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Pet Battle: [21-22] Sholazar Basin

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Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)
Idles about.
Wing flutter (constant); vocalizations (on-click)
3 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.1.0 | Posted: November 27, 2012
Can be found in the Savage Thicket, alongside Primordial Drakes.
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Overwhelms the enemy with draconic breath, dealing 413 Dragonkin damage.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Bites the enemy with Emerald teeth, dealing 413 Magic damage.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Heals the user for 551 health and increases the maximum health of your active pet by 5 per level for 9 rounds.

Requires Pet Level: 15

Reduces up to 98.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 5 rounds.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Fly up high, becoming unattackable for one round.


On the next round, you attack, dealing 591 Dragonkin damage.

Vs. Magic

Vs. Undead
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

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


While in the Emerald Dream, you cannot swap pets.



Dragons deal 50% additional damage on the next round after bringing a target's health below 50%.


Damage Taken 

50% from Humanoid abilities

33% from Flying abilities

Sholazar Basin — Northrend
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After spending countless hours hovering above Sholazar and spotting precisely zero of these, I checked on Sep. 2nd and the place is lousy with them, same the next day. One of the following four scenarios must be true:


1) It was always seasonal-fall and September made them spawn

2) Changed to seasonal-fall in 7.3

3) Changed to normal spawn like all world pets in 7.3

4) Some event makes them spawn en masse


Go grab your three and enjoy!


PS: Minfernal is still impossible.

Sep 3, 2017 at 9:44am | Edits: 4 | Hellscream-US | Pets: 477 Compare collections | Score: 2268
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My first couple circles through the area I came up with nothing.  Around 12:30 server time today I flew through and they were everywhere.  I found a Rare P/S on about the fourth one and also got a common one. I read the comments about what a great battle pet it is so I am excited to level this one.

UPDATE:  Found a second rare (p) around the same time.

Jul 18, 2017 at 3:49pm | Edits: 1 | Mok'Nathal-US | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3628
Top RaterIllumnati 
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This is an excellent pet for one of your backline pets in the 15 daily Tanaan Jungle pet battles. I have found that the P/P breed is best for these fights for two main reasons. One is because Emerald Presence blocks more damage (90 per hit) and two is because Emerald Dream gains more health (1236) than the other breeds. Both "reduced damage" and "health gained" are a function of power ... not health or speed.

Jul 18, 2017 at 1:07am | Edits: 0 | Farstriders-US | Pets: 886 Compare collections | Score: 5305
Top RaterTpotoons88 
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I went into this knowing full well, this might be an Epic Camping Experience. 


What I did was instead of camping it, I did flyby's a few times while in the area.


All in all (for once), I think I got very lucky.  I did something like 3 sessions of flyby's, and saw him!  My eye's about popped out of my skull.  o.O

Apr 25, 2017 at 11:07am | Edits: 0 | Gnomeregan-US | Pets: 606 Compare collections | Score: 3066
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Do NOT use terrible turnip's Sunlight ability when trying to catch this guy. With its heals and its own health pool boost from Ancient Blessing, this thing turns into a terrifying unkillable GOD in Sunlight. 


On the plus side, once you HAVE caught him, the turnip and the proto have fantastic synergy as a pet catching/levelling team. The turnip catches whatever you're hunting, then the proto eats all its friends while they barely dent its vast sunlight and blessing enhanced health.

Jan 20, 2017 at 5:19pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 840 Compare collections | Score: 5013
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wished i had of read these comments first.  went to sholazar basin, saw an emerald proto-whelp right away, entered into battle with it.  it was a P/P.  i didn't have my safari hat on and there is a pet battle event running right now and I realized i didn't have my hat on after i had trapped the EPW and I abandoned the battle.  He did not respawn :(  I didn't realize how rare he was to find or i would have finished the battle.

Dec 21, 2016 at 12:08pm | Edits: 0 | Ysera-US | Pets: 507 Compare collections | Score: 2427
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Still appears to be quite a long wait to get the breed that you want (let alone a rare). In 10+ days of checking (spending 30 minutes or more in the spawning zone), I managed to find about 12. Lucky enough, 1 blue P/P, 1 blue P/B and a white P/P (stone it later). Killing off the other nearby pets didn't seem to have any effect on the spawns. It's a ridiculous battler that everyone should own. Just takes some effort. Ridiculous combo of power/toughness, all but unkillable. 

Nov 17, 2016 at 7:50pm | Edits: 0 | Nesingwary-US | Pets: 233 Compare collections | Score: 1244
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I was having the same problem others were - no hide nor hair of proto whelp to be seen. This was on Rexxar - spent HOURS camped out. Read a comment about Earthen Ring and since I'm an alt-o-holic and just happened to have some high-level alts on said realm, I logged over real quick. Whelps everywhere! Was able to get 1 of each breed and had a "make rare" battle stone ready for the P/P one. Quick trip to the Magical Menagerie and 18 Pet Charms later I had a lvl 25, rare, p/p whelp.

Oct 7, 2016 at 9:40pm | Edits: 0 | Rexxar-US | Pets: 633 Compare collections | Score: 3259
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Am I doing something wrong? I've come here for no less than 2 hours a day every day for over a week. I have yet to see a single one. I've flown in a circle, I've sat and camped, I've killed dragon mobs, I've killed other bpets, I've killed critters. Nothing works. I am on Stormrage and have never even seen so much as a whisper of this thing.

Aug 12, 2016 at 2:36pm | Edits: 2 | Stormrage-US | Pets: 214 Compare collections | Score: 884
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It doesn't seem to matter when I log in because I have yet to see one! Even after a server reset I didn't see one. Dalaran server must be cursed... Or I am.


UPDATE! I FINALLY got one on 8/30/16, which was the day Legion dropped. Probably only got it because everyone was in the new content.

Aug 2, 2016 at 9:10am | Edits: 1 | Dalaran-US | Pets: 850 Compare collections | Score: 4197
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I'm not sure if Blizzard changed something but I popped on Earthen Ring and their usual spawning area was full of them of every breed, I didn't even have to go looking.

Feb 24, 2016 at 2:00am | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-US | Pets: 721 Compare collections | Score: 3479
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THE clean-up pet.  There are a number of Legendary battles where you'll face a legendary pet with a pair of less-than-legendary companions.  If that's the scenario, seriously consider bringing this guy along.  With Emerald Dream/Ancient Blessing you can easily heal to more than full and less powerful competition often stands no chance against the Proto-Whelp.

Dec 23, 2015 at 12:11am | Edits: 0 | Farstriders-US | Pets: 113 Compare collections | Score: 566
Top RaterWulfgnar 
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This has become my go-to clean up pet in PvE and grand masters.  I've had this P/P breed stand its ground against two pets and just wink at them.  Definitely a under-recognized powerhouse survivor.

Nov 5, 2015 at 12:13pm | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-US | Pets: 856 Compare collections | Score: 5116
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Vib, I got a Rare P/P one the first hour of trying. Sounds like bad luck :(

Sep 30, 2015 at 12:45pm | Edits: 0 | Stormreaver-US | Pets: 585 Compare collections | Score: 3064
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Hey, I've been trying to catch a P/P Emerald Proto-Whelp of any quality for the last couple of days to no avail. I haven't faced a single P/P yet - is it possible that there is some kind of bug or am I just being EXTREMELY unlucky?

Sep 26, 2015 at 3:39pm | Edits: 0 | Chamber of Aspects-EU | Pets: 188 Compare collections | Score: 974
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When I just started battle pets, I didn't look at the breeds.

I read some comments where people say it's a difficult pet to find.

I had no problems looking the first time for this pet.

But I have to say I couldn't find it when I was afther the p/p breed....

third time I was there to find the p/p breed, it was 11 PM on delfias brotherood (EU) realm, when there were plenty of them.

happy hunting!

Jun 21, 2015 at 5:19pm | Edits: 0 | Defias Brotherhood-EU | Pets: 566 Compare collections | Score: 2831
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This beauty is one of the most capable and oft used pets in my stable.  It makes a great tank, even when technically outclassed, and can pack a wallop.  I have used it to wear down some really tricky foes.  By far my best wild pet aquisition early on in my pet taming.

May 21, 2015 at 4:22pm | Edits: 0 | Kirin Tor-US | Pets: 242 Compare collections | Score: 1134
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This is by far the best pet to have as a noob like myself.  I have yet to loose a wild pet battle with this guy.  Find an area with a lot of pet battles availble and you can go from battle to battle never have to bandage or revive pet.  Unless you have to heal your carry pet.  Cast Emerald pressence, Emerald bite, until either emeral pressence falls off or your a little less than half life than cast emerald dream.  Rinse and repeat.  

May 13, 2015 at 2:05pm | Edits: 0 | Wildhammer-US | Pets: 608 Compare collections | Score: 2886
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I have 3 of these now. My favorite pet that bites like hell and can renew to full health usually. Great for leveling 2 pets in shadowmoon in draenor with this as the third killer—sometimes it one-shots royal moths.


Contrary to what people say this has nothing to do with killing whelps. I tried numerous ways. Just fly through here and there and you will see one, two, or 3 have spawned. Go when few players are there. I've seen them more when it's late or early. It's worth it.

Apr 9, 2015 at 7:14am | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-US | Pets: 248 Compare collections | Score: 1216
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P/P caught 4/4/15, so they're still available in v6.1.2

Apr 4, 2015 at 7:40pm | Edits: 2 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 300 Compare collections | Score: 1403
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These beautiful drakes can be found across the shores of Northrend.
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