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Release date 15 March 2006 (Update)
Race Demon
Members only Yes
Quest NPC Recipe for Disaster
Location Evil Dave's Basement of Doom
Sells items No
Gender Unknown edit
Examine Vermin from the underworld.
Evil Dave location

Hell-Rats are found in Evil Dave's basement in Edgeville and can only be accessed after starting the Evil Dave subquest in Recipe for Disaster. Hell-rats are caught by having your cat chase and catch them, just like normal rats. Catching hell-rats will earn credit toward the Cat training medal. However, Hell-Rats cannot go on a Rat pole. After a cat or kitten manages to kill a hell-rat, it will become a hellcat or hell-kitten. The cat may be changed back to normal by feeding it milk or by talking to Dave's mother. It has also been claimed that a kitten or cat grows faster while catching hell-rats, however this has been recently tested and is now confirmed to be untrue.

When successfully caught, the rats always drop ashes and a random spice. The spice will have 1 to 4 doses and may be red, yellow, orange, or brown. These spices may be mixed with stews to create Spicy stews.

Evil Dave Cellar

Evil Dave's dungeon.

During the quest, Evil Dave claims that he is trying to raise a demon army and had tried to start off small with imps. However, Evil Dave ended up with hell-rats, which were supposed to be the lowest form of demons.

Note: A full grown cat has a much higher chance of success at killing hell-rats versus a kitten.


  • Hell-rats used to have a red glow under them around the time this quest was first released, now they only glow with bloom lighting enabled.
  • Unlike other demon creatures, these did not get an ash update. When any other demon is killed you get ashes that you can spread for prayer experience while these only drop normal ashes.
  • Hell-rats used to be put on a Rat pole after being caught and would appear as regular rats. However, after an update this was changed, now a message in the text box claims that the Hell-rats are too hot.

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