Archives of Nethys

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Vermin Companions

Description Source: Ultimate Magic
In addition to the normal choices of animal companions, a druid who is so inclined may select a vermin as her companion. Vermin companions follow the same rules as animal companions, advancing their Hit Dice and other abilities per the animal companion base statistics table. Vermin companions can be trained as if they were animals using the Handle Animal skill.

Mindless: Vermin companions have no Intelligence score and possess the mindless trait. In spite of this, vermin companions may learn one trick, plus additional bonus tricks. If a vermin animal companion gains an ability score increase (at 4 Hit Dice, 8 Hit Dice, and so on), the druid can apply this increase to the companion's Intelligence, changing it from — to 1, at which point the companion loses the mindless quality and is able to know up to 3 tricks per point of Intelligence, plus the additional bonus tricks. Vermin companions have no skill points or feats as long as they have the mindless quality.

Trip: Because many vermin have multiple limbs, they are very difficult to trip. As a result, a CMD entry has been included for each, indicating the bonus to CMD such vermin receive against trip attacks.

Caterpillar, Giant

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 184
This many-legged wormlike creature is a larval form of a moth or butterfly, but as long as it remains a vermin companion, it will not go through this metamorphosis.
Starting Statistics: Size Small; Speed 30 ft. climb 30 ft.; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1d6), bristles* (1d4 plus poison); Ability Scores Str 14, Dex 13, Con 13, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 2; Special Attacks bristles (a creature attacking the giant caterpillar with a natural attack or non-reach melee weapon must succeed at a Reflex save or take damage as if the caterpillar had struck the creature with its bristles attack; Dex-based DC with a +2 racial bonus), poison (frequency 1 round [4]; effect 1d2 Str damage; cure 1 save; Con-based DC); Special Qualities compression, darkvision 60 ft.; CMD can't be tripped.

4th-Level Advancement: Size Medium; AC +1 natural armor; Attack bite (1d8), bristles* (1d6 plus poison); Ability Scores Str +4, Dex -2, Con +2
*This is a secondary natural attack that deals piercing damage.