Armor was a new type of collectible equipment, designed by Endako fashion experts, first featured in Going Commando. Ratchet could purchase armor sets from Megacorp armor vendors by spending bolts, upon progressing through the story and finding new vendors. Each vendor was respectively found on the planets Dobbo, Boldan, Snivelak and Grelbin, and on Oozla in challenge mode as to avoid limiting the player to any armor until Dobbo. Each armor had its own distinct color style, and each superior version would add more armor panels, culminating in the Carbonox armor, which even fully covered Ratchet's head, ears, and tail.
Ratchet started with the Commando-Matic body armor, also called the Commando suit, for free, as it was standard issue for all Megacorp commandos. It, like the other armors, contained a built-in O2 Mask, they also absorbed nanomites dropped by defeated enemies and used them to upgrade Ratchet's maximum nanotech and his weapons.
|Trophy: Yay Carbon|
|Purchase the carbonox armor.|
|Armor||Damage reduction||Price||Available||Inventory description||Icon|
|Commando suit||0%||—||Initially||Megacorp's standard issue commando armor provides only marginal protection against weaponry.|
|Tetrafiber armor||33%||25,000||Dobbo||With its patented titanium technology, this armor is guaranteed to block 33 percent of all killing damage or your money back!|
|Duraplate armor||50%||100,000||Boldan||Megacorp's new duraplate armor uses double-thick plating to provide up to 50 percent protection.|
|Electrosteel armor||66%||250,000||Snivelak||The electrosteel armor uses an invisible electromagnetic pulse to deflect and absorb up to 66 percent of all damage.|
|Carbonox armor||90%||1,000,000||Grelbin||Using a combination of new metal allows and nano-technology, this armor can repulse up to 90 percent of all damage done to it!|