In inFamous, the Radar Pulse's primary use lies in detecting energy sources, Blast Shards and Dead Drops. When Cole has recently used the Psychic Vision on a human corpse, it can be used to detect the echo Cole sees. It can also be used to track enemies.
The Radar Pulse gets stronger in inFamous 2. While it may still be used to track energy sources and Blast Shards, it may no longer be used to track Dead Drops. However, it can be used to make living organism glow with a small tint, which color changes depending on their alignment torwards Cole.
Others and upgrades
- Sense Plague: Cole later gains the power to detect potential Conduits and carriers of the Plague.
- Improved Pulse: After finishing 60 side missions, the Radar Pulse can be upgraded with an improved Blast Shard sense. This allows Cole to sense Blast Shards no matter how far away they are, although he can only sense one at a time.