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For an overview of coyotes in the Fallout series of games, see coyote.
Coyote
CoyoteFNV
variantsCoyote
Coyote den mother
Coyote pack alpha
Coyote pup
locationMojave Wasteland
Coyote den
Goodsprings Cave
 
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Dogs and coyotes can be found throughout the Mojave, typically wherever humans are traveling.

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Coyotes are creatures found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

Characteristics

Biology

Similar to dogs, coyotes do not appear to have been visibly altered after the Great War, possibly due to sheltering from radiation.

Gameplay attributes

Coyotes are very territorial and will attack the player character if they stay near for too long. Coyotes are usually found in packs of up to three or four in the more desolate areas of the Mojave, especially caves. They are slightly stronger than dogs, but do about the same amount of damage.

They're not much of a threat to well armed players. Characters at lower levels or those playing on higher difficulty may have a difficult time, especially if taking on large groups.

Variants

Coyote

CoyoteFNV

Regular coyotes are the most common of the coyote family. They can be found in almost every corner of the map, but primarily along the I-15 and two packs are near Goodsprings Cave with another pack inside. One group can be found down the hill from the entrance to the hidden supply cave, and another group can be found close to the Canyon wreckage entrance.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Coyote
000e584e
LevelIcon level
4
Experience PointsIcon XP
40
PerceptionIcon eye
8
Hit pointsIcon heart
30
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (15 damageIcon damage)

Coyote den mother

CoyoteFNV

Den mothers stay back to look after the pups while the others are off hunting. If any danger comes, they will protect their pups with their lives.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Den mother
00154a6f
LevelIcon level
4
Experience PointsIcon XP
40
PerceptionIcon eye
8
Hit pointsIcon heart
40
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (17 damageIcon damage)

Coyote pack alpha

CoyoteFNV

Coyote pack alphas watch over the pack and protect them from dangers that may come their way.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Coyote pack alpha
0015c64c
LevelIcon level
5
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
8
Hit pointsIcon heart
60
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (29 damageIcon damage)

Coyote pup

CoyoteFNV

The offspring of a coyote. They are smaller and weaker than normal coyotes, on par with radroaches in terms of durability, and are rarely a hassle even for low-leveled players. They generally stay close to the den mother. If the player gets too close they will attack along with their parents.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Coyote pup
0014f47f
LevelIcon level
1
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
6
Hit pointsIcon heart
10
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Cautious: Will avoid/flee from threats unless stronger than them.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (7 damageIcon damage)

Notes

  • Coyote den mothers and alpha males are significantly larger than they would appear in real life. In reality, they would appear slightly larger than a dog.
  • Coyotes will always growl before they attack.
  • Coyotes will growl when approached, but will not attack if the player backs away, even if noticed.
  • All coyotes share the same model with grayish coats, differing only in size, with pups being smallest, coyotes slightly larger and den mothers being the largest.
  • Coyotes are friendly to the player if the player has the Animal Friend perk.

Appearances

Coyotes appear in Fallout: New Vegas.

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