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How to Get a Turtle Helmet in Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to get a turtle helmet in Minecraft!

A Minecraft turtle helmet can be worn just like the other helmets in the game. The turtle helmet gives the player the water breathing status effect for 10 seconds. It also provides the player with 2 defense points, similar to the golden, chainmail, and iron helmets.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Materials Needed To Craft A Turtle Helmet

  • 5 Scutes

Steps To Make Minecraft Turtle Helmets

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft a turtle shell that you can wear as a helmet, you first need to open your crafting menu in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add the Scutes to Make a Turtle Helmet

In the crafting table, add the scutes to the grid.

You must add the scutes to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. Simply place down 3 scutes in the 1st row (one in each box) and 2 scutes in the 2nd row (leave the middlebox empty). This is the Minecraft turtle shell recipe.

Add the Scutes to Make a Turtle Helmet

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice a turtle shell in the box on the right.

3. Move The Turtle Shell To Your Inventory

Now, simply drag the turtle shell down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Turtle Shell To Your Inventory

You're done! You now have a turtle Shell! Now just put the shell into the top armor slot of your inventory to make it a turtle helmet!

This will give you the water breathing status effect for 10 seconds. It also provides the player with 2 defense points, similar to the golden, chainmail, and iron helmets.

How to make a turtle helmet in Minecraft

Minecraft Turtle Shell Command

You can also use a Give Command to make a turtle shell in Minecraft. The turtle shell command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the turtle shell command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p turtle_helmet 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p turtle_helmet 1 0

FAQ's

How do you get Turtle scutes in Minecraft?

Scutes can be obtained when a baby turtle grows into an adult. When this happens the turtle will drop 1 scute.

How do you get a turtle shell?

You can craft a turtle shell by collecting 5 scutes and placing them in the crafting grid with 3 scutes in the top row and 2 scutes in the middle row (leave the middlebox empty).

Is Turtle helmet better than diamond?

The turtle helmet has less durability and 1 less armor point than the diamond helmet but gives you the water breathing status effect. So, it's a preference on which helmet is better for you.

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