|Release date||5 November 2015 (Update)|
|Examine|| When in inventory: Smells a little fishy. |
When following player: A long-legged bird that likes to fish.
When a player receives the pet, it will automatically try to appear as their follower. At the same time, a red message in the chatbox will state You have a funny feeling like you're being followed.
When fishing, the pet is prioritised over the resource gathered. For example, if there is one last inventory space while fishing, and the player already has a pet following them, the pet will appear in the inventory instead, while the fish will drop to the ground. When this occurs, the message in the chatbox will instead state You feel something weird sneaking into your backpack.
On death, if a player loses their pet (as a follower or in your inventory) it will wander around for 30 seconds before disappearing completely.
Shown below are the base chances of receiving a heron.
A player's actual chances of receiving it is 1 in B - (Lvl * 25), where B is the base chance and Lvl is the player's Fishing level. The only exceptions are the Fishing Trawler and Minnows, which are always a flat 1/5,000 and 1/977,778 respectively, regardless of level.
|Big net fishing||382,609|
|Fishing Trawler minigame||5,000|
- Heron: Hop inside my mouth if you want to live!
- Player: I'm not falling for that... I'm not a fish! I've got more foresight than that.
- The dialogue between the heron and the player is likely a nod to a similar quote in the Disney Pixar film Finding Nemo.
- Heron is the most common pet since there are 28,572 accounts that have obtained a Heron as of December 2017 
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