Where to find GTA Online Peyote Plants and become an animal

GTA Online Peyote Plants
(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

GTA Online peyote plants are a much sought-after flora across Los Santos and Blaine County, as they can only be found a couple of times per year for a short period, which is usually connected to a special event. Previously they've been tied in to the GTA Online Halloween celebrations of 2022, before making a brief reappearance during Easter of 2023 where they transformed players into cute bunnies to coincide with the season. After popping up in November 2023 and again in early January 2024, peyote plants in GTA Online have gone back into hiding, so don't expect to see them again for a while.

Recent updates

As of January 11, 2024, the GTA Online peyote plants are unavailable once again. The following information is retained ready for their next appearance in the game.

If you've already has a cactus snack at one of the GTA 5 peyote plant locations during the single-player campaign then you'll know what to expect, but if you're a newcomer then here's what you need to know – the GTA Online peyote plants are chock-full of hallucinogens, and consuming them when available in GTA Online will transform you into a wild animal!

GTA Online Peyote Plants

(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

Interestingly, not only can you use that animal's abilities to run amok and hound the innocent NPCs you encounter, but all of the other players in your session can also see you in your animal form and interact accordingly. When I turned into a deer, my reign of terror was only ended when I was knocked down by a fellow player's car, before they finished me off with a drive-by. Read on, and I'll show you where to find all of the GTA Online peyote plants locations, as long as they've been activated for an event.

GTA Online Peyote Plants locations

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There are a total of 76 GTA Online peyote plants locations when they're available, spread across San Andreas and the surrounding ocean, which I've marked on the above map – you can click on it to view a larger version. Approach any of the areas shown on the map, and you'll feel your pad start to vibrate while you hear the sound of the animal that the peyote plant will turn you in to.

GTA Online Peyote Plants

(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

Follow the vibrations getting stronger until you discover the GTA Online peyote plant, which looks like a small green puck with some white flowers on top. When you're close enough, press right on the d-pad to begin your transformation into animal form. Each creature has its own controls, so pay attention to the tip that appears in the top left corner so you know how to use your capabilities. The hallucination will continue until your animal is killed, or you press right on the d-pad to quit, and you'll receive a considerable chunk of RP at the end. If you've had a notification that they're live in the game then get out there, chomp down those peyote plants, and start causing some mayhem!

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Iain Wilson
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