Introduction

Mr. Pinchy is a rare catch from Highland Mixed School in Terokkar Forest. Each Mr. Pinchy grants 3 wishes, with a 4 hour "cooldown" between wishes. One of his wishes awards you a Magical Crawdad Box containing a minipet. Gaining this minipet awards an achievement, "Mr. Pinchy's Magical Crawdad Box".

Highland Mixed Schools are only found in 3 elevated lakes in Terokkar Forest. These locations all require personal flight to fish effectively.

Mr. Pinchy requires level 55 to use. At least level 70 is recommended to catch Mr. Pinchy. The box below contains tips for lower-level anglers.

At low level: Gummo's video shows how reach Lake Ere'Noru using only an engineers' Parachute Cloak and Rocket Boots Xtreme. Alternatively anglers without flight can be summoned to each lake. To fish pools sustainably, you will need to be continually re-summoned to different lakes, or ensure other anglers fish all the pools in the lakes you cannot reach. Further discussion.

Fishing Highland Mixed Schools

Map of Lakes with Highland Mixed Schools

Highland Mixed School are found in three elevated lakes in Terokkar Forest, Outland:

  1. Blackwind Lake (near Skettis) - 10 pool spawning locations (2 on the western side of the island in the lake, 8 around the edge of the lake).
  2. Lake Ere'Noru (above Allerian Stronghold) - 4 pool spawning locations.
  3. Lake Jorune (above Stonebreaker Hold) - 3 pool spawning locations.

The location of these lakes is shown on the map, right. All three lakes require a flying mount to reach. Due to the way pools spawn, lakes with a small number of pools will often appear to have no pools.

There are a few basic rules to pool spawning that will help you fish for Mr. Pinchy efficiently:

Each pool contains 3, 4, or 5 catches. 65% of the catch will be Furious Crawdad, 17% Golden Darter, and the remainder other items, including Curious Crate, Goldenscale Vendorfish, Inscribed Scrollcase, Mote of Water, Enormous Barbed Gill Trout, Huge Spotted Feltail, and Mr. Pinchy.

The chance of catching Mr. Pinchy is about 0.2%: 1 in 500. However, anything with such a low catch rate is also very variable: You may catch Mr. Pinchy almost immediately, or it might take thousands of catches.

The open water in these areas contains the same fish as other parts of Terokkar Forest - Barbed Gill Trout, Golden Darter and Spotted Feltail. Mr. Pinchy is not caught from open water - you must fish Highland Mixed Schools.

For a basic introduction to pool fishing, read Equipment and Pools.

Mr. Pinchy and Magical Crawdad

Magical Crawdad

Mr. Pinchy will grant 3 wishes, with a 4 hour "cooldown" between wishes. The description reads:

"Use: Speak with Mr. Pinchy and be granted a Wish! Maybe something good...maybe something bad...Mr. Pinchy does not know!"

Using Mr. Pinchy triggers the spell cast "Make a Wish". The results are randomly one of:

Each wish has a roughly equal chance of being granted, so the chance of gaining a Magical Crawdad is about 20% per wish (also see box below).

Mr. Pinchy is not unique, so you can have more than one in your inventory at once. However, all Mr. Pinchys share the same cooldown, so only one can be used every four hours.

Like other fish, it is not possible to group-loot Mr. Pinchy. Both Mr. Pinchy and the Magical Crawdad Box are Soulbound. However, learned Magical Crawdad pets can be caged and traded, allowing non-anglers to gain the pet.

On the chance of gaining a Magical Crawdad from one Mr. Pinchy, Worgtastic writes: "You have to figure out the chance of not getting him on three draws, then subtract it from 1 (giving you the actual probability). So it'd be: 1- [(4/5)(4/5)(4/5)]. Comes out to 1-(64/125) or .488 or 48.8%. Roughly a coin flip."
Mr. Pinchy is assumed to be a reference to Homer Simpson's pet lobster of the same name in The Simpsons.

Strategy

The average catch rate for Mr. Pinchy is about 1 in 500 catches, and it may take several Mr. Pinchys before he grants you a minipet: Expect to invest a lot of time catching this. You will struggle to get more than 100 catches an hour from pools.

If several anglers are fishing, pools may be emptied faster than they respawn. Where possible, avoid fishing when you see other anglers in the area - everyone will spend more time searching for fresh pools.

A good search strategy can help. Start in the lake with the most pools (Blackwind Lake) because initially the chance of a pool spawning here is more than twice the other lakes. Once you have fished a pool empty, you'll know not to check that location for at least another 10 minutes, perhaps longer. That may alter the search pattern, since you now have a smaller set of possible spawning locations to watch. In extreme cases, you can sometimes fish all three or four pools in the smaller lakes in quick succession, which removes the need to check that lake completely for a period of time.

Blackwind Lake is surrounded by level 70-ish monsters, so combat may be involved. There are also some elite monsters patrolling the area, which you may need to avoid. Those able to walk on water (such as Priests and Shamen) can fish while standing in the lake, and so avoid most monsters completely.

Mr. Pinchy may be a great minipet, but he won't help you travel.

Learn More

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Comments about Catching Mr. Pinchy

Below are readers' comments about "Catching Mr. Pinchy":

Mr. Pinchy's Wishes

  1. Deathxtreme, May 2008:

    I was unable to find a post that collaborated the results of Mr. Pinchy's wishes so I thought I'd start the forum post myself. (There is one post here about what people have gotten from Mr. Pinchy, but it's not useful for getting statistical information about Mr. Pinchy's wishes out of it. There is also a post on Thottbot, but that post is also difficult to read and get statistical information out of) While the possible results of Mr. Pinchy's wishes are well known and documented on this website as well as others, there seems be no information on the statistics (i.e. results) of the 3 wishes. Personally, I'm trying to get the elusive status symbol that is the Magical Crawdad Box (on my alt Bradd) and have yet to see what the chances of getting it is. In the spirit of the Daily Quest Fish Catch Rate, I was hoping people could post the results of Mr. Pinchy's wishes.

    Posts should be formatted in the following format (for clarity's sake):

    Mr. Pinchy #: Wish Result 1, Wish Result 2, Wish Result 3

    If you've caught multiple Mr. Pinchy's, please post the results for each Mr. Pinchy's wishes separately. (If you forgot what all you've gotten, just start with whatever Mr. Pinchy number you're currently on)

    Wish results should be posted as the following:

    Benevolent = Benevolent Mr. Pinchy
    Furious = Furious Mr. Pinchy
    Gift = Mr. Pinchy's Gift (Containing Mana & Healing Potions)
    Pet = Magical Crawdad Box
    Blessing = Mr. Pinchy's Blessing

    On Deathxtreme, my results were:

    Mr. Pinchy 1: Gift, Benevolent, Pet

    I'll post the results of Bradd, my alt, later tonight after I make my third wish...

  2. Slavaa, May 2008:

    You may want to have people decide to post the results Before they get the wishes, that way people won't decide "Wow, a magical Crawdad pet! the folks on the forums have gotta see this." then creating a bias sample

  3. Deathxtreme, May 2008:

    On Bradd,

    Mr. Pinchy 2: Gift, Blessing, Blessing

  1. Anadjet, May 2008:

    On the one Mr. Pinchy that I've ever caught:

    2 Magical Crawdads (yes, I actually had to sell one - to a vendor! QQ!) and the gift box.

  2. Kalarnis, May 2008:

    Mr. Pinchy 1: Benevolent , Pet, Blessing
    Mr. Pinchy 2: Pet, Gift, Blessing

  3. Shircon, May 2008:

    Mr. Pinchy 1= Furious Pinchy,Pet....3 still to come

  4. BooMmx, May 2008:

    1. benevolent
    2. pet
    3. gift

    thats mine but more pinchys are sure to come ^_^

  5. fahsky, May 2008:

    Wish #1: Gift
    Wish #2: Pet
    Wish #3: Blessing

  6. Deathxtreme, May 2008:

    I just caught my 4th Mr. Pinchy yesterday (patch 2.4.2) and when I caught him, there was a confirmation box that I had to click to confirm catching him. Was this added back to the game in the most recent patch? I thought the "This item is bind on pickup" box was eliminated from fishing. Also, I haven't gotten to catch any rare fish in the Stranglethorn fishing tournament since the 2.4.2 patch but am wondering if the confirmation box has been added back for them as well? Any thoughts / observations on this?

    EDIT - The BOP confirmation box was indeed added for all the rare fish in the 2.4.2 patch.

  7. Deathxtreme, May 2008:

    On Bradd,

    Mr. Pinchy 3: Benevolent, Furious, Gift

  8. samboda, June 2008:

    Got my first Mr. Pinchy today at 22:40.

    1st wish - furious mr. pinchy

    Edit:

    2nd wish - pet :P

    Edit 2:

    3rd wish - furious mr. pinchy

  9. Leonie, June 2008:

    I caught my only Mr. Pinchy several months ago. My wishes were:

    1. Furious
    2. Gift
    3. Benevolent

    Given that fishing like a mad woman was the first thing I did when the expansion was released and it took me months to get a Pinchy, I was pretty put out when my husband fished up two with seemingly little time invested, and less than max fishing skill. I didn't note the results (was too disgusted), but I know his first Pinchy, like mine, did not grant the pet. Needless to say, he got the pet from the second one and is feeling pretty smug.

    Edit Friday, June 13th: Well, I shouldn't have tried my last wish on my second Mr. Pinchy on an "unlucky" day, I guess:

    1. Gift
    2. Benevolent
    3. Gift

    >.<

  10. Tsathoggua, June 2008:

    Mr. Pinchy #1 - Blessing, Furious, Furious.

  11. Shumei, June 2008:

    Mr Pinchy 1:

    Gift, Benevolent Mr Pinchy, Pet

  12. quintessenzz, June 2008:

    Few days ago i caught not one but two! Mr Pinchy's in the space of 30 mins.
    I have only used the wishes on one of them for the time being. He gave me:
    pet, gift, Benevolent Mr Pinchy

  13. Calsh, June 2008:

    My first Mr. Pinchy ever netted me:

    • Blessing
    • Blessing
    • Benevolent

    ... sigh. Guess I'll have to catch another one to get my pet.

  14. Zahngril, June 2008:

    Sadly enough my first Mr. Pinchy, caught last weekend, didn't give up the pet... /cry
    I received:

    1. Blessing
    2. Blessing
    3. Furious

  15. Mitzy, June 2008:

    MY first and only Mr. Pinchy gave

    1. Pet
    2. Blessing
    3. Benevolent

  16. Darked, June 2008:

    Pinchy #1:

    1. Gift
    2. Furious
    3. Benevolent

    and funny is today I caught two of Mr. Pinchy and still have CD from the first :-)

    EDIT: caught the third in line today ... OMG

    http://www.tomsige.cz/wow/pinchy.jpg

    Pinchy #2 :

    1. Furious
    2. Benevolent
    3. Furious

  17. Banyuls, June 2008:

    wish 1: Blessing
    wish 2: Furious
    wish 3: Blessing

    Guess i'll just have to wait another millenium for the pet

I did it! I did it!

  1. Longhunter, April 2008:

    I caught Mr. Pinchy last night SWEET! For weeks trying I got him and right before this jerk cow whirlwinds me, then kills me :( But I got Mr. Pinchy!

    I have not used him yet. I will wait till this weekend I don't want to loss him if I die.

    Longhunter

  2. Pipre, April 2008:

    I was tanking Prince in karazhan about two months after BC came, before people really new about mr. Pinchy. I went to click on a potion and accidentally summoned Angry Mr. Pinchy, who proceeded to own one of my fellow priests who wasn't pay attention to her own health!

    It was the most glorious wipe ever.

  3. Balazar, April 2008:

    Heh, that makes me want to save my next Mr. Pinchy for a dungeon run!

  1. Longhunter, April 2008:

    lawl i think i just peed myself reading that post! thats great last night i used Mr.P in SSC and he gave me a health buff like a flask sad to becuse i had to rebuff my self

  2. Calabar, April 2008:

    Mr. Pinchy has a wicked sense of humor. I have two 70 characters with high enough fishing to try for him. One finally caught Mr. Pinchy. Three wishes later no pet. My second character finally caught Mr. Pinchy. Three wishes later no pet. My first character caught a second Mr. Pinchy. His second wish gave him his pet. Woot! But then so did his third wish. And of course it’s BoP so he had to let it go since two pets would do him no good. My second character is very jealous. She has yet to catch a second Mr. Pinchy.

  3. Maidenhair, April 2008:

    My first Mr. Pinchy gave me the Crawdad on the second wish. I have since caught him two more times and got another Crawdad on the second one. I still haven't used all the wishes....I'm hoarding them in my bags for just the right opportunity! (Okay, I admit it, I almost always forget to use them. I love the idea of doing it in Karazhan, though... will try to remember to tonight, when we finish clearing. Maybe during Netherspite... ah, that would cause quite a stir!!! :)

  4. oropher, April 2008:

    Congratulations to all of you. I am new to the boards, but have been a fishing nut for a long time. I have caught Mr. Pinchy 6 times. No bs: One lucky morning I actually caught him twice on THE SAME LURE (different pools). Should have bought a freakin' lottery ticket that day.

    Can you have more than one magical crawdad out of the box at the same time? I tried it by clicking box 1 and then box 2, but the one pet just went away when i clicked box 2. Ended up throwing out the 2nd box (bag space ya know).

    The best boss fight so far where I got Benevolent Mr. Pinchy was Curator. Mr. Pinchy won't attack till you get damage, and that took a little while (I'm a mage), but once he got going he added his sunders in, and we burned curator down easily on the 2nd evocation.

  5. Huenninjarin, April 2008:

    I love this site and thought I'd share my unbelievably lucky and random Mr. Pinchy story. I just got my epic flyer last night, and a couple of hours ago I decided to fly myself back to Shattrath on my awesome speedy gryphon rather than take the taxi from Allerian Stronghold after doing the Skettis daily. I had read about Mr. Pinchy on this site before but I definitely wasn't thinking about casting for him until I flew over Lake Jorune. "Ah", I thought to myself, "this must be one of those rare lakes where you have unbelievable odds to catch Mr. Pinchy. If nothing else, maybe I'll catch something that I can cook to gain those last 2 points and get maxed out to 375. "
    So I clicked on my fish finder, equipped my fishing hat and pole, and activated a +100 lure. My fishing skill is currently at roughly 330, with gear bringing it up to about 452 total. Fished the first Highland Mixed School and caught a couple of Furious Crawdad, cool. Also got a couple of the ubiquitous and almost-worthless barbed Gill Trout, oh well.
    On my 5th cast ever into a Highland Mixed School, I got Mr. Pinchy! I couldn't believe it! So I quickly equipped my helm and weapons and activated him cautiously just in cause he was furious... and got the +500 health buff. Not as cool as getting a pet, but still not too bad overall.
    I do seem to have some crazy luck in this game every once in awhile - I got a Tiny Crimson Whelpling off my first-ever red whelp kill in Wetlands (and promptly used it without realizing just how rare it was), an Emerald Whelp on my 5th or 6th whelp kill in Swamp of Sorrows, and seem to get really high greed roll numbers more often than most people when I run instances. :)

  6. Gwydaine, April 2008:

    I got Mr. Pinchy after a long run of fishing. I had caught more then my fair share of Crawdads. I know it was well over 300 Crawdads as this was my main sorce of Gold for my Holy Priest. I Thought for sure I was never going to catch him let alone catch the pet but I got him on second wish

  7. Helgie, April 2008:

    I was doing some extreme fishing on my level 62 priest up in skettis on my fourth pool I cought Mr.P man was I glad :)

    was a bit scared about using him if the elite would pop on me but extreme fishing had to be uber extreme so I used it and a lvl 62 non elite popped on me so I guess the non elite guy is the same level as the user of Mr.P´s wishes :)

  8. Gummo, April 2008:

    That seems to be new information; all the sources I checked just say Furious Mr. Pinchy is level 70, instead of the player's level.

  9. Helgie, April 2008:

    well new information it is :) been fishing like a mad man these days my first character to take up these professions and I like them more then leveling but I want an flying mount to be able to get to skettis more easyer :)

  10. Calabar, April 2008:

    How did you get to one of the pools to fish for Mr. Pinchy? Everything I’ve read says that we have to have a flying mount to reach any of them. Has one of the recent patches added pools at ground level? If so I’d love to know where. I have a lot of characters that are between levels 60 and 69 who would be happy to try for a magical crawdad of their very own.

  11. Helgie, April 2008:

    extreme fishing requires extreme methods

    abusing my friends to summon me up there and protect me was the way I did it :)

  12. el, April 2008:

    Technically, this is possible at level 35, the lowest level you can gain enough skill to fish there (albeit, with get-aways). You can be summoned to each of the lakes.

    But this brings a whole new meaning to the term "extreme anglin'":

    The pools are spread across three different lakes, so to fish pools sustainably, you'll need to be summoned to each lake. So you'll need to keep a full summoning team on hand while you fish. But then you're going to need some help fighting off all those level 70 monsters. Alternatively, you'll need to pair with a level 70 angler who fishes the pools in the lakes you aren't fishing. This would be fine for a quick farming session. But chances are you'll be fishing for days (certainly a lot of hours) before you catch Mr. Pinchy.

    The guide to catching Pinchy states 70 for non-druids, because that's what is needed to follow the guide, which assumes solo fishing. Seriously attempting this prior to 70 is insanely difficult, unless you are very lucky, like Helgie.

  13. Helgie, April 2008:

    yea I must say I wasnt expecting to catch Pinchy I was going for the mixed highland schools to get fish to get my cooking from 360 to 375 :)

  14. Calabar, April 2008:

    Technically, this is possible at level 35, the lowest level you can gain enough skill to fish there (albeit, with get-aways). You can be summoned to each of the lakes.

    Currently Lake Ere'Noru (above Allerian Stronghold) has no mob spawns around it. At least I’ve never seen any in all the time I’ve fished there. Only four pools spawn in it, but if one was fishing with a seldom used alt he/she could leave the character there and log in from time to time and fish any pools that have spawned.

    But this lake requires 405 fishing skill to cast. So, as you said, this could conceivably done with a level 35 character with 300 fishing, a +100 lure and something like a big iron fishing pole (+20). But I would recommend level 45 at least so that the character could read Master Fishing - The Art of Angling and be gaining fishing skill while trying for Mr. Pinchy.

    However, this could still be problematic. The character will fill up his/her bags with Furious Crawdads, Golden Darter and motes of water. And that’s assuming the player destroys everything else fished up. They could destroy these as well, but at over a gold each in the AH I’d be loathe to do so. On top of this the player will have to be re-supplied with +100 lures. Of course if the player has a second account with a character on a flying mount, or a friend with the same, it’s all good.

  15. Trokair, April 2008:

    The above-mentioned lake can be reached without a summon or a flying mount.

    If you go through Auchindoun there is a village of those Skettis bird creatures that you can cut through. With some creative jumping over the mountain that is not very difficult you can get to the lake above Allerian.

    I used to fish up there from about lv 65 on once I discovered this.

  16. Elfarrow, November 2009:

    Lake Ere'Noru is where I caught Mr. Pinchy. I too was just trying level my fishing and cooking up on Highland Mixed Schools. My fishing was 356, no lures, using Seth's Graphite Fishing Pole (+20 Fishing), no other gear. I was getting a lot of junk but got him on my 87th cast. I was fishing both the open water and the pools, just trying to level and hoping to get lucky. I had fished all 3 lakes about 2 schools each, then came back to Ere'Noru and got it in a respawn pool there. I also got lucky and got the pet with my first wish. Not sure what the others will be yet, but I will update this thread when I find out. Best of luck with your anglin'! --Gnometosser, Death Knight 66, Emerald Dream

  17. Pesha, December 2009:

    Got Mr. Pinchy at the second pool I stopped at, fishing at lvl 183 with a +20 rod.
    Got the magical crawdad pet on my first wish! Thanks to this guide for telling me to fish in the pools, I had been fishing in open water for an hour previous to reading that here.

    I'm gonna go tame a red crabby to be his friend :D

    -Pesha, lvl70, Bloodelf Hunter-Exodar

Mr. Pinchy is the Devil!

  1. Regirumm, January 2008:

    Every weekend I go out to Sketis and the other two lakes and mass produce over 300 Crawdads . I've been doing this for over two months. My total is getting near 2000 crawdads, and still no Mr. Pinchy. My fishing is 505, so he isn't getting away. Anyone who has caught him please add input.

  2. Hy, January 2008:

    You have to really like fishing. Or you can try to be zen about it. But working numbers will only give you statistical probabilities.

  3. Balazar, January 2008:

    Just keep on fishing. You may have run into a bad luck streak - such things happen.

    I've caught 943 Crawdads, and 2 Mr. Pinchy's, which seems to be about average.

  1. el, January 2008:

    Indeed; you are simply unlucky. WoW is rather unforgiving about very rare drops/catches. I've gone for over 1000 catches, only to get two Mr. Pinchy from the same pool. I guess the process is random, when it perhaps shouldn't be so random: Ideally the chance of catching it should increase the more you try, then there would be a better correlation between effort and result.

  2. Hiltje, January 2008:

    I have a friend who caught Mr. Pinchy and received TWO pets out of her three chances. Random drops are indeed very strange things!

  3. Mathiaspohto, January 2008:

    This far managed to catch Mr. Pinch 4 times, pet came from 11th wish :-S
    Total Crawdad catches are nearing 4000 pcs.
    Crazy fisher :-D

  4. Balazar, January 2008:

    Well, just caught my third Mr. Pinchy last night. My 7th wish was a bust, let's hope I get the pet by number nine.

  5. panetar, February 2008:

    I just caught Mr Pinchy last night for the first time. For what its worth, I was on my third Highland Mixed School in Lake Jorune.

    I have been giving serious attention to catching this illusive crustacean ever since I was shamed into finishing maxing out my fishing skill (about the last three months for atleast an hour a day).

    I find the fish finder makes fishing much more enjoyable, both in terms of fish caught (Furious Crawdads and Golden Darters (got to take care of your priests)) and fishing in the correct locations.

    I have not attempted to see what luck Mr. Pinchy will bring me, the first wish will be tonight.

    I will keep you advised.

  6. Balazar, February 2008:

    Alas, by way of update - no luck on my third Mr. Pinchy. Hopefully, when I get #4… although I note that competition for the pools seems to be on the increase on my server.

  7. panetar, February 2008:

    Well, by way of update.....

    Wish Number One - the gift box with 5 Super Healing Potions and 5 Super Mana Potions.

    :-(

    Wish Number Two - Furious Mr. Pinchy. He died a lonely death in Netherstorm.

    :-( :-(

    Wish Number Three - The Magical Pet Carrier containing, yep, you guessed it, a Mr. Pinchy pet!!!

    :-) :-) :-)

  8. Dasvampyr, February 2008:

    Well, my friends say that I'm Mr.Impossible Drop Rate:

    in 1201 Furious Crawdads I've already got 4 Mr.Pinchy. Out of those 4 I've received so far 5 Magical Crawdads (a pity they are soulbound. would have made some gold :P)

    Oh, and the 1st Magical Crawdad got it on my 1st wish from the 1st Mr.Pinchy

  9. kafromet, February 2008:

    It's definitely random. I was sick this weekend and did nothing but fish to hit 375. Once I got there I started fishing Highland Mix....and caught Mr. P on my 4th or 5th cast. :)

    No luck on my first wish, got Furious Mr. P.

  10. Gihelle, March 2008:

    I'm worse then you...

    I got 2 Mr. Pinchies for now (just finished the wishes in my first one) and no pet yet. Got 2 Benevolents and 1 Flask on my first Pinchy.

    I've fished around 500 Crawdads for now. Probably I'll be doing it more.

    My husband was a little better: He fished more then me and got 1 Pinchy, but managed to get the Magical Crawdad on the last wish.

  11. Stephenn, March 2008:

    I caught Mr Pinchy again a few days ago. This is my second time for him. The first time I did not get the pet. So far this time:

    Mr. Pinchy's Gift (Mana and Heath Potions)
    Furious Mr Pinchy. Which we killed in Maiden's room in Karazhan.

    One more try for the pet.

  12. Stephenn, March 2008:

    YAY! I got the Magical Crawdad Box on the third wish!

    FINALLY!

  13. Gihelle, March 2008:

    Got the Crawdad on the first wish of my second Pinchy. :)

    I'm looking forward to release my pinchy today on Leotheras when he's splitting at 15%, what do you think?

  14. Trokair, March 2008:

    I caught Mr. Pinchy yesterday!

    I've been trying on and off since last September. I caught him in Lake Jo'Rune off the dock.

    Used him at our guild meeting last night and got the Magical Crawdad Box. WoohoooO!!!!!!

  15. Xristinaki, March 2008:

    I caught Mr Pinchy twice in 20 minutes. That happened at 9/3/2008 in the afternoon. This makes the 8th catch of Mr Pinchy. I have 5 of them in my bank because i already got the pet.

  16. Grewyn The Fisherman, December 2008:

    I did one day full of solid grinding (to get to 380 fishing) and then one day full of solid Highland Mixed Pool grinding, got my first Pinchy at 8:43 Pacific Standard Time on Saturday December 13, though I was terribly upset when my frist wish wasn't the pet (lol). I have to wait a whole nother day before I get to see a Crawdad Box (Hopefully)

  17. Hallcyon, February 2011:

    Yeah just randomly fished from a Mixed Highland School and got him on the third cast, I just feel bad for the 2 month guy up top

Pray for me

  1. NiceBloke, February 2009:

    Just caught my 4th Pinchy. So out of a total possible 12 wishes.

    10th wish......still no pet. (Pinchy's gift)

    11th wish....still no pet (Pinchy's gift)

    12th wish....P I N C H Y ! ! ! ! !

  2. yessyessyess, February 2009:

    got my mr pinchy on my first cast, and got my pet on the first wish! although it took me over 3000 casts to get the sewer rat... you know what they say - lucky in crawdads, unlucky in rats...

    Im prayin for ya tho! (even tho i never pray!)

  3. Thelne, February 2009:

    Best of luck NiceBloke. I know your pain...it took me 3 Mr. Pinchy's and I got it on my second wish. Hang in there...he's an awesome pet.

  1. Triseult, February 2009:

    I tell ya, the Magical Crawdad pet really stands out. Much more than the Giant Rat. So hang in there and good luck. :)

  2. Talathan, February 2009:

    yessyessyess wrote:

    ... you know what they say - lucky in crawdads, unlucky in rats...

    Oh geez, I hope you're wrong. I got a sewer rat on my very first cast in Dalaran! (Other than when I was fishing for coins, that is)

  3. NiceBloke, February 2009:

    Next wish gone - still no pet

    Only one wish left :(

  4. Zeich, February 2009:

    Ouch. That sucks. I got it on my first wish from my first Pinchy :/

  5. Shimarenda, February 2009:

    Sorry to hear that, NiceBloke.

  6. Leny, February 2009:

    Hope you get your pinchy. Ive also been getting anoyed with the drop chances, one of my guildys got a dark herring on his first cast when i was at about 1k... than he went and got pinchy in 25 catches and on first wish

  7. NiceBloke, February 2009:

    OMG! I actually got the pet! My 12th wish in total.

    Never again will I have to fly round those damn pools with my fingers crossed.

    Never again will I have to think that the *next* pool is the one.

    Never will I have to get miffed with that damn Dwarf Hunter that always seems to fish from *my* pools.

    This is my 67th Mini Pet on a single character.

    Now all I need is the rat and the elusive Muckbreath.......

  8. Triseult, February 2009:

    Yaaaaay! I felt for you and was hoping you had good news on this wish. :)

    Good luck with the rat! At least when you get it, you get it... No fishing up Pinchy only to see it was in vain a few days later!!

  9. towelie, September 2012:

    I got Mr. Pinchy in one cast and then got the Magical Crawdad pet on the first opening. Feel free to hate me (rofl) as well as scrutinize my evidence (a screen shot detailing it all): http://imgur.com/rb6jz

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