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Baby Ape

Baby Ape
Baby Ape
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Pet Battle: [9-10] The Cape of Stranglethorn

Weather: Rain

Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 46.2% have it
Neutral Neutral

Beats on chest and scratches backside.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
September 25, 2012

This wild pet can be found on Jaguero Isle in the The Cape of Stranglethorn. It only spawns when it's raining on the island, however, this area has its own unique weather pattern. Although it might be raining in Stranglethorn, it may not be raining on the isle.

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

85% Hit Chance 


Smash the enemy, dealing 512 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
2 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 295 Beast damage and reduces the target's next attack by 50%.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


A fierce roar deals 197 Beast damage and enrages the user, increasing the damage they deal by 25% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Stun the target for 1 round.

1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

50% Hit Chance 


Hurls bananas at the enemy, dealing 591 Beast damage.


Bananas continue to fall on the enemy's current pet dealing 59 Beast damage each round for 2 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


First use: Fills a barrel.


Second use: Throws the barrel, dealing 886 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying


Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

The Cape of Stranglethorn — Eastern Kingdoms
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This is a great place to start leveling pets while waiting for that rain. I leveled a dozen or so to lvl 8/9 and after I got my Baby Ape I leveled those pets to lvl 14 in Tanaris waiting for sandstorm to capture Silithid Hatchling.


Rate this comment if you think it will help others :D

Dec 1, 2012 at 2:19pm | Edits: 0 | Uldaman-US | Pets: 521 Compare collections | Score: 2573
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Some peeps are just creeps! 

You wait and wait for rain, you come in to find a horde troll KILLING all the baby apes.... NOT battling them... killing them just for spite and fun.. and giving you the /rude /laugh gesture in the process.  He prob pulls the wings off flys too.

Jul 21, 2013 at 11:07am | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 460 Compare collections | Score: 2036
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have had mine now for months... helpful tip, i turned up the volume on my computer and was doing house work... when i was like "what the hell is that sound?" .... when it is raining on the island it makes a strong sound of "raining" and i could hear it from the other room.... looked at screen and pow 3 baby apes monkeying around...


hope this helps

Oct 9, 2013 at 12:24pm | Edits: 0 | Uldum-US | Pets: 517 Compare collections | Score: 2374
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A great ability combo for this pet is to start by charging your Barrel Toss, Stun with Clobber, use Rake to reduce the damage of whatever ability your opponent is using (Remain versatile, if you know they are going to use a nuke, use Rake before that happens!) and then finish with Barrel Toss. This is a rotation that has knocked out the majority of pets I've come up against, the only downside is the Baby Ape has no healing available, so go for the 4/14 breed for maximum damage results.

Dec 11, 2012 at 2:58pm | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-US | Pets: 447 Compare collections | Score: 1808
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Couple of tips:

Northern STV, Southern STV and Jaguero Isle have separate weather. If its raining in one, it will most likely not be raining on the others.


The rain lasts for about 10-20 minutes. The length seems to be random. The Baby Apes will respawn throughout the rain.


Park an alt on the Isle or be prepared to camp. I have seen the rain multiple times and have yet to see a pattern. 


Good Luck!

Sep 27, 2012 at 6:05am | Edits: 1 | Illidan-US | Pets: 515 Compare collections | Score: 2342
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Finally got mine!


Pro Tip: Jaguero Isle's weather is independant of STV.  I logged in on an alt I parked hovering over the Isle.  When I saw the rain I swept down and tamed a Green Baby Ape.  I then started flying over to Booty Bay to grab a flight path to civilization.  Over the water I noticed that it suddenly stopped raining.  It was sunny over Booty Bay.  To make sure I went back to Jaguero Isle.  Sure enough, it was still raining hard.

Nov 24, 2012 at 2:41pm | Edits: 0 | Sargeras-US | Pets: 506 Compare collections | Score: 2304
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So it was raining in STV but not a baby ape spawn to be found. I went around and killed all the other spawns (crabs, spiders, snakes, etc) and a few minutes later there were apes all over the place. When in doubt, just kill things lol...

Oct 24, 2012 at 5:09am | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-US | Pets: 442 Compare collections | Score: 0
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I decided I wanted one of these yesterday, so I parked my Paladin on the Isle, and fought Strand Crabs with 1 lvl 14, 1 lvl 6, and 1 lvl 1 to level the little guys. After doing this for several hours and leveling a good number of pets, it started to rain. I snagged a poor quality, next one was uncommon...then I started searching for my rare. After fighting or killing 4 or 5 of these guys, I captured my rare last night at roughly 2245 server, on Kul Tiras.

Aug 27, 2013 at 10:16am | Edits: 0 | Kul Tiras-US | Pets: 376 Compare collections | Score: 1767
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Took 2 days and 5 rain storms to catch my rare.



1. Use toons on multiple servers.

2. Camp full-time on one toon and check others every 2-3hrs.

(I got 2 extra rainstorms this way).

3. Go camp on a different server if no rare is caught in rainstorm on main.

4. Be considerate. 


Random: I noticed rain every 6-12hrs. And I've read otherwise, but Apes despawn immediately when rain ends.


Oddly enough, saw 7 other rare pets during my last storm.

Good luck and happy hunting!

Aug 10, 2013 at 5:45am | Edits: 1 | Zul'jin-US | Pets: 576 Compare collections | Score: 2899
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I am starting to believe this Battle Pet (Baby Ape) is a fracking myth =/



Last few days I have spent camping Jaguero Isle and zero rain. Not one drop. I have read that it doesn't rain here in the summer, but I've heard of other people finding them on other servers during this time, so....



Ugh - just frustrating #firstworldproblems

Aug 7, 2013 at 2:21pm | Edits: 0 | Feathermoon-US | Pets: 499 Compare collections | Score: 2197
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Wow, crazy. The last pet I need, fly down onto the island expecting a long wait, and it starts to rain! Accidently killed the first baby ape (poor), caught the second one (common) and it stopped apes up for under 2 minutes.

Jul 5, 2013 at 6:51pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 460 Compare collections | Score: 2054
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I had parked an alt down on the island to check to see if it was raining, and for what seemed like a week I had no luck.  I even spent an entire day camped there, alt-tabbed while I did other work.  No luck then either!  FINALLY, right before heading to bed, I logged on to the glorious sounds of rain!  I engaged the first Baby Ape I saw (uncommon!), and captured it just in time for the rain to clear.  :D  Stay tenacious, my friends, they are out there!

Jul 3, 2013 at 1:40am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 528 Compare collections | Score: 2343
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Logged in to start farming for the Qiraji Guardling, and there were tons of people.  So I switched over to an alt that has been camping the island for the Baby Ape, and OMG it was raining!  I am now the proud owner of an Uncommon Baby Ape!  After over 7 months of farming...  They do exist!

Jun 21, 2013 at 3:30pm | Edits: 0 | Draenor-US | Pets: 523 Compare collections | Score: 2395
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Captured Baby Ape at 2:10 AM EST in the NE section of the Jaguero Island. When it rains on the island you won't be able to miss the weather effects, not only is it raining heavily there is a misty fog as well.  There were at least 4 other pet collectors on the island while I was there and there were plenty of Baby Apes to capture. Good Luck!

Jan 19, 2013 at 7:08pm | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-US | Pets: 468 Compare collections | Score: 2067
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Just logged in 9:33am cst, 7:33am realm and it was raining, baby apes all around, stopped raining 2 minutes later, saw an ape but when i engage i reallized i had my lvl 25 pets and forfeited so i could switch, stopped raining in that time, i'll be back tomorrow to try again, hopefully raining at the same time.

Dec 24, 2012 at 11:29am | Edits: 0 | Vashj-US | Pets: 420 Compare collections | Score: 1865
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After circling the island several times, I finally found one. It turned out to be uncommon, which is fine by me. I'd rather have one, and leave them for others because they seem to have horrific spawn rates. 

Dec 10, 2012 at 3:36am | Edits: 0 | Thorium Brotherhood-US | Pets: 342 Compare collections | Score: 0
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  I don't know if it's been posted yet, but a word of warning! If you have the introduction Zandalari quests where Bimba flies about with you the island will be phased. My mage was phased, I could see the rain but there were no mobs. I freaked and abandoned the quests. I had to relogged before I could see them. But overall not a bad wait! Good luck!

Dec 6, 2012 at 6:00pm | Edits: 0 | Eonar-US | Pets: 448 Compare collections | Score: 1838
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So annoyed with this pet. Was raining in Booty Bay, so I flew to the island to see if I could get this guy. When I got to the island, the rain stopped. Heart broken I flew back to Booty Bay..Where it was still raining. Flew back to the island, nothing. Flew all around the far outter rim of the Island. It was raining ALL around the island, but not ON the island. Really Blizz... REALLY?!

Oct 22, 2012 at 9:56am | Edits: 0 | Kargath-US | Pets: 485 Compare collections | Score: 1959
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kicking myself, before i started pet collecting properly i was on this island and it was raining, but i didnt know anything about the apes and now that iv been trying for days to get here when it rains im so annoyed that if only i had known then....

Oct 19, 2012 at 1:58pm | Edits: 0 | Frostwhisper-EU | Pets: 446 Compare collections | Score: 1912
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Today I finally got it! :D For 3 days I logged in and out on the island every ~20 mins from 6pm to 12pm and never once saw rain. Sometimes for an hour or so I killed monkeys and skinned them. Weekend I logged randomly all day - no rain. 2 days again every ~20 mins and nothing.

Today logged on about 20:15 and behold! 10 mins of rain and no baby apes until they started respawning. There were 6 other people from different servers also hunting for them. My 3rd was rare - yay!! :D

Oct 10, 2012 at 5:19pm | Edits: 0 | Doomhammer-EU | Pets: 226 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Young apes quickly learn to hang from branches with their feet, leaving both hands free to fling objects at interlopers.
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