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For the variants encountered in Fallout 76, see Cave cricket (Fallout 76).

 
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Cave crickets are creatures found in the Nuka-World Amusement Park in the Fallout 4 add-on Nuka-World.

Background

Mutated insects that appear much larger than their pre-War counterparts, cave crickets are about the size of a large dog and use their powerful back legs to hop great distances. They are carnivorous; instead of being content eating the grasses throughout Nuka-World, they attack anything on sight. Their dusty brown coloration makes it easy for them to lie in wait in bushes before ambushing prey.

Crickets can be cooked over a camp fire until they're crispy and ripe to create crispy cave cricket. Cave cricket glands are also a component of predator grenades.

Characteristics

Biology

Cave crickets kept a relatively similar appearance to their pre-War ancestors, as they still show characteristics particular to their families, such as long posterior legs and antennae, but like many other animal species, they still weren't left unaffected by the nuclear fallout that followed the Great War. Cave crickets are now much larger and have overgrown sharp mandibles, but the main feature that distinguishes them from their unmutated predecessors is the huge, single, frontal horn they can now use to stab or even impale their prey. Cave crickets are usually seen wandering in groups of three to four individuals in the dry plains that surround Nuka-World.

Gameplay attributes

Cave crickets are hostile upon seeing targets. They hop towards their enemy and use their strong jaws to attack. Cave crickets have a large amount of health and some variants have significant ballistic and energy damage resistance. Cave crickets require both sets of legs to be intact in order to jump. Having even one set of legs crippled will drastically reduce their movement speed.

Variants

Cave cricket

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Ordinary kind of cave crickets. These are the most common variant with a large amount of hit points and a maxed out perception.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Cave cricket
xx0138B8
Level
30
Perception
10
Hit Points
495
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Cave cricket hunter

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This variant has dark colors and is faster, stronger and more aggressive. These have a high DR and ER of 100 on top of their high amount of Hit Points. There will generally be one of them in a pack of four lower-level crickets.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Cave cricket hunter
xx0138B9
Level
38
Perception
10
Hit Points
500
Damage Resistance
100
Energy Resistance
100
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Cave cricket piercer

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Cave cricket piercers have brighter coloring and use their long horns to impale prey more often than other variants. This variant of cricket has an even higher Hit Point stat of 600 however their DR and ER are halved .

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Cave cricket piercer
xx0201DC
Level
46
Perception
10
Hit Points
600
Damage Resistance
50
Energy Resistance
50
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Glowing cave cricket

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Extremely radioactive cave crickets. They live in more polluted areas. They are the strongest variant of cave cricket. The glowing cave cricket has a total of 750 hit points and has a DR and ER of 100, and inflicts radiation damage to the player character as well.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing cave cricket
xx0201E5
Level
60
Perception
10
Hit Points
750
Damage Resistance
100
Energy Resistance
100
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Cave cricket black

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Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Cave cricket black Cut content
xx03B512
Level
22
Perception
10
Hit Points
455
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Notes

As with most Nuka-World insects, attempting to pacify the cave cricket will result in the Sole Survivor speaking as if it is a radroach.

Appearances

Cave crickets appear only in the Fallout 4 add-on Nuka-World.

Behind the scenes

Cricket chirps were to be included in the background ambient sound of the Tibbets Prison and Boulder in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.[1][2]

References

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