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"A hand grenade that explodes with a blinding flash. Momentarily hampers enemy movements."
The Flash Grenade makes a return in Resident Evil 5 sporting a different design. With Resident Evil 5's inventory system, the player is able to stack up to 5 flash grenades per item slot. Like in Resident Evil 4, it can kill a Plaga exposed enemy, particularly the Duvalia. Unlike Resident Evil 4, when throwing this grenade in close proximity to the player, it can momentarily blind the player.
Base Majinis also carry around this type of grenade, which they are capable of utilizing to blind the player, leaving the player vulnerable to attacks.
- Majini with Gas Masks are immune to flash grenades and may also throw them.