This article is about the dragon turtle race in general. For other uses, see Dragon turtle (disambiguation).
Dragon turtle
Dragon turtle.png
Faction/Affiliation Independent, Naga
Homeworld Azeroth
Environment Pandaria
Height 10 ft[citation needed] 
Organization(s) Solitary

Dragon turtles are large and vicious turtles. Cherished for their heavy carrying capacity and steady gait, these stalwart beasts are the mount of choice for most native pandaren.[1]

In World of Warcraft

A Dragon Turtle in the Black Temple.

A dragon turtle in Mists of Pandaria.

The Burning Crusade

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Coilskar Harpooners use Dragon Turtles as pets in Black Temple.

Mists of Pandaria

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"Packaged upgrades include; dual-lantern fog lights, emergency brew keg, and genuine Tanji leather seat."
Turtlemaster Odai[2]

The pandaren have long sought mounts that embody their values: patience and strength. With a naturally armored hide, even gait (no matter how heavy the passenger), and the relaxed attitude that welcomes long journeys, the Dragon Turtle is perfect for the pandaren adventurer. Indigenous to mainland Pandaria, these fine steeds are easily outfitted with the essentials: maps, cushions, footstools, and brew-storage. Comfortable and hardy, the dragon turtle's slow, even stride will gently ease passengers into new parts of the world and/or a relaxing nap time.[3]

There are six colors available for purchase in Stormwind City and Orgrimmar, namely Green, Black, Blue, Brown, Purple and Red. The Apprentice mounts are labeled "<Color> Dragon Turtle". The Journeyman mounts are labeled "Great <Color> Dragon Turtle".


Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.

The hardy terrapin are one of the most ancient creatures in all of the Shadowlands. They never stop growing as they age, infusing ancient ambient anima into their shells as they do. They use this shell to protect themselves from predators. The oldest terrapin will grow crystalline structures throughout their bodies and shells, which in addition to being particularly formidable can be used against enemies.[4]




As a mount

Main article: Turtle mounts

Dragon turtles are the racial mount of the pandaren.

As a companion pet

Main article: Wanderer's Festival Hatchling

Wanderer's Festival Hatchlings can be captured on Turtle Beach in Krasarang Wilds during the Wanderer's Festival.

As a hunter pet

Main article: Turtle#As a hunter pet

In Warcraft III

A dragon turtle in Warcraft III.

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Dragon turtles appear both as creeps and as naga units in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

In the RPG

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In the RPG.

A dragon turtle is an enormous, red-skinned, blackshelled variety of sea turtle. It has a primal and fearsome appearance. Though squat, it stands 10 feet high. Some naga captured and trained a few dragon turtles to augment their soldiers, but this tactic is not widespread. Though some thought turtles were slow and unimpressive, this creature proves that thought wrong.[5]

A dragon turtle can swallow opponents large or small and can hold either 2 Large, 8 Medium, 32 Small, 128 Tiny, or 512 Diminutive or smaller opponents in their gullet at one time.[5]


In Chinese mythology, the dragon turtle (龙龟, Lóngguī) is a legendary creature combining the features of two of the four celestial creatures: the head of a dragon on the body of a turtle.