Radscorpion (Fallout 4)

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For the overview of radscorpions throughout the Fallout series, see radscorpion.
30 Normal damage
Special Attacks
BehaviorWarns and can attack at 42.84 m (140.55 ft), will attack at 14.62 m (47.97 ft)
Aggression: Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Assistance: Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Confidence: Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
DropsRadscorpion meat
Editor IDEncRadscorpion01Template
Form IDFormID: 000636AA

Radscorpion is a creature in Fallout 4.


Main article: Radscorpion

One of the most common pests across the wasteland, most radscorpions encountered across the wasteland are highly mutated, giant descendants of the Emperor scorpion (Pandinus imperator) native to West Africa. Imported and bred in large numbers due to their popularity as a pet,[1] the once docile creatures evolved into aggressive nocturnal predators with a venomous sting, ranging in size between a sofa and car. Unlike most venomous species, whose venom becomes diluted the larger they become, the radscorpions' only became more potent.[2] The venom is essentially a powerful neurotoxin, acting on potassium and calcium channels, which combined with their strength allows radscorpions to incapacitate and kill large prey.[3] Packs of radscorpions are known to be a threat to livestock and even humans, especially in situations where antivenom is in short supply.[4]


The radscorpion is a high level enemy, attacking the player directly with its venomous sting and claws. Its carapace is resilient to conventional damage, less so to energy weapons. Its key asset is the ability to burrow, disappearing from view and attacking from where the player least expects it.

This creature drops radscorpion meat on death.



  • Radscorpions are an infrequent spawn encountered in rural areas of the map and the wilderness, such as the Glowing Sea.



  1. Tenpenny Tower terminals; Exploration Database, Radscorpions
  2. The Vault Dweller: "{145}{}{What do you know about Radscorpions?}"
    Razlo: "{153}{}{Not too much. They seem to be extremely large versions of the north American Emperor scorpion. Contrary to my medical knowledge, their poison has grown more potent, not diluted, as I would expect. Seth has been hunting them, which helps some of my tests.}"
    Razlo: "{154}{}{And how such a large creature can even be possible by natural evolution, or even radiation induced mutation is beyond me.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{157}{}{Anything else?}"
    Razlo: "{158}{}{They seem to be sensitive to light. Nocturnal. If I could get a sample of their poison, especially the venom production sac located in their tail, I could create an anti-venom.}"
  3. Enclave field terminals; Enclave Field Research Terminal, Field Entry: Large Scorpion: "Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Arachnida
    Order: Scorpiones
    Family: Scorpionidae
    Genus: Pandinus
    Based on research, it first glance appears to be an enlarged Pandinus Imperator, but further testing is required to make a more precise identification. The subject's vesicle has mutated to match its enlarged hypodermic aculeus and the neurotoxin now acts on the potassium and calcium channels. Captive subject was hostile and should be considered a minor threat, though they could prove a problem in larger numbers. Anecdotal reports of specimens even larger than those we have observed exist, but it is likely that such reports are exaggerations."
  4. Aradesh: "{196}{Ara_28}{Oh my yes. Great packs of Rad Scorpions are killing our herds. We don't know where they're from, and no matter how many we kill, there's always more!}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{197}{}{Go on.}"
    Aradesh: "{198}{Ara_28a}{And now the monsters are attacking my people! Razlo is trying to find a cure for their poison, but I'm not sure how it goes.}"