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Pushy is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Pushy is a unique version of the displacer glove. Instead of the usual silver plating, the forearm unit and knuckle plate emitter are dark gray, and the glove is a tan color instead of red. As with the regular displacer glove, Pushy causes a knockback effect on a successful hit.

V.A.T.S. Special Attacks

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
Stomp502402012Only on knocked down enemies
Cross75132206.62.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


Pushy can successfully strike about 595 times from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondBonus effectsAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageCritical effect damage and durationAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Ballistic fist 80
Two-Step Goodbye Gun Runners' Arsenal70
Displacer glove 50
Pushy 60
Zap glove 35
57.3+50Electromagnetic pulseRobots
+20Electromagnetic pulsePower armor
Paladin Toaster 41
67.1+50Electromagnetic pulseRobots
+20Electromagnetic pulsePower armor
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


Ruby Hill Mine - Found on the body of a dead Jackal gang member, lying near the dry tunnel entrance in the underground lake area.


  • Despite having energy cells visible on the forearm, Pushy does not require ammo to use.
  • It has what looks like a speaker on the fist, which likely is how it "pushes" enemies.
  • If the player has the Ranger Takedown perk and performs the leg sweep in the third person view, the leg comes into contact with the target but it still creates the same wave of energy even though the fist isn't actually being used.
  • Pushy has the highest DPS of any unarmed weapon in the base game, but is ultimately outclassed by the industrial hand with all DPS-related perks added.

Behind the scenes

  • Pushy was designed by Joshua Sawyer and likely modeled by Paul Fish, though Sawyer does not remember for sure.[1]
  • Sometime before release, displacer gloves, as well as many other fists, were supposed to use energy cells as ammunition, but it was not supported by the game engine and there was not enough time for implementation.[2]



  1. Fallout: New Vegas 10th Anniversary Charity Stream (reference starts at 3:04:31)
    Joshua Sawyer: "I designed Pushy. I don't remember who modeled it, probably... Paul Fish?"
  2. JE Sawyer on Formspring