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Gecko meat is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Uncooked gecko meat, unlike all other forms of raw meat, results in a penalty to the player character's Strength even when not in hardcore mode. However, it does provide a relatively low amount of radiation and a small amount of restoration to Hit Points

Gecko meat is also used as an ingredient in the gecko kebab and gecko steak recipes created at campfires.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Points for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-60 Starvation 
20+1 Hit Points for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-70 Starvation 
30+1 Hit Points for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-80 Starvation 
40+1 Hit Points for 5s, -1 Strength for 2m-90 Starvation 
50+2 Hit Points for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-100 Starvation 
60+2 Hit Points for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-110 Starvation 
70+2 Hit Points for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-120 Starvation 
80+2 Hit Points for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-130 Starvation 
90+2 Hit Points for 5s, -2 Strength for 2m-140 Starvation 
100+3 Hit Points for 5s, -3 Strength for 2m-150 Starvation 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.



It can be frequently found on the bodies of various types of geckos.


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 The reduced Strength effect does not work if the game runs in hardcore mode, while every other raw meat in the game does this. [verified]