The eggs and potions, depending on their type, can be obtained from random drops when completing tasks, or from quests, and can be purchased with gems in the Market. Additionally, rare and special pets may be awarded for special events.
Pets, like mounts, are purely aesthetic – they do not provide in-game bonuses of any sort.
You need one egg and one hatching potion to create a pet (with the exception of non-hatchable rare pets). For Generation 1, magic, and quest pets, each egg and hatching potion combination can only be used twice. The first time gives you the pet that can be fed and raised to a mount. The second time gives you a pet which cannot be fed. You can only have one pet and one mount of each type. The only exception is for Generation 1 pets by releasing your pets using the Key to the Kennels.
Wacky pets can only be hatched once and cannot be fed as they have no mount form. Rare pets can be obtained from certain special events and also cannot be fed as they have no mount form.
- Go to the Inventory page (direct link).
- Click a potion to see usable eggs outlined in purple.
- Clicking a second time deselects the potion so you can choose another one.
- Click the highlighted potion that you want to use.
- Position the potion over the egg you want to hatch and click.
- A pop-up informs you of your new pet in the stable. If you already have a pet of that type, nothing will happen and the potion will be deselected.
- Click "Onward!".
You are also able to hatch eggs directly from the Stable. In the Stable, the paw prints representing pets you have not yet obtained will be grey if you do not have the necessary egg and potion to hatch it, or black if you do. Hovering your mouse over a black paw print will bring up a pop-up confirming you have the necessary ingredients, and clicking the black paw print will provide you the option to hatch the identified pet directly. Note: pet images waiting to be rehatched after growing into a mount will still be displayed as grey, but it will still function like the description above if you have the correct hatching ingredients.
Follow these instructions if you are using the iOS app:
- Go to Inventory -> Items
- Tap the egg you'd like to hatch, then tap the hatching potion you'd like to pour over that egg. Potions that have already been used to hatch a pet will appear in grey.
- You can also start the process by tapping a potion first, and then an egg. Similar to the process above, eggs that have already been hatched will appear in grey.
- You can cancel the hatching process by tapping Cancel in the top left corner before tapping the second item.
Follow these instructions if you are using the Android app:
- Go to Inventory -> Items
- Tap the egg you'd like to hatch, select the "Hatch with potion" option that pops up, and then tap the hatching potion you'd like to pour over that egg.
- You can also start the process by tapping a potion first, and then an egg.
- You can cancel the hatching process by tapping the Back button in your navigation bar.
You can see all of the pets you have collected in the Stable page under the Inventory section (direct link). Here, you can select which pet you want to appear next to your character. Click on the pet of your choice to display it by your side. Click again to remove it. To change pets, click on the new pet.
Matt, the Beast Master, will keep your pets organized in the Pets tab. The pets are sorted in rows according to species and the different breeds within each species are sorted in columns. Pets that haven't yet hatched appear as silhouettes of paw prints. Matt also keeps track of how close you are to the "Beast Master" achievement in a numerical form.
As you feed your pets, the Food Bar below them will turn green. Feeding a pet something that it does not like will fill the bar by less than when you feed it something that it does like. For more information about food preferences, see the Food Preferences page. When the bar is full, the pet will transform into a Mount and the pet's image will appear ghostly and faded if you do not have the items to hatch for a second time. If you do have the items to hatch it for a second time, an egg and potion bottle will appear instead. If a pet is hatched a second time, the pet's image will appear in full color without the Food Bar.
Generation 1 Pets
The following table displays all the Generation 1 (Gen 1) pets currently available through random drops. This table is hidden to avoid spoilers.
Gen 1 pets are hatched from the eggs (bear cub, cactus, dragon, flying pig, fox, lion cub, panda cub, tiger cub, wolf) and hatching potions (base, white, desert, red, shade, skeleton, zombie, cotton candy pink, cotton candy blue, golden) that you can obtain as random drops.
Beast Master, Mount Master, and Triad Bingo Badges
- Main article: Achievements
The following achievements/badges apply to Generation 1 (Gen 1) pets only. Rare, quest, magic, and wacky potion pets are not counted towards these badges.
Beast Master: This is awarded to members who hatch each Generation 1 pet species with each type of standard hatching potion.
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.
Key to the Kennels (Release Pets)
- Main article: Key to the Kennels
Once you have collected all the standard (Gen 1) pets and completed the Triad Bingo achievement, you can use the Key to the Kennels to release your pets. You can buy Key to the Pet Kennels 4 gems just to release your pets or Master Key to the Kennels 6 gems for releasing your mounts and your pets. Master Key to the Kennels is free after reaching Triad Bingo. Buying and using these keys will release only Gen 1 pets so that you can start over collecting them. Magic potion, rare, quest, and wacky pets will not be released.
Magic Potion Pets
Magic potion pets are hatched from the same eggs as Generation 1 pets (they cannot be hatched from quest eggs) using magic hatching potions, and they will eat any food as if it was their preferred food (maximum growth). Most magic hatching potions are only available for a limited time, with the exception of the Royal Purple Hatching Potions, which were introduced as part of the Daily Check-In Incentives feature, and the quest-based Bronze, Silver, and Amber potions. For more information on magic hatching potions, including availability and release dates, see the Hatching Potions page. Note that seasonal potions may not be available during the same time or event every year.
Wacky Potion Pets
Wacky potion pets are hatched from the same eggs as Generation 1 pets (they cannot be hatched from quest eggs) using wacky hatching potions, and cannot be fed as they have no mount form. Most wacky hatching potions are only available during or around Grand Galas and around community events. For more information on wacky hatching potions, including availability and release date, see the Hatching Potions page.
Quest Pets (also known as Gen 2 Pets) are pets obtained by completing specific quests. They can only be hatched with regular, non-magic hatching potions. They were introduced in early 2014. New quests are released on a monthly basis. This table is hidden to avoid spoilers.
Habitica has also offered rare, non-hatchable pets. These are displayed in the following tables featuring pets from special events, from World Bosses and others.
Event Item Sequence Pets
These pets are part of an Event Item Sequence.
|Orca Pet||Given to players who had already received the Orca Mount from Summer Splash 2015.||Available during Summer Splash 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.|
|Purple Gryphon Pet||Given to players on their second Habitica Naming Day who had already received the Purple Gryphon Mount, Melior. This gryphon is named Meliora and is Melior's little sister.||Available every Habitica Naming Day (July 31) since 2016.|
|Turkey||Given to all players during their first Thanksgiving.||Available every Thanksgiving since 2013.|
|Gilded Turkey||Given to all players during their third Thanksgiving.||Available every Thanksgiving since 2015.|
|Jack-O-Lantern||Given to all players during their first Halloween.||Available every Fall Festival since 2014.|
|Ghost Jack-O-Lantern||Given to all players during their third Halloween.||Available every Fall Festival since 2016.|
|Glow-in-the-Dark Jack-O-Lantern||Given to all players during their fifth Halloween.||Available every Fall Festival since 2018.|
|Royal Purple Jack-O-Lantern||Given to all players during their seventh Halloween.||Available every Fall Festival since 2020.|
First in the Veteran sequence.
Initially given to all players who signed up prior to September 4, 2013, then later given to all who joined before Habitica Naming Day, then later given to all who joined prior to the release of API v3 on May 21, 2016.
|Available in future if another major site change occurs.|
Second in the Veteran sequence.
|Available in future for players who already own the Veteran Wolf if another major site change occurs.|
Third in the Veteran sequence.
Given on May 21, 2016, after API v3 was released, to all players who already owned the Veteran Wolf and Veteran Tiger.
|Available in future for players who already own the Veteran Wolf and Veteran Tiger if another major site change occurs.|
Fourth in the Veteran sequence.
Given on September 28, 2017, after the Habitica Redesign was released, to all players who already owned the Veteran Wolf, Veteran Tiger, and Veteran Lion.
|Available in future for players who already own the Veteran Wolf, Veteran Tiger, and Veteran Lion if another major site change occurs.|
Fifth in the Veteran sequence.
Given on October 23, 2018, after the introduction of the Habitica Unique Username system, to all players who confirmed their username and already owned the previous veteran pets.
|Available in future for players who already own the prior veteran pets if another major site change occurs.|
World Boss Reward Pets
These pets are rewarded as part of World Bosses.
|Hopeful Hippogriff||Given to players who joined Habitica before The Dysheartener 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.|
|Phoenix||Given to players who joined Habitica before Burnout and the Exhaust Spirits were defeated.||Available at the Mysterious Time Travelers.|
|Mammoth||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.|
|Royal Purple Jackalope Pet||Given to subscribers and players in a group plan (players retain the pet 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 with a subscription and to players in guilds or parties with group plans|
|Polar Bear Cub||Awarded to players who complete the Find the Cub quest.||Available if a player has the quest scroll (the scroll is available in the Seasonal Shop for 4 gems during the Winter Wonderland event).|
|Hydra||Awarded to contributors for their sixth contribution.||Available to qualifying contributors.|
|Cerberus Pup||Given to qualifying backers of the 2013 Kickstarter campaign.||No longer available.|
|Gryphatrice||Given to qualifying backers of the 2019 Kickstarter campaign.||No longer available.|