quest.||Available upon completion of The Lost Masterclasser quest.|