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The Celestial Tournament

Welcome to Xu-Fu's Celestial Tournament guide!

The Celestial Tournament is a special event and by most seen as the pinnacle of pet battle challenges. You can do it once a week and inside, you will face three pet battle masters, followed by the four Celestials to fight against. The three masters change every week and there's a total of three sets of them rotating through.
Doesn't sound that hard, but what makes it tricky is that once you're in, you cannot heal your pets anymore! That makes planning ahead very important, and this is where Xu-Fu comes in with the Celestial Tournament Planner.

This tool will guide you through all the fights and you can select alternatives that work for you, depending on the pets you have available. It is all saved to the planner and in the end presents you will have an overview and a personal guide for your Celestial Tournament experience.

You will also get a unique ID for your planned setup and a link that you can bookmark or share with others. When you need your strategies again in the following weeks, it is super easy to go back and you will see exactly what strategies you were using last time. No scribbled notes, no mess of links to go through or forgotten tactics! Wanna give it a try? There you go:

Start the Tournament Planner


Or if you've already gone through the planner before and noted down your Planner ID, punch it in here to go to your personal strategies:



Below you will find a list of pets that are suitable to beat the Celestial Tournament. You do not necessarily need those pets, but with them you can use the first alternative listed here on every fight:

#

Name

Occurrences

1.

Scourged Whelpling

Undead

4

Level PetScourged Whelpling is used against:
Dr. Ion Goldbloom
Wise Mari
Lorewalker Cho
Wrathion

2.

Swamp Croaker

Aquatic

2

Level PetSwamp Croaker is used against:
Wise Mari
Wrathion

3.

Anubisath Idol

Humanoid

2

Level PetAnubisath Idol is used against:
Chen Stormstout
Wrathion

4.

Eternal Strider

Aquatic

2

Level PetEternal Strider is used against:
Blingtron 4000
Chen Stormstout

5.

Sandy Petrel

Flying

1

Level PetSandy Petrel is used against:
Sully "The Pickle" McLeary

6.

Menagerie Custodian

Mechanical

1

Level PetMenagerie Custodian is used against:
Dr. Ion Goldbloom

7.

Dark Phoenix Hatchling

Elemental

1

Level PetDark Phoenix Hatchling is used against:
Blingtron 4000

8.

Sea Gull

Flying

1

Level PetSea Gull is used against:
Sully "The Pickle" McLeary

9.

Tranquil Mechanical Yeti

Mechanical

1

Level PetTranquil Mechanical Yeti is used against:
Zao, Calfling of Niuzao

10.

Cogblade Raptor

Mechanical

1

Level PetCogblade Raptor is used against:
Zao, Calfling of Niuzao

11.

Any Snail

Critter

1

Level PetAny Snail is used against:
Chi-Chi, Hatchling of Chi-Ji

12.

Flayer Youngling

Humanoid

1

Level PetFlayer Youngling is used against:
Lorewalker Cho

13.

Corefire Imp

Humanoid

1

Level PetCorefire Imp is used against:
Chi-Chi, Hatchling of Chi-Ji

14.

Sunreaver Micro-Sentry

Mechanical

1

Level PetSunreaver Micro-Sentry is used against:
Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen

15.

Mr. Wiggles

Critter

1

Level PetMr. Wiggles is used against:
Taran Zhu

16.

Mr. Bigglesworth

Undead

1

Level PetMr. Bigglesworth is used against:
Yu'la, Broodling of Yu'lon

17.

Stitched Pup

Undead

1

Level PetStitched Pup is used against:
Taran Zhu

18.

Wildhammer Gryphon Hatchling

Flying

1

Level PetWildhammer Gryphon Hatchling is used against:
Wise Mari

19.

Kun-Lai Runt

Humanoid

1

Level PetKun-Lai Runt is used against:
Shademaster Kiryn

20.

Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling

Mechanical

1

Level PetMechanical Pandaren Dragonling is used against:
Chen Stormstout

21.

Darkmoon Tonk

Mechanical

1

Level PetDarkmoon Tonk is used against:
Shademaster Kiryn

22.

Clockwork Gnome

Mechanical

1

Level PetClockwork Gnome is used against:
Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen

23.

Teroclaw Hatchling

Flying

1

Level PetTeroclaw Hatchling is used against:
Blingtron 4000

24.

Effervescent Glowfly

Flying

1

Level PetEffervescent Glowfly is used against:
Sully "The Pickle" McLeary

25.

Sprite Darter Hatchling

Dragonkin

1

Level PetSprite Darter Hatchling is used against:
Lorewalker Cho

26.

Fel Flame

Elemental

1

Level PetFel Flame is used against:
Shademaster Kiryn

27.

Zandalari Kneebiter

Beast

1

Level PetZandalari Kneebiter is used against:
Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen

28.

Lil' Tarecgosa

Dragonkin

1

Level PetLil' Tarecgosa is used against:
Dr. Ion Goldbloom

29.

Lesser Voidcaller

Magic

1

Level PetLesser Voidcaller is used against:
Taran Zhu





Kamboozle wrote on 04/24/2017

Admittedly, there is a way to heal pets on these fights. All you need is a pet with Bleat.
Wrathion (Week A), Wise Mari (Week B), Goldbloom(Week C), and Yu'la all start off with non-damaging moves. So you can fight them, use Bleat, then Forfeit and your pets remain healed.

Anonymous wrote on 04/15/2017

Hey guys, I wouldn't say I'm new to pet battling but I'm definitely far from great. Does anyone have a planner ID that has a great success rate, or is it set up in such a way that whatever I choose, I will be able to find success most of the time?

Aranesh

responded on 04/15/2017

The latter is the case! The different fights are to check against the pets you have. Some strategies are a bit more luck based than others, but they usually are noted as such and you can always change them in the planner tool anyway.

Ascar wrote on 03/22/2017

The tournament planner is really great, thank you!

Only one minor thing: My personalized planner redirects to a page without the id in the URL (firefox), therefor bookmarking doesn't work. I had to copy the URL from the previous link with the ID attached to bookmark it correctly.

Aranesh

responded on 03/24/2017

Hey Ascar! That is not optimal, I realize. It happens due to a recent change I made in the page structure.
The truth however is, I'll not fix this now. Everything I'm working on is towards a "Xu-Fu 2.0" version that will ultimately get rid of and completely replace the tournament planner. Hope it's not too inconvenient for you until then!

Vij wrote on 03/11/2017

You have my biggest gratitude for all the guides you have here! I did my first tournament today and it went really well! Thanks!

Aranesh

responded on 03/12/2017

Great to hear, thanks for the feedback :D

Patch wrote on 02/15/2017

Hi, justed wanted to thank you for collecting and maintaining all these helpful guides, I won a lot of fights and the Celestial Tournament thanks to you and it's a (ingame) dream come true <3

Aranesh

responded on 02/17/2017

Hey Patch! Awesome news, thanks for leaving the comment, it makes me very happy to hear!

Ibglitrbug wrote on 02/13/2017

just wanted to ask is it normal for the second week you do this you only get one charm cause the first week i got three and was able to get a pet wanted to see if i needed to put in a ticket ? thanks for all your work this has helped tons

Aranesh

responded on 02/13/2017

Hey Ibglitrbug! What you encounter is indeed normal. You only get 3 coins for the very first time. Then it's one per week, so you have to do it 3 times for each additional pet.

Greg wrote on 01/14/2017

I have not had any success using Masked Tanuki 2,1,1 Fox 1,1,2 and chicken 1,1,2 vs Sully "The Pickle" McLeary. It starts with 3 Tongue Lashes and then Survival finishing off with Tongue Lash. I have not been able to live long enough to get the Survival cast. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Is is breed dependent for this? Right now my Masked Tanuki is P/B.

Jen wrote on 01/04/2017

Just FYI, the calendar seems off as I have Week B trainers up and it's saying it should be Week C

Aranesh

responded on 01/07/2017

Hey!
I'm sorry for that. I just looked into the tournament and it was the correct week for me. Perhaps the weeks differ between regions, can you please tell me which region you play on (EU / US / Asia)?

Anonymous responded on 01/11/2017

I'm in US (Oceanic), says it should be Week A, but I'm week C now. Doesn't matter much I just select appropriate one. I thought all the regions would be on sync but apparently not.

Aranesh

responded on 01/11/2017

In the past it was sync, definitely, I checked. But perhaps an update or Legion shifted this. In any way, I changed the output a bit to say clearly which week it is for EU and for US :-)
Thanks again for the info!

Fimon wrote on 12/22/2016

Hello,
I have finally enough 'good' level 25 pets to try the Celestials Tournament and I prepared my team with your tool for the first time.
I saw that if you choose the same pet for strategies of different weeks, he is showed multiple times in the overview list ... Is it normal ?
(My Planner ID was 167213314)

Additionally, I would like to suggest to add the possibility to check that your character has the needed pets (including rarity/level) against a selected team (I like the job you did in the Legion Ready-Checker).

Aranesh

responded on 12/27/2016

Hey Fimon!
Hope you're finding everything working well so far!

The duplicate entries in the overview are indeed intended. It shows you that you are using this particular pet multiple times - so it needs to survive, or you need to have the pet several times for the tournament.

Your suggestion will be implemented indeed, it's what I'm working towards currently. Still in a very early stage and far from working, but I want to use the Legion-Checker mechanic everywhere :-)

Ravynsur wrote on 11/29/2016

Xufu!!!!!! I love you! You have made this journey so much easier with the planner. If I could kiss you I would. Great guides and wonderful tool you made available! Keep up the great work, I've been telling everyone about you :)

Aranesh

responded on 12/13/2016

How could I overlook this comment for so long?
Thank you Ravynsur :D You are very welcome and I hope this page will provide you with many more helpful strategies!

Aurora wrote on 10/27/2016

Maybe you should also mention that there are some opponents which enable some healing for pets that will be used twice and didnt die. You can use a pet with an ability like a skunk using bleat to heal all 3 pets. This works with Lorewalker Cho, Dr. Ion Goldbloom, Wrathion, Shademaster Kiryn, Yu-La and Chi-Chi because their first attack doesnt deal damage.

Aranesh

responded on 10/29/2016

That is true, but it should not be necessary for my strategies. I wanted to make this as easy to use and follow as possible.

Auguso wrote on 10/26/2016

Also, chen stormstout, blingtron 4000 and Ion Goldbloom should also have their 2 pet strategies (for awfully big adventure) posted, seeing as they also work on a normal celestial tournament run

Anonymous wrote on 10/02/2016

Does the breed of the pets listed here matter at all?

Nova responded on 10/24/2016

They does, most of the time you go for (speed, damage). When you are a "next level" pet brawler you care only about the stats.

Aranesh

responded on 10/27/2016

Breeds do matter a lot, but for the guides here they do not, because the strategies have been created to work with every breed. There are very few exceptions and those are clearly marked :-)

Anonymous wrote on 10/02/2016

Does the breed of the pets listed here matter at all?

Anonymous wrote on 10/02/2016

Does the breed of the pets listed here matter at all?

Aranesh

responded on 10/02/2016

Hey! The simple answer is: No. Almost all my strategies work with any breed. Every exception to that rule is specifically marked on top of the battle table :-)

Radiccus wrote on 08/20/2016

The old wowhead 18 pet celestial tourney guide worked well until it came to the celestials. With your guide I was able to down all 4 celestial pets on the first try. with Zao and Yula i even used lvl 23 pets. Thank you so much for your time and effort.

Nikeeta wrote on 08/05/2016

I've tried to complete the celestial tournament at least 10 times with no luck.
Thanks to you, I now have my own Xu-Fu pet. Over the moon :)

Aranesh

responded on 08/05/2016

Great to hear it and congratulations! :D

Heleen wrote on 08/01/2016

Thanks for this website! It's really helpful and easy to use.

Ziggler wrote on 07/25/2016

Strategy against Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen with Tranquil Mechanical Yeti, Clockwork Gnome & Szechuan Chicken fails...

Oomm responded on 08/01/2016

I can confirm that it does fail. I switched to one of the alternative strategies.

Anonymous wrote on 06/06/2016

Something seems to be wrong. I go to the link where it is just for one boss in like the celestial tournament and I am only seeing the 1st option where earlier I could see multiple options.

Aranesh

responded on 06/06/2016

Sorry for that! I changed a few things and broke the alternatives panel. It's back now!

Staurolite wrote on 05/20/2016

I finally got enough pets leveled up to complete the Celestial Tournament. And now I have my very own Chi-Chi! Thank you so much for your guide and strategies! Your site is very well organized and a pleasure to use. :)

Aranesh

responded on 05/20/2016

Hey there! Thank you very much for the praise. I'm really glad it all worked out fine for you!!

Chaola wrote on 05/03/2016

Managed to finish the tournament for the first time and all this thanks to your guide! I will name my Xu-Fu, Xufu then! xD Thanks a tons for this ;)

Aranesh

responded on 05/10/2016

Great to hear it, it's a pleasure :D

Murry wrote on 04/17/2016

Hi, everytime i write my ID number, nothing happens. Weird, but anyway i love you site Xufu :-) keep up in such a good work ;-)

Aranesh

responded on 04/18/2016

Hey Murry! Thanks for pointing that out. It was a tiny typo in the code that made the search not work properly. It should be good now.
Thanks also for your kind words! I'm glad you like the page :-)

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