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Gold Mini Jouster

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Gold Mini Jouster
Gold Mini Jouster
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Quest: Egg Wave [30]

Zone: Mount Hyjal


Achievement: The 'Unbeatable?' Pterodactyl: BEATEN.

Category: Cataclysm

Gold Mini Jouster
Gold Mini Jouster
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 1.6% have it
Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Flaps wings (constant)

Wing flutter (constant); vocalizations (on-click)

Cataclysm expansion required.
3 allowed
Patch 4.0.3 | Posted: December 7, 2010

Players must complete the initial quest chain offered upon discovering the Mount Hyjal zone to unlock the quests at the Shrine of Aviana. If far enough along the chain, players will be sent to the shrine with the quest Wings Over Mount Hyjal. Alternatively, players may visit the shrine at a later time to begin the pet quest chain.

The Gold Mini Jouster is one of two companion pet rewards for completing the quest chain started at the Shrine of Aviana in Mount Hyjal. The other pet that is offered is the Blue Mini Jouster.

While players may only choose one or the other at the end of the quest, as of Patch 4.2 it is possible to obtain the second jouster companion.

After completing Egg Wave, a jousting daily will become available. Upon mastering the achievement The 'Unbeatable?' Pterodactyl: BEATEN, players will be mailed a chirping box which contains the jouster pet that was not chosen at the end of the initial quest chain.

When summoning this pet, players will do a /cheer emote and a spark of yellow lightning will flash as the pet appears.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Attacks the enemy with 1-3 blades of wind, dealing 197 Flying damage per attack.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Wildly flails at the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Beast damage per hit.


Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 2

Increases your critical strike chance by 75% for 3 rounds.

Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Critter damage and increases your speed by 75% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
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 Flying damage.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Creates a cyclone which has a 35% chance to deal 118 Flying damage to the enemy team each round.


Lasts 5 rounds.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin


Flying creatures gain 50% extra speed while above 50% health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Magic abilities

33% from Beast abilities

Mount Hyjal — Kalimdor
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I believe that this pet is a reference to another game called "Joust". It is an old atari game where you control a jouster similar to this pet.

Dec 8, 2014 at 8:35pm | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-us | Pets: 308 Compare collections | Score: 1281
Site MVPMykro9 
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I guess people do not know you can just quest through Mount Hyjal on a separate toon and get the one you didin't get the first time. I have 4 total, 2 of each.

Or, I could not be a dumbass, and read that the posts are PRE-MoP. But anyway, you can get as many of these as you want, up to 3 each, as long as you have 6 toons over level 80 to run through Hyjal to the point you get this quest.

Apr 25, 2014 at 11:53pm | Edits: 1 | Darrowmere-us | Pets: 728 Compare collections | Score: 4355
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Blue Mini Jouster is Breed 12 and the Gold Mini Jouster is Breed 8. 


It is now possible to get both pets by doing the ‘Egg Wave’ quest and 'The 'Unbeatable?' Pterodactyl: BEATEN' achievement. 

Jul 27, 2013 at 3:27am | Edits: 1 | Sylvanas-eu | Pets: 522 Compare collections | Score: 2493
Top RaterSaasan 
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To those curious about this bird being sold by a vendor: if for some reason you fail to receive a pet from an earned achievement or completed quest, the pet will be available from Stable Masters (hence the option "I'm looking for a lost companion").  Sometimes pets that you failed to loot will be available as well.  I know of at least one person who discovered a Sprite Darter Hatchling at a Stable Master. 

May 2, 2013 at 6:17pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 903 Compare collections | Score: 5353
Site MVPWasillabilly 
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If you lead the buzzards a bit, like in shotgunning you will kill them much faster. i can complete that daily in about 2 minutes, just have to guide them, not steer them, and aim for where your target will be, not where it is

Dec 25, 2012 at 11:26pm | Edits: 0 | Crushridge-us | Pets: 507 Compare collections | Score: 2486
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Personally, i enjoyed the quest a lot :D I was frustrated the first time i did it xD then from the second time onwards, i kindda fell in love with it XD 

Dec 20, 2012 at 11:07pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-us | Pets: 550 Compare collections | Score: 2534
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The pet cannot be bought in Storm Peaks unless you have done the achievement and didn't get the pet from it. :3

Sep 17, 2012 at 3:27pm | Edits: 1 | Argent Dawn-eu | Pets: 219 Compare collections | Score: 884
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Got this pet today yay! So Glad that I can get both but not thrilled that I have to do that daily ten times to get him, found it terribly hard to control :P However that being said, at least I dont have to farm him (which I tend to have not so great luck with) lol
Dec 4, 2011 at 7:12am | Edits: 0 | Khaz'goroth-us | Pets: 727 Compare collections | Score: 4066
Top RaterKatannah 
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You get both now :)
Jul 13, 2011 at 9:54am | Edits: 0 | Uther-us | Pets: 717 Compare collections | Score: 3882
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From: Farden Talonshrike
Subject: Please... Just Take It

Ever since his brother was taken away. This little creature has been nothing short of a handful. The guardians and I have done everything we can to contain his energy, but our efforts have fallen depressingly short.

It is now clear. He wants to be with his brother. It took us nearly an hour to get him contained. Please, take him with you.
Perhaps some time outside of this cavern will do him good.

-Farden Talonshrike

XD Together at last
Jul 10, 2011 at 8:25am | Edits: 0 | Dreadmaul-us | Pets: 1301 Compare collections | Score: 10405
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With the release of 4.2, the new achievement "The 'Unbeatable?' Pterodactyl: BEATEN" awards the mini-jouster you didn't choose initially.

The achievement involves completing the daily quest "Vigilance on Wings" ten times.
Jun 30, 2011 at 2:02am | Edits: 2 | Shadowsong-us | Pets: 174 Compare collections | Score: 0
Top RaterOpallena 
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I wish both of these were avaliable... i really want the gold mini jouster but i chose the blue :(. and to the post above they're rare because you can only choose one, though ive heard you'll be able to get whatever jouster you didnt pick from this quest from an achievment/quest in 4.2.
Jun 14, 2011 at 7:34pm | Edits: 0 | Nazjatar-us | Pets: 1658 Compare collections | Score: 13227
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I completely agree with the above commenter, they need to make it possible for two Mini Jousters to actually joust when they get close.

And as a side note, why does the pet profile list it as 'Very Rare'? It's actually common isn't it? Considering it's white and comes from a readily available quest?
Mar 9, 2011 at 4:30pm | Edits: 0 | Shadowsong-eu | Pets: 1115 Compare collections | Score: 6292
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Why do I have to choose between two birds? For someone who is obsessed with birds this is torture. Blue or Gold? A forced decision based on color. I hug my warm Gold Mini Jouster as I shed tears for the Blue Mini Jouster that I will never have.
Jan 2, 2011 at 11:34pm | Edits: 0 | Exodar-us | Pets: 865 Compare collections | Score: 6039
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It's not "hinting" at Joust, its Joust.
Dec 11, 2010 at 8:48am | Edits: 0 | Bleeding Hollow-us | Pets: 531 Compare collections | Score: 2422
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you need do a sequal quest on "shrine of aviana".
then you can going on portal in firelands hatchery.
do 3 quest, where you take 40 egg.
then you can choose this or other color of mini jouster
Dec 7, 2010 at 7:15pm | Edits: 0 | Nemesis-eu | Pets: 323 Compare collections | Score: 1427
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This gets a lot easier once you realise that flapping your wings both moves you upwards and boosts you in the direction you are facing.So to turn around you need to both turn AND flap.Don't worry about the falling rocks-you can survive 2 or 3 then get a new mount without failing.On the final phase,when you take off from the questgiver,follow the wall to the left and slightly down.There's a big ledge where no rocks fall and where the eggs respawn fast.And yeah,it's a shame we can only get one.
Dec 7, 2010 at 5:10pm | Edits: 0 | Doomhammer-eu | Pets: 528 Compare collections | Score: 3447
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This critter is infamous for its ability to unleash a fast and furious eyeball jabbing.
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