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This article is about the monster. For the cave goblin race itself, see Dorgeshuun.
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Cave goblins are goblins of the ancient Dorgeshuun tribe who can be found underground in the city of Dorgesh-Kaan, located below the far eastern area of the Lumbridge Swamp Caves. They are friendly creatures, and are willing to give many adventurers a tinderbox (if the player does not have one) when spoken to. When one of them is attacked, nearby cave goblins will scream certain phrases such as "Nooo!" or "Eeek!" while backing away. Cave goblins have similar drops to their surface goblin counterparts, but also include items that can be found in Dorgesh-Kaan, such as cave goblin food, cave goblin wire, and others.

They also feature in Nomad's Elegy, where the player and Zanik protect them by fending off the Bandosians.

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always299

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
86–88%6–7%2–3%2–3%0.9–1.5%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 3,756 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune6Common54
Body runeBody rune7Uncommon315
Earth runeEarth rune4Uncommon40
Mind runeMind rune13–19Uncommon299–437
Air talismanAir talisman1Uncommon687
Bronze bolts 5Bronze bolts8Common264
CabbageCabbage1Common578
Bone spearBone spear1Rare1,466
Bone clubBone club1Rare816
ChargebowChargebow1Common105
Staff of airStaff of air1Uncommon1,944
Brass necklaceBrass necklace1Uncommon467
Bronze spearBronze spear1Common2,570
Bronze sq shieldBronze sq shield1Uncommon358
Coins 25Coins5–49Common5–49
GrapesGrapes3Uncommon5,793
Goblin mailGoblin mail1Common716
Iron chainbodyIron chainbody1Common1,303
Oil lantern (empty)Oil lantern (empty)1Uncommon11
TinderboxTinderbox1Uncommon212
Chef's hatChef's hat1Uncommon964
Bread doughBread dough1Common469
BeerBeer1Rare711

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Cave goblin skullCave goblin skull1Common[1]Not sold
Goblin bookGoblin book1CommonNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (easy)Sealed clue scroll (easy)1Very rareNot sold
Goblin Champion's scrollGoblin Champion's scroll1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only in Rag and Bone Man wish list

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare10,059

Pickpocketing

The Dorgesh-Kaan cave goblins cannot be attacked, but can be pickpocketed at level 36 Thieving, yielding 40 Thieving experience and one of the items listed below.

At level 46 Thieving, along with level 36 Agility, it is possible to steal double loot from cave goblins. Triple loot is possible at level 56 Thieving with 46 Agility, and quadruple loot is possible at level 66 Thieving with 56 Agility. They are a good source of iron ore and cave goblin wire.

If the player fails to pickpocket, the cave goblin will get the attention of a cave goblin guard who will go after the player.

A successful pickpocket attempt will yield one of the following loot:

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 25Coins11–49Common[1]11–49
Bat shishBat shish1UncommonNot sold
Coated frogs' legsCoated frogs' legs1UncommonNot sold
FingersFingers1UncommonNot sold
FrogburgerFrogburger1UncommonNot sold
Frogspawn gumboFrogspawn gumbo1UncommonNot sold
Green gloop soupGreen gloop soup1UncommonNot sold
TinderboxTinderbox1Uncommon212
Unlit torchUnlit torch1Varies[2]51
Oil lantern (oil)Oil lantern (oil)1Varies[2]2,467
Bullseye lantern (oil)Bullseye lantern (oil)1Varies[2]1,785
Cave goblin wireCave goblin wire1Common3,182
Iron oreIron ore2–8Common396–1,584
Swamp tarSwamp tar1Uncommon135
  1. ^ Coin amount varies based on thieving level. At 99 thieving, the coin range is 20-49. At lower thieving the coin range is 11-49
  2. ^ a b c Unlit torch, oil lantern (oil), and bullseye lantern (oil) pickpockets vary based on the player's Thieving level. As the player levels Thieving, the torch will become rarer, while the other two become more common, with the highest levels receiving bullseye lanterns commonly. Unlit torches and oil lantern (oil)s become increasingly rare the closer the player gets to 99. In general, getting one of these three items is common.

Dialogue

Trivia

  • The cave goblins will converse with one another in Dorgesh-Kaan by walking up to each other and moving their hands and heads. It is possible that objects in the environment, like chairs or lampposts, can come in between them before they begin to talk, resulting in them getting stuck in one spot for very long periods of time. This makes them easy to train Thieving on, since they will not move about the city anymore.