Giant squirrel

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GiantDark
Giant squirrel
Giant squirrel (follower).png
Released1 September 2016 (Update)
MembersYes
RaceSquirrel
LocationAgility training
ExamineA giant squirrel with beautiful markings.
Advanced data
NPC ID7334,7351

GiantDark
Giant squirrel
Giant squirrel.png
Released1 September 2016 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableNo
EquipableNo
StackableNo
DestroyDrop
ExamineA giant squirrel with beautiful markings.
Values
Value1 coin
AlchemyNot alchemisable
Weight0.015 kg
Advanced data
Item ID20659

Giant squirrel chathead.png
Dark Squirrel chathead.png

The giant squirrel is a skilling pet that can be obtained after completion of an agility course, as well as from ticket dispensers within the Brimhaven Agility Arena. Upon using a dark acorn on it, which is purchased from the Hallowed Sepulchre for 3,000 hallowed marks, players unlock the right click "Metamorphosis" option to change between the giant and dark squirrel.

When a player receives the 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; it must instead be claimed from Probita in East Ardougne for a reclaim token, which costs 1,000,000 coins.

On death, if a player loses their pet (as a follower or in your inventory) it will wander around the area for 30 seconds before despawning. Even if the player returns in time, the pet cannot be picked up, and can be reclaimed from Probita for a reclaim token.

Drop rates[edit | edit source]

Shown below are the base chances of receiving the giant squirrel.[1] The pet chance is rolled after completing an agility course and when receiving an agility arena ticket within the Brimhaven Agility Arena. In the Hallowed Sepulchre, the chance is rolled upon teleporting back to the lobby via an obelisk.

A player's actual chances of receiving it is 1 in B - (Lvl * 25), where B is the base chance and Lvl is the player's Agility level. This does not affect the Hallowed Sepulchre, where the chance is static for each floor regardless of the player's Agility level.

The fastest method on average to receive the giant squirrel is the Penguin Agility Course at all levels.

Agility courses[edit | edit source]

Agility course Base chance
Gnome Stronghold 35,609
Shayzien (basic) 31,804[2]
Shayzien (advanced) 29,738[2]
Agility Pyramid 9,901
Penguin 9,779
Barbarian Outpost 44,376
Agility Arena 26,404
Ape Atoll 37,720
Wilderness 34,666
Werewolf 32,597
Dorgesh-Kaan 10,561
Prifddinas 25,146[3]
Draynor Village Rooftop 33,005
Al Kharid Rooftop 26,648
Varrock Rooftop 24,410
Canifis Rooftop 36,842
Falador Rooftop 26,806
Seers' Village Rooftop 35,205
Pollnivneach Rooftop 33,422
Rellekka Rooftop 31,063
East Ardougne Rooftop 34,440

Hallowed Sepulchre[edit | edit source]

Hallowed Sepulchre[4] Static chance
Floor 1 35,000
Floor 2 16,000
Floor 3 8,000
Floor 4 4,000
Floor 5 2,000

Conversion[edit | edit source]

Requirements
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks0 (0s)
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Giant squirrel.pngGiant squirrel1N/A
Dark acorn.pngDark acorn1N/A
Total Cost0
Dark squirrel.pngDark squirrel1N/A

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The giant squirrel's appearance is based on the Indian giant squirrel in real life.
  • The second and third dialogues are a reference to the episode Squirrel Jokes from the Nickelodeon cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • The second dialogue might also be a reference to a Squirrel Song by Foamy the Squirrel.
  • After an update, giant squirrels may be fed acorns, resulting in the squirrel saying "Thank you! Ratatoskr be your guide and bring you many acorn trees!", this is in reference to the messenger squirrel of Norse mythology Ratatoskr. "Congratulations! You have paid your squirrel tax.... for now." will also appear in the chatbox.
  • The giant squirrel had a festive override wearing a yellow partyhat during the 2016 Christmas event, and a santa hat in the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Christmas events. Additionally, the dark squirrel had the override in 2020 and 2021. The chathead model had an override from 2017-2019, but did not override in 2016, 2020, or 2021.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 26 September 2016. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod Kieren: "Finally, the Agility pet rates! Try your best to get your hands on that Giant Squirrel! [1]"
  2. ^ 2.0 2.1 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 December 2021. (Archived from the original on 15 December 2021.) Mod Ash: "The base rates for the Shayzien course are 31804 and 29738, for the low & high tier routes respectively."
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Lenny's Twitter account. 28 October 2019. (Archived from the original on 7 July 2020.)
  4. ^ Jagex. "OSRS Modcast (Q&A) - Darkmeyer and Hallowed Sepulchre, Player Survey, and more!." (00:24:57), youtube.com video. 2020-05-27.