|No matter which way I turned, Spawn of G'nathus displayed an alarming obsession with sniffing my shaman's crotch.|
Aquisition: 100% drop rate from G'nathus in Townlong Steppes
Ability 1: Swallow You Whole / Jolt
Ability 2: Dive / Lightning Shield
Ability 3: Thunderbolt / Paralyzing Shock
Ok, maybe this pet isn't a crotch-sniffer. Maybe I was just experiencing a freak set of circumstances that caused my little guy here to orient his head towards my shaman's nether regions wherever I went. Maybe I just needed an attention-grabbing headline.
Either way, does that guy look familiar to you? Probably not. Heck, as of this posting only 8% of collectors over at WarcraftPets have that little guy, despite how easy he is to own. And as you've most likely noticed, he (mine's a male named Creepy Jay because of all the crotch-sniffing I definitely witnessed) packs an interesting punch with a nice smattering of devastating aquatic and elemental abilities. He's also one of the faster non-flying pets at 289 speed at level 25. If you're not interested in the whole pet battle thing, know that the Spawn of G'nathus is tradeable/sellable, though it's not regularly seen on the auction house---price history listings indicate it's been listed from anywhere between 2,000-17,000 gold.
Kill big eel, get little eel
Getting the Spawn of G'nathus is actually quite easy, but you're going to need a friend or two. More if you want the fight to end quickly, as G'nathus packs 43.6 million HP and hits as hard as a raid boss. Our group's decently geared tank was taking hits upwards of 300k. Our first kill took a little longer with just a tank, healer and damage-dealer---recruiting a second DPS made additional attempts go significantly faster.
The large, eel-like creature patrols along the northern and eastern shores of an island named Shan'ze Dao in Townlong Steppes. If you spent any amount of time doing Shado-Pan dailies, you've no doubt been to this island. He's surrounded by non-elite sharks, many elite Spawn of G'nathus (they don't drop the pet), and a harmless patrolling leviathan---make sure your tank waits to pull until G'nathus is in a relatively uncrowded area. G'nathus has a frontal AoE-type ability, so the healer and any DPS should be behind the boss---but really, its damage isn't anything to worry about. As long as your healer isn't sleeping, you'll be fine---simple tank and spank.
And there you have it! He's on a fifteen minute respawn timer, so farm at your leisure. If you're looking for fast & efficient ways to level your battle pets, please check out my guides link in the main navigation.
Note: if you're really struggling with this fight, Starre suggests bringing a warlock for Curse of Exhaustion in the comments below. The slow meant their group didn't even need a healer.