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For an overview of mole rats in the Fallout series of games, see mole rat.
 
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Mole rats are creatures found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

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On the "Pentagon Library terminal" in the Citadel, it can be discovered that the mole rats in the Capital Wasteland (and possibly the other mutated rats in the West Coast and the Core Region) are the result of an American government program (codenamed 'CLOACINA') to develop an invasive lifeform that could be planted in China, where its aggression and fast breeding would help undermine the Chinese war effort. It is noted that a genetic 'kill switch' was included to help the US Army clean up the rats after the theoretical fall of China. Additionally, it is revealed that the researchers attempted to use the Forced Evolutionary Virus to further augment their creations, but dismissed this course of action as FEV had a tendency to render subjects sterile (defeating the whole purpose of the rats being invasive).

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

According to Enclave's research, this variety of the mole rats most closely resembles a Heterocephalus glaber, also known as the sand puppy or desert mole rats. Their increased size is likely due to exposure to heavy radiation. While larger than their ancestors, they don't appear to be any smarter. Their incisors show increased enamel and dentin growth, making them razor sharp. In addition, they display an incredible pain tolerance. They are relatively caring parents, willing to sacrifice their own life for the well-being of their pups. Mole rat families travel in groups of usually three to seven, consisting of two to three adults and one to four pups. These families are moderately docile, keeping to themselves unless approached by an enemy. Even though they are almost blind, they can smell and hear quite well.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Mole rats are usually found in small packs, usually away from the main populated areas. Although relatively weak, they can be a threat for lower level characters when encountered in large packs. Mole rats will attack if approached, and usually charge at the player character.

VariantsEdit

Mole ratEdit

Mole rat FO3

A standard mole rat with all the attributes mentioned above.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat
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Icon level
4
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
2
Icon heart
35
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (20 Icon damage)

Mole rat pupEdit

Mole rat FO3

Mole rat pups are mole rats that have yet to mature. Being younger, pups are smaller as well as weaker than adult mole rats. They are usually found around other mole rats, presumably their parents, wandering around the Mojave.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat pup
0014f481
Icon level
2
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
1
Icon heart
18
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cautious: Will avoid/flee from threats unless stronger than them.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (15 Icon damage)

Mole rat corpseEdit

Mole rat FO3

Various mole rats corpses are scattered around the Mojave Wasteland. One of the more prominent locations is Cannibal Johnson's cave. They will usually have nothing in their inventory.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat corpse
000a3d15
Icon level
1
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
3
Icon heart
0
Icon shield gold
0
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Melee (19 Icon damage)

Notable mole ratsEdit

Snuffles

NotesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Mole rats appear in Fallout: New Vegas.

SoundsEdit

  • Mole rat attack
  • Mole rat alarm cry
  • Mole rat paw ground
  • Sniffing mole rat
  • Yawning molerat

GalleryEdit