Black Lizards (also known as Mole Lizards) are one of the many species of Lizard. They are one of the rarest Lizards, only appearing in three regions, and are also the only species of Lizard to have no vision.
Black Lizards have a 35.7% or 5/14 bite lethality rate.
Black Lizards have black bodies with grey, whiskered heads that light up when they hear sounds. They do not exhibit any hue variation. Due to their environments, it can be hard to make out their attributes, but they very commonly have back spines.
Black Lizards have average durability, taking only 2-4 Spears to kill, as well as sluggish movement and reflexes, making them relatively easy to kill. Slide-spearing is a particularly effective choice against them due to the fact that they cannot see and therefore cannot react in time to bite. However, they are often found in narrow tunnels and pipes (especially in Subterranean), meaning it can be hard to get a good shot at them. Additionally, whilst they do not form packs, there are usually multiple in each room they are found in, and attempting to kill one may attract the others.
Given their complete reliance on hearing, Black Lizards are easy to elude if care is taken to avoid making noise - they are typically found in areas with many tunnels, which can be moved through silently. That being said, it's often difficult to know where exactly they are; their environments usually mask their location, which makes it hard to predict their movements. Keep an eye out for any grey flashes in the dark: this means they have heard something and are on their way to investigate the noise. If blocking the way, it's best to throw Rubbish to bait them into another area and move past them whilst they investigate; they are very noise motivated.
Black Lizards are very easy to outmaneuver due to their average mobility - the main challenge is avoiding being cornered by them, and balancing speed with quietness. Throwing Rubbish or a Spear in a different direction encourages them to investigate the sound, giving an opportunity to slip by.
In order to make up for their blindness, Black Lizards have an incredibly keen sense of hearing, being able to hear almost any noise made in the room they're in, and quickly honing in on the location of its source. Whenever they hear something, their head lights up and they begin to make their way to the origin point of the noise. If they do not find a creature at that position, the Black Lizard begins to search the nearby area for it.
Black Lizards have higher than average taming difficulty, typically requiring 3-5 feedings.
Black Lizards cannot follow the player into different regions, nor do they have an exceptional amount of power or durability. They can potentially act as a detection system of sorts, as they light up whenever they hear any sound, but due to the fact that they still light up when the player makes noise even when tamed limits the usefulness of this when on the move.
An easy place to tame Black Lizards is in SH_C08, as the surrounding rooms contain a large amount of Lantern Mice.
Black Lizards are one of two Lizard species to not have any hue variation, the other being White Lizards.
Black Lizards have the second lowest aggressive rivalry stat between lizard types, behind Yellow Lizards. Because of this, Black Lizards appear to be more tolerant of living with their own kind than other Lizard species, and very rarely fight each other.
In addition to this, there are frequently multiple of them in the same room - up to 16 can be found in a single room.
Due to their blindness, it is possible to get incredibly close to Black Lizards without drawing aggression, even if not tamed.
Some Black Lizards have eyes that are visible when their heads light up. Due to this having no impact on their vision, it can be assumed that they are non-functional.