A pet is a non-combat NPC loyal to a player that is generally obtained from monster drops. Some pets must be raised to maturity by having it follow them, such as a cat. Pets can also be interacted with. Most pets do not serve a purpose other than aesthetics, as most pets are very rare drops from certain bosses and thus are often considered prestigious. A player may only have one pet following them at one time. Upon receiving a pet, the same sound as the strange plant random event will be heard.
Unlike other pets, kittens must be stroked and fed regularly or they will run away. Once they reach adult stage, they no longer need to be fed.
List of petsEdit
When a player receives a one-off pet (i.e. a boss or skilling pet) a message in the chatbox appears (You have a funny feeling like you're being followed.) and it will automatically try to appear as their follower.
However, if a player receives a pet while having a follower out (for example, a cat), a message in the chatbox appears (You feel something weird sneaking into your backpack.) and it will be placed into their inventory. If a players inventory is full and they have a follower already, they will not receive the pet.
When skilling, the pet is prioritised over the resource gathered, where it will be placed in the last inventory slot available, while the resource gathered will be dropped underneath the player.
Players can still roll for pet drops even if they already own it, however it does not affect their main drop, as pet drops are a tertiary drop. When this happens, players will receive the message You have a funny feeling like you would have been followed...
If a player dies with a one-off pet following them (or in their inventory and not one of three items kept on death), it will wander around for 30 seconds before disappearing, and cannot be picked up. Unless insured by Probita with a one-off fee of 500,000 coins, the player will have to gain the pet again from the sources that can drop it. If the pet is lost while insured, the player will need to pay 1,000,000 coins to reclaim it. If a player has a pet equipped when membership status ends , they will NOT lose it or have to pay to reclaim it if insured.
These pets usually resemble bosses that are obtained as a secondary drop from them, or are obtained by other means.
These pets are obtained by training a specific skill, where the chance of obtaining one is based on the player's level and the base chance of the resource being gathered, if applicable.
For all drop rates, use the formula base chance - (level * 25). Base chances are found in the individual pages of the pets. Players with 200 million experience will be fifteen times more likely in receiving the pet.
As the rates use the player's base level, temporary skill boosts such as the dragon pickaxe's special attack or invisible boosts in areas such as the Woodcutting Guild do not affect the rate at which players can obtain these pets.
|Baby chinchompa||Obtained while hunting chinchompas||See here|
|Beaver||Obtained while woodcutting||See here|
|Giant squirrel||Obtained while training agility||See here|
|Heron||Obtained while fishing||See here|
|Rift guardian||Obtained while runecrafting||See here|
|Rock golem||Obtained while mining||See here|
|Rocky||Obtained while thieving||See here|
|Tangleroot||Obtained while farming||See here|
These pets are obtained either through quests or other means.
|Bloodhound||Received when completing master clue scrolls||1/1,000|
|Cat||Gertrude, after completing Gertrude's Cat||N/A|
|Chompy chick||Dropped by Chompy birds after completing the elite Western Provinces Diary||1/500|
|Hellcat||Catching Hell-Rats with a cat||N/A|
|Pet fish||Caught in Harry's Fishing Shop using a tiny net, with a fishbowl (containing water and seaweed) in the inventory||N/A|
|Pet rock||Askeladden after The Fremennik Trials||N/A|
|Phoenix||Supply crates earned from subduing the Wintertodt (completion of game gives possible chance)||1/5,000|
|Toy cat||Clockwork and a regular plank used at a Crafting table 4 with 85 Crafting||N/A|
One-off pet totalsEdit
|Prince black dragon||1,950||3,050||5,614||7,530|
- ↑ Twitter - 8 October 2016
- ↑ Twitter - 22 July 2017
- ↑ Mod John C. "Boss Pet Totals". October 7, 2015. Twitter (Not including those stored in menageries.)*
- ↑ Mod John C. "Boss Pet Totals v2". March 14, 2016. Twitter *
- ↑ Mod Lottie. "Boss Pet Totals v3". November 7, 2016. Twitter *
- ↑ Mod Lottie. "Boss Pet Totals v4". May 16, 2017. Twitter *
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