Aion Pet FAQ
Obtaining a Pet
Q: I want to adopt a pet of my own! How do I get one?
A: You can obtain a pet in many ways:
From an in-game pet merchant (purchased with in-game currency)
As a quest reward
As an item drop
Through special promotional events
From the NCsoft store (purchased with money)
As a gift with a particular product purchase
A selection of exclusive pets will be available through the NCsoft Store starting September 8, 2010.
To celebrate the release of Aion: Assault on Balaurea, if you purchase the expansion box (or digital game package), you receive an adorable Speckled Ailu pack pet with 12 slots of storage. For a limited time, some retailers are also offering an exclusive companion pet along with the Speckled Ailu.
Q: The Assault on Balaurea expansion is free. Why would I pay for the Aion: Assault on Balaurea box?
A: Aion: Assault on Balaurea is free, but if you purchase the Aion: Assault on Balaurea box (or the digital game package) in stores, you will receive a Speckled Ailu pack pet, a companion pet, and 30 days of game time even if you already own Aion.
You can only apply an Aion: Assault on Balaurea box (or digital game package) serial code once. That means you can't stack multiple serial codes on a single account.
In other words, if you were to purchase Aion: Assault on Balaurea from one retailer and then purchase another copy from a different retailer to obtain a different companion pet, you would only obtain the pet from the first serial code you use and 30 days of free game time.
Q: Can I buy any of the other retail promotional pets without buying Aion: Assault on Balaurea?
A: The additional exclusive companion pet available through some retailers by purchasing the Aion: Assault on Balaurea box or digital game package is a gift with product purchase. It is not available for separate purchase within the promotional period.
Q: Can I buy the Speckled Ailu (the 12-slot pack pet) from Aion: Assault on Balaurea separately?
A: The Speckled Ailu 12-slot pack pet available through purchasing the Aion: Assault on Balaurea box or digital game package is a gift with product purchase. It is not available for separate purchase within the promotional period.
Q: How do I adopt my pet after receiving an egg?
A: Simply visit the new Pet Minders in the main cities: Amis in Sanctum and Erdil in Pandaemonium.
Q: Is there a limit to the number of pets I can own?
A: As of Aion: Assault on Balaurea, characters can collect a maximum of 99 pets, though this number may change in the future.
Q: How will my inventory handle all these pets?
A: When you acquire pet eggs, they remain in your regular inventory until they are hatched at the Pet Minder. Once hatched, these pets do not take up room in your inventory space. Instead, they reside in your pet list.
Q: Can I trade pets?
A: Trading pets with others won't be possible.
Using a Pet
Q: Are pets just cute or do they also have special functions?
A: Pets in Aion are undoubtedly cute, but many pets also have useful functions in the game. The five different types of pets that exist as of Aion: Assault on Balaurea are companion, fortune, pack, purebred, and signal pets.
Companion: A companion pet has a distinctive appearance and travels with its master throughout Atreia.
Fortune: When well fed, a fortune pet gives its master useful items.
Pack: A pack pet holds a pet pouch that contains 6, 12, 18, or 24 slots of extra storage space, depending on the rarity of the pet.
Purebred: A purebred pet has multiple useful qualities.
Signal: A signal pet warns its master when a character of the opposing race approaches within a certain range.
Q: Can I have only one of each type of pet? In other words, can I have multiple companion pets, signal pets, pack pets, and so on?
A: Yes. However, each pet begins as is a specific game item, and you gain no benefit for having two of the exact same specific pets. You won’t find it useful to obtain two Speckled Ailu pack pets, for example, but you may want to have two different pack pets.
Q: Can I play with more than one pet at a time?
A: Every character is able to own multiple pets, but you can only have one pet summoned at a time.
Q: Can my pet fly?
A: They sure can! All pets will have the ability to follow their masters, whether on the ground or in the skies.
Q: Can my pet fight?
A: As of Aion: Assault on Balaurea, no pets can engage in combat.
Q: Can I customize my pet’s appearance?
A: When you hatch your pet at the Pet Minder, depending on the specific pet, you may have a few different options to customize your pet’s appearance.
Q: Can my pet be killed?
A: While your pet cannot be killed, if you die, your pet takes refuge and needs to be resummoned.
Q: Are pets permanent, or can I disown a pet?
A: No, you cannot disown a pet. You monster! Why would you want to abandon your cute, cuddly, loyal pet? Pets are permanent unless you deliberately surrender them. If you decide to surrender a pet (which deletes that pet from your pet list), that decision is permanent for that particular pet, and you cannot recover that pet. Aion would never allow it!
Q: Can I name my pet? Can I rename my pet?
A: Absolutely! Your pet’s name can be up to 15 characters long. You can rename it as many times as you wish.
Q: What enemies can a signal pet detect?
A: A signal pet warns its master when an unstealthed character of the opposing race approaches within a certain range.. It does not alert its master of enemies other than characters of the opposing race, nor does it warns its master about characters of the opposing race that are using a stealth ability.
Q: Will my fortune pets starve if not fed regularly?
A: Fortunately for you, pets are very resourceful and continue to find food to sustain themselves, even when you’re busy. Your fortune pet will only reward you if properly fed, though, so be nice to your pet!
Q: Do I have to have a pack pet summoned to access my stored items?
A: Pack pets have pouches (the name for their inventory space). Items you store in a pack pet pouch are always in the pouch.
To access items that are stored on your pet's pouch, you'll need to have that pet summoned. Luckily, this is a quick process, so your items are never more than a mouse click away.
Q: Can I have multiple pets with the same pack size?
A: While you can have multiple types of these pets, please note that pets with alike warehouse space share that space. For example, all pets with a 12-slot inventory pack will share the same 12-slot inventory and all items put in one will be reflected in all the others. The 6-slot, 12-slot, 18-slot, and 24-slot pack pets do not share inventory with eachother.
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