Right dangerous, those things. Just as soon take your head off as look at'cha. Watch yourself out here. They're all over.
” — Grandma Sparkle
Mole rats are creatures found in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.
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.
Mole rats are usually found in packs of roughly three to four, but are occasionally in pairs or by themselves. They are often witnessed standing on their hind legs and sniffing the air, allowing them to smell any predators that may be coming. They occasionally scratch at the ground, attempting to dig a burrow.
Gameplay attributes Edit
Mole rats are commonly very aggressive, but may retreat if severely outmatched. They fight for their food by biting at prey with their large incisors. When attacking, mole rats charge towards their opponents and have a long melee range, with the ability to lunge several feet. They are also pack animals, which means if one is spotted, there may likely be more in the surrounding area.
Mole rats are usually hostile unless the Lone Wanderer has
Animal Friend perk, and they will help the Lone Wanderer in battle if he/she has the second rank of the Animal Friend perk.
Name ( Base ID) Statistics Behavior Abilities Items Mole rat 0001cf9f
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone. Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.
Notable mole rats Edit
Moira Brown noted in her computer terminal that mole rats can be domesticated, but only after de-clawing, de-teething, and a lobotomy, although Pumpkin seems to disprove this.
A group of raiders can be found hosting mole rat races on the mole rat race track.
Mole rat pups can be found in the Mojave Wasteland but none appear in the Capital Wasteland.
When hit by the repellent stick, a mole rat's head will explode regardless of where the hit is made on its body. This stick is also incredibly effective against mole rats, killing them in two hits.
Several mole rat decorations can be found throughout the wasteland. For example, the mole rat skin rug that can be found on the Duchess Gambit.
Mole rat meat is dropped once the player kills one. It is a core ingredient for mole rat wonder meat.
A single dart from the dart gun can kill a mole rat within 3 seconds, due to the extended poison damage.
Mole rats appear in
West Coast ( , Fallout , Fallout 2 ) Fallout: New Vegas Alien · Bighorner ( Bighorner bull, Bighorner calf) · Bloatfly · Brahmin · Cazador ( Young cazador, Legendary cazador) · Centaur ( Evolved centaur) · Coyote ( Coyote alpha male, Coyote den mother, Coyote pup) · Deathclaw ( Baby deathclaw, Young deathclaw, Blind deathclaw, Deathclaw alpha, Mother deathclaw, Talking deathclaw, Legendary deathclaw) · Dog ( Cyberdog, Legion Mongrel, Vicious dog) · Floater · Fire ant · Gecko ( Hunter gecko, Fire gecko, Golden gecko, Little gecko) · Ghost people ( Ghost harvester, Ghost seeker|Ghost seeker, Ghost trapper) · Ghoul ( Feral ghoul roamer, Feral ghoul reaver, Glowing one, Feral trooper ghoul) · Giant ant ( Giant worker ant, Giant soldier ant, Giant ant queen) · Fire ant ( Fire ant worker, Fire ant soldier) · Giant catfish · Giant rat ( Mole rat, Pig rat) · Human ( Dwarf) · Lakelurk · Mantis ( Giant mantis, Giant mantis nymph, Giant mantis female) · Marked man · Night stalker ( Young night stalker, Den mother, Legendary night stalker) · Radroach · Radscorpion ( Bark scorpion, Bark scorpion hunter, Small radscorpion, Giant radscorpion, Radscorpion queen) · Raven · Slags · Spore carrier ( Spore carrier savage, Spore carrier brute, Spore carrier runt) · Spore plant · Super mutant ( Super mutant master, Nightkin) · Wanamingo · Tunneler · Wolf · Yao guai East Coast ( , Fallout 3 ) Fallout Tactics 2 Abomination · Alien · Alien squid · Alien worm · Bloatfly · Brahmin · Centaur · Deathclaw · Dog · Fire ant · Ghoul ( Feral ghoul, , Feral ghoul reaver Feral ghoul roamer, Glowing one, ) Swamp ghoul · Giant ant ( Giant ant queen) · Giant catfish · Human · Lamprey floater · Manowar tendril floater · Mirelurk ( Mirelurk hunter, Mirelurk king, Nukalurk, , Swamplurk ) Swamplurk Queen · Mole rat · Mutant crocodile · Mutant wanamingo · Needle tooth floater · Radroach · Radscorpion ( , Albino radscorpion Giant radscorpion) · Super mutant ( Super mutant behemoth, Super mutant brute, Super mutant master, ) Super mutant overlord · Swampfolk · Trog · Yao guai Midwest ( , Fallout Tactics ) Van Buren Boom bug · Brahmin · Dog · Electro-beetle · Endless walker · Gehenna · Ghoul ( Born ghoul, Feral ghoul, Glowing one) · Giant albino ant ( Giant albino ant queen) · Giant leech · Giant rat · Giant wasp · Hairy deathclaw ( Baby hairy deathclaw) · Human · Komodo dragon · Molech · Mutant cannibal · Raccoon · Radroach · Radscorpion · Radtoad · Trog · Super mutant · Wolf Texas ( , Fallout: BoS ) Fallout: BoS 2 Brahmin · Coyote · Dog · Experimental deathclaw ( Baby experimental deathclaw) · Ghoul ( Glowing one) · Giant rat ( Mole rat) · Human · Radbug · Radscorpion ( Glowing radscorpion, Spitting radscorpion, Large giant radscorpion) · Super mutant Project V13 Ghoul · Human · Mutant mantis shrimp · Super mutant