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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 Appalachia in 2102.

Background[edit | edit source]

Mole rats are mutated Heterocephalus glaber[1], or naked mole-rats, that are much larger than their pre-War counterparts. They have survived as a species by burrowing underground where the soil protected them from direct nuclear explosions. However, they still were greatly mutated by the subsequent fallout, increasing their size as well as their viciousness. A few people in the wastes have even been known to train them and keep them as pets.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Biology[edit | edit source]

Mole rats grow to the size of a large dog. They have a naked, pink appearance, with large front teeth and small eyes. They are highly territorial and will attack anything entering their territory. They are surprisingly fast and will attack with a jumping lunge. They have resilience to the Scorched Plague,[2] though they are not immune.[3]

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

Mole rats will tunnel underground to avoid their enemy or close in to attack unseen. They will also retreat to a tunnel if the player character moves to an area that is inaccessible to them, such as on top of a car. This makes them highly difficult to keep track of in groups. This ability is shared with radscorpions and the Mothman. If the player character uses a weapon dealing damage over time on a mole rat just as they burrow they can die underground and the corpse will be irretrievable.

Mole rats are common pests in the wasteland, but compared to many other enemies mole rats are generally weak. If allowed to swarm, they may become a problem since they have the ability to easily hide from the player character's sight and attack from behind.

Variants[edit | edit source]

<mobile>=Mole rat=</mobile>

Mole rat fo4.png
The standard variation of the mole rat. This enemy can be easily killed with most weapons. The exception is when a pack of them attack together.
Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat
0001d966
Level
1
Damage Resistance
5
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
15
Energy Resistance
5
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
10
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (5 Damage)

Rabid mole rat[edit | edit source]

Fo4 rabid mole rat.jpg
Bites from rabid mole rats fester, causing damage over time. They are tougher than standard mole rats but remain weak opponents.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Rabid mole rat
001832f6
Level
7
Damage Resistance
5
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
45
Energy Resistance
5
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
16
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (10 Damage)
Mutated mole rat One Wasteland For All
003f473f
Level
28
Damage Resistance
15
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
200
Energy Resistance
15
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
41
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (35 Damage)
Raging mole rat One Wasteland For All
003f4740
Level
35
Damage Resistance
20
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
275
Energy Resistance
20
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
49
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (45 Damage)
Putrid mole rat One Wasteland For All
003f4741
Level
42
Damage Resistance
25
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
350
Energy Resistance
25
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
57
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (55 Damage)
Frenzied mole rat One Wasteland For All
003f4742
Level
50
Damage Resistance
30
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
450
Energy Resistance
30
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
66
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (65 Damage)
Mole rat tunneler One Wasteland For All
003f4743
Level
65
Damage Resistance
41
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
600
Energy Resistance
41
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
84
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (75 Damage)
Poisonous mole rat One Wasteland For All
003f4744
Level
80
Damage Resistance
52
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
725
Energy Resistance
52
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
101
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (85 Damage)
Deadly mole rat One Wasteland For All
003f4745
Level
95
Damage Resistance
62
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
800
Energy Resistance
62
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
119
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (95 Damage)

Glowing mole rat[edit | edit source]

Fo4 glowing mole rat.jpg
These particular mole rats have absorbed massive amounts of radiation and consequently glow. The glowing mole rat produces radiation in a short perimeter around and benefits from radiation sources in the form of health regeneration.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing mole rat
001832f7
Level
21
Damage Resistance
10
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
125
Energy Resistance
10
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
33
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (25 Damage)

Scorched mole rat[edit | edit source]

A mole rat which has been infested with the Scorched Plague, linking it to a primitive hive mind.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched mole rat
003afe01
Level
21
Damage Resistance
10
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
125
Energy Resistance
10
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
33
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (25 Damage)

<mobile>=Mole rat landminer=</mobile> A mole rat wearing a leather vest strapped with armed frag mines. It will charge its target and the mines will detonate due to their proximity triggers, killing the mole rat in the process.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Rabid mole rat
00519671
Level
7
Damage Resistance
5
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
45
Energy Resistance
5
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
16
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Mole rat bomb (1500 Damage)
Mole rat landminer
000fa89f
Level
14
Damage Resistance
5
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
65
Energy Resistance
5
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
25
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Mole rat bomb (1500 Damage)

<mobile>=Mole rat broodmother=</mobile>

Mole rat brood mother.jpg
A larger, more powerful type of mole rat that is often found with mole miner groups. Her attacks still only do minor damage to a well-armored player character. Cut content Prime Mole rat: A cut mole rat variant intended to appear during the seasonal Primal Cuts event quest. It shares its model with the mole rat brood mother.
Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat brood mother
001832f8
Level
14
Damage Resistance
5
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
65
Energy Resistance
5
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
25
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (15 Damage)
Prime mole rat Cut content
00553715
Level
21
Damage Resistance
10
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
125
Energy Resistance
10
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
33
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (25 Damage)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Notable mole rats[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Mole rats appear in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The mole rat model was created by Jonah Lobe.[4]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PCIcon pc.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png Mole rats may "erupt" from seemingly impossible places (like the landing on a watch tower's stairs) when engaged in combat.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png Glowing mole rats may sometimes spawn with the texture of a Scorched mole rat.[verified]

References[edit | edit source]

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