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Does the Nuka-Cola bottler actually generate nuka cola?

No, it only produces food and water. Source
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Do dwellers level up faster in crafting-rooms?

Ok, so I finally gave this a go. Here are my findings. Trained 4 dwellers to max. stats at level 1. Meet our 4 heroes: All are equipped with a Heavy Wasteland Gear (to get max HP gain per Level-up). ...
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What do Bottle & Cappy do?

Bottle & Cappy temporarily increase the happiness of all the Vault's Dwellers by 20%, for the duration of their visit. Also, tapping on them while doing a cheer-up activity will give you Caps. It ...
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Best way to reduce dwellers in my vault

Release 1.3 now allows you to evict Dwellers. In the 1.3 release, several new features were added, such as pets, new "pickup lines", and the ability to evict Dwellers, as well as a few other small ...
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What does the Pip pet do?

It helpes the room where dweller with Pip is stationed to achieve the objectives faster. For instance, if you have objective extinguish six fires, you'll only have to deal with two fires in that room....
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What does the skull represent next to an enemy's health bar?

From this Reddit post: Mothers, Glowers, and Alphas- With the addition of quests came the need for bigger, badder monsters. These enemies are unique versions of our regular enemies, with a red skull ...
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How to quickly identify who carries which weapon?

Since the update awhile ago, this has actually become quite simple. When selecting a weapon for a dweller, the default list has the leftmost column labeled "Inventory", and shows all unequipped ...
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Fallout Shelter: Recover from bad start?

Note: I think this question may be too broad, as there is a lot of theorycrafting that I've seen go into sustaining a fort; as such this answer will be used only as a means to help the OP dig out of a ...
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What counts as "Without a Weapon"?

The best strategy to go about killing Deathclaws without a weapons would be to equip your Dwellers that are fighting with the best armor you have. The mission to take them out is to take them out ...
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Where does Steam store Fallout Shelter's save files?

For the Steam version your saves are under : C:\Users\<Your User Name>\AppData\Local\FalloutShelter. To access it press Windows + R, type %localappdata%, press enter. Then browse to the ...
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How are weapons affected by SPECIAL?

The mentioned stat for each weapon is the stat that is used for building the weapon. It affects the time to construct the weapon in a workshop. The workshop initially has no main stat (as a power ...
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Is it more beneficial to just kill everyone?

Yes. In the long run, you will make up those caps through other means (maybe even selling the loot you get), but by killing them you also get XP, which the caps won't buy you. Also, given that it ...
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Is there a cap on the number of Wasteland explorers?

Yes, you may only have 25 explorers at any given time. At the same time, you may also have up to three teams of three dwellers performing quests, giving the grand total of dwellers that you can have ...
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What happens if you do not click the Mysterious stranger in time in Fallout Shelter?

He just disappears. The only purpose he serves is to give you bonus caps if you manage to find him, and click on him in time. As your vault grows, this will become more and more difficult.
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Mr. Handy is missing

Sometimes the sprite might be "hidden" behind a pillar or something. Zoom in and see if you can see anything poking out from behind anything, and go room by room. Alternatively, it's possible that ...
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When do Deathclaws start attacking your vault?

According to the Fallout Wiki, Deathclaws start attacking your Vault when you've reached 60 dwellers, or 35 dwellers on Survival mode. The chances of an attack increase as you open your Vault's door, ...
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What does each SPECIAL stat in Fallout Shelter do?

Effects during quests only: Strength: Increased attack damage Perception: Reduced critical hit speed Endurance: Reduced radiation damage Charisma: Better dialogue choices Intelligence: Increased "...
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Does uncollected "training" vault dwellers over time still max out the S.P.E.C.I.A.L perk?

You need to collect each level. So, if you leave them unattended for a few days, then everyone will have gained one level in the stat they are training. I confirmed this by opening a vault I hadn't ...
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What is this item I found on a quest?

Were you just defeating a "boss" raider? If so, it looks like a nuke grenade that he must have thrown when you killed him. It's probably just glitch.
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Can dwellers die before using all their Stimpaks while exploring?

From the Exploring wikia page: Outfits increase their statistics and ability to survive, weapons improve their chance to defeat enemies, while Stimpaks and RadAway ensure that they can heal damage ...
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How does the fatman deal damage?

According to the Wiki: The Fat Man also damages multiple opponents per shot. In that respect, it acts just like the Fat Man in the regular Fallout games. It even looks like the person who fired ...
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Can't Destroy Storage room

To destroy a room, you need to select it, then click on the "upgrade" arrow. There, you will see the option to destroy the room.
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What has happened to my dwellers armour when I sent him to the wasteland?

They will have it in their loot. When exploring if they find better weapons or armour they will switch automatically.
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How do I get a Critical Hit?

When your characters are on quests or you are prompted with the opportunity to explore a building with a dweller exploring the wastelands, you will go into a "combat view". In this view, you can ...
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What does each SPECIAL stat in Fallout Shelter do?

These are the other uses for S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats: Strength: Damage increased everywhere. Perception: Damage increased in-Vault; better Loot in the Wasteland, and better Critical lock-on on Quests. ...
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Is it better to build new rooms or upgrade rooms in Fallout Shelter?

This actually depends on how you play the game, and how many dwellers you can equip. Play Style If you only play for a short period, and usually have at least 20 minutes or so between play periods, ...
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Quest Combat Strategy

A weapon does a certain amount of damage. The factors that determine how much damage an enemy takes are the SPECIAL stats of the Dweller using the weapon. There is no change in an enemies "defenses" ...
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How to Repopulate my Vault?

If you don't wish to start over (spent too much on the current vault, or whatever reason), you can do several things: The radio room: Yes, it will take a while, but basically, it's your best bet. At ...
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Do Deathclaws stay unlocked if your population declines?

No, what attacks your vault is only determined by current vault population. If you drop enough dwellers you will go back to getting attacked by just raiders and/or ghouls. :)
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