Giant squirrel

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This article is about the agility pet. For other uses, see Squirrel (disambiguation).
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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 red 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 player's inventory is full and they have a follower already, the pet will not appear.

On death, if a player loses their pet (as a follower or in their inventory) it will wander around for 30 seconds before disappearing completely.

Players can pay a one-time fee of 500,000 coins to Probita in East Ardougne to have this pet insured. If the pet is lost while insured, it can be reclaimed for 1,000,000 coins.

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.

Agility course Base chance Rooftop course Base chance Hallowed Sepulchre[2] Base chance
Gnome Stronghold 35,609 Draynor Village 33,005 Floor 1 35,000
Agility Pyramid 9,901 Al Kharid 26,648 Floor 2 16,000
Penguin 9,779 Varrock 24,410 Floor 3 8,000
Barbarian Outpost 44,376 Canifis 36,842 Floor 4 4,000
Agility Arena 26,404 Falador 26,806 Floor 5 2,000
Ape Atoll 37,720 Seers' Village 35,205
Wilderness 34,666 Pollnivneach 33,422
Werewolf 32,597 Rellekka 31,063
Dorgesh-Kaan 10,561 East Ardougne 34,440
Prifddinas 25,146[3]

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Standard dialogue

A random dialogue will be selected every time the giant squirrel is spoken to:

  • Dialogue 1
    • Player: So how come you are so agile?
    • Giant Squirrel: If you were so nutty about nuts, maybe you would understand the great lengths we go to!
    • (End of dialogue)
  • Dialogue 2
    • Player: What's up with all that squirrel fur? I guess fleas need a home too.
    • Giant Squirrel: You're pushing your luck! Stop it or you'll face my squirrely wrath.
    • (End of dialogue)
  • Dialogue 3
    • Player: Did you ever notice how big squirrels' teeth are?
    • Giant Squirrel: No...
    • Player: You could land a gnome glider on those things!
    • Giant Squirrel: Watch it, I'll crush your nuts!
    • (End of dialogue)
Using an acorn on the giant squirrel

  • Giant Squirrel: Thank you! Ratatoskr be your guide and bring you many acorn trees!
  • (End of dialogue)
Using an item other than an acorn on the giant squirrel

  • Giant Squirrel: That's not an acorn!
  • (End of dialogue)
Overhead dialogue

This dialogue is only triggered when the giant squirrel is roaming in the player-owned house and interacts with a scratching post built in the Menagerie.

  • Giant squirrel: I'm watching you.
  • Giant squirrel: Nothing is impossible to the squirrel who tries.
  • Giant squirrel: The determined squirrel persists until success is found.

This dialogue is only triggered when the giant squirrel is battling another pet in the arena in the Menagerie.

  • Giant squirrel: Face my squirrely wrath!.[sic]
  • Giant squirrel: Give me your nuts!
  • Giant squirrel: Hide your nuts!

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.
  • When entering your POH, if you have a tree, the squirrel will stand behind it rather than follow you around.
  • 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.

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. OldSchoolRS. "OSRS Modcast - Weekly Q&A." (00:28:05), video. 2020-05-27.
  3. Jagex. Mod Lenny's Twitter account. 28 October 2019. (Archived from the original on 7 July 2020.)