Resident Evil 3 Remake Hip Pouch Guide: How To Fully Upgrade Your Inventory
You'll do a lot of inventory management in Resident Evil 3 Remake--here's how to expand your capacity to make it easier.
Working your way through Raccoon City in Resident Evil 3 Remake can be tough as you work to balance weapons, ammunition, herbs for first aid, and the items you need to solve puzzles and open doors. As in most of the old-school Resident Evil titles, inventory management is key, and you'll have to manage your space carefully. Sometimes, this means foregoing a box of ammo or a green herb to carry necessary puzzle items in order to progress. However, Hip Pouches can help--allowing you to expand your inventory capacity so you can carry more stuff.
You'll get some Hip Pouches for advancing through the story, but more of them will require you to go the extra mile of unlocking safes or completing puzzles. Here's everything you need to know to find every Hip Pouch in the game and maximize your carrying capacity, as well as your ability to fight the Nemesis.
Downtown - Power Substation
Your first Hip Pouch is the easiest to get. You'll find it in the control room of the Power Substation, sitting on a stepladder to the right of the controls and typewriter. You can't miss it.
Downtown - Kite Bros Railway Monument
The second Hip Pouch in the Downtown area requires you to solve a puzzle to reach it. You'll need to complete the Kite Bros Railway Monument in the subway by finding three jewels. Look for them in the Donut Shop, Grocery Store, and Toy Store--but make sure to get them before you return to the subway while fleeing the Nemesis. Check out our guide for finding the jewels for more details.
Downtown - Sewer Security Room
Once you have the Battery Pack in the sewer, take the ladder near the waterway ramp you first slid down to reach the area's second floor. Kill the Hunter Gamma that jumps up to attack you, then use the Battery Pack to open the Security Room. You'll find the Hip Pouch on the desk.
Raccoon City PD - West Office
You'll need to open a safe to earn this Hip Pouch for Carlos. You'll find it in the West Office area after fighting off a bunch of zombies. The code to open the safe is the same as in Resident Evil 2 Remake, if you remember it. If not, you can find the file with the information to unlock the safe in the Dark Room, or hover over this spoiler box to get it right now. The code is left 9, right 15, left 7.
Hospital - Lobby Breaker Room
After finding the vaccine as Carlos, you'll be tasked with defending the hospital lobby against an onslaught of zombies. Midway through the fight, the power will go out, and a Hunter will break into the room through a chained doorway behind the reception desk. Once you kill it and restore the power, look for the Hip Pouch on the back wall of the newly opened breaker room.
Hospital Underground Storage - Warehouse Safe Room
The last Hip Pouch is another freebie. It pops up in your path as you leave the Hospital to enter the Underground Storage Facility. Look for it next to the typewriter in the room just before you enter the warehouse and start looking for fuses to restore the power.
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If you need more Resident Evil 3 content, we've got you covered. Check out our full Resident Evil 3 Remake walkthrough for help on everything. We've also got a complete list of Resident Evil 3 lockpick locks, as well as safe locations and codes, a full rundown of weapon upgrades and where to find them, and a guide to finding the jewels for the Kite Road Railway Monument puzzle.
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