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You didn't see a trapper named Smiley outside of town did you? (half to herself) He's been gone for too long. Never should have let him go off on that fool quest of his.Ardin Buckner

Rescue Smiley the Trapper is a quest in Fallout 2.

Quick walkthrough

Side Quest: Rescue Smiley the Trapper.
Speak with Ardin Buckner.
Enter the Toxic caves.
Speak with Smiley.
Reach the entrance to the Toxic caves.
Reward: 500 XP, $100 or Sulik's freedom

Detailed walkthrough

Upon arriving in Klamath, head over to the Buckner House and talk to Ardin. When asking her what is bothering her, she says her fiancé, Smiley has gone missing, his last known location being the toxic caves. Agree to keep an eye out, and she'll mark the location on the map.

Rubber boots are needed to avoid radiation damage and there are many geckos running about that can either be fought or avoided. Smiley is located on the 2nd floor, hiding in a generator room. Talk to him and bring him to the entrance where he'll thank the Chosen One and disband. Head back to Klamath for the reward.



  • It is possible to fail this quest if one waits too long before heading to rescue Smiley. If too much time passes, Smiley will be dead when the Chosen One reaches his location.