Radroach (Fallout 4)

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Radroach
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LocationThe Commonwealth
VariantsRadroach
Glowing radroach
 
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Radroaches are creatures living in the Commonwealth in 2287.

Background[edit | edit source]

Great American cockroaches, colloquially called radroaches or simply giant cockroaches, are giant versions of the pre-War species Periplaneta americana that have increased in size due to prolonged exposure to the radioactive fallout of the Great War.[1]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Biology[edit | edit source]

Found mainly in underground areas and sewers across North America, which can cause them to be a pest in certain Vaults because they can usually be found in fairly large groups. They feed on the dead, but will go after living creatures if isolated. Their numbers are their biggest advantage. Radroaches live mostly in the areas east of California.[2]

These radroaches are commonly found in the dark, damp and irradiated parts of the Wasteland[1] and look similar to normal cockroaches, save for the fact that they have mutated to be size of the domestic cat. They are generally little more than a nuisance to Armageddon survivors and are less than likely to pose a challenge. Radroaches are territorial and rather aggressive, but not very harmful. Anyone can kill them with their bare hands, and will only attack when they feel threatened by passersby. Although they are winged, they are incapable to flight, likely due to the wing appendages failing to adapt to the rapidly changing body mass. Still, it is possible that the wings are used for inter-species communication.[1] It is said that radroach innards are useful in the treatment of radiation poisoning, and are widely used by tribals for this purpose.verification overdue, remove

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

Radroaches are the weakest creatures one will encounter in the Commonwealth. They only take one hit to kill, so their strength lies with their numbers; it is not uncommon to find 4-7 radroaches at a time crawling on the floors and walls of abandoned areas. Once disturbed, they swarm the attacker, biting and pinching with their large mandibles.

Variants[edit | edit source]

480FD AudioTemplateRadRoach AudioTemplateBloodbug

475DF EncRadRoach Radroach

16CA41 EncRadRoachLegendary Legendary Radroach 2499C4 EncRadRoachAmbushLegendary Legendary Radroach

16CA42 EncRadRoachGlowing Glowing Radroach

Radroach[edit | edit source]

Common, everyday mutated roaches that are easy to kill and do not do much damage.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Radroach
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LevelIcon level.png
1
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
5
DetectionIcon eye.png
4
Health pointsIcon heart.png
3
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
0
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
0
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
0
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (2 DamageIcon damage.png)

Glowing radroach[edit | edit source]

A dead Glowing Radroach in the Glowing Sea

These radroaches have absorbed enough radiation to emit a bright green glow; this has made them slightly more deadly, most notably through inflicting radiation damage.

Name (Editor ID, Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing radroach
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00000000
LevelIcon level.png
5
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
9
DetectionIcon eye.png
4
Health pointsIcon heart.png
15
Damage resistanceFO4DamageResistance.png
0
Energy resistanceFO4Energy.png
0
Radiation resistanceFO4Radiation.png
Immune
Poison resistanceFO4Poison.png
0
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (3 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Radiation field (3 RadiationIcon radiation.png per second)

Appearances[edit | edit source]

These radroaches appear only in Fallout 4.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Enclave field terminals; Enclave Field Research Terminal, Field Entry: Great American Cockroach
  2. Radroaches appear in all games except for Fallout and Fallout 2, which were set in California.