List of 169 untameable NPCs that might be candidates for taming

Shadowlands

NPCID #ZoneNotes
Have untameable looks
Birds of Prey
Plagueroc168315Plaguefall (Dungeon)Has unused look: rocmaldraxxuspurple.
Possibly not attackable.
Plagueroc168153Plaguefall (Dungeon)Has unused look: rocmaldraxxuspurple.
Found in a number of locations throughout the dungeon.
Plagueroc168310Plaguefall (Dungeon)Has unused look: rocmaldraxxuspurple.
Initially appears during a scripted event just inside the dungeon entrance, then circles the nearby plague lake
Plagueroc168314Plaguefall (Dungeon)Has unused look: rocmaldraxxuspurple.
Possibly not attackable.
Dogs / Hounds
Deepscar162797Theater of Pain, MaldraxxusHas unused look: darkhound2_maldraxxus_black.
Should retain name when tamed.
Located inside the south-west atrium of the Theater.
Goats / Gruffhorns
Ram2098Loch Modan; Wetlands; Arathi HighlandsHas unused look: ram2_black.
Although it's currently classed as a Critter, this Ram is full-sized and would be fitting as a tameable Beast.
Turtles
Baedos160629Firstborne's Bounty, BastionHas unused look: giantdragonturtle2_green.
Should retain name when tamed.
Baedos can only be attacked or interacted with when "Baedos' Feeding Frenzy" is active. When this is the case you'll see "Baedos' Fruit Barrel" in front of the turtle. You have to search the surrounding area for plates of purian to bring to the barrel. When you've fetched him enough purian, Baedos will become active and aggressive.
Riverfall Crystalback168434BastionHas unused look: giantdragonturtle2_green.
Found in a cascade pool to the west of Gleaming Overlook and on a ridge to the north of Vestibule of Eternity.
Have already available looks
Bats
Ravenous Dreadbat168591Sanguine Depths (Dungeon)
Birds of Prey
Plagueroc168965Plaguefall (Dungeon)Possibly not attackable.
Plagueroc168298Plaguefall (Dungeon)
Carrion Birds
Solstar Nestkeeper170701Furrowed Glen, ArdenwealdFound at a den set in the roots of a giant tree, in the north of Furrowed Glen.
Darkwing168402Greatwing Roost, BastionShould retain name when tamed.
Darkwing can be summoned when you are on the quest WANTED: Darkwing. She isn't phased and can also be accessed if someone else summons her.
Nesting Valeshrieker168475ArdenwealdAppears during the quest Wildseed Rescue, in a cave down the slope from Starlit Overlook. It initially cannot be attacked but later becomes aggressive.
Chimaeras
Trained Flayedwing166423Theater of Pain, MaldraxxusFriendly. Found around the outskirts of the Theater.
Trained Flayedwing166421Theater of Pain, MaldraxxusFriendly. Found around the outskirts of the Theater.
Cranes
Night Heron165380Spirit Glen, Ardenweald
Dogs / Hounds
Warren Mongrel171511The Beastwarrens, The Maw
Goats / Gruffhorns
Alterac Ram10990Alterac Valley (Battleground)
Krolusks / Carapids
Gormbore163370Gormhive, Ardenweald
Thrashspine172082Tirna Scithe, ArdenwealdShould retain name when tamed.
Found on the peninsula in the far south-west of Ardenweald. Situated on the northern side.
Mechanicals
Animated Prowler157963Face of Oblivion, The Maw
Malfunctioning Clawguard171300Greatwing Roost, BastionShould retain name when tamed.
Only present when the event "Corrupted Clawguard" is active. Found in a cave under Greatwing Roost, which can be entered from the north. Cannot be attacked.
Moths
Territorial Shimmermoth168306Shimmerbough, Ardenweald
Sparkling Glimmerfly156571Citadel of Loyalty, Bastion
Quilen / Stone Hounds
Rageback Gargon165942Dominance Keep, Revendreth
Vicious Gargon164563Halls of Atonement (Dungeon)
Vicious Stonelurker159442Dominance Keep, Revendreth
Spiders
Soulfeaster Qilo160566Bony Spindels, MaldraxxusFound up a path in the north of the area.
Turtles
Eternal Terrapin158772Purity's Reflection & Aspirant's Crucible, Bastion
River Terrapin156376The Temple of Purity, BastionFound at a pool above the Temple of Purity, in roughly the south-west corner. Access is from the north-east corner of Aspirant's Crucible.
Glimmerpool Crystalback170005BastionFound in a small pool south of the Citadel of Loyalty by an Anima Shrine.
Wasps
Rotsting Drone169249House of Rituals, MaldraxxusCannot be targetted.
Rotsting Drone169512House of Rituals, Maldraxxus
Have untameable models
There may be reasons these models aren't tameable, but it can't hurt to ask!
Krolusks / Carapids
Duskwarren Gormling164040Creeping Hive, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused look: decomposersmallblack.
Also found in a hollow just to the west of Creeping Hive.
Dustwilt Mite163987Tirna Scithe, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused looks: decomposersmallgreen; decomposersmallpurple; decomposersmallyellow; decomposersmallblue.
Found in the far south-west of Ardenweald.
Evolving Mite163350Gormhive, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused looks: decomposersmallblack; decomposersmallblue.
Feasting Gormling163451Gormhive Defense Wall, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused look: decomposersmallblack.
Found in the north-east part of the area. Currently classed as a critter but should probably be a beast.
Gormling Larva165646ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused look: decomposersmallblue.
Can be found in multiple Gorm hives in the zone, as it is summoned during combat with various Gorm Matriarchs.
Gormling Nibbler158426Banks of Life, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused look: decomposersmallpurple.
Invasive Gormling164802Heartwood Grove, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused looks: decomposersmallyellow; decomposersmallgreen.
Ravenous Larva171370Gormhive, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused look: decomposersmallwhite.
Ravenous Larva171392Gormhive, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused look: decomposersmallblue.
Scavenging Gormling161457Tirna Noch & Forest's Edge, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused looks: decomposersmallgreen; decomposersmallwhite.
Also found west of Tirna Noch, by the south-east path into Dreamshrine Basin.
Swarming Mite163233Gormhive Defense Wall, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused look: decomposersmallblack.
Continously spawns and heads north through the area. Currently erroneously classed as an aberration.
Wayward Gormling160713Crumbled Ridge, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused look: decomposersmallgreen.
Wild Gormling160077Dusty Burrows, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused looks: decomposersmallblue; decomposersmallblack.
Wild Gormling158946Spirit Glen & Soryn's Meadow, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Gormlings.
Has unused look: decomposersmallblue.
Darkwarren Matriarch164033ArdenwealdUntameable model: Greater Gorms.
Has unused look: decomposerlargeblack.
Found in a burrow at the north end of Creeping Hive.
Gorm Matriarch172120Gormhive, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Greater Gorms.
Has unused look: decomposerlargeblue.
Located in a burrow in the north-west of the area.
Gorm Matriarch160070Dusty Burrows, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Greater Gorms.
Has unused look: decomposerlargeblue.
Found inside a burrow on the northern side of the area.
Gorm Matriarch160143Dusty Burrows, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Greater Gorms.
Has unused look: decomposerlargeblue.
Found inside a burrow on the eastern side of the area.
Gorm Matriarch160145Dusty Burrows, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Greater Gorms.
Has unused look: decomposerlargeblue.
Found inside a large burrow in the centre of the southern half of the area, near Guardian Kota.
Soul Eaters
Feasting Soul Eater166195Calcis, The MawUntameable model: Soul Eaters.
Has unused look: shadebeast.
Soul Eater158304The Beastwarrens, The MawUntameable model: Soul Eaters.
Has unused look: shadebeast.
Serath the Gluttonous171100Calcis, The MawUntameable model: Winged Soul Eaters.
Has unused look: shadebeastflying_black.
Should retain name when tamed.
Found in the introductory quest phase for Shadowlands. Classed as a Demon.
Miscellaneous Unclassified
Animite Invader170062BastionUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused looks: devourersmalldark; devourersmalllight.
Classed as an Aberration. Inhabits high areas north of The Eternal Forge. It may not be possible to reach right now.
Animite Scavenger170337BastionUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused looks: devourersmalllight; devourersmalldark.
Classed as an Aberration. Found on the rocky rise west of Everdawn Terrace and south of Seat of Eternal Hymns.
Animus Mite159676The Endmire, RevendrethUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmalldark.
Erroneously classed as a Humanoid.
Devourer Mite156061The Endmire, RevendrethUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmalllight.
Classed as an Aberration.
Devourer Mite160421The Endmire, RevendrethUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmalldark.
Classed as an Aberration.
Encroaching Mite160811The Banewood, RevendrethUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmalldark.
Classed as an Aberration.
Encroaching Mite160812The Banewood, RevendrethUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmalldark.
Classed as an Aberration.
Enticed Mite160758The Banewood, RevendrethUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmalldark.
Classed as an Aberration. Spawns occasionally when you carry Forbidden Tomes, which may be piced up in the west of The Banewood.
Famished Tick162046Sanguine Depths (Dungeon)Untameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmalllight.
Classed as an Aberration.
Famished Tick169753Sanguine Depths (Dungeon)Untameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmalllight.
Classed as an Aberration.
Gluttonous Tick165076Sanguine Depths (Dungeon)Untameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmallgreen.
Classed as an Aberration.
Invasive Mite163961The Banewood, RevendrethUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmalldark.
Classed as an Aberration.
Ravenous Animite160454The Endmire, RevendrethUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmalllight.
Classed as an Aberration.
Ravenous Blightwing164623Elder Stand, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused looks: devourersmalldark; devourersmalllight.
Classed as an Aberration. Also inhabits areas surrounding Elder Stand.
Ravenous Scourgeling164622Elder Stand, ArdenwealdUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused looks: devourersmalllight; devourersmalldark.
Classed as an Aberration. Also inhabits areas surrounding Elder Stand.
Skittering Feaster168403Sepulcher of Knowledge, MaldraxxusUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmalllight.
Also found in areas north-west of the Theater of Pain leading towards the Sepulcher. Classed as an Aberration.
Thirsting Mite168374Dredhollow, RevendrethUntameable model: Animites.
Has unused look: devourersmalldark.
Classed as an Aberration.
Worms
Unstable Larva172064Plaguefall (Dungeon)Untameable model: Spiked Grubs.
Has unused look: slugdemon_green.
Spawns when you attack a Hatchling Nest.

Battle for Azeroth

NPCID #ZoneNotes
Have untameable looks
Feathermanes
Gilneas Gryphon150188Ruins of GilneasHas unused look: elitegryphon_kultiras.
Found above Emberstone Mine, in the north-east corner of the zone.
Mechanicals
Strider Tonk151658The Robodrome, Operation: Mechagon (Dungeon)Has unused looks: gnomemechastriderskinblue; gnomemechastriderskinred.
It's possible taming one could stop the bosses spawning (it's part of scripted trash) but I'm unsure.
Part of the scripted NPCs that you must kill before the 'Tussle Tonks' bosses appear.
Quilen / Stone Hounds
Anh-De the Loyal157466Mistfall Village, Vale of Eternal BlossomsHas unused look: quilenmount_gold_blackarmour.
Should retain name when tamed.
Appears during Mogu Assaults.
Have already available looks
Bears
Blackpaw149651Cliffspring River, DarkshoreShould retain name when tamed.
Appears in the Darkshore warfront phase. Covered in a dark curse aura. Friendly to Alliance. Possibly only attackable by Horde when they have control of the Darkshore warfront.
Yogursa142440Arathi HighlandsShould retain name when tamed.
Appears in the Battle for Azeroth zone phase. Near Newstead.
Beetles
Aqir Scarab159405Obsidian Overlook, Ny'alotha, the Waking City (Raid)Found on the same platform as the raid boss Maut.
Aqir Skitterer161217Ny'alotha, the Waking City (Raid)Infests the walkways after Vexiona, up to and including The Hive, and after the The Hive.
Aqir Swarmer162664Ny'alotha, the Waking City (Raid)Infests the walkways after Vexiona, up to and including The Hive, and after the The Hive.
Sandstone Burrower158477Maker's Ascent & Obelisk of the Moon, UldumAn aqir beast that was missed in the taming pass.
Aberration.
Sandstone Hatchling158527Maker's Ascent & Obelisk of the Moon, UldumAn aqir beast that was missed in the taming pass.
Aberration.
Birds of Prey
Rustfeather152182MechagonShould retain name when tamed.
Suggest it switch to the model Creature/RavenLord/RavenLord, from the current "DreadRavenWarbird", because the former has no armour and it's kinda weird that birds on Mechagon are wearing distinctive Arakkoan armour, plus it would be another new look. The RavenLord model folder has the brown skins, so it's doable.
Currently classed as a Mechanical. Spawns on the ridge south of The Outflow.
Rustwing Raven153269MechagonSuggest it switch to the model Creature/RavenLord/RavenLord, from the current "DreadRavenWarbird", because the former has no armour and it's kinda weird that birds on Mechagon are wearing distinctive Arakkoan armour, plus it would be another new look. The RavenLord model folder has the brown skins, so it's doable.
Found on the ridge south of The Outflow.
Rustwing Scavenger153293MechagonSuggest it switch to the model Creature/RavenLord/RavenLord, from the current "DreadRavenWarbird", because the former has no armour and it's kinda weird that birds on Mechagon are wearing distinctive Arakkoan armour, plus it would be another new look. The RavenLord model folder has the brown skins, so it's doable.
Found on the ridge south of The Outflow.
Anaua151883Halls of Origination, UldumShould retain name when tamed.
Currently mistakenly classed as a Mechanical. Appears during Amathet Assaults, circling around the outside of the Halls of Origination.
Carrion Birds
Azurethos136385Brokenbough Roost, Tiragarde SoundShould retain name when tamed.
Ha-Li157153Ruins of Guo-Lai, Vale of Eternal BlossomsShould retain name when tamed.
Appears during Mogu Assaults, circling a large pinnacle.
Rotfeaster157146UldumShould retain name when tamed.
Appears during Amathet Assaults. Found in a camp south of Khartut's Tomb.
Cats
Ekashim157121Surveyors' Outpost, UldumShould retain name when tamed.
Appears during Amathet Assaults.
Senbu the Pridefather151948Surveyors' Outpost, UldumShould retain name when tamed.
Appears during Amathet Assaults.
Crabs
Amberclaw147744Mist's Edge, DarkshoreShould retain name when tamed.
Appears in the Battle for Azeroth zone phase. Ridden by Glrglrr.
Direhorns
Tia'Kawan133163ZuldazarShould retain name when tamed.
Jungles north-east of The Sliver
Hydras
Bloodmaw138299Driftwood Shore, Tiragarde SoundShould retain name when tamed.
Bloodmaw is possibly only present when its associated world quest, Bloodmaw is active.
Gahz'ragon120850Tal'farrak, ZuldazarShould retain name when tamed.
Spawned during the Port of Zuldazar quest Punishment of Tal'farrak.
Hyenas
Tat the Bonechewer152657UldumShould retain name when tamed.
Appears during Amathet Assaults. Patrols south of the Obelisk of the Stars.
Krolusks / Carapids
Ghost of the Deep138288Umber Shore, Tiragarde SoundShould retain name when tamed.
Only present when the World Quest Ghost of the Deep is active.
The Sand Queen127479Tol Dagor (Dungeon)Should retain name when tamed.
Mechanicals
Arachnoid Harvester151934The Fleeting Forest, MechagonShould retain name when tamed.
It has a red aura.
Arachnoid Harvester154342The Fleeting Forest, MechagonShould retain name when tamed.
This version is found in the alternate timeline phase of Mechagon, which is accessible on days when Chromie is present in Rustbolt, or by activating a Personal Time Displacer.
Sparkqueen P'Emp153000Sparkweaver Point, MechagonShould retain name when tamed.
Can spawn on days when the daily quest Bugs, Lots of 'Em! is up. She spawns near the Crazed Trogg cave then slowly walks towards Rustbolt, at which time she blows up.
G.U.A.R.D.144303Operation: Mechagon (dungeon)Should retain name when tamed.
G.U.A.R.D.s appear after the conveyor belt, but before the steam vent gauntlet and the Machinist's Garden section. They spawn in the first wave when the city's defences activate.
K.U.-J.0.144246Operation: Mechagon (dungeon)Should retain name when tamed.
OOX-Avenger/MG151296MechagonShould retain name when tamed.
This mechanical rocket chicken only appears on days when Oglethorpe Obnoticus is visiting Rustbolt. It spawns on a hill west of the Bondo's Yard, but only when an OOX-Fleetfoot/MG is located and killed.
Pterrordaxes
Ji'arak132253Savagelands, ZuldazarShould retain name when tamed.
Ji'arak is one of seven possible open-world raid bosses added in Battle for Azeroth, and only appears when it is her week.
Quilen / Stone Hounds
Guardian of the Vault156271Guo-Lai Vault, Vale of Eternal BlossomsSpawns during the event quest Vault of Souls, during Mogu Assaults.
Scorpids
Kzit'kovok160867Ruins of Guo-Lai, Vale of Eternal BlossomsShould retain name when tamed.
Appears during Mantid Assaults.
Chittering Scorpling161382Ruins of Guo-Lai, Vale of Eternal BlossomsAppears during Mantid Assaults. Summoned by Kzit'kovok during combat.
Shale Beasts
Gemicide153205MechagonShould retain name when tamed.
Incorrectly classed as an Elemental.
Gemicide appears in a cave directly west of The Outflow. This cave is normally open and empty, but on days when Drill Rig Construction Projects appear then occasionally the cave will be sealed and a drill rig appears outside. If you activate and defend the drill rig then the cave will open and Gemicide will spawn. Gemicide has azerite crystals on its head and is currently classed as an Elemental.
Thrashing Crawler154687MechagonIncorrectly classed as an Elemental.
Thrashing Crawlers may appear in a cave directly west of The Outflow. This cave is normally open and empty, but on days when Drill Rig Construction Projects appear then occasionally the cave will be sealed and a drill rig appears outside. If you activate and defend the drill rig then the cave will open and Gemicide will spawn, along with a host of Thrashing Crawlers. These shale spiders have azerite crystals on their heads and are currently classed as Elementals.
Spiders
Umbra'rix134717Garden of the Loa, ZuldazarShould retain name when tamed.
Incorrectly classed as a Humanoid.
Currently classed as a Humanoid.
Stags
Grimhorn149662Maw of the Void, DarkshoreShould retain name when tamed.
Appears in the Darkshore warfront phase, just south of the Maw of the Void. Friendly to Alliance. Attackable by Horde only when they have control of the Darkshore warfront, but not tameable.
Turtles
Menek the Infused156549Autumnshade Ridge, Vale of Eternal BlossomsShould retain name when tamed.
Appears during Mogu Assaults on days when the quest event Electric Empowerment is up. Released after the mogu are killed.
Wasps
Aqir Heartpiercer162305Ny'alotha, the Waking City (Raid)Infests the walkways after Vexiona, up to and including The Hive.
Shadowbarb Stinger163514UldumAn aqir beast that was missed in the taming pass.
Aberration. Spawns when you click on Voidtouched Eggs during the quest Match the Hatch.
Have untameable models
There may be reasons these models aren't tameable, but it can't hurt to ask!
Gorillas
Grong148117Battle of Dazar'alor (Raid)Untameable model: Savage Gorillas.
Has unused look: gorillaboss.
Should retain name when tamed.

Older Content

NPCID #ZoneNotes
Have untameable looks
Scorpids
Acidmaw Scorpid108360The Nighthold (Raid)Has unused look: crystalscorpiongreen.
It's possible this model will look incomplete after taming/resummoning, but I'm not sure. It would have to be tested.
Occurs in packs of trash mobs before Skorpyron.
Crystalline Scorpid108361The Nighthold (Raid)Has unused look: crystalscorpion.
It's possible this model will look incomplete after taming/resummoning, but I'm not sure. It would have to be tested.
Occurs in packs of trash mobs before Skorpyron.
Crystalline Scorpid103217The Nighthold (Raid)Has unused look: crystalscorpion.
It's possible this model will look incomplete after taming/resummoning, but I'm not sure. It would have to be tested.
Spawns during Skorpyron fight.
Skorpyron102263The Nighthold (Raid)Has unused look: crystalscorpion.
Should retain name when tamed.
It's possible this model will look incomplete after taming/resummoning, but I'm not sure. It would have to be tested.
Volatile Scorpid108359The Nighthold (Raid)Has unused look: crystalscorpionred.
It's possible this model will look incomplete after taming/resummoning, but I'm not sure. It would have to be tested.
Occurs in packs of trash mobs before Skorpyron.
Wolves
Cinder Wolf76794Burning Font, Blackrock Foundry (Raid)Has unused look: wolfdraenorfire.
Would need to be set as Beast first.
Elemental, not beast. Spawns during Flamebender Ka'graz fight.
Dreadfang81297Iron Docks (Dungeon)Has unused look: wolfdraenormountarmoredred.
Should retain name when tamed.
I gave the ID for the wrong Dreadfang last originally, so an NPC that doesn't appear to be in the game was marked tameable instead.
Have already available looks
Core Hounds
Drakeadon Mongrel42803Blackwing Descent (Raid)
Crocolisks
Vicejaw58769Vale of Eternal BlossomsShould retain name when tamed.
Dogs / Hounds
Guarm114323Trial of Valor (Raid)Should retain name when tamed.
Oxen
Thunderhorn100838Nastrondir, StormheimShould retain name when tamed.
Warp Stalkers
Voidstalker119747Oronaar Collapse, Mac'AreeClassed as an Aberration.
Wind Serpents
Vakkiz the Windrager23162Terokkar ForestShould retain name when tamed.
Spawned during quest Adversarial Blood.
Worms
Big Pete82202Hemet's Happy Hunting Grounds, Nagrand - DraenorShould retain name when tamed.
Have untameable models
There may be reasons these models aren't tameable, but it can't hurt to ask!
Mechanicals
Iron Juggernaut71466Gates of Orgrimmar, Siege of Orgrimmar (Raid)Untameable model: Armed Iron Scorpions.
Has unused look: ironjuggernaut.
Should retain name when tamed.
It's possible this model will look incomplete after taming/resummoning, but I'm not sure. It would have to be tested.
Pterrordaxes
Silentstrike Pterrorwing69815Krasarang Wilds; Dread Wastes; Kun-Lai Summit; The Jade Forest; Townlong SteppesUntameable model: Armoured Skyscreamers.
Has unused look: thunderpterodactyl_purple-goldsaddle.
The Silentstrike Pterrorwing spawns at one specific location per zone, but isn't rare. It does, however, spawn at the same place that the rare Zandalari Warbringers spawn.
Zandalari Skyscreamer69156Za'Tual, Isle of ThunderUntameable model: Armoured Skyscreamers.
Has unused look: thunderpterodactyl_yellow-goldsaddle.
Flies about Za'Tual with a Zandalari Beastcaller on its back. Not to be confused with another skyscreamer of the same name, in the same area, which cannot be attacked.
Zandalari Skyscreamer69772Dawnseeker Promontory, Isle of ThunderUntameable model: Armoured Skyscreamers.
Has unused look: thunderpterodactyl_yellow-goldsaddle.
Spawns frequently around the perimeters of Dawnseeker Promonotory, but is quickly destroyed by Horde defenses in the area.
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