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Animal Companions

Description Source: PRPG Core Rulebook
Each animal companion has different starting sizes, speed, attacks, ability scores, and special qualities. All animal attacks are made using the creature's full base attack bonus unless otherwise noted. Animal attacks add the animal's Strength modifier to the damage roll, unless it is its only attack, in which case it adds 1-1/2 its Strength modifier. Some have special abilities, such as scent. See Special Abilities for more information on these abilities. As you gain levels, your animal companion improves as well, usually at 4th or 7th level, in addition to the standard bonuses noted on Table: Animal Companion Base Statistics. Instead of taking the listed benefit at 4th or 7th level, you can instead choose to increase the companion's Dexterity and Constitution by 2.

Anglerfish

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 178
The anglerfish is a fish that uses a bioluminescent lure at the tip of a stalk protruding from its head to attract prey.
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Antelope

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 311
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Ape

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 53
Monster Entry Link
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Archaeopyeryx

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 178
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This primeval toothed bird has bright plumage, but it is a relatively poor flyer.
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Armorfish

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 178
The armorfish is a primeval aquatic creature that has exceptionally thick armored scales along its head and back.
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Aurochs

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 174
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Axe Beak

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 311
Monster Entry Link
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Baboon

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 212
Monster Entry Link
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Badger (Wolverine)

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 53
Monster Entry Link
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Bear

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 53
Monster Entry Link
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Bird (Eagle/Hawk/Owl)

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 53
Monster Entry Link
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Blackwisp Egret

Source Pathfinder #91: Battle of Bloodmarch Hills pg. 83
Monster Entry Link
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Boar

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 53
Monster Entry Link
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Bristle Boar

Source Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes pg. 55
Monster Entry Link
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Bull of Zagresh

Source Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes pg. 55
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Bustard

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 178
The bustard is a sizable bird with long legs. Bustards can fly, but they do so relatively poorly and prefer to walk or run.
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Camel

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 54
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Capybara

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 179
This large, brown-furred rodent is equally at home on land or in the water, and is often found near lakes and rivers.
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Cat, Big (Lion, Tiger)

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 54
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Cat, Small (Cheetah, Leopard)

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 54
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Cattle

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 179
Monster Entry Link
Commonly seen as a docile farm animal, an ill-tempered bull or cow can be an effective animal companion as well.
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Cave Salamander

Source Monster Codex pg. 128
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Chimpanzee

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 179
This small primate is more dangerous than its size suggests.
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Crocodile (Alligator)

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 54
Monster Entry Link
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Dallo

Source Pathfinder #118: Siege of Stone pg. 82
Monster Entry Link
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Dinosaur (Allosaurus)

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 90
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Dinosaur (Ankylosaurus)

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 83
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Dinosaur (Brachiosaurus)

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 83
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Dinosaur (Deinonychus)

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 54
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Dinosaur (Dimetrodon)

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 311
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Dinosaur (Dimorphodon)

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 311
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Dinosaur (Diplodocus)

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 311
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Dinosaur (Elasmosaurus)

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 84
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Dinosaur (Iguanodon)

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 312
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Dinosaur (Pachycephalosaurus)

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 312
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Dinosaur (Parasaurolophus)

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 91
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Dinosaur (Pteranodon)

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 85
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Dinosaur (Spinosaurus)

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 312
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Dinosaur (Stegosaurus)

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 85
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Dinosaur (Styracosaurus)

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 311
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Dinosaur (Triceratops)

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 86
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Dinosaur (Tylosaurus)

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 91
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Dinosaur (Tyrannosaurus)

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 86
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Dinosaur (Velociraptor)

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 311
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Dire Bat

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 30
Monster Entry Link
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Dire Rat

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 232
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Dog

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 54
Monster Entry Link
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Dolphin

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 88
Monster Entry Link
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Electric Eel

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 119
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Elephant/Mastodon

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 128
Monster Entry Link
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Elk

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 312, Pathfinder #31: Stolen Land pg. 81, Kingmaker Player's Guide pg. 7
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Enchanter Heron

Source Pathfinder #121: The Lost Outpost pg. 82
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This large bird has gray-and-white feathers, a long beak, and a bulbous sac on its throat that glows with a pale, sapphire light.
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Eohippus

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 179
The eohippus is a small, primeval ancestor of the modern horse. It has three-toed feet rather than hooves.
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Faerie Mount

Source Pathfinder #119: Prisoners of the Blight pg. 82
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Falcon

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 179
This swift raptor has amazing eyesight and sharp talons.
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Frilled Lizard, Giant

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 179
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This large lizard can display a frightening frill on its neck when it charges.
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Frog

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 135
Monster Entry Link
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Gallerok

Source Pathfinder #118: Siege of Stone pg. 83
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Gar

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 128
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Giraffe

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 311
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Gliding Turtle

Source Pathfinder #121: The Lost Outpost pg. 83
This giant turtle has a large, thin membrane of scaly skin extending from its shell to its legs.
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Goblin Dog

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 157
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Gorthek

Source Monster Codex pg. 172
Monster Entry Link
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Grizzly Bear

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 179
Monster Entry Link
The infamous grizzly bear is a lumbering and quite impressive companion, particularly when it rises up on its hind feet to loom large. Grizzly bears strike fear into the hearts of most who encounter them.
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Hammerhead Shark

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 179
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This unusual shark is named for its blocky, rectangular head. The creature’s eyes are on each side of its head.
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Hippopotamus

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 157
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Hobbe Hound

Source Pathfinder #119: Prisoners of the Blight pg. 89
Monster Entry Link
Hobgoblin druids, hunters, and rangers who can take an animal companion can choose a hobbe hound.
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Horse

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 54
Monster Entry Link
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Hyena

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 179
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Impaler Shrike

Source Pathfinder #97: In Hell's Bright Shadow pg. 83
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Kangaroo

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 312
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Lizard (Giant Chameleon)

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 312
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Lizard (Giant Gecko)

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 312
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Lizard (Monitor Lizard)

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 194
Monster Entry Link
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Llama

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 180, Animal Archive pg. 28
Monster Entry Link
While some value it for its hair, the llama makes a fine animal companion as well, and it has traditionally been used as a beast of burden in mountainous regions.
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Manta Ray

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 232
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Marax

Source Pathfinder #90: The Divinity Drive pg. 87
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Marsupial Devil

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 180
This toothy marsupial has a perhaps undeserved reputation for ferocity.
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Marsupial Lion

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 180
Somewhat slimmer than the standard lion, the marsupial lion is no less dangerous in battle.
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Megafauna (Archelon)

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 311
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Megafauna (Arsinoitherium)

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 186
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Megafauna (Baluchitherium)

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 311
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Megafauna (Basilosaurus)

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 311
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Megafauna (Chalicotherium)

Source Pathfinder #91: Battle of Bloodmarch Hills pg. 86
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Megafauna (Deinotherium)

Source Pathfinder #91: Battle of Bloodmarch Hills pg. 87
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Megafauna (Embolotherium)

Source Pathfinder #91: Battle of Bloodmarch Hills pg. 87
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Megafauna (Glyptodon)

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 186
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Megafauna (Megalania)

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 312
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Megafauna (Megaloceros)

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 187
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Megafauna (Megatherium)

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 187
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Mindspin Ram

Source Pathfinder #91: Battle of Bloodmarch Hills pg. 82
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Mole, Giant

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 180
This large-clawed burrowing mammal is slow but can burrow through loose earth and soil with ease to surprise its foes.
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Mome Rath

Source Pathfinder #119: Prisoners of the Blight pg. 83
Monster Entry Link
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Moose

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 180, Animal Archive pg. 29
Monster Entry Link
Powerful and often ill tempered, the moose is an intimidating choice for an animal companion.
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Moray Eel

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 119
Monster Entry Link
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Octopus

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 219
Monster Entry Link
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Orca

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 88
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Ornithomimosaur

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 180
This bipedal dinosaur has long legs built for speed and a long neck that gives it an ostrichlike profile.
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Ostrich

Source Osirion, Legacy of the Pharaohs pg. 55
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Owl, Giant

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 181
Monster Entry Link
Unlike the magical beast of the same name, this owl is a mundane but unusually large specimen of its kind, with powerful wings and deadly talons.
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Panda

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 181, Animal Archive pg. 29
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Normally slow moving and docile, pandas are capable of surprising bursts of activity when needed.
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Pilo

Source Pathfinder #85: Fires of Creation pg. 83
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Pony

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 54
Monster Entry Link
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Porcupine, Giant

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 181
Monster Entry Link
This lumbering forest creature is adorned with an array of long, sharp quills that protrude from its coarse pelt.
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Prionosuchus

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 181
This primeval crocodile is equally effective in the water and on land. Its jaws are capable of crushing things with great force.
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Pterosaur (Dimorphodon)

Source Pathfinder #37: Souls for Smuggler's Shiv pg. 83
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Pterosaur (Quetzalcoatlus)

Source Pathfinder #37: Souls for Smuggler's Shiv pg. 83
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Pygmy Hippopotamus

Source Heart of the Jungle pg. 60
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Ram

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 154
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Raven, Giant

Source Pathfinder #97: In Hell's Bright Shadow pg. 82
Monster Entry Link
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Reef Snake

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 181
Highly venomous and an excellent swimmer, the brightly colored reef snake is at home in tidal waters but can slither about on land if needed.
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Reindeer

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 181
A denizen of the frozen tundra, the reindeer is a sure-footed companion in icy terrain, and it can used for transportation as well as defense.
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Rhinoceros

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 235
Monster Entry Link
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Riding Python

Source Monster Codex pg. 128
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Riding Rat

Source Monster Codex pg. 177
Monster Entry Link
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Ringhorn

Source Pathfinder #115: Trail of the Hunted pg. 83
Monster Entry Link
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Roc

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 236
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Saber-Toothed Cat

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 181
Somewhat smaller than the more ferocious saber-toothed tiger, the saber-toothed cat is nonetheless an impressive predatory creature.
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Salamander, Giant

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 181
This oversized amphibian has a mouth full of tiny but rather sharp teeth.
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Sea Crawler

Source Pathfinder #121: The Lost Outpost pg. 83
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This furred creature has long tentacles that are covered in ridges and suction discs in place of arms, legs, and a tail.
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Seahorse, Giant

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 311
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Shark

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 54
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Shissah

Source Qadira, Jewel of the East pg. 63
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Skittergoat

Source Pathfinder #91: Battle of Bloodmarch Hills pg. 83
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Skunk, Giant

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 181
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Its unmistakable black-and-white-striped coloration gives a clear warning sign to any who’ve experienced this foul-smelling creature’s ire.
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Snake, Constrictor

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 54
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Snake, Viper

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 54
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Sorico

Source Pathfinder #85: Fires of Creation pg. 83
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Spitting Cobra

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 182
This brightly colored snake can spit its venom, giving it a dangerous ranged attack.
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Squid

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 259
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Squid, Giatn

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 182
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Although this creature isn’t nearly the size of a true giant squid, it remains large enough to do serious damage to foes with its many tentacles.
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Stag

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 311
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Stingray

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 232
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Swan, Trumpeter

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 311
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Switchback Jackal

Source Pathfinder #115: Trail of the Hunted pg. 83
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Thylacine

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 312, Kingmaker Player's Guide pg. 7, Pathfinder #31: Stolen Land pg. 87
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Tortoise, Giant

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 311
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Turtle, Giant Snapping

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 273
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Vulture, Giant

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 312
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Walrus

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 311, Animal Archive pg. 29
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Warcat of Rull

Source Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes pg. 55
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Weasel, Giant

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 311, Pathfinder #67: The Snows of Summer pg. 83
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Whisperfall Vulture

Source Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes pg. 55
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Wolf

Source PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 54
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Wolfdog

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 182
This creature is a dependable hybrid of wolf and dog.
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Wolliped

Source Pathfinder #70: The Frozen Stars pg. 91
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Yak

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 182
Stout and stubborn, the yak is sure footed and dependable in rough terrain.
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Yolubilis Heron

Source Pathfinder #97: In Hell's Bright Shadow pg. 83
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Yzobu

Source Monster Codex pg. 124
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Zebra

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 182
The iconic black and white stripes of the zebra make it instantly recognizable.
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