API GetNumCompanions

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Returns the number of companions you have.

count = GetNumCompanions("type")


String - Type of companions to count: "CRITTER", or "MOUNT".


Number - The number of companions of a specific type.


The following snippet prints how many mini-pets the player has collected.

local count = GetNumCompanions("MOUNT");
print('Hello, I have collected a total of ' .. count .. ' mounts.');

Patch history

Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Companions are now account-wide. This function only returns the correct value for mounts -- the non-combat companion count is based on the companions the character has acquired prior to the patch. Use the C_PetJournal API to query battle pet-related information.
Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.