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Fossilized Hatchling

Fossilized Hatchling
Fossilized Hatchling
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Profession: Archaeology - Fossil

Artifact: [Fossilized Hatchling]

Fossilized Hatchling
Fossilized Hatchling
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral

Idles about.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

Archaeology required.
Cataclysm expansion required.
3 allowed
Patch 4.0.1 | Posted: December 7, 2010

This companion is a rare tier Fossil archaeology item. It is created by discovering and "solving" 85 fossil fragments.

Once completed, an entry on the Fossilized Hatchling can be found in players' archaeology tab: "When you finished assembling this tiny skeleton through some eldritch magic, the little critter sprang back to life. He's a pretty good pet. Since he's a skeleton, he doesn't eat much."

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

100% Hit Chance 


Claws at the enemy, dealing 413 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Bites at the enemy, dealing 394 Undead damage.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
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.

Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 59 Undead damage to the enemy's active pet every round for 9 rounds. Persists through pet swaps.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 334 Undead damage and prevents the target from fleeing for 2 rounds.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 256 Undead damage to the enemy team but costs 10% of your total health.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic


Undead pets return to life immortal for one round when killed, but deal 25% less damage.


Damage Taken 

50% from Critter abilities

33% from Dragonkin abilities

Blasted Lands — Eastern Kingdoms
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Great pet to start you off on your way. He is worth the effort in archaeology for a new pet battler. First pet I ever leveled to 25. He led the way for me on Outland. Him plus an H/H Clefthoof and Clockwork Gnome opened up the daily quests for me. I named him Holmes. Still one of my favorite pets.

Jun 19, 2016 at 10:15pm | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-us | Pets: 176 Compare collections | Score: 953
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I got her immediately as my second Fossil, shortly after Cataclysm first came out, right after my Fossilized Raptor. Sufficed to say, By far, one of my favorite pets, lets to Legs, Proto-Drake Whelp,and Feline Familiar. I keep her in my RP rotation, when I find that my Main Pets do not fit with my RP Alts' backgrounds.

Feb 22, 2016 at 4:00pm | Edits: 1 | Caelestrasz-us | Pets: 474 Compare collections | Score: 2419
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For your garrison Menagerie pet daily: use this pet against the Goren team of Rockbiter, Stonechewer and Acidtooth. BONESTORM absolutely wrecks this team. He can't kill the opening pet Rockbiter, but by the time the Fossilized Hatching dies, the other two will be very low on health, allowing almost any other pets to mop up.

Dec 15, 2014 at 10:36pm | Edits: 1 | Area 52-us | Pets: 270 Compare collections | Score: 1241
Top RaterWrangler 
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Ancient Blessing  is a bleesing. Great pet for Panderia. Can help almost any team.

Oct 5, 2014 at 12:20am | Edits: 0 | Blackwing Lair-us | Pets: 1152 Compare collections | Score: 9207
Top RaterVek 
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Lowish health for being undead, but comes with a powerful heal in Ancient Blessing. The Blessing also increases the health of the team so is quite a nice buff and AoE defense. Bonestorm is now a staple, if slightly overtuned, AoE. Also with 305 power and Claw critters that thought to make short work of this undead will think twice after being hit VERY hard. Very good, but very annoying to face, pet. I usually try and have a stun ready or try and lessen AoE damage with a Sandstorm.

May 14, 2014 at 12:05pm | Edits: 1 | Aggramar-eu | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
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This was first pet I maxxed to 25 when Pet Battles came out! was my staple "go-to" pet for all battles up till fighting epics and legends- still awesome! I owe 3/4 of my almost 450 pets now to this pet! Heals great, hits hard!

Mar 19, 2013 at 11:38am | Edits: 0 | Eitrigg-us | Pets: 487 Compare collections | Score: 2567
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This is a pet I frequently suggest to new tamers.  As an undead, it takes more damage from critters, so having a beast type attack available helps even the odds.  It also has one of the strongest AOE attacks of all the pets, and a decent self heal. 

Mar 8, 2013 at 2:42am | Edits: 0 | Ghostlands-us | Pets: 688 Compare collections | Score: 3389
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great pet to battle aginst dragonkin.  use this pet all the time, especially agianst pandaran pet tamers.

Feb 14, 2013 at 10:00pm | Edits: 0 | Blade's Edge-us | Pets: 459 Compare collections | Score: 2322
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I used this little guy in my intital battle team, and he was the first to hit 25.

His heal is fantastic (and annoying to everyone else) and his one round resurrection can pound that final bit of damage.

Plus, 'BONE STORM' is very funny!

I'd recommend levelling him as your undead pet!

Feb 14, 2013 at 9:53pm | Edits: 0 | Caelestrasz-us | Pets: 1431 Compare collections | Score: 9393
Site MVPMykro9 
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I love dinosaurs, love skulls, and to a lesser extent, bones in general, so when I took up arch when it first came out I had no idea even how it worked short of being a huge pain in the beginning. Anyway, i was just plugging along in the beginning and completing puzzles as they came along, not even paying attention to what I was doing, and all of the sudden a bell dinged for like 2 or 3 achvs and I looked to see I had gotten a first rare find as well as the asst prof title. Big deal, until I checked my bags later while cleaning them out to find this little guy waitng patiently to be learned. I had no idea, but needless to say I was very happy!
Jan 21, 2013 at 10:38am | Edits: 0 | Darrowmere-us | Pets: 728 Compare collections | Score: 4355
Top RaterOfficialpandy 
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I was really lucky to get this guy! He was my 1st artifact! I was really lucky! I love having this little guy by my side. (:

Dec 30, 2012 at 7:04pm | Edits: 0 | Arygos-us | Pets: 319 Compare collections | Score: 1433
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Wow was expecting a long haul of grinding before I got my first archaeology pet, but an hour in I get this one. And to think i only popped to STV to get a panther and start the raptor chain :)
Aug 31, 2012 at 2:16pm | Edits: 0 | Kul Tiras-eu | Pets: 1342 Compare collections | Score: 7868
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This was the third archaeology pet that came up for me. I was so excited! Definitely my favorite arch. pet. What continent you decide to farm will greatly depend on what you're trying to get out of arch. Generally I'd recommend Kalimdor, because of the Tol'vir artifacts. This is also a good place for Night Elf artifacts, whereas if you're looking for the other pets, I'd head to EK for the dwarf and troll artifacts.
Aug 14, 2012 at 3:42pm | Edits: 0 | Duskwood-us | Pets: 556 Compare collections | Score: 2540
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Just got this guy and he's great. Worth the effort. Hopefully I'll get his big brother to travel with.
Aug 1, 2012 at 10:22am | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-eu | Pets: 219 Compare collections | Score: 884
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Really happy, this is my second fossil project (and overall) and I've already discovered the little guy. So I'm skill 15 looking for this rare. Happy to say the least!
Jul 3, 2012 at 3:39pm | Edits: 0 | Quel'Thalas-eu | Pets: 1304 Compare collections | Score: 7349
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My guy is going to do archeology today.But not till 11:00! Because it said that the process will last 8 hours from 3:00!!! But i will try and find the guy and the mount.There so cute! Hopefully it isn't for Horde only.I couldn't get the raptor mount from Un'Goro Crater :*(
Jun 19, 2012 at 12:29pm | Edits: 0 | Eonar-us | Pets: 23 Compare collections | Score: 0
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All you guys getting him in single figure amount of solves! I'd made everything but the mount version, kraken tentacle and proto drake skeleton for fossil before I got him! He is excellent though, makes some awesome sounds, but I feel a little let down that he doesn't have any special animations, same goes for the Clockwork Gnome.
Mar 9, 2011 at 4:23pm | Edits: 0 | Shadowsong-eu | Pets: 1115 Compare collections | Score: 6292
Site MVPBlakstone 
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I got mine last night and the title "Assistant Professor" as well. While I very nice reward for working archeology, it is too small to be used very often.
Feb 18, 2011 at 3:57pm | Edits: 0 | Velen-us | Pets: 127 Compare collections | Score: 0
Site MVPAngelSephy 
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This was the 6th fossil I completed. Have to say, Ungoro was my best friend for fossil shards. I love this little guy, though i hope my other hatchlings won't gang up on him!
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:23pm | Edits: 0 | Black Dragonflight-us | Pets: 560 Compare collections | Score: 2511
Site MVPHellsbelle 
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Just got the puzzle to solve for this on my 11th fossil...have already completed 27 other artifacts though...
Dec 25, 2010 at 6:58pm | Edits: 0 | Korialstrasz-us | Pets: 870 Compare collections | Score: 4027
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You stare at her, and she just stares right back. So clever; sometimes it seems as if she's figuring out how to open doors.
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