Slime Rancher 2: How To Get Pulse Wave [SOLVED]

Our guide is all about how you can get the Pulse Wave to upgrade to Slime Rancher 2 and all its uses of it.

Slime Rancher 2 is a first-person shooting adventure game with amazing gameplay and storyline. The mechanics are very much improved as compared to its predecessor and the exciting puzzles will keep you engaged. Furthermore, there will be a lot of upgrades like the Pulse Wave for your weapons in Slime Rancher 2 as well. 

Our guide today is all about the Pulse Wave upgrade in the game and how you can unlock it. Furthermore, you will also learn the uses of Pulse Wave and how you can unlock the upgrades. 

Key Takeaways
  • Pulse Wave is an important upgrade for your Vac Pack in Slime Rancher 2. 
  • It helps to knock back stubborn slimes and clear paths with powerful shock waves.
  • To craft the upgrade, you will need to go to The Lab in the home base and use the Fabricator.
  • The Pulse Wave can be crafted by using:
    • 450 Newbucks.
    • 10 Flutter Plorts.
    • 5 Wild Honey.
    • 10 Jellystone.
  • Pulse wave upgrade can be used to emit a shockwave that can clear pathways and push back slimes.

What Is The Pulse Wave Upgrade 

By now you will know that there are a lot of upgrades for your weapons in the game. Pulse Wave is one of the most important upgrades in the game that the players should get early on if they want to experience power-packed gameplay. Furthermore, Pulse Wave can help the players knock back stubborn slimes which they cannot usually get rid of without upgrades. 

Pulse Wave in Slime Rancher 2
Pulse Wave Upgrade

Also, by using the Pulse Wave upgrade you will be able to release powerful shock waves that will help you out a lot, especially in tough situations. Using the upgrade you will be able to clear your path easily without using much of your energy.

The best thing about the Pulse Wave is that you can get it and the start of the game. Also, if you are playing the game in higher difficulty settings then it is important to get the Pulse Wave upgrade as without it you will not be able to get past the powerful slimes. 


The Pulse Wave upgrade can be used on your Vac Pack. It is very powerful and combined with other upgrades like the Air Drive, Jet Pack, and Power Core it can buff up your character a lot. It is important that you unlock the upgrades first before you actually craft and equip them. 

How To Unlock Upgrades In Slime Rancher 2 

Throughout the game, you will need to upgrade your equipment by collecting a lot of items like Newbucks and Slime Plorts. Furthermore, in order to craft upgrades like the Pulse Wave, you would also need a lot of different items found on Rainbow Island.

In order to unlock the upgrades, you will need to go to the home base and go straight into the Lab. 

Location Of Lab 

The Lab is one of the first places that you come across in the game and you will be able to find it quite easily. All you need to do is go to the starting area of a region called the Conservatory.

The Lab
In the Lab

Then you will need to go and visit the Plort Market and head towards its backside. After that, you will see a set of stairs on your left and they will directly lead you to The Lab in the game. 

Crafting The Equipment 

After you have successfully made your way to The Lab the next step is to learn how you can craft certain upgrades for the equipment in the lab. The first step is to locate a Fabricator that will be somewhere in The Lab.

Here you will be able to craft anything in the game as well as the Pulse Wave. Furthermore, you will also be presented with a list of items that you will need to craft and upgrade in the game. 

Items Required To Craft The Pulse Wave 

Pulse Wave is a fairly complex item that you will craft in the game using the Fabricator. However, if you want to get through the difficult mode in the game it is important that you get the upgrade early on to ease your gameplay.

Also, the upgrade requires a lot of different items and they are scattered throughout the map so you will need a lot of time to find them. 

Following are all the items that you will need to craft the Pulse Wave 

New Bucks  

You will need 450 of these and they can be obtained at the Plort Marketplace. You can sell some plorts in order to obtain them. 

Flutter Plorts 

For the Pulse Wave, you will need ten of these and you will get them by feeding the Flutter Slimes. 

Wild Honey 

They can be obtained by using Resource Harvester in the game. In order to unlock the Resource Harvester, you will need the Fabricator. You will need 5 Wild Honey for the Pulse Wave. 


Jellystone is also obtained from the Resource Harvester which is unlocked by using the Fabricator. You will need around 10 Jellystones in order to craft the Pulse Wave 

Uses Of Pulse Wave Upgrade 

Pulse Wave is very powerful and can help you a lot in clearing out your pathway. It can emit a very powerful shockwave that can push back any slime in your way.

using Pulse Wave in Slime Rancher 2
Using the Pulse Wave Upgrade

Furthermore, if you are looking to get rid of the Feral Slimes or even the Tarr Slimes, Pulse Wave can prove to be very useful for you. 

Wrapping It Up

Our guide on Pulse Wave in Slime Rancher 2 and its uses comes to an end here. Hopefully, after reading our guide you will be able to successfully craft the upgrade for your Vac Pack and use it to push away the stubborn slimes from your path.

If you want a detailed analysis of the gameplay we recommend reading our early access Slime Rancher 2 review. Also, we have formulated a guide on all Gordo slime locations in case you are looking for them. Pulse Wave is one of the many upgrades in the game that will boost your weapons and make the shooting more convenient for you.

To see what other upgrades you will get to use aside from the Pulse Wave make sure to read our ultimate guide on the garden upgrades. Also, we have created an extensive guide on how you can get the jetpack as well as how you can upgrade it.

Don’t forget to check out our guide on the location of the fabricator and all its possible uses of it. If you are just starting out with the game we recommend going through our beginner’s guide for Slime Rancher 2 as we have collected the 12 best tips for you to help get you started. 

If you have any queries regarding our guide make sure to leave them down in the comment section below. 

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