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Some animals can be ridden by the player. Depending on the animal, movement speed and jump height is either reduced or increased.

Baby animals must be raised to maturity and wild animals must be tamed before they can be mounted (see "Raising Animals"). Adult animals won as prizes or found in Loot Crates can be mounted right away.

How To Use a Mount[]

  1. Remove the adult animal from its habitat.
  2. Place the animal in the pet slot.
  3. Two options will appear when your pet is near you:
    • "Ride": Press "E" to mount and ride the animal
    • "Stay": Press "F" to tell it to stop following you. Your pet will stay exactly where you left it until you press "F" again ("Let's Go" option) or take it out of the pet slot.
  4. To dismount while riding, press "F". 

For controller and Switch button mapping, see User Controls.

Standard Mounts[]

The table below outlines existing mounts, as well as their requirements and feed requirements.

With the exception of the piglet, baby forms of animals cannot be mounted.


  • ↑ Faster or jumps higher than player
  • = Equal speed/jump to player
  • ↓ Slower or jumps lower than player
Animal Appearance(s) Habitat Food  Speed  Jump Height
Horse Horse.pngHorse White.pngHorse Black.png Stable Hay.png ↑↑
Goat Goat.png Barn Hay.png =
Black Goat,
Mountain Goat
Goat Black.pngMountain Goat.png Barn Hay.png
Cow Cow.png Barn Hay.png
Sheep Sheep.pngSheep Pink.pngSheep Black.png Barn Hay.png
Alpaca Alpaca.png Barn Hay.png
Piglet, Pig Piglet.pngPig.png Barn Potato.png
Hippo Hippo.png Barn Hay.png =
Deer Deer.png Forest Habitat Tall Grass.png ↑↑ =
Bear Bear.pngBlack Bear.png Forest Habitat Honey.png =

Coloured animals obtained through breeding have the same stats as the default ones.


Warning! The following section(s) may contain spoilers. If you have not progressed very far into the game yet, proceed with caution.

Legendary Mounts[]

Legendary animals can be obtained more than once, however the chance for them to spawn must be unlocked by completing certain achievements.

Taming them is instantaneous, but they still need to be led to a habitat to complete the taming process. They require the same habitats as their non-legendary counterparts (Bunny Habitat, Chicken Coop, Dung Beetle Habitat, or Stable).

Spawning Requirements[]

Once requirements for a legendary mount are met, there will be a small chance every morning[1] for that mount to spawn somewhere in the world typically on the Outer Islands.

Animal Requirement Spawn Chance Food To Tame Speed Effect Jump Height
Rainbow in sky[2] 1% Legendary Feed.png ↑↑ =
Big Chicken
Raise 100 Chicks 5% Legendary Feed.png ↑↑
Big Bunny
White Bunny.png
Tame 100 Bunnies 5% Legendary Feed.png ↑↑ ↑↑↑
Legendary Beetle
Beetle Gold.png
Tame 100 Dung Beetles 5% Legendary Feed.png Missing.png Missing.png
Big Penguin
Blue Penguin.png
Tame 100 Penguins
(Can be won in festival games)
5% Bright Damsel.png
Legendary Kitsune
Legendary Kitsune Fox.png
Tame 100 regular Foxes 1% Angel Fish.png ↑↑
Ghost Cat
Ghost Cat.png
Own both Garden Paws and
Potion Paws on the same platform
Duck Pond Cave
Stardust.png[3] ↑↑


The map below shows the most frequently reported spawn locations:

Rare Spawn Locations Map.png

Rare Mounts[]

Rare Mounts can only be obtained once per save file.

Animal Requirement Location Food To Tame Speed Effect Jump Height
Stone Fox
Stone Fox.png
Comes with purchase of Castle N/A N/A ↑↑
Night Fox

Legendary Night Fox.png
Complete Fox Sanctuary Kozita N/A ↑↑
Complete Deer Sanctuary Kozita N/A ↑↑ =
Polar Bear
Polar Bear.png
Complete Bear Sanctuary Kozita N/A =
Complete Horse Sanctuary Kozita N/A ↑↑ Run
↑↑↑ Glide

Kozita Mounts[]

The following animals can only be obtained once the player makes it to Kozita in year 4:

Animal Appearance(s) Habitat Food to Tame  Speed  Jump Height
Elephant Elephant Blue.pngElephant Purple.png Forest Habitat Hay.png =
Dragon Dragon Black.pngDragon Pink.png
Dragon Green.pngDragon Red.pngDragon Blue.png
Hatchery, Forest Habitat
Dragon Habitat
(Baby Dragon)
↑↑↑ Fly
Tortoise Tortoise.png Forest Habitat N/A
(Baby Tortoise)


  1. Much like the weather, the chance for a legendary spawn is 're-rolled' at each game load. A legendary found on a particular day will probably not be there if the day is reloaded for any reason. Reloading a day repeatedly until a mount spawns is an option, but that could take a very long time for a 1-5% chance, and is more likely to be a waste of playing time.
  2. The Unicorn only spawns when there is a rainbow in the sky, but the rainbow has a 1% chance to spawn each morning.
  3. Unlike other legendaries which despawn the following day, Ghost Cat remains in its cave and must be fed Stardust for 10 consecutive days.
Animal ListTaming and RaisingBreedingFeed TroughHabitatsMountsAnimal Sanctuary
AlpacaArctic FoxAxolotlAxolotl EggBaby AlpacaBaby AxolotlBaby BunnyBaby CatBaby GoatBaby Snowy OwlBaby TortoiseBaby DogBaby FoxBearBig BunnyBig ChickenBig PenguinBunnyCalfCaped CatCatChickChickenChipmunkCowDark DragonDeerDogDuckDucklingDung BeetleElephantElkFall DragonFairy DragonFerretFoalFoxGalaxy PenguinGhost CatGoatGrey FerretHedgehogHippoHorseKitsune FoxLambLegendary AxolotlLegendary BeetleLegendary KitsuneLegendary Night FoxMallard DuckMallard DucklingMountain GoatPegasusPenguinPigPigletPolar BearRainbow DragonSheepSkeleton HorseSkunkSnowy OwlSnowy Owl EggSpring DragonStone FoxSummer DragonTortoiseTortoise EggUnicornWinter Dragon