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Players participating in the Rat Pits minigame in Port Sarim.

The Rat Pits is a members-only minigame that involves cats. Playing this minigame requires the completion of the Rat Catchers quest. Please note that this is a "Dangerous" mini-game, as cats (but not players) can die here.


Rat pits

There are four rat pits in RuneScape. These pits are located in:

As lazy cats are not allowed, one will have to train it to become wily again before it is allowed.

The Port Sarim rat pits are currently very underpopulated.


Ardougne rat pits for kittens

Location Map Notes
File:RatPits Ardougne entrance.png File:RatPits Ardougne map.png At entrance:
Bones (kitten)
Jimmy Dazzler (human)


Claude (kitten in rat pit)
Topsy (kitten in rat pit)
Gamblers (human)


Northern corridor goes to the Ardougne Sewers

Varrock rat pits for cats

Location Map Notes
File:RatPits Varrock entrance.png File:RatPits Varrock map.png At entrance:
Pox (cat)
Hooknosed Jack (human)


Mittens (cat in rat pit)
Treacle (cat in rat pit)
Fluffs (just visiting to watch the fights)
Gamblers (human)
Barman (human)

Port Sarim rat pits for wily cats

Location Map Notes
File:RatPits PortSarim entrance.png File:RatPits PortSarim map.png At entrance:
Bellemorde (wily cat)
The Face (human)


Pusskins (wily cat in rat pit)
Turbogroom (wily cat in rat pit)
Felkrash (human)
Gamblers (human)
Barman (human)

Keldagrim rat pits for overgrown cats

Location Map Notes
File:RatPits Keldagrim entrance.png File:RatPits Keldagrim map.png At entrance:
The Beast (overgrown cat)


Captain Tom (overgrown cat in rat pit)
Loki (overgrown cat in rat pit)
Anleif, Fior, Oxi the rat keeper, Sagira, Vaeringk (dwarf gamblers)
Rauborn (dwarf bartender)


What to Bring

  • Cat (depending on the location of the rat pit; i.e kittens for Ardougne Rat Pit)
  • Rat pole (recommended)
  • Catspeak Amulet (optional; for strategy) - Without the amulet, one's cat will keep the same stats and fight to its death.


A bet must be placed by both players.

Both players' bets must be the same before the game will begin.


If the player has a catspeak amulet, he or she can discuss a strategy with their cat:

Strategy Increases Decreases Deathmatch? When does the cat run?
Just be careful in there cat. Defence and Hitpoints significantly. Attack and Strength significantly No Runs (loses) when its Hitpoints drops.
Stay in for as long as you can. Defence and Hitpoints a bit. Attack and Strength a bit. No Runs (loses) when its Hitpoints becomes extremely low.
No guts, no glory! Attack and Strength a bit. Defence and Hitpoints a bit. Yes -
Go berserk! Attack and Strength significantly Defence and Hitpoints greatly Yes -

Note: If a player is not wearing the Catspeak amulet, the cat's stats will remain unchanged and it can die, in which the player loses both the fight and the cat.

Once the bets have been placed, and the strategies chosen, the cats begin to kill rats. The number of rats that need to be killed before a cat wins depends on the type of cat. If a cat runs away or dies, the owner of the cat will lose the bet. However, the cat will only be lost if it dies. In the case that both cats tire out at the same amount of kills, the match is declared a draw and both cats and bets are returned to their owners.


The game only rewards coins. As there is no other rewards given, and items cannot be staked, the minigame is unpopular among RuneScape players.


Music unlocked:

  • Bubble and Squeak - Keldagrim Rat Pits
  • Catch me if you can - Ardougne Rat Pits
  • Rat a Tat Tat - Varrock Rat Pits
  • Sarim's Vermin - Port Sarim Rat Pits

See also


  • Rat traps are found near many of the rat pits. The player may attempt to pick up the traps, but doing so will also set off the trap and deal minor damage to the player. Although most traps are empty, some contain cheese that the player may take (although they will still take damage). The trap will remain on the floor.
  • Each rat pit has a Rat barn which houses the rats for the pit. Barrels of live rats are also found near some pits.
  • The Keldagrim rat pits is different from the other three rat pits locations. It has a stone floor, vs. dirty floors for the others. The pub is in an enclosed room with a named bartenders, vs. open bar pumps and generically named 'barmen'. The dwarf gamblers are individually named, vs. generically named 'gamblers' for the humans. The entrance to the pits only has a cat, vs. a cat and a human.
  • All pubs in the rat pits, plus the pub by the entrance to the Keldagrim pits, sell Beer for 2 coins and Stew for 20 coins.
  • The Ardougne rat pits is the only one without an underground pub. There is a pub nearby on the surface, for those who develop a thirst punting on the fights.

This article uses material from the "Rat Pits" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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