Before you tackle the elite battle pets of the Pandaren fables, pick up the Beasts of Fable quest from your Battle Pet Trainer – Gentle San at Shrine of Two Moons or Sara Finkleswitch at Shrine of Seven Stars. Note you will only see the quest if you’ve defeated Aki the Chosen.

Have you ever read the great Pandaren book of fables? Pandaren pass these stories on to their cubs – stories of the cricket and the hawk, or the slow-moving turtle – to teach them lessons that they will find useful in life. What few cubs know is that these creatures exist, here, in Pandaria! Though the stories of their travels are made up, they are powerful denizens of this world. Should you happen upon them in your travels, you may test the might of your pets against their storied statures.

These elites will be easy to spot due to their unique golden paw print (rather than the usual green), as well as a golden elite dragon around their portrait.

Things to note:

  • There are 10 Elite pets in total
  • You cannot capture an Elite Battle Pet
  • There is no bonus XP to be gained from using a levelling pet
  • If you lose or forfeit the match, the pet will respawn within seconds
  • These pets cannot be attacked or killed using player spells and abilities
  • These particular battles are coded so you will not be broken out of the battle by PVP

(Golden Civet)
Location: Head to the far SW corner of the Gate of the Setting Sun, Vale of Eternal Blossoms – 10, 70
Level 25 Aquatic: Tail Slap, Dive, Beaver Dam

Location: Venomous Ledge, right on the cliff edge, Dread Wastes – 26, 50
Level 25 Critter: Spiked Skin, Scratch, Rip

Ti'un the Wanderer
Ti’un the Wanderer
Location: North-west of Gao-Ran Battlefront, Townlong Steppes – 72, 79
Level 25 Aquatic: Tidal Wave, Pump, Shell Shield

(Summit Kid)
Location: Find him overlooking Winter’s Blossom on a cliff, Kun-Lai Summit – 35.56
Level 25 Beast: Gnaw, Headbutt, Leap

Location: Next to the shoreline of Inkgill Mere, Kun-Lai Summit – 68,84
Level 25 Aquatic: Frost Breath, Whirlpool, Healing Wave

Lucky Yi
Lucky Yi
(Marsh Fiddler)
Location: A short distance from Wika-Wikia in The Heartland, Valley of the Four Winds – 40, 43
Level 25 Critter: Quick Attack, Perk Up, Uncanny Luck

Location: South of Darkhide under a tree in the Wild Plains, Between Stormstout Brewery and Nesingwary’s Safari, Valley of the Four Winds – 25, 78
Level 25 Beast: Trample, Hoof, Roar

Skitterer Xi'a
Skitterer Xi’a
(Water Strider)
Location: Along the eastern shoreline of Krasarang River up near Krasari Falls, Krasarang Wilds – 36, 37
Level 25 Aquatic: Skitter, Water Jet, Flurry

<The Midnight Plunderer> (Masked Tanuki)
Location: South of Sri-La Village by a cliff, The Jade Forest – 57, 29
Level 25 Critter: Rake, Prowl, Ravage

Ka'wi the Gorger
Ka’wi the Gorger
Location: At the base of a tree in Fox Grove, The Jade Forest – 48, 71
Level 25 Beast: Moth Balls, Super Sticky Goo, Chew

Red Panda

Since there are only three types of pets to battle (Critter, Beast and Aquatic), you can pretty much do these with three specific teams, although pets with high health with give you better mileage against the 4K+ epic pets.

Completing the quest rewards you with the Red Panda as well as the achievement – Fabled Pandaren Tamer while the daily version awards the Fabled Pandaren Pet Supplies which may contain a Mountain Panda, Sunfur Panda, or a Snowy Panda as well as the usual items.

Good luck!