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Yao guai are creatures found in Appalachia.

Background

Named by descendants of those held in Chinese internment camps before the Great War, yao guai are mutated American black bears[1][2] and one of the more vicious creatures of the wasteland, sporting razor sharp claws and teeth, and a nasty temperament.[3]

Characteristics

Yao guai are large, mutated ursines that are descended from the bears that lived across America before the Great War. They are able to reproduce, as evidenced by the presence of cubs and some have extended lifespans, such as the pre-War circus bear, Ruzka. Wild yao guai will attack nearly any other animals or people they encounter, including deathclaws. Despite this, yao guai exhibit a gentle, familial bond toward one another when found together and can even be domesticated.[4]

Characteristics

Biology

The physical build of the Appalachian variant does not seem to drastically deviate from pre-War bears as much as the yao guai in the Capital Wasteland and Zion Canyon. Comparatively, they are overall less dog-like in their posture and movement and sport thicker patches of fur and more body fat. Since their upper body, chest and arms are not as massive, the Appalachian yao guai have a more traditional bear-like posture and gait. These yao guai are generally larger than their unmutated predecessors and are more aggressive.

Gameplay attributes

When yao guai are encountered, there are typically two or three in the area. Yao guai can outrun a player character unless the player character is sprinting. They have a powerful melee attack, and their strikes frequently stun the player character for a few seconds. They will pursue a player character into an open sided shed but not into a shed or building with a doorway, even if the doorway is open. When the player character enters the building, they will retreat to the edge of the area; when they detect the player character exiting the building, they will again pursue. They are sensitive to explosives and flamers.

Variants

Stunted yao guai

A weakened yao guai variant.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Stunted yao guai
000295A0
Attack
Unarmed (50 Damage)

Yao guai

The base variant, with the attributes mentioned above.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Yao guai
000A0F33
Attack
Unarmed (75 Damage)

Yao guai ghoul

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A standard yao guai that has become a ghoul.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Yao guai ghoul
00110CC9
Attack
Unarmed (90 Damage)

Shaggy yao guai

A yao guai with more hair on its body than most other variants.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Shaggy yao guai
001437F2
Attack
Unarmed (105 Damage)

Irradiated yao guai

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A glowing green yao guai, with boney spikes poking out at various spots on the creature's body.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Irradiated yao guai
00110CC8
Attack
Unarmed (125 Damage)

Albino yao guai

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Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Albino yao guai
001437F4
Attack
Unarmed (150 Damage)

Rabid yao guai

A strong yao guai variant that has become rabid.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Rabid yao guai
001437F5
Attack
Unarmed (175 Damage)

Dusky yao guai

One of the strongest variants. It is covered in scars, and is a dark bruise-purple color all over.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Dusky yao guai
001437F6
Attack
Unarmed (200 Damage)

Glowing yao guai

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The strongest variant, with the highest resistances, damage and health.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Glowing yao guai
001437F3
Attack
Unarmed (225 Damage)

Savage yao guai

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Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Savage yao guai
003F4CCB
Attack
Unarmed (250 Damage)

Frenzied yao guai

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Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Frenzied yao guai
003F4CCC
Attack
Unarmed (275 Damage)

Deadly yao guai

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Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Deadly yao guai
003F4CCB
Attack
Unarmed (300 Damage)

Scorched yao guai

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

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Scorched yao guai
003AFE15
Attack
Unarmed (50 Damage)

Prime yao guai

A prime variant, encountered during the seasonal Primal Cuts event quest.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Prime yao guai
0054E30D
Attack
Unarmed (225 Damage)

Locations

Named yao guai

Notes

Yao guai are a potential candidate for taming. If found alone in a random encounter, the player character can send the tamed beast to their C.A.M.P. for defense.

Appearances

Yao guai appear in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes

  • In Mandarin, yāo guài (妖怪) translates as "monster" or "demon." In Chinese mythology, "yao guai" are usually physical manifestations of the spirits of mistreated animals or fallen divine animals.
  • The black bear from which the yao guai mutated is the official state mammal of West Virginia.

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References

  1. Fallout 3 loading screens: "Yao Guai are fast, powerful predators, and are descended from the area's black bears."
  2. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Originally named by the descendants of those held in Chinese internment camps before the Great War, the Yao Guai is a ferocious mutated bear."
  3. Tenpenny Tower terminal entries; exploration database, Yao Guai
  4. Scavengers' yao guai
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