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Pets are little critters that follow you around. They are completely invincible and have no set duration. 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. Pets that emit light can be used as a moving Torch, but they are not as reliable as a Light Pet. Summoned Minions operate similarly, but are primarily intended to aid combat rather than being cosmetic.
Pets can activate Teal Pressure Pads.
In total, there are 40 pets. There are 26 on Desktop version, 27 on the Console version, and 35 on the Mobile version.
| Console and Mobile Exclusive Pets
|| Damages Enemies
|| Vial of Blood
|| Vampire Miner , Gold Chest
|| Guinea Pig
|| Dragon Snatcher , Gold Chest, Chest
|| Petri Dish
|| Corrupt Slime, Gold Chest, Chest
|| Dragon Hornet , Gold Chest, Ivy Chest
|| Wolf Fang
|| Werewolf, Gold Chest, Ivy Chest
|| The Groom, Gold Chest, Shadow Chest
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.
- There is a pet that is only obtainable on the Amazon version which is summoned using the Mysterious Package. See that page for details.
- Pets give the player a buff with the same name as the pet.
- Pets can be dismissed by right clicking their corresponding buff icon.
- A dismissed pet can be resummoned by placing its item on the hotbar and using it.
- Pets do not count towards a player's current minion count.
- 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.
- The Nectar item looks like a flower, despite its name.
- 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.
- The seven items below are entities which can be summoned called Light Pets, They can be equipped in the "light pet" slot as of 1.3.
- On the Mobile version there is no way to cancel a set buff manually. The two ways to get rid of the buff is to spawn another pet or die.
|| Pet Hoarder • "You seem to like pets."
| Obtain all Console pets.
- The Mini Minotaur is a reference to Tobuscus's song "Mini Minotaur," in which the Minotaur's weakness is tartar sauce.
- The Companion Cube is from the Valve game Portal.
- 18.104.22.168: Added a pet slot in Equipment tab.
- 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).
- 1.2.2: There are several new pets as well as 1 new mount that will drop off one of the Frost Moon bosses.
- 1.2.1: Added new Halloween themed pets.
- 1.2: There are over 15 new pets that can be found in chests and dropped rarely off enemies.
- 1.1.2: Added Pet Bunny.