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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, Desktop only.pngor 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.

Desktop only.png Pets can activate Teal Pressure Pads.

In total, there are 40 pets. There are 26 on Desktop only.png Desktop version, 27 on the Console only.png Console version, and 35 on the Mobile only.pngMobile version.

Pets[edit | edit source]

Buff Pet Item Source Provides Light
Pet Bunny.png Bunny Pet.png Bunny Desktop only.png Carrot.png Carrot Desktop only.png
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 Monster Desktop only.png Bone Rattle.png Bone Rattle Desktop only.png 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 (NPC).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's Second Form.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 Puppy Dog Whistle.png Dog Whistle Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png 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 only.png Companion Cube.png Companion Cube Desktop only.png Traveling Merchant.png Traveling Merchant Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png No
Propeller Gato (buff).png Propeller Gato.png Propeller Gato Desktop only.png Gato Egg.png Gato Egg Desktop only.png Dark Mage.png Dark Mage Desktop only.png No
Hoardagron (buff).png Hoardagron.png Hoardagron Desktop only.png Dragon Egg.png Dragon Egg Desktop only.png Dark Mage.png Dark Mage Desktop only.png No

Console/Mobile[edit | edit source]

Console only.png Mobile only.png Console and Mobile Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies
Pet Bat.png Bat Pet.png Bat Vial of Blood.png Vial of Blood Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg Vampire Miner.png Vampire Miner Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg, Gold Chest.png Gold Chest Yes
Pet Guinea Pig.png Guinea Pig.png Guinea Pig Cabbage.png Cabbage Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg Dragon Snatcher.png Dragon Snatcher Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg, Gold Chest.png Gold Chest, Chest.png Chest No
Pet Slime.png Slime Pet.png Slime Petri Dish.png Petri Dish Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg Corrupt Slime.png Corrupt Slime, Gold Chest.png Gold Chest, Chest.png Chest No
Pet Tiphia.png Tiphia.png Tiphia Beeswax.png Beeswax Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg Dragon Hornet.png Dragon Hornet Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg, Gold Chest.png Gold Chest, Ivy Chest.png Ivy Chest Yes
Pet Werewolf.png Werewolf Pet.png Werewolf Wolf Fang.png Wolf Fang Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg Werewolf.png Werewolf, Gold Chest.png Gold Chest, Ivy Chest.png Ivy Chest Yes
Pet Zombie.png Zombie Pet.png Zombie Brain.png Brain Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg The Groom.png The Groom, Gold Chest.png Gold Chest, Shadow Chest.png Shadow Chest Yes

Mobile[edit | edit source]

Mobile only.png Mobile Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies Provides Light
Pet Android.png Android.png Android Mobile only.png1 Shiny Black Slab.png Shiny Black Slab Mobile only.png Chest.png Chest Yes No
Pet Elfa.png Elfa.png Elfa Holiday Bauble.png Holiday Bauble Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg Tree.png Tree during Christmas Yes No
Pet Leprechaun o'Fyffe.png Leprechaun o'Fyffe.png Leprechaun o'Fyffe Pot o' Gold.png Pot o' Gold Mobile only.png Rainbow Piece.png Rainbow Piece Mobile only.png ×5 No No
Pet Cupid.png Cupid.png Cupid Broken Heart Crystal.png Broken Heart Crystal Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg Gem.gif Gem No Yes
Pet Worm.png Worm Pet.png Worm Pet Suspicious Looking Apple.png Suspicious Looking Apple Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg 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 Lady Old Walking Stick.png Old Walking Stick Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg Clothier.png Clothier during day No No
Pet Turkey (buff).png Pet Turkey.png Pet Turkey Turkey Feather.png Turkey Feather Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg
No No
Pet Golden Turtle (buff).png Pet Golden Turtle.png Golden Turtle1 Golden Seaweed.png Golden Seaweed Mobile only.png 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]

  • 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.
  • Console only.png 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 only.pngMobile 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.

Achievement(s)[edit | edit source]

Trophy Pet Hoarder.png Pet Hoarder"You seem to like pets."
Obtain all Console pets. Console only.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

History[edit | edit source]

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 Familiars
Tools: Iron Pickaxe.png Usual Tools • Dual Hook.png Grappling Hooks • Shadow Orb (item).png Summoning Tools • Wrench.png Other Tools