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Grotto Vole

Grotto Vole
Grotto Vole
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Pet Battle: [22-23] Mount Hyjal

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Grooms face, sniffs air, and wanders around.

Vocalizations (on-click and while moving)

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

Can be found in caves in Mount Hyjal.

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 


Rapidly strikes at the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Critter damage per hit.


Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Poisons the target for 118 Beast damage every round for 6 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 stampede, causing 177 Critter damage on the first round, 295 Critter on the second round, and 413 Critter on the third round.


Opponents struck by the stampede take 50% increased damage for 2 rounds.


Stampede continues for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 295 Critter damage.


Deals 197 additional damage if the user has lower health than the target.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid


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


Damage Taken 

50% from Beast abilities

33% from Elemental abilities

Mount Hyjal — Kalimdor
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The Hyal Barrow Dens were amazing. I got several rare Grotto Voles in a short time. The amazing thing about it was that almost 3/4 of the time multiple rares would show up as secondaries.  :)


After awhile I began using the place to level some pets. The respawn rate is very high in there. A rare Silky Moth showed up as a secondary in one battle and tore my levelling team to bits. :)

Jan 13, 2016 at 3:16pm | Edits: 1 | Dalaran-us | Pets: 805 Compare collections | Score: 6407
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***Hyjal Burrow Dens*** There is a grotto for the grotto voles; entrance is over the hill from big tree.  Grotto Vole as main pet appear :)

Apr 21, 2015 at 1:19am | Edits: 0 | Shandris-us | Pets: 600 Compare collections | Score: 3382
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While I did see a lot of these as secondary pets around Nordassil (I spent about 2-3 hours there powering leveling some little pets), I caught a rare after only 10 battles in the Hyjal Barrow Den, at the bottom of the path near the water. 

Dec 9, 2013 at 12:53am | Edits: 0 | Akama-us | Pets: 244 Compare collections | Score: 1213
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If you want to capture one of these, without waiting for it to show up as a secondary spawn, the best place is the Higal Barrow Dens (59.42, 17.32) (West of Nordrassil) there were 4 inside when I checked (all common quality) and a few obsidium nodes too if you are a miner. 

Oct 21, 2013 at 5:19pm | Edits: 0 | Arathor-us | Pets: 786 Compare collections | Score: 4724
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Just found 2 rare in the Dens in about a 5 min time frame.  I got one in the first spawned group.  I battled them all and decided to see what other rares I could get in the area after reading the posts here.  In the second group of spawns I found another rare Grotto Vole. The one I captured was breed S/S, the second was H/B.

Update: Found another about a min after I posted this.  I guess in this case, "rares" are pretty common.

Another update: Got a rare Carrion Rat here too!

Jun 2, 2013 at 10:35pm | Edits: 2 | Aegwynn-us | Pets: 743 Compare collections | Score: 4120
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Just captured a rare inside the Hyjal Barrow Dens. It was accompanied by a Fire Beetle and an Elfin Rabbit. Good luck!

May 26, 2013 at 11:01pm | Edits: 0 | Nemesis-us | Pets: 619 Compare collections | Score: 3734
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Just got a common vole as secondary to a Fire Beetle in Ascendant's Rise on Ysera at 9:32 am, Friday


Just noticed that it's not included i the Kalimdor Safari. Any ideas why?

May 10, 2013 at 9:32am | Edits: 1 | Moon Guard-us | Pets: 382 Compare collections | Score: 1813
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Like many have said go in the barrow dens.  I noticed 8 spawn points all in the dens and they respawned rapid enough that I could many continuous laps back and forth til I got my rares. Always Grotto Vole as a primary.  I also killed any critters (especially grotto voles) on my routes to help respawns. Took less than an hour to get my rare. Saw quite a few Uncommon Voles and got a rare Carrion Rat as a second.

May 1, 2013 at 8:32am | Edits: 0 | Frostwolf-us | Pets: 930 Compare collections | Score: 5479
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Just for the record, they can spawn as a secondary to a Fire Beetle. After reading that they couldn't, I just had a uncommon as second to a Fire Beetle.

Feb 7, 2013 at 8:33pm | Edits: 0 | Korgath-us | Pets: 1070 Compare collections | Score: 7886
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Found several in the barrow dens.  To get in the dens, enter through the white stone arch on the Verdant Thicket side.

Jan 15, 2013 at 7:48pm | Edits: 0 | Gnomeregan-us | Pets: 973 Compare collections | Score: 5965
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I wonder if that's new with patch.  Because I also found a lot in the Barrow Dens (4+) including a green one.  So yes, they do spawn as primaries as they others have said.

Jan 3, 2013 at 2:03pm | Edits: 0 | Saurfang-us | Pets: 1355 Compare collections | Score: 9445
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Ditto what Serephem confirmed. Many in the Burrow Dens (the place that you escort the prisoner through the Emrald Dream if you lack where it is like I did).


Many spawned and kept spawning when I hit them up at 7am server time. So far only poor and common.

Dec 19, 2012 at 8:09am | Edits: 0 | Alexstrasza-us | Pets: 724 Compare collections | Score: 3660
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I can confirm the comment below, I found 4 spawns in the Barrow's Den at 2.30 am server time. The respawn rate was pretty quick too. I did notice however that the paws did NOT appear for me until I went into the den, so it may be that people have just missed them.

Dec 3, 2012 at 10:37am | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 1678 Compare collections | Score: 13418
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Found 4 today in the Hyjal Barrow Dens, entrance to the cave just east of Ruins of Lar'donir (where you first meet Alysra).  You can see "underground" green paw icons from the northwest side of Nordrassil.

Nov 28, 2012 at 12:22am | Edits: 0 | Alterac Mountains-us | Pets: 430 Compare collections | Score: 2211
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The Vole does Spawn as a secondary with the Fire Bettle primary.


Always nice to see people linking, thier wowprogress on the comment section for a pet, wow.

Nov 21, 2012 at 3:02pm | Edits: 2 | Stormrage-us | Pets: 560 Compare collections | Score: 3055
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Found an uncommon one as an add to a fire beetle in the Regrowth.

Nov 17, 2012 at 11:25pm | Edits: 0 | Caelestrasz-us | Pets: 1271 Compare collections | Score: 9719
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Thank you for the helpful tips on how to get this.  I can verify that it is not in any caves and does not show on tracking.  I was lucky and got one as a secondary as a result of your comments.

Nov 16, 2012 at 11:52am | Edits: 0 | Bloodhoof-us | Pets: 695 Compare collections | Score: 4127
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There are adds (second) to the following Pets that I found while rare farming these: Fire-Proof Roachs, Ash Lizards, Rock Vipers, Silky Moth, Nordrassil Wisp, Alphine Chipmunk, Death's Head Cockroach, Twilight Beetle and Elfin Rabbits.


These do NOT spawn with the Fire Bettles, if you see that name first and looking for a Grotto Vole you are wasting your time! 


I finally found rare Grotto Vole off a Twilight Bettle at 27, 32 (Shrine of Goldrinn).

Nov 2, 2012 at 4:14pm | Edits: 8 | Stormrage-us | Pets: 1096 Compare collections | Score: 6549
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After spendig a few hours in Hyjal battleing everything I found, this one only showed up as a secondary when fighting Nordrasill Wisps.

Oct 15, 2012 at 2:57pm | Edits: 0 | Mok'Nathal-us | Pets: 441 Compare collections | Score: 2271
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Got this one at the Seat Of The Chosen as a secondary pet to Carrion Rat. 

Oct 11, 2012 at 12:47am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-us | Pets: 841 Compare collections | Score: 4555
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Grotto voles are often confused with mice. Never twice.
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