Shore Turtle

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Shore Turtle
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Powers Flight
Conservation status Unknown
Known locations Le-Koro (formerly)
Southern Continent (Voya Nui) (formerly)
Spherus Magna[1]
Set 10023

Shore Turtles are flying turtle-like Rahi.


The Shore Turtle species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.[2]

Shore Turtles took up residence on the Southern Continent and Metru Nui. When the region of Voya Nui was propelled to the ocean's surface by the Great Cataclysm, some Shore Turtles took residence on the new island.[3][4] At the same time, the Shore Turtles of Metru Nui fled to the island of Mata Nui, where they dwelled in and around Le-Koro,[5] in Ga-Wahi, and in the Papa Nihu Reef.[6]

During the Great War, Makuta Teridax infected a number of these Shore Turtles.[6] However, they were not particularly dangerous and failed to cause as much trouble as his other Rahi servants.[citation needed]

The arrival of the Lehvak forced many of the Shore Turtles to move into coastal waters, where they had a more difficult time surviving. Gali and the Ga-Matoran made an extra effort to aid and protect these creatures, along with the other swamp Rahi driven off by the Lehvak.[5]

When the Toa Nuva intentionally unleashed the Bohrok, the Shore Turtles of Mata Nui migrated back to Metru Nui.[7] After the Toa Mahri destroyed the Cord, many Shore Turtles may not have survived Voya Nui's return to its position on the Southern Continent.[8]

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, the surviving Shore Turtles left the Matoran Universe and immigrated to Spherus Magna.[1]

Abilities and Traits

Shore Turtles are slow and relatively harmless Rahi. Shore Turtles prefer wet environments, especially swamps.[5] They rely on trees for shelter and protection from predatory Rahi.[9] Shore Turtles come in varying colors, such as orange and green. When Shore Turtles are threatened, they are able to retreat into their shells for protection.[10]

Shore Turtles are also capable of flight.[5]

A green Shore Turtle alongside an infected one

Set Information

The Shore Turtle was released as part of the 10023 Bionicle Master Builder set. It used 22 of the set's 102 pieces.



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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Official Greg Dialogue", page 300, post 11964. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  2. Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 63.
  3. Voya Nui Online Game.
  4. "Official Greg Discussion", page 180, post 7165. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 BIONICLE: Le-Wahi Creatures
  6. 6.0 6.1 BIONICLE: Quest for the Toa.
  7. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 34, post 1357. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  8. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", page 411, post 10805479. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on The Great Archives)
  9. "Island Wildlife on the Move." Wall of History.
  10. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", page 508, post 11397657. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on The Great Archives)

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