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Major Payne’s Pet Menagerie: Swamp Croaker

One of the joys of honing my impressive list of skills involved spending time in the Swamp of Sorrows as a kid. I’d meet up with my weird uncle at Marshtide Watch, and he’d send me out into the bogs to perform various tasks that helped build my agility, speed, and a dead-eye for shootin’ things. Bang bang, Darkmoon Faire prizes galore!

I can remember one particular day when he came to me and said, “Boy, me and some of the other fellas are hungry! Fetch us up some toads so we can grill their legs for supper!” No problem, I thought, and grabbed my Red Rider Air Rifle as I sprinted off into the muck and mire. It didn’t take long for me to realize that shooting fat, lazy, croaking amphibians wasn’t much of a challenge—so instead I decided to sharp-shoot the flies they were after just before they could nab 'em with their tongues. By the power of an official Red Rider Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!

My uncle and the rest of the watch didn’t care much for the giant sack of flies I brought back instead of toads, so I just quickly got them a few Sawtooth Crocolisks instead. They slept well that night!

Crithto’s gonna take a lick at explaining what I’ve been goin’ on about and the next pet you’re to hunt down.


Crithto: It is well advised that you do not attempt to touch a Swamp Croaker . . . but if you can capture one in a cage, you’re well on your way to Pet Battle superiority! These bulbous, wart-covered toads are well-suited to being your bridge pet with moves like Swarm of Flies and Bubble, or you can come out swinging like a champ with the potentially heavy-hitting abilities Water Jet and Frog Kiss. Major Payne will let you know what happens if you come in physical contact with one.

As my four-legged friend said, touching a Swamp Croaker is bad news. Granted, I’m immune to their poisoned skin because I’m just that awesome, but Grizzle isn’t. Thanks to his absent-minded affection for licking things that look like rocks, I need to get my poor little cub to a vet stat! In the meantime, you need to get back out to the Isle of Thunder with your tongues stowed safely behind your teeth, and your team of pets at the ready. IT’S YOUR TURN TO START SPRINTING!

Come join the discussion about this pet in our Pet Battles forum. You can also learn more about the Swamp Croaker by visiting

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