Pet Battle: [9-10] The Cape of Stranglethorn; [23-24] Tol Barad Peninsula
Grooms face, sniffs air, and wanders around.
95% Hit Chance
Scratches the enemy, dealing 433 Critter damage.
100% Hit Chance
Deals 295 Critter damage.
Deals 197 additional damage if the user has lower health than the target.
Rapidly strikes at the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Critter damage per hit.
Hits an additional time if the user is faster than the enemy.
Instantly deals 295 Beast damage and Poisons the target for 98 additional Elemental damage per round for 5 rounds.
Starts a stampede, causing 177 Critter damage.
Opponents struck by the stampede take double damage for 2 rounds.
Stampede continues for 3 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.
Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.
50% from Beast abilities
33% from Elemental abilities
You really need to update the info about where to find those rats on Tol Barad. The Wharf Rat does appear as primary pets in Rustberg Village, and there are a lot of them. You wrote "only found as an added pet, may join battle" which is totally wrong.
when you wait for rain at the very dry Jaguero Island, attack crabs and beetles and this one may be the second pet!
I got mine on the savage coast near the nagas as well. I was going to clear out some of the sand crabs and wharf rat popped up as a companion to the first one I battled.
I also caught this as a secondary pet while in a battle with a Roach in Booty Bay. Having the same problem (as with Crimson Moth) where the capture doesn't count for the Eastern Kingdoms Safari achievement though. Sadface!
Got a rare of this pet in Tol Barad. I have a few characters on different servers so I checked each server until I got one.
I was after a rare one - Spent several hours looking in Booty Bay & vacinity with no luck. Went to Tol Barad Penninsula (Rustburg Village) and killed all the level 1 wharf rats, and any that were not rare. In less than 5 minutes I had a rare one! Thank you for the tip on Told Barad - it was also my first time there too :)
I actually got my Wharf Rat in Booty Bay.
The map is a bit misleadiing. These little fellows can also be found on Jaguero Island and on the little Islands between Booty Bay and Jaguero. They sometimes spawn as seconds to the strand crabs.
If you are like me, you need to capture this for the Eastern Kingdoms Safari achievement. I fought many strand crabs on the isle of jaguero, where baby apes spawn, and it DID spawn as a secondary pet there.
The map marks it as spawning in Booty Bay, but I didnt see any there.
I got the rare wharf rat first battle in tol barad rustburg village thanks for the info
Yea i got mine in TB EASILY.. Should put on there that u can get where everyone is saying.
finally got my rat at 69.26 in the rustburg village in tol barad. thanks to who posted that was the best place to get it, i was out there for an hour and 15 minutes lol, when i did get my rare, i actually had 2 in the same battle lol. good luck.
Tol Barad - Rustberg Village is definately the place to go. After having no luck in STV I headed off there and found loads. The mobs are easy to kill at level 90 and there are a fair few rats about and they respawn pretty fast too. Got a rare on my second circut of the village.
Just tried the Tol Barad - Rustberg Village. If you are already 85+ this is definitely a better area to get them than Booty Bay. There were quite a few and I got a rare on 3rd attempt. Not many other people out there right now since MOP.
Yup, agree they are in Rustberg Village in Tol Barard. Easy to get a rare with sides of squirrels. Replaced my level nine rare with a level 22 after the reduction.
There are a few of these (level 22-23) in Rusberg Village, Tol Barad. They seem to respawn quite quickly.
I got a rare brown one, and a common gray one - just need a rare gray now.
As of 5.1, this guy's needed for the achievement. Eventhough I had one, it was not recognized in the achievement list. I set him free and captured a new one, earned the achievement.
I got the rare version farming pet spawns on Jaguero Isle while waiting for the rain.
Earlier I was clearing Stranglethorn for the rare versions of various pets, Lizard Hatchling, Crimson Moth etc and found them but it took quite a while, in all about 2-3 hours.
Farming Jaguero Isle all the rare pets turned up that i was finding hard to get.
Wharf Rat, Lizard hatchling, Crimson Moth, Forest Spiderling, Strand Crab, Tree python all rare quality, so try your luck there. =)
Got my Rare as a secondary off a Strand Crab by the nagas north of Booty Bay, like previous poster.
As of Patch 5.0.5 (10-29-2012) this Pet is not needed for the Safari Achievement. Ie. it not only is not checked in the Achievement's Criteria.
I thought I only would need this one and the Mokassin, so I gone out to fetch them - first the Mokassin. The moment I caught it I got the Achievement - without the Wharf Rat.