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For an overview of mole rats in the Fallout series of games, see mole rat.
 
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Mole Rats often travel underground and then burst through the surface to ambush their prey.

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Mole rats are creatures found in the Commonwealth and on the Island in 2287.

BackgroundEdit

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.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Mole rats range in size depending on the type being fought. They range in size from a house cat up to a large dog and possibly bigger. They have a bald pink appearance, with large front teeth and small eyes. They are highly territorial and will attack anything entering their territory. They are surprisingly fast and will attack with a jumping lunge.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Mole rats in the Commonwealth possess a unique ability which is not found in specimens from the Capital and Mojave wastelands. They will tunnel to avoid their enemy or close in to attack unseen, they will also retreat to a tunnel if the player character moves to an area inaccessible to them, such as on top of a car. This makes them highly difficult to keep track of in groups. However, a faint outline of their tunnel can be seen as they move. This ability is shared with radscorpions. If the player uses a weapon dealing damage over time on a radscorpion or mole rat just as they burrow they can die underground and the corpse will be irretrievable.

Mole rats are common pests in the wasteland, as they can be encountered as soon as the Red Rocket truck stop and as far as the Glowing Sea. Compared to many other enemies mole rats are generally weak. However, if allowed to swarm they may become a problem since they have the ability to easily hide from the player characters sight and attack from behind.

Mole rats can be pacified through the Animal Friend perk.

VariantsEdit

Mole ratEdit

The standard variation of the mole rat. With a mere 15 Hit Points, this enemy can be one-hit killed with most weapons in-game, making them usually not dangerous. The player character will most likely encounter these first at the Red Rocket truck stop, and they can be seen in various other parts of the Commonwealth.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat
0001d966
LevelIcon level
1
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
15
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0
Energy ResistanceIcon electrical
5
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation
Immune
Poison ResistanceIcon poison
0
Experience PointsIcon XP
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (5 damageIcon damage)

"Suicide" mole ratEdit

As part of a random encounter, it is possible to encounter mole rats with explosives strapped on their back. These will detonate on impact, dealing damage to anything at proximity.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat
000fa89f
LevelIcon level
1
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
?
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0
Energy ResistanceIcon electrical
?
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation
Immune
Poison ResistanceIcon poison
?
Experience PointsIcon XP
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (5 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Explosive (40 damageIcon damage)
  • deadIcon dead

Rabid mole ratEdit

Bites from rabid mole rats fester, causing damage over time. They are tougher than standard mole rats, but remain weak opponents.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Rabid mole rat
001832f6
LevelIcon level
7
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
50
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
10
Energy ResistanceIcon electrical
10
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation
Immune
Poison ResistanceIcon poison
0
Experience PointsIcon XP
11
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (1 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Poison (10 poisonIcon poison)

Glowing mole ratEdit

These particular mole rats have absorbed massive amounts of radiation and consequently glow. The glowing mole rat produces radiation in a short perimeter around and benefits from radiation sources in the form of health regeneration.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing mole rat
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LevelIcon level
14
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
100
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
15
Energy ResistanceIcon electrical
20
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation
Immune
Poison ResistanceIcon poison
0
Experience PointsIcon XP
21
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (20 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Rad Field (3 radiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead

Mole rat brood motherEdit

A powerful type of mole rat that can be encountered at high levels. The mole rat brood mother is significantly more resistant than her children, but her attacks still only do minor damage to a well-armored player character. One can be found in the secret part of Vault 81 during Hole in the Wall; this variant will give the Mole rat disease if it hits the player character.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat brood mother
00000000
LevelIcon level
21
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
230
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
25
Energy ResistanceIcon electrical
30
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation
Immune
Poison ResistanceIcon poison
0
Experience PointsIcon XP
31
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (35 damageIcon damage)

Mole rat queenEdit

Queen Molerat

A mole rat queen with two smaller mole rats beside it

Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout 4 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The mole rat queen is a cut variation of the mole rat which has an acidic spit attack, similar to the mirelurk queen.

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Vault 81 lab mole ratEdit

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Found within the Vault 81 testing area during Hole in the Wall, the Vault 81 lab mole rats will transmit the mole rat disease when hitting the player character, which reduces max HP by 10 points until the Vault 81 cure is used on the player character. There are several variations of Vault 81 mole rats, ranging from the standard variant to glowing variants.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vault 81 lab mole rat
000db0a5
LevelIcon level
7
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
50
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
10
Energy ResistanceIcon electrical
10
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation
Immune
Poison ResistanceIcon poison
?
Experience PointsIcon XP
11
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (1 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Poison (10 poisonIcon poison)

Pack mole ratEdit

PackMolerat-NukaWorld

Found in the Bradberton Amphitheater.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Pack mole rat fo4nwGametitle-FO4 NW
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LevelIcon level
?
PerceptionIcon eye
?
Hit pointsIcon heart
?
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
?
Energy ResistanceIcon electrical
?
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation
?
Poison ResistanceIcon poison
?
Experience PointsIcon XP
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee ( damageIcon damage)

AppearancesEdit

Mole rats appear in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenesEdit

BugsEdit

pcIcon pc If the second perk of Sniper, is obtained, and a mole rat is about to enter their tunnels, there is a chance that they will stutter, and teleport constantly between the entrance and the end point of the tunnel. [verified]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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