Hey everyone, I hope you're enjoying the new Celestial Tournament. While checking other player's strategies I've noticed a lot of players advocating pets that are extremely difficult to find in the wild, cost real money, or are rarely dropped. With this in mind I'd like to request people to post in here with their successes using easy to obtain pets (such as vendor sold pets or Pandaria wild pets) for the purpose of making a guide. Don't worry if someone has already posted a strategy similar to yours, just share your experience and strategy with pets that won't take new players (who may not have many 25s already) too long to obtain. Ideally pets that are found easily in the wild and already a decently high level.
Pets to avoid: raid dropped pets, zone drop pets, crafted pets, Blizz Store pets, wild pets with long respawn timers, holiday pets and TCG pets.
I'll start it off with two I've used personally
Rapana Whelk; Ooze Touch, Acidic Goo, Dive
Silkbead Snail: Ooze Touch, Acidic Goo, Dive
Any backup with a strong or magic attack.
Any two snails will work, keep Acidic Goo applied and spam Ooze Touch. By the time both snails have been killed it should either be dead or nearly there. I didn't require my backup pet most times.
Wild Golden Hatchling; Tail Sweep, Call Lightning, Lift-Off
2x Turkey or Chicken with Flock (ideally faster than Xu-Fu)
You want Call Lightning to benefit your flocking pets as long as possible. Chances are your golden dragon will live long enough to get off 2 moves so I would go with tail sweep then call lightning unless you find that you die consistently without getting it off. Spam flock and hope for the best. If one of your birds is not faster than Xu-Fu then bring it in first so your last pet will get a move off on turn it will die (and hopefully kill Xu-Fu before he can act)