After snooping a bit on the forums (I wish I had the original thread links :/) I have seen discussion on the 'pet death' mechanics, and have created a small list of what the most popular options appear to be. A : Permadeath. The pet is gone forever and you will have to catch and train another. B : Faint. The pet faints and is no longer able to take damage. You then have to carry the pet back to base manually, leaving yourself vulnerable while doing so. C : Revival. Once the pet is incapacitated, you have to approach the corpse and revive it manually. D : Cloning. The pet is dead, but you have a computer file of its DNA, and can clone it. However, you lose all of the accumulated progress and skills on that pet. E : Teleportation. Once your pet takes critical damage, it is instantly teleported to base. There it will heal over time, leaving you without a companion for a short while. What option appeals best to you? Perhaps another option should be up here? Maybe an alteration should be made? Let me know!