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Wanderer's Festival Hatchling

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Wanderer's Festival Hatchling
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Pet Battle: [23-25] Krasarang Wilds

Event:  Wanderer's Festival

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Looks around and bobs head. Also rears up and roars.

Vocalizations (on-click)

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Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.0.4 | Posted: September 25, 2012

This wild pet can be found on Turtle Beach in Krasarang Wilds. It only spawns during the Wanderer's Festival.

The festival is held only on Sunday night from 9 PM to 11 PM (Pacific Standard Time, GMT-8). During the festival, floating lanterns appear on the surface of the water and Pandaren NPCs wander onto the beach to set up bonfires and shoot off fireworks. Shortly after, the Wanderer's Festival Hatchlings appear.

Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Bites at the enemy, dealing 394 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Grabs the target, dealing 295 Aquatic damage.


The target cannot swap for 2 rounds.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
Requires Pet Level: 2

Reduces up to 98.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 5 rounds.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Restores 551 health and increases the maximum health of your active pet by 5 per level for 9 rounds.

Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


First use: Increases your damage dealt by 10%.


Second use: Blasts the target with a surge of water, dealing 886 Aquatic damage.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Restores 157 health to your team and calls down a cleansing rain for 9 rounds.


During a cleansing rain, the duration of hostile damage over time effects is reduced by 1 round and Aquatic abilities deal 25% more damage.


Passive: Purity 

Harmful damage over time effects are reduced by 50% on Aquatic pets.


Damage Taken 

50% from Flying abilities

33% from Undead abilities

Krasarang Wilds — Pandaria
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Site MVPTaluka 
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A few notes about this pet:

- Unlike a few other rare/event spawns that appear alone, these guys are accompanied by 2 other random adds, so be sure to have a decent team on hand.

- The event started about 1 minute after 9pm PST, so don't sweat it if lanterns don't appear in the water exactly at the start time. 

- I've read that a second batch of adds spawn at the events closing, this is not true. I've waited an additional 20min after the event ended and I have never seen another one spawn. 

- And as always, if you have alts on multiple servers, camp out as many servers as you can. I've found several low to medium population PvP servers that have little to no pet competition.



After only 2 weeks I got very lucky and caught a rare quality H/H breed on Cho'gall at the same time that my bf caught a rare quality B/B breed on Alexstrasza. I was hoping for H/S, but I'm more than happy with my little turtle tank :D

Aug 12, 2013 at 12:31am | Edits: 1 | Area 52-US | Pets: 804 Compare collections | Score: 4628
Site MVPKandystryper 
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Exactly what Emetai posted. 9pm-11pm PST


The event is located at Turtle Beach in Krasarang Wilds loc 72, 32. Be there a few minutes before the event starts or just a few minutes before it ends (2 hours in between from opening ceremonies to closing ceremonies).


They are lvl 23-25 so bring your lvl 25 pets. You will most likely only get one shot as this area is often populated with other collectors. Be sure your trio is full health & capture the turtle even if poor quality. 


The window to grab a turtle is very small & once the 3-5 that pop are gone that's it, there is no respawning til the next week. They will not appear as secondary battle pets.  Once the celebrants lay the lanterns they are carrying in the water, the turtles will appear. 

If you stick around you will get the achievement just for attending [Wanderers, Dreamers, and You]


Alliance faction can unlock a flight path just nearby *The Incursion* @ 67, 32


Good luck!

Jan 21, 2013 at 2:23am | Edits: 2 | Zul'jin-US | Pets: 893 Compare collections | Score: 4997
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WoW Insider has an article on when the festival occurs.  There are actually TWO per Sunday; one at 9pm (runs to 9:23), another at 11pm (to 11:23).

Apr 5, 2013 at 5:06am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-US | Pets: 604 Compare collections | Score: 3486
Site MVPKomi 
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Create a /tar wanderer's festival hatchling macro and bind a key to Interact with Target for fastest response. If you've got these ready to spam (I used keys 1 and 2), you can beat the guys clustered at the statue/water's edge to the nearest hatchling. There was a comment on wowhead: Blink and you'll miss it .. and it's true. Good luck everyone!

Oct 29, 2012 at 12:12am | Edits: 0 | Muradin-US | Pets: 917 Compare collections | Score: 5197
Site MVPFenril 
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Turtle Beach is EAST of The Incursion at LOC 72, 31.

Oct 14, 2012 at 8:46pm | Edits: 1 | Stormrage-US | Pets: 915 Compare collections | Score: 5436
Site MVPWikdhunter 
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I can confirm a few things now.

Wanderer's Festival started tonight (1 Dec 2013) at 9PM SERVER time on the oceanic server Nagrand. (definitely NOT PST). The Festival "opening ceremony" took about 3 or 4 minutes before the Achieve was granted and then the WF Hatchlings began to spawn. I trapped two and killed one. I believe a couple of other players also battled one or two. It does seem that they DO NOT respawn. The Festival also despawns after about 20 minutes.

The Wowhead TomTom co-ords mapped are wrong - try 72,31.

The closing ceremony tonight was exactly the same at 11PM SERVER time.

PS. the fights are easy with a moth/seagull/turnip combo.

Nov 25, 2013 at 12:34am | Edits: 8 | Nagrand-US | Pets: 719 Compare collections | Score: 4229
Top RaterDamkina 
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They currently spawn at 23.00 CET Sunday night on EU servers, the festival ends 20 minutes later, if you are there when it starts or finishes you get an achievement - Wanderers, Dreamers, and You.  To help you prepare your team in advance it might help to know after three battles on two servers I found the secondary pets were a combination of aquatic, flying and critter.  I used Stunted Yeti, Oily Slimeling and Yellow Moth. 

Nov 13, 2013 at 10:56am | Edits: 4 | Bronzebeard-EU | Pets: 897 Compare collections | Score: 5355
Top RaterKurasu 
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These pets spawn only on a Sunday, between 9 and 11PM server time. They spawn right at the beginning of the festival (just after 9 PM), and I have been hanging around for a half hour now, and haven't seen another spawn yet. It's possible these are like the Shadeling, and only spawn in a single 'cluster' at once.


The festival is held on Turtle Beach, which is due east of The Incursion. You'll know you're there when you find the statue of Liu Lang.


EDITED: Because apparently I can't tell 'west' from 'east'

Oct 7, 2012 at 3:37pm | Edits: 1 | Emerald Dream-EU | Pets: 885 Compare collections | Score: 5293
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@Josselynn Yes, the festival happens every Sunday night

Aug 27, 2017 at 9:00pm | Edits: 1 | Bloodscalp-US | Pets: 642 Compare collections | Score: 3653
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Be aware that the map location is WRONG. Please correct it.


The real location is southwest from that, as other comments state.

Nov 22, 2015 at 3:10pm | Edits: 1 | Saurfang-EU | Pets: 682 Compare collections | Score: 3685
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There is a comment back in 2013 with good info with one error - 4/6/15 - stuck around for the closing festival (at 11PM Pacific) and had a few spawn. Was able to get the H/H I wanted. Thanks for all the other tips! Wowhead's location is still wrong to this day. Stick near the statue, they'll show.

Apr 6, 2015 at 2:09am | Edits: 0 | Cenarion Circle-US | Pets: 851 Compare collections | Score: 4231
Top RaterVek 
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This is the turtle that packs the biggest punch. Pump will boost your Grasp and will allow for a huge hit when released. A slightly different heal than the other turtles. Cleansing Rain could be interesting when paired with other pets with aquatic attacks, and it also boosts Grasp, but then you will trade away your biggest hitter. This sees like the most useful turtle to me, but it is tougher to get and then you might get a crappy breed. 244 speed and power is really bad.

Apr 11, 2014 at 6:43am | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-EU | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
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Up after midnight, Sunday.  Logged into Dalaran at Turtle Beach to take a look at the festival.  Only one other and myself there.  Fireworks erupt.  Second captured hatchling was a Rare. Two more in sight as I logged off.  Yipee Ki Yay.

Oct 30, 2017 at 9:34am | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-US | Pets: 104 Compare collections | Score: 491
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Thank you, everyone who mentioned the map being wrong. Just got a H/H breed, grey rarity, which i instantly rare-ified! YAAAY!!



So, yes, map is wrong. THe location is SW of the map point, just ot the east of "The Incursion". Look for the giant Ling Liu statue.


Also, I am very glad I play on a PvE realm. I cannot imagine trying to do this on a PvP realm. Swarms of people. Good luck to everyone still looking for this guy!!!

Dec 28, 2015 at 12:12am | Edits: 0 | Cenarion Circle-US | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3986
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It's 9-11 PST now.

Jan 13, 2013 at 9:10pm | Edits: 0 | Elune-US | Pets: 672 Compare collections | Score: 3497
Top RaterPetmaniac 
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Good info here in comments. Went to my festival at 11pm CST(US-Malfurion) for opening ceremonies and stayed off to the west side about half way up the shore and at about 11:01 and 30-45 seconds they spawned and not too many. I didn't get an exact count but saw at least 4 to 5 including the one that spawned at my feet. 2 others were hovering over me cause they saw me off to the side but I made a /tar macro and interact key and they had no chance.


Thanks for the great info Warcraftpetters!

Dec 31, 2012 at 12:20am | Edits: 0 | Malfurion-US | Pets: 477 Compare collections | Score: 2284
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Confirmed. Post 5.1 the festival now begins 9pm  PST.

Dec 24, 2012 at 12:58am | Edits: 1 | Garona-US | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3189
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Bear in mind that these spawn all over the beach where the festival is taking place, not just at the statue.   When I got mine last night, there was a big cluster of about twenty people at the statue.   I decided to camp a short distance away from them and one spawned right under me.  I was able to get into a battle with it seconds before about ten people from the main group came stampeding over.

Oct 15, 2012 at 3:09pm | Edits: 0 | Shadow Council-US | Pets: 703 Compare collections | Score: 3495
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Does the Festival still happen and if so, when? I checked the in game calendar to see when this was but I could not find it. Thanks!

Aug 26, 2017 at 9:17pm | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-US | Pets: 696 Compare collections | Score: 3323
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Just found this guy last night and I dont even care that he is a B/B, I'm just happy to have one :). A pretty good crowd was there and had plenty of ragers after only 3 spawned, so get there early! I followed a posts advice about there being a set spawn at 72,31 and sure enough one came up right at the edge of the tree's shade. They spawned more around 11:02 and seconds after you get ach, I really suggest using a Corgi or Turnip since you can still crit very high on them.

May 11, 2015 at 8:02am | Edits: 3 | Whisperwind-US | Pets: 92 Compare collections | Score: 425
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Legend has it that a seadragon turtle just like this one grew up to become Shen-zin Su, the Wandering Isle. Perhaps your little turtle will grow into something amazing?
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