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The default mascot of The Team and usually the most outlandish of the bunch. Can be a robot, magic animal, or in a more realistic setting, a little girl much younger than everyone else. Often a Sidekick Creature Nuisance.

Most of the time, the Team Pet is comic relief, and their motivations for fighting may seem kinda vague, especially when they are Optional Party Members. If the Team Pet is an otherworldly being, it may end up as an Amusing Alien. It may also be a Pet Monstrosity. In some cases of this, the Team Pet is a unique, "tame," example of a type of creature which the heroes usually fight.

Team Pets do have their other uses, however. We hear lots of stories of dogs pulling people from burning buildings or otherwise saving their lives, for example. Also, the Team Pet can go get help if its master (or someone else on the team) gets in trouble. And a Team Pet can act as an adorable scene partner for a heartfelt Surrogate Soliloquy. It can be a Sealed Evil in a Teddy Bear if it is a Not-So-Harmless Villain once its Restraining Bolt is loosened.

Gratuitous Animal Sidekick is a special category of this, often used in an Animated Adaptation of a live-action show. See also A Boy and His X, Intellectual Animal, Nearly Normal Animal, Talking Animal, and Timmy in a Well. Tagalong Kid is the human equivalent to this, Robot Buddy the artificial version.


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  • Ao no Fuuin has Ou eventually join the protagonists, out of curiosity regarding Soko. He's not a very humorous example, more serving as an information base on Oni lore, though his ability of shaking his mane to end up looking like a shaggy dog can lead to some hilarious expressions.
  • In Bakugan: Battle Planet, the gang has a French Bulldog tagalong named Lightning.
  • Pitz, Hana's squirrel-like companion from Captain Earth.
  • Arthur the cat is probably this for the student council in Code Geass. He's used mostly for Running Gags (his tendency to bite Suzaku at every opportunity, his tendency to incite mad chases through the school by stealing important items), but he actually does arguably save Suzaku's life near the end of the first season, when he distracts Black Knight Tamaki, who has Suzaku at gunpoint, by attacking his face.
  • Ein the Welsh corgi from Cowboy Bebop. He mostly serves as a vehicle for Animal Reaction Shots, though he does get one notable chance to help the team out near the end of the series.
  • Darker than Black had Mao, a Contractor who had the ability to switch bodies. He lost his human body during an explosion and previously resided in the body of a black cat in the first season before regaining consciousness in the second season and found himself occupying Suou's pet momonga, a flying squirrel. Unlike most Team Pets, Mao (when he was in his cat form) was a useful part of the Syndicate through espionage and diversions. However, when he switches his consciousness to a squirrel, his ability to provide assistance is severely hampered by his small size, demonstrated when an enemy contractor (and a Psycho for Hire) incapacitated him by grabbing his tail and taping him to his car.
  • Timcanpy from D.Gray-Man.
  • In Endride, Alicia's Warp Relic, Falarion, is a Small Annoying Dragon that is mostly there to look cute and bite things on occasion until the reveal that her missing father's soul is sealed inside it.
  • Menchi/Mince is Excel and Hyatt's Team Pet (and emergency food supply) in Excel♡Saga. She knows this, and always fears for her life when her rescuer/master gets those "hungry eyes".
  • Cerberus from Eyeshield 21. Although he's not cute and is primarily interested in savaging and eating the Devil Bats. There's also Butaberus, and the little Devil Bat, the actual team mascot, who doesn't physically appear in the story but handles meta explanations, omake and reader questions. There's also Baby Devil Bat, which is just a smaller, student-like version of the Devil Bat.
    • Word of God reminds us that Cerberus is not a pet. He's a normal person who happens to be a dog. He likes to go for walks, he has his own house, and the only reason he follows Hiruma is because it's an easy way to get food.
  • Happy, a flying cat from Fairy Tail fits better as The Smart Guy, so Plue fits better as Team Pet.
  • Xiao Mei from Fullmetal Alchemist, at least for the little Scar party. And Black Hayate for the Mustang people.
  • Future GPX Cyber Formula has V-8 (Asuka's pet dog) to the Sugo Asurada team. In ZERO, she gives birth to puppies and in the final episode, those puppies have grown up.
  • Mint in Genesis Climber MOSPEADA. Aisha also seems to fill this role after her introduction in Episode 10.
  • Sadaharu from Gintama. He is used for poop gags a lot. Also, the yorozuya combined their... powers... to become Sei-chan, the short-lived mascot of the Shinsengumi.
  • In Guardian Fairy Michel, Poyo is this for the good guys, while Biam is this for the bad guys.
  • Kameo in GUN×SWORD is Wendy's pet pink turtle, and can usually be found at the end of a chain around Wendy's neck. How it was attached to his shell is never revealed. Van doesn't like him very much.
  • Hana-Kimi has Yūjirō.
  • Printemps, Jeudi's pet cockatoo in Honoo no Alpen Rose. And he actually does something useful at one point, when he attacks Mathilda during breakfast because he saw Mathilda trying to poison Jeudi with the tea. He also has important clues regarding [the Alpen Rose song.
  • Kirara from Inuyasha, a two-tailed kitten youkai who can transform into a giant saber-tooth cat when needed.
  • Iggy the Boston Terrier from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. Played straight for the first few seconds of his introduction as he jumps on Polnareff and chews his hair, then subverted when he's shown to be just as strong as the rest of the human members of the group.
  • Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple has Shigure's pet mouse Tochumaru. It happens to be a competent martial artist.
  • Kuroko's Basketball has Tetsuya #2, a dog. It was adopted by the Seirin High Basketball Club, and named after the main character, Kuroko Tetsuya, for their identical eyes, and expression, or lack thereof.
  • In Last Period, The 8th Squad's team pet is a small fuzzy creature called Miu. He is apparently an Art, a type of loot that is sometimes dropped by Spirals when they are defeated. While the team accumulates many additional Arts over the course of their quests, Miu is the only one who normally accompanies them.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS has Friedrich, Caro's baby dragon who could take a more adult form during battle.
  • Subverted in Magic Knight Rayearth, with Mokona, who is treated as nothing more than a useful Team Pet up until the end, where it's revealed that he's actually the creator of both Cephiro and Earth.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam has a Team Pet for the entire franchise in Haro, the little spherical robot, who, in the original series, was created by Amuro Ray. Usually a non-combatant, although in some SD Gundam games, a Haro tends to be included as a Lethal Joke Character.
    • In Mobile Suit Gundam 00, there at least 'three distinct Haros:
      • An Orange Haro which co-pilots the Dynames, and by extension Cherudim;
      • A Blue Haro, which joins the orange one in co-piloting the Zabanya in the movie ;
      • And Red Haro (the next-most-"important" of the Haros after Orange Haro), awhen it stows away on 0-Raiser, bounces around to beat on the Innovator who stole it, and then takes control to dock with 00. Admit it, NOBODY saw that coming.
  • Tao's parrot, Kokapetl, is the Team Pet in The Mysterious Cities of Gold.
  • Naruto:
    • Akamaru serves as the team pet for Team 8.
    • The demonic Statue of the Outer Path serves this for Akatsuki with the Deva Path of Pain due to Nagato treating the Deva Path as a friend, while the statue is vessel of the ten-tails serves to absorb the tailed beasts to revive the Ten-Tails.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi gives us Chamo, the talking ermine. He's also a bit of a mentor, though.
  • Pandaikon from Nerima Daikon Brothers.
  • One Piece:
    • Subverted and played straight with Chopper the reindeer. Characters often mistakenly assume this is Chopper's role in the crew, and as a result he receives a measly 50 Berry bounty, when his fellow crewmates are all in the tens or hundreds of millions. He is, in fact The Medic, and a perfectly capable fighter in his own right.
    • Bepo of Trafalgar Law's Heart Pirates only has a measly bounty of 500 Berries for exactly the same reason as Chopper: the World Government assumes him to be the pet of the crew.
    • A straighter example is the whale Laboon, who was Team Pet of the Rumbar Pirates, who eventually had to leave him behind because he couldn't handle the dangers of the Grand Line.
  • In early episodes of Pokémon: The Series, Pikachu, when not in battle, was usually found doing something goofy while the human characters were dealing with the situation. This was later dropped with both his and Ash's maturity.
    • As the series went on, other Pokémon took the role of Team Pet from Pikachu, usually the weakest Pokémon of the female member of the party. Thus, Pikachu was succeeded by Togepi, Torchic, Aipom, Piplup, Happiny, Axew, and finally Dedenne. The Sun and Moon season mixes it up a little, with all of Ash's classmates having their own non-battling "pet" Pokémon.
  • Blair the cat from Soul Eater, who has the distinctly unique honor of being the Team Pet and Ms. Fanservice at the same time.
    Soul: Anyone want the sexy kitty? She's free.
  • Shuko, the 1121st owl mascot in Sound of the Sky.
  • Ryo-Ohki from Tenchi Muyo! certainly belongs here, when she's not a Cool Starship.
  • Boota is this for Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • Shiina in the Vampire Princess Miyu TV series is both Miyu's talking pet of sorts and a Shinma with a very powerful eyesight.
  • Karen in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Unlike many other examples, she's not primarily comic relief. Any humor value is derived from the fact a large crocodile is being carried around in someone's backpack. She's also the key part of the link between Jim and Judai, leading Jim to end up sacrificing himself in an attempt to free Judai from Haou. Fittingly, Karen goes down with him.
    • Pharaoh, the cat belongs to Daitokuji-sensei, the headmaster of the Osiris Red dorm.

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  • Bamse has Katten Jansson and Husmusen, a cat and a mouse who really belong to the main character's grandmother but often sneak along on adventures. Some Furry Confusion is involved here, as the cast of the comic are Funny Animals, but Katten Jansson and Husmusen (as well as other pets and wild animals) are portrayed more like Talking Animals who only talk among themselves. Katten Jansson and Husmusen are also usually Those Two Guys when they do not star in the story.
  • In Cable & Deadpool, Bob, Agent of HYDRA, is either Deadpool's Team Pet, best friend, or hostage. No-one is really clear on this, not even Bob or Deadpool. Since Bob's attitude towards Deadpool seems to have moved from fearful to appreciative (if not outright adoring in some places), the last one seems to be discounted. And since his reappearance in Deadpool has him being quite happy to see the merc with a mouth, it's definitely not hostage anymore. The clearest indication that Bob might no longer be considered a hostage is really that he and Deadpool don't appear to have seen each other in some time. During Cable & Deadpool, Bob seems quite happy at Agency X, running around on adventures with Deadpool and referring to his capture as a liberation when all the while Deadpool has been trying to get HYDRA to pay a ransom for him (the mention of which doesn't faze Bob in the slightest, suggesting that he realizes that he's still ostensibly being held hostage). To be fair, Deadpool has never been au fait on the distinction between "friendship" and "Stockholm Syndrome". See Weasel, Blind Al, etc.
  • Great Lakes Avengers have Squirrel Girl as their Team Pet, being the youngest, goofiest and least experienced member who has a tail and talks to squirrels. But if you want to get technical, it's really Squirrel Girl's sidekick Monkey Joe Tippy-Toe, who's a full member of the group, despite being a squirrel. Yes, that kind of squirrel.
  • Glomulus the Cleaner Slug for the Orange Lantern Corps.
  • Misfit City has Pippin the dog, who goes wherever the girls do.
  • Vincent Van Goat (codenamed HAEDUS) from Quantum and Woody went from a one-shot gag character to an Ensemble Dark Horse.
  • Algy the dog, in Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman. He lives at the dairy, and all the milkman get upset if Mr. Crabbe doesn't include him in roll call, which Crabbe finds infuriating.
  • Back in the Silver Age, Superman and Batman both got a Gratuitous Animal Sidekick, Krypto the Superdog and Ace the Bat-Hound respectively... who ended up as part of the "Legion of Super-Pets". Both were retconned out eventually for the obvious reasons, but Krypto has later returned, and so has Ace — in the 90s run as a seeing eye dog Batman inherits from a blind Native American medicine man, and in Batman Beyond. Krypto's actually a subversion of sorts as he has all the powers of Superman but little of the human restraint, making him a very dangerous combatant who can fight Superman's foes on even ground.
    • Batman gets a Great Dane puppy in the New 52 version of Batman and Robin named Titus.
  • Bob the Insecticon is the Autobots' team pet in IDW's Transformers Ongoing comics. Unlike most examples he's actually able to fight and at one point he takes on Ravage and wins.
  • Ravage himself gets treated as the team pet by Nautica in The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye. She comes from a colony that doesn't have any beast-forms and therefore doesn't realize that he's fully sentient. Since she's a Cuddle Bug and he Hates Being Touched, Hilarity Ensues.
  • X-Men have Lockheed, when Kitty Pryde is on the team, most of the time. Lockheed isn't harmless, though — when roused to fighting fury, he's single-handedly routed Brood hunter packs and utterly annihilated an entire squad of alien Sidri hunters. Both have given respectable fights to experienced X-Men. He can also speak and has actually been spying on the X-Men, albeit benevolently, for quite some time.

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  • Alien, Jones the Cat for the crew of the Nostromo. External materials say that Dallas had him officially exempted from the company's no-pet policy by registering him as needed for vermin control. However, since most vermin would be killed being outside of shielded cryopods during FTL translation, this was just an excuse to allow him.
  • The Beastmaster has a tiger and an eagle at his command, but he also has his iconic ferrets, Kodo and Podo.
  • Captain Marvel (2019), the heroes find Goose, Carol's late mentor's cat, who tags along for the remainder of the adventure. Humorously, she's the team member that their alien enemies fear the most. Though this is entirely justified, even if the human characters don't realize it at first.
  • In Clash of the Titans, Bubo the mechanical owl regularly acted goofy, including flying into things and making crash-landings. However, it also led Perseus to the Stygian Witches, grabbed the Witches' Eye for him, single-handedly freed Pegasus from captivity in Calibos' camp, distracted the Kraken long enough for Perseus to arrive, and carried the bag containing Medusa's head to Perseus, allowing him to petrify the Kraken and save the day.
  • Dark Star: Pinback thought the ship needed a mascot. Pinback was wrong.
  • Hello Down There: The dolphins Duke and Duchess and seal Gladys frequently visit the house and get along well with the family, with the dolphins having some life-saving moments.
  • The Hunger Games: Buttercup to Prim, especially during the rebellion.
  • In Pacific Rim, the Australian father-son pilots of Striker Eureka have an adorable English bulldog named Max. He's well loved by almost everyone in the Shatterdome, absolutely adored by Chuck, and serves as the official mascot of Striker Eureka. A decal of Max with a bomb in his mouth can be found on the uniforms of Striker's tech team, the Hansens' drive suits, and the Jaeger itself.
  • In Rocky Mountain, Jimmy Wheat carries his little dog Spot along with him for 2,000 miles on a secret mission in California. When they ride off to face the Shoshones, Jimmy leaves Spot with Johanna, but shortly after the men ride away, Spot wriggles free and runs after his friend.

  • In the Circle of Magic quartet, the four main characters had their dog Little Bear, which they rescued as a stray puppy in the first book from a couple of boys that were tormenting it. In the later sequel book, The Will of the Empress, Little Bear has been left with a new student for company, so Chime, the living glass dragon that belongs to Tris, fills the role as Team Pet for the four.
  • In Stephen King's The Dark Tower, one of the protagonists, Jake Chambers, has a pet billy-bumbler named "Oy".
    • Related to that continuity, Kojak probably counts in The Stand. Glen found him, then he was with Glen and Stu until they had to leave him. Later, he makes it to Boulder, goes with the final four to face Flagg, and ends up helping Stu by bringing food until Tom arrives.
  • Destined to Lead: Onta, the onti. She often helps Gaorun as a hunting aid, but her main purpose seems to simply exist, hiss and be cute. At times.
  • Subverted at least twice in the Discworld series, once with the Luggage (an Amusing Alien which actually hates its companions and every other life form, aside from its owner and an occasional Love Interest), and again with Quoth the Raven and the Death of Rats, who tend to constitute a Tag-Team Pet between the pair of them.
  • The Famous Five have a dog, Timmy.
  • This is how Rutti sees the fundamentalist Christian he 'adopts' in The Giddy Death of the Gays and the Strange Demise of Straights.
  • Villainous example: Nagini from Harry Potter, the giant snake who is almost always in the company of her master, Lord Voldemort, and his Death Eaters. Nagini is, however, very dangerous in her own right (being, after all, a huge and very venomous snake), and she's also a living Soul Jar for Voldemort.
    • For the good guys, Hedwig the owl (and to a lesser extent Hermione's cat Crookshanks) are more ordinary examples.
  • Rick Riordan's The Heroes of Olympus:
    • Festus.
    • Hannibal the elephant for Camp Jupiter as a whole.
  • The Hunger Games: Prim's cat Buttercup, especially during the rebellion.
  • Invictus: Saffron, the red panda who lives on the ship. Imogen adores him, Far is annoyed by him.
  • Malevil has Craa, a raven spotted raiding the castle's wheat fields. Though a pest, they name and feed him as he's the only wild animal they've seen since World War III.
  • In Maximum Ride, Total becomes the team pet at the end of Angel Experiment and stays on.
  • Desra the mouse in the Mediochre Q Seth Series could be considered this. She doesn't really do much, except hide in Mediochre's coat and occasionally serve as a Chekhov's Gun for her Crazy-Prepared master.
  • Mabob (short for "Thingamabob"), the alien "bird", in the later chapters of Mirabile.
  • Bo brings her dog Utah along with her in Run when she and Agnes run away, not wanting to have to leave him with her drug-dealing mother.
  • Andre Norton has the obligatory ship's cat IN SPACE! in her novels about the Solar Queen.
  • Trapped on Draconica: Specifically Ritchie is Kalak's pet but he's mostly there for comic relief.
  • The Ultra Violets have Darth Odor, a genetically modified, purple skunk.
  • In Valhalla, though the walruses are described as a nuisance, they've become one of the series' most recognizable assets, and are half celebrated by the ravine. Umberto in particular is associated with Valknut team, and even the fandom and official blog of the books is called "The Walrus Squad."
  • In The Witling, Prince Pelio's pet watchbear Samadhom fills this role once they set off on their journey to the remote island. He becomes even more significant when the three witlings are stuck with only one Talented Azhiri to help them — and he's a Defiant Captive who will kill them all at the first opportunity, since they're helpless against his Psychic Powers. Enter Samadhom, who uses his own Psychic Powers to protect the witlings.

    Live Action TV 
  • Chicago Fire: Firehouse 51 started with Pouch ("half Poodle, half couch"), who is later given to a boy whose mother died in the line of duty. With Candidate Darren Ritter comes Tuesday, a Dalmatian with separation anxiety disorder.
  • Classic Doctor Who had K-9, a robot dog who joined the Doctor in the year 5000.
  • Elementary: Clyde the tortoise originally belonged to a Conspiracy Theorist who was murdered. Sherlock took Clyde home and occasionally uses him as a paperweight or a fake vehicle when Planning with Props.
  • Friends had the Chick and the Duck. Though aside from Joey and Chandler, who treat the birds like their own children, no one else in the group is particularly fond of them.
  • Season 8 of the rebooted Hawaii Five-0 introduces Eddie, a Labrador Retriever whose handler was killed in the line of duty. Steve later adopts him. He also made an appearance in Magnum, P.I. (2018), growling at Juliet, giving her a taste of her own medicine.
  • Human Target has Carmine the Rottweiler.
  • Imagination Movers has Warehouse Mouse, a Team Pet that gets actual plot within the show.
  • Lexx had 790 the robot head (and briefly, Squish the cluster lizard).
  • Lost has Vincent, the clever Labrador who tends to lead the characters into trouble.
  • Million Yen Women: Cat, the kitten taken in by the household.
  • Person of Interest: Team Machine has the Belgian Malinois military attack dog Bear. He has an appetite for rare books, bunny slippers and bearer bonds, and (intially at least) only understands commands in Dutch.
  • Power Rangers also had a few of these, including Circuit the robot owl in Power Rangers Time Force, RIC the robot dog of Power Rangers S.P.D., and Fire Heart the dragon in Power Rangers Mystic Force (Technically Power Rangers Ninja Storm had a gerbil, but that was their transformed sensei rather than an actual 'pet').
  • In Primeval we get Rex, a Coelurosauravus (sorta of a prehistoric gliding lizard) from the Permian anomaly. He doesn't serve much purpose, except to hang out and look cute, possibly to counter all of the Nightmare Fuel.
    • In the later seasons we also meet Sid and Nancy, a pair of mischievous Diictodon (think reptilian gopher with beak and tusks) who were kept by Connor after their home anomaly closed. Despite being less important as characters, they seem to serve more purpose, as in one episode Sid escapes into the ARC and becomes trapped in a lab containing the Future Fungus, leading Connor to have to retrieve him and nearly freezing to death in the process.
  • In Star Trek: Discovery, Cleveland Booker's cat Grudge is fast becoming one of these.
  • Super Sentai has a few of these, most notably IC the cyborg dog from Denshi Sentai Denziman who dies by using himself as a power circuit for the Humongous Mecha, but gives the team one final Tear Jerker message.
    • An equally notable one is DaiGoyo from Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. Made from a paper lamp, he is a sentient Large Ham that can not only shoot disks (for training or attacking) but can grow to mecha-size and fight alongside the Origamis in battle.
  • Top Gear Dog, a Labradoodle bitch belonging to Richard Hammond who occasionally features on the show. Since she throws up whenever she gets in a car (which they discovered after taking her on a caravan holiday) her job is mainly to get in the way and sleep on the studio floor.
  • Torchwood has Myfanwy the pterodactyl.
  • Ultra Series:
    • Ultraman Dyna has Hanejiro, a small furry alien that Super GUTS first encounters when on a mission to an alien planet.
    • Coco from Ultraman Max is a Robot Buddy that speaks in beeps and whistles. It's almost always accompanying DASH's more full-fledged robot member, Elly.
    • Ultraman Mebius has Rimu Eleking, a chibi version of the iconic Ultra Monster Eleking that appears from time to time due to a problem in GUYS' Maquette Monster creator.

  • Snot had Dobbs, who appeared on the band's only completed studio album, Get Some. Sadly, Dobbs, along with his owner, Lynn Strait, the vocalist for the band, died in a car crash in 1998.
  • Sublime had Louie Dog, the beloved Dalmatian of the late Bradley Nowell, who frequently joined the band on stage.
  • In Phase One, Gorillaz had Mix Monkey on turntable.

  • Fallout Is Dragons has Craggy the baby Cragodile, who mostly chews on things.
  • Each Player Character in Trials & Trebuchets eventually gets an animal companion: Winsler starts out with his cat familiar Mr. Wiggles, Mira finds the paper crow Crowrigami in the Portal Book, Serinepth gets the amethyst hedgehog Virgil from the plane of Isathil, and Integrity gets the plush nine-tailed squirrel she won in Patter magically animated to become her living plush squirrel Ida.

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  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: All Bretonnian mercenaries are considered shepherds for legal reasons, since peasants are technically not allowed to travel without their lords' permission, and may be questioned harshly or killed if they show up in places they aren't supposed to go, but shepherds traditionally have far more leeway in these matters. Mercenary bands usually have one sheep to provide the necessary legal fig leaf, and these sheep often become pampered mascots.

    Video Games 
  • Boo in both the Baldur's Gate games was something of a pet if Minsc was in your group, though he was little more than an annoyance to many players as he took up a valuable quick item slot.
    • In Megatokyo, a hamster is named Boo in honour of Minsc's pet.
  • Meemai in the first Baten Kaitos game isn't a party member — she's a little seal-like creature that rides in the neck of Xelha's shirt. And is used in several of her super moves.
    • And happens to be the mind of the fragmented Whale, ancient god of the Lost Ocean
  • In Chrono Cross, the first party member you can recruit in the game is Poshul, a pink, unnervingly cutesy talking dog.
    Poshul: Me will use my Pretty-Miracle-Power-X! Me will do it, Thergiepoo!
  • Dragon Age: Origins has a Mabari Hound that the player names themselves. All the characters that join you like the dog, even the less pleasant characters like Morrigan, Sten or Loghain.
    • OTOH, Oghren seems to dislike him (becomes more obvious when he's drunk). Alistair, of all people, also has a knack for pissing off Dog. Getting too close to his food, teasing him about eating human flesh, etc. At one point, the Grey Warden can remind him that Dog is a warhound and not a puppy to be teased. The "dialogue" Alistair has with Dog also doesn't seem terribly friendly either.
      • Oghren's just annoyed that Dog doesn't agree that his wearing a saddle and serving as Oghren's (a dwarf's) personal cavalry mount is a good idea.
    • The entire Mabari breed are the Team Pet of Ferelden. Dragon Age II reveals that other nations refer to Fereldans as "The Dog-Lords".
      • And Dragon Age Inquisition gives us a codex entry about a Fereldan song (Andraste's Mabari) that says Andraste, the holy prophet, must have a Mabari too according to them, for "all Ferelden knows it right".
  • Dragon Quest V's Borongo/Saber is a sabrecat served as The Hero and Bianca's Team Pet. Though in the later of the game, Borongo has no more importance to the plot, and you can develop your own army of monster Team Pet.
    • Dragon Quest VIII has Munchie, The Hero's rat pet that is very smart. It can be used to clear curtain puzzles in a dungeon. It turns out very latter that Munchie is The Hero's ancestor in disguise.
  • Ricky the monkey from Dubloon.
  • Epic Battle Fantasy: In the Flash web browser game series, your team has Nolegs the Cat.
    • Epic Battle Fantasy 3: He occasionally gives a random team member a random item. Sadly, Nolegs fits into the worthless pet category as it is rarely the item you need nor the team member who needs it.
    • Epic Battle Fantasy 5: He's a full member of the party.
  • Dogmeat is often potrayed like this in Fallout 4 fanworks, due to being the only animal in the Sole Survivor's roster of companions.
  • Fate/Grand Order has Fou, a white, fluffy, dog-like thing. He's occasionally referred to as a Cath Palug. Near the end of the story, there's a few bombs dropped regarding exactly what Fou is: he's Merlin's familiar, sent across time to act as Merlin's spy on Chaldea so he can keep himself up-to-date on the situation... and moreover, he's a younger form of Primate Murder, aka Beast IV, the most ruthlessly efficient human killing machine in existence. Fortunately, as Fou, he's learned to like humans and has no desire to go on murder sprees.
  • Mog, and to a lesser extent Relm, in Final Fantasy VI (although the team has an actual pet in Interceptor, Shadow's canine partner).
  • Cait Sith in Final Fantasy VII (Fits more than one stereotype, as the character is actually a robot cat working for the bad guys.)
  • Sazh's Chocobo chick in Final Fantasy XIII.
  • Swiss-Army Weapon Jack in Gears of War.
  • Jet Force Gemini has Lupus, an alien dog-like creature who has jet thrusters on his paws, which he uses to hover, and a gun turret on his back that is replaced with the weapon the player selects somehow.
  • Similarly to R2-D2 in the movie example, T3-M4 from Knights of the Old Republic is essentially a very useful team pet.
  • In the Learning Voyage games, there's a purple alien named Blip who accompanies the Discovercraft Crew on their adventures. He says nothing, simply flying around, pointing things out, and occasionally face-palming at a bad joke.
  • Pochi, the family's pet monster from Legacy of the Wizard.
  • Nall and Ruby of the Lunar series. They both look like adorable winged kittens, but are actually baby dragons.
  • Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis gives us Muppy, a slug-like alien floating in a pot-shaped UFO. No one except Nikki can see that he was actually an alien invader. The Smart Guy/The Rival thinks he's handicapped, and the principal who admitted him to the school? Transfer student from "Waii'ha". Everyone else? Hoo-boy...
    • And, apart from being the McGuffin at the end of one chapter, he doesn't have any impact on the story at all. And, the best that the main character can get out of his Relationship Values with Muppy? A pinky swear. No, really.
  • In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Snake and the Diamond Dogs have DD, a wolf-like dog that the player can take on missions and can be very useful especially with later upgrades.
  • In Mother 3, one of the party members is the main character's dog, Boney, who is also the only character besides main character Lucas to appear in every chapter.
    • Used to a lesser extent in Earth Bound, where Ness's dog King and a gum-chewing monkey both join your party for parts of the game.
  • Persona:
    • Koromaru from Persona 3: A highly intelligent dog (based on Hachikō) who can summon the spirit of Cerberus to strike your foes with fire and darkness. And invoke hilariousness when he refuses to eat Yukari's cooking. He's also the one who saves the team when Ikutsuki tries to force Aigis to kill them.
    • From Persona 4, there's Teddie, a life-sized teddy bear from the TV World who serves as your initial guide before joining your party for real. He later takes a human form when in the real world, and a Bishōnen at that. The shrine fox is a downplayed example; it's not part of the Investigation Team, but it does follow them into the TV World in order to sell them healing leaves.
    • Persona 5 continues the trend with Morgana, a talking cat who takes on a cartoony appearance in the world of the Palace, but looks like a mostly normal feline in the real world. Between his Persona powers, knowledge of the Palace, and ability to transform into a van, he proves to be an essential part of the team.
  • Cupil from Skies of Arcadia fills this role, but doubles as Fina's weapon. To a lesser extent, the "Jester" Pow, who's Vyse's dog huskra.
  • Myau from the first Phantasy Star game is a Musk Cat, a race of intelligent feline creatures capable of human speech. He can also cast healing and buffing techniques, making him a great asset in Alis' quest to defeat Lassic.
  • The Scooby-Doo video game Scooby-Doo, Who's Watching Who? has Mystery, Inc. compete with a rival team of paranormal sleuths on a reality show called Ghost Scene Investigation. The Ghost Scene Investigation team had a counterpart for Scooby-Doo in a robot cat named Catscan.
  • Team Pets are common in the Tales Series:
    • Quickie, Meredy's pet, in Tales of Eternia. He can attacks enemies on his own, even when Meredy chants a spell.
    • Tales of Symphonia has two: Noishe, Lloyd's Arshis companion, and Corrine, Sheena's manmade Summon Spirit. The latter even makes a Heroic Sacrifice to save Sheena from Volt. The former is… a complex case. Lloyd calls him a dog, but he's actually a Protozoan, the first creature to have been born on the planet. He evolves during the course of its own life, starting off as a single-celled organism, then a fish, then a bird, then the dog-like form, then 'another' form, then finally a human that fights evil.
    • Tales of Rebirth has Zapie, Claire's pet. He plays a minor part in story, mainly by sensing Claire's presence.
    • Tales of Legendia has Giet, Moses's pet Galf (a wolf-like creature). The Oresoren also fill the part of mascot characters, but they're their own intelligent race.
    • Tales of the Abyss has Mieu, a young cheagle, who serves Luke as part of his punishment for accidentally setting forest on fire, forcing dangerous monster to flee to Cheagle Forest. As result, heroes are forced to kill said monster, only for next antagonist to reveal that she was raised by this very monster. And now she tries to avenge it.
    • Coda in Tales of Innocence. He's a rat- or monkey-like creature, who does nothing but talks about how hungry he is. R version makes up for it somewhat, by making him a Butt-Monkey.
    • Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World features Tenebrae, a millennia-old Centurion, who would like to assert tahat he's not a dog. Colette and Presea seems to disagree.
    • Repede in Tales of Vesperia is… a dog. That fights with a knife in teeth, but still a dog. Gameplay-wise he's a Fragile Speedster.
    • Teepo in Tales of Xillia. He's a living doll who Elize views as her best friend, and assists her in battle by attacking enemies or boosting her magic ability. He sometimes greets people by biting their faces (Except for Milla, for whom he chooses to invoke something else), and just does it for the heck of it, as well. However, he actually has no personality of his own, and is simply voicing Elize's thoughts.
    • Ludger's cat, Rollo, takes over this role to a degree in Tales of Xillia 2. When he meets Teepo, they get a skit relating to this fact.
    • The Normin in Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria are this, with Bienfu playing this trope straighter along with being The Mole (involuntarily) in the latter game.
    • Tales of Arise has Hootle, Rinwell's pet owl, that rides around in her hood.
    • Mobile games likewise has several:
  • Hans in Valkyria Chronicles, a (vestigially) winged pig. Exists mostly to look embarrassed when the protagonist flubs romantic moments in cut scenes.
  • The Wild AR Ms series had a number of these.
    • Wild AR Ms 1: Both the heroes and the villains have one. The Dream Chasers/Wanderers have Hanpan, a pale blue Wind Mouse. The Quarter Knights have Luceid, a wolf and the Guardian of Desire.
    • Wild AR Ms 2 has Pooka as the Team Pet.
    • Wild AR Ms 3 gives one to the Shroedinger family, a claustrophic cat named Shady.
    • Wild AR Ms XF has a large dog named Tony. Who is implied to be Lucied.
  • The Walking Dead: Season Four: Rosie, the pitbull that lives in the Ericson's Boarding School. Rosie used to be the headmaster's pet, but was left behind, along with the kids, when the adult workers of the school skipped town at the start of the Zombie Apocalypse. Now, Rosie is a loyal protector of the kids and Marlon's pet. She can potentially become Clementine's pet too.
  • ChuChu in Xenogears. There's a scene late in the game where your party gets captured by Krelian and used as bait to draw Elly out. The Big Bad has the party's Gears crucified in a field, which is meant to be somber and reflect on their possible fate. But if you have ChuChu in your party, that giant plush toy will be up there with the crucified giant robots, turning "Chu-Chu died for your sins!" into a meme among Xenogears fans.
  • MOMO in Xenosaga.
  • Riki in Xenoblade Chronicles 1. He's also the party's thief and at times the Team Dad.
  • Yuuyami Doori Tankentai has Meros, Nao's dog, who helps the kids investigate the Urban Legends around Hirumi City.

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  • La Golda has Choomi, a dog La Golda met after getting off the bus to Ms. Ricca's orphanage.
  • Minecraft Endventures: Porky, Colin's pet Battlepig.
  • Tucker's alien baby 'Junior' briefly serves as this for Blue Team in Season 5 of Red vs. Blue.
  • RWBY: During Volume 2, Yang and Ruby's father sends them a parcel. The accompanying letter tells them that he's going on a mission so they have to look after the family pet. The parcel is a corgi called Zwei. The dog becomes the team pet for the duration of the volume, accompanying them on their student mission to Mountain Glenn to fight the Grimm and investigate White Fang activity. The dog is strongly implied to be intelligent enough to understand human speech. He is also able to team up with Doctor Oobleck to transform into a flaming projectile that can help fight the enemy.

  • Adventurers! has Chookie, some sort of Smurfing pink thing. Karn has a... violent reaction during their first encounter, but he's shown to be part of the party later anyway.
  • A puppy named Pavlov in Dr. Frost is this to the psychologists in the counseling center at Yonggang University.
  • In this El Goonish Shive Guest Strip, Jeremy, the cat with hedgehog spines, seems to fulfill this role.
  • The May 28, 2004 strip of Exterminatus Now sees Virus bring a Chao to the team, lampshading its role in the process, which is soon followed with a discussion on what to name it. Seven strips after its introduction, it meets a demon, undergoes a radical transformation, and becomes a bite-sized killing machine. In the following strip, it is christened "Blasphemy."
  • Fontes' Rants: Tanooki.
  • You'd think Krosp the uplifted cat from Girl Genius would be one of these, but he's really more of a character in his own right. The tiny robot Agatha built early on in the comic's run, Dingbot Prime, fits the mold better.
  • Snookums the tentacle bunny in The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!, although he's mainly Molly's pet. It's notable that Molly herself started out as Bob's pet, before she turned out to be sentient and grew to human size.
  • In Little Robot, Big Scary World, the beetle, named Go-Ship, acts as BIP's pet. BIP himself counts for the human crew, who regard him as their adorable, clumsy mascot.
  • Pickles the Dog, from M9 Girls!, becomes the team mascot after Clau "rescues" him from piloting a giant robot.
  • The Order of the Stick:
    • Mr. Scruffy the cat becomes the Team Pet once adopted by Belkar.
    • Blackwing, Vaarsuvius's raven familiar, occupied the role before, but he's more of an Intellectual Animal, and now a full character in his own right.
  • Parodied in the hiatused webcomic RPG World by the character Dragobo, a portmaneau character based on a dragon and a chocobo.
  • The Shufflers has Governor Mumpkins, an adorable cat that follows Märchen and Hiddenite in their adventures.
  • In Sluggy Freelance, the non-human members of the main cast (Bun-Bun, Kiki, and Aylee) tend to fill this role, each in varying degrees (though not so much Aylee now that she's taken a mostly human form).
    • Bun-Bun is actually a parody of this trope as he was specifically bought by Torg so the strip could have a cute animal... said cute animal is a murderous criminal that can take care of himself and seemingly only hangs around Torg for free food and lodging and whom orginially Torg wanted dead and/or gone (although it IS later revealed he has grown to actually really care about the main cast much later in the strip and fairly early on Torg was shown to clearly miss Bun-Bun when he was AWOL for a while). Kiki on the other hand plays this trope very straight.
  • Davan's hairless, amorphous cat Choo-Choo Bear in Something*Positive, odd for an otherwise (usually) non-fantastic Life Embellished Webcomic. Sometimes seen seeping out of box, popping out of a toaster or acting as Davan's scarf or somesuch. He's a piece of the comic's Early-Installment Weirdness that's actually remained while most every other bit has long since vanished.
  • Stand Still, Stay Silent: In that universe, cats are used as defense tool against Plague Zombie monsters, but the crew initially didn't have one due to Cutting Corners from Mission Control (unless one counts the scout that acts a lot like one). They eventually adopt a feral kitten during the mission, which means that it can only do the basics compared to a properly trained adult and spends the rest of the time being a Cute Kitten.
  • Parodied in Those Destined, where the Team Pet is also the party thief. Another adventurers party was less lucky, and their Team Pet is a Sidekick Creature Nuisance.
  • In Unsounded, Boo is a whimsical, curious ghost inhabiting a Magitek spider pymaric. Sette and Duane's company teaches it quite a few new tricks and coaxes out some pretty impressive hidden depths.

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  • Deviant: Draconian, a dragon-like hybrid, serves as this for superhero team Terminus, acting like a giant puppy. That said, he still breathes fire and eats people, so he's just as scary as the rest of them.
  • Bozo the dog from The Jenkinsverse is the team pet of the SOR. Like the HEAT Operators themselves he is an absolutely enormous specimen for his species.
  • Whateley Universe: Multiple:
    • For Team Kimba, Tennyo's stuffed cabbit, which is animated anytime Generator wants. It Makes Sense in Context. While cute and silly and usually played for laughs, the cabbit can alert Generator instanteously, and in "Christmas Crisis" demonstrated that it can be horrifically effective.
    • The Loose Cannons have Sparky, a very intelligent dog they rescued from UNITY.

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  • Belkinus Necrohunt: During the events in Chester City, Enoch uses his inventing talents to create a mechanical Corgi he names Kuro, who can assist with supersonic barks and dispensing healing pills. The rest of the party immediately takes a shine to Kuro when they regroup.
  • Critical Role has got several examples.
    • In the first campaign, Vox Machina has Trinket the bear, who is Vex'ahlia's Animal Companion as per the class feature for the Beast Master Ranger. Early on, Tiberius also adopts a sickly pseudodragon in Vasselheim, which he names Lockheed, but Lockheed leaves the group and returns to Draconia with his owner in Episode 29. Lockheed returns in Episode 64 in a sort of proxy Back for the Dead, as Vox Machina finds him, shivering and malnourished, in the ruins of Draconia shortly before discovering Tiberius's body.
    • The second campaign instead has Frumpkin, Caleb's familiar, who usually manifests in the form of a cat but can also take other forms as required. So far, he's been several types of bird for aerial scouting, and an octopus for underwater missions. On the road to Nicodranas, the Mighty Nein encountered a travelling merchant selling exotic pets, and the encounter resulted in Jester buying a Scarlet Weasel, which she named Sprinkle, and a Blink Dog puppy which she named Nugget, and Beauregard bought an owl which she named Professor Thaddeus. By the end of the Nicodranas arc, Professor Thaddeus flew away, never to be seen again, and Nugget was left behind with Jester's mother, leaving the party with just Frumpkin and Sprinkle.
  • Fussy Britches to the D 20 Live 2014 campaign (and subsequently D20 Live in general).
  • Easy Allies: Jones's dog, Sophie.
  • PlayStation Access: Delsin Rodent is a badger puppet, who doesn't talk other than whispering in Rob's ear.

    Western Animation 
  • The parody series The Adventures of Mr. Incredible had Mr. Skipperdoo, a mostly useless, bespectacled rabbit.
  • Chuchu, the family dog on The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan.
  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! has F.T. (Fuzzy Tomato) a mix between tomato and dog, also part of the Token Enemy Minority.
  • Momo in Avatar: The Last Airbender is a flying bat-like lemur. In contrast, Appa is a 10-ton flying bison who has been subject to serious personalized stories and has a strong century-long bond with the titular character, making him more of a life-long companion than a Team Pet. Momo's presence or absence is a firm indicator to how light-hearted and whimsical or serious and edgy the current story is. Co-creator Bryan Konietzko has admitted that he based him on his childhood cat Buddy.
  • Bubble Guppies has one in the form of Bubble Puppy.
  • Elvis from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, whose major plot purpose is to cause Mr. Socrates to sneeze.
  • The Bean Team of Butterbean's Cafe has a winged cat named Cookie who mostly hangs with the youngest of the group, Cricket.
  • Kiwi, Odd's pet dog in Code Lyoko, fits the role, although he's not very often involved in the Five-Man Band's adventures.
  • Faffy from Dave the Barbarian is a spoof of these type of creatures.
    • To a lesser extent, Twinkle The Marvel Horse.
  • Defenders of the Earth includes two Team Pets. Kisa is a black panther which Jedda has raised from a cub. Zuffy is a zuffoid, a small bipedal creature native to the planet Mongo; he becomes Kshin's constant companion.
    • Ming's giant serpent, Mongor, is a villainous example of the same trope.
  • The Dragon Prince: Bait and Stella for the Dragang, Sir Sparklepuff for the villains.
  • Uni the baby unicorn from the Dungeons & Dragons (1983) cartoon.
  • The Fairly OddParents! has Timmy's fairy dog Sparky.
  • In Futurama Nibbler is the Team Pet, even if he is an Amusing Alien and Intellectual Animal. However, in the Season 6 episode "That Darn Katz!", he gets promoted to full-fledged member of the Planet Express crew. The characters still treat him as a pet though because he enjoys it.
  • Bronx in Gargoyles is the pet of the gargoyle team, and their equivalent of a dog.
  • Glitch Techs: In the third episode, Miko gets Ally, a Chocobo-like creature that she and Five refused to debug. In episode eight, Five gets his own companion in the form of a mech named Alpha, who originates from the same game.
  • It would really be a disservice to call Godzilla a team pet in Godzilla: The Series; the crew prefer "The Big Guy". They have N.I.G.E.L for that.
  • Gravity Falls: Gompers the goat is this for the Mystery Shack throughout the whole series. To an even greater extent, Waddles the pig becomes this starting in the ninth episode, "The Time-Traveler's Pig", when Mabel wins him in a carnival.
  • Hanna-Barbera loves this trope to pieces. For instance:
    • Bandit in ANY incarnation of Jonny Quest. He regularly provides comic relief, as well as getting the team into trouble (and out again) and going for help.
    • Sebastian is Alexandra's smartass cat on Josie and the Pussycats, but he'll usually pitch in to help the others when needed.
    • Elmo, Augie's bulldog on The Funky Phantom, is usually engaged in a battle of wits with Mudsy's cat Boo.
    • Braveheart, the misnamed St. Bernard on Inch High, Private Eye.
    • Mr. Cool, Fonzie's dog in The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang.
    • Clue Club has two sentient examples: Woofer (a vainglorious bloodhound) and Wimper (a basset).
    • Space Ghost. Space Ghost, Jan and Jace had a highly intelligent monkey named Blip as their mascot. Blip would regularly help defeat the villains by pulling tricks on them and distracting them. He also sometimes messed up in an amusing manner at the end of an episode.
  • Hero: 108: While the Green Turtle in its entirety has many animal representatives (most of which are reformed villains), both First Squad and Second Squad are mostly formed of humans safe for an animal member - Jumpy Ghostface, the Rabbit King, in the former, and the Liger King in the latter.
  • Wamba in Ivanhoe: The King's Knight is viewed as such by Harold despite Wamba being a human being of the Saxon ancestry like Harold. Maybe it has to do with Wamba being a jester?
  • Kid Cosmic: Tuna Sandwich serves as Kid's and the whole team's pet, as well as a member of them who uses his ring's powers to warn them of danger ahead of time.
  • In Kim Possible, Ron Stoppable’s naked mole rat Rufus. He’s also quite intelligent, as he occasionally speaks, sabotages whatever traps Kim and Ron get into, and even builds some gadgets and gizmos from time to time.
  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts has Mandu, the team's Mute Pet Pig who is unable to talk but is usually able to detect malicious intentions.
  • In the Sequel Series, The Legend of Korra, the two team pets tradition continues with Pabu, the fire ferret (red panda/ferret hybrid) and Korra's polarbear-dog, Naga. Naga can't fly, but she's at least as dangerous in combat as Appa was.
  • Middlemost Post: Russell, the walrus. She cannot speak, but that doesn't prevent her from joining in the fun.
  • Molly of Denali: Suki, Molly's Alaskan Malamute, has an uncanny ability to find things and serves as a mascot for Molly's family and friend circle.
  • R.O.T.H. in Motorcity, who's a Cute Machine / Robot Buddy. He makes these shrill, quiet shrieking noises instead of talking.
  • The title creature of My Pet Monster is this for Max and his friends.
  • Kuma in Pole Position.
  • Slimer in The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters. Also in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, but since it's based purely on the film continuity, there he's an incorrigible mischievous glutton who has to be kept in a terrarium so he won't wreak comedic and comparatively harmless havoc — one of the first major tasks in the game is to recapture him after he escapes.
  • Ready Jet Go!: Sunspot, being the only animal in the main cast, fills in this role, and also serves a mascot of sorts for the group.
  • Scooby-Doo is the team pet of mystery-solving teenage sleuths Mystery, Inc. with the slight twist that he's also the protagonist.
  • The Secret Saturdays: Zak has three Team Pets, all of them cryptids, including a 7-foot tall "gorilla-cat" named Fisk, a komodo dragon (named, you guessed it, Komodo), and a pterosaur named Zon. Unlike most team pets, Zak treats them like their part of his family, including Fisk, whom he likens to an adopted brother
  • Tally-Hawk is the SilverHawks' mascot.
  • Santa's Little Helper and Snowball II in The Simpsons. The former is generally more useful.
  • The Smurfs adopted a dog named Puppy in the latter seasons.
  • Steven Universe:
    • Steven has his magical pink pet lion... Lion. He is mostly comic relief, but has hidden abilities which are slowly revealed through the series.
    • Steven later brings a pumpkin to life to give to Lapis and Peridot as a pet. The pumpkin is, of course, named Pumpkin.
    • In the episode "Pool Hopping", Garnet adopts a stray kitten that she names Cat Steven.
  • Radarr is just another element of the Cliché Storm that is Storm Hawks. Pun unintended.
  • The Strange Chores has Snorp, a green dog-like creature who's Helsing's pet.
  • Both Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go! have Silkie, the mutant silkworm.
  • Snarf from Thunder Cats is pretty well the epitome of this trope. Utterly useless in a fight except against the weakest of minions, and tends to serve as weak comedy relief. Subverted only slightly in that Snarf is actually the nanny for Lion-O before he wakes up all growed-up on Third Earth. Occasionally subverted — but those occasions also meant that Cats who should have known better didn't.
  • In ThunderCats (2011) Snarf is much more explicitly a pet: Though possessing Amplified Animal Aptitude, Snarf cannot speak, and instead serves as an Empathy Pet and The Confidant for Lion-O's many Surrogate Soliloquys. Also an Evil-Detecting Dog... not that Kid Hero Lion-O pays enough attention when Snarf tries to serve in that capacity.
  • Inverted in Transformers, where the main characters are robots, and the team 'pet' is usually a human.
    • Spike and Daniel are the most blatant examples. Apparently, this trope is genetic.
    • In Transformers: Animated, Sari is a debatable example for her first two seasons, then gets upgraded to Sixth Ranger after her Robotic Reveal.
    • In Transformers: Super-God Masterforce, Cab's parrot and armadillo are definite examples.
    • In Transformers: Prime, most of the team gets their own individual pet. Bulkhead has Miko, Arcee has Jack, and Bumblebee has Rafael, and Optimus has a feral-cat-that-you-sometimes-leave-food-outside-for relationship with Agent Fowler. When Wheeljack arrives, Miko comments that "he'll need his own [pet] human".
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender has a few. First and most obvious, the Lions, though they aren't actually animals. Then there's the space mice from Altea. In "Space Mall", Pidge and Lance got a free Earth cow named Kaltenecker with their video game. Finally, the cosmic wolf with the ability to teleport that Krolia and Keith adopted during their two years traveling through the Quantum Abyss.
  • Az the Tofu, a Ridiculously Cute Critter from Wakfu.
  • The Winx Club has Kiko the bunny. In Season 1, the Trix had Pepe the duck, but he disappeared after Season 1.
  • Young Justice has both Sphere the supercycle and Wolf the um, wolf. They both help in missions.

    Real Life 
  • The Other Wiki refers to many military mascots, including goats, rams, antelope, ferrets, and even penguins. Maybe a penguin can be quite sensible, but the idea of having them as a pet isn't...
    • On the contrary to penguins, bears can prove quite useful during military operations. They can help with loading the artillery for example.
    • Ships cats deserve special mention. Their is a practical use for them, they help keep the ship vermin free. But the moral boost they often provide is considered almost as useful.
  • Since ancient Egypt, war dogs have been used by the military even today.
  • Any pet kept by a family unit.
    • An amplified version of this is the pets kept by world leaders and celebrities; they're still personal or family pets, but often become publicized themselves. U.S. White House pets, for example, have included both common pets and exotic animals (an alligator and a Fowl-Mouthed Parrot among them) but in the modern era have usually been cute dogs and cats that truly function as Team Pets.
  • Dalmatian dogs, originally bred as coach escorts, became associated with firefighters more than a century ago. In those days, they functioned as living sirens, running ahead of fire wagons and barking to clear the way, then remained alongside the wagon to reassure/corral the horses, ensuring they wouldn't bolt from the actual fire. Once motorized vehicles replaced horsepower, the Dalmatians remained: primarily as mascots for firehouses, though also functioning as guard dogs and rat-catchers.
  • Owney the Postal Dog, mascot of the U.S. Railway Mail Service from the 1890s. Considered a good luck charm by postal workers, as none of the trains which this little mutt loved to hitch lifts on ever suffered an accident.


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Mabel wins Waddles the pig, who becomes her pet and mascot of the Mystery Shack.

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