You see a filthy trapper with torn and bloodstained clothing. He appears to be favoring one leg slightly.— In-game description when rescuing Smiley

Smiley is the trapper to see about... well, anything that involves the geckos in 2241.


Smiley is a filthy trapper with torn and bloodstained clothing.[1] He claims that he was raised on gecko milk. He is also the main squeeze of Klamath citizen Ardin Buckner who puts the Chosen One on a quest to find Smiley in the first place.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Effects of player's actionsEdit

After having rescued Smiley, he goes to the Buckner House in Klamath. Smiley can teach the Chosen One about Gecko Skinning as a reward for saving his life. Other than that, he knows gecko lore.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Leather armor - Rubber boots
Meat jerky x3
Golden gecko pelt x10


  • Though he is a companion that can be escorted from the caves, he does not actually count as one and the only way to give him any weaponry is to plant them on him.
  • After saving him, he may teach the Chosen One about geckos for an unlimited number of times. This will give provide an unlimited point boost to the Outdoorsman skill. This is possibly a bug.


Smiley appears only in Fallout 2.

Behind the scenesEdit

Smiley is referenced in Fallout: New Vegas by Sunny Smiles who is also a gecko hunter.


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