Pet Battle: [24-25] Vale of Eternal Blossoms
Looks around and Idles about.
100% Hit Chance
Blasts the enemy with a spray of water, dealing 394 Aquatic damage.
Instantly deals 275 Beast damage and Poisons the target for 98 additional Elemental damage per round for 3 rounds.
Restores 591 health to the user.
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.
Sings to the target, causing them to become drowsy.
Drowsy targets will fall asleep at the end of next round unless hit.
First use: Increases your damage dealt by 10%.
Second use: Blasts the target with a surge of water, dealing 886 Aquatic damage.
Harmful damage over time effects are reduced by 50% on Aquatic pets.
50% from Flying abilities
33% from Undead abilities
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.
I just found a rare one and accidently killed it :(
Second rare I've killed today. :'(
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!
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 :)
I am not sure this pet is available as before, as the water areas no longer exist since the expansion. There are a lot of Eternal Striders, but I have only found Dancing Water Skimmers as a secondary pet to the Striders, so far. The current map information is incorrect, and does not take into account the land changes since the expansion. There are alot of Dancing Water Skimmers running around, but they are Level 1, and they are not Battle Pets. Looking for water?
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
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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 >_<;
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.
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*
I have also found these as secondaries to the Gilded Moths near the water. Don't give up!
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.
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!
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.
battled an eternal strider and this guy popped up as a secondary, uncommon, happy no farming :)
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.
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 :)