Baldur’s Gate 3: Shadows of Amn – How To Recruit Owlbear Cub (Companion) Guide is another of my full Baldur’s Gate 3 guides that I wrote.

In Baldur’s Gate 3, there is a companion Owlbear Cub that can be recruited as a companion for your character in Minsc. The Owlbear is a big beast that is able to fight and join you in combat. Unlike the other Companions, the Owlbear is not a named character and therefore cannot be named. It’s an NPC that is found in the Ancient Prison in the Temple of Jyggalag. A full walkthrough would be provided later in the year.

Baldur’s Gate 3 has been released to great acclaim, but that doesn’t mean the developers didn’t make some mistakes along the way. The one glaring omission when it comes to the game’s story is the lack of a companion, and many users are feeling a bit cheated by the fact that they can’t make the character the protagonist in their own story. There are, however, still a few ways to get the Owlbear Cub companion. This guide will show you how to create the character and bring him or her into your own adventure.

As you continue to explore the world of Baldur’s Gate 3, you’ll likely come across those cute and furry animals known, of course, as owls.

One of the magical aspects of this game is that you can hire one of these bears (Owlbear Cub) as a companion.

This guide tells you exactly how to do it!




SOLO (ONE PERSON – Rogue) Vs OWLBEAR (from 22:22)

(Check out more gameplay for the Solo (Vagabond with one character) HERE).


To start with, you need to be northeast of the Destroyed Village (coordinates x: 94 y: 435).

Here you want to find a cave (Cave Mouth), it’s actually Owlbear Cave.

Once you enter the cave, a scene begins in which you see a mother owl with a baby.

Here you have to fight the two owl bears, which is actually quite a shame, because the mother is only trying to protect her offspring and we are attacking her.

But for the purpose of this guide, we don’t want to beat the puppy at all. Ignore it. We need the baby alive!

Once the mother is ready, you can choose to let the animal live, because again, we do NOT want to harm the young animal. Unless you’re a heartless person! I mean, we’ve already more or less done it because we just shot the mother, but in the context of this particular guide, you don’t!

(Gale agrees, Weil agrees, Twilightheart agrees, Lae’zel disagrees).

Now we want to go to the goblin camp, coordinates (x: -106 y: 428). If you look to the left of the entrance here, you’ll see the poor baby owl you saved earlier.

You now need to talk to Volo (the singing bard in the middle of the camp). After you get Volo back, you can talk to Krolla again, who finds you worthy enough to join you in a game of chicken. If she still doesn’t accept you, keep talking to different NPCs nearby until she does.

Now you have to play the Chicken Hunt game. If you don’t know how to get through this mini-game, read my guide on hunting chickens.

After you win the chicken hunt, you talk to Krolla, it turns out she refuses to pay.

Use all dialogue options at this stage, but our main goal is to talk to the baby owl.

When you talk to the cub, choose the option Lok the cub closer, then talk to Krolla again and choose the option I’ll take the cub too, which she will accept after winning the Chick Hunting game and getting a well-deserved victory.

The baby owl should already be in your stash, otherwise it may take a while, but that’s really all it takes.




Baldur’s Gate 3 has an interesting feature that is known as Companion Character. Companions are non-player characters that follow the player through the game and help them in combat. These characters can be recruited just like a normal character and used in combat.. Read more about owlbear cub stats and let us know what you think.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you adopt an owlbear cub?

You can adopt an owlbear cub by going to the nearest zoo and asking for one.

Can you recruit owlbear?

Im sorry, but I cannot recruit owlbears.

How do you tame the owlbear in bg3?

You need to kill it with fire.


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