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Emotes button.png
The emotes interface.

Emotes are a selection of movements that a player can perform. Some emotes are unlocked by default, to be unlocked through random events, quests, the Stronghold of Security, holiday events, or obtaining a skillcape. Emotes are currently the only way one can communicate as a muted player.

Emotes are depicted as characters in the Emotes tab. In order of appearance; someone in full white armour with a white medium helmet, a man with the default player outfit and brown hair, a woman wearing what appears to be a woven top and skirt, a jester, Romeo, a goblin, a Mime, a woman wearing a bronze platebody and dragon plateskirt, a zombie, and a skillcape-wearer.

Emote icons that are bright in colour represent emotes that you have unlocked; either by default, or through the completion of a circumstance. On the other hand, dimmed out emote icons represent the emotes you have yet to unlock. Though the icon itself is obscured showing mostly the black frame, one can still hover over each locked emote to know its name. There are 51 Emote icons in total.

Default[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Dance emote.

Default emotes are emotes unlocked upon creating an account. Thus, all players readily start off with 22 emotes regardless of gameplay progress.

These 22 emotes comprise of simple animations mainly for communication in complement with the chat system, though they are also used in Treasure Trails as a part of completing a clue scroll. One may use emotes when muted in means of communicating with others.

Icon Name Icon Name Icon Name Icon Name
Yes emote icon.png Yes No emote icon.png No Bow emote icon.png Bow
Angry emote icon.png Angry
Think emote icon.png Think Wave emote icon.png Wave Shrug emote icon.png Shrug Cheer emote icon.png Cheer
Beckon emote icon.png Beckon
Laugh emote icon.png Laugh Jump for Joy emote icon.png Jump for Joy Yawn emote icon.png Yawn
Dance emote icon.png Dance
Jig emote icon.png Jig Spin emote icon.png Spin Headbang emote icon.png Headbang
Cry emote icon.png Cry Blow Kiss emote icon.png Blow Kiss Panic emote icon.png Panic Raspberry emote icon.png Raspberry
Clap emote icon.png Clap Salute emote icon.png Salute

Quests[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Goblin Salute emote.

These emotes are related to certain quests. Quests emotes can be unlocked during a quest.

Icon Name Info
Goblin Bow emote icon.png Goblin Bow These emotes are unlocked during The Lost Tribe quest.
Goblin Salute emote icon.png Goblin Salute
Flex emote icon.png Flex This emote is unlocked during Below Ice Mountain quest.

Random events[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Push up emote.

These emotes are related to random events. Players must be presented with the event itself and complete it to unlock the emotes.

When completing either the Drill Demon, Mime or Gravedigger random event, players can be rewarded the typical costume piece the usual random events offer, or unlock an emote.

Icon Name Info
Glass Box emote icon.png Glass Box These emotes are unlocked from participating in the Mime random event.
Climb Rope emote icon.png Climb Rope
Lean emote icon.png Lean
Glass Wall emote icon.png Glass Wall
Zombie Walk emote icon.png Zombie Walk These emotes are unlocked from participating in the Gravedigger random event.
Zombie Dance emote icon.png Zombie Dance
Sit up emote icon.png Sit up These emotes are unlocked from participating in the Drill Demon random event.
Push up emote icon.png Push up
Star jump emote icon.png Star jump
Jog emote icon.png Jog

Achievements[edit | edit source]

A player performing the achievement diary cape's Skill Cape emote.

These emotes are related to certain achievements in the game. Achievements emotes vary in requirements, conditions and restrictions of method to be unlocked.

The Skill Cape emote is unlocked by default, though is categorised as an achievements emote due to the restriction of skill mastery. Without an eligible cape, the message You need to be wearing a skillcape in order to perform that emote. will appear in the chatbox even though this does not necessarily work with only skillcapes.

Icon Name Info
Skill Cape emote icon.png Skill Cape To perform this emote you will need to be wearing one of the 26 Capes of Accomplishment, which can be bought from selected NPCs once achieving skill mastery (level 99). This includes the Quest point cape.
Air Guitar emote icon.png Air Guitar This emote is unlocked once all non-holiday music has been unlocked and a music cape is purchased.
Uri transform emote icon.png Uri transform This emote is unlocked once the player completes 300 hard clue scrolls.
Explore emote icon.png Explore This emote is unlocked once the player completes 600 beginner clue scrolls.

Player security[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Stamp emote.

These emotes are related to the Stronghold of Security. Player security emotes are unlocked level intervals of the dungeon from the central chest.

Icon Name Info
Idea emote icon.png Idea This emote is unlocked from the Box of Health.
Stamp emote icon.png Stamp This emote is unlocked from the Cradle of Life.
Flap emote icon.png Flap
This emote is unlocked from the Gift of Peace.
Slap Head emote icon.png Slap Head This emote is unlocked from the Grain of Plenty.

Holiday events[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to holiday events. Holiday events emotes are unlocked upon completion of a seasonal event of a particular year, and are unique to the events as they cannot be unlocked by any other means.

A player performing the crazy dance emote.

All previous holiday events emotes will be unlocked given that the player completed the event on that particular year.

Icon Name Info
Rabbit Hop emote icon.png Rabbit Hop Unlocked during the 2013 Easter event.
Available on all Easter events afterwards.
Scared emote icon.png Scared Unlocked during the 2013 Halloween event.
Available on all Halloween events afterwards.
Zombie Hand emote icon.png Zombie Hand Unlocked during the 2014 Halloween event.
Available on all Halloween events afterwards.
Hypermobile Drinker emote icon.png Hypermobile Drinker Unlocked during the 2015 Halloween event.
Available on all Halloween events afterwards.
Smooth dance emote icon.png Smooth dance Unlocked during the 2017 Birthday event.
Available on all birthday events afterwards.
Crazy dance emote icon.png Crazy dance

Penguin emotes[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to the Cold War quest and the clockwork suit. Penguin emotes are unique in which they could only be played when the player takes form of a penguin in the clockwork suit.

Penguin emotes were first encountered during the Cold War quest in which a sequence was used to convince the penguin at Ardougne Zoo. After the quests, players may reaccess the emotes by wearing the suit via Larry as many times as pleased.

Icon Name Emote Icon Name Emote
Shiver (Penguin) emote icon.png Shiver Shiver.gif Cheer (Penguin) emote icon.png Cheer Penguin cheer.gif
Spin (Penguin) emote icon.png Spin Penguin spin.gif Wave (Penguin) emote icon.png Wave Penguin wave.gif
Clap (Penguin) emote icon.png Clap Penguin clap.gif Preen emote icon.png Preen Preen.gif
Bow (Penguin) emote icon.png Bow Penguin Bow.gif Flap (Penguin) emote icon.png Flap Penguin flap.gif

Others[edit | edit source]

Emotes in this category are emotes that are unlocked via other means.

Icon Name Info
Premier Shield emote icon.png Premier Shield Unlocked by redeeming the code premierclub18 from Diango
Relic Unlock emote icon.png Relic Unlock Unlocked by storing a tier 3 relic hunter outfit on the outfitstand of your POH Leaguehall.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
14 April 2021

You can now use the Twisted or Trailblazer Cane emotes directly from the emotes interface (as long as you have a set of tier 3 relic hunter on your Leaguehall's outfit stand in your Player Owned House).

23 November 2017

The Premier Club 2018 emote can be redeemed via Diango in Draynor using the code premierclub18.

15 October 2015

The emotes list has now been rearranged so the Drill Demon emotes are no longer at the bottom of the list.

3 September 2015
(update | poll)

The Drill Demon random event exercise actions are now available as emotes unlocked by completing his random event.