Onyxian Whelpling. Many come and go over the years but he is always on my toolbar
Lashtail Hatchling, forever and always since I retrieved her from the vile hands of Mandokir.
Willy! Because having a baby Observer is really fitting as a Warlock.
I’m going with panda. The one you got with the CE classic. I still remember this little guy being with me from day 1 questing in Goldshire as a lowbie warrior, killing kobolds. And dying due to pulling more then 2 mobs, pretty sure that ball of fluff is suffering from serious PTSD at this point.
Loved the diablo and zergling aswell, but mr wiggles is where it’s at.
I love my Cinder Kitten !
Mechanical Squirrel as he was the first pet I ever had, given to me by my (then future) partner a bit under 12 years ago
My other favourites, as they represent something deeply personal to me, are the bees!
Any pet that wipes its butt on the floor and then sniffs it. This close observation of animal behaviour makes me chuckle every time. So that’s corgis and pugs, basically.
Pet Bombling because it’s just cool and back in vanilla only Goblin Engineer could have it since it wasn’t tradable.
Jademist Dancer for cheerful moments and the closest one can get to pair with Chalice of the Mountain Kings. (Teeny Titan Orb is, obviously, a disco ball.)
Phoenix Hatchling/Stormwing for elemental affinities.
Wondrous Wisdomball for realm!Silvermoon divination sessions featuring important lore questions.
Cinder Kitten/Mischief visuals are hot, but what I love about them are their MEOWS!
Making me choose 1… mmm
I love my Panda Cub, having that little sleepy bundle follow me around all these years. Never levelled them in Pet Battles so they are still level 1, can’t bring myself to make fluff ball fight
Rascal-Bot (and his counterpart - Armored Vaultbot), aside from the fact he looks epic, I’m also reminded of Star Trek every time I summon him.
How much do they pay to you to promote the store products?
I didn’t think I would ever find a pet I liked as much as Baa’l, I especially find his ghostly echo of a bleats absolutely delightful. His usefulness in pet battles is kind of disappointing though. Irkalla was probably my favourite aesthetic pet for a long time, as well as my harpy, Selome who both look especially great with the Spirit Wand effect.
Lastly, my favourite fighters still remains to be Zephirus, my nexus whelp, Daphnis, my dream whelp and Citila my brilliant blood feather. They’re all cute and they get the job done.
Tough to choose just one.
I was incredibly lucky that I got Murkalot before I had any idea about pets at all. I kept him out quite a bit just for the goofy animations.
Tiny Snowman is not only appealing in himself, but if you look closely during a battle, his hat being almost knocked off and then settling back is a masterpiece of simple but effective character animation.
Anubisath Idol is a pet new battlers love, but many lose patience as they get more sophisticated tools, and abandon him. He’s still ace by me.
Xu-Fu is sleek and majestic, not to mention a consummate mouser.
It can’t do combat, but I love my tiny naaru, K’ute. I worked very hard to get him and he plays really nice naaru chimes. Also he sometimes casts Touch of the Naaru and gives nearby pets and critters that floating naaru symbol at their heads, definitely my favourite pet. He also looks really good with my draenei holy priest.
Probably Microbot 8D. I love the fact it’s a tiny little compact (yet surprisingly detailed?) bipedal bot that dispenses missiles, rockets, ion cannons… it’s hilarious and badass.
Close second goes to Landro’s Lil XT.
Mr. Wiggles, hands down! He’s just too cute!
Probably Frosty. He adds nicely to my theme when I have him out along with my ghoul. Plus it’s neat having a little Frostwyrm follow you around.
I think Lil’ Deathwing is super awesome as well. But I don’t have him.
My favourite, since before the battle pet system was even a thing, is Lurky, simply due to the hoops I had to go through to get him AND retain my TBC CE items.
That whole process taught me never to buy a physical CE ever again