Day 8 – Pet Battles

As part of Navi’s 10 Days of Pet Battles:

Day 8: What is the stupidest thing(s) you have ever done in a pet battle?

Just after I started pet battling on the beta and had fought quite a few in Durotar, I headed over to The Barrens to see what I could find. I engaged the first one I saw which was a bad move as my corehound was level four and I had selected a level 9 to battle. It didn’t end well… LOL!

Then after heading back to Org to hand in a couple of quests, I decided to see what the ‘Find Battle’ feature was about. I was hoping it would be like The Last Relic of Argus and teleport me to some random critter or something but that was just wishful thinking. I was teleported right outside Org to find my level 5 corehound in a battle with a level 13 pet. OUCH! The odd thing was I died after 2secs which seemed weird but later found it was due to a world glitch where you could just fall through the earth. Even more odd was the fact that the battle was still going so I just released, rezzed and continued fighting critters the old fashioned way, heading over to Mulgore to see what they had to offer.

Other silly things included the usual like starting battles with dead pets, the wrong type, using an ability which crit the pet I was trying capture (before my turnip) or killing a pet I wanted to capture since I was talking to someone or watching TV at the time.

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. LOL! Falling through the world is always fun. At least you could still battle!

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    • I could but my pets were pretty much dead :P

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  2. I did the same thing with the lvl 9s in the Barrens. But I never fell through the world while pet battling. Sounds like a very surprising glitch to say the least! :)

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  3. I made a dumber move. When MoP came out with Pet Battles, I went straight to levelling to 90, leaving pet battles until I had maxed, so I hadn’t done a single thing with any of my pets. But when I was in the Jade Forest I saw a cute Tanuki and wanted to catch it. So I selected my team, and went to battle. I couldn’t understand just why it was one-hitting everything, and why I, as a result, kept losing. It wasn’t until my third battle that I realised what I had done. Eesh.

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  4. Yeah, I wish they made an addon that yelled at you, heal your pets! I am always forgetting to heal them and then getting a shock when out come half dead pets :(

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    • Maybe they could add that into the Auto Safari Hat addon. LOL!

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  5. Falling through the world is new! But yes, I seem to have dead pets a lot when I start a battle… you’d think I would have improved over time but nOPE!

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    • For a second I thought the other player had crit me too!

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