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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]

Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Provides Light
Pet Bunny BunnyBunnyDesktop Version CarrotCarrotDesktop Version Collector's EditionCollector's Edition
(New Player's Inventory)
No
Baby Dinosaur (buff) Baby DinosaurBaby Dinosaur Amber MosquitoAmber Mosquito ExtractinatorExtractinator No
Baby Penguin (buff) Baby PenguinBaby Penguin Fish (item)Fish (item) Ice ChestIce Chest No
Baby Face Monster (buff) Baby Face MonsterBaby Face MonsterDesktop VersionConsole Version Bone RattleBone RattleDesktop VersionConsole Version Brain of CthulhuBrain of Cthulhu No
Baby Skeletron Head (buff) Baby Skeletron HeadBaby Skeletron Head Bone KeyBone Key Dungeon GuardianDungeon Guardian No
Pet Parrot (buff) Parrot (pet)Parrot (pet) Parrot CrackerParrot Cracker PiratePirate in Ocean Biome No
Pet Turtle (buff) TurtleTurtle SeaweedSeaweed Ivy ChestIvy Chest No
Baby Truffle (buff) Baby TruffleBaby Truffle Strange Glowing MushroomStrange Glowing Mushroom TruffleTruffle Yes
Baby Snowman (buff) Baby SnowmanBaby Snowman Toy SledToy Sled Ice MimicIce Mimic No
Baby Eater (buff) Baby EaterBaby Eater Eater's BoneEater's Bone Eater of WorldsEater of Worlds No
Baby Hornet (buff) Baby HornetBaby Hornet NectarNectar Queen BeeQueen Bee No
Pet Lizard (buff) LizardLizard Lizard EggLizard Egg LihzahrdLihzahrd , Flying SnakeFlying Snake No
Pet Sapling (buff) SaplingSapling SeedlingSeedling PlanteraPlanteraPlantera No
Tiki Spirit (buff) Tiki SpiritTiki Spirit Tiki TotemTiki Totem Witch DoctorWitch Doctor in Jungle Biome No
Eyeball Spring (buff) Eyeball SpringEyeball Spring Eye SpringEye Spring EyezorEyezor No
Squashling (buff) SquashlingSquashling Magical Pumpkin SeedMagical Pumpkin Seed PumpkinPumpkin No
Black Cat (buff) Black CatBlack Cat Unlucky YarnUnlucky Yarn Goodie BagGoodie Bag No
Cursed Sapling (buff) Cursed SaplingCursed Sapling Cursed SaplingCursed Sapling Mourning WoodMourning Wood Yes
Pet Spider (buff) SpiderSpider Spider EggSpider Egg PumpkingPumpking No
Puppy (buff) PuppyPuppyDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Dog WhistleDog WhistleDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version PresentPresent No
Baby Grinch (buff) Baby GrinchBaby Grinch Baby Grinch's Mischief WhistleBaby Grinch's Mischief Whistle Ice QueenIce Queen No
Mini Minotaur (buff) Mini MinotaurMini Minotaur Tartar SauceTartar Sauce Iron CrateIron Crate No
Zephyr Fish (buff) Zephyr Fish (pet)Zephyr Fish (pet) Zephyr FishZephyr Fish Mechanic's Rod.png Fishing No
Companion Cube (buff) Companion Cube (pet)Companion Cube (pet)Desktop Version Companion CubeCompanion CubeDesktop Version Traveling MerchantTraveling MerchantDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version No
Propeller Gato (buff) Propeller GatoPropeller GatoDesktop Version Gato EggGato EggDesktop Version Dark MageDark MageDesktop Version No
Hoardagron (buff) HoardagronHoardagronDesktop Version Dragon EggDragon EggDesktop Version Dark MageDark 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) Shadow OrbShadow Orb Shadow OrbShadow Orb 65% Shadow OrbShadow Orb
Crimson Heart (buff) Crimson HeartCrimson Heart Crimson HeartCrimson HeartDesktop VersionConsole Version 65% Crimson HeartCrimson Heart
Magic Lantern (buff) Magic LanternMagic LanternDesktop VersionConsole Version Magic LanternMagic LanternDesktop VersionConsole Version 65% Skeleton MerchantSkeleton MerchantDesktop VersionConsole Version Exposes nearby treasure
Fairy FairyFairyFairyFairy Fairy BellFairy Bell 80% Hardmode crafting (see page for recipe)
Flickerwick (buff) FlickerwickFlickerwick Creeper EggCreeper EggDesktop Version 80% OgreOgreDesktop Version
Wisp WispWisp Wisp in a BottleWisp in a Bottle 120% Any Blue Armored BonesAny Blue Armored Bones
Suspicious Looking Eye (buff) Suspicious Looking EyeSuspicious Looking Eye Suspicious Looking TentacleSuspicious Looking TentacleDesktop VersionConsole Version 120% Treasure Bag (Moon Lord)Treasure 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 BatBatOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Vial of BloodVial of BloodOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Vampire MinerVampire MinerOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version, Gold ChestGold Chest Yes
Pet Guinea Pig Guinea PigGuinea PigOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version CabbageCabbageOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Dragon SnatcherDragon SnatcherOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version, Gold ChestGold Chest, ChestChest No
Pet Slime SlimeSlimeOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Petri DishPetri DishOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Corrupt SlimeCorrupt Slime, Gold ChestGold Chest, ChestChest No
Pet Tiphia TiphiaTiphiaOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version BeeswaxBeeswaxOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Dragon HornetDragon HornetOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version, Gold ChestGold Chest, Ivy ChestIvy Chest Yes
Pet Werewolf WerewolfWerewolfOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Wolf FangWolf FangOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version WerewolfWerewolf, Gold ChestGold Chest, Ivy ChestIvy Chest Yes
Pet Zombie ZombieZombieOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version BrainBrainOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version The GroomThe Groom, Gold ChestGold Chest, Shadow ChestShadow Chest Yes

Mobile[edit | edit source]

Mobile version Mobile Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies Provides Light
Pet Android AndroidAndroid [1] Shiny Black SlabShiny Black SlabMobile Version ChestChest Yes No
Pet Elfa ElfaElfaMobile Version3DS version Holiday BaubleHoliday BaubleMobile Version3DS version TreeTree during Christmas Yes No
Pet Leprechaun o'Fyffe Leprechaun o'FyffeLeprechaun o'FyffeMobile Version Pot o' GoldPot o' GoldMobile Version Rainbow PieceRainbow PieceMobile Version×5 No No
Pet Cupid CupidCupidMobile Version3DS version Broken HeartBroken HeartMobile Version3DS version GemGem No Yes
Pet Worm Worm PetWorm PetMobile Version3DS version Suspicious Looking AppleSuspicious Looking AppleMobile Version3DS version Giant Worm Head Digger Head Devourer Head World Feeder Head Eater of Worlds Head No No
Pet Old Lady Old LadyOld LadyMobile Version3DS version Old Walking StickOld Walking StickMobile Version3DS version ClothierClothier during day No No
Pet Turkey (buff) Pet TurkeyPet TurkeyMobile Version3DS version Turkey FeatherTurkey FeatherMobile Version3DS version MerchantMerchant during Thanksgiving No No
Pet Golden Turtle (buff) Golden TurtleGolden TurtleMobile Version [1] Golden SeaweedGolden SeaweedMobile Version ChestChest 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 1.3.0.1:
    • 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.