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Flatwoods monsters are cryptid creatures in Appalachia in 2102.

BackgroundEdit

In pre-War West Virginia, near the town of Flatwoods, many claimed to see a dark, mysterious figure with glowing eyes.[1] A Flatwoods monster purportedly took Colton Pickins onto its spaceship and performed experiments on him, however, that account was disbelieved by the responding police force.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Flatwoods monsters are humanoid creatures of seemingly extraterrestrial origin. A Flatwoods monster's head is encased in a purple space helmet, which obscures its face save for its glowing white eyes. The rest of the body is sealed in a protective suit, with an armored breathing apparatus and a large spade-shaped frill on its back. Flatwoods monsters have no visible legs, the suit instead terminating to a bullet-shaped point at its bottom, with what appear to be small hover-jets around the waist, allowing the creatures to float above the ground. The Flatwood monsters' long arms are tipped with large, three-fingered hands clad in large black gloves. Beneath the Flatwoods monsters' hard metal shell is an alien, however, it is difficult to tell because of the suit and helmet obscuring the aliens' features. Encountering a glitched Flatwoods monster or zooming into one with Photomode will allow one to see beneath the suit. A clearer look from its NIF file also reveals that the extraterrestrial monster has small legs inside the suit.

Gameplay attributesEdit

A Flatwoods monster can be encountered in a random encounter in which, if approached or shot at, it will suddenly disappear along with a flash of light, or if it is a hostile variant, it will engage the player character using teleportation to move around. It is possible for one spawn alongside the mothman.

During combat, a Flatwoods monster will teleport around. It regenerates lost health when nearly dead multiple times and can also take control of other creatures and robots around it and use them to defend itself, indicated by the purple glow around the creatures under its control.

The Tales from the West Virginia Hills magazine issue #5 will provide an additional 15% damage against the Flatwoods monster.

At the Whitespring Resort, the Whitespring robots will not attack the Flatwoods monster if it appears. Conversely, the Flatwoods monster will only attack player characters. This can occur during a "Whitespring assault" random encounter along with a regular assault of randomized enemies that will attack the robots. The player character must fend off two different types of enemies at once, including the Flatwoods monster, as opposed to only one type of a hostile enemy for the Whitespring security detail.

VariantsEdit

Flatwoods monsterEdit

FO76 Flatwoods Monster Laser

The base variant of the creature, with all of the above attributes.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Flatwoods monster
00524c6b
Icon level
30
Icon eye
10
Icon heart
850
Icon shield silver
150
Icon electrical
250
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
160
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Unarmed (60 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Laser (85 Icon damage)

Fabled Flatwoods monsterEdit

FO76 Fabled Flatwoods Monster

An elusive variant, this Flatwoods monster has increased health and laser damage, although its resistances are the same.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Fabled Flatwoods monster
00524c6c
Icon level
40
Icon eye
10
Icon heart
1050
Icon shield silver
150
Icon electrical
250
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
209
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Unarmed (65 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Laser (105 Icon damage)

Mythical Flatwoods monsterEdit

FO76 Mythical Flatwoods Monster

This powerful Flatwoods monster has even higher health and attack damage, being the strongest of all three variants.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mythical Flatwoods monster
00524c6d
Icon level
50
Icon eye
10
Icon heart
1475
Icon shield silver
150
Icon electrical
250
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
257
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Unarmed (75 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Laser (125 Icon damage)

LocationsEdit

Related questsEdit

NotesEdit

AppearancesEdit

The Flatwoods monster appears only in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Flatwoods monster is based on West Virginia folklore. The Flatwoods monster was encountered by Fred and Edward May and their friend Tommy Hyer, who claimed to have encountered an alien creature after investigating a mysterious light that flew across the sky and appeared to have landed in the woods. The hovering monster was described as being ten feet tall with a green body and clawed hands, as well as a red face, glowing yellow eyes and a head shaped like an "ace of spades."

GalleryEdit

VideoEdit

Fallout 76 – Tales from The West Virginia Hills Who Goes There? The Strange Encounter In Flatwoods

Fallout 76 – Tales from The West Virginia Hills Who Goes There? The Strange Encounter In Flatwoods

ReferencesEdit

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