- Get several Taming items. Each pet requires a certain number to get 100% success rate
- Find a good uncrowded spot
- Disable your auto-attack
- Target the monster and use the Taming item. Feed it several times (based on #1) until Yellow Hearts appear
- Catch it!
1. Buy taming items
First, you need to get taming items for the pet you want to catch. You can check the taming items for each pet in your Adventure Handbook. Click the pet you want and click “Buy Captured Items” and you’ll see an option to buy the taming item on the Exchange.
You can also buy from the Pet NPC near the music player in South Prontera using “Colorful Shells”—a rare item which you can obtain as rewards from Pet Adventure. But it’s better to just buy the taming items from Exchange.
How to catch at 100% Success Rate
To catch a pet at 100% success rate, you need to feed it a certain number of times. This number varies per pet. If you catch a pet with just one taming item, there is a chance to fail. The more taming items you give = higher success rate. These are the required number of taming items per pet to get 100% catch rate:
|How many to feed for 100% catch rate
Prontera South Field
Prontera North Field
|Prontera South Field
|Prontera West Field
|Baby Desert Wolf
|Glast Heim Outskirt
|Armlet of Obedience
|Contract in Shadow
Underground Geffen 2F
Glast Heim Chivalry
|Silver Knife of Chastity
|Payon Cave 2F-3F
|Book of the Devil
Glast Heim Hall
Glast Heim Wing
|Worn Out Gorgeous Clip
|Clock Tower 1F
|Toy Factory 1F
|Toy Factory 1F
So make sure to carry the specified amount before you go and attempt the catch if you want to catch it successfully right away.
2. Find the pet you want to catch
Go to the location of the pet you want to catch and find a spot, preferably where there are few people.
3. Disable Auto-Attack
Turn off (uncheck) Auto Attack skill in the Adventure Skills tab to prevent killing the pet you want to catch.
4. Add the taming item to your item hotkey
Open your bag and click the “<” arrow in the bottom right then drag the taming item to any slot.
5. Feed the pet with the taming items
Target the pet by clicking on it. You should see the monster’s icon in the upper left area.
Use the taming item in your item hotkey. This will consume 1 piece of the taming item. A pink light streak will show between you and the pet. The “ Catch / Present ” popup in the bottom right will show.
Click Present will feed the pet another piece of the taming item, and the catch success rate will improve indicated by the appearance of hearts:
- Red hearts — low chance
- Red hearts and yellow circles — medium chance
- Yellow hearts, no red hearts — 100% chance!
Feed it again and again until all red hearts disappear and yellow hearts show up. Refer to the correct number of taming items to feed in #1 above.
Once all hearts turn yellow, this indicates that you will catch the pet successfully. Press Catch . The slot machine will play and you’ll get your new pet!
6. Name your pet!
Congratulations! You’ve successfully caught a new pet. Name your pet and give him a pat by pressing its icon in the upper left and clicking on “Pet.” Now you just need to level it up and increase its Intimacy levels.
Pets are one of the best investments you can make early in the game. You will soon be able to recover the zeny you used to buy the taming items, or level up very fast with EXP potions!
It’s now time to send your Pets to work. Check out the following guides to learn more:
- Guide to Pet Labor [How to Level Up Fast by Doing Nothing!]
- Guide to Pet Adventure [How to Earn a Million Zeny by Doing Nothing!]