As part of Navi’s Ten Days of Pet Battles:

Day 4: What was the most epic pet battle/capture you ever had?

There are a few that stick out but not for the excitement value that others have written about like capturing a rare spawn. On the beta, the Twilight Fiendling had such an annoying ability making its capture very difficult. They weren’t that rare to find but there was a lot of angst keeping them alive for the entire battle.

I can’t tell you how many failed attempts I had on this but it was too many!

Onyxia vs Fiendling

Who will be taken out first?

Back then, the Fiendlings had an ability to clone itself (splitting its health in half) so essentially it would hit you twice each turn, then die before you could trap it. How fair is that? I was so happy to see they removed that ability when it went live.

Twilight Fiendling on the beta

Check out the Fiendling clone ability in action!

The Flayer Hatchling’s Reflection was later changed to Deflection but was pretty hilarious. The ability would reflect ANY ability including burrowing and heals so was really OP at the time. I recall doing a battle in the Vale, fairly close to Aki where I reflected the burrowing ability of the enemy pet. This caused my pet to remain underground for the rest of the match. Using Take-Off also caused you to fly up, block an attack and be stuck mid-air for the rest of the battle.

The most recent epic battle is still the longest match I’ve ever had. I was kind of curious to see if I could win, rather than forfeiting and trying again with a different lineup.

Ah, the memories.