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Yao guai
Yao guai
variantsYao guai
Scavenger's yao guai
locationCapital Wasteland
Cliffside Cavern
Yao guai tunnels
 
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Don't feed the yao guai! That is all.

Three Dog

Yao guai are a species of mutated black bears that inhabit the Capital Wasteland in 2277. There is also a unique yao guai, Ruzka, located in Point Lookout.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Although generally found alone, yao guai exhibit a gentle, familial bond toward one another when found together, provided they do not feel threatened by the observer's presence. Yao guai will attack nearly any other creature or person they encounter, including deathclaws. However, yao guai have been known to be occasionally friendly towards bloatflies.

They can most often be found in pairs, or sometimes wandering alone. They seem to appear more often at night than during the day, suggesting that they are nocturnal.

Yao guai have an underground den, the yao guai tunnels, though not to be confused with the yao guai cave, which is also a den for yao guai.

There are some wasteland scavengers that have somehow managed to domesticate yao guai for protection and companionship. These will not attack on sight and can be approached, although they will defend themselves and their master if threatened.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Yao guai attack by using running pounces followed by slashes and bites after closing the distance to their target. Like all creatures that have pounce attacks, they can't pounce with a crippled hind leg. However, even after crippling one of their limbs, they will resume charging after a split second. Yao guai have a high Perception, and can therefore become aware of the player even when not in a direct line of sight.

Yao guai are affected by the Animal Friend perk.

VariantsEdit

Yao guaiEdit

Yao guai

The standard yao guai with all characteristics listed above. Prime locations are in the Cliffside cavern and the yao guai tunnels, but can also be found across most of the wasteland.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Yao guai
0001cfa0
LevelIcon level
7
Experience PointsIcon XP
70
PerceptionIcon eye
7
Hit pointsIcon heart
220
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (75 DamageIcon damage)

Scavenger's yao guaiEdit

Yao guai

These yao guai have been domesticated. They travel alongside merchants and protect their masters from any harm that may arise. It is unknown how yao guai can be tamed.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scavenger's yao guai
00073243
LevelIcon level
7
Experience PointsIcon XP
70
PerceptionIcon eye
7
Hit pointsIcon heart
220
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon 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 (75 DamageIcon damage)

NotesEdit

  • According to a Fallout 3 loading screen, the yao guai are descended from the D.C. area's black bears. Considering their ragged and rotting appearance, along with the famous bear Ruzka still living in Point Lookout 200 years after the Great War, it's possible that yao guai have undergone a sort of ursine ghoulification. However, the presence of yao guai cubs in Zion Canyon indicates that the species is still capable of reproduction, unlike human ghouls.
  • When one is extremely close to a passive yao guai, they can be heard to have a wheezing, raspy breath. This can also be heard by entering the Pip-Boy menu whenever a yao guai approaches or nears the Lone Wanderer.
  • Though yao guai are not as deadly as deathclaws or some of the Wasteland's other inhabitants, they can be extremely deadly to lower level characters, as they occasionally spawn southeast of Megaton near the crossing into Washington, D.C.
  • At higher levels, with the add-on Broken Steel, packs of deathclaws start to replace some of the locations yao guai spawn.
  • Yao guai can sometimes be seen taking out some Talon Company mercs in a random encounter. Sometimes after the Lone Wanderer encounters this, they won't attack him/her at all.
  • If a yao guai encounters an Outcast patrol under the over pass closest to Megaton and the Outcasts kill the yao guai there, it can become a recurring encounter as both the yao guai and the Outcast patrol will respawn approximately every three in-game days.

AppearancesEdit

Yao guai appear in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In Chinese, yao guai (妖怪) simply means "monster". In Chinese mythology, "yao guai" are physical manifestations of the spirits of mistreated animals, or fallen divine animals.
  • Three Dog's advice on yao guai is simply: "Don't feed the yao guai." This is a reference to the adage "Please don't feed the bears," a saying commonly found on signs in parks, zoos and other areas populated by bears.

BugsEdit

ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Yao guai seem to be unusually prone to physics glitches, which may cause them to fly or launch when killed. This is most common when one is killed mid-air, usually with a combat shotgun. [verified]

SoundsEdit

  • Sniffing yao guai
  • Forward attacking yao guai
  • Swing attacking yao guai

GalleryEdit

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