|This page lists all special encounters in the original Fallout.|
Special encounters in Fallout are, as the name suggests, extraordinary occurrences the player may stumble upon during their travels through the wastelands. For regular random encounters, see this article.
Special encounters occur with a frequency determined by Luck and any special perks the player has. Most of these are for entertainment purposes only.
This encounter features a crashed flying saucer marked as the property of Area-51, with two dead aliens. The bodies carry the Alien Blaster and a fuzzy painting of Elvis. It's a reference to classic 50s movies and conspiracy theories surrounding the military base.
Bob's Pre-owned Car Mart
A junkyard featuring junked vehicles for sale. Bob's not much help, but his house contains two air rifles: The Red Ryder BB Gun and its limited variant. The rifles are a double reference to Wasteland and A Christmas Story.
A herd of six talking brahmin, referencing Tim Cain's MUD prank, wherein he'd teleport talking cows into another player's chambers.
Unusual call box
A blue police box that will activate and disappear upon coming closer, leaving behind a motion sensor. It's a reference to the British sci-fi series, Doctor Who.
Godzilla's footprint with a crushed peasant underneath, carrying a Stealth Boy. References an animated short called Godzilla vs. Bambi.