Shapeshift into a baby panda
The panda on the left? That's Meng Meng. He can be found in Stormwind, cheerfully rolling around and napping by the portal to Pandaria. The panda on the right? That panda's not a panda at all, it's a dwarf shaman.

How did the dwarf shaman become a baby panda? Well, it's simple really, all you have to do is show a little affection to Meng Meng. Meng Meng's horde counterpart is Luo Luo, found near the portal in Orgrimmar.

Performing emotes such as /hug, /love, and /pet at these little pandas will make little hearts float above their heads and put an item in your bag called Magic Bamboo Shoot. This is unique, so you can only have one at a time, but you can carry it with you until an opportune moment for some pandafication arises.

If you just can't wait, another option is to use the bamboo shoot immediately, then hug Meng Meng or Luo Luo again for another item. There are mixed reports on whether this persists through combat, with some players asserting that you can do entire dungeons as a baby panda. With the buff lasting only 10 minutes, you'd have to be fast!

Mists of Pandaria is here! The level cap has been raised to 90, many players have returned to Azeroth, and pet battles are taking the world by storm. Keep an eye out for all of the latest news, and check out our comprehensive guide to Mists of Pandaria for everything you'll ever need to know.

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.

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