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Battle For Azeroth Beta: Island Expedition Pets & More

June 02, 2018
UPDATE: As of June 7, two additional battle pets were added to the Beta — Sir Snips (A) and Bucketshell (H). Both are the reward for earning the Honor 400 achievement.
The latest BFA Beta patch added even more pets, mostly from the new Island Expedition feature, plus a few profession pets. [source]

Various pets from Island Expeditions

Even More New Pets
32 pets were recently added to Beta. Here's a summary of what was added:

Two new engineering pets
  • 28 pets from Island Expeditions (various pictured above)
  • 4 pets from engineering (two pictured right)

An accompanying achievement was also included for collecting all Island Expedition pets, I'm Here for the Pets. Although these pets can be caged, the achievement objectives appear to be the items that teach the pets, so it's possible players will need to actually loot these to complete the achievement.

With the additions noted above, this brings the current battle pet total in BFA to 120 new pets. *Whew* that's a lot of pets!

Here's a break down of pet sources in the expansion (subject to change):

  • Vendor: 32
  • Drop: 40
  • Wild and Pet Battle: 28
  • Achievement: 6
  • Quest: 5
  • Profession: 7
  • Unknown: 2

Check out 120 Battle For Azeroth battle pets!

We're absolutely blown away with how many battle pets are coming in the expansion! In comparison, Legion launched with roughly 94 new pets.

Which pet has piqued your interest the most? Do you have a game plan for collecting in BFA? We can't wait to collect them all!

A Pet With A Penchant For Opulence
Wowhead discovered how players will collect Francois in BFA. Let's just say that this is no ordinary chicken. [source]

Francois (pictured right) is a silky chicken that can be found at the 15th Annual Norwington Equestrian and Hunt Festival in Tiragarde Sound, Kul Tiras.

Players can attempt to speak with him, however it would seem that he has expensive tastes and will not be bothered unless the player has 1 million gold on their person.

Upon seeing that the player has sufficient funds to maintain his lavish lifestyle, Francois can then be added to the Pet Journal.

Note: Players do not actually have to spend 1 million gold to collect this pet. Having this amount or more in their possession is enough to see the hidden dialogue option.
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just another thing Blizz screwed up on again. I remember actually having to run around hunting wild pets. Now there's more drops and purchases than actually having to go find them. I miss Minfernals, Unborn Valkyrie, sandstorms, nighttime, raining, etc.................................................

Jul 19, 2018 at 10:49am | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 804 Compare collections | Score: 4196
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The linked list of pets has 27 wild ones (or at least that’s how many I counted). That means having at least 27 upgrade stones will be useful.

Jun 20, 2018 at 9:37pm | Edits: 1 | Illidan-us | Pets: 1196 Compare collections | Score: 9568
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Thanks for the update!


I find myself discouraged by that ratio of sources of new pets - so relatively few wild options. The devs seem to be using new pets more as a way to force people to support activities Blizzard wants supported than as an organic growth of the pet game.

Jun 12, 2018 at 3:05pm | Edits: 0 | Magtheridon-eu | Pets: 1596 Compare collections | Score: 12765
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can we find out how many of them aren't rare? i want to know how many stones i need... 

Jun 10, 2018 at 11:14pm | Edits: 0 | Dragonmaw-us | Pets: 929 Compare collections | Score: 5558
Top RaterTruweildude 
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Two more pets in build 788, alliance and horde themed crabs for reaching honor level 400!

Jun 8, 2018 at 2:42am | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 1638 Compare collections | Score: 13062
Top RaterTruweildude 
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@FuxieDK, Legion gold rewards are crazy. I've made over 5m gold this expansion. You need to figure out how to make gold it seems. At least the pet doesn't cost 1m, you just have to have it in your bags, its not actually spent. But 5 order halls with gold missions pulling in ~3-8k a day, gold adds up really fast. Also if you have a follower with gold items as your combat ally, you can make 100 or so gold every WQ, 10 WQs, that's an easy 1k.

Jun 7, 2018 at 12:37am | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 1638 Compare collections | Score: 13062
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Even if I managed to get all 120 new pets, I'd still be short of Hearthy by ~60.

Out of that 60: 15 are Store; 7 Class specific; and 6 "I don't think I can get those". The others are rare/world drops and vendor (specifically Alliance Argent Tournament pets).


Oh well, a lot of cool pets to get; and at least I don't have to spend my mil on Francois.

Jun 5, 2018 at 10:33am | Edits: 1 | Moon Guard-us | Pets: 1127 Compare collections | Score: 7994
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1M gold?????????????????????????????????????????????????


I don't have that amount of cash, on all my toons combined; they better up the gold rewards GREATLY from Legion..

Jun 5, 2018 at 12:30am | Edits: 1 | Draenor-eu | Pets: 1657 Compare collections | Score: 13035
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@Syyina the limit has been lifted to 10 million gold at the start of Legion.

Jun 3, 2018 at 11:18am | Edits: 0 | Burning Legion-eu | Pets: 1366 Compare collections | Score: 10912
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Is it possible for one character to have 1 million gold in their bags?  Must be but I thought there was a limit...

Jun 3, 2018 at 9:32am | Edits: 0 | Dentarg-us | Pets: 1581 Compare collections | Score: 12412
Top RaterTruweildude 
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Happy to have so many new pets, but a little disappointed so many are vendor pets. Its just not interesting to buy a pet. I hope the drop rates for the expedition pets aren't super low.

Jun 3, 2018 at 1:21am | Edits: 1 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 1638 Compare collections | Score: 13062
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I'm glad this number went up significantly from the 70+ originally found. I had resigned myself to hopefully hitting 1,000 unique after a few content patches since there's no way i'll break 915 unique in earlier content. Assuming most of these are fairly obtainable, it looks like 1,000 is possible!

Jun 2, 2018 at 6:30pm | Edits: 0 | Area 52-us | Pets: 1174 Compare collections | Score: 7022
Top RaterOpallena 
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glad we dont actually have to spend 1k gold for him... im getting close to that but its a steep price to pay for a pet

Jun 2, 2018 at 6:23pm | Edits: 0 | Nazjatar-us | Pets: 1649 Compare collections | Score: 13178
Top RaterMehetabel 
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Ok, collecting Francois sounds hilarious! Looking forward to that, and all the others of course.

Jun 2, 2018 at 4:39pm | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-eu | Pets: 1635 Compare collections | Score: 12840
Site MVPJenak 
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Really big and strong pockets to be carrying a million gold. the silkie chick the money, then go buy pets and mounts?

Jun 2, 2018 at 4:28pm | Edits: 0 | Ghostlands-us | Pets: 1384 Compare collections | Score: 11072
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