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Come on Sparky, Hoover. Let's go.Stiggs

Hoover is a Mister Gutsy located inside the mobile base crawler in 2277.


Hoover is a Personal Automated Lackey (P.A.L.) owned by Stiggs, an Enclave engineer who works at the mobile base crawler. Stiggs purchased the robot from a wandering trader named Tinker Joe.[Non-canon 1] He can be identified from other Mister Gutsy robots by his distinctive silver and black paint job and dark red eye sensors. He is one of two robots owned by Stiggs, the other being Sparky.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character has no special interactions.

Effects of player's actions


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Scrap metal
Fission battery


Hoover appears only in the Fallout 3 add-on Broken Steel.


PCPC Sometimes Hoover will not appear at all. This can also happen with Sparky. [verified]



  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide pp. 76-77: "HOOVER
    Faction: Enclave
    Location: BS15.02.3
    Adams Air Force Base

    A Personal Automated Lackey to an engineer named Stiggs, Hoover has been known to shut down on occasion, but Stiggs has known Hoover since he purchased him from a wandering trader named Tinker Joe."

    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)