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For an overview of radroaches, see radroach.

 
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Radroaches are mutated insects found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

Background[edit | edit source]

These mutated Great American cockroaches, colloquially called "radroaches" or simply "giant cockroaches," are enlarged versions of the pre-War species that have increased in size, due to atomic fallout.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Biology[edit | edit source]

Not nearly as common in the Mojave Desert as in the Capital Wasteland, radroaches mostly inhabit abandoned homes and buildings (such as the Basincreek Building) to scavenge on food that was left behind by whoever previously lived there. Some can also be found in the toxic dumps and on/around the roads in between Goodsprings and Primm, as well as being able to survive in the hostile and toxic environment of the Sierra Madre and the Cloud.

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

Radroaches are not normally aggressive if the player character keeps their distance. They are, however, very territorial and will attack if threatened by the player character, either by having a weapon drawn, invading their habitat, battling another enemy nearby (which is limited to less than a foot around the creature,) or attacking them directly. Generally, they will flutter their wings and make distinct clicking sounds as a warning before attacking.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Radroach[edit | edit source]

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A normal radroach, with all the qualities mentioned above.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Radroach
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00159606
00156770
Level
1
Experience Points
?
Perception
3
Hit Points
12
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cautious: Will avoid/flee from threats unless stronger than them.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (5 Damage)

Irradiated radroach[edit | edit source]

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The irradiated radroach is identical to the standard radroach, with the exception of a radioactive aura, similar to that of a feral ghoul reaver. In addition to this, they hold the ability to heal themselves with a radiation blast similar to a glowing one. On death, it drops irradiated radroach meat, which gives extra radiation when consumed.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Irradiated radroach
0013215c
Level
5
Experience Points
?
Perception
3
Hit Points
12
Damage Threshold
0
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cautious: Will avoid/flee from threats unless stronger than them.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (10 Damage)
Ability
Radiation Resistance Radiation resist. 100%
Ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
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Notes[edit | edit source]

  • There is a special Unarmed V.A.T.S. attack when attacking a radroach. This consists of a stomp with the foot, followed by a heel-grind.
  • The radroach is the second weakest creature in the game, after the raven.
  • There will almost always be a fight between a radroach and a gecko on the I-15 north of Primm.
  • Honest Hearts With the perk Tribal Wisdom, the player character gains the option to eat "small" mutated creatures, including radroaches.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Radroaches appear in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-on Dead Money.

Sounds[edit | edit source]

Radroach attack

Wings fluttering

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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