Pet dark core

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Dark coreCorporeal Critter
Dark core
Dark core.png
Released16 October 2014 (Update)
RaceDark energy core
LocationCorporeal Beast
OptionsTalk-to, Pick-up, Metamorphosis
ExamineIsn't so annoying when in pet form.
Advanced data
NPC ID318,388

Dark coreCorporeal Critter
Pet dark core
Pet dark core.png
Released16 October 2014 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineIsn't so annoying when in pet form.
Value1 coin
AlchemyNot alchemisable
Weight0.015 kg
Advanced data
Item ID12816

Pet dark core detail.png
Dark core chathead.png
Pet corporeal critter detail.png
Corporeal Critter chathead.png

The pet dark core is a pet dropped by the Corporeal Beast. It is the dark energy core that is summoned during the fight with the Corporeal Beast. Players can right click "Metamorphosis" to change between the dark core and the Corporeal Critter, which is a smaller version of the Corporeal Beast.

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.
Corporeal Beast785 Multicombat.png11/5,000

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 February 2018
(update | poll)

The option to metamorphosis into the pet corporeal critter was added. Its name was also changed from "Dark Core" to "Dark core".

9 April 2015

Dialogue and a "Talk-to" option were added.

18 December 2014

The Dark core and Kraken pets no longer block walk.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The quote "Core-al" is a reference to the internet meme "Carl!" taken from The Walking Dead.
  • Despite the dialogue implying that the player wishes to feed the critter an apple, using a cooking apple on the Corporeal Critter results in nothing.
  • The pet dark core had a festive override wearing a yellow partyhat during the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Christmas events. From 2016-2019 the NPC, chathead, and item forms had the override, but from 2020 onwards only the NPC model had the override.