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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.

BackgroundEdit

Mole rats are mutated rodents that are much larger than their pre-War cousins. 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.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Mole rats range in size depending on the type being fought. They range in size from a cat up to a large dog and possibly bigger. They have a bald, 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.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Mole rats will tunnel 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 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. If the player uses a weapon dealing damage over time on a radscorpion or 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. However, 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.

VariantsEdit

Mole ratEdit

Mole rat fo4

The standard variation of the mole rat. This enemy can be easily killed with most weapons in-game, making them usually not dangerous. The exception is when a pack of them turns hostile and attack together.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat
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Icon level
?
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
?
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Rabid mole ratEdit

Fo4 rabid mole rat

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
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Icon level
7
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
?
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Glowing mole ratEdit

Fo4 glowing mole rat

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
Icon level
?
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
?
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Mole rat brood motherEdit

Mole rat brood mother

A powerful type of mole rat that is often found with mole miner groups, the mole rat brood mother is significantly more resistant than her children. However, her attacks still only do minor damage to a well-armored player character.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat brood mother
001832f8
Icon level
?
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
?
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Scorched mole ratEdit

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
Icon level
21
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
?
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

LocationsEdit

Mole rats will always appear at Widow's Perch, including two brood mothers.

AppearancesEdit

Mole rats appear in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenesEdit

The mole rat model was created by Jonah Lobe.[1]

BugsEdit

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

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