"No pet battle patch notes? Baby hippos, baby gronn, carpnado, elite pet trainers, eggs, and leveling stones. Boom. Plus more. #tipsytweets"Now, I was excited about these small tidbits, however the 'Carpnado' portion really threw me off. I just couldn't believe that the April Fool's gag from WarcraftPets would really be implemented into WoW. With that in mind, I wasn't sure if I should dismiss this Tweet as half-truths or take it as something that needed more detail and explanation.
Well it turns out that it was the latter!
Wowhead has datamined the WoD alpha and discovered some new Pet Battle abilities and descriptions. (IMPORTANT: No alpha keys have been distributed at this time. Any emails mentioning a free key or invite to alpha is likely a phishing attempt and should NOT be opened.)
Carpnado: Summons a frenzy of furious fish on your enemies, dealing X damage, split evenly amongst them.So even though Carpnado didn't make it into the game as an actual pet, an attack of the same name may be just as awesome! I can't wait to check it out and see if it's as hilarious as it is in my mind. I've been playing my Witch Doctor in D3 quite a lot lately, and Piranhado is an absolute must for me. Hopefully Carpnado in WoW will be something similar, if not more amusing.
Tenacious and terrible, the mighty Hogs slaughters weaker enemies without hesitation.
Both heads are equally fearsome on the terrifying chimaera, each capable of its own unique breath attack.
The dark wings will cloud and consume the minds of the weak, because they are just so adorable!
This massive weapon of destruction has been miniaturized for use in the garden. Moles beware!
Made from bits and pieces of vanquished battle pets, dark magic, and just a pinch of love.
Cute enough to eat, but not recommended.
The frost, sometimes it makes the carrot stick in the ground. Not this one.
Exciting times, pet collectors and battlers - WoD alpha has arrived!
EDIT: The cooking profession might be getting two new pets added to the craft:
Carrotus Maximus - Teaches you how to summon this companion.Thanks to @EpicGems on Twitter for pointing this out to me!
Old Cooking Pot - Teaches you how to summon Lil' Leftovers.
EDIT #2: MMO-Champion has done their own round of datamining.
Savage Safari Hat - Huntin' pets is dangerous business. Don't go out without your hat.
Mechanical Toucan - Teaches you how to summon this companion.