An article about Shadowlands World Quests will be added here shortly.
Xu-Fu can scan this section for the most suitable strategies according to your preferences and show the required pets.
Depending on the amount of fights in the section, this can take up to a minute to process.
jawbone can't be engaged and the 3rd pet from stratios is very buggy. we don't want to have people upload strats for fights that are clearly not working properly and are definitely going to be changed anyway (edited)
Is there a secret I'm missing on getting any good pets from the import? 90% of all the strats here use pets I don't have. Even tried deleting all toons and reimporting them.. but by golly, i have silly ones out the ying yang ;) like 3 of every cat there is... snakes, chickens, moths..
The Character Copy for PTR and Beta frankly doesn't work for pets.
Your copied account comes across with the original 1000 pet limit, even if you have upgraded your roster to 2000 on live.
Internally, it seems that pets are held in a simple 2000-slot list, with the first pets you learned first. So when your character is copied over, the first 1000 you learned are all that are brought with you. And, of course, for a lot of us who came up the intended way, that means that we are left with the various wild pets we collected on our road to Zookeeper, and not the power-creep pets from more recent expansions.
This makes testing more a matter of trying to game the import system than of, y'know, actual testing. SOMEBODY in Blizzard needs to be told to get that working right.
Character Copy is an unusable mess for any attempt at pet testing.
The Beta testers who made these strats have used heroic measures, like caging all their tradable pets on live before copying, and then deleting pets and learning the ones from the cages on Beta.
i was caging pets for every encounter. before rematch worked on the beta i had retail running in the background just for that and while looking at a trainer's team i caged every single pet that might be useful (and i don't have on beta) on retail and then copied them to the beta. all in all i think i transferred like 90-120 pets individually
also updating the pet journal limitation did work for me back on the 8.3 ptr, so there must be a difference between the ptr and beta accounts
what was really annoying was getting non tradable pets with certain breeds on the beta before the addons were working... when you have to capture a new one without knowing the breed and then leveling it with fights since leveling stones are buggy on the beta (edited)
I was really looking forward to testing the pet battles in beta and caged and copied roughly 120 of the most used pets with my main toon. Unfortunately, so far, I have not been able to use the battle pet leveling stones, only the upgrade to rare stones, so that was a bummer (server is Oribos, haven't tried any other).
The pain was in getting the best breeds of non-tradeable pets and leveling them. I took a chance and uploaded the Pet Breed ID add-on and even though WoW says it's out-of-date, it will show the pet breeds, which is a help.
What I found very strange is that, through the first 3 zones I have now levelled in beta, I have yet to see the first live battle pet to engage and/or capture. Has anybody else had the same (weird) experience?
Just dinged 60 and hope that the pet battle WQ's will work as I put a hell of a lot of work and time into getting a suitable stable of battle pets to (hopefully) contribute to some more strategies, as I am a huge fan of this site.
Wild pet battles are not yet active in Shadowlands zones. Every zone has 4 tamer pet battles, one will be active in each zone for 24h (daily reset). (Mega Bite in Bastion still not playable). BreedID addon has known pets in its data, for new pets you want see breeds. (out of date for addons doesn't mean they won't work, they only have an old version number but have a chance to still do their job when Blizzard didn't change some of the functions they need. (edited)