Slys Gadgets

An incomplete Gadget Grid

Power-ups, also known as Gadgets, are a type of equipment that are prominent in all four main games of the Sly Cooper series. Sly—and from the second game on, Bentley and Murray—are capable of using power-ups. Power-ups vary from elaborate disguises to enhanced forms of attack or even nonlethal methods of escape. Most use a small amount of the Gadget Meter, which is located within the Thief Meter.

In Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, Sly, Bentley and Murray all have their own distinct power-up menus called the "Gadget Grid," which can be accessed by pressing SelectButton during gameplay. When brought up, power-ups can be assigned to either L1Button, L2Button or R2Button buttons.

In Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, many of the power-ups are more passive, but some can still be used actively, like using a smoke bomb, changing ammo types, or unlocking combos.

List of power-ups

Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

Sly is the only playable character, so all of the power-ups in this section belong to Sly.

  • Dive – Sly dives while twirling his cane and ends with a somersault. Can also be used in-air to slam down while swirling the cane. -Drake Cooper
  • Roll – Sly rolls at high speeds. Can also be electrified to damage enemies. -Old Sally Cooper
  • Slow – Slows down gameplay while in the air. Can also be used on the ground. -Dev Cooperinda
  • Mine – Sly throws his hat, and detonates it with his cane. -Rob McCooper
  • Water Safety - Sly no longer takes damage from water. -Suzanne Cooper
  • Fast – Speeds up gameplay. -B.F. Cooper
  • Decoy – Sly tosses a black cardboard cutout of himself to confuse enemies. -Sir Andrew Cooper
  • Defy Gravity - Sly no longer takes damage from falling. -Augustine Cooper
  • Stun – Sly hits his cane to the ground, causing all guards to freeze in time for a few seconds. -Colonel Reid Cooper

Sly 2: Band of Thieves


  • Smoke Bomb – Sly sets off a bomb that blocks the enemy's line of sight. Perfect for a getaway.
  • Combat Dodge – When fighting an enemy, Sly can perform dodges by pressing the assigned button.
  • Insanity Strike - Makes enemies attack each other.
  • Voltage Attack - Kills guards instantly.
  • Stealth Slide – A quiet and faster way to get around.
  • Alarm Clock – Sly throws an Alarm Clock, which can distract an enemy.
  • Paraglider – Sly will launch a parachute while in the air. Makes for a good and smooth descent.
  • Thief Reflexes – Slows down gameplay.
  • Silent Obliteration – A silent and faster way of taking out enemies while they haven't seen Sly.
  • Feral Pounce – Allows Sly to jump longer distances than he can with a normal double jump.


  • Trigger Bomb – A bomb that you can throw and detonate at any time.
  • Size Destabilizer – Activates the crossbow to make them shrink for a few seconds when hit.
  • Snooze Bomb – A bomb that will make guards around its blast fall asleep.
  • Adrenaline Burst – Bentley will immediately run faster than normal.
  • Health Extractor – Bentley will throw out a mine-like item, and activate it near a guard. The guard will be sucked up and a health pack will go to Bentley.
  • Hover Pack – A jetpack for Bentley.
  • Reduction Bomb – A bomb that makes guards around its blast shrink.
  • Temporal Lock – Freeze time around the guards temporarily.


Vault power-ups

These power-ups are unlocked by opening the safe (finding all the Clue Bottles) in each area.

  • Knockout Dive – Sly dives into an enemy to knock them out while spinning his cane.
  • Insanity Strike – Sly sets his spiced cane so whenever he hits two or more enemies, they attack each other.
  • Voltage Attack – Sly electrifies his cane so whenever he hits an enemy, they are shocked and die instantly.
  • Long Toss – Both Sly and Bentley will be able to toss gadgets farther.
  • Rage Bomb – Sly will throw a bomb including spice. When it hits an enemy, that enemy will attack other fellow guards.
  • Music Box – Sly will throw a music box onto the ground. Guards near it will fall asleep.
  • Lightning Spin – Sly will spin while doing a shockwave with his cane. The enemies nearby will be electrocuted and instantly die.
  • Shadow Power – Sly will turn invisible, but can't attack, pick pocket, or run.

Cheat code power-ups

  • Mega Jump – Gives Sly a very high jump. Unlocked by pausing the game and entering RightButton LeftButton RightButton LeftButton R1Button LeftButton. Only works with 100% completion and must be re-activated after every loading screen.
  • TOM – Mechanical dummy that will attract guard's attention so that Sly can distract them. Identical in use to the Alarm Clock. Unlocked by pausing the game and entering LeftButton LeftButton DownButton RightButton LeftButton RightButton.
  • Time Rush – Speeds up gameplay. Unlocked by pausing the game and entering DownButton DownButton UpButton DownButton RightButton LeftButton.

Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves


  • Smoke Bomb
  • Knockout Dive
  • Combat Dodge
  • Paraglider
  • Rocket Boots – A quick getaway from enemies.
  • Silent Obliteration
  • Feral Pounce
  • Thief Reflexes
  • Shadow Power Level 1
  • Shadow Power Level 2 – The evolution of the original Shadow Power, Sly now has the ability to use other power-ups, pickpocket, and attack while invisible.
  • Treasure Map – A map that will be required for challenges and jobs in Blood Bath Bay.
  • Venice Disguise – Sly will wear a disguise that fools guards in Venice.
  • Photographer Disguise - Sly will wear a disguise that will fool the guards in China.
  • Pirate Disguise – Sly will wear a disguise that will fool the guards in Blood Bath Bay.
Charge Combos


  • Trigger Bomb
  • Fishing Pole – This is Bentley's device for Pickpocketing (Also known as P-P-P or the Pick-Pocket-Pole).
  • Alarm Clock
  • Adrenaline Burst
  • Health Extractor
  • Insanity Strike
  • Grapple-Cam – A camera that can be used for distracting and attracting guards, including a grappling arm.
  • Size Destabilizer
  • Rage Bomb
  • Reduction Bomb
  • Hover Pack


  • Aboriginal Ball Form – Murray curls into a ball and can bounce around the map
  • Berserker Charge
  • Juggernaut Throw
  • Guttural Roar
  • Fists of Flame
  • Temporal Lock
  • Raging Inferno Flop
  • Diablo Fire Slam


  • Heatseeker
  • Mega Jump
  • Hypnotize
  • Teleport

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time


  • Paraglider - Press and hold R1Button while in the air to glide.
  • Cane Swat Combo - During combat quickly press SquareButton then TriangleButton.
  • Mega Charge Attack - Hold TriangleButton and then release it to launch the attack.
  • Silent Obliteration - While sneaking behind an enemy quickly press TriangleButton then SquareButton.
  • Rail Sprint - While on any rail press and hold R1Button to sprint.
  • Steerable Cane Spin - Allows Sly to steer his Cane Spin attack using LStick.
  • Smoke Bomb - Press L1Button to drop a smoke bomb.
  • Meter Recharger - Automatically recharges the Gadget Meter in the blink of an eye.
  • Run While Charging - Allows Sly to run while charging using LStick.
  • Flash Bomb - Press L1Button to drop a flash bomb.
  • Moving Pickpocket - Allows Sly to move while attempting to pickpocket.
  • Sprint While Charging - Allows Sly to sprint while charging by holding down R1Button.
  • Cane Push - Double tap R1Button.
  • Paraglider Dive Attack - Allows Sly to dive down and attack a target while paragliding by Pressing SquareButton.
  • Silent Sprint - Hold down R1Button to sprint, the nearby guards won't hear Sly's footsteps.
  • Air Smash - Jump and press TriangleButton.


  • Sleep Ammo - Press and hold L2Button to select this ammunition that allows Bentley to shoot sleep darts and throw sleep bombs.
  • Adrenaline Burst - Double tap R1Button to boost away from enemies. Uses the Gadget Meter.
  • Bomb Kick - Press SquareButton before the bomb detonates to kick it forward.
  • Shock Ammo - Press and hold L2Button to select this ammunition that allows Bentley to shoot shock darts and throw shock bombs.
  • Trigger Bomb - Press R2Button to trigger the bomb's detonation.
  • Heat Seeking - Hold TriangleButton and release it to drop a heat seeking bomb.
  • Confusion Ammo - Press and hold L2Button to select this ammunition that allows Bentley to shoot confusion darts and throw confusion bombs.
  • Multi Bomb - Allows Bentley to drop up to 5 bombs in quick succession on each release of TriangleButton.
  • Throwing Shield - A handy shield that automatically deploys whenever aiming to protect Bentley from harm.
  • Bomb Blast v2.0 - Doubles the size of any bomb explosion.
  • Shrink Ammo - Press and hold L2Button to select this ammunition that allows Bentley to shoot shrink darts and throw shrink bombs.
  • Scorching Hover Pack - While in the air and hold XButton to inflict damage from above.
  • Bomb Drop v2.0 - Allows Bentley to boost while holding a bomb using R1Button.
  • Bend it like Bentley - Press SquareButton while in front of a live bomb to kick it directly towards a nearby target. It will home towards them.
  • Homing Darts - While using the Binocucom press R1Button to fire a heat seeking dart.
  • Meter Recharger - Automatically recharges the Gadget Meter in the blink of an eye.
  • Adrenaline Burst Plus - Double tap R1Button to boost away from enemies, hold it to boost even longer.
  • Moving Pickpocket - Allows Bentley to continue moving during any pickpocket attempt.



  • Super Jump - Press and hold R2Button, then press XButton.
  • Charge Shot - Hold R1Button and then release it to unleash a dangerous charge shot.
  • Stun Shot - Press R1Button to fire a stun shot.
  • Triple Shot - Press R1Button to fire 3 spread projectiles per shot.
  • Auto Fire - Hold R1Button for continuous fire.

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