PoxPox (ratcatching)
Release date 28 November 2005 (Update)
Race Cat
Members Yes
Quest NPC Rat Catchers
Location(s) Southeast Varrock, near the Rat Pits entrance.
Sells items No
Gender Male
  • Not the healthiest cat you've ever seen.
  • Busy hunting rats.
Hooknosed Jack location
Pox chathead

Pox is a cat belonging to Hooknosed Jack, a strange man located outside the Dancing Donkey Inn in south-eastern Varrock. During the Ratcatchers quest, the players must poison a wedge of cheese in order to kill some rats. However, Pox ended up eating one of the rats, which in turn, made him sick. The dilemma is then solved by obtaining some Cat antipoison and using it on Pox.

Pox hunting rats

Pox hunting rats.

He is found by the manhole close to Hooknosed Jack in Varrock, and inside the warehouse full of rats during the quest.


  • His name is a reference to the disease, Pox, which is often caused by viruses found in animals.
  • He looks slightly different when hunting rats inside the warehouse to how he looks when with Jack.