For an overview of radroaches, see radroach.
Typical radroach variant
Radroaches are mutated insects found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.
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.
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.
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.
A normal radroach, with all the qualities mentioned above.
Name ( Form ID) Statistics Behavior Abilities Items Radroach 00168D0C 0001CF7C 001689D4 00159606 00156770
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight. Cautious: Will avoid/flee from threats unless stronger than them. Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.
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) Statistics Behavior Abilities Items Irradiated radroach 0013215C
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat. Cautious: Will avoid/flee from threats unless stronger than them. Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.
Melee (10 )
Radiation resist. 100%
(+10 +100 )
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. With the perk Tribal Wisdom, the Courier will gain the ability to eat small mutated creatures, including radroaches.
Radroaches appear in
and its Fallout: New Vegas add-on .
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