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Snuffles
Snuffles
Biography
raceMole rat
sexFemale
affiliationChomps Lewis
rolePet
locationSloan
Gameplay
appearancesFallout: New Vegas
questsClaws Mended
Statistics
karmaNeutral
base SPECIAL5 ST, 3 PE, 5 EN, 5 CH, 5 IN, 5 AG, 5 LK
derived statsHit Points: 40
level3
base id000e5e4f
ref id000e5e50
dialogue fileQJSnuffles.txt
 
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Snuffle!

Snuffles is a friendly, but injured mole rat living in Sloan in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

So named for the snorting noise she makes when sniffing about, Snuffles is a tamed mole rat living in Sloan and is, as stated by Chomps Lewis, keeping the morale up even though the quarry workers can't work because of all the deathclaws. Snuffles originally helped the miners by digging tunnels and assisting in the mining at the quarry, but when the Powder Gangers drove the miners off and the deathclaws moved in, the miners (and Snuffles) were forced to abandon the quarry. Her leg was badly injured by a baby deathclaw during the escape and none of the miners are skilled enough to heal her leg, though the Courier may be able to. The injury also resulted in Snuffles walking with a unique Mole Rat limp.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: noIcon cross
Companion: noIcon cross
Plays Caravan: noIcon cross
Merchant: noIcon cross
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: yesIcon check
Claws Mended
Involved in quests: noIcon cross

QuestsEdit

  • Claws Mended: Snuffles is a mole rat that seems to have a damaged leg; the Courier can heal this leg if they have 30 points in Medicine or can heal it with a doctor's bag. This will gain some NCR fame if Chomps Lewis is informed of the good deed. The Courier can also stop by once in a while to ask her how things are going.

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
- - - Mole rat meat

NotesEdit

  • Shooting Snuffles will result in infamy with the NCR.
  • Because of all the nearby deathclaws that sometimes stray into the town and attack the occupants of Sloan, Snuffles can be killed, making Claws Mended impossible to complete, if not done so already.
  • Moira Brown of Fallout 3 wondered if mole rats could be domesticated. Snuffles, along with Pumpkin from Fallout 3 and the Animal Friend perk, prove that they can.
  • Snuffles will turn hostile if the Courier is disguised as a member of the Brotherhood, even if the Courier has made a truce between NCR and Brotherhood across the questline.
  • Snuffles will be hostile if the Courier has a bad reputation with the NCR and can see through disguises.
  • Snuffles may be attacked by a bark scorpion if it spawns too close to town. Snuffles will usually kill the scorpion and survive the battle, only to succumb to poison later.
  • Despite his alleged hatred of all types of rats, Rex will not attack Snuffles (assuming she has not been made hostile by the Courier).

AppearancesEdit

Snuffles appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

At some point during development, Snuffles was indicated as being male instead of female.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Injured molerat

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