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Magical Crawdad

Magical Crawdad
Magical Crawdad
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Fishing: Fishing (430)

Zone: Terokkar Forest (Fishing Nodes)

Approximate Drop Rate: [Mr. Pinchy] 1 in 500 fished from Highland Mixed schools

Approximate Drop Rate: [Magical Crawdad Box] 1 in 5 (of 3 available)

Magical Crawdad Box
Magical Crawdad Box
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 52.0% have it
Neutral Neutral

Pit-pattering footsteps

Fishing required.
Burning Crusade expansion required.
3 allowed
April 1, 2007

A flying mount or flight form (druids) is required to fish for [Mr. Pinchy]. When you click [Mr. Pinchy], he grants a wish. You get three wishes total. Wishes are on a 48-hour cooldown. One of five possible outcomes is a [Magical Crawdad Box]. Therefore, this already rare item does not even guarantee the drop, making the pet even more rare. 430+ fishing is recommended. See El's Extreme Anglin' guide Catching Furious Crawdad and Mr. Pinchy for strategies to obtain [Mr. Pinchy].

Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100%  Hit Chance 


Snaps at the enemy, dealing 394 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Rushes to the enemy on a stream of water, dealing 295 Aquatic damage.


This move always goes first.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
Requires Pet Level: 2

Fills the area with a healing mist, causing your front pet to restore 157 health every round.


Lasts 3 rounds. Persists through pet swaps.

Requires Pet Level: 15

Reduces up to 98.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 5 rounds.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Causes a whirlpool to form under the enemy pet.


In two rounds, the opponent's pet will take 591 Aquatic damage and be rooted for 2 rounds.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Next round, your active pet will be healed for 50% of its maximum health.


Passive: Purity 

Harmful damage over time effects are reduced by 50% on Aquatic pets.


Damage Taken 

50% from Flying abilities

33% from Undead abilities

Terokkar Forest — Outland
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Just got mine today after fishing for 2 days and between 900-1000 casts! 

4 days ago at 8:35pm | Edits: 0 | Moonrunner-US | Pets: 455 Compare collections | Score: 2079
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209 cast in highland mixed pools, got me a magical crawdad :)

Mar 21, 2015 at 3:40pm | Edits: 0 | Lightninghoof-US | Pets: 494 Compare collections | Score: 2589
Top RaterPoppae11 
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For those encountering Magical Crawdad and Singing Sunflower in PVP, counter with a Gilnean raven on your team or the Jademist Dancer.

Feb 27, 2015 at 5:14pm | Edits: 0 | Moonrunner-US | Pets: 488 Compare collections | Score: 2608
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I caught Mr. Pinchy relatively quickly; certainly within 20 minutes. My third wish got me the box and I got the pet on the first try. I can't believe my luck!

Feb 17, 2015 at 6:49pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-EU | Pets: 491 Compare collections | Score: 2630
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Where, post-Wod, do you find this to fish up?

Jan 3, 2015 at 8:52pm | Edits: 0 | Lightning's Blade-US | Pets: 450 Compare collections | Score: 2122
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Got mine after about 130 fish.  Surprisingly quicker than I expected.

Jan 3, 2015 at 4:05pm | Edits: 0 | Garrosh-US | Pets: 626 Compare collections | Score: 3509
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8:52 Garrosh server time. 6:52 pst, my time. Post WoD release.


473 casts total. Didn't track fish output overall, but pretty much all trash aside from some vendorfish, for a few gold. I started fishing lvl 627 just on this endeavor, ended at 700 with the +75 cast lure, Bright Baubles,  and +30 equip, Dragon Fishing Pole.


Sir My. Pinchy showed himself on the 473th cast, and I got the crawdad box on that first Pinchy cast.  Hope this helps. Good luck!

Dec 8, 2014 at 12:05am | Edits: 0 | Garrosh-US | Pets: 584 Compare collections | Score: 2830
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This little guy was one of my first pets. He isn't entirely necessary once you find more aggressive counters to Undead or Elementals, and he sees a lot less action now, but I wouldn't be where I am without my Magical Crawdad, Jacques. There is no enemy too terrible for the Crawdad to face down.


Also, having this pet in your team effectively renders your enemy's Unborn Val'kyr (And a wide variety of other Undead pets) utterly and completely useless.

Dec 7, 2014 at 8:22am | Edits: 0 | Medivh-US | Pets: 449 Compare collections | Score: 2070
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Some of the pet battles have legendary pets that have extremely good longevity. Massive heals, resurrections, etc. I fought one in Gorgorond today where it was an undead pet with a partial and a full revive that you couldn't get around. Guess who outlasts that? Magical crawdad. Ragnaros is to offense what this guy is to defense. Definitely worth having!

Dec 5, 2014 at 8:38pm | Edits: 0 | Area 52-US | Pets: 191 Compare collections | Score: 841
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He still is catachable right ? At Terok's Rest lake. and only in schools ? thank you.

Dec 3, 2014 at 2:32pm | Edits: 0 | Daggerspine-US | Pets: 43 Compare collections | Score: 178
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Finally after 906 attempts Finally got Mr Pinchy, First wish Got my very own Mr Pinchy. I guess on the good side I did manage to level fishing upto 590 on my character :)

Nov 12, 2014 at 5:35pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-EU | Pets: 518 Compare collections | Score: 2569
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Got my first Mr. Pinchy last night after ~175 casts. No luck with the pet. Went back today and got it again on my 17th cast. First wish: Magical Crawdad!! I've wanted it forever! (What's funny is that I didn't read up on it at all, so I thougth Mr. Pinchy was the pet. I didn't realize you could fish for hours and just get a chance for the pet. I'm glad I got him tonight, because I don't know if I could have kept up with it! I had similar luck with the Black Tabby Cat.)

Nov 10, 2014 at 9:29pm | Edits: 0 | Blackwater Raiders-US | Pets: 529 Compare collections | Score: 2824
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This guy was one of my favourite pets even before pet battles were added to the game. In battles I find he's a very versatile pet. There are pets that can counter a crawdad but in many cases when I've come up against a pet tamer and had trouble, it's been the crawdad that's gotten me through. Well worth getting.

Oct 11, 2014 at 5:01am | Edits: 0 | Trollbane-US | Pets: 514 Compare collections | Score: 2531
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really hard to counter one of the hardest in fact but any pet that has a stun a healling or a huge damage attack like cataclysum will do but you can fight fire with fire and use another magical crawdad

Jun 29, 2014 at 10:33am | Edits: 0 | Area 52-US | Pets: 156 Compare collections | Score: 693
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Unlike what his description says, you don't have to have fishing 430 to catch Mr. Pinchy! I just caught him on my Warrior whom had fishing 124 on the cast that landed him. I also got lucky in being rewarded with the Magical Crawdad box on my first wish! Thanks Mr. Pinchy!

May 22, 2014 at 5:47pm | Edits: 0 | Wildhammer-EU | Pets: 603 Compare collections | Score: 2921
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hello. guys. 


ben trying to catch it to. 


but do you need to up to 430 with fishing to catch it? and with the wishes hoe does that work? 

Mar 7, 2014 at 2:37pm | Edits: 0 | Quel'Thalas-EU | Pets: 208 Compare collections | Score: 1029
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@ Shrew: It's not a glitch, nor is it a downside. Read the tooltip of Wish, it says it heals the active pet. So if you want to switch the Crawdad out immediately after using Wish, switch to a pet that could use a heal, as the Wish will hit the pet you switch to, not the Crawdad.

Feb 16, 2014 at 11:08am | Edits: 1 | Alexstrasza-US | Pets: 462 Compare collections | Score: 2450
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This is by far the most underated pet.  I have this pet as the number 1 battle pet.  When I first saw it - I thought ...yeah..right.  Then I lost a few times with it while leveling.  But I stuck with it then got to level 20.  Wish....woh.  The combo on this pet and its ability to heal other pets - made this the first game changer pet.  GET IT!  I actually like hit looks and think a face re-do would make it exceptional.

Feb 12, 2014 at 11:16am | Edits: 1 | Azjol-Nerub-US | Pets: 573 Compare collections | Score: 2770
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This was the first battle pet I got up to 25 and I still use him regurarly for PvP and PvE.


Abilities I use:




Shell Sheild





Anytime he gets to half health use wish. Abilities like swarm or a poison tick do very little damage with shell shield. Snap is a fairly weak ability so it can make for slow battles but he rocks. 



Down side: Unless this is a glitch, if you use Wish (1 round ability) but then swap him out, Wish will NOT heal him while he is in the back. 

Nov 26, 2013 at 6:09pm | Edits: 0 | Arathor-US | Pets: 508 Compare collections | Score: 2461
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I fished on all 3 lakes, looking for swirling pools, about 260 casts got the box and got the crawcad on the 1st wish, 2 hours'ish work. Now i have to do it all over again for my better half :)

Nov 5, 2013 at 12:13pm | Edits: 0 | Magtheridon-EU | Pets: 617 Compare collections | Score: 3548
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