Turtles are tamable mobs that spawn in the Overworld. They can move on both land and in water.

Spawning Edit

Natural generation Edit

Turtles spawn naturally in swampland and jungle biomes. They often spawn in groups of 2 upon world generation.

Appearance Edit

If a turtle that has been named after one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it will don a headband and have a weapon on top of its shell. This headband can be either orange, red, blue or purple.

Drops Edit

Turtles drop:

  • 0–2 Grid Raw Turtle Raw Turtle meat, even if killed whilst on fire. This can be increased with the Looting enchantment.

If a turtle has been named after one of the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, they will drop:

  • A Grid Bo Bo if named Donatello
  • A Grid Katana Katana if named Leonardo
  • A Grid Nunchaku Nunchaku if named Michelangelo
  • A Grid Sai Sai if named Raphael

Behavior Edit

Turtle flipped over

A turtle that was flipped onto its back.

Turtles wander around slowly, avoiding cliffs high enough to cause fall damage, and usually stay out of water. If in water though, they will swim and not drown. Turtles will hiss and retreat into their shells when any entity or player is near them.

Turtles can be flipped onto their back with a right-click, and it takes several attempts for them to flip themselves back over. You can help the turtle flip back up by right-clicking on it again. When a turtle has taken damage, a 'clang' sound can be heard, similar to an anvil placing sound. Turtles are resistant to most attacks if its inside it's shell, so you have to flip it and then hit it afterwards.

Taming and growthEdit

Turtle on player's head

A fully grown turtle on a player's head.

To tame a turtle, drop (the Q key) sugar canes or melon slices next to the turtle. The item has to be dropped on the block the turtle is hiding on, or else it won't eat it. You have to then back a few blocks away from the turtle so it can eat it. After it has done so, the naming screen will appear. Tamed turtles can be healed by feeding them sugar canes or melons.

A tamed turtle can be placed on your head with right-click button, to get the turtle off your head, press the sneak key, or shift. Turtles on the ground will follow the player regardless of what is in hand. Once tamed, turtles will automatically grow, regardless of where they are or what they are fed. They can even be left in a cave, alone with no food, and will still grow.

 History Edit


v8.0.0 DEVa Edit

- Turtle swimming animation improved.

- Turtles will not receive damage when riding a player.

v4.5.1 Edit

- Turtles have been made 'shy' again.

v4.2.0 Edit

- Fixed spawning turtle bug (they used to spawn everywhere).

- Fixed pet mounting bug with turtles.

v3.7.0 Edit

- Added turtle Easter egg.

v8.0.0 DEVa Edit

- Tamed turtles grow slower.

- Fixed bug where turtles wouldn't consume items.

v4.5.1 Edit

- Turtles are again afraid of bigger entities.

v4.2.0 Edit

- Fixed spawning turtle bug (they used to spawn everywhere).

- Fixed pet mounting (turtles).

v3.7.0 Edit

- Added turtle easter egg.

v3.1.0 Edit

- Tamed turtles grow slower.

- Fixed bug where feeding turtles wouldn't consume items.

v2.14.2 Edit

- Fixed bug with turtle hissing sound.

v2.14 Edit

- Added turtles.

Trivia Edit

  • If a turtle is swimming, it does not hide inside its shell if a player approaches them.
  • Turtles are tamed in a similar manner to birds; by throwing a food near them and waiting for them to eat it.
  • Even if a turtle has grown to its maximum size, it can still be placed on the player's head. In real life, this would be impossible due to its weight.
  • At full size, turtles are one of the largest passive mobs in Mo' Creatures.
  • Like tamed bunnies and birds, riding a horse with a tamed turtle on your head will give the horse a power-charge. This does however, make the horse very hard to control.
  • It is not possible to make a tamed turtle hide in its shell.

Gallery Edit