BDO introduced 3 more pets to their stable of free pets. Players can now complete quest lines to obtain a dog, cat, and bird pet. Did I mention these pets are FREE? *happy dance*

These free pets are obtained via completing the main story quests, including Mediah.

This free pet guide also includes details on the other pets you can obtain without real dollars.

3 Other Free Pets: Other free pets obtainable include the free dog or cat from the Challenge Reward, a rare dragon pet drop, and a fox from Deve’s Encyclopedia.

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Free Pet Quests

  • The free pet quests below are available only once per account.
  • To find them, open the quest window (O) and then Suggested tab. Look for the heading [ADV Support] Pets, Loyal Companions 0/3
RequirementQuest NameReward
Balenos Main Quest Line[Pet] Bartali’s BusterBartali’s Buster (Shaggy Dog)
Calpheon Main Quest Line[Pet] Kalis’ DelpheKalis’ Delphe (Sky Hawk)
Mediah Main Quest Line[Pet] Bareed’s JunaidBareed’s Junaid (Junaid Cat)

Free Pet: Bartali’s Buster (Shaggy Dog)

The first free pet you will obtain will probably be the New Adventurer’s Attendance Reward of [Event] Kuku. This is normally given out on day 2 of playing BDO.

The second one you will obtain will be Bartali’s Buster, which is a fancy name for Shaggy Dog available in the Pearl Shop. This pet is good for obtaining Combat Skill Exp and for detecting PVP players. Combat Skill Exp is +1% to +4% at Tier 4.

Bartali’s Buster
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Bound when obtained


※ Only the pets of the same type can be exchanged and some pets might not be eligible for exchange.
※ Talent: Dog (Skill EXP Boost)
※ Special skill: Hostility detection

Free Pet Dog Quest:
[Pet] Bartali’s Buster
Start NPC: Igor Bartali
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Description:
Igor Bartali said he will let Buster, the loyal family dog of the Bartalis’, accompany you in your adventures. Talk to Igor Bartali again.
Quest complete conditions
Talk to Igor Bartali, the chief of Velia

icon50  Contribution EXP 50

icon5  Good Feed
Quest Requirements:
Complete all of Balenos Main Quest Line
Fishished or Accepted Quest: 
icon  Embarking on an Adventure


or Finished Quest:
 icon  Big Fish in a Small Pond

Free Pet: Kalis’ Delphe (Sky Hawk)

The next free pet is the Kalis’ Delphe, the equivalent of the Sky Hawk in the Pearl Shop. This pet is beneficial for obtaining Knowledge, Higher-Grade Knowledge, and detecting rare mobs.

Kalis’ Delphe
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Bound when obtained


– Description:
※ Only the pets of the same type can be exchanged and some pets might not be eligible for exchange.
※ Talent: Hawk (Chance to Gain Knowledge Increase & Chance to Gain Higher-Grade Knowledge Increase)
※ Special skill: Finds rare monsters

Free Pet Bird Quest:
[Pet] Kalis’ Delphe
Start NPC:  Herman Feresio
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Description:
Herman Feresio said he’ll introduce you to Delphe, a fearless sky hawk of the Kalis Parliament. Talk to Herman Feresio again.
Quest complete conditions:
Talk to Herman Feresio, a representative of the Kalis Parliament
icon5  Good Feed
Quest Requirements:
Complete all of Calpheon Main Quest Line
Finished quest:
 icon  Looking for Adventurers


or Finished quest:
 icon  [Boss] Witch-Hunting

Free Pet: Bareed’s Junaid (Junaid Cat)

The last free pet is obtained after completing the Mediah main story line. Bareed’s Cat is the same as Junaid Cat in the Pearl Shop.

This free cat pet is able to detect resources like tree/herb/ore nodes. It also gives a boost to Life Skill Exp. +1% to +4% at Tier 4.

Bareed’s Junaid
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Bound when obtained


– Description:
※ Only the pets of the same type can be exchanged and some pets might not be eligible for exchange.
※ Talent: Cat (Life EXP Boost)
※ Special skill: Finds resources

Free Cat Pet Quest:
[Pet] Bareed’s Junaid

Start NPC:  Bareeds III
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Description:
Bareeds III said he’ll provide you with his personal companion, Junaid, to help make good memories during your adventures. Talk to Bareeds III again.
Quest complete conditions:
Talk to Bareeds III, the last prince of Mediah
icon3  Organic Feed
Quest Requirements:
Complete all of Mediah Main Quest Line
Finished or Accepted quest:
icon  Apocalyptic Prophecy


or Finished quest:
 icon  [Co-op] Awakened Black Spirit

Other Free Pets

Other free pets obtainable include the free dog or cat from the Challenge Reward, a rare dragon pet drop, and a fox from Deve’s Encyclopedia.

SPECIAL PET Type (GARMOTH’S HORN DROP)

Pet NameSpecial AbilityTalentSellableAcquired ByNotes
Young Crimson Dragon
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One Random:

Heat Stroke/Hypothermia Resistance, or Auto-fishing Time Reduced 10%-30%, or Taunt Monster, or Hostility Detection, or Finds Rare Monsters

HP Buff:
Tier 1: 25hp
Tier 2: 50HP
Tier 3: 75hp
Tier 4: 100hp
YESDefeat Garmoth, Obtain rare Garmoth’s Horn. Exchange horn to Gerson in Duvencrune (Gerson is near Trade Manager Tikara)Special Pet Type. Currently, it can only be Exchanged with another Young Crimson Dragon. Can only have 1 Dragon summoned at once.


5000 Hour Challenge Reward

After you have stayed logged in for 5,000 hours, you can choose between a cat or a dog pet. They can be exchanged (bred) with any Classic Pet type. 

 

Brown Fighting Dog
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Basic: Pick up (Every 10S)
※ Talent: Combat Skill EXP: 1% to 4% for Tier 4
※ Special skill: Hostility detection
Random Cat (Ex. Black Mask Cat)
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Basic: Pick up (Every 10S)
※ Talent: Life Skill EXP: 1% to 4% for Tier 4
※ Special skill: Finds resources
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Free Pet from Deve’s Encyclopedia

Book 6 Reward: Desert Fox Pet

Deve’s Encyclopedia is part of the Adventure Log series, in which you have to complete books by showing Deve a collection of items. This pet will probably take some time for most players to acquire, as it is toward the end of the series.

For more info view our Deve’s Encyclopedia guide.

 

Deve’s Desert Fox
※ Talent: Desert Fox (Durability Reduction Resistance)
※ Special Skill: Resistant to desert diseases
※ Pet that can be obtained by completing Deve’s Encyclopedia.
※ Central Market registration unavailable.
Black Spirit’s Gift (Adorable Desert Pet)

EVENT PET TYPE (Kuku)

Kuku is usually provided to new players for free on the second day. It has also been given out during special events to veterans in the past. Kuku pet can only be bred with itself or other Event type pets possibly in the future.

Pet NameSpecial AbilityTalentSellableAcquired ByNotes
[Event] Kuku
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 Hostility DetectionKnowledge +5-20% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-4% NOAttendance Reward/Events Can only have 1 Kuku summoned at once

 

Random Acts of Kindness or Evil?

Once in a while, players will get a free pet as a gift from the developers. The last time this occured, a Wizard Gosphy was given for nothing in return. That was a beatuous day indeed!

During Christmas, they gave away another Gosphy, but you had to hunt beehives with a matchlock… a day of mourning. This was painful to do for most, because of player crowding around limited beehive spawn spots.