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Pets! All you need to know about yer Furry and Feathery Friends!

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Pets! The time has finally come to meet our soon-to-be best friends!

The Pirate Emporium is celebrating its Grand Opening with the highly anticipated release of the Smuggler’s Fortune update! Let’s dive into what we can expect from these new little buddies of ours.

Introducing Sea of Thieves Pets!

Pets in Sea of Thieves are small animal friends you can take with you on all your adventures.

Pets do not provide players with any in-game advantage over other players. Sorry, your monkey cannot steal another crew’s bananas. 

However, pets are far more than a cosmetic.

Pets are designed to add life, fun, charm, emotional attachment, and a social element.

Happy Pets

How do you get a pet?

The Pirate Emporium

You can get a pet by purchasing one from the newly opened Pirate Emporium!

Curious? Aye, there be more to explore about and within this new boutique. As such, we’ve given it its very own article: Sea of Thieves: The Pirate Emporium.

You will find a Pirate Emporium location at each Outpost, just above the Order of Souls tent. Alternatively you can access the Pirate Emporium before you’ve even set foot on an outpost. You’ll find the Pirate Emporium on the main menu.

Sea of Thieves Pirate Emporium Building

Ancient Coin

Unlike other in-game “purchases” made with “Gold Coins” and “Doubloons,” Pirate Emporium items—including pets—are purchased using “Ancient Coin.”

What is Ancient Coin?

Ancient Coin can be bought with real-world currency. Ancient Coin can also be earned by defeating “Ancient Skeletons” (more on that here: Ancient Skeletons now lurk in Sea of Thieves).

Once you’ve secured yourself some Ancient Coin, you can pick out and purchase the pet you think would make the best new crewmate.

Spawning Ancient Skeleton

Picking out a Pet

What kinds of pets can we get?

Currently, the pets offered at the Pirate Emporium include parrots, monkeys and cats. Within those three categories, there are three breeds.

Among the parrots, you will find Macaws, Parakeets and Cockatoos. Among the monkeys, you will find the Capuchin, the Barbary and the Marmoset. The cats consist of the Wildcats, the Maus and the Ragamuffins.

Then, within each breed, you will find five different colors of each pet.

Do these pets have different personalities?

According to the Smuggler’s Fortune preview stream, each breed has slightly different characteristics though no specifics were given. If you notice any unique quirks with your pet, be sure to let us know in the comments below!

You’ll see more examples of these feathered and furry friends in images throughout the article, but these screenshots below will give you an introductory idea of what each breed looks like.

Macaw Parrot By Shipwright
An example of a Macaw Parrot
Parrot on Beach
An example of a Parakeet Parrot
Monkey Hanging Out
An example of a Capuchin Monkey
Monkey On Chair
An example of a Barbary Monkey

What are the Different Color Variations within the Breeds?

The Macaws

The Macaws come in five beautifully plumed colors: the Crimson Macaw, the Azure Macaw, the Bright Belly Macaw, the Flame Feather Macaw, and the Plumcap Macaw.

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The Parakeets

The Parakeets have distinct markings in five color palettes: the Grey Wing Parakeet, the Palm Grove Parakeet, the Blue Water Parakeet, the Sun Kissed Parakeet, and the Blue Moon Parakeet.

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The Capuchins

The Capuchins are so adorable we can hardly choose our favorite: the Cloud Capuchin, the Lagoon Blue Capuchin, the Whitebeard Capuchin, the Pink Paw Capuchin, and the Sunset Capuchin.

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The Barbarys

The Barbary color names sound rather demure, but somehow they always look a bit mischievous to us: the Red Sun Barbary, the Shadow Barbary, the Pale Ghost Barbary, the Midnight Indigo Barbary, and the Silver Mane Barbary.

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The Wildcats

The Wildcat breed is a rugged cat. You can expect this feline to adapt to any encounter and habitat your pirate decides to take on. Their feral and mangy look gives them the edgy attitude that every pirate wants in a sailing buddy!

The five different variants of Wildcat are: Sapphire, Ratcatcher, Island, Claycoat and Cavalier.

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The Ragamuffins

This stocky breed of cat will be by your side at all times. That is just in case you happen to drop some scraps! If you are all about the fluff, the Ragamuffin is the breed for you!

The five different variants of Ragamuffins are: Tawny, Patchwork, Driftwood, Calico and Bandit.

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The Maus

The slight build of the Mau means you can expect a more nimble and agile cat. You can also expect this cat to fair better aboard a ship over the rough and dangerous terrain of an uncharted island.

The five variants of Maus are: Twilight, Tabby, Stormy, Sandchaser and Ivory.

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Skeleton Pets

Along with the Fort of the Damned that was released in an update on October 16th, 2019 came Skeleton Pets!

There are two different kinds you can purchase, one kind of monkey and one kind of parrot.

For 499 Ancient Coin, you can purchase yourself a little undead buddy by choosing either the Skeleton Marmoset or Skeleton Cockatoo. These Skeleton Pets are time-limited though so if you are interested, act quickly!

Pet Skeleton Parrot

How much do pets and pet cosmetics cost?


Whether you purchase a Macaw, a Parakeet, a Capuchin, or a Barbary, they each cost the same: 499 Ancient Coins.


Pet Cosmetics

We can’t be sure if all pet cosmetics will cost the same. After all, our pirate cosmetics certainly have a range. However, each breed has its own unique “Sea Dog Outfit”—no this outfit is not a one-size-fits-all situation. These Sea Dog Outfits cost 249 Ancient Coin each. 



For its Grand Opening, the Pirate Emporium is offering a couple bundles of joy: a Pet and its Sea Dog Outfit! You can save a bit of coin bundling these purchases together.

Bundled together, your pet and Sea Dog Outfit costs 649 Ancient Coins, saving you 99 Ancient Coins.

But! There is a catch! These bundles only available for certain breeds and only for certain colors. You can get a bundle with the Crimson Macaw, or you can get a bundle with the Cloudy Capuchin.

Pirate Emporium Home

Where do you equip your pet?

Once you’ve purchased your pet, you’ll need to “equip” it so to speak. You will find your little buddy in a “Pet Chest.” There is a Pet Chest just outside the Pirate Emporium and also aboard your ship.

Pet Chest

Will Pets have their own cosmetics?

Yes! You can purchase pet cosmetics from the Pirate Emporium. These, too will be equipped using the Pet Chest. 

Can my pet and I match outfits?


Currently, the only outfit sold in the shop is the “Sea Dog Outfit.”

The Sea Dog Outfit seems to be designed with rather neutral hues of black and brown—complementary to most pirate cosmetics. But, we get it: it would be really cool to see an ocean crawler eyepatch on your monkey.

The good news is that the launch day cosmetics are hardly the last we shall see. There will be many more to come. Will they match our pirate cosmetic sets? It may be too soon to tell. 

Can I name my pet?


How can I name my pet?

As with pet cosmetics, you will be able to name your pet in your Pet Chest. Open your Pet Chest, and select the pet you’d like to equip. On the picture below, on the lower left hand corner of the screen, there is a prompt to hit “X” to “Rename” your pet from its original color and breed name.

Use that prompt. Next, a little screen will pop up in which you can enter a name you feel truly fits your new friend.

Rename Pet
Name Your Pet

Can I change my pet’s name?


As you get to know your pet, you might find that another name might suit them better. Great news! You can change your pet’s name as often as you’d like.

Turns out this little one is less of a “Sweetling” and more of a “Scalawag”…

Your pet’s name will be hovering above their head in bright green—just like the rest of his crew as seen in the image below.

Name Your Pet

How can you interact with Pets?

Ah, this is the section we’re likely to update the most after the official launch of the Smuggler’s Fortune update.

It seems there are a myriad of ways you and your pet can have fun!

You can pick up your pet and carrying them around. Perhaps most importantly for your initial bonding, you can pet your pet by holding the Right Trigger.

Carry Parrot

You can fire your pet out of a cannon! Pick them up and walk over to any cannon. You will be prompted to load your daredevil pet just like a cannonball. Once they are placed inside fire away!

You pet will shortly return back to you after its little adventure!

You can take a little swim with your pet. Although this little monkey does not appear to be enjoying himself very much…

Monkey Under Water

Pet will even react to your emotes! Try a few emotes out with your pet and see how they respond.

Entertain your pet with song and dance! Do you have a musical crew? Strike up the band! Your little buddy will join in the merriment with its own little jig.

Dancing Monkey

Sea of Thieves has always had bananas but now the it has introduced the perfect pairing for them, monkeys! Yes, you can feed your pets the fruit that you collect along the way.

Feed Monkey Banana

Equip the fruit you want to share and hold it out in front of your monkey or parrot. Shortly after this the fruit will disappear from your hands and into your pets mouth! Most of the time your pet will dance with joy, but sometimes they can get sick from it for a moment or two.

You can also feed your pets meat, fish and bait. We found that our pets got an upset stomach the most from the bait. Raw fish will also do the trick for some monkey sick on the deck.

Sick Monkey

Do I need to take care of my pet?

No. This is not a tamagotchi. You do not need to feed it, bathe it, or otherwise tend to it in any way.

You can always choose to interact with your pet, but if you were required to interact with your pet in specific ways that could obviously interfere with your ability to play the game.

Pets aren’t supposed to be an advantage, but they’re certainly not supposed to be a disadvantage.

Can my pet die?

Heavens no! Pets in Sea of Thieves do not take any damage from you, your crew or a rival crew so you have nothing to worry about.

What do pets do when you’re not interacting with them?

If you are not actively interacting with your pet, this does not mean they just sit there. Like pets in the world beyond the Shroud, pets in the SoT have a life of their own.

Pets have little lives of their own

If you’re otherwise engaged in other task on deck, out of the corner of your eye you might find your pet walking about, preening, or even heading up to the crow’s nest to get their own look out at the horizon.

You might just catch your monkey dozing off on the map table as you go to plan your next voyage! A map nap.

Pets in Crow's Nest

Pets join in the Fun!

However, pets are by no means aloof. They very much so want to be part of your adventures. So, even without prompting your pet to do anything, they will join in the fun!

Well, maybe “join” is not always the best word choice. If you’re fighting a Kraken or another ship, you’ll likely see they’ve scurried to find cover. You might want to console them after such a traumatic experience.

In other times of peace, your pet might also perch near the ship wheel and watch you navigate the seas. That’s fine, as long as they don’t start “back seat sailing”…

Parrot Hanging Out

How do I bring my pet with me?

Want to bring your pet ashore? Your pet will automatically follow where you lead, and react to the world around as your adventure unfolds. This way you can have your trusty friend by your side, but stay focused on your task at hand.

Monkey Following on Island

What if I don’t want my pet to follow me?

I know. It sounds harsh. While you might adore your new best friend, there are times when this sweet, innocent companion might sweetly and innocently ruin your stealth.

If you’d like your pet to stay behind, you have four options.

The Pet Chest

First, you can always put your pet back in its pet chest. However, then no one gets to enjoy your pet in your absence, and you’ll need to reequip your pet when you get back on the boat.

Pet Management

By opening the SoT Game Options menu, select My Crew and then Pet Management. From here you will be able to “Dismiss Pet” which will send your pet back to the Pet Chest.

Dismiss Pet

The Pet Cage

Second, you can put your pet in the pet cage. This way, other crewmates can interact with your pet if they so choose, and you won’t need to reequip your pet.

Place Pet in Cage

Perching your Pet

Third, there are several perching spots on the ship. If you place your pet on these spots, your pet will stay there until you or another pirate picks them back up. So, if you are in stealth mode, you might want to tell your crewmates not to move your pet.

These perch spots even include your rowboat! So if you’ve already ventured out away from the ship, you can place your pet on the rowboat and have them watch you work away on those paddles—or await your return, while you take that gunpowder barrel over to an enemy ship.

Parrot By Helm

MUCH More to Come!

Once that Smuggler’s Fortune update has officially launched there will be so much more we can add to this article. We’ll be updating throughout the day as we discover more we think our fellow pirates might like to know about their potential new recruit. 

What else is new?

Ah, yes! The Smuggler’s Fortune update is positively overflowing with new shops, cosmetics, voyages, lore, and pets to explore. We’ve been writing and writing and… we’re still not done. Writing what? In depth articles on all things Smuggler’s Fortune, of course!

Curious, me hearties? Come along, then. Let’s take a look…

Rare Thief Article: Stitcher Jim Resurfaces
Scouring the seas for Stitcher Jim? At least this shamed and wretched soul knows he should be in hiding.

Here you’ll find the locations for Stitcher Jim, the “Masked Stranger,” and five mysterious sketches. In addition to gaining insight, you will earn several Mercenary Voyage commendations. Perhaps more enticingly, you’ll earn some extra doubloons!

Stitcher Jim Resurfaces in the Sea of Thieves
Rare Thief Article: Reaper's Grave of Shipwreck Bay
Doubloons in your pocket feeling a little light? Duke’s new Mercenary Voyages should add a bit of weight! To acquire these commendations—and the accompanying doubloons—you’ll need speed, strategic planning, and a healthy dose of PvP!

Here you’ll find everything you need to know and more, including average sailing times, sample voyage routes, and tips to help you maximize your profits.

Sea of Thieves Reaper’s Grave of Shipwreck Bay Voyage
Rare Thief Article: Ancient Skeletons—New Treasure from a New Foe
A skeleton springs to life with the unmistakable sound of clinking clanking coins! What is this new being? What is it carrying? What does it all mean? All great questions, me hearties, but not questions you want to be answering when face-to-face with an Ancient Skeleton.

No, you’ll want to make the most of this opportunity to earn Sea of Thieves’ new premium currency: Ancient Coin! Here you can find the answers you seek before that fateful moment comes:

Ancient Skeletons—New Treasure from a New Foe…
Rare Thief Article: The Pirate Emporium
There’s a curious new shop above the Order of Souls with exotic new offerings from beyond the Shroud.

What is this shop? What items can you buy? How long will these items remain stocked on these shelves? What is this premium currency, Ancient Coin? How do I get it? All fantastic questions, me hearties! Allow us to introduce you to “The Pirate Emporium.”

Sea of Thieves: The Pirate Emporium
Rare Thief Article: In Store on the Shores
Ways and means cloaked in mystery, the Pirate Emporium is a bit cagey about their curation. Offerings may seem to disappear just as quickly as they appear—unless you keep a weather eye. Well, we’ve got our spyglass trained for you.

This article marks the inauguration of a new series in which we will publish each and every Pirate Emporium update. We’ll introduce the newest offerings, let you know which items might not be stocked for long, and keep you up to date on any and all Pirate Emporium news.

In Store on the Shores! Sept. 9th – Oct. 11th 2019
Rare Thief Article: Duke's Black Market
Explore the underbelly of commerce in the Sea of Thieves. Duke has opened a Black Market offering scarce goods coveted throughout the seas.

Here you’ll learn a bit of backstory, how Duke plans to operate the Black Market, the categories of items you might find, which currencies Duke will accept, how long these offerings last, how you can keep up with Duke’s inventory, and more!

Duke’s Black Market in the Sea of Thieves
Rare Thief Article: What is Duke Selling?
Unpredictable as it is whimsical, Duke’s Black Market offerings change every single month! Blink, and you might miss an enviable item for your pirate collection. Never fear!

This article kicks off a series we will be publishing for each and every Black Market update. We’ll introduce Duke’s newest offerings—making sure you don’t miss out before the items drift away:

What is Duke Selling Sept. 11th – Oct. 9th 2019

To the Tavern!

Aye, we pirates do love a good tavern. ‘Tis a place to share our findings and adventures. ‘Tis a place to clap each other on the back. ‘Tis a place to glean further insight.

Happily, we’ve found proverbial taverns on several social outposts—each bustling with a vibrant pirate community! Want to join in the merriment? Ye will always find a hearty welcome at our table!

Follow Along

To the Tavern!

Aye, we pirates do love a good tavern. ‘Tis a place to share our findings and adventures. ‘Tis a place to clap each other on the back. ‘Tis a place to glean further insight.

Happily, we’ve found proverbial taverns on several social outposts—each bustling with a vibrant pirate community! Want to join in the merriment? Ye will always find a hearty welcome at our table!

Want to keep a weather eye out?

Jot down yer email, and we’ll be sure to let ye know when there’s something new on the horizon.

16 thoughts on “Sea of Thieves Pets—All You Need to Know!”

      1. You can place your pet on the wood beam right behind the ship wheel, next to the cannons, next to the sail controls and the bow of the ship!

  1. Add so you can change your pets looks and return your pets so if you have a capuchin you can change it’s colours so you don’t have one colour

  2. Pingback: Not Monkeying Around: You Can Launch Your Pet From A Cannon In Sea of Thieves

    1. You can only equip one pet at a time but if you are in a crew of four, each of you could have a pet and stroll around with four!

    1. The Kraken is a random World Event. If you see a Skeleton Fort Cloud, a Ashen Winds Cloud or a Ship Battle Cloud in the sky you will not find the Kraken. If none of those are active you’ll want to sail around in open water and cross your fingers. Make sure you are not near islands or rocks as well when you are sailing. It really is down to luck!

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