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Catalyst elements are one of the eight divisions of the resources in No Man's Sky.


Catalyst elements (the game also uses the organic elements term) are mainly used for charging defensive technologies. Also used for crafting various products.

Also glyph 2 / 16, glyph 5 / 16, glyph 8 / 16, glyph 11 / 16, glyph 14 / 16 and glyph 16 / 16 are need to be charged with these type of elements, before a portal could be activated.


These elements can be found in flora, minerals, and Resource Deposits. Can also be refined.


Refined Catalytic Element[]
Unrefined Catalytic Element[]

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  • Catalyst has the fewest elements of all resource divisions.