Pets enrich our lives. In Shakes & Fidget pets are divided into 5 elements and colors: water (blue), light (yellow), earth (green), shadow (pink) and fire (red) - with 20 pets each (14 common, 4 rare and 2 epic ones).
If you are level 75+, you can find a nest with precious eggs on every quest that does not have an item reward displayed. The nest contains 5 pets out of the total of 100 creatures. At first, you do not know much about these strange creatures. Therefore, you are familiar with only 3 per element, which means you can only find those as quest rewards.
If you want to find and collect more pets, you have to defeat them in habitat fights.
5 elements, 5 habitats!
The pets of each element live in a special habitat. Pick one of the pets you already own and send it into battle! Bear in mind that every pet has different attributes, levels and classes (warrior, mage, scout) and has certain advantages over and disadvantages against its opponents.
Defeat a pet in a habitat fight to unlock it (you can find it on a quest then) and get rewarded with XP, gold and pet food for the element you just defeated.
You can start a habitat fight once an hour. Habitat fights use the dungeon and tower timer.
There are three ways to upgrade your pets:
1. The power of the pack
The more pets of an element you have, the better they feel among their own kind. Every pet in a pack raises all of their attributes by +5%.
2. Pet food
You can find pet food on tavern quests (unless an item reward is displayed) and for winning habitat fights. Every pet of an element has its favorite food it can be raised and upgraded with - up to level 100. Feeding pets works like drinking potions (drag and drop gesture). You can feed a pet up to three times a day. Dots next to displayed level indicate the pet's hunger. If the creature is not hungry anymore, the level will be grayed out.
3. The habitat
Every element consists of 20 pets. You start the game with a knowledge of 3 of them. The further you venture into a habitat, the more native creatures you discover. Keep in mind that a common upgraded starter pet might be less strong than a level 1-pet of the same element you unlock later in the game.
Fighting against other pets
Click the bottom-right option in the pets menu to tell your pets to attack other players in the game. Your whole pack of a certain color will attack the whole pack of your enemy then.
Every day you are matched against a random opponent and element. You have to decide which of your packs you want to send into battle. Choose wisely!
Certain elements have the edge over others. Water is good for fighting fire, fire has a bonus against earth. Earth fends off light, light repulses darkness and darkness is effective against water.
The screenshot shows the opponent's element and your pets' level total. The example has 3 level 2-water pets, which is a total of 6 and therefore being the strongest pack.
You can use every pack/element only once a day, which limits battles to 5 a day. Defeat another player's pack to gain honor and win food for the color you just defeated. If your attack is not successful, you lose honor.
If you are the defender you can only win or lose honor but no fruit reward.
You can send your pets into battle every 15 minutes or use 1 mushroom.
Pets & bonuses
What is the benefit of pets apart from being cuddly?
The 100 habitat fights give you gold and XP. Moreover, the packs boost your hero's respective attributes by 1% per pet.
Water pets: strength bonus
Light pets: dexterity bonus
Earth pets: intelligence bonus
Shadow pets: constitution bonus
Fire pets: luck bonus
Having 2 water pets will boost your strength by +2% for example.