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Guide the Turtle is a quest with a boss called the Task Flotsam. Defeating this boss will unlock the Turtle Quest Pet. The quest scroll can be purchased from the Quest Shop for 4 gems.

The Task Flotsam's HP (300) makes this a short quest and its strength multiplier (1.5) make this an easy quest. Without using Warrior or Mage boss damaging skills, a four-person party can typically finish this quest in about a week. This quest is recommended for lower level (less than level 25) characters and smaller parties.


Help! This giant sea turtle cannot find her way to her nesting beach. She returns there every year to lay her eggs, but this year Inkomplete Bay is filled with toxic Task Flotsam made of red dailies and unchecked to do's. "She's thrashing in a panic!" @JessicaChase says.

@UncommonCriminal nods. "It's because her guiding senses are fogged and confused."

@Scarabsi grabs your arm. "Can you help clear the Task Flotsam blocking her path? It may be hazardous, but we have to help her!"


Defeat the Task Flotsam.

On Completion

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Your valiant work has cleared the waters for our sea turtle to find her beach. You, @Bambin, and @JaizakAripaik watch as she buries her brood of eggs deep in the sand so they can grow and hatch into hundreds of little sea turtles. Ever the lady, she gives you three eggs each, asking that you feed and nurture them so one day they become big sea turtles themselves.


Achievement: Guide the Turtle x1
Pet Egg Turtle.png
Turtle Egg x3 (Once the quest has been completed, the eggs become available for gems in the Market.)
125 experience
25 gold

Quest Pets and Mounts

The eggs obtained from this quest can be used to raise the Turtle pets and mounts.

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Turtle Pet Turtle Mount
Base Pet-Turtle-Base.png Mount Turtle-Base.png
White Pet-Turtle-White.png Mount Turtle-White.png
Desert Pet-Turtle-Desert.png Mount Turtle-Desert.png
Red Pet-Turtle-Red.png Mount Turtle-Red.png
Shade Pet-Turtle-Shade.png Mount Turtle-Shade.png
Skeleton Pet-Turtle-Skeleton.png Mount Turtle-Skeleton.png
Zombie Pet-Turtle-Zombie.png Mount Turtle-Zombie.png
Pet-Turtle-CottonCandyPink.png Mount Turtle-CottonCandyPink.png
Pet-Turtle-CottonCandyBlue.png Mount Turtle-CottonCandyBlue.png
Golden Pet-Turtle-Golden.png Mount Turtle-Golden.png


The boss image in this quest shows the giant turtle, although the actual boss you are fighting is the Task Flotsam. This is the first quest in Habitica in which the image doesn't show the boss you are fighting.

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With its ridged carapace, the Shade Turtle resembles a leatherback sea turtle.

Development and Credits

  • Release date: July 12, 2016
  • Writers: Ginger Hanna
  • Artists: Scroll - McCoyly   Boss - JessicaChase and UncommonCriminal   Egg - Bambin   Mount - Scarabsi and JaizakAripaik   Pet - Scarabsi and JaizakAripaik
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