The rock golem is a skilling pet that can be obtained while training Mining. The chances of getting it are dependent on the player’s Mining level, and the time it takes to gather a resource.
When a player receives the pet, it will automatically try to appear as their follower. At the same time, a red message in the chatbox will state You have a funny feeling like you’re being followed.
When mining, the pet is prioritised over the resource gathered. For example, if there is one last inventory space while mining, and the player already has a pet following them, the pet will appear in the inventory instead, while the ore mined will drop to the ground. When this occurs, the message in the chatbox will instead state You feel something weird sneaking into your backpack.
On death, if a player loses their pet (as a follower or in your inventory) it will wander around for 30 seconds before disappearing completely.
Players can pay a one-time fee of 500,000 coins to Probita in East Ardougne to have this pet insured. Should the pet be lost while insured, it can be reclaimed for 1,000,000 coins.
Players can change the rock golem’s colour by using the desired ore (excluding blasted and lunar ore) while it is following the player. To revert the golem to its original form, players must use a plain rock on it.
Shown below are the base chances of receiving a rock golem1. When blast mining, the pet chance is rolled when you excavate the hard rock.
A player’s actual chances of receiving it is 1 in B – (Lvl * 25), where B is the base chance and Lvl is the player’s Mining level.
The fastest method on average to receive the rock golem is through gemstones when mining underground in the Shilo Village mine, and it can be further sped up with tick manipulation. However, Volcanic Mine is also recommended, as it is only slightly slower for receiving the pet, while giving much better experience rates.