Bowling Pin
Dead rising Bowling Pin
Type Melee
Uses Unknown
Strength Medium
Location Grumpy Dog Bowling Alley
Fits in Inventory Yes

The bowling pin is a weapon in Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It does not appear in Dead Rising 2.

Bowling pins are short, bottle-shaped wooden targets used in various bowling games, and also as improvised weapons in the Dead Rising series. Similar to the nightstick, the bowling pin is fast, but weak; better suited for knocking zombies aside rather than killing them outright.

In the Dead Rising 2: Off the Record mission Long Legs of the Law, survivor Deidre Sanchez carries a bowling pin.


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  • Main: Tap X/Square to swing the bowling pin like a club.


  • The bowling pin is the only non-motor bike part weapon in Case Zero to not appear in Dead Rising 2.
  • Although the bowling pin is not regularly found in Dead Rising 2, it is present in the game's files. A player can modify the game so that it appears.
  • In PC file items.txt, there is an item called FuelTank (Fuel Tank) which uses the bowling pin model.


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