This wiki contains inaccurate and out-of-date information. Please head over to for more accurate and up-to-date game information.


Not to be confused with Onyxian Whelpling (item) or Onyxian Whelp.

An Onyxian Whelpling is a Dragonkin battle pet.


This item ([Onyxian Whelpling] was mailed to all players who logged in to World of Warcraft on November 22, 2009, which was WoW's 5th Anniversary. This pet is no longer available.

Letter mailed with pet
WoW's 5th Anniversary!

Wow, another year has gone by for WoW!

We wanted to thank you again for continuing to play World of Warcraft with us. In celebration of our 5th year online, we decided to bring back our first raid encounter, the black dragon Onyxia.

To help remember the event, you are now the proud owner of your very own Onyxian Whelping. We suggest you bring the little guy out whenever you can and say "Many whelps! Handle it!" Your friends won't mind. Honest.

The WoW Dev Team


Name Level Damage Healing Duration Cooldown Accuracy Type
[Breath] 1 21 100% Pet type dragonkin.png
[Healing Flame] 2 70 3 turns 100% Pet type dragonkin.png
[Lift-Off] 4 30 1 turn 4 turns 100% Pet type flying.png
[Tail Sweep] 10 43 100% Pet type dragonkin.png
[Scorched Earth] 15 25 9 turns 3 turns 100% Pet type dragonkin.png
[Deep Breath] 20 50 100% Pet type dragonkin.png


  • Idle animation is Deep Breath.

See also

Patch changes

External links