Pet rock

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Pet rock
Pet rock.png
Released2 November 2004 (Update)
Quest itemThe Fremennik Trials
OptionsInteract, Wield
ExamineThe lowest maintenance pet you will ever have.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight1.36 kg
Advanced data
Item ID3695

Pet rock
Pet rock (NPC).png
Released3 March 2016 (Update)
ExamineIt's nice to be useful for a change.
Advanced data
NPC ID5983,6657

Pet rock detail.png

A pet rock can be obtained from Askeladden during and after The Fremennik Trials quest. After the quest multiple pet rocks can be obtained by talking to him again.

Rocks can usually find their own food, and don't often need attention, so rocks are a good choice for a pet. The pet rock is held in both hands, although it cannot be used as a weapon; unarmed attacks are instead used while the pet rock is equipped. The pet rock does not confer any stat bonuses or penalties.

Pet rocks will happily live in the cat basket or menagerie of a player-owned house. When dropped inside a house, it will responsibly stay in its spot, patiently waiting for the player to come back.

The pet rock is not lost on death, despite being a pet, and instead goes to the player's gravestone.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesPet rock equipped.pngPet rock equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.png2h slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 4.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: UnarmedCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Unarmed.pngPunchCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
KickCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
BlockCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Uses[edit | edit source]

In The Fremennik Trials quest, it is used to convince Lalli to give you some of his golden wool. A pet rock, cabbage, onion, and potato are the ingredients to make rock soup to please him.

Unlike most pets, the pet rock will not follow the player when it is dropped, possibly due to the rock's shy nature. Because of this, it can be used to substitute a player while attempting to open the two-man doors in the Waterbirth Island Dungeon. To get further into the dungeon, a partner has to destroy the door-support from the other side of the ladder, although a special attack of a rune thrownaxe can do this instead.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Feed

You try and feed the rock.

Your rock doesn't seem hungry.

  • Stroke

You stroke your pet rock.

Your rock seems much happier.

  • Talk-to

"Who's a good rock then? Yes you are... You're such a good rock... ooga booga googa."

Your rock seems a little happier.

  • Fetch

Want to fetch the stick, rock? Of course you do...

(Player puts the rock down and throws a stick which lands anywhere but forward. The rock will not move anywhere, because rocks naturally don't enjoy playing fetch. Player shrugs and picks the rock back up.)

  • Stay

"Be a good rock..."

(Player sets the rock down, and stand up for a few seconds. Then the player picks the rock up, and pets it.)

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
18 June 2007
  • The pet rock could now be wielded.
  • The "Feed", "Stroke" and "Talk-to" options were removed, and replaced by "Interact" and "Wield" options.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Some falling rocks wearing partyhats.
  • The pet rock had a festive override wearing a rainbow partyhat during the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Christmas events. From 2016-2019 both the NPC and item forms had the override, but from 2020 onwards only the NPC model had the override.
  • While a pet rock is dropped on a Waterbirth Island door switch, its examine text becomes "It's nice to be useful for a change."
  • The pet rock's usage in the quest is based on a real-life folk story called Stone Soup.
  • The player character has unique idle animations when they are wielding a pet rock.
  • During The Fremennik Exiles quest, your pet rock will refuse to interact with you due to you having been exiled.
  • The rockfalls in the Motherlode Mine share the same model as the Pet Rock when they fall from the ceiling. As a result, the falling rocks wear party hats during Christmas.