It’s a hard knock life out there in the Commonwealth, but a handy boost from a Bobblehead can make the medicine go down. In the greater Boston area of Fallout 4 there are a total of 20 Bobbleheads you can get, some in the path of quest line, others in obscure locations.
In the following guide you will find stats and the description of the location for each Bobblehead, as well as a local map of the area where it can be found, and a picture of what it looks like in that location. Since some of these Bobbleheads are Skill related, and Skills no longer exist in Fallout 4, you’ll find that some of these provide boosts you might not have expected, so be sure to read the description. Happy hunting!
“Never be afraid to dodge the sensitive issues”
Your Agility has permanently been increased by 1.
The Agility Bobblehead can be found on the Wreck of FMS Northern Star, which is on a peninsula on the south east portion of the map. It is located on the edge of the bow of the ship, which can be found on the upper level. In one of the pictures below, you can just barely make it out in the lower right hand corner.
“Never forget to walk away with more than you’ve brought.”
Prices are permanent 5% better.
The Barter Bobblehead can be found in the back of Longneck Lukowski’s Cannery, which is in the northeast portion of the map. It is located in an office overlooking the cannery room on top of a terminal.
Big Guns Bobblehead
“The best way to win an argument is to be the loudest.”
Permanent gain +25% critical damage with heavy weapons.
The Big Guns Bobblehead can be found in Vault 95, which is in the southwest portion of the map, in a highly irradiated area outside of the Glowing Sea. Be ready for a fight, as Gunners and some Assaultrons are stationed up there. It is located in the northernmost part of the living quarters, seated on a radio in the middle of the room.
“Nothing says pizzazz like a winning smile.”
Your Charisma has been permanently increased by 1.”
The Charisma Bobblehead can be found in Parsons State Insane Asylum, which is in the northeast part of the map. To find it, you must be in the process of completing the quest The Secret of Cabot House, which can be triggered first by a quest called Special Delivery. Speak with Edward Deegan in either Dugout Inn or Colonial Taphouse in Diamond City, the Market in Bunker Hill, or Third Rail in Good Neighbor to get started. The Bobblehead is located on Jack Cabot’s desk in the Adminstration area.
“Always be ready to take one for the team.”
Your Endurance has been permanently increased by 1.
The Endurance Bobblehead can be found in Poseidon Energy, which is in the southeast portion of the map. It is located in the office in the middle of the building, central to all the metal catwalks. It is on a desk next to a terminal.
Energy Weapons Bobblehead
“Arrive at peaceful resolutions by using superior firepower.”
Permanently gain +25% critical damage with energy weapons.
The Energy Weapons Bobblehead can be found in Fort Hagen, which is south of Sanctuary Hills about halfway down the map. It is located in the Command Center kitchen, on a table in between a pair of refrigerators.
“The best way to solve a problem is to make it go away.”
Permanently gain +15% damage with explosives.
The Explosive Bobblehead is in Saugus Ironworks, which is located around the northeastern part of the map. It is located in the room labeled Blast Furnace, and is sitting on a panel on a wall at the back of the room.
“It takes the smartest individuals to realize there’s always more to learn.”
Your Intelligence has been permanently increased by 1.
The Intelligence Bobblehead can be found in the Boston Public Library in the northwest section of the building. It is located on the counter of a large machine.
Lock Picking Bobblehead
“Always strive for the unobtainable.”
Lockpicking is permanently easier.
The Lock Picking Bobblehead can be found in Pickman Gallery, a building on the east coast section of the map, near the Old North Church. The building has many dangerous Raiders, so come prepared. You will need to make your way all the way down to the basement, where the Bobblehead is located on the ground near a metal grated trash can.
“There’s only one way to give 110%.”
Your Luck has been permanently increased by 1.
The Luck Bobblehead can be found on a ship near Spectacle Island, which is southeast on the map, out in the bay. It is located in a locker on a ship wrecked on the south end of the island.
“The smart man knows a bandage only hides his wounds.”
Stimpaks permanently heal 10% more damage.
The Medicine Bobblehead can be found in the “secret” Vault 81. You will need to have visited Vault 81 at least once to obtain it. Visit the doctor’s office and after a cut scene, Bobby will escort you to a secret portion of the vault. The Bobblehead is located in the office where Curie is being held, on a desk next to a terminal.
“It’s important to do busienss up close and personal.”
Permanently gain +25% critical damage with melee weapons.
The Melee Bobblehead can be found at the top of Trinity Tower, which is on the east coast line along the river. Once you clear the building of Super Mutants, unlock the cage where Rex and Strong are being held (the key is in a streamer trunk on the left of a crafting table in the room preceding theirs). The Bobblehead is located on the table behind them in the cage.
“Only through observation will you perceive weakness.”
Your Perception has been permanently increased by 1.
The Perception Bobblehead can be found in the Museum of Freedom in Lexington not too far outside of Sanctuary Hills, just slightly south east. You will find it in the same room where first encounter Preston Garvey, on a table near a terminal in the back of the room.
“Why go down with the ship when you can try to fix it?”
Fusion cores permanently last 10% longer.
The Repair Bobblehead can be found at the Corvega Assembly Plant, in the southwest section of the roof at the end of a maze of catwalks. It is located on a crate next to a lantern.
“Always be prepared to explain the hows and the whys.”
Get one extra guess when hacking terminals.
The Science Bobblehead can be found in Vault 75, which is located within Malden Middle School. It is on a table next to a terminal in the basement area.
Small Guns Bobblehead
“Because it’s easier to have courage from a safe distance away.”
Permanent gain +25% critical damage with ballistic guns.
The Small Guns Bobblehead can be found in Gunners Plaza which is in the southeast portion of the map. It is located on a desk in a room locked behind an access card.
“The easiest distance betwen two points is a shadowy line.”
You are permanently 10% harder to detect.
The Sneak Bobblehead is located in Dunwich Borers which is in the northeast portion of the map. You will need kill all the Raiders on the outside, then reach the bottom level, where you will find a door to the rest of the facility. Continue to descend downwards until you reach the very bottom. It is located on a table next to a terminal.
“Let your words be your weapon.”
All vendors permanently have 100 more caps for bartering.
Park Street Station (Vault 114) Inside the Overseer’s office
“It’s essential to give your arguments impact.”
Your Strength has been permanently increased by 1.
The Strength Bobblehead can be found in the Mass Fusion Building, which is in the Boston area on the east coast. Get to the top level near a lobby desk, and edge towards the ledge that hosts the statue in the middle of the room. The Bobblehead is located on the hood of the statue.
“When words fail, there’s always fists.”
Permanently gain +25% critical damage with unarmed attacks.
The Unarmed Bobblehead can be found in Atom Cats Garage on the peninsula in the southeast portion of the map. It is located on the hood of the rusty car in the back.