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For an overview of all grenades, see Hand grenades.
For an overview of other plasma grenades, see Plasma grenade.

The plasma grenade is a thrown explosive in Fallout 3.


The plasma grenade is a magnetically-sealed plasma delivery unit, with detonating explosives, which creates a large blast of green superheated plasma on detonation. There is a high chance to cripple limbs and a critical hit will reduce the target to green goo, even though thrown grenade criticals deal no extra damage. It seems to have the same blast radius as its less powerful variant, the frag grenade.


Boxes with plasma grenadesEdit

One guaranteed grenade, 75% chance to spawn 2 to 6:

  • Two in Raven Rock Level 1, behind a forcefield on the way out, near the exit.


Xbox 360Icon xbox360 A glitch will sometimes occur that will cause an unlimited amount of plasma grenades to not be thrown regularly, but to be reloaded like a 10mm pistol. Unequipping it will cause this glitch to stop. It can only be thrown outside of V.A.T.S. in this case. [verified]