BDO Hedgehog is a popular gathering pet that gives a helping hand to the Gathering Life Skill. This adorable munchkin-faced pet is a must have for anyone who spends allot of time chopping, butchering, mining, etc in Black Desert Online. Hedgehogs give significantly more gathered materials because of their Special Skill, which gives a 30%-50% chance to proc an extra gather, depending on the Hedgehog’s tier.


Hedgehog Skills & Abilities:

  • Talent Skill: Life EXP +1% per tier
  • Special Skill: Gathering Item Quantity Increase (extra gather chance)

Normal Skills (Highest Chance)

  1. Gathering Exp +5% → 58.14%
  2. Combat Exp +5% → 56.62%
  3. Karma Recovery +5% → 51.32%
  4. Fishing Exp +5% → 49.11%
  5. Luck +1 Level → 24%
  6. Hunting Exp +5% → 14.7%
  7. other skills less than 12%

Example Hedgehog at Tier 4

Hedgehog Pet with Skills Combat Gathering

These are typical Hedgehog skills.

BDO Hedgehog gather

Hedgehog’s Special Gathering Skill

Look at the loot image from someone butchering a carcass, after hunting with a Matchlock and having their Hedgehog pet out. You can see that it actually causes a whole extra roll, so that the gatherer gets twice as much as he normally would. This even works for the Hunting skill exp item drop, which is the most reliable way to level the Hunting Life Skill.

Hunters love this furry little beast!

NOTE: The Hedgehog special gathering buff does not stack if you have more than one Hedgehog out, but you can Exchange/breed them to increase their gathering proc chance.


Hedgehog Gathering Proc Chances:

  • T1 and T2 Hedgehog: 30% proc chance
  • T3 Hedgehog: 40% proc chance
  • T4 Hedgehog: 50% proc chance

How to Increase Hedgehog’s Tier

You can increase Hedgehog’s tier by using Pet Exchange.

He can be exchanged with any RARE pet type. A few examples are Polar Bear and Arctic Fox.

If no rare pets are available, you can also use Wizard Gosphy, but take note that he is usually the most expensive pet to buy.


BDO Hedgehog is a Sailor’s Friend

BDO ShipReady to conquer the Great Ocean and vanquish the mighty sea monsters within? But you need a sailboat!

Sailors <3 Hedgehogs
When you look into starting to acquire sea legs, you will rush with glee to the recipe websites to discover how to build your very own boat. Then you will suddenly faint at the number after the fatal word: LOGS… This will give you nightmares for quite some time and perhaps ruin your once bright smile forever… 🙁

Just a warning. Look away if you have a weak stomache…

Epheria Sailboat: 16,000 logs BDO log
Epheria Frigate: 20,000 logs BDO log
(with Artisan 2 Processing life skill)

(Unless, of course, you’re one of those weirdos who enjoy gathering… *cough* my sister *cough*)


BDO Gathering Logs for Epheria Sailboat Crafting
BDO Gathering Logs for Epheria Sailboat Crafting

Hedgehog to the Rescue!
Logs are considered a bottleneck item because you can’t easily obtain them via nodes. They are always sold out on the Marketplace. But a hedgehog can really speed up gathering logs. 3x faster in our test.

Hedgehog Test Results:

  • Hedgehog: This will cut your gathering time significantly. My sister, who has a Hedgehog pet, gathered 3x more logs than myself in the same amount of time. Hedgehogs have a chance to proc an extra gather roll/pull.
    • Me with No Hedgehog:
      • 10 logs/minute = 27 hours gathering for 16,000 logs
      • 1 Lucky Axe 130 durability gave me:
        • 397 Pine Timber
        • 202 Logs
        • 12 Pine Planks
    • Sister with 1 Hedgehog: 30 logs/minute = 9 hours gathering

If you “Exchange” the hedgehog and gain tier 4, you can increase your gather amount by 50%! It’s been reported by players that this does not effect Hard/Sharp Shard drop rates.


Hedgehog via BDO Game Packages

  • You can obtain Hedgehog by purchasing or upgrading your game package.
  • Legendary Edition: $90.00 or 9,000 Acoin
  • They have had events in the past when you could upgrade your package for less cost from a cheaper one.
  • View Packages & any current sales at the official package page.


Hedgehog via Events & Boxes

Rarely, there are events that will offer Hedgehog pet.

Example Event from Jan 5, 2022 to January 19, 2022:


Pick of the Litter Pet Pack I

  • pick two rare pets for 1715 Pearls


Hedgehog via Amerigo’s Welcome Package

Hedgehogs can be purchased by buying an Amerigo’s Welcome Package in the Pearl Shop. This is normally priced at 4400 Pearls ($44). Sometimes there are sales and coupons.

You can only buy one per account.

  • Amerigo’s Welcome Package contains:
    • Value Pack (30 Days)
    • Inventory Expansion Coupon +16
    • Hedgehog
    • Elion’s Tear x10
    • Artisan’s Memory x10
    • Horse Skill Change Coupon x5
    • Black Spirit Essence x5
BDO Hedgehog via Amerigo's Welcome Package



Get BDO Hedgehog via Gift Package (Retired)

—- Currently, since the website transfer from Kakao, there does not seem to be a mechanic for this and it looks removed —–

I’m going to leave this here for now, in case they start offering this option again.

The cheapest way to get a BDO Hedgehog pet is to gift a friend or yourself a Gift Package. The Gift Package gives a second basic account for $9.99. There are a few requirements and hoops to jump through.

You can also choose a Polar Bear instead if you like. Polar Bears give a Weight Limit buff of +50 at Tier 4. and Auto-fishing Time Reduced of 30%.

NOTE: Gift Packages are not available to Steam Players at the moment of this writing.

If you do give an account to yourself, you will need another email address, different from your main account’s email. You can always give the account and email to a friend later if you like.

Gift Packages are Limited: You can only send a maximum of 10 Gift Packages, according to a GM on the forum .

BDO Hedgehog Requirements:

  1. You already purchased the game before the 1st of the month. If not, wait until next month to buy Gift Package.
  2. Go to BDO website on their Gift Package page
    BDO Hedgehog Gift Package Page
  3. Purchase a Gift Package. (Normally sold for $9.99)
  4. After purchase, you will be sent to a web page that has a game code
  5. Copy and paste the game code into an email to your friend
  6. Friend must copy and paste the game code on the Redeem Code webpage.
  7. Friend must reach level 30
  8. Wait an hour or so…
  9. Go to BDO website on their Gift Package page
  10. Scroll down to “GIFT PACKAGE LIST” heading.
    BDO Hedgehog Gift Package List
  11. Click “Get Coupon” button (It will turn red when ready.)
  12. Choose Hedgehog and then click the Gift Package Reward graphic on the website.
  13. Check in-game mail
  14. No refunds



Too Cute Hedgehog Video

Take a closer look at the Hedgehog though this adorable movie posted by Allseeing2 on reddit. Thanks to the actors and creator! 🙂