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Lashtail Hatchling

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Lashtail Hatchling
Lashtail Hatchling
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Quest: An Old Friend [35]

Zone: Zul'gurub

Lashtail Hatchling
Lashtail Hatchling
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
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Neutral Neutral
Idles about.

Vocalizations (on-click)

Occasionally runs to a nearby corpse and fetches a bone.
Cataclysm expansion required.
3 allowed
Patch 4.1.0 | Posted: April 27, 2011

This raptor companion is available upon defeating Bloodlord Mandokir in the new five-man heroic Zul'gurub dungeon. Players who have completed the level 20+ Lashtail Hatchling quest chain will find a captured Lashtail Hatchling in the instance, which they can save, and conclude this raptor's storyline.

To begin the lower level quest chain, horde players will need to pick up the quest The Defense of Grom'gol: Raptor Risk and alliance players will need to pick up the quest Bad Medicine.

Unlike other pets, the Lashtail Hatchling will proudly sport the title of 'aka instead of 's Companion.

Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Bites at the enemy, dealing 394 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Flanks the enemy 1-2 times, dealing 197 Critter damage per hit.


Hits an additional time if the user attacks first.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Instantly deals 295 Beast damage and increases your speed by 100% for 1 round.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Frightens the target, dealing 197 Beast damage and reducing their speed by 25% for 4 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 295 Beast damage.

If the user kills an enemy with Devour, they restore 591 health.


Devour continues for 2 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Adds 98.5 damage to every attack against the target.


Lasts 5 rounds.



Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

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They are adorable, got them solo from the dungeon. I wish there were more like this one, where you interact with the pet for a while, and are finally able to keep them after many quests and a dungeon.

Dec 13, 2023 at 2:38pm | Edits: 0 | Agamaggan-us | Pets: 655 Compare collections | Score: 3550
Top RaterEosmage 
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If you pretty much play solo as I do, and couldn't get to her as a 90 (Heroic ZG is pretty tough as a 90 solo). Head on back in at 100. The changes in the combat system actually make it an easy clear, it's just annoying having to get past the boulders. After you get her back, she can watch you kill everything in there as payback for taking her from you.

Jan 6, 2015 at 2:22pm | Edits: 0 | Cenarius-us | Pets: 1612 Compare collections | Score: 12896
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Finally got her on my 90 hunter, Miliane. I tried renaming her back to what she would have originally named, Miliane'aka. No go. Said the name contained invalid characters. *sadface*

Aug 26, 2014 at 8:53pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-us | Pets: 349 Compare collections | Score: 1704
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Finally got one!  I had some guild buddies help with the dungeon bc my lvl90 hunter is a a pet hunter not a fighter, lol.  Love this pet!  My hardest part was being the lashtail quest.

Feb 17, 2014 at 9:29pm | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-us | Pets: 258 Compare collections | Score: 1214
Site MVPGruhm 
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What a great way to obtain a pet. I Really enjoyed the questline and she (regardless of breed) will always be a favorite.

Aug 12, 2013 at 4:14pm | Edits: 0 | Cenarion Circle-us | Pets: 640 Compare collections | Score: 3358
Top RaterAmritasya 
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You have to be lvl85+ to save her.  Once you've completed the lvl24ish quest line in Northern Stranglethorn, do lvl85 heroic ZG, you'll find the lashtail hatchling by Bloodlord Mandokir, all chained up and enslaved. She will have the quest "An Old Friend" for you after you defeat Mandokir.  Accept it, talk to her again to complete it, and she comes as the reward.

Aug 1, 2013 at 2:20am | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-us | Pets: 1058 Compare collections | Score: 8461
Site MVPMelmo 
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I actually submitted a ticket asking Blizz to categorize her as the girl she's supposed to be and to give us our 'aka after our names back. Yes, I was that irritated :P  We did all that work for her and now our bonded names are gone!

Jan 21, 2013 at 12:55pm | Edits: 0 | Whisperwind-us | Pets: 1475 Compare collections | Score: 11196
Top RaterLisanette 
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So its a "she" in all the quests, but the breed is male? Please change that Blizz.

Dec 13, 2012 at 3:33pm | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-eu | Pets: 1032 Compare collections | Score: 6758
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Start the quest chain with an alt and once you get the egg you can have both the pre-ZG and post-ZG versions of her out at the same time. In ST that is ofc.

Oct 3, 2012 at 5:07am | Edits: 1 | Darksorrow-eu | Pets: 330 Compare collections | Score: 1691
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Not 100% sure, but I'm thinking that you may be able to rename her back to the way it was (did not try renaming any yet, so not sure if available).
Sep 12, 2012 at 4:56am | Edits: 0 | Icecrown-us | Pets: 604 Compare collections | Score: 3089
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As of patch 5.0.4 it longer has the caption "<player name>'aka" and uses the standard "<player name's> companion". =(
Sep 2, 2012 at 11:17pm | Edits: 0 | Eonar-us | Pets: 431 Compare collections | Score: 2133
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This is my favorite pet of all time! The quest line is adorable and her scars make her unique among the baby raptors. The emote is super cute too & a nice match when you're working on archaeology-- you dig up artifacts, she's gnawing on a corpse & digs up a bone.
Apr 21, 2012 at 2:45am | Edits: 0 | Magtheridon-us | Pets: 119 Compare collections | Score: 513
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For me, obtaining this pet was far more frustrating than any grinding job. I went through hours and many groups queuing for the dungeon, even trying to create my own with guild members. After the last boss is killed, DO NOT leave the dungeon like I did (twice, really? Yeah really). I never caught the drift when I was given the info at first, but the quest to obtain this raptor is inside the instance. Mount up and run to the quest point in the lower right corner before you leave.
Feb 19, 2012 at 4:44pm | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 161 Compare collections | Score: 661
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For those of you who don't wish to engage in PvE, you do not need to be present for the Bloodlord kill to be offered the quest. A friend of mine just finished ZG, summoned me in and I finally got this little bugger.
Jul 25, 2011 at 9:58pm | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-us | Pets: 729 Compare collections | Score: 4357
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I feel very emotional about this pet, I really can't bring myself to get any other pet out since getting her, after what shes been through she needs all my love :D

Having a pet with a back story is a brilliant idea, Blizzard should do more like this.
Jul 21, 2011 at 4:40pm | Edits: 2 | Bronzebeard-eu | Pets: 438 Compare collections | Score: 2240
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I currently can't complete the quest chain to be able to get this little girl. Be Raptor, is completely broken for me and I phase into ZG without the ability to interact with anything. Blizzard said that many vehicle quests are broken at the moment and they hope to fix it when they can. I hope this helps anyone else that is having problems!
May 27, 2011 at 6:21pm | Edits: 1 | Undermine-us | Pets: 273 Compare collections | Score: 1218
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the part of the quest chain,be raptor, is currently bugged for many , or all probably, since it seams to be server side.

do the quest line up to Be raptor

then dont delete your hole system, clear wtf etc... , just sit back an wait for blizz to fix it.
May 23, 2011 at 9:48am | Edits: 1 | Kilrogg-eu | Pets: 514 Compare collections | Score: 2493
Top RaterTremmy 
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Be a Raptor is bugged for me =( When I get ported into ZG as the lil raptor the first one i need to talk to, to start the event isn't there... Ticket is in to a GM. I dropped and restarted the quest multiple times.
May 23, 2011 at 4:51am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 1617 Compare collections | Score: 11451
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Something interesting I've found about the pet that makes my heart break just a little more. The quest "an old friend" saying "shes earned a few scares" isn't just flavor text. Compare the companion with the NPC (Ohgan'Aka) and you'll notice that she dose have small scars around her mouth and large ones along the back of her neck that she didn't have before.
May 20, 2011 at 1:29am | Edits: 0 | Hellscream-us | Pets: 565 Compare collections | Score: 2789
Top RaterNoxCrucifix 
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This post helped me get my raptor. It's a pretty detailed walk-through, since I got stuck about one quest in. As mentioned, the level 85 troll quest line in STV phases you, and you will not be able to see/complete any quests towards your hatchling if you're in the midst of the troll quests. You'll have to either complete those first, or not start them at all until you're done.
May 19, 2011 at 4:39pm | Edits: 0 | Alleria-us | Pets: 1214 Compare collections | Score: 7397
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Born in the jungles of Stranglethorn, unlucky raptor hatchlings are often captured by the Gurubashi and taken to the troll city of Zul'Gurub.
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