Pet Battle: [1-2] Dun Morogh
Crawls about, waving antennae.
Can be found near Gnomeregan.
95% Hit Chance
Scratches the enemy, dealing 433 Critter damage.
100% Hit Chance
Flanks the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Critter damage per hit.
Hits an additional time if the user is faster than the enemy.
Deals 197 Beast damage and reduces the target's speed by 25% for 4 rounds.
You endure, preventing your health from being reduced below 1 health until the end of the next round.
Pets affected by Survival will survive an Apocalypse.
Starts a swarm, causing 177 Critter damage.
Opponents struck by the swarm take double damage for 2 rounds.
Swarm continues for 3 rounds.
Calls down a meteor, which will fall 15 rounds from now, instantly killing all active pets.
Cockroaches and Beetles always survive this attack.
Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.
50% from Beast abilities
33% from Elemental abilities
Went hunting for these today (out to find a rare to replace my common one) and noticed ONLY Fluxfire Felines, outside and inside Gnomer. I made sure noone else was collecting, then killed everything. Hopefully the roaches will spawn now. Strange that I've never seen both the felines and roaches up at the same time.
Update: That worked like a charm. Within 15 minutes the Toxic Airfield was spawning roaches and I got a rare. :)
Finally got this annoying little roach to spawn by killing every battlepet in the area. Tried killing off the non-battle roaches before, and it didn't help. So my best tip is: go on a killing spree for battlepets, and check gnomeregan and the toxic fields from the air to see if anything have spawned yet =)
I have farmed this critter I don't know how many times. I'm Alliance, and have a gnome, so no guard problems. And yet to see anything but poor quality. I think this was Blizz idea of a bad joke sometimes. ;) So when the Flawless Critter stone dropped, I suddenly had a blue Irradiated Roach. That's the best advice I can give you. Take the first one you find and run. Then wait for the stone to drop.
Thanks so much for the suggestion of rolling a gnome to find this little guy! After searching daily for a couple of weeks, I rolled a gnome one of my other servers yesterday afternoon and POOF! There were two right in front of me before I took the first quest. Also a couple of Fluxfire Felines. Grabbed the first roach and caught him (grey), which got my EK Safari achiev. Had a Flawless Critter stone in the bank, just waiting for him. Happy hunting!
This little guy was a bit hard to come by. I checked several realms where I have characters, but found nothing. So, I chose a realm and rolled a gnome. There they were, got my rare on the second try. Ravencrest US at about 11am server time. Good luck!
Finally figured it out~ Thanks to the person that mentioned the gnome starting area. I walked over there, spent some time beating up on Alpine Hares just west of Gnomer in the starting area...it looks as though for every hare I took down, an Irradiated Roach popped up. I spent 1 1/2 hours looking for one, all over. After killing 6 or 7 Alpine Hares, I found 6 or 7 Irradiated Roaches inside Gnomer. 3 poor, one normal, one uncommon, and one rare. Super easy....
After not seeing outside for a good 30 minutes, I thought that I would try INSIDE Gnomer and soon as I went down and in the starting area I seen 3-4. So that could be another place you look if you are tired waiting outside for a respawn.
Some good advice here...
Made a level 1 gnome on a low pop RP server. Ran outside to the Toxic Airfield. First Roach I engaged was a rare H/H breed.
I found mine right away after killing 2 Fluxfire Felines. turnede around & there he was an uncommon. Location was at the tainted oil field
I picked up (6) blues yesterday on Malfurion... 3 on my account and 3 for my sister. No one else was in the area at the time, so I killed every irradiated roach (battle pet and non-battle pet) to keep them spawning. No luck finding a blue Fluxfire Feline though. :(
Make a gnome on a low pop or new players server. It was the first pet I found, poor quality, but I got the achievement
Took hours of camping at the airstrip to go from poor to common, I shudder to think how long until I get lucky and land a rare. Might be easier to grind critters and hope for a stone to upgrade. And like suggested earlier, making a toon on a RP realm made all the difference. No competition whatsoever.
So, because I don't have Terrible Turnip I had to come up with something else that wouldn't instant kill it (which happened 5 times)
Rake with cat (lvl 3) that lowered the hp by half
Immolation with Phoenix Hatchling (lvl 6)
And then just pass rounds until it was low enough to catch
Flew over on my horde mage while farming pets and saw one up so grabbed it right off. Already had a fluxfire so I wasn't worried about quality. (turned out to be poor) but it was in the airfield like other posters have mentioned
Had trouble catching a rare of these. What I did was wait til rolling restarts were going on and hopped from server to server creating level 1 gnomes to check for rares, after 30 min I found one. They seem to respawn in mass after restarts.
So I am hunting for a rare for my collection and I have noticed that they tend to be up earlier in the day and along with Fluxfire Feline. On my server, it is an over abundance of Fluxfires, but there are usually a few roaches. They are also around the undeground entrance to Gnomer. Noticed that once I battle or kill them, they don't seem to spawn very quickly. Evening logins find very few paws at all. UPDATE...got mine right after maintenance today!
tons in the toxic airfields!!!
after 20 mins of killing (not battling) all the pets in tinkertown area i flew around (as a horde) til they respawned and finally got one of these guys at 42,65 (toxic airfield)
ok im alliance and i had been waiting for forever for this dang thing to spawn at the airstrip but no luck. i went inside the actual gnomeragan and wow, they're everywhere! along with the fluxfire felines! it only took me 3 or 4 to get rares for both!
Great advice Dannyg Thank you