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* FALLOUT 3 BOBBLEHEAD FAQ *

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Version 1.0.7 (6/13/2010)



By Nick Zitzmann

E-Mail: ten.tsacmoc@uyries (spell that backwards for an E-Mail address)



For best results, please set your text editor/Web browser to use the ISO Latin

1 text encoding while reading this FAQ.



This FAQ is for the Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 versions of Fallout 3.





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* LEGAL STUFF *

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Copyright 2008-2010 Nick Zitzmann.



The author and contributors are solely responsible for the content of this FAQ.

ZeniMax Media was not involved in any way, shape, or form.



Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the

terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version

published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no

Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.



To summarize the above paragraph, I don\'t particularly care if you want to

re-publish this FAQ elsewhere, or create your own derivative of this FAQ (e.g.

a localized version). However, I **do** care if you plagiarize this FAQ, or

re-publish it under a different license. Also, there are no warranties at all

on the information in this FAQ.



The entire license is available online at the following URL:

<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.html>



That said, the latest version of this FAQ will always be posted first to

GameFAQs: <http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/file/918428/55245>





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* VERSION HISTORY *

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1.0 (12/25/2008):

First release.



1.0.1 (1/2/2009):

Some minor editing changes.



1.0.2 (1/12/2009):

Increased the verbosity of some of the descriptions.



1.0.3 (1/16/2009):

More verbosity. Added an alternate (partially confirmed) way of getting into

Lucas Simms\' house.



1.0.4 (1/27/2009):

It\'s been brought to my attention that I made Rockopolis too difficult to find,

so I wrote better directions.



1.0.5 (2/9/2009):

More, more verbosity!



1.0.6 (6/13/2009):

Added a cheat to get the Strength bobblehead for players that chose to blow up

Megaton.



1.0.7 (6/13/2010):

Added a cheat to get the Energy Weapons bobblehead for players that missed it.

Also made some revisions to other instructions.





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* INTRODUCTION TO BOBBLEHEADS *

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The bobbleheads feature is a new feature in Fallout 3 that was not present in

the previous two games or Fallout Tactics. Hidden throughout the Capital

Wasteland are 20 Vault Boy Bobblehead dolls. Seven of those bobbleheads will

raise a S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat by one point, while the rest will raise a specific

stat by 10 points.



All 20 bobbleheads are located on shelves, desks, or other places where they

can be picked up manually. None are stored in storage containers or sold by

merchants. Also, you _must_ pick up the bobblehead to get the stat increase; if

you are playing the Windows version and used the console to add a bobblehead to

your inventory, then you won\'t get anything out if it.



You ought to collect all 20, because they make your character better, and

unlock some of the perks that have high stat prerequisites. Seventeen of those

bobbleheads can be acquired at any time in the game; however, there are three

that you **must** acquire at very specific times, or else you will not be able

to go back and get them later. I\'ve marked those three below as \"missable\" for

your convenience. If you\'re casually reading this guide, then you might want to

read those three first.



In addition, collecting ten bobbleheads grants you the \"Yes, I Play With Dolls\"

achievement/trophy in all versions of the game, while collecting all of them

grants you the \"Vault-Tec C.E.O.\" achievement/trophy. You must collect all of

them in one play-through to get the achievements.



As you collect bobbleheads, you can store them on a collector\'s shelf, located

inside your suite in Tenpenny Tower (if you decided to blow up Megaton) or

inside your house in Megaton (if you decided to disarm the bomb instead, or if

you\'re playing the Japanese version of Fallout 3). Just \"use\" the shelf to

place your inventory bobbleheads onto it. Placing a bobblehead on the stand is

permanent and can\'t be taken back, but it\'s OK, since the bobbleheads you\'ve

collected don\'t need to be in your inventory in order for their bonus to affect

your character.





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* THIS IS A SPOILER-FREE GUIDE *

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All plot details below have been obscured for the benefit of those of you who

have not yet finished the main quest.





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* TABLE OF CONTENTS *

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To reach specific places in this FAQ, please use your browser\'s Find feature

(Command-F on Mac OS X, Ctrl-F on Windows and GNU/Linux) and enter one of the

below three character codes to jump to a specific section.



The S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Bobbleheads:

S00: Strength **MISSABLE BOBBLEHEAD**

S01: Perception

S02: Endurance

S03: Charisma

S04: Intelligence

S05: Agility

S06: Luck



The Stat Bobbleheads:

K00: Barter

K01: Big Guns

K02: Energy Weapons **MISSABLE BOBBLEHEAD**

K03: Explosives

K04: Lockpick

K05: Medicine **MISSABLE BOBBLEHEAD**

K06: Melee Weapons

K07: Repair

K08: Science

K09: Small Guns

K10: Sneak

K11: Speech

K12: Unarmed





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* THE S.P.E.C.I.A.L. BOBBLEHEADS *

**********************************



S00: STRENGTH

=============



**IMPORTANT: THIS IS A MISSABLE BOBBLEHEAD. IF YOU DECIDED TO BLOW UP MEGATON

PRIOR TO ACQUIRING THIS BOBBLEHEAD, THEN IT IS GONE FOREVER (without cheating).

(If you disarmed the bomb instead, or if you\'re playing the Japanese version of

Fallout 3, then you can collect this bobblehead whenever you want.)



Location: Megaton - Lucas Simms\' House. To get in, you can either (1) pick the

average strength lock if you\'re skilled enough, (2) pickpocket Lucas and steal

his key, (3) assassinate Lucas, or (4) after listening to Mr. Burke\'s request,

report Mr. Burke to Lucas, and take the key off Lucas\' body if Mr. Burke kills

him. The bobblehead itself is in plain sight on a desk.



Several people have also told me that Lucas apparently opens his house up to

strangers between 1 and 3 AM, and 7 and 9 AM, every day.



Windows users only: If you did blow up Megaton, and you missed it, then you can

use a cheat code to go back and get it. Press ~ to bring up the console, then

type \"coc megatoncommonhouse\" and press Return. Press ~ to dismiss the console.

You\'ll be warped back to the Megaton Common House as it was before the town was

blown up, and can go and get the bobblehead, then fast-travel out of the town.

(Sorry, but this doesn\'t work in the PS3 and X360 versions of the game.)





S01: PERCEPTION

===============



Location: Republic of Dave - Museum of Dave. If you haven\'t been to the

Republic of Dave before, it\'s in the northeast corner of the map. The easiest

way to locate it is to take the \"You Gotta Shoot \'Em in the Head\" quest from

Mr. Crowley in the Museum of History. The bobblehead itself is in plain sight

on a shelf.





S02: ENDURANCE

==============



Location: Deathclaw Sanctuary, a completely optional area of the game

unconnected to any quests. It\'s located close to the northwest corner of the

Capital Wasteland, between Broadcast Tower KB5 and Dickerson Tabernacle Chapel.

The bobblehead itself is located inside the \"sanctuary,\" on a metal tub on the

ground, close to the way out.





S03: CHARISMA

=============



Location: Vault 108 - Cloning Lab. The location of Vault 108 will be added to

your map automatically at one point during the game\'s main quest, although it

is not actually related to the main quest. You can also learn the vault\'s

location by using the central computer at Vault-Tec HQ downtown. Anyway, when

you enter the Cloning Lab, you\'ll see the bobblehead in plain sight on a desk

inside the big central room.





S04: INTELLIGENCE

=================



Location: Rivet City - Science Lab. You\'ll bump into this one during the main

quest, though it is not in plain sight and is easy to miss due to the clutter &

lack of contrast on the desks. That said, it\'s on a desk near a locker on the

ground floor of the lab.



Unless you created a character with 10 points in intelligence at the start

(which is not a good idea to do with this or any other S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats),

it is strongly recommended that you acquire this bobblehead as early as you

possibly can, since the extra intelligence will give you more stat points when

leveling up. You really should pick this one up before the main quest takes you

to this lab.





S05: AGILITY

============



Location: Greener Pastures Disposal Site - Office. This completely optional

area is directly east of the unmarked Alien Crash Site (home of the all-mighty

Alien Blaster), which itself is located directly southwest of Vault 92 near Old

Olney in the upper right corner of the map. It\'s sitting in plain sight on a

desk near a locked terminal.





S06: LUCK

=========



Location: Arlington House, in plain sight within Arlington National Cemetery.

If you haven\'t been there before, you can reach it by taking the Marigold Metro

Station near Grayditch to Falls Church, then entering the Arlington/Falls

Church Metro and going straight north. The bobblehead itself is in the house\'s

basement, on a shelf, in plain sight.





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* THE STAT BOBBLEHEADS *

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K00: BARTER

===========



Location: Evergreen Mills - Market Bazaar. Sierra Petrovia, who gives you the

\"Nuka-Cola Challenge\" quest in Girdershade, will tell you about this nearby

place. It\'s filled with raiders, but if you make it inside the main building,

you\'ll find a door to the bazaar somewhere inside. The bobblehead is in the far

back of the bazaar, sitting on a shelf near Smiling Jack, the only non-raider

in the building.





K01: BIG GUNS

=============



Location: Fort Constantine - CO Quarters. You\'ll definitely run into this

bobblehead while doing the \"You Gotta Shoot \'Em in the Head\" quest (see S01

above). It\'s in a busted-open safe in the basement, near the door leading

onward to the bomb storage.





K02: ENERGY WEAPONS

===================



** IMPORTANT: THIS IS A MISSABLE BOBBLEHEAD. IF YOU ENTERED THE THIRD AREA OF

RAVEN ROCK (SECTOR 1), THEN YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO GO BACK AND GET THIS

BOBBLEHEAD (without cheating).



Location: Raven Rock - Sector 2. Of all of the bobbleheads in the game, this

one has to be the most elusive. At a certain point during the game\'s main

quest, you will wind up on the bottom level of Raven Rock. After exiting the

first area (there are two exits, and it doesn\'t matter which one you take),

you\'ll find it in Colonel Autumn\'s bedroom, which is located on the west side

of the second area, close to the door leading to the third area. It\'s on a desk

in the room.



Don\'t leave the second area without it! Once you\'ve left the second area, the

door locks behind you, and there\'s no way to open it or otherwise pass through

it, sorry.



Windows users only: Again, if you missed this one, then you can acquire it

after you escape from Raven Rock by using some cheat codes. Press ~ to bring up

the console, then type \"coc ravenrock02\" to be taken back to the second area of

Raven Rock. Press ~ to dismiss the console. You can then pick up the bobblehead

in its usual place, then bring up the console again and use the coc command to

teleport you out of the base, e.g. typing the aforementioned \"coc

megatoncommonhouse\" will take you back to Megaton. (Sorry, but this doesn\'t

work in the PS3 and X360 versions of the game.)





K03: EXPLOSIVES

===============



Location: WKML Broadcast Station - Sealed Cistern. This place is located south

of Fort Constantine (see K01). It emits a radio signal you can pick up (Kilo

Bravo), but you have to turn it on inside the broadcast station first. The

bobblehead itself is not in the main building, but is in a small hatch located

just outside, at the foot of the southern wall of rocks.



Several people have asked me to provide a better explanation on how to find it,

so here goes. First, it really helps to be searching during the day; the hatch

does not contrast well against the rocks at night. OK, now go to the station\'s

main doors and face north. Go down the steps and turn left when you get to the

bottom. Keep walking alongside the wall of rocks so that they are always on

your left side, so you\'ll be walking counter-clockwise around the building.

You\'ll eventually turn east and have the southern wall of rocks along your left

side. Walk east and keep looking at the foot of those rocks. There will be a

hatch somewhere among those rocks. That is the place. If you still missed it,

then check your Pip-Boy\'s local map, which will pinpoint the spot if you were

nearby but passed it.



The bobblehead itself is on the desk you\'ll see straight ahead of you once

inside.





K04: LOCKPICK

=============



Location: Bethesda Ruins - Bethesda Offices East. Bethesda is located almost

directly northeast of Vault 101. In these offices, there are two desks with

working lamps; the bobblehead is on the one on your right.





K05: MEDICINE

=============



** IMPORTANT: THIS IS A MISSABLE BOBBLEHEAD. YOU HAVE 3 CHANCES TO ACQUIRE IT.

IF YOU MISSED YOUR THIRD CHANCE, THEN YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO GO BACK AND GET

THIS BOBBLEHEAD (without cheating).



Location: Vault 101 - Living Quarters. It\'s located in the northern part of the

quarters, in the medical room, which is also Dad\'s office. The bobblehead is

sitting in plain sight on a desk.



The earliest point that you can get it is prior to taking the G.O.A.T. at the

beginning of the game. The second point that you can get it is during the

\"Escape!\" quest, also at the beginning of the game. The third and final point

that you can get it is during the \"Trouble on the Homefront\" quest, which

becomes available at a point during the game\'s main quest.



Windows users only: If you missed it one time too many, then once again, you

can still get it by using some (harmless in this case) cheat codes. Go into

Vault 101, press ~ to bring up the console, type \"tcl\" and press Return, then

press ~ again to dismiss the console. Clipping will now be off, so you can walk

through the vault door and get the bobblehead. You can turn it off by running

the command a second time. (Sorry, but this doesn\'t work in the X360 and PS3

versions. It may also not work if you decided to complete the \"Trouble on the

Homefront\" quest by, well, doing \"something\" to the reactor in Vault 101; I\'m

not sure.)





K06: MELEE WEAPONS

==================



Location: Dunwich Building - Virulent Underchamber. Dunwich Building is located

directly south of Girdershade, and is the southwestern most marked point on the

map. Yes, it\'s another bonus area, unconnected to any quests. And when you

reach the end of the Virulent Underchamber, you\'ll find it sitting on the

ground near the middle of its room.





K07: REPAIR

===========



Location: Arefu - Evan King\'s House. If you haven\'t found Arefu before, then

talk to Lucy West in Megaton and agree to help her, which launches the \"Blood

Ties\" quest, and puts Arefu on your map. Evan\'s house is always locked, so

you\'ll need to pick the lock or steal the key and take a karma hit. Once

inside, it\'s in plain sight on the white desk.





K08: SCIENCE

============



Location: Vault 106 - Living Quarters. Vault 106 is located near Vault 101, and

you might have already found it if you\'ve run between Arefu and Megaton, but if

you haven\'t found it, then just play the main quest until you get to the point

where all of the vault locations are revealed, or check the computer in

Vault-Tec HQ in downtown DC. This bobblehead is located fairly deep inside the

vault, but once you get to the quarters, you\'ll find it in plain sight on a

shelf.





K09: SMALL GUNS

===============



Location: National Guard Depot - National Guard Armory. It\'s another bonus area

of the game, unconnected to any quests. And of all of the bobbleheads in the

game, this one is the biggest pain to acquire. First of all, the Depot is

located in the Friendship area of downtown DC, but the in-game metro map gives

you the wrong directions to reach the area - you actually have to go through

Chevy Chase, the station you went through to reach GNR during the main quest,

and not through Central as the map suggests. The Depot is located to the east

of the Chevy Chase North metro station.



Alternately, since the depot is _not_ located within the concrete jungle that

is downtown, you can reach it by foot by traveling to Vault 108 and heading

south. (See S03 above.)



Secondly, when you reach the depot, you\'re going to have to jump through a few

hoops to reach the Armory. From the Depot Offices, go through the Training

Wing, which will eventually take you up and back to a small elevated area of

the Depot Offices. Look very carefully around this room; there is a switch here

that opens the Armory door. After flicking the switch, you\'ll see some

revolving lights activate several levels below you; follow them to reach the

Armory.



Inside is the entrance to the depot\'s bunker, which is password-protected and

an even bigger pain to open, but you don\'t need to open it - the bobblehead

itself is on the shelf to the right of the terminal that controls access to the

bunker.



(Wondering what\'s inside the bunker? Well, all I\'ll tell you is this: Inside

the bunker is the Best. Weapon. Ever. However, it is beyond the scope of this

FAQ to tell you how to get the password. Please read my other in-depth FAQ on

GameFAQs if the above statement captured your attention.)





K10: SNEAK

==========



Location: Yao Guai Tunnels - Yao Guai Den. More bonus area goodness. The

tunnels are located to the west of Charnel House, which is located to the

northwest of the Evergreen Mills (see K00). Inside the tunnels is a

crescent-shaped lake; the bobblehead is sitting on a metal box near some

wastelander bodies at one corner of the lake.





K11: SPEECH

===========



Location: Paradise Falls - Eulogy\'s Pad. You\'ll most likely run into this

bobblehead while playing the game\'s main quest, unless you have the Child at

Heart perk and used that to get through a certain checkpoint instead of doing a

little task. (And if you did use that perk, then you\'ll find Paradise Falls to

the west of Minefield and south of MDPL-13 Power Station, close to the middle

of the in-game map.)



Once you\'re in Eulogy\'s Pad, you can\'t miss it, since it\'s in plain sight on a

desk.





K12: UNARMED

============



Location: Rockopolis, which is in an unmarked area on the Capital Wasteland. To

get there, fast travel to Smith Casey\'s Garage, which is a place you will visit

during the game\'s main quest. From there, turn right, and run around the

southeast corner of the garage. From here, move forward headed precisely west.

You\'ll eventually run into a rock wall, but there is a banner of cone-shaped

flags (not sure what you call these) hanging on the wall. Examine the wall up

close to find the entrance to Rockopolis.



If you talk to Herbert Dashwood in Tenpenny Tower _before_ letting any ghouls

into the tower, he\'ll tell you about a servant he once had named Argyle. (If

you let the ghouls into the tower, then you can still get this bobblehead, but

you won\'t get any reward for finding Argyle for Herbert.) Argyle\'s body is in

plain sight inside Rockopolis. The bobblehead is on the ground right next to

Argyle\'s body.





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* SPECIAL THANKS *

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Special thanks to:



- CJayC (for starting GameFAQs)

- Bethesda Softworks (for a great game)

- The Vault Fallout Wiki, <http://fallout.wikia.com/>, for some bobblehead

locations

- GamesRadar\'s Bobblehead Guide,

<http://www.gamesradar.com/f/fallout-3-bobblehead-guide/a-200811079495387046>,

for more locations (check out their videos!)

- Everyone that has sent in corrections (you know who you are).



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