The Pet Menagerie

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Last updated 2023-03-29

With the introduction of Warlords of Draenor, pet battles also got a nice little addition: The Pet Menagerie!

Once your character has access to the Garrison, you will be able to build the Pet Menagerie. Once done, you will receive the quest Pets Versus Pests to defeat three enemy pets. They are not very hard and at the bottom of the fight list here on the left you will find some strategies to beat them.

After this initial challenge, you will be offered daily pet challenges without the need to actually leave your homestead. Isn't that neat?

Every day there are different challengers in the ring. They rotate through the list in order, making it very predictable. On the left you can see all the fights and in order.

Erris/Kura dailies line up with the garrison town hall traders.

Herb Trader – Enbi'see, Mal, Bones
Ore Trader – Sprouts, Prince Charming, Runts
Dust Trader – Nicodemus, Brisby, Jenner
Fur Trader – Spores, Dusty, Salad
Leather Trader – Moon, Mouthy, Carl

Rematch will also identify the correct NPC and her team as well, so now all you need to do is target her and see the tamer frame within the addon!

There are plenty of rewards for doing the battles, most importantly Pet Charms. Every daily quest yields about a few of these (pre-Legion) for which you can buy pets and some fun items!

Once you acquire the level 3 menagerie, the daily quest is upgraded and then has a small chance to include one of these pets:

Albino Chimaeraling
Ghastly Kid
Puddle Terror
Sun Sproutling
Sunfire Kaliri
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 2024-02-27 20:14:37

squirt is today 2/27/2024


wrote on 2023-09-16 15:59:25

Your Squirt day is wrong. :( It was 9/15, not today 9/16.


wrote on 2017-12-07 10:56:42

Fun fact: The Erris/Kura dailies are not random, but on a rotation!
As there are five teams, they happen to line up with (also five) garrison town hall traders.
If you see one of these in your town hall, you can create a team before the fight!

How do these teams line up?
Herb Trader – Enbi'see, Mal, Bones
Ore Trader – Sprouts, Prince Charming, Runts
Dust Trader – Nicodemus, Brisby, Jenner
Fur Trader – Spores, Dusty, Salad
Leather Trader – Moon, Mouthy, Carl

For example, today in EU there's a herb trader, first pet is Enbi'see; US after this reset has a leather trader (first pet Moon).

Any samples of mnemotechnics? :) For example, dust is a fine kind of good and mice are also tiny.

EDIT: Rematch will identify the correct NPC and her team as well, so now all you need to do is target her and see the tamer frame within the addon! (edited)

PhD wrote on 2021-10-10 11:41:20

This should be pinned at the top or posted in the description above


wrote on 2023-03-29 17:07:35

Added ^^


wrote on 2021-12-25 21:39:02

Pretty sure today, 12/25/2021, was showing as a squirt day yesterday and this morning and now it is listed as 1/8/2022... but Happy Holidays!


wrote on 2021-08-16 05:05:28

The XP that Kura gives has been reduced. I was wearing my Safari Hat, and my level 23 pet only got 2200 XP. The High XP tag on the strategies says it should have got 3080 XP.

Sorry, I didn't know where else to put this.


wrote on 2021-08-16 09:48:54

Which Kura was it? I vaguely remember a similar comment, and I thought there was something about the team with the level 23 on it giving less XP.

I'll check my alts' garrisons today and see if I can varify.


wrote on 2021-08-16 10:25:14

Yup, that's it. It's about the level 23 opponents. My level 16 got 4125 XP instead of 4813.

I'm nearly certain I had this discussion with Aranesh once before, and we both lookad at it and went .... "Ehhhh ....."

The full arithmetic of pet XP is explained in this awesome post by Jere: Link

In short, the XP your pet earns delends on your levelling pets' levels, and the levels and quantity of the opposing pets, multiplied by a scaling factor assigned to the Tamer, if there is a tamer.

Kura's scaling factor is 12.5, the standard scaling for "High XP", but her teams are of level 23 pets. This makes them give less XP. A whole different display table for same scaling with level 23 pets could be made, but it didn't seem worth the bother.


wrote on 2021-08-28 04:36:41

Ah, I see. Thank you for the explanation :)


wrote on 2021-02-13 00:54:08

This is an awesome guide - but it maybe needs to be updated for the level squish so that people don't get too discouraged that they can't get to L100. :)


wrote on 2020-07-18 04:15:58

I love this strategy with the Enchanted Broom, I have 3 Boneshards and the Broom takes minimal damage. I have a auto key presser and can fight 3 battles in the 4 minutes between heals. Thanks for this site and all the contributors.

Anna wrote on 2020-04-24 22:12:48

Can someone please inform me if you can still get the pets from the daily Lio the Lioness? All that comes up on the quest for me (after doing it day after day) are pet charms. I did this daily in WoD and didn't get all the pets. Now so many strategies want Firewing (which is one I never got). How do I get this pet? (edited)


wrote on 2020-04-25 02:42:43

so you can still get the pets that dropped in the bag back in wod from that daily. usually their dropchance is decent per character for as long as the pet didn't drop thus far.
however all of those pets are tradable and usually they are dirt cheap on the auction house, so i'd just look there if you need that pet.


wrote on 2018-12-25 13:20:35

ok this might have been a glitch but... today when I did a pet battle against deebs, tyri and puzzle my levelling pet got 14,493 xp !!! - screenshot: http://prntscr.com/lzfecp


wrote on 2019-01-03 00:20:43

In case you haven't figured it out yet, you just experienced Super Squirt Day in action. This is when Squirt (the only garrison tamer that gives decent xp) is up during the Pet Bonus Week. At that time you can level a pet from 1 to 25 in 2 battles and do it for the entire day. Her schedule will next coincide with the pet bonus week on May 24 in the US. Many pet type folks (like me!) plan their calendar around this day :) (edited)


wrote on 2019-01-03 02:21:28

You need to stop planning your calendar round that day! :)

Legion Family Familiar tamers (except Durian, maybe they forgot him) can now be battled repeatedly for full tamer XP whenever their world quest is up, So you can now get goodness equivalent to SuperSquirt each and every day of each and every pet week!


wrote on 2019-01-22 21:17:59

Squirt has a couple things going for him that the Legion Family Familiars don't.

First, his fight is pretty quick. With the right strat, Rematch and TDScript, you can complete a battle once every 1.5 minutes.

Second, Squirt has the benefit of a free pet heal/revive just six steps away. Even the Fight Night battles in Dalaran will force you to use bandages or fly to the other side of the city.


wrote on 2019-01-22 22:19:11

Oh sure, of the Tamer-level battles, Squirt is the most convenient, and maybe the fastest. But one of the others is available nearly all the time, and a Super version nearly all the time every pet week, so there is no need to centre your entire levelling program around one day every couple of weeks. I don't know about you, but I have a lifetime supply of bandages spread across many alts, and even if you're new enough not to be swimming in them, they are still pretty cheap for Charms.

Squeeze wrote on 2018-09-24 22:25:37

Wonder if someone can help.
Before BFA the battles in Draenor Menagerie was repeatable, now you only get the 1 battle daily with them. Not the Daily quest, just the battles, you could keep fighting them all day if you wanted.
Is this right now or does anyone know will it be changed back?

Thanks for the help


wrote on 2018-12-24 14:06:54

It has been that way for a while but since the xp on these fights was negligable it would probably be better to do the Battle Pet Tamers weekly achievement in drarnor and pandaria and the individual tamers azeroth wide to level pets or just fight regular wild pets. Also Darkmoon fair is only one a day too now when that is active. All these restrictions are account wide... like when they made it so you could only get one Blingtron a day... annoyng but working as intended :)


wrote on 2018-12-24 14:31:59

actually i just did the kura fight and got 3k+ xp so that one is still def worth doing


wrote on 2018-12-25 13:28:48

ok yesterday i also did the regular fight which was i think Manos Hanos and Fatos my pet got 79xp today it was deebs tyri and puzzle and my pet got 14,493 xp.. Yay Blizz!


wrote on 2018-07-01 19:39:35

I'm not sure if its, just me, but I see the alternates are showing up differently, and don't seem to be "mousable" so that you can see what they are before clicking on them. In particular Erris, which changes so you need to figure out what team you are fighting before you pick a strategy. Is it possible to change it back to allow us to mouse over before we select an alternativew?


wrote on 2018-12-24 14:14:24

If you have the pet battle add on you can go to options at the bottom of your pet collections screen and choose show notes, of notes still do not appear then once the battle has started at the bottom right next to Game Menu is a new button called Batle Strategy this will allow you to search for the notes

David wrote on 2018-09-27 06:27:40

I can someone help???
I have a core hound pup in my pet list blue border level 1! but I can't move it in to the play list to level? why not???


wrote on 2018-09-27 10:43:50

You need to have an active Authenticator on your account. Buying one, using it then deactivating it will leave the Pup in your pet inventory but disabled.


wrote on 2018-12-24 14:06:51

Yep I even had the pet and was using the authenticator on my second account but one day the pet stopped working although i was still using the authenticator. Come to find I had never officially activated it on this account so i had to do that and now I can use it again... working as intended ;p

David wrote on 2018-09-21 04:43:05

Hi, Can you help I have just started pet battling, Iv got lots of pet from level 1-25. I want to do daily's. but when I get to pet tamers I don't get option to fight. My alts are level 100 and 120.
I know I must be doing something wrong but can work it out and the WOW help don't help. can you please???


wrote on 2018-09-21 05:31:12

To unlock dailies up to Pandaria Masters, you need to complete the initial questline which started when you had learned your Battle Pet Training.
Depending on your faction, you need to venture through Eastern Kingdoms or Kalimdor until you get to Grand Masters. You can find the quest names here:

Then you fight Outland, Northrend, Cataclysm and Pandaria tamers. These quests have the same structure as the Battle Pet Tamers: Eastern Kingdoms/Kalimdor in that you can fight regular tamers from one continent in any order, unlike the very first quests. Each stage ends with a quest to defeat a Grand Tamer (Antari, Payne, Obalis, Aki) and (except the final tamer) interaction with your guide.

After defeating Aki, you unlock Spirit Tamers and Beasts of Fable as well. Good luck and a great roster!

Once you've completed this questline on one faction, your guide of the other one may offer several stages of this questline at once. This is because for later quests, the progress on one side is identified as progress on the other, too. Don't be afraid! :) (edited)


wrote on 2017-12-31 22:45:50

Hi, new battler here. I am wondering, how does one import the notes as well as the teams into Rematch? I mean, if I import the teams, are the notes included or do they have to be added separately, and if so, is it just copy and paste each one or is there a faster way?
Thank you!

Miniwidge wrote on 2018-06-13 23:45:20

I just copy and paste notes. I'd like it to import notes too, but the addon is amazing as is, so I don't mind the extra small step.

Kerrchak wrote on 2017-09-21 19:53:27

It looks like we're going to have another Squirt leveling day in the U.S. during triple xp week on October 14th. Mark your calendars :D

Kerrchak wrote on 2017-10-11 11:51:24

My math was a little off. It looks like we're getting Squirt on Monday 10/16

Aviana wrote on 2017-05-15 08:05:36

Everyone ready for another day of pet leveling? Looks like it'll be Squirt on Friday during the pet holiday week. Yay!

Murmacil wrote on 2017-02-07 06:55:39

Would it be possible to make a small change to highlight the current active trainer in the list on the left?


wrote on 2017-02-07 15:37:42

I really like that idea :-)
But I would need to know which one is active on the other regions than EU on a given day. I do believe they are not synchronized anymore. Especially for the asian regions I have no way of checking.


wrote on 2017-02-09 12:03:00

Done! ^^

Lerri wrote on 2017-03-10 16:31:03

Thank you so much for this excellent feature. This really helps.
Your site is awesome!


wrote on 2017-03-11 02:51:30

Thanks :D

Saintgabrial wrote on 2016-10-09 00:08:46

Where are the Erris the Collector strategies? I don't see those anywhere on this site. They should be here in the Pet Menagerie section as well.


wrote on 2016-10-09 00:51:18

Hey! It's the link on the very top left called "Erris / Kura". Or easier: http://wow-petguide.com/index.php?m=Menagerie&s=23

Saintgabrial wrote on 2016-10-11 02:29:39

NOPE! I click on the (Erris / Kura) and it still shows the same list on the left there and a strategy to something but she has a few teams of her own so there should be more than one. Its why I asked.


wrote on 2016-10-11 02:30:26

That is odd.... does the direct link work that I posted in? (I know the color is a bit hard to see, sorry)

Saintgabrial wrote on 2016-10-11 02:35:08

yes sends me there as well but still just one team that I don't know what team of hers that the strategy is for. Like today she has a rat team.

EDIT: Oh wait! I see, there are 3 alternatives and each one for a different team of hers. (Confusing) I was looking for each of her teams to be on the left as a list and on the strategy part to have alternatives to each of her teams.

Sorry and thanks

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