I went with Nick Valentine as companion for most of the time, but now that I completed his quest I switched to Curie. Valentine was easy to please, but I'm having a much harder time rising Curie's approval.

What exactly does she approve of? And what is the quickest way to perform many actions that raise her approval?


Incapacitate Dogmeat then heal him up with a stimpack while Curie is nearby. Wait three hours then repeat.

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    You would think Curie would disapprove of you shooting your dog. Damn synths... – Dom Nov 19 '15 at 2:37
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    It's also easy if you build a bell and call every companion because pretty much everyone except strong likes it when you heal dogmeat. – Sunspear25 Nov 30 '15 at 14:37
  • Saving and loading is an alternative to waiting three hours, as is loading a cell and coming back (fast travel or going through a door with a loading screen). Waiting three hours over and over again may not be a great idea on survival, depending on your character's economy. – DCShannon Aug 22 '16 at 19:43
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    This is a link-only answer if I ever saw one. And one of the links are now dead. – Mark Cassidy Apr 28 '17 at 22:30
  • The text of the link fully explains what you need to do. Even if the link was dead, it would still answer the question. Also worth noting: rather than waiting three hours, you can save and load, or fast travel. – DCShannon Apr 28 '17 at 23:35

I just found a great way to raise affinity for Curie. This requires you to be somewhat neutral with the Institute (i.e. if you run into synths in the Commonwealth, they don't attack you)

If you go south east of Tenpines Bluff you will find a place called Skylanes Flight 1981 with a Courser and a few synths roaming around. Walk up and talk to the Courser (he won't start any actual dialog, just tell you that he respects your combat skills) and you'll get a notification that 'Curie loved that' and he is very farmable. I was almost done with getting Curie to idolize me so I only had to do it twice before I finished. Hope this helps.

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    That's a random encounter, not a guaranteed spawn at Skylines 1981. I've encountered a hostile Mr Gutsy with a few Protectrons, Raiders, Feral Dog packs and other encounters there as well. – Robotnik Apr 17 '16 at 23:50

Curie seems to be a rather simple robot, but some of her affinity gains are a bit harder to get. To raise her affinity you need to be a nice and generous person. You basically have to offer help and give your stuff away to help others. One example of this would be giving the alcoholic in diamond city a nuka cola. On the other hand she hates the killing of non hostiles, theft of any kind and selfish behavior such as asking for more caps. Hopefully this helps you get your affinity up and avoid any drops that may occur.


Preform an action that raises their affinity, like attach/detach a mod next to codsworth, or if you find a terminal and a safe, you can pick the lock then lock it again through the terminal for Piper. After you preform whichever action you choose that raises affinity, quicksave then reload and do it again. It will consistently notify you. It takes a while but it's the fastest way I've found to get everyone's perks before finishing the main campaign.


What I did is this:

  1. Give a nukeacola to the guy in Diamond City. (he's inbetween the baseball guy and the gun guy)

  2. Offer the Vault Tech guy a place in Sanctuary. (he's in the hotel in Goodneighbor)

  3. Offer your help to the Silver Shroud Guy. (He's in the memory den. This one got me the most points)

  • She may like all these things, but they're all one-time events, and I seriously doubt that's enough approval to max her out. – DCShannon Aug 22 '16 at 19:46

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