This is an overview article, listing content appearing across multiple games.
Mole rats are giant rodents.
Mole rats have sharp claws and even sharper tusks that they use to tear great chunks of flesh from their prey.
Enclave field report in Fallout 3 classifies naked mole rats as follows:
Rodentia Family: Bathyergidae
Hairy mole rat
A mutated mole only found in
New California. They can often be found in packs together with pig rats and giant rats.
Hairy albino mole rat
A rare variety of intelligent hairy albino mole rat only found in
New California. Their origins are unknown but like albino deathclaw, it appears to be caused due to a different mutation with the FEV.
They're a bit bigger than a normal hairy mole rat, have light brown hair and red eyes. They can talk and have relatively higher intelligence than the average. The only two known specimens are
Keeng Ra'at and Brain.
In between the small giant rat and the mole rat.
A mutated naked mole rat found in East Coast and the
Mojave Wasteland. They have very little hair on their body and are usually found in packs of three or four, rarely appearing alone or in pairs.
Mole rat pup
These are young naked mole rats and are smaller and weaker in combat. They usually stay close to their mother.
Giant naked mole rat
Mean, standing over three feet at the shoulder and weighing in at around at 200 pounds, these critters are fierce and dangerous.
Mole rat brood mother
A bulkier female mole rat that can be encountered alongside her brood. The mole rat brood mother is tougher than her children, but her attacks still only do minor damage to a well-armored player character.
Vault 81 lab mole rat
Found within the
Vault 81 testing area, those lab mole rats will transmit the mole rat disease when hitting the player character. There are several variations of Vault 81 mole rats, ranging from the standard variant to glowing variants.
Named mole rats
Moira Brown believes that it is impossible to domesticate mole rats, however the existence of the Molerat Mambo in , Fallout 2 Mole rat race track in and Fallout 3 Snuffles located at Sloan in disproves this theory. Fallout: New Vegas It is shown in the
Fallout 3 quest Wasteland Survival Guide that naked mole rats are highly allergic to certain chemicals that are used in a repellent, so much so it makes their heads explode when hit with this repellent stick. Mole rat skins have also been used as decoration. These can be found in several homes and shelters in both the Capital wastelands. Blood will splatter when these rugs are shot.
Occasionally one may encounter a mole rat with mines attached to it, for example just to the east of USAF Satellite Station Olivia. These mole rats, which emit ticking time-bomb noises, will explode for substantial damage if they reach point-blank range.
Mole rats appear in
, Fallout Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, , Fallout Shelter . They were going to appear in the canceled Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 .
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2
Behind the scenes
Naked mole rats are a real species of rodent native to East Africa.
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