Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pet Quality Macro

It's a bit frustrating trying to find wild rare pets, isn't it? Especially when you can't even tell what quality a pet is until after you've captured it.

Good news is that there's a script that you can macro that will list what the qualities are of the pets you're currently battling against! Check it out here, or see below.
/run for i=1,C_PetBattles.GetNumPets(2) do SELECTED_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage(C_PetBattles.GetName(2,i).." - ".._G["BATTLE_PET_BREED_QUALITY"..C_PetBattles.GetBreedQuality(2,i)]) end
Just copy and paste the above into a macro and place it onto your action bars. After that, simply enter a Pet Battle and use the macro.

Since the Pet Battles UI overrides your normal UI, you'll need to keybind the macro to something other than the numbers 1-6. Although you can't see the macro when in combat, if you hit its assigned keybind as soon as you enter a Pet Battle, you'll be able to see each pet's quality status in your chat window.

Note: If you're not copying and pasting and choose to type it out instead, there are no line breaks in the above script.

I didn't mention this sooner because I wasn't sure if Blizzard would consider this an exploit or not. But since there's even a Wowinsider article on it, I figured I'd help spread the info. Makes it a little easier on everyone! :)


  1. I use the add-on Pet Battle Quality Glow from wowinterface. It's not 5.0.5 ready, but it works perfectly! You should definitely try it :)

    1. @Anonymous: I'll look into it, thanks. :)

  2. Have you tried Pet Battle Quality Glow from wowinterface? It colours the names and health pools of wild pets by quality. It hasn't been updated to patch 5.0.5, but the 5.0.4 version works perfectly. Give it a try! ;)

    1. @Anonymous: I haven't tried any of the new Pet Battles addons yet, but I'll definitely give it a look.


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