General Pet Battle Info:
*There will be about 100 wild pets from all over Azeroth to collect!
*Account wide pets have been confirmed. All your characters will have access to all of your pets. This will cut down on switching between characters to level up a certain pet.
*The pet UI will be updated to show you a list of all the pets you currently have and the pets that you don't have. In the case of the companions that you're missing, it will show you where to find those pets.
*The pets that you own will have a corresponding "pet card" that will show all the information about said pet. Such information includes mini-pet health, level, attack, defense and movement speed values.
*You will be able to rename all of your companions.
*Developers are considering allowing players to grow their own mini-pets on personal farms within the Valley of the Four Winds.
*Each mini-pet will have 6 abilities that players can choose pre-battle. Much like player leveling, as your companion levels up it will unlock more abilities. Also like a player talent tree, you can only choose one ability per row of talents for your pet.
*Entering into a Pet Battle, you will see your opponent and the three pets you will be fighting against, but you will NOT see your opponent's name or be able to communicate with them.
*While in a Pet Battle, you will be able to switch between the three pets you've chosen to fight, and they will dutifully run up to your opponent's pet to attack it.
*Pets have four stats: health, attack, defense, and movement, which acts like an initiative roll, deciding who attacks first.
*Challenging another player in the open world will switch you into a unique zoomed in view. Once combat is over it will return you to a normal gameplay camera view.
*In addition to being able to queue into a queuing system and duel other players in the open world, there will be NPCs and critters that you can enter combat with to help level your mini-pets.
*Unlike PVP, your Pet Battles stats will only show you how many games you've won. Information on losses will not be available.
*Pet Battles using smartphone apps (World of Warcraft Remote) is something that Blizzard would like to implement someday.
Pet battle icons:
Types (in order of images above):
Beast - critter - dragonkin - elemental - flying - humanoid - magical - mechanical - undead - Water
Effectiveness chart (thanks to: Mehrunes Dagon):
list of a few pets and some abilities.
A look at the pet battle skill selection system (BETA):
-Each pet has 6 skills and 3 active skill slots.
-Each active skill slot allows the players to choose between 2 skills.
-The 3 skills chosen will be what you battle with until you change them again.
-You can change the 3 skills in your active slots out anytime as long as you aren't in battle.
Here's a look at the system:
Note: If you can't read the text on Onyxian Whelplings last 4 skills they are (in order, left to right):
You can now mouse-over skills in your pet journal and a few pets have some stats, also the icons have changed a little bit
There were also new pets added such as:
Thanks to Wamo over at http://www.warcraftpets.com for the pics!
New Pet Battle abilities:
Pets with talents as of 5th of april [Beta]:
The left side abilities look to be the tier 1 abilities that will be learned earlier then the right side (tier 2 abilities). Each active ability slot has a tier 1 and tier 2 ability which players can switch between when not in battle.
Video run-through of pet skills:
Thanks to Quintessence @ http://www.warcraftpets.com for the video.
In Battle Info:
Weather will play a part in the pet battle system inside and outside of the battles. Here's a look at the different weather settings that can take place inside of a pet battle...Keep in mind this is Beta and nothing you see is final.
A lot more info has been posted on:
http://www.warcraftpets.com/community/forum/ about pet battles, thanks to Doobjanka and Quintessence over there for
some of the info:
List of Battle Pets:
Arctic Grizzly Cub
Dun Morogh Cub
Green Water Snake
Hyjal Bear Cub
Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm
Wind Rider Cub
Baby Blizzard Bear
Black Tabby Cat
Brown Prairie Dog
Cornish Rex Cat
Giant Sewer Rat
Orange Tabby Cat
Scooter the Snail
Silver Tabby Cat
Whiskers the Rat
White Tiger Cub
Crystalwing Stone Drake
Essence of Competition
Soul of the Aspects
Spirit of Competition
Sprite Darter Hatchling
Tiny Green Dragon
Tiny Red Dragon
Ammen Vale Lashling
Core Hound Pup
Dark Phoenix Hatchling
Kirin Tor Familiar
Spirit of Summer
Tiny Shale Spider
Blue Dragonhawk Hatchling
Blue Mini Jouster
Gold Mini Jouster
Golden Dragonhawk Hatchling
Great Horned Owl
Green Wing Macaw
Hungry Nether Ray
Nether Ray Fry
Red Dragonhawk Hatchling
Silver Dragonhawk Hatchling
White Plymouth Rock
White Tickbird Hatchling
Blood Elf Orphan
Blue Baby Murloc
Curious Oracle Hatchling
Curious Wolvar Pup
Father Winter's Helper
Green Baby Murloc
Murkimus the Gladiator
Murkimus the Gladiator
Pink Baby Murloc
Purple Baby Murloc
Winter's Little Helper
PattyMack - WildBattlePet Test
Spectral Tiger Cub
Blue Clockwork Rocket Bot
Clockwork Rocket Bot
Depleted War Golem
De-Weaponized Mechanical Companion
Landro's Lil' XT
Landro's Lil' XT
Personal World Destroyer
Toy RC Mortar Tank
Tranquil Mechanical Yeti
XS-001 Constructor Bot
Eye of the Legion
Infested Bear Cub
Companion Combat Vehicle
Cosmetic Fire large
Cosmetic Smoke From Fire
Darren's Test BattlePet 1
Darren's Test BattlePet 2
Darren's Test BattlePet 3
Darren's Test BattlePet 4
Darren's Test BattlePet 5
Darren's Test BattlePet 6
Darren's Test NPC
Darren's Test NPC 2
Large Alliance Tent
Large Horde Tent
Large Panda Tent
Orphan Spell Visual Invisible Holder
Player 1's Pet
Player 2's Pet
Player Clone (TEMP)
Player Clone (TEMP)
Small Alliance Tent
Small Horde Tent
Small Panda Tent
Sully The Pickle" McLeary"
Worgen Dust Bunny
Tiny Water Strider
"Preview of Pet Journal & Account Wide Collections:
- It lists all of your currently owned pets plus all the pets you do not have (greyed out).
- Wild pets are listed and you can preview their models. There's a button for "Info" on the wild pets, but so far it
doesn't do anything.
- You can add three pets to your battle team, and it will show what abilities each of the pets have as well as their level.
- There's a filter to help sort your pets by class/category and collected/not collected/favorites.
- There's a summon random pet button, but it currently doesn't work.
- The Pet Journal acts as the "stable" for account wide collections. You can access your main collector's pets from the journal on any alt (works cross server too, I think).
Account Wide Collections:
- Cross faction pets DO work! Gnomes with Horde Balloons, anyone?
- Atm, duplicate pets are combined into one that's available to all toons on your account. (Example: I have a Perky Pug on my druid and a Perky Pug on my shaman. I don't get two Perky Pugs. Instead they're combined and I only have access to one through the Pet Journal.)"
Wild Pet Locations:
(source: Doobjanka, Quintessence, myself and others over http://www.warcraftpets.com/communit....php?f=3&t=176)
Wild Pets by zones: * or + signifies a wild pet unique to that zone.
+Scorpling (Only available above the Dark Portal!)
+Restless Shadeling (Only available at night in the Master's Cellar outside Karazhan!)
Swamp of Sorrows:
+Widow Hatchling (on the west side of the Twilight Grove, in with all the adult black widows)(Thanks Alleryn)
+Tiny Harvester (Fulbrow's Pumpkin Farm)
+Little Black Ram
+Ram (Full sized) (Many colors to choose from!)
+Fledgling Buzzard (Only available north of Lakeshire!)
Both Stranglethorn Vale's:
+Polly (The only named so far.) (Found in two locations, both in Northern STV)
+Long-Tailed Mole (Booty Bay only)
+Wharf Rat (Booty Bay only)
+Tiny Bog Beast
(Nothing in Twilight Highlands)
+Infested Bear Cub
+Lost of Lordaeron
+Undead Eagle (Phased in Andorhal)
+Jade Oozeling (Skulk Rock area)
cat (Sunstrider Isle)
Ahn'Qiraj: The Fallen Kingdom:
rabid nut varmint 5000
*topaz shale hatchling (orange side of maraudon, before the instance portal)
*amethyst shale hatchling (purple side of maraudon, before the instance portal)
*spawn of onyxia (only near ony's lair)
*Nether Faerie Dragon http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/567...eriedragon.png
rabid nut varmint 5000 (windshear crag)
*venomspitter hatchling (fat/hairy spider model rather than tiny spider model) (webwinder hollow)
*Silithid Hatchling http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5289/hatchling.png
*Sand Kitten (it's back!)
*Spotted Bell Frog
*Diemetradon Hatchling http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/1582/diemetradon.png
Wild Pets in Outlands: + denotes a wild pet unique to that zone.
Blade's Edge Mountains:
+Clefthoof Runt (Currently no model)
+Cat ('ghostly' - can't interact with - found in Karin'var Village)
+Mouse ('ghostly' - can't interact with - found in Karin'var Village)
+Fel Flame (The Fel Pits only so far!)
+Sporeling Sprout (In Sporeggar)