The Insta-Gator is a quest with an eponymous boss. It was released during the 2018 Fall Festival. Defeating this boss will unlock the Alligator Quest Pet. The quest scroll can be purchased from the Quest Shop for 4 gems.

The Insta-Gator's HP (1100) makes this a long quest and its strength multiplier (2.5) make this a hard quest. Without using Warrior or Mage boss damaging skills, a four-person party can typically finish this quest in about four weeks. The high difficulty means missed Dailies will cause higher amounts of damage to the group; having a Healer in the party is highly recommended.


“Crikey!” exclaims @gully. “An Insta-Gator in its natural habitat! Careful, it distracts its prey with things that seem urgent THIS INSTANT, and it feeds on the unchecked Dailies that result.” You fall silent to avoid attracting its attention, but to no avail. The Insta-Gator spots you and charges! Distracting voices rise up from Swamps of Stagnation, grabbing for your attention: “Read this post! See this photo! Pay attention to me THIS INSTANT!” You scramble to mount a counterattack, completing your Dailies and bolstering your good Habits to fight off the dreaded Insta-Gator.


Defeat the Insta-Gator.

On Completion

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With your attention focused on what’s important and not the Insta-Gator’s distractions, the Insta-Gator flees. Victory! “Are those eggs? They look like gator eggs to me,” asks @mfonda. “If we care for them correctly, they’ll be loyal pets or faithful steeds,” answers @UncommonCriminal, handing you three to care for. Let’s hope so, or else the Insta-Gator might make a return…


Achievement: The Insta-Gator x1
Pet Egg Alligator
Alligator Egg x3 (Once the quest has been completed, the eggs become available for gems in the Market.)
Experience Points
725 experience
73 gold

Quest Pets and Mounts

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

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Alligator Pet Alligator Mount
Base Pet-Alligator-Base Mount Alligator-Base
White Pet-Alligator-White Mount Alligator-White
Desert Pet-Alligator-Desert Mount Alligator-Desert
Red Pet-Alligator-Red Mount Alligator-Red
Shade Pet-Alligator-Shade Mount Alligator-Shade
Skeleton Pet-Alligator-Skeleton Mount Alligator-Skeleton
Zombie Pet-Alligator-Zombie Mount Alligator-Zombie
Pet-Alligator-CottonCandyPink Mount Alligator-CottonCandyPink
Pet-Alligator-CottonCandyBlue Mount Alligator-CottonCandyBlue
Golden Pet-Alligator-Golden Mount Alligator-Golden

Promotional Art

Artwork featuring the Insta-Gator was created for the official Habitica blog.

Promo alligator

Development and Credits

  • Release date: October 9, 2018
  • Writers: Mike.Antonacci
  • Artists: Scroll - UncommonCriminal   Boss - gully   Egg - mfonda   Mount - Willow the Witty and UncommonCriminal   Pet - mfonda   Promo Art - tabbytoes
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