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A cabbage
This article is about a type of cabbage found during the 2009 April Fools event. For other uses, see Cabbage (disambiguation).

On 2009 April Fools, Cabbages began exhibiting odd behaviour; such as bouncing up and down, and moving away and shouting catch phrases when a player attempted to pick them up. People would try to pick them up and they would bounce off saying phrases, and if the players caught them, they would have a wieldable cabbage. If you use it with another similar cabbage the following appears: This is not the hidden message you're looking for. You could also make compost out of them. After this event, all cabbages previously wieldable reverted back to their old forms.

Cabbages have always had a history of being involved in some way for April Fools' Day. For example, previously, any censored word would be replaced by the word "Cabbage."

When eaten these cabbages healed 1 hit point .

When players attempted to pick a cabbage, the cabbage would pop up and say a random phrase before hopping around, such as:

  • "I'm free!!"
  • "All hail Brassica Prime!"
  • "Whee!"
  • "Come on, you greens!"
  • "Pick someone your own size!"
  • "Hahaha!"
  • "CABBAGE!"
  • "Muahaha!"
  • "Bounce, bounce, bounce!"
  • "Wigglewoo!"
  • "LOL!"
  • "B'doing!"
  • "Whoopsie!"

The players could run around trying to catch the cabbage once it had been picked. There were three options when right-clicking the bouncy cabbages when not wielding a cabbage:

  • Tap which would cause the cabbage to slightly move the opposing direction in which you kicked it from.
  • Kick which would move it even further in the opposing direction you kicked it form.
  • Catch which put the cabbage in the player's inventory.

The cabbages could also bounce off against any objects such as fences, walls and trees.

When caught, the cabbages could be wielded in the weapons slot. If players had Accept Aid on and wielded the cabbage, they could throw the cabbage to another player who also had Accept Aid on and had both hands free by selecting Chuck player name when clicking the player. If players were wielding a cabbage and had another one in their inventory, the second one would be equipped after they threw the one they're wielding at someone.

The wield stats of the cabbages are:

Bonuses
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A player wielding a cabbage.
A player wielding a cabbage.
Players throwing a Cabbage.
Players throwing a Cabbage.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
0 0 0 0 0
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
-1 -1 -1 0 0 0
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
0 0 0 0
Speed: File:speed5.gif

Kicking, and tapping a cabbage to Oo'glog, in the far south west of the RuneScape map, allows the cabbage to meet Brassica Prime. A level 11 cabbage named after the Latin name for the family to which cabbages belong.

A player managed to tap a cabbage to Oo'Glog and receives a big firework!

Trivia

  • If you tried to pick up a cabbage while your inventory is full, it would say "You don't have room for this cabbage."
  • There were 2 types of cabbage (3 including the Draynor manor cabbage) released on this day. A catchable one, and a kickable one.
  • Kicking the cabbages all the way from Falador to Oo'glog would let you see the Brassica Prime.
  • Wielding a cabbage yields -1 in Stab, Slash, and Crush for defence.
  • When attacking with a cabbage, you will do the regular kick/punch motions.
  • Sometimes when a player is holding a cabbage, the cabbage will merge with their stomach (this is because of a graphical glitch that also happens with Two-handed swords and other weapons).
  • The hidden message may be a play on the Star Wars quote: "These are not the droids you are looking for."
  • If you try to enter Soul Wars with a cabbage, it will say "Cabbages are not trusted in this arena."
  • You can use the Explorer's ring to teleport to the Cabbage field, where you can catch a cabbage fairly quickly by trapping the cabbage against the wall/fence.
  • If you die with your cabbage while it is wielded it will say, "Oh no, you have lost your cabbage!"
  • If you are wielding green d'hide chaps (g) the gold part around the knee would stretch to the cabbage.
  • One of the phrases which the cabbages might say, "Come on you greens", might be a play on Come on You Reds, a song by the 1994 Manchester United football squad along with rock group Status Quo.
  • If you examine a cabbage with the Tap option, it says "Cabbage, but not as we know it." a play on the Star Trek cliché "It's life Jim but not as we know it."
  • "I'm free!!" may be a reference to the sitcom, "Are You Being Served", "Bounce, bounce, bounce!" to "The Goodies" Bounce for Britain episode and "Whoopsie!" to "Some Mothers do 'Ave 'Em" - or not.
  • Cabbages seem to jump in layers (see gallery).
  • Some players hoarded large amounts of these cabbages during the event in hopes that once the event is over, they would become discontinued items and sell for a large profit in the future. However, the cabbages turned back to normal when the event ended and it as been made clear that there will never be any more discontinued items due to the impact they've had on the economy.
  • Cabbages seem to be RuneScape's creator, Andrew Gower's favourite vegetable, as they appear in a number of Easter eggs and cameos, such as the Explorer's Ring teleport, the April Fool's Day 2009 event, the name of Andrew's clan, and Easter eggs hidden in the new Notes update.

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This article uses material from the "Cabbage (April Fools)" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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