The Ikkle hydra is a pet dropped by the Alchemical Hydra, and is a much smaller version of the Hydra. Players may change the pet's appearance via the Metamorphosis option to its green, blue, red, or black appearance (with the respective amount of heads like in the boss encounter).
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.
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- When the player stores the Ikkle Hydra in a pet house in their menagerie, and allows their pets to roam, the Ikkle Hydra will sequentially change its colours every 45 seconds, in the same order as the four phases of the Alchemical Hydra's boss fight.