MMO-Champion - Guardian Cub Tradable Pet Now Available!
Update - You will have to wait 24H before you can see one at the Auction House, it comes with a bind on pickup lasting 24H.


Guardian Cub Tradable Pet Now Available!
The new Guardian Cub pet is now available, and you can trade it and sell it at the auction house!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Now available in the Pet Store: the new and titanically cute Guardian Cub companion. Orphaned by its titan creators, the fledgling Guardian Cub has taken wing to look for a happy home. Adopt one today and it will stay by your side through thick and thin, following your character just about anywhere your adventures take you—even into the skies of Azeroth.

The Guardian Cub is the Pet Store's first tradable pet, meaning it can be swapped between characters in-game or given as a gift to guildmates, friends, family, or that special someone (after a cooldown period -- see below). Due to his finicky nature, each Guardian Cub will only give its allegiance to one owner, meaning it’s a one-time-use pet that permanently binds to a single character. Be sure to choose a master wisely.

The Guardian Cub is available now in the Pet Store. Check out the mini-FAQ below for more information on how this flying friend differs from other Pet Store companions.


Q: How does the Guardian Cub pet work? How is it different from other Pet Store pets?
Unlike the other Pet Store companions, the Guardian Cub is a tradable, one-time-use pet that permanently binds to a single character upon use. When you purchase the Guardian Cub from the online store, the character you designate will receive a bind-on-use item in his or her in-game mailbox, which can then be added to the character’s inventory. You can either use the item yourself to permanently add the pet to your character's collection (consuming the item in the process), or -- after an initial 24-hour cooldown period -- you can trade the item to another player so he or she can add it to one of their character's collections. Note that once the pet has been added to a character's Companions list, it can no longer be traded, so make sure you're giving the cub a happy home.

Q: Will I be able to carry more than one Guardian Cub at a time?
While a character can only have one Guardian Cub in his or her Companions list, you can have as many in your inventory as you like. Please note that Guardian Cub items do not stack, so each one will take up a bag or bank slot.

Q: How much will the Guardian Cub cost in the Pet Store?
The Guardian Cub will be priced the same as the other Pet Store pets ($10 USD). All sales of the Guardian Cub are final -- no refunds will be given once a purchase is made.

Q: Why did you decide to make the Guardian Cub tradable?
Since the introduction of the Pet Store, many players have been asking for ways to get the companions we offer there without having to spend real-world cash. By making the Guardian Cub tradable (much like the BoE mounts from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game), players interested in the new pet will have fun, alternative in-game ways to get one. In addition to trading the pet, players can give the Guardian Cub as a gift to another character for a special occasion; guild leaders can use them to reward members for a job well done; and so on. We also hope this change will help reduce the number of incidents of scamming via trading for invalid pet codes.

Q: Could I put the Guardian Cub up on the auction house to try to make some gold if I wanted to?
While our goal is to offer players alternative ways to add a Pet Store pet to their collection, we’re ok with it if some players choose to use the Guardian Cub as a safe and secure way to try to acquire a little extra in-game gold without turning to third-party gold-selling services. However, please keep in mind that there's never any guarantee that someone will purchase what you put up for sale in the auction house, or how much they'll pay for it. Also, it’s important to note that we take a firm stance against buying gold from outside sources because in most cases, the gold these companies offer has been stolen from compromised accounts. (You can read more about our stance here.) While some players might be able to acquire some extra gold by putting the Guardian Cub in the auction house, that’s preferable to players contributing to the gold-selling “black market” and account theft.

Q: Are you changing the other available Pet Store pets (e.g. Lil' Ragnaros, the Pandaren Monk) to work this way?
No, the other available Pet Store pets will continue to work as they always have.

Q: What about future Pet Store pets?
It's too early to say how we'll handle future Pet Store pets. We made this change in response to feedback from players looking for alternate ways to get the Pet Store pets, and we're always looking into other opportunities for improvement. We're interested in hearing what players think of the Guardian Cub, and we hope you'll have fun with this new flying friend.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Guardian Cub Tradable Pet Now Available! started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 170 Comments
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Hmm, getting more and more reports of people getting "An error has occured" or something when trying to buy it. Guess I'll be waiting then.
  1. Athellion's Avatar
    Damn... this pet looks awesome!
  1. Pumps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Archijs View Post
    They should cost around 20000G, as far as I can see it.
    Is that all? Its not worth it.
  1. lizon's Avatar
    The pet's eyes are so big. O.O I think the're larger than the eyes on the mount.
  1. AzuiKe's Avatar
    Suplol, pet's are for sale again!
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    all your pets are accessible by all chars in MoP
  1. Bacarra's Avatar
    Mine's gone through, but the order is sitting as Queued. Unusual for a digital download...
  1. Ghost Note's Avatar
    This is either going to be awesome or terrible. No gray area
  1. lios's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Archijs View Post
    They should cost around 20000G, as far as I can see it.
    LOL. If you go by gold seller prices, they should be 10k, but if you go by supply and demand, I would be surprised if they fetch over 5k. Of course, the first day they might be more expensive, and then everyone realises that the 24 hour cooldown was so they wouldn't notice 5000 people bought it on their realm and it's worthless
  1. Mazul's Avatar
    Im also getting the "An error has occured" :-/
  1. Torrigan's Avatar
    This Guardian Cub will go great along side my other 157 pets! It will be nice being able to trade it in-game!
  1. Hodari's Avatar
    Awesome looking companion pet!
  1. The Glitch's Avatar
    Whheeeee, I love this little guy Hopefully the pet store starts working soon, but seriously.. when MoP come out I have alot of naming to do... 186 pets, and no doubt more than that before it does come out >
  1. spasticyellowrat's Avatar
    FINALLY a pet that will match my mount!
  1. Shofie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KoolKidKaos View Post
    They shouldn't be worth more then 5k gold, they only cost 10 bucks.
    This, and I think even that is pretty high, to be honest. People predicting higher prices don't seem to really remember that it only sells for $10, so ridiculous thousands and thousands of dollar price tags are highly unlikely after the initial introduction of people flooding them onto the auction house. (And the market is likely to come down really low in the first few weeks after it's introduced)
  1. stevethebeave's Avatar
    Stone. Of. Jordan. That is all.
  1. Ezio Auditore Da Firenze's Avatar
    I just bought 2 of them and it told me to relog but there not in my mailbox.. is there some sort of cooldown before its mailed to you or something?
  1. wiffles's Avatar
    Pick me please! xXx
  1. Sharrel's Avatar
    aww it's cute. the original pics didn't look so good. so not wasting real money on one though
  1. dexterm's Avatar
    Looks so nice

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