A Guide to Fallout 4 Bobblehead Locations


Fallout 4 vast Commonwealth wasteland holds many secrets, and among them are the coveted bobbleheads. These bobbleheads aren’t just adorable desk trinkets; they offer permanent stat boosts to your character, making them a valuable find for any Wasteland wanderer. But with 11 bobbleheads scattered across the map, pinpointing their exact locations can be a challenge.

This guide equips you with all the intel you need to track down every bobblehead in Fallout 4. We’ll explore their benefits, provide detailed location descriptions, and even answer some frequently asked questions from fellow Vault Dwellers like yourself. So, grab your Pip-Boy light, tune in your radio to some classic tunes, and get ready to add a collection of bobblehead companions to your adventures!

Benefits of Bobbleheads

Each bobblehead in Fallout 4 grants a permanent buff to a specific S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat (Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck) or a specific skill (Barter, Big Guns, Energy Weapons, Explosives, Lockpick, Medicine, Melee, Repair, Science, Small Guns, Sneak, and Speech). These boosts range from +1 to +5 depending on the bobblehead.

Here’s a quick rundown of the bobblehead benefits:

  • Strength: Increases your carrying capacity.
  • Perception: Improves your V.A.T.S. accuracy and critical chance.
  • Endurance: Boosts your health regeneration and resistance to damage.
  • Charisma: Enhances your bartering prices and the effectiveness of companion perks.
  • Intelligence: Grants additional experience points and unlocks higher-level hacking terminals.
  • Agility: Increases your movement speed and reload speed.
  • Luck: Improves your critical damage chance and finding legendary items.

For skill-specific bobbleheads:

  • Barter: Lowers prices when buying and raises prices when selling.
  • Big Guns: Increases damage dealt with heavy weapons.
  • Energy Weapons: Boosts critical damage dealt with energy weapons.
  • Explosives: Increases the damage dealt by explosives.
  • Lockpick: Improves your success rate when picking locks.
  • Medicine: Enhances the effectiveness of stimpaks and healing chems.
  • Melee: Increases damage dealt with melee weapons.
  • Repair: Improves your ability to repair weapons and armour.
  • Science: Allows you to hack higher-level terminals and craft more powerful items.
  • Small Guns: Increases damage dealt with non-automatic pistols and rifles.
  • Sneak: Makes you harder to detect while sneaking.
  • Speech: Improves the effectiveness of your dialogue options and allows you to pass more speech checks.

Knowing which bobbleheads align with your character build can significantly enhance your gameplay experience.

Locating the Bobbleheads: A Comprehensive Guide

Now, let’s delve into the exciting part: acquiring these bobbleheads! Here’s a detailed breakdown of each bobblehead’s location:

  • Bobblehead – Strength: Found in the Sunshine Tidings Co-op supermarket, located north of Diamond City. Look for it on a shelf in the back office.
  • Bobblehead – Perception: Located in the Museum of Freedom, where you first meet Preston Garvey. It sits on a desk in the room behind the broken terminal.
  • Bobblehead – Endurance: Requires some muscle. This bobblehead rests on a desk next to a Tesla Science Magazine on the roof of the Poseidon Energy building. You’ll need to defeat the raider leader Cutty who guards it.
  • Bobblehead – Charisma: Tucked away in the Parsons State Insane Asylum, head to the Warden’s office on the upper floor to find it on a desk.
  • Bobblehead – Intelligence: Located in Vault 81, within the Overseer’s office on the top floor. Be prepared to complete a short quest for the Overseer to gain access.

Tip: Keep an eye out for bobbleheads during your exploration. Their signature bobblehead shape often makes them stand out in cluttered environments.

  • Bobblehead – Agility: Found in Vault 75. Look for it on a metal shelf in the athletic training room.
  • Bobblehead – Luck: This bobblehead is inside the Vault 111 classroom, on a shelf next to the skeleton remains of a student.
  • Bobblehead – Barter: Head to Longneck Lukowski’s Cannery. Explore the metal hut northeast of the main building to find it on a shelf.


Q. What are Bobbleheads and What Do They Do?

Bobbleheads are scattered throughout the Commonwealth, each one themed after a specific S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat (Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck). Finding a bobblehead will permanently increase that stat by one point, making them valuable tools for min-maxing your character build.

Q. How Many Bobbleheads Are There and Where Can I Find Them?

There are a total of 20 bobbleheads to collect in Fallout 4! Finding them all will also net you two achievements/trophies: “Bobblehead Bonanza” for collecting any 10 bobbleheads and “Curator” for collecting all 20.

Finding specific bobbleheads can get tricky. While some are out in the open world, others are tucked away in hidden locations or require defeating enemies. You can search online for comprehensive guides or utilize resources like video guides on YouTube

Here are some commonly searched for bobblehead locations:

  • Perception Bobblehead: Museum of Freedom (near where you meet Preston Garvey)
  • Charisma Bobblehead: Parsons State Insane Asylum (on the overseer’s desk in the office)
  • Energy Weapons Bobblehead: Fort Hagen (in the cafeteria on the lowest level)
  • Big Guns Bobblehead: Vault 95 (on a radio in the northernmost room of the living quarters)

Q. Are There Any Tips for Finding Bobbleheads?

  • Keep an eye out for bobblehead displays in stores or settlements. They might just point you in the right direction (literally).
  • Talk to vendors and settlers! They sometimes offer hints about bobblehead locations.
  • When exploring, pay attention to your terminal entries and holotypes. They might mention bobbleheads as loot.

Happy Hunting!

With a little perseverance and these tips, you’ll have a complete bobblehead collection in no time, giving your wasteland wanderer a significant stat boost! Remember, collecting is half the fun, so enjoy the adventure as you explore the Commonwealth and snag those bobbleheads.

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