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Golly, but these pants are tight.

Pipboy is an actual person version of Vault Boy, who could be encountered by the Warrior as a joke character. He may join the Brotherhood of Steel and fight as a squad member, but is not considered an official member by the Brotherhood, due to not being a normal person (which in this case is to say he does not fit into any known species of the wasteland).

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is a recruit. Availability: When asked to join.
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This character appears in the following locations.

Pipboy (special encounter)


Pipboy becomes available after one finds him in the Pipboy special encounter. He joins the group when spoken to if the player character has fewer than 5 members. He will go away and appear in the recruits pool if the player character has 5 members. If one has 6 members, he will do nothing. He will join the player character even if their level is lower than his when he is first found him.


  • He has a Perk rate of 3 at the time he is first discovered, and he is level 8 with 3 perks. This is likely due to the fact that PipBoy cannot change stance; by granting Flexible as a freebie, the player character is protected from later wasting a gained perk on it.
  • He moves considerably slower than other characters when not in turn-based mode.
  • He has no biographical text in the character screen or in the recruitment pool.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Vault jumpsuit FN FAL 7.62mm x50


  • The game refers to the recruitable character as CORE_pipboy in the party bar, combat log, and recruits pool.
  • Pipboy is encountered severely wounded and can be healed using medical items.

Notable quotes

  • "Golly, but these pants are tight."
  • "You're staring at me."
  • "Gosh, I sure would like some friends."
  • "What the hell are you lookin' at?"
  • "Mighty boring around these parts."
  • "The first time you kill is the hardest."
  • "Doo-be-doo-doo-doo."
  • "I've been itching for a fight!"
  • "Gee-whillikers."
  • "It sure would be swell to shoot something."


Pipboy/Vault Boy as a person appears only in Fallout Tactics.