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MiniPet, Always keep your little companion with you, based on the work of Carra.
TOC 2.4 (20400)
Category Inventory Addons
Author LordFarlander
Version 4.5
Embeds LibStub, Ace3, LibGratuity-3.0, LibPeriodicTable-3.1, LibKeyBound-1.0, LibStickyFrames-2.0, LibLordFarlander-2.0
OptionalDeps ButtonFacade, LibQuixote-2.0, Baldrick
Betas Ace SVN Zip
Changelog FishEye

Currently being maintained by LordFarlander

Hosted by Breanni, Scarlet Crusade

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There are a number of events that trigger the loss of your companion. This addon reminds you to summon a new one, either by displaying a text warning and/or flashing the MiniPet button. You can drag and position the MiniPet button wherever it's most convenient for your UI.

Events That Trigger Alerts

  • Entering the game
  • Entering an instance
  • Resurrecting (works most times, but not all)
  • Using a Taxi Service
  • Teleporting/Hearthing

Usage & Commands

  1. Click the MiniPet button to summon a random companion!
  2. Right-click the MiniPet button to hide it.
  3. Type /MiniPet options [command] or /mp options [command]

Options and Commands:

  • gui
    • Opens the graphical configuration.
  • options
    • list
      • Shows a list of all the companions on your character.
    • relist
      • Forces a refresh of the list of companions on your character.
    • toggleTextWarning
      • Shows text alerts to warn you to summon a companion.
    • Text alerts are ENABLED by default.
      • toggleButtonWarning
    • Flash or don't flash the button to warn you to summon a companion.
      • Flashing is ENABLED by default.
    • toggleAutoHideButton
      • Hide or don't hide the button after it's clicked.
      • Hide on-click is ENABLED by default.
    • toggleBg
      • Show MiniPet alerts while in a battleground.
      • Text alerts in BGs are ENABLED by default.
    • toggleMountWarning
      • Shows alerts when dismounting a personal flying mount.
      • Text alerts when dismounting are ENABLED by default.
    • suggestOnlySoulbound
      • Sets whether only soulbound companions will be suggested.
      • Only soulbound companions are suggested by default.
    • reagentCheck
      • Sets whether companions that require a reagent to summon will be suggested ONLY if the reagent is currently in your inventory.
      • Companions that require a reagent will only be suggested if you have the reagent by default.
    • equipmentCheck
      • Sets whether companions that are summoned from equipment will be suggested when the item is not equipped.
      • MiniPets from equipment will only be suggested when the item is equipped by default.
    • forceQuestPet
      • Sets whether only companions that are part of a quest will be suggested if they are in your bags.
      • Quest companions will be suggested by default.
  • button
    • toggleButton
      • Show or hide the MiniPet button.
      • Button is ENABLED by default.
    • lockButton
      • Locks the position of the MiniPet button.
      • The button is not locked by default.
    • alpha
      • The normal transparency of the button.
      • The normal transparency is 100% (1.0) by default.
    • fadeOut
      • Fades the button out when it is not the cursor is not over it.
      • Fading is off by default.
    • fadeOutInsteadHide
      • Fades the button out instead of hiding it.
      • Fading instead instead of hiding is off by default.
    • fadeOutCancelInCombat
      • Don't fade the button if in combat.
      • Fading is stopped if in combat by default.
    • fadeOutCancelOnShift
      • Don't fade the button if Shift is being held down.
      • Fading is not stopped by holding down Shift by default.
    • fadeOutCancelOnCtrl
      • Don't fade the button if Control is being held down.
      • Fading is not stopped by holding down Control by default.
    • fadeOutCancelOnAlt
      • Don't fade the button if Alt is being held down.
      • Fading is not stopped by holding down Alt by default.
    • fadeOutTime
      • How long it should take to completely fade out the button.
      • It will take 0.5 seconds by default.
    • fadeOutDelay
      • Amount of time to wait before fading out the button.
      • It will wait 0.5 seconds by default.
    • fadeOutAlpha
      • Final transparancy of the button when faded out.
      • The final transparancy is 20% (0.2) by default.
  • favorites
    • list
      • Show a list with all of your favorite companions.
  • zoneFavorites
    • list
      • Show a list with all of your zone favorite companions.

Some options can only be set by using WoW's Interface->Addons dialog, which can also be brought up by entering /mp gui.

MiniPet supports ButtonFacade, use /bf to configure the skin and color settings for the button if you have it installed.

MiniPet supports LibKeyBound, use /kb to enter key binding mode.

MiniPet's button will stick to other frames that support LibStickyFrames.

MiniPet outputs the current item it will use using LibDataBroker-1.1. Note that clicking on the item in a Broker addon will not activate the item. You must have MiniPet bound to a key to use it in a Broker addon and hide its own button.

Known Issues

  • Alerts do not work when entering non-instanced portals, such as the portal in the Stormwind mage tower.
  • Changes to the randomizer means that it will sometimes pick the same companion many times in a row. This is intentional.


Only the English translation is currently being maintained. While French and German translations exist, they are not being regularly updated.

German translation by Plinius; updated by CrispyRoll.

French translation by Faerian.

Future Plans

  • None at the moment.