Wildcherry wrote:I am new to pet collecting but one thing I have noticed is when I am in battle some pets names are in gray, white, green or blue. Perhaps there is a purple but I have yet to see it. Should I not bother with pets who are gray meaning they aren't that great?
Highest pet quality available for now is rare (blue) so of course collecting a rare pet is always preferred.
But as one user said - collecting the right breed is also important. An example is the Flayer YOungling - I've always thought this was a useless pet but then I found the reason my pet was useless - I had the H/H breed, which isn't a very desirable breed for the Flayer Youngling. I'm currently working on leveling up the S/S (Ninja) rare breed I just got. So researching wild pets on WCP you might find that one breed is better than others. If I found the pet to have a high battle rating here at WCP I might check to see what comments were made about preferred breeds. If the battle rating was low (like 3.5 or lower) then I would just go for whatever breed I got with the rare.
Breed aside - some pets are much harder to find in the rare than others - so if you find them, take whatever you can get. Wild Pets hardest to find in the wild: Unborn Val'kyr (Hardest!), Minfernal (also tough to find), Shadow Sporebat, Scorpling, Nexus Whelpling, Scourged Whelpling, Emerald Proto-Drake, Tiny Bog Beast, Wharf Rat and Jade Oozeling. If you are on a high populatin realm you might need to get creative with realm hopping to find some of these pets. If you find them - take what you can get.
In the end - I found that looking for rare breeds was a great way for me to level my other pets. I'd always open up with my carry pet and then have 2 level 25 pets to finish off the battle. But I will say that after an hour of looking for rares if I couldn't find any I would take the uncommon and move on to the next pet.