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Not to be confused with Whirlpools, a somewhat similarly-looking feature with an identical purpose, that only spawns in the Ocean biome.

Hiding Holes are features that allow all animals in Mope.io to be hidden from all entities and their effects.

Technical

  • As the name implies, holes that animals can use to hide in.
  • Unless they are under the influence of a Special Ability, all animals except for the Black Dragon and King Dragon are able to use large hiding holes.
  • There is no limit to how long you can stay inside a hiding hole, but bars of animals will slowly decrease, meaning you'll have to emerge eventually to get water/lava/energy.
  • When an animal has been inside a hiding hole, they will not reduce the Health Bar of another animal if they bite them, as of the #GoldenAge update.
    • This has been changed in Beta, on June 25 2020.

Appearance

Hiding Holes are brown circles, with dark brown in the middle as the cave. They have lighter circles at the edges. The size of them can vary - smaller hiding holes will have less circles.

On June 25 2020, Beta received an update that made the FoV of the outside world be edged with darkness, and the trait of being able to see animals that were inside the holes was shared by every animal, rather than just the Fennec Fox.

Small Hiding Holes are features that allow some animals in Mope.io to be hidden from all entities and their effects.

Technical

  • As the name implies, holes that animals can use to hide in.
  • Unless they are under the influence of a Special Ability, some animals able to use them.
  • When inside a hiding hole, animals cannot be affected by anything outside or inside the hole, except if a Fox or Arctic Fox uses their pull from hole ability to force a creature out of it.
  • There is no limit to how long you can stay inside a hiding hole, but bars of animals will slowly decrease, meaning you'll have to emerge eventually to get water/lava/energy.
  • When an animal has been inside a hiding hole, they will not reduce the Health Bar of another animal if they bite them, as of the #GoldenAge update.
    • This has been changed in Beta, on June 25 2020.
  • Rabbits and Arctic Hares can dig small hiding holes via their Special Ability.
  • Fennec Foxes can see which animal is inside hiding holes.
    • On June 25 2020, Beta received an update that made the FoV of the outside world be edged with darkness, and the trait of being able to see animals that were inside the holes was shared by every animal, rather than just the Fennec Fox. This may be changed in the future.

Appearance

Hiding Holes are brown circles, with dark brown in the middle as the cave. They have lighter circles at the edges. The size of them can vary - smaller hiding holes will have less circles.

On June 25 2020, Beta received an update that made the FoV of the outside world be edged with darkness, and the trait of being able to see animals that were inside the holes was shared by every animal, rather than just the Fennec Fox.

Strategy

Use hiding holes to escape predators, but also to ambush prey. If you are prey and want to escape, get to a hiding hole asap, UNLESS your water is running low. For this reason, it's sometimes better to get to a hiding hole that's near a water source, so that when you leave you can get water and be on your way. If your animal can dive in mud, get to a hiding hole near the mud so that when you leave, you can instantly be diving and therefore avoid the predator. If you're exiting a hiding hole near mud and want to be diving, hold W and you won't be able to be eaten by predators.

As a predator, steer your prey away from areas with hiding holes at all costs. Since animals cannot damage other animals for three seconds after leaving a hiding hole, stay outside if you're camping another animal. Physically obstruct water sources so that the prey cannot get to one without having to go through you, and also so that you can resume the chase without delay.

Be aware that as a Black Dragon or King Dragon, you can't use hiding holes. The best way for you to hide is in the Volcano when chased by Land animals. Use Healing Stones to heal yourself. However, when chasing prey you can hover over hiding holes, and thereby deny access to any animals. Also, if the trapped animal accidentally leaves the hiding hole, they won't be able to re-enter as long as you're standing above it.

In beta, don't worry about not damaging animals for three seconds after you exit, as this effect has been removed. Therefore, staying in hiding holes and quickly emerging to damage animals with little health is an effective strategy once more.

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Trivia

  • Hiding Holes were added on October 10, 2016. Before then, there was no way to hide at all.
  • Before the Black Dragon was released, Dragons, Krakens, & Yetis could not go into the Hiding Holes.
  • In the former Viral Pandemic mode, by "quarantining" yourself in a hiding hole, you could rid yourself of the virus.
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