pellet quick item sekiro wiki guide

 Medicinal Pellets that slowly restore Vitality.

A secret treatment passed down for generations in these lands, records say it has been used in battles since times long gone, and lent to the famed resilience of Ashina warriors.

A pill case full of these pellets would also serve as a battle charm.

Pellet is a Quick Item in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It is used to slowly restore Sekiro's Vitality over a short period of time.



 Pellet Usage

  • Slowly restores a small amount of Vitality for a period of time.
  • Only 3 of these items may be held at a time. The rest go to the storage box.
  • This effect lasts 10 seconds.



How to Find Pellet

  • Dropped by Enemies upon death.
  • Scattered occasionally throughout the landscape.
  • Ashina Reservoir- Before going through the main doors after meeting Kuro will be some pellets.
  • Ashina Reservoir- After defeating Leader Shigenori Yamauchi
  • Ashina Outskirts- Near the open gate where the rifle enemies were close to the locked gate with the  Ungo's Sugar.
  • Ashina Outskirts- Before you go meet General Naomori Kawarada, close to the area will be  shining on a snowy ledge will be the item.
  • Ashina Outskirts- Going down the gate after dealing with the cannon enemy and surrounding enemies the player would encounter this item.
  • Ashina Outskirts- After encountering the Spirit Emblem near the eavesdropping opportunity, dropping more would lead to encountering the item.
  • Ashina Outskirts- Close to the Underbridge Valley Idol
  • Ashina Outskirts- After encountering the eavesdropping opportunity about the dead mount, the item would be nearby.
  • Ashina Outskirts- Close to Tengu would be the item.
  • Ashina Reservoir revisited- Within the samurai gatehouse, in the basement would be the item.
  • Ashina Reservoir revisited- Close to the closed gate from the tutorial right next to the Ashina Reservoir Idol.
  • Fujioka the Info Broker - 8 can be bought for 80 sen
  • Hirata Estate- After first being transported to Hirata and you will encounter this item behind you.
  • Hirata Estate- Near the Estate Path Sculptor's Idol would be a wall. There would be an opening to the building, Follow the narrow corridor behind this building and go around it and inside would be the item.
  • Hirata Estate- After gaining the Flame Vent, there would be some Pellets around.
  • Hirata Estate- After meeting the dying NPC, go to the courtyard and would encounter an eavesdrop opportunity. These enemies would drop the item.
  • Hirata Estate- The inner courtyard opposite the eavesdropping spot has several Roosters has the item.
  • Hirata Estate- The three enemies and a torch bearer may have a chance to drop them. They are encountered before  Shinobi Hunter: Enshin of Misen
  • Hirata Estate- Dropped by one of the enemies that would be assisting Shinobi Hunter: Enshin of Misen.
  • Ashina Castle- After grappling onto the roof of the first locked gate there would be two rat enemies. The enemies would drop the item.
  • Ashina Castle- Near the locked door where the Ashina Reservoir Idol is the item.
  • Ashina Castle- As you make your way toward the bigger building with a purple banner, defeat the Nightjar Ninja enemy here and spot the two across the way, that's your destination. Step a big back from this tower and grapple onto its roof, there's 1x Pellet in a nest.
  • Ashina Castle- In the area where there is a woman calling for help would be some samurai enemies. These enemies would drop the item.
  • Ashina Castle- After dealing with the woman, you will encounter an area with a hole. Follow the wall to the right of where you entered and you'll find 1x Pellet and a Samurai you can stealth-kill.
  • Ashina Castle- After encountering the feathered enemies. The next room ahead would have the items.
  • Ashina Castle- In the room where you defeat Ashina Elite - Junsuze Saze, the item would be inside.
  • Ashina Castle- Close to the NPC that would tell you the shinobi is attacking.
  • Ashina Castle- In the area where you will find a dead Nightjar Ninja.
  • Ashina Castle- In Isshin's Room where there would also be a treasure chest.
  • Toxic Memorial Mob - 5 can be bought for 80 sen
  • Sunken Valley - Inside the Heavy Gunner Room near the Gun Fort Idol.
  • Sunken Valley Passage - Dropped by the dual-katana wielding monkey.
  • Sunken Valley Passage - Inside the Serpent Cave on top of a grapple point along with 1x Scrap Magnetite and 1x Fistful of Ash
  • Ashina Depths - 2x can be looted on the rocks near the Poison Pool Idol.
  • Ashina Depths - 1x can be looted behind the Buddha statue where a Rooster is also found.
  • Ashina Depths - 3x can be looted as you go downward slope near a broken shed, and wall hug towards a branch path leading to the rooftop of the white building.
  • Ashina Depths - 1x can be looted in the area with the Headless.
  • Ashina Depths - 2x can be looted ahead the graveyard of the temple where the Mist Noble is encountered.
  • Mibu Village - From the shrine with the sake, there's a grapple point that allows you traverse the rooftop to a set of planks, where you'll find 2; while 1 can be looted from a boat near the docks of the same area.
  • Fountainhead Palace - before you commune with the Fountainhead Palace Idol, walk forward on the straw and take its right arm to drop to some stairs leading to the item.
  • Fountainhead Palace - chance to be dropped by the flute-playing nobles.
  • Fountainhead Palace - 2 can be found in the middle of the tree of the courtyard filled with nobles.
  • Fountainhead Palace - 2 can be looted on the side passage of the area where the Sakura Bull of the Palace is encountered.
  • Fountainhead Palace - before heading forward towards the Great Sakura Idol, 2 can be found on the platform on the right.
  • Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo - From the Ni-Oh go left , you'll see 2x Mibu Possession Balloon to the left of the staircase ahead of the gate. Go up and stick to the left side to avoid the enemy cluster, and pick up 1x Pellet.
  • Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo - In the walkthrough, there would be a part where it is named "Straw & Blades" which would describe this area. From the stairs where the Straw-hats were you can then look to a nearby grapple point and down, you can drop onto two enemies and pick up 1x Pellet. The location is described the by the image below.
  • Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo - In the Senpou Temple walkthrough named "Down the Slope". From the Gokan's sugar with wolves, going down leads to 2 Monkey enemies. They can drop Persimmon and are easily dealt with by throwing shurikens. Pick up 1x Pellet.
  • Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo - In the Main Hall Sculptor's Idol room the item would be by a Cricket Monk on the right side.
  • Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo - Behind the Inner Sanctum building, you can find 2x Pellet.
  • Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo - The Poisonous Lizards guarding the pagoda is the 2x Pellet.



Pellet Notes & Tips

  • Pellets are similar to Life Gems from Dark Souls II
  • The location of the item in the Senpou Temple "Straw & Blades" part is described in this image: 
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Quick Items
Academics' Red Lump  ♦  Ako's Spiritfall  ♦  Ako's Sugar  ♦  Antidote Powder  ♦  Bell Demon  ♦  Bite Down  ♦  Bulging Coin Purse  ♦  Bundled Jizo Statue  ♦  Ceramic Shard  ♦  Ceremonial Tanto  ♦  Contact Medicine  ♦  Divine Confetti  ♦  Divine Grass  ♦  Dousing Powder  ♦  Dragon's Blood Droplet  ♦  Eel Liver  ♦  Fine Snow  ♦  Fistful of Ash  ♦  Five-Color Rice  ♦  Gachiin's Sugar  ♦  Gokan's Spiritfall  ♦  Gokan's Sugar  ♦  Gourd Seed  ♦  Green Mossy Gourd  ♦  Green Mousy Gourd  ♦  Healing Gourd  ♦  Heavy Coin Purse  ♦  Hidden Tooth  ♦  Homeward Idol  ♦  Illusive Hall Bell  ♦  Jinza's Jizo Statue  ♦  Light Coin Purse  ♦  Mibu Balloon of Soul  ♦  Mibu Balloon of Spirit  ♦  Mibu Balloon of Wealth  ♦  Mibu Pilgrimage Balloon  ♦  Mibu Possession Balloon  ♦  Ministry Dousing Powder  ♦  Mottled Purple Gourd  ♦  Nightjar Monocular  ♦  Oil  ♦  Pacifying Agent  ♦  Persimmon  ♦  Red Lump  ♦  Rice  ♦  Snap Seed  ♦  Sweet Rice Ball  ♦  Taro Persimmon  ♦  Ungo's Spiritfall  ♦  Ungo's Sugar  ♦  White Spirit Emblem  ♦  Withered Red Gourd  ♦  Yashariku's Spiritfall  ♦  Yashariku's Sugar



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    • Anonymous

      For those needing pellets very near the end of the game (night, after castle is on fire), the best place I've found to farm these is from the shogun in ashina reservoir. He is the one standing next the seven ashina spears boss. He respawns as a normal enemy after you defeat the boss here. Use Gachiin's sugar/spiritfall for effortless stealth kills. With the respawn idol being right next to you its the easiest rinse n repeat method in the game. With most virtuous deed skill he always drops between 1-3 pellets. You can probably get the same drop rate with virtuous deed+mibu balloon of wealth but I haven't tested that.

      • Anonymous

        Came in very handy at the start of the game, but I wish they were slightly more common in early areas. I burned through all my supply, particularly on lady butterfly. After guardian ape and especially after the two Breath of Life skills, I kind of forgot pellets even existed. Got over 60 in my bag at fountainhead, so no idea why you'd need to be farming pellets at all. Maybe on higher NGs they'll come in useful again.

        • Anonymous

          Pellets heal for roughly the same amount as a Gourd use, only as an over-time effect. Fantastic for keeping your Gourds up between scuffed basic enemy encounters, saving those Gourd charges for mid-battle use.

          Wish you could hold 5 instead of 3 though. You can stockpile so much of these even you shove em into your face like Sengoku-era Buncha Crunch.

          • Anonymous

            pellets are like lifegems but right, you can only carry 3, you can beat the game without em (something thats impossible in ds2)

            • You can farm these & xp early in the Hirata Estate bamboo thicket from the purple robe guy guarding the Raven Mist w/o fighting him. The moment he sees you immediately sprint away toward the cliff, but run to the left-ish side of the cliff (facing the river), then keep a quick eye on him as he comes sprinting after you and BEFORE he gets close enough to you to assume battle stance, sprint off the cliff. But he has to be in full sprint still for this to work. If done correctly, he will sprint off with you & immediately sink to the bottom of the river and die lol! Then just vacuum up the loot. But he only seems to run off the left-ish side of the cliff not the rest of it. 316xp, 58 gold, & drops 2 pellets at a time. Rinse, repeat, (55 sec) If he doesn't jump off with you, then go back up and stealth deathblow him as he casually strolls back up the steps.

              • Anonymous

                Best farming location for these is place before flower viewpoint in fountainhead palace. Also good farming of sens, skill points and waxes. Just ring the demon bell, teleport to idol in front of bridge broken by carp, near the tower to the left grapple on the roof and stealth clean naginatana warrior and two bowmens, then run back, still on the roof and plunge kill purple naginatana warior, kill blue noble before he will enchant you and proceed to stealthy killing all enemies on the courtyard. It is easy endgame farming location.

                • Anonymous

                  I came here looking for what areas and guys drop the pellets but it is wiki dont expect a good answer most of the time

                  • Anonymous

                    I... I just realized what the joke was with these. "A pill case full of these pellets can serve as a battle charm" - it's making fun of the fact that players tend not to use limited consumables, so most of us end up having a bunch of these around for nothing more than good luck.

                    • Anonymous

                      basically drugs. despite having gourd on first quick slot and staying healty through breath of life skills, i find myself buying every pellet on shops then farming pellets on every stage. stop before its too late.

                      • Anonymous

                        Sold my 233 Ceramic shards but can’t find anymore pellets. They stop dropping as much when you progress.

                        • Anonymous

                          So...does carrying 3 out of 3 pellets in your inventory actually act as a 'battle charm'? Or is that just another From-style 'description boxes offer vital information and lies at the same time'?

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