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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: 50.9% have it
Neutral Neutral

Pit-pattering footsteps

Fishing required.
Burning Crusade expansion required.
3 allowed
The Burning Crusade
Patch 2.0.1 | Posted: 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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I got Mr. Punchy on my 6th try fishing, at only 7 fishing too! I did it into a fish shcool though. I HIGHLY suggest this. Also, got the Magical Crawdad Box on my first wish :)

Dec 25, 2016 at 2:38pm | Edits: 1 | Shandris-US | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
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They are still dropping... I caught Mr. Pinchy after about 25 minutes fishing (big lake with island in middle), not sure if it mattered but I did use lure with combined fishing of 1135.  Magical Crawdad dropped on first attempted, will update if I get more than one from the box.  I'm looking foward to fighting this one as it has been frequently mentioned, esp. in PvP battles. UPDATE: only the one dropped, other two "wishes" gave buffs.

Sep 24, 2016 at 8:38pm | Edits: 1 | Dalaran-US | Pets: 715 Compare collections | Score: 3860
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Went from 79 to 225 fishing before I caught mr pinchy, second wish got me the magical crawdad!


update: caught 4 more mr punchy since the first one and haven't got another magical crawdad :/ 

Mar 8, 2016 at 2:06am | Edits: 1 | Grizzly Hills-US | Pets: 481 Compare collections | Score: 2182
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I'm very new to battle pet collecting. This is my first attempt at really farming for a specific pet. I started at 8:00 a.m. this morning. It is now 10 minutes to noon. No Mr. Pinchy. I went from fishing lvl 100 to 272 in this time. I've lost count of casts. Am I doing something wrong? 

Mar 1, 2016 at 12:52pm | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-US | Pets: 146 Compare collections | Score: 675
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Top pool around 20th cast got two in a row. Nice to have this one. Still fighting for the Disgusting oozeling.

Jan 11, 2016 at 3:29am | Edits: 0 | Uther-US | Pets: 654 Compare collections | Score: 3912
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Started at 25 fishing, got Mr Pinchy when hit 116 and got the pet first time :) then found another Mr Pinchy a few casts later so 5 more charges.

Dec 30, 2015 at 5:20pm | Edits: 0 | Draenor-EU | Pets: 287 Compare collections | Score: 1228
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Kind of feel guilty...I fished him up after only 42 casts!  Now to level that sucker!

Dec 12, 2015 at 10:07pm | Edits: 0 | Darrowmere-US | Pets: 601 Compare collections | Score: 2845
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MOST annoying battle pet to battle against. Is really annoying, thats the only word, if it's mixed with the "SunFlower" and something like Firewing.. I saw that team.. or could be with puddle terror also instand of the Sunflower.. really this pet... is very hard to beat in combination with the sunflower.. and than the puddle terror or the Firewing it was hard.. and they stayed all with like 80% of health. BUt even without the others Call me MR. Crawdaddy. Why not have this. L................................................. egendaaaryyyy

Jun 17, 2015 at 3:01pm | Edits: 2 | Aggra (Português)-EU | Pets: 134 Compare collections | Score: 662
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Draenor at ~5 am cdt, after about 100 casts fished up the wish and first wish got him.  Do you ever get two with the 3 wishes?  Should I put him back in his cage to increase my chances?

Apr 29, 2015 at 6:14am | Edits: 0 | Draenor-US | Pets: 787 Compare collections | Score: 4711
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Just got mine today after fishing for 2 days and between 900-1000 casts! 

Mar 28, 2015 at 8:35pm | Edits: 0 | Moonrunner-US | Pets: 667 Compare collections | Score: 3146
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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: 620 Compare collections | Score: 3300
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: 621 Compare collections | Score: 3648
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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: 760 Compare collections | Score: 4292
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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: 781 Compare collections | Score: 4389
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: 601 Compare collections | Score: 2930
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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
Top RaterRusty5p00n 
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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: 621 Compare collections | Score: 3160
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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: 769 Compare collections | Score: 4541
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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: 716 Compare collections | Score: 3860
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Only magical wishes make magical crawdads. If you wish for a fish, fish for a wish.
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