BDO Pet Hedgehog Tier 4

BDO Pets are little companions that automatically follow your character around and loot corpses for you. You don’t lift a finger! Of course, with anything Black Desert Online, that doesn’t mean BDO Pets are simple or boring. The Pet system is filled with wonderful complexity. You may even find their high expense worth it, as you encounter their cute munchkin faces and watch their moody antics!

IMHO pets are necessary in order to enjoy the game. They do more than just pick up loot.

BDO Pet Notes:

  • Pet Food: gain max pet level 10 by feeding your darlings Pet Food
  • Pet Exchange: up to 4 Tiers obtained via Pet Exchange (AKA Pet Breeding)
  • Pet Buffs: A long list of passive buffs that help you with Life Skills, Knowledge, and Combat
  • Loot Speed: pets start at 10 seconds and loot up to every 2.5 seconds for highest Tier and Level (Tier 4 + Level 10)

You can have up to 5 pets out at the same time. Pets are bought at the Pearl Shop. (except the Young Crimson Dragon *see table below*). With enough time and patience you can obtain a Kuku, Penguin, and Dog free through Attendance/Challenge Rewards. Pets pick up your loot for you and give you added buffs. The higher your pet’s Tier and Level, the faster it will loot and the more buffs it will give. Pets gain Tiers from Pet Exchange (aka Pet Breeding). Pets gain Levels after being fed with Pet Food. To level pets faster, switch them to Agile mode, which makes their Hunger level decrease faster. If your pet’s Hunger Level reaches 0%, it will no longer loot or use its Special Ability. It’s Talent and Skills, however, will still work, as long as the Pet is out of the Stable.

Pet Food

BDO Pet Food for Hunger Level

Pet Food enables your pet to keep looting for you. A full pet will continue to Loot and use their Special Ability. However, hungry pets at 0% Hunger Level will only give you Talents and Skills and will stop looting and using their Special Ability.

Cheap Feed is the easiest to obtain because it’s readily available at every <Stable Keeper> for 3,000 silver. Unfortunately, it only restores 12 Hunger and is heavy to carry. Better pet food that restores much more Hunger, can be cooked or bought at the Marketplace.

Pet Food

Recovers * Hunger

Acquired By

Pet Food Recipe

Cheap FeedBDO Pet Food: Cheap Feed

12

Stable Keeper

Good FeedBDO Pet Food: Good Feed

80

Cooking Apprentice 1 or

50 Loyalties in Pearl Shop for 5 Feed

Recipe:

6 Meat

1 Fish (or 2 Dried Fish)

3 Mineral Water

4 Flour

Organic Feed
BDO Pet Food: Organic Feed

140

Cooking Apprentice 6

Recipe:

2 Oatmeal

5 Meat

4 Bird Meat

1 Fish (or 2 Dried Fish)

Balanced FeedBDO Pet Food: Balanced Feed

80

+Growth Speed

Quest, Simple Cooking

Acquire the quest Food For Hungry Pets from Melissa Brady in Heidel. Give her Good Feed x5. She will give you 30 Silk Honey Grass Supplement. Use Simple Cooking to mix the supplement with good feed. Quest also gives knowledge Pet-Cat and Pet-Dog.

Brady’s Nutritious FeedBDO Pet Food: Brady's Nutritious Feed

140

+Growth Speed

Quest, Simple Cooking

Acquire the quest Nutritious Organic Feed from Melissa Brady in Heidel. Give her Organic Feed x3. She will give you 30 Brady’s Supplement Powder. Use Simple Cooking to mix the supplement with organic feed. Quest also gives knowledge Pet-Sheep and Pet-Hawk.

Nutritious FeedBDO Pet Food: Nutritious Feed

60

Pearl Shop

Pet Food NPC: Melissa Brady

Pet Food NPC: Melissa Brady Shop

Pet Food NPC: Melissa BradyMelissa Brady sells Silk Honey Grass Supplement and Brady’s Supplement Powder that add a growth speed buff to your Pet Food. She is sometimes called a Pet Trainer, although her name doesn’t show the title yet. Note: after completing the quests from Melissa Brady, she will also have available Knowledge Pet – Stoneback Crab, and Pet – Desert Fox for 5 energy each.


Pet Food Pet Food
               Balanced Feed
Processing > Simple Cooking:

1x Silk Honey Grass Supplement
1x Good Feed Good Feed
+80 Hunger Level
+Growth Speed
Pet Food Pet Food
      Brady’s Nutritious Feed
Processing > Simple Cooking:

1x Brady’s Supplement Powder
1x Organic Feed Organic Feed
+140 Hunger Level
+Growth Speed


BDO Pet Food at the Marketplace: BDO Pet Food Marketplace Prices

Pet Skills, Talents, and Special Abilities (Basic)

BDO Pet Window: Skills, Talents, and Special

Passive pet buffs have 3 different categories:

  • Pet Skills: Each pet can have up to 3 Pet Skills depending upon Level and Tier.
    • Tier 1: 1 Pet Skill at Level 10
    • Tier 2: 1 Pet Skill
    • Tier 3: 2 Pet Skills
    • Tier 4: 3 Pet Skills
  • Pet Talents: Each pet has 1 Talent.
  • Pet Special: Each pet has 1 Special Ability.

Tier 1 pets come with a Talent and a Special Ability but don’t receive a Skill until they mature to level 10. Skills are randomly given. Skills and Talents from more than one pet will stack. If you have two pets, both with Combat Experience +5%, your total bonus to Combat Experience will be +10%. When your pet’s hunger gauge reaches zero, it will no longer use its Special Ability or loot. Its Skills and Talents will still work however. Skills and special abilities do not improve or increase with higher levels or Tiers like Talents do.


Pet Types Pet Description BDO Pet List
Classic
BDO Pet Type: Classic
Pets that are sold regularly Striped Cat, Orange Brindle Cat, Black Mask Cat, White Valencian Cat, Grey Moon Cat, Tabby Cat, Gray Thin Cat, Black Valencian Cat, Black Thin Cat Junaid Cat, Calpheon Chubby Dog, Brown Fighting Dog, Snow Wolfdog Naughty Dog, Mediah Guard Dog, Brown Cream Puppy, Kaia Jackal, Kaia Racing Dog, Batian Dog, Shaggy Dog, Curly Dog, Shepherd, Fluffy Puppy
Limited
BDO Pet Type: Limited
Pets that are only sold for limited periods of time Snowlight Lynx, Midnight Lynx, Twilight Lynx, Young Black Dragon, Young Gold Dragon, Black Cloaked Dog, Black Cloaked Cat, Ribbon Cat, Winter Rosefinch Set, Lost Penguin, Snowkid, Hedgehog, Polar Bear, Neurotic Cabby, Witch Hat Charlotte, Cushy Mallowmerz, Helter-Skelter Ceros, Cursed Looney, Drifty Ghosphy, Newborn Crimson Dragon, Newborn Golden Dragon
Premium
BDO Pet Type: Premium
Pets costing 1100 Pearls Brown Guide Hawk, Sky Hawk, Long-tailed Rosefinch, Scarlet Macaw, Desert Fox, Red Panda, Stoneback Crab, Carmadun Owl, Panda, Choppy, Young Griffon, Pila Fe Naughty Dog, Karlstein Cat, Turtle, Little Lamb, Crow, Ferret
Event
BDO Pet Type: Event
Pets that are obtained from events [Event] Kuku BDO Pet: Event Kuku
BDO Pet: Wizard GodsphyWizard Gosphy can be exchanged with all pet Types. Other pets can only Exchange with the same Type.

BDO Best Pet?

• Hedgehog
• Combat Skill Pets (Dogs)
• Life Skill Pets (Cats)
• Knowledge Pets (Birds)
• Free Pets! 🙂 Attendance/Challenge Rewards (Kuku, Dog/Cat, Dragon)

BDO Pet Skill Effect Window

The best pet in BDO is determined by how you like to play. The Hedgehog pet is very powerful for people who like the Life Skill of Gathering and want to progress into other Life Skills. The Hedgehog has a chance to gather twice for the same amount of Energy. Desert Resistance is a great Talent if you enjoy hunting in the Great Desert of Valencia. (There are many great hunting areas there.) Polar Bears increase your weight limit by up to +50LT. It’s a pricey way to purchase additional weight, but may come in handy for a character that already has the maximum weight purchased.

Keep in mind, some pets have limited availability, so you will need patience if you want a seasonal or holiday pet.

Event Pack and Seasonal “Limited” Pets
Packs can get expensive, but they do usually come with other useful things like value packs, weight, inventory, etc. If you’re exchanging pets using packs then the cost can really mount up fast. Sometimes they will have “Rare Critter Box” event that gives a chance for a Limited pet, but doesn’t have extras for 2200 Pearls. It’s a gamble, having a chance to give pets like 2x Reindeer or 2x Finch or rarely, Tier 2+ Limited Type pets.

Rare Critter Box Example (from January 16th 2019 to January 30)
2,200 Pearls
Obtain 1 of the following: Hedgehog (Tier 4), Hedgehog (Tier 3), Hedgehog (Tier 2), or Snowflake Reindeer Box (Snowflake Reindeer x2)
BDO Hedgehog from Rare Critter Boxes

Wizard Ghosphy is a very unique pet. He cannot be Exchanged to increase his Tier and always stays at Tier 1. However, this Wizard will increase the chances of getting a higher Tier pet more than other Tier 1 pets. (giving 20% instead of 15%) Ghosphy can be exchanged with any pet, even Limited pets. Gosphy might be useful, depending upon how much he costs. (Last cost was 1650 Pearls… not cheap by any stretch, but Wizard Gosphy is cheaper than buying a Pet Bundle to get another Limited pet, for example. For details on how Gosphy Exchanges with other pets and the costs, please see details in the Exchange section.)

Wizard Gosphy Comparison:
Normal Exchange: (T3main) + T3 + T2 + T2 + T1 = 35% + 25% + 25% + 15% = 100% T4 pet exchange chance
Wizard Exchange: (T3main) + T3 + T2 + Wiz + Wiz = 100% T4 pet exchange chance

Gosphy allows you to use one less T2 pet in Exchange. (Which means it’s not cheaper, when compared to Premium pet exchanges, but would be cheaper in some Limited pet exchanges. See T4 Exchange section below.)

Wizard Ghosphy
1,650 Pearls
BDO Wizard Gosphy

Best Pet Special Ability

The Special Ability that I find the most useful is the Desert Disease Resistance.

  • Finds Resources: Alerts to 1 gatherable resource every few seconds like herbs, trees, etc. I haven’t found this very useful. After a while you get to know what they look like. Detection also feels slow.

  • Hostility Detection: Alerts to hostile guild and PVP flagged players in range.

  • Finds Rare Monsters: Alerts to nearby elite mobs.

  • Taunt Monster: Your pet will run out and draw 1 monster to you. I don’t see this as being very useful and can actually mess up the timing on your pulls.

  • Desert Disease Resistance: Reduces the chance that you will gain one of the Valencia Desert DoT debuffs. The resistance only goes up to 35%, so it will negate 1/3 of the DoTs. However, you will still need to carry water and tea anyway to cure the 65% that land on you while in the Great Desert.

Best Pet Talents

Pet Talents are very useful, especially the experience Talents.

  • Reduced Durability Loss: This is a convenient Talent, so that you don’t have to stop as often to repair. It even works on Life Skill tools like fishing poles and axes. Repair becomes less of an issue if you have the Naphart Camping Set.

  • Knowledge Pets: Knowledge Increase 5-20%, and Higher-Grade Knowledge Increase 1-4%
    Chance to Gain Knowledge: Increases the frequency of Knowledge rolls when you kill etc. You may gain a lower grade than the one you currently have, but lower grades will not lower your rank. Only higher ranks are applied.
    Chance to Gain Higher-grade Knowledge: Increases the chance that the Knowledge learned will be a higher rank/grade than the Knowledge you currently know.

    Knowledge pets are a good choice for beginners, but loose some of their usefulness after you have obtained all Knowledge. They are useful for both grinding and Life Skills. Knowledge increases Max energy, which is required for Gathering and leveling up Nodes. Knowledge also gives buffs to mobs drops. Knowledge does have a cap as long as no new Knowledge content is added.
  • Experience Talents: Life Skill Experience Gain 1-4%, Combat Skill Experience Gain 1-4%. These are probably the most useful buffs to obtain. 4% doesn’t sound like much, but with 5 pets, you could increase your experience by 20%. Most cats give Life Skill buff and most dogs give Combat Skill Exp.

  • Other Unique Talents: Weight Limit Increase 20-50 LT (Polar Bear), Hit Point Bonus 25-100 HP (Young Crimson Dragon), Gathering bonus (Hedgehog).


Example Pets in Each Tier

Tier 1 Level 10:

1 Special Ability, 1 Skill, rank 1 Talent

BDO Pet Tier 1

NOTE: the Tier 1 Level 9 pet does not have a Skill yet. He will receive a random Skill at level 10.

Tier 2 Level 10:

1 Special Ability, 1 Skill, rank 2 Talent

BDO Pet Tier 2

Tier 3 Level 10:

1 Special Ability, 2 Skills, rank 3 Talent

BDO Pet Tier 3

Tier 4 Level 10:

1 Special Ability, 3 Skills, rank 4 Talent

BDO Pet Tier 4



Pet Skills List

Skill percentages do not increase by increasing Pet Level or Pet Tier. However, all pet buffs stack, when you have more than one pet out of the Stable. Pets have 3 Skills at Tier 4, 2 Skills at Tier 3, and 1 Skill at Tier 2.

Pet Skill: Luck +1 Level Luck +1 Level

Pet Skill: Combat Experience Increase +5% Combat Experience Increase +5%

Pet Skill: Karma Recovery +5% Karma Recovery +5%

Pet Skill: Fishing +1 Level +5% Fishing +1 Level

Pet Skill: Fishing Experience +5% Fishing Experience Increase +5%

Pet Skill: Gathering +1 Level Gathering +1 Level

Pet Skill: Gathering Experience +5% Gathering Experience Increase +5%

Pet Skill: Alchemy Experience +5% Alchemy Experience Increase +5%

Pet Skill: Cooking Experience +5% Cooking Experience Increase +5%

Pet Skill: Hunting Experience +5% Hunting Experience Increase +5%

Pet Skill: Luck Training Experience Increase +5%

Pet Skill: Farming Experience Increase +5% Farming Experience Increase +5%

Pet Skill: Trading Experience Increase +5% Trading Experience Increase +5%

Pet Skill: Death Penalty bddatabase.net lists Death Penalty -4%, but I have never seen this. Have you?


Notice all Life Skills are covered, except for Sailing. Um, poor Sailors! 🙁



Pet List with Talents & Special Abilities

Classic Pet Type

Pet Name

Special Ability

Talent

Sellable

Acquired By

Most Cats

Finds Resources

Life Skill EXP +1-4%

YES

900 Pearls

Most Dogs

Hostility Detection

Combat Skill EXP +1-4%

YES

900 Pearls

Premium Pet Type

Pet Name

Special Ability

Talent

Sellable

Acquired By

Ferret

Finds Resources

Life Skill EXP +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Carmadun Owl

Finds Rare Monsters

Knowledge +5-20% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Marmot

Auto-fishing Time Reduced 10%-30%

Life Skill EXP +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Little Lamb

Hostility Detection

Life Skill EXP +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Young Griffon

Hostility Detection

Durability Reduction Resistance

YES

1100 Pearls

Crow

Finds Rare Monsters

Knowledge +5-20% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Karlstein Cat

Finds Resources

Life Skill EXP +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Turtle

Hostility Detection

Durability Reduction Resistance

YES

1100 Pearls

Pila Fe Naughty Dog

Hostility Detection

Combat Skill EXP +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Scarlet Macaw

Finds Rare Monsters

Knowledge +5-20% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Choppy

Finds Resources

Life Skill EXP +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Panda

Taunt Monster

Combat Skill EXP +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Stoneback Crab

Finds Resources

Durability Reduction Resistance

YES

1100 Pearls

Red Panda

Taunt Monster

Combat Skill EXP +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Desert Fox

Resistant to Desert Diseases

Durability Reduction Resistance

YES

Heatstroke and Hypothermia Resistance (up to 35%)

Long-tailed Rosefinch

Finds Rare Monsters

Knowledge +5-20% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Sky Hawk

Finds Rare Monsters

Knowledge +5-20% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Brown Guide Hawk

Finds Rare Monsters

Knowledge +5-20% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Event Pet Type

Pet Name

Special Ability

Talent

Sellable

Acquired By

Notes

[Event] Kuku

 Hostility Detection

Knowledge +5-20% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-4%

 NO

Attendance Reward

 Can only have 1 Kuku summoned at once

Limited Pet Type

Limited pets are only available for a limited time, frequently seasonal and during holidays.

Pet Name

Special Ability

Talent

Sellable

Acquired By

Notes

Snowlight Lynx

Finds Resources

Durability Reduction Resistance

NO

Sold separately 1100 Pearls. Various Packages costing 2800 to 6200 Pearls

Grows in size with higher Tier

Midnight Lynx

Finds Resources

Skill Exp

NO

Sold separately 1100 Pearls. Various Packages costing 2800 to 6200 Pearls

Grows in size with higher Tier

Twilight Lynx

Finds Resources

Life Exp

NO

Sold separately 1100 Pearls. Various Packages costing 2800 to 6200 Pearls

Grows in size with higher Tier

Young Black Dragon
Young Gold Dragon

Hostility Detection

Combat Skill EXP +1-4%

NO

[Event] Fantastic Young Dragon Box – 2200 Pearls or
[Event] Midnight Pet Pack included Fantastic Young Dragon Box – 4400 Pearls

Black Cloaked Dog

Hostility Detection

Combat Skill EXP +1-4%

NO

[Event] Shadow Chaser Pack

4250 Pearls (with 33% off sale)

Black Cloaked Cat

Finds Resources

Life Skill EXP +1-4%

NO

[Event] Shadow Chaser Pack

4250 Pearls (with 33% off sale)

Hedgehog

Gathering Amount Increase

Life Skill EXP +1-4%

NO

Pearl Shop Specialty Packs and through Gift Package, Vanacil’s Adventurer Pack: 5100, Kina’s Adventurer Pack: 4400 Pearls

BDO Hedgehog Guide

Golden Hedgehog

Gathering Amount Increase

Life Skill EXP +1-4%

NO

Pearl Shop Specialty Packs

BDO Hedgehog Guide

Snowflake Rosefinch

Finds Rare Monsters

Knowledge +5-20% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-4%

YES

Pearl Shop Specialty Packs

Sold as a pair with Snowball Rosefinch

Snowball Rosefinch

Finds Rare Monsters

Knowledge +5-20% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-4%

YES

Pearl Shop Specialty Packs

Sold as a pair with Snowflake Rosefinch

Snowflake Reindeer

Resistant to Desert Diseases

Combat Skill EXP +1-4%

YES

1100 Pearls

Heatstroke and Hypothermia Resistance (up to 35%)

Newborn Crimson Dragon
Newborn Golden Dragon

Buyer’s Choice: Resistant to Desert Diseases, Auto-fishing Time Reduced 10%-30%, Hostility Detection

Buyer’s Choice: Life Skill EXP +1-4%, Combat Skill EXP +1-4%, Knowledge and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase, Durability Reduction Resistance

NO

1650 Pearls

Polar Bear

Auto-fishing Time Reduced 10%-30%

Weight Limit Increase

Tier 1: 20LT

Tier 2: 30LT

Tier 3: 40LT

Tier 4: 50LT

NO

Gift Package (see Hedgehog Guide), Kina’s Adventurer Pack: 4400 Pearls, Vanacil’s Adventurer Pack: 5100

Purchase Restriction on Packs: 1 Per Character

Penguin

Auto-fishing Time Reduced 10%-30%

 Life EXP Boost

 NO

Previous Attendance/Loyalty Reward
[Event] Penguin Pack – 2200 Pearls for 2 Penguins

Snowkid

Resistant to Desert Diseases

Durability Reduction Resistance

YES

Noel Holiday Bundle: 8300 Pearls, Event Winter Pet Pack: 2200 Pearls (includes 1 Reindeer)

Borrum Wolf

Hostility Detection

Durability Reduction Resistance

NO

1100 Pearls

Wolf’s size increases with higher Tiers

Sylvian Wolf

Hostility Detection

Combat Skill EXP +1-4%

NO

1100 Pearls

Wolf’s size increases with higher Tiers

Shadow Wolf

Hostility Detection

Life Skill EXP +1-4%

NO

1100 Pearls

Wolf’s size increases with higher Tiers

Other Pets

Pet Name

Special Ability

Talent

Sellable

Acquired By

Notes

Wizard Gosphy

Taunt Monster

Knowledge +5-20% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-4%

NO

1650 Pearls

Gosphy gives a slight increase in Exchange Chance Upgrade. (+20% – Example: T3 + T3 + T2 + Wiz + Wiz = 100% T4 pet result) Wizard Ghosphy Exchanges with all Types, even “Limited” and “Event”. Goshpy’s Appearance can’t be carried over in Pet Exchange. Gosphy can’t learn any more Skills and doesn’t increase beyond Tier 1.

Special Pets (Garmoth’s Horn Drop)

Pet Name

Special Ability

Talent

Sellable

Acquired By

Notes

Young Crimson Dragon

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

YES

Defeat 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.



Pet Loot Speeds

Tier 1 Level 1

10 seconds

Tier 1 Level 8

4.5 seconds

Tier 1 Level 10

4 seconds

Tier 2 Level 10

4 seconds

Tier 3 Level 10

3 seconds

Tier 4 Level 10

2.5 seconds

Pet Exchange (aka Pet Breeding)

Pet Exchange is used to produce a higher Tier pet, which picks up loot faster, acquires extra Skills, and increases the potency of its Talent. If you have two with the same Type, you can Exchange both for 1 new pet in hopes that you will create a new higher Tiered pet. The more pets you add, the greater your chances that the new pet will be an increased Tier from the Main pet. Pet Tier never decreases. It doesn’t matter if the parent pets are the same species as long as they are the same Type. For example, I exchanged a Premium red panda and a Premium macaw.

Pet Exchange Tips:

  • Pets must be checked in to add them to the Exchange Window.
  • Pets can be Exchanged, regardless of their Tier or Level difference.
  • Pet Levels do not impact Exchange Success Chances.
  • Pets of different species can be Exchanged as long as they are the same Type. (Limited, Classic, Premium, or Event)
  • Click Exchange button to view Pet Types.
  • Main Pet slot is the first large slot. Highest Tier goes here.
  • Main Pet’s Level will be transferred to the created pet.
  • Inherit the Appearance + Special Ability + Talent of any pet in the Exchange. If you don’t choose, the created pet will inherit from the Main Pet. IMPORTANT: Appearance + Special Ability + Talent is tied to pet Appearance! You cannot put a Penguin’s “Auto-fishing Time Reduced” Special on a Dog.
  • Pet Skill sets are transferred from your choice of one of the pets in the Pet Exchange. NOTE: You cannot pick and choose one Skill from one pet and another skill from a different pet. You get all the Pet Skills from ONE pet. Or have the game randomly reroll all Pet Skills.

BDO Pet Exchange Window


BDO Pet Exchange Appearance

Choose Pet Appearance
After you have added your parent pets, the Appearance button will let you choose which parent you want your new pet to resemble. Your new pet will have the Appearance, Talent, and Special Ability of the main pet if another Appearance is not chosen. Choose the question mark if you feel like gambling and want the game to choose for you!

Special Abilities and Talents that pets have are tied to their Appearance! Example: A cat has the Special Skill Resource Detection + Life Skill Exp. However, if a dog Appearance is selected, then the created pet will have Hostility Detection + Combat Skill EXP Boost.


BDO Pet Exchange Skills

Choose Pet Skills
The Skill Button will allow you to choose which of your pet’s Skill sets you want to keep. The Main pet’s Skills are shown in the first row. Choose which parent’s Skills you want to pass on to your new pet. You are not able to choose Skills from both parents. If you don’t want to keep either pet’s Skills, choose the row of question marks to let the game select your new pet’s Skills randomly.


BDO Pet Exchange Skills with Different Tiers

Example Pet Exchange
So what happens if you have a pet with 2 Skills and a pet with 1 Skill?

A Tier 3 pet with 2 Skills and a Tier 2 pet with 1 Skill will allow you to pick either pet’s Skill set. If you choose the Tier 2 pet’s Skill set and end up with a Tier 3 baby, your new baby will have the Skill set you chose plus one random Skill.


BDO Pet Exchange New

If you need to remove a pet from the Exchange Window, simply right click its icon, or use the removal button located under the pet’s Talent icon.

Lastly, enter a name for your new pet, then hit the confirm button when you are certain of your choices.



Pet levels no longer influence the percentage chance of increasing the Main pet’s Tier, as shown by the pictures below.

Tier 1 Level 1 exchanged with a Tier 1 Level 1

BDO Pet Exchange Tier 1 and Level 1


Tier 2 Level 7 exchanged with a Tier 1 Level 9

BDO Pet Exchange Tier 2 and Level 7


Pet Exchange (Breeding) Success Percentages Chart

Main Pet

2nd Pet

Tier Increase Chance

Tier Increase Chance

Tier 1

Tier 1

Tier 3: 55%

Tier 2: 45%

Tier 2

Tier 1

Tier 3: 65%

Tier 2: 35%

Tier 2

Tier 2

Tier 3: 80%

Tier 2: 20%

Tier 3

Tier 1

Tier 4: 15%

Tier 3: 85%

Tier 3

Tier 2

Tier 4: 25%

Tier 3: 75%

Tier 3

Tier 3

Tier 4: 35%

Tier 3: 65%

Tier 4

any

Don’t Exchange
(unless you need to reroll Skills.)


Tier 4 Pet Cost & How-To

Normal Pet Exchange:
(T3main) + T3 + T3 + T1 + T1 = 35% + 35% + 15% + 15% = 100% T4 pet exchange chance
(T3main) + T3 + T2 + T2 + T1 = 35% + 25% + 25% + 15% = 100% T4 pet exchange chance

Wizard Exchange: (T3main) + T3 + T2 + Wiz + Wiz = 35% + 25% + 20% + 20% = 100% T4 pet exchange chance

1 Tier 4 Pet = Max Price $121
Creating one T4 pet costs $121 Max price. (With Unlucky Exchanges, not buying Pearl Boxes in bulk, and purchasing pets that cost 1100 Pearls.) Buying expensive pet bundles that have extras will raise the cost even higher. Limited pets are often found in these types of bundles. If you buy Pearl Boxes in $100 increments, you get 1,500 extra Pearls. If you buy $600 worth of Pearl Boxes, it will give you 69,000 Pearls, which is enough to make 5 T4 pets.

Using Wizard Gosphy in Exchanges does not save money over normal Exchange with Premium pets, but he may help save you money, if you use him to upgrade Limited pets.


BDO Pet: Wizard Gosphy
      Wiz Limited Pet Exchange

T1 + T1 = T2 (T3 if lucky)
T1 + T1 + T1 = T3
T1 + T1 + T1 = T3
(T3 Main) + T3 + T2 + Wiz + Wiz = T4

Total Pets for 1 T4 Pet = 10 (8 + 2 Wiz)
Total $$$ for 1 T4 Pet = $121 (8,800 + 3,300 = 12,100 Pearls)
12,100 x 5 pets = 60,500 Pearls
Total $$$ for 5 T4 pets = $605 Max Price
TOTAL SAVINGS = same as Premium pets
BDO Pet Tier 4
       T4 Premium Pet Exchange

T1 + T1 = T2 (T3 if lucky)
T1 + T1 = T2 (T3 if lucky)
T1 + T1 + T1 = T3
T1 + T1 + T1 = T3
(T3main) + T3 + T2 + T2 + T1 = T4

Total pets for 1 T4 Pet = 11
Total $$$ for 1 T4 Pet = $121 (12,100)
11 Pets x 5 = 60,500 Pearls
Total $$$ for 5 T4 pets = $605 Max Price

How to Save Money on T4 Pets:

  • There is a 55% chance to obtain a T3 by Exchanging two Tier 1 pets. So if you are lucky, you can save some by mashing all your Tier 1 pets together and THEN try to put together T4 pets.
  • When buying Pearl Boxes with Kakao Cash in $100 bundles, the price of an 1100 Pearl pet is $9.56. Total cost for really bad luck during T4 Exchange, (using 11 pets to make 1 Tier 4) would be $105.23
  • You can also stick with the 900 Pearl pets, which are the basic cats and dogs. This would reduce your bad luck Exchange to $86.09
  • Wait for pet sales (normally 20% off, very rarely up to 50% off)
  • Stop at Tier 3, which gives 3 second loot speed. (Tier 4 only gives 0.5 extra loot speed)


Tier 4 Pet Breeding Best Combinations – In-depth Analysis

Thank you to Aldodzb, who made the following detailed Tier 4 Pet Exchange Analysis! View Aldodzb’s original reddit post.

Hi, I have been doing some comparisions between all posibles breeds combinations for tomorrow’s patch to get the full t4 roaster and I would like to share and discuss.

First, I would never risk even at 90-95%. The slim chance of loosing a considerable ammount of money bothers me a lot. Second, I will asume that you already have a full t3 roaster (the reference will be the string “main”).

So, with that being said, I came to the conclusion that there are 2 good formulas to follow:

[1] (T3main) + T3 + T3 + T1 + T1 = 35% + 35% + 15% + 15% = 100%

[2] (T3main) + T3 + T2 + T2 + T1 = 35% + 25% + 25% + 15% = 100%

At the beginning, we are going to buy T1 pets and smash them together and the following questions pops up:

  • When should I stop buying pets?

  • How should I breed the pets in order to minimize the ammount of $$ spent?

The formula [1] is a better option than the 2nd, the best case scenario is to get the t4s roaster only using the [1] formula because it means that after smashing t1’s you always got T3 (that would be 0.0025%, around 1 in 40.000). With a total of 30 pets used.

But, in most cases we will get a bounch of T3’s and T2’s.. so again, when should we stop buying and how to combine them?

The aproach I took was, there are 2 possibilities after we breed T1’s, or we are get a T2 (45%) or a T3 (55%).

In a set of 15 pairs, its expected to get around 8 T3’s and 7 T2’s (+-1). So, the pet exchange scheme would be:

(T3main) + T3 + T3 + T1 + T1 = 100%

(T3main) + T3 + T3 + T1 + T1 = 100%

(T3main) + T3 + T3 + T1 + T1 = 100%

(T3main) + T3 + T2 + T2 + T1 = 100%

(T3main) + T3 + T2 + T2 + T1 = 100%

You will end up with some T2 wasted. Trying to adjust the numbers, lets try will 13 pairs, in this case its expected to get 7 T3’s and 6 T2’s.

(T3main) + T3 + T3 + T1 + T1 = 100%

(T3main) + T3 + T3 + T1 + T1 = 100%

(T3main) + T3 + T2 + T2 + T1 = 100%

(T3main) + T3 + T2 + T2 + T1 = 100%

(T3main) + T3 + T2 + T2 + T1 = 100%

And that fits perfectly, this is the expected case with 33 pets being used and 100% to get the t4 roaster!


WHY is this important? Because if you do not have in mind the combinations and the results that you have to get, one will probably end up breeding after smashing just to get the 100% and possibly wasting %’s and therefore money.

Here, the order is crucial, if you get 5 T2’s in a row DO NOT DESPERATE AND DO NOT START BREEDING, continue smashing T1s, you could still get all the T3s you need and save $$.

If you get more than 6 T2s pets before the 13 attempts, then you have to vary the scheme a little bit and buy extra pets to compensate it. So instead of [2] try to:

[3] (T3main) + T2 + T2 + T2 + T2 = 25% + 25% + 25% + 25% = 100%

If you get more than 7 T3’s before the 13 attempts, you save pets and always follow:

[1] (T3main) + T3 + T3 + T1 + T1 = 35% + 35% + 15% + 15% = 100%


Don’t forget that the appearance determinates the pets special skill and good luck with the roll of the normal skills!

Any observation would be appreciated!


TL;DR: Always try to smash your T3 with other two T3’s and 2 T1’s before the 14th bred. If you have already bred for the 13th time and you still don’t have at least 7 T3’s then try to:

  • T3main + T2 + T2 + T2 + T2

Otherwise, if you have 8 or more T3:

  • First use as long as you can: T3 + T3 + T1 + T1

  • Then: T3 + T2 + T2 + T1




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