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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: 52.2% 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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Site MVPGwenolyn 
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I took up fishing just for this pet. Thank you Blizz for making fishing a pet friendly skill. Seven fishing pets and counting. Keep 'em coming.

Wonder if they will ever make a cooking pet. A Gingerbread Boy perhaps?
Sep 29, 2009 at 8:49pm | Edits: 2 | Whisperwind-US | Pets: 686 Compare collections | Score: 4001
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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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I finally got Mr. Pinchy after countless hours of fishing schools. 2 wishes in, still no pet.

It was minutes before my 3rd wish was available when my friend invited me to come to Silithus with him to witness him earning the Thunderfury. I save my wish and wait patiently for his achievement to be announced in our guild.

As soon as it happened, I right-clicked Mr. Pinchy and got an achievement of my own! I now refer to his new sword as "Thunderstolen," Blessed Blade of the Windseeker.
Sep 4, 2012 at 5:14pm | Edits: 0 | Exodar-US | Pets: 527 Compare collections | Score: 2262
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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: 601 Compare collections | Score: 2899
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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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This guy's a stud.  Leveled him from 1 to 25 and he was almost always pretty much my tank.  Crazy health, nice heals, and good steady damage make him a formidable, if unspectacular, part of any team.  Mine is named "Mssr Pinchy".

Feb 26, 2013 at 4:38pm | Edits: 0 | Grizzly Hills-US | Pets: 463 Compare collections | Score: 2106
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It might not be the easiest pet to get, but if you are serious about battling and levelling your pets, you CANT go without the Magical Crawdad.  I would argue this guy is the single most useful pet in the game for blowing through single-player content and it can even SOLO a couple of pandaria trainers. Wish being a ridiculously great heal, a huge health pool to abuse said heal, shell armor to basically nullify stampedes and other DoTs - this immovable wall will make your game EZ mode.

Dec 19, 2012 at 11:38am | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 557 Compare collections | Score: 2702
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Mr. Pinchy makes a great power leveler for your team. With his area heals that last three rounds (you can switch another character in for two of those rounds), and his "Wish" that heals the next battle pet for 50 percent of their hit points, Mr. Pinchy makes an excellent cleric for your battle pet party. 

Oct 15, 2012 at 1:43am | Edits: 0 | Feathermoon-US | Pets: 525 Compare collections | Score: 2688
Site MVPCrappy_oc 
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I worked my fingers to the bone, labored day in and day out, walked up hill (in the snow) both ways, just to get this pet. Now that I have him, I find myself missing the journey; the end result is awesome but uneventful. Blizzard, give me another impossible pet, please. I live for the road.
Nov 10, 2010 at 6:55am | Edits: 1 | Doomhammer-US | Pets: 540 Compare collections | Score: 2374
Top RaterAbdan 
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I live in Louisiana so I [b]HAD[/b] to have it!
Got Magical Crawdad on my first wish.
Mar 12, 2010 at 2:04pm | Edits: 6 | Vek'nilash-US | Pets: 541 Compare collections | Score: 2752
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.

2 days ago at 5:14pm | Edits: 0 | Moonrunner-US | Pets: 449 Compare collections | Score: 2183
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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
Top RaterFaerdin 
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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: 443 Compare collections | Score: 2040
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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: 485 Compare collections | Score: 2494
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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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