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 number 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.[MGttU, p. 63]

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. 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.

During the Great War, Makuta Teridax infected a number of these Shore Turtles.[QftT] 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.[2]

When the Toa Nuva intentionally unleashed the Bohrok, the Shore Turtles of Mata Nui migrated back to Metru Nui. Shorty afterwards, Voya Nui was returned to its place on the Southern Continent, killing off some of the Shore Turtle population.[3]

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.[2] They rely on trees for shelter and protection from predatory Rahi.[WoH, Ch. 6] 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.[4]

Shore Turtles are also capable of flight.[2]

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.


  • Before the Maori lawsuit against The LEGO Group, the Shore Turtles were called Hoi Turtles.
  • Shore Turtles appeared in the alpha v0.006 build of BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui, but were cut later in development.


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