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Terrible Turnip

Terrible Turnip
Terrible Turnip
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Drop: World Drop

Zone: Valley of the Four Winds [86-90]

Terrible Turnip
Terrible Turnip
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral

Idles about and roars.

Vocalizations (on-click)

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

Players can start their own personal farms at Halfhill in the Valley of the Four Winds at level 85. When harvesting fully grown crops, players will have a small chance of looting an Ominous Seed. If planted, the seed will grow and yield the Terrible Turnip when harvested.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Unleashes a restrained attack, dealing 394 Humanoid damage.


This attack cannot reduce the opponent's health below 1.

Vs. Dragonkin

Vs. Beast
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 137 Aquatic damage to the enemy's pets.


Destroys objects created by both teams.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

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
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Sings an inspiring song, which restores 236 health to all allies.

5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


A Solar Beam strikes all enemies, dealing 197 Elemental damage and transforms the weather into a sunny day for 9 rounds.


During a sunny day, the maximum health of all pets is increased by 50%. and healing done is increased by 25%.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
8 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Submerge, becoming unattackable for 2 rounds. During this time, the Sons of the Root attack the opponent, dealing 98 Elemental damage each round.

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

Valley of the Four Winds — Pandaria
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If you don't have a Terrible Turnip, you need to get one immediately!  This pet is what you build your capture team around.  Sunlight doubles the health pool, thus doubling your capture window, and Weakening Blow will not reduce the enemy's HP below 1.


Give your target a couple whacks (no DoT's) with your big guns, then whip out the turnip, turn on Sunlight, and give another whack or two and you'll never again accidentally kill the pet your trying to capture.

Jan 16, 2014 at 8:59pm | Edits: 0 | Staghelm-US | Pets: 465 Compare collections | Score: 2439
Rating: +5   [Report]

To answer several folks' questions, the Terrible Turnip grows from an "Ominious Seed," which is a random drop from any crop you harvest.

Nov 5, 2012 at 11:10pm | Edits: 0 | Greymane-US | Pets: 404 Compare collections | Score: 2031
Top RaterRenagadeRaven 
Rating: +3   [Report]

Named mine Baldric ^^

Dec 21, 2013 at 6:10pm | Edits: 0 | Terenas-EU | Pets: 715 Compare collections | Score: 3902
Rating: +3   [Report]

I love this pet. Its first ability cannot take a target below 1, which makes it really effective for farming low level pets. It should be essential for anyone who wants to collect pets fast and easy. No more worrying about accidently killing it too.


In battles, this ability can be swapped out for one that damages the whole enemy team, combined with healing abilities, this pet does really well against many types of teams. 

Nov 7, 2012 at 6:33pm | Edits: 0 | Ravenholdt-US | Pets: 414 Compare collections | Score: 1819
Rating: +2   [Report]

Love my turnip! A must have for any serious pet collector. Had to buy mine as the rng gods did not shine on me. But I got it for 7g

Nov 22, 2014 at 3:16am | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 467 Compare collections | Score: 2366
Site MVPNavimie 
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A must have for a capturing team.  Saves you the pain of losing your level 2 rare to a big hit.  Get yours today!!!

Jan 22, 2013 at 10:24pm | Edits: 0 | Saurfang-US | Pets: 935 Compare collections | Score: 5389
Top RaterUnknownhand 
Rating: +1   [Report]

Use this pet to catch pets that you don't want to kill!!


I can't believe how many comments I have read where the user "accidentally" kills the pet they are attempting to tame. Weakening blow is like beating them down with a mattress. They will get tired and then you can tame them.


-Special note................................................. the Unborn Valk killed itself T_T so it wasn't my fault.

Aug 23, 2016 at 10:40am | Edits: 2 | Haomarush-US | Pets: 843 Compare collections | Score: 4861
Rating: +1   [Report]

Trying for this pet but I am not getting it. 9 different characters 12 plots to plant per day so far no luck in about two weeks. Following the advice below planting what Yoon tells me via the daily quest.

May 19, 2014 at 8:39am | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-US | Pets: 370 Compare collections | Score: 1938
Site MVPKendrah 
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These are a must for any serious battle pet collectors. The first attack (Weakening Blow) will never kill a pet your attacking as long as it doesn't suicide, there are no dots, or other things that could kill the pet. This is especially perfect for when you're farming for rares or hard to find.


It's rather cheap on the AH too (I got mine for 20g) so there really isn't any excuse...

Jul 27, 2013 at 12:24pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 861 Compare collections | Score: 5101
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I just bought mine for 17gp in AH ...i think someone messed up?

May 16, 2013 at 9:42pm | Edits: 0 | Hydraxis-US | Pets: 367 Compare collections | Score: 1760
Rating: +1   [Report]

I love this pet! I got one yesterday and discovered today just how useful he is for capturing other pets. No more accidental crit hits that take out that rare I've been trying to catch for hours. =)

Oct 11, 2012 at 3:43pm | Edits: 0 | Garona-US | Pets: 340 Compare collections | Score: 1496
Top RaterSweetdr0ps 
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I love this pet and also find it great for collecting pets since his one ability will never reduce the enemy below 1hp. Hes also pretty cute for a vegetable. :)

Oct 1, 2012 at 8:07pm | Edits: 0 | The Forgotten Coast-US | Pets: 919 Compare collections | Score: 5051
Top RaterZoros 
Rating: +1   [Report]

A great pet for catching other pets during battling because of weaking blows.  You don't have to worry about it dying from an over application of damage.

Sep 27, 2012 at 5:47pm | Edits: 0 | The Venture Co-US | Pets: 946 Compare collections | Score: 5648
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You can get this pet via the Tiller's farm, but I've gotten only one after ~500 attempts (plantings) - would highly recommend just buying from AH.  This is a must have when you're wanting that elusive pet and really don't want to kill it.  Just watch out for the occassional pets that have damage to self moves (e.g., Headbutts that deal damage to self as well as other pet) or if you have a DoT in effect and you get them too low with weakening blow before capture.

Sep 27, 2016 at 2:07pm | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-US | Pets: 845 Compare collections | Score: 5010
Top RaterDenrizzur 
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Someone needs to explain to Blizz that a turnip does not look like a purple and white carrot...

Mar 20, 2016 at 4:42am | Edits: 0 | Borean Tundra-US | Pets: 593 Compare collections | Score: 3121
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Don't forget. If you're having tons of trouble finding this pet, you can usually buy him from the AH for cheap!

Oct 13, 2014 at 3:17am | Edits: 0 | Cenarion Circle-US | Pets: 168 Compare collections | Score: 688
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I got mine for 90 gold on the AH. I named hime Turnip Head from Howle's Moving Castle. He's really easy to level, just open with him and hit everything with sunny day. Then switch and mow the enemy team down. He will be amazing to use to catch other enemies without worrying about killing them.

Jan 16, 2014 at 4:43pm | Edits: 0 | Spinebreaker-US | Pets: 112 Compare collections | Score: 500
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Just be sure not to use Leech Seed too late in the battle if you are trying to catch a pet. Leech Seed lasts for 1 round so you can use it, then use Weakening Blow, and then Leech Seed's effect can kill your opponent. Very frustrating if you forget and use Leech Seed when you wanted to catch the pet!


And yes, very cheap - I think they are below 5g on some of the realms I play on. Almost not worth posting my extras.

Sep 19, 2013 at 11:51am | Edits: 1 | Earthen Ring-US | Pets: 606 Compare collections | Score: 2990
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I love this thing. You will never kill a rare ever again if you have a lvl 25 turnip.  Not sure if this is coincidence but I have had 3 drop and all of those seeds came from harvesting the crop of the day (I normally farm motes). Cheap on the AH too so get one and lvl it for your pet collecting pleasure.

Aug 23, 2013 at 3:11am | Edits: 0 | Caelestrasz-US | Pets: 532 Compare collections | Score: 2873
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    The best thing about this pet is the ability Weakening Blow. I will save you the frustration of killing that verry rare spawned pet you just found after like a month of farming for it. If you dont have it yet and dont feal like farming for one just buy one of the AH they should be fairly cheep.

Aug 13, 2013 at 2:05pm | Edits: 0 | Shattered Halls-US | Pets: 835 Compare collections | Score: 4994
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