A mount is a pet that has grown into a mighty steed. The player can raise a pet into a mount by saddling it or feeding it enough food. 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, purchased using the Enchanted Armoire, received as daily check-in incentives, or received as quest rewards)
- Use a saddle on it (purchased 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. There are a variety of foods that you can collect, such as colored cotton candy and meat. You will be able to find these items under the food category of your Inventory. 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. Finally, certain quests also award food as a reward for completion.
Food can be fed to a pet in the Pets tab of your Inventory. Pets have different food preferences. When a pet is fed until it is fully grown it becomes a mount. After a pet becomes a mount, it continues to count towards the Beast Master achievement, although it is no longer shown in your pet stable.
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 player's 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
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 tab to the Mounts tab. Click on the mount to make your avatar ride it. Click on it again to remove it from your avatar.
The Mounts tab shows only the front part 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
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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:
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 are not counted towards these badges.
Key to the Kennels (Release Pets and Mounts)Edit
- Main article: Key to the Kennels
Buying and using either the Release My Mounts or Release Both key 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.
If you're trying to reach the Mount Master achievement, you should not release your mounts until you have raised them all.
Magic Potion Mounts Edit
Magic potion mounts can be obtained by feeding magic potion pets, which are hatched using magic hatching potions on eggs available through random drops. 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.
|Fall Festival||Winter Wonderland||Spring Fling||Summer Splash||Check-In Incentives||around Valentine's|
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 obtained through random drops on eggs given as rewards for completing specific quests. The mounts were introduced in early 2014.
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.
|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.|
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.|
|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).|
|Orca||Given to players who joined Habitica before Derby Day 2015.||No longer available.|
|Ethereal Lion||Given to Kickstarter backers who pledged $70 or more.||No longer available.|