MMO-Champion - Pet Battle System now on Beta Realms (Early Version)


Pet Battle System now on Beta Realms (Early Version)
This build of the beta introduced a very early version of the Pet Battle System!


I want to be the very best!
Picking up Pet Battle Training on the beta is pretty easy, all you need to do is visit the trainer in your capital city and pick up the 2 abilities.



Update - Almost forgot about those, added something about the Pet Battle Masters.

Tracking Pets
The pet tracking changed slightly since our first preview, you now track 2 types of pets: the ones that you can't capture and are only here to let you gain XPs will show up as a small yellow dot on your map. The ones you can actually capture will show up with an easily noticeable green icon and will be flagged as capturable in their tooltip.



Fight!
The fight is started by right clicking a pet creature when you're in range (approximately 30 yards). The camera will rotate around your character and the game will switch to Pet Battle mode. From this screen you can:

  • See the status of all your pets at the top left of your screen.
  • Control the abilities of your active pet at the bottom.
  • Switch between pets and see them by clicking the 4th icon on the bar.
  • Capture pets when they're low on life!
  • You can also surrender but that sounds pretty wimpy to be honest.
The battle is pretty simple, weaknesses and strengths are already implemented and if you pick the wrong type of pet you will get your ass kicked pretty fast. It ends whenever the enemy is defeated or captured.



Pet Battle Masters
The Pet Battle System will also have fights against NPCs, some of the achievements datamined last night point to "Pet Battle Masters" that you have to defeat on every continent.

Category Name Points
Pet BattlesTaming Eastern Kingdoms
Defeat all of the master pet tamers in Eastern Kingdoms.
0
Pet BattlesTaming Kalimdor
Defeat all of the master pet tamers in Kalimdor.
0
Pet BattlesTaming Northrend
Defeat all of the master pet tamers in Northrend.
0
Pet BattlesTaming Outland
Defeat all of the master pet tamers in Outland.
0
Pet BattlesTaming Pandaria
Defeat all of the master pet tamers in Pandaria.
0
Pet BattlesTaming the Wild
Defeat a master pet tamer.
0


Finding New Pets
How are you going to know where to find new pets for your collection? Easy, Blizzard is going to integrate a full encyclopedia directly in the game. Maps aren't implemented yet but currently, the info page of any pet will already tell you where you can find it!



Pet Family Passive Bonuses
Newly added are passive bonuses for all pet families.

  • Aquatic - Purity - The duration of harmful damage over time effects is reduced on Aquatic pets.
  • Beast - Enrage - Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.
  • Critter - Elusive - Critters break out of crowd control effects more quickly.
  • Dragonkin - Execute - Deals 50% additional damage to targets with less than 25% health.
  • Elemental - Weather Immune - Elementals ignore all weather effects.
  • Flying - Swiftness - Flying creatures gain 50% extra speed while above 50% health.
  • Humanoid - Recovery - Humanoids recover 2% of their maximum health every time they attack.
  • Magic - Spellshield - Magic pets cannot be dealt more than 50% of their maximum health in one attack.
  • Mechanical - Comes back to life once per battle, returning to 25% health.
  • Undead - Damned - Undead pets return to life for one round when killed.


Pet Battle Abilities
If you missed the update last week, check out the updated list of pet battle abilities on WoWDB!


The tooltips for individual abilities will show you which pets the attack is strong against, and which pets the attack is weak against. The page will also show you which pets can learn the abilities. On each pet's page, we have listed all of the spells that the pet can learn. We will continue to add features as the system is fully implemented in the beta.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Pet Battle System now on Beta Realms (Early Version) started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 262 Comments
  1. Derivatives's Avatar
    Hm.. At first I thought the Pokemon thing was just a joke, but now I see it's not. Good thing i'm at 160 vanity pets =D I'll be using the Crawling Claw, Toxic Wasteling, and the Disgusting Oozeling. It's probably a terrible combo, but it sounds cool.
  1. Ehnoah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nonamexs View Post
    Learn to use /cast command

    Learn to use /Cast Command? Why?

    /use PETNAME with this I can call pet but /Cast has nothing to do with pet Battle
  1. ScottsdaleHokie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Hard View Post
    Jesus, imagine what they could have done with their development time instead of creating this nonsense.
    Pretty much this.

    Instead of coming up with something awesome like dynamic world events, guild houses, etc., we get this crap. What a complete waste of development time.
  1. Derivatives's Avatar
    P.S. How many vanity pets are there in Mists? Does anyone have an idea?
  1. Arcano's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Derivatives View Post
    Hm.. At first I thought the Pokemon thing was just a joke, but now I see it's not. Good thing i'm at 160 vanity pets =D I'll be using the Crawling Claw, Toxic Wasteling, and the Disgusting Oozeling. It's probably a terrible combo, but it sounds cool.
    I dont think you can use your vanity pets, I think you have to capture the new combat pets.
  1. Taurous's Avatar
    I just love that if you replace 'pet' with 'pokemon', you've just described every Pokemon game.
  1. Snaige's Avatar
    My own how to video, maybe will help for some players as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq99KTeIFxk
  1. schippie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Derivatives View Post
    P.S. How many vanity pets are there in Mists? Does anyone have an idea?
    Do people still believe we ever will get guid/player housing?! I think blizzard said like 20 million times it wont happen.

    OT:

    Needs a lot of bug fixes but for the rest i like it.
  1. shadowkras's Avatar
    Im impressed, they managed to come up with a well-thought system so far.
  1. caballero89's Avatar
    Ive been wanting to try this out since i heard of it, but i mean come on now. This has got to be at least borderline copyright infringement right? lol
  1. Thalais's Avatar
    This is very much a rip off of Pokemon. All the way to capturing the damn thing.

    Am I mad? nope. It looks fun. The pokemon games were and still are fun. Why not use this idea. It is about time we got to use those things.
    My issue is that WoW has just took it's first step towards buying gear for your character.
    How? You can buy pets in the blizz store. I could arguably say that dragons are OP as are Water, Guess what you can buy in the store? Dragons.

    Stinks to say it but this is the end of working to get things. At the same time I'm glad to see that you can finally buy your way through it all.

    Got a catch'em all WoWmon!
  1. DarkBlade6's Avatar
    gotta catch'em all !! ...... oops wrong game.
  1. Johnson Jenkins's Avatar
    I kinda really have a question, hopefully someone can tell me what to do!

    I have an account bound pet, that will be able to be use in the battle system (Warbot) But I only have him on all of my new toons, not my main. Is there a way I could open a ticket with Blizzard and get the pet for my main? PLEASE HELP!

    Otherwise the Pet Battles look awesome, I'm really stoked to own with my Proto Drake Whelp AKA CHARIZARD! Hahaha
  1. Skinny Red's Avatar
    Looks like fun, I'll most likely spend a lot of time playing this!
  1. Arcano's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson Jenkins View Post
    I kinda really have a question, hopefully someone can tell me what to do!

    I have an account bound pet, that will be able to be use in the battle system (Warbot) But I only have him on all of my new toons, not my main. Is there a way I could open a ticket with Blizzard and get the pet for my main? PLEASE HELP!

    Otherwise the Pet Battles look awesome, I'm really stoked to own with my Proto Drake Whelp AKA CHARIZARD! Hahaha
    If I'm not wrong all pets will be account bound, so the pets you use on your alts will be available in your main as well and the other way around.
  1. Taurous's Avatar
    Why don't they just rename all the Pets to Pokemon? They already copied Pokemon completely, might as well keep going
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Hard View Post
    Jesus, imagine what they could have done with their development time instead of creating this nonsense.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nibi View Post
    I know right


    I do not understand this
    I dunno, maybe something to get people out in the old zones to do activies that involve collecting and leveling up items to trade with other players in the AH, and get some sort of player interaction going in terms of dueling.

    Oh wait. They did.

    SHUCKS.
  1. toliman's Avatar
    can't wait for hello kitty island adventure to creep it's way into WoW ... any day now ...



    where you create a slightly asian themed animal character, which can do everything, including buy clothes and hairstyles, craft items using gathering skills and have pet battles

    the IGN review is saying good things ...
    "After going through most everything the beta had to offer, including making stylish blue jeans, purchasing a Japanese garden, and getting a freaking T-rex as a pet, I can say that Hello Kitty Online is shaping up to be a pretty fun MMO for the younger, less battle hungry crowd. It's certainly not as in-depth as a major MMO is, but it provides a stylish environment with colorful characters and music that seems oddly epic for a game about cats and bunnies. While it seems like it'd be an ideal game for the younger demographic, I found plenty of adults playing it, too. HKO has the franchise appeal behind it to possibly make a hugely successful casual MMO."

    crafting jeans ? maybe.
    player garden ? check.
    T-Rex pet ? check.
    epic music ? check.
    colorful characters ? check.
    cats and bunnies ? ... check.
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ScottsdaleHokie View Post
    Pretty much this.

    Instead of coming up with something awesome like dynamic world events, guild houses, etc., we get this crap. What a complete waste of development time.
    It is a complete waste of time except there will be millions of people playing this feature years from now. There are a TON of things that I think are stupid in the game right now, things I will never do.. yet it would be arrogant of me to assume that other people don´t enjoy them. I will give you a list.. Arenas.. the new challange mode heroics.... Morging... None of them are any interest to me at all, yet I can appreciate that other players may enjoy those types of things.

    But as for pet battles... just watch the freakin AH explode when ´leveled pets´ can be sold. You will see just how many people actually enjoy this feature.
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    I wanna be the very best !!

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