Pet rock

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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.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat OptionsCombat StyleAttack typesStyleExperience
CombatStyles Unarmed.pngPunchCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints
KickCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints
BlockCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints

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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Standard dialogue

  • Player: Who's a good rock then? Yes you are... You're such a good rock... ooga booga googa.
  • Your rock seems a little happier.
  • (End of dialogue)

  • Your pet rock ignores you. You are an exile of the Fremennik Province.
  • Player: Not you too!
  • Your pet rock continues to ignore you.
  • Player: Aw...
Overhead dialogue

This dialogue is only triggered when the rock is battling another pet in the arena in the Menagerie.

  • Pet rock: ?
  • Pet rock: !
  • Pet rock: :-#
  • Pet rock: :-(

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 2018 and 2019 Christmas Holiday events the pet rock took on a unique look with a Rainbow partyhat.
  • 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."
    Some falling rocks wearing party hats.
  • 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.