Porcupines, also known as hedgehogs or quillrats, are huge, quilled rodents found on Pandaria, making their first appearance with the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion.
Porcupine quills are sometimes used for ornamental purposes, and can be sold for a good price. Many believe that the quillrat is able to shoot its spines at aggressors. Although the wounds caused by the young quillrat are seldom fatal, most predators seek easier prey.
As a companion pet
As a hunter pet
Porcupines are a family of tenacity pets and are tamable by hunters starting at level 84. They like to eat fungus.
Three porcupine spirit beasts can also be found throughout Pandaria.
Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): [Paralyzing Quill] replaced with [Defensive Quills].
Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.