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Where to find and how to farm for Yao Guai and Yao Guai meat in Fallout 76

Updated: Jun 20

 

Used For:

  • Tadpole Badge - Hunter - Kill a Yao Guai with a Shotgun

  • Tadpole Badge - Hunter - Kill a Yao Guai with an Automatic Weapon

  • Tadpole Badge - Hunter - Kill a Yao Guai with a Syringer

  • Tadpole Badge - Mammalogist - Take a Photo of a Yao Guai

  • Tadpole Badge - Cook - Cook a Yao Guai Roast

  • Possum Badge - Chemist - Shoot a Yao Guai with a Syringer

  • Possum Badge - Leatherworker - Scrap a Yao Guai Hide

  • Score Challenge - Kill a Yao Guai

  • Score Challenge - Sell Yao Guai Ribs to a Vendor

  • Take a Camera Photo of a Yao Guai

  • Take a Camera Photo of a Glowing Yao Guai

  • Take a Camera Photo of an Albino Yao Guai

  • Kill a Yao Guai

  • Yao Guai Pastry - Carry Weight Buff

  • Yao Guai Ribs - Melee Buff

  • Yao Guai Roast - Melee Buff


Yao Guai drop the following items:

Item

% Drop Chance

Yao Guai Meat

100%

Yao Guai Hide

100%

Item

% Drop Chance

Loose Spring

87.5%

Waste Acid

87.5%

Item

% Drop Chance

.38 Round

0.34%

.45 Round

0.29%

10mm Round

0.21%

.44 Round

0.17%

.308 Round

0.29%

Fusion Cell

0.21%

Shotgun Shell

0.17%

Plasma Cartridge

0.21%

5.56 Round

0.17%

2mm Electromagnetic Cartridge

0.21%

5mm Round

0.21%

.50 Round

0.17%

.50 Caliber Ball

0.29%

Arrow

0.21%

Cannonball

0.21%

Crossbow Bolt

0.21%

Cryo Cell

0.17%

Fuel

0.29%

Gamma Round

0.21%

Harpoon

0.29%

Railway Spike

0.21%

Syringer Ammo

0.17%

Alien Blaster Round

0.31%

 

Farming Tips and Tricks


The following perk cards, magazines, and/or backpack mods will increase your yields.

 

Fixed Spawn Locations


Toxic Valley


Philippi Battlefield Cemetery

1x Yao Guai

From the spawn in location, face North and follow the road. Take the road on your left that leads to the carpark. The Yao Guai will spawn near the dark-coloured ute/pickup truck. Blow up the cars after you have looted the body, otherwise, the corpse will fly.


Savage Divide


Monongah Overlook

1x Yao Guai


Site Alpha

1x Yao Guai


1x Yao Guai

Stand on top of the shed and face SW. You will see a stream in front of you. Follow the stream up (watch your rads) and stick to the right when the stream forks. The stream will widen to a small lake at the top (if you see ticks, you have gone too far). Face NW and line up with the Big Fred's BBQ Shack map icon. Halfway up the hill, you will see the Yao Guai spawn.


Miners Monument

1x Yao Guai

From the spawn in location, turn East and run forward. Jump the fence or run through the gap in the fence and walk forward until you get to the path that is next to the small white building. Walk over to the golf carts and face SE. You will see a large rock pile in front of you. The Yao Guai will spawn on the other side of the rock pile.


Mountainside Bed & Breakfast

2x Yao Guai

From the fast travel point, turn NW and walk forward. Drop down the cliff face and follow the train track North. The Yao Guai will spawn between the white and red large metal power pylon on your left and the overturned train carriages in front of you.


The Bounty

1x Yao Guai

From the spawn in location, turn around and walk straight forward (East). Keep walking forward until you get to the Scorchbeast Lure tower. The Yao Guai will spawn at the base of the tower.


The Mire


Dolly Sods

1x Yao Guai

You can't miss the first Yai Guai that spawns here unless another player has already killed him.


1x Yao Guai

Stand on the back porch of the first cabin and follow the path towards Dolly Sods Campground map icon. The Second Yao Guai will spawn on the path.


1x Yao Guai - possible spawn

Face West and head over to the second cabin. From the front of the second cabin face SW and walk forward until you get to the stream. Follow the stream up until you get to the second cliff face on your right. If the Yao Guai does spawn, then it will spawn in this area.


Skyline Valley


Vault 96

1x Yao Guai


From the fast travel point, turn and face South. Run forward for a while until you reach a path marked with wooden rails.

If you lined up perfectly South, then the Yao Guai should attack you from the right.

If not, then walk up and down the path and look for the white destroyed tent. The Yao Guai should spawn there.


Thunder Mountain Substation TM-03

1x Yao Guai


From the spawn in location, run forward and enter the substation area. Head over to the grey power boxes on the South side of the area and stand on top of them.

Line yourself up with The Trading Post map marker and run forward, down the hill, until you get to the road.

Use VATS and jump around and you will find the Yao Guai on the side of the road opposite you.


High Knob Lookout

4x Yao Guai


From the spawn in location, run forward and enter the location area. The Yao Guai will be in a cage on your right.


The cage does have a Skill Level 0 lock on it but you can shoot the Yao Guai through the bars and then use area loot to grab the meat.



Stand on top of the cage that the Yao Guai is in and face NE. Run forward and down the cliffs until you get to the road.

Turn left and follow the road until you see a Red Ute/Pick Up Truck on your right. Turn right and follow the path to the end. You will see the three Yao Guai.


As you are walking up the road, from the lookout to the second location, you may come across the Yao Guai vs Super Mutant random encounter on the road.


Rapidan Camp

1x Yao Guai


The Yao Guai will generally attack you the moment you spawn in at the fast-travel location. If he doesn't then jump up and down in a circle and use VATS to find him.


Camp Liberty

2x Yao Guai


From the spawn in location, face East and run forward into the camp. You might need to clear the area of enemies first.

Once you have cleared the area, head East towards the back of the Mess Hall (the main building).

At the back of the building, you will see a stage and a projector. The Yao Guai is in a cage on the left.


The cage can not be opened but you can shoot the Yao Guai through the bars and then use area loot to grab the meat.


Stand on top of the cage with the Yao Guai in it and face North. Run forward, into the water and over to the island in the middle of the lake. There will be another Yao Guai on the island.

 

Chance to Spawn Locations

Note some of these locations rely on other players having the Pip-boy daily "Big Game Hunter" and "Thrill of the Grill" open but uncompleted in their Pip-boy so checking these spawn locations on a public server might be more beneficial.


Toxic Valley


Wavy Willard's Water Park

From the spawn in location, face East and run over to the stone and wire wall. Turn right (South) and follow the wall to the end. Turn left and continue to follow the wall around to the next corner. At the corner, turn so your back is to the wall and run forward until you either see a large herd of creatures or a skeleton on a picnic blanket.


Black Bear Lodge

From the fast travel point, turn West and follow the stream down to where it meets the Toxic Lake.


Graninger Farm

From the spawn in location, run towards the house and stop inside it. Face East and walk over to the Red and White Aerosolizer. The Yao Guai will spawn behind it.


The Crater

From the spawn in location, Face NW and run forward. Keep running until you hit the cliff face. Either jump or jetpack or run around to get to the top.


Colonel Kelly Monument

 

Events and Pip-Boy Dailys


Big Game Hunter - Pip-boy daily

Black Bear Lodge

Toxic Valley


There is a chance that the Hunt Master will ask you to kill a Radscorpion.

2-3 will spawn at one of the three locations given by the Hunt Master.


Thrill of the Grill - Pip-boy daily

Hemlock Holes

Toxic Valley


The Hemlock Holes Cook robot will ask you to collect 5 Yao Guai meat.

2-3 will spawn at one of the three locations given.


Queen of the Hunt

1/6 chances to spawn at one of the Investigate sites.


This daily can be started the first time, by visiting the Hunter's Shack in The Mire. After completing the daily the first time, it will trigger by just fast traveling into the region. Pip-Boy daily cool-down periods apply.


Yao Guai Horde Event

The longer this event is left to run, the more Yao Guai's will spawn, just don't kill the Alpha until you have collected enough meat. Make sure to pop a Backwoodsman 6 magazine just before you Fast Travel to the event.


Spawns as one of the common enemies during the event.


Middle Mountain Pitstop

Multiple Yao Guai spawns during this event.


Primal Cuts (Meat Week)

Forest & Savage Divide Region


Scorched Earth

Cranberry Bog

There is a chance for Yao Guai to spawn during the Scorched Earth event.

 

Vendors/Camp Allies/NPC's/Containers


Yao Guai Meat


Vendors

  • Marie - Whitesprings Resort La Grand Gourmet - 25%

  • Maul - Camp Ally - 25%

  • Grahm - random spawn locations - 39.79%


Containers

  • Gore and meat bags - 7.69%

  • Scorchbeast Guano - 7.69%

  • Bearproof trash cans - 1%

 

Random Encounter Spawn Locations

There is a chance to find these encounters at specific random encounter locations.


Assault

Assault Random Encounter location guide here.


Yao Guai vs. Honey Beasts


Scored Baseball vs Yao Guai


Yao Guai vs Super Mutants


Camp

Camp Random Encounter location guide here.


Yao Guai Hostile Camp


Scene

Scene Random Encounter location guide here.


Mama's Rage


Travel

Travel Random Encounter location guide here.


Yao Guai

Image credit: Eli-The Thing


Whitesprings Assault

Whitesprings Assault Random Encounter location guide here.


Special Attack: Yao Guai


Skyline Valley


Assault

Assault Random Encounter location guide here.


Lost Vs Yao Guai


Super Mutants vs Yao Guai

 

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