Late last night I completed my Taming Northrend achievement by defeating Major Payne, the Grand Master of the continent. Having already defeated Aki the Chosen, the Grand Master of Pandaria on the beta, I wasn’t in as much of a rush to do the Pet Battling thing on live. But after my latest hurdle with Major Payne, I was eager to try the next series of Pet Battle Tamers for Cataclysm – who also weren’t available on the beta.


Today I finally managed to get my Crate of Kidnapped Puppies from one of the rares in Kun-Lai Summit, one of the few things I really wanted on the beta but the item never dropped.

Crate of Kidnapped Puppies

So I tried them out on one of the rares in the Vale… have you had a good look at them before?

Crate of Kidnapped Puppies

Not only does one have a bow on it’s head, reminding me of Huggalon the Heart Breaker, but the other one has a pirate hat… how cute is that?

The Bottled Tornado which drops from Kal’tik in the Vale was something I had in my bag for a while but never tried before now.

Bottled Tornado

The highlight of my day came when Cool and I killed Nalash again and my pet finally dropped :D

Aqua Strider

According to my Armoury page, this brings me up to 492 pets but with the changes to our Pet Journal increasing from a maximum of 500 to 650, this will be a welcome change for sure :P

Thx to Cool for his continued assistance (letting me know both these rares were up) <3 As it stands now, I have 18 Champions left to kill before I get my Glorious! achievement.

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