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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.[1][2][3][4]

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[4] - 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[4] - 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[5] (not Mystical,[6] or Mythical[3]) - 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:[4][7]

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

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