The Whack Rats is a team that appears in the arcade game called Prime Empire. They ride Quad Bikes and are followers of Atta the Ratta, while Ritchie and Richie used to serve Unagami. They're known for making life difficult for the people of Prime Empire and challenging them in every way.


Prime Empire Original Shorts

The Meaning of Victory

Ritchie is interviewed about what it would be like if he won the Key-Tana. Ritchie responded that he is racing in honor of Atta the Ratta and for the glory of all rats.

He then fights for a spot on the camera as other racers are interviewed.

Prime Empire

Dyer Island

Richie is seen when Leroy is playing Prime Empire.

Level Thirteen

A Whack Rat can be seen when passing by the Ninja.

The Glitch

The Whack Rats ambush the Ninja, but they are defeated and Nya ties up Ritchie. He tells the Ninja that he was sent by Unagami to stop the Ninja which makes the Ninja realize that Unagami is playing dirty.

Before the Ninja leave, Ritchie reveals there's a glitch in the game the Ninja can use to bypass the Forest of Discontent. He promises to lead them due to having an itch he wants to scratch. Lloyd releases him and Ritchie leads them to the glitched portal where he jumps in.

The Ninja follow suit and they are quickly surrounded by Red Visors. While the Ninja are fighting, Ritchie leaves the room.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Some Wack Rats are seen walking around Terra Technica.

Racer Seven

The Wack Rats are racing in the Speedway Five-Billion and knock Racer Seven out of the race.

The Speedway Five-Billion

When Jay pulls up front, he gets side to side with Ritchie. They both recognize each other and Ritchie throws a bomb at him. Luckily, Jay ducks down in time for it to go over his jet and hit another competitor, sending it flying back and hitting other race vehicles as well.

Kai and Cole get close to a Whack Rat, and the Rat gets a Loot-Box. As a result, a spiked wrecking ball gets attached to his car by a chain. Kai manages to evade his attacks, but as Cole dodges, he accidently gets stuck on the base of the chain. Cole manages to make his way up to the Whack Rat's car and throw its driver out, getting Cole a vehicle of his own. Kai grabs another Loot-Box up ahead. When it seems like it doesn't do anything, Kai's jet turns into a fast running mech. Kai laughs as a response while he takes out another racer.

Towards the end of the race, the Whack Rats then attempt to move Racer Seven out of first, but the Ninja get in their way. Racer Seven crosses the finish line first and wins.

Game Over

The Whack Rats arrive in Ninjago with the former citizens of Prime Empire and the NPCs, however, many of the Whack Rats, if not all, willingly return to Prime Empire.



LEGO Ninjago

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Season 12: Prime Empire

Video Games


  • Many of the members of the Whack Rats looks similar to Hausner and Richie, two other Whack Rats that work for Unagami.
    • However, in the show, the other sand green rats have different coloring and a mohawk.
  • The members of the Whack Rats comes in four different colors, pink, sand green, lavender, and lime green.
  • They are the second villainous gang to appear in the series, the first being the Sons of Garmadon.
    • They also share a few traits with the S.O.G, such as having a mysterious leader and considered being at low reputation by the populations of Ninjago City and Terra Technica.
    • Ironically, the lavender colored Whack Rats have the S.O.G. logo behind their back.
  • The Whack Rats were released in 2020, which according to the Chinese Zodiac, is the Year of the Rat.
  • The visors the Whack Rats wear bears a resemblance to a villainous gang called the "Mutants" from a Batman comic made by Frank Miller, "The Dark Knight Returns."
  • Atta the Ratta is the only notable Whack Rat that doesn't to appear in the series.


Named Members


In LEGO Ninjago

In Other Media



Master Wu · Lloyd · Kai · Jay · Cole · Zane · Nya
Allies: P.I.X.A.L. · Misako · Dareth · Ronin · Cyrus Borg · Falcon
Former Members: Master Garmadon


Samukai · Wyplash · Kruncha · Frakjaw · Chopov · Nuckal · Krazi · Bonezai


Anacondrai: Arcturus · Pythor · Anacondrai Generals
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Other: The Great Devourer · Anacondrai Serpent


Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · Vinny


Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
General Kozu · Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warrior · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scout


General Cryptor · Nindroid Drone · Nindroid Warriors · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Leader: Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Krait · Sleven
Former Member: The Mechanic

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Paleman · Shade · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Cole's Grandfather · Griffin Turner's Grandfather · Jay's Mother · Lilly · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Master of Light · Master of Shadow · Master of Sound · Maya · Ray · Skylor's Mother

Ghost Warriors

Leader: The Preeminent
Morro · Chain Master Wrayth · Blade Master Bansha · Scythe Master Ghoultar · Bow Master Soul Archer
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Howla · Ming · Spyder · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail · Yokai

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren · Skeleton Figurehead
Former Members: Dilara · Squiffy

Ninjago Police

Police Commissioner · Tommy · Simon · Noonan · O'Doyle · Jimmy · Policeman · Night Watchman

Temple of Airjitzu Ghosts

Master Yang
Yang's Students: Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse


Creators: Acronix · Krux
Machia · Raggmunk · Blunck · Vermin · Rivett · Slackjaw · Tannin · Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

Leaders: Harumi · Lord Garmadon
Killow · Ultra Violet · Mr. E · Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · Sawyer · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar" · Colossus

Ninjago Royal House

Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · Princess Harumi · Hutchins · Royal Guards

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Heavy Metal
Jet Jack · Skullbreaker · Arkade · Muzzle · Daddy No Legs · Chew Toy · Talon · Nitro · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior" · Stalwart Dangerbuff · Otto Pilot
Former Member: Iron Baron


Leader: The Omega
Former Member: Mistaké

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former Members: Mambo the Fifth · Mambo's Advisor

Blizzard Samurai

Leader/Creator: Ice Emperor
General Vex · Grimfax · Blizzard Warriors · Blizzard Sword Masters · Blizzard Archers · Frostbeard


Leader: Formling Leader
Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma


Leader: Sammy
Lil' Nelson · Antonia · Leroy

Explorers Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Percy Shippelton · Smythe · Underhill
Former Member: Clutch Powers

Prime Empire Gamers/AI

Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Bruton Nelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · Okino · Racer Seven · Scott · Shifty · Successful Samurai
League of Jays: Beta Jay 137 · Dee-Jay 81 · Jaybird 64 · Jaywalkin 238

Unagami's Army

Leader: Unagami
Sushimi · Sushi Waitress · Avatar Harumi · Aerial Drones
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Allies: The Mechanic · Captain Soto · Ultra Violet · Ritchie · Richie · The Mechanic's Henchmen

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Ritchie · Richie

Awakened Warriors

Leader: Skull Sorcerer

Sky Folk

King Vangelis · Princess Vania
Winged Guards of Shintaro: Hailmar


Queen Murtessa · Murt · Moe


Leader: Chancellor Gulch
Gleck · Gliff · Groko · Garpo · Ginkle


Fungus · Plundar · Korgran


Quartet of Villains · Gahrann the Dreamer · Hibiki · Kirchonn the Invincible · Mask of Malice · Time Ninja · Lar · Seliel · Seliel's Father · Neido


Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Geoatomic Rock Monsters · Grundles · Ice Serpent · Monster Sushi · Mud Monsters · Spykor · Starteeth · The Leviathan · Treehorns · Wallipers · Yetis
Dragons: Boreal · Cyber Dragon · Earth Dragon · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon · Fire Dragon · Firstbourne · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon · Ice Dragon · Lightning Dragon · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's Baby · Wind Dragon
Elemental Dragons: Golden Dragon · Elemental Earth Dragon · Elemental Fire Dragon · Elemental Form Dragon · Elemental Gravity Dragon · Elemental Lightning Dragon · Elemental Metal Dragon · Elemental Mind Dragon · Elemental Nature Dragon · Elemental Poison Dragon · Elemental Shadow Dragon · Elemental Smoke Dragon · Elemental Speed Dragon · Titanium Dragon · Elemental Water Dragon · Morro Dragon · Elemental Creation Dragon
Fusion Dragons: Ultra Dragon · Hydro Electric Dragon · Fusion Dragon


Bizarro Ninja: Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane
Benny · Bob the Intern · Brad Tudabone · Carridi · Cathy · Chuck · Claire · Cliff Gordon · Cragger · Dr. Berkman · Dr. Julien · Dr. Yost · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Finn · Fugi-Dove · Gene · Genn · Grumbmiller · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's Mother · Harumi's Father · Hibiki · Jake · Jay Vincent · Jesper · Juggernaut · Khanjikhan · Khanjikhan's Father · Laval · Lou · Master Whoosh · Michael Kramer · Mistaké · Nadakhan's Mother · Nobu · Patty Keys · Phantom Ninja · Postman · Rachel Sparrow · Restaurant Owner · Robo Usher 3000 · Rodrigo · Roise · Rufus MacAllister · Sally · Sparring Robot · Suzie Wheeler · Tai-D · Tour Bus Driver · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Wohira

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