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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
cutIcon cut Irradiated radroach
locationMojave Wasteland
Sierra Madre
 
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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

Radroach

A normal radroach, with all the qualities mentioned above.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Radroach
00168d0c
0017cf7c
001689d4
00159606
00156770
LevelIcon level
1
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
12
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
Cautious: Will avoid/flee from threats unless stronger than them.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (5 damageIcon damage)

Irradiated radroachEdit

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

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. On death, it drops a special kind of radroach meat that gives extra radiation when consumed.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Irradiated radroach
0013215c
LevelIcon level
5
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
12
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (10 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resist. 100%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
Icon cut contentEnd 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 HeartsGametitle-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
  • Wings fluttering

GalleryEdit

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