These are known things to happen on use:
Summon a level 70 non-elite guardian which assists you in battle for 10 minutes.
Gift box with 5 Super Healing Potions and 5 Super Mana Potions.
Magical Crawdad Box containing a Magical Crawdad non-combat pet.
Mr. Pinchy's Blessing: Health increased by 1200. This effect persists through death and is considered a flask. 2 hour duration.
Furious Mr. Pinchy: Level 70 non-elite attacks you and your party. Has 5560 HP, with 3155 Mana.
This is a fishable item, you can have it from Highland Fishing Pools, in Terrokar forrest. You'll need flying mount and ~480 fishing skill at least. Respawn rate of the pools is around 1 hour, and the chance to get this is very low aswell (approximately under 1%). Good luck for it!
Here's a really good page devoted to catching Furious Crawdad's & Mr. Pinchy (Broken Link)(##RESPBREAK##)2##DELIM##Sas148##DELIM##Link broken.
So this item actually disappears after you've used it 3 times? That would be quite disappointing with a 2 day cooldown on the uses and the time involved farming a Mr.Pinchy. :(
Yes it disappears after 3 uses. I've caught 2 Mr. Pinchys so far, finished off the last charge of the first one this morning. Still no pet, 6 days of agony to go :O
I have to wonder if the drop rate is accurate, or if I've just been lucky, but I caught my first Mr. Pinchy after my first 25 or so successful casts (which doesn't include casts where fish got away) into Highland Mixed Schools. He gave me Mr. Pinchy's Blessing twice, and a Benevolent Mr. Pinchy.
Last night I caught my second Mr. Pinchy after about 375 successful casts (over time - not all in one sitting!) First reward was another Benevolent Mr. Pinchy... I'm hoping for the crawdad pet for one of the next two wishes. :)
In total, I've caught 2 Mr. Pinchys out of a total of 400 successful casts. Both times I caught him in the Blackwind Lake/Skettis area.
My skill is 500 even. 375 skill, +20 fishing pole, +5 hat, +100 lure.
Make sure your inventory isn't full when you use it! If you get the pet or the gift box thing, it'll use a charge but you'll get nothing.
The Mr. Pinchy's Gift actually varies slightly...it will be 4-5 Super Healing Potions as well as 4-5 Super Mana Potions, It is not a set amount, but will always be at least 4 of each.
Only fished out of Highland Mixed Schools. There are a total of 17 Highland mixed schools in the three Fly-top only lakes in Terrokar Forest. 3 in the lake above Stonebreaker point, 4 that spawn in the lake just above and behind Allerian Stronghold, and 10 in Blackwind Lake/Skettis. Mr. Pinchy's drop rate appears to be about a 0.2% drop rate on successful casts (about 2 out of 1000 or 1 in 500 casts) so be prepared to spend alot of time on this.
Had 527 Fishing when i caught him, counting my lure...The game maximum:
375 Base Fishing, +35 Fishing Arcanite Fishing Pole, +5 Fishing High Test Eternium Fishing Line, +5 Fishing Lucky Fishing Hat, +5 Fishing Nat Pagle's Extreme Angling Boots, and +2 Fishing skill to glove enchant. and +100 Fishing Aquadynamic Fish Attractor.
You will no longer receive "your fish got away" messages at 525 fishing or higher (only attainable with all fishing tournament rare fish rewards and the Arcanite Fishing Pole won from the sunday Fishing Tournament.)
Seravais <Mixed United Tribe> - Lvl 70 Undead Rogue - Medivh - Horde
2 time Master Angler, Bloodsail Admiral, and owner of over 40 non-combat pets
I bet this is a Simpsons reference to Homer's Pet lobster "Pinchy".
Dunno why I am posting this though, it just sorta popped into my mind when I found this.
Sadly, Furious Mr. Pinchy is classified as a "Humanoid" and cannot be tamed by hunters
Benevolent mr. pinchy, the one that fights for you for 10 minutes, hits for about 200, and stacks sunder armor...not really important, just interesting
If you raid save your wishes for a raid before a boss fight.
The Benevolent Mr. Pinchy not only stacks sunder armor, his debuff STACKS with the warrior sunder armor resulting in double the armor reduction. We had him out on Tidewalker and melee damage was much higher and he died faster than ever.
Mathematical probability (using the Law of Large Numbers):
Since there are 5 possible outcomes, the probability of getting the Magical Crawdad Pet is most likely 1 in 5, or 20%.
With three "charges" per Mr. Pinchy, the probability of getting the Magical Crawdad Pet with each individual Mr. Pinchy is 48.8%.
Getting 2 Mr. Pinchys gives you a 73.8% chance to get the Crawdad Pet.
Getting 3 Mr. Pinchys gives you a 86.6% chance to get the Crawdad Pet.
Getting 4 Mr. Pinchys gives you a 93.1% chance to get the Crawdad Pet.
Getting 5 Mr. Pinchys gives you a 96.5% chance to get the Crawdad Pet.
Keep in mind that this is just statistical analysis of the probability of the event occuring before you start trying to get him. The Gambler's Fallacy says that no matter how many charges you've used unsuccesfully, each charge still hold exactly a 20% chance of yielding the pet. If you haven't gotten the Magical Crawdad Pet by your 5th Mr. Pinchy, then you'd best stop trying or you just might go crazy.
This is scheduled to be fixed with the next content patch. According to the patch notes, if your inventory is full you will receive your gift in the mail.
Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, in 2.1.0, the Mr. Pinchy's Blessing was changed to 500hp for 2 hours.
The Use: text is a reference to Ren and Stimpy, as well.
Ren asks Stimpy to guard the "History Eraser button". When asked what will happen, Ren responds "Maaaaaaaybe something good! Maaaaaaaybe something bad! We'll never know! Because YOU'RE going to guard it!"
A link to the skit.
I used my first wish today under patch 2.2.3, and Got Mr. Pinchy's Blessing, which only gave 500 bonus health, instead of the 1200 mentioned above.
By the way, you absolutely do not need to max out your fishing to catch this.
I only had 360+20 (pole)+100 (lure) = 480 and I caught him from a mixed pool.
Well, I'm lvl 62 with 375 fishing, +20 for the Seth's Graphite Fishing Pole and was using the +100 lure... I WALKED up to lake Ere'Noru and got a Mr. Pinchy on my first cast. Not bad. Come on Crawdad Pet!!!!
Yes I've had 2 blessings from Mr. Pinchy and both have been +500 health. I posted a picture of the buff but it hasn't been attached.
"Health increased by 500. This effect persists through death and is considered a Flask."
2 hours remaining
Mr. pinchy could do with loosing some weight
I managed to catch two of them today, just to realize that
they share cooldowns!
Nobody had stated that yet. That's 10 days of waiting for cooldowns for me.
Moreover, I have exactly 500 Fishing obtained with:
Base Fishing skill: 375
Big Iron Fishing Pole
Lucky Fishing Hat
Aquadynamic Fish Attractor
... and the fish never get away from me. 500 is the cap for Highland Mixed Schools. Period.
Captain Rumsey's Lager
is available from cooking, you no longer need to worry about missing some of the rare items for the golden number 525. Also, the
Sharpened Fish Hook
gives an unlimited supply of +100 enchants (instead of stacking up on Aquadynamic Fish Attractors).
Fishing just got a bit easier!
Just tested this today and yes, Furious Mr. Pinchy can be mind controlled. His abilities are Auto Attack and Sunder Armor.
I might add that this provides a fun way to mess around in a major city for a while.
Wouldn't the cap be 537 in patch 2.4 if we considered
Captain Rumsey's Lager
AS OF TODAY 05/29/08, if your bags are full you lose the charge and get NOTHING. It wasnt changed in the last patch and I am very upset stupidly I didnt check my bags fishing for hours and filling my bags.
Also, I think Blizzard needs to tweek their patches because I have 3 Mr Pinchys, I wait the 2 day cooldown and have gotten the 500 health for 2 hours the last 4 charges. I mean come on. Be creative here Blizzard.
i can confirm that as of 6/15/08, you still have to click OK on the BoP dialog when looting mr. pinchy.
unfortunately, i learned this the hard way, and recast before i realized what happened. :(
if you're after this guy, take your time when looting from these schools!
Whatever you do, make sure you got bagspace free when you click this. I just wasted myself lots of pots or even the pet.. :(
I can just imagine using this in a raid hoping to get either the buff or guardian, when the suddenly you get furious Mr. Pinchy. Everyone would be asking, "I don't remember Mr. Pinchy being part of this fight, where'd he come from.
I've uploaded a screenshot of the humorous mail that Mr Pinchy sends if your inventory is full :)
Since nobody has posted the link to the pet yet...
Here you are:
Magical Crawdad Box
do NOT use this item in Northrend as item will use a charge but u will get nothing in return.
i learned it the hard way by using my last charge and gm telling me they can not do anything about it.
didnt see any comment about this before so hopefully will save some frustration due to long cooldown and people questing in new area
For those people fishing for Mr. Pinchy, the Mr. Pinchy theme song may offer some consolation. It was written by Laecesudhan of the Terenas server and should be sung to the tune of "Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes. The song was written for a fishing-happy gnome warlock with a felguard pet named "Jhuudhun".
Mr. Pinchy, bring me a wish
I've been so patient, to sit here and fish
My friends are busy all getting their quests done
And I'm alone here sitting with Jhuudhun
Pinchy, I've been so blind
There's so much Scryer rep left to grind
I've things to do other than fish
Mr. Pinchy, bring me my wish!
Mr. Pinchy, I want a pet
That's epic and a non-combat-ant
Party buffs are nice, it is true
And please believe that I don't want to kill you
Pinchy, elusive crawdad
My friends all think that I'm going mad
How many Int scrolls must I get?
Mr. Pinchy, bring me my pet!
Mr. Pinchy, please have a heart
I'm but a gnome and my legs are too short
To wade and fish in extra-deep water
Or run away from pats that will slaughter
Pinchy, I've been fishing so long
That Lae's resorted to rewriting this song
Can't you just bite and do your part?
Mr. Pinchy, please have a heart!
It is not officially confirmed by Blizzard Blues yet, but using a charge in Northend have a chance to give you nothing, you will trigger sound and animation only (little sparks around you)
Personally I experienced this in Stormpeaks and talked to others on my realm who experienced this aswell.
But contrary to what others have stated in posts here, Blues are actually able to restore the lost charge for you.
Here is my post at In-Game Costumer Support on wow-europe.com:
After a few posts talking back and forth with a Blue it all boils down to this:
The date was the 8th, not the 7th, but I managed to confirm the incident you have reported. :)
Please check your mailbox!
Game Master / / Customer Service Forum Representative - EN
"I'm playing all the right notes, just not necessarily in the right order."
When I came back from work and checked my mail, the lost charge was sent to me.
My advise is to always use charges in Outland - I just took portal from Dalaran to Shattrah.
On a sidenote, I got the pet on the 2nd charge on my 2nd Mr. Pinchy.
GL to all.
Since Mr. Pinchy is likely to be owned only by the Salty elite, this little guy
give a +5 to fishing buff when out. Blizz, make it happen!
February 17, 2008
Flying over to the daily cooking kaliri stew quest, i noticed a highland mixed school of fish at Jorune lake at about 48,40 and went down to grab it for the Outland Angler achievement.
With 409 fishing, +30 from pole. +100 from Sharpened Fish Hook. (total of 539) i got Mr Pinchy on my first catch, and the pet also from the first charge which i used right away.
I feel kinda guilty about it, hearing ppl keep farming it for weeks or more with no luck...
Good luck with it and keep morale up!
Been reading these comments a lot recently, looking for a glimmering of hope, lol.
I've been steadily farming for Mr. Pinchy since back in BC when I leveled fishing on my Druid. Here I am now, 450 fishing, +100 lures and the Arcanite fishing pole (+35) with no Magical Crawdad by my side. (QQ)
On my Lock, I received Mr. Pinchy very quickly, and got the pet on the 1st wish which was before the patch.
Now after the patch, with the alleged 'buff' to the droprate, I have never seen him on my Druid, which is my main. I have every other fishing achievement and would love to get this guy, but I keep wondering "How much longer?"
These days, I still do the Fishing Daily, and every time I'm in Outlands for w/e reason, I go and fish up all available nodes in Skettis, Jorune, etc. I'd have to guess I'm easily over 2-3k casts there now. I definitely don't have an exact number.
It's hard to stick with it since Darters and Crawdads aren't worth much anymore, which used to be part of my motivation for going out there.
Wish me luck all, and I wish you guys & gals luck who are still trying your best to score this awesome pet.
February 19th, 2009
After fishing out the Lake Jorune and Ere'noru nodes, I headed up to skettis for what was probably in the neighborhood of my 3k to 4k cast in this place. (Been farming since BC). I couldn't believe my eyes, but I finally caught the elusive Mr. Pinchy, and the 1st wish was the Magical Crawdad pet. Needless to say I was ecstatic since I knew my days of Skettis were over. Funny thing is, things in this game tend to drop once you've given up hope and are just going through the motions.
Even funnier than that, I knew that I still needed my rare fish to get the Salty title. Thinking to myself that I'm in for another few months of farming a little here and there each day, I started out to Howling Fjord for some Fangtooth Herring pools since the MP5 food is good. In the strangest stroke of luck, I landed the Dark Herring in my 1st cast. Now this was not the 1st time I have fished these pools, but I found my luck pleasantly surprising that once I needed the rare fish for my title, it took nothing more than a couple gold, a short flight, and one cast to finish up my title hunt.
Good luck to everyone else out there working on this. Believe me, I feel your pain. Hang in there friends. Salty Quackie signing off. lol
Okay, after about seven hours of fishing for him. I was beginng to get aggravated, I read that some people had issues with using him in Northrend, and so I assumed my Mastercraft Kalu'ak Fishing Pole was rendered useless. Went and picked up a fishing pole off the vendor, slapped a +75 lure (Putting me to 525 fishing) Caught a pinchy about three or four nodes later.
Was very excited to get Mr. Pinchy the other day... I fished about 13 schools around Skettis, logged off for a while, logged in again and fished 2 schools from the lake between Allerian Stronghold and the Skyguard area--got my first Mr. Pinchy from that lake. Nice spot as well, because there are virtually no mobs around.
Was pleasantly surprised to get my magical crawdad box on my first wish! Still waiting for cooldown to see what happens.
The pet, it is worth noting, is adorable and very cool. I flew down from the lake on my mount with him out and found that he had skittered all the way down to Allerian SH after me.
Besides getting an achievement and working towards your Salty title, your little Magical Crawdad makes a very cool vanity pet. :D
After reading this topic, after beeing fishing for hours, I'm wondering what am I doing wrong. Is my Kaluak Master Fishingpole bugged like Pincy is in Northrend? Or doesn't the fishingpole matter, just luck? When I read Tordre's post I'm wondering if I should pick a normal pole and do it...
I must've been extremely lucky. Got it today on roughly cast 77 in Highland Mixed Schools. First present was potions though :(
Just aswell I got this soon, I've fished 1-375 in Ironforge and STILL not received Old Ironjaw. Random loot is random.
in 2 different schools in Terokkar Forest within a 20 minute period.
I felt extremely lucky, and this is all about luck guys.
Know that every single catch may be Mr. Pinchy!
Oh man, I hope that's the case, I, uhh, have had bag issues in the past related to this...
Watch out, Mr. Pinchy has the same icon as Furious Crawdad. So if you're like me and absent mindedly recast after looking at the icon, shift+click the bobber so you don't recast after catching him...
A trick I found to work is have a full inventory when you fish him up. My bags were full when I fished him up, I cleared space, looted him and made my first wish (no pet). 10 minutes later I got an in-game mail containing the pet!
Liked the idea of having this pet so I began what I thought would be the long, arduous fish for it.
4th pool I fished in, 2nd cast, I got . (!)
Was really stoked so I teleported to SW just incase "Furious Mr Pinchy" spawned as I thought it would be funny :P
But lo and behold I recieved on my FIRST wish, which instantly completed the relevant achievement for me too.
He's a really nice pet and I'm happy I got him so easilly, it's a rare stroke of luck that I don't usually see! :)
Good luck everyone!
I'm probably one of the most luckiest guys... I wanted this pet, decided to start farming him. second catch i had Mr Pinchy, second wishes he gave me the pet.
Good Luck to all those who wants to farm him (i hope you will have the same luck as i had ^^)
Just got Pinchy with using this item in Ulduar.
I got the initial box after my second cast while doing the daily in Shatt. The first wish I got was the guardian, the second was the pet and the third was the box with the pots in it. My skill was mid 350s.
Good luck everyone.
Well, I was reading on this and figured I`d give it a try. Jumped on my mount and flew down there, and what do you know. Got it on my first freaking cast. Wasnt that lucky with the 1st charge though : \
*edit* Got the pet on the 3rd charge!
My personal 5 cents for catching Pinchy and rare catches in general:
(or maybe even Peggle), and play it while you fish! Just set your Ambience and Music volume down, and Effects volume up and you'll hear when you catch something (if no one else is fishing near you). Makes fishing
more painless. :) Listening to music while fishing makes it also more comfortable.
Just remember, all you can do is keep fishing... You
catch it eventually. ;)
-Cecil, Chamber of Aspects EU
Finally caught Mr Pinchy last night. I scoff at the claimed drop rate... or mourn my bad luck. Been trying to catch him (on and off) for 6 months. No idea how many casts in total, but a good deal more than the reported drop rate would suggest. Whilst I would say that I've just been extremely unlucky (friends report catching him on their first visit) I was, however, extremely lucky in that his first wish granted me the pet. Which will add nicely towards the 75 pet achievement. 71 and counting...
OBTW - Contrary to the comments above, it didn't pop up with a BoE dialogue. It went straight into my inventory. No idea which patch changed this, but be warned to keep an eye out for it... to, y'know, save you from continuing your fishing trip.
They must've increased the droprate at some point. That, or having 450 base Fishing skill does affect it. I fished up Mr. Pinchy on my second cast in my second Highland Mixed school, and I received the Magical Crawdad Box on my first wish. I suppose I could just be lucky, too. Hope things go as well when I head to Ironforge to fish Old Ironjaw.
I finally caught Mr. Pinchy, after trying off and on for months. I caught him down in Skettis, and I can confirm that you do not get the BoE message. Also, I wanted to reiterate what Zada said a few posts ago....get the Bejeweled or Peggle add-on! Thank you, Zada, for this great suggestion. It made fishing so much less aggravating. It's also nice when on a long flight. I downloaded it from
Good luck, fellow fishermen!
I finally caught Mr. Pinchy (number 2, already went thru 1) today for my shaman after about 20 hours fishing and got the pet on my first wish. Later on I was doing the fishing daily in Outlands on my warlock and figured I bet if I go fish for Pinchy right now I'll get it right away.
I did. I pretty much hate myself now.. One char takes 20+ hours of fishing.. the other takes 15 casts... RNG hates me.
I hate these 3 charges... why can we not keep wishing? xD It dosent have to be something special we could wish... maybe just illidan ore The Lich King attacks stormwind, or something like that :D
It could be cool if we use this on "The Lich King"
The real life Mr. Pinchy:
Either they increased the drop rate, or I got insanely lucky tonight. Got Mr. Pinchy on my second cast, upon first use I got Magical Crawdad Box. I achieved something in less than 60 seconds that has taken many other people countless hours to get. Conversely, I'm fast approaching my 4000th cast for Sea Turtle, so I'm accepting Pinchy as a bit of karmic retribution.
To all those people who claim "increased drop rate", it's BS. You're just lucky, that's all.
Some of us are still sitting here, 5000 casts later, with nothing.
Truthfully, I wasn't looking for this thing at all. I was farming for Curious Crates to mail one of my guildies for the Weather-beaten Journal. I fished about 15 Mixed Highland pools when to my surprise I got Mr. Pinchy. I kinda chuckled and linked my find to my online guildies. The said gratz and all that, but then I right clicked on the box just for fun and was awarded the Magical Crawdad pet. <shrugs> Still had 2 charges left, but since I got the pet on the first click, I just deleted the thing from my inventory.
More than likely it's complete and utter luck, but I decided I would give Mr Pinchy a shot for the first time ever. I have 450 fishing and didnt use any lures or gear to raise it more as it wasnt necessary. I caught him on my 2nd pool, 2nd cast into that pool. After using my /pray emote I clicked it for my first wish and got my pet. I have 2 days til my 2nd wish but I guess I can just hope for potions now. Total time spent to get pet: 3 minutes.
I realize it won't be the same for everyone (obviously!) but I'm hoping this is a sign that perhaps they increased his catch rate and/or the rate of the pet once he is actually caught. If not then I am extremely lucky and wish everyone else the same luck.
EDIT: After looking at the posts within the last month, it really does seem that perhaps the catch rate and possibly the pet wish rate has been increased. Too many people have had either exactly or close to the same luck as me. Teufelgott had the exact same thing happen as I did... If you haven't gotten him yet, perhaps now is a great time to try.
Got him on my 50th attempt or so ... and got the pet on 1st charge ...
seems nerf'd to me ...
my 2 cents
Idk if Blizzard up the drop rate on this item or if i was just really lucky. I got this item on my 6th cast. 4 Furious Crawdad, Mote of Water then this. Im guessing it was just my luck, but.. im never lucky
EDIT2: Quoted comment got purged... ah well.
I dont wanna turn this into thottbot, anything but - but I felt like saying that i got my mr pinchy on the 5th school i fished out of, and on its first 'use' i received the magical crawdad.
Whats the % of that happening? I mean, I know im lucky, but its gotta be a statistical anomaly right?
No salt-rubbing intended.. im usually lucky on such meaningless items (this, barons mount 5th run, HH-mount 2nd kill of the 1st run, etc) but most of the nice stuff passes me by.
Thanks in advance for the math, Id do it myself if i wasnt mathematically challenged.. and you can downrate if you want.
0.68% (3.4% is used in some situations below, see footnote at the very end)
You aren't mathematically challenged, more logically or linguistically challenged.
If you are logically challenged, and are asking what the chances of you getting the pet on your first use of the Mr. Pinchy: 20%. Duh.
If you are linguistically challenged and showed disclarity in your words and were asking what the chances are of getting it in 5 pools AND then the first charge:
Assuming 0.002%~ Mr. Pinchy fishrate, and 3.5 casts per pool:
3.5 * 5 = 17.5 casts (actual data not available for you)
1 - (0.998^17.5) = 0.034 (rounded)
3.4%~ to catch Mr. Pinchy on your 5th pool (assumging 3.5 casts per pool, 0.002% catch rate per cast)
5% to obtain the Baron's mount on your 5th run (assuming solo, 1% droprate)
0.4% to obtain the Headless Horseman's mount on your 2nd kill of the first run (assuming having to roll against 5 other ppl, 1% droprate)
0.00068% chance to have gotten all three in the amount you did assuming someone doing all of the same under the same circumstance.
The above number is 1 in 172,414; if all of Blizzard's 11.5million subscribers did all the things you did under the same circumstance, there would be 67 people able to brag as you do.
Not TOO much of a statistical anomaly (i.e.: winning the lottery), but, one of the luckiest people in the game.
Though, to be honest, I would define a statistical anomaly being:
- something more improbable than probable
- something where amount of attempts to get something is at the MINIMUM the threshold of gambler's fallacy... i.e. MOST people will get the Crawdad Pet after fishing 286 pools; getting it in the first pool, first cast fulfilling the criteria
- More outside of normal bounds than inside (Normal bounds being if 286 people fished one pool each, and one person getting the pet; outside being if a million people fished one pool each, being the ONLY one to get the pet)
Don't get me started on probablity anomaly if thats what you were asking for... mostly because you probably just read it under the guise of bounds.
Just realized I forgot to factor in the chance to actually get the pet from Mr. Pinchy in multiple areas. Meh; multiply/divide by 5 as needed... changed the bold answer though.
Spent 2 hours fishing in highland pools above skettis at midnight(tonight). Cleared all the pools and was on my back to shattrah when i saw more pools above stonebreaker hold, on the second catch i claimed pinchy for this first time. Made a wish and voila! PET! Im not usually this lucky but i thought it would be nice to share :)
Funny enough right after I posted on the Sewer Rat page on catching that, I decided to give Mr. Pinchy a little more time tonight & what do you know several days later after hrs & a few thousand fish I catch him only 15 tries after I caught the Sewer Rat! Granted his first wish was the Benevolent guardian hopefully the next two will prove worthwhile!
ok after all three wishes no pet...
1st Wish - Benevolant Mr. Pinchy
2nd Wish - Gift (heath/mana pots)
3rd Wish - Benevolant Mr. Pinchy
guess its back to the grind...
ok so after yet another several hundred fish (500+) I managed to snag another Mr. Pinchy as the server restarted and the first wish just so happend to be the crawdad box! I'm not attributing the server restart as the sole reason to abtaining him so take that for what it is worth. However if your on when that happens hey I say go for it. =)
Went tonight to check the daily fishing, im missing ''The one that got away'' for Old Man Barlowed, long story short i decided to stop and fish for Mr.Pinchy, i got one from a pool over the alliance base, used the cooldown right away, got the furious mr.pinchy...since it has a 2 days cooldown i decided to go fish the remaining pools in skettis and i got another one
on like 30 casts total, 2 Mr.Pinchy...told myself if i dont get the minipet i would quit the game
Did blizz buffed the drop rate? 2500 casts for the sewer rat would say yes considering my usual bad luck
I was heading to Skettis for the first time. Saw a highland mixed school and decided to cast a line. First cast I got Mr. Pinchy. I asked a wish and got the pet! I'm so happy! :D :D :D
After 4 days of farming a total of 25-30 hours finally got Mr. Pinchy and received pet on first wish. I almost gave up after tonight and literally got it on the last school I was going to fish...I guess the point is dont give up. Even if the drop rate was 0.00000000000001, there will always be a few people who get it on the first cast. Thats just how odds work. You could get it first cast or it could take months of farming. Its all luck. And with that said....Good Luck!
Not to brag.. first try EVER for Mr. Pinchy... fished 4 or 5 pools and sure enough first wish and Mr. Pinchy was mine. I had 450 fishing skill with a lure (+75)on and my spiffy fishing hat (+30) and my crystal fishing pole (+30). Probaly a little op for Mr. Pinchy but who cares, I got him!
I fished him up on my first proper try also. After reading the comments here i figured that they had increased the drop chance so i went and after 8 or so pools i got Mr. Pinchy. Also got the pet on the first wish.
Id say hes about 1/100 now from the looks of how fast people get him. Personally i dont mind that change since i always thought it was lame we had to go to Outland and fish up 99.9% worthless junk for thousands of casts just to complete a Northrend meta.
I decided to level up my fishing and was a lowly 321 plus +25 pole buff and decided to fish the schools for the hell of it. Low and behold, within half an hour I had Mr Pinchy. First wish was the Magical Crawdad!
Wasn't I surprised!
I thought you couldn't get him for ages (fishing level wise). Will definitely be fishing up there again to see if I can get another one.
i caught him without knowing about him on my third highland mixed school above stonebreaker hold with a fishing skill of 158. so obviously, fishing skill has nothing to do with it.
After 3 days, and many hours, finally snagged him at Blackwind Lake, west side of Terokk's Rest, coordinates
My fishing skill was 450 and was using a sharpened hook. I seem to think the copious amounts of Coors I consumed in those 3 days may have had some influence as an attractant.
Got the Magical Crawdad pet on the second charge.
So, My beautiful wonderful fiance was out in outlands on her Paladin, doing random Paladin things, when she decided to head over and try to fish up a Mr. Pinchy. Lo and behold, she gets one! Knowing how many GOD FORSAKEN HOURS I have spent trying to do the same thing, she logs into my account and heads over, so at least she can say "Hey honey, at least I tried.." But then *poof* she lands ANOTHER ONE for me! Never one to leave a job half done, she decides to fish out the rest of the lure (the +100 glow worm) and... YOU GUESSED IT. Gets another one. So now I have 2. After I get home and give her a hearty kiss, I decide to head on over and try my own luck... and right now you are saying "NO YOU DI'NT!" Well folks, yes I did. I now have 3 Mr. Pinchys chilling out in my bags, and a 2-day cooldown means they will be there for a while. So after thousands of casts, both pre-WOTLK and after, her and I collectively have 4 in one day? Odd.
1- Either Blizzard is having pity on me and my fruitless hunt for the Salty title, or they seriously upped the drop rate for Labor Day weekend.
and more importantly,
2- Not only do I have a beautiful girl who plays wow with me, loves beer and whiskey,
and wants to marry me
, but she fishes up 2 Pinchys for me while I'm at work.
All you guys out there are jealous.
Also, try the
Lucky me, got it on my 15th cast, and got the pet on first wish! /happy
Fished around Skettis today. Drops were as follows:
8 x Golden Darter (57%)
5 x Furious Crawdad (36%)
1 x Barded Gill Trout
The last drop was Mr Pinchy.
Took roughly 15 minutes of fishing flying between the 7 or so highland schools.
Clicked on Mr Pinchy and immediately got pet :)
Fished around Skettis today. Drops were as follows:
8 x Golden Darter (57%)
5 x Furious Crawdad (36%)
1 x Barded Gill Trout
The last drop was Mr Pinchy.
Took roughly 15 minutes of fishing flying between the 7 or so highland schools.
Clicked on Mr Pinchy and immediately got pet :)
Same thing happened to me about 10 minutes, ago, started up, took about 2 minutes to kill some mobs that were tattacking me, caught a few fish, and about the 4th node, and 15th fish (1 skill up for me) i got the Mr Pinchy, first use was pet.. Gl out there
140 casts and nothin :<
edit: 600 casts - still waitin
Really not sure whether the drop rate improved, but thought I would at least post my results here:
Fishing: 560 with lure and Jeweled Fishing Pole
Started at 6:17 AM server time on Velen
Caught Mr. Pinchy at 6:44 AM server time
First wish was Magical Crawdad Box
32 Furious Crawdad
10 Golden Darter
1 Enormous Barbed Gill Trout
1 Huge Spotted Feltail
1 Driftwood (Think this was a bad cast)
3 Inscribed Scrollcase
1 Mr. Pinchy
Most of the fishing was done around Skettis, but ultimately caught Mr. Pinchy in lake by Allerian Stronghold.
Sorry to discourage you, but I got this item while fishing for leveling cooking, with no intention whatsoever of farming it; I didn't even knew of it's existence.
O_O got my first Mr. Pinchy today from the first Highland mixed school I've fished in. I use it and get mail. I check and it's the pet. woot. ^.^ My fishing skill is 289 (and i use a +20 pole).
I've been fishing with 330+125 for ~30 min and i got mr pinchy from one of the schools. I opened him up and got that crawdad pet and achievement. I dont know how hard this was suppose to be or anything but seemed simple enough to me. Then again i also got that fish in orgrimmar on my 4th cast, now that was nice.
Yes i got this achivement in an hour and im going to go into big detail so most people dont have to read a bunch of this ^&*! like i did. This achivement requires you to go into outland and go to 3 lakes. There in terokkar forest. one next to allerian stronghold, Skettis, Stonebreaker hold. There are only 3 nodes above stonebreaker 10 nodes around the skettis one and 4 nodes at the allerian one, there are 17 total. these nodes are named highland mixed school. once you get Mr. Pinchy you use him and he goes on a 1 day 23 hour cool down. now most of you people dont care about the other &*!@ the wishing will give you its like a 20% chance to get the pet i got it on my first time. now he only has 3 charges so you have about a 60% chance to get it from 1 fish. this really isnt hard anymore just time consumming. like i said took me one hour to do it with no competion tbh the only hard part is actually finding the nodes i would have been there for 10 min if it wasnt that the nodes dont respawn quick enough. you need to ahve around 500 fishing skill so just a rode or a lure should do it. hope this helped you and happy hunting.
Received the pet on my 2nd wish - 1st wish was +1300hp and an increase of size (pretty big increase, like 30%) and you turn red.
It's good to notice that
you have 3 wishes total
, so when you get the pet at 2nd wish you still have 1 wish left.
After over 3k fishes to get Old Ironjaw, I got this on around 100 casts, and pet on first. Maybe fishing 10 hours straight gives you a higher drop chance. Pinchy still has a 2d cooldown. The pet is BoP.
Pinchy does not require you do press "ok" to loot him.
I got it 5 minutes ago, my fishing skill is 284, boosted with +120. After roughly 10 attempts.
Best thing is I "stole" it from an human lv80 alliance pally with kalu'ak rod and guess way higher fishing skill :D
Last night I was on my way to Shadowmoon Valley to do some Nethewing rep and flew over Skettis. After killing the Elite water elemental in the lake up there, I saw the Highland school of fish and came here to WowHead to see if it was for Mr. Pinchy, and indeed it was.
My fishing is only 271, with a pole that has +20 fishing. I attached a +100 lure onto it and proceeded to fish. On the fourth cast I caught Mr. Pinchy, and the first wish was that actual pet.
Coincidently, I also go the achievement for fishing out of a school of fish for the first time, as my fishing is only at 271 by casting into the fountain in Dalaran while waiting for parties.
So, a couple things learned: Your fishing doesn't have to be very high, and you don't neccessarily have to fish "forever and a day" to find him.
Just thought you might like to know....
Caught Mr Pinchy with total skill of 314 (base (219) + Seth's Graphite Fishing Pole (+20) and Bright Baubles (+75)
I don't think it's been said but multiple mr. Pinchys are on the same cooldown. So you can't just catch a bunch and hope to get a wish every 8 hrs:)
caught my mr. Pinchy on about the 100th cast. 2nd wish got the pet.
I finally caught him today.
I had been fishing with fishing lvl 450 for about two days now and came to the conclusion maybe I need higher. So I got a new fishing pole and made some Aquadynamic Fish Attractors which brought me to 575 fishing.. My first cast when I returned I caught him!
and I got his magical box on the first wish! YAY me!
code - Alterac Mountains
I read this thread, flew up the mountain and cast.
One cast, One Pinchy.
One Wish, One Magical Crawdad.
I don't know what the fuss is about :D
If you are a hunter and Furious Pinchy appears when using this item, you can Feign Death and he will stop attacking you even if you move after feigning.
Now, after patch 3.3.0, the chance to get
is much higher.
This happened to me today, I was randomly fishing, leveling up cooking, and I run into this druid, who asked if I was trying to get Mr. Pinchy. I said no and well....
I felt sorry for the druid, even worse still, I got the non-combative pet on the first try. Out of furious crawdad fish-holes in Skettis.
Got Pinchy after 600 casts. The three wishes were not the pet so i had to farm another one! I was a bit lucky because I fished up it around the twentieth cast but only the third wish was the pet. 515 fishing skill.
Had to post this
Fished a good 20 schools looking for this, came across a horde warrior fishing and jabbed him with my pole. He puts on his axe and charges me, I kill him with about 3 hits and start to fish the school he was fishing. He rezes and interrupts me so I kill him again. Didn't even barrier and I was still above 90%...poor warriors. Back to his spot and on my first cast I pull up Mr. Pinchy! First wish I get benevolent Mr. Pinchy and than proceed to tease the warrior with him. Funny thing is the warrior kept coming back to jump me...must have killed him 6-7 times.
Fished him up after 15 minutes. I first fished the 2 schools at the lake near Stonebreaker, than the 2 near Allerian, than went to Skettis. On my 8th Skettis fish I got it, and the pet on the first charge :D
I've been fishing 450 times (thanks to Fishing Buddy) before I got my Mr. Pinchy.
Given a 1.5% loot chance, there is only a .11% chances for me not to have had it by then...
not sure if my story is all that amazing given the constant finagling of drop rates and what-not, but i decided casually fish for this item, along with all the other rare things i'm casually pursuing... first pool, 5 furious crawdads... second pool however, my first 2 casts yielded 2 of these
in a row
. just a few minutes ago, i got the mini-pet on my second wish from the first Mr Pinchy.
so now i have 1 Mr Pinchy with a single wish left and another mint Mr Pinchy with three wishes... if i could wish to donate the spare Mr Pinchy to some fishing charity for those less overly fortunate than myself... at least on this occasion.
or maybe it's just karma.... 9k fish caught, most in Northrend, and still no sea turtle mount...
Just got this pet after fishing for about 10mins in Terrokar - lucky draw, my fishing skill is only 263 and I had a +100 lure on.
Proof of the power of positive thinking! I kept the phrase "I will get Mr.Pinchy this cast" going for the duration of the cast time and lo-and-behold... No Mr.Pinchy. I figure the RNG has to be in my favor sometime today...please? 694 casts and Pinchy still no love... May want to bring chips and a drink for this one, you're in for the long haul.
I don't think the drop rate has been increased. While I was trying to get
, I caught 400 items in "Highland Mixed Schools" (that's about 90 pools) and tracked how much of each I got
Mote of Water
- 2,5% (6x1 mote, 4x2 motes)
Enormous Barbed Gill Trout
Huge Spotted Feltail
I'm still trying to get
I like weird achievements I don't need a raid to complete. I concentrated on the mount and follow pet ones. Got those.
Tried for hours and hours in BC to get this, but fell into other pursuits in WotLK and forgot about it. One of these pursuits was the Sea Turtle, and I was determined not to pollute my fish tracker by fishing in places that couldn't drop a turtle, so I would have an accurate account of my turtle frustration.
The turtle was indeed frustrating. I got it after about 16k fish and other thing caught and moved on to the Insane Achievement. I'm getting close to done with that, and a friend asked me what I would like to go for next . . . checked out some of the available achievements and realized I was only two short for "Salty." What the heck? Port to Shat, fly to Skettis, fished through all the pools, no luck, so I logged out hovering over Lake Ere'noru. The next day I logged back on over a yellow track fish dot, landed, cast once and BAM! There he was. Trembling, I clicked on my Pinchy and heard the achievement ding-swoosh. Woot! Magical Crawdad.
In celebration I put on my full pirate regalia, dropped my brewfest keg, and danced my little heart out with my new pet in Dalaran. All together a pretty good day.
Now to deal with the Fishing Tournaments on my dratted high pop server.
I'd assume since its in a Outland area the min. fishing skill would have to be 300. Having a higher skill would help with the odds but at least 480... really? That would be if you are trying to fish the mount in Northrend.
First cast. Pet on first wish. Don't hate.
The droprate has not improved and please stop posting your "it must have been improved since it only took me 4 casts, oh and I got the pet on my first wish :)"
/tar Those People
To go along with the screenshot... if your bags are full when you get the good wish and get the pet, it will be mailed to you, along with a hostile letter from Mr. Pinchy. It reads:
"So, Mr. Pinchy grants you a wish and you throw it away like garbage, eh? Well, you HAVE to take it! But don't think Mr. Pinchy didn't notice. Mr. Pinchy will have his revenge! When you least expect it..."
Best in-game letter I've ever seen, saved a copy for posterity.
Shame Homer Simpson cooked him by accident
You no longer get the window asking whether you want to loot the item or not. The item will be looted just like any other item.
From my experience those who claim they got Mr. Pinchy in only a few casts were just very lucky. To all the others I can say hold on trying.
I don't know if this used to happen before, but after some time (an hour or two) the schools stopped respawning. I am not sure how exactly that works, my guess is that after you clear out certain number of nodes you have to wait. This was the point when I left and came again later so unfortunately I can't tell how long it took for the schools to start spawning again.
I got my Mr. Pinchy on the fourth day of trying, after roughly six hours of fishing time. First time I used the item right away in Terokkar and the Magical Crawdad Box popped into my bag. Second time it was in Mount Hyjal and the item summoned Benevolent Mr. Pinchy and the third time I got Furious Mr. Pinchy in the Firelands.
For some reason I expected that using the item would always summon Mr. Pinchy NPC that I could talk to and that he would personally grant me the wish, but nothing like that happened, there was never any crawdad I could speak with.
Also I have read a lot of comments stating people got the pet the first time they used Mr. Pinchy. Actually, all my guildies who fished for him in Cataclysm got the pet on the first use (including me), so I'm thinking maybe that is the way it works now?
Don't click on the Mr. Pinchy charge while in a raid. If you do, you must drop the raid to interact with him, otherwise, blown cool down. :(
I didn't see anything about this: If you catch Mr. Pinchy, but then do not loot Mr Pinchy from the loot box (for example, because you were spamming click on the bobber because a Skettis Surger was behind it, and it closed the loot box), GM's cannot help you. They said they were unable to verify it, so I was down my Mr. Pinchy. So I would recommend fishing with autoloot on, and potentially murdering every skettis surger ever.
This story does have a happy ending though; I fished up another Mr. Pinchy 15 minutes later. I like to think the GM figured out a way to help me anyway :)
I went to the lake above Allerian Stronghold in TF, second Highland Mixed school and got the magical crawdad box first wish.
Okay, i might be a bit of lucker but I really want to share this with you.
It was like 410 casts and this is what I got so far:
301x furious crawdad
2x goldenscale vendorfish
84x golden darter
23x curious crate
1x mr. pinchy
I used it and furious mr. pinchy came out. I was pissed and started to think about what if 3 wishes won't be a pet? Then same day(actually today) I continued fishing, after
32x furious crawdad
2x golden darter
5x curious crate
another mr. pinchy came out !
(so yes you can have multiple pinchies same time. And they share cooldown)
now I have 5 charges and lots of wait time
Do not give up anglers. It is just a matter of time !
Yay, I finally got lucky one one these grinds for once. Got the Mr.Pinchy on 10th cast and pet on first cooldown. Woot for me got my pet. 4.3 it still drops confirmed woot.
Can You fish this up Multiple times? , And I think mine was bugged or else it was a prank..as when I kept making wishes a furious mr. pinchy would spawn and attack me.. I also got the companion , But does anyone know if these furious Mr.pinchy spawn all the time?
I suppose that I was REALLY lucky :)
I caught and looted
In first try AND when used; I got
I first click :D
EDIT: haters gonna downvote because of luck lol.
Well after reading every ones comments, I was scared to try in fear of fishing for hours... i flew to Lake Jorune first and caught Mr pinchy on my second pool which was the 6th cast.. wtf? and i was able to get the pet first wish! not sure if its been made easier but dang... that was easy! Btw im maxed 525 fishing, using Nats lucky fishing pole. maybe that made me lucky?
Mr. Pinchy with 3 charges, vendor price? 20 silver.
Mr. Pinchy with 2 charges, vendor price? 13 silver, 33 copper.
Mr. Pinchy with 1 charge, vendor price? 6 silver, 66 copper.
Magical Crawdad Box, vendor price? 25 silver...
The drop rate definitely has not improved, despite the comments of the last few posters on their luck! Its definitely still RNG and completely unpredictable. I also read some comments that said they caught like 2 or 3 Mr. Pinchys but didnt managed to catch any Goldenscale Vendorfish for the Limnologist achieve...I had the complete opposite experience. Caught like 5 or 6 Vendorfish total and not a single Pinchy until today.
I finally got him after over 200 pools and now have a whole ton of crawdads and trout to flood the AH. Took me about two months of slow fishing...but I did just about 20 mins each day so as not to wear out from the grind. Just a normal fishing pole with max skill and no lures.
So yes, he's still out there and its definitely a grind unless you're really lucky!
I wanted to give everyone hope: I casted about 150 times (I know this as I was at 100 fish achievement and then I hit the 250 fish right before I got Mr Pinchy) with the Kalu'ak fishing pole with sharpened fish hook (my fishing skill was around 350 without these add ons). Just keep flying and fishing the pools in the (3) lakes in Terrokar that are marked and it will come. Good way to bump up your fishing skill to as your waiting. I was fortunate enough to get the pet on the first wish so anything after this will be gravy. This is my 2nd toon I have gotten Mr. Pinchy on and I recall the first taking about the same amount of time (maybe a bit more). Good luck and be patient...isn't that what fishing is all about ? :)
FINALLY! after 393 fish caught, I finally got Mr.Pinchy! and on my first charge, I got the Magical Crawdad companion! WOOOOH!
Note: To catch him, you must fish from the Highland mixed pools.
Note: It will take a LONG time
Note: Its worth it
P.S. The Fish Finder and the GatherMate2 addon helps A LOT
Done it back in TBC on my warrior and took ages, just done it again on shaman and fished it from the second pool @ Lake Ere'Noru wich is not named a lot here. first use was achievement :)
Daggerspine server - 03/24/2012 - 6:52PM server time. Lake Ere Noru - 58.73, 60.95 the Highland Mixed School hidden in the Lily Pad. After numerus tries on and off for a year, settled down to do or die. About 2 hours of consistant fishing @ 565 lvl finally landed him. Got the crab pet as the first "wish".
i hate to be a pinchy pooper to anyone that truly wants one of these pets. and i expect that this comment will not be received well, but the drop rate has been improved. i am betting you WILL get your pinchy soon.
as someone who spent most all of BC trying to get pinchy on one toon, and finally did. and someone that only saw a few of these on our realm at all during BC i have fished up my 3rd pinchy in as many days this week, and my 4th in the last month.
last month it felt very lucky for one of my 85's to have found it, when leveling fishing. but thought nothing of it. just luck. just like how most of my 85's have northrend turtles now, when before it was rare.
no big deal, until i brought another alt through skettis and once again got a pinchy on his first pass through the zone fishing. something felt different, but that is RNG. just had to be luck.
until i came through a couple days later with an older 72 priest, fishing up some STA foods for my new DK. guess what. first time through the zone, pinchy drops. that is not where it ends. i am back again today, only 1 day later, and i just caught another pinchy. now, there are 2 sitting in my bags, sharing the same CD timer.
3 pinchys in 3 days, on 2 toons. its RNG of course. but make no mistake about it, the drop rate has been improved. sorry to all that are still frustrated by not finding one yet. but it WILL drop. and i bet my gold, it will be sooner, and not later.
thought i'd add a SS, as i am standing there fishing right now, and i can do that:
This item takes some time to fish up but there can sometimes be competition, which makes it take longer of course. When you fish this up, right click to use it, the item grants "3 wishes" to you, with a 2 day cool down on each wish. The wishes granted are random, and only one of the wishes gives you the pet. The item will stay in your bags, so be careful not to sell it accidentally while you wait for the 2day CD to reset. One of the wishes is a 2 hour buff that increases your total health, one is a giant crawfish stays with you as a bodyguard, and the other is the pet gets sent to your mail box for you to use. The two hour buff is by far my favorite, as you get larger in size and glow blood red. Mount up with your favorite mounts and see how they look :D
Today will mark year 2 of daily fishing for this pet... wish me luck that Mr. Pinchy will finally grace me and show up >.<
I fished for ages on my old main to get Pinchy and then tried several times on my now main to fish him up but seemed to have a problem each time with pools not respawning once I'd visited all three lakes :s. I thought I'd try today while waiting for my raid to form and got him in 15 casts (so sayeth my awesome rare drop tracking addon, Rarity),
but I've not used my first wish yet
and got Mr. Pinchy's Gift of 5 Runic Healing Potions, 5 Runic Mana Potions and 4 Potions of Speed -_-. I didn't find the answer here but YES, HE CAN BE CAUGHT WHILE IN A RAID GROUP.
Edit: Got the pet on my second wish, hurrah!
Second time trying for Mr. Pinchy in the last year, Got one in about 3 days of trying for it, and another
a few months after in about the same amount of farm time. I also had a problem with pools not spawning but there not abundant so i just left and came back in hour intervals. This is my second Mr. Pinchy so i'm really hoping he appears this time! I've used the first charge and got the gift.
525 fishing skill, Fishing hat bonus.
As for addons Fishing Buddy works really well for me, I just sit back and right click, makes for really easy farming :)
In addition I never saw any pools near the horde camp, just the two up by Skettis.
Drop rate is 0.5%, or 1 of every 200 casts in Highland Mixed Schools.
Furious Crawdad to Mr.Pinchy = 356866:2673 ~ 133.5 :1 (as of this post)
Furious Crawdad per cast of Highland Mixed School = 65% (sample 1060)
65% / 133.5 ~ 0.005 = 0.5% per cast
This method works for all rare pool fishes, by combining the overall zone catch from Wowhead and the pool samples from El's Anglin. Some are more complicated due to the common separating fish being available in open waters, but can be overcome with a bit more work.
After a week or so of trying, I finally fished him up! I was at 437 fishing skill points, and I got the Magical Crawdad box on the first try! Happyhappy!
i spent nearly 1200 casts into the pools in terrokar over a period of about 3 days and finally got it! keep your chins up and keep casting. of note: i got fishing up to 525 in the process; never used anything but the good ol' regular fishing rod and didn't buff. so it's possibe without spending a lot of money; just time. i got the cheevo the first time i opened mr. pinchy. good luck!
I feel like I am being trolled so hard every time I fish up a furious crawdad instead. -.-
I caught it with more or less 300 tries fishing about 1 hour per day for about 3 days.
I got the pet with the first wish! :)
Perhaps drop rate was increased. I decided to go for it and catch Mr.P. after 14 cast. 1st wish was not lucky. I returned to Terrokar next evening end tried to catch it again. I got second one after ~15 casts. So, I got two Mr.P in my inventory. I can confirmed, that this is not unique, you may have several items and they share cooldown. I cannot use second item, it shows the same cooldown time as a first one.
on the seccond Mixed highland pool. on 7th cast.
and I got my pet on frist use.
So I farmed around 5mins.
Its all about luck I think.
Not rubbing it in people's faces, just stating facts for anyone wondering.
I decided to go up to Skettis to farm for this after spending about 8 hours fruitlessly farming for the Sea Turtle. I hit the Highland Mixed Schools, and had Mr. Pinchy drop on my 12th cast (4th school).
Your character does the cute little cheer animation when Mr. Pinchy grants your wish of a pet :) (First wish, needless to say, I was quite pleased.)
So, don't despair, and perhaps take a break and try for something else you've been wanting, RNG is pretty finicky.
I've got it after my 16th cast, maybe I was a bit of a lucker that day - I won the STV fishing contest and fished up all Dalaran coins the same day *gloats*. Oh, and I got the pet on the 1st try.
Now I wait in the shadows cowering for my bad karma to get me....
Been farming him for a few days now. When I finally got him I had about 400 Furious Crawdad in my bags. I vendored all the other junk I fished up.
In total I reckon it took me in excess of 600 casts to catch him.
First wish I received only potions :(
after a great disappointment at the Kalu'ak I went to fish there...
guess the universe wanted to make amends so i got it at the 4th cast :D
the pet dropped at the first use as well !
I fished this up about four days ago in the Skettis area. I was at 203 casts. First wish was a Furious Mr. Pinchy attacking. I was actually shocked when a lvl 73 lobster came out of nowhere to attack me. On my second wish I received the Magical Crawdad from Mr. Pinchy.
If you are trying for achievement you must receive Magical Crawdad from Mr. Pinchy. A lot of people believe just by fishing up Mr. Pinchy you get the achievement. That is definitely false information.
Got it today after farming for bout an 1hr.Did the Outland fishing daily(did not get the pet in the bag).Then,went to farm for it in Skettis . I read this technique somewhere on here before and wanted to give it credit,but could not find it =( . And got the pet on the 1st wish.
Mr. Pinchy has a chance to grant the
Magical Crawdad Box
which teaches the
Mr. Pinchy can be fished out of 17 various
Highland Mixed Schools
in Terrokar Forrest.
The three lakes with schools in Terrokar are as follows N to S and will require a flying mount:
-Lake Jorune (45,40) 3/17 possible pools (had x1 pool when I fished)
-Lake Ere' Noru (58,59) 4/17 possible pools (had x2 pools when I fished: caught mine here)
-Blackwind Lake (66,73) 10/17 possible pools (had x5 pools when I fished)
When fished, Mr. Pinchy's
will look exactly like a blue outlined Furious Crawdad. It can be vendored, so pay attention to anything that looks like a crab :)
Mr. Pinchy is:
Requires Lvl 55
(2 day Cooldown)
Each wish/charge grants a "prize" at random. (There is a chance that you will not get the pet and will have to fish up another Mr. Pinchy):
Mr. Pinchy's Gift
which can include potions and
The One Ring
Benevolent Mr. Pinchy
(humanoid non-elite guardian that will assist in battle at your lvl for a 10 min. duration)
Mr. Pinchy's Blessing
Furious Mr. Pinchy
(Lvl 70 non-elite that will attack you and your party)
Magical Crawdad Box
be met through fishing this pet are:
Mr. Pinchy's Magical Crawdad Box
(Title Reward: Salty)
Littlest Pet Shop
Other pet related fishing quests and achievements that would be good to pick up while completing this task are:
Old Man Barlowned
-5 Fishing quests are obtained from
Old Man Barlo
-Those that relate to this zone and achievement of pets are:
(Completed in Terrokar Forest)
Crocolisks in the City
(Will require a trip back to Orgrimmar or Stormwind, but will give you the chance of a pet each time it is turned in including
"Fishing is the art of drowning worms!"
"You cannot teach a crab to walk straight." ~Aristophanes
For those who think that following someone of the opposite faction around and fishing out of schools they're already fishing at is acceptable behavior, consider this:
When I was fishing for Mr Pinchy at the lake in Skettis, this Alliance player kept fishing from schools I was fishing from, and when I'd go to another spot, he'd show up there and fish from my school again. I'm sure others here will disagree (*awaits the downrates*), but to me, this is rude behavior, regardless of what faction the other person is from. If someone is already fishing from a school, then you go find another one. While I did mutter to myself in exasperation about wishing I could catch Mr Pinchy in front of him, I figured it was wishful thinking, as usually justice doesn't appear that swiftly.
But lo and behold, I
get Mr Pinchy right in front of him, and used the first wish. The angry Mr Pinchy appeared and began attacking me, so my little Alliance friend nerdraged and killed him. (Thanks, bud, saved me from having to re-equip my weapon again.)
Hope he enjoyed seeing me get what we were both fishing for. Karma can be a pain in the rear. :)
on and off 4 months fishing/farming and finally pulled a Mr. Pinchy. Got potions my first gift... AH! lol
I fished up 397 Furious Crawdads, 127 Golden Darters, 7 Goldenscale Vendorfish, 12 Huge Spotted Feltails, 8 Enormous Barbed Gill Trout, 31 assorted scrolls, 33 motes of water, 30 knothide leather, 32 Fel Iron Ore, 38 Netherweave Cloth... and then FINALLY one Mr Pinchy! (Which I thought I must have imagined for a moment there. I was seriously starting to doubt it'd ever happen).
20th Cast, First wish.
I guess it was making up for 8000 casts For The One that didn't get away.
The drop rate seems to be have been increased on Mr. Pinchy. I have fished him up on several characters usually having to fish several hundreds of fishes to get him. At the moment I fish crawdads for +30 sta food and during the last 150 or so catches I have found 5 mr pinchys. It might be down to RNG but considering how long I have been fishing these it is a big increase in numbers of Mr. Pinchys caught.
Mr. Pinchy dropped on 6th try, and I got the magical crawdad box in the first try.
Sometimes even I get lucky.
I wanted to farm this pet so i went to terokkar as usual and started fishing the pools. I was insanely lucky and caught Mr. Pinchy on my 7th cast. I used it and got the pet first try. Now for the truly crazy part. I thought i may aswell finish off the pool, and sure enough, first cast i caught yet another mr pinchy! I was shocked. Im not sure if they buffed the drop rate but if they havn't thats a 0.2% chance for the first one with an 8% chance for the pet, which i got first use. Then another 0.2% for the second Mr. Pinchy on the second cast. So thats 2 Mr. Pinchys in a row with the pet on first use. On my way to buy a lottery ticket now!
Maybe , they should update the assortment of such
In my opinion , some more fishing items like this one , would be really cool .
Seems increased droprate in 5.1. Got mine after around 7-10 spots in Terokkar (up on the flying mount-only-place).
Alright, everyone who is farming or has farmed Mr. Pinchy is going to hate me for this post:
I caught Mr. Pinchy last night while fishing in a school in the pond at Stonebreaker Hold. I hadn't cast but about 10 times when I caught him, and I wasn't even trying to farm him. My fishing skill was ~280 and I was using
, so my fishing was only ~375 (lol). I also got the
on my second use of the Mr. Pinchy cooldown.
So, yeah. I guess I got extremely lucky. I feel kind of bad since I know a lot of people have farmed forever for this guy.. XD
I got Mr. Pinchy on 241st cast with 600 fishing skill, plus
equipped. Started fishing in Lake Jorune and Lake Ere'Noru but the pools weren't respawning fast enough, so I flew over to Blackwind Lake and fished there for 2 hours, much better respawn rate on the pools.
Got the Magical Crawdad Box on the first wish - last achievement I needed for the Salty title!
Can you get the pet more than once from the same Mr. Pinchy?
I decided to head out with a guildie and try to farm this little rare. In about 50 or so catches,
ended up in my bag! I was so excited! The first wish granted gave me the
:) Now to go level him up. Happy Hunting!
I got 1 on my 8th catch last week and I thought i was lucky, but i come back today and got 3 in 1hour and 30minutes.. so i think the drop rate is greatly increased since the 5.1, happy hunting =)
It seems his Cooldown is down to 4 hours.
Just caught one, first wish = buff, lol. No, Mr. Pinchy, your buff will not help me in a mists raid.
I love how someone went through and down voted all of the comments... I feel all of the comments on this were legit and not worth downrating
I just spent two days with well over 750 successful casts and no Mr. Pinchy. I got on this morning and fished two of them within ten casts of each other. Probability sure is a funny thing.
Mr. Pinchy now has a four hour cooldown.
So i was fishing for this while waiting for my LFR and it finally poped. so i hit the "enter raid" button and wait to be zoned in. for some reason i say to myself "i'll do one more cast and see if i zone in before i catch something." well the bobber bobed and a "Mr. Pinchy" appeared in my bad and a split second later i was at the loading screen for the raid.
Decided to use the last charge of my Mr. Pinchy. for about two years now I've kept him in my bank, kind of a prize for all the trouble I went through to get him. Got a Benevolent Mr. Pinchy. Guess he was happy to finally be set free!
Just caught it with 330 fishing skills with +5 fishing pole (so 335 total). Spend around 10 mins, took 3 pools.
3:25 pm wednesday
after about 20-30 casts
543 fishing skill with masterkraft kaluak fishing pole
i received the pinchy thing and it granted me with the wish mr pinchy
After a few years of casually fishing for this little guy, I popped him at 58, 58 Lake Ere'Noru.
(Fishing 600+30+5 from
Dragon Fishing Pole
High Test Eternium Fishing Line
A solid hour last night, and a few hours today. I don't think the drop rate has changed. If you caught it after a few casts, consider yourself lucky, as I've spent many aimless hours fishing for him, in the 3 lakes where Highland pools spawn.
I also received
Magical Crawdad Box
on the first wish.
Good luck to everyone still going after him.
I am a very mathematical person, and I didn't want to start fishing for this before I knew mathematically how long this
take me. Keep in mind however that no matter how many times you fish, the chance of catching a Mr. Pinchy is still 0.2%.
The odds of mathematically seeing Mr. Pinchy after
number of casts, assuming of course that the catch rate for Mr. Pinchy is 1 in 500, 0.2% or 0.002...
casts it has a
of being fished up.
casts it has a
of being fished up.
casts it has a
of being fished up.
casts it has a
of being fished up.
casts it has a
of being fished up.
casts it has a
of being fished up.
casts it has a
of being fished up.
There will never be a 100% chance of fishing him up, but logically you should have caught a Mr. Pinchy before your 500th cast. Now you just need to get the pet. :)
Was the catch rate for this increased?
I headed over to Outland to catch this guy and was going to settle in for the long haul ...... caught him on the 4th cast into a Highland Mixed School.
Mr. Pinchy's Magical Crawdad box was also the first wish he granted.
If they didn't increase the drop chance, i'd like to thank Jesus, and Buddah and all the the other religious people.
So there I was in the highlands of Terokkar Forest, fishing for THE magical lobster that would grand me three wishes! For days catching common lobsters and strange oversized fish, all of the sudden I felt it in my fishing rod. This is it THE lobster of my dreams... here to give me ANYTHING I desire!. I talk to the lobster and ask him, they say you can grand me anything I desire from this world, is this true? The lobster answers with, nah not realy I can give you five choices.
One; I can give you a beautiful box of wonderfull crap that has no use in this world
Two; I can increase you chances of living by granting you 1300 health, but...it will only last for about 2 hours
Three:I will send one of my personal guardian to help you in battle, he will die for you in honor on the field... most likely in the first few seconds...
Four:I can give you a conpanion that will stay with you as long as you live and be there for you in times of sorrow and times of joy.
And last but not least...
Five: I will slay you right where you stand by sending one of my minions to beat you into the ground!
Wait WHAT! You will slay me? This is crazy, who in his right mind would even go for that wish..Hmmm oke I guess I will chose the conpanion, I could use a good friend... Owh wait, said the lobster, didnt I mentoin you dont realy have a choise in the matter. I will chose for you. OWH common! What are you for magical lobster but anything of a deseving trickster, wasting peoples lives out here! You dont gand me wishes I want, and the only wishes you CAN grand, I cant even chose from..So you dont want a wish then? Asked the lobster. Well now im here anyway, im ready, grand me my wish.
And there I was, in some strange land, far away from home... dead, slain by some over side damn lobster... what a fool I was thinking I could have everything...ending up with nothing...
Holy Crab! He's huge!
Thought i'd add an update for 5.4
Since the change where any school of fish can be fished from at any level you can fish from these schools successfully at any time, you just have a better chance to land something other than junk the higher your skill level. But on the plus side, if you need to level you fishing, it's probably time well spent, 2 birds 1 stone.
I fished today with 381 fishing plus Nat's Lucky Fishing Pole and was landing something every cast.
The school spawns seem to have changed from what I read of previous comments. The schools re spawn every few minutes for me. If I go to Skettis Lake and circle the lake and then the inside island from school to school by the time I start back at the beginning again the 1st one has re spawned giving me endless schools to fish from.
Still no drop though :(
After roughly two hours of fishing from Highland Mixed School pools throughout Terokkar Forest (especially in the SE corner) I had
both pop about 30 minutes apart from the same pool located near: 58.75 / 60.15.
Good luck everyone.
If you mouse over pet in pet journal it says 430 Fishing, but this def can be caught below that.
Got mine yesterday (12/12/13) pretty quickly. Don't know if this is a testament to the %'age being upped or not. All I know is last year I spent several days fishing for this with nada and yesterday I fished maybe 9 pools and up he came. Had Mastercraft Pole & Nat's Hat for a 600+188 skill.
I'm also curious as to whether the drop rate has been increased. I looted this after 107 casts (according to Rarity) in the Highland Mixed Pools around Skettis on 12/26/13. I'm maxed fishing and had no pole or lure. I continued fishing for the goldenscale vendorfish and ended up getting a SECOND Mr. Pinchy in just a few more casts. So either my luck is insanely high or Blizz has made this easier to obtain.
Oh Mr. Pinchy, you sly old crab. How elusive you are.
I swear he sits just under the surface of the lake, staring up at me with a wretched grin as he snatches poor little fish and quickly hooks them on my line. Laughing like an psychotic Mr. Krabs with a box of free money as he slowly wittles away at my soul... one golden darter at a time.
It has come to this, I know I will not have him. He is devious and slick. So I sit here on my raft, singing "Your a mean one.. Mr. Pinch" as I cry a little on the inside with each feltail, darter, and barbed gill trout I pull out of the hate filled waters of Terrokar.
Fishing lvl 117. Got this thing on the 3rd cast. Won the pet on first wish ;P
Went there had fisshing 539 now its 592 got pet from first wish :).Good luck guys fished it in sketiis
I got three Mr. Pinchys in 2 hours of fishing. Even more I got the pet from his wish the first try. I think I'm gonna continue fishing and buy some lottery tickets
I think the
on this has been
increased significantly recently
. Given others (
Who Looked like they might just be trolling
) have reported this, and then my own experience matching the recent reports!
The reason is most likely due to the recent Blizzard attention to
(Exactly 1 month ago to the day of this post)
Link to what I'm refering to:
At a rough guess, given the data I've gotten from the Rarity Addon (Well worth a look if you've not heard of it)
I would say the drop rate is at least 10% now if not 15%.
, this is factual and accurate information, the evidence of the increase in drop-rate speaks for its self in the comments here.
Unless you are downvoting because you are unaware of the Bind on Pickup Prompt Issues with fishing while having AutoLoot enabled, thus meaning you will never ever ever catch this item or Giant Sewer Rat.
How about, before down-voting, go spend 20 minutes to fish up you're very own
to see the drop rate has been increased significantly!
This item has an extremely low drop chance. I have cast over 1k times and have yet to receive it.
I fished this up after 5 schools. This site made it seem impossible to fish up but as soon as I got done reading this article I started fishing again and got him. Huh.
It should be noted that if your inventory is full when you get Mr. Pinchy's gift it will be mailed to you.
Just got my magical crawdad in the mail :D
Since patch 5.4 in MoP, the drop rate of Mr. pinchy seems to be the same. I got mine after about 4 hours of fishing. However, I can tell that the highland mixed pool respawn rate has been increased. As I flew around Blackwind Lake, fishing the pools that I found, by the time that I did a circle the pool was back again. I never ran out of pools. I'm guessing the pools now have a respawn rate of about 5 minutes.
Fished him up today on Frostmourne server. Last night I'd done around 100 casts, logged, came back this morning and got him in my 5th mixed highland school.
I also got the pet on my first attempt with him. Guess I'm just really lucky, because I hear some take thousands of casts before they get him.
There is a rare spawn NPC now -
Mr. Pinchy Sr.
, wich contains this item.
If you're wondering how badly you want Magical Crawdad... it's one of the best battle pets in the game. Against some compositions, he is literally unkillable, meaning you can swap in one or more low level pets to powerlevel. He's amazing.
After around 300 casts I got mine from a pool around skettis. The first wish granted me the pet. Will update for the other wishes soon.
Got it in about 400 casts in the pools around skettis.
Got the pet on my second wish
I took me a few hours and skilling from 310 to 373 before I got him. He gave the Magical Crawdad on first use.
So, quick question. I got him after about 135 casts. Used my second wish today, still no pet. Anyone run into using all 3 charges and still not getting the pet?
So, I spent about 4 hours fishing for this. I went from 315 to 487 fishing. I was filled with disappointment and rage. After lamenting to a Guildmate that I would never get it, I received it on the next cast. Elation, joy, relief; all things that I felt. I used my first wish and got a gift, oh well, I'll try again. I visit my bank and begin unloading various items, sort my bags and notice I have 2... I had apparently gotten it at some point prior without noticing. At least that means I still have 5 wishes....
After 105 casts, I finally got my Mr. Pinchy!
And I got the pet on my first wish :D
It is really not that hard, with a little bit of patience you will get it. I tried today for the very first time and in less than one hour got my
Maybe after all this years the drop rate is finally better...
and the pet on the first try :) Yay! About an hour of fishing.
200 casts thus far on my 600 fisherman with the kaluak fishing pole and the weather beaten fishing hat. Not to mention the casts I've done before I installed fishing buddy... but my results after 200
125 x Furious Crawdad
39 x Golden Darter
10 x Mote of water
8 x Inscribed scrollcase
7 x Curious Crate
4 x Barbed Gill Trout
4 x Huge Spotted Feltail
2 x Spotted Feltail
1 x Goldenscale Vendorfish
So I'm not seeing an increased drop rate as I know I've tried farming this before back in wrath and cata trying to get the Salty title. I'm currently pet hunting which is why I decided to try for this again. So those people posting that the rate has been upped pls don't it's still a RNG and you're either lucky or not. Chances are if you've fished him up before you're chances are slightly higher of catching him again.
Here's the process to get the pet
Go to Shattrath, then head southeast to one of the lakes in Terokkar Forest to fish for
from a POOL of Highland Mixed School. You can't catch him in open waters. This could take a while. It took me about an hour of flying from node to node. (For reference, I have 600 fishing but didn't use anything to increase my skill above that. Others have reported, "Got him first time I threw the line, dude!" but don't count on it.)
to "make a wish." You can try this every 4 hours, and you have 3 tries total per
When he grants you
, right-click it to learn the pet
. There are at least 5 items you can be granted, and if you really want the pet, none of the other items will be cool at all, bro. I happened to get this on the first wish.
* The map on the page for
, which shows only one node where this item can be found, is misleading, since you can't directly fish for the item itself. Instead, you fish for
. His page will show you the possible places you can fish for him (3 lakes in Terokkar Forest), rather than just the one exact coordinate shown on the page for
I just got
after 96 casts. I also got
on my first wish.
The best place to farm for
is in Blackwind Lake near Skettis.
Just fished this up on my 5th cast (600 fishing skill) in a
near Allerian Stronghold in Terrokar Forest. Got
on the first wish too. Supposedly this is incredible luck, but good luck to everyone trying for it!
Began fishing 27/11-14
About 124 Furious Crawdads later, I had my Mr. Pincy. I estimate it to ~180 throws.
Best of luck!
As of 12/15/14, i fished this up on the 8th pool, and got the achievement on the first wish. Good luck everyone.
Currently fished up 350 furious crawdads and still no drop, i dont even want to know how many casts its gotta be over 1000 easy. 3 days multiple hours of play per day. WHERE IS MY CRAWFATHER. and no its not in my bags, i have a bag addon which will let me know plus ive checked my bags about three hundred and seventy six times and ive fished the small lake and the big lake oh and im 810 fishing.....RNG'S MOST HATED= THIS GUY.
Well over 300 stinkin' crawdads...but I fished him up today and got the pet on my first wish! "my life is complete" >.<
Skettis lake, next to Terrokk's Rest
Very lucky, boosted a toon since wod, at 491 fishing +205 I got him on my first cast and first wish
Sale price is 6s 66c
It's not as impossible as you may think. You need a bit of time and patience. I fished up:
47 furious crawdads
17 golden darters
3 motes of water
A couple of scrolls
A handful of crates with ore and leather
A fair amount of junk
And then Mr Pinchy popped out of the water and brought that Crawdad with him.
Omg! I was so sure the drop rate had been tweaked since Pandaria. I got like 3 of these in under 10 catches! I still have a screenshot of them in my bags... (finally! I can be that dude that seems to post total bull!@#$ of the kind "it took me 2 tries"). I still don't have old iron jaw after over 1200 catches though...
Not sure if this is a bug, but after about 80ish casts I caught a mr. pinchy, battleground popped. Then next cast, caught another.
Highly doubt his drop chance is changed. Fished over 300 Furious Crawdads and still no drop.
Did some fishing for Mr. Pinchy today at Blackwind Lake in Skettis, located in Terrokar Forest. 452 fishing casts garnered these results.
Netherweave Boxes (Containing approx 5 cloth each):
Fel Iron Ore Boxes (Containing approx 3 ore each):
Knothide Leather Boxes (Containing approx 3 leather each):
Huge Spotted Feltail:
Barbed Gill Trout:
Enormous Barbed Gill Trout:
Based on these numbers, I'd say basically every 250 casts is a Mr. Pinchy? Hopefully? Good luck to everyone, and best of vibes. :)
I was surprised to find a lack of documentation of how this item works. Well, here goes:
You want this item and it's three "Use" charges to attempt to obtain a
, which teaches you the
battle pet. (During BC, when this was current content, you retained the item which spawned the vanity pet for that one character, so it is a plus that now you only need to farm it once to have it.)
When you USE Mr. Pinchy, one of five things can happen (according to other comments on various related items; my memory says "it's around five", but I can find specific reference to only four.)
1. The one you want, the
is created in your inventory, or mailed to you if you were absent-minded and did not leave an empty bag slot when you used Mr. Pinchy.
, a temporary summoned guardian companion that will fight for you; kind of like the Winter Veil Yeti gift, but already summoned, and no charges. Think old school hunter pet set on "Aggressive". Oh, the fun you can have with that. His level and health scale with your level, but even at level 100 he has only 20Kish health. About as useful as Zoidberg.
, a hostile level 70 mob that spawns next to you. Does NOT scale with your level and drops no loot. One person commented that it can be Mind Controlled, for your amusement. Spawning it in the Dalaran fishing pool, then sheeping it, then leaving could be fun.
, a gift box nominally containing some level 70 healing and mana potions, and a 2% chance to contain
. Comments report that it is broken, contains nothing, has been reported, and Blizzard has no intention of fixing it. No one seems to care much either way.
5. The one I cannot find documentation on; I believe it is a buff. I recently used a Mr. Pinchy and got a message "A more powerful buff is in effect." Nothing else happened. So, a buff appropriate to a level 70 toon.
So, you have five possible outcomes, one of which is the one you want, and three tries per Mr. Pinchy. Again, there is a lack of documentation on the likelihood of each, but certainly the desired result is no better than 20%, but once Mr. Pinchy is obtained, the pet is by no means truly a rare outcome. So estimating it to be in the 5% to 10% region, we'll call it roughly 7% or 8%, or in other words, expect to need to fish up three or four Mr. Pinchys to get one Magical Crawdad pet. Per how drop mechanics work, a great many of you will get it sooner, and some few of you will fish up many Mr. Pinchys before you get the pet.
Extra Magical Crawdads can be caged and sold. It is a difficult enough pet to obtain that the value remains high. You can get extremely lucky and get more than one from a given Mr. Pinchy.
There is not a whole lot of point to saving your Mr. Pinchy uses for later. Basically use each attempt as it becomes available. IIRC, the cool down used to be much longer, and you used to have to carry Mr. Pinchy for days.
If anyone remembers any relevant details, such as the name of the buff, please leave a response.
I hit the lake by the Alliance town, solely going after the Furious Crawdads for leveling Cooking. Went in with base fishing of 304. Used my pole and lure to give me +70, so 374 effective fishing skill. No one was here, so I had the complete run of each pool that spawned.
Hit Pinchy on the 8th pool, only fishing in those. It's all RNG, so what takes one player 250 casts only took me approximately 23 (did not count casts, but the number of pools). Was surprised as hell when I got it. Me and RNG tend to not be on very good speaking terms.
9th attempt and Mr. Pinchy is mine.
I catched Mr. Pinchy today for the first time (fishing skill 488 and no rod or bate or special fishing gear like hat etc).
First time I summoned him he was hostile (yellow) and I killed Mr. Pinchy. I was afraid I made a mistake by using the wrong mouse button to 'talk' to him and instead attacked him. OMG I killed Mr. Pinchy! Four hours later I summoned him in Draenor, he was just walking around with me, I could not talk to him, so none of the wishes granted. See, he's still mad at me and did not wanted to 'talk' to me. Another 4 hours later it looked like Mr. Pinchy had brewed an evil plan while sitting in my bag, to revenge my attack when we first met. When I summoned him, he detonated something that looked like a nucleair bomb. But it delivered the Magical Crawdad battle pet in my bag!
Long story short: you don't need to 'talk' to him, just summon him. He does not have a text balloon such like other npc's sometimes have so you can talk to them. Mr. Pinchy is a sea creature, he doesn't talk, he fights or drops things just after you've summoned him. You can summon him three times with a cooldown of 4 hours in between.
I read in the comments that you had to have fishing skill level 470 and I cathed him at skill level 488.
Just if you're unlucky like I am, I got
the first time after 500 throws or so. Used the 3 charges - no achievement. I went fishing again, took a little under 4h, it was easy to know cause the item still remembers when you used it and has a cooldown...
even if you use the last charge, cooldown still exists if you get a new one. Thankfully it's just 4h nowadays.
So I have been farming this little sh*t since I started playing in Wotlk. I would go there everyday for an hour for about 3 months. I just needed this little for my title. However, I never got it, so I eventually stopped trying it in cataclysm.
Today I went and tried it again, and got Mr. Pinchy in the first pool! Even better: I got the pet on the first wish.
Never give up!
599 Attempts for me... and pet dropped first attempt.
You can fish around blackwind lake and there will always be enough Highland nodes!
Good luck with the grind!
Ok so I read all the comments prior to this one:
I fished in Blackwind Lake, in Terokkar Forest. Basically just go around the lake and fishing holes will appear the more you fish it took me about an hour maybe two. No extra stuff for better fishing up stuff. And got the pet on the first wish. So Good Luck and have fun.
Got Mr Pinchy after fishing in exactly 70 pools of
Highland Mixed School
So the person who mentioned that he got it after 172
s was right on the spot.
Every 250 casts - a Mr Pinchy drops. Good luck and gather all the patience you've got, this might take awhile.
PS. Also as for many others, I got
on my first charge.
I decided to fish for Mr.Pinchy, After about 10 minutes I caught him, He screwed me on all 3 wishes. Upon logging in the next day I fished for another 10 minutes upon which he deemed me worthy and gave me my achievment. I don't see how this could be rare. My fishing is now 142.
After fishing for an hour in a big circle around Skettis (located right on the map with the same name), this is the rough statistic I have gotten for my first Mr. Pinchy's catch:
*Mr. Pinchy x 1
Golden Darter x 37
Furious Crawdad x 118
Inscribed Scrollcase x 4
Curious Crate x 12
Mote of Water x 8
Goldenscale Vendorfish x 2
Huge Spotted Feltail x 2
Enormous Barbed Gill Trout x 4
Total number of casts taken = 188
Additional information is that I have gotten a second Mr. Pinchy with this statistic shortly after:
*Mr. Pinchy x 1
Golden Darter x 4
Furious Crawdad x 10
Mote of Water x 1
Total number of casts taken = 16
---Hope this will help to clarify the irregular number of casts required to get Mr. Pinchy from the school of fishes---
Just got it, first try at 46.3, 39.6.
Also got the companion in the first try.
1045 skill, 8 hours, still no pinchy. its no wonder fishing is so mind numbingly boring and not many do it.
I fished the Highland Mixed Schools around Blackwind Lake and fished up Mr. Pinchy after 47 tries. Got the Magical Crawdad on the first shot.
I have been fishing for this for 3 hours and still no luck. This is more frustrating than getting the sea turtle.
Sooo I just got this on my first cast. I guess I'm lucky!
Session 1:190th try
Still no pet after all 3 wishes.
Session 2: 54th try
Got the pet from the first wish
Wow, I'm normally not that lucky when I'm farming rare pets (...Azure Whelpling...still don't have this little **** >_<) but this time I really was.
I was doing the fishing daily near Shattrath and got the ability to find fishes so I decided to try it out at the lakes in the south of Terokkar.
After a short time I found a Highland Mixed School and began fishing.
First two casts just Furious Crawdads and on the third cast, while I was looking up if my fishing skill (380 at the time) was even high enough to fish Dr. Zwicky, BOOOM there he was.
Made my wish and BOOOM got Mr. Pinchy's Magical Crawdad Box! :D
I'm so confused, I've caught 13 mr pinchys so far, used 12 of them and 1 charge of the 13'th one and I still haven't gotten the Magical Crawdad from it. Just be aware that it might be harder to get one than it seems I guess.
WOW I got him in 71 casts. I had my beer chilling and all for a long night
Fishing in Skettis: Blackwind Lake in the Highland Mixed School for around 1½hour
5 Spotted Feltail
9 Zangarian Sporefish
3 Enormous Barbed Gill Trout
3 Huge Spotted Feltail
35 Golden Darter
16 Barbed Gill Trout
X Curious Crate
X Inscribed Scrollcase
111 Furious Crawdad
= 1 Mr. Pinchy
I was about to give up when I reached 100 Crawdads, but went to cook food and got back with renewed eyesight - I'm glad I did.
I've been fishing for this since lvl 70 when TBC was current, so it's been work in progress. The above fish caught is just from tonight.
So if you're losing focus, go do something else for 15-30 minutes and then come and back to continue.
After spending about 5 hours completing The Coin Master I decided to try my luck at Pinchy. 4 hour later Pinchy drops, I accidentally fish over him because It's 4 in the morning and I'm tired. Cry myself to sleep c:
Edit: Aaand less than 10 minutes after making this post Pinchy drops and I get the pet first shot. Complain and you shall receive.
Some info from the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch:
I started again farming Mr.Pinchy, after years of struggling, without a fishing pole and with maxed out Outland Fishing.
I'm farming the pools in Skettis and they seriously seem to be never ending.
This time around I've got:
-Furious Crawdad x26
-Golden Darter x7
-Inscribed Scrollcase x3
-Mote of Water x2
-Curious Crate x1
-Barbed Gill Trout x1
-Enormous Barbed Gill Trout x1
-Spotted Feltail x1
-Mr Pinchy x2
It's worth noting that the cooldown is now 4h instead of the 2 days.
I've used it once so long and I've got:
1)Mr. Pinchy's Blessing: Health increased by 1200. This effect persists through death and is considered a flask. 2 hour duration.
His droprate might have been increased, I didn't drop him once for years and now I've got 2 in few casts.
I'm hoping this trend of commenting/complaining on this post will increase my chances with finding it. I have currently
89 golden darter
3 goldenscale vendorfish
33 curious crate
25 inscribed scrollcase
287 Furious Crawdad
6 Enormous barbed gill trout
7 huge spotted feltail
4 spotted feltail
I have max level fishing for every expansion. This is during the BFA prepatch. I have spent 2 hours of farming with +42 bonus fishing.
got it within 30 mins of fishing patch 8.0. fishing skill max and no fishing pole.
Got one after 20 minutes of fishing with the Underlight Angler. The first use got me Magical Crawdad.
Got him after 2.25 hours. Around 700 casts
The Mr. Pinchy buff which increases your health is actually a 4 hour flask, at level 120 it gives 46,000 hp, which is a lot!
It's just unbelievable i got mr. pinchy on my 3rd cast!
In the lake that resides Dampscale Patrirarch.
1 Golden Darter
1 Furious Crawdad
and Mr. Pinchy
Also he granted me the box at first try.
Fished up after the 67th cast.
Basic pole and 75/300 fishing skill.
Gave me the the Magical Crawdad box on first use.
14th cast - all in Highland Mixed Schools in Skettis, using Underlight Angler and no other fishing buffs
Got Magical Crawdad Box on first use
Fishing rank doesn't matter anymore for this after the profession change. Just need Outland Fishing and make sure you are fishing in a Highland Mixed School. My alt character got this at rank 10 Outland Fishing. It does have a very small percent chance to drop so keep trying if you haven't had much luck.
Fished this guy up after 362 attempts. Using Underlight Angler as well as a +9 skill hook. Gave me Magical Crawdad on the first charge.
It took me about four hours of fishing in the Terrokkar Forest in the last lake area all the way to the southeastern area with the island in the middle with the mixed highland pools, which spawned pretty quickly, as I made my way counterclockwise around the lake to at least 7 pools total before the Mr. Pinchy dropped for me. occasionally, I would get reeds which contained scrolls, and crates which contained Knothide leather or Ore appropriate for the region: i ignored the golden darters and crawfish crafting ingredients. rarely two othe fish dropped worth vendoring with the mammoth if you have it for 1.62 gold or 6.30 gold. Mr. Pinchy just happened to drop by itself where the pet icon was by the large tree with small edge on eastern side of the small island where a pool spawns either by coincidence or design. i immediately looted it and proceeded to click on Mr. PInchy for a wish and got the magical crawdad battle pet and achievement on the first wish. I was probably very lucky and was very excited that it dropped and gave me the battle pet.
If you are fishing for the first time in the area for the mixed highland school like I was, then set aside at least a few hours of fishing in one sitting, like I mentioned Mr. Pinchy finally dropped after about 4 hours from 7-11 pm on 7/30/2019. don't give up keep up fishing. The area i was in with the mixed highland schools spawned quickly and there was about 7 pools total. Mr. Pinchy's wishes each have a 4 hour Cooldown for a total of 8 hours for all wishes! so, i am guessing that if you don't get the crawdad with the 3 wishes that it may take another four hours of fishing roughly. i do not have the stats on casts or drop rates just experience.
Got my Mr. Pinchy after 396 casts... took me roughly 2 hours
Did not get the pet on the 1st charge.. God I hope I don't have to catch another one
Caught another Mr. Pinchy on alt after ~220 casts. Got the pet on the 1st charge of alt.
Then got another pet on the 2nd charge on my main.
Well, here's where my complaining about this guy would be,
if I had any
There was 16m left on my oversize bobber buff when I caught him, and I only had like 30 Furious and 10 Golden stacked up. I was prepared and settled with some fresh drinks in to spend hours up there, too.
So, thanks Blizzard, I guess.
Edit: Oh, and I got the pet on the first charge. I'll go now.
Cooldown for his three wishes is now 4 hours and if you have more than one in your bag they share the same cooldown.
Got it on my alt with Otland Fishing = 6. No fishing buffs or poles. Unfortunately, because of only 3 charges, game can f*ck you up (if you want pet) even if you manage to get it.
343 casts from the raft
Currently on my 6th Mr.Pinchy in a row and still haven't got the pet. Hang in there guys. RNG on top of RNG can be a real killer sometimes.
Edit: Just finished my 10th and still nothing. I hereby give up. Best of luck to everyone else.
So i feel like they changed how it works at some point, and you always get the pet on the first one you activate on a character along with the achievement, however you can't get a 2nd pet on the same character , as I've opened like 8 on my main and haven't seen a 2nd pet, got one forever ago on it. On an alt I got the pet on the first activation, and didn't see a 2nd pet through 8 more uses on 3 Mr.Pinchy items.
May need to make a new character each time you want one. A level 20 hunter can jump themselves up to some pools with no mobs.
i caught 2 within 20~ attempts, are the odds increased or did I just use up all of my luck for the decade
Today I did this from nothing. First I picked my new alt druid, then learned fishing first time from the trainer at Boralus. Then first ported to Stormwind then next to Shattrath. On the large lake southeast of the map, I kept fishing on the pools. Halloween mount was really handy. When I caught around 150 regular furious crawdads and many other trash-kind-of items, I was able to catch Mr. Pinchy finally. Around 2-3 hours is what I spent. Luckly, the first try gave to me the pet, and second try gave me some buff I don't remember.
As others have said, this can be fished from
Highland Mixed Schools
, which are located mainly in the Skettis area in Terokkar Forest (
). I was lucky enough to get Mr. Pinchy on my 120th try and opened the
Mr. Pinchy's Magical Crawdad Box
on my first try. Note that Mr. Pinchy can be opened three times, with 4 hours delay between each opening, and there is around 8% chance to get the
Mr. Pinchy's Magical Crawdad Box
on each opening. Opening the box also gives you the
Mr. Pinchy's Magical Crawdad Box
achievement, which is needed in order to complete
achievement. Happy fishing!
Here I am, wondering whether I can do this grind once... meanwhile in the comments people are reporting how many casts it took on their 8th alt.
Fished Mr. Pinchy after about 650 casts. Got the pet in my second wish.
Finally, after probably 1.5 hours of flying node to node, I got my Mr. Pinchy. I have 145 Furious Crawdads and 42 golden darters to show for it as well. I hope it happens more quickly for you, but just wanted to affirm it still works. I also got the Magical Crawdad on the first wish, so got lucky there. Have wanted this pet for a long time and fought putting in the time.
I fished up Mr Pinchy, in 25 mins of fishing. I was surprised but glad it only took that long.
I also got the magical Crawdad. I guess I was lucky lol
I think they've definitely increased the drop rate. I got him on my first cast in my second school of
in Lake Ere'Noru, and I got a
on the first use.
Either that or I was insanely lucky for once!
Mr. Pinchy will randomly give you one of the following with each of his three wishes:
which can contain up to five of:
This is still relatively easy in 2020. It took me about 404 casts in pools around Skettis to find Mr.Pinchy, then my second wish gave me him.
Since fishing level doesn't really matter, I suggest going on a server that is less populated if you find Skettis on your server to be occupied.
Happy farming! :D
Patch 9.0.5... 288 attempts. Granted the pet on first wish! Not sure if this means the drop rate was buffed or normal. Approx about 2.5 Doctor Who episodes.
x420 Furious Crawdads
x115 Golden Darter
x52 Mote of Water
x13 Barbed Gill Trout
x12 Huge Spotted Fetail
x1 Mr. Pinchy... Finally
Fished in the Skettis Lake the entire time with only a Dragon Fishing Pole as a buff.
Took me more casts to get one Mr. Pinchy (~660) than it took me to get Old Crafty (215) and Old Ironjaw (371) combined.
741 casts then i got pinchy and the pet on first wish.
Took me 46 catches and I got the pet from all 3 wishes.
I not usually one to question a change in drop rate based on my own personal RNG, but 10 years ago this took me well over 700 casts to get and I didn't even get the pet on any of the wishes. Other people in the comments are also saying it is significantly easier to get.
Patch 9.1: About 900 casts and still nothing. I cannot believe there are people posting gold guides on youtube based on farming this. I am losing hope that this is still obtainable.
Update: 20 casts later I got it and the pet from the first wish. 5 hours of desperate fishing.
Literally on the
cast I received
. The first charge I used on it I got
! I fished at North East Skettis near Allerian Stronghold located at 68.95,77.31 in '
' at a '
' node. I'm max fishing on all expansions, including BFA 150/150. Also have
AP level 16 equipped. Before my first cast I also dropped a
. So that put my fishing near 195/150 (BFA tier). Either really lucky (which doesn't normally happen) or possibly just because fishing was maxed out. Either way, worth the time for sure in my sake, cheers!
Caught Mr. Pinchy in Blackwind Lake. 111 casts. First wish granted Magical Crawdad pet / achievement.
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