Battle Pets in Battle for Azeroth

Battle for Azeroth brings a ton of new and updated models like a few new butterflies and a hi-res prairie dog but I’m especially excited about another cool addition. We’re actually getting a mummy pet! Okay, so I was hoping it’d be one of the new archaeology rewards but it turns out it will be a mythic dungeon achievement. BOO!

In BfA, we’ll have a new set of Pet Battle World Quests which means max-level content but the pets will scale down to your highest level pet on the team – like Crysa and Environeer Bert. There will also be a new type of pet currency so there’s no need to hoard your current collection any longer. A few other changes include new mechanics (on enemy pets or your own) and changes to abilities for certain pets (Bone Serpent, Crow/Gilnean Raven, Terroclaw Hatchling).

A number of companion pets (see reputation and embassy pets below) will have no stats meaning they will be unable to battle.


Achievement rewards - Battle for Azeroth


  • Spawn of Mereketha – drops from Merektha (Temple of Sethraliss – Mythic)
  • Filthy Slime – drops from Gol’than the Malodorous (Tol Dagor – Mythic)
  • Miimii – How to Keep a Mummy achievement (King’s Rest – Mythic)
  • Vengeful Chicken: quest reward (Waycrest Manor)


Archaeology (see Archaeology in BfA post)
Direhorn Hatchling
Restored Revenant

Enchanted Tiki Mask

Baby Crawg
Bloated Bloodfeaster
Gearspring Hopper


Tottle – Battle for Azeroth Collector’s Edition

Quest Rewards

pet quest rewards in Battle for Azeroth



  • Taptafquest pops up after you kill the rare (see video)


  • Dart – starts with the quest Earn Their Trust

Secret Pet

Baa’l requires you to find 15 different clues before you can even attempt to take on the final challenge. Turns out, locating all the pebbles is a lot worse than his BAAA!

Wicker Pup – requires you to loot 4 items from enchanted chests locked by dark magic in Drustvar (see video)


Reputation and vendor pets will require Polished Pet Charms which is the new currency for BfA. These are acquired through world quests and missions.

reputation rewards - Battle for Azeroth

Corlain Falcon – 200 – Order of Embers (revered)
Cou’pa – 200 – Tortollan Seekers (revered)
Tragg the Curious – 75 – Talanji’s Expedition (revered)
Seabreeze Bumblebee – 250 – Storm’s Wake (revered)
Azerite Puddle, Azeriti – 100 – Champions of Azeroth (revered)
Lil’ Siege Tower – 200- 7th Legion (Vindicator Jaelaana, Boralas)
Lil’ War Machine – 200 – The Honorbound (Ransa Greyfeather, Zuldazar)


Francois – learnt from the Faberge Egg, Tiragarde Sound – requires you to have 1M gold in your inventory (see video for more info)

Francois, a pompous member of the bockgeoisie, whose wealth and influence was born from the exploitation and labor of the peckletariat.

Warfronts – Arathi Highlands

Aldrusian Sproutling -Branchlord Aldrus
Foulfeather – Plaguefeather
Fozling – Fozruk
Fuzzy Creepling – Venomarus
Ragepeep – Ragebeak
Scabby – Yogursa
Squawkling -Man-Hunter Rog
Teeny Titan Orb – Echo of Myzrael
Voidwiggler – Darbel Montrose

Check out the Arathi Highlands – Pet Edition post.

Island Expeditions

Bloodstone Tunneler
Captain Nibs
Coldlight Surfrunner
Craghoof Kid
Deathsting Scorpid
False Knucklebump
Giggling Flame
Juvenile Brineshell
Kindleweb Spiderling
Kunchong Hatchling
Laughing Stonekin
Mischievous Zephyr
Muskflank Calfling
Octopode Fry
Playful Frostkin
Sandshell Chitterer
Sparkleshell Sandcrawler
Sunscale Hatchling
Thistlebrush Bud
Tinder Pup
Voru’kar Leecher

Collecting all the Island Expedition pets rewards the following achievement – I’m Here for the Pets. Ain’t that the truth! The achievement is account-wide and pets bought from the AH count (unlike the Bigger Bag achievement from the Timeless Isle). Note: some pets aren’t cageable.

Pet Battle

Coastal Scuttler
River Otter


Barrier Hermit
Golden Beetle
Leafy Flutterwing
Shore Butterfly

Bloodfever Tarantula
Coastal Bounder
Elusive Skimmer
Glutted Bleeder
Returned Hatchling
Spectral Raven
Sticky Oozeling
Young Sand Sifter

Stormsong Valley
Freshwater Crawler
Honey Bee
River Frog
River Otter
Sandyback Crawler
Shadowback Crawler
Vale Marmot
Valley Chicken

Tiragarde Sound
Giant Woodworm
Inland Croaker
Parasitic Boarfly
Sandyback Crawler
Shack Crab

Hermit Crab


Many of the vendor pets are story driven or require some sort of interaction before they’ll appear on the vendor. They require either Polished Pet Charms or gold to purchase.

Talutu (Zaladazar) or Tricky Nick (Tiragarde Sound) – the mount vendor in your capital city.

Lost Platysaur (companion) – 100,000G (up to 20% faction discounts apply with Zandalari Empire /Proudmoore Admiralty or if you play a goblin)

The platysaur species has been roaming around the lands since before time was even measured. An ancient species that has adapted to walking on the land, and also for some reason has adapted to repeating some short sounds three times in a row.

Happy Holaua – The pet vendor in the Hall of Beasts (NE corner of the Horde city in Zandazar) sells a number of non-combat pets, toys and the item which allows you to bump up your collection to 1,500 pets.

Zandalari Shinchomper – 50
Tiny Direhorn – 100
Child of Jani – 100 – complete the Get Hek’d achievement.
Lil’ Tika – 200 – complete the Lil’ Tika quest (see video).
Lil’ Ben’fon – 300 – complete Cala Cruzpot’s questline in Zuldazar starting with Aggressive Mating Strategy
Pet Pocket Portal – 1,000 (or complete 30 of the Pet Battle World Quests on the Broken Isles achievement)

Happy Holaua, Zandazar / Madeline Netley, Stormsong Valley
Blue Flitter – 100
Saurolisk Hatchling – 200

Zununu the Undefeated sells a number of Pet Supplies in the Exotic Supplies store (next door):

25x Battle Pet Bandages – 5
Mystery Bag – 2
Flawless Battle Training Stone – 3
Marked Flawless Battle-Stones – 15
Ultimate Battle-Training Stone – 60 (up from 45)

Madeline Netley, Stormsong Valley
Abyssal Eel – 75

Madeline Netley, Stormsong Valley / Jenoh, Vol’dun
Barnacled Hermit Crab – 50
Carnivorous Lasher – 150 complete Janah’s quests at the Withering Gulch
Freshwater Pincher – 250
Sandstinger Wasp – 50

Jenoh, Vol’dun
Ranishu Runt – 250

Jenoh’s questline starts with (H) A Lost Flute

Shoak – Gloom Hollow, Nazmir
Accursed Hexxer – 500 – complete An Ancient Curse
Bloodfeaster Larva – 200
Swamp Toad – 200

You need to complete the questline starting with Kajosh that includes rescuing Shoak and bringing him to Gloom’s Hollow.

Blind Wunja – cave in the Burial Mound, Nazmir
Crimson Frog – 100
Bloodfeaster Larva – 200
Accursed Hexxer – 500

Shoak – Gloom Hollow, Nazmir / Nigel Rifthold, Drustvar
Crimson Frog – 100

Nigel Rifthold, Drustvar
Bilefang Skitterer – 100
Drustvar Piglet – 75 – complete the quests at Carver’s Harbour starting with (A) To Market, To Market.
Frenzied Cottontail – 300 – summon the Cottontail Matron from the Beastly Skull in Glenbrook Hunting Grounds.
Smoochums – 200 – complete Abby Lewis’ quest Teddies and Tea.

Nigel Rifthold will only appear as a vendor once you’ve enticed him with some chocolate.

  • Head to Anyport located on the west coast of Drustvar (Horde foothold)
  • Buy 10x Tirasreli Gourmet Chocolate from Xun Xun Sweetflower
  • Travel to 52,31 in Drustvar (west of Fallhaven, just above the “F” in the name)
  • Climb up a hill and enter a tree house
  • Loot the chest that’s inside (if you haven’t already)
  • Click on the chest a second time (consumes the chocolates), Nigel will appear and be a vendor.

Dana Pull, Tiragarde Sound
Greatwing Macaw – 50 – complete (A) Rodrigo’s Revenge
Mechanical Prairie Dog – 75 – complete the quest chain starting with (A) An Explosive Opportunity

In Patch 8.1, you will be able to buy the other faction’s pets without having to level up a toon on the opposite side. For Horde, you can unlock Olly as an Alliance pet vendor after some pet PVP wins.

In-game Store

  • Cap’n Crackers
  • Whomper – Through Dec 31, 2018, Blizzard will donate 100% of the purchase price from the sale of each Whomper digital pet to

Things to note:

  • Vendors selling evergreen items will now require the new Polished Pet Charms as currency. The more unique items like toys will still use Shiny Pet Charms.
  • You will need 4,850 Polished Pet Charms for all the new pets.

Are you excited about any of these changes? What kind of pet would you like to see this expansion? Looking for more beta content? Check out the videos.

Author: Cymre

Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones

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  1. Great overview, thank you, Cymre :)

    Haha, of course it’s named Francois :D

    That new cat model is super cute!

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