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Familiar

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 131

Presented here are the base animal statistics for all of the most commonly used familiars—of course, these statistics can also be used for normal animals as well. Small animals like these use Dexterity to modify Climb and Swim checks.

Creatures in "Familiar" Category

NameCR
Archaeopteryx1/4
Arctic Hare1/6
Arctic Tern1/6
Armadillo1/4
Bat1/8
Blue-Ringed Octopus1/2
Butterfly/Moth-
Cat1/4
Chicken1/6
Cockroach1/8
Creeper Ivy1/4
Dodo1/4
Donkey Rat1/4
Dwarf Caiman1/3
Dweomer Cap1/8
Fire Salamander1/3
Flowering Lattice1/6
Flying Squirrel1/3
Fox1/4
Giant Isopod1/8
Giant Tardigrade1/8
Goat1/3
Hawk1/3
Hedgehog1/8
Horned Lizard1/6
House Centipede1/8
Ioun Wyrd1/3
Jerboa1/6
Kakapo1/8
King Crab1/4
Koala1/4
Lamprey1/3
Lemming1/8
Leopard Slug-
Lizard1/6
Margay Cat1/4
Meerkat1/4
Mole1/8
Monkey1/4
Otter1/4
Owl1/3
Peacock1/4
Peafowl1/4
Penguin1/3
Petrifern1/6
Pig1/3
Platypus1/6
Popoto Dolphin1/3
Ptarmigan1/6
Pufferfish1/4
Puffin1/8
Rabbit1/6
Raccoon1/2
Rat1/4
Raven1/6
Ravenous Tumbleweed1/3
Razor Fern1/4
Rhamphorhynchus1/3
Sawleg Locust1/4
Scarlet Spider1/4
Seal1/3
Shimmerwing Dragonfly1/4
Sloth1/6
Spiny Starfish1/6
Squirrel1/8
Suture Vine1/3
Tarsier1/6
Thrush1/3
Toad1/8
Tuatara1/4
Vampire Squid1/2
Viper1/2
Wallaby1/3
Weasel1/2

Familiar, Horned Lizard

The blunt snout of this lizard bears bony horns, and its flat, round body is adorned with many spines.

Horned Lizard CR 1/6

Source Ultimate Wilderness pg. 197
XP 65
N Diminutive animal
Init +1; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +0

Defense

AC 16, touch 15, flat-footed 15 (+1 Dex, +1 natural, +4 size)
hp 3 (1d8–1)
Fort +1, Ref +3, Will +0

Offense

Speed 20 ft.
Melee bite –1 (1d2–5)
Ranged blood squirt +5 touch (special)
Space 1 ft., Reach 0 ft.

Statistics

Str 1, Dex 12, Con 8, Int 1, Wis 10, Cha 3
Base Atk +0; CMB –3; CMD 2 (6 vs. trip)
Feats Run
Skills Stealth +17
SQ camouflage, puff up

Ecology

Environment warm desert
Organization solitary, pair, or flock (3–12)
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Blood Squirt Once per day as a standard action that doesn’t provoke attacks of opportunity, a horned lizard can squirt a 5-foot-long stream of blood from the corners of its eyes. The animal’s blood contains noxious chemicals, and a creature hit by the blood must succeed at a DC 9 Fortitude save or be sickened for 1d4 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Camouflage While in desert terrain, a horned lizard can use the Stealth skill to hide even if the terrain doesn’t grant cover or concealment.

Puff Up When taking the total defense action, a horned lizard puffs up its body, appearing larger and more horned and gaining an additional +4 bonus to CMD against grapple attempts.

Despite their sluggish, toad-like appearance, these creatures are reptiles with dry, spiny skin adapted to prevent water loss in their native desert environment. They are typically found sunning themselves on rocks during all but the hottest parts of the day, retreating beneath the shade of ridges or rocks when the sun is directly overhead. Their main method of defense is to avoid detection, but when their desert coloration fails to fool predators, they attempt to flee or use their other defensive methods, such as their unique ability to rupture blood vessels in their eyes so they can spray noxious blood at approaching predators. Due to their fierce defensive displays, horned lizards are often thought to be overly aggressive, though people who keep them as pets or familiars know that they can be affectionate creatures.