Mole rat (Fallout 4)

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Mole rat
MoleRatBroodMother.jpg
A Mole Rat Brood Mother in the Glowing Sea
VariantsMole rat
Glowing mole rat
Mole rat brood mother
Rabid mole rat
Vault 81 lab mole rat
Pack mole rat
LocationCommonwealth:
 
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Mole rats are a type of creature in Fallout 4.

Background[edit | edit source]

These mole rats are descended from the naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber) that escaped from zoos and research institutions following the Great War. They have only mutated by become larger.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Biology[edit | edit source]

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Despite having the same name, two species can be distinguished. The mole rats found in New California are mostly covered with fur and are mutated moles (Family: Talpidae), while those from the East Coast and the Mojave Wasteland are furless and come from naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber),[1] presumably ones that escaped from zoos, since these mole rats are not native to the United States.

Both types of mole rats are natural burrowers, equipped with durable claws and teeth. They are also very aggressive and charge anything outside of their dens, making use of their sharp extrabuccal incisors. They may even quickly burrow underground only to burst from the earth, ambushing threats over and over again.[2]

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

Mole rats tend to travel in dens of 3-5 and attack by lunging with their chisel-like teeth. They have a habit of ambushing the player by bursting through the topsoil and attacking unprovoked. At later levels, they are not particularly dangerous, but early in the game, a pack of mole rats can turn out to be a reasonably difficult fight, especially since they retreat into the ground after taking damage, and pop up behind the player character to attack again.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Mole rat[edit | edit source]

These ordinary mole rats burrow into the ground and ambush threats to their den.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat
EncMolerat01Template

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LevelIcon level.png
1
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
5
DetectionIcon eye.png
4
Health pointsIcon heart.png
15
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
0
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
5
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
0
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (5 DamageIcon damage.png)
Mole rat
BoSEncMolerat

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LevelIcon level.png
11
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
0
DetectionIcon eye.png
4
Health pointsIcon heart.png
50
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
0
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
5
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
0
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Ranged (10 DamageIcon damage.png)

"Mined" mole rat[edit | edit source]

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A less common variant of the ordinary mole rat, this one comes around with two fragmentation mines, attached to a "bomb vest" it is wearing. Due to their "explosive nature" it would be unwise to kill mined mole rats in melee combat.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole Rat
LvlMoleratBomb

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LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
?
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
?
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
?
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Mole Rat
LvlMoleratBombAggro

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LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
?
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
?
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
?
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png

Rabid mole rat[edit | edit source]

A Rabid Mole Rat in the Glowing Sea

Rabid mole rats are a step above the common mole rat, but are notable for their ability to poison their prey with every bite, steadily depleting their health over time.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Rabid mole rat
EncMolerat02

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LevelIcon level.png
7
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
11
DetectionIcon eye.png
4
Health pointsIcon heart.png
50
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
10
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
15
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
0
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (1 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Poison (1 PoisonIcon poison.png / 10 sec.)

Glowing mole rat[edit | edit source]

Glowing mole rats have absorbed an abnormal amount of radiation, and not emit a radioactive glow. This radiation has also made them much stronger and able to take more punishment.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing mole rat
EncMolerat03

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LevelIcon level.png
14
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
21
DetectionIcon eye.png
4
Health pointsIcon heart.png
100
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
15
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
20
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
0
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (20 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Radiation cloak (3 RadiationIcon radiation.png per second)

Mole rat brood mother[edit | edit source]

A Mole Rat Brood Mother in the Glowing Sea

Durable and ferocious, this adult female mole rat is the source of all the other mole rats in her den.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole rat brood mother
EncMolerat04

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LevelIcon level.png
21
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
31
DetectionIcon eye.png
4
Health pointsIcon heart.png
230
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
25
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
30
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
0
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (35 DamageIcon damage.png)

Vault 81 lab mole rat[edit | edit source]

These mole rats were initially used to test the spread of pathogens in Vault 81, but after the secret section of the vault failed, the mole rats took over. They have the unique abilty to transmit mole rat disease, which incurs a permanent -10 penalty to hit points unless the Vault 81 cure is used.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vault 81 lab mole rat
LvlMoleratMS19

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LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
?
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
?
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
?
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
?
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Pack mole rat[edit | edit source]

These mole rats are those domesticated by the Pack.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Pack Mole Rat
''

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LevelIcon level.png
?
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
?
DetectionIcon eye.png
?
Health pointsIcon heart.png
?
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
?
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
?
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
?
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
?
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Appearances[edit | edit source]

These mole rats appear in Fallout 4 and the add-on Nuka-World.

References

  1. Enclave field terminals; Enclave Field Research Terminal, Field Entry: Molerat
  2. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "Mole Rats often travel underground and then burst through the surface to ambush their prey."