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This article is about the Polar Bear in Age of Mythology and Age of Empires III. For other Bears in different games of the series, see Bear.

The Polar Bear is a large arctic bear that is featured in Age of Empires III and Age of Mythology.

Age of Mythology[]


Polar Bears are a source of food that are dangerous to any Villager that comes too near. They are powerful predators and are found in arctic and subarctic maps, usually in Midgard, Sea of Worms, and Tundra. When attacking a Polar Bear, use more than one military unit, or a group of Villagers.

A Polar Bear hero, named Polaris, can be found in the first The Golden Gift scenario, if the player explores the map enough. He is very powerful and hostile.

Age of Empires III[]

The Polar Bear is one of the most powerful Treasure Guardians in the game because of its high attack and hit points. The Polar Bears are naturally found on two maps, Saguenay and Yukon, and more rarely in Borneo and Indochina. There is also a pet Polar Bear which is a useful companion for an Explorer when hunting for Treasures and they have an attack bonus against Treasure Guardians.


Scientific Name: Ursus maritimus
Approx. Size: Up to 600 lb. (female); up to 1,700 lb. (male)
Diet: Seals, whales, caribou

Polar bears live further north than any other land mammal and are the largest living land carnivores. They use a variety of hunting techniques. White fur and padded paws allow them to stalk seals resting on the ice. They have been known to wait next to seal breathing holes for hours in order to pull a 250-pound seal up onto the ice. They are also strong enough to create new breathing holes to bait seals.

Despite their hunting strategies, polar bears make successful kills less than 15% of the time. Fortunately, they can eat a lot of meat, over 150 pounds, at one time, and can go without food for weeks. Scores of polar bears have been seen feeding on the carcasses of dead whales.


  • The appearance of Polar Bears on Borneo and Indochina is most likely a comical reference to the TV show Lost.


Big Jerome the Pet Polar Bear[]

Big Jerome the Pet Polar Bear is a pet Polar Bear in Age of Empires III. Big Jerome is the toughest pet in the game, tougher even than Randy the Pet Rhino, able to withstand enormous amounts of damage.

He can be found exclusively in Yukon, rescued as a cub from certain Treasures.


The WarChiefs[]
  • Big Jerome the Pet Polar Bear cannot reveal stealth enemies.
Definitive Edition[]
  • Big Jerome the Pet Polar Bear can reveal stealth enemies.