Stinker is a cute little skunk animal that doesn’t just look cute in World of Warcraft. If you have been playing WoW for some time, you will see that Blizzard, the company behind this MMORPG, has put in all sorts of references to movies, stories, and real life people.
If you have engineering as one of your professions, you should talk to Zebig or Lebowsky, depending on whether your character is a Horde or Alliance member. Do you want to buy the biggest bag in the game? Then move to Paris, sorry Haris Pilton. You will find this blood elf vendor in a bar called “The World’s End Tavern” in Shattrath City.
A Pulp Fiction inspired quest named “Zedd’s Probably Dead”, and if you look around in the game, you will find this other subtle hint.
Stinker is no exception to this rule. He was actually modeled after an old cartoon character by the name of Pepe Le Pew. Pepe Le Pew is a French skunk created by Warner Brothers. He will always fall in love with the black cat, who happened to get the white stripe down it back, often by paint. Pepe thought the cat was another skunk.
In the game, Stinker is also known for his strange attraction to black cats.
You Get a Stinker as an Achievement Reward
If you collect pets in WoW, you will receive some achievements. One of the first will be the “Can I Keep Him” achievement. You receive it, when you get your first companion pet. The next achievement in this series is called “Plenty of Pets”, and you get this for having 15 unique companions.
After that, and if you keep collecting, you will get “Plethora of Pets” for 25 non-combat pets. Currently, you can get 149 different pets, but you will get the next achievement for only one third, which is 50 pets. This achievement is called “Shop Smart, Shop Pet…Smart”, and once you’ve achieved it, you’ll receive a gift in your mailbox.
The reward is a “Reeking Pet Carrier”, and when you open it, you’ll find a Stinker inside. In case you’re wondering, yes, there is another pet achievement after this. If you collect 75 animals, you will get “Lil’ Game Hunter”, and a cute animal as a reward. And now it should be easy, with 149 pets available.