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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Get the Owlbear Cub

Baldur's Gate 3 How to Get the Owlbear Cub

The first Act in Baldur’s Gate 3 is full of interesting side content that many players might miss out on. The Owlbear Cave is a dangerous location with a very powerful enemy that can get you a cute little companion to help you in the future. However, you need to be careful with the decisions you make, as you can easily miss out on the Owlbear Cub. Here is exactly what you need to do in Baldur’s Gate 3 to get the Owlbear Cub from the Owlbear Cave to accompany you in the upcoming adventure.

How to Get the Owlbear Cub in BG3

After you look a bit through the Owlbear Cave in BG3, you will find two things: the Owlbear mother with an Owlbear Cub and Egg, and a Gilded Chest.

If you approach the Owlbear mother, you can pass some checks to make her leave you alone, as long as you don’t approach her. However, no matter how many checks you pass, she will attack you if you get close to her and the child a second time.

After a difficult fight with the injured Owlbear, you will get a choice, if you didn’t defeat the Owlbear Cub during the fight, to end the suffering of the child or let them live. Most players will wonder if there is some way to recruit the Owlbear Cub into the crew.

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Well, here is exactly what you need to do to get the Owlbear Cub to join you in BG3, spoilers included for what’s to come next:

  1. Don’t defeat the Owlbear Cub in the battle with his mother and then spare it when you get the choice OR pass a check with the mother and leave the cave.
  2. Long Rest and head over to the Goblin Camp.
  3. Find Krolla and win the Chicken Run game to win the Owlbear Cub OR if you defeated the goblins, just talk to the Owlbear Cub in the Goblin Camp.
  4. Tell the Owlbear Cub to find you at the camp (you will need to pass a check).
  5. Long Rest and, at camp, the Owlbear Cub will appear and you will have to give it supplies. It will then run away after you do this.
  6. Later, the Owlbear Cub will appear at the camp again hurt and you will need to tend to its wounds.

Once you finish the last step, the Owlbear Cub should appear at the camp at all times and you should be able to interact with it without any problems.


And that is all you need to know about how to get the Owlbear Cub pet in Baldur’s Gate 3. Check out other interesting BG3 guides and articles:

Based in Munich, Germany, Adrian Oprea is the Founder of Raider King. He is a writer with a passion for storytelling and a love for all things RPG. When not wielding a keyboard, he can be found exploring fantastical worlds, one quest at a time.
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