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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.png Bunny Desktop Version Carrot.png CarrotDesktop Version
Collector's Edition 
(New Player's Inventory)
Baby Dinosaur (buff).png Baby Dinosaur.png Baby Dinosaur Amber Mosquito.png Amber Mosquito Extractinator.png Extractinator No
Baby Penguin (buff).png Baby Penguin.png Baby Penguin Fish (item).png Fish (item) Ice Chest.png Ice Chest No
Baby Face Monster (buff).png Baby Face Monster.png Baby Face MonsterDesktop VersionConsole Version Desktop Version Bone Rattle.png Bone RattleDesktop VersionConsole Version Brain of Cthulhu.png Brain of Cthulhu No
Baby Skeletron Head (buff).png Baby Skeletron Head.png Baby Skeletron Head Bone Key.png Bone Key Dungeon Guardian.png Dungeon Guardian No
Pet Parrot (buff).png Parrot (pet).png Parrot (pet) Parrot Cracker.png Parrot Cracker Pirate.png Pirate in Ocean Biome No
Pet Turtle (buff).png Pet Turtle.png Turtle Seaweed.png Seaweed Ivy Chest.png Ivy Chest No
Baby Truffle (buff).png Baby Truffle.png Baby Truffle Strange Glowing Mushroom.png Strange Glowing Mushroom Truffle.png Truffle Yes
Baby Snowman (buff).png Baby Snowman.png Baby Snowman Toy Sled.png Toy Sled Ice Mimic.png Ice Mimic No
Baby Eater (buff).png Baby Eater.png Baby Eater Eater's Bone.png Eater's Bone Eater of Worlds.png Eater of Worlds No
Baby Hornet (buff).png Baby Hornet.png Baby Hornet Nectar.png Nectar Queen Bee.png Queen Bee No
Pet Lizard (buff).png Pet Lizard.png Lizard Lizard Egg.png Lizard Egg Lihzahrd.png Lihzahrd , Flying Snake.png Flying Snake No
Pet Sapling (buff).png Pet Sapling.png Sapling Seedling.png Seedling Plantera's First Form.png Plantera.png Plantera No
Tiki Spirit (buff).png Tiki Spirit.png Tiki Spirit Tiki Totem.png Tiki Totem Witch Doctor.png Witch Doctor in Jungle Biome No
Eyeball Spring (buff).png Eyeball Spring Pet.png Eyeball Spring Eye Spring.png Eye Spring Eyezor.png Eyezor No
Squashling (buff).png Squashling.png Squashling Magical Pumpkin Seed.png Magical Pumpkin Seed Pumpkin.png Pumpkin No
Black Cat (buff).png Black Cat.png Black Cat Unlucky Yarn.png Unlucky Yarn Goodie Bag.png Goodie Bag No
Cursed Sapling (buff).png Cursed Sapling (pet).png Cursed Sapling Cursed Sapling.png Cursed Sapling Mourning Wood.png Mourning Wood Yes
Pet Spider (buff).png Pet Spider.png Spider Spider Egg.png Spider Egg Pumpking.png Pumpking No
Puppy (buff).png Puppy.png PuppyDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Dog Whistle.png Dog WhistleDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Present.png Present No
Baby Grinch (buff).png Baby Grinch.png Baby Grinch Baby Grinch's Mischief Whistle.png Baby Grinch's Mischief Whistle Ice Queen.png Ice Queen No
Mini Minotaur (buff).png Mini Minotaur.png Mini Minotaur Tartar Sauce.png Tartar Sauce Iron Crate.png Iron Crate No
Zephyr Fish (buff).png Zephyr Fish (pet).png Zephyr Fish (pet) Zephyr Fish.png Zephyr Fish Mechanic's Rod.png Fishing No
Companion Cube (buff).png Companion Cube (pet).png Companion Cube (pet) Desktop Version Companion Cube.png Companion CubeDesktop Version Traveling Merchant.png Traveling MerchantDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version No
Propeller Gato (buff).png Propeller Gato.png Propeller Gato Desktop Version Gato Egg.png Gato EggDesktop Version Dark Mage.png Dark MageDesktop Version No
Hoardagron (buff).png Hoardagron.png Hoardagron Desktop Version Dragon Egg.png Dragon EggDesktop Version Dark Mage.png Dark MageDesktop Version No

Light 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.
Name Image Buff Item Brightness Source Notes
Shadow Orb Shadow Orb (light pet).png Shadow Orb (buff).png Shadow Orb (item).png Shadow Orb  65% Shadow Orb.png Shadow Orb
Crimson Heart Crimson Heart (light pet) (animated).gif Crimson Heart (buff).png Crimson Heart (item).png Crimson Heart Desktop VersionConsole Version 65% Crimson Heart.png Crimson Heart
Magic Lantern Magic Lantern (Light Pet).png Magic Lantern (buff).png Magic Lantern.png Magic Lantern Desktop VersionConsole Version 65% Skeleton Merchant.png Skeleton MerchantDesktop VersionConsole Version Exposes nearby treasure
Fairy Blue Fairy.pngGreen Fairy.pngPink Fairy.png Fairy.png Fairy Bell.png Fairy Bell  80% Hardmode crafting (see page for recipe)
Flickerwick Flickerwick (animated).gif Flickerwick (buff).png Creeper Egg.png Creeper Egg Desktop Version 80% Ogre.png OgreDesktop Version
Wisp Wisp (light pet).gif Wisp.png Wisp in a Bottle.png Wisp in a Bottle  120% Blue Armored Bones.png Any Armored Bones
Suspicious Looking Eye Suspicious Looking Eye (light pet).gif Suspicious Looking Eye (buff).png Suspicious Looking Tentacle.png Suspicious Looking Tentacle Desktop VersionConsole Version 120% Moon Lord.png Moon LordDesktop VersionConsole Version (Expert mode) Exposes nearby treasure and nearby enemies

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

Old-gen console versionMobile Version Console and Mobile Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies
Pet Bat.png Bat Pet.png BatOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Vial of Blood.png Vial of BloodOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Vampire Miner.png Vampire MinerOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version, Gold Chest.png Gold Chest Yes
Pet Guinea Pig.png Guinea Pig.png Guinea PigOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Cabbage.png CabbageOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Dragon Snatcher.png Dragon SnatcherOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version, Gold Chest.png Gold Chest, Chest.png Chest No
Pet Slime.png Slime Pet.png SlimeOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Petri Dish.png Petri DishOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Corrupt Slime.png Corrupt Slime, Gold Chest.png Gold Chest, Chest.png Chest No
Pet Tiphia.png Tiphia.png TiphiaOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Beeswax.png BeeswaxOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Dragon Hornet.png Dragon HornetOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version, Gold Chest.png Gold Chest, Ivy Chest.png Ivy Chest Yes
Pet Werewolf.png Werewolf Pet.png WerewolfOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Wolf Fang.png Wolf FangOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Werewolf.png Werewolf, Gold Chest.png Gold Chest, Ivy Chest.png Ivy Chest Yes
Pet Zombie.png Zombie Pet.png ZombieOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Brain.png BrainOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version The Groom.png The Groom, Gold Chest.png Gold Chest, Shadow Chest.png Shadow Chest Yes

Mobile[edit | edit source]

Mobile version Mobile Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies Provides Light
Pet Android.png Android.png AndroidMobile Version1 Shiny Black Slab.png Shiny Black SlabMobile Version Chest.png Chest Yes No
Pet Elfa.png Elfa.png ElfaMobile Version3DS version Holiday Bauble.png Holiday BaubleMobile Version3DS version Tree.png Tree during Christmas Yes No
Pet Leprechaun o'Fyffe.png Leprechaun o'Fyffe.png Leprechaun o'FyffeMobile Version Pot o' Gold.png Pot o' GoldMobile Version Rainbow Piece.png Rainbow PieceMobile Version ×5 No No
Pet Cupid.png Cupid.png CupidMobile Version3DS version Broken Heart.png Broken HeartMobile Version3DS version Gem.gif Gem No Yes
Pet Worm.png Worm Pet.png Worm PetMobile Version3DS version Suspicious Looking Apple.png Suspicious 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.png Old LadyMobile Version3DS version Old Walking Stick.png Old Walking StickMobile Version3DS version Clothier.png Clothier during day No No
Pet Turkey (buff).png Pet Turkey.png Pet TurkeyMobile Version3DS version Turkey Feather.png Turkey FeatherMobile Version3DS version
No No
Pet Golden Turtle (buff).png Pet Golden Turtle.png Golden TurtleMobile Version1 Golden Seaweed.png Golden SeaweedMobile Version Chest.png Chest No No

1The 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]

  • 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 Nectar item looks like a flower, despite its name.
  • 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 1.2.4:
    • 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.
Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies

Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses • Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Pets
Tools: Iron Pickaxe.png Usual Tools • Dual Hook.png Grappling Hooks • Shadow Orb (item).png Summoning Tools

Wrench.png Other Tools
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