If I reverse-pickpocket a grenade using the second rank of the Pickpocket perk, how many seconds does it take for the live grenade to detonate?

Additionally, does the perk only work for fragmentation grenades, or do other grenade types work?

  • I haven't bought the perk, so I haven't been able to try it, but in past games any explosive worked (plasma grenade, dynamite, landmines, etc). Dec 14, 2015 at 13:36

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Any kind of grenade can be used when planting a grenade. Once placed into the pockets of your victim to be, the item description will change to "Live " - upon closing the trade screen the victim will be marked with the grenade proximity warning and will explode after 3 seconds.

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    What about Molotovs?
    – IG_42
    Dec 14, 2015 at 14:48
  • Are Molotovs actually a grenade as such rather than just another thrown items? I will need to test, might as well check mines while we're at it
    – kalina
    Dec 14, 2015 at 15:00
  • Oooh, Molotovs should be fun. I seriously need that perk now.
    – Iszi
    Dec 14, 2015 at 23:57
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    fwiw molotovs explode the same way but will leave behind its usual lingering burning effect for a few seconds. And also Strong really likes it when you leave 'gifts' like this, very easy to get his admiration up that way.
    – l I
    Dec 15, 2015 at 21:31
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    How about relay grenades, or artillery grenades?
    – Liesmith
    Dec 17, 2015 at 0:09

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