Pulse Grenade is a Throwing weapon in Fallout , Fallout 2, Fallout 3 and Fallout Tactics. It's a device designed to damage or disable common robots and sentry turrets with a short range electromagnetic pulse. It's significantly less effective against humans, mutants and animals.

Fallout and Fallout 2编辑

Pulse Grenade
An electromagnetic pulse grenade, generating an intense magnetic field on detonation. Doesn't affect biological creatures. Contact fuse.



Fallout 2编辑

  • Found in Sierra Army Depot, The basement of New Reno Arms, and rare other places.


  • These high-tech grenades are your silver bullet against robots. If at all possible, angle your throw to use a wall as a backstop in case of bouncing - the blast is large, but it's worth putting it where you can't miss.
  • The player, unlike other critters, has no inherent EMP resistance, and will take full damage from pulse grenades if not wearing any armor.

Fallout 3编辑

Pulse Grenade

A Pulse Grenade is an electromagnetic weapon that creates a large, crackling blue spherical pulse, dealing only minor damage to biological creatures, but far more major damage to mechanical targets such as Robots and Automated Turrets. In addition, most robots are disabled for a few seconds by the burst, leaving them open to attack.

Tactics and strategies编辑

Thrown grenades are affected by physics; they may bounce or roll unexpectedly if not thrown carefully. However, in game physics can also be used to your advantage; such as throwing grenades through doorways or bouncing them around corners to attack enemies who cannot see you.

It is best to use a grenade on groups of enemies at chokepoints such as doorways or stairwells. Grenades are targetable in V.A.T.S. Thus they can be shot out of the air, and shooting them whilst they are still held by the enemy can detonate them. Grenades can be thrown point-blank in V.A.T.S due to the sharply reduced damage taken.

A grenade that has been thrown toward you will show up on your HUD as a red arrow denoting its direction relative to you. Move in the opposite direction as quickly as possible to escape the blast radius.

Holding the fire button down for a longer period of time will increase the strength of the throw. Grenades can be thrown for longer distances than normal through successful V.A.T.S. hits. Grenades cannot be cooked to detonate earlier.

It is also possible to plant a live grenade on an NPC by passing one from your inventory to the NPC's inventory via pickpocketing. This will kill the NPC, regardless of how much health he has, making the Pulse Grenade far more deadly against a single biological target, whilst other targets caught in the blast radius will only be dealt minor damage, in contrast to other grenades.

Random Locations 编辑

Known Locations 编辑

  • In Vault 92: Pulse Grenades (3) in the Living Quarters section, in the room next to Data Storage.
  • In the Robot Repair Center (near Canterbury Commons): Pulse Grenades (6) in Frank's Safe in the offices to the left on the first floor.
  • South of Wheaton Armory: Pulse Grenades (4) in an unlocked Grenade Box in the L-shaped raised hut near the Armory gate.
  • Operation Anchorage: One Pulse Grenade can be found in the technology cache.
  • One can be found in the Preservation Shelter outside the Flooded Metro
  • In the Museum of Technology: Pulse Grenades (2) in the locked gun locker near the planetarium. Can be obtained through the Jiggs' Loot unmarked quest.
  • One Pulse Grenade can be stolen from the Capitol Preservation Society - it is sitting next to the doghouse with a Frag Grenade. Fetch?
  • In Evergreen Mills Bazaar there is a bar to the immediate right of the enterence with two side-by-side refridgerators. Jump up on the shelves to look behind the refrigerators and find Pulse Grenades (4) in a small crate.
  • (3) Pulse Grenades can be found in the Nuka-Cola Factory. They are on a shelf in the Storage and Mixing Vats section, just behind the friendly Protectron robot.
  • One can be found in L.O.B. Enterprises 2nd floor, next to a skeleton near a medkit in a cubicle in a room with partially collapsed floor.

Brotherhood Outcast Research Data编辑

Found in Fort Independence:

- - - Weapons Research - - -

Subject -> Pulse Grenade
Researcher -> L. J. Rogers

Analysis -> The Pulse Grenade is the most effective weapon against robotics. Upon detonation, an intense electromagnetic pulse is emitted, severely crippling any robotics within the explosion radius. They are extremely handy against the many robots and turrets found throughout the Capitol Wasteland.

Fallout Tactics编辑

Pulse Grenade
An electromagnetic pulse grenade, generating an intense magnetic field on detonation. Doesn't affect biological creatures. Contact fuse.


  • Very effective against robots, and therefore penultimate end-game weapon for grenadier character. It`s not exactly abundant, but there is enough available between loot pickups and quartermasters to have a steady supply of robot-killing power in all missions past Newton recovery.

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