Lakelurk

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Lakelurk
Lakelurk.png
Normal lakelurk variant
LocationColorado River
Lake Mead
VariantsLakelurk
Lakelurk king
Alpha male lakelurk Cut contentIcon cut.png
 
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Lakelurks are creatures found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Biology[edit | edit source]

Lakelurks are mutant snapping turtles who live around bodies of water and survive in the pure water that flows through. Places like Lake Mead, the Colorado River, the Camp Guardian caves, Blue Paradise Vacation Rentals and Ruby Hill mine are prime locations to find these reptilians.

They are fiercely territorial and aggressive, attacking anyone or anything that comes near, and are usually found in groups of two to three. Lakelurks have two sets of teeth; a set similar to human teeth and another set of teeth in front similar to that of a piranha.

The fact that lakelurks generally keep together in groups of three to four and they have a high perception make them very quick to find potential prey. Once found they are capable of emitting long-distance sonic pulse waves to stun and confuse their enemies before swiping at the prey with their claws.

Lakelurks are similar to the mirelurk kings of Capital Wasteland, but unlike their cousins, they do not have any form of symbiosis with a mutant crab species.

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

Strangely, if they follow the player into water, they will have no underwater attacks and only glare at them. But if their sonic attack is fired from land, it will go straight through water as it does through the air, putting the player at a disadvantage of not being able to attack back. It is generally best to pick them off from a distance as they tend to swarm the player if at close range.

Interestingly, their bodies don't float when killed in water, they will sink. However, their guts will sometimes float in water if you make the body "explode" with the Bloody Mess perk, making you able to stand on them and "walk" on the water.

Before attacking lakelurks will roar at the player, giving them a short amount of time to attack the lakelurk without it fighting back.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Lakelurk[edit | edit source]

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The standard lakelurk with all characteristics mentioned above.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Lakelurk
00156784
0015c67f
0015c680
LevelIcon level.png
13
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
130
DetectionIcon eye.png
7
Health pointsIcon heart.png
150
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
0
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (40 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Shriek (60 DamageIcon damage.png -10 DetectionIcon eye.png)
Lakelurk
00145edb
LevelIcon level.png
15
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
150
DetectionIcon eye.png
7
Health pointsIcon heart.png
200
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
0
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (55 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Shriek (60 DamageIcon damage.png -10 DetectionIcon eye.png)

Lakelurk king[edit | edit source]

Lakelurk king.png

The lakelurk king is a stronger form of the lakelurk. While visually similar, the king has slightly glowing eyes, fins, claws, and other protrusions. Also of note is the apparent use of body 'paint' on its chest, (suggesting it may have some form of intelligence, or it may be just skin pigment). It can be found in Camp Guardian caves in a large room among multiple lakelurk egg clutches. Killing it will cause the other lakelurks in the cave to frenzy and become hostile towards each other.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Lakelurk king
00145eda
LevelIcon level.png
18
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
180
DetectionIcon eye.png
8
Health pointsIcon heart.png
300
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
0
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (70 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Shriek (60 DamageIcon damage.png -10 DetectionIcon eye.png)

Alpha male lakelurk[edit | edit source]

Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
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The alpha male lakelurk was a subspecies of lakelurk that was to appear in Fallout: New Vegas, but was cut from the game prior to release. It is a stronger form of the lakelurk that is visually identical to the lakelurk king.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Alpha male lakelurk
0014f44c
LevelIcon level.png
12
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
120
DetectionIcon eye.png
7
Health pointsIcon heart.png
375
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
0
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (80 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Shriek (60 DamageIcon damage.png -10 DetectionIcon eye.png)
Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout New Vegas cut content.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Cass mentions that fish are like a lakelurk, but slimier and will not attack you on sight.
  • Cachino makes a reference to Nero "sleeping with the lakelurks", the post-war equivalent of"sleeping with the fishes", a euphemism implying death coined in older mafia films where someone would have their feet put in cement, then thrown in a body of water, hence 'sleeping with the fishes'.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Lakelurks appear only in Fallout: New Vegas.

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