Unlocking your garrison's menagerie
With the right team, many of these can be taken down with just two pets, letting you carry a third pet to level it up. If you're at a loss on how to win these fights, the links above will help you get them down and start raking in the pet charms.
The pet menagerie is the last of the neutral buildings to unlock in your garrison, but pet battlers will want to get to work on it as soon as possible. At level 1, it allows your pets to wander your garrison (a cute cosmetic addition) and has a daily pet battle opportunity. At level 2, it increases your trap chance and reduces the cooldown of your Revive Battle Pets ability (while in Draenor), both of which will be helpful as you work on catching all the pets the continent has to offer. At level 3 -- which you'll unlock when you get the Draenic Pet Battler
achievement -- you get a new daily which has unique pet rewards
Sounds great, right? But unfortunately if you haven't been working on your battle pet game before now it will definitely prove a challenge. To start, you'll have to be level 100 and have upgraded your garrison to level 3 to start work on it at all, but once you've overcome that, the real challenge kicks in (at least for battle pet newbies). Before building your menagerie, you'll have to complete the Pets Versus Pests
quest, where you do three pet battles around your garrison. If you have the right pets at level 25, this won't be hard -- but if you don't, it's going to take you some time to level up your pets into a proper army
Here's who you'll have to defeat three level 25 pets:
Since each of these pets fight solo, you can mostly rely on putting together a team of three pets from families they're weak against
and have a good chance for victory -- even if you don't have the ideal team-up to beat them. (Personally, I recommend moths against Carrotus -- their ability to avoid his healing attack worked wonders!)
Unfortunately, if you struggle to beat this trio, you can only expect harder fights to appear in your menagerie afterwards. If you keep struggling, work on leveling your pets, beating the tamers, and collecting new pets to give yourself a better chance!
Just because you don't know everything there is to know about
World of Warcraft doesn't mean you can't play your A-game. Visit the WoW Rookie Guide for links to everything you need to get started as a new (or returning) player, with new sections on garrisons and what to do at level 100.