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Battle For Azeroth Beta: Over 50 New Pets, New Achievements & More

May 17, 2018
UPDATE: A few achievements received additional updates. [source]

  • Battle on Zandalar and Kul Tiras - Rewards a new toy, Laser Pointer
  • Battle Safari - Rewards a new pet, Dreadtick Leecher
  • How to Keep a Mummy (a Mythic Dungeon achievement) - Rewards Miimii


UPDATE: The existing companions earned from PVP Prestige will be available in BFA. They will require Honor Rank 5 (Dutiful companions) and Honor Rank 20 (Wyrmtongue companions). Those that have already collected these four pets will get to keep them regardless of Honor Rank in BFA. [source]

This week's Battle For Azeroth Beta patch included a plethora of Pet Battle content! Many new pets, including 27 wild pets, collecting achievements, and more. [source]

Over 50 New Pets
The Beta Pet Journal was recently updated with over 50 new pets, bringing the current total of new BFA battle pets to 73! Note that this may not be the final count.

New BFA wild pets

Lost Platysaur
Summary of what was added:

  • 27 wild pets (six pictured above)
  • 1 vendor pet (Lost Platysaur, pictured right)
  • 4 achievement rewards (see below for more information)
  • 6 reputation pets
  • Many more from unknown sources


Check out over 70 new Battle For Azeroth battle pets!

Many of the new Pet Journal entries are incomplete, so there's still some mystery behind a handful of the upcoming pets. There are lots of new pet models, here's just a preview.

Top, right to left: Child of Jani, Accursed Hexxer, Wicker Pup. Bottom, right to left: Carnivorous Lasher, Abyssal Eel, Ranishu Runt

We're sure to learn more in future updates, so stay tuned.

New Achievements
Collectors will be rewarded for their efforts in BFA — 4 new achievement pets! We also now know where a previously datamined companion, Hearthy, will come from.

Brutus


A new achievement, Battle on Zandalar and Kul Tiras, was also added. It requires the completion of 20 Pet Battle WQs (out of a total of 24 possible) on Zandalar and Kul Tiras.

Currently, the BFA WQs have similar spawning to Broken Isles WQs. There are 4 random active Tamer NPCs each day, with one of those possibly on a different timer than the other three. Players must be max level (120) to see and challenge the Tamers. Check out this handy list of possible BFA Pet Tamers and their locations on Zandalar and Kul Tiras.

Pet Charm Changes
As noted last month, there will be a new Pet Battle currency in the expansion. It's still unknown how we'll gather Polished Pet Charms, and what rewards will be available for purchase. A new achievement to collect 500 Polished Charms was also added.

Shiny Pet Charms accepted by BFA vendors
The existing Pet Charms appear to have had a slight update — they were renamed to Shiny Pet Charm. The existing Pet Charmer achievement name was also changed to Shiny Pet Charmer.

Before you go on a spending-spree to use up existing charms, there is strong evidence that Shiny Pet Charms will not be a new currency. It's likely this is simply a name change, and current Pet Charms will still be usable to purchase rewards from the Dalaran and garrison Pet Battle vendors in BFA. Note that Blizzard has yet to confirm this. We'll announce any updates or clarification on this topic.

Which battle pet are you most excited for? What type of new rewards would you like to purchase with Polished Pet Charms?
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Peanutty 
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For Cronje: "why does the 'My Pet Collection' at the top of the page say 715 of 900 if there are more than 900?" that's because you have 63 pets excluded from your collection.  If you want to see all possible pets listed for your collection, you'll need to toggle those pets from Excluded to Wanted tab.

May 21, 2018 at 6:42pm | Edits: 0 | Kil'jaeden-US | Pets: 937 Compare collections | Score: 5602
Gráinne 
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https://youtu.be/Ep2OUD0W2CA?t=715

 

Q: Will these new Pet Charms invalidate older ones?

 

A: We'll keep the older ones around for players who haven't finished getting stuff in the older content, but the new Pet Charms will be a completely new system.

May 21, 2018 at 2:19pm | Edits: 0 | Magtheridon-EU | Pets: 906 Compare collections | Score: 5421
Cronje 
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It's almost impossible that this is the final set of pets in BFA. Given that there are only 900 unique pets now and there's only 73 new ones in the pet journal so far, that leaves us with 27 short of the Master of Pets achievement.

 

Edit: Apparently my count was off. There are over 950, so ignore this comment! On a related note, why does the 'My Pet Collection' at the top of the page say 715 of 900 if there are more than 900?

May 18, 2018 at 8:10am | Edits: 3 | Nazgrel-US | Pets: 767 Compare collections | Score: 4528
Site AdminQuintessence 
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@Truweildude: Keep in mind there is still some time before BFA is released, so maybe a few more will be added. I'm sure even more will be added in follow-up patches throughout the expansion.

 

@Wezmerelda: At the moment, the Lost Platysaur is just incomplete in the Pet Journal. It's not flagged as a non-combat battle pet with a, "This creature cannot battle" journal entry. Things could change though. We'll have to wait and see.

May 17, 2018 at 9:19pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 946 Compare collections | Score: 5654
Wezmerelda 
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If the Lost Platysaur truly cannot battle (instead of it just incomplete in the database), then I think that gives my suspicion that it will come with a questline to reunite it with its family some extra oomph. But I hope it also can battle and we can keep it forever :)

May 17, 2018 at 8:33pm | Edits: 2 | Durotan-US | Pets: 923 Compare collections | Score: 5449
Top RaterTruweildude 
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Total number feels light compared to Legion and WoD which had well over 100 at launch. Also guys, Platysaur (atm) cannot battle and its 100k! DISAPPOINTING!

 

http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=143360/lost-platysaur

"This aquatic pet is a companion. It cannot enter battles and does not have stats."

May 17, 2018 at 2:51pm | Edits: 1 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 937 Compare collections | Score: 5603
Ringo 
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Given that I had more than 1,000 pet charms banked and nothing to spend them on, this makes sense. (All my pets are maxed and I have more than enough stones to level any new ones, if I didn't want to do the garrison weekly and power-level new pets in Shadowmoon Valley, which is my preferred method.)

 

 

Currently cashing my stash in to buy pets as presents for my wife and to sell in the auction house. 

May 17, 2018 at 1:35pm | Edits: 1 | Silver Hand-US | Pets: 909 Compare collections | Score: 5434
Top RaterCahlyn 
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Little Ducky looks so cute! Yep yep yep!

May 17, 2018 at 7:17am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-EU | Pets: 927 Compare collections | Score: 5540
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