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Battle pets are versions of companions that can battle other battle pets in teams of up to 3 listed in the Pet Journal as part of the Pet Battle System.

Battle pet details

As of Beta build 15851:[1]

Account-Wide Pets

  • Pets (companions) are now account-wide. This means that any pet you have on one character will be shared with all of the others on your Battle.net account. Earn level 6 with Grunty on character A? Log in character B and that level 6 Grunty will be there waiting for you.If you have multiple versions of the same pet on multiple characters on your account, they will be merged into one. We will place any extras in your bags or mail them to you if you are out of space.

Capturing

Main article: Pet capture
  • Pets are caught via PvE battles in the world. Most pets that you can fight, you can catch. In order to catch a pet, you need to get it to low health and use your trap ability. Traps upgrade via specific achievements, improving your chance to catch higher level pets.
  • You can catch up to three of the same type of pet.
  • Your pet must reach level 3 to activate the Trap ability.

Pet quality

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  • Pets that are captured in the world have varying levels of quality, just like an item would. The quality stat is randomly determined every time a pet spawns. Higher quality pets have higher stats. Be on the lookout for Rares!
  • Current available qualities for player owned pets:
  • Additional available qualities for NPC pets:
    • Epic is only available as NPC battle pets.
      • Epic was considered as an upgrade for player pets, but was removed in World of Warcraft: Legion Alpha.[2]
    • Legendary is only available as NPC battle pets.

Pets on the AH

  • Most pets can be bought and sold from the AH. A new section is on the AH specifically for this.
  • Pets that are sold on the AH retain their stats and levels.
  • Pets that can't be traded will display a warning in their info text as well as having the “Put in Cage” option disabled.

Battle pet characteristics

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

From the official Mists of Pandaria site:[3]

Battle pet characteristics window numbered.png
Yellowback1.png Name
  • Naming your pets helps you keep track of them, and it also gives them a little bit of personality.
Yellowback2.png Level
  • As your pets fight and win battles, they will gain experience and level up their level.
Yellowback3.png Stats
  • Each pet has 4 stats - Health, Power, Speed, and Quality. Health, Power and Speed increase as your pets level up. Quality designates the overall strength of your pet's stats and will vary on every pet that you catch.
Battle pet characteristics window unnumbered.png
Yellowback4.png Abilities
  • Your pets can learn new abilities when they hit specific levels. You will be able to choose between several different active abilities for each pet.
Yellowback5.png Family
  • Pets are grouped into common categories called families. Families include Critter, Dragonkin, Mechanical, Magical, and there are many more. Each pet ability also corresponds to a specific pet family; Deep Breath for example is a Dragonkin-type ability, and Lift-Off is a Flying-type ability. Family determines a pet's strength and weakness against other families. Each family also has a unique passive bonus.

Other details

Name limitations
  • Some names will be blocked for violating a naming policy which seems to differ from the character naming policy, but the details are not clear. The restrictions may the same as combat pets.[4]
  • There is a limit on how long your battle pet name can be.[citation needed]
Favorites
  • Battle pets can be tagged as "favorites" for sorting and filtering purposes.
Level
  • Max level is 25.
  • With enough battle pet XP gain, a pet can jump as many levels up as there needs to be accumulated to reach that level.
Breeds
  • Many pets have different "breeds" which change the balance of the various stats available.
    • These breeds are usually identified by the first letter of the stat "H" for health, "P" for power, "S" for speed, and "B" for balance between one or all the stats.
    • The breed usually is given in two parts separated by a slash "/", so "H/P" would indicate increased health and power, while "B/B" means balanced between all stats.
Abilities gained by level
  • New abilities are gained at level 2, 4, 5, 10, and 20. So a level 20 pet should have 6 abilities to choose from in 3 pairs, so only 3 are usable during battle.

Battle pet family overview

Battle pets will fall into one of 10 possible pet families. Each pet family has its own strengths and weaknesses when up against certain other battle pet families.[5][6][7][8]

Note on battle pet attacks

Attacks each have their own "family", which may not match the family of the pet, and may be from a variety of different families on one pet. For example, a Harpy Youngling is a Pet type humanoid.pngHumanoid pet whose attacks are all of the Pet type flying.pngFlying family type, meaning it will take extra damage (Battle pet strength.png) from Pet type undead.pngUndead attacks and less (Battle pet weakness.png) from Pet type critter.pngCritter attacks (because its family is Pet type humanoid.pngHumanoid), but will do extra damage (Battle pet strength.png) to Pet type aquatic.pngAquatic creatures and less (Battle pet weakness.png) to Pet type dragonkin.pngDragonkin, rather than more to Pet type dragonkin.pngDragonkin and less to Pet type beast.pngBeast (because its attacks are Pet type flying.pngFlying type rather than Pet type humanoid.pngHumanoid).

Families

  • Pet type aquatic.png Aquatic[8] - Aquatic attacks deal bonus damage to Elemental companions and less damage to Magic companions.
  • Pet type beast.png Beast - Beast attacks deal bonus damage to Critter companions and less damage to Flying companions.
  • Pet type critter.png Critter - Critter attacks deal bonus damage to Undead companions and less damage to Humanoid companions.
  • Pet type dragonkin.png Dragonkin[8] - Dragonkin attacks deal bonus damage to Magic companions and less damage to Undead companions.
  • Pet type elemental.png Elemental - Elemental attacks do more damage to Mechanical companions and less to Critter companions.
  • Pet type flying.png Flying - Flying attacks deal bonus damage to Aquatic companions and less damage to Dragonkin companions.
  • Pet type humanoid.png Humanoid - Humanoid attacks do more damage to Dragonkin and less to Beast companions.
  • Pet type magic.png Magic[9] (not Mystical,[10] or Mythical[7]) - Magical attacks deal bonus damage to Flying and less damage to Mechanical companions.
  • Pet type mechanical.png Mechanical - Mechanical attacks deal bonus damage to Beast companions and less damage to Elemental companions.
  • Pet type undead.png Undead - Undead attacks do more damage to Humanoid companions and less to Aquatic companions.

Strengths and Weaknesses

The diagrams below show in a variety of ways how families are strong or weak against each other. The two left diagrams show what family is strong against another by having a red arrow point (Battle pet strength.png Strength) to the family that takes extra damage and a gray arrow (Battle pet weakness.png Weakness) pointing to the family that takes less damage.

The right side diagram shows this in a different form, the large icon shows how it is affected by other families. The upper left is a family that attacks it strongly (Battle pet weakness.png Weakness defending), the upper right is a family that it attacks strongly (Battle pet strength.png Strength attacking), the lower left is a family that attacks it weakly (Battle pet strength.png Strength defending), and the lower right is a family that it attacks weakly (Battle pet weakness.png Weakness attacking).

Battle Pet Families, arranged by boosted attack

Battle Pet Family traits and Attack and Defense strengths and weaknesses

Battle Pet Families, arranged by weakened attack

Graphics courtesy of Nightsmaiden.


Battle pet passive abilities

Each battle pet of particular family/type share a specific passive ability:[8][11]

Pet type aquatic.png Aquatic: [Aquatic]ω ϖ - Harmful damage over time effects are reduced by 50% on Aquatic pets.
Battle pet weakness.png Additional Damage Taken: 50% from Pet type flying.png Flying abilities
Battle pet strength.png Reduced Damage Taken: 33% from Pet type undead.png Undead abilities
Pet type beast.png Beast: [Beast]ω ϖ - Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.
Battle pet weakness.png Additional Damage Taken: 50% from Pet type mechanical.png Mechanical abilities
Battle pet strength.png Reduced Damage Taken: 33% from Pet type humanoid.png Humanoid abilities
Pet type critter.png Critter: [Critter]ω ϖ - Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.
Battle pet weakness.png Additional Damage Taken: 50% from Pet type beast.png Beast abilities
Battle pet strength.png Reduced Damage Taken: 33% from Pet type elemental.png Elemental abilities
Pet type dragonkin.png Dragonkin: [Dragonkin]ω ϖ - Dragons deal 50% additional damage on the next round after bringing a target's health below 50%.
Battle pet weakness.png Additional Damage Taken: 50% from Pet type humanoid.png Humanoid abilities
Battle pet strength.png Reduced Damage Taken: 33% from Pet type flying.png Flying abilities
Pet type elemental.png Elemental: [Elemental]ω ϖ - Elementals ignore all negative weather effects. Enemy pets can still gain the beneficial effects of weather when facing an elemental.
Battle pet weakness.png Additional Damage Taken: 50% from Pet type aquatic.png Aquatic abilities
Battle pet strength.png Reduced Damage Taken: 33% from Pet type mechanical.png Mechanical abilities
Pet type flying.png Flying: [Flying]ω ϖ - Flying creatures gain 50% extra speed while above 50% health.
Battle pet weakness.png Additional Damage Taken: 50% from Pet type magic.png Magic abilities
Battle pet strength.png Reduced Damage Taken: 33% from Pet type beast.png Beast abilities
Pet type humanoid.png Humanoid: [Humanoid]ω ϖ - Humanoids recover 4% of their maximum health if they dealt damage this round.
Battle pet weakness.png Additional Damage Taken: 50% from Pet type undead.png Undead abilities
Battle pet strength.png Reduced Damage Taken: 33% from Pet type critter.png Critter abilities
Pet type magic.png Magic: [Magic]ω ϖ - Magic pets cannot be dealt more than 35% of their maximum health in one attack.
Battle pet weakness.png Additional Damage Taken: 50% from Pet type dragonkin.png Dragonkin abilities
Battle pet strength.png Reduced Damage Taken: 33% from Pet type aquatic.png Aquatic abilities
Pet type mechanical.png Mechanical: [Mechanical]ω ϖ - Comes back to life once per battle, returning to 20% health.
Battle pet weakness.png Additional Damage Taken: 50% from Pet type elemental.png Elemental abilities
Battle pet strength.png Reduced Damage Taken: 33% from Pet type magic.png Magic abilities
Pet type undead.png Undead: [Undead]ω ϖ - Undead pets return to life immortal for one round when killed.
Battle pet weakness.png Additional Damage Taken: 50% from Pet type critter.png Critter abilities
Battle pet strength.png Reduced Damage Taken: 33% from Pet type dragonkin.png Dragonkin abilities

All pets

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Untameable pets

There are multiple pets that you can fight, but cannot capture. Most of these are the pets of Pet Tamers or can be fought in the Garrison Menagerie. There are also a few Elite battle pets, which can be found and battled in Pandaria and Draenor.


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References

  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Mumper 2012-07-13. Pet Battles FAQ. Official Mists of Pandaria Beta > Beta Pet Battles forum (US).
  2. ^ https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20742364802?page=20#398
  3. ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2012-07-13. Pet Battle System. Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria site (US). Archived from the original on 2012-10-16.
       Blizzard Entertainment 2012-07-13. Pet Battle System. Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria site (EU). Archived from the original on 2012-10-22.
  4. ^ Necras 2011-03-26. Reserved Pet Names (An updated version of Restricted Names). Petopia forums.
  5. ^ Battle Pet Abilities. WoWDB. Retrieved on 2012-04-25.
  6. ^ Pet Families filter Companion Journal Beta15589.png
  7. ^ a b Quintessence 2012-03-28. MoP Beta: New Pets, Wild Pets and More. WarcraftPets.com.
  8. ^ a b c d Ashelia 2012-04-19. Mists of Pandaria Pet Passives, Dynamic Quest Rewards, and 400,000 More Beta Invites. Wowhead News.
  9. ^ Magic. Wowhead. Retrieved on 2012-10-07.
  10. ^ Ashelia 2012-03-27. Mists of Pandaria Preview: Pet Battle Abilities, Wild Pet Locations, and More. Wowhead News.
  11. ^ Boubouille 2012-04-25. Pet Battle System now on Beta Realms (Early Version). MMO Champion.

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