For an overview of variations of geckos in all games, see Gecko (creature).

 
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Bunch of little monsters is what they are. It seems like Doc Mitchell treats more gecko bites than anything else.Sunny Smiles

Geckos are creatures in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

Characteristics

Biology

Geckos can be found living across the entire Mojave Wasteland, with many different species calling the local area their breeding grounds. They are said to have been stemmed from Fire Root cavern.[1]

There are three types of gecko in the Mojave: normal geckos, golden geckos, and fire geckos. Another variety, the green gecko, is found in Zion Canyon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.

Geckos are reptilian and born with a pair of fins behind their heads. Their eyes possess an orange tint, and their body coloration differs greatly depending on the gecko subspecies in question. Geckos have evolved with five fingers and five toes. Dependent on the type, they range from the size of a small human child, to heights exceeding that of an average human adult.

Gameplay attributes

Geckos are generally found in small packs. Once a single gecko attacks something or is attacked, its pack will join the fight. They charge or leap at their opponents with their mouths open, ready to snap down. They attack rapidly with their claws as a melee attack and some subspecies of geckos can breathe fire or spit a poisonous liquid as a ranged attack.

Their hides and meat prove useful as survival crafting ingredients. In particular, the hides, once tanned, can be used to craft several varied types of armor that offer greater defense than their base variants along with resistances to fire, poison, and radiation.

Geckos, green geckos, and golden geckos are classified as animals and are affected by the Animal Friend perk. Fire geckos, however, remain hostile to the Courier despite the perk. This is because fire geckos, unlike the others, are classified as abominations. This means that fire geckos will flee if shot with a flare gun, which is remarkable considering their familiarity with fire.

Variants

Gecko

FNV LGecko.png

Geckos appear in packs of varying sizes, depending on the location. They will charge at their prey with their mouths open, and attack by biting and with swipes from their claws. Geckos can be found in the areas surrounding Goodsprings, along the I-15 towards Primm, and around the Mojave Outpost. These are the least dangerous species of gecko found within the Mojave.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Gecko
0010CD73
Level
7
Experience Points
?
Perception
5
Hit Points
65
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (30 Damage)
Gecko
0010A1F7
Level
3
Experience Points
?
Perception
3
Hit Points
20
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (5 Damage)
Gecko
(Goodsprings)

0010A1F8
0010A1F9
Level
3
Experience Points
?
Perception
3
Hit Points
20
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (15 Damage)

Gecko hunter

FNV LGecko.png

Gecko hunters look identical to normal geckos but have greater health and speed. They are very fast and will attempt to rush and overwhelm their prey by attacking in groups.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Gecko hunter
00157FE0
00165184
Level
3
Experience Points
?
Perception
3
Hit Points
100
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (15 Damage)

Young gecko

FNV LGecko.png

Standard geckos that have yet to mature fully. They are smaller and less damaging than adult specimens, but share similar behavior and may appear with them in packs.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Young gecko
0014F47C
Level
3
Experience Points
?
Perception
4
Hit Points
40
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (15 Damage)

Young gecko hunter

FNV LGecko.png

These immature geckos are smaller and weaker than adult gecko hunters, but attack in the same way. Although appearing as hostiles on the compass, they often ignore nearby creatures unless provoked.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Young gecko hunter
00159783
00165183
00168D0B
Level
3
Experience Points
?
Perception
5
Hit Points
50
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (15 Damage)

Golden gecko

FNV GGecko.png

This type of gecko is distinguishable by brilliant golden scales. They can be found around irradiated areas such as Crescent Canyon east and Crescent Canyon west, Vault 34, Cottonwood crater, and the Searchlight church basement. Golden geckos have been affected by high levels of radiation, leading to their larger size and unique coloration. In addition, exposure to radiation has caused their attacks to inflict significant amounts of radiation damage.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Golden gecko
00118D61
Level
12
Experience Points
?
Perception
5
Hit Points
125
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (50 Damage)
Attack
Radiation bite (+15 Radiation for 5/sec.)
Golden gecko
(Camp Searchlight)

0014128C
Level
5
Experience Points
?
Perception
3
Hit Points
125
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (25 Damage)
Attack
Radiation bite (+15 Radiation for 5/sec.)

Golden gecko hunter

FNV GGecko.png

These geckos may appear alongside golden geckos and attack in the same way. Their bites are similarly irradiated, dealing less radiation per second but for a longer period of time. Golden gecko hunter melee attacks do similar damage to regular golden gecko melee attacks.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Golden gecko hunter
00164EF2
00164EF8
Level
12
Experience Points
?
Perception
5
Hit Points
125
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (50 Damage)
Attack
Radiation bite (+9 for 10/sec. Radiation)

Young golden gecko

FNV GGecko.png

Golden geckos that have yet to mature. They are seldom found alone and are usually found with adult geckos. Although weaker than matured variants, their speed makes them a threat to low-level player characters.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Young golden gecko
0014F479
00167E83
Level
7
Experience Points
?
Perception
4
Hit Points
60
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (35 Damage)
Attack
Radiation bite (+2 for 10/sec. Radiation)

Fire gecko

FNV FGecko.png

Fire geckos have mottled purple and red hides and prominent spikes on their backs. In addition to their bite and claw attacks, they have the ability to breathe fire. They can mainly be found in and around mountainous areas and caves, such as the Lucky Jim Mine and Nopah cave.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Fire gecko
00113246
Level
16
Experience Points
?
Perception
7
Hit Points
165
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (60 Damage)
Attack
Fire breath (23 Fire)
Fire gecko
00167EB8
Level
17
Experience Points
?
Perception
7
Hit Points
185
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (65 Damage)
Attack
Fire breath (23 Fire)
Fire gecko
(Vault 19)

00142A22
Level
14
Experience Points
?
Perception
7
Hit Points
165
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (50 Damage)
Attack
Fire breath (23 Fire)
Fire gecko
(Vault 19)

001710AA
Level
14
Experience Points
?
Perception
7
Hit Points
165
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (50 Damage)
Attack
Fire breath (23 Fire)
Fire gecko
(Pit fighter)

001365B5
Level
14
Experience Points
?
Perception
7
Hit Points
165
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (50 Damage)
Attack
Fire breath (23 Fire)
  • Dead None

Young fire gecko

FNV FGecko.png

These immature geckos are smaller and weaker than adults, but attack in the same way and share the ability to breathe fire. They may be encountered in groups with fully grown fire geckos.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Young fire gecko
00167E9D
Level
11
Experience Points
?
Perception
5
Hit Points
95
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (45 Damage)
Attack
Fire breath (12 Fire)

Legendary fire gecko

LegendaryFireGecko.png

The legendary fire gecko is one of five legendary creatures. It is roughly twice the size of a normal fire gecko and its powerful and fast attacks make it a dangerous opponent in close combat. It is found in Fire Root cavern.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Legendary fire gecko
00167EFD
Level
25
Experience Points
?
Perception
8
Hit Points
385
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (115 Damage)
Attack
Fire breath (23 Fire)

Green gecko

GreenGeckoFNV.png

Green geckos are native to and only found in Zion Canyon. When attacking from a distance, they can spit several far-reaching but slow-moving globs of poisonous saliva, somewhat resembling the radioactive spit attack that centaurs use. Once in contact with an enemy, they will attack like other types of gecko, by biting and clawing. Green geckos are almost always found in packs ranging from two to eight. Green geckos are often found near waterways and bridges in Zion Canyon.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Green gecko Honest Hearts
xx009F5D
Level
12
Experience Points
?
Perception
8
Hit Points
225
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (75 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (8 Poison/sec for 10s)

Young green gecko

GreenGeckoFNV.png

Young green geckos are smaller and weaker than adults, but spit poisonous saliva and attack in the same way. They are only found in Zion Canyon.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Young green gecko Honest Hearts
xx009F54
Level
13
Experience Points
?
Perception
6
Hit Points
115
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (55 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (8 Poison/sec for 10s)

Giant green gecko

GreenGeckoFNV.png

Another type of giant creature native to Zion Canyon, these geckos are larger than a human and have almost the same destructive power as the legendary fire gecko.

NameStatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Giant green gecko Honest Hearts
xx00DD6C
Level
30
Experience Points
?
Perception
9
Hit Points
375
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (95 Damage)
Attack
Ranged (8 Poison/sec for 10s)

Notable geckos

Notes

  • Several friendly geckos appear in the main Sorrows camp in Honest Hearts. They are possibly tamed.
  • Geckos deal heavy damage to limbs, especially the head.
  • Another type of fire gecko exists but was cut from the final product. Its name is Gojira. Simply called "gecko" when spawned, Gojira is its editor ID. It's identical to the fire gecko, but about triple the size and has a whopping 8,000 HP.
  • In a framed newspaper in the Vikki and Vance Casino, an article reports a group of wild geckos was spotted near New Vegas Strip.

Appearances

Geckos appear in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

Before the release of Honest Hearts, the green geckos were mistakenly referred to as "Greek geckos" in the press material. This was corrected before the release.

Bugs

  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png Geckos may not always be hostile to the Courier, even if the player character doesn't possess the Animal Friend perk. However, getting too close or trying to speak to one may turn it hostile. [verified]
  • Icon xbox360.png Green geckos inhabiting Zion Canyon may not be hostile to the Courier, and approaching or attempting to talk to them will not change their disposition. If you happen to shoot one of these geckos, simply put away one's weapon and it will return to being friendly, just like a normal non-player character. [verified]
  • Icon xbox360.png In the Mojave Desert, several young gecko hunters may be found superimposed upon one another, but not moving from the spot except to flail their arms and roar loudly. They cannot be damaged with guns, and when attacked and killed with a melee weapon, the game freezes and must be reset. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Geckos around Goodsprings source may spawn inside of rocks. [verified]
  • Icon ps3.png When a fire gecko's head is shot, flames will shoot out as if it were attacking. [verified]

Sounds

  • Idle gecko
  • Gecko in pain
  • Snarling gecko
  • Flame throwing gecko
  • Flame burst

Gallery

References

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