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This article is about Grenade, not to be confused with  Smoke Grenade,  Poison Grenade,  Cluster Grenade,  Tek Grenade, or  Tek Gravity Grenade


Pulling the pin starts a 5 second timer to an explosion. Make sure you've thrown it by then.

Explosive damage
175 (6 meter radius)
Stack size
Single use
Found in Supply Crate
Purple, Red
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 6 1 0 0
cheat gfi WeaponGrenade 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponGrenade.PrimalItem_WeaponGrenade'" 1 0 0
Resources breakdown [Expand]
15 × Fiber
20 × Stone
30 × Gunpowder
30 × Sparkpowder
15 × Stone
30 × Flint
5 × Hide
4 × Oil
Total Base Ingredients

The Grenade is one of the explosives in ARK: Survival Evolved. It explodes five seconds after being thrown.


List of explosive damage versus various materials as of Patch 257:

Weapon/Structure Thatch Wood Stone Metal Tek
 C4 Charge * 11813 * 3544 788
 Grenade 788 788 1838 237 53
 Improvised Explosive Device (pair) * 7875 ** ** **
 Rocket Propelled Grenade * 7350 * 2205 596
 Tek Rifle 1260 536 294 29 185
 Tek Grenade 2625 1115 612 59 385
 Cannon * * 3446 355 40

* The damage is greater than the health-points of structures of that material
** IEDs are currently just about impossible to place on stone, metal, or Tek structures.

Number Grenade.png needed To Destroy
7-8 Stone Foundation
210-211 Vault
4 Reinforced Wooden Door or Stone Dinosaur Gateway
27 Metal Door or Metal Dinosaur Gateway


  • The Grenade can be found in level 35 purple beacon drops.
  • The Grenade's damage and radius makes it particularly useful against grouped up enemies such as Spiders, Titanoboas, and Pulmonoscorpius.
  • The Grenade can't be used underwater, but it's possible to get them into the water if thrown into it.
  • Once the pin is pulled, the player can continue to hold the grenade, but holding it for too long will cause it to detonate in the player's hand. This can be good for blowing up moving targets, but will most likely kill the player holding it.
  • Cosmetically, the player will occasionally toss the grenade up a small bit if the player idles for long enough while holding it.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
172.3 Grenade Engram moved to level 30, & no longer requires Crystal to craft.
173.0 Grenades rebalanced, ~60% damage reduction vs structures and now also require oil to craft.
180.0 Can no longer damage players through walls with grenades.
187.0 Grenade damage is reduced by 33% generally and an additional 33% vs dinos.