Gadgetron vendors are either blue or orange in color. They appear as a segmented orange or blue box, with four antenna around it. Above the box is a large black "G" floating above, it with the word "Gadgetron" revolving around. When activating the vendor, the segmented pieces of the vendor will separate out to form the menus.
Ratchet & Clank (2002)
Blue Gadgetron vendors make their debut in the original Ratchet & Clank. They sell all weapons in the game with the exception of the Bomb Glove available at the start, the R.Y.N.O. purchased from the Shady Salesman on Rilgar, the Suck Cannon obtained on Eudora after "Explore the mills", the Morph-o-Ray obtained on Oltanis after "Search the destroyed city", and the gold weapons purchased in the gold weapons room. The Persuader also provides a discount on all weapons purchased.
These vendors are separated into six screens. The top screen contains a scrolling message describing the product (or gags if left idle). The bottom screen contained weapon icons for either the weapon or ammo to be purchased. The left screen contains an image of the product, while the right contains a transmission of Moby. The middle of the menu contains a rotating model of the selected weapon, while the "Buy" and "Exit options" appear below the left and right screens.
Moby is a green reptilian Gadgetron tradesman operating vendors, appearing on screen. He sold weapons to Ratchet, often making comments on Ratchet's purchase and sometimes jokes. He appears to be of the same species as Wendell Lumos, the Gadgetron CEO. Moby could be seen at the premiere for the Secret Agent Clank movie, appearing near the back of the audience on the right.
In demo versions of the game, the names of the audio files of his lines contain the word "moby," suggesting it is his name. This name is not used in the audio files of the final game. After Moby, no vendors made comments about Ratchet's purchases until the GrummelNet vendors in Tools of Destruction.
|Weapon||Purchase price||Persuader price||Ammo price||Gadgetron PDA price||First available|
|Glove of Doom||7,500||5,000||40||100||Eudora|
|Taunter||2,500||1,250||—||—||Blarg Tactical Research Station|
|Drone Device||7,500||5,000||40||100||Gemlik Base|
Up Your Arsenal
In Up Your Arsenal the vendors are identical in design, but have changed to a bright orange color. They also let customers buy all ammo for their weapons at once. All weapons are purchased here aside from Megacorp weapons, which are instead purchased from Slim Cognito. However, in challenge mode, the Mega versions of the Megacorp weapons can still be purchased from Gadgetron vendors.
When using the weapons vendor on the Starship Phoenix, if the player has a Ratchet & Clank save file with the Hologuise gadget obtained, they can get a 10% discount on all new weapons or weapon upgrades as a Gadgetron employee who had been with the company for two years, as promised by Wendell Lumos. Customers can also try out new weapons for free here on the VR deck. The Starship Phoenix is also the location of the Gadgetron armor vendor.
|Weapon||Purchase price||Mega upgrade price||Ammo price||First available|
|Plasma Whip||7,500||180,000||3||Nabla Forest, Florana|
|N60 Storm||15,000||460,000||2||Nabla Forest, Florana|
|Suck Cannon||8,000||100,000||—||Starship Phoenix|
|Spitting Hydra||40,000||540,000||5||Capital City, Marcadia|
|Agents of Doom||60,000||660,000||75||Annihilation Nation, Station Q9|
|Flux Rifle||75,000||340,000||50||Deep Sea Hideout, Aquatos|
|Annihilator||150,000||580,000||20||Korgon Base, Tyhrranosis|
|Holoshield Glove||30,000||140,000||20||Korgon Base, Tyhrranosis|
|Disc Blade Gun||175,000||500,000||10||Obani Gemini, Zygan System|
|Rift Ripper||180,000||760,000||100||Lot 42, Holostar Studios|
|Qwack-O-Ray||200,000||300,000||—||Outpost X12, Aridia|
- Mega Megacorp weapons
|Weapon||Purchase price||Ammo price|
|Mega Meteor Gun||260,000||3|
|Mega Megaturret Glove||620,000||30|
|Mega Heavy Bouncer||740,000||50|
|Mega Plasma Storm||820,000||50|
|Mega Tesla Barrier||700,000||500|
|Armor||Purchase price||Available after|
|Magnaplate armor||10,000||Nabla Forest, Florana|
|Adamantine armor||60,000||Deep Sea Hideout, Aquatos|
|Aegis Mark V armor||250,000||Zeldrin Starport|
|Infernox armor||1,000,000||Nefarious BFG, Koros (upon landing)|
Ratchet & Clank (2016)
Blue Gadgetron vendors are found throughout the locations. They have an identical appearance to traditional Gadgetron vendors, though the "G" above the box is a blue hologram, with no text revolving around it. These vendors sell all weapons in the game, aside from the Combuster (obtained during "Return to the garage" on Veldin), the Predator Launcher (obtained in the mission "Search the Blarg Warship for weapons" in Nebula G34), and the RYNO (obtained after giving all RYNO holocards to the Shady Salesman on Rilgar). These vendors also sell Raritanium upgrades. A set of these are available for each weapon, and normally provide bonuses to the weapon's damage, area of effect, bolts earned, or more. However, unlocking all upgrades surrounding mystery icons will instead unlock a greater mystery upgrade which alters the weapon more significantly.
Interfacing with these vendors opens a menu with a large space background surrounding them. The left contains the option to fill all weapons and ammo as well as a list of available weapons, which can be cycled up and down through, and hovering over a weapon will show a Ratchet in the middle holding the weapon as a preview (or an image of ammo and nanotech crates for the refill option). The the right contain the cost, a description of the weapon with its icon, and the player's current bolts and Raritanium. Pressing will enter a different menu for Raritanium upgrades, where the left lists all possessed weapons and the right shows the stats for what upgrades were obtained.
|Weapon||Purchase price||Upgrade price||Ammo price||First available|
|Fusion Grenade||100||Kyzil Plateau, Veldin|
|Pyrocitor||2,000||Tobruk Crater, Novalis|
|Blaster||4,000||Tobruk Crater, Novalis|
|Bouncer||100||Tobruk Crater, Novalis |
(Pre-order bonus only)
|Mr. Zurkon||8,000||Aleero City, Kerwan|
|Groovitron||8,000||Blackwater City, Rilgar or |
Blarg Tactical Research Station, Nebula G34
|Pixelizer||15,000||Blackwater City, Rilgar or |
Blarg Tactical Research Station, Nebula G34
|Plasma Striker||21,000||Blarg Research Outpost, Gaspar|
|Warmonger||28,000||Fort Krontos, Batalia|
|Buzz Blades||30,000||Skorg City, Quartu|
|Glove of Doom||35,000||Deplanetizer|
|Sheepinator||40,000||Gadgetron Headquarters, Kalebo III|
In challenge mode, after a full holocard set for a weapon is obtained, its Omega weapon variant becomes available at the vendor.
Behind the scenes
The original Gadgetron vendor design was cut to save memory.
While Moby does not appear in the 2016 re-imagined game, there was concept art drawn for a possible re-imagined appearance. The Gadgetron vendor still makes comments about Ratchet's purchases at the vendor, though no green alien is visible, meaning it is unknown if it is Moby making the comments.