Lava Rat

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Lava Rat
Powers Self-immolation
Conservation status Unknown
Known locations Ta-Wahi (formerly)
Spherus Magna[1]

Lava Rats are small, rodent-like Rahi.


The Lava Rat species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.[2]

After the Great Cataclysm, a small population of Lava Rats migrated to Mata Nui, and took up residence in Ta-Wahi for 1,000 years.[3] These Lava Rats migrated back to Metru Nui when the Toa Nuva unleashed the Bohrok on the island.[4]

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, many Lava Rats left the Matoran Universe and immigrated to Spherus Magna.[1]

Abilities and Traits

Lava Rats are known for their ability to burst into flames as a defense mechanism, a fire to which they are immune.[3] They also possess horns.[5]


  • A tale told on Mata Nui described a Lava Rat and a Takea shark crossing a river.[5] Velika also told a tale about a pair of Lava Rats trying to cross a chasm.[6]






  1. 1.0 1.1 "Official Greg Dialogue", post 11964. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  2. "The Makuta." Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 63.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Lava Rat." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 73.
  4. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 1357. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Chapter 5: Nuju's Tale: A Place of Shadows." Tales of the Masks. BIONICLE Chronicles 4.
  6. Power Play. BIONICLE Legends 3.