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The Wise Mothman is unique mothman character in Appalachia.


Main article: Mothman

The purpled-eyed Wise Mothman is a mysterious mothman that is said to have existed before the Great War. It guided Brother Charles and the Cult of the Mothman to the Lucky Hole Mine, saving them from the fallout.[1] Forming a cult sect called the Enlightened, they have since worshiped the Wise Mothman as the true deity, viewing the other mothmen as deceivers.[2]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character ignores combat and cannot be damaged.
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This character offers miscellaneous services.
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This character is involved in events.
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This character is involved in random encounters.


Although mothmen typically only spawn at night, the Wise Mothman may be summoned regardless of the time.


Fallout 76 removed content A Wise Mothman previously appeared in the Wise Mothman! random encounter, which has been removed from the game. Interacting with it would not grant Wisdom of the Mothman.[bug 2]


The Wise Mothman appears only in Fallout 76.


PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 The Wise Mothman at The Mothman Equinox and The Path to Enlightenment use different wing textures.[verified][bug 3]




  1. 1.0 1.1 Wisdom of the Mothman will be erroneously removed upon death or by leaving the current world.
  2. The random encounter would not grant the temporary buff because it was scripted to check to see if you were in The Path to Enlightenment and had lit the lighthouse but have not yet communed with the Wise Mothman.
  3. Equinox model uses mothmanwing.bgsm instead of mothmanwingwise.bgsm
Cult of the Mothman and The Enlightened