An Awfully Big Adventure

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1. Where to go first

Last updated 2022-10-31

So you decided to take your Elekk Plushie on an adventure and do the achievement An Awfully Big Adventure.
Good choice! It will award you a trusty companion: Trunks.

But first, you have to go through a total of 44 different trainers, with your Elekk Plushie included in the team. The Plushie is just a cute addition but when it comes to fighting it is mostly... harmless. None of it's spells give any advantage in a pet battle whatsoever, meaning you have to beat all those trainers with only two active pets. The good part however is that you don't have to swap the Elekk Plushie in at any time during the fights. It can even die, if you still win the fight it will count towards the achievement!

In this section I will provide you with all the resources you need to complete this task.

1. Where to go first

Of course you can do the trainers in any order you like. There are a few things I want to recommend though:

  • Start with the Celestial Tournament.
  • It takes three weeks to go through all three sets of trainers, so you might want to get the first week done up front.
  • Do the Darkmoon Faire fights as soon as you spot it being active.
  • The trainers in Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms, Outland and Northrend are wide apart from each other.
  • There is no specific order that makes travel times shorter, so visit them at your own pace.
  • Pandaria hosts the biggest group of trainers, here I would recommend this route:

With all that being said, I hope you have a fun and easy time doing this achievement!
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.


wrote on 2022-11-05 03:36:46

Posting here that you should double-check the strategies you import via the tool for the Trunks achievement. The majority of them did include the Elekk Plushie in the team, but there were some -- for me, anyway -- that did not. Specifically:

* Bloodknight Antari
* Brok
* Gutretch
* Lydia Accoste
* Major Payne
* Nicki Tinytech
* Obalis
* Okrut Dragonwaste
* Shademaster Kiryn


wrote on 2022-12-12 22:04:52

Yeah, I just checked the roster and same here, exact same listing with no plushie.


wrote on 2023-12-30 09:47:32

did those fights maybe have slots filled as random pet/leveling pet instead? i had a few like that where you can slot the elek plushie without issue but didnt include it by default


wrote on 2023-12-30 23:29:49

It has been awhile and so I can't recall the exact details, but it's not really here nor there anyway. The point is what is expected by the end user. Your average person would reasonably assume that this tool for "An Awfully Big Adventure" would pull from strategies that explicitly include the Elekk Plushie. That's not to say that they couldn't adjust the imported teams to add Elekk Plushie and it works for them, but it's an extra step that shouldn't exist.


wrote on 2021-04-14 05:32:53

Just want to Echo what Lylana said, your website is awesome, I'm well on the way to completing this now after years of floundering about with it!! My biggest problem is I only have one Mechanical Dragonling so it's taking me a few rounds of Celestial Tournament to get them all (soon to be rectified as I'm collecting mats to make some more!)

Oh and have just completed "the Longest Day" as well, in no small part due to this site.

Edited: took another three years but i finally got all the Celestial pets! I don't play often though! (edited)


wrote on 2020-09-29 16:39:45

Aki the Chosen was moved into Mogu'shan Palace (84.04, 28.58 in Vale of Eternal Blossoms) in the current time. No need to go back in time to talk to him. (therefore I did that fight last, after Thundering Spirit, from this posted order) (edited)


wrote on 2018-12-31 14:02:49

Can you level the elekk on those bosses that allow a level pet, or does it have to be 25 to get the achieve?


wrote on 2019-01-01 15:45:26

According to some of the Wowhead comments, you should be able to use an Elekk that's not level 25 yet. One person suggested even trying to finish up the leveling the Elekk to 25 achv at the same time. I also inferred that from the comment at the top of this article where it said your Elekk could even die in the line up and it would still count towards this achv.

"The good part however is that you don't have to swap the Elekk Plushie in at any time during the fights. It can even die, if you still win the fight it will count towards the achievement!"

However, if you're leveling the Elekk, you'd need to swap it in, start with it, or have it be the last pet standing in order for it to get the XP needed to level it up....good luck!! ^_^



wrote on 2020-06-12 22:35:26

I can confirm you can level and Elekk while completing this achievement, for I leveled mine to 25 using the Warlords of Draenor battles before doing the other ones and wave given credit for it.


wrote on 2020-06-03 22:27:57

Any update to this Blizz armory update to repost the list of pets needed?

NightB wrote on 2017-04-08 18:16:22

Could we have these fights as a rematch string please?


wrote on 2017-04-09 07:40:05

You can extract every single fight on the strategy table, there is a button for it.
A mass export is currently possible only for Family Familiar and Wailing Critters (click on the red skull).

NightB wrote on 2017-04-09 14:59:58

Yep, I've imported all Family Familiar + the WC teams :),
Would just love that option for this one too :p


wrote on 2017-04-17 07:43:26

Mhhh.... It would be possible to add it to all sections, but it's a bit of effort and I believe it could be a bit confusing because it's always just the #1 alternative, which is not always the one people would want to have.
My plan is a different one, which will be something I can only finalize somewhen this year. I'm working on a user system so you can favourite the strategies you like, and then have an "export all rematch strings" for your favourite strategies. That should do the trick!


wrote on 2017-10-30 11:07:04

Yes Please! :)


wrote on 2019-10-01 08:04:31

I've imported my chosen ones individually and exported them all as a rematch string - feel free to use if it helps https://pastebin.com/8FgPCSih

Artemis wrote on 2018-02-16 06:46:42

I came here,just to say a huge THANK YOU for your geat work! i ve done so many achievments with your help,now im about to start this one,so tytyty m8 !!!

Adeliza wrote on 2017-03-07 12:52:58

Thanks so much for all the guides you have posted on the site, they have been so useful in my pet battling, really excellent. So thanks so much!
Great site! :)


wrote on 2017-03-09 06:26:38

Thank you! :-)

Sicchan wrote on 2017-02-26 01:31:48

Do you suggest a particolar breed for a specific pet? I didnt saw the battles in the specific, but should be nice to know! Thanks a lot for the guide (And for Family Familiar guide too!)


wrote on 2017-02-26 03:23:38

You're welcome and for the largest part no, no specific breed is required. If so, it is displayed in a comment directly below the pets.
I will make this more visible in a future update :-)

Carolan wrote on 2017-01-15 07:39:32

Hi, had to come and comment and say a huge thank you for your site and also the help you've given with this achievement. I came late to pet battling and it took a lot of work but I got the ach about ten minutes ago, ty :)

Now onto looking at the CT itself.


wrote on 2017-01-15 10:06:22

Congratulations :D Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll continue finding everything you need for your pet battles!

Plidian wrote on 2016-08-03 00:07:00

This guide is fantastic and very nicely laid out. I ran into a slight problem. When doing the Celestial tournament I ended up needing 2 teroclaw because I did Taran Zhu first and the strategy requires the teroclaw to die, but then the Chen strategy requires that same pet. I might have missed the note that indicated that I needed 2. Since no one else has made a similar comment I'm sure I just missed it, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.
OK So the achievement credit occurs even if you don't beat each trainer in one attempt. You don't need to win the celestial tournament to get credit so you can leave the tournament, heal your pets re-enter the tournament and defeat a different trainer.


wrote on 2016-08-03 00:53:17

Yes! I should probably have clarified that somewhere :S Sorry!

Zaymaa wrote on 2016-07-30 21:50:46

So helpful. Thanks so much for doing this!

Jasperius wrote on 2016-07-18 02:30:17

Is the guide based off having all these pets as rare?


wrote on 2016-07-18 03:13:41

Hey Jasperius! Yes indeed, the pets need to be level 25 and rare.

Lylana wrote on 2016-07-08 23:32:24

Oh my gosh, this has been the most helpful guide ever! Thank you SO much for putting it together! The primary strat worked pretty much every time (I think I only did #2 twice). Now if only the Celestial Tournament wasn't such a pain to wait for...

Detamble wrote on 2016-06-30 19:59:28

I am using this guide today, everything going extremely well. Love your site! Thanks!


wrote on 2016-06-30 22:44:51

Hey! Glad to hear it, I hope everything will work fine for you and you'll have your own little Trunks very soon! :-)


wrote on 2016-03-26 00:57:56

My request has not been forgotten. Thank you. :3

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