Bloated toad

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Bloated toad
Bloated toad.png
Released18 May 2004 (Update)
Quest itemBig Chompy Bird Hunting
DestroyRelease All, Release
ExamineAn inflated toad.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight0.75 kg
Advanced data
Item ID2875
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Bloated toads are used to catch chompy birds during and after the quest Big Chompy Bird Hunting. Their variant, coloured toads, are used in the quest Mourning's End Part I. They cannot be banked. If a player attempts to bank them, this message appears: "A magical force prevents you from banking this item!"

Use an ogre bellows which has been loaded with swamp gas on a Swamp Toad to get a bloated toad which is placed in the inventory. Only three toads may be obtained at one time. Attempting to get a fourth toad gives the message: "One of your bloated toads manage to escape. You manage to catch the toad and inflate it with the swamp gas."

Bloated toads may be dropped in the ogre area in Feldip hills (north of the hunter area). Players attempting to drop them elsewhere are told "You won't attract a chompy bird this far away from the ogre area". Once dropped, they have a chance of causing a chompy bird to land. They will explode 1 minute after being placed and deal 1-2 damage in a 3x3 area centered on the toad. Standing directly on the toad or one tile away has no influence on whether you will take 1 or 2 damage.

When placed on the ground, the bloated toad will roll every 25 ticks (15s) for a chance to spawn a chompy bird, and will continue doing so until it either expodes or a bird is spawned.[1][2] Each bloated toad rolls independently of any other toads that may be placed nearby, and the chance to call down a chompy is likewise not influenced in any way by the proximity of the player to the toad.[3] If a bird is successfully lured in, it will land on a random empty tile in a radius of between 3 and 10 tiles removed from the bloated toad.[4]

Toads can be released from the inventory, which will cause the player character to exclaim Free the fatsy toady! as the freed toad scampers off. The term "fatsy toady" is the same name that Rantz uses to refer to bloated toads during the aforementioned quest. Players may also opt to use the right-click "Release All" option in order to free all bloated toads in their inventory simultaneously.

Inflating a toad a second time by using a filled ogre bellows on a bloated toad will lead to the toad floating away in a comical manner if the player is not in the possession of a ball of wool and a suitable rock. If these materials are available however, a balloon toad will result instead.

Products[edit | edit source]

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Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
28 February 2019

Damage is no longer taken from bloated swamp toads placed by other players.

25 February 2016

It is no longer possible to make bloated toads with ogre bellows in combat.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 8 July 2019. (Archived from the original on 1 November 2022.) Mod Ash: "One toad does not influence the outcome of any other toad. The game tries spawning one from the toad at 15 sec intervals until the toad vanishes."
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 19 July 2019. (Archived from the original on 1 November 2022.) Mod Ash: "The toad periodically rolls a chance of spawning a bird, until either it's succeeded in doing so, or it bursts."
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 11 April 2018. (Archived from the original on 1 November 2022.) Mod Ash: "It doesn't check where you are at all."
  4. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 29 December 2015. (Archived from the original on 1 November 2022.) Mod Ash: "The game looks for a random empty tile between 3-10 away from the toad."