Fallout Wiki
Fallout Wiki

A group of scientists have asked for our help. They're in a dangerous area out in the Wasteland.

Science Cooperative! is a daily overseer quest in Fallout Shelter.


Quest variant A

This variant may have radroach groups, multiple irradiated radroaches, deathclaws, and radscorpions. After encountering the first scientist, select the second dialogue option to receive a rare or legendary laser rifle (depending on the quest level). After encountering the second scientist, select the second dialogue option again for a random rare or legendary junk item.

Quest variant B

This variant may contain deathclaws, including an alpha deathclaw, mole rats and radscorpions. After encountering the first scientist, respond with "How positively Newtonian," to receive a legendary junk jet. After encountering the second scientist, answer with "Density has nothing to do with weight," to receive a legendary junk item.

Quest variant C

This variant may contain radscorpions, deathclaws, radroaches, as well as irradiated radroaches. When you come across the first scientist, respond with "A coalition of chemists? That's dynamite!" for some Nuka Cola Quantum, and when you come across the second scientist, respond with "The water isn't being destroyed. It's changing from a liquid to a gas," for a random rare, or legendary junk, depending on the quest level.

Quest variant D

This version of the quest may contain deathclaws, radscorpions, and mole rats as enemies. When you come across the first scientist, select "You're studying the dead? That's captivatingly cadaverous!" and you will be awarded a large number of caps. Talk to the second scientist and select the second dialogue option regarding bacteria and fungus and you will receive a rare or legendary junk item.

Quest variant E

This variation contains deathclaws, radroaches, radscorpions, and glowing radscorpions. When you come across the first scientist, select "We hope you're growing some delightful daffodils and righteous roses!" and you may receive a lunchbox. When you come across the second scientist, select "Plants make food from light, but mushrooms get their nutrients from dissolving molecules," for a random rare or legendary junk item, depending on the quest level.


Opening dialogue Dweller responses Character responses
Are you the researchers from the Vault? Excellent!

We're the Wasteland Laser Association. Membership limited.
A laser in every hand is our motto!

Make us some Laser Rifles, nerd. No. I won't. Now why don't you move along and let me science?
Astounding! Do you use a helium-neon mixture for the laser gain medium? In fact, we do! It's so nice to meet another scientist! Take a look at this piece I've been working on!
This is a terrible place to do laser research. That's the Wasteland for you! Feel free to look around.
Ah, good, the Dwellers! I need your Vault-Tec expertise!

Tell me, what kind of beam emitter is best for use in a laser-based surgery apparatus?

We prefer ones that set people on fire. Oh no, that won't do at all! Thanks for your opinion, though. Forgive me, I need to ponder.
Use a proton emitter. It's positively positronic! Of course! It all makes sense now! Here, for your vital assistance!
We honestly don't know. Go with your heart. An organic beam emitter? I think that technology might be far too advanced. Oh well...
Hi there! Welcome to our Physics Club!

We hit things, and see what happens! It's science!

That just sounds like vandalism. Vandalism for science! Never mind. You just don't get it. Excuse me.
A Physics Club? How positively Newtonian! I know! Check out this little project I've been working on. Here!
This place isn't exactly safe for doing science experiments. It's not ideal, but that's the price of progress! Sorry. I should get back to it.
Ah, good, the Dwellers are here. I need your help with a serious scientific question.

I've been studying this old book I found about the elements.
It says that lead is denser than iron, but a pound of lead and a pound of iron weigh exactly the same!
How can this be?

You're the scientist. Figure it out! Hmph. Fine. I'll just continue studying this on my own. Now leave.
Density has nothing to do with weight. Wait. It doesn't? Of course! I think... Here. Take this for your trouble!
We don't know, and we don't care. Hmph. Fine. I'll just continue studying this on my own. Now leave.
Hurray, it's the Dwellers!

We're the Coalition of Cool Chemists. We think we're pretty neat.

Chemistry is useless for anything but explosives. Such a barbaric attitude! We clearly have nothing more to discuss.
A coalition of chemists? That's dynamite! It is! I've been making a few new compounds. Check them out!
You should leave. It's not safe. Nonsense! Science is not a coward's game! Now, if you'll excuse me...
Excellent, the new researchers from the Vault!

I'm studying the conversation of matter through the rigorous process of boiling water.
But the water goes away when boiled! How can this be? Matter can't be destroyed.

That's what you're studying? How is boiling water supposed to help anyone? I don't need your nay-saying! Just get out of here! Leave me to my work.
The water isn't being destroyed. It's changing from a liquid to a gas. What? Of course! It's so obvious now! Here. A stipend for your insights.
Maybe it just doesn't like your stupid face. Insults? Hmph. Fine. Leave me alone then.
Ah, yes! Help has arrived from the local Vault.

We're the Wasteland Coroner's Association. We help catalogue all the dead people out here.
So far it's just a process of saying: “Yep. He's dead.”

So what you're saying is, you're useless. How dare you! These people are dead, but not forgotten! Now leave me alone!
You're studying the dead? That's captivatingly cadaverous! Finally people who understand! Here, for a fellow sawbones!
The Wasteland is dangerous. There's no time to study dead people. Science waits for nothing, I'm afraid. I must continue. If you'll excuse me.
I'm afraid you're too late, Vault Dwellers. My patient is dead...

Just kidding! He was already dead! For a while actually. Not a great smell...
I wonder why bodies never smell so bad when the person is alive?

This is most disgusting conversation we've ever had. If your stomach can't stand the science, get out of the lab!
Well, one reason is that the body isn't alive anymore to fight off bacteria and fungus. An interesting theory! Thank you. Here. Have something for your trouble.
If you think the smell is bad, you don't want to know about the taste. Are you saying you're... cannibals? Um... maybe you should just go.
It's the Vault Dwellers! Thank you so much for coming.

This is the Bubbly Botanist Bureau. We combine flowers with smiles!

Flowers and smiles are useless. Only cruelty rules the Wasteland! Now what kind of an attitude is that? Why don't you get away from my plants?
We hope you're growing some delightful daffodils and righteous roses! Hurray! Glad you appreciate my work. Here. Take a little something.
No offense, but this is a dangerous place to be gardening. It's not just gardening, it's science! Never mind. Just leave me to my work.
You're just in time. I'm in the middle of a most interesting quandary.

Plants require light to grow, but mushrooms don't! They grow even in total darkness.
But why is that? Don't all living things need light?

The only light you need is the shine from our amazing brilliance! Uh, yes. Well, I should get back to work...
Plants make food from light, but mushrooms get their nutrients from dissolving molecules. Fascinating! I'll need to write this down. Here. Take this for your help!
We don't know about light, but we're confident all living things can be set on fire. That's... Not really what I was hoping to discover. Oh well. I should be on my way.

Quest stages

1 Travel
2 Talk to the scientists.
3 Continue through the building.
4Quest finishedTalk to second group of scientists.


Single-stage quests
Main questsA Gathering of Ghouls · A Pale Imitation · A Poorly Thought-Out Plan · Against the Odds · Animal Rescue · Argh, Matey! · Arms Race · Beware of Over-dog! · Burnout · Can't Stop the Signal · Captured Critter · Choo-Choo! · Collector's Edition · CoveWatch! · Death and Denial · Den of Thieves · Diplomatic Mission! · Divide and Conquer · Dog Gone · Dog Shelter · Firestarter · Game of Vaults · Getting Started · Ghooooooooooooooooooul! · Honeymoon Horror · Hostage Negotiations · Hot Tub Slime Machine · Humans Like Us · Little Miss Wasteland · Little Red Radium Hood · Mall Madness · Monday Night Brawl · Monster Under the Bed · My Metal Pony · My Weird Science Project · Out of the Vault, Into the Shadows · Overwhelming Force · Queen of the Deathclaws! · Radiation Leak! · Raiding Party · Reign of Radroach Rodney! · Revenge of the Geeks · Robot Retrieval · Scientific Progress · Shotgun Wedding · Signal Failure · Take Me out to the Ball Game · Target Practice · The Abyss · The Brothers Grime · The Cat Burglar · The De-Buggers · The Scorpion... King? · The Secret of [REDACTED] · Time to Wake Up! · Too Good to Be True · War of the Nerds · Wasteland Doctoring · Wasteland: The Musical · Wedding Crashers · Wonders of Nature · Wonders of Science · Wonders of Technology
Daily questsBounty: 'Ol One-Eye · Bounty: Bash · Bounty: Butcher · Bounty: Shiner · Bounty: Snips · Bounty: Yak · Caps Run · Duo of Destruction: Alpha Deathclaws · Duo of Destruction: Glowing One (x2!) · Duo of Destruction: Glowing Radroaches · Duo of Destruction: Glowing Radscorpions · Duo of Destruction: Mole Rat Brood Mothers · Friendly Settlement! · Guardian of the Wastes: Deathclaws! · Guardian of the Wastes: Feral Ghouls! · Guardian of the Wastes: Mole Rats! · Guardian of the Wastes: Radroaches! · Guardian of the Wastes: Radscorpions! · Junk Run · Lunchbox Run · Nuka-Cola Quantum Run · Outfit Run · Rescue Operation · Science Cooperative! · Spelun-King Training · Spy on Raiders! · Weapons Run
Weekly questsGame Show Gauntlet · Vault-Tec Experiment Review
Limited time questsGhostly Gag · Horror Movie Night! · The Door Buster · The Haunting of Mass Chemical · The Spirit of Taking · To Grandmother's House We Go · Who's Carving the Turkey?
Special questsFactory Floor of Fear · The Mystery of Vault 666  · Vault 789 · Welcome to Paradise · With Friends Like These
Random questsA Cry for Help · A Nice Ghoul Like You · Anybody Home? · Big Trouble · Cabin Fever · Cabin Without the Woods · Clean-Up on Aisle Five · Crossing Paths · Dibs at the Red Rocket · Express Checkout · Family Matters · Fashion Statement · Food Fight! · Gas 'N Go · Get in Line · Hop on the Roach Coach · Infested! · Misery Loathes Company · One Ghoul Customer · Party Crasher · Pest Control · Pest-Case Scenario · Pit Stop · Post-Apocalyptic World Problems · Super-Duper Trooper · The Scenic Route · Uninvited Guests · Wasteland Getaway
Multi-stage questlines
A Settler Needs Your HelpFollowing His First Steps · Raider Troubles at Corvega · When Preston Calls · Kidnapping at Vault 778 · A Settler Needs Your Help
A Wasteland TailSOS! · Canine Recovery · Vault 199 · In Another Vault · The Tail Continues · No Time for Paws
Almost HumanOff the Rails · Synth in a Pinch · Not-so-Safehouse · Synths for Sale
Climbing the RanksClearing a Path · Taking out the Trash · Heat of the Knight · In Shining Armor
Detective Case FilesThe Case of the Captured Canine · The Case of the Missing Mitt · The Case of the Quantum Creeper · The Case of the Lost Lunch · The Bigsby Brown Case
Echoes of SteelHave Gun, Will Travel · Toy Soldiers · No Stone Unturned · Slash and Burn · Mission of Mercy · The Final Push
Food, Glowrious FoodAll Sales Final · Thyme is Money · Cheese, Please! · The Yolk's on You · High Steaks · The Towering Il Forno · By Hook or by Cook
Horsemen of the Post-Apocalypse Part 1Radroach Roundup · Undercover Operations · Dogs of War · Springing the Trap · Beat Reporting · Matters to Settle
Horsemen of the Post-Apocalypse Part 2Parley Time · Crime Scene Investigation · Death Revealed? · Give me Liberty and/or Death · Operation: Sandman · Release the Raiders!
Horsemen of the Post-Apocalypse Part 3Set 'em Up: Pestilence · Set 'em Up: Famine · Run, Three Dog, Run! · Knock 'Em Down · At Death's Door · Just Deserts
Journey to the Center of VaultopolisThe Path of Paula Plumbkin · A Thirst for Adventure · Paula's in a Pickle! · Into Vault 333! · Tankbusting · Return to Vault 333 · Truth Among the Ashes · Overrun · Powered Up! · The Road to Vaultopolis · The Vault-Tec Vantage · The Quest for Vault 525 · Playing Politics · The Red Rocket Reveal! · Vaultopolis Awaits!
Secret Agent PersonLive Dead Drop · The Infiltration Game · Secret Weapon Test · Sabotage! · Dart of Harkness · Extreme Prejudice
The Great Tato FamineThe Mysterious Disappearing Spuds · The Spreading Blight · The Night Watch · Spear Fishing · The Shadow Wolf · The Mole Rat Man
The Search for Jobinson's Jersey!Man on First · Man on Second · Man on Third · Time for a Grand Slam? · Worst. Coach. Ever. · Picked off at Second! · Seventh Inning Stretch · Getcha' Peanuts Here! · Last Inning! Or not... · There's no Crying in Baseball! · Runners in Scoring Position! · Conference on the Mound · Here's the Pitch... · Homerun! · Here's to You, Rackie Jobinson
The Thrill of the HuntBug Hunt · Whack-a-Mole · Aim for the Head! · Rock Them Like a Hurricane · The Most Dangerous Game · 12-Point Buck · The Final Hunt
The Wizard of WaterFons Vivus · Our Cups Runneth Over... WITH FAILURE · Half Full, Half Empty · Water into Brine · Aqua Nuka-Cola · Aqua-schema · The Reluctant Shill · Snake Water
When Irish Eyes are GlowingShamrock the Casbah · Driving the Snakes Out · The End of the Rainbow · It's Not Easy Being Green · The Banshee's Keen
Zines from the CommonwealthBroadsides · Headshots · A Map to the Stars · The (Thinly Veiled) Plot Thickens · Collateral Murder · Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy · Stop the Presses!
Limited time multi-stage questlines
Labor Dispute!Power to the People? · No Rest for the Wicked · All Work and No Play · Working Overtime · Rubarb's Reckoning
Nabbed from Nuka-WorldBottlecap Blues · In Hot Pursuit · Playing Catch-up · Pet Peeve · A Refreshing Rescue
No Thanks for the Gobbler!Gobble Gobbler! · A Delicious Trail of Danger! · The Last Gobble!
Springtime for AtomThe Rite of Spr(ay)ing · Spring Forward, Fall Back · E-Ster is Coming · The Sixth Sun · E-Ster Egg Hunt · Saving Daylight
The Book of WuvAll's Fair in Love and Nuclear War · This Golden Ring · A Labor of Love · Groom for Doubt
The Gridiron GangFirst Down · Second-Stringers · Third and Goal
The Mystery of Vault 31Halloween (Non)Fiction · Go West · Days Gone Bye · Mask Hysteria · Scare Tactics
The Party at the End of the WorldBlackout · A Special Brand · Walk of Shame · Jack Ain't Back · Human Bean Juice · KHAAANNNNN!!!!
Vault-Tec Saves Christmas!Santa's Helpers · Christmas at the Raider Camp · Cheer for the Ghouls · Rescue Santa!