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Skill Pets

Skill Pets

Brand new rewards for your skilling efforts arrive in RuneScape this week in the form of nineteen new pets that can be earned by training a wide variety of skills.

Read on for more info on how to collect them, plus a link to the latest game patches and information on our upcoming live streams.


Requirements

Free-to-play players can unlock all pets except those that require training members’ only skills. RuneScape members, of course, can unlock all of them.

Unlock each pet as a random drop when training its specific skill in the ways listed below. The higher your level in a skill the higher your chances of getting its pet.

Thieving Raccoon

Your brand-new buddies can be used as familiar overrides, complete with their own unique animations for spawning, de-spawning, attacking, defending and special attacks.

Once you have unlocked five of these skilling pets you will also unlock the fabulous new title – “Jack of Trades”. Unlocking all these skilling pets will then get you the golden title – “Jack of All Trades”

Woody the Firemaking Pet

Pets and How to Unlock Them

Below is a basic list of the training methods that unlock the skill pets. For further details and considerations, you could check out Mod Shauny’s reply to this post's forum thread.

Agility – "Dojo Mojo"
  • Completing any of the following agility courses:
  • Burthorpe course
  • Gnome stronghold
  • Advanced gnome stronghold
  • Agility pyramid
  • Penguin course
  • Barbarian outpost
  • Advanced barbarian outpost
  • Ape Atoll course
  • Wilderness course
  • Werewolf course
  • Bandos throne room
  • Hefin course
  • Dorgesh-kaan
  • Serenity Posts
  • Note - silverhawk boots are excluded
Construction – "Baby Yaga’s House"
  • Building furniture at a furniture hotspot
  • Assembling flatpacks
Cooking – "Ramsay"
  • Cooking food
  • Brewing
Crafting – "Gemi"
  • Crafting battlestaves
  • Glassblowing
  • Crafting jewellery
  • Crafting leather
  • Using a potter’s wheel
  • Using a spinning wheel
Divination – "Willow"
  • Gathering wisps
  • Converting memories
  • Note - any products made through Divination will not count, also gathering from Divine Locations will not work
Dungeoneering - "Gordie"
  • Complete dungeons
    • The dungeoneering pet chance is adjusted to take party size into account. Doing a floor quickly on your own has about the same chance of yielding a pet as completing a five-person floor quickly.
    • Resource Dungeons will not count
    • Other skills trained while in Dungeoneering will not give a chance to gain a Skilling Pet
Farming - "Brains"
  • Checking patches
  • Planting seeds on patches
Firemaking - "Bernie"
  • Herb burner
  • Bone burning
  • Burning log lines
  • Bonfires
  • Inferno Adze will work.
Fishing – "Bubbles"
  • Fishing!
  • Barbarian Fishing
  • Waterfall Fishing
Fletching – "Flo"
  • Fletching Bows
  • Stringing Bows
  • Feathering/tipping ammo
  • Fletching headless arrows
Herblore - "Herbert"
  • Mixing a potion
  • Cleaning herbs
  • Herb burning
Hunter – "Ace"
  • Tracking
  • Bird snaring
  • Butterfly netting
  • Impling netting (but not impulses)
  • Deadfall trapping
  • Box trapping
  • Rabbit snaring
  • Net trapping
  • Pitfall trapping
  • Falconry
  • Magic boxes
  • Charm sprites
  • Catching div chronicles
Invention – "Malcolm"
  • Disassembling
  • Siphoning
  • Discovering blueprints
Mining – "Rocky"
  • Mining rocks
  • Lava flow mine
Runecrafting – "Rue"
  • Using altars (both normal and ZMI)
  • Going to Runespan and siphoning creatures, nodes and/or the Runesphere
Slayer - "Crabbe"
  • Killing an enemy that counts towards your current Slayer task
  • Reaper assignments
Smithing – "Smithy"
  • Smelting bars
  • Smithing weapons/armour
  • Making the following items in the Artisan Workshop: burial armour, cannon repair, ceremonial swords, tracks
Thieving – "Ralph"
  • Regular pickpocket
  • Elf pickpocket
  • Stalls
  • Chests
  • Pyramid Plunder
  • Note - doors are excluded from this
Woodcutting – "Woody"
  • Tree cutting
  • Ivy
  • Log splitting
  • Note - machete cutting is excluded from this

Please note that when you unlock a pet, the game will try to add it to you inventory, then your bank. If both are full, it will be delivered as soon as you clear space in either of those places.

Runecrafting Dragon Thief Raccoon Invention Pet

We hope you enjoy unlocking these fantastic new rewards, just remember – a skill pet is for life not just for Christmas (yeah, it’s summer, we know!)

The RuneScape Team


Patch Notes

For the patch notes detailing this week’s fixes and improvements, rock on over to the forum thread.


This Week’s Live Streams

Tuesday, August 23rd | 16:00 Game Time |Catherby & White Wolf Mountain Rework – Q&A

Join us on Twitch to check out more of the Catherby & White Wolf Mountain rework, coming next week!

Friday, August 26th | 20:00 Game Time | Update preview with Mod Shauny

Join Mod Shauny on Twitch for a look at what you can expect from Monday's update.

Sunday, August 28th | 19:00 Game Time | PvM with Mod Lee!

Mod Lee will be hosting some Community PvM goodness live at on Twitch.


In Other News

Mod Shauny – Happy Hours – The Beach

Hang out with Mod Shauny for Happy Hour on the Beach next week at the following times on Worlds 82 and 83:

  • Monday 22nd August to Friday 26th August at 15:00 and again at 22:00 (Game Time) at Lumbridge Beach
  • Saturday 27th August to Sunday 28th August at 20:000 (Game Time) – Happy Hour – Lumbridge Beach