Typical radroach variant
Radroaches are mutated insects found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.
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
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 attributes Edit
Radroaches are not normally aggressive if the player character keeps their distance. They are, however, very territorial and will attack if the player character 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 as a warning before attacking.
A normal radroach, with all the qualities mentioned above.
Name ( Base ID) Statistics Behavior Abilities Items Radroach 00168d0c 0017cf7c 001689d4 00159606 00156770
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight. Cautious: Will avoid/flee from threats unless stronger than them. Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.
Irradiated radroach Edit
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 irradiated radroach meat that gives extra radiation when consumed.
Name ( Base ID) Statistics Behavior Abilities Items Irradiated radroach 0013215c
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat. Cautious: Will avoid/flee from threats unless stronger than them. Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.
damage) Radiation Resistance Radiation resist. 100%
(+10 Hit Points +100 Radiation)
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 With the perk Tribal Wisdom, the player character gains the option to eat "small" mutated creatures, including radroaches.
Radroaches appear in
and its Fallout: New Vegas add-on, .
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