A pet is a non-combat NPC loyal to a player that is generally obtained from monster drops. Available to members only, 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), it will automatically try to appear as their follower. At the same time, a message in the chatbox will state You have a funny feeling like you're being followed.
However, if a player receives a pet while having a follower out (for example, a cat), it will be placed into their inventory. When this occurs, the message in the chatbox will instead state You feel something weird sneaking into your backpack. 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-time 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 following them when their membership status ends, they will 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.
|Abyssal orphan||Using an unsired on the Font of Consumption||5/128 (effectively 1/2,560
as unsired is a 1/100 drop)
|Baby mole||Dropped by the Giant Mole||1/3,000|
|Callisto cub||Dropped by Callisto||1/2,000|
|Hellpuppy||Dropped by Cerberus||1/3,000|
|Jal-nib-rek||Defeating TzKal-Zuk or exchanging an infernal cape to TzHaar-Ket-Keh|| 1/100
(1/75 if assigned as a slayer task)
|Kalphite princess||Dropped by Kalphite Queen||1/3,000|
|Noon/Midnight||Dropped by the Grotesque Guardians||1/3,000|
|Olmlet||Great olm at the end of the Chambers of Xeric||1/65 (Rolled after receiving a|
unique drop upon defeating great olm)
|Pet chaos elemental||Dropped by the Chaos Elemental and Chaos Fanatic||1/300 (Elemental)|
|Pet dagannoth prime||Dropped by Dagannoth Prime||1/5,000|
|Pet dagannoth rex||Dropped by Dagannoth Rex||1/5,000|
|Pet dagannoth supreme||Dropped by Dagannoth Supreme||1/5,000|
|Pet dark core||Dropped by Corporeal Beast||1/5,000|
|Pet general graardor||Dropped by General Graardor||1/5,000|
|Pet k'ril tsutsaroth||Dropped by K'ril Tsutsaroth||1/5,000|
|Pet kraken||Dropped by Kraken||1/3,000|
|Pet kree'arra||Dropped by Kree'arra||1/5,000|
|Pet smoke devil||Dropped by the Thermonuclear smoke devil||1/3,000|
|Pet snakeling||Dropped by Zulrah||1/4,000|
|Pet zilyana||Dropped by Commander Zilyana||1/5,000|
|Prince black dragon||Dropped by the King Black Dragon||1/3,000|
|Scorpia's offspring||Dropped by Scorpia||1/2,000|
|Skotos||Dropped by Skotizo||1/65|
|Tzrek-jad||Defeating TzTok-Jad or exchanging a fire cape to TzHaar-Mej-Jal||1/200
(1/100 if assigned as a slayer task)
|Venenatis spiderling||Dropped by Venenatis||1/2,000|
|Vet'ion jr.||Dropped by Vet'ion||1/2,000|
|Vorki||Dropped by Vorkath||1/3,000|
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 penance queen||High-level gambles in Barbarian Assault||1/1,000|
|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||9,830|
- When a pet is in the inventory as an item, its name may be incorrectly capitalised; this is because all items in RuneScape use ucfirst capitalisation, wherein the first letter of a string is capitalised, but the rest is not. For example, as an inventory item, TzTok-Jad's pet is called Tzrek-jad, but as a follower it's called TzRek-Jad.
- ↑ Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 8 October 2016. Mod Kieren: "15x more likely."
- ↑ Jagex. Mod Ed's Twitter account. 22 July 2017. Mod Ed: "It doesn't affect the rate but it will allow you to mine slightly faster than you'd be able to otherwise."
- ↑ Jagex. Mod John C's Twitter account. 8 October 2015. Mod John C: "OSRS Total Boss Pets owned, not including those stored in menageries! "
- ↑ Jagex. Mod John C's Twitter account. 14 March 2016. Mod John C: "Here's an updated count of boss and skill pets in the game as of March 14th 2016! "
- ↑ Jagex. Mod Lottie's Twitter account. 7 November 2016. Mod Lottie: "As promised... Boss Pets, Skill Pets and "Other" Pets in @OldSchoolRS.   "
- ↑ Jagex. Mod Lottie's Twitter account. 16 May 2017. Mod Lottie: "The number of pets in @OldSchoolRS along with an ironman status split. Enjoy! :) "
- ↑ Jagex. Mod Lottie's Twitter account. 16 November 2017. Mod Lottie: "Here are the latest @OldSchoolRS pet counts! "
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