In addition to the alien creatures you can capture and have fight alongside you as you travel through space, each player has the option of starting out with their very own pet! Each race has pets originating from their home planet.
Note: In the most current version of Starbound, pets have been implemented. However, pet customization through the character create screen has not. Each race starts off with their own, unique pet.
- Pets were only obtainable by killing the bone dragon until the final beta update.