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I've only been playing Torchlight 2 for a couple of hours and I have seen my pet get stuck twice already, and both times in fishing holes. I find that walking away from my pet gets him unstuck after some distance, but that would mean roaming around alone for a while, which is not a good idea for some classes.

Is there a more reliable way to get a pet unstuck and immediately?

  • Could try sending it to town. It wouldn't save much time though. – Niro Jul 18 '13 at 1:12
  • Tangential: you're going to have trouble if your pet is functioning as much more than a pack mule. I personally just learnt to live with my pet dealing with the occasional baddie when it felt like it, but mostly just staring at me fighting a horde from a ledge. – Asad Saeeduddin Jul 18 '13 at 3:28
  • Your pet is unreliable - don't make a build that relies on it. – jw013 Jul 18 '13 at 3:39
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    Noted and thanks for the tips. Although I don't personally rely on my pet right now (I'm playing a berserker), I just feel naked without my panda. – rikitikitik Jul 18 '13 at 6:42
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*One workaround would be to get items and/or skills that drastically reduce pet town travel time, (eg. Rohac's boots) and just send your pet to town whenever it gets stuck. You can find a list of items that possess this attribute here.

*EDIT: As pointed out by jw013, it is not necessary to reduce pet travel time at all. You can simply send your pet to town and recall it immediately.

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    You can recall your pet when sending it to town to get it to instantly reappear. – jw013 Jul 18 '13 at 3:40
  • @jw013 Ah yes, that's true. Haven't played in a while. – Asad Saeeduddin Jul 18 '13 at 3:41
  • @Asad Edit that answer! ;3 – ian5v Jul 18 '13 at 6:04

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