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For an overview of mole rats in the Fallout series, see mole rat.
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Mole rats are creatures found in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.


Mole rats are mutated rodents that are much larger than their pre-War ancestors. They have survived as a species by burrowing underground where the soil protected them from direct nuclear explosions. However, they were still greatly mutated by the subsequent radioactive fallout, increasing their size as well as their viciousness. A few people in the wastes have been known to train them and keep them as pets.



Mole rats are generally found in packs of three to four, but are occasionally encountered in pairs, or by themselves. They are often witnessed standing on their hind legs and sniffing the air, allowing them to smell any approaching predators. They occasionally scratch at the ground, attempting to dig a burrow.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Mole rats are very aggressive, but may retreat if severely outmatched. They fight for their food by biting at their 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 towards their opponent.

Mole rats are usually hostile unless the Lone Wanderer has the Animal Friend perk; they will fight alongside the Lone Wanderer in battle if they have the second rank of the Animal Friend perk.


Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat
LevelIcon level
Experience PointsIcon XP
PerceptionIcon eye
Hit PointsIcon heart
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (15 damageIcon damage)

Notable mole ratsEdit


  • 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.
  • Though mole rat pups can be found in the Mojave Wasteland, none appear in the Capital Wasteland.
  • When a mole rat is hit by the repellent stick, its head will explode after approximately three seconds, regardless of where the hit is made on its body. A second hit makes it blow up immediately.
  • Several mole rat decorations can be found throughout the wasteland. For example, a mole rat skin rug can be found on the Duchess Gambit.
  • Mole rat meat is dropped once a mole rat is killed. 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 Fallout 3.


  • Mole rat attack


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