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. Kisu's Avatar
    Super cute cub :3
  1. Zsman's Avatar
    Ohh! That one was a cutie...
  1. shammage's Avatar
    ahahahahahhah
  1. rodrigobaio's Avatar
    Now the Bli$$ want to take our money from pets... Just keep the old system, one pet to one account and not one pet for only one char.Dont need fucking all....Really... Bli$$... what shame.
  1. coolsnowman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lion View Post
    And then what would that person do with 2 Cubs? Try to sell them? It would cost the seller a lot of time and effort to sell the Cubs and no guaranteed value. Obviously that would never work.
    This way some people also can sell them for real money via Paypall cheaper than Bliz. So people m8 get in game stuf with Dolars an Euros. If that happens it would be begining of dark days of WoW ingame economy. But eventually people will get bored from this pet and look for new one.
  1. Chesare's Avatar
    Awwwww, cute pet! Love him! Maybe I'll win for once? hehe
  1. Mazzic518's Avatar
    One on Laughing Skull Alliance for 18k
  1. Tomia's Avatar
    I need help buying this new Guardian Cub pet. I notice ALL pet, mount, gametime, etc in the blizzstore have a button "Add To Cart" but for some reason the new pet Guardian Cub doesnt have one instead it has "Redeem in BatleNet" Gaurdian Cub pet is the only one which has that button. No matter how much I click it nothing happens, also tried right click and see the options there isnt anything like example open in new tab or open link, etc As if its just a regular picture. I want to buy this pet but as what I stated it wont work. I tried doble clicking nothing happens, I tried single click none happens, I tried spam clicking still nothing. Then I notice a guildy already have it and he doesnt seem to have the same problem. What could have cause this prob to me??Also in the status bar of my internet explorer says Javascript:void(0)Im using internet explorer 9 (9.0.3)
  1. peterpan007's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by QwertySham View Post
    Wierd, wonder why they put a 24 hour bind to it?
    For the hangover to wear off
  1. Vardjavi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ursiel View Post
    Sometimes I dream about cheese.


    Cheddar? Norwegian Jarlsberger? Camembert perhaps?

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