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 prioritized over the resource being 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, while the ore mined will drop to the ground. When this occurs, the message in the chatbox will instead read ‘You feel something weird sneaking into your backpack’.
On death, if a player loses their pet (as a follower or in 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.