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Emerald Whelpling

Emerald Whelpling
Emerald Whelpling
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Drop: Noxious Whelp [35]

Zone: Feralas

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 1,100

Tiny Emerald Whelpling
Tiny Emerald Whelpling
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Flutters about and spins around.
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Wing flutter (constant); vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Patch 1.11.1 | Posted: April 1, 2007

Prior to The Shattering, this whelpling was found from the Adolescent Whelps and Dreaming Whelps in Swamp of Sorrows. These creatures no longer exist.

As of Patch 4.0.3, the Tiny Emerald Whelpling drops from the Noxious Whelps found in Northern Feralas.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 492 Magic damage and turns the weather into Moonlight for 9 rounds.


During Moonlight, all pets receive 25% additional healing and Magic abilities deal 10% additional damage.

Vs. Flying

Vs. Mechanical
Requires Pet Level: 15

Reduces up to 98.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 5 rounds.

Requires Pet Level: 4

Fills the area with peace, causing your active pet to restore 197 health every round.


Lasts 2 rounds. Persists through pet swaps.

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

Feralas — Kalimdor
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Site MVPGwenolyn 
Rating: +18   [Report]
I got this one back when the adolescent whelps didn't drop him. My husband says he still remembers my "squeee". I think he is very beautiful... the whelp I mean... my husband is... ummm... handsome and manly. Whew nice recovery.
Sep 28, 2009 at 10:16am | Edits: 1 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 911 Compare collections | Score: 5449
Rating: +10   [Report]
Of all the dragons in World of Warcraft the Emerald Dragonflight is my second favorite, behind Twilight Drakes. So, when I was hunting for this guy, I made deals with Ysera.

"Please, Ysera, I won't kill another Green Dragon ever again in my spacegoatly life if you give me one of your babies!"

Ysera really could have saved more of her flight earlier had she not let me suffer for 36 hours of farming for this guy.
Sep 28, 2009 at 3:11am | Edits: 1 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 575 Compare collections | Score: 2633
Rating: +7   [Report]
Oh my goodness I just got the emerald whelpling in the AH for 11G!!!! hehe somebody forgot to add some zeros..
Nov 8, 2009 at 5:31pm | Edits: 0 | The Underbog-US | Pets: 472 Compare collections | Score: 2148
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Today was on my third day of farming, when I suddenly realized that of course it hasn't dropped yet, I'm missing an important ingredient for farming whelps - the Jenkins title! So, off I went to the UBRS.

Hah, now the whelps should be scared into dropping the emerald whelpling! According to my calculations, I should have a 32.33, repeating of course, percent chance of it dropping.
Oct 31, 2009 at 10:24am | Edits: 0 | Defias Brotherhood-EU | Pets: 703 Compare collections | Score: 3519
Rating: +3   [Report]

i killed over 600 noxious whelps on my main hoping to get it. i logged on to my boyfriends profile to help him level and it dropped after 3 kills. needless to say i was a little miffed. so now i'm mailing it to my profile

Jul 10, 2013 at 11:00pm | Edits: 0 | Blackwater Raiders-US | Pets: 525 Compare collections | Score: 2386
Rating: +2   [Report]

I just collected my Emerald Whelpling today after 1437 kills on the Noxious Whelps of Feralas.  I have a few helpful notes for the hunters among you who are of lvl 90.  Make a macro (/target noxious whelp, /cast arcane shot). Keybind the macro to a key. Now you can "one-key it" at a run along your kill path.  It is more efficient and I found I got more drops if I killed quickly and then looted by re-running the kill path, rather than a kill one-loot one pattern.

Jul 23, 2013 at 10:06pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-US | Pets: 928 Compare collections | Score: 5547
Rating: +2   [Report]

Try an Emerald Whelpling (with Emerald Presence and Emerald Dream) plus Apocalypse to level any level pet against the Pandaren Air Spirit tamer.  The Emerald Whelpling will easily solo the first two and allow apocalypse to kill the final pet.

Feb 12, 2013 at 2:31pm | Edits: 0 | Shadow Council-US | Pets: 136 Compare collections | Score: 626
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I was killing whelps for an hour with no luck when a paladin of the opposite faction came by doing the same. Annoyed that he was intruding on my space, I followed him around tagging mobs before he was able to, trying to frustrate him into going elsewhere.

As I moonfired one particular whelp, I /laugh at him and went to loot. As I did so, he killed one of his own. Then I saw a brilliant yellow light appear around him as when you learn a pattern. Then he summons a cute green whelp and flies away.
Aug 9, 2012 at 5:22pm | Edits: 1 | Exodar-US | Pets: 919 Compare collections | Score: 4791
Top RaterMagmin 
Rating: +2   [Report]
The mobs that drop it only spawn in a tiny pocket in the bottom-left corner of SOS, making it REALLY hard to farm!
Oct 9, 2009 at 2:29pm | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-US | Pets: 639 Compare collections | Score: 2926
Rating: +1   [Report]

I am really surprised that this guy doesn't have a higher Battle Rating.


I got this pet ages ago, in Vanilla WoW.  He was the first pet I leveled to 25 when I came back to the game after Battle Pets came out.  He is an absolute Go To pet when fighting a Flying pet.  With Emerald Bite, Moonfire, and Tranquility (211) he can withstand a ton of punishment while still dishing it out in return.  He might not be a top All Star, but I think he is very under rated here.

Dec 8, 2015 at 12:10pm | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-US | Pets: 508 Compare collections | Score: 2271
Rating: +1   [Report]

Like a few people said... I can now draw a detailed topigraphical map of the lake in Northern Feralas from memory after circling it killing noxious whelps.  I seem to have been a bit luckier than most, and got it on kill 609 (rarity count).  I can't imagine the 2000+ some people report having had to kill.  

Sep 7, 2015 at 12:24am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 767 Compare collections | Score: 4119
Rating: +1   [Report]

I bought mine today on AH for 500 gold. Saw myself spending hours farming it, so I quickly bought it. A good deal, yes?

Jul 25, 2014 at 2:48am | Edits: 0 | Alonsus-EU | Pets: 534 Compare collections | Score: 2587
Rating: +1   [Report]

After over 2300 kills this week without a drop, I am posting here in the hopes it gives me luck tonight. (Rarity tells me that I haven't been extraordinarily unlucky as 10% of people won't see a drop in their first 2300 kills ..... )

Update #1: 3274 loots and still no luck .... now I am hoping a Sprite Darter Hatchling will drop first - is that too much to ask for?

Update#2:  Finally dropped for me on loot #3360 :)

Feb 26, 2014 at 9:48am | Edits: 2 | Tanaris-US | Pets: 542 Compare collections | Score: 2682
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Rating from pve experience this pet is easily top 3 if not the best pet there is.  It EASILY handles as many, if not more, trainers' pets than any rabbit does much less the Celestial Dragon (who I can see being better in a pvp setting but this is a pve perspective).  If you don't have this pet you need to get it asap.  Hopefully they are cheap on your server's ah to save you some farming time.

Nov 6, 2013 at 12:07am | Edits: 0 | Illidan-US | Pets: 627 Compare collections | Score: 2811
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I got mine within two minutes of starting to kill noxious whelplings-- I seem to have been rather lucky in that, going by these comments, and probably used up all of my WoW luck for the rest of forever.

Jul 2, 2013 at 5:55pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 541 Compare collections | Score: 2371
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So far I'm about 10 hours into this grind, about 3,000 dead. . .and no whelping.  And I got a dark whelping just lazily killing the searing whelps in dustwallow while trying to farm a rare Spawn of Onyxia.  Oh RNG!

Nov 8, 2012 at 11:05pm | Edits: 0 | Alterac Mountains-US | Pets: 94 Compare collections | Score: 0
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For those wondering where this pet went too, my boyfriend got it last night in Feralas from a whelping in the northern section while he was questing. After months of random farming for me before the patch with nothing to show of it, this little guy dropped for him on his 5th kill T_T. Luckily he's not an avid pet collector like myself so I'm now the proud owner of a green whelp =D
Nov 28, 2010 at 8:10pm | Edits: 1 | Bonechewer-US | Pets: 542 Compare collections | Score: 2668
Top RaterAnath 
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Thinking back into the 3600 whelps it took for me to get the Crimson whelp, I had settled into a comfortable grinding pattern on the emerald whelp, chatting away to guild members, and after 108 it dropped! Oh so happy... Although my cat wasn't too pleased. He got woken up from my squeal of delight. Needless to say he gave me evil looks for the rest of the evening...
Jul 16, 2010 at 8:23pm | Edits: 0 | Dath'Remar-US | Pets: 931 Compare collections | Score: 5224
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Got it in 186 kills

Jan 10, 2018 at 5:40am | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-US | Pets: 642 Compare collections | Score: 3248
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Got it on the 571st attempt!  So glad :)

Jan 6, 2018 at 3:12pm | Edits: 0 | Misha-US | Pets: 855 Compare collections | Score: 5118
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Once bred and raised by the green dragon Itharius, this unique breed of dragon has settled in the jungles of Feralas.
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