Among Us is among the best titles in the social deduction game genre. And if you’re an avid fan, you probably collect Among Us accessories as well as outfits to equip your character in the game. But besides those two cosmetics, you can also get pets that’ll stick by you as you do tasks — or fake doing tasks — in the ship. In this guide, we give you a ranking of all the Among Us pets you can get and walk you through how to get them.
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Inside This Article
- What Are Among Us Pets?
- Among Us Pets Ranked
- How to Get Among Us Pets
- How to Get Free Among Us Pets
- Can You Cross-Save Among Us Pets?
- What Will Happen to Among Us Pets When You Die?
Introduced in version 2019.6.7, Among Us pets are one of the five types of cosmetics items you can equip your character — the other four being skins, hats, visors, and nameplates. Since Among Us pets are only for cosmetics, they don’t really do much. They’re just adorable (sometimes creepy) critters that follow you around the ship until you die or the game ends. They don’t, in any way, give you an advantage or disadvantage while you’re playing the game. That said, they do make great companions as you try not to get killed or be found out by the rest of the crew.
As of writing, there are 19 Among Us pets you can buy in the game, not including the ones that were only available for a limited time. Maybe you’re planning to collect them all, or maybe you want to buy just one or a couple first to see if you like them. Either way, we’ve listed all of the Among Us pets and ranked them below to help you decide which one to get for yourself. Note that this ranking is purely subjective and that, ultimately, the choice of which pet to get is yours.
This one-eyed alien puppy is the go-to Among Us pet of many players, and for good reason. It’s absolutely adorable with its wagging tail, bright blue coat, and a tongue that sticks out of its mouth. It also leaps after you as you explore the ship. When it’s scared, it trembles and has its tail down. And when it’s sad (which happens when you get killed or ejected), it sits on the ground with its tail and ears down and its paws tucked in. You can get Doggy when you buy the Animal Pet Bundle.
Hampton is the alien hamster pet in Among Us, and like Doggy, it’s part of the Animal Pet Bundle. Hampton is a bit more lowkey than Doggy in that its animations are subtler and less expressive. That said, it’s still adorable and is one of the most popular Among Us pets in the current lineup. It stays in its clear, light blue ball, which rolls along as Hampton follows you around. However, when it senses danger, it jumps around the ball and tries to get out, although it never really succeeds.
Headslug is a green alien blob with one eye and an antenna, and if you’ve watched Futurama, you’ve probably noticed that it looks a lot like the Brain Slug parasites from the show. This Among Us Pet floats just behind you as you explore the ship. When you get killed, it leans over and looks at you on the floor. You can get Headslug when you buy the Brainslug Pet Bundle.
Clank is one of the newer Among Us pets and is only available on the PlayStation edition of the game. It’s based on the robot character in the Ratchet & Clank games and, as such, sports the same look: a small, humanoid robot with an antenna and green eyes. It arguably has one of the best animations in the current lineup of Among Us pets. When you’re exploring the ship, it runs after you with its arms swinging on its sides. When you stop in your tracks, it stands still and looks around. It trembles with its hands over its mouth when it senses danger. And when you die or get ejected, it sits on the floor looking dejected.
Since Among Us takes place in space, it only makes sense to have a quintessentially extraterrestrial pet aboard the ship. If that’s what you’re looking for, then the UFO is perfect for you. Part of the Brainslug Pet Bundle, the UFO is a small flying saucer with a light blue glass dome. It hovers after you around the ship with colorful flashing lights. These lights begin to flash red when you’re about to get killed, and they pulse blue when the Impostor kills you or when you’re voted out of the game.
If you want an Among Us pet that looks just like your character, then you should get the Crewmate Pet Bundle. This bundle includes the Mini Crewmate, which is a miniature version of you. It matches the color of your character and has a rounded visor, just like a regular Crewmate. It moves like a regular Crewmate, too, although it does become more animated when it’s scared or sad. If an Impostor is about to kill you, it leans back and shakes. If you get killed or ejected, it sits on the floor.
Ro-Bot is also part of the Crewmate Pet Bundle. It looks a lot like the lovable robot from the Pixar film WALL-E and resembles its movements as well. When it’s idle, it nods its head around, and when you two are on the move, it bobs up and down. Ro-Bot trembles and its eyes flash red and yellow when it’s scared. Once you’re killed or ejected, it rests its head on its body, and its eyes pulse yellow.
E. Rose, or Ellie Rose, is based on the character of the same name from the Henry Stickmin series. Just like in the original game, E. Rose has bright red hair and is a stick figure. Her reactions to things are pretty funny, so you wouldn’t feel as bad about being chased or killed by an Imposter as you normally would. She dramatically points at a player when she’s scared, and when you die or get ejected, she flops and lies down on the floor. You can buy this Among Us pet from the Stickmin Pet Bundle.
H. Stickmin is another Among Us pet from the Stickmin Pet Bundle. He’s based on the titular character of the Henry Stickmin games and is also a stick figure like E. Rose. In Among Us, he has the same animations as Ellie does when he’s idle and running. However, when he’s scared, he raises his eyebrows, places his hands on his face, and trembles. Also, when he’s mourning your death or ejection, he cries instead of lying down on the floor.
Deitied Guy is based on a character from Deitied, which is an Innersloth game that got canceled. It’s an animated brown cube with two eyes, and it wears a conical hat and a striped suit and red tie. It doesn’t really have limbs, but it can still follow you around by tilting itself from side to side. When there’s imminent danger, Deitied Guy trembles, and so does its hat. It turns to ash when you get killed or voted out of the ship. You can get this Among Us pet when you buy the Innersloth Cosmicube.
Magmate is one of the Among Us pets that, although is a bit more on the creepy side, still manages to look cute. It’s part of the Polus Cosmicube, so its look is based on that map as well. Magmate is an orange blob of lava that has a wavy mouth. It moves a lot like a slug and glides along the ground as it follows you around. Its animations for when it’s sad and scared are incredibly cute. When you die during a mission or get ejected, it lies flat on the ground with a frowning face.
Bushfriend is a flowering plant that resembles the movement of a snake. Like Magmate, its look is based on one of the maps in Among Us, particularly MIRA. It has a pink rose bud for a head and a green thorny stem for a body. It slithers on the floor when it’s running and, when scared, stands tall, leans back, and trembles. When it’s sad, it slumps on the ground.
Squig is a great Among Us pet to have if you want to give off a bit of a horror vibe on the ship. It has four tentacles and an orange, hairy head with two antennae. It follows you around by floating, like a squid in the ocean. When you’re about to get killed, it stands on the ground and trembles. If the Impostor succeeds in killing you, it lies down on the floor, appearing squished. You can get this Among Us pet when you buy the Bedcrab Pet Bundle.
Bedcrab is another creepy-crawly in Among Us. Part of the Bedcrab Pet Bundle with Squig, it’s an unknown creature that looks more like a spider than a crab, with its four legs and a light brown coat. Like Squig, it doesn’t have any facial features at all, which adds to its nightmarish vibe. However, it does show emotion through its movements. Just like most Among Us pets, Bedcrab trembles when it senses danger. And if you die or get ejected, it lies flat on the floor.
Guilty Spark is based on a character called 343 Guilty Spark from Halo and is sadly only available for Xbox players. It’s a spherical robot that floats after you as you run around the ship. This Among Us pet also has a bright blue light on its front, which serves as its eye. Its animations are a bit more subtle than the rest of the Among Us pets. Besides hovering and flying, it also shakes when scared and looks at the ground when sad.
Snowball is one of the two Among Us pets that are part of the Polus Cosmicube. This Among Us pet is essentially a snowman; it has a snowball for a body and another smaller snowball for a head. It also has two stick arms, a carrot nose, and two black pellets for eyes. Although it looks cute, it ranks low on our list because it doesn’t really do much in terms of animation, just like Guilty Spark. It glides along the floor as you’re running. When it’s scared, it leans back and looks up. And when it’s sad, it looks down on the floor.
The Glitch Pet is part of the Twitch Rivals Bundle and, as such, resembles the Twitch logo. It’s a unique pet in Among Us because you obtain it by watching a Twitch Stream instead of buying it with money like the rest of the pets. It floats after you while bobbing up and down throughout the game. If you get ejected from the ship or killed by the Impostor, its eyes become animated ellipses.
For the last spot in our ranking, it’s a tie between Charles Chopper and Toppat Chopper because, well, they’re basically the same pet in different colors. Charles Chopper and Toppat Chopper are obtainable through the Airship Cosmicube, which contains various other cosmetic items. They’re both miniature helicopters; the only difference is that Charles Chopper is green and Toppat Chopper is red. They’re also based on the helicopter owned by Charles Calvin from the Henry Stickmin games.
Getting your hands on Among Us pets is very easy, but it will cost you money. On the main menu, tap on the dollar sign icon to access the in-game store. Then, select the Pets tab, which is the tab that has Doggy on it. You can go through the different pet bundles on offer when you tap on that tab. Currently, each bundle is 2.99 USD, which is already a good deal considering you get two pets per bundle. Plus, you get to support the developers of the game.
Once you’ve decided on the Among Us pet bundle you want to buy, tap on it and then on the button that indicates the price to purchase the bundle.
The Glitch Pet is the only side character that isn’t purchasable. Instead, you can only get it through Twitch Drops. To obtain Drops, you need to watch at least 30 minutes of a Twitch stream that’s participating in the Drops campaign. Make sure that you’ve also linked your Among Us and Twitch accounts.
To equip your character with a pet, tap on the Crewmate icon along the bottom of the main menu to access the customization options. Then, tap on the Pets tab, select a pet you’ve purchased, and tap on the Equip button. Keep in mind that you can only equip one pet at a time. However, if you’ve bought multiple Among Us pets, you can swap them out either in the main menu or when you’re in the lobby waiting for a game to start.
Unfortunately, you need actual money to buy Among Us pets as there’s currently no way to obtain them for free. Technically, the only pet you can get without shelling out a dime is the Glitch Pet. But you’ll still need to exert a bit of effort before getting that pet since you can only obtain it through watching at least 30 minutes of a Twitch stream.
Since you can’t play Among Us across different devices, you also won’t be able to cross-save your Among Us pets. That means the pets you purchased on the mobile version of Among Us can’t be equipped while you’re playing on the PC or any other platform.
When you die, the rest of the crew who are still living will no longer see your Among Us pet. However, it’ll still be visible to you and other Crewmates that have been killed. They won’t be roaming around the ship with you, though. Instead, they’ll stay where you were killed. When you leave the game, your pet leaves with you as well.
Even though they don’t do much, Among Us pets are a great thing to have in the game. They act as companions as you explore the ship and try not to get killed. Moreover, they can be quite cute (even the creepy ones). Since they don’t affect gameplay, you don’t need to think too much about which ones you should get. Ultimately, the decision of which Among Us pet to get is completely up to you.