After you meet all the requirements mentioned above, the crier will tell you to talk to Misty. Misty has a quest for you:
Running a Little Behind
Search the Narrow Sea for signs of the PAGAS member
Misty invited an associate from PAGAS, the Pet Adoption and Genetic Augmentation Society, to set up a station in the Commons, but they haven't shown up yet. Misty has suggested you check in at The Narrow Sea zone to see if they've crossed there yet.
Well, that was easy enough. However, when you find her friend Vincent, he too has a quest:
A Fierce Gust of Wind
Find 20 Adoption Papers Find 10 Strange Vials Find a DNA Analyser'
You've found Vincent, from PAGAS, at the Narrow Sea. Unfortunately an extremely strong gust of wind blew away many items that he brought along with him for the Commons. Find them in the field near him in the Narrow Sea and bring them back to him.
After you complete this quest, Vincent will set up shop just below Misty in The Commons.
Vincent keeps track of all the pets you have in a hand list. You can browse through the pets you don't have and see what you'd like to nab once you've collected enough Unique DNA. He also has some cool bonus prizes for you to claim when you have collected a certain number of unique pets (i.e. a multiple of 10).
# of unique pets
1 and unlock Tier 2 Augments
2 × Pet Treats
Golden Phoenix Pet
unlock Tier 3 Augments
unlock Holiday Bonus Augments
A Pet Booster Trinket: Pet experience earned +100%
The Cloud Bird pet from Cloudland
A Pet Controller Trinket (Makes you look like your pet)
You can release a pet at PAGAS to receive DNA in exchange. The DNA received depends on the level and "class" of the released pet. Pet classes can be seen in the Pets Progress display, and are:
Basic Pets: hatched from eggs.
Event Pets: awarded during events (e.g., Turkey, Snowman, Reindeer, Chicken)
Misc Pets: generally purchased with in-game currency (e.g., Island Tokens, Casino Prize Tokens, Bush Bucks), or are awarded through game play (e.g., Rhino, Turtle, Golden Phoenix, Goldhound, Glitch).
Premium Pets: purchased with real-world cash.
The payoff for releasing a pet improves with level for all but Premium pets. However, the payoff has diminishing returns as the pet level increases. If the goal is to gather Unique DNA (which is only used to purchase pets), then Premium Pets are the best option. For DNA used for other PAGAS activities (Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic), then Misc, Event, and Basic Pets (in that order) will offer the best results.
The payoff for releasing a basic pet is generally linear with pet level. This means that getting the pet "one more level" will have a proportional improvement in the result. Basic pets are the only class where this is the case. However, the cost to level the pet is always increasing, so it may not be worth the time to level a basic pet for too long.
At level 1 and level 40, a Basic Pet will have the following payoffs:
Common DNA: 89% -> 42%
Uncommon DNA: 10% -> 35%
Rare DNA: 1% -> 15%
Epic DNA: 0% -> 7%
Unique DNA: 0% -> 1%
The payoff for each DNA type is generally linear with level. Slight variations are introduced since the payoff is always displayed as a rounded integer: sometimes the sum is not equal to 100%.
It is not known whether the game employs the displayed (rounded) percentages to determine the actual DNA payoff. This is important since the Unique DNA payoff doesn't go from 0% to 1% until level 24. If the fractional percentages are employed, it will be possible to receive Unique DNA from a lower level Basic Pet.
An outline how to test statistically if fractional percentages are employed or not can be found at Testing Pet Release Probabilities. It requires a large sample size, so a number of players must take part to get valid results.
You can spend the DNA you've collected to change the bonus your pet has. There are varying types and levels of bonuses to choose from, assuming you have access to them. The Best ones take high quality DNA to apply. If you have a pet that has a random bonus, you can spend Common DNA to randomly swap to a different one of its random bonuses.
You can also pay a DNA to switch a pet you've augmented back to its base bonus, if it's something unique. If your pet is a type which has a random chance to have one of several bonuses when it is hatched (ie, the Black Cat), you cannot automatically switch back to the original bonus, because it was originally randomly assigned, and for various reasons, not tracked.
When your pet switches bonuses, it keeps its level and xp, so your bonuses starts out already powered up! All in all, Pet Augmentation helps you put the bonus you want on the pet you like! It's great!
Not every bonus is available for each pet. Tier1 bonuses are available with 1 pet, Tier2 is unlocked at 30 pets and Tier3 with 70 unique pets.
Vincent can sell you all the pet eggs you can find in the wild or in Quester's Satchels, as well as many of the premium pets that have, until now, only been available in package deals or during sales. He even has some pet breeds you may have never seen before. They're expensive, though. The best pets cost Unique DNA, which is extremely rare!
The cost of the eggs adapt to the current generation of eggs (those you can find in the wild.) The previous generation is more expensive, and the generations before even more. (The table should indicate rarity and the general scheme instead of concrete costs).
Vincent, the local PAGAS Representative has received word from headquarters to begin offering daily missions for you and your equipped pet, and gain some much needed experience.
Check back with Vincent daily, for a random chance of one of six (6) possible dailies, focused around training a well behaved companion. Each daily quest rewards a Quester's Satchel and XP for whatever pet you have equipped in the moment. Completing all 6 will unlock an achievement and a new title!
Pet Training - Cones of Shame
Find 12 Cones of Shame
250 pet +
Last night some hooligans broke into our storage crate and stole all of our Cones of Shame! We can't perform augmentations on pets without them, so I need you to find them and bring them back. Last I heard, they were sticking them on innocent bystander's heads out in the wild. If you see any while you're out there, please bring them back to us!
Pet Training - Collars
Find 24 Collars
250 pet +
Did you know that nearly any pet type can wear a collar? It's helpful if your pet gets lost and someone else finds it. We're running a little low, so if you can find me some collars, maybe I can teach your pet a thing or two.
Pet Training - Leashes
Find 20 Leashes
250 pet +
Sometimes you've got to keep a tighter rein on what your pets are doing. For that, we suggest using leashes, and I'll make sure your pet knows how to act when they're tied to one.
Pet Training - Bush Whacking
Whack 100 bushes
250 pet +
A good pet is okay a whacking bushes, but a great pet is amazing at it! Your pet won't get any better without practice, so go out and whack some bushes with your pet right now!
Pet Training - Harnesses
Find 16 Harnesses
250 pet +
For really heavy duty training here at PAGAS, we use harnesses. They keep a pet comfortable while giving the owner complete control over them. Can you find us some new ones? The ones I have are getting kind of old.
Pet Training - Critter Chasing
Whack 20 Critters
250 pet +
It's important that your pet be able to effectively tell friends from foe. Why don't you take yours out and show him how to whack critters! They have a distinct aura about them, so this training will really be effective for your pet.