Penguin (Penguin Hide and Seek)

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Penguins are undercover KGP agents which don disguises, allowing them to blend in with the local scenery.

Chuck and Larry ask the player to locate disguised penguins within the Penguin Hide and Seek Distraction and Diversion, awarding Penguin Points when a player spies on a disguised penguin once each week. Penguin Points can be exchanged with either Chuck or Larry for experience in a skill of the player's choice, or exchanged for coins.

Disguises[edit | edit source]

Shadow Realm penguin[edit | edit source]

The Shadow Realm penguin teleports to one of 34 possible locations every few minutes. It can be spied after completing Some Like It Cold, and while wearing a ring of visibility, awarding 3 Penguin Points for doing so. While the Shadow Realm penguin can be seen before completing the quest, players are unable to obtain points from spying it.

Players that have spoken to Sliske in the Empyrean Citadel after completing The General's Shadow, Ritual of the Mahjarrat and Fate of the Gods no longer need the ring to spy on the Shadow Realm penguin.

The sixth 2-point penguin[edit | edit source]

A sixth 2-point penguin can be spied after the completion of Back to the Freezer, awarding 2 Penguin Points for doing so. Chuck does not provide hints to aid players in locating the sixth 2-point penguin location.

Festive Penguins[edit | edit source]

During the 2008 Hallowe'en event and every Hallowe'en event since, all one and two-point penguins are in the disguise of a pumpkin. The disguise takes place on the first spawn after the event is released, and is reverted on the first spawn after the event is removed.

Similarly, snowman penguins were released during the 2009 Christmas event and are released every Christmas event since.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 23 November 2020 (Update):
    • Hide and Seek penguins have been updated with their Christmas models, which will appear in-game from December 2nd.
  • update 7 August 2012 (Update):
    • Shadow Realm Penguin added to game.
  • update 21 December 2009 (Update):
    • Snowman costumes for Penguins added to game.
  • update 28 October 2008 (Update):
    • Pumpkin costumes for Penguins added to game.
  • update 2 September 2008 (Update):
    • Penguins added to game with Penguin Hide and Seek.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A gravestone can be found in the New Varrock graveyard named "Roaming penguin's gravestone". It reads: "Buried in its pumpkin suit. Thousands of people came to the funeral, mostly for the penguin points."