Monday, April 27, 2015

Magic Pet Mirror Fun - Emote Animations

As you may already know, I'm incredibly excited about Patch 6.2, mainly because of the Magic Pet Mirror. This fun little toy is probably my favorite new feature of the upcoming patch, and will definitely be my first purchase from the new Menagerie vendor.

I did some testing on the PTR using the Pet Mirror and found out some neat things.

  • Any action performed (other than walking, running, and jumping) after using the Magic Pet Mirror will remove the effect.
  • The costume can be Skymirrored and/or copied by other players.
  • It has a one hour cooldown, and it applies a 10 minute buff.
  • Stacks with other toys but only if you use the other toys first and then the Pet Mirror.
  • Stacks with Pepe/Mesmerizing Fruit Hat on a few pets, but only if you apply Pepe/Mesmerizing Fruit Hat first.
  • Can't be used on pets that can't battle.
  • You can perform certain emotes as the pet you mirrored!

NOTE: As of Patch 7.2/7.3, nearly all Pet Mirrored appearances can wear Pepe on their head!

The last part was the toughest to test. With a long cooldown and hundreds upon hundreds of pets to go through, it took a long time of cycling through characters to use their Pet Mirror (they don't share an account-wide cooldown on the PTR). I finally finished last night, though, and have a somewhat complete list of which Mirrored Pets have emote animations!

One thing to note about this list - Unfortunately I don't have an infinite amount of time to spend on the PTR testing each and every single pet for animations, so for pets that have the same or similar model (such as all the rabbits, cockroaches, etc.) I tested one and figured that any animations performed (or not performed) would also apply to the others that shared the same look.

So my list doesn't include EVERY pet (because, c'mon, that would be nuts), but it should cover all of the pet models.

Another point I should make - I didn't try out every single emote, just the main ones. Certain pets that are based on player-character models will probably be able to do all of the emote animations that players have.

I took some example screenshots for each tested pet (didn't capture all animations), but since there are over 70 images I'm only including the ones that I found the most interesting in this blog post. If you're interested in taking a look at all of the screenshots, I've created a gallery here.

Anyway, the list is long but I've sorted it by pet families and in alphabetical order. Some Mirrored Pets don't have any emote animations, but I included them anyway because... well, silly reasons. ;)

Latest Update: September 2, 2017

Aquatic

      
Aqua Strider
  • mountspecial
Hydraling
  • cower
Pandaren Water Spirit
  • cower
Spiny Terrapin
  • cower
  • sleep

Beast

      
Albino River Calf
  • cower
Bloodthorn Hatchling
  • mountspecial
Bucktooth Flapper
  • sit
  • sleep
Direhorn Runt
  • cower
Dun Morogh Cub
  • dance
  • sit
  • sleep
Fjord Worg Pup
  • sit
  • sleep
Fox Kit
  • dance
  • sit
  • sleep
Kovok
  • cower
Little Black Ram
  • mountspecial
Moon Moon
  • sit
  • sleep
  • dance
  • cower(?) - see image above for example
Mountain Panda
  • sit
  • sleep
Ravager Hatchling
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat
Young Talbuk
  • mountspecial
Zandalari Kneebiter
  • mountspecial
Zao, Calfling of Niuzao
  • roar

Critter

      
Armadillo Pup
  • sit
  • sleep
Bandicoon Kit
  • sit
  • sleep
Darkmoon Hatchling
  • cower
  • mountspecial
Feral Vermling
  • roar
  • cower
Gazelle Fawn
  • mountspecial
Highlands Skunk
  • sit
  • sleep
Nibbles
  • dance
  • sit
  • sleep
Perky Pug
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat

Dragonkin

      
Chrominius
  • roar
  • sleep
Death Talon Whelpguard
  • roar
Proto-Drake Whelp
  • sleep
Discarded Experiment
  • roar
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat

Elemental

      
Blazehound
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat
Cinder Kitten
  • sit
  • sleep
  • mountspecial
  • dance
Core Hound Pup
  • sleep
Phoenix Hatchling
  • sit
  • sleep
  • mountspecial
Ruby Sapling
  • dance
  • sleep
  • sit
  • cheer
  • wave
  • cower
  • no
  • yes
  • laugh
  • bow
  • clap
Terrible Turnip
  • roar
Tiny Snowman
  • dance
  • wave

Flying

      
Axebeak Hatchling
  • sit
  • cower
  • mountspecial
Azure Crane Chick
  • mountspecial
Blue Mini Jouster
  • sit
  • sleep
  • mountspecial
Brilliant Kaliri
  • mountspecial (different than the other flying animations)
Firewing
  • sit
  • sleep
  • mountspecial (different than the other flying animations)
Fledgling Nether Ray
  • roar
  • mountspecial
Hippogryph Hatchling
  • sleep
  • sit
Ji-Kun Hatchling
  • mountspecial
Rustberg Gull
  • sit
  • cower
  • mountspecial
Shadow Sporebat
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat
Teroclaw Hatchling
  • mountspecial
Wildhammer Gryphon Hatchling
  • mountspecial

Humanoid

      
Anubisath Idol
  • sit
  • roar
Ashleaf Spriteling
  • all basic player character emote animations
Bonkers
  • sleep
  • sit
  • cower
  • laugh
  • wave
  • cheer
  • shrug
Curious Oracle Hatchling
  • roar
Curious Wolvar Pup
  • sit
  • sleep
Dandelion Frolicker
  • roar
  • cower
  • eat
Ethereal Soul-Trader
  • roar
Father Winter's Helper
  • all basic player character emote animations
Forest Sproutling
  • dance
Kun-Lai Runt
  • sit
  • sleep
Lil' Bad Wolf
  • sit
  • sleep
  • eat
  • wave
Lurky
  • dance
Ore Eater
  • sit
  • sleep
  • eat
  • cower
Moonkin Hatchling
  • all basic player character emote animations
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat
Pandaren Monk
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat
  • sit
  • drink
  • eat
  • bow
Terky
  • cower
  • dance
Tylarr Gronnden
  • sleep
  • sit
Wretched Servant
  • all basic player character emote animations
Wyrmy Tunkins
  • sleep
  • sit
  • cower
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat

Magic

      
Harmonious Porcupette
  • sit
  • sleep
Jade Tiger
  • sleep
  • sit
  • dance
Twilight Fiendling
  • cower
Faceless Mindlasher
  • roar
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat

Mechanical

      
Anodized Robo Cub
  • dance
  • sit
  • sleep
Clock'em
  • all basic player character emote animations
Clockwork Gnome
  • all basic player character emote animations
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat
Cogblade Raptor
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat (only kinda for the hat)
Draenei Micro Defender
  • all basic player character emote animations
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat
Landro's Lil' XT
  • dance
Lifelike Mechanical Frostboar
  • cower
Lil' Bling
  • all basic player character emote animations
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat
Mechanopeep
  • mountspecial
Rascal-Bot
  • all basic player character emote animations

Undead

      
Blighthawk
  • mountspecial
  • sit
Cursed Birman
  • sit
  • sleep
Fossilized Hatchling
  • mountspecial
Frostwolf Ghostpup
  • sit
  • sleep
  • dance
Ghastly Kid
  • mountspecial
Infested Bear Cub
  • sit
  • sleep
Macabre Marionette
  • Pepe and Mesmerizing Fruit Hat
  • all basic player character emote animations
Unborn Val'kyr
  • sleep
  • dance
Graves
  • cheer
  • sit
  • talk
Fetish Shaman
  • dance


Last but not least, some honorable mentions. :)



Bush Chicken
  • Its jump animation is hilarious. It looks like it's doing a belly flop mid-air lol.




Electrified Razortooth (plus other "crocolisk" type pets) and Larva/grubs
  • Jumping causes it to do a roll mid-air, pretty cute!




Direhorn Runt
  • For some reason it has a tiny copy of your weapon floating above its horn. O_o

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for putting the time in to come up with such a complete listing! Book-marking for exhaustive future use!! I cant wait to try the mirror myself :D

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  2. Awesome, thanks for compiling this list!
    The honorable mentions and the val'kyr are pretty funny, I hope they don't fix the direhorn's weapon :)

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  3. This is awesome!

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  4. Thanks for putting this together, it's great!

    If you ever do come back to add to the list, you could save yourself a lot of time and use the wowhead 3D viewer as a starting point. If you view a pet in the 3D viewer it will give you a list of the available animations for that pet. So for example you can easily see that
    - a Frostwolf will have an /eat emote
    - a Clockwork Gnome has a mounted animation (so you keep the appearance while mounted)
    and
    - most of the murloc pets never learned how to /dance :(

    Other stuff I noticed:
    - There are a surprising number of toys that work while you're a pet: Daglop's Contract, Blazing Wings, Vindicator's Armor Polish, Emerald Winds, etc
    - Some emotes are only visible to you. For example, when a friend became a murloc and did /dance, I could see him dancing. But when he became a frostwolf and did /sleep, I didn't see the animation.
    - Typing /sit while targeting a cat pet still works while you're a pet yourself. Though the result can be rather odd! :D

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