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

Background

These mutated Great American cockroaches, colloquially called "radroaches," or simply "giant cockroaches," are enlarged versions of the pre-War species that have exponentially increased in size, due to atomic fallout.[1]

Characteristics

Biology

Not nearly as common in the Mojave Desert as in the Capital Wasteland, radroaches typically infest 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

Radroaches are not normally aggressive should one keep their distance; they are still, however, very territorial, and will attack if they feel sufficiently threatened, either by having a weapon drawn, by invading their habitat, by attacking an enemy in the immediate vicinity (which is limited to less than a foot around the creature), or by attacking them directly. Generally, they will flutter their wings and make distinct clicking sounds as a warning before attacking.

Variants

Radroach

Radroach.png

A normal radroach, with all the qualities mentioned above.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Radroach
00168D0C
0001CF7C
001689D4
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

Irradiated radroach.jpg

Irradiated radroaches are identical to the standard radroach, with the exception of a radioactive aura, similar to that of a feral ghoul reaver, including the ability to heal themselves with a radiation blast similar to a glowing one. Upon death, this strain of radroach will drop irradiated radroach meat, which gives extra radiation should the meat be consumed.

Name (Form 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)

Dead Radroach meat (irradiated)

Notes

  • There is a special Unarmed V.A.T.S. attack when attacking a radroach, consisting of a stomp with the foot, followed by a heel-grind.
  • Radroaches are the second weakest creature in the game, right 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 Courier will gain the ability to eat small mutated creatures, including radroaches.

Appearances

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

Sounds

Radroach attack

Wings fluttering

Gallery

References

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