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Gryphon Hatchling

Pets by Family Flying Mythical Gryphon Hatchling
Gryphon Hatchling
Gryphon Hatchling
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Gryphon Hatchling
Gryphon 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. Will begin to fly whenever its owner mounts up.

Vocalizations (on-click)

Requires purchase from Blizzard Store.
1 allowed
Wrath of the Lich King
Patch 3.3.2 | Posted: February 26, 2010

A plush version of this pet is available for purchase from the Blizzard Store. Players who purchase the plush will receive a code for the in-game pet. This code may be redeemed on a single WoW account. Thus, players who have more than one WoW account bound to their accounts must choose which account will receive this pet.

Note: The pet codes are region-specific, so be sure to order for your region. (Plushes ordered from the US store cannot be redeemed on EU servers.)

The EU Blizzard store no longer sells this plush toy. It's unknown if it will be available again in the future.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Pokes at the enemy with a sharp beak, dealing 394 Flying damage.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 10

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: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Lets out a loud squawk, dealing 197 Flying damage and reducing the damage the target deals by 25% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


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

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Flocks the target, causing 177 Flying damage every round. Lasts 3 rounds.


Opponents struck by the flock take double damage for 2 rounds.

Vs. Aquatic

Vs. Dragonkin
4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

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


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


Damage Taken 

50% from Magic abilities

33% from Beast abilities

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Top RaterGrimfeather 
Rating: +22   [Report]
Maybe he's so upset because he knows one day rather than cuddling him and giving him little treats we're gunna throw a saddle on him and ride him like a cowboy, yeehaw!
Feb 28, 2010 at 2:13pm | Edits: 1 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 745 Compare collections | Score: 3941
Rating: +6   [Report]
We know the pets are great, but how are the toys?
From a tailor's pov, awesome!
They're very detailed with not a single bit of plastic stuck on for convenience. Different fabrics are used for different details and the eyes and paw pads are embroidered appliqués. Even the windrider's tiny fangs are fully shaped cones rather than felt triangles glued on as you'd expect from a toy in this price range. Don't think of them as 25$ just for the ingame item, the physical item is well worth it.
Apr 26, 2010 at 8:27am | Edits: 0 | Turalyon-EU | Pets: 495 Compare collections | Score: 2350
Top RaterZoros 
Rating: +5   [Report]
Both the Wind Rider and the Gryphon will walk behind you, if you get too far ahead they will switch to flight. When you stop for a few seconds they return to the ground. They also seem to fly when you mount and walk when you dismount.
Feb 26, 2010 at 4:39pm | Edits: 0 | The Venture Co-US | Pets: 868 Compare collections | Score: 5141
Rating: +5   [Report]
Reminds me of 'Sam the Eagle' from the Muppet show. (And wow, these arrived quick from the Blizzard Store.)
Feb 26, 2010 at 4:24pm | Edits: 0 | Trollbane-US | Pets: 713 Compare collections | Score: 3502
Rating: +4   [Report]

Chimeras: I think that you're confused with the Wildhammer Gryphon Hatchling which is sharing the same model.

Oct 22, 2013 at 4:20am | Edits: 1 | Sylvanas-EU | Pets: 798 Compare collections | Score: 4736
Rating: +2   [Report]

With the opening of the Blizzard gear store, this guy is for sale again. I had missed out on it and quickly snatched one up and recieved it a few days after. If you're missing it, I'd suggest picking it up ASAP. as the wind rider cub sold out extremely quickly. This one may follow suit soon.

Feb 13, 2014 at 5:29pm | Edits: 0 | Tanaris-US | Pets: 613 Compare collections | Score: 3430
Rating: +2   [Report]
Aw, I wish this guy didn't look so sad, especially compared to the wyvren! :(

/pat /hug /comfort. It's okay little guy!
Feb 27, 2010 at 12:47am | Edits: 0 | Winterhoof-US | Pets: 274 Compare collections | Score: 1204
Rating: +1   [Report]

This pet and its plushy were recently removed from the Pet Store along with the horde pet and plushy ever since Blizzard changed to the new format.

Nov 30, 2013 at 1:34am | Edits: 0 | Quel'dorei-US | Pets: 562 Compare collections | Score: 2809
Site MVPFajita_falcon 
Rating: +1   [Report]
I'll probably buy this lil' guy next. Hell, I already dropped $100 on Mini-Thor, what's another $20 between friends?

... I'm gonna need a second job.
Oct 5, 2010 at 8:45pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 818 Compare collections | Score: 4191
Top RaterDamkina 
Rating: 0   [Report]

He's back on the Blizzard Store. I just bought him today. I did buy a BlizzCon ticket, so maybe with that purchase one can see more items in the shop, so if you can't see him for sale, that might be why.

Sep 16, 2016 at 7:38am | Edits: 1 | Bronzebeard-EU | Pets: 828 Compare collections | Score: 4945
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I can't find this in the Blizz store anymore. Is it retired?

Aug 12, 2016 at 4:47am | Edits: 0 | Blackhand-US | Pets: 752 Compare collections | Score: 3457
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I have ordered this from the US store and redeemed on my EU account.   about 1-2 years ago.

Jan 30, 2015 at 9:42am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-EU | Pets: 871 Compare collections | Score: 5210
Rating: 0   [Report]

Blizzard Gear store -> Collectibles -> Shop by IP -> Warcraft -> page 2


Listed as "Gryphon hatchling plush with bonus in-game companion"

Jan 23, 2015 at 4:26pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-US | Pets: 850 Compare collections | Score: 5082
Top RaterJaylith 
Rating: 0   [Report]

On January 11th, 2015, I was able to order this little guy when it had previously been missing from the store! It's in the Blizzard Gear store, under Collectables. I found it on page two. Good luck!

Jan 12, 2015 at 12:32am | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 768 Compare collections | Score: 4455
Top RaterTruweildude 
Rating: 0   [Report]

Gone... again, from the store, along with its counter part the Wind Rider Cub.


Edit: Both appear in stock again.

Dec 2, 2014 at 7:42pm | Edits: 1 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 864 Compare collections | Score: 5167
Rating: 0   [Report]

I just ordered this pet today from the blizzard merchandise store, link found on side menu of Blizzard Store, Linked from the Notes section in the general info tab here. direct link 

Looking forward to recieving it. also ordered the Wind Rider Cub.

I got him this morning, 11 days later. looking forward to levelling him

Jul 3, 2014 at 9:24pm | Edits: 2 | Grizzly Hills-US | Pets: 793 Compare collections | Score: 4741
Top RaterTalalara 
Rating: 0   [Report]

After searching all thru the available merchandise this "plushie" or the accompanying code is no longer available at the Blizzard store. You are at the mercy of unscrupulous sellers and dealers. Good luck.

Mar 13, 2014 at 5:22pm | Edits: 2 | Thorium Brotherhood-US | Pets: 808 Compare collections | Score: 4830
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Just as the Wind Rider Cub, it's available again from the US-Blizzard Store. The code also works on EU-Account.

Get it as soon as possible though, as they may be sold out again soon.

Oct 6, 2013 at 4:40am | Edits: 1 | Earthen Ring-EU | Pets: 858 Compare collections | Score: 4350
Top RaterSwanhild 
Rating: 0   [Report]

This pet and the horde version are now no longer available to EU customers from the pet store. Only versions for the US are still available :(

May 16, 2013 at 7:10am | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-EU | Pets: 864 Compare collections | Score: 5167
Top RaterMarixtra 
Rating: 0   [Report]

I bought mine off ebay for 7 bucks, used the loot card and resold the plushie for the same price, no money lost. (also, for the horde pet, I bought from blizzard and resold the plushie for MORE than the store to someone from a foreign country, keep that in mind)

Oct 21, 2012 at 11:37pm | Edits: 0 | Draka-US | Pets: 577 Compare collections | Score: 2696
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A gift from the Wildhammer dwarves to the heroes of the Alliance, these hatchlings are descendants of the same gryphons ridden by Falstad and his entourage into Grim Batol.
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