Yao guai (Honest Hearts)

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For the overview of bears throughout the Fallout series, see Bear. For the disambiguation of Yao guai throughout the Fallout series, see yao guai.
Yao guai
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VariantsYao guai
Giant yao guai
Yao guai cub
LocationZion Canyon
 
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Bet they don't have anything as nasty as Yao Guai out where you come from, huh?

Follows-Chalk

Yao guai are a species of mutated black bear found in Zion Canyon in 2281.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Named by descendants of those held in Chinese internment camps before the Great War,[1] yao guai are mutated black bears and one of the more vicious creatures of the wasteland, sporting razor sharp claws and teeth and a nasty temperament.[2] Despite this, yao guai exhibit a gentle, familial bond toward one another when found together, and can even be domesticated.[3] Yao guai will attack nearly any other animals or people they encounter, including deathclaws. A mutation has greatly extended their lifespan, with some yao guai having lived before the Great War.[4]

Biology[edit | edit source]

The yao guai of Zion Canyon are visually identical to the yao guai of the Capital Wasteland, but are typically larger. In Zion Canyon, they form small dens of three to four yao guai and live in the multiple caves the pocket the canyon. They exhibit a gentle, familial bond toward those in their dens, provided they do not feel threatened by an observer's presence. Yao guai will attack nearly any other animals or people they encounter. They apparently subsist only on the geckos that inhabit Zion, as they do not attack bighorners in the same area. This may appear uncharacteristic, but is consistent with predators not unnecessarily exhausting their food supply.

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

Yao guai are extremely fast and powerful creatures, second only to deathclaws in terms of raw strength and speed. Unlike deathclaws, they are less alert; the player may come in contact with one when it is asleep or laying down. Unlike in Fallout 3, yao guai are not affected by the Animal Friend perk and will attack on sight. The Sorrows tribe has been able to use yao guai paws to create yao guai gauntlets. These gauntlets use the weight of the bear's paw and its sharp claws to deliver a vicious attack.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Yao guai[edit | edit source]

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These creatures are nearly identical to the yao guai found in the Capital Wasteland. They are second to only the deathclaw in terms of raw strength and speed. They are also normally found in groups of two to four.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Yao guai
xx0116ad
LevelIcon level.png
18
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
180
DetectionIcon eye.png
6
Health pointsIcon heart.png
215
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 (70 DamageIcon damage.png)
Yao guai
xx009f5b
LevelIcon level.png
22
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
220
DetectionIcon eye.png
7
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
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 (85 DamageIcon damage.png)

Yao guai cub[edit | edit source]

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Yao guai cubs are simply smaller, weaker and less deadly versions of their parents. They are encountered with their parents. At lower levels they may replace encounters with older varieties.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Yao guai cub
xx0116ab
LevelIcon level.png
5
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
50
DetectionIcon eye.png
4
Health pointsIcon heart.png
65
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 (25 DamageIcon damage.png)
Yao guai cub
xx0116ac
LevelIcon level.png
10
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
100
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
105
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 (45 DamageIcon damage.png)
Yao guai cub
xx00b624
LevelIcon level.png
14
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
140
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
145
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 (60 DamageIcon damage.png)

Giant yao guai[edit | edit source]

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Giant yao guai are larger versions of yao guai. A giant yao guai can easily kill a low-level player if they're not careful. Early in the Honest Hearts add-on, a giant yao guai attacks and kills a green gecko on top of a rock while the player approaches the Dead Horses Camp. A few of these can be found near The Red Gate.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Yao guai
xx010dac
LevelIcon level.png
16
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
160
DetectionIcon eye.png
2
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
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 (60 DamageIcon damage.png)
Yao guai
xx00dd6e
LevelIcon level.png
32
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
320
DetectionIcon eye.png
8
Health pointsIcon heart.png
475
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 (120 DamageIcon damage.png)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Follows-Chalk will often make mention of how there couldn't possibly be anything as bad as yao guai in the civilized world, indicating that deathclaws apparently haven't reached Zion.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Yao guai appear in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • In Chinese, yao guai (妖怪) can not be simply captured in English; the variety range of words that can represent the meaning include monster, ghost, spook, sprite, giant, undead, devil, demon, fiend, evil spirit, elf, goblin, boggy, and fairy.
  • In Chinese mythology, "yao guai" are physical manifestations of the spirits of mistreated animals, or fallen divine animals.

References

  1. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "Originally named by the descendants of those held in Chinese internment camps before the Great War, the Yao Guai is a ferocious mutated bear."
  2. Exploration Database, Yao Guai
  3. Scavengers' yao guai
  4. Ruzka