Pets cannot be tamed until the player talks to Coalessa in Pet Cove, who teaches how to tame pets. Once this is done, a pet can be tamed by interacting with it and completing a building puzzle. Once a pet is successfully tamed, the player can submit a name for it, which is either approved or rejected by the Mythrans. Until the name is approved, the describing text simply identifies the pet as belonging to the player (for example, "BizzareFlyingAmigo's Warthog Pet"). If and when the name is approved, it will appear above the pet for all players to see. If the name is rejected, the chance to rename it will be given next time it is brought out.
Overall, there are nineteen original pets. The chance to tame a lion comes a reward for taming the 18 other pets first.
- The lion can only be obtained once every other (initial) pet has been tamed and all of Coalessa's missions have been completed.
These are the pets added since the initial release of LEGO Universe.
|Pet name||Location/World||Imagination points||Item required?||Mission required?||Achievement unlocked?|
|Reindeer||Gingerbread House in Frostburgh||12||No||No||Yes|
|Skeleton Dragon||Maelstrom Quarry in Crux Prime||15||No||Yes||No|
|Earth Dragon||Earth Dojo in Ninjago Monastery||10||Yes||Yes||Yes|
These are pets available to the corresponding faction with the release of Nexus Tower.
(The Ability to place and edit pets on properties was released with this update )
Hatchlings are miniature pets that can be equipped to the left hand. They follow the player around much like normal pets. Hatchlings were made available to players who purchased a LEGO Universe Game Card from 4 select stores, starting September 1st 2011. The Hatchling recieved varied by store. Hatchlings are the first reward available for players who purchase Game Cards, and come bundled with a bag of 50 faction tokens. The data about the pet gamecard locations were posted incorrectly on the official LU site. The real locations are as shown.
|Store||Name of hatchling||Picture of Hatchling|
|Toys-R-Us||Green Frog||File:Green Frog Hatchling.png|
|Walmart||Brown Dog||File:Brown Dog Hatchling.png|
|Gamestop||White Cat||File:White Cat Hatchling.png|
|Target||Light Grey Mouse||File:Light Grey Mouse Hatchling.png|
On April Fools' Day 2011, LEGO Universe published a false news article titled The Newest LEGO Universe Pet! featuring the Pet Brick, a red 2x4 brick pet with a ridiculous amount of abilities.
The Pet Brick has eight studs and is red, expressionless, and lacks ears. In addition to digging up treasure chests like all other pets, the Pet Brick is advertised as being capable of fighting alongside players, giving advice to stuck players, and fetching players' slippers and newspaper. It also helps players build by holding onto pieces, moving heavy walls, fitting into almost any model, building at 80 bricks per second, and receiving instant model moderation. Additionally, the Pet Brick has a power stare attack that deals 9001 damage points, dislikes Ke$ha, is un-smashable, has brown 1x1 brick feces, and likes exclamation points.
Although advertised as coming out that April, the Pet Brick was merely an April Fools' Day joke and will not be released.
- At one point in development, pets were planned to be modular, but this concept was dropped sometime in the late Pre-Alpha.