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Sinister Squashling
Sinister Squashling
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World Event: Hallow's End

Item: Crudely Wrapped Gift (obtained via daily Hallow's End quest)


Daily Instance: Headless Horseman [??+]

Drop Rate: 1 in 20 dropped (avg. all sources; available 15 days per year)


Vendor: Woim (H) / Pippi (A)

Zone: Tirisfal Glades / Stormwind City

Cost: 150Tricky Treat (unlimited supply)

Sinister Squashling
Sinister Squashling
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral

Folds into itself, becoming a stationary jack-o-lantern.
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Shuffling footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

Burning Crusade expansion required.
3 allowed
The Burning Crusade
Patch 2.3.0 | Posted: October 1, 2007

World Event: Hallow's End

Drop: Headless Horseman [70+]

Zone: Scarlet Monestary

Approximate Drop Rate: Unknown

Sinister Squashling

Sinister Squashling

Item Level 20

Binds when picked up

Use: Right Click to summon and dismiss your sinister squashling.

Sinister Squashling now drops from several sources: Treat Bags, the Headless Horseman, and Crudely Wrapped Gifts. The drop rate for the Treat Bags and Crudely Wrapped Gifts is roughly 3%, while the drop rate for Headless Horseman is about 8%.

The Headless Horseman is a high level boss in the Graveyard wing of the Scarlet Monastery instance. Players can queue into this encounter multiple times a day, but only the first kill per toon each day will reward a loot bag that has a chance to drop this pet.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Blasts the enemy with fire, dealing 413 Elemental damage.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


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

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 2

Deals 98 Elemental damage each time you take direct damage.


Lasts 5 rounds.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Plants a seed in the enemy.


After 3 rounds, the seed blooms, causing the current enemy pet to take 591 Elemental damage and be stunned for 1 round.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 4

Activate: Plant your roots into the ground, absorbing nutrients. While planted your pet cannot swap.


Deactivate: For every round spent planted, you gain 236 health.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Plants a seed in the target, instantly dealing 197 Elemental damage and restoring 197 health to the user. The seed lasts for 1 round.


Each round, the seed deals 98 Elemental damage and restores that damage as health to the user.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter


Elementals ignore all negative weather effects. Enemy pets can still gain the beneficial effects from weather when facing an elemental.


Damage Taken 

50% from Aquatic abilities

33% from Mechanical abilities

Elwynn Forest — Eastern Kingdoms
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This pet is very unnerrated. 

First of all, it is easy to get. If you don´t want to wait till october just buy one from the AH, it is very cheap (most of the times).

Second, it is a powerful elemental pet. Easily counters mechanics and has no problem with most of the other pets too. His heals semms obsolete at first, but it can be very useful if used correctly (you need to activate it again before he dies ofc).

Mar 11, 2021 at 4:38am | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-eu | Pets: 959 Compare collections | Score: 5669
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Should be rated higher than 3, one of my best for PvP - Burn, Stun Seed, Leech Seed.

Aug 9, 2020 at 3:32am | Edits: 0 | Aman'Thul-us | Pets: 337 Compare collections | Score: 2537
Top RaterVyline 
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Plant, thorns, and your choice of move 1.

Oct 30, 2018 at 11:39am | Edits: 1 | Borean Tundra-us | Pets: 886 Compare collections | Score: 6071
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This pet is the bane of my pet battles because theres always SOMEONE who has a team of all of these and just spam burn over and over while I have to dreadfully watch my precious teams get burnt to a crisp sorta Lil' Ragnaros takes it like a boss though....

Oct 13, 2013 at 7:24am | Edits: 0 | Quel'dorei-us | Pets: 350 Compare collections | Score: 1486
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This is no doubt the coolest companion pet. Props to the designer,you put most others to shame. The sounds and annimations are second to none. Now to get voted down...I cant win with this as a battle pet. Having to wait at least 2 rounds for just a mediocre heal doesnt work for me. The damage he does doesnt make up for slow healing, and he's so slow the opponent always gets to go first, which means he's usually dead and buried on the turn he was supposed to pop up and heal.

Jul 4, 2013 at 12:34am | Edits: 0 | Runetotem-us | Pets: 137 Compare collections | Score: 666
Rating: -2   [Report]

This pet had me quit for nearly a year as it the last one i needed for the what a long strange trip its been meta. Now I can't bring myself to use him in anger lol.

Apr 15, 2013 at 4:08am | Edits: 0 | Elune-us | Pets: 200 Compare collections | Score: 825
Site MVPVyreith 
Rating: +3   [Report]
I thought my obsession with getting this little guy would land me in the looney bin! But after 2 years of Hallowed Ends and billions of tricks (more than treats), killing the headless horseman over and over and throwing water buckets at buildings, and watching everyone else get their FIFTH Squashling on one toon, he was FINALLY mine!!!! I lub him. ::huggles her widdle squashling:: Ok, so maybe the looney bin isn't out of my furture, yet.
Oct 30, 2010 at 2:53pm | Edits: 0 | Tanaris-us | Pets: 154 Compare collections | Score: 0
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I don't believe the drop rate mentioned above. For an idea of the frustration this pet is causing my pet collector (level 79):

Log in every hour (using egg timer), average 15 times/day, since day 1
Getting on average, half tricks versus treats.
So for: 10 days, 15 times/day = 75 treats, no drop.
Add the daily horseman/village fires = 0 drops so far

Statistically speaking, for the amount of bags I've gotten, I SHOULD have seen the pet 3 times now.

3 days to go, wish me luck.
Oct 27, 2009 at 5:00pm | Edits: 3 | The Scryers-us | Pets: 491 Compare collections | Score: 2493
Top RaterMagmin 
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This guys tough to get, all 3 sources have low droprates, and for high level characters, Innkeepers seem to give more tricks than treats, and when they do give treats, they usually suck! on my first Treat Bag (which I got after getting tricked like 4 times) all I got was a 1 slot bag!
Oct 23, 2009 at 6:54pm | Edits: 0 | Dunemaul-us | Pets: 775 Compare collections | Score: 3678
Site MVPToldry 
Rating: +4   [Report]
If you stand on terrains that are not flat or swim with your Squashling,it will root itself into the water (or not-flat terrain), but you will still see all the lower half of the body, the roots (Or see part of the lower half of his body when on a non-flat terrain).
Oct 10, 2009 at 9:16am | Edits: 0 | Scarshield Legion-eu | Pets: 137 Compare collections | Score: 0
Site MVPLempi 
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I was having really bad luck with this pet. I must have made 50-100 kills without seeing it (no one had won the roll in front of me) and I didn't get it from candy bags either. It felt like it could never drop!

I would have given up without my lovely friends going for the boss over and over again just to get the pet for me. It did drop in the end from the boss afer countless kills and made it my 50th pet so I also got Stinker (and achievement). I just want to tell people not to give up :)
Sep 28, 2009 at 9:29am | Edits: 0 | Moonglade-eu | Pets: 568 Compare collections | Score: 3100
Rating: +5   [Report]
So far it is remains a mystery what this pet looks like without the pumpkin. Some suspect it may be a Ammen Vale Lashling on commando-training.
Sep 27, 2009 at 8:49am | Edits: 1 | Earthen Ring-eu | Pets: 333 Compare collections | Score: 1432
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This is the pet that started my obsessive pet collecting quest. I had only been playing a few weeks and saw someone with this pet in the Stormwind bank. I was blown away. It was the coolest thing I had seen in the game up to that point! I asked how they got the pet and that was it -- nothing would do until I got that pet myself, which I did several months later after obsessive trick-or-treating. I still think it's one of the best pets in the game!
Sep 27, 2009 at 4:15am | Edits: 0 | Ghostlands-us | Pets: 349 Compare collections | Score: 1737
Rating: +8   [Report]
Let me tell you about the Sinister Squashling. This thing is WEIRD. It flaps around on leafy limbs that should in no way be able to support its large head. Then, sometimes, it buries its body in the ground. Why it does this is a mystery. Does it collapse under the weight of its massive head? Perhaps it is lying in wait for its prey, or resting so it can recharge its squash-jutsu. Or maybe it just longs to be a fully-grown pumpkin.
Sep 27, 2009 at 1:35am | Edits: 0 | Kul Tiras-us | Pets: 499 Compare collections | Score: 2303
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This mischievous gourd likes to pop out of the ground and scare you right out of your pants. Hail to the pumpkin song!
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