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Hyjal Bear Cub

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Hyjal Bear Cub
Hyjal Bear Cub
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Vendor: Varlan Highbough

Zone: Molten Front

Cost: 1500gold (unlimited supply)

Hyjal Bear Cub
Hyjal Bear Cub
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral

Gets comfortable and sits down.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

Reputation grinding required.
Cataclysm expansion required.
3 allowed
Patch 4.2.0 | Posted: June 28, 2011

To begin the journey to unlocking the vendor that sells this pet, players must have completed the level 80 quest chain for Mount Hyjal up to and including Aessina's Miracle. After doing so, new quest hubs as well as a new quest line will open up.

Players will need to gather a total of 445 Marks of the World Tree through quests and dailies in the new Mount Hyjal and Molten Front questing hubs. Of those 445 marks, players will need 125 of them to complete Calling the Ancients.

Check out our Community Guide: Unlocking the Mount Hyjal Vendors for more information.

This companion was first featured as a NPC in a quest called The Bears Up There. The same quest becomes a daily that is unlocked during the new level 85 Mount Hyjal story line.

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 


A fierce roar deals 197 Beast damage and enrages the user, increasing the damage they deal by 25% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Fall asleep, restoring 197 health on the first round, 394 health on the second, then 788 health on the third.


While Hibernating you cannot swap pets.

5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Stun the target for 1 round.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Savagely mauls the enemy, dealing 591 Beast damage.


Deals 394 additional damage if the target is Bleeding .

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Goes on rampage, dealing 492 Beast damage.


Rampage continues for 3 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying


Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

Molten Front — Kalimdor
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This pet is my favorite for leveling other pets. You can take him to Valley of Four Winds and then just have a super low (lowest I took was level 3) pet do one round then switch out and have this guy solo all 3 pets. He usually comes out almost fully healed so you don't have to stop to heal him. Makes pet leveling super easy. He does super well against critters (which are mostly what's in Valley of Four Winds) and he does very well against aquatic. He's even good against fliers. 

Nov 1, 2014 at 10:58am | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 378 Compare collections | Score: 1649
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@Jesjbrown He can't learn it because he does not have a pet of equal or higher level to that pet. 

Sep 7, 2014 at 6:41pm | Edits: 0 | Whisperwind-us | Pets: 934 Compare collections | Score: 7354
Top RaterVek 
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Slowest(244) but healthiest(1562) Bear available. In my opinion 244 speed makes this pet just too risky compared to the other bears. Also the health difference is not very much, but 260 speed vs 244 makes all the difference. Look at the other bears if you want to PvP.

Aug 7, 2014 at 12:18pm | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-eu | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
Site MVPJesjbrown 
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Is this pet cageable?  My husband was gifted one, but it says "can't bind to account" when he tries to learn it.

Aug 4, 2014 at 11:13pm | Edits: 0 | Garona-us | Pets: 794 Compare collections | Score: 4219
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An amazingly strong pet with a heal cycle. Easy to solo pets over his level. I will be up voting this guy.

Oct 2, 2013 at 7:35pm | Edits: 0 | Terokkar-us | Pets: 507 Compare collections | Score: 2768
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That quest in Hyjal to chuck the bear cubs stuck in the tree onto the tampoline was the funniest darn thing I ever saw. What a cute little reminder to follow you around! Also, I really like this pet model much better than the one used for the Darkshore and Dun Morogh cubs.

Apr 1, 2013 at 11:17am | Edits: 0 | Azuremyst-us | Pets: 497 Compare collections | Score: 2522
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@Dedoras: It is a grind, but surely worth it. I just bought my Hyjal Cub and together with the pterodacty hatchling i just unearthed I had 150 and got my celestial dragon, all without any TCG or Blizzstore Pets (aside from my SC collectors mini thor)
Jul 19, 2011 at 8:45am | Edits: 1 | Die Silberne Hand-eu | Pets: 1090 Compare collections | Score: 8012
Top RaterSafina 
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Now this one I was hoping they'd make it a pet. When you had to throw them onto that trampoline for the quest it was like nooo I want to keep it! Now I will be able to ^^. The only thing is that it will take patience to get it but at least it's not like pebbles where it's random daily chance.
Jun 28, 2011 at 1:56pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-us | Pets: 1194 Compare collections | Score: 8336
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The cubs of Hyjal suffered much during the Cataclysm. On the bright side, the devastation also led to their newfound love of heights and daredevil stunts.
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