I made a little change on Graurock's strat, it's faster too, if you have the 2nd pet I swapped in:
Here I used Tiny Red Carp but you can use any aquatic pet with at least cleansing rain+whirlpool combo, 3rd slot I used a snail with absorb, acidic goo and dive. If you have multiple pets with these, it's faster if you get those that has the most power skill.
Turn 1: Any Attack
Turn 2: Swap to your 2nd pet
Turn 3: Cleansing Rain
Turn 4: water jet
Turn 5: whirlpool
Turn 6: Swap to Snail
Turn 7: acidic goo
Turn 8: dive
Turn 9+: absorb (if it still lives)
Works with Fishy, tiny carps, sea pony... on 2nd slot.
works with Direbeak Hatchling and Bloodgazer Hatchling. Ironskin, swarm and then Predatory strike then swap to bloodgazer and swarm, then strike. swap to lvl pet (i didnt have one to test then back to Direbeak and strike
One thing these low xp fights are good for are for finishing off level 24's. I tend to save my level 24 pets specifically for these types of low xp fights. Plus, since they are almost maxed, if I get into trouble, they are high enough to help out.
Pretty much this. And when you use battle-training stones, you want to have pets in as few additional experience as possible aswell. I've had pets in "1-50 exp to the next level" bracket way too often, one'd be amazed what they can do with the supposedly nerfed Menagerie. ;)
(You had a duplicated comment, so I've deleted the clone. Have a nice day!)
I strongly urge you to use a H/P Snail. The two I know of are the Mudshell Snail found in Highmountain and Shimmershell Snail found in Darkshore. If you are using less powerful snails the fight might require another swap back to the first snail.