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== Appearances ==
 
== Appearances ==
 
=== Shadow of Chernobyl ===
 
=== Shadow of Chernobyl ===
During the events of [[Shadow of Chernobyl]], they tend to appear only in certain areas, such as [[Wild Territory]] and the [[Dark Valley]]. They may inhabit lab [[X18]] and [[X16]] after already visiting those labs by [[Marked One]] and deactivating the [[Brain Scorcher]]. They sometimes migrate to the [[Army Warehouses]]. Rodents may be also found in [[Pripyat]], mainly in the area of [[Pripyat|Pripyat Stadium]].
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During the events of [[Shadow of Chernobyl]], they tend to appear only in certain areas, such as the [[Wild Territory]] and the [[Dark Valley]]. They may inhabit lab [[X-18]] and [[X16]] after visiting the labs and deactivating the [[Brain Scorcher]]. They sometimes migrate to the [[Army Warehouses]]. Rodents may be also found in [[Pripyat]], mainly around the [[Pripyat|Pripyat Stadium]].
   
 
=== Clear Sky ===
 
=== Clear Sky ===

Revision as of 22:51, March 5, 2010

Rodent (Russian: Тушкан, Tuʂkan) is a type of mutant found in the Zone. Stalkers often referred to them as 'Tushkano'.

Characteristics

Origin

Determining the species from which the Zone's rodents developed has so far proved impossible although it can be said with certainty that their ancestors were gregarious mammals. Although are these animals similar with jerboas in appearance, there is no relation between them.

Physiology

Rodent is an quadrupedal animal reaching up to 40cm at the shoulder.

Behavior and biotope

Rodents are more mobile, aggressive and ravenous than the normal desert animal. They live mainly in basements and destroyed buildings feeding on everything they can get their teeth in, from plants to careless stalkers. Sometimes rodents attack and kill big animals and mutants in a large group tearing them apart before they can escape.

Appearances

Shadow of Chernobyl

During the events of Shadow of Chernobyl, they tend to appear only in certain areas, such as the Wild Territory and the Dark Valley. They may inhabit lab X-18 and X16 after visiting the labs and deactivating the Brain Scorcher. They sometimes migrate to the Army Warehouses. Rodents may be also found in Pripyat, mainly around the Pripyat Stadium.

Clear Sky

During the events of Clear Sky, they are only seen in the Agroprom underground hopelessly fleeing in droves when Scar flooded the underground at the request of General Krylov. They don't really attack Scar but prove to be a nuisance since they slow Scar down while making his way to the ladder.

Call of Pripyat

During the events of Call of Pripyat, Rodents can be encountered in Pripyat, most notably in the Department Store, and in Jupiter.

Background

Naming in different localizations

Localization Shadow of Chernobyl [1] Clear Sky Call of Pripyat
Czech Tarbík n/a n/a
Spanish Roedor n/a n/a
French Rongeur n/a n/a
German Nager n/a n/a
Italian Roditore n/a n/a
Polish Gryzoñ n/a n/a

Appearance in Shadow of Chernobyl

In older versions of Shadow of Chernobyl game, namely 1.0.0.0 and 1.0.0.1, an encounter with pack of rodents is rather rarity. Patch 1.0.0.4 addressed this issue, adding more spawning points for these mutants.

See also

References

  1. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl v1.0.0.4 Worldwide Patch
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