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Tadpole badges are a form of currency in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wild Appalachia update.

Background

Tadpole badges are used by the Pioneer Scouts to mark progression through the Order of the Tadpole. They are earned by completing World Challenges set by Scout Leader Jaggy at the Pioneer Scout camp. Three badges are required for completing the Order of the Tadpole, and promotion to Possum Scout.

Badges

Tadpole challenges
Badge Name Challenges
FO76 badge Archer.png Tadpole: Archer
FO76 badge Athlete.png Tadpole: Athlete
FO76 badge Codebreaker.png Tadpole: Codebreaker
  • Pass the "Codebreaker" knowledge exam at an exam terminal
  • Hack into skill level "0" terminals (3)
  • Hack into skill level "1" terminals (3)
  • Hack into skill level "2" terminals (3)
  • Hack into skill level "3" terminals (3)
  • Solve a nuke launch code sequence by launching a nuke
FO76 badge Cook.png Tadpole: Cook
FO76 badge Entomologist.png Tadpole: Entomologist
FO76 badge Herpetologist.png Tadpole: Herpetologist
FO76 badge Hunter.png Tadpole: Hunter
FO76 badge Mammalogist.png Tadpole: Mammalogist
  • Pass the "Mammologist" In-game spelling knowledge exam at an exam terminal
  • Milk brahmin successfully (10)
  • Take a camera picture of a brahmin
  • Take a camera picture of a cat
  • Take a camera picture of a fox
  • Take a camera picture of an opossum
  • Take a camera picture of a rabbit
  • Take a camera picture of a radstag
  • Take a camera picture of a squirrel
  • Take a camera picture of a wolf
  • Take a camera picture of a yao guai
FO76 badge Medic.png Tadpole: Medic
FO76 badge Swimmer.png Tadpole: Swimmer
  • Pass the "Swimmer" knowledge exam at an exam terminal
  • Complete the Pioneer Scouts swimming test at Spruce Knob Lake
  • Revive another player while in the water
  • Take a camera picture of "Crocolossus Mountain" at Wavy Willard's Water Park
  • Take a camera picture of "Ssslither Slide" at Wavy Willard's Water Park
  • Take a camera picture of "Wavy Waves" at Wavy Willard's Water Park

Redeemable rewards

Tadpole badges are exchanged at Tadpole vending machines, automated vendors set up by the Pioneer Scouts to distribute Tadpole-themed items.

They can be found at certain Pioneer Scout locations such as Camp Adams and the Pioneer Scout camp (Camp Lewis). They are usually accompanied by Possum vending machines. The machines offer the following items:

Tadpole vending machine
Name Cost
Pioneer Scout Hat: Tadpole 3 badges
Pioneer Scout Tadpole shorts 1 badge
Pioneer Scout Tadpole skirt 1 badge
Plan: Pioneer Scout banner: Tadpole 1 badge
Plan: Pioneer Scout plant poster 1 badge
Plan: Pioneer Scout sleeping bag 1 badge
Plan: U.S. flags (clean) 2 badges

Notes

  • Tadpole badges cannot be traded and are not shared between characters. Challenge completions are not shared between characters.
  • Ten Tadpole badges can be earned via Challenges in total, with each having a unique icon. The requirements for earning the badges can be found in the main menu by going to World tab in the Challenges menu.
  • Each challenge requires the player to complete a knowledge exam. The complete list of exams along with their answers can be found here.
  • Three Tadpole badge Challenge completions are required to complete The Order of the Tadpole.

See also

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