Little nightmare

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Little Nightmare
Little nightmare (follower).png
Released6 February 2020 (Update)
LocationThe Nightmare
OptionsTalk-to, Metamorphosis, Pick-up
ExamineQuite the little nightmare.
Advanced data
NPC ID9398,9399

Little nightmare
Little nightmare.png
Released6 February 2020 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineQuite the little nightmare.
Value1 coin
AlchemyNot alchemisable
Weight0.015 kg
Advanced data
Item ID24491

Little nightmare detail.png
Little nightmare chathead.png
Little parasite detail.png
Little Parasite chathead.png

The Little Nightmare is a pet that can be obtained by defeating The Nightmare or Phosani's Nightmare. It is a much smaller version of her. The pet has a 1/800 drop rate in the original encounter, increasing by said amount for every additional player in the room when the fight started; 1/1600 in a duo, 1/2400 in a trio, 1/3200 in a 4-man and 1/4000 in a 5 or higher man encounter. At Phosani's Nightmare, the pet has a flat 1/1400 drop rate.

The little nightmare is able to metamorphose into a little parasite. For Little nightmare to be able to do so, players must use the Parasitic Egg on her, a drop acquired from Phosani's Nightmare.

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 player's 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.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
The Nightmare814 Multicombat.png11/8001/4,000
Phosani's Nightmare Multicombat.png11/1,400

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
7 July 2021
  • A typo in the NPC name for the Little Parasite was corrected; previously it was named "Little Parasaite".
  • The Little Parasite now uses its proper chathead model when spoken to, rather than using the Little Nightmare's chathead.
11 November 2020
(update | poll)

The pet drop rate has been changed to scale with group size. Previously, it was always 1/4,000 (or 1/3,800 for the MVP).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The player asks if the male equivalent of a nightmare (as mare is the common name of a female horse) would be a nighthorse, although the common name for a male horse is a stallion.
  • Little nightmare had a festive override wearing a red partyhat during the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Christmas events.
    • The Little Parasite had a festive override for the 2022 Christmas event.