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Undercity Rat

Undercity Rat
Undercity Rat
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Pet Battle: [1-2] Undercity

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Neutral Neutral

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

Although the Pet Journal lists Tirisfal as the location for this wild pet , the Undercity Rat can most commonly be found in Undercity.

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 


Deals 295 Critter damage.


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

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 2

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: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Instantly deals 197 Beast damage and Poisons the target for 98 additional Elemental damage per round for 5 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Starts a stampede, causing 177 Critter damage.


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


Stampede continues for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

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.



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


Damage Taken 

50% from Beast abilities

33% from Elemental abilities

Undercity — Eastern Kingdoms
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Site MVPFenril 
Rating: +6   [Report]

Learn this the hard way (dying like 6 times) also getting the achievement for catching something in Undercity and this whole time I had a lvl 85 horde toon I got from SoP that I leveled up.


MUCH, MUCH easier if you have a horde toon already or even create one and catch what you need and then you can delete your level 1. The rats are few and far between so you need to look ever where, got lucky and got a rare on the first rat I seen!

Oct 8, 2012 at 2:37pm | Edits: 1 | Stormrage-US | Pets: 861 Compare collections | Score: 5145
Rating: +3   [Report]

This is easiest on a Horde toon of course. I recommend making a lvl 1 Undead if you do not have a Horde toon already.


The strategy that seems to work best to force spawns is:

a. kill all non-rat battle pets

b. kill all rat non-battle pets


I got my rare after about 40 minutes. Breed doesn't really matter on this guy, there are tons of other rats and mice that share the same stats which are easier to farm. If you really must have the most optimal breed, go for an S/S.

Dec 27, 2013 at 1:23pm | Edits: 2 | Lightbringer-US | Pets: 700 Compare collections | Score: 4107
Rating: +3   [Report]

Found two of these in Sylvanas' throne room... but the ground was too uneven for pet battles... so frustrating!

Oct 24, 2012 at 11:57pm | Edits: 0 | Kil'jaeden-US | Pets: 201 Compare collections | Score: 0
Top RaterTyraelos 
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It took me roughly 2hrs and about 15m. I generally set my limit at 15 to 30m but I figured this one might be tough if I didn't get lucky and really didn't want to tempt myself into wasting stones.


I set my 2nd screen up to watch ST:TNG and went at it. Many slow laps later and ~20 newly leveled from 1-5 pets (and 2 character levels, from 2 to 4), I caught this little scamp. 


Good Luck. Think of it like leveling fishing and you'll be fine, you may even just get lucky!

Dec 31, 2013 at 4:29am | Edits: 0 | Azjol-Nerub-US | Pets: 775 Compare collections | Score: 4295
Top RaterJenbabe13 
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I can confirm that emparting mass maggot/rat genocide WILL make these guys spawn. It still took me about 2 hours of circling Undercity to find my rare, but killing all battle pets around worked to help ensure new Undercity Rats would spawn.


Side note, there are a few in the Royal Quarters by Sylvanas, but they seemed to always be impossible to engage due to the infamous "uneven ground" dreaded message. Better to just circle the Auctioneers and around the slime river.

Jun 6, 2013 at 4:13pm | Edits: 0 | Nesingwary-US | Pets: 738 Compare collections | Score: 4341
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If you are having trouble finding one of these, try killing all the Roaches and Maggots you come across. 


Oct 11, 2012 at 3:35pm | Edits: 0 | Bloodhoof-US | Pets: 474 Compare collections | Score: 2460
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Thanks for the tip to kill the non-combat critters to get the battle pets to spawn!

Dec 22, 2014 at 2:48pm | Edits: 1 | Magtheridon-US | Pets: 503 Compare collections | Score: 2412
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Killed rat to spawn battle pets, as readen here. Soon i saw one....


...and is rare :P.


1st try ^^

May 29, 2014 at 10:10pm | Edits: 0 | Tyrande-EU | Pets: 641 Compare collections | Score: 3312
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O..M..G.. "Pet battle area is obstructed"  makes me want to tear my hair out!!! Undercity Rats seem to have a knack of running around in full sight yet be obstructed by some invisible force field... I'm pretty sure they are going "nah nah na-nah nah.. can't catch me!!!"  GGRRRRR  >:(

Just plain annoying, wish Blizzard would fix this!!

update.. spent hours running round and round on my (was) lvl1 bank alt (which is now lvl5 from doing petbattles) NO rares   /sigh!!

Feb 27, 2014 at 6:30pm | Edits: 2 | Scarlet Crusade-US | Pets: 837 Compare collections | Score: 5006
Site MVPDaefaroth 
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I spent a couple of hours trying to get this pet on my Ally Hunter, before I realized I could just switch (or create) a Horde toon to catch it, and it will add to the Pet Journal. Much, much easier! (tested and confirmed)

Oct 8, 2012 at 2:11am | Edits: 0 | Dawnbringer-US | Pets: 546 Compare collections | Score: 2772
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Hint for Alliance. If you go through the sewers entrance then there is only two guards stationed togather just at the end of tunnel opening into Undercity. So if you can run past them (they will shoot at you, just need to get to the edge as quick as possible), you will end up in Undercity falling to your death (funny, I know -.- :P). If you then revive your corpse out of the water then there are rats close to you to quickly nab up then hearth out of there :D. Good luck!

Apr 26, 2015 at 10:10pm | Edits: 0 | Nagrand-US | Pets: 703 Compare collections | Score: 3297
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Be careful not to kill this one!  I had a level 2 in my battle line up and killed the first one total mistake!  DEFINITELY kill non-battle pets as there is usually only one or two of these on my server :(  But you will find it easily and the respawn is very fast

Mar 27, 2015 at 7:32am | Edits: 0 | Shandris-US | Pets: 532 Compare collections | Score: 3001
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I have a rare S/S male rat since before. Today I went back, trying to fins a female rare or uncommon. So far I have captured 12 uncommon rats, all having the same breed: S/S male. Are there any females at all?

Oct 17, 2014 at 5:09pm | Edits: 0 | Nagrand-EU | Pets: 777 Compare collections | Score: 4373
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I really only play my main which is Alliance.  I notice I'm missing a low level pet on my list.  So I fight my way down to undercity really never being there before.  After finding my way down there and getting killed once by some Toons and NPC's I get lucky and respawn right over the Undercity Rat I need. I capture the pet and get the heck out. It was one of those WoW moments that make this game great. i had more fun then if I leveled a horde toon and caught it the easy way.

Oct 8, 2014 at 4:55pm | Edits: 0 | Arathor-US | Pets: 364 Compare collections | Score: 1698
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I definitely proved my "Crazy Cat Lady" title on my little goblin warlock.  Running around in circles spamming Hellfire with her little arms waving over her head as I slaughtered lesser critters.


It took about an hour but finally got him.

Aug 2, 2014 at 12:07pm | Edits: 0 | Ravenholdt-US | Pets: 695 Compare collections | Score: 4032
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leveled my bankalt to 5 before i saw a rare one, then caught my second rare not even five minutes later. both of them were in the circle containing the auctioners. 

Jan 15, 2014 at 5:06pm | Edits: 0 | Akama-US | Pets: 244 Compare collections | Score: 1213
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I decided to fly over Undercity to see if I spotted one of these from the sky, and I actually did... snuck in with my nelf rogue (challenges make the game fun!) and managed to make it in there, find the thing and catch it without anyone seeing me. I probably could have made it back out alive if I wanted to but no, that wouldn't have been fun... and I let a couple of bats have at me for a couple of minutes before I finally died, and not a soul came even though I was yelling. That place is dead.

Dec 19, 2013 at 11:53pm | Edits: 0 | Misha-US | Pets: 577 Compare collections | Score: 2512
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So, I decided to go around upgrading some of my uncommon pets to rares and came across this one. What an unhappy grind. All told it took about 4 hours to finally find a rare. With the amount of critter battles in that time, you'd think the game could have given me a break and let me loot a critter-stone.


Glad it's over with.

Nov 27, 2013 at 3:36am | Edits: 0 | Vek'nilash-EU | Pets: 759 Compare collections | Score: 4316
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OMG! It took me forever to get a rare. After a number of times around the outer two circles, I figured out which non-pets were placeholders for the pets. Try killing every single mob till you figure it out. As others mentioned, skip the Royal Quarters except for one thing: Place a bug report. Suggest they either fix the pets or remove them.

Sep 11, 2013 at 12:09am | Edits: 0 | Terokkar-US | Pets: 507 Compare collections | Score: 2768
Top RaterElogan 
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I found mine after ca. 15 - 20 mins killing maggots and roaches. First and only I saw was a rare yippee!

May 24, 2013 at 9:38am | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-EU | Pets: 604 Compare collections | Score: 3170
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Even the rats of Lordaeron fell to the apothecaries' plague, chewing upon the tainted flesh of the dead.
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