Quick guide for Rat Catchers

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This quest has an in-depth guide here.
It contains a more detailed description of dialogue, cutscenes, and storyline.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Starting out[edit | edit source]

  • Talk to Gertrude in west edge of Varrock. (Chat 3)
    • If you have a Hellcat (Chat 4)
  • Take out your cat or kitten.
  • Talk to Phingspet and Grimesquit in the Varrock Sewers right next to the entrance.
  • Catch 8 rats with your cat/kitten by right click, "interact-with" (Chat 2)
    • The "Hide familiar options" setting must be off in Gameplay settings
  • Talk to them again to obtain a Rat pole.

Just the ticket[edit | edit source]

  • Talk to Jimmy Dazzler in the house directly west of the Flying Horse Inn in East Ardougne.
  • Read the directions scroll he gives you. (Chat 1)

Breaking in[edit | edit source]

  • Avoid guards whilst traversing throughout.
  • Hide at the hedges directly west of the mansion when the southwest guard walks toward the bridge.
  • Run to the north-west corner when the guard is behind the hedges.
  • Run to the hedges directly north of the mansion.
  • Climb up the nearby trellis.
  • Once inside continue to avoid guards.
  • Wield your rat pole.
  • Catch 1 rat with your cat in the north-west room.
  • Catch 2 rats with your cat in the south-east room.
  • Go down the ladder in this room.
  • Catch 2 rats with your cat in this room, then 1 in the room to the north.
    • There is a chance that a rat will spawn west of the ladder room instead of to the north.
  • Leave the area by returning upstairs, and down the trellis.
  • Talk to Jimmy Dazzler.

Hooknosed Jack[edit | edit source]

The locations of the Rat Holes
  • Talk to Hooknosed Jack in south-east Varrock, inside the fenced area past the guard. Talk to him again, if you're making the Rat poison and don't have the ingredients in your inventory on the first talk.
  • Enter the warehouse directly south of the pub and climb the ladder.
  • Use rat poison on all 4 pieces of cheese.
  • Use poisoned cheese on all of the rat holes.
  • Return to Jack. (Chat 2)
  • Talk to the Apothecary in western Varrock for cat antipoison. (Chat 25)
  • Return to Jack.
  • Go back to the warehouse and up the ladder. Make sure you bring 10 fish with you.
  • Pick up your cat and use it on the hole in wall. (not the rat holes)
  • Keep using fish on the "hole in wall" (not on the cat) to restore the cat's health. You lose your cat if it dies here. If you lose your cat by going down the ladder, you can call your follower.
  • Retrieve your cat by calling your follower.
  • Return to Jack to tell him the king rat is dead.

Smokin' Joe[edit | edit source]

  • Talk to Smokin' Joe in east Keldagrim, just east of the pickaxe shop. (Chat 1)
  • Use some weeds on an empty pot and light it.
  • Use the smoldering pot on the rat hole near the crates.
  • Try again with your cat out and your catspeak amulet on, your cat will offer to help.
  • Talk to Joe again.

The Face and the Felkrash[edit | edit source]

Music scroll notes to play
  • Optional: Talk to a woman named The Face, north of Port Sarim lodestone.
  • Talk to Felkrash, who is nearby.
  • Talk to The Face again.
  • Head south of the bar in Pollnivneach.
  • Use a coin with Badir the Snake Charmer's money pot. (Chat 23221) (unless wearing a Ring of charos).
    • He will give you a music scroll.
  • If you don't have a snake charm, claim another one at this point.
  • Go back to Felkrash in Port Sarim.
  • Play the snake charm. Only 1 note can be set per page.
    • Go through the pages and click the correct notes. The red dots in the music scroll correspond to the black dots on the flutes.
    • On page 5, click the <) icon in the top left before you play the note. You can go back and make corrections to the pages if needed.
    • Click play once all the notes are correctly selected.
    • There will be short cutscene upon completing correctly.
  • Talk to Felkrash.
  • Quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Music unlocked

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Rat Catchers is not currently required for any quests or miniquests.