BDO Pet Hedgehog Tier 4BDO 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 Facts:

  • Pet Buffs: gives a long list of passive buffs that help you with Life Skills, Knowledge, and Combat
  • Loot Speed: 2.5 seconds for Tier 4
  • Pet Food: gain max pet level 10 by feeding your darlings Pet Food
  • 5 Pet Tiers: upgrade to Tier 4 via Pet Exchange (AKA Pet Breeding) and finally a Tier 5 pet quest.
  • Obtaining Pets: Pets are bought at the Pearl Shop. A limited amount of free pets can be obtained via Quest/Attendance/Challenge Rewards.

Pets pick up your loot for you and give helpful buffs. The higher your pet’s tier and level, the faster it will loot and the more buffs it will give. You can have up to 5 pets checked out at the same time.

Pet Food & Hunger

Pet Food retores a pet’s Hunger Level and enables your pet to pick up loot and use its Special Ability.

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 checked out of the stable.

Hunger Level

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 Feed
12 Stable Keeper 3,000 silver at Stable Keeper NPC
Good Feed
80 Cooking Apprentice 1 6 – Meat 1
Fish
3 – Mineral Water
4 – Flour
Organic Feed
140 Cooking Apprentice 6 2 – Oatmeal
5 – Meat 1
4 – Bird meat
Dried fish
Balanced Feed 80 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 Feed
140 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 Feed 60 Pearl Shop

 

Pet Food NPC: Melissa Brady

Pet Food NPC: Melissa Brady Shop

Pet Food NPC: Melissa BradyMelissa Brady, in Heidel, sells Silk Honey Grass Supplement and Brady’s Supplement Powder that add a growth speed buff to your Pet Food. After completing the quests from Melissa Brady, she will give Knowledges, 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

Pet Types

Pet type is important to know in order to increase a pet’s tier during pet exchange. Pets can only be exchanged with the same type.

 

Pet Types Pet Description BDO Pet List
Classic
BDO Pet Type: Classic
Mostly Dogs & Cats costing 900 Pearls Fluffy (rabbit), Flondor Duck, Striped Cat, Haetae, 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
Rare
BDO Pet Type: Rare
Pets only sold during limited times Bos’n Jak, Sooty Roary, Sunny Roary, Prestige Black Panther, Borrum Wolf, Sylvian Wolf, Shadow Wolf, Jojo, Arctic Fox, 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, Emperor Hawk, Kunid’s Search Dog, Red Orc, Golem, Tree Spirit, Chimera, Centaurus, Kama Brown Bear
Premium
BDO Pet Type: Premium
Pets costing 1100 Pearls Otter, Marmot, 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.

Pet Skills

Each pet can have up to 3 different pet skills, depending on their level or tier.

 

    • Tier 1 → 1 Pet Skill at Level 10
    • Tier 2 → 1 Pet Skill
    • Tier 3 → 2 Pet Skills
    • Tier 4 → 3 Pet Skills

Pets gain 1 skill at level 10 of tier 1 or upon reaching tier 2.  Another skill is added when they gain tier 3 and another one at tier 4.

BDO Pet Skills

Pet skills stack up to 5x with each pet that is checked out of the stable. So you can have up to 5x any of the same pet skill. For example, 5 pets that have a Combat Exp skill would give +25% Combat Exp. However, one pet can’t have multiple Combat Exp skill.

How to Obtain Specific Pet Skills

Pets have a predetermined chance to learn a specific set of skills.

As with most things in BDO, chance still plays a role in determining which pet skills your pet will obtain.

For example, some pets have a higher chance of learning Hunting Exp +5%.

Bos’n Jak is an example of one pet that has a 48% chance to learn +5% Hunting EXP.

 Bos’n Jack

  • Pet Type: RARE
  • Talent: +50LT Big Ship Weight each Tier
  • Special Skill: Auto-Fishing Time Reduction
  • 5x T4 Bos’n Jack = 1,000 LT
  • Increased Chances to Learn these Skills:
    • Fishing Exp +5%
    • Hunting Exp +5%
    • Training Exp +5%
    • Trading Exp +5%
    • Karma Recovery +5%
Bos Jak Pet Skills

 

Pet Skill Learn Chance

To view which skills have the highest learn chances:

Pet window Exchange Select 2+ pets Skill Learning Chance

During pet exchange, you will also have the opportunity to choose a set of pet skills from any of the pets selected in the exchange. To do this choose the “Skill” button.

The Appearance button allows you to select which pet’s Talent and Special Ability you want.

 

Pet Skill Learn Chance

Pet Skill Learn Chances

Below is a list of pets that I have recorded the skill learn chances on.

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Most Classic Pets

  1. Processing EXP → 43.79%
  2. Alchemy EXP → 42.76%
  3. Karma Recovery → 40.39%
  4. Cooking EXP → 38.42%
  5. Fishing EXP → 38.29%
  6. Farming EXP → 38.29%

(most cats, most dogs, fluffy bunny)

Rare Pet 1

  1. – Gathering EXP → 58.14%
  2. – Combat EXP → 56.62%
  3. – Karma Recovery → 51.32%
  4. – Fishing EXP → 49.11%
  5. – Luck +1 → 24.88%
  6. – Hunting EXP → 14.7%

(both hedgehogs, lost penguin, polar bear)

 

Rare Pet 2

  1. Gathering EXP → 58.14%
  2. Trade EXP → 47.96%
  3. Hunting EXP → 47.96%
  4. Karma Recovery → 44.82%
  5. Fishing EXP → 42.55%
  6. Training EXP → 42.55%

(Bos’n Jack, Snowflake Rosefinch)

 

Pet Skill List

Each pet has a chance to learn the pet skills below. Sailing/Barter seem to be excluded from pet skills.

 

– Luck +1 Level

– Fishing Level +1

– Gathering Level +1

– Karma Recovery +5%

– Combat EXP +5%

– Gathering EXP +5%

– Fishing EXP +5%

– Hunting EXP +5%

– Cooking EXP +5%

– Alchemy EXP +5%

– Processing EXP +5%

– Training EXP +5%

– Trade EXP +5%

– Farming EXP +5%

Pet Talent

Pet Talents are similar to pet skills, but each pet can only have 1.

Pet Talent improves with each tier the pet gains.

Pet Talent is located on the far right.

Pet Talent Icon Location

Talent Increase Explained

Unlike pet skills, pet Talent increases in power with each tier.

Pet Talent Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Tier 5
Chance to Gain Knowledge 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%
Higher-Grade Knowledge 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Mount EXP Boost 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Durability Reduction Resistance 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Combat EXP Gain 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Skill EXP Gain 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Life EXP Gain 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Death Penality Reduction 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Item Drop Rate Increase 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Weight Limit +20LT +30LT +40LT +50LT +60LT
Big Ship Inventory Weight Limit +50LT +100LT +150LT +200LT +250LT
Max HP +25 +50 +75 +100 +125

 

How do I get the pet talent I want?

Pet Talents are not random like pet skills. Instead, pet talents are predetermined and unique to each pet.

For example, most cats have the Life Skill exp Talent. Most dogs have the Combat Skill exp Talent.

Be sure to check the pet’s description carefully before purchase to find the Talent you want.

 

Pet Talent Details

Pet Talents are very useful, especially the experience Talents.

 

  • Item Durability Loss: 1%-5% 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 and Item Brand Stones.
  • Knowledge Pets: Knowledge Increase 5-25%, and Higher-Grade Knowledge Chance 1-5%
    • 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 1-5%, Skill Experience Gain 1-5%, and Combat Experience Gain 1-5%. These are probably the most useful buffs to obtain. 4% for T4 doesn’t sound like much, but with 5  T4 pets, you could increase your experience by 20%. Most cats give Life Skill buff and most dogs give Combat Skill Exp.
  • Item Drop Increase: Arctic Fox or Prestige Black Panther (Rare pets) +1% Item Drop Rate per tier.
  • Other Unique Talents: Weight Limit Increase 20-60 LT (Polar Bear), Hit Point Bonus 25-125 HP (Young Crimson Dragon).

Pet Special Skill

Pet Special Skills provide some of the best buffs in the game.

Each pet gets 1 Special Skill that is predetermined.

Special Skills are shown as text under the pet name.

Pet Special Skill

Pet Special skills can stack with the number of pets checked out, depending on the skill.

 

Stackable Special Skill
YES – Finds Resources
– Detects Hostility (Evil Karma, Enemy Guild)
– Draws Aggro
– Finds Rare Monsters
NO – Auto-Fishing Time Reduced (Limit 1)
– Resistance to Heatstorke and Hypothermia (Limit 1)
– Gathering Item Quantity Increase (Limit 1)

 

Improving Pet Special Skills

Some Pet Special Skills do improve with each tier. This is hidden information, that can only be seen by player reporting and testing, however.

 

Known Pet Special Skills that Improve Each Tier:

  • Gathering Item Quantity Increase
  • Auto-Fishing Time Reduced

Pet Special Ability Details

The Special Skill that I find the most useful is Gathering Amount Increase from Hedgehog or Llama and Auto Fishing Time Reduced.

 

  • Gathering Amount Increase: 30%-50% chance to proc an extra gather, depending on tier. Hedgehog and Llama.
  • Auto-fishing Time Reduced: Pets like Marmot and Otter are Premium and available all the time, costing 1100 Pearls. (Also in Rare pets: Penguin and Polar Bear.)
  • 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 feels slow. Can find up to 5 resources, if you have 5 pets with this on.
  • Hostility Detection: Alerts to hostile guild and PVP flagged players in range. (Pings a red dot on the mini map)
  • Finds Rare Monsters: Alerts to nearby elite mobs. (Pings a red dot on the mini map)
  • Taunt Monster: Your pet will run out and draw 1 monster to you. Can pull up to 5 monsters, if you have 5 pets with this on. 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 goes up to 35%, so it will negate 1/3 of the DoTs. 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 Choices

The best pet in BDO will improve the areas most enjoyable for you. Below are the top pets based upon play style.

  • Gathering Pets: Hedgehog or Llama give Gathering Item Increase
  • Combat Skill EXP Pets: most classic type dogs
  • Life Skill Exp Pets: most cats, Hedgehog, Otter, etc
  • Knowledge Pets: most birds
  • Free Pets! 🙂 from Quest/Attendance/Challenge Rewards – Free Pet Guide

 

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 Special Skill if you enjoy hunting in the Great Desert of Valencia. (There are many great hunting areas there.)

Polar Bears increase your weight limit by +60LT each. 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.

Pet Skills

Life Skill Pets

 

With 5 Pets:

Life Exp from Pet Skills:  up to +25% (all pets RNG chance)
Life Exp from Talents:  up to +21% (some pets)
Duration: continuous, must be out of stable

Pets have a random chance to obtain +5% EXP of a specific Life Skill, in the form of Gathering Exp, Hunting Exp, etc.

Pets get a random skill when they gain tiers after pet breeding. (3 Skills at tier 4, plus 1 Talent)

With the maximum allowed pets of 5, you could have up to +25% Gathering EXP as an example, just from pet skills. (Life Exp Talents give 4% per pet at Tier 4.)

 

Pets with Life Skill Exp Talents:

Choppy, Hedgehog, Penguin, Marmot, Shadow Wolf, Little Lamb, Otter, Ferret, Flondor Duck, Panda (not red), Jojo, Newborn Crimson Dragon, Newborn Golden Dragon, most cat pets, etc (900+ Pearls)

  • 1% Life EXP Talent per Tier (up to +21% for 5 pets)
  • all pets have RNG chance to learn +5% *specific life skill type* EXP buff (up to +25% for 5 pets)
  • T5 pets have special talent rules.
    Hedgehog Pet with Skills Combat Gathering

    Hedgehog is considered a must have pet for many Life Skill players.

    • Life EXP +5% at tier 5
    • good chance of learning other beneficial skills of Gathering and Fishing +5% (and Combat EXP +5%)
    • significantly increases items for Gathering & Hunting Life Skills

     

    Life Skill EXP Calculation from Pets

    The maxium Life Skill Exp you can obtain from pets is +46%.

     

    Life Skill Pet Examples:

    • 1x Tier 4 Cat = 4% Life EXP
    • 5x T4 Cats = 20% Life Exp
    • 5x T4 Cats all with 5% Processing Exp Skill = 45% Processing Exp
    • 4x T4 and 1x T5 Cat all with 5% Processing Exp Skill = 46% Processing Exp

    Classic Cat Skill Learning Chances:

     

    1. Processing EXP → 43.79%
    2. Alchemy EXP → 42.76%
    3. Karma Recovery → 40.39%
    4. Cooking EXP → 38.42%
    5. Fishing EXP → 38.29%
    6. Farming EXP → 38.29%

    Other Life Skill Pets

    Besides pets that give Life Skill EXP from a Talent Skill, I find the following pets to be helpful.

     

    Pets with Other Unique Life Skill Ability:

    • Haetae Talent: a cat giving Mount EXP Boost (1% per tier) Although, unfortunately, his special skill is Hostility Detection.
    • Auto-fishing Time Special: giving about 10%-30% time reduction. Penguin, Marmot, Otter, Newborn Crimson Dragon, Newborn Golden Dragon, Young Crimson Dragon (Garmoth drop), Bos’n Jack
    • Bos’n Jack Talent: parrot that gives big ships more Bartering LT.

     

    Combat Pets

    Young Dragons have a pet talent that could give a possible extra 20% Combat EXP, if you obtain 5 of them and exchange them to Tier 4.

    They also have a random chance to obtain the +5% Combat Exp Skill each tier.

     

    • 1x Tier 4 Dragon = 4% Combat EXP
    • 5x T4 Dragons = 20% Combat Exp
    • 5x T4 Dragons with 5% Combat Exp Skill = 45% Combat Exp

    Young Black Dragon

    • Talent: Combat EXP +1% each Tier
    • Special Skill: Hostility Detection

    Young Golden Dragon

    • Talent: Combat EXP +1% each Tier
    • Special Skill: Hostility Detection

    Other Combat Pets

    Pets with Combat Skill Exp Talents:

    Most dogs, Panda, Red Panda, Monster Pets (Red Orc, Golem, Tree Spirit, Chimera, Centaurus, Kama Brown Bear), Midnight Lynx, Sylvian Wolf

    Pets with Combat Exp +5%:

    There are certain pets that have an unusually high chance of learning the pet skill, Combat EXP +5%.

    • both hedgehogs, lost penguin, polar bear (There are probably more, but these are the ones I know of personally.)

    Rare Pet Category 1

    1. – Gathering EXP → 58.14%
    2. Combat EXP 56.62%
    3. – Karma Recovery → 51.32%
    4. – Fishing EXP → 49.11%
    5. – Luck +1 → 24.88%
    6. – Hunting EXP → 14.7%

     

    Pet List with Talents & Special Abilities

     

     

    Classic Pet Type

     

    Pet Name Special Ability Talent Sellable Acquired By
    Most Cats, Flondor Duck Finds Resources Life Skill EXP +1-5% YES 900 Pearls
    Haetae Hostility Detection Mount EXP +1-5% YES 900 Pearls
    Most Dogs Hostility Detection Combat Skill EXP +1-5% YES 900 Pearls
    Fluffy (rabbit) Finds Resources Death Penalty Resistance +1-5% YES 900 Pearls

    Premium Pet Type

     

    Pet Name Special Ability Talent Sellable Acquired By
    Ferret Finds Resources Life Skill EXP +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Carmadun Owl Finds Rare Monsters Knowledge +5-25% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Marmot Auto-fishing Time Reduced 10%-30% Life Skill EXP +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Otter Auto-fishing Time Reduced 10%-30% Life Skill EXP +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Little Lamb Hostility Detection Life Skill EXP +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Young Griffon Hostility Detection Durability Reduction Resistance YES 1100 Pearls
    Crow Finds Rare Monsters Knowledge +5-25% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Karlstein Cat Finds Resources Life Skill EXP +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Turtle Hostility Detection Durability Reduction Resistance +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Pila Fe Naughty Dog Hostility Detection Combat Skill EXP +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Scarlet Macaw Finds Rare Monsters Knowledge +5-25% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Choppy Finds Resources Life Skill EXP +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Panda Taunt Monster Combat Skill EXP +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Stoneback Crab Finds Resources Durability Reduction Resistance +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Red Panda Taunt Monster Combat Skill EXP +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Desert Fox Resistant to Desert Diseases Durability Reduction Resistance +1-5% YES Heatstroke and Hypothermia Resistance (up to 35%)
    Long-tailed Rosefinch Finds Rare Monsters Knowledge +5-25% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Sky Hawk Finds Rare Monsters Knowledge +5-25% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls
    Brown Guide Hawk Finds Rare Monsters Knowledge +5-25% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls

     

    Event Pet Type

     

    Pet Name Special Ability Talent Sellable Acquired By Notes
    [Event] Kuku  Hostility Detection Knowledge +5-25% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-5%  NO Attendance Reward  Can only have 1 Kuku summoned at once

    Rare Pet Type

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

     

    Pet Name Special Ability Talent Sellable Acquired By Notes
    Sunny Roary Hostility Detection Skill EXP +1-5% NO 1100 Pearls orange baby tiger
    Monster Pet (Red Orc, Golem, Tree Spirit, Chimera, Centaurus, Kama Brown Bear) Hostility Detection Skill EXP +1-5% NO 1100 Pearls
    Kunid’s Search Dog Hostility Detection Combat Skill EXP +1-5% NO 1100 Pearls
    Emperor Hawk Finds Rare Monsters Knowledge +5-25% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-5% YES Sold separately 1100 Pearls. Grows in size with higher Tier
    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 +1-5% NO Sold separately 1100 Pearls. Various Packages costing 2800 to 6200 Pearls Grows in size with higher Tier
    Twilight Lynx Finds Resources Life Exp +1-5% NO Sold separately 1100 Pearls. Various Packages costing 2800 to 6200 Pearls Grows in size with higher Tier
    Young Black Dragon
    Young Golden Dragon
    Hostility Detection Combat EXP +1-5% 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 +1-5% NO [Event] Shadow Chaser Pack 4250 Pearls (with 33% off sale)
    Jojo Hostility Detection Life Skill EXP +1-5% NO 1100 Pearls Picks up items from double the distance compared to other pets. Prioritizes picking up items that are the furthest away.
    Black Cloaked Cat Finds Resources Life Skill EXP +1-5% NO [Event] Shadow Chaser Pack 4250 Pearls (with 33% off sale)
    Hedgehog Gathering Amount Increase Life Skill EXP +1-5% 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 +1-5% NO Pearl Shop Specialty Packs BDO Hedgehog Guide
    Snowflake Rosefinch Finds Rare Monsters Knowledge +5-25% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-5% YES Pearl Shop Specialty Packs Sold as a pair with Snowball Rosefinch
    Snowball Rosefinch Finds Rare Monsters Knowledge +5-25% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1-5% YES Pearl Shop Specialty Packs Sold as a pair with Snowflake Rosefinch
    Snowflake Reindeer Resistant to Desert Diseases Combat Skill EXP +1-5% YES 1100 Pearls Heatstroke and Hypothermia Resistance (up to 35%)
    Prestige Black Panther Resistant to Desert Diseases Item Collection Increase +1-5% NO Part of an outfit bundle. 7600 Pearls Heatstroke and Hypothermia Resistance (up to 35%)
    Arctic Fox Resistant to Desert Diseases Item Collection Increase +1-5% YES 1800 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 +1-5%, Combat Skill EXP +1-5%, 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
    • Tier 5: 60LT
    NO Gift Package (see Hedgehog Guide), Kina’s Adventurer Pack: 4400 Pearls, Vanacil’s Adventurer Pack: 5100 Purchase Restriction on Packs: 1 Per Character
    Sooty Roary Hostility Detection

    Weight Limit Increase

    • Tier 1: 20LT
    • Tier 2: 30LT
    • Tier 3: 40LT
    • Tier 4: 50LT
    • Tier 5: 60LT
    NO 25% chance from opening “Black Tiger Pouch of Good Fortune” @ 990 Pearls Grey striped baby tiger
    Penguin Auto-fishing Time Reduced 10%-30% Life EXP +1-5%  NO Previous Attendance/Loyalty Reward
    [Event] Penguin Pack – 2200 Pearls for 2 Penguins
    Snowkid Resistant to Desert Diseases Durability Reduction Resistance +1-5% YES Noel Holiday Bundle: 8300 Pearls, Event Winter Pet Pack: 2200 Pearls (includes 1 Reindeer)
    Borrum Wolf Hostility Detection Durability Reduction Resistance +1-5% NO 1100 Pearls Wolf’s size increases with higher Tiers
    Sylvian Wolf Hostility Detection Combat Skill EXP +1-5% NO 1100 Pearls Wolf’s size increases with higher Tiers
    Shadow Wolf Hostility Detection Life Skill EXP +1-5% 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% and Higher-grade Knowledge Gain Chance Increase +1% 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 “Rare” 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
    Tier 5: 125hp
    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
    Tier 5 Level 10 15% reduction in loot cooldown for all pets

    Pet Exchange (Pet Breeding)

    Pet Exchange is used to produce a higher tier pet, which picks up loot faster, acquires extra Skills, and increases the Talent strength. If you have two pets of the same Type, you can exchange both for 1 new pet and possibly obtain a higher tier pet.

    The more pets you add, the greater your chances that the new pet will be a higher tier than 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.

     

    IMPORTANT: all pets used in pet exchange are destroyed and a new one is born. You can decide which parent you want to inherit skills and appearance.

    BDO Pet Exchange

    Pet Exchange Tips:

    • Pets must be checked in to add them to the Exchange Window.
    • T1 to T3 pets are Exchanged to increase Tier, Skills, and Talent/Special power.
    • T4 pets can be Exchanged in order to change their skills.
    • T5 pets can NOT be Exchanged to change skills.
    • Pet Levels do not impact Exchange Success Chances.
    • Pets of different species can be Exchanged as long as they are the same Type. (Rare, 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 Skill 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.

    Pet Exchange 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!

    IMPORTANT: 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 the Special and Talent of the dog. (most likely Hostility Detection + Combat Skill EXP Boost)

    Pet Appearance

    Pet Skill Change

    The Skill Button will allow you to choose which of your pet’s Skill sets you want to keep.

    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.

    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.

    Pet Exchange: Change Skills

    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 5 T5 can’t be exchanged to reroll skills.

    Pet Exchange with Wizard Gosphy

    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 Rare pets. Gosphy might be useful, depending upon how much he costs. (Last cost was 1650 Pearls… not cheap by any stretch, but Wizard Gosphy may be cheaper than buying a Pet Bundle to get another Rare pet, for example.

    Wizard Gosphy normal price: 1650 Pearls

    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 to make a T4. (Which means it’s not cheaper, when compared to Premium pet exchanges, but would be cheaper in some Rare pet exchanges. See T4 Exchange section below.)

    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. Rare 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 Rare pets.

    BDO Pet: Wizard Gosphy

          Wiz Rare 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 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, rarely 50% off. Event bundles can discount even more.)
    • Stop at Tier 3, which gives 3 second loot speed. (Tier 4 only gives 0.5 extra loot speed, but increases Talent power and gives 1 more skill.)

     

    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

     

    BDO Pet Appearance Change Coupons

    You can get the appearance of any tier, by using a Pet Appearance Change Coupon. Purchasing a Pet Appearance Change Coupon for 250 Pearls or 2800 Loyalties.

    BDO Pet Appearance Change Coupon Pearls Price

    Right click the Pet Appearance Change Coupon in your Pearl Inventory. It will open a window where you can change the Appearance of any pet you own. When you have decided on a new look for one of your pets, click the Change button. That’s all there is to it.

    BDO Pet Appearance Change Window

    BDO Pet Appearance Change Window with New

    Example Pet Appearance Change for each Tier:

    Pet House

    Pet houses have no function. They are housing decorations.

    BDO Pet Dog House