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"12-gauge shotgun shells packed with 18.1mm pellets."
— Inventory description
"ショットガン用12ゲージ装弾。 直径18.1mmの実包が使用されている。"
— Inventory description - Japanese

Shotgun Shells is an item in Resident Evil 2 remake. This ammunition type is only retrievable in Leon's campaign for his shotgun, W-870.


Shotgun Shells are the standard ammunition used for shotguns such as the W-870. In addition, they can not only be found at various locations in the game in units of 2, 3 or 5 rounds, but also 3 shells can be crafted by combining one Gunpowder with one High-Grade Gunpowder (Yellow) or one Gunpowder (Large) and one High-Grade Gunpowder (yellow) for 5 to 6 shells.[1]


  • On the metal shelves above the stairs in the northwest corner next to the Break Room (x2).
  • Safety Deposit Room:
    • Inside the locker labelled "208". Need to use the Spare Key for the "2" on the control panel (x3).
    • Inside the weapons locker at the back of the room. Need to use the Weapons Locker Key Card to open it (x4).
  • Shower Room:
    • Inside the left locker in the northeast corner of the locker room (x3).
    • Inside the right locker on the north side of the locker room. The combination is "CAP" can be found in on the white board at the room between the Operations Room & Records Room (x3).
  • On the couch in the 2F west corridor's northern corner (x2).
  • On the desk on the S.T.A.R.S. office's northeast area (x2).
  • On the metal shelves in the East Storage Room's southeast corner (x4).
  • On the small trolley in the Firing Range's southeast corner of the target area (x4).
  • On the cabinet on the Secret Room's west side (x3).
  • On a chair in the Control Room's southeast corner (x2).
  • On the barrel in the Workroom Lift's southeast corner (x3).
  • On a pile of trash at the end of the Upper Waterway's northeast tunnel (x2).
  • On the bench in the Security Room's middle (x4).
  • On the table on thee Nap Room's south side (x3).
  • On the seats on the north side of the Lounge's main breakout area (x4).


  1. Resident Evil 2 (2019), file: "Uses of Gunpowder".