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|The following is based on Fallout Shelter or Fallout Shelter Online and some details might contradict canon.|
Dwellers sent to explore the wasteland may find locations to explore as random encounters. When they do find a location, an icon appears in the upper-left corner of the screen. Tapping it allows the player to order the dweller to explore or ignore the location. Exploring it opens a side-exploration area where the player directly commands the dweller, and a quest objective in exploring the area is given. A dweller's chance to find a random encounter while in the wasteland is increased by their perception.
Random encounters will only trigger once the Overseer's office is built.
List of random encounters Edit
|A Cry for Help||Red Rocket||Investigate the Red Rocket Truck Stop.||Someone in a Red Rocket Truck Stop is calling for help.||None||Dweller|
|Misery Loathes Company||Red Rocket||Eliminate the Raider Boss.||Challenge a Raider Boss holed up in a Red Rocket Truck Stop.||Raider||Rare item|
|Pit Stop||Red Rocket||Investigate the Red Rocket Truck Stop.||Search the Red Rocket Truck Stop for supplies.||Deathclaw or radscorpion|| Stimpak|
|Pest Control||Red Rocket||Clear out the Radroach infestation.||There's a nest of nasty Radroaches at a Red Rocket Truck Stop.||Radroach|| Rare junk|
|Fashion Statement||Red Rocket||Explore the Red Rocket.||You came across an old Red Rocket!||Raider||Random loot|
|Gas 'N Go||Red Rocket||Eliminate the Raider.||Eliminate the Raider in the Red Rocket.||Raider||Nuka-Cola Quantum x2|
|Clean-Up on Aisle Five||Super-Duper Mart||Kill the Raider Boss at the Super Duper Mart.||Kill the Raider Boss at the Super Duper Mart.||Raider|| Nuka-Cola Quantum x2|
|Crossing Paths||Super-Duper Mart||Provide fire support for Star-Paladin Cross.||Provide fire support for Star-Paladin Cross.||Deathclaw||Mister Handy|
|One Ghoul Customer||Super-Duper Mart||Rescue Sierra Petrovita.||Rescue Sierra Petrovita from Ghouls.||Feral ghoul||Nuka-Cola Quantum x2|
|Food Fight!||Super-Duper Mart||Eliminate the Raiders.||Eliminate the Raiders in the Super-Duper Mart.||Raider|| Lunchbox|
|Get in Line||Super-Duper Mart||Eliminate the Raiders.||Battle the Raiders in the Super-Duper Mart.||Raider|| Lunchbox|
|Pest-Case Scenario||Super-Duper Mart||Kill the Mole rat Brood Mother.||Kill the Mole rat Brood Mother at the Super Duper Mart.||Mole rat||Random loot|
|Express Checkout||Super-Duper Mart||Search the Super-Duper Mart.||Clear out the Super-Duper Mart.||Feral ghoul|| Nuka-Cola Quantum|
|Post-Apocalyptic World Problems||Super-Duper Mart||Explore the Super-Duper Mart.||You've found a Super-Duper Mart while out exploring!||Feral ghoul|| Nuka-Cola Quantum x2|
|Uninvited Guests||Abandoned cabin||Explore the Cabin.||You've discovered an old Cabin out in the Wasteland.||Raider|| Pet|
|Wasteland Getaway||Abandoned cabin||Explore the Cabin.||You found a secluded Cabin in the Wasteland.|| Radroach|
|Family Matters||Abandoned cabin||Explore the Cabin.||You've discovered an old Cabin out in the Wasteland.||Feral ghoul||Rare/legendary junk|
|Anybody Home?||Abandoned cabin||Explore the Cabin.||You found a Cabin in the Wasteland.|| Deathclaw|
|Cabin Without the Woods||Abandoned cabin||Eliminate the Ghouls.||Eliminate the Ghouls in the Abandoned Cabin.||Feral ghoul||Rare loot|
|The Scenic Route||Abandoned cabin||Explore the Cabin.||Who, or what, is lurking in that cabin? Only one way to find out...||Feral ghoul||Rare dweller|
|Party Crasher||Abandoned cabin||Explore the Cabin.||You found an old cabin out in the Wasteland!||5 Raiders with costumes|| Stimpak|
|Big Trouble||Red Rocket||Defeat the Alpha Deathclaw.||Defeat the Alpha Deathclaw.||Alpha deathclaw|| Stimpak|
|Dibs at the Red Rocket||Red Rocket||Look for valuable junk.||Look through Red Rocket for useful junk.||Brotherhood of Steel (East Coast) x3 (optional)||Legendary junk|
|Cabin Fever||Abandoned cabin||Investigate the noises coming from the cabin.||Investigate strange sounds coming from a derelict cabin.||Radroach or Deathclaw or Feral ghoul and Raider||Uncommon junk|
|Super-Duper Trooper||Super-Duper Mart||Talk to both sides of the stand-off.||Investigate a stand-off at the Super-Duper Mart.||Brotherhood of Steel x2 (optional) Institute division head & Institute soldier (optional)|| Nuka-Cola Quantum|
|A Nice Ghoul Like You||Red Rocket||Deal with a group of testy Ghouls.||Check out a Red Rocket fueling station for parts.|| Rare weapon|
|Infested!||Abandoned cabin||Eradicate the Radroach infestation.||Help a nice lady with her pest problem.||Radroach|| Nuka-Cola Quantum|
|Hop on the Roach Coach||Super-Duper Mart||Look for loot in the Super-Duper Mart.||Check out the Super-Duper Mart for loot.||Radroach and glowing radroach||Dweller, rare outfit, Legendary recipe|
- The enemies found in certain quests may vary, as they aren't all static.
- During A Cry for Help, the player has the option of allowing the dweller to come to the vault, or saying that it's filled to capacity.
- No legendary dwellers are found in random encounters.
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