The RPG spin-off of the world’s most popular block-building game, Minecraft Dungeons, gives players plenty of ways to customize their build and gear, and heroes can even take certain companions along on their dungeon caving adventures .
These allies fall into two main categories in Minecraft Dungeons. Pets, which are mostly cosmetic and don’t aid in combat (although they can activate pressure plates and occasionally drop items when falling off the map), and summons which can be called upon and fight off opposing mobs on behalf of the hero.
Obtaining these helpful creatures varies in methodology, but it doesn’t hurt to have some company on your adventures.
Minecraft Dungeons: How to Get Every Pet/Summon
When collecting pets and summons in Minecraft Dungeons, players should expect to complete more than a few challenges or hand out some real money in some cases.
While many pets and summons can be obtained through normal gameplay (notably through new Seasonal Adventure rewards), some will require the purchase of DLC or specific builds of Minecraft Dungeons in order to acquire them.
Below, players can find details on how to receive each animal or summon in Minecraft Dungeons:
Learn more about Artifacts and DLCs in Minecraft Dungeons
As noted above, many summons are caused by Artifacts, which can be earned in-game from loot. These artifacts range from fairly common to very rare in Minecraft Dungeons. Finding them will depend on the game’s RNG (random number generator) which determines the loot drops when they appear.
Each artifact has certain tiers it can spawn in, but heroes can also barter with unlocked merchants in their camp, such as Village, Mystery, or Luxury merchants. These NPCs often change their shop inventory, so it’s worth checking between dungeons to see if they have the desired artifact.
When it comes to downloadable content, the recently released Ultimate Edition may be the best option for Minecraft Dungeons players. The Ultimate Edition of the game (or its Ultimate DLC Bundle for players who already have the base game) will deliver all previous DLC content and expansions released before September 2021.
Seasonal Adventure rewards will see players progress through a battle pass-style system made popular by games such as Fortnite, with rewards unlocked for the hero as they progress through levels.
There are free and paid versions of these rewards, with the paid versions geared towards cosmetics and pets, which means heroes may need to spend a little extra money in the real world via microtransactions in order to to unlock the ability to acquire various pets.