API GetCompanionInfo

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Returns information about the companions you have.

creatureID, creatureName, creatureSpellID, icon, issummoned, mountTypeID = GetCompanionInfo("type", id)

Arguments Edit

String (companionType) - Companion type to query: "CRITTER" or "MOUNT".
Integer - The slot id to query (starts at 1).

Returns Edit

Integer - The NPC ID of the companion.
String - The name of the companion.
Integer - The spell ID to cast the companion. This is not passed to CallCompanion, but can be used with, e.g., GetSpellInfo.
String - The texture of the icon for the companion.
Flag - 1 if the companion is summoned, nil if it's not
Integer - 15 and 31 (0x0f and 0x1f) for flying mounts, 29 (0x1d) for ground mounts, 12 (0x0c) for water mounts and nil for companions. Difference between flying mount values unknown.

Examples Edit

Example 1
for i=1,GetNumCompanions("CRITTER") do
    local creatureID, creatureName, creatureSpellID, icon, issummoned = GetCompanionInfo("CRITTER", i);
    print(creatureID, creatureSpellID, creatureName, icon, issummoned)

Prints all the information regarding your pets to the chat frame:

7555 Hawk Owl 10706 Interface\Icons\Ability_EyeOfTheOwl 1 
7553 Great Horned Owl 10707 Interface\Icons\Ability_EyeOfTheOwl nil
Example 2
for i = 1, GetNumCompanions("MOUNT") do
    local _,name,_,_,_,typeID,typeString = GetCompanionInfo("mount", i)
    -- Assign local vars name and typeID from GetCompanionInfo(). Create unnasigned local var typeString.
    typeID =, typeID)
    -- Bitwise AND operator sets typeID to 0 for water, 1 for ground and 3 for flying mounts.
    typeString = typeID == 0 and "Water" or typeID == 1 and "Ground" or "Flying"
    -- Nested and..or operator to set typeString according to typeID.
    print(name, typeString)

Prints the name of all of your mounts, followed by their mount type:

Abyssal Seahorse Water
Black Drake Mount Flying
Ochre Skeletal Warhorse Ground

Notes Edit

  • If called before the client updates the creature cache, GetCompanionInfo returns companions in the order in which they were learned by the current character (this can be observed during the first log-on after a patch or by removing the client's cache files). Once the cache is updated, however, it returns companions in alphabetical order; a COMPANION_UPDATE event is fired to notify of this update (however, multiple COMPANION_UPDATE events may be fired prior to the update as well). This was last verified in Patch 3.3.0a.
  • This function was introduced in Patch 3.0.
This command will be removed in the WoD 6.0 API and replaced with
mountName, spellID, icon, active, mountFlags = C_MountJournal.GetMountInfo(index)
creatureID no longer is given at the beginning of the return list.
There are many new C_PetJournal functions and I am unable to document them at this time.

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