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Radroaches are creatures found in Appalachia.

Background

Radroaches are enlarged versions of pre-War Great American cockroaches. They remain largely free from mutations, barring a substantially increased size.

Characteristics

Biology

Radroaches have developed somewhat stronger wings able to lift the whole body into the air, usually to attack hostile creatures. While having increased in overall size, radroaches may appear in various sizes, from the size of a small rat to about the size of a house cat. They have a limited ability to climb walls, being much bigger than their pre-War counterparts.

Gameplay attributes

Unlike in some of the previous games, the player character suffers from slight radiation damage when hit by a radroach. Radroaches can be found infesting seemingly empty rooms, hiding on walls or ceilings as well as in or behind furniture. They emerge and attack when hostile creatures are within close proximity.

Physical size fails to rely on toughness, meaning one may encounter both small tough radroaches and large weak radroaches. Some radroaches may have considerably more health, but this appears to be random regardless of level and size.

Variants

Radroach

A base variant of the radroach, with all of the above characteristics.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Radroach
000475DF
Attack
Unarmed (10 Damage)
Radroach
001BBEA9
Attack
Unarmed (10 Damage)
Radroach
003D13EC
Attack
Unarmed (10 Damage)

Glowing radroach

A radroach that has been irradiated to create a bright green glow emitting from its body.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Glowing radroach
0016CA42
Attack
Unarmed (15 Damage)
Glowing radroach
001BBEAA
Attack
Unarmed (15 Damage)

Scorched radroach

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A charred, fleshy radroach variant infected with the Scorched Plague. All radroach variants have a corresponding Scorched variant with the same stats, abilities, and items. They become Scorched when attacked by scorchbeasts or the scorchbeast queen, becoming allies with other Scorched creatures.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Scorched radroach
0053558C
Attack
Unarmed (10 Damage)
Scorched glowing radroach
0053558C
Attack
Unarmed (15 Damage)
Scorched radroach
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Attack
Unarmed (15 Damage)

Locations

Related quests

Challenges

  • Kill radroaches in the Toxic Valley (daily).
  • Tadpole: Entomologist - Take a camera picture of a radroach (lifetime).

Appearances

Radroaches appear in Fallout 76.

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