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The Naturalist is a character cut from Fallout 76.


A scientist interested in cryptids and other creatures in Appalachia, the Naturalist is an eccentric taxonomist[1] researching a variety of creatures native to Appalachia.[2] He provides some insight into various animals, including the cave cricket, which he calls the "Appalachian Hexapod Colossus."[3]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character has no special interactions.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Survivalist's outfit
Fisherman's hat


The Naturalist is intended to be met in a scene-type random encounter, though the encounter itself is disabled and cannot be found in-game.


  1. The Naturalist: "That's fine, I shall search for these fabled creatures on my own! Taxonomy waits for no one!"
  2. The Naturalist: "What an opportunity! A chance to document and catalogue real cryptids! Would you like to accompany me on an expedition?"
  3. The Naturalist: "The Appalachian Hexapod Colossus is a fascinating subject. Despite it'sIn-game spelling innocuous name, the so-called "Cave Cricket" is a fierce combatant."