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For an overview of radroaches in the Fallout series of games, see radroach.
Radroach
Radroach
variantsNone
locationCapital Wasteland
 
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Radroaches are creatures found in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.

BackgroundEdit

Great American cockroaches, colloquially called "radroaches" or simply "giant cockroaches," are giant versions of the pre-War species that have increased in size presumably due to mutation caused by the nuclear fallout of the Great War.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Radroaches are about the size of cats and have a shiny brown carapace. Unlike their modern-day cousins, they don't mind the sunlight and will often be encountered in well lit areas, such as out in the open near the tepid sewers. If encountered, they will first try to scare off their enemies by flapping their wings and antennae while bobbing up and down, but will attack if the enemy refuses to back away. This usually ends with their death, as they are one of the weakest enemies in-game.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Radroaches are low-level enemies, hostile to the player. They are usually encountered in groups of 5-7 and "pounce" at their enemies and bite/pinch them with their small pincers while making a screeching sound. They are also commonly used as food for many people in the wasteland and as such their meat can be bought from most merchants who sell food.

StatisticsEdit

Radroach

Radroaches all share the same vital statistics, but can differ in aggressiveness and confidence.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Radroach
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0002d6f7
000a25b1
000c595e
0001efe3
LevelIcon level
0
Experience PointsIcon XP
5
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
5
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
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 (3 damageIcon damage)
Radroach
(Aggr. Vault 101)

000569b2
LevelIcon level
0
Experience PointsIcon XP
5
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
5
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
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 (3 damageIcon damage)
Radroach
(foolh. Vault 101)

0006b238
0002d4c7
LevelIcon level
0
Experience PointsIcon XP
5
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
5
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (3 damageIcon damage)
Radroach
(Butch Vault 101)

0002a171
LevelIcon level
0
Experience PointsIcon XP
5
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
5
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (3 damageIcon damage)

LocationsEdit

Other than in Vault 101, they are found throughout the wasteland, with the most notable locations being the Nuka-Cola plant offices and the Gillian house in Minefield. The RobCo Facility has the highest number of radroaches, 31 in total.

Notable radroachesEdit

NotesEdit

  • Radroaches are one of the weakest creatures to come across in the wasteland, about on par with bloatflies for being the weakest enemies in the game.
  • Although most radroaches appear hostile, there are certain circumstances where you may find them as passive, such as the roaches in the vicinity of the Roach King.
  • Radroaches do not give out experience points unless the Lone Wanderer is playing on normal difficulty or higher, but even then it's only one experience point.
  • Using Unarmed in V.A.T.S. against a radroach will result in the player stomping on it rather than punching it, the only time this animation is ever used.
  • The radroach is the first type of hostile creature the Lone Wanderer will encounter in Fallout 3, inside Vault 101 when he/she needs to kill one with a BB gun during the quest Growing Up Fast.
  • There are two unique radroaches in the game, Fluffy and Jitters, both imprisoned in a cage in the sniper shack.
  • Likewise, there are two undersized caged radroaches kept as pets by Gallo in his quarters in the County sewer mainline. Two more can be found in Vault 108's living quarters cafeteria accompanied by a regular radroach, one the size of Gallo's pets and another smaller one, which is the smallest found in the game.
  • During the quest Escape! you have an option to help Butch DeLoria by killing 3 radroaches to save his mom for some positive Karma and a free Tunnel Snake outfit.
  • When radroaches detect the Lone Wanderer, they won't attack at first, but if he/she stands too close for too long then they will attack.
  • For the most part, radroaches are the only enemy in the game that won't attack on sight.
  • Unlike the other insects in the game, radroaches don't have a body part that the Lone Wanderer can cripple that will cause them to frenzy.
  • Moira Brown says that the radroach meat tastes like "old feet."
  • Vault 101 is radiation free and sealed, yet radroaches still appear in the lower levels.
  • When attacking, radroaches make a high-pitched squealing sound, similar to the sound bloatflies make when they are killed.

AppearancesEdit

Radroaches appear in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenesEdit

It is popularly suggested that roaches will "inherit the earth" if humanity destroys itself in a global nuclear war, as roaches, along with other insects, have a higher tolerance to radiation than most other animals.

SoundsEdit

  • Radroach attack
  • Wings fluttering

GalleryEdit

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