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Mothman eggs, perfect mothman eggs, and ionized crackleberries are consumable items in Fallout 76.


The eggs of a mothman are typically laid in clusters around areas related to the Mothman, and are guarded by the Cult of the Mothman. The cultists use these eggs to create a "holy oil" with which to bless their effigies.[1]


They can be consumed raw to satisfy a small amount of hunger with a very high dose of radiation and a high disease chance, or cooked for additional benefits.

Blast zone

When affected by a blast zone, mothman eggs will mutate into ionized cackleberry which yields raw crimson flux when harvested.


Cradle of the Pretenders

Mothman egg
  • Clancy Manor (10), harvest on the first floor near the fireplace, second floor in the sleeping bag room.
  • Enclave research facility, harvest in holding cell Z01.
  • Ingram Mansion (6), harvest inside the house.
  • Kanawha County Cemetery (3), harvest in a shed to the left of the road.
  • Moth-Home (5), harvest inside the shrine.
  • Point Pleasant, harvest on the ground near the Mothman statue and directly west of the statue at the shrine next to the Silver Bridge.
  • Sacrament (5), harvest around the shrines in the walled encampment.
  • Cultist high priest pack (1-3), open for 100% chance of one mothman egg or 20% chance for three.
Perfect mothman egg
  • Cultist high priest pack (5% chance)
Ionized crackleberry
  • Any mothman egg clutch affected by a blast zone.


  • Ionized crackleberries do not exist as consumable items, and cannot be obtained.
  • Mothman eggs are not sold by any vendor or found in any container by default.
  • Easter egg - during the collection phase of The Mothman Equinox, players may deposit perfect mothman eggs into the Cradle of the Pretenders. Doing so will replace the vengeful mothmen with mothmen hatchlings during the defense phase.[2]


  • Prior to patch, the Green Thumb perk allowed double the Mothman eggs to be collected from each cluster.
  • Unlike other eggs, mothman eggs are not classified as meat, therefore the Carnivore mutation has no effect. Despite being harvested in a manner similar to flowers, fruits, and vegetables, they aren't classified as such either and therefore the Herbivore mutation also has no effect.[patched]

Behind the scenes

  • The Wise Mothman is configured to drop one mothman egg upon death, but cannot be killed.[3]
  • In an earlier version of The Mothman Equinox, players would harvested enlightened mothman eggs during the collection phase. A number of these eggs would have been deposited into the Cradle of the Pretenders located behind the Mothman Museum statue. Although clutches would have held purple eggs, they yielded perfect mothman eggs which are black.[4]


PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 Perfect mothman eggs do not use their custom purple reskin.[verified][5]



  1. Chapter 7
  2. ACTI - [0062FD7A] <E07A_Mothman_dropbox_eggs> "Cradle of the Pretenders"
  3. LVLI - [003EC2F4] <LLD_Creature_Mothman_Wise>
  4. FLORA - [006189AA] <E07A_Mothman_FloraEnlightenedMothmanEggs01>
    FLORA - [006189A9] <E07A_Mothman_FloraEnlightenedMothmanEggs02>
    FLORA - [006189A8] <E07A_Mothman_FloraEnlightenedMothmanEggs03>
  5. MSWP - [00620F37] <MothmanEquinoxPurpleEggs_MSWP>