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Welcome to Xu-Fu's Pet Guides!

Here you will find a rich collection of strategies and information for pet battles in World of Warcraft.


Once you played your first team to level 25, the real challenges of pet battles open up: quests, achievements, scenarios and many, many more pets! The options and at times also the difficulty can be quite overwhelming, which is why we have the goal to collect and provide the best strategies here in one place.
Check the menu on top and you will find everything you need for your growing pet collection.
Or have a look at our Blog to learn about the latest news in the pet battling world.

This is important to us:

  • Safe, reliable strategies
  • with no rare or super expensive pets
  • and if possible doable with any breed.
  • Collaboration and friendliness.

And this you should know:

  • Most strategies have an unavoidable but small risk to fail. Don't give up!
  • If not stated otherwise, we assume your pets are level 25 and of blue quality.

The team:

Aranesh

Nyari

Darlan

Lea

Site admin

Strategy creation
Responsible for German content

Spanish translation

Russian translation


Saintgabrial

Ashtor

Jagûar

SimianRex

Strategy creation
Community moderation

French translation

Falcosaur strategies

TD Scripting



You want to contribute? Awesome! We love to hear your ideas and suggestions :-)
Write us a comment here, or send us an email with your thoughts.
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Ripkken wrote on 06/24/2017

I love this site and would really love to see a fast pet leveling guide added....I know a lot of the leveling tricks but would love to learn more.

Summerginger wrote on 06/13/2017

Love your guide. Can you add the mobs/boss picture, class and attacks. sometimes i am missing just 1 pet and would love to pair it up the mobs weekness.

Aranesh

responded on 06/13/2017

That's on my todo list :-) Not the very next thing though.. will take a while!

Summerginger responded on 06/15/2017

Thanks ;)

Catlynn wrote on 05/31/2017

Is there any viable substitute for the Droplet of Y'shaarj? I can't find any on the AH, and have been farming the raid for it, but so far nothing. It's pretty much the last pet I need from your family familiar list (Thank you VERY much for that and the ready checker - they're awesome).

Aranesh

responded on 06/01/2017

Sadly the Droplet has a rather unique set of abilities. But if it's just that one pet, check which fight it is used for (hover over the green paw). It is very likely this fight also lists a couple of alternatives that you can use instead :-)

Tormentia-Kul Tiras responded on 06/13/2017

While there isn't a comparable substitute you can still win every battle out there without it. I have. There are many viable alternate strategies.

Othros responded on 07/02/2017

I don't have it either and was able to get the Family Familiar achieve without it, largely thanks to this fantastic guide. Someday I hope to have it too but with these strats the meta-achieve was entirely possible! GL

Jimbo wrote on 05/28/2017

haw do the Rematch string works

Moenia responded on 06/08/2017

First, if you don't already have it, get the Rematch addon https://mods.curse.com/addons/wow/rematch and open up your Pet Journal, you should see the new options that Rematch added at the bottom right. Choose the 'Teams' tab from these.
Click the '+' on the left hand side to create a new tab for your team and name it appropriately (or just use the 'General' tab). Now head back here and use the 'Rematch string' button on your favoured fight to copy the team text.
Back in the Pet Journal Right-click the whichever team button on the right hand side you want to add the team to and select 'Import Teams' from the menu that appears. Press CTRL-V to paste the team data into the box and hit the Save button.
** If the levelling pet slot has level requirements, i.e. Level 10+, just Right-click the blue up arrow in your team, within the team column and select 'Team Preferences' from the menu. Just fill in the appropriate information and you're done**

Aranesh

responded on 06/12/2017

Thanks for the great explanation :-)

Moenia responded on 06/17/2017

You're welcome :)

Aelfraed wrote on 05/27/2017

Just want to say a huge thankyou.
In Pandaria a failed miserably with all the boss fights and threw in the towel.
I accidentally entered the celestial tournament 6 weeks ago and had no idea what it was or what I was doing.
Then, because I thought Xu-Fu was super cute, I googled him, which is how I found your guide.
I travelled the world, found your recommended pets, started doing dailies, went back to my garrison and started doing the rounds of trainers there. Levelled up most of the pets on your list. Bought a couple. Discovered a plushie and a new achievement.
Now I am proud owner of Trunks, Xu-Fu, Chi Chi and Stardust Bunny. I could not in a million years have done it without you and in some cases your comment section if I was missing a pet. Just 6 more weeks of tourney, which will be a piece of cake now Plushie is booted off the team. And family familiar well on the way.

Aranesh

responded on 07/10/2017

Hey Aelfraed! Thank you for leaving such a beautiful comment :-) I'm very happy to hear that I could make a difference for you and get you to enjoy pet battles so much more. Congratulations on your little celestials!

Crunchybits wrote on 05/22/2017

Thank you so much! You are my go to guys to get information on pet battles. Just finished the Celestial Tournament successfully on the first go thanks to your personalized strategy guides. Super useful!

Aranesh

responded on 07/02/2017

Congrats! Happy to hear it's working great for you :-)

Darkmanz wrote on 05/16/2017

Is there a reason that the "Beasts of Burden" in SH is no longer clickable?

Darkmanz responded on 05/16/2017

I'm an idiot... Please disregard :P

Aranesh

responded on 05/18/2017

All good, don't worry :-) It's not the best UI design, I have to admit.

Jocast - silvermoon wrote on 05/12/2017

It could be really awsome to have a full guide to pet leveling in legion due to the pet battle tamers there are- Specielly for the new coomers and me.

omnomnomicon wrote on 05/09/2017

love this site. one suggestion: put the name of the tamer in the page title (<title>) so we can find them via browser history/title bar.

Aranesh

responded on 05/09/2017

Hey :) Thanks for the suggestion! It's sadly not very easily done. Just displaying it there would be easy, I could have a script add the name up there, but if you then save this link and open it at a later time, the page also needs to read this information and interpret it correctly. That's where it becomes tricky, because right now every fight has an ID that is unique. If it were a name, say for example "Amalia", the page would only read Amalia, but there are 15 different sections with Amalia (world quests, family familiar, falcosaurs). Which one is the correct?

Then there's the problem with special characters and spaces, these would need to be removed in a unique way because title headers don't like them. And not even starting to speak about other languages. The names are sometimes very different there and use other characters that are not readable by an address line at all.

I'm not trying to make up excuses here! It's something I would love to do because it would make navigating the page much easier, and I'm a big supporter of ease of access. I'm just trying to explain why it is so complicated and why I haven't tackled it, yet.

TheGrandmaGamer responded on 05/25/2017

omnomnomicon, I'm thinking you did not notice every page I have opened from the Menu on the right to go to a specific battle has had a clickable title starting with the word "vs" that takes you to the page on WowHead for that battle. In addition, to the right of that title is a magnifying glass icon that you can hover over to see the map showing the location of the battle. I have not visited all the pages so I cannot say that information is on every page but I bet if it isn't, it will eventually be. I can say that I think that is sufficient information to find everything you might want to know about that Tamer and gives you access to more information if you need it. Considering the volume of work this site represents and the wealth of information it gives I think that should be sufficient, don't you?

omnomnomicon responded on 05/29/2017

Oh, the tamer info is thorough and amazing. I just want to be able to take advantage of my browser's history to quickly get back to the pages if I've forgotten the play by play instructions for a particular fight. As it stands, the title for every page is 'Xu-Fu's Pet Battle Strategies". If it was "Xu-Fu's Pet Battle Strategies for Nameless Mystic' or for Pandaria Tamers or whatever the page was., it'd show up in auto-complete, or be more obvious as a bookmark (and probably raise the site's visibility in terms of SEO)

Aranesh

responded on 05/29/2017

Indeed :) I think I misunderstood you at first - if it's only the page title (not the actual link), then I completely agree. I need to work on this, improve the localization and ideally also make these titles individual.

Joth wrote on 05/06/2017

So many tanx for this wonderful site. It has helped me soooo much!!!

Aranesh

responded on 06/27/2017

You are very welcome, thanks for the praise! :-)

Rakenessa wrote on 05/06/2017

The "Search" feature at the top right-hand corner does not work. Just refreshes the page. I tried with a few browsers.

Aranesh

responded on 06/27/2017

It's currently a very simple script that checks for a search result. If there is no search result (maybe because of a typo), it doesn't do anything. It's on my list to create a proper search engine at a later time :-)

Isiraia wrote on 04/26/2017

Thank you so much for all the time and effort it must have taken to create this vast collection of infos and strategies! They have proven to be invaluable and make everything concerning pet battles so much easier :) Thank you!

Aranesh

responded on 04/27/2017

You are very welcome. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words :-)

Zaymaa wrote on 04/25/2017

Thank you so very much for the time and effort all of you spend in creating and maintaining this site. It has been absolutely the best place to make it through pet battling in the game. Many, many, many thanks!!!!

Aranesh

responded on 04/25/2017

I am very happy to hear that you like the page. Thank you for the praise!

Greatspirit wrote on 04/21/2017

Many sites get people always asking for something but never / hardly ever saying thank you. I started doing my pets awhile back, not a dungeon person and pvp is messed up and was banging my head against the wall in battles. A friend of mine turn me onto your web site and I can't be any happier.
I want to give a big THANK YOU to all of you working, participating and helping on this site. I have less head aches and a lot more fun with my pets now. :)

Aranesh

responded on 04/27/2017

Awesome to hear that! Thanks for the great feedback :D

Archi wrote on 04/19/2017

Thank you for the great guides!

I see that each Trainer tactic has a "Rematch String" button to copy the string to clipboard and paste in the Rematch addon ingame. Is there addon / assist to display the Turn-by-turn tactics ingame?

Aranesh

responded on 04/20/2017

You can select the turns and copy paste them into the notes feature of rematch :-)

Truidiata wrote on 04/19/2017

Am I missing something obvious regarding the Sprite Darter Hatchling. Your philosophy is to use only easily obtainable pets. I don't have this one, but when I checked AH this one is quite pricy. At least, I consider 40k for a pet high. I checked wowhead to see how to obtain it and it seems its an extremely rare zone drop.

Aranesh

responded on 04/20/2017

The Sprite Darter has a bit of a history with me :-) I myself got it very early when it was still an alliance-only quest reward. That made it very easy to obtain, but that was long before pet battles where in the game.
When I started putting these guides together I was not nearly as knowledgeable and just used the pets I had. And for some strategies the Sprite Darter is simply better than the Nether Faerie Dragon because it only has one breed.

It is indeed a very rare pet now, so it should not be in any of the main strategies, but because of this history you will still find it in some alternatives.

Truidiata responded on 04/20/2017

Thanks for quick response.

I suspected something like this, since your "about us" page lists this as one of the first 3 pets used. :) Guess its like my Emperor crab. First pet I actively used for quests, so now I try with him first on any new battle.

Hatchling is listed in 2 of the legion wqs, and its the only pet missing on my Legion ready checker (WQ version) so I just got curious.

Sarth responded on 05/02/2017

There is currently a rather easy replacement for the Sprite darter: The Nether Faerie Dragon, that you can grab battling with them. They spawn around the Dire Maul and south of it area in Feralas. There are 5 breeds, of which 3 you might aim to get.

Remte wrote on 04/17/2017

Happy Noblegarden :) Hope you had a great time these days!

A fan wrote on 04/15/2017

Thank you for your work. However, I have a question - I don't see any shop/TGC/raid drop/achievement alternatives, is that on purpose or are they just not that good?

Aranesh

responded on 04/15/2017

It's indeed on purpose. I focus on listing strategies that don't require real money or that are very hard to get, even though some of those pets are exceptionally good :-)

A fan responded on 04/15/2017

I see. Well then, I would like to offer three points for re-consideration :)
- many of us are also collectors, and we have the pets anyway
- thanks to WoW Token and battle.net balance, it is possible to buy shop items for gold
- TGC pets are a very good, if not the only, way to protect gold from inflation

I would at least like to see "What can you get from AH" list. :)

Remte responded on 04/16/2017

There are some strats with rare pets, they just won't get the spotlight any soon. :)
e.g. ?Strategy=334 or ?Strategy=1152

Besides what the author himself said, the more strat testing, the better, and not all team members have all exotic pets… yet.

Aranesh

responded on 04/16/2017

Adding to this, some time this year I will release a new version of the page that will allow users to upload their own strategies directly to the page. That will open up all pets and I'm sure the more exotic ones will find their place then as well.
This is also the main reason I am not uploading many new strategies currently.

DarkWalker wrote on 04/13/2017

Absolutely fantastic site, a true godsend for budding and experienced petters alike. Keep up the good work! :)

Aranesh

responded on 04/13/2017

Thank you very much :)

Grim wrote on 04/10/2017

Love your site, it has helped me with many of my pet battles. Was wondering if there is a guide yet for the new pet battle challenge in Wailing Caverns? I looked but didn't see it listed and could sure use some help.

Remte responded on 04/10/2017

It's under "Miscellaneous" tab, for both initial and weekly (hard) mode. :)
EDIT: Blergh random avatars!

Grim responded on 04/11/2017

Thanks, will have it opened as I work my way through. Thanks to your site I finally got my Falcosaur finished and am now working on Family Familiar. While I have one of my lowbie Horde toons parked in front of Crysa attempting to get the Albino Buzzard. I may add my set for that at some point :)

Isiel wrote on 04/06/2017

Is there any chance you guys could add guides for the falcosaurs questlines? Sometimes it requires you to beat wqs with falcosaur + 2 of ex undead, etc. and it's kinda hard for pets battle newbies like me :P

Isiel responded on 04/06/2017

Nvm I realize most battles have a strategy for that listed! Thanks :D

Aranesh

responded on 04/07/2017

You're welcome :-) Thanks to Mia for adding all those strategies!

Lyllynny wrote on 04/03/2017

Hiya, just wanted to drop a note that, thanks to this site and amazing guides, I got the Celestial Tournament done and am nearly done with the Family Familiar, but in a week's time... None of the trainers had popped :(

Thanks for the guides and keep up the good work!
P.S. Is there also going to be a guide for the new Wailing Caverns pet dungeon ? :>

Lyllynny responded on 04/03/2017

Nevermind, wasn't looking far enough, ignore the comment about the wailing caverns ^^

Aranesh

responded on 04/03/2017

Hey :) Thanks for the feedback and np. Hope you're finding everything to be working for you!

Aviana wrote on 04/03/2017

I love your website. I come here every day!

Aranesh

responded on 04/03/2017

Thank you :D

ghost wrote on 03/29/2017

Best website for pet battles ever! keep up the good work!

Aranesh

responded on 03/29/2017

Thank you :)

Flyghts wrote on 03/20/2017

What an absolutely incredible resource.

Aranesh

responded on 03/20/2017

Thank you :-)

Mishyy wrote on 03/06/2017

I just wanted to say thank you for all of the hard work that goes into this page. I use it daily and I pass on this page to other wow players I know.

Aranesh

responded on 03/10/2017

Thanks for the very nice feedback, I'm happy to hear it! :-)

Anonymous wrote on 03/05/2017

Very Very helpful guide. thank you!

Angelyne wrote on 03/02/2017

What would be nice is what the pets you have to fight and their abilities. That would be helpful.

Aranesh

responded on 03/03/2017

What exactly do you mean? Like an overview of all the pets required for this pages guides?

Tyrsa responded on 03/06/2017

Sounds like Angelyne would like a list of the individual pets in the trainer/WQ battles. Ex: Nightwatcher Merayl's pets are Breezy Book, Helpful Spirit, and Delicate Moth. You don't have these explicitly listed anywhere (although usually the 2nd and 3rd pets of a fight are mentioned when they "swap in"), nor do you have their skill sets listed. In fact some battles are only vs 1 or 2 pets rather than a team of 3, and this isn't even immediately apparent on this site. Nor are unusual enemy team buffs, which I expect will become more prevalent in the upcoming dungeons. I would imagine this would be handy info for folks who want to try vastly different strategies on their own, particularly if they can't immediately test in game and want to scribble some ideas down ahead of time?
I personally am great with the as-is site, so please take all this constructively :)

Aranesh

responded on 03/10/2017

I do :-)
And if that is what was asked here, I have it on my to do list. Quite recently I imported all NPC pets into my database. When mouse-hovering over their names in any strategy, you will notice that there are now tooltips for those pets.
I am also in the process of adding to the trainers which pets they have, but I have a couple of other things I want to do before I make an interface for this.

Angelyne responded on 03/11/2017

Awesome and keep up the good work!

Therabbit86ed wrote on 02/14/2017

You should really have a section for the Falcosaur Team Rumble Pet Battle quest where they have to defeat 3 Pet Battle World Quests with the Falcosaur in question and 2 other pets of other breeds...

Remte responded on 02/15/2017

There isn't a separate section yet but the mentioned teams are currently being placed where the regular World Quest ones (LegionWQ) are.

Example: https://wow-petguide.com/index.php?Strategy=1036

Xariah wrote on 02/09/2017

Thanks so much for such an amazing resource! I have continued to enjoy it regularly since it's creation. Good to know others enjoy pet battling as much as I do. :)

Do you have any plans to update for the new Pet Battle Dungeon? It looks to be similar to the Celestial Tournament and you guys did a great job on that guide!!

Aranesh

responded on 02/09/2017

Hey Xariah! Thank you very much :-)
And yes of course, I'm already working on it. So far the pet battle dungeon is not as challenging as the Celestial Tournament though, and I probably won't create a full planning tool for it for that reason.

niekie wrote on 02/02/2017

Really awesome guide. Very helpfull and good explanation.
Wish i would have found it earlier.
Thank you for all the work you put into it.

Aranesh

responded on 02/03/2017

You are welcome, thanks for dropping us a note :)

Pandacris-Goldrinn wrote on 01/25/2017

Your website is amazing guys! Fantastic work!! Thank you very much!!!

Aranesh

responded on 02/05/2017

Thanks for the praise :-)

Squeeze wrote on 01/25/2017

Thanks for the Website, First place i go to, Fantastic guy, Well Done.
Happy Australia Day....

LoboJim wrote on 01/24/2017

Wonderful looking site, very helpful!

Aranesh

responded on 01/24/2017

Thank you ! :D

Raytheron wrote on 01/23/2017

Thank you for creating and maintaining this site! I finally got my Nightmare Treant tonight and I wanted to drop you a note letting you know how much help this resource has been to me since I went from casual collector to full blown battle pet addict in WoD. I recommend this site to all of my pet collecting friends and you have helped more then one of them just starting out to feel a little less overwhelmed. Keep up the amazing work!

Aranesh

responded on 01/24/2017

Hey Raytheron! Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback :D And congratulations!

Gemini wrote on 01/20/2017

I successfully completed the Celestial Tournament last night thanks to this site and your strategies. I really appreciate everything you guys do here!

Aranesh

responded on 02/09/2017

Great to hear, congratulations! And thanks for the feedback :-)

Moonkin wrote on 01/11/2017

Just wanted to drop a quick note to give you a big THANK YOU! for this site. :) I've been able to make a lot of progress in my pet battling adventures thanks to the easy to follow guides you have put together. Not needing a specific breed for a strategy is great, and now I know I have all the pets I need for the Celestial Tournament (just gotta get a couple of them leveled). Thanks again, and keep up the good work! :)

Aranesh

responded on 01/11/2017

Thank you! Your words are much appreciated :-)

Sydni wrote on 01/10/2017

Would it be possible for you to name the Tamers - Like "Envoy - All Pets Goto Heaven" -

I've noticed that a lot of the Legion quests are not named properly, or hard to determine which is which - even if in the same zone.

Just a suggestion!! Love the site - and all you do!

Also, if you need help with any of the site maintenance stuff - just email me, I would be glad to help out.

Aranesh

responded on 01/11/2017

Hey Sydni! Thanks for the feedback :)
I'm not sure what exactly you'd be looking for though. Do you want the tamer name displayed along side the world quest? My logic was to put the world quest name there, because it's the one shown on the map and the quest overview. You only see the tamer name when you're right in front of them. I don't know if the tamer name is really that important to have in the menu list then.

In regards to help, I could always need more help ^^ But you'd have to have fun doing it! Do you have something in mind what you would like to do? Drop me a mail if you're still interested!

Frogprincess wrote on 01/09/2017

@Aranesh, @Saintgabrial, and @Nyari, and all the other strategy submitters. I just wanted to take a minute to thank all of you for your efforts on this site. I just finished my family familiar achievement, which is largely thanks to your site helping me figure out what pets I needed to level up, I was so lost before, everything was overwhelming. Now thanks to this site, I have sooooo many wonderful and useful pets and almost all the pet achievements as well. Keep up the amazing work! ~Frog

Aranesh

responded on 01/16/2017

Thank you very much for the kind words! I am happy to hear that we could help you along the way :D

Mistredo wrote on 01/06/2017

It is really awesome website. Thank you!

I have one feature request, Rematch supports notes, would be possible to put all turns and descriptions and so on into Rematch String?

Aranesh

responded on 01/07/2017

Hey :) You can do that by copy pasting the table. I don't intend to put them into the notes automatically though, because the strategies are being worked on and improved often.

Mistredo responded on 01/07/2017

I do that at this moment. It just would be more comfortable to have it also in the string.

Sean G. responded on 01/09/2017

I was just about to suggest this as well. I feel it would be a great thing to have.

Battlevixen wrote on 01/05/2017

After searching Wowhead and numerous other websites, this site has the most complete, user friendly, and tested Battle Pet strats on the web. Please keep up the great work. You guys have helped me so much with pet battles.

Battlevixen responded on 01/05/2017

Let me add that I started with pet battles almost 4 weeks ago and I already have 189 level 25 rare pets, thanks to this site. Truly awesome work!

Aranesh

responded on 01/05/2017

Hey Battlevixen! That is indeed a big step in pet collecting, congrats! :D
And many thanks for your nice words, they are much appreciated :-)

Anariama wrote on 01/03/2017

I love this site,thank you so much for all your hard work!

Aranesh

responded on 01/03/2017

You are more than welcome Anariama! Thanks for stopping by :-)

Baptism wrote on 12/27/2016

As somebody fairly new to pet battling (a rather new addiction for me!) it would be beneficial to have a "essential pets" guide, or something similar. Right now I'm just at the point where I've leveled up one of each type of pet, but what I'm finding is that I've made some pretty poor choices in what I've leveled. Anyway, this site is a godsend, keep up the good work!

I see that within individual guides you have "Occurrences" of pets, which I assume is how many times that pet is used in that particular guide. Is there a listing, perhaps, of all pets available on this site that I'm missing somewhere... that maybe will list occurrences on a "global" level?

Ectothrix responded on 12/28/2016

http://www.warcraftpets.com/ Breanni has that site with every pet in the game, where to get them etc. but not a strategy guide like this. Maybe this site will have something like it eventually but I cant speak for this sites owner. IMO the two sites go hand in hand.

Gráinne responded on 12/29/2016

I did an addup of counts where pets are used in the primary strat, excluding Family Familiar, in the WarcraftPets.com forum. I think at least the top 15-20 are essentials.

17 Chrominius
13 Anubisath Idol
13 Teroclaw Hatchling
12 Iron Starlette
10 Ikky
10 Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling
8 Clockwork Gnome
8 Nexus Whelpling
8 Unborn Val'kyr
8 Zandalari Anklerender
7 Darkmoon Tonk
7 Emerald Proto-Whelp
6 Darkmoon Zeppelin
6 Emperor Crab
5 Any Moth
5 Any Snail
5 Scourged Whelpling
5 Stitched Pup
4 Eternal Strider
4 Nether Faerie Dragon
3 Sprite Darter Hatchling
3 Zandalari Kneebiter
2 Any Fox
2 Any Rabbit
2 Effervescent Glowfly
2 Fluxfire Feline
2 Menagerie Custodian
2 Red Cricket
2 Shimmershell Snail
2 Silkbead Snail
2 Sunreaver Micro-Sentry
2 Swamp Croaker
2 Tranquil Mechanical Yeti
2 Voodoo Figurine
1 Any Roach
1 Cockroach
1 Cogblade Raptor
1 Corefire Imp
1 Crow
1 Dark Phoenix Hatchling
1 Draenei Micro Defender
1 Elfin Rabbit
1 Fel Flame
1 Flayer Youngling
1 Fossilized Hatchling
1 Ghastly Kid
1 Ghostly Skull
1 Infinite Whelpling
1 Kun-Lai Runt
1 Lesser Voidcaller
1 Lil' Bling
1 Lil' Tarecgosa
1 Mei Li Sparkler
1 Mini Mindslayer
1 Mr. Bigglesworth
1 Mr. Wiggles
1 Mud Jumper
1 Pandaren Water Spirit
1 Rabbit
1 Sandy Petrel
1 Sea Gull
1 Son of Sethe
1 Wild Jade Hatchling
1 Wildhammer Gryphon Hatchling

Some comments:

I'm a little surprised that Bone Serpent and Blighted Squirrel aren't in there anywhere. Maybe I should popularise some strats for them. :) Bone Serpent is infamous in PvP, but can plug a lot of holes in PvE teams as well. OTOH, when you are trying to make a repeatable strat, you really would prefer to avoid introducing a 10% miss chance with Darkness. And Ikky's Black Claw/Flock covers the same ground as the Squirrel's Woodchipper/Stampede combo.

I'm also a little surprised to see Chrominius still so dominant, now that his partner in crime, the Pandaren Water Spirit, is reduced to a shadow of its former self. But that Howl -> Surge of Power combo still nukes just fine.

Breeds. If you say to me "Hey, I'm off to get one of these pets. Which breed should I pick up?" my first answers would be:

"Any Moth" - I love Yellow Moth P/P, White Moth H/H, and Gilded Moth H/P
"Any Rabbit" - any S/S that has 357 speed at level 25, like Spring Rabbit S/S or Alpine Hare S/S
"Any Snail" - my personal go-to is Shimmershell Snail H/P, but they all work fine. I note that Shimmershell and Silkbead Snails are also listed separately, but they're all snails.
Emperor Crab P/P
Emerald Proto-Whelp P/P
Iron Starlette - I want to say H/H, and I want to say P/P, and I want to say P/S. I don't know which to pick. They all work pretty much the same way.
Kun-Lai Runt P/P or P/B
Nether Faerie Dragon S/S, but pick up a P/P as well while you're there. You'll find a use for it later.
Scourged Whelpling H/H
Unborn Val'kyr - both breeds are good. I slightly prefer H/H, but either will do.
Nexus Whelpling P/P
Zandalaris - go for Power. P/P or P/B.

Steele responded on 12/31/2016

What does your short hand refer to? P/P - H/H - S/S - P/S - P/B etc.?

Remte responded on 12/31/2016

These shortcuts refer to breeds – stat profiles that tell you how (H)ealth, (P)ower and (S)peed are distributed; "B" means that they aim for Balance:

http://www.warcraftpets.com/wow-pet-battles/breeds/

As you can see, most of the time the most extreme breeds are preferable because they gather the greatest bonus, but there are also cases of "overkills" or the preferred breed unavailable.

Remte wrote on 12/21/2016

Also, now you look like four elements, except there's a bit of air bias while looking at pets themselves. A dynamic team, huh? :-)

Aranesh

responded on 12/28/2016

There's some more to come very soon ^^

Gingerscream wrote on 12/21/2016

Ty guys n gals so much for this site! I very much appreciate the work and research yall do. keep it up <3 Ginger <3

Aranesh

responded on 12/21/2016

You are more than welcome, thanks for the nice words :-)

Aryel wrote on 12/19/2016

Hey Xu-Fu's Pet Guides team, I just wanted to say I LOVE the site and appreciate what you're doing here! Keep up the good work!

Aranesh

responded on 12/20/2016

Thank you very much! We will :D

Fawnix wrote on 12/18/2016

Thank you Xufu and all those who contribute to this site.

Aranesh

responded on 12/18/2016

You are more than welcome :D

Remte wrote on 12/16/2016

Merry, merry Winter Veil and Christmas aswell as a happy new year then! Shinies everywhere ! :D

Machista wrote on 12/15/2016

I don't know what i would do without this site !
i fell in love with pet battles after visiting :)

Aranesh

responded on 12/15/2016

That makes me very, very happy. Thank you!

Machista responded on 12/17/2016

Could you do a guide on pvp pet battles for new players ?

Gráinne responded on 12/18/2016

Machista, I know Aranesh has said before that he doesn't do enough PvP to write knowledgeably, and keep up with the changing meta.

I recommend Discodoggy as a source of ideas. He has a YouTube channel under that name, and a list of his battles at http://pvppetbattles.com/daily-battle/ He did a two-part video under the title "The Very Best" Oct 24 and 25 2016 showing him playing his strongest teams. You might get ideas from that.

However, the key to winning PvP battles lies in predicting what your opponent is going to do. Your opponent has a Valk, so you expect him to want to lead with that and Haunt. But you have a rabbit, so you can get two rounds of Flurries off, and a Burrow, before the Valk can touch you. But he sees you have a rabbit, so maybe he doesn't start with the Valk. Like that.

I started a friend off into PvP and advised him to stick to very strong, straightforward pets that he knew and understood rather than trying to double-think all the tricky dodgers and swappers and blinders. At the start, you should not worry about winning; just get used to the matches and the timers, and focus on predicting your opponent's moves. He took an Iron Starlette, Bone Serpent, and Nexus Whelpling out, and did pretty well. Remember, you should expect to lose at least half of the time.

With the end of the reign of terror of Graves and the Evil Undead (feat. MPD), lots of pets are viable now, so you are not locked into using the top half-dozen.

Minicurse wrote on 12/11/2016

Just found this site today, love your guides. Any plans on a quick leveling one? know there are plenty of them out there but was just wondering since your guides are easier to follow atleast in my opinion ^_^

Saintgabrial responded on 12/13/2016

Basically just use the guides here that allow you to bring a leveling pet on the team. Depending on what level the leveling pet is, its anywhere from 1 to 7 Pet Tamers a day to level one pet. Also make sure to have your Safari Hat on. Also keep an eye out in the in-game calendar for the Pet Battle bonus even that happens about once a month and a half and runs a week long. Next one is coming up. December 20, 2016 till December 27, 2016. It gives triple the usual EXP.

Genn wrote on 11/24/2016

Hi! Thanks for this very butiful guide.
Can You make in Rematch string add other alternate teams? Its better for search best setup for existing pets.
Like: "Humanoid-Amalia-1", "Humanoid-Amalia-2" and etc.

Aranesh

responded on 11/26/2016

Hey Genn!
Thanks for the comment :-)

I'm not sure however what exactly you would like to see. Would you like to have the number of the alternative of the fight here reflected in the Rematch title? Can you explain me to what benefit? I'm open to any suggestions, I just want to understand what it does and what benefit it will have before implementing things :)

Robert responded on 12/05/2016

What sites and blogs perform searching district interact most on?

Aranesh

responded on 12/05/2016

Uhm.. I don't get it. Please explain

Richard responded on 12/06/2016

Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I'll bookmark your website and take the feeds alsoI am happy to find a lot of useful info here in the post, we need work out more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

Shryla responded on 12/11/2016

Personally I think this is an awesome site and I have had only one first time failure with your strats and it was clearly marked that the rng was a huge issue for that battle - still won on the second try. So Thanks for this really awesome site and great strats.

Aranesh

responded on 12/11/2016

Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad you find it helpful!

Saintgabrial wrote on 11/21/2016

Could you add a Northrend tab. I've been asking around and many people including myself still do the Northrend Pet battle Dailies to level our pets, for they give almost as much EXP as all the rest listed here on this site. I can even provide the Strategies if needed.

Aranesh

responded on 11/22/2016

Hey Saintgabrial! It's very low on my list of possible things to do, I have to admit. Those tamers are for the most part extremely easy to do. Most level 25 pets will manage just fine and it's not very hard to add a level pet to the mix. There are some exceptions, but some of them are already covered in the Elekk Plushie guide.
So for now, I'll have to pass on it because I think some other features of the page are just more useful to the majority. Hope you don't mind!

Shortgrace wrote on 11/20/2016

so I had a pet daily in dalaran last night for Splints Jr. I cant find the pet battle for him on this site is it missing or am i jus overlooking it?

Gráinne responded on 11/20/2016

It's there, under Legion / World Quests.

The name of the quest is Fight Night: Rats! Look for that.

Shortgrace responded on 11/20/2016

ty

Cottonpandÿ wrote on 11/19/2016

Suggestion: On the Legion world quest strategies page, put a note that there is a family familiar achievement attached to those pet battles that have one. That way, the are not inadvertently overlooked.

Saintgabrial responded on 11/21/2016

Here is a great add-on to help with the Family Familiar Achievement.

FamilyFamiliarHelper:
http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info24028-FamilyFamiliarHelper.html

<a href="http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info24028-FamilyFamiliarHelper.html">Link here</a>

This add-on's purpose is to make it easier to see at a glance which pet family has not been used for each tamer for the Family Familiar battle pet achievement.

Also it will open the window for this tracker only if the pet battle your doing is a part of the Family Familiar. So it'll remind you and keep track of the families you've done already.

Cottonpandÿ responded on 11/22/2016

Excellent! Will try that addon out.

TheRenegade wrote on 11/14/2016

Hey there, I am SO glad I found your site. I have been out of WoW since fairly early in WoD and just came back into Legion. Saddened to see that my Rematch had lost all my saved teams and most of the new teams I was finding were including some rare and hard to get pets. Then I found your site!

Oh thank heavens! What a relief, had all of my old teams or at least close enough that it was second nature to pick up where I left off in terms of knowing what I was doing!!

I REALLY appreciate the rematch import links, that is clutch when it comes to making teams. Which leads me into a question/suggestion. What add-ons do you suggest, and it would be nice to have a section dedicated to that on your webpage.

Anyway, keep up the good work!!

Gráinne responded on 11/14/2016

About Addons, I consider
Rematch
Battle Pet Breed ID
Pet Tracker
essential for everyone.

I use Battle Pet Binds, which gives you keybinds for all functions in a battle, but that's a matter of taste. I do admit I have sometimes pressed the wrong button, so that's a downside. ;)

Derangement’s Pet Battle Cooldowns is useful for PvE, though Pet Tracker's display will probably be enough for you. However, I consider it essential for PvP, to keep an eye on the CDs of pets in the backline.

While you are doing Family Familiar, the addon Family Familiar Helper is small and very convenient.

Somebody really, really, really needs to write an addon that creates a save-able/paste-able log of every battle.


TheRenegade responded on 11/15/2016

I was already using Rematch, and Pet Tracker. I'll give the other two a shot. Generally I don't care to much about breed, but when it comes to doing the Family Familiar, it might be handy to have the right ones. I'm pretty close as it is. Just need to snag about a dozen new pets and then do some levelling, but that's cake in Pandaland

Would be nice to have a Xu-Fu add-on. But why bother when Rematch has it all!

Eilistraee responded on 11/22/2016

@Gráinne Thank you! I didnt know Derangement’s Pet Battle Cooldowns and it's great.
Just a tip: if you use elvUI like me you'll have to turn off battlepet skin in elvUI config (/ec > skins > battlepet) because they don't work together making the buttons overlap.

Aranesh

responded on 11/22/2016

Hey TheRenegade! I'm really happy you like the page and find things useful to you!
A section for useful addons is something I want to do, just need to find the time. It will however be pretty much exactly what Gráinne suggested. Those are the most useful and common addons for pet battlers around.

Saintgabrial responded on 11/22/2016

Here are the Battle Pet add-on's I use.

Battle Pet Daily Tamer
To track the Pet Dailies I do. Puts a Green or Blue paw on the map and when I'm done with that tamer the paw goes away til the next day.

BattlePetCount
Best one I found to let me see level, rarity and how many pets I currently have while highlighting them out in the world, during Pet Battles, shops and inventories.

FamilyFamiliarHelper
This add-on's purpose is to make it easier to see at a glance which pet family has not been used for each tamer for the Family Familiar battle pet achievement.

Also it will open the window for this tracker only if the pet battle your doing is a part of the Family Familiar. So it'll remind you and keep track of the families you've done already.

PetBattleTeams
You can make teams for every Pet Tamer out there and then some. I myself have 118 Teams set up. Not sure if there is a limit.

PetJournalEnhanced
Does a better job at filtering you pets and better job at showing pet rarity and what not.

PetTracker
Well to track all those pets you want to find out in the world of Azeroth.

Rarity
Keeps track of the pets (also toys and mounts) that you still need from dungeons, raids and world bosses.


Aranesh

responded on 11/23/2016

Thank you very much for the list! There are some in that I didn't know but that make perfect sense to have (especially the daily tracker ^^).
May I ask why you prefer PetBattleTeams over Rematch? No judging, just curiousity :-)

Saintgabrial responded on 11/23/2016

I have yet to try Rematch. I've heard about it and saw the post above mention it and have looked at it on the site. Just haven't tried yet. Looks like there is a lot to it and not sure if it'll work with all my other add-on's. I'm thinking of trying it this weekend.

Aranesh

responded on 11/26/2016

It should work fine with the others, and is really useful. Can recommend it :-)

Muqaddisa responded on 12/15/2016

I've started from Rematch and I absolutely love it. I use it with Derangement's Pet Battle Cooldowns (to track CDs on enemy team) and Niggles: Pet Teams. I love the way I can save teams, place markers for leveling slots, add leveling slot requirements, create a leveling queue. This setup has proven very useful.
I'm going to try one more thing, which is Rarity - I keep missing some instance and world drop pets, so it might prove very useful.

Saintgabrial wrote on 11/08/2016

First thing I must say is how awesome this site is and my daughter and I use it regularly. She always tries to do all Pet battles her self with no guides but she has helped me and is putting some of her teams on paper to add to your site here.

Two things I'd like to ask if you could possibly add. One is PVP pets and teams. A guide to help others with the know how of what pets are good to use and what combos.

Second is there a way you could add all the older pet tamers. Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms, Outlands for those that are learning and and just doing achievements and what not. As well as Northrend and the few from cataclysm for they also give really good pet EXP for leveling pets. All of witch can be either 2 petted or soloed. During the Pet bonus week I do the Northrend and cata zones to level my pets. I lost my notebook and some strategies I don't remember fully. If they were on this site then everyone as well as I can look right here. I could suggest the strategies I know and once I remember the others fully I can also suggest those.

Thank you for all the hard work you put into this site and for sharing all this info with us.

Aranesh

responded on 11/08/2016

Hello Saintgabrial! Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by regularly!

I'd like to answer your questions here if you don't mind. For PvP I'm not a specialist, and I would not feel comfortable adding a guide if I knew it will never be a really good one. I'd need someone else to write such a guide to add here and keep updated. Since no one is doing that right now, there is no PvP section. I am thinking about a collection of links to PvP guides from other people though!

Regarding the older battles, most of them are so easy (especially the starting zone ones) that almost any level 25 pet can beat them. There are some exceptions like Major Payne, but for most people those are done one time to unlock the further quest chains, and that's it. It would take some considerable time to add these as categories, and while I do want to do that, it's just not a priority right now. There are other areas in which I want to improve the page first, where I think everyone could benefit from much more.

I hope you're not too disappointed, but I prefer to say the exact reasons than to give you some false expectation.

Saintgabrial responded on 11/09/2016

That's fine and sounds reasonable. Thanks

Sela responded on 11/16/2016

If I may be so bold as to but in here, I highly recommend Discodoggy's site for pvp pet battle information: http://pvppetbattles.com/

Lots of great information about pvp pets and even how to build your own pvp pet team.

VonZilla wrote on 11/08/2016

Are the strats made, in some way, to be able to import to Rematch as the teams are?

Aranesh

responded on 11/08/2016

Not automatically, but you can easily copy the strategy table and paste it into a Rematch note :-)

Anonymous responded on 11/10/2016

All good, that does not work well! Note box is not a word editor. Still no worries. Can you play my toon, too!!!???

Love the site -

Kittenhawk responded on 12/11/2016

Hello everyone. I just wanted to respond to this one as I use the rematch strings often and find that the control commands work just fine - once i have clicked the rematch string button on this site, i head into Wow, open up the pet journal, select the teams tab and import, then Ctrl V to paste. Works every time! Also i do the same with the notes, but manually Ctrl C and paste. Hope this works for you.

Thank you to everyone who has built this site it has saved me hours of trial and error and whenever i get stuck i come here. brilliant work :)

please email me when you are ready to do the PVP section, i would be happy to contribute.

best wishes

Kittenhawk

Aranesh

responded on 01/07/2017

Hey Kittenhawk!
Thank you for the offer. You got mail ^^

Mewness wrote on 11/06/2016

Great site, I depend on your guide everyday! But now I'm stuck with the Falcosaur last quest chain - Team Rumble. Hopefully you can update it soon~

Aranesh

responded on 11/06/2016

Hey Mewness!
I'm far from that step myself, making it hard to test :-( And so far I have no idea where to put it up! Will take some time until I have a good idea. Unless you have one perhaps? :-)

Greg wrote on 11/06/2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to make these guides. this has saved me a massive load of time and its simply amazing. Thank you :)

Moikila wrote on 11/06/2016

Hey! First of all thanks for this site, it really speeds ups things and makes everything easier.
I have one suggestions, what about making a PVP tab where you and other people can suggest and show thier pvp pet teams and show thier strategies

Aranesh

responded on 11/06/2016

Hey Moikila!
I considered something like this, but right now my focus is purley on the PvE content. Perhaps in the future!
If you want, check out my blog post outlining my roadmap for the coming months: http://www.wow-petguide.com/index.php?m=1&jumpto=73

Gelmanwar-SH wrote on 11/04/2016

I want to thank you for putting so much effort into this site, for the longest time since coming back after I abandoned the game in Cataclysm I've been working hard on building my pet battle teams, and I recently had my hard drive die and lost my rematch lua file :'( :'( :'( but thanks to your site I now have a huge array of teams to paste and start rebuilding / tuning. The site and teams posted on it will have saved me weeks of effort to get initial teams built again. Thank you soooooo much, was worth more than I could afford to donate sadly I'm a working stiff ;) Thanks again!!

Aranesh

responded on 11/04/2016

Hey Gelmanwar! Thank you so much for the kind words :)
Don't worry about the donation, I appreciate it of course, but the main thing is that the info we are putting together and offering here is helping others!

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