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The Pylon is a weapon in Dead Rising. This item is also commonly called a traffic cone.

The pylon incapacitates the zombie, making them walk around in circles aimlessly and they will not attack Frank.


  • Primary: Tap the X button button to place the pylon on a zombies' head.
  • Secondary: Hold down the X button to swing the pylon.
  • Thrown: Hold down the Right trigger trigger to go into aim mode then press the X button button to throw the pylon.


Dead rising pylon on zombies head.png
* Rarely a pylon put on a zombie has a black circle on the pylon. After the zombie dies, the black dot disappears.
  • When worn by a zombie, Frank can take pictures of the zombie for an Outtake bonus.

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The following Dead Rising Weapons incapacitate but do not kill zombies:

1. Dead rising Bucket.png Bucket
2. Dead rising Hanger.png Hanger
3. Dead rising Hunk of Meat.png Hunk of Meat
4. Dead rising Novelty Mask (Bear).png Novelty Mask (Bear)
5. Dead rising Novelty Mask (Ghoul).png Novelty Mask (Ghoul)
6. Dead rising Novelty Mask (Horse).png Novelty Mask (Horse)
7. Dead rising Novelty Mask (Servbot).png Novelty Mask (Servbot)
8. Dead rising Painting.png Painting
9. Dead rising Pie.png Pie
10. Dead rising Pylon.png Pylon (traffic cone)
11. Dead rising Skylight.png Skylight
12. Dead rising Shampoo.png Shampoo
13. Dead rising Smokestack.png Smokestack