Yao guais (Fallout 76)

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Yao guais

Yao guais are creatures found in Fallout 76.


Main article: Yao guai

Named by descendants of those held in Chinese internment camps before the Great War,[1] yao guai are mutated black bears[2] and one of the more vicious creatures of the wasteland, sporting razor sharp claws and teeth and a nasty temperament.[3] Despite this, yao guai exhibit a gentle, familial bond toward one another when found together, and can even be domesticated.[4]

Yao guai will attack nearly any other animals or people they encounter, including deathclaws. The mutation has greatly extended their lifespan, although practical immortality has only been achieved by ghoulified yao guai, limited to remote populations on the eastern seaboard in Point Lookout and on Mount Desert Island. Some of these yao guai are bears that have been born before the Great War.[5][6]


Yao guai are typically found in solitude or with another yao guai, wandering the hills and blasted forests of the Commonwealth. Omnivorous by nature, yao guai will eat anything, and their raw strength and incredible speed allows them to hunt anything smaller than them (which includes most other creatures around the wasteland). Their tough hide also makes it difficult for attacks to penetrate and stop the charging bear.

Yao guai are a high leveled opponent, able to take lots of damage and inflict just as much. They have several high resistances that deter damage from getting through to them and can deal lots of damage in a single hit. Thankfully, one typically does not encounter more than two of these vicious creatures at the same time, but they remain a serious challenge for lower level characters.




  • A megasloth fighting with several yao guai may spawn west of the Lost Home, inside the crevice. See here.


  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. Quercus: "Oh, how wonderful! It's a real yao guai, descended from the American black bear. "
  3. Tenpenny Tower terminals; Exploration Database, Yao Guai
  4. Scavengers' yao guai
  5. Ruzka
  6. Yao guai ghoul