Pets can also grow through combat experience, and they have various skills by each type that help with the progression of the game. “Mercenaries” and “Buddies” obtained through Shop purchases and events, etc can also be managed in the Pet screen.
What are Pets?
Field monsters can be tamed and made into companions by using Pet Feed items and “Taming”.
The “Archer” job is specialized for battling alongside pets.
“Pet Feed” can be purchased from a Pet Supply Merchant. Make sure you have reached Lv.45 first in order to purchase or sell items from Pet Supply Merchants like Lydia.
Use feed suited to a monster’s palate for a chance to tame them as a pet. The chances of taming a monster is influenced by the character’s Charisma.
Use Pet Feed and select the desired monster to tame them as a pet.
The selected feed must suit the monster’s palate. You can view a monster’s palate in the Codex.
The chances of successfully taming a pet is affected by the character’s Charisma stats.
Go to “Pets” in the menu to manage and summon pets.
If a pet is currently summoned, the pet’s level and HP is shown on the screen.
Go to “Name” to give pets a unique name or change a pet’s name.
If a pet’s summoning is canceled or they become unable to fight in the middle of combat, they can be summoned again after a period of time. To summon them without having to wait for a period of time, a “Subjugation Scroll” item is needed.
You can use “Release” to return pets back into the wild. Keep in mind that pets cannot be summoned again once released.
Battle alongside your pet to obtain XP and increase the pet’s own level. Use Blue Star Tablets for even quicker pet growth.
“Archer” characters can learn various skills for battling alongside pets, allowing for more cooperative combat with their pets than other jobs.
Mercenaries and Buddies
In addition to common monsters that are tamed and obtained as pets, “Mercenaries” and “Buddies” obtained through Shop purchases and events can also be managed in the Pet screen.
You can purchase and hire Mercenaries from the Shop, and they will aid in battle for a certain period of time when summoned. Mercenaries are able to use the skills of human-type characters, and do not grow beyond the level they were purchased at.
You cannot contract a mercenary with a level gap of 20 or more. You can contract multiple mercenaries at once, but only 1 mercenary can be summoned at a time.
Buddy Contracts can be purchased from the Shop, and they can be tamed by using contracts. Buddies do not participate in battle, but can assist you in picking up items. Some Buddies can also grant specific buffs (ex. Increases XP gained from defeated enemies).
You can spend Buddy Feed purchased from the Shop to use a Buddy’s Errand function. The General Storage Box can be accessed when using the Errand function, and items can be stored or retrieved from there.
Pets, Mercenaries, and Buddies can be summoned at the same time. Try forging ahead together on tougher adventures.