A Preview of Pets to Come
We're ready for more pets and the upcoming content patch looks very promising! Not counting Graves, which was included in a previous PTR patch, Patch 6.2 will have at least 13 new pets.
List of all 6.2 PTR datamined pets
Tanaan Jungle will finally be open for exploration, and there you'll find four new wild pets to collect (pictured above).
- Cerulean Moth
- Fen Crab
- Violet Firefly
There will be another pet from Tanaan Jungle, one you won't want to miss. According to the PTR Pet Journal, the quest "A Fel Puppy Of My Own" will reward an adorable Fel Pup!
Speaking of puppies, you'll find a new vendor at the garrison Menagerie in Patch 6.2. Tiffy Trapspring (A) and Giada Goldleash (H) have brand new pets and items for sale, including another precious pup!
- Bloodthorn Hatchling
- Dusty Sporewing
- Glowing Sporebat
- Lost Netherpup
New Toys for You and Your Pets
Don't forget to save up charms for the three new toys. Surprise your Perky Pug with an Indestructible Bone which will cost 50 Pet Charms, or for 100 Pet Charms cast a spooky, spectral spell on your pet using the Spirit Wand (pictured right).
Better yet, use the Magic Pet Mirror (costs 500 Pet Charms) to look just like your summoned pet!
New Darkmoon Faire Pets
You'll be able to purchase two more new pets from a vendor, but you'll have to wait until the Darkmoon Faire is in town.
The Pet Journal lists the Ghostshell Crab and Blorp (pictured left) as pets from a vendor named Galissa Sundew. We'll have more information on these two pets once the Faire comes to the PTR next month.
The Darkmoon Faire has been an endless supply of pets, and recently achievement rewards. Patch 6.2 will have a new achievement, complete with a familiar pet reward.
Hogs will make his triumphant return and players will finally be able to collect him. We hope you're good at the Whack-a-Gnoll mini-game, though. You'll need to earn the achievement That's Whack! to secure Hogs in your collection.
A New Pet Honoring Nethaera
Last but not least (we've saved the best for last!) a special tribute pet to Blizzard Community Manager Nethaera will be available in 6.2.
You'll find a special NPC named Nethaera's Light in various locations in Dalaran. After performing a hearty /cheer or two for this mysterious floating candle, her flame will begin to burn brighter and brighter.
Once you've given your best cheer, Nethaera's Light will burst with a small firework (pictured right) and this glowing candle will be added directly to your Pet Journal.
Unfortunately Nethaera's Light cannot battle. Her warm, gentle glow has much more pressing matters to attend to, such as guiding and bringing joy to adventurers all over Azeroth.