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The Pellicle is an artifact that is exclusively found in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.


This artifact is so rare that many researchers can't even imagine that such a substance can exist in a natural setting. Emits acidic chemical components.

In-game description

A rare semi-transparent artifact with hues of yellow, green and brown created in Lift anomalies. According to Professor Sakharov, this was the first artifact the Ecologists created in laboratory conditions.

The Pellicle gives a +30% bonus in chemical protection with no downsides whatsoever. This makes it a valuable artifact to use through chemical anomalies. As well, four Pellicles can enable suit repairing in Fruit Punch anomalies.


  1. This artifact is very rare, but one can be found in the same tunnel where the Family Rifle and Big Ben are located at the Wild Territory – it is in one of the electro anomalies there, and due to its nearly transparent nature, can be very hard to see.
  2. Another may be given to the player as a reward for the optional mission Bring the Fireball artifact provided by Sakharov (can be gained from Sakharov more than once, leave Yantar for a while and come back, this can also be done for a SEVA suit).
  3. A stash designated as Secret stash of the scientist, found in Yantar contains the Pellicle as well.


  • The Lift anomaly, which creates this type of artifact was cut from the game.