Among Us is the hottest new party game in the gaming world at the moment. This free-to-play game on mobile has soared in popularity thanks to Twitch streamers enjoying the game with friends and strangers alike.
Avid fans of Among Us might want to support the indie developing and publishing team behind the game - Innersloth. The best way to do this is to purchase the game on Steam, or, for mobile gamers, consider investing in some DLC. Innersloth has designed multiple DLC bundles, offering players customization options to help make their crewmates stand out. But, best of all, players can purchase companionship in the form of pets. Sometimes adorable, sometimes creepy, these pets are the only thing on the ship you can trust and can give crewmates an unexpected advantage...
Updated July 3, 2021 by Ritwik Mitra: There are many words to describe Among Us, and endearing definitely fits in this regard. After all, watching the crewmates bounce across the map as they solve menial tasks is surprisingly entertaining, and this is made even more unforgettable with the addition of pets that boost the cuteness factor all the way to the max. Keeping this in mind, here are some of the best Among Us pets that will definitely help players crack a smile as they roam around with their trusted sidekick.
12 Glitch Pet
One of the newest pets to appear in Among Us, pretty much anyone even remotely familiar with gaming will figure out where the Glitch Pet comes from. Of course, it's the official Twitch logo.
It's this fact along that has convinced most people that the Glitch Pet is already one of the best pets in Among Us. However, there's a new pet arriving on the scene that will definitely give the Glitch Pet a run for its money...
11 Clank Pet
With the impending release of Among Us on PlayStation consoles, the two brands have decided to collaborate in the smartest way possible. Not only is a Ratchet costume slated to appear in the game... but it will also be accompanied by a Clank Pet as well!
Even without first-hand experience, most players are already convinced that the Clank Pet will become one of the many memorable pets in Among Us. Pairing this off with Ratchet's costume is bound to be an exciting experience for many PlayStation fans, especially with the rave reviews that Rift Apart has been receiving since its release.
Among Us is a terrifying game at the best of times. When even the developers say that they have ‘no idea what they are’, the Squig is cause for concern. This horrifying… thing can be found in the Bedcrab Pet Bundle if players take an affinity to its strange tentacles and round, orange head.
If the player is murdered by the imposter, the Squig will simply lie down on the floor, resting its tentacles like an abandoned banana peel on the sidewalk. The Squig almost seems grateful for the rest, which just goes to show how little it cares for the crewmates.
On 7th August 2020, Innersloth released The Henry Stickmin Collection. This series is a revitalized version of the choose-your-own-path classic, created by PuffballsUnited. On the 7th of June 2019, Innersloth release Henry and Ellie pets, two characters in the original games. Henry is the main protagonist and the villain (or, as some might say, anti-hero) of the Henry Stickmin series.
This unlucky thief has somehow got himself stranded in space with the crewmates and will accompany the player on their tasks. During the death animation, the screaming Henry Stickmin is given character through the raised eyebrows, which add some stereotypical comedy to a tragic scene.
The Mini Crewmate Bundle offers players a Wall-E inspired robotic friend to take with them on their space missions. The robot will gaze up lovingly at the player, diligently following their path as they run around the map completing tasks.
Whilst the robot pet might have more character than the UFO whilst the player is alive, once the player is killed the robot will just slowly blink its yellow eyes at the scene of the crime. The UFO’s lights change to blue to indicate crying, which has much more of an emotional punch.
The Bedcrab can be found alongside the Squiq in the Bedcrab Pet Bundle. Whilst slightly better than the Squiq, the Brown Bedcrab is still a horrifying creature that crawls along the ground next to the crewmates and offers no personality or emotion when the player is killed.
With its threatening claws, more reminiscent of a creepy spider than a crab, this DLC offers less adorable pets and more Lovecraftian nightmares to join players on their mission.
6 Mini Crewmate
The Mini Crewmate DLC is named after this pair of crewmate children. Whilst they might not be able to do anything to help the player (which is good, because it would be a ridiculously unfair advantage), these two ‘mini you’s’ have stolen the hearts of players worldwide. What players particularly like about this ‘pet’ is that they change color, depending on your skin color.
It helps to foster a relationship between crewmate and pet, which players don’t get with any other option available. Plus, when the crewmate is killed by the imposter, the children just sit, sticking their legs out, waiting for their parents to come home. Protecting their innocence from the horrors of the imposter’s crimes is almost more important than finishing tasks. Almost.
The UFO is part of the Brainslug Pet Bundle, available on Steam and the Among Us customization store. The colorful lights and the ominous way the UFO follows players around add some visual interest to the spaceship. The friendly flashing lights surrounding the circle base of the UFO don’t usually mean anything to players, but during the kill animation, the lights will flash a scared red.
When mourning, the UFO will slowly flash blue lights, seemingly weeping next to the spot players were murdered. it’s nice to imagine the UFO trying to communicate with the crewmate in a strange language. Unfortunately, the UFO doesn’t have much else to offer players in terms of companionship, and the relentless hovering can feel more like a constant threat after a while.
Ellie Rose is the only major female character in the Henry Stickmin series. She first meets Henry Stickmin at The Wall, where she was held captive for unknown reasons. Among Us players can have a miniature Ellie follow them around.
Her distraught reaction to seeing her crewmate bloodily murdered in front of her has become a meme in the Among Us community. She is so loyal to her crewmate, she will dramatically flop to the floor, almost like she’s questioning the meaning of life.
Like the UFO, the Brainslug is part of the Brainslug Pet Bundle. Sadly, only one pet can be equipped at a time, meaning that the Brainslug has to leave its comfortable UFO home to accompany the crewmates doing their tasks.
However, the Brainslug’s reaction when the player is murdered by the Imposter is so gut-wrenchingly sad, it implies that the Brainsllug is more than happy to just be spending time with their favorite crewmate. That is, of course, until they have to guard their corpse in Electrical as the Imposter escapes through the vents.
A one-eyed puppy? You shouldn't have! This bright cyan dog is a favorite of many Among Us fans and for good reason. This dog’s single eye is full of so much love for the player, it’s sadder to leave it behind than it is when players are killed by the imposter.
It’s worth mentioning that many of the pets, including the dog, give crewmates a slight advantage. Whilst the main purpose of the DLC pet bundles is to offer players a cosmetic upgrade, the remaining pets will stay at the location of death when the bodies disappear after an emergency meeting is called. This has the unintended side effect of making it harder for the imposter to lie about where the body was found.
Your best buddy in a little ball, the Hamster is one of the most popular pets found in Among Us. If players purchase the Hamster Pet Bundle, this adorable Hamster pet will join them on their spaceship journeys. The Hamster’s reaction when the player is killed is also hilarious and traumatic for the poor creature. It loses points for the simple fact there’s no rolling animation for the ball.
For those wanting to celebrate Halloween 2020 in style, players can dress up as the classic comedy duo ‘cat and mouse’. Innersloth added a Black Cat Hat to the game, free for all players who play the game in October. Pair the Cat Hat with the black skin and this DLC and players will be good to go.
ALGS, masters of the Multiview