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.
  • Poison, and shivering from a Giant Scorpion will end faster in hiding holes, and fire will be completely extinguished.
  • When in hiding holes, you can see other animals as well as your own animal. After 15 seconds, you become invisible to other animals unless you chatted, have low water or are not on full health.

Appearance

Hiding Holes are brown circles (gray in the Arctic), 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. The field of view of the outside world is edged with darkness while animals are inside, 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. After being in a hole for about 15 seconds, a notification pops up saying "You're now invisible to other animals in the hiding hole."

Small Hiding Holes are features that allow a more select group of animals in Mope.io to be hidden from all entities and their effects. Unlike Large Hiding Holes, they are typically only usable by animals within tier 1 to 6.

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.
  • When inside a hiding hole, you will be able to see other animals that are inside. However, animals that have been inside a hiding hole for a particularly long time will eventually not be visible after a while.
    • The Fennec Fox is unaffected by the last characteristic listed, and will always be able to see which animal is inside regardless of the time they have been there for.

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.

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Not to be confused with Igloos, another large hiding hole-like terrain that is exclusive to the Arctic biome.

The Cave is an extremely large variety of hiding holes. It is currently released.[1]

Technical

  • Caves spawn in all biomes except the Arctic, where they are replaced by Igloos.[1]
  • They are available for any animal to use, no matter their tier (except B/KD).
  • Caves are not entered like other forms of hiding holes; they have a single small entrance, and when entering through there, the full hiding hole area will become visible. Outside of the cave, its full expanse will be covered by the rest of the ground.

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 as soon as you can, 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 you can get water whenever you want. 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 (only if its not erupting) 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.

If you are a stinky pig, your ability can affect animals in holes, when a animal is low on health go in the hole and use you ability, effectively killing them.

Gallery

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, and Yetis could not go into the Hiding Holes.
  • In Viral Pandemic, when infected by a virus by "quarantining" yourself in a hiding hole until the virus went away (staying inside it).

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEx5UKxA6v0 (December 29, 2020). Retrieved on December 30, 2020.
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