If they are poor/common then I will retreat and nuke the pet so it will respawn something else. Uncommon I will leave up for someone else. Rare I take for myself :) (unless I have one already of that breed.) I do the same. I have caught the frog, electric thingy (elemental) and python (all green) a...
Idol is nerfed badly. I used it against Aki and Obalis pre 5.2 and fights were easy. Now it holds relatively well against Aki, but I had to switch it to Spawn of Onyxia in the fight against Obalis. Idol sucks badly against the moth and the scarab without its stone skin.
FFF was pretty much the most reliable pet that would guarantee me a win over Darkmoon trainer. That damn cheating monkey just rained its bananas on my pets and my pet wasn't even able to do some damage to it. Very frustrating and buggy fight.
I was just asking as I had an uncommon Tol'vir Scarab breed 6 and uncommon Sifang Otter Pup breed 11. I couldn't catch the rare versions of those so I decided to use stones on them, but that would have to be the best breeds to be stoned.