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Dancing Water Skimmer
Dancing Water Skimmer
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Pet Battle: [24-25] Vale of Eternal Blossoms

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Neutral Neutral

Looks around and Idles about.

Vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
September 25, 2012
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100%  Hit Chance 


Blasts the enemy with a spray of water, dealing 394 Aquatic damage.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
Requires Pet Level: 10

100%  Hit Chance 


Instantly deals 275 Beast damage and Poisons  the target for 98 additional Elemental damage per round for 3 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Restores 591 health to the user.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Restores 157 health to your team and calls down a cleansing rain for 9 rounds.


During a cleansing rain, the duration of hostile damage over time effects is reduced by 1 round and Aquatic abilities deal 25% more damage.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Sings to the target, causing them to become drowsy.


Drowsy targets will fall asleep at the end of next round unless hit.

Requires Pet Level: 20

100%  Hit Chance 


First use: Increases your damage dealt by 10%.


Second use: Blasts the target with a surge of water, dealing 886 Aquatic damage.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic

Passive: Purity 

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


Damage Taken 

50% from Flying abilities

33% from Undead abilities

Vale of Eternal Blossoms — Pandaria
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Site MVPWain 
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Only found in VEB, from Whitepetal Lake to the waterfall by Mistfall Village. They phase out once you've started the Golden Lotus chain (not sure if a friend can aggro one and pull it out of the phase for you to combat). If you aren't phased, the other issue is you can't start combat while on the water. You have to be lucky that one spawns close enough to click from shore. Luckily they are reported as secondaries in fights with Golden Civets in the same zone.

Oct 7, 2012 at 8:13am | Edits: 3 | Aman'Thul-US | Pets: 739 Compare collections | Score: 4417
Top RaterJemz 
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I just found a rare one and accidently killed it :( 


Second rare I've killed today. :'(

Nov 11, 2013 at 2:26pm | Edits: 0 | Shadow Council-US | Pets: 464 Compare collections | Score: 2290
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Blue-quality Skimmers do exist!


Caught mine this afternoon.  5:30 pm ET on Bronzebeard (a Pacific server).  It was the second pet to a White-quality Golden Civet, with a Grey-quality Civet finishing out the triad.  I'd seen a few other Grey-quality Skimmers paired with Civets or Bullfrogs, so check all those you can find when hunting your Blue.


Location:  Vale of Eternal Blossoms \ The Emperor's Approach



Best of luck to everyone still searching!

Oct 23, 2012 at 5:39pm | Edits: 0 | Bronzebeard-US | Pets: 640 Compare collections | Score: 3475
Top RaterVerissi 
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They frequently show up as second or third combatants in pet battles in the Vale (there's a pack of rapidly-respawning civets near the Seat of Knowledge area that are good to check), even if you phased out the ones on the lake and waterways.  The best quality I've seen so far is uncommon, but I continue to pick on those poor civets hoping to see better.  They also work as /love targets for the new Squirrels achievement, so you can help your friends with that if they need it :)

Oct 9, 2012 at 4:06am | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-US | Pets: 720 Compare collections | Score: 4304
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I love this pet and always include him in battles that need water pets with "healing the team" abilities.  And, he can take a pounding and keep  killing.  If you put him in the right spot in your lineup, you will have a better chance at winning, especially against those nasty elementals :)  I could not find a rare after looking for a while so just got the breed i wanted and used a pet stone to make him rare!  Good luck 

Mar 11, 2015 at 10:24am | Edits: 0 | Ysondre-US | Pets: 120 Compare collections | Score: 640
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The first time I battled with her was against Farmer Nishi's sunflower, Siren. I didn't have much hope as she was level 22, but I had nothing else good against an elemental. She hit like a mack truck!!! I quickly got her to 25 and she is one of my favorite brawlers.

Mar 1, 2014 at 10:35am | Edits: 0 | Terenas-US | Pets: 580 Compare collections | Score: 2849
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There are a handful of these near 'Whitepetal Lake', where some of the Golden Lotus' dailies used to take place. Currently I'm trying to cycle through them and get a rare to help me battle some Master Tamers in Pandaria (the one with the singing sunflower pet, the turnip and the worm...ugh). But I saw around 6 there. If you're looking for one, this is a good spot.

Jan 31, 2014 at 12:11pm | Edits: 0 | Whisperwind-US | Pets: 564 Compare collections | Score: 2618
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I found my rare as a secondary to a Golden Civet Kitten which I wanted to catch at the Summer Fields. The Kitten was an uncommon, but my Dancer was a rare. So if you can't "drag" them out of the obstructed battle areas, don't give up, you can catch them as a secondary or third even without any water around.....

Jan 29, 2014 at 5:58pm | Edits: 1 | Steamwheedle Cartel-EU | Pets: 579 Compare collections | Score: 3468
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This has been my go-to pet for farming other pets. A single level 25 rare B/B one of these is capable of wiping out a full team of pretty much any other wild pets, unless you get really unlucky. It heals often enough to repair any damage.


My second pet is a Terrible Turnup, and the third is the one I'm power leveling.


I Healing Wave any time it is available and my hit points are below 1100, and otherwise Pump until the opponent is under what Water Jet can take down in one shot.

Sep 19, 2013 at 11:44pm | Edits: 0 | Terokkar-US | Pets: 481 Compare collections | Score: 2507
Site MVPMelmo 
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The first one I ever saw I clicked on by accident and it was a rare breed 19. I love using her, she is deadly. Makes up for the fact I still haven't been able to snag even one minfernal >_<;

Jun 30, 2013 at 5:15am | Edits: 0 | Whisperwind-US | Pets: 741 Compare collections | Score: 4424
Top RaterHanaliel 
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I wasn't having any luck catching these on their own or luring them onto fightable ground, but I found an uncommon to replace my grey as a second to a Gilded Moth on the banks of Whitepetal Lake. 

May 26, 2013 at 2:28am | Edits: 0 | Kael'thas-US | Pets: 718 Compare collections | Score: 4231
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Managed to taunt one of these from Whitepetal Lake using Growl, but it was only an uncommon, which I have. Rest attacked me, so I couldn't battle, then ran back to the middle of the lake before my I could click. Then I had a bright idea! "I'll use Elixir of Water Walking!" Popped an elixir, walked out on the lake, clicked a skimmer... "Pet battle area obstructed." ARRRGH!


These are even more annoying than rarespawns, since they're there, you just can't get them. *looks for stone*

May 8, 2013 at 10:45am | Edits: 0 | Sisters of Elune-US | Pets: 495 Compare collections | Score: 2674
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I have also found these as secondaries to the Gilded Moths near the water.  Don't give up!

Apr 1, 2013 at 2:38am | Edits: 0 | Echo Isles-US | Pets: 437 Compare collections | Score: 2068
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After reading thru the comments, I see I need to jump on the Eternals again. I have a poor of this one, found on the water south of Golden Pagoda. Had to taunt him off the water, & that was a pain since it took a few tries to get it right. Gonna see about getting one as a 2nd to an Eternal now.

Jan 27, 2013 at 1:07pm | Edits: 0 | Garrosh-US | Pets: 647 Compare collections | Score: 3179
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I've had 2 rares appear now whilst battling the Eternal Striders along the river by whitepetal lake, one fast and one faster - they seem to hit pretty hard so looking forward to trying one out in my team!

Jan 25, 2013 at 12:25pm | Edits: 0 | Doomhammer-EU | Pets: 651 Compare collections | Score: 3376
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Woo hoo! Just got mine today! It was a rare too. 68.7, 43.7- right next to the Emporer's Burden Scroll- Part 8. It was a second to an Eternal Strider.

Dec 19, 2012 at 8:54pm | Edits: 0 | Icecrown-US | Pets: 510 Compare collections | Score: 2362
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battled an eternal strider and this guy popped up as a secondary, uncommon, happy no farming :)

Dec 10, 2012 at 11:01pm | Edits: 0 | Exodar-US | Pets: 689 Compare collections | Score: 3931
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At the moment, at the release of 5.1, this pet seems to have been entirely replaced by Eternal Striders on the Silvermoon server. Hopefully the spawns will even out soon; for now, it looks like it's time to grind battles and hope one shows up as backup.

Nov 28, 2012 at 1:34pm | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-US | Pets: 735 Compare collections | Score: 4215
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The only ones that I have found are on the water and not a surface that battles can be had so they are not obtainable. If anyone finds ones that are please update :)

Oct 6, 2012 at 7:56pm | Edits: 0 | Shadowsong-US | Pets: 679 Compare collections | Score: 3624
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Named for their apparent dancelike behavior when skimming aquatic surfaces, the species uses erratic movements to avoid being devoured by fish and other underwater predators.
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