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For an overview of this item's appearances in the Fallout series of games, see Pugilism Illustrated.

Pugilism Illustrated is a skill book in Fallout: New Vegas.


Reading this book permanently increases the player's Unarmed skill by 3 points (4 with Comprehension).


With the add-on Old World Blues, this skill book can be crafted by the player.

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Pugilism Illustrated (1)
Note: the recipe is consumed as part of the crafting process - meaning only one book can be crafted.


Other than being crafted, the skill book can be found in the following locations.

Closest map markerLocation description
Fisherman's Pride shackOn the bedside table, inside the shack.
Nipton Road reststopInside the store, lying on the wooden shelf on the left when you enter, close to the counter.
The TopsInside the Presidential suite in the Tops casino. Inside the Pool Room, on the tiny table in the corner.
Vault 11Inside the living quarters, in female dorm #1, by the fallen dresser near a small sign on the ceiling that says "Ladies".
Villa Gametitle-FNV DMBehind the fountain where you start the Dead Money add-on.
Wastewater treatment plant Gametitle-FNV LRIn the north-east corner of the third room, behind a set of tipped-over lockers.


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