For the higher-levelled tortle, see Ornate tortle.
Release date 25 July 2016 (Update)
Hunter level 90
Experience 645
Location Whale's Maw, Uncharted Isles
Trap Tortle trap
Preferred bait None
Retaliation No
Examine A type of tortoise, native to the Wushanko Isles.

A tortle is a Hunter creature which is found both on Whale's Maw and in groups of nine on the Uncharted Isles. 90 Hunter (which can be boosted) and a tortle trap is required to catch them, available for free at the Torts R Us shop run by 'Reggie' (tortle shell merchant) on Waiko.

When caught, they drop shell chippings, which can be used to make a Tortle shell bowl. Tortles may also rarely drop a taijitu and chimes when caught. It is possible to catch an unlimited number of tortles. At level 99 Hunter a player can gain around 261,000 experience and 890 chimes an hour from hunting tortles. Using an enhanced yaktwee stick and the hunter's outfit players may gain around 290,000 experience an hour. Using the Sliske's Endgame rewards (Ring of Whispers, Combined Catalyst fragment and Necklace of Shadows) with the above will further boost this to around 400,000 experience an hour. Their higher-tiered counterpart, the ornate tortles, can yield a much higher rate of experience per hour, but require at least 96 Hunter to capture.

Tortle colonies on Uncharted Isles may occasionally spawn an ornate tortle.

Eastern Lands - Arc turtles concept art

Concept art for tortles


  • Tortle is a portmanteau of "tortoise" and "turtle".
  • When you receive a shell chippings, a filterable message says "The tortle escapes into the sand, but you find some shell chippings in the trap."
  • When you receive a chime, a filterable message says "The tortle unearthed a chime in the sand!"
  • When you receive a taijitu, a filterable message says "The tortle unearthed a rare taijitu in the sand!"
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