While adventuring through a fantasy world, you’re bound to come across a lot of mythical creatures. Not all of them will be hostile, so we’ve made this how to get an owlbear cub in Baldur’s Gate 3 guide so you can gain a new friend that’s equal parts cuddly and terrifying.
Baldur’s Gate 3 has a lot of characters that could end up loving or hating you depending on how you interact with them. Apparently, the same goes for owlbears.
So let’s find out how to get an owlbear cub in Baldur’s Gate 3 so you can start telling people that one of your best friends is a half-bear, half-owl beast.
How to get an Owlbear Cub in Baldur’s Gate 3
To get your very own owlbear cub in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll need to encounter a couple of owlbears in their nest and convince a goblin named Krolla to let you take the cub.
Encounter the owlbears
Go to the owlbear nest inside a cave that is northeast of the Blighted Village. Here's what you need to do once you get to the cave:
- Make your way through the cave until you encounter the owlbear cub and its mother.
- Start approaching the beasts and a cutscene will play that will end with you having some dialogue options to choose from.
- If you have Speak With Animals, you can try to persuade or intimidate the mother owlbear into letting you pass by safely.
Should you end up in a battle with the owlbears, focus solely on defeating the mother.
Regardless of whether or not you fight the owlbears, the cub will find itself in the Goblin Camp after this encounter. If you do enter into combat with the creatures, you can spare the cub by defeating its mother first.
Take the cub from Krolla
After the encounter with the owlbears, make your way to the Goblin Camp which is due west from Emerald Grove, past the Blighted Village. How you enter the camp will depend on your relationship with the goblins, but it's best to find a more peaceful approach here.
Once inside the camp, head left to find Krolla with the owlbear cub next to her. Speak with Krolla and pass a check for her to let you take the cub. Of course, you can also opt to persuade her with your weapons, but be ready to fight the entire camp if you decide to go this route.
If you successfully pass the check, speak to the owlbear cub for yet another check. Pass this one and the owlbear will be at your camp the next time you rest there.
What does the owlbear cub do?
The owlbear cub will occasionally pop into your camp while you rest after saving it from the Goblin Camp. This allows you to interact with the beast and slowly gain its trust over time, even if you did end up killing its mother.
When the cub does show up at your camp, you can choose to use Animal Handling or offer it food to make sure it keeps coming back. It is still unclear if this will lead to the cub becoming one of your companions, but we’ll make sure to update this post when we have more information.