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Added in v306.41

HLN-A is an NPC and a "guide" exclusive to the DLC Genesis: Part 1.


Basic InfoEdit

HLN-A is an artificial being created by Helena, with some of her personality and voice formed inside the AI. She was created as a guide for the survivor, with several useful functions to assist.


  • Holographic Guide
  • Fractal Personality
  • Echo of Helena
  • Witless Puppet (By Rockwell)
  • Shadow of Her (Helena, Also by Rockwell)


After Diana and Mei Yin bury the dead futuristic survivors, they head off to Arat Prime where they beam Helena into the Genesis Simulation. There, Helena makes HLN-A but suddenly disappears for an unknown reason after making the holographic robot.


Like Helena, HLN-A is a cheerful, optimistic and friendly AI that will do anything to help the survivor out but without the experiences of the former. With Helena doing many things on the ARKs and as a Homo Deus, HLN-A feels she has high expectations to meet and wants to do its best to meet them with its own achievements.

When playing Genesis and doing things in the map, HLN-A would unpredictably respond to what the player is doing. There a multitude of responses and some instances include being AFK, or away from keyboard, and she would think and respond that the player is in another simulation, and being close to a baby creature where she would mention the player is having a selfie with it.


HLN-A is a circular robot that has its eye changed depending on the emotion it wants to convey to the survivor.  The emoji projection in the middle of it changes to convey its emotions. Even the hologram color changes depending on her emotion.  Also, her appendages can move to distinguish direction and emotions.


In the Genesis: Part 1 Tidbit Glitches, there are many times HLN-A ends being glitched herself. Here are some instances:

  • She was speaking in a garbled, gibberish fashion that she describes the aftertaste being rotten.
  • She acts like the voice in a phone where it waits for the caller to press buttons for a response.
  • She experienced a glitch that couldn't stay down to a point HLN-A belched.
  • HLN-A had to reboot its voice due to a glitch that scrambled its voice.
  • HLN-A ended up having dinosaur speech and it notes that fixing a glitch can turn HLN-A inside-out if it isn't careful.
  • There was a glitch that made HLN-A's voice stuck on a singing mode.
  • HLN-A speaks in a mysterious language that translates into "One language is never enough" but the glitch had multiple languages in it.
  • HLN-A almost got fixed by the glitch that made her speak a weather forecast.
  • HLN-A experienced a glitch where it spoke the general introduction when a survivor enters the Genesis Simulation.
  • A glitch made HLN-A sound like Helena Walker when its emotion subroutines were turned offline.
  • HLN-A experienced a glitch where it had to reboot her displays and it shows the celebrating display over fixing the glitch.
  • There was a glitch that messed around with HLN-A's vocabulary where it says "My hovercraft is full of eels" over and over.
  • A glitch messed up its emotion subroutines to a point HLN-A is actually sobbing.
  • HLN-A experienced a glitch where the coding for saying "hello world" still remained in her systems.



HLN-A can scan creatures and display their stats. To do so, you have to press H while looking at the creature you want to scan.


HLN-A can teleport survivors nearby that are within the tribe (and any tamed dino) to its selected biome and direction. The color of the teleporting dome represents where the survivor is being teleported to.

Any dino belonging to the tribe will be warped if its within close proximity. Often, the warping for the dino may fail, causing them to be left behind if the surrounding area for teleporting isn't suffice enough, or due to network latency.

  • Red - Volcano
  • Green - Bog
  • White - Arctic
  • Blue - Ocean
  • Yellow - Lunar

Free HexagonEdit

Often over time, she can be interacted with to produce 300 Hexagons.

Hexagon ExchangeEdit

HLN-A sells several items in exchange for Hexagons.

Item Quantity Hexagons
  Absorbent Substrate 1 1500
  Aggeravic Mushroom   50 46
  Air Drums Emote 1 50000
  Air Guitar Emote 1 50000
  Amarberry 50 10
  Ammonite Bile 1 350
  Aquatic Mushroom   20 95
  Archer Flex Emote 1 50000
  Ascerbic Mushroom   20 95
  Auric Mushroom   20 105
  Azulberry 50 10
  Belly Rub Emote 1 50000
  Bicep Smooch Emote 1 50000
  Black Pearl 1 300
  Blue Gem   20 95
  Bunny Hop Dance Emote 1 50000
  Cactus Sap   50 24
  Caroling Emote 1 50000
  Cementing Paste 25 75
  Charcoal 25 30
  Chitin 25 60
  Clay   50 45
  Cryopod 1 500
  Crystal 10 115
  Dance Emote 1 50000
  Electronics 5 700
  Element 1 2000
  Fiber 50 12
  Flint 50 18
  Flirty Emote 1 50000
  Food Coma Emote 1 50000
  Gasoline 20 175
  Green Gem   25 55
  Gunpowder 20 150
  Happy Clap Emote 1 50000
  Heart Emote 1 50000
  Hide 50 60
  Hungry Emote 1 50000
  Keratin 25 60
  Lootcrate   1 10000 / 20000 / 35000
  Mejoberry 50 18
  Metal 10 150
  Metal Ingot 5 195
  Mosh Pit Emote 1 50000
  Narcoberry 20 80
  Nutcracker Dance Emote 1 50000
  Obsidian 5 180
  Oil 20 120
  Organic Polymer 5 500
  Panic Emote 1 50000
  Pelt 25 65
  Plant Species X Seed 1 1000
  Plant Species Y Seed   1 1000
  Plant Species Z Seed   1 1000
  Propellant   5 190
  Rare Flower 5 120
  Rare Mushroom 5 120
  Raw Meat 20 25
  Raw Salt   50 65
  Red Gem   10 125
  Sand   50 28
  Sap 5 150
  Silica Pearls 5 125
  Silk   50 48
  Sparkpowder 50 50
  Stimberry 20 80
  Stone 50 40
  Sulfur   5 125
  Thatch 50 20
  Tintoberry 50 10
  Wood 50 25
  Zombie Emote 1 50000

Arrival ProtocolEdit

HLN-A can be interacted to teleport to System Root with enough mission cleared per difficulty, a location to fight the Final Genesis Boss. Anyone within the vicinity and is in the same tribe or alliance as the survivor who started it will be teleported as well, regardless whether or not they have cleared enough mission. Note that only creatures belonging to the survivor's tribe who started it will be teleported, but NOT those belonging to an alliance.



  • HLN-A is meant to be a consciousness piece of the survivor Helena.
    • It has her personality as well as her carefree voice.
  • Based on the region the player is in, HLN-A will speak to the survivor/player based on the region, like English for English player, or Japanese for Japanese player.
    • Her accent for English is Australian, since Helena is from down under.
    • Despite her accent being Australian, she still pronounces some words like "mask" differently to Australians, pronouncing it like the a in "ant" inside of an "arr" sound.


Patch Changes
309.4 Improved HLNA performance when crafting a large number of items