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Pterrordax Hatchling
Pterrordax Hatchling
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Profession: Archaeology - Fossil

Artifact: [Pterrordax Hatchling]

Pterrordax Hatchling
Pterrordax Hatchling
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral
Air (flies alongside flying mount)

Idles about.

Vocalizations (on-click and periodic)

Archaeology required.
Cataclysm expansion required.
3 allowed
Patch 4.1.0 | Posted: April 26, 2011

This companion is a rare tier Fossil archaeology item. It is created by discovering and "solving" 120 fossil fragments.

Once completed, an entry on the Pterrordax Hatchling can be found in players' archaeology tab: "It's an adorable green baby pterrordax! Luckily, at this size, her sonic screeches won't turn your eardrums to bloody pulps and while she'll TRY to eat your face, it just feels like friendly little lizard-bird-thing kisses. Awww!"

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 


Deals 197 Flying damage and increases the target's damage taken by 25% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
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.

20 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Calls down a meteor, which will fall 15 rounds from now, instantly killing all active pets.


Cockroaches and Beetles always survive this attack.

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
8 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

The user feigns death, avoiding the opponent's attack. The user then swaps automatically with your highest health pet.



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


Damage Taken 

50% from Magic abilities

33% from Beast abilities

Blasted Lands — Eastern Kingdoms
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Top RaterUnknownhand 
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Useful in a pinch to increase DOTs, buff life, and get outa the way.

Oct 29, 2015 at 10:24am | Edits: 1 | Haomarush-us | Pets: 965 Compare collections | Score: 5589
Top RaterVetteranger 
Rating: +1   [Report]

My "leveling team" for the aquatic/flying teams in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms has long been two Emerald Proto-whelps plus my trainee pet. I only recently leveled his pet and realized that he essentially has the same move set as the whelps, but his attacks are STRONG against aquatics instead of normal.  So he finishes off the aquatics much more quickly, and can use Ancient Blessing to stay in the fight just like my whelps. Great time saver here.

Sep 24, 2014 at 11:29am | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-us | Pets: 813 Compare collections | Score: 4846
Top RaterShakesbeard 
Rating: +3   [Report]



3.25 battle rating? Shame!


this is one of my mvp's for pandaria tamers, and general levelling. everyone likes celestial drag, darkmoon zep, pinchy... Pterror is right up there with those. considering how easy it is to get, if this is your first 25, you won't be disappointed.


battle rating: 5

appearance rating... 3... 5 if it had a bone in its mouth

Jul 9, 2014 at 9:50am | Edits: 0 | Madoran-us | Pets: 809 Compare collections | Score: 4734
Top RaterKamira 
Rating: +5   [Report]

In case anyone as I was wondering; no, the pterrordax does not survive the appocalypse even if he has the ability himself

Dec 27, 2012 at 7:58am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-eu | Pets: 1037 Compare collections | Score: 6196
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I didnt know this baby existed until I was looking on the AH one day. Did a search on how to get him and found out that I had to go ahead and level my 570 arch to 600 to change in for fossils. Thinking I was going to be on a mission for several weeks I was pleseantly suprised after doing 2 rounds of fossils my 3rd was this baby. I just complete the 120 artifacts to get him using the Pandarian artifact trade in process. EXTREMELY excited now for that crawling hand :)

Dec 23, 2012 at 12:44am | Edits: 0 | Eldre'Thalas-us | Pets: 715 Compare collections | Score: 4192
Top RaterMonienijntje 
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With the new Pandaren turning 'common' relics into those crates you can trade for other crates (like for example fossils) it's way easier to get this guy. You can find the guy who trades them at the same place the loremasters are. Though you'll have to grind for a bit, seeing as each relic only rewards one crate, in wich are somewhere between 5 and 9 fragments. You need to have your archeology up to 600 to be able to trade in crates.

Oct 9, 2012 at 6:05pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-eu | Pets: 775 Compare collections | Score: 4043
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Highlight of my collection!
HP: 142
Pwr: 13
Spd: 12
Aug 28, 2012 at 8:34pm | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-us | Pets: 224 Compare collections | Score: 980
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Been wanting this little dude for a long time. I got back into Arch a few days ago know that I am back to serious pet hunting. I finally completed the last fossil assignment that I have had for months, my first new fossil work turned out to be this little guy! I was so excited I let out a little yell of victory and a happy dance and scared the crap out of my cats, lol! Keep on trucking folks!
Aug 24, 2012 at 1:07am | Edits: 0 | Onyxia-us | Pets: 635 Compare collections | Score: 2731
Rating: +1   [Report]
Yay, just started working on it! Got 5 fragments so far, but I'll be patient...
Dwarf: 19
Fossil: 47
Night Elf: 118
Tol'vir: 32
Troll: 47
Total: 263
Aug 9, 2012 at 1:03pm | Edits: 0 | Eredar-eu | Pets: 376 Compare collections | Score: 1860
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Got this lil guy today!
Aug 7, 2012 at 1:31am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 507 Compare collections | Score: 2560
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120 fragments to go and this littel guy will be my number 135 pet weee :P
Jul 18, 2012 at 5:27am | Edits: 0 | Xavius-eu | Pets: 822 Compare collections | Score: 4564
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Just got this pet, only missing the Crawling Claw from Archeology now. I've had pretty good luck with the pets, but haven't started making either of the mounts :(
May 25, 2012 at 10:45am | Edits: 0 | Shadowsong-eu | Pets: 1115 Compare collections | Score: 6292
Rating: +8   [Report]
Obviously going to name this little guy Petrie! Now I just need a little foot, Sarah, Ducky and Spike! Lets go dino pets!!
Nov 19, 2011 at 2:32pm | Edits: 0 | Deathwing-us | Pets: 612 Compare collections | Score: 2861
Rating: +1   [Report]
Pet 150 for me!!! I won't forget this pet. I've always loved dinosaurs since I was a kid so I really dig this pet. I hope in the future blizzard comes out with a stegosaurus companion (fingers crossed). That was my favorite dino. I do most of my archeology in Kalimdor because I really want the Scepter of Azj'Aquir and Crawling Claw. Hopefully they'll be mine soon. Best of luck to anyone trying for any of the archaeology pets. All it takes is time and a bit of patience.
Sep 12, 2011 at 10:44pm | Edits: 0 | Arathor-us | Pets: 364 Compare collections | Score: 1698
Top RaterDraconigena 
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Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdom have got an equal amount of digsites, which is 13. Kalimdor however has more sites overall above 450 skill level. So the chance for a fossil site to pop up (if we assume equal rates for all races) is hence higher in Eastern Kingdoms. (24 vs 19%)
Below the 450 skill level, the rate is the same(27%)
Jun 20, 2011 at 12:30pm | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-eu | Pets: 1536 Compare collections | Score: 8788
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Working on this right now!Can't wait til it's complete! It takes 120 fragments to complete it
May 24, 2011 at 12:15pm | Edits: 0 | Shadow Council-us | Pets: 460 Compare collections | Score: 2203
Top RaterRiffrandell 
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I have been doing archaeology like mad lately trying for the fossil mount or the troll sword. But was very pleasantly surprised by this little guy! I did get him in EK. And I have actually found a lot more fossil digsites there than Kamlidor which I found surprising.
May 22, 2011 at 9:07pm | Edits: 0 | Area 52-us | Pets: 1358 Compare collections | Score: 8598
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now i have to work on my arch even more!! i didn't even know this pet existed until just now!
May 21, 2011 at 4:25am | Edits: 0 | Bladefist-us | Pets: 675 Compare collections | Score: 3923
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I just got this one today, it's cute and has good show-off-value but it's a shame it doesn't do something cool when idle.
May 13, 2011 at 6:12pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-eu | Pets: 1451 Compare collections | Score: 11582
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I have to contradict Yaya here, I get Fossil dig sites a LOT more frequently in Kalimdor than I do in EK. Yes, the NE sites do clutter Kalimdor, but basically everything that isn't NE is Fossil, whereas in EK, you have to compete with both Dwarf and Troll sites(which are the vast majority of what I get in EK). Now, admittedly, since you can get pets from both those, you may wanna focus on EK, but if you're specifically grinding for this pet or the Fossil Raptor pet/mount, go Kalimdor.
May 12, 2011 at 8:17am | Edits: 0 | Alleria-us | Pets: 1242 Compare collections | Score: 9934
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Since the Hatchling a flying pet, she will keep up with you on your flying mount. :)
Apr 28, 2011 at 1:41am | Edits: 1 | Hellscream-us | Pets: 858 Compare collections | Score: 4529
Site MVPPerbrethil 
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kalimdor is the place to be for this, a lot of fossil digsites(and tol'vir to boot)
Apr 27, 2011 at 9:17am | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-eu | Pets: 813 Compare collections | Score: 4148
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Pterrordax eggs are incubated underneath the fossils of their forebears, allowing the hatchlings to absorb their ancestors' ferocity and intelligence.
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