The gecko kebab provides a modest amount of health, restoring a total of 80 HP at the Survival skill level necessary to craft it. It is also the best of the minority of food items that provide significant restoration to both the player character's Dehydration and Starvation levels while in hardcore mode.
Survival skill effect
|10||+1 Hit Point for 40s||-60 Dehydration , -96 Starvation|
|20||+1 Hit Point for 40s||-70 Dehydration , -112 Starvation|
|30||+1 Hit Point for 40s||-80 Dehydration , -128 Starvation|
|40||+1 Hit Point for 40s||-90 Dehydration , -144 Starvation|
|50||+2 Hit Point for 40s||-100 Dehydration , -160 Starvation|
|60||+2 Hit Point for 40s||-110 Dehydration , -176 Starvation|
|70||+2 Hit Point for 40s||-120 Dehydration , -192 Starvation|
|80||+2 Hit Point for 40s||-130 Dehydration , -208 Starvation|
|90||+2 Hit Point for 40s||-140 Dehydration , -224 Starvation|
|100||+3 Hit Point for 40s||-150 Dehydration , -240 Starvation|
- Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.
This item can be crafted by the player character.
Gecko meat (1)
Jalapeño pepper (1)
Gecko kebab (2)
- Prior to patch 188.8.131.52x the crafting recipe for gecko kebabs called for one buffalo gourd seed in addition to its other ingredients.
- With the necessary Survival skill and the necessary ingredients (which are common enough in the Mojave), in Hardcore mode, this recipe is more beneficial than that of gecko steaks. While gecko steaks provide a more immediate healing effect, gecko kebabs provide a better overall healing potential, are slightly better at relieving Starvation, and can also relieve Dehydration.
Although it is referred to by the campfire recipe and internally as "gecko kebab", the item itself is named "gecko kabob" in some versions of the game. [verified]