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This article is about HLN-A, not to be confused with  Mini-HLNA Skin

Genesis Part 1 DLC.jpg Genesis Part 2 DLC.jpg This article is about content exclusive to the DLC: Genesis: Part 1, Genesis: Part 2
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HLN-A is an NPC and a "guide" exclusive to the DLC Genesis: Part 1 and Genesis: Part 2.

Basic Info

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)


HLN-A was created by The One Who Waits ( ascended Helena ) as a means to aiding survivors in the Genesis Simulation ( Part 1 ) and somehow on the Genesis ship ( Part 2 ).

She was created when The One Who Waits entered the Genesis ship but left almost immediately after HLN-A was created.

Her creation coincides with Rockwell’s appearance on the colony ship -


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 her best to meet them with her 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 idle for too long, 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 her eye change 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 her voice due to a glitch that scrambled her voice.
  • HLN-A ended up having dinosaur speech and she notes that fixing a glitch can turn HLN-A inside-out if she 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 she spoke the general introduction when a survivor enters the Genesis Simulation.
  • A glitch made HLN-A sound like Helena Walker when her emotion subroutines were turned offline.
  • HLN-A experienced a glitch where she had to reboot her displays and she shows the celebrating display over fixing the glitch.
  • There was a glitch that messed around with HLN-A's vocabulary where she says "My hovercraft is full of eels" over and over.
  • A glitch messed up her 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" on PC or the "Back Button" on console 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 a 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 Hexagon

Often over time, she can be interacted with to produce 300 Hexagons and prompt a short message.

Hexagon Exchange

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
 Basilisk Ghost Costume 1 5000
 BearHug Swim Bottom Skin 1 2000
 BearHug Swim Top Skin 1 2000
 Belly Rub Emote 1 50000
 Bicep Smooch Emote 1 50000
 Black Pearl 1 300
 Blue Gem 20 95
 Bow & Eros Skin 1 8000
 Bulbdog Ghost Costume 1 5000
 Bunny Hop Dance Emote 1 50000
 Cactus Sap 50 24
 Caroling Emote 1 50000
 Cementing Paste 25 75
 Charcoal 25 30
 Chitin 25 60
 Cryopod 1 500
 Crystal 10 115
 Cupid Couture Bottom Skin 1 2000
 Cupid Couture Top Skin 1 2000
 Dance Emote 1 50000
 Direwolf Ghost Costume 1 5000
 Electronics 5 700
 Element 1 2000
 Fiber 50 12
 Flint 50 18
 Flirty Emote 1 20000
 Food Coma Emote 1 50000
 Gasoline 20 175
 Green Gem 25 55
 Gunpowder 20 150
 Halo Headband Skin 1 2000
 Happy Clap Emote 1 50000
 Heart Emote 1 20000
 Heart-shaped Shield Skin 1 8000
 Heart-shaped Sunglasses Skin 1 2000
 Hide 50 60
 Hungry Emote 1 50000
 Keratin 25 60
 Lootcrate 1 10000
 Love Shackles Skin 1 8000
 Mantis Ghost Costume 1 5000
 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
 Odd Couple Swim Bottom Skin 1 2000
 Odd Couple Swim Top Skin 1 2000
 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
 Reaper Ghost Costume 1 5000
 Red Gem 10 125
 Rex Ghost Costume 1 5000
 Sand 50 28
 Sap 5 150
 Sauropod Heart Swim Bottom Skin 1 2000
 Sauropod Heart Swim Top Skin 1 2000
 Self Hug Emote 1 20000
 Silica Pearls 5 125
 Silk 50 48
 Snow Owl Ghost Costume 1 5000
 Sparkpowder 50 50
 Stimberry 20 80
 Stone 50 40
 Sulfur 5 125
 Teddy Bear Grenades Skin 1 8000
 Thatch 50 20
 Tintoberry 50 10
 Wood 50 25
 Zombie Emote 1 50000

Arrival Protocol

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 players, or Japanese for Japanese players.
    • 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" instead of an "arr" sound.
  • On the release of Genesis: Part 2, the voice actor for HLN-A changed for Genesis: Part 1 as well to better fit the personality shown in Genesis: Part 2. However, the introduction and the cinematic still uses the same voice actor.
  • in terms of Lore:
  • - HLN-A was created just before Rockwell appeared on the colony ship ,therefore one can infer that HLN-A was created after the events of Extinction when Rockwell was freed from Aberration.
  • -Her oblivious nature to Rockwell’s presence in Genesis part 1 can also lead to the inference that the One Who Waits was also oblivious to Rockwell’s presences.
  • Her design is somewhat similar to Wheatley from Portal 2, Ghost from Destiny 2 and 343 Guilty Spark from Halo.


Patch Changes
309.4 Improved HLNA performance when crafting a large number of items.
316.18 Fixed a bug where HLN-A would jitter a lot at low client fps.
318.9 Fixed a bug where HLNA was not correctly colorizable
336.3 Fixed a bug where HLN-A teleportion would not work when the game is run different languages.