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This is the quick guide for Ratcatchers.
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Start pointQuest map icon Talk to Gertrude west of Varrock.
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyIntermediate Intermediate
Official lengthLong
RequirementsSkill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
Quest Quests:
  • 54 Herblore Herblore (if you want to make your own rat poison)
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
Enemies to defeat
  • None

Starting out

  • Talk to Gertrude. (Chat )
  • Take out your cat or kitten.
  • Talk to Phingspet and Grimesquit in the Varrock Sewers.
  • Catch 8 rats with your cat/kitten.
    • The "Hide familiar options" setting must be off in Gameplay settings
  • Talk to them again.

Just the Ticket

  • Talk to Jimmy Dazzler in a house north of the doors connecting west and east Ardougne.
  • Read the directions scroll he gives you. (Chat 1)

Breaking In

  • 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 in the north-west room.
  • Catch 2 rats in the south-east room.
  • Go down the ladder in this room.
  • Catch 2 rats in this room, then 1 in the room to the north.
  • Return to Jimmy Dazzler.

Hooknosed Jack

Ratcatchers rat hole locations

The locations of the Rat Holes

  • Talk to Hooknosed Jack in south-east Varrock.
  • Enter the south-west house 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 5)
  • Return to Jack.
  • Go back to the warehouse and up the ladder.
  • Pick up your cat and use it on the hole in wall.
  • Use a fish on the hole in wall to restore its 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

  • 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

Ratcatcher pipe music

Music scroll notes to play

  • 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 Ali the Snake Charmer's Money Pot. (Chat 232), walk away slowly (Chat 2), followed by Stop (Chat 1) (unless wearing ring of charos).
  • Go back to Port Sarim to where Felkrash is standing.
  • Play the snake charm:
    • Only 1 note can be set per page.
    • Go through the pages and click the correct notes.
    • Don't forget to click the icon in the top left on page 5.
    • Click PLAY once all 8 pages are set.
    • There will be short cutscene upon completing correctly.
  • Talk to Felkrash.
  • Quest complete!


Ratcatchers reward
Music unlocked
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