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The power cell is a Precursor artifact seen in The Precursor Legacy and Jak X: Combat Racing. It primarily functions as a source of power, and has been used throughout the games it appears in as a means of providing energy otherwise incapable through other devices.

When active, the power cell floats slightly above the ground with four separate spheres floating around the base sphere that is constantly glowing, resembling an atom. When it is inactive, it will compress into a small sphere small enough to be held by an open hand.


The Precursor LegacyEdit

Power cells function as the main collectible in the game aside from Precursor orbs, where they are needed to power items to reach new locations and forward the plot. Jak first needs twenty power cells for the heat shield, then forty-five for the levitation machine and lastly seventy-two for the heat shield's upgrade. However, to unlock the secret ending Jak needs to collect one hundred power cells. There are a total of 101 power cells in the game, leaving a one power cell margin.

Power cells are scattered throughout the world and can be traded for ninety precursor orbs from the villagers (however the oracle requires 120 for each of its two power cells).

Jak X: Combat RacingEdit

In Jak X: Combat Racing, power cells reappear and are used to power race cars for a short few seconds much like turbo boosts. They only appear in the race events turbo dash and capture.


  • The power cell was also mentioned as the part of the Hellcat that Daxter accidentally shot in the opening of The Lost Frontier, though it may just be a generic reference to a cell that provides power. It is possible that it's not the power cell seen in The Precursor Legacy and Jak X: Combat Racing.
  • In Jak 3, during the missions "Race for artifacts" and "Race for more artifacts", an artifact can be collected which oddly bares resemblance to a power cell, though whether or not it is a power cell remains unknown, as it was not confirmed either way.

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