Returns the creature family of the unit. Applies only to beasts of the kinds that can be taken as Hunter pets (e.g. cats, worms, and ravagers but not zhevras, talbuks and pterrordax), demons of the types that can be summoned by Warlocks (e.g. imps and felguards, but not demons that require enslaving such as infernals and doomguards or world demons such as pit lords and armored voidwalkers) and Death Knight's pets (ghouls).

See also Unit functions.


family = UnitCreatureFamily("unit")


  • unit - A unit to query (string, unitID)


  • family - Localized name of the subtype of creature (e.g. Bear, Devilsaur, Voidwalker, Succubus), or nil if not applicable (string)