There are a number of achievements available for pet battlers, but one in particular
has eluded us all. Not because it's particularly tough to earn, but because we're all waiting for MoP
's first Summertime in-game. The Qiraji Guardling
is said to only spawn during Summer, but there's been a bit of confusion surrounding when WoW
's Summer actually is
. See, the Raw Summer Bass
begins spawning on the first day of Spring here in the real world. With a name like Summer Bass, you'd think that'd make it Summer in-game, right? As it turns out, no.
The Summer Bass is a Spring/Summer fish, just like the Winter Squid
is a Fall/Winter fish. Players sought clarification on fish versus pet spawning seasons from Lead Content Designer Cory "Mumper" Stockton, and received it:
So, the seasonal fish span multiple seasons, and the two seasonal pets span single seasons. Single seasons that loosely mirror our real-world seasons. Be on the lookout for the Guardling around the time Summer hits the Northern hemisphere -- in-game we're guessing it'll be May or June. Are you ready for your Zookeeper title?
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