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Not to be confused with Town pets, the animal NPCs obtainable via the Zoologist.

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 version3DS-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.

In total, there are 54 pets. There are 43 on the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version, 26 on the Console version Console version, 27 on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, and 31 on the 3DS version 3DS version.

There are also 10 light pets on the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version, 3 of which are master-exclusive, 7 on the Console version Console version, and 4 on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version 3DS version.

Summoning and Dismissing[edit | edit source]

Pets are manually summoned by placing their item on the hotbar and using them or Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions 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, Console, and Mobile versions 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, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile 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
Baby Dinosaur (buff) Baby DinosaurBaby Dinosaur Amber MosquitoAmber Mosquito ExtractinatorExtractinator No
Baby Eater (buff) Baby EaterBaby Eater Eater's BoneEater's Bone Eater of WorldsEater of Worlds No
Baby Face Monster (buff) Baby Face MonsterBaby Face MonsterDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Bone RattleBone RattleDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Brain of CthulhuBrain of Cthulhu No
Baby Grinch (buff) Baby GrinchBaby Grinch Baby Grinch's Mischief WhistleBaby Grinch's Mischief Whistle Ice QueenIce Queen No
Baby Hornet (buff) Baby HornetBaby Hornet NectarNectar Queen BeeQueen Bee No
Baby Imp (buff) Baby ImpBaby ImpDesktop and Mobile versions Slice of Hell CakeSlice of Hell CakeDesktop and Mobile versions Shadow ChestShadow Chest No
Baby Penguin (buff) Baby PenguinBaby Penguin Fish (item)Fish (item) Frozen ChestFrozen Chest No
Baby Red Panda (buff) Baby Red PandaBaby Red PandaDesktop and Mobile versions Bamboo LeafBamboo LeafDesktop and Mobile versions Traveling MerchantTraveling MerchantDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions No
Baby Skeletron Head (buff) Baby Skeletron HeadBaby Skeletron Head Bone KeyBone Key Dungeon GuardianDungeon Guardian No
Baby Snowman (buff) Baby SnowmanBaby Snowman Toy SledToy Sled Ice MimicIce Mimic No
Baby Truffle (buff) Baby TruffleBaby Truffle Strange Glowing MushroomStrange Glowing Mushroom TruffleTruffle Yes
Baby Werewolf (buff) Baby WerewolfBaby WerewolfDesktop and Mobile versions Full Moon Squeaky ToyFull Moon Squeaky ToyDesktop and Mobile versions ZoologistZoologistDesktop and Mobile versions No
Black Cat (buff) Black CatBlack Cat Unlucky YarnUnlucky Yarn Goodie BagGoodie Bag No
Pet Bunny Bunny PetBunnyDesktop and Mobile versions CarrotCarrotDesktop and Mobile versions Collector's EditionCollector's Edition
(New Player's Inventory)
No
Companion Cube (buff) Companion Cube (pet)Companion CubeDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Companion CubeCompanion CubeDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Traveling MerchantTraveling MerchantDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions No
Cursed Sapling (buff) Cursed Sapling (pet)Cursed Sapling Cursed SaplingCursed Sapling Mourning WoodMourning Wood Yes
Dynamite Kitten (buff) Dynamite KittenDynamite KittenDesktop and Mobile versions Ball O' Fuse WireBall O' Fuse WireDesktop and Mobile versions ZoologistZoologistDesktop and Mobile versions No
Estee EsteeEsteeDesktop and Mobile versions Celestial WandCelestial WandDesktop and Mobile versions Traveling MerchantTraveling MerchantDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions No
Eyeball Spring (buff) Eyeball SpringEyeball Spring Eye SpringEye Spring EyezorEyezor No
Fennec Fox (buff) Fennec FoxFennec FoxDesktop and Mobile versions Exotic Chew ToyExotic Chew ToyDesktop and Mobile versions Traveling MerchantTraveling MerchantDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions No
Glittery Butterfly (buff) Glittery ButterflyGlittery ButterflyDesktop and Mobile versions Bedazzled NectarBedazzled NectarDesktop and Mobile versions Traveling MerchantTraveling MerchantDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions No
Hoardagron (buff) HoardagronHoardagronDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Dragon EggDragon EggDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Dark MageDark MageDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions No
Lil' Harpy (buff) Lil' HarpyLil' HarpyDesktop and Mobile versions Birdie RattleBirdie RattleDesktop and Mobile versions Traveling MerchantTraveling MerchantDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions No
Pet Lizard (buff) Pet LizardLizard Lizard EggLizard Egg LihzahrdLihzahrd , Flying SnakeFlying Snake No
Mini Minotaur (buff) Mini MinotaurMini Minotaur Tartar SauceTartar Sauce Iron CrateIron Crate No
Pet Parrot (buff) Parrot (pet)Parrot Parrot CrackerParrot Cracker PiratePirate in Ocean biome No
Plantero (buff) PlanteroPlanteroDesktop and Mobile versions Mud BudMud BudDesktop and Mobile versions ZoologistZoologistDesktop and Mobile versions No
Propeller Gato (buff) Propeller GatoPropeller GatoDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Gato EggGato EggDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Dark MageDark MageDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions No
Puppy (buff) PuppyPuppyDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Dog WhistleDog WhistleDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions PresentPresent No
Pet Sapling (buff) Pet SaplingSapling SeedlingSeedling PlanteraPlantera No
Pet Spider (buff) Pet SpiderSpider Spider EggSpider Egg PumpkingPumpking No
Shadow Mimic (buff) Shadow Mimic (pet)Shadow MimicDesktop and Mobile versions Ornate Shadow KeyOrnate Shadow KeyDesktop and Mobile versions Shadow ChestShadow Chest No
Shark Pup (buff) Shark PupShark PupDesktop and Mobile versions Shark BaitShark BaitDesktop and Mobile versions Water ChestWater Chest No
Squashling (buff) SquashlingSquashling Magical Pumpkin SeedMagical Pumpkin Seed PumpkinPumpkin No
Sugar Glider (buff) Sugar GliderSugar GliderDesktop and Mobile versions Eucalyptus SapEucalyptus SapDesktop and Mobile versions Tree Rare drop from shaking Trees No
Tiki Spirit (buff) Tiki SpiritTiki Spirit Tiki TotemTiki Totem Witch DoctorWitch Doctor in Jungle biome No
Pet Turtle (buff) Pet TurtleTurtle SeaweedSeaweed Ivy ChestIvy Chest No
Volt Bunny (buff) Volt BunnyVolt BunnyDesktop and Mobile versions Lightning CarrotLightning CarrotDesktop and Mobile versions ZoologistZoologistDesktop and Mobile versions Yes
Zephyr Fish (buff) Zephyr Fish (pet)Zephyr Fish Zephyr FishZephyr Fish Mechanic's Rod.png Fishing No

Master Mode only[edit | edit source]

These pets can only be acquired in Master Mode, but can be used anywhere.

Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Provides Light
Alien Skater (buff) Alien SkaterAlien SkaterDesktop and Mobile versions Cosmic SkateboardCosmic SkateboardDesktop and Mobile versions Martian SaucerMartian SaucerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions No
Baby Ogre (buff) Baby OgreBaby OgreDesktop and Mobile versions Ogre's ClubOgre's ClubDesktop and Mobile versions OgreOgreDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions No
Destroyer-Lite (buff) Destroyer-LiteDestroyer-LiteDesktop and Mobile versions Deactivated ProbeDeactivated ProbeDesktop and Mobile versions The DestroyerThe Destroyer No
Eater of Worms (buff) Eater of WormsEater of WormsDesktop and Mobile versions Writhing RemainsWrithing RemainsDesktop and Mobile versions Eater of WorldsEater of Worlds No
Everscream Sapling (buff) Everscream Sapling (pet)Everscream SaplingDesktop and Mobile versions Shrub StarShrub StarDesktop and Mobile versions EverscreamEverscream No
Honey Bee (buff) Honey BeeHoney BeeDesktop and Mobile versions Sparkling HoneySparkling HoneyDesktop and Mobile versions Queen BeeQueen Bee No
Ice Queen (buff) Ice Queen (pet)Ice QueenDesktop and Mobile versions Frozen CrownFrozen CrownDesktop and Mobile versions Ice QueenIce Queen No
Itsy Betsy (buff) Itsy BetsyItsy BetsyDesktop and Mobile versions Betsy's EggBetsy's EggDesktop and Mobile versions BetsyBetsyDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions No
Mini Prime (buff) Mini PrimeMini PrimeDesktop and Mobile versions Robotic SkullRobotic SkullDesktop and Mobile versions Skeletron PrimeSkeletron Prime No
Moonling (buff) MoonlingMoonlingDesktop and Mobile versions Piece of Moon SquidPiece of Moon SquidDesktop and Mobile versions Moon LordMoon LordDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions No
Phantasmal Dragon (buff) Phantasmal DragonPhantasmal DragonDesktop and Mobile versions Tablet FragmentTablet FragmentDesktop and Mobile versions Lunatic CultistLunatic CultistDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions No
Plantera Seedling (buff) Plantera Seedling (pet)Plantera SeedlingDesktop and Mobile versions Plantera SeedlingPlantera SeedlingDesktop and Mobile versions PlanteraPlantera No
Rez and Spaz (buff) Rez and SpazRez and SpazDesktop and Mobile versions Pair of EyeballsPair of EyeballsDesktop and Mobile versions The TwinsThe TwinsThe Twins No
Skeletron Jr. (buff) Skeletron Jr.Skeletron Jr.Desktop and Mobile versions Possessed SkullPossessed SkullDesktop and Mobile versions SkeletronSkeletron No
Slime Prince (buff) Slime PrinceSlime PrinceDesktop and Mobile versions Royal DelightRoyal DelightDesktop and Mobile versions King SlimeKing Slime No
Slime Princess (buff) Slime PrincessSlime PrincessDesktop and Mobile versions Regal DelicacyRegal DelicacyDesktop and Mobile versions Queen SlimeQueen SlimeDesktop and Mobile versions No
Spider Brain (buff) Spider BrainSpider BrainDesktop and Mobile versions Brain in a JarBrain in a JarDesktop and Mobile versions Brain of CthulhuBrain of Cthulhu No
Suspicious Eye (buff) Suspicious EyeSuspicious EyeDesktop and Mobile versions Suspicious Grinning EyeSuspicious Grinning EyeDesktop and Mobile versions Eye of CthulhuEye of Cthulhu No
Tiny Fishron (buff) Tiny FishronTiny FishronDesktop and Mobile versions Pork of the SeaPork of the SeaDesktop and Mobile versions Duke FishronDuke Fishron 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 Orb (light pet)Shadow Orb Shadow Orb (item)Shadow Orb 65% Shadow OrbShadow Orb Can be controlled.
Crimson Heart (buff) Crimson Heart (light pet)Crimson HeartDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Crimson Heart (item)Crimson HeartDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 65% Crimson HeartCrimson Heart
Magic Lantern (buff) Magic Lantern (light pet)Magic LanternDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Magic LanternMagic LanternDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 65% Skeleton MerchantSkeleton MerchantDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Highlights treasure.
Fairy Fairy (light pet)Fairy (light pet)Fairy (light pet)Fairy Fairy BellFairy Bell 80% Crafted from Bell, Pixie Dust, Soul of Light, and Soul of Sight
Flickerwick (buff) FlickerwickFlickerwickDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Creeper EggCreeper EggDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 80% OgreOgreDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Wisp WispWisp Wisp in a BottleWisp in a Bottle 120% Armored BonesArmored BonesArmored BonesArmored Bones Can be controlled.
Suspicious Looking Eye (buff) Suspicious Looking Eye (light pet)Suspicious Looking EyeDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Suspicious Looking TentacleSuspicious Looking TentacleDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions 120% Treasure Bag (Moon Lord)Treasure Bag (Moon Lord)Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions Highlights treasure and enemies.

Master Mode only Desktop and Mobile versions[edit | edit source]

These light pets can only be acquired in Master Mode, but can be used anywhere.

Light Pets
Buff Pet Item Brightness Source Notes
Jack 'O Lantern (buff) Jack 'O Lantern (light pet)Jack 'O LanternDesktop and Mobile versions Pumpkin Scented CandlePumpkin Scented CandleDesktop and Mobile versions 80% PumpkingPumpking
Toy Golem (buff) Toy GolemToy GolemDesktop and Mobile versions Guardian GolemGuardian GolemDesktop and Mobile versions 80% GolemGolem
Fairy Princess (buff) Fairy Princess (light pet)Fairy PrincessDesktop and Mobile versions Jewel of LightJewel of LightDesktop and Mobile versions 120% Empress of LightEmpress of LightDesktop and Mobile versions

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

Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version 3DS version Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies
Pet Bat Bat PetBat Vial of BloodVial of Blood Vampire MinerVampire Miner, Gold ChestGold Chest Yes
Pet Guinea Pig Guinea PigGuinea Pig CabbageCabbage Dragon SnatcherDragon Snatcher, Gold ChestGold Chest, ChestChest No
Pet Slime Slime PetSlime Petri DishPetri Dish Shadow SlimeShadow Slime, Gold ChestGold Chest, ChestChest No
Pet Tiphia TiphiaTiphia BeeswaxBeeswax Dragon HornetDragon Hornet, Gold ChestGold Chest, Ivy ChestIvy Chest Yes
Pet Werewolf Werewolf PetWerewolf Wolf FangWolf Fang WerewolfWerewolf, Gold ChestGold Chest, Ivy ChestIvy Chest Yes
Pet Zombie Zombie PetZombie BrainBrain The GroomThe Groom, Gold ChestGold Chest, Shadow ChestShadow Chest Yes

3DS version[edit | edit source]

3DS version 3DS version Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies Provides Light
Pet Elfa ElfaElfa Holiday BaubleHoliday Bauble TreeTree during Christmas Yes No
Pet Cupid CupidCupid Broken HeartBroken Heart GemGem during Valentine's Day No Yes
Pet Worm Worm PetWorm Pet Suspicious Looking AppleSuspicious Looking Apple Giant Worm Head Digger Head Devourer Head World Feeder Head Eater of Worlds Head No No
Pet Old Lady Old LadyOld Lady Old Walking StickOld Walking Stick ClothierClothier during day No No
Pet Turkey (buff) Pet TurkeyPet Turkey Turkey featherTurkey feather MerchantMerchant during Thanksgiving No No

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • All pets can activate Teal Pressure PadsDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions.
  • 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.

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.
  • Console VersionMobile version Upon updating to 1.3, all exclusive pets were replaced with a Gold Bunny each.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Added 13 new pets that can be obtained from enemies, chests, NPCs, or by shaking trees.
    • Added 19 new pets and 3 new light pets exclusive to Master Mode.
  • Mobile 1.3.0.7: Removed and replaced all mobile exclusive pets with a Gold Bunny.