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Radroach (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of radroachs in the Fallout series of games, see radroach.
Radroach
Radroach
Typical radroach variant
variantsRadroach
Irradiated radroach cutIcon cut
locationMojave Wasteland
Sierra Madre

Radroaches are mutated insects found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

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, presumably due to atomic fallout caused by the Great War.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Not nearly as common as in the Capital Wasteland, radroaches mostly inhabit abandoned homes and buildings (such as the Basincreek Building) to scavenge on food that was left behind by whoever previously lived there. Some can also be found in the toxic dumps and on/around the roads in between Goodsprings and Primm, as well as being able to survive in the hostile and toxic environment of the Sierra Madre and the Cloud.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Radroaches are not normally aggressive if the player character keeps their distance. They are, however, very territorial and will attack if the player seems to threaten them, either by having a weapon drawn, invading their habitat, battling another enemy nearby (which is limited to less than a foot around the creature), or attacking them directly. Generally, they will flutter their wings and make distinct clicking sounds in warning before attacking the player.

VariantsEdit

RadroachEdit

A normal radroach, with all the qualities mentioned above.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Radroach
00168d0c
0017cf7c
001689d4
00159606
00156770
Level Icon level
1
Experience Points Icon XP
10
Perception Icon eye
3
Hit points Icon heart
12
Damage Threshold Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence Icon confidence
Cautious: Will avoid/flee from threats unless stronger than them.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (5 damageIcon damage)

Irradiated radroachEdit

Icon cut content The following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The irradiated radroach appears the same as a "normal" radroach but with the radioactive aura of a feral ghoul reaver and the ability to heal itself with a radiation blast similar to a glowing one.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Irradiated radroach
0013215c
Level Icon level
5
Experience Points Icon XP
50
Perception Icon eye
3
Hit points Icon heart
12
Damage Threshold Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence Icon confidence
Cautious: Will avoid/flee from threats unless stronger than them.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (10 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Resistance Icon radiation Radiation resist. 100%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit Points Icon heart +100 Radiation Icon radiation )
Icon cut content End of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

NotesEdit

  • There is a special Unarmed V.A.T.S. attack when attacking a radroach. This consists of a stomp with the foot followed by a heel-grind.
  • The radroach is the second weakest creature in the game, after the raven.
  • There will almost always be a fight between a radroach and a gecko on the I-15 north of Primm.
  • Honest Hearts Gametitle-FNV HH With the perk Tribal Wisdom, you gain the option to eat "small" mutated creatures, including radroaches.

AppearancesEdit

Radroaches appear in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-on, Dead Money.

SoundsEdit

  • Radroach attack

Npc roach attack 01

  • Wings fluttering

Npc roach wings 01

GalleryEdit

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