[Reported] Since when are delve pets obtainable from a pet gnome?

Platform, device version and operating system:

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What you were expecting to happen, and what actually happened:
Just got a pet gnome and got Sad Panda.
Sad Panda is the PET Gnome from Lyrszas Lair and is not supposed to be a reward for a pe t gnome!

How often does this happen? When did it begin happening?
happened right now

Steps to make it happen again
wait for the next pet gnome, midnight, fullmoon and howl at it.


Also reported earlier in the week.

Oh sorry, I have looked at the topmost bug reports and found nothing.
But thanks for giving me a heads up.

But on the other hand, this is not even [investigating] yet.

Is this the new way to make delves more easy?

It appears both were reported over the weekend (which starts earlier in Australia than it does for most of us) so they likely havn’t even looked at it. Since both were Sad Pandas and from the most recent delve it is likely just a missed flag that says “dont spawn me from pet gnomes!” or whatever they went with.

Sounds reasonable, so let’s wait for Australia‘s Monday.