Gek Optional Conversations | No Man's Sky

Gek conversations are dialogue puzzles in No Man’s Sky. When speaking to Gek aliens, you’ll have several choices to pick from – some yielding rewards, others damaging your interstellar reputation.
If you don’t know a lot of words from the Gek language, it can be tough to figure out what choice is the best. This guide will show you answers to all Gek optional conversations in No Man’s Sky, and their outcomes.

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Gek Quest Dialogue

1. Description: I have caught the trader red-handed. Products and elements are pouring out of the facility’s storage vaults, and into its own inventory. Above the gentle buzz of embezzlement that now surrounds us, I can hear the lifeform’s terrified gulps.
It looks me straight in the eyes, and makes a proposition.
Answers:
  • Report crime (Gek Valued cusmoter or above) – You’ll get a blueprint and improve your Gek reputation.
  • Demand a share
  • Demand all stolen goods


2. Description: The trader seems ill. Its skin is flaking, and its eyes lack a certain luster. It slowly gabbles at me, and as it does its voice croaks.
A strange dry, flat stench fills every corner of the facility. I inspect my exosuit for things I could offer it…
Answers:
  • Give water from exosuit’s hydration system – You’ll increase your Gek standing and get a crafting schematic.
  • Give food from exosuit’s nutrient system


3. Description: The trader looks weak, but somehow cunning. It spins its datapad towards me, and I can see that it’s a multi-tool sales-creature. The prices of its technology blueprints are, however, eye-watering.
It eyes me with a wary interest, waiting to see if I’ll bite…
Answers:
  • Pressure lifeform into accepting less (10 UNITS) – You’ll get a blueprint, but your Gek reputation will decrease.
  • Pay requested amount (1000 UNITS)


  • 4. Description: The trader has been expecting me. It points to itself, opens its arms wide and beams pleasantly. It then points to me, and mimes its concern for my safety.
    It then pecks at my exosuit, indicating that it can make my journey more bearable.
    Answers:
    • Request help with planetary conditions – This will get you some reputation and a new blueprint.
    • Request help with the Sentinels


    5. Description: The small creature is busy adding up trade profits when I appear. Its eyes open wide in anticipation of our first contact, and it rubs its fingers together greedily.
    It pecks emphatically at the monetary figures on its pad, then bounces up and down. I can’t help but notice that it smells amazing.
    Answers:
    • Pat the lifeform on the head – This will decrease your Gek reputation and the alien will refuse to speak to you again.
    • Apologise for being unable to help
    • Give units (10 UNITS) – This one will increase your Gek reputation and get you a blueprint.


    6. Description: The lifeform clucks and gabbles as it studies my equipment. It gently pecks at areas of my exosuit that show wear and tear, then runs its gloved fingers over my multi-tool to look for irregularities and imperfections.
    Suddenly staring up at me, it squawks an offer and spins a tablet that shows the cost of its services.
    Answers:
    • Pay for exosuit inspection.
    • Pay for multi-tool inspection (100 units) – You’ll receive a blueprint and Gek rep.


    7. Description: The lifeform sits in a foul-smelling funk of its own creation. The trading screen behind ot is empty, the equipment it carries is old and uncared for and its suit barley looks alright.
    The demoralized trader looks up at me with hope in its eyes.
    Answers:
    • Refuse to help
    • Shake hands
    • Give units (10 units) – You’ll get increased standing with the Gek and a blueprint.


    8. Description: The Lifeform’s Eyes widen in surprise when I go to talk to It. It leans back, and watches for sudden movements. It’s very clearly never seen anything quite like me before.
    I mime that I can’t speak its language and, increasingly reassured, the beaked trader indicates that in exchange for certain elements its willing to help.
    Answers:
    • Give isotope (10 carbon) – Learn 2 new Gek words
    • Give oxide (10 Iron) – Learn 2 new Gek words
    • Give silicate (10 heridium) – Learn 2 new Gek words


    9. Description: The trader eyes the facility exit door sadly, as if it had been stuck in here for a while. It reaches down with its beak and dejectedly pecks at its suit’s power cells and life support system.
    It looks run down. The lack of chearge means that it’s ill-equipped for the planetary conditions and predators that rage outside.
    Answers:
    • Give Silicate element (10 Heridium) – You won’t get anything.
    • Give Isotope element (10 Carbon) – You’ll be rewarded with a blueprint and increased Gek reputation.


    10. Description: The Trader emits a strong, flowery scent, which quickly enters my exosuit system. I feel overcome with nostalgia for a perfect place I have never visited. I want to sing.
    Flushed with Joy, I try to signal my thanks to the trader for this olfactory gift, but it makes clear that it expects something in return.
    Answers:
    • Refuse – You’ll receive a new blueprint and a fart.
    • Give rare oxide (200 Titanium) – Increased standing with the race.
    • Give units (100 Units) – The lifeform will fart in your general direction.


    11. Description: The lifeform is poring over complex starship schematics and holding its breath, but the holographic blueprints look corrupted. Damaged in-flight, perhaps. The forlorn trader, its face smudged by atmospheric dust that somehow breached its ship, looks up to me for help.
    Answers:
    • Show Deflector Shield blueprints – Your standing with the Gek will increase and you’ll get a blueprint.
    • Show Phase Beam blueprints
    • Show Pulse Engine blueprints
    We’re going to update this guide with more conversations as we delve further into the game.



    Thanks to James, Justus, Eva Rolloff, Izulien, LynW and Mavrick88 for the additional info.

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    38 COMMENTS

      J
      James

      Description:
      The small creature is busy adding up trade profits when I appear. Its eyes open wide in anticipation of our first contact, and it rubs its fingers together greedily.
      It pecks emphatically at the monetary figures on its pad, then bounces up and down. I can’t help but notice that it smells amazing.
      Answers:
      Pat the lifeform on the head
      Apologise for being unable to help
      Give units (10 UNITS) – Lifeform is clearly thrilled, you get Gek reputation and he gives you a new blueprint.

      J
      Justus

      The lifeform clucks and gabbled as it studies my equipment. It gently pecks at areas of my exosuit that show wear and tear, then runs its gloved fingers over my multi-tool to look for irregularities and imperfections.

      Suddenly staring up at me, it squawks an offer and spins a tablet that shows the cost of its services.

      Answers: pay for exosuit inspection.

      Pay for multi-tool inspection (100 units)
      Blueprint and gek rep.

      E
      Eva Rolloff

      The lifeform sits in a foul-smelling funk of it’s own creation. The trading screen behind ot is empty, the equipment it carries is old and uncared for and it’s suit barley looks alright.

      The demoralized trader looks up at me with hope in it’s eyes.
      •refuse to help
      •shake hands
      •give units (10 units)/ Blueprint and increased Gek rep

      N
      not sure

      Pink slug like molluscs, answer is ear

        B
        bill brasky

        YES!!

      I
      Izulien

      The Lifeform’s Eyes widen in surprise when I go to talk to It. It leans back, and watches for sudden movements. It’s very clearly never seen anything quite like me before.

      I mime that I can’t speak its language and, increasingly reassured, the beaked trader indicates that in exchange for certain elements its willing to help.
      Give isotope (10 carbon) * Learn 2 new Gek words
      Give oxide (10 Iron) * Learn 2 new Gek words
      Give silicate (10 heridium) * Learn 2 new Gek words

      I recommend giving isotope since you can talk to this Gek again for 20 carbon and he will give you 100 carbon (so you net 70 carbon)

        L
        LynW

        On the follow up you can request isotope if you are Gek Best Friend or above
        healing (Valued Customer or above)
        shield recharge (Client or above)

        O
        Obscene_Expletives

        The Isotope option netted me 3 new words~ Don’t know if it’s because of current rep or a difference of being on PC vs ps4 (I’m on PC).

      L
      LynW

      The trader eyes the facility exit door sadly, as if it had been stuckin here for a while. It reaches down with its beak and dejectedly pecks at its suit’s poer cells and life support system.
      It looks run down. The lack of chearge means that it’s ill-equipped for the planetary conditions and predators that rage outside.

      Give Silicate element (10 Heridium) – looks confused, no reward
      Give Isotope element (10 Carbon) – the relieved trader emits a gas packet, gives blueprint and Gek rep.

      The Trader emits a strong, flowery scent, which quickly enters my exosuit system. I feel overcome with nostalgia for a perfect place I have never visited. I want to sing

      Flushed with Joy, I try to signal my thanks to the trader for this olfactory gift, but it makes clear that it expects something in return.

      Refuse – Senses are punished and gain new technology (Toxin suppressor Sigma in my case)
      Give rare oxide (200 Titanium) * Gek is happy… it smells like a beach, a “fair” trade.
      Give units (100 Units) – senses are punished nothing happens

      I vote for Refusal since you don’t lose anything but do gain the tech.

      Follow-Up Convo (20x Carbon)
      * Request silicate (Gek Best friend or above)
      * Request healing (Gek Valued Customer or above)
      * Request new word (Gek Client or above)

      Note, I went a 3rd time convo on this one and requested fuel which netted my Carbon back (70 returned 40 spent)

      M
      Mavrick88

      The lifeform is poring over complex starship schematics and holding it’s breath, but the holographic blueprints look corrupted. Damaged in-flight, perhaps.
      The forlorn trader, it’s face smudged by atmospheric dust that somehow breached it’s ship, looks up to me for help.

      Show Deflector Shield blueprints (chose this one since he had “dust” and needs a deflector) Gained Gek Rep and a blueprint
      Show Phase Beam blueprints
      Show Pulse Engine blueprints

      Talked 2nd time, picked healing. Talked 3rd time, picked new word. Talked 4th time, picked shield. Talked 5th time, new word again. Talked 6th time, gave me fuel (most carbons back) so half convos are now free. Talked 7th time, new word. Apparently every other time is a new word. Just FYI for vocab players!

      M
      Mavrick88

      The one that asks you to show your Boltcaster or Mining Beam, show the mining beam. Boltcaster scares him and shows you are not to be trusted and you lose Gek Rep.

      F
      Frostschaden

      Description: The trader pulls open a noisy trade vault. A close inspection reveals that it’s full of writhing molluscs. They are pink and slug-like, with sharp bloodied teeth.
      The lifeform suggests that inserting one in or around my face would have some benefits. What I can’t quite make out, however, is which orifice it means…

      Answers:
      Insert slug in mouth.
      Insert slug in ear.
      Insert slug in nose. (Extremely pain, lose health).

      When I reload the save state the alien question changed completely.

        A
        Anthony

        Slug in ear = learn language

        B
        Bill

        Insert slug in ear. + 3 Gek Words

        P
        Pat

        Nothing happens with slug in mouth.

      F
      Frostschaden

      Description: The visibly upset lifeform shows me a holographic video of attack craft forcing a trade ship to crash land on this planet’s surface. Footage taken from orbit shows waiting pirates swarm the cargo hold in a haze of plasma rounds.
      The trader then points to the elements I’ve mined, and looks concerned – accusatory even. It emits a packet of gas that smells troubled.

      Answers:
      Reassure with Boltcaster. (Lose reputation).
      Reassure with Mining Beam. (This is the answer).

      J
      James

      Description: Images of warrior battle freighters fill the shocked trader’s screen. They dwarf small trader ships as the pass by, like predatory fish innocuously swimming amongst their prey.
      The panicked lifeform points at the trade, storage and resource vaults around our feet and shouts in fear.

      Answers:
      Open Resource Vault
      Open Storage Vault (Received multi-tool blueprint)
      Open Trade Vault

      What I can decipher(put in caps known vocab for smoother read):
      “DESPAIR! VY’KEEN HOSTILITY! Ceketisk radlager! Omis osuhtei! Acer eigild: MULTI-TOOL. STORAGE eigild: ivplacesiki! RESOURCE eigild: aufarsafn!”

        G
        Glenn

        Open Trade Vault (Receive new Multi-Tool 24 slot)

        C
        Clay

        Opened “resource vault”.

        Obtained ammunition(carbon)
        And gained gek standing

      F
      FunkyHoratio

      Description: The trader’s screen blinks angrily with a demand for urgent action. It worriedly shows me a list of items, each with a monetary figure attached. A timer is ticking down.
      The lifeform holds its breath, and looks up to me with bulging eyes. It pecks at the sleeve of my exosuit. There are only seconds remaining.

      Answers:
      Waive money demand (Gek Best Friend or above)
      Demand reward, then pay (100 UNITS)
      Pay full amount (100 UNITS) (We both get bathed in a pleasant scent; receive blueprint; gain Gek reputation)

        K
        Koori254

        I chose “Waive money demand (Gek Best Friend or above)”. The Geck was astonished and grateful, and rewarded me with a blueprint and a Microdensity Fabric.

      W
      William

      The trader is studying a stash of interesting-looking technology and weaponry that’s been dragged through this facility and left inside a disposal vault. It looks at me conspiratorially, and indicates the dangerous-looking symbol that’s daubed on the vault hatch.

      The equipment appears rusted and broken on-screen, but if we were to eject it all out onto the floor of the outpost we’d be able to better investigate. The trader looks at me, shrugs and holds its breath.

      -Remove and examine equipment
      (Technology Blueprint)

      -Incinerate equipment

        J
        J

        Incinerate Equipment = 1900 credits, standing with Gek increases

      C
      Chris

      Number 4. Option “Request help with the Sentinels” gets you rep and a new multi tool. The one I was offered had two slots more than my current at the time, and as many slots as the one on the wall behind the gektoil.

      C
      Crav

      The green light focuses on my visor, where a holographic image of a charging device appears…
      1) Report strange behavior (suit upgrade)
      2) Give isotope (200) plutonium (?)
      3) Detach silicate antenna (?)

        K
        Koori254

        I chose the “Detach silicate antenna” option. The creature closed its beak and looked at me accusingly and I lost standing with the Korvax but gained a bit of Heridium.

        K
        Kain1356

        Gave 200 Plutonium and got a ship upgrade.

      K
      Kain1356

      The second the trader goes to greet me it becomes covered from head to foot with arcs of electricity. The blue sparks fade, and it grabs the lapels of my exosuit as if possessed. It screams at me in wild-eyed desperation.

      I feel like there’s a 99.9% probability that the frantic motions it’s making towards the products I carry is an indication of what it wants…

      Give rare silicate (50 Chrysonite) – Multi tool
      Give rare isotope (50 Plutonium) – Exosuit upgrade blueprint
      Five rare oxide (50 Titanium) – Ship upgrade blueprint

      K
      Kain1356

      The air around the beaked lifeform smells foul. It seeps into my exosuit and makes me gag. Noticing my expression, the trader pecks at an element it carries. It breaks the unknown substance into pieces, then swallows each whole.

      There is a deep gurgle, and the trader emits a gas packet that smells delightful. The creature wipes its empty hands, and beams at me with pleasure.

      Thank with common silicate (10 Heridium) Pays units (got 1291, it would prefer something else)
      Thank with common oxide (10 Iron) 19 Nanites + Gek reputation
      Thank with common isotope (10 Carbon) (same as Heridium)

      J
      Joe

      Images of warrior battle…

      C
      Chris

      The trader seems to have recently woken – its eyes are crusty, and its beak is flecked with dried drool. It is very clearly not hard at work…

      The lifeform lazily indicates a nearby terminal, upon which a product formula is displayed and is waiting for full input. I am ushered towards it, before the trader closes its eyes briefly to try to get some more sleep.

      Report Lazy worker (Gek Rank: Friend or above) – Gek reputation increase
      Take product formula – New product blueprint
      Input product formula – 1 Microdensity Fabric

      D
      Dee

      The trader bounces excitedly while it boots up a graph that spins gently in front of me. There are three colored lines-a plunging blue one, a soaring red one and another that’s a fairly flat and uneventful yellow.
      The squat little lifeform babbles a little, points to itself and hops from foot to foot. It seems to want to trade items for elements.

      Offer Oxide element(10 iron)
      Offer Isotope element(100 carbon)
      Offer Silicate element(100 heridium)

        D
        Dee

        Answer: Offer oxide element

        I
        Izzak

        Offer Oxide element (10 Iron) – Offers 19 Nanites
        Offer Isotope element (100 Carbon) – Offers a Multi-tool
        Offer Silicate element (100 Heridium) – Offers a Microdensity Fabric

      V
      Val

      Peyushnar Gek monolith
      A beak comes out and asks for elements. Give common oxyde (iron) to get increased reputation and blueprint.

      D
      Dee

      The traders fingers slow on it’s pad, and the noise of crunching gears can be heard from inside it. It’s lower beak drops open, and a green bulb on the end of a rare silicate antenna emerges.
      The green light focuses on my visor, where a holographic image of a charging device appears. The green bulb flashes while it speaks in the language of the traders. It seems to assume I am a friend.

      Report strange behavior
      Give isotope(200 plutonium)
      Detach silicate antenna

      Give isotope grants a Jet pack Booster Sigma blueprint.

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