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The subject of this article is from the Desolation update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 22 September, 2020.

The subject of this article is from a previous version of No Man's Sky and is now considered obsolete.
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The most popularly used power element throughout the Outer Rim for transit through space.
Type Isotope
Rarity Rare
Blueprint Value 41.0 Units.png
Symbol Pu
Updated Desolation

Plutonium is a resource.


Plutonium (Pu) is one of the Isotope elements. It can be used for your starship, your multi-tool, or to power suit protection layers.

Game description[]

Extremely powerful element that can be used to charge weaponry, mining equipment and exosuit power packs.

A vital ingredient in the creation of many advanced technologies, components, and products.

Found in red crystalline structures, and often within planetary cave networks.

Additional information[]

Plutonium in the wild

  • Often found on Frozen and Radioactive planet types.
  • Plutonium can be sold in the Galactic trade terminal.
  • If a plutonium crystal is analysed using the Analysis Visor, it can have Thamium9 as a secondary element
  • Traveller NPCs may ask for Plutonium, even after it has been removed from the game. The option is to give a "plutonium substitute", generally Condensed Carbon.


Plutonium is an obsolete resource and no longer has a purpose in the game.

Release history[]

  • Release - original game element
  • NEXT - removed from the game