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Pet Battle: [1-2] Dun Morogh

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Neutral Neutral

Crawls about, waving antennae.

Vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.0.1 | Posted: September 25, 2012

Can be found near Gnomeregan.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Scratches the enemy, dealing 394 Critter damage.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Flanks the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Critter damage per hit.


Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 394 Beast damage and reduces the target's speed by 25% for 4 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

You endure, preventing your health from being reduced below 1 health until the end of the next round.


Pets affected by Survival will survive an Apocalypse.

Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Starts a swarm, causing 177 Critter damage.


Opponents struck by the swarm take double damage for 2 rounds.


Swarm continues for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
20 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Calls down a meteor, which will fall 15 rounds from now, instantly killing all active pets.


Cockroaches and Beetles always survive this attack.



Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects.


Damage Taken 

50% from Beast abilities

33% from Elemental abilities

Dun Morogh — Eastern Kingdoms
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Top RaterIslandgirl 
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Went hunting for these today (out to find a rare to replace my common one) and noticed ONLY Fluxfire Felines, outside and inside Gnomer.  I made sure noone else was collecting, then killed everything.  Hopefully the roaches will spawn now.  Strange that I've never seen both the felines and roaches up at the same time.  


Update:  That worked like a charm.  Within 15 minutes the Toxic Airfield was spawning roaches and I got a rare. :)

Nov 25, 2013 at 11:11pm | Edits: 1 | Cenarion Circle-US | Pets: 776 Compare collections | Score: 4518
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Finally got this annoying little roach to spawn by killing every battlepet in the area. Tried killing off the non-battle roaches before, and it didn't help. So my best tip is: go on a killing spree for battlepets, and check gnomeregan and the toxic fields from the air to see if anything have spawned yet =)

Jan 6, 2013 at 3:55pm | Edits: 0 | Aszune-EU | Pets: 432 Compare collections | Score: 0
Site MVPChevonne 
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I have farmed this critter I don't know how many times. I'm Alliance, and have a gnome, so no guard problems. And yet to see anything but poor quality. I think this was Blizz idea of a bad joke sometimes. ;) So when the Flawless Critter stone dropped, I suddenly had a blue Irradiated Roach. That's the best advice I can give you. Take the first one you find and run. Then wait for the stone to drop.

Apr 6, 2013 at 3:02pm | Edits: 0 | Nesingwary-US | Pets: 648 Compare collections | Score: 3233
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Thanks so much for the suggestion of rolling a gnome to find this little guy! After  searching daily for a couple of weeks, I rolled a gnome one of my other servers yesterday afternoon and POOF! There were two right in front of me before I took the first quest. Also a couple of Fluxfire Felines. Grabbed the first roach and caught him (grey), which got my EK Safari achiev. Had a Flawless Critter stone in the bank, just waiting for him. Happy hunting!

Feb 20, 2013 at 10:44am | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-US | Pets: 530 Compare collections | Score: 2732
Top RaterMae 
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This little guy was a bit hard to come by. I checked several realms where I have characters, but found nothing. So, I chose a realm and rolled a gnome. There they were, got my rare on the second try. Ravencrest US at about 11am server time. Good luck!

Nov 28, 2012 at 12:17pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 513 Compare collections | Score: 2310
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Finally figured it out~  Thanks to the person that mentioned the gnome starting area.  I walked over there, spent some time beating up on Alpine Hares just west of Gnomer in the starting looks as though for every hare I took down, an Irradiated Roach popped up.  I spent 1 1/2 hours looking for one, all over.  After killing 6 or 7 Alpine Hares, I found 6 or 7 Irradiated Roaches inside Gnomer.  3 poor, one normal, one uncommon, and one rare.  Super easy....

Nov 19, 2012 at 10:54am | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 391 Compare collections | Score: 0
Site MVPFenril 
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After not seeing outside for a good 30 minutes, I thought that I would try INSIDE Gnomer and soon as I went down and in the starting area I seen 3-4. So that could be another place you look if you are tired waiting outside for a respawn.

Oct 7, 2012 at 7:41pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-US | Pets: 861 Compare collections | Score: 5145
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Correct coords if using TomTom are as follows:


1. Go to "New Tinkertown" in Dun Morogh

2. Go to /way 43.76 63.45


Good luck on the irradiated roach :)

May 23, 2016 at 7:56pm | Edits: 0 | Nathrezim-US | Pets: 557 Compare collections | Score: 2503
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I had gone to the airstrip to get a roach, and saw a fluxfire feline up. Decided to battle it to try to get some roaches to spawn, was a rare. Snagged her up since I needed a rare of those too, now just to get the roaches to spawn and get a rare and I'll be good in this zone. After running around a while killing all the roaches, I decided to go make lunch. I came back and saw a roach up, battled him, was a rare. Now I'm a happy pet camper :D

Jul 29, 2015 at 1:45pm | Edits: 1 | Draenor-US | Pets: 709 Compare collections | Score: 4025
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Took me ages, looked everywhere, save yourself the trouble and go straight to the green radiation place, found a few there in Chill Breeze Valley. Coords 45, 62. Its outside Gnomeregan in New Tinkertown.

Apr 26, 2015 at 3:21am | Edits: 4 | Nagrand-US | Pets: 703 Compare collections | Score: 3297
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Some good advice here...


Made a level 1 gnome on a low pop RP server.  Ran outside to the Toxic Airfield.  First Roach I engaged was a rare H/H breed.

Apr 21, 2014 at 5:54pm | Edits: 0 | Illidan-US | Pets: 573 Compare collections | Score: 3120
Top RaterWrangler 
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I found mine right away after killing 2 Fluxfire Felines. turnede around & there he was an uncommon. Location was at the tainted oil field

Mar 1, 2014 at 1:28pm | Edits: 0 | Blackwing Lair-US | Pets: 755 Compare collections | Score: 4514
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I picked up (6) blues yesterday on Malfurion... 3 on my account and 3 for my sister.  No one else was in the area at the time, so I killed every irradiated roach (battle pet and non-battle pet) to keep them spawning.  No luck finding a blue Fluxfire Feline though.  :(

Feb 6, 2014 at 1:08pm | Edits: 0 | Malfurion-US | Pets: 494 Compare collections | Score: 2449
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Make a gnome on a low pop or new players server. It was the first pet I found, poor quality, but I got the achievement

Dec 12, 2013 at 3:58pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-US | Pets: 481 Compare collections | Score: 2168
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Took hours of camping at the airstrip to go from poor to common, I shudder to think how long until I get lucky and land a rare. Might be easier to grind critters and hope for a stone to upgrade. And like suggested earlier, making a toon on a RP realm made all the difference. No competition whatsoever.

Nov 11, 2013 at 11:47am | Edits: 1 | Vek'nilash-EU | Pets: 740 Compare collections | Score: 4142
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So, because I don't have Terrible Turnip I had to come up with something else that wouldn't instant kill it (which happened 5 times)

Rake with cat (lvl 3) that lowered the hp by half 

Immolation with Phoenix Hatchling (lvl 6)

And then just pass rounds until it was low enough to catch

Nov 6, 2013 at 6:38pm | Edits: 0 | Draenor-EU | Pets: 303 Compare collections | Score: 1376
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Flew over on my horde mage while farming pets and saw one up so grabbed it right off. Already had a fluxfire so I wasn't worried about quality. (turned out to be poor) but it was in the airfield like other posters have mentioned

Aug 26, 2013 at 12:38am | Edits: 0 | Area 52-US | Pets: 506 Compare collections | Score: 2460
Top RaterSpenster 
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Had trouble catching a rare of these. What I did was wait til rolling restarts were going on and hopped from server to server creating level 1 gnomes to check for rares, after 30 min I found one. They seem to respawn in mass after restarts.

Jul 27, 2013 at 8:37am | Edits: 0 | Sentinels-US | Pets: 861 Compare collections | Score: 5149
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So I am hunting for a rare for my collection and I have noticed that they tend to be up earlier in the day and along with Fluxfire Feline. On my server, it is an over abundance of Fluxfires, but there are usually a few roaches. They are also around the undeground entrance to Gnomer. Noticed that once I battle or kill them, they don't seem to spawn very quickly. Evening logins find very few paws at all. mine right after maintenance today!

Jun 18, 2013 at 1:22pm | Edits: 1 | Aegwynn-US | Pets: 743 Compare collections | Score: 4120
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tons in the toxic airfields!!!

May 21, 2013 at 8:50pm | Edits: 0 | Burning Blade-US | Pets: 252 Compare collections | Score: 1191
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Most creatures cannot withstand a fraction of the harsh conditions that roaches can thrive in.
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