How Do You Get The Polar Bear Mount in FFXIV?

Polar Bear mount above the beaches of Costa del Sol (FFXIV)

The Polar Bear Mount was given as a reward for the Moonfire Faire Event in 2021. The Event ran from August 13th to August 26th. At the time of this writing, there is no other way to earn this Mount in the game.

In addition, it’s not purchasable on Mog Station either.

However, it is likely that it will be added to the shop when the next Moonfire Faire Event takes place.

Which is good news if you were hoping to get your hands on this particular bear. The bad news is that it’s unlikely to be added back for free.

But in FFXIV there are a number of other Bears available for you to ride.

So if you have your heart set on an ursine mode of transportation, here are the others:

Warbear – A reward for the Achievement “But Somebody’s Gotta Do It (Warrior)”. Complete 200 high-level duties as Warrior. These include Raids, Trials, and Dungeons at level 50 and above.

Battle Bear – A reward for the “Tank You Warrior III” Achievement. Complete 300 high-level duties as a warrior. These include Raids, Trials, and Dungeons level 61 and above.

A very festive Starlight Bear delivering joy to The Black Shroud / FFXIV
A very festive Starlight Bear delivering joy to The Black Shroud.

Starlight Bear – Initially an Event reward from the Starlight Celebration in 2017 & has since found its way onto Mog Station for purchase. No in-game method exists to obtain it, but it’s yours if you’re willing to open your wallet.

The Starlight Bear in particular is what gives rise to the notion that the Polar Bear isn’t out of reach forever.

It’s likely (just as with previous Event Mounts) that it’ll end up available for purchase at some point.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to bear with the wait until it is. Perhaps work on your Tank Achievements in the meantime!

Judah Brandt

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Judah has been going hard at RPGs for nearing 25 years. From the honest days of the Sega Genesis to the current generation, their lust for experience points is all-consuming. They've been battling the forces of evil in both Vana'diel and Eorzea ceaselessly since those worlds were created, making them an expert on all things Final Fantasy XI & XIV. When not taking long walks on the beaches of Costa del Sol, a real one works just fine. Also loves dogs.

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