Locations of scorpion tails:
- If the Vault Dweller speaks to Aradesh and agrees to help his people by destroying the radscorpions, the player character will begin the quest Stop the Radscorpions. Speak to Seth about traveling to the caves.
- Inside the cave, nine radscorpions can be found.
- There are random encounters with radscorpions that can occur anywhere on the world map.
- Radscorpions will spawn around the entrance to Vault 15 the first time the player character arrives.
For extra experience, the player character can go behind the curtain in Dr. Razlo's house to find a man laying on a futon, then hold the mouse button and select the bag icon to open the inventory. Click on a bottle of antidote to use it on the man, who is named Jarvis. Jarvis is the brother of Seth, the captain of Shady Sands' guard. Jarvis was poisoned by a rad scorpion, and if healed, the player character will receive 400 XP.
If the Vault Dweller is low on health after fighting the radscorpions, there is a way to receive free healing instead of wasting stimpaks, by talking to Dr. Razlo (before giving him the tail) and asking to be healed. He'll give a price for his services. If the player character refuses to pay for his medical services, they should be able to offer him a radscorpion tail instead of money. By doing this, the player character will be healed to full health for free, while also giving the antidote and 250 XP. He'll even do this at night.