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For an overview of radroaches, see radroach.

 
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Radroaches are creatures that live in the Commonwealth in 2287. They are the first encountered, and least harmful, enemies in the game.

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]

The radroach has evolved, as it can use wings to leap off and attack its enemies. The radroach has also become much bigger than its traditional descendants. However, it is still weak to most physical attacks. They also have a limited ability to climb walls.

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

Unlike in the previous games, the player character suffers from slight radiation damage when hit by a radroach.

Radroaches can sometimes be found infesting seemingly empty rooms, hiding in and behind desks or other furniture as well as on walls or ceilings. They will emerge and attack when the player character enters close proximity. Sometimes glowing radroaches are stuck under the flooring usually characterized by a green glow on the floor seemingly from nothing. The radroach can be dislodged if the player character uses a melee attack on the glowing part of the ground.

Radroaches come in many different physical sizes, large and small, but this does not seem to relate in any way to their toughness as one will encounter small tough radroaches and large weak radroaches, and vice versa. Radroaches are also sometimes found to have considerable extra health compared to other radroaches of the same level, even at level 1; when it happens, this extra health does not seem to correlate in any way to their physical size, appearance or the resistances displayed in V.A.T.S.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Radroach[edit | edit source]

Fo4 Radroach.png

The basic variant of the radroach is the weakest one and are most often encountered at lower levels.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Radroach
0016ca44
Level
1
Perception
4
Hit Points
3
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
1
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Radiation (1 Radiation)
Radroach
001bbea9
Level
1
Perception
5
Hit Points
5
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Radiation (1 Radiation)
Radroach
000971b9
Level
1
Perception
5
Hit Points
5
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Radiation (1 Radiation)
Radroach
00055380
Level
1
Perception
5
Hit Points
5
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Radiation (1 Radiation)
Radroach
000475df
Level
1
Perception
5
Hit Points
5
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Radiation (1 Radiation)
Radroach
0007d285
Level
5
Perception
4
Hit Points
15
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
9
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (2 Damage)
Attack
Radiation (1 Radiation)

Glowing radroach[edit | edit source]

Fo4 Glowing radroach.png

Similar to glowing ones, glowing radroaches have a distinctive glow, even after death, and inflict more radiation damage than their basic variant. They are often encountered among regular radroaches and are generally larger, but do generally not pose much more of a threat and can easily be disposed of.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing radroach
001bbeaa
Level
5
Perception
4
Hit Points
15
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
9
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (3 Damage)
Attack
Radiation (5 Radiation)
Glowing radroach
0016ca42
Level
5
Perception
4
Hit Points
15
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
9
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (3 Damage)
Attack
Radiation (5 Radiation)

Legendary radroach[edit | edit source]

Fo4 Radroach.png

The legendary radroach is biggest and the highest leveled of all the variants. Like its predecessors; it can usually be easily disposed of. Often accompanied by smaller roaches; they can be a tough enemy in survival mode.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Legendary radroach
0016ca41
Level
10
Perception
6
Hit Points
25
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
16
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (5 Damage)
Attack
Radiation (1 Radiation)
Legendary radroach
002499c4
Level
10
Perception
6
Hit Points
25
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
16
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (5 Damage)
Attack
Radiation (1 Radiation)

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Radroaches appear in Fallout 4.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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