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Pets are little critters that follow you around. They are completely invincible and have no set duration. When summoned, they will give the player a buff with the same name as the pet. They will follow you until you die, summon a different pet, or cancel the associated buff.

Most Pets are purely cosmetic, but some of the console-exclusive Pets can do minimal damage to enemies. A few Pets emit small amounts of light, but on Desktop version Desktop version and Console version Console version, there are special Light Pets available with their own dedicated slot.

Summoned Minions operate similarly, but are primarily intended to aid combat rather than being cosmetic. Pets do not count against a player's current minion limit.

Desktop VersionPets can activate Teal Pressure Pads.

In total, there are 40 pets. There are 26 on Desktop version Desktop version, 27 on the Console version Console version, and 35 on the Mobile version Mobile version.

Summoning and Dismissing[edit | edit source]

Pets are manually summoned by placing their item on the hotbar and right-clicking them. On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Old-gen console version Old-gen console, pets can be dismissed by right clicking their corresponding buff icon. Since the Mobile version Mobile version cannot cancel buffs, Pets can only be unsummoned by re-using the summon item.

Equipping Pets[edit | edit source]

Desktop versionConsole version Desktop/Console-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Desktop and Console versions of Terraria.

On the Desktop version Desktop version and Console version Console version, the inventory offers two dedicated slots, offering more complex behavior: One slot is for "regular" Pets, the other is for Light Pets. (Light pets behave similarly to ordinary pets, but provide more consistent lighting around the player.) At any time, the player can have at most one pet of each type active.

  • Each pet slot has a matching dye slot, which can be used to recolor the pet. Some of the "advanced" dyes can make certain pets look very strange, or even render them invisible. If they normally shed light, the light will be unaffected by any dye.
  • Each pet slot also has an "eye" icon, which can be clicked to "hide" the pet, and again to "show" it.
    • Unlike the similar icons to hide accessories, the eye icon will actually dismiss and resummon the pet, not just hide and reveal it.
    • If a summoning item is placed in a slot set to "hidden", the pet will not be summoned until the slot is toggled back to "visible".
  • Removing a pet's item from its slot will not dismiss the pet, but placing a different pet item in the slot will replace the pet.
  • Either type of pet can also be summoned by using its item from the hotbar, but only if the slot it could go into is empty or hidden.

Pets[edit | edit source]

Buff Pet Item Source Provides Light
Pet Bunny.png Bunny Pet.pngBunnyDesktop Version Carrot.pngCarrotDesktop Version TerrariaCE.jpgCollector's Edition
(New Player's Inventory)
Baby Dinosaur (buff).png Baby Dinosaur.pngBaby Dinosaur Amber Mosquito.pngAmber Mosquito Extractinator.pngExtractinator No
Baby Penguin (buff).png Baby Penguin.pngBaby Penguin Fish (item).pngFish (item) Ice Chest.pngIce Chest No
Baby Face Monster (buff).png Baby Face Monster.pngBaby Face MonsterDesktop VersionConsole version Bone Rattle.pngBone RattleDesktop VersionConsole version Brain of Cthulhu.pngBrain of Cthulhu No
Baby Skeletron Head (buff).png Baby Skeletron Head.pngBaby Skeletron Head Bone Key.pngBone Key Dungeon Guardian.pngDungeon Guardian No
Pet Parrot (buff).png Parrot (pet).pngParrot (pet) Parrot Cracker.pngParrot Cracker Pirate.pngPirate in Ocean Biome No
Pet Turtle (buff).png Pet Turtle.pngTurtle Seaweed.pngSeaweed Ivy Chest.pngIvy Chest No
Baby Truffle (buff).png Baby Truffle.pngBaby Truffle Strange Glowing Mushroom.pngStrange Glowing Mushroom Truffle.pngTruffle Yes
Baby Snowman (buff).png Baby Snowman.pngBaby Snowman Toy Sled.pngToy Sled Ice Mimic.pngIce Mimic No
Baby Eater (buff).png Baby Eater.pngBaby Eater Eater's Bone.pngEater's Bone Eater of Worlds.pngEater of Worlds No
Baby Hornet (buff).png Baby Hornet.pngBaby Hornet Nectar.pngNectar Queen Bee.pngQueen Bee No
Pet Lizard (buff).png Pet Lizard.pngLizard Lizard Egg.pngLizard Egg Lihzahrd.pngLihzahrd , Flying Snake.pngFlying Snake No
Pet Sapling (buff).png Pet Sapling.pngSapling Seedling.pngSeedling Plantera's First Form.pngPlantera.pngPlantera No
Tiki Spirit (buff).png Tiki Spirit.pngTiki Spirit Tiki Totem.pngTiki Totem Witch Doctor.pngWitch Doctor in Jungle Biome No
Eyeball Spring (buff).png Eyeball Spring Pet.pngEyeball Spring Eye Spring.pngEye Spring Eyezor.pngEyezor No
Squashling (buff).png Squashling.pngSquashling Magical Pumpkin Seed.pngMagical Pumpkin Seed Pumpkin.pngPumpkin No
Black Cat (buff).png Black Cat.pngBlack Cat Unlucky Yarn.pngUnlucky Yarn Goodie Bag.pngGoodie Bag No
Cursed Sapling (buff).png Cursed Sapling (pet).pngCursed Sapling Cursed Sapling.pngCursed Sapling Mourning Wood.pngMourning Wood Yes
Pet Spider (buff).png Pet Spider.pngSpider Spider Egg.pngSpider Egg Pumpking.pngPumpking No
Puppy (buff).png Puppy.pngPuppyDesktop VersionConsole versionMobile Version Dog Whistle.pngDog WhistleDesktop VersionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Present.pngPresent No
Baby Grinch (buff).png Baby Grinch.pngBaby Grinch Baby Grinch's Mischief Whistle.pngBaby Grinch's Mischief Whistle Ice Queen.pngIce Queen No
Mini Minotaur (buff).png Mini Minotaur.pngMini Minotaur Tartar Sauce.pngTartar Sauce Iron Crate.pngIron Crate No
Zephyr Fish (buff).png Zephyr Fish (pet).pngZephyr Fish (pet) Zephyr Fish.pngZephyr Fish Mechanic's Rod.png Fishing No
Companion Cube (buff).png Companion Cube (pet).pngCompanion Cube (pet)Desktop Version Companion Cube.pngCompanion CubeDesktop Version Traveling Merchant.pngTraveling MerchantDesktop VersionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile Version No
Propeller Gato (buff).png Propeller Gato.pngPropeller GatoDesktop Version Gato Egg.pngGato EggDesktop Version Dark Mage.pngDark MageDesktop Version No
Hoardagron (buff).png Hoardagron.pngHoardagronDesktop Version Dragon Egg.pngDragon EggDesktop Version Dark Mage.pngDark MageDesktop Version No

Light Pets[edit | edit source]

Light Pets are summoned secondary characters that float alongside players to provide a traveling light source. They incur no mana nor any other cost, and remain indefinitely until the player cancels the buff, summons a replacement light pet or dies. Only one light pet can be present at once. Light Pets have their own dedicated inventory slot in the player's equipment section in the Desktop version Desktop version and Console version Console version along with a slot for Dyes.

Light Pets
Buff Pet Item Brightness Source Notes
Shadow Orb (buff).png Shadow Orb (light pet).pngShadow Orb Shadow Orb (item).pngShadow Orb 65% Shadow Orb.pngShadow Orb
Crimson Heart (buff).png Crimson Heart (light pet) (animated).gifCrimson Heart Crimson Heart (item).pngCrimson HeartDesktop VersionConsole version 65% Crimson Heart.pngCrimson Heart
Magic Lantern (buff).png Magic Lantern (Light Pet).pngMagic LanternDesktop VersionConsole version Magic Lantern.pngMagic LanternDesktop VersionConsole version 65% Skeleton Merchant.pngSkeleton MerchantDesktop VersionConsole version Exposes nearby treasure
Fairy.png Blue Fairy.pngGreen Fairy.pngPink Fairy.pngFairy Fairy Bell.pngFairy Bell 80% Hardmode crafting (see page for recipe)
Flickerwick (buff).png Flickerwick (animated).gifFlickerwick Creeper Egg.pngCreeper EggDesktop Version 80% Ogre.pngOgreDesktop Version
Wisp.png Wisp (light pet).gifWisp Wisp in a Bottle.pngWisp in a Bottle 120% Blue Armored Bones.pngAny Blue Armored Bones
Suspicious Looking Eye (buff).png Suspicious Looking Eye (light pet).gifSuspicious Looking Eye Suspicious Looking Tentacle.pngSuspicious Looking TentacleDesktop VersionConsole version 120% Treasure Bag (Moon Lord).pngTreasure Bag (Moon Lord)Desktop VersionConsole version Exposes nearby treasure and enemies

Old-gen console version, Mobile version, and 3DS version[edit | edit source]

Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and 3DS version 3DS version Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies
Pet Bat.png Bat Pet.pngBatOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Vial of Blood.pngVial of BloodOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Vampire Miner.pngVampire MinerOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version, Gold Chest.pngGold Chest Yes
Pet Guinea Pig.png Guinea Pig.pngGuinea PigOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Cabbage.pngCabbageOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Dragon Snatcher.pngDragon SnatcherOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version, Gold Chest.pngGold Chest, Chest.pngChest No
Pet Slime.png Slime Pet.pngSlimeOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Petri Dish.pngPetri DishOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Corrupt Slime.pngCorrupt Slime, Gold Chest.pngGold Chest, Chest.pngChest No
Pet Tiphia.png Tiphia.pngTiphiaOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Beeswax.pngBeeswaxOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Dragon Hornet.pngDragon HornetOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version, Gold Chest.pngGold Chest, Ivy Chest.pngIvy Chest Yes
Pet Werewolf.png Werewolf Pet.pngWerewolfOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Wolf Fang.pngWolf FangOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Werewolf.pngWerewolf, Gold Chest.pngGold Chest, Ivy Chest.pngIvy Chest Yes
Pet Zombie.png Zombie Pet.pngZombieOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Brain.pngBrainOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version The Groom.pngThe Groom, Gold Chest.pngGold Chest, Shadow Chest.pngShadow Chest Yes

Mobile[edit | edit source]

Mobile version Mobile Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies Provides Light
Pet Android.png Android.pngAndroid [1] Shiny Black Slab.pngShiny Black SlabMobile Version Chest.pngChest Yes No
Pet Elfa.png Elfa.pngElfaMobile Version3DS version Holiday Bauble.pngHoliday BaubleMobile Version3DS version Tree.pngTree during Christmas Yes No
Pet Leprechaun o'Fyffe.png Leprechaun o'Fyffe.pngLeprechaun o'FyffeMobile Version Pot o' Gold.pngPot o' GoldMobile Version Rainbow Piece.pngRainbow PieceMobile Version×5 No No
Pet Cupid.png Cupid.pngCupidMobile Version3DS version Broken Heart.pngBroken HeartMobile Version3DS version Gem.gifGem No Yes
Pet Worm.png Worm Pet.pngWorm PetMobile Version3DS version Suspicious Looking Apple.pngSuspicious Looking AppleMobile Version3DS version Giant Worm Head.png Digger Head.png Devourer Head.png World Feeder Head.png Eater of Worlds Head.png No No
Pet Old Lady.png Old Lady Pet.pngOld LadyMobile Version3DS version Old Walking Stick.pngOld Walking StickMobile Version3DS version Clothier.pngClothier during day No No
Pet Turkey (buff).png Pet Turkey.pngPet TurkeyMobile Version3DS version Turkey Feather.pngTurkey FeatherMobile Version3DS version Merchant.pngMerchant during Thanksgiving No No
Pet Golden Turtle (buff).png Pet Golden Turtle.pngGolden TurtleMobile Version [1] Golden Seaweed.pngGolden SeaweedMobile Version Chest.pngChest No No
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Android pet is only found on Android devices, and the Golden Turtle pet is only found on Amazon Fire TV. Both pets can be obtained on other devices via trading.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Although it is possible to change the color of the light pet itself using dyes, the color of the light they produce will stay the same.
  • Some Pets such as the Cursed Sapling and Baby Truffle provide light for the player which is rather useful when caving or in dark areas.
  • Console version The console/mobile/3DS pet summons' chances to appear in chests seems to have increased.
  • In the Xbox Edition, when a pet disappears, it can't be resummoned.
  • As of the 1.3 update for the Console version Console version, any console-exclusive pet you had was replaced with a Gold Bunny.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the game files, sprites regarding pets have the prefix "Projectile".
  • The Pet Drone, summoned with the Mysterious Package, was introduced only on the Amazon version, but was unobtainable and later removed.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Pet Hoarder.png
Pet Hoarder • "You seem to like pets."
Obtain all exclusive pets. Old-gen console version

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Added a pet slot in Equipment tab.
    • Introduced Crimson Heart (item), Magic Lantern and Suspicious Looking Tentacle.
    • Dedicated light pet slot added.
  • Desktop 1.2.4:
    • There are several new Pets including the Mini Minotaur.
    • Fixed exploit where you could dupe pets with Bug Net in multiplayer.
    • Fixed bug where other player's pets would disappear after a while (in multiplayer).
  • Desktop 1.2:
    • There are over 15 new pets that can be found in chests and dropped rarely off enemies.
    • Light Pets no longer require mana.
    • Introduced Wisp in a Bottle.
    • Replaced Orb of Light by Shadow Orb.
    • Buffs no longer expire.
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