Pets are an important part of Old School RuneScape and obtaining some of them can be extremely difficult. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Pets in OSRS.
Despite being non-combat NPCs in OSRS, pets are pretty fun when it comes to following your in-game character across the world. However, obtaining pets and insuring them can be a little confusing unless you know what you have to do.
Acquiring pets in the game is more a sign of prestige that you have managed to defeat certain bosses. Given that specific pets are dropped from bosses, setting them as your follower is a nifty way to show off the recent boss you defeated. Let’s dive in and check out everything there is to know about pets in OSRS.
- How to get pets in OSRS
- All Pets in OSRS
- How to insure your pet’s life in OSRS
- What is the role of pets in OSRS
There are three possible methods of getting pets in the game. However, each specific method has the chance of rewarding you with a different pet.
Therefore, it is very important for you to know which pets can be obtained by which method. The three methods available for getting pets in OSRS are:
- Defeating specific bosses
- Upgrading your skills or unlocking specific achievements
- Monster drops and pet drops
Having said that, let’s check out all the pets in OSRS as well as how you can get each of them.
These pets can be unlocked by defeating specific bosses in the game. Here’s a table listing all of them along with the bosses who drop them:
|Abyssal Orphan||Use an unsired on the Font of Consumption|
|Baby Mole||Giant Mole|
|Ikkle hydra||Alchemical Hydra|
|Kalphite Princess||Kalphite Queen|
|Lil’zik||Theatre of Blood|
|Little Nightmare||The Nightmare|
|Pet Chaos Elemental||Chaos Elemental and Chaos Fanatic|
|Pet Dagannoth Prime||Dagannoth Prime|
|Pet Dagannoth Rex||Dagannoth Rex|
|Pet Dagannoth Supreme||Dagannoth Supreme|
|Pet Dark Core||Corporeal Beast|
|Pet General Graardor||General Graardor|
|Pet K’ril Tsutsaroth||K’ril Tsutsaroth|
|Pet Smoke Devil||Thermonuclear Smoke Devil|
|Pet Zilyana||Commander Zilyana|
|Prince Black Dragon||King Black Dragon|
These pets can be claimed by performing specific tasks that upgrade your in-game character’s skills. The list of pets along with the skills you need to upgrade for them are:
|Pet||The activity required to unlock|
|Baby Chinchompa||Hunting Chinchompas|
|Giant Squirrel||Agility training|
The pets listed below can only be obtained by either completing specific quests or by specific other means.
|Pet||How to unlock|
|Eek||2018 Halloween event|
|Bloodhound||Master Clue Scrolls quest|
|Cat||Gertrude’s Cat quest|
|Chompy Chick||Elite Western Provinces Diary quest|
|Hellcat||Catch Hell-Rats with a normal cat|
|Lil’creator||Spoils of War|
|Pet Fish||Catch in Harry’s Fishing Shop|
|Pet Penance Queen||High-tier gambles in Barbarian Assault|
|Pet rock||The Fremennik Trials quest|
|Phoenix||Supply Crates from the Wintertodt quest|
|Tiny Tempor||Tempoross quest|
|Toy Cat||Crafted on a crafting table level 4 with clockwork and regular plank|
It is very important for you to insure your pet’s life. This is because, unless your pet is insured, you will lose any active followers or pets that are in your inventory whenever you die in OSRS. However, if your pet is insured or protected on death, you will be able to reclaim your lost pet for a sum of 1,000,000 coins from Probita.
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Nevertheless, you can only reclaim a lost pet if they were insured from before. In order to insure your pet’s survival, head over to Probita and pay her a sum of 500,000 coins to ensure that you can reclaim your pet even if you die in the field of battle.
Most pets that are featured in OSRS are purely for the sake of visual pleasure. Although most pets are designed with the same mechanic, some of them do feature unique traits that can inherently serve as perks in various scenarios. For example, the Nexling has a much faster walking pace in comparison to other pets in the game.
So, there you have it. That’s everything you need to know about pets in Old School RuneScape.
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