The primary way to obtain pets is through the Crown Store, with prices ranging from 400 to 1,000 , or through special promotions, events and packs. Players can still use pets acquired from the discontinued subscriber loyalty program, promotional giveaways and limited time offers on the Crown Store.
Who doesn't want to be followed around by a hulking, armored Daedric bug with steel mandibles and a venomous stinger? It eats nothing but the cries and lamentations of your enemies, so it's an easy keeper. And it's friendly, too—in its way.
The planes of Oblivion are infinite in their variation—and so are their vermin. The Jackdaw Daedrat is a bony Daedric rodent that likes to collect shiny things like your jewelry, and nip and nibble at things it shouldn't. But at least it's cute, right?
This black cat knows things you cannot know, and sees things you cannot see. But that is the nature of all black cats, is it not?
Available on the Crown Store for a limited time in February 2017. Originally available only to Japanese players as part of a promotion for the Japanese edition of The Elder Scrolls Online through amazon.co.jp.
Bear-Dogs are such fierce and courageous fighters, the hunters of Western Skyrim use small packs of them to pursue wild bears. The Bear-Dogs track, corner, and harry the bears until the hunters can arrive with their spears. Afterward the dogs trot home alongside their masters to share in the subsequent feast.
The perky Amber Ash Hopper is a favorite pet of Dunmer expatriates, as it's relatively low maintenance (it digs its own hole in the ground), and it reminds the Dark Elves of home on the slopes of Red Mountain.
What could be more appealing than a hovering football-sized odorous gas bag trailing a half-dozen squirming tentacles? Once this young Netch calf imprints on a master, it will follow him or her anywhere, floating along and tootling happily.
Who says a giant, aggressive, blood-sucking insect can't make a loveable pet? Not the Dark Elves of Bal Foyen, who breed them as trackers, watch-hounds, and netch-deflators. Befriend one of these twitchy little arthropods, and it'll follow you everywhere!
Thetys Ramarys of Balmora says, “Isn't it adorable? I love our Bitter Coast Cliff Striders, but feel bad that they can't fly well. So I'm breeding them into a strain that, one day, will dominate the Vvardenfell skies, pursuing its prey for great distances!
The comical Blue Oasis Dragon Frog is native to Hew's Bane, and before they were bred as pets and widely exported, they could be found only on that Hammerfell peninsula. These little bug-eaters are popular mascots at open-air taverns, and can be trained to puff out small flames to light Bosmeri bug-smoke pipes.
Originally designed for probing tiny, inaccessible areas of the Clockwork City, the mechanical Skeevaton can be set to recognize and follow an individual mortal, replicating pet behavior on the surface of Nirn.
Though Badgers mainly eat burrowing rodents, farmers hate them because they'll take chickens, kwama scribs, and bantam guar if they get the chance. Cranky and irritable, they make terrible pets—which is why they're favorites among the Undaunted.
Cute'? What use have I for 'cute'? I am Undaunted—give me a monster!" Credit for the irresponsible and foolhardy project of domesticating the Craglorn Welwa is usually claimed by the Iron Orcs, who were looking for ways to prove they're “more bad-tusk" than the Orcs of Wrothgar or Skyrim.
The Desert Lynx, or caracal lynx, is native to south central Tamriel, roaming the savannahs from Corinthe in Elsweyr as far north as the West Weald in Cyrodiil. It's the totem animal of the pastoral Khajiiti tribes, and assists with managing the herds.
Though it may someday grow into a horrific face-eating behemoth, when it's young the Haj Mota Hatchling is undeniably cute. For a while, they are trainable, come when called, and happily waddle after their masters wherever they may go. Do not hand feed.
Hearthfire Hatchlings, which are found only in an orphaned state, appear to be the offspring of a normal kagouti and one of the Hearthfire variety. Driven away by ordinary kagouti, these hatchlings are in urgent need of adoption!
Though it may look like it just crawled from the depths of the Deadlands, the Infernal Sep Adder is actually native to the higher altitudes of Hammerfell. As pets, they are … not exactly affectionate. Great conversation starters, though. Wear heavy gauntlets when handling.
The Moonlight Senche-Tigers have been the sleek and silvery guardians of the Khajiiti temples of the moons ever since the revelation of the Riddle'Thar. The Moon Bishops say that the Moonlight Senche just … knows things of which no other tiger is aware.
Native to Tamriel's northern forests, in the wild the Lynx lives on a diet of rabbits, hares, and skeevers. Domesticated, the brown Northern Lynx makes a dignified and stylish animal companion, popular with the Nord aristocracy.
The Orcs of Wrothgar originally bred Pocket Mammoths small in order to make them more manageable as livestock, but Orcs will be Orcs: a few ranches got raided, some of the little trunkers escaped, and they began breeding in the wild. Fortunately, they're easily domesticated, especially if you get one when it's young.
If you domesticate a Senche-Lion Cub when it's young enough, it will follow you everywhere, no matter how dangerous. And it will remain safe from all harm, while your enemies will burn from the cuteness.
These flying vipers may have short tempers and nasty dispositions, but wait till you see their cute crimson eyes! With time, some of them can even be trained not to inject poison when they bite. Need that nest of skeevers cleared out of your cellar? Here's the perfect pet!
These are clearly fabricants, clockwork simulations of living creatures, with the distinctive appearance of the handiwork of Sotha Sil. But if so, how did they escape Clockwork City? And why do they make such loyal pets? No one knows.
Available for a limited time on the Crown Store from August 31 to September 4, 2017.
Are they real pets, or the stuff of dreams? It's said that to catch a Shadowghost Pony, one should seek out a cemetery on a dark night during Witches Festival and wait quietly near the grave of a child. Bring a carrot or sweet apple.
Available for a limited time on the Crown Store from October 5–9, 2017.
The Snow Bear is known for its fierceness, but its cub is as cute as a bug—maybe two bugs! Even in the direst of circumstances, you're certain to keep your spirits up with a roly-poly Snow Bear Cub tagging at your heels.
Available for a limited time on the Crown Store from December 10–14, 2015.
Even for the elusive Senche-Leopard, the Spotted Snow is a rare variety. Despite its frosty-looking fur, this adorable companion makes for a great cuddle buddy during long winter nights. Mind the claws!
Once a common sight in Cyrodiil's Great Forest, the Sylvan Nixad is now most often encountered in the glades and meadows of the Gold Coast. Once tamed, they make charming companions, loyal and easy to care for.
Scholars think the iridescent blue Turquoise Nixad must have inherent magical properties, because those wings certainly aren't big enough to enable it to fly. Yet fly it does, flitting about like a beautiful human-shaped hummingbird moth. They live on a diet of treacle and poetry.
The Ice Wolves that lope along the White River of northeast Skyrim are associated with both the goddess Mara and the Wolf Totem of Atmora—but it's mighty hard to think about their mythic stature when you're rolling around in the snow with an Ice Wolf Puppy. Wurf!
Many an unwary traveler has met an untimely end at the claws of a Senche-Panther under the thick canopies of Valenwood. This solitary distant relative of the Khajiit has an uncanny intelligence and rarely befriends Men or Elves, but it remains a lifelong companion to any it deems worthy.
This variant of the Bear-Dog is a favorite of the Markarth Watch - and of the thieves who attempt to evade them. The Watch uses them to sniff out trouble, while the outlaws employ them to keep an eye out for the Watch!
A denizen of Tamriel's northern shores, the Chub Loon survives on the bounty of the sea, dining on small fish of all types. Though clumsy and awkward on shore, it flies gracefully and is a nimble swimmer. Best of all, they make affectionate pets.
The rarest of these fay creatures is the Orchid Nixad, said to be sacred to the goddess Dibella, and found only in wild places hallowed to her worship. It's known that the Empress Tavia had an Orchid Nixad as a friend and companion.
The Red Pit Wolves of Skyrim are known for their aggression and ferocity, and you can see that even in their puppies, adorable as they are. They love to play, but that means play-fighting, so expect to get chewed on as you tussle!
The reddish, or "Rosy" Netches are native to the foyadas of the Molag Amur region of Vvardenfell, where they live in a semi-wild state subject to the occasional round-ups of the Netchimen. The calves, sulfurous odor aside, are quite adorable.
The slug-like Sloads of Thras bred the flame-hued Tangerine Dragon Frog so they could be spotted more easily in their archipelago's murky lagoons. Some say they were bred to be pets, but the Sload word for them translates as "snacks."
The Ancestor Moths that accompany some mystically-attuned mortals are more than mere insects - they are animated by the loving spirits of the dearly departed, and may grant wisdom and awareness to those they visit." -- Sister Terran Arminus
Rajhin the Purring Liar had so many shadows that some of them took on lives of their own, becoming Black Senche-Panthers who stalk freely through Elsweyr -- just like this kitten that plays with my tail. --Clan-Mother Ahnissi
The blue-scaled Cobalt Sep Adder is the rarest of the wild varieties, and almost never seen in captivity. They are particularly prized by the royalty of Hammerfell's contentious city-states, as they're said to be able to detect poison in drinks and food.
The Khajiit of Corinthe believe the all-black Dark Moons Lynx is the worldly incarnation of Southpaw, the feline companion to Rahjin the Footpad, god of thieves. It's said Southpaw keeps watch while Rajhin is breaking and entering
When a Doom Wolf Pup looks at you with its big red eyes, you may just melt inside - but as soon as you turn your back, that little rascal will be shredding your embroidered Arenthian pillows and digging up your herbal garden.
For the Dark Elves, the Shroom Shalk is a companion animal that brings calm and serentiy to the Dunmeri home. There's just something so soothing about the way the blue fungal sprouts on its back gently wave and puff out spores as the beast putters about.
The Clockwork Shalk is a fabricant from the hidden laboratories of Sotha Sil. It seems programmed to obey the master it imprints upon, but who knows what secret orders it will follow if events occur to trigger them?
The Copperback variant of the Markarth Bear-Dog is renowned for its responsiveness to training, but keep an eye on it, or it will get into all sorts of mischief. Especially keep an eye on its eyes, which are two different colors!
The Deep-Moss Ash Hopper is native to southern Vvardenfell, where it's most commonly found in the fungal-forested uplands and the coastal marshes. They've been adopted as mascot bugs by the Buoyant Armigers, who admire their green carapaces.
The Molag Amur Cliff Strider is prized by reptilian connoisseurs because its coloration, though somber, is lightened by its subtle golden tones. And if startled, its squawk will cause passersby to jump and horses to bolt.
The greenish, or "Mossy" Netches, are most commonly found in the West Gash region of northwest Vvardenfell. The calves are docile, even for Netches, and will happily follow along behind anyone who smells of their favorite fungi.
The goats that come from the ruin of Ninendava in Cyrodiil are no mere domestic livestock. They have long been used in certain forbidden Daedric rituals—and have even been known to lead mortals through those arcane rites.
The most popular conjecture about the origin of the Vvardvark is that it's a magical hybrid created by a rogue Telvanni wizard. The coloration of the Tuxedo Vvardvark, according to this theory, was intended to enable it to hide in a flock of chub loons.
These short-haired, large-eared cats are a common sight in Mages Guildhalls, where it's said their keen senses enable them to detect all manner of intruders, even those that are magically concealed or from realms of Oblivion
Many a Vvardenfell youngster growing up in the swamps of West Gash or the Bitter Coast remembers spending happy hours playing "dodge-dovah" with these hovering bug-buddies! If hand-raised from larval form, they can become devoted companion animals.
"Since our Incarnatoriums can be modified on almost any creature of Tamriel Above, why are Scorpion Fabricants of differing sizes so popular? They're our most-requested fabs!" says Clockwork Apostle Dringest.
This construct was a sort of automated measuring device designed to explore and survey subterranean areas, according to scholars of the lost Deep Elves - except for Narsis Dren, who insists it was an object of pursuit in Dwemeri team sports.
This loyal beast has been trained for warfare, and will stick with you through every kind of conflict. As a bonus, it comes outfitted in ancient Dwarven dog armor, canine barding as durable today as it was when it was first made many centuries in the past
Only available with the Discovery Edition of The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind.
These mysterious green-glowing Brassilisks have been showing up in the environment outside the Brass Fortress. Some Clockwork Apostles suspect there’s a rogue Incarnatorium assembling them somewhere out in the Radius.
Available exclusively to Xbox One players and can be purchased for free until December 31st, 2017.
The Jackal of Tamriel is called by some the "thieves' dog" because it's quick to sniff out sources of food, and clever enough to figure out how to get at them. Once tamed, they serve as loyal companions.
Loyalty reward to players who own the Thieves Guild DLC.