What does combining my pets do?
How do pets turn into companions?
What does growing my pets do?
Pets are the most common sort of Companion in TERA. When summoned, pets can gather loot, auto-apply healing potions, provide extra inventory storage or just hang out! Introduction to Companions covers some of the general features of pets.
Feeding your pet
Regularly feeding your pet is important. If it runs out of energy its emotes may become sad and it won't be able to do its Pet Functions. Pets only consume energy while summoned
Pet food can be purchased from merchants in the General Goods tab, as well as from brokers, and other players via parcel post. You can sometimes get fancy organic pet food from some Loot Boxes and Pet Food can be crafted as a basic cooking skill.
To feed your pet, click on the food bowl of your summoned pet, that will open your inventory and you can right click on the food you want to give them.
Unsatisfied with a pet? Combine two pets together and you will get a random pet or partner. Higher level pets have a greater chance of creating a partner (and getting to level 10 will give you the chance to evolve a pet using an evolution stone).
You can grow pets by feeding them items like crystals that are Fine quality or better and enchanting materials. Elusive Pet Candy can help your Pet grow substantially and some special pet foods and items contain an XP boost, including items you can craft. Higher level pets have a greater chance of evolving into a partner when combined.
Once a pet gets to level 10 they can evolve into a random partner. When they evolve they'll cast off all of their former life and powers to become something new, none of their old skills will come across. If you want a pet's powers to go into a partner use the partner's Train ability.
Temporary pets can't be combined or grown.
Once your pet is level 10 your Grow button will turn into an Evolve button. Gold and an evolution stone (which can be crafted) will give you a chance to evolve your pet into a random partner. If your evolution isn't successful your pet will drop down to Level 9 and you'll need to get back up to 10 before you can try again.