Mini-HLNA Skin

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

Mini-HLNA Skin
Mini-HLNA Skin.png

HLNA can be equipped to the shield slot or attach HLNA to an existing shield.

Scanning the Elemental Disturbances in caves may reveal hidden information.

Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi MiniHLNA 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_MiniHLNA.PrimalItemSkin_MiniHLNA'" 1 0 0

The Mini-HLNA Skin is both a skin and an off-hand slot in ARK: Survival Evolved.


The Mini-HLNA Skin can be acquired by purchasing the Genesis Season Pass for $34.99 USD. It spawns in a survivor's inventory upon respawn or fast travel, which can be toggled via the "Give Default Survivor Items" option.


Mini-HLNA acts as moving pet floating at the side of the Survivor. She often says random sentences when the Survivor either does a specific action, such as pooping, executing an Emote or idling while looking at her.


Name Sound
Equip 1
Equip 2
Equip 3
Equip 4
Equip 5
Equip 6
Poop 1
Poop 2
Poop 3
Unequip 1
Unequip 2
Unequip 3
Unequip 4
Unequip 5
Discovery Notes See Genesis Chronicles and Genesis 2 Chronicles

Genesis Chronicles

Mini-HLNA acts as a crucial requirement to obtain the Genesis Chronicles and Genesis 2 Chronicles upon approaching specific cave locations or Santiago Logs


Whenever the Survivor executes an Emote, Mini-HLNA will also play an icon and voiceline depending on what he or she does.

Screen shown on Mini-HLNA Emotes caused
Large star Friendly Lower Hands
Three small star Cheer
Raspberry Taunt
No Sign No
Thumbs Up Yes
Closed Happy Eye Laugh
Open Eye Wave
Three heart Thanks
Tear Sorry
?? Salute

Note that as of current, Mini-HLNA does not react to any Event emotes, Light and Hide Hat.


  • The Mini HLN-A Skin is meant to be a piece of the survivor Helena.
    • It has her personality as well as her carefree voice.
  • The Season Pass must be owned to spawn in the Skin.
    • Also, the Skin cannot be dropped, making trading almost impossible, but if you unequip everything, including the Mini-HNLA Skin, then fast travel to a bed, you will then be able to transfer it as normal.
    • However, any color painted on it will revert to unpainted, this includes death or transfer.
  • Currently having Mini-HLNA equipped while accessing a  Giant Bee Hive with a complete  Ghillie Armor set will still give you the bees debuff.
  • A strange glitch will occur once you paint the Mini-HLNA, and use the  Soap item to get rid of the  Dye. You will have 2 Mini-HLNAs hovering near you- one painted and one with default coloring. This can be fixed by exiting the ARK and rejoining. (Tested on Singleplayer)
  • Another glitch will occur when a  Scout or  Cruise Missile is used, HLNA will react multiple times to pooping, causing multiple voice lines to be played at once. (Tested on Singleplayer).
  • Yet another odd glitch occurs when the player is hit by A dino, player, or other physical means of damage; HLNA will replicate each time you are hit untill you either die or relog. (Tested on Unoffical)
  • The Mini-HLNA Skin was updated to provide story notes related to the Genesis: Part 1 and Genesis: Part 2 DLCs prior to their releases.

Genesis: Part 1 Notes

  • HLN-A will often project different emotes to aid in her dialogue.
  • In its discoveries, you can access them like a normal explorer note and it repeats the same message HLNA said when you first discovered the note along with interesting visuals.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
298.3 Mini-HLNA is added to the game.
678.13 Fixed some cases where Mini-HLNA would no longer play its emotes
678.20 Fixed a bug where Mini-HLNA emotes didn't play for female characters