Welcome to PetAdoptables!
PA is a site aimed at older teens and adults, focused on collecting adorable pets and exploring the world as your human avatar!
If you still have questions about the site after reading this guide, be sure to join up on the forums and post your questions in the Support board!
What Should I Do First?
Remember to spend wisely and keep at least 2,500 spare ZC so you can begin exploring after your avatar is dressed and ready to go.
Before you head on over to the Adventure Mall to stock up on supplies, set the egg you purchased as your Active Pet. Go to Home > Pets > My Pets and grab the pet's ID under its name. Then, click on the "Active Pet" heading on the right-side of the page. Paste your pet's ID into the textbox and hit "Activate This Pet!". Now your pet can talk to you while you're browsing the site and join your adventures!
The next thing you need to do is check out the Adventure Mall (which can also be found under Shop > All Currencies > Adventure Mall). Select "Mining" as your category, and then click "Top Up All Mining Charges To 200+". Then, go to your ZC Cart and check out.
Tip! If you didn't spend much on clothing or a pet and have extra ZC to spare, consider stocking up on healing potions and grap a weapon or two. These items will be extremely helpful during battle.
After you check out, click on the "Go on our new Mining Adventure" link. Be sure to read all of the instructions on the page before clicking the "Start Mining!" button!
For an in-depth guide to exploring (with information on battles, NPCs, dragons, and more), check out the full guide by site moderator SingingBadger: check out the guide here!
The first two currencies to pay most attention to are Zodiac Crystals (ZC) and Zodiac Pearls (ZP).
Zodiac Crystals can be earned through various methods on the site. You can earn most of your ZC by exploring or using the older mining feature. ZC is the most important currency on the site, as it can be spent on a very large variety of pets, items, and features.
Zodiac Pearls can be purchased from the Cash Shop (also located under the "Shopping" tab). ZP allows you to purchase pets from the ZP Pet Mall, purchase a premium membership for 5 ZP, buy a Mystery Bundle containing extremely rare pets for 50 ZP, and much more!
PA pets hatch from eggs, which conceals which "alt" or color is inside!
What are alts, you might ask? Below are the different alts for the Black Bear pet.
Pets come in different colors, or "alts". Typically, a single species has 6 different alts. Alt trading and swapping is common on the forums for serious collectors who wish to collect all of the different colors for a pet species.
You can browse pets and their alts by clicking "Color Almanac" under the "Help" tab.
Managing Your Pets
To manage your pets, hover over the "Pet Home" tab and click on "My Pets".
Welcome to your default room! This is where you can manage all of your pets. To manage your first pet, click "Manage Pet" under its image.
You're now at the managing page, and new icons are displayed under your pet's image!
Tip! Be sure to check out the Sticker Book under the "Pet Home" tab, as it will become very helpful later on! This simplified view of your home makes managing massive amounts of pets a breeze!
Pet Management Icons
Click your pet.
Get the BBCode or HTML code for your pet.
Name or rename your pet and edit their description.
Freeze or unfreeze your pet at their current stage.
Abandon your pet.
Customizing Your Pet
The first thing you'll want to do is name your pet (and give it a description, if you'd like - it's completely optional!).
Click on the icon to customize your pet.
After naming it and perhaps giving it a description, click "Update Pet!". Congrats, your first pet is now customized!