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Dodger

Dodger
Dodger
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Drop: Playful Vulpin

Zone: Ardenweald

Drop Rate: 1 in 1

Dodger
Dodger
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Uncommon
Yes
Neutral Neutral
Ground
Howls, sniffs the ground, sits and scratches its chin with its foot.
Vocalizations (on-click)
None
3 allowed
Shadowlands
Patch 9.0.2 | Posted: October 13, 2020
Players must find, target, and emote at the Playful Vulpin 5 times to obtain this pet.
  • /curious
  • /sit
  • /sing
  • /dance
  • /pet

This NPC has multiple spawn points and may not always be up.
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Quality
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 

 

Leap to the target's face, instantly dealing 295 Beast damage and increases your speed by 100% for 1 round.


Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 

 

Bites at the enemy, dealing 394 Beast damage.


Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 2

Increases your team's hit chance by 50% and critical strike chance by 25% for 4 rounds.

5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Reduces your speed by 30% and increases the damage of your next attack made within 2 rounds by 150%.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 

 

A distant howl frightens the target, increasing the damage they take on the next attack by 100%, lasts 2 rounds.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Increases your chance to dodge an attack by 100%.

 

Lasts 1 round.

Beast

Passive: 

Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.

 

Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

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Rejdin 
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I just got him today after having taken the time to get him lol. I found that the youtube locations that these people have found him aren't really exact its really random. I recommend getting the map of his locations and flying around to them. 

Mar 5, 2023 at 6:00pm | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-us | Pets: 1079 Compare collections | Score: 7976
Top RaterZookeeper 
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Got Dodger today.  Says you are alowed to have three. Not sure if he spawns again for the same toon or if you can catch him multiple times with different toons?  He is currently selling on my realm AH for 99k.  It might be worth the effort to farm him for gold? Update: Once you catch Dodger on your toon you will need to capture him on a different toon if you want more than one.

Jun 17, 2022 at 10:20am | Edits: 1 | Hellscream-us | Pets: 1706 Compare collections | Score: 13648
Goldneagle 
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Got mine tonight.  I can verify that the sequence of interaction is the same as listed on main info page.  Split the running around to 2 days.  Will be a lot easier to do once we get flying ability.  Reminds me of running around to get Alpaca mount in Uldum.

Mar 6, 2021 at 2:39am | Edits: 0 | Thunderhorn-us | Pets: 1275 Compare collections | Score: 10132
Sharawrsome 
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I split up this hunt over a couple of days which may be helpful if you get tired of looking in one session. I found the playful vulpin twice near Renard's den but not twice in a row. The comments on Wowhead are very helpful for coordinates and suggestions.

Jan 30, 2021 at 8:42pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-us | Pets: 719 Compare collections | Score: 3923
Site MVPHarpooha 
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Finally found him. Started interacting with him. Tabbed out to see what to respond with after he started digging. When I came back and typed in /curious, it said "You startle the Playful Vulpin". He fainted and despawned.

 

/cry

 

Update - I did not realize that you can only interact with him once per encounter. So that was normal. Thought I had killed him. But you have to find him 5 times to catch him.

Dec 18, 2020 at 7:16pm | Edits: 1 | Aggramar-us | Pets: 1643 Compare collections | Score: 13143
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Dodger is a bit small relative to other vulpin, but is excellent at playing hide and seek.
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