For other hermits, see Hermit (disambiguation).
Hermit crab
Hermit crab pet
Hermit crab
Release date 21 September 2015 (Update)
Members Yes
Race Crab
Source Prifddinas Waterfall Fishing
Interface No
93 Fishing, 90 Ranged, 90 Agility, 90 Strength, 75 Summoning
Plague's End
Food Raw fish
Colour variations No
  • An energetic hermit crab.
  • A hermit crab in need of a home.
  • A hermit crab wearing a fancy sea shell.
  • A hermit crab wearing a nautilus shell.
  • A hermit crab wearing a block of coral.
  • A hermit crab wearing a treasure chest.
  • A hermit crab wearing an old boot.
Hermit crab chathead

The hermit crab is a pet that may rarely be caught while either fishing crystal urchins during Prifddinas Waterfall Fishing, or fishing Wobbegong on the Uncharted Isles. It goes straight to the inventory when caught, and catching it is signified by the chat message: "You find a hermit crab!" Like most pets, it may be stored in the Menagerie. While they will not run away when starved, they can optionally be fed with any type of raw fish.


Unlike most pets, the hermit crab may be customised to a degree by giving it various different items to use as a shell. Different shells may be bought using crystal urchin points at Mhistyll's Prifddinas Waterfall Fishing Shop, including:

Hermit crab concept art 2

Concept art for the hermit crab pet.



  • There was a bug where if the hermit crab was obtained, the player would be unable to obtain the dark mind, body and soul parts to create the Penny pet. This was fixed on 21 March 2016.

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