Pet

Other (objects, etc.) entity

The protagonist has or can have (usually one) animal companion that is not an integral part of the story or gameplay.

40
games
20
platforms

Alternate name: Pet system

The first video game about Pet was released in 1989.

U.S. Gold, Jagex and Kadokawa Shoten has published most of these games

Without companion tag, these can be assumed to help with the player with things the protagonist can do even alone, but the pet makes them somewhat easier. That is to say, the pet is not necessary.

Unlike companions pets can be replaced usually quite easily and do not cause game over if they die.
Related:
* Companion - in case the pet is integral to the story or gameplay.
* Minions - in case you can have a number of pets or other lesser creatures helping you, usually these exist only briefly unlike pets.
* Drone
* Summoning
* Virtual pets

Parent group

Companions and subordinates

Related group

Other
Minions

compare with these groups

Platforms

Windows 9
Linux 6
PS2 3
Mac OS X 2
Internet Only 2
Saturn 2
Mega-CD 2
PS 2
X360 1
Arcade 1
Mega Drive 1
PS4 1
ZX Spectrum 1
BSD 1
Amiga 1
MS-DOS 1
Master System 1
C64 1
Atari ST 1
Amstrad CPC 1

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