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Mongrel are canine-like animals that can be found in the Commonwealth in 2287.

Background

Dogs come in many shapes and sizes across the Commonwealth. Mongrels are encountered the most often and are found everywhere. They are usually quite aggressive and will hunt anything. However, some have been domesticated once again by raiders and some friendly settlers for use as attack dogs.

Characteristics

Biology

The appearance of mongrels is drastically different from that of other Commonwealth dogs and FEV-exposed hounds. The adverse effects of radiation has given mongrels a withered skeletal appearance, no common dog nose, and almost total hair loss.

Gameplay attributes

Mongrels will chase the player character and circle around them as they attack. They can be tamed with the Animal Friend perk.

Variants

Wild mongrel

FO4 Wild mongrel.jpg

These are typical specimens that are commonly encountered in the Commonwealth. They are mainly seen traveling in packs of up to four, which may include a stronger variant.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Wild mongrel
0001D15A
Level
3
Perception
7
Hit Points
50
Damage Resistance
4
Energy Resistance
1
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
7
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (10 Damage)

Alpha wild mongrel

FO4 Alpha wild mongrel.jpg

Stronger in every way than their counterparts, they are usually found with three or four other mongrels.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Alpha wild mongrel
001832FF
Level
12
Perception
8
Hit Points
140
Damage Resistance
25
Energy Resistance
15
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
19
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (25 Damage)

Vicious mongrel

FO4 Vicious mongrel.jpg

Similar in strength to the alpha mongrels, vicious mongrels are typically found in packs of 3 to 4, which may include a stronger variant.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vicious mongrel
001324D8
Level
12
Perception
8
Hit Points
140
Damage Resistance
25
Energy Resistance
15
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
19
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (25 Damage)

Alpha vicious mongrel

FO4 Alpha vicious mongrel.jpg

A stronger type of vicious mongrel that is seen usually traveling with a few weaker variants.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Alpha vicious mongrel
00136251
Level
20
Perception
8
Hit Points
210
Damage Resistance
30
Energy Resistance
15
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
29
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (35 Damage)

Feral mongrel

FO4 Feral mongrel.jpg

A stronger variant of vicious mongrels with higher HP and Damage Resistance.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral mongrel
001324D9
Level
20
Perception
8
Hit Points
210
Damage Resistance
30
Energy Resistance
15
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
29
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (35 Damage)

Alpha feral mongrel

FO4 Alpha feral mongrel.jpg

A stronger version of their feral counterparts, with higher stats across the board. Their attacks are also stronger than their normal counterparts.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Alpha feral mongrel
001832FB
Level
30
Perception
8
Hit Points
275
Damage Resistance
40
Energy Resistance
20
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
43
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (50 Damage)

Albino mongrel

FO4 Albino mongrel.jpg

Mongrels that have albinism due to the high levels of radiation. Their stats are identical to alpha feral mongrels.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Albino mongrel
001324DA
Level
30
Perception
8
Hit Points
275
Damage Resistance
40
Energy Resistance
20
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
43
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (50 Damage)

Alpha albino mongrel

FO4 Alpha albino mongrel.jpg

A more powerful version of albino mongrels, with higher health, higher resistances and higher damage.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Alpha albino mongrel
001832FC
Level
40
Perception
8
Hit Points
380
Damage Resistance
50
Energy Resistance
25
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
57
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (65 Damage)

Rabid mongrel

FO4 Rabid mongrel.jpg

Rabid mongrels are a step up from albino mongrels with the same stats as alpha albino mongrels with added poison damage.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Rabid mongrel
001324DB
Level
40
Perception
8
Hit Points
380
Damage Resistance
50
Energy Resistance
25
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
57
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (65 Damage)
Attack
Poison (10 Damage)

Alpha rabid mongrel

FO4 Alpha rabid mongrel.jpg

Alpha rabid mongrels are stronger than rabid mongrels in every way except in poison damage.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Alpha rabid mongrel
001832FD
Level
40
Perception
8
Hit Points
500
Damage Resistance
60
Energy Resistance
35
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
71
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (75 Damage)
Attack
Poison (10 Damage)

Glowing mongrel

FO4 Glowing mongrel.jpg

Glowing mongrels are the toughest type of mongrel with lower health than alpha rabid mongrels but higher damage and with an added radiation field.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing mongrel
001324DC
Level
50
Perception
8
Hit Points
425
Damage Resistance
60
Energy Resistance
35
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
71
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (80 Damage)
Attack
Rad Field (3 rads/sec)

Alpha glowing mongrel

FO4 Alpha glowing mongrel.jpg

Stronger variant of the glowing mongrel, usually the head of a pack of mongrels.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Alpha glowing mongrel
001832FE
Level
50
Perception
8
Hit Points
295
Damage Resistance
4
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
15
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (90 Damage)
Attack
Rad Field (3 rads/sec)

Locations

  • Mongrels are found at innumerable locations in the wasteland, frequently in groups of three.

Notable mongrels

  • Alissa - A mongrel found at the Neponset Park overpass with the corpse of its owner, Evan O'Dood.
  • Ruby - A hostile mongrel southwest of Hester's Consumer Robotics. Along with Shug and Dando, Ruby will attack the Sole Survivor. Unlike her friend, she is level-independent and will always spawn as a non-glowing mongrel.
  • Shug - A leveled mongrel accompanying Ruby. Higher levelled characters will see him spawn as a glowing variant.
  • Wounded dog (aka Mutt, Sparky or Buttface) - A passive female mongrel with wounded legs. The Sole Survivor can heal and name the mongrel.
  • Creation Club Rudolph - Mongrel in Holiday Spirits.

Notes

  • Once successfully pacified with the Animal Friend perk, the Sole Survivor can initiate a trade and equip items on the animal, just like Dogmeat.
  • Mongrels have many of the same animations as Dogmeat, and when idle they can be seen playing with a teddy bear or rolling on their backs.
  • The mongrels reuse the sound files for the wolves in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • The rabid mongrels, despite their name implying that they carry the disease, cannot infect the Sole Survivor.

Appearances

Mongrels appear in Fallout 4.

Gallery

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