Pet Battle: [22-23] Mount Hyjal
Grooms face, sniffs air, and wanders around.
Vocalizations (on-click and while moving)
Can be found in caves in Mount Hyjal.
100% Hit Chance
Scratches the enemy, dealing 394 Critter damage.
Rapidly strikes at the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Critter damage per hit.
Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.
100% Hit Chance
Poisons the target for 118 Beast damage every round for 6 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 stampede, causing 177 Critter damage.
Opponents struck by the stampede take double damage for 2 rounds.
Stampede continues for 3 rounds.
Deals 295 Critter damage.
Deals 197 additional damage if the user has lower health than the target.
Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.
50% from Beast abilities
33% from Elemental abilities
While I did see a lot of these as secondary pets around Nordassil (I spent about 2-3 hours there powering leveling some little pets), I caught a rare after only 10 battles in the Hyjal Barrow Den, at the bottom of the path near the water.
If you want to capture one of these, without waiting for it to show up as a secondary spawn, the best place is the Higal Barrow Dens (59.42, 17.32) (West of Nordrassil) there were 4 inside when I checked (all common quality) and a few obsidium nodes too if you are a miner.
Just found 2 rare in the Dens in about a 5 min time frame. I got one in the first spawned group. I battled them all and decided to see what other rares I could get in the area after reading the posts here. In the second group of spawns I found another rare Grotto Vole. The one I captured was breed S/S, the second was H/B.
Update: Found another about a min after I posted this. I guess in this case, "rares" are pretty common.
Another update: Got a rare Carrion Rat here too!
Just captured a rare inside the Hyjal Barrow Dens. It was accompanied by a Fire Beetle and an Elfin Rabbit. Good luck!
Just got a common vole as secondary to a Fire Beetle in Ascendant's Rise on Ysera at 9:32 am, Friday
Just noticed that it's not included i the Kalimdor Safari. Any ideas why?
Like many have said go in the barrow dens. I noticed 8 spawn points all in the dens and they respawned rapid enough that I could many continuous laps back and forth til I got my rares. Always Grotto Vole as a primary. I also killed any critters (especially grotto voles) on my routes to help respawns. Took less than an hour to get my rare. Saw quite a few Uncommon Voles and got a rare Carrion Rat as a second.
Just for the record, they can spawn as a secondary to a Fire Beetle. After reading that they couldn't, I just had a uncommon as second to a Fire Beetle.
Found several in the barrow dens. To get in the dens, enter through the white stone arch on the Verdant Thicket side.
I wonder if that's new with patch. Because I also found a lot in the Barrow Dens (4+) including a green one. So yes, they do spawn as primaries as they others have said.
Ditto what Serephem confirmed. Many in the Burrow Dens (the place that you escort the prisoner through the Emrald Dream if you lack where it is like I did).
Many spawned and kept spawning when I hit them up at 7am server time. So far only poor and common.
I can confirm the comment below, I found 4 spawns in the Barrow's Den at 2.30 am server time. The respawn rate was pretty quick too. I did notice however that the paws did NOT appear for me until I went into the den, so it may be that people have just missed them.
Found 4 today in the Hyjal Barrow Dens, entrance to the cave just east of Ruins of Lar'donir (where you first meet Alysra). You can see "underground" green paw icons from the northwest side of Nordrassil.
The Vole does Spawn as a secondary with the Fire Bettle primary.
Always nice to see people linking, thier wowprogress on the comment section for a pet, wow.
Found an uncommon one as an add to a fire beetle in the Regrowth.
Thank you for the helpful tips on how to get this. I can verify that it is not in any caves and does not show on tracking. I was lucky and got one as a secondary as a result of your comments.
There are adds (second) to the following Pets that I found while rare farming these: Fire-Proof Roachs, Ash Lizards, Rock Vipers, Silky Moth, Nordrassil Wisp, Alphine Chipmunk, Death's Head Cockroach, Twilight Beetle and Elfin Rabbits.
These do NOT spawn with the Fire Bettles, if you see that name first and looking for a Grotto Vole you are wasting your time!
I finally found rare Grotto Vole off a Twilight Bettle at 27, 32 (Shrine of Goldrinn).
Per my experiences:
1) Grotto Vole does not spawn in caves
2) Grotto Vole does not spawn as it's own critter encounter. It's a secondary battle when you encounter other critters.
3) They can appear in any battle encounter. Not restricted by location as I checked everywhere farming for a rare one and have encountered them everywhere.
4) They do not show up on the Pet Tracker addon becuase they do not specifically spawn as a battle pet encounter.
Hope this helps all - good luck!
After spendig a few hours in Hyjal battleing everything I found, this one only showed up as a secondary when fighting Nordrasill Wisps.
Got this one at the Seat Of The Chosen as a secondary pet to Carrion Rat.
i'm still in scorched plain.. came as an extra with a fire beetle
update: 963 hp turned out to be uncommon
darkwhisper gorge.. extra with fire proof roach