The fish-like thing is a strange, already-cooked fish that can only be fished from the coast of Evil Bob's island of ScapeRune. It is obtained from the fishing spot which the servant points out will make Evil Bob fall asleep. In the random event, the player must catch and then uncook the fish-like thing in one of the uncooking pots and give it to Evil Bob in order to escape.
If the player tries to eat it, they are prompted with the message: "It looks vile and smells even worse. You're not eating that!"
After using it with the uncooking pot, it becomes a raw fish-like thing which can be fed to Evil Bob. It cannot be uncooked in a regular log fire. It also cannot be recooked after being uncooked.
- If the player tries to bank the fish-like thing in the deposit box, it will simply disappear. It will not appear in the bank after the event.
- For a few days after Jagex changed the way right-clicking works on teleport objects on 7 October 2009, players could teleport from ScapeRune to RuneScape using the Pharaoh's sceptre. If they had the fish-like thing in their inventory during the random event, they kept it when they teleported. On RuneScape, the raw fish-like thing had no use other than for show. It could not be cooked, but it could be banked. The fish-like thing has since been removed from players' banks.