Myrikenes wrote:I like to hop into this and ask the (maybe) dumb question.
Why would I like to have more than one of each pet?
I mean sure, if I want to battle I would like to have the pet with the highest rarity but why not delete every other copy of the pet?
Or is there something I am missing?
Various reasons, here are a few..
Some pets can be caged and traded/sold/given away. Some people wanted to have something to show for all the work their alts did to get pets, so for now they are allowing even more than 3. But even getting down to 3 you can still "store" a couple extras to sell later, if it's easier for you than caging and taking up bag space.
If you have a wild pet that's already leveled but then catch one of rare quality, you might not want to be forced to immediately ditch the leveled pet to make room for the unleveled, even if it is rare. You can always delete it later, but I wouldn't want the program to force me lose it immediately when I get the new one.
The same wild pet can come in more than one color (some even have more than 3 skins). You can keep a couple extra colors if you like.
Some people may want to name more than one of the same pet. For example, I have one Pet Bombling name named "Boom" and another named "Dud". Probably most helpful for roleplayers.
Originally, Blizzard was going to allow the trading of wild pets. I'd guess allowing 3 pets was originally decided, in part, to allow people to catch extras to sell--and they didn't change it even though wilds can't be sold now. I'm hoping they'll decide to let you sell wild pets at some point in the future.