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Red Cricket

Red Cricket
Red Cricket
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Drop: Chirping Package

Zone: Valley of the Four Winds

Drop Rate: 1 in 1

Red Cricket
Red Cricket
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 59.0% have it
Neutral Neutral

Idles about.


Reputation grinding required.
3 allowed
September 25, 2012

Upon reaching the reputation of "Best Friends" with the NPC Sho, she will send this pet in the mail.

Players can only start earning reputation with Sho once they've unlocked the Tillers faction quests and dailies at level 90. For more information on the Tillers and earning reputation with them and individual NPCs, check out El's guide.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Pokes the enemy, dealing 394 Critter damage.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Frightens the target, dealing 197 Beast damage and reducing their speed by 25% for 4 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Starts a swarm, causing 177 Critter damage.


Opponents struck by the swarm take double damage for 2 rounds.


Swarm continues for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Flying damage and increases your chance to block an attack by 100%.


Lasts 1 round.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

Restores 591 health to the user.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Sings an inspiring song, which restores 236 health to all allies.



Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.


Damage Taken 

50% from Beast abilities

33% from Elemental abilities

Valley of the Four Winds — Pandaria
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This is a great pet.  I have been having loads of success in using it as the third pet in my Howl Bomb team (Pandaren Water Spirit + Chrominius) for the Tanaan Jungle legendary pets.

Jul 18, 2015 at 1:13am | Edits: 0 | Kul Tiras-EU | Pets: 616 Compare collections | Score: 3016
Top RaterFaerdin 
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People are right in saying this beast is one of the most underrated Critters around. It can dodge massive attacks or turn Undead rounds negligible with its Cocoon Strike and provide MASSIVE self-heals every three turns. Not to mention its primary attack is consistent and packs a huge punch.


It's one of my go-tos for fighting Eleanor and Lil' Stitches.

Apr 3, 2015 at 6:06pm | Edits: 0 | Medivh-US | Pets: 502 Compare collections | Score: 2385
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The first pet I rated, because its underated imo. It solos or almost solos multiple pandaria tamers. "Hard" hitting with healing ability. Must have for serious battlers.

Sep 16, 2014 at 1:43pm | Edits: 0 | Draenor-EU | Pets: 405 Compare collections | Score: 2144
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There has to be an error in the breed showing to this in the site, there is no way it can be anything other than P/P breed with those stats...

Sep 9, 2014 at 10:09pm | Edits: 0 | The Sha'tar-EU | Pets: 664 Compare collections | Score: 3802
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This is in my opinion the best critter in the game. Wrecks undead, and even other pet families. Rated one of the highest power pets in the game. Huge heals too. I absolutely love him, and am currently grinding rep with sho on my alt to get a second one.

Mar 8, 2014 at 12:35pm | Edits: 0 | Fizzcrank-US | Pets: 645 Compare collections | Score: 3171
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I got to 'best friends' with Sho in a day by just farming the Lovely Apples and doing the missions she sends you on depeding on your friendship level. I just flew around the Heartland and found a ton of gifts pretty quickly. This is also a great way to farm ore (I got around 18 stacks in three hours).


This pet comes in the mail after you reach 'best friends' and is really adorable! I haven't battled with him yet, but I'm excited to.

Jan 1, 2014 at 4:18pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 603 Compare collections | Score: 2768
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This is a must have cricket. It can heal for half it's life, block attacks and do major damage. Get it!

Dec 29, 2013 at 5:37am | Edits: 0 | Lothar-US | Pets: 561 Compare collections | Score: 2823
Top RaterWaynebrady 
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At one point I owned 2 cages of this pet that I was trying to sell on the AH, suddenly they went BoP and I banked them. I've had them in my bank for months now and finally decided to use them, with breeding coming up and all. And how many people are going to have 3 of this little guy? Not to mention this guy packs a serious punch, and heals like a BiS Holy Paladin.

Dec 13, 2013 at 11:20am | Edits: 0 | Bloodhoof-US | Pets: 736 Compare collections | Score: 4400
Site MVPGreenstar 
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The item to learn the Red Cricket is now BoP.  I've been trying to sell one on my bank alt and just went to put it in the AH and found that it is now soulbound.  :(

Sep 13, 2013 at 11:56am | Edits: 0 | Deathwing-US | Pets: 736 Compare collections | Score: 4400
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I got mine today in AH by 60 gold, server Malygos, rare quality.... wooot

Jul 30, 2013 at 11:03am | Edits: 0 | Malygos-US | Pets: 680 Compare collections | Score: 3774
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Don't overlook this awesome battle pet. This pet is insanely OP, and has 15 AP at level 1. This thing hits like a ton of bricks, even on pet families that are weak against its abilities.


Also, it's self Heal, Nature's Touch, often crits and heals for way more than the tooltip says. The same goes for their DPS abilities. Mine is currently level 9, but I am leveling it rapidly.


Grinding rep with Sho is totally worth it for this beastly critter.

Feb 17, 2013 at 3:44am | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 445 Compare collections | Score: 1988
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Well, the new patch hit, my poor cricket got changed to Rare, yay!  But now it's no longer a giant pet.... sigh.  I'd take the giant poor cricket and grind for a battle stone any day!

Dec 14, 2012 at 11:12am | Edits: 0 | Bronzebeard-US | Pets: 392 Compare collections | Score: 1813
Site MVPKomi 
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BE CAREFUL. When you GET the cricket from Sho, the Chirping Cage item is trade-able, but ONCE YOU LEARN IT, you CANNOT cage it and trade it. Now I have a useless extra cricket rather than a valuable trading item. Beware of the too-quick-click!

Nov 23, 2012 at 7:52pm | Edits: 1 | Muradin-US | Pets: 738 Compare collections | Score: 4035
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I learned my red cricket today, and he was poor.  I am very sad.

Nov 16, 2012 at 10:11pm | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-US | Pets: 634 Compare collections | Score: 3302
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I just got him and it doesn't say the quality.  In fact it doesn't say any quality for any of my companion pets   However the stats correspond to uncommon with the calculator. I don't understand why all the ones you get with quests are not "rare" quality.  It is harder to get them and this one cannot be traded. 


I am ending up releasing most of the ones I get in battles.  Only to lvl 7 in battles but I have to say it is not very satisfying.  I liked getting pets the old way better. 

Nov 14, 2012 at 8:07am | Edits: 0 | Terokkar-US | Pets: 239 Compare collections | Score: 1057
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To the people who are confused about the quality of this pet: the item that teaches you the pet that is mailed by Sho in a chirping package is always rare quality. But when you learn it, it can show up in your journal in any quality, depending on RNG. So far I've gotten two alts exalted with Sho and the crickets are poor and common.

Nov 6, 2012 at 8:40am | Edits: 0 | Area 52-US | Pets: 703 Compare collections | Score: 4195
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In addition to this pet being physically massive, it is also has the highest Power of any Battle Pet.


The description isn't joking when it says he will eat your crops.

Oct 31, 2012 at 11:00am | Edits: 0 | Malfurion-US | Pets: 530 Compare collections | Score: 2806
Top RaterLivingdeath 
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Bah, my random drop was poor quality.  Guess I'll have to upgrade him manually.

Oct 29, 2012 at 4:36am | Edits: 0 | Lightninghoof-US | Pets: 591 Compare collections | Score: 3525
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This pet is HUGE. And it moves by jumping. It certainly won't get unnoticed.

Best way to farm rep with Sho is by bringing her 5 Eternal Blossom Fish (made of 5 Jade Lungfish + 25 Striped Melon) each day. She's located at 29.6, 30.6 in Valley of the Four Winds if she's not at Halfhill Market. (When I asked Gina Mudclaw for Sho's location, she gave me different coordinates, which were wrong.)

Oct 17, 2012 at 11:11pm | Edits: 0 | Eredar-EU | Pets: 373 Compare collections | Score: 1835
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Though it's listed as a rare item, I confirmed with a GM that the pet quality is random. I opened a ticket after a guildie got a rare and I got a poor one. :( Sucks.

Oct 15, 2012 at 2:46pm | Edits: 0 | Demon Soul-US | Pets: 594 Compare collections | Score: 3012
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Be careful, he might eat all your crops!
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