Mr. Pinchy is probably the most rarest pet in the game. You can only get it if you have a high fishing skill of 375 combined with lures ( i used fishing hook to add 100 fishing skill, and combine with my other fishing gear i had more then 475 fishing skill ).
You also need a flying mount to reach the pools in Terokkar to be able to fish Mr. Pinchy, or you can get friends to summon you.
It's just a non combat pet prized for it's rarity, good looks, and is considered the best fishing achievement prize besides the stranglethorn fishing event in booty bay, and is the epitome for an extreme angler
Actually Mr. Pincy is an item that has a Cooldown: 2 day and has Charges: 3 (Expendable).
Mr. Pinchy has a 0.2% drop rate on successful casts (about 2 out of 1000 or 1 in 500 casts) so be prepared to spend alot of time. I was fortunate enough to get it by only spending 3 days with a maximum of 20 minutes attempting to get it. Others have spent weeks and months without ever finding it
If you go around your server, not many people will have it.
By the way. the games max fishing skill limit is 537 Fishing http://thottbot.com/i34832
Upon Catching you will get one of the following results (listed in what seems to be the most common results first)
1 - Mr. Pinchy's Gift, contains 4-5 Super Healing, and 4-5 Super Mana potions, this seems to be the most common result of his wishes.
2 - Mr. Pinchy's Blessing, 2-hour 1200hp buff that persists through death!
3 - Furious Mr. Pinchy, Lvl 70 non elite that attacks you and your party, is not lootable.
4 - Benevolent Mr. Pinchy, Lvl 70 Guardian that assists you for 10 minutes
5 - Magical Crawdad Box, summons a Magical Crawdad non-combat pet, very rare
considering such a low drop rate on Mr. Pinchy to begin with, and then only 3 chances to get this box. Otherwise, time to try to get Mr. Pinchy again for another 3 chances!
Anyway my biggest obstacle now is getting the Master Angler fishing competition championship for my 2nd time, to get the fishing rod. I will make the best attempt this weekend. I'll try get my friends and guild to help which was how i got my first win in the first place.
Mindcry - I'm actually a female hume pally on Kalecgos pvp server
Mr. Pinchy is homage to Pinchy from an episode of The Simpsons named "Lisa Gets an "A"". However, Pinchy dies when Homer gives him a hot bath. Homer is so devastated but he ends up eating Mr. Pinchy. It was so hilarious
Added on November 7, 2008, 11:26 am
Hm found out some extra info
Anyway, I know a lot of people think that this is a reference to Homer Simpson's Mr. Pincy, however, after watching an episode of Johnny Bravo I think the reference is only in name.
Johnny Bravo episode called Claws.
At the start, a fish monger gets a batch of lobsters to sell, however one is intent on escaping. After being threatened by the monger the lobster exclaims "You gotta catch me first!"
Then Johnny turns up wanting 'Fishticks' (made from Golden Darters also caught in Terokkar). The monger, wanting rid of this rogue lobster gives it to Johnny for free.
When trying to throw the lobster into boiling water it resists saying to Johnny that he would give him 3 wishes if he didn't kill him. Throughout the rest of the episode Johnny and the lobster continue to fight. At one point Johnny is lying at the bottom of the stairs and when he sees the lobster about to throw a wardrobe (yes suspend your disbelief!) at him he says "This is gonna pinch!"
Funny episode actually! Brings a smile to my face when I see the Mr. Pinchy references
Good luck to all on catching too!
I think i saw that episode last time.
Anyway some poor guy had some misfortune when he fished it up.
As most of us know, fishing can get extremely boring. Whether you're catching food for cooking or skill-levelling, you inevitably get into a hazy routine of cast, loot, cast, loot, cast, loot...
So I was in such a routine yesterday. Cast, loot, cast, loot, cast, loot.. Suddenly I got Mr. Pinchy: "Looting this item will bind it to you. Okay?" Cast... NOOOOO!
The habitual cast cancelled the loot, so Mr. Pinchy was gone.
So a warning if you're in a cast, loot, cast, loot routine, your mind is wandering and you're not really thinking of the fishing: you may just be robbed of Mr. Pinchy if you don't stay alert.
Good thing the binp on pick message popped up so i was in shock so i didn't recast or anything till i checked what i had caught to prompt such as message
I use auto loot, but whenever you get an important message, never ever recast till you select accept loot items first.
In the lich king, catching mr.Pinchy is an achievement, u will get 10 achievement points for it.
there are also achievements 2 get several non-combat pets. there u can use mr.pinchy also for :-)
There are some cool Mr Pincy fan made remix songs to get you in the mood to catch Mr. Pinchy. I'm gonna broadcast on my guild vent for fun http://www.mrpinchy.com/mixes.htmlThis post has been edited by Moogle Stiltzkin: Nov 7 2008, 11:46 AM