As I was playing around on the 5.2 PTR, I discovered what looks to be one of the new elite battle pets. A golden paw appeared on my minimap on the western edge of the water around Binan Village in Kun-Lai Summit. Upon landing, I found a goldfish named Dos-Ryga.
Unfortunately, pets are not transferring with characters to the PTR, so I wasn’t able to engage in a full pet battle with this cute little guy. I did take a stab at him with a level 1 pet, which obviously ended very quickly.
Dos-Ryga is a level 25 legendary aquatic pet with 4207 health. His speed is 287 and power is 446. His three abilities are Frost Breath, Whirlpool, and Healing Wave. Keep in mind that this is the test realm, and everything is subject to change.
Here is the information about elite battle pets from the 5.2 PTR patch notes:
“Elite Battle Pets have been added to the game world. These rare pets will spawn alone against an entire team. A new quest has been added to track progress as these new pets are hunted down, and completing that quest will award the new Red Panda pet.”
I’m going to hunt for more of these epic battle pets and hope that a future build of the PTR allows for the transfer of pets. I would love to have an actual battle with Dos-Ryga!