Animal Friend

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Animal Friend
Vault Boy image, as first appeared in Fallout.
RequirementsLevel 9, Intelligence 5, Outdoorsman 25%
EffectsAnimals will not attack unless you attack first
Fallout 3
RequirementsLevel 10, Charisma 6
EffectsRank 1: Certain animals do not attack
Rank 2: They come to your aid (but not against other animals)
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Fallout: New Vegas
RequirementsLevel 10, Charisma 6, Survival 45
EffectsRank 1: Certain animals do not attack
Rank 2: They and tamed animals will come to your aid
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Fallout 4
RequirementsCharisma 5
Level 1, 12, and 28
EffectsAim at lower level animals for a chance to pacify them, then order them around
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0004a0d9 (level 2)

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Fallout 76
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Animals will not attack one of their friends, unless the animal is threatened or attacked first. Exactly what an animal is in this world is open to debate.

Fallout and Fallout 2 description

Animal Friend is a perk in Fallout, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76.

Fallout and Fallout 2[edit | edit source]

animals will not attack the player unless they attack first. The perk is rendered useless by the fact that the perk does not affect deathclaws or radscorpions.

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas[edit | edit source]

With the first rank of this perk, animals simply won't attack the player. With the second rank, these creatures will come to the player's aid in combat, but never against other animals.

The perk greatly reduces the threat level across the wasteland, particularly in enclosed areas and caves.

The perk icon in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas features a normal rabbit, as opposed to the mutant with an extra ear, eye, tooth, and a webbed foot in the previous games.

Animals affected
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Lakelurks and fire geckos are not affected, Animal Control nonwithstanding. Yao guai in Honest Hearts aren't affected either.

Fallout 4[edit | edit source]

With the Animal Friend perk, you can aim at animals with your gun and attempt to pacify them. Higher ranks grant the ability to incite them to attack, or allow you to issue specific commands.

Fallout 4 loading screen hints

The first rank of Animal Friend allows the Sole Survivor to pacify any animal below their level by aiming their weapon at the animal. Once it is pacified, the second rank allows them to order the animal to attack, and the third rank allows them to give the animal specific commands beyond attacking.