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.
The Dorgesh-Kaan cave goblins cannot be attacked, but can be pickpocketed at level 36 Thieving, yielding 40 Thieving experience, as well as other items. A full list of items that can be obtained from pickpocketing cave goblins can be found below.
They also feature in Nomad's Elegy where the player and Zanik has to protect them by fending off the bandosians.
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.