For the human child, see Willy (human).
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The subject of this article or section is part of Children's Week, a seasonal event that lasts one week. Once the event has run its course, this will no longer be available until next year, but there are no guarantees.

Willy, the baby floating eye.

Sleepy Willy teaches you to summon Willy, a baby observer companion.


This item is a possible reward from the quest B [10-60] Back to the Orphanage which begins with Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath City's Lower City during the Children's Week seasonal event.

Pet Journal

He's slightly evil but extremely narcoleptic. Keep him away from critters!


magic Magic: Cannot be dealt more than 35% of their maximum health in one attack.
+50% damage from Dragonkin -33% damage from Aquatic
Level 1 Level 2 Level 4
[Tongue Lash] [Interrupting Gaze] [Agony]
▲▼ ▲▼ ▲▼
[Focused Beams] [Eyeblast] [Rot]
Level 10 Level 15 Level 20


Willy zaps a critter!

Willy has a non-combat pet ability (also possessed by Lil KT, Toxic Wasteling and Scorchling pets) in that he can kill almost any creature in the game classified as a "critter" (rats, cows, etc). Willy will automatically attack a random, single critter that is within a 10-yard radius, and the attack occurs once every 3-minutes (if no critter is within the attack radius then that attack is simply skipped at the appropriate time and the timer resets). The timer resets when Willy is first summoned (or unsummoned/re-summoned), and continues counting as long as Willy remains summoned. He also has a tendency to fall asleep and wake up with a start.

The other item reward options from the quest line are  [Elekk Training Collar],  [Egbert's Egg] and  [Legs]. Only one can be chosen per year, but the quest is annually repeatable.


Note that Willy has a single eye; many players assume he is a pun on the phrase "One Eyed Willy", which is crude slang for a male reproductive organ. It is also possible that the name "Sleepy Willy" is a reference to the pirate One-Eyed Willy from the movie The Goonies.

Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.5 (2019-03-12): Many items that grant companion pets have been adjusted in rarity, to better match the rarity of the resultant pet. The quality of pets was not changed.
    Quality changed to uncommon, from rare.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Added.

External links

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