Minipets and Mounts

Companions and mounts found by fishing - including the Magical Crawdad, 'Bucket Pets', and Sea Turtle. Minipets are not only loyal companions - most can be battled against other pets. Mounts can be ridden. On this page:

Bucket Pets

El with Snarly
El with Snarly
Bucket Pets - Chuck's Bucket, Muckbreath's Bucket, Snarly's Bucket, Toothy's Bucket

There are four different "bucket" pets. These pets can only be gained by completing the daily quest, Crocolisks in the City.

All four "bucket" pets perform well in battle, due to their powerful combination of Rip and Blood in the Water abilities. Snarly is generally favoured for its higher health pool.

Giant Sewer Rat

Giant Sewer Rat
Giant Sewer Rat - Caught from Dalaran's Underbelly.
Giant Sewer Rat

Keen Dalaran anglers will notice that rats keep falling into the water of the Underbelly, and that something is eating the fish. That something is a Giant Sewer Rat! For full details, read Dalaran Fishing.

The Giant Sewer Rat performs adequately in battle, but not much better than a wide range of other rats - many of which are easier to obtain.

Land Shark
Land Shark - Sold by Nat Pagle at your Draenor Garrison.

Land Shark

Land Shark

The Pet Journal describes the Land Shark as,

"After birth, newborn sharks quickly flee their hungry mothers. Their early independence makes them dangerous, even while young."

The Land Shark is an Aquatic pet that hovers in a bubble of water, similar to fish pets. The pet is uncommon quality when first learned. Unlike the other items Nat sells, the Land Shark is unbound, so is expected to be tradeable.

Magical Crawdad

Magical Crawdad
Magical Crawdad - Elen with a Magical Crawdad pet.
Mr. Pinchy
  • Use: Mr. Pinchy grants 3 wishes (1 every 4 hours), one possible wish rewards a Magical Crawdad Box containing a Magical Crawdad minipet/companion (Mr. Pinchy binds when caught, but the pet can be caged and resold once learned)
  • Guide to catching »

Mr. Pinchy is a very rare catch from fishing Highland Mixed School, found in Terokkar Forest's elevated lakes. Pinchy will grant the angler three wishes (one every four hours), before dying. There is a chance of gaining a Magical Crawdad pet, a rare minipet pet (illustrated right). For more a detailed guide to catching Mr. Pinchy, see Catching Mr. Pinchy.

The Magical Crawdad is highly rated in battle, with an interesting mix of healing, damage prevention and high attack abilities.

Sea Pony

Sea Pony
Sea Pony - As it appears in Mists of Pandaria.
Sea Pony
  • Teaches: Summon a Sea Pony minipet/companion. Hovers inside a translucent bubble
  • Rare catch from open water and pools around Darkmoon Island (binds when caught, but can be caged and resold once learned)
  • How to catch »

The Sea Pony cannot be mounted - not even by a gnome!

In battle, the Sea Pony has a moderately strong mix of Aquatic abilities, many shared with a range of other Aquatic battle pets.

Sea Turtle

Oom's Sea Turtle
Oom's Sea Turtle
Sea Turtle
  • Teaches: Sea Turtle mount (increases swim speed by 60%)
  • Rarely caught from Northrend, Cataclysm-level and Pandaria pools (binds when caught, not tradable)
  • Full guide to catching »

A very rare Sea Turtle can be caught from Northrend, Cataclysm-level and Pandaria pools. This turtle can be mounted, and ridden. Over water the Sea Turtle gives a 60% increase in speed. It runs at normal speed on land. For detailed catch strategies, read Catching the Sea Turtle Mount.

Strand Crawler

Strand Crawler
Strand Crawler - Minipet, gained from Northrend fishing daily quests.
Strand Crawler

The Strand Crawler performs reasonably in battle, but no better than most other Aquatic crabs - most of which are easier to obtain.

Tiny Carp

Tiny Green Carp
Tiny Green Carp - El with her Tiny Green Carp companion.
Tiny Carp - Tiny Blue Carp, Tiny Green Carp, Tiny Red Carp, Tiny White Carp
  • Teaches: Summon Tiny Blue, Green, Red or White Carp minipets/companions (Carp float in bubbles of water)
  • Rare catches from open water and pools in Pandaria (unbound and fully tradeable)
  • Full guide to catching »

Typically one of the 4 Tiny Carp is possible to catch from any one pool or area of open water in Pandaria. However there are quirks, which are discussed in the guide to Catching Tiny Carp.

All four Carp perform adequately in battle. Some have sets of abilities that are unique among Aquatic pets, so can be powerful against specific enemies.

Tiny Goldfish

Tiny Goldfish
Tiny Goldfish - Anglers Honored minipet. Size is relative.
Tiny Goldfish

A distinctly average Aquatic pet in battle, the Tiny Goldfish offers nothing unusual.

Water Strider

Azure Water Strider
Azure Water Strider - Anglers reward. Moves on water.

Two Water Strider can be gained via fishing, neither directly. The Reins of the Azure Water Strider is sold to Exalted Anglers.

Reins of the Azure Water Strider

The Crimson Water Strider is an identical mount to the Azure Water Strider, except in color: The Crimson Water Strider has red thorax and eyes, with grey-brown body and legs. It is sold by Nat Pagle in at your Garrison Fishing Shack in Draenor.

Reins of the Crimson Water Strider

Rubber Duck

Rubber Duck
Rubber Duck - Playing fetch with a Magical Crawdad.
Rubber Duck

The Rubber Duck is not a pet, but an item that can be used to play "fetch" with a minipet: Using the item places a yellow Rubber Duck on the ground. Your summoned battle/companion pet will fetch the Duck in their mouth. Rubber Ducks are consumed on use.

Several rafts are also available, including the Anglers Fishing Raft. These are not classified as mounts: Rafts provide buffs similar to water-walking. Unlike mounts, rafts can be fished from. For more detail, see Anglers Fishing Raft.

Sources for most minipets here are described in the Quests chapter or on the Fish Finder. The first exception is Mr. Pinchy, whose catch is now described in detail.

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