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Pets are creatures that follow the player 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. A pet will follow the player until they die, summon a different pet, or cancel the associated buff.

Most pets are purely cosmetic, but some of the Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS versionDS-exclusive pets can do minimal damage to enemies. A few pets emit small amounts of light, but on Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile 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 VersionConsole Version Pets can activate Teal Pressure Pads.

In total, there are 37 pets. There are 26 on the Desktop version Desktop version, 23 on the Console version Console version, 22 on the Mobile version Mobile version, 27 on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, and 31 on the 3DS version DS version.

There are also 7 light pets on the Desktop version Desktop version, 6 on the Console version Console version and Mobile version Mobile version and 4 on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version DS version.

Summoning and Dismissing[edit | edit source]

Pets are manually summoned by placing their item on the hotbar and using them or Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version by equipping them. On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, Old-gen console version Old-gen console, and Mobile version Mobile, pets can be dismissed by pressing the Open / Activate button on their corresponding buff icon or Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version by turning off the visibility.

Equipping Pets[edit | edit source]

Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version Desktop/Console/Mobile-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Desktop, Console, and Mobile 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.
  • A pet in a pet slot is automatically summoned whenever the player respawns.

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 VersionMobile Version Bone RattleBone RattleDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile 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 PlanteraPlantera 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 VersionOld-gen console 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 VersionConsole Version Companion CubeCompanion CubeDesktop VersionConsole 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, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile 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 HeartDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Crimson HeartCrimson HeartDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 65% Crimson HeartCrimson Heart
Magic Lantern (buff) Magic LanternMagic LanternDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Magic LanternMagic LanternDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 65% Skeleton MerchantSkeleton MerchantDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Exposes nearby treasure
Fairy FairyFairyFairyFairy Fairy BellFairy Bell 80% Crafted:
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version: Bell + 25 Pixie Dust + 8 Soul of Light + 10 Soul of Sight
or
Old-gen console version3DS version: Bell + 80 Pixie Dust + 12 Soul of Light + 20 Soul of Sight
Flickerwick (buff) FlickerwickFlickerwickDesktop Version Creeper EggCreeper EggDesktop Version 80% OgreOgreDesktop Version
Wisp WispWisp Wisp in a BottleWisp in a Bottle 120% Any Blue Armored BonesAny Blue Armored Bones Can be controlled using the movement keys.
Suspicious Looking Eye (buff) Suspicious Looking EyeSuspicious Looking EyeDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Suspicious Looking TentacleSuspicious Looking TentacleDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 120% Treasure Bag (Moon Lord)Treasure Bag (Moon Lord)Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Exposes nearby treasure and enemies

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

Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version DS version Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies
Pet Bat BatBatOld-gen console version3DS Version Vial of BloodVial of BloodOld-gen console version3DS Version Vampire MinerVampire MinerOld-gen console version3DS Version, Gold ChestGold Chest Yes
Pet Guinea Pig Guinea PigGuinea PigOld-gen console version3DS Version CabbageCabbageOld-gen console version3DS Version Dragon SnatcherDragon SnatcherOld-gen console version3DS Version, Gold ChestGold Chest, ChestChest No
Pet Slime SlimeSlimeOld-gen console version3DS Version Petri DishPetri DishOld-gen console version3DS Version Shadow SlimeShadow Slime, Gold ChestGold Chest, ChestChest No
Pet Tiphia TiphiaTiphiaOld-gen console version3DS Version BeeswaxBeeswaxOld-gen console version3DS Version Dragon HornetDragon HornetOld-gen console version3DS Version, Gold ChestGold Chest, Ivy ChestIvy Chest Yes
Pet Werewolf WerewolfWerewolfOld-gen console version3DS Version Wolf FangWolf FangOld-gen console version3DS Version WerewolfWerewolf, Gold ChestGold Chest, Ivy ChestIvy Chest Yes
Pet Zombie ZombieZombieOld-gen console version3DS Version BrainBrainOld-gen console version3DS Version The GroomThe Groom, Gold ChestGold Chest, Shadow ChestShadow Chest Yes

3DS version[edit | edit source]

3DS version DS version Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies Provides Light
Pet Elfa ElfaElfa3DS Version Holiday BaubleHoliday Bauble3DS Version TreeTree during Christmas Yes No
Pet Cupid CupidCupid3DS Version Broken HeartBroken Heart3DS Version GemGem during Valentine's Day No Yes
Pet Worm Worm PetWorm Pet3DS Version Suspicious Looking AppleSuspicious Looking Apple3DS Version Giant Worm Head Digger Head Devourer Head World Feeder Head Eater of Worlds Head No No
Pet Old Lady Old LadyOld Lady3DS Version Old Walking StickOld Walking Stick3DS Version ClothierClothier during day No No
Pet Turkey (buff) Pet TurkeyPet Turkey3DS Version Turkey FeatherTurkey Feather3DS Version MerchantMerchant during Thanksgiving No No

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.
  • In the Xbox One Xbox version, a pet cannot be re-summoned when it disappears.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

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

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The pet summoned is actually a long-lasting projectile that follows the player around.
  • The Pet Drone, summoned with the Mysterious Package, was introduced only on the Amazon Amazon version, but was unobtainable and later removed.7
  • Console VersionMobile Version Upon updating to 1.3, all exclusive pets were replaced with a Gold Bunny each.

History[edit | edit source]