Gecko

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A gecko, :, is a monster that appears in NetHack. It is encountered in the earliest dungeon floors, and is one of the first : the player may encounter.

Chatting to a gecko while hallucinating gives YAFM.[1][2]

Strategy

Even for a starting player, geckos are fairly harmless to deal with unless they are low on HP.

Messages

15 minutes could save you 15 <currency>.
You chatted to a gecko while hallucinating; this is a reference to GEICO, an insurance company that uses a gecko as a mascot.

Encyclopedia entry

See the encyclopedia entry for lizard.

References