Sunday, August 19, 2018

Battle For Azeroth - Unlocking Vendors and Vendor Pets

UPDATE: As of Patch 8.1, players can obtain an item, A Shady Message, which unlocks a follower mission. Complete this mission at your War Table (on your faction boat) to unlock a vendor that will sell the opposite faction's pets.

  • Horde vendor - Olly (sells Alliance pets for Polished Pet Charms)
  • Alliance vendor - Dodger (sell Horde pets for Polished Pet Charms)

Certain restrictions apply, such as the vendors will not sell pets gated by reputation or Bumbles, for example, which is locked behind an Alliance-only achievement.

Currently the only known way of obtaining the item that begins the follower mission is winning a PVP Pet Battle match (queued).


To my surprise, many of the vendor pets in BFA cannot be obtained in a straightforward manner. A lot have prerequisites, such as a certain quest or achievement completed, or rare elite killed, etc. If you don't meet the requirements, the pets will not appear on the vendor, or the vendor will not be available.

After completing a prerequisite, you should receive some sort of in-game mail from the vendor that now has the pet for sale (not always the case, I've yet to receive any mail - this could be a bug).

I've put together a list of details from Wowhead comments, WarcraftPets and the Bnet Pet Battle forum on how to unlock certain vendors and pets on those vendors.

I'm almost positive that there are more vendor pets that have prerequisites, but I haven't been able to find info on them yet. If you know of any additional ones please let me know!

Unlocking Vendors:

Nigel Rifthold ([A] vendor sells 5 pets)
Note: You do not have to do the quest chain to "save" Nigel before completing the process below.
  • Head to Anyport (western coast of Drustvar)
  • Buy 10 Tirasreli Gourmet Chocolate from Xun Xun Sweetflower
  • Travel to 52,31 in Drustvar (west of Fallhaven, just above the "F" in the name)
  • Climb up a hill and enter a tree house
  • Loot the chest that's inside if you haven't already
  • Click on the chest a second time (consumes the chocolates), Nigel will appear and be a vendor.

Shoak ([H] & [A] vendor sells 4 pets)
  • Alliance - Head to 55,36 and find Kajosh. Complete the quest chain. Shoak will appear in the Horde camp, Gloom Hallow (Alliance can interact with him, but you'll agro the camp).

Jenoh ([H] vendor sells 5 pets)

Unlocking Specific Vendor Pets:

Ranishu Runt - sold by Jenoh (H)

Accursed Hexxer - sold by Shoak (H) OR Blind Wunja (A & H)

Swamp Toad - sold by Shoak (H?)

Lil' Tika - sold by Happy Holaua (H)

Lil' Benfon - sold by Happy Holaua (H)

Child of Jani - sold by Happy Holaua (H)

Mechanical Prairie Dog - sold by Dana Pull (A)

Greatwing Macaw - sold by Dana Pull (A)

Smoochums - sold by Nigel Rifthold (A)

Frenzied Cottontail - sold by Nigel Rifthold (A)

Drustvar Piglet - sold by Nigel Rifthold (A)
  • Complete the quests at Carver's Harbor, Drustvar, ending with Cured Ham


  1. Thanks for the info. I was used to getting pets in the mail as a reward for doing quests and such and quite confused when I would receive a letter, with no pet. Then expected to buy it from said vendor. I just have to remind myself,. Entitled much?....

    Having the info is great.

  2. why put an alliance pet vendor in a horde camp

    1. @Unknown: It's not specifically an Alliance vendor. It's a Horde vendor that also happens to be friendly with Alliance, so Alliance can interact with it too (at their own risk).


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