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Yeah, and I got lots to trade. But if you got no Nuka, you're not getting nothing, no way!— Zip

Zip's Nuka Fix is an unmarked and repeatable quest in Fallout 3.

Quick walkthrough

Unmarked Quest: Zip's Nuka Fix
Talk to Zip.
Find a Nuka-Cola.
Bring the nuka-cola to Zip.
Reward: Various items

Detailed walkthrough

Zip in Little Lamplight will trade various items for Nuka-Cola to satisfy his Nuka-Cola addiction.


The reward received depends on the player character's Barter skill and an added in random factor. The following table lists chances of getting every possible reward.

Reward Barter < 30 30 ≤ Barter < 50 50 ≤ Barter < 70 Barter ≥ 70
1 10mm bullet 100% 33% 19.8% 16.67%
24 5.56 mm bullets N/A 33% 19.8% 16.67%
1 crunchy mutfruit N/A 33% 19.8% 16.67%
1 Mentats N/A 1% 19.8% 16.67%
1 stimpak N/A N/A 19.8% 16.67%
20 microfusion cells N/A N/A 1% 16.67%


  • Zip will only trade one reward item (or group of items) for one bottle of Nuka-Cola per day.
  • If Zip gives the Lone Wanderer a 10mm bullet, he calls it "lucky," but there is nothing special about it.
  • He does not accept ice cold Nuka-Cola or Nuka-Cola Quantum.
  • The Lone Wanderer says they will give an "ice cold bottle" of Nuka-Cola in the dialogue box, but only a regular Nuka-Cola is taken from inventory and is required for the quest.
  • If Zip trades a Nuka-Cola for 5.56mm rounds the dialogue box refers to the ammo as .556 rounds.