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Gnomeballs are sports equipment received from the Gnome Ball and Gnome Restaurant minigames. With the item in their inventory, the player can click Use it, and click another player. If the player has both of their hands empty, they will catch the ball, and it will end up in their main hand slot. It is not advised that it is thrown to a random unknown player, as they could very easily walk away with it.

This item can help in reporting users suspected of macroing. By throwing a gnomeball at a player suspected of being a macro, there is a chance to disrupt its programming and halt them, thus strongly indicating whether or not they are macroing. However, this may not work against some programs (e.g. some Hunter bots); they may simply continue to hunt with the gnomeball wielded.

A gnomeball can be received as a rare reward when completing a delivery in Gnome Restaurant. One can also be obtained at a time when scoring 5 points in Gnome Ball.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

A player throwing a gnomeball to another player
For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 19 July 2021 (Update):
    • The Gnome ball referee has had a stern talking to about stealing players' personal Gnomeballs and will now correctly return them after they leave the pitch.
  • patch 5 August 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed a typo in the Gnomeball's kick counter
  • ninja 20 June 2016 (Update):
    • The Fremennik are sick of stray gnomeballs hitting their tents. As such, gnomeballs are now banned from the Daemonheim staging area.
  • patch 8 October 2013 (Update):
    • Players can no longer pass a gnomeball to players who are converting memories at a Divination crater.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Using a gnomeball on a siege engine will cause the next shot from the engine to be a gnomeball. This will not use up the player's gnomeball.
  • This item was once used in a scam in which the scammer would find a player with an item with a very high market value, but a very low High Level Alchemy value. Such items include partyhats, Santa hats, and Hallowe'en masks. The scammer would ask the victim to come to the Wilderness or dangerous Clan Wars with their valuable item, and to activate Protect Item to make them feel safe. The scammer and victim would then fight, and once the victim was low on health, the scammer would throw a gnomeball at the victim, who would catch it and automatically wield it. This was possible even when Accept Aid was turned off. Because the gnomeball's alchemy value would be higher than the victim's expensive item, the victim would keep the gnomeball on death and lose the valuable item. An update on 19 April 2011 changed the system by which items are kept on death, making this scam obsolete.
  • If you try to teleport a gnomeball with an Imp-in-a-box, a message box will appear with the imp in the box saying: "I'm not touching a gnomeball; that's a vicious game! I might die!"
  • Tossing a gnomeball to suspected botters worked well to stop people from botting Dungeoneering, since you can't bring anything into Daemonheim. However, it was also used to annoy legitimate players and was thus banned from the Daemonheim staging area on 20 June 2016.
  • According to the Gnome Coach, gnomeballs are made of Swamp toad skin stretched over sand.
  • As of 18 October 2022, 907k gnomeballs were owned by active players.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Sponge's Twitter account. 18 October 2022. (Archived from the original on 25 October 2022.)