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Yao guai are creatures found in Appalachia in 2102.
The name comes from the Chinese term "yao guai" (妖怪), which translates to "monster" or "demon." The name was given to the creature by the descendants of the Chinese that were living in internment camps at the time of the
The yao guai is a mutated bear of debatable origin species and
radiation is likely the cause of its mutations. Possibly mutated from the black bears native to the region, these yao guai are generally larger than their unmutated predecessors and are more aggressive.
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.
Gameplay attributes Edit
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.
Stunted yao guai Edit
A weakened yao guai variant.
The base variant, with the attributes mentioned above.
Yao guai ghoul Edit
A standard yao guai that has become a
Irradiated yao guai Edit
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Shaggy yao guai Edit
A yao guai with more hair on its body than most other variants.
Rabid yao guai Edit
A strong yao guai variant that appears to be suffering from rabies.
Name ( Base ID) Statistics Behavior Abilities Items
Rabid yao guai 001437f5
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat. Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee. Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.
Dusky yao guai Edit
One of the strongest variants. It is covered in scars, and is a dark bruise-purple color all over.
Glowing yao guai Edit
The strongest variant, with the best resistances, damage and health.
Scorched yao guai Edit
A yao guai that has been infected with
the Scorched Plague.
Prime yao guai Edit
A prime variant, encountered during the
Primal Cuts event.
Notable yao guai Edit
Yao guais are the only non-humans that are known to become ghouls.
Yao guais 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.
Yao guai appear in
Behind the scenes Edit
The black bear from which the yao guai possibly mutated is the official state mammal of West Virginia.
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