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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
Rare
Yes
Neutral Neutral
Ground

Pit-pattering footsteps

None
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].

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

95% Hit Chance 

 

Snaps at the enemy, dealing 433 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.

Aquatic

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 
Rating: +16   [Report]
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: 597 Compare collections | Score: 3405
Mareau 
Rating: +2   [Report]

@ 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
Coy 
Rating: +2   [Report]
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
Spreebok 
Rating: +1   [Report]

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: 514 Compare collections | Score: 2399
Mobot 
Rating: +1   [Report]

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: 492 Compare collections | Score: 2352
Shrew 
Rating: +1   [Report]

This was the first battle pet I got up to 25 and I still use him regurarly for PvP and PvE.

 

Abilities I use:

 

Snap

 

Shell Sheild

 

Wish

 

 

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: 459 Compare collections | Score: 2222
Shropshireblue 
Rating: +1   [Report]

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: 406 Compare collections | Score: 1820
Azure30 
Rating: +1   [Report]

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: 544 Compare collections | Score: 2562
Ferretgeek 
Rating: +1   [Report]

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 MVPFrixee 
Rating: +1   [Report]
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 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 73 Compare collections | Score: 0
Top RaterAbdan 
Rating: +1   [Report]
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: 486 Compare collections | Score: 2424
Soccerking 
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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
Thijsje 
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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 | Draenor-EU | Pets: 174 Compare collections | Score: 856
Ksisa131 
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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: 522 Compare collections | Score: 2946
Eekmeister 
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I decided to fish for him a few nights ago and I'm not sure how long it took, but it didn't feel that long.  I fished the nodes as suggested in El's guide and it was at least 200 casts, but well worth it as my Lobstrocity is both hideous and awesome.  Bonuses were Mr. Pinchy as a guardian, and his blessing.  Now if only one of those whelps would drop...

Oct 29, 2013 at 2:38pm | Edits: 0 | Caelestrasz-US | Pets: 469 Compare collections | Score: 2527
Mottomoot 
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Took about an hour but snagged Mr. Pinchy and got the Pet first wish, prior I got the Crimson Whelpling in 15 mins.  All in the same Day?  I better go try for the Hyachenth Macaw befor I stop for the night

Sep 3, 2013 at 1:26am | Edits: 0 | Uldaman-US | Pets: 516 Compare collections | Score: 2795
Violetfemme 
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Decided to try to fish this guy up today rather than buy at AH and here are my results so far:

249 successful casts resulting primarily in fish but I did get a small number of casts resulting in objects other than fish. I wish I had checked the timing of these alternate catches (like 1 every "x" number of catches).  The alternate catches:

5 Curious Crate 

6 Inscribed Scrollcases

1 Goldenscale Vendorfish

4 Mote of water catches

Jul 22, 2013 at 11:16pm | Edits: 0 | Aegwynn-US | Pets: 512 Compare collections | Score: 2854
Dormax 
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One of my all time favorite pets. Although he doesn't do a lot of damage, I've had multiple players (PvP battles) quit in frustration because they can't kill him. ;-)

Jun 30, 2013 at 5:37pm | Edits: 0 | Blackwater Raiders-US | Pets: 267 Compare collections | Score: 1293
Leesh42 
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Yay! After years of sporadically fishing for him, and two hours of specifically intense fishing, I finally got Mr. Pinchy, and his second wish yielded up the magical crawdad box. So awesome. A cool pet and one step closer to the Salty title to boot.

Jun 18, 2013 at 10:22pm | Edits: 0 | Madoran-US | Pets: 550 Compare collections | Score: 3032
Findingmeg 
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Fished up "Mr. Pinchy" (not the Magical Crawdad Box), who provided three wishes (charges), each followed by a 4 hour cooldown.  You have to be Level 55 to "use" a charge.  Fished him up by fishing the Highland Mixed Schools in Blackwind Lake in Terokkar Forest exclusively, where you go to do the Skettis dailies.  It took a total of 193 successful casts.

Jun 9, 2013 at 12:48am | Edits: 0 | Quel'dorei-US | Pets: 312 Compare collections | Score: 1453
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