Pet Battle: [3-6] Ghostlands
100% Hit Chance
Chomps on the enemy, dealing 433 Critter damage.
Deals 236 Undead damage.
The user is healed for 100% of the damage dealt.
Spits Poison goo onto the target, dealing 98 Critter damage each round and increasing damage taken by 25% for 3 rounds.
Flings a sticky goo at the target, dealing 197 Elemental damage and making it impossible to flee for 5 rounds.
Instantly deals 295 Beast damage and increases your speed by 100% for 1 round.
Burrow under the ground, becoming unattackable for one round.
On the next round, you attack, dealing 591 Beast damage.
Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.
50% from Mechanical abilities
33% from Humanoids abilities
I hate to copy and paste something from another site but this trick worked for me, second capture on a lvl 5 got the Larva:
1. Go to the beach (west of the map).
2. Attack Spirit Crabs. Make sure they are lvl 5, the other lvl 3 and 4 you can kill by weapons.
3. Start the fight with lvl 5 spirit crabs.
4. Check the two pets if they are Larva. (! Watch out Maggot has the same image as a Larva. So check by name !)
5. Check also if one of the two is a rare.
6. Catch the larva.
Thought I'd jump in and comment on the Spirit Crab method. I looked all over for a Larva, found one as a second to a maggot, but didn't capture it (early on, before I realized they weren't just everywhere). Battled my first Spirit Crab and there he was, as a second. Captured him, he was uncommon, can't complain about that. Good luck, y'all!
Found as 2nd to the Spirit crab on the small island off the west coast. If you are wanting to battle spirit crabs for a larva as the 2nd pet, it needs to be lv 5+, below that and it will be a solo fight of just the crab.
If you dont have Battle Pet Notifier mod I would recomend you get it. Among other thngs it tells you if a wild pet is an upgrade to what you have or if you dont have it yet at all.
Provides a reminder that can often help choose catch/kill
Since Larva share spawns with several other critters (spiders and rats in particular), you may have to kill or battle critters in order to make Larva spawn for you. Even worse, you may have to do it until a *capturable* one spawns: they are not universally catchable.
Larva will also show up in Ghostlands as a 'secondary battler' in combats. If you are unable to find one as part of a primary battle, then farm level 5 creatures in the area and a larva may show up as backup.
Larva SHOWS UP AS A SECONDARY TO Spirit Crab! You just have to find a level 5 crab. The level 4 and 3 don't have a back line. I read this on one of the comments so I'm just showing that it worked today, just walked up the west coast of Ghostlands and found it after the 3rd fight!
In Deathholme, Eversong Woods. After several kills, got Uncommon Larva as 2nd to Common Maggot. Killed all paws for about 45 minutes - no Larva. Headed out of Deathholme, straight down Dead Scar, killed two Maggots and a Rat, on 3rd Maggot got Uncommon Larva as the 2nd. Fifth encounter was a Maggot, its 2nd was a Rare Larva loc 37.4, 62.7.
After all that, at Tranquillien by Blacksmith Frances found a lvl 3 Larva on its own, it was a Rare, tamed it! Didn't know they'd appear as singleton.
I had horrible luck trying to find a Rare. Spent over 6hrs farming Spirit Crabs and running around engaging every critter lv5 and over.
Finally got frustrated and just plugged all the spawn point co-ordinates into TomTom and I found a rare on my second "lap". However, I made sure to kill all the non-combat larva/spider/rats at every waypoint before moving on.
If you're having as bad of luck as I was, I highly recommend using TomTom to maintain your sanity.
I just realized I didn't have one of these, so I flew down to Tranquillen, and started riding around to the spawn points, but wasn't finding any. I rode past the Dawnstar Spire, then swam across the lake. I got to Goldenmist Village where I finally saw a spawn, and it turned out to be a level 5 rare. Quickly captured it, and killed the Snake that was with it. This one is my 350th unique pet :)
I just got my rare by using the spirit crab method.
Took me a couple of hours, but I just ran up and down the coast engaging all the level 5 or 6 crabs, and just killing the others to despawn them and hope for a higher level.
This is far faster than searching the whole zone.
I did that for a few hours and only saw two larvae the entire time.
Can someone please give me absolute conclusive proof that the beige skin for this battle pet does exist in capturable form? Or am I just being spectacularly unlucky with the spawns?
I feel lucky... Ran around and found an uncommon spirit crab (third one), with an uncommon larva too. Opted for the crab, read comments, wept.. Went back to the spirit crabs, first one, got another uncommon crab with a rare larva! Yay :)
Oh lucky me! I finally find my first Larva (common one) as a secondary to a lovely rare H/H Spirit Crab. I already had a Spirit Crab but it wasn't a nice rare one so I opted for the rare and hoped to get another Larva soon.
Update: Several weeks later I still don't have a dang Larva and I'm knee deep in Pet Charms so I could have just upgraded my lower level Spirit Crab. If you get the Larva as your secondary - TAKE IT.
After trying spirit crabs for a bit, I went to the east side of the map headed up to Dawnstar Spire, the snakes (level 5 and up) have these as secondary. My first was grey, second was green. Good enough for the achievement, good enough for me!
I found mine south of sanctum of the sun close to the night elf camp by the hills. It was not a second pet, and it was a rare first try.
Farmed lvl 5 Spirit Crabs along the coast for ~5 hrs. Finally got the rare: 341hp before capture; 409hp captured.
As previous comments stated, best place is the spirit crabs( lvl 5+), if your not getting what you want, make sure to kill crabs to make new spawns.
Was sad to kill the rare H/H Spirit Crab for the common Larva, but it was worth it.
Confirming that Larva shows up secondary to Spirit Crabs. Got extremely lucky in that the first one I found was rare!
2 hours of farming and the two I've found have been secondaries to Rare Spirit Crabs. I opted for the rare the first time (bad idea). The rare Spirit Crabs are far more common that the Larva.
Found 3 in 10 minutes easy, they were back line pets to the spirit crabs along the west coast.
Was no easy at all. Took almost an hour to find one (found it in Goldenmist village NW coner of Ghostlands) and I accedently kill it...Finally found my second one about 30 minutes later in Tranquillien.