Pokemon Pets get a new scenario - the Celestial Tournament.
If you are like me and can't get enough of the Pet Battles in World of Warcraft, the team at Blizzard hasn't forgotten about you. Patch 5.4, which drops September 10 will include a new Pet scenario that takes place on the new Timeless Isle. The scenario will feel familiar to any Pokemon fans who battled their way through the Elite Four at the end of the game.
Enter the world of Azeroth and battle against the Alliance of humans, dwarves and night elves or the brutish orcs, trolls and undead of the Horde. World of Warcraft has a very large community of players with hundreds of servers and a myriad of endgame pursuits from raiding dungeons, questing, achievement hunting, PVP arenas, and now pet battles.
5.4's new island plays host to a famed Pet Battle competition where players will be able to battle max-level (Pet level 25) NPCs in a tournament format. Called the Celestial Tournament, this new addition looks to be the most challenging Pet addition yet and "requires a skilled and varied roster of level-25 pets if you have any hope to survive." Players may not heal or revive their pets during the tournament, so strategy is key. Winners will be rewarded so-called Celestial Coins, which can be (unsurprisingly) used to purchase special Celestial Pets. Rerunning the scenario will grant more coins that can in turn be used to buy different Celestial Pets.
For my money, Pet Battles are the best addition to WoW, like, ever. Adding a new Pet Battle scenario is just the icing on top. Oh, and you get to battle a guy named Blingtron 4000, you know, just in case you needed more convincing to check out the Celestial Tournament.
Source: WoW Blog