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Not to be confused with Town pets, the animal NPCs obtainable via the Zoologist.

Pets are creatures that follow the player around. They are completely invincible and have no set duration. When summoned, they will give the player a buff with the same name as the pet. A pet will follow the player until they die, summon a different pet, or cancel the associated buff.

Most pets are purely cosmetic, but some of the Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS3DS version-exclusive pets can do minimal damage to enemies. A few pets emit small amounts of light, but on Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, Switch version Switch version, and tModLoader version tModLoader version, there are special Light Pets available with their own dedicated slot.

Summoned minions operate similarly, but are primarily intended to aid combat rather than being cosmetic. Pets do not count against a player's current minion limit.

In total, there are 54 pets. There are 43 on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, 26 on the Switch version Switch version and tModLoader version tModLoader version, 27 on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, and 31 on the 3DS3DS version version.

There are also 10 light pets on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, 3 of which are master-exclusive, 7 on the Switch version Switch version and tModLoader version tModLoader version, and 4 on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS3DS version version.

Summoning and Dismissing[]

Pets are manually summoned by placing their item on the hotbar and using them or by equipping them. On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, Old-gen console version Old-gen console, Mobile version Mobile, Switch version Switch, and tModLoader version tModLoader, pets can be dismissed by pressing the Open / Activate button on their corresponding buff icon or by turning off the visibility.

Equipping Pets[]

Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch versiontModLoader version
Desktop/Console/Mobile/Switch/tModLoader-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Desktop, Console, Mobile, Switch, and tModLoader versions of Terraria.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, Switch version Switch version, and tModLoader version tModLoader version, the inventory offers two dedicated slots, offering more complex behavior: One slot is for "regular" pets, the other is for light pets. Light pets behave similarly to ordinary pets, but provide more consistent lighting around the player. At any time, the player can have at most one pet of each type active.

  • Each pet slot has a matching dye slot, which can be used to recolor the pet. Some of the "advanced" dyes can make certain pets look very strange, or even render them invisible. If they normally shed light, the light will be unaffected by any dye.
  • Each pet slot also has an "eye" icon, which can be clicked to "hide" the pet, and again to "show" it.
    • Unlike the similar icons to hide accessories, the eye icon will actually dismiss and resummon the pet, not just hide and reveal it.
    • If a summoning item is placed in a slot set to "hidden", the pet will not be summoned until the slot is toggled back to "visible".
  • Removing a pet's item from its slot will not dismiss the pet, but placing a different pet item in the slot will replace the pet.
  • Either type of pet can also be summoned by using its item from the hotbar, but only if the slot it could go into is empty or hidden.
  • A pet in a pet slot is automatically summoned whenever the player respawns.

Pets[]

Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Provides Light
Baby Dinosaur Baby DinosaurBaby Dinosaur Amber MosquitoAmber Mosquito ExtractinatorExtractinator
Baby Eater Baby EaterBaby Eater Eater's BoneEater's Bone Eater of WorldsEater of Worlds
Baby Face Monster Baby Face MonsterBaby Face Monster Bone RattleBone Rattle Brain of CthulhuBrain of Cthulhu
Baby Grinch Baby GrinchBaby Grinch Baby Grinch's Mischief WhistleBaby Grinch's Mischief Whistle Ice QueenIce Queen
Baby Hornet Baby HornetBaby Hornet NectarNectar Queen BeeQueen Bee
Baby Imp Baby ImpBaby Imp Slice of Hell CakeSlice of Hell Cake Shadow ChestShadow Chest
Baby Penguin Baby PenguinBaby Penguin Fish (item)Fish (item) Frozen ChestFrozen Chest
Baby Red Panda Baby Red PandaBaby Red Panda Bamboo LeafBamboo Leaf Traveling MerchantTraveling Merchant
Baby Skeletron Head Baby Skeletron HeadBaby Skeletron Head Bone KeyBone Key Dungeon GuardianDungeon Guardian
Baby Snowman Baby SnowmanBaby Snowman Toy SledToy Sled Ice MimicIce Mimic
Baby Truffle Baby TruffleBaby Truffle Strange Glowing MushroomStrange Glowing Mushroom TruffleTruffle ✔️
Baby Werewolf Baby WerewolfBaby Werewolf Full Moon Squeaky ToyFull Moon Squeaky Toy ZoologistZoologist
Black Cat Black CatBlack Cat Unlucky YarnUnlucky Yarn Goodie BagGoodie Bag
Pet Bunny Bunny PetBunny CarrotCarrot Collector's EditionCollector's Edition
(New Player's Inventory)
Companion Cube Companion Cube (pet)Companion Cube Companion CubeCompanion Cube Traveling MerchantTraveling Merchant
Cursed Sapling Cursed Sapling (pet)Cursed Sapling Cursed SaplingCursed Sapling Mourning WoodMourning Wood ✔️
Dynamite Kitten Dynamite KittenDynamite Kitten Ball O' Fuse WireBall O' Fuse Wire ZoologistZoologist
Estee EsteeEstee Celestial WandCelestial Wand Traveling MerchantTraveling Merchant
Eyeball Spring Eyeball SpringEyeball Spring Eye SpringEye Spring EyezorEyezor
Fennec Fox Fennec FoxFennec Fox Exotic Chew ToyExotic Chew Toy Traveling MerchantTraveling Merchant
Glittery Butterfly Glittery ButterflyGlittery Butterfly Bedazzled NectarBedazzled Nectar Traveling MerchantTraveling Merchant
Hoardagron HoardagronHoardagron Dragon EggDragon Egg Dark MageDark Mage
Lil' Harpy Lil' HarpyLil' Harpy Birdie RattleBirdie Rattle Traveling MerchantTraveling Merchant
Pet Lizard Pet LizardLizard Lizard EggLizard Egg LihzahrdLihzahrd , Flying SnakeFlying Snake
Mini Minotaur Mini MinotaurMini Minotaur Tartar SauceTartar Sauce Iron CrateIron Crate
Pet Parrot Parrot (pet)Parrot Parrot CrackerParrot Cracker PiratePirate in Ocean biome
Plantero PlanteroPlantero Mud BudMud Bud ZoologistZoologist
Propeller Gato Propeller GatoPropeller Gato Gato EggGato Egg Dark MageDark Mage
Puppy PuppyPuppy Dog WhistleDog Whistle PresentPresent
Pet Sapling Pet SaplingSapling SeedlingSeedling PlanteraPlantera
Pet Spider Pet SpiderSpider Spider EggSpider Egg PumpkingPumpking
Shadow Mimic Shadow Mimic (pet)Shadow Mimic Ornate Shadow KeyOrnate Shadow Key Shadow ChestShadow Chest ✔️
Shark Pup Shark PupShark Pup Shark BaitShark Bait Water ChestWater Chest
Squashling SquashlingSquashling Magical Pumpkin SeedMagical Pumpkin Seed PumpkinPumpkin
Sugar Glider Sugar GliderSugar Glider Eucalyptus SapEucalyptus Sap Tree Rare drop from shaking Trees
Tiki Spirit Tiki SpiritTiki Spirit Tiki TotemTiki Totem Witch DoctorWitch Doctor in Jungle biome
Pet Turtle Pet TurtleTurtle SeaweedSeaweed Ivy ChestIvy Chest
Volt Bunny Volt BunnyVolt Bunny Lightning CarrotLightning Carrot ZoologistZoologist ✔️
Zephyr Fish Zephyr Fish (pet)Zephyr Fish Zephyr FishZephyr Fish Mechanic's Rod.png Fishing

Master Mode only[]

These pets can only be acquired in Master Mode, but can be used anywhere.

Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Provides Light
Alien Skater Alien SkaterAlien Skater Cosmic SkateboardCosmic Skateboard Martian SaucerMartian Saucer
Baby Ogre Baby OgreBaby Ogre Ogre's ClubOgre's Club OgreOgre
Destroyer-Lite Destroyer-LiteDestroyer-Lite Deactivated ProbeDeactivated Probe The DestroyerThe Destroyer
Eater of Worms Eater of WormsEater of Worms Writhing RemainsWrithing Remains Eater of WorldsEater of Worlds
Everscream Sapling Everscream Sapling (pet)Everscream Sapling Shrub StarShrub Star EverscreamEverscream
Honey Bee Honey BeeHoney Bee Sparkling HoneySparkling Honey Queen BeeQueen Bee
Ice Queen Ice Queen (pet)Ice Queen Frozen CrownFrozen Crown Ice QueenIce Queen
Itsy Betsy Itsy BetsyItsy Betsy Betsy's EggBetsy's Egg BetsyBetsy
Mini Prime Mini PrimeMini Prime Robotic SkullRobotic Skull Skeletron PrimeSkeletron Prime
Moonling MoonlingMoonling Piece of Moon SquidPiece of Moon Squid Moon LordMoon Lord
Phantasmal Dragon Phantasmal DragonPhantasmal Dragon Tablet FragmentTablet Fragment Lunatic CultistLunatic Cultist
Plantera Seedling Plantera Seedling (pet)Plantera Seedling Plantera SeedlingPlantera Seedling PlanteraPlantera
Rez and Spaz Rez and SpazRez and Spaz Pair of EyeballsPair of Eyeballs The TwinsThe TwinsThe Twins
Skeletron Jr. Skeletron Jr.Skeletron Jr. Possessed SkullPossessed Skull SkeletronSkeletron
Slime Prince Slime PrinceSlime Prince Royal DelightRoyal Delight King SlimeKing Slime
Slime Princess Slime PrincessSlime Princess Regal DelicacyRegal Delicacy Queen SlimeQueen Slime
Spider Brain Spider BrainSpider Brain Brain in a JarBrain in a Jar Brain of CthulhuBrain of Cthulhu
Suspicious Eye Suspicious EyeSuspicious Eye Suspicious Grinning EyeSuspicious Grinning Eye Eye of CthulhuEye of Cthulhu
Tiny Fishron Tiny FishronTiny Fishron Pork of the SeaPork of the Sea Duke FishronDuke Fishron

Light Pets[]

Light Pets are summoned secondary characters that float alongside players to provide a traveling light source. They incur no mana nor any other cost, and remain indefinitely until the player cancels the buff, summons a replacement light pet or dies. Only one light pet can be present at once. Light pets have their own dedicated inventory slot in the player's equipment section in the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, Switch version Switch version, and tModLoader version tModLoader version along with a slot for dyes.

Light Pets
Buff Pet Item Brightness Source Notes
Shadow Orb Shadow Orb (light pet)Shadow Orb Shadow Orb (item)Shadow Orb 65% Shadow OrbShadow Orb Can be controlled.
Crimson Heart Crimson Heart (light pet)Crimson Heart Crimson Heart (item)Crimson Heart 65% Crimson HeartCrimson Heart
Magic Lantern Magic Lantern (light pet)Magic Lantern Magic LanternMagic Lantern 65% Skeleton MerchantSkeleton Merchant Highlights treasure.
Fairy Fairy (light pet)Fairy (light pet)Fairy (light pet)Fairy Fairy BellFairy Bell 80% Crafted from Bell, Pixie Dust, Soul of Light, and Soul of Sight
Flickerwick FlickerwickFlickerwick Creeper EggCreeper Egg 80% OgreOgre
Wisp WispWisp Wisp in a BottleWisp in a Bottle 120% Armored BonesArmored BonesArmored BonesArmored Bones Can be controlled.
Suspicious Looking Eye Suspicious Looking Eye (light pet)Suspicious Looking Eye Suspicious Looking TentacleSuspicious Looking Tentacle 120% Treasure Bag (Moon Lord)Treasure Bag (Moon Lord) Highlights treasure and enemies.

Master Mode only []

These light pets can only be acquired in Master Mode, but can be used anywhere.

Light Pets
Buff Pet Item Brightness Source Notes
Jack 'O Lantern Jack 'O Lantern (light pet)Jack 'O Lantern Pumpkin Scented CandlePumpkin Scented Candle 80% PumpkingPumpking
Toy Golem Toy GolemToy Golem Guardian GolemGuardian Golem 80% GolemGolem
Fairy Princess Fairy Princess (light pet)Fairy Princess Jewel of LightJewel of Light 120% Empress of LightEmpress of Light

Old-gen console version and 3DS version[]

Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS3DS version version Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies
Pet Bat Bat PetBat Vial of BloodVial of Blood Vampire MinerVampire Miner, Gold ChestGold Chest ✔️
Pet Guinea Pig Guinea PigGuinea Pig CabbageCabbage Dragon SnatcherDragon Snatcher, Gold ChestGold Chest, ChestChest
Pet Slime Slime PetSlime Petri DishPetri Dish Shadow SlimeShadow Slime, Gold ChestGold Chest, ChestChest
Pet Tiphia TiphiaTiphia BeeswaxBeeswax Dragon HornetDragon Hornet, Gold ChestGold Chest, Ivy ChestIvy Chest ✔️
Pet Werewolf Werewolf PetWerewolf Wolf FangWolf Fang WerewolfWerewolf, Gold ChestGold Chest, Ivy ChestIvy Chest ✔️
Pet Zombie Zombie PetZombie BrainBrain The GroomThe Groom, Gold ChestGold Chest, Shadow ChestShadow Chest ✔️

3DS version[]

3DS3DS version version Exclusive Pets
Buff Pet Item Source Damages Enemies Provides Light
Pet Elfa ElfaElfa Holiday BaubleHoliday Bauble TreeTree during Christmas ✔️
Pet Cupid CupidCupid Broken HeartBroken Heart GemGem during Valentine's Day ✔️
Pet Worm Worm PetWorm Pet Suspicious Looking AppleSuspicious Looking Apple Giant Worm Head Digger Head Devourer Head World Feeder Head
Pet Old Lady Old LadyOld Lady Old Walking StickOld Walking Stick ClothierClothier during day
Pet Turkey (buff) Pet TurkeyPet Turkey Turkey featherTurkey feather MerchantMerchant during Thanksgiving

Notes[]

  • All pets can activate Teal Pressure Pads.
  • Although it is possible to change the color of the light pet itself using dyes, the color of the light they produce will stay the same.

Achievement[]

Achievement Pet Hoarder.png
Pet Hoarder • “You seem to like pets.”
Obtain all exclusive pets.

Tips[]

  • Some pets, such as the Cursed Sapling and Baby Truffle, provide light for the player which is rather useful when caving or in dark areas.

Trivia[]

  • The pet summoned is actually a long-lasting projectile that follows the player around.
  • The Pet Drone, summoned with the Mysterious Package, was introduced only on the Amazon Amazon version, but was unobtainable and later removed.
  • Upon updating to 1.3, all exclusive pets were replaced with a Gold Bunny each.

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Added 13 new pets that can be obtained from enemies, chests, NPCs, or by shaking trees.
    • Added 19 new pets and 3 new light pets exclusive to Master Mode.
  • Mobile 1.3.0.7: Removed and replaced all mobile exclusive pets with a Gold Bunny.
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