The Pterror-dactyl is a quest with an eponymous boss. Defeating this boss will unlock the Pterodactyl Quest Pet. The quest scroll can be purchased from the Quest Shop for 4 gems.

The Pterror-dactyl's HP (1000) makes this a long quest and its strength multiplier (2) make this a medium difficulty quest. Without using Warrior or Mage boss damaging skills, a four-person party can typically finish this quest in between three and four weeks.


You're taking a stroll along the peaceful Stoïkalm Cliffs when an evil screech rends the air. You turn to find a hideous creature flying towards you and are overcome by a powerful terror. As you turn to flee, @Lilith of Alfheim grabs you. "Don't panic! It's just a Pterror-dactyl."

@Procyon P nods. "They nest nearby, but they're attracted to the scent of negative Habits and undone Dailies."

"Don't worry," @Katy133 says. "We just need to be extra productive to defeat it!" You are filled with a renewed sense of purpose and turn to face your foe."


Defeat the Pterror-dactyl.

On Completion

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With one last screech the Pterror-dactyl plummets over the side of the cliff. You run forward to watch it soar away over the distant steppes. "Phew, I'm glad that's over," you say. "Me too," replies @GeraldThePixel. "But look! It's left some eggs behind for us." @Edge passes you three eggs, and you vow to raise them in tranquility, surrounded by positive Habits and blue Dailies.


Achievement: The Pterror-dactyl x1
Pet Egg Pterodactyl
Pterodactyl Egg x3 (Once the quest has been completed, the eggs become available for gems in the Market.)
Experience Points
650 experience
67 gold

Quest Pets and Mounts

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

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

Promotional Art

Artwork featuring the Pterror-dactyl was created for the official Habitica blog.

Quest pterodactyl promo

Development and Credits

  • Release date: January 10, 2018
  • Writers: Ali Stewart
  • Artists: Scroll - Stefalupagus   Boss - Jasmine Osler   Egg - Edge   Mount - Willow the Witty   Pet - Julia Formenti and GeraldThePixel   Promo Art - Vampitch
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