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Kalebo III is a planet in the Solana Galaxy featured in Ratchet & Clank and the 2016 re-imagined game. It is most notably home to the Gadgetron site (known as the Gadgetron Headquarters in the re-imagined release), the headquarters for Gadgetron Corporation. The planet itself is covered in lush islands surrounded by vast oceans, on which the Gadgetron site is constructed.

Ratchet and Clank arrived in search of the Hologuise, a gadget that would allow them to sneak by Sentry-bots. However, Chairman Drek sent his most elite troops to hunt them down, and attacks the site. In the 2016 re-imagined release, Kalebo III has a near-identical role in narrative and level design, but does not appear in the movie.

History

Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet and Clank received coordinates for Kalebo III on planet Quartu from an infobot given to them by the Ultra-Mech Scientist, after "Destroy the Ultra-Mechs". The infobot contained a commercial for the Hologuise, which would allow them to infiltrate Quartu's factory by sneaking past the Sentry-bots. When they traveled to their destination, Drek sent his most elite troops to attack the planet in search of them, telling them that he would be happy for them to destroy Gadgetron if it meant killing them.[1]

That was terrific!

Ratchet and Clank meet the Gadgetron CEO.

On arrival, the Gadgetron site was under attack by the blarg in search of Ratchet and Clank. In "Get past the blarg", Ratchet and Clank fought through the blarg, along with hostile test dummy robots, to reach Wendell Lumos, the Gadgetron CEO. Lumos seemed aloof and unconcerned with the invasion, believing Gadgetron had nothing to fear due to their strong defenses.[2] After they asked him about the Hologuise, he said that the device was unavailable, but could still be won as a prize for the hoverboard race against Gadgetron's test dummies. Ratchet and Clank won the hoverboard race, and the CEO asked them to film a commercial endorsing Gadgetron's latest hoverboard, to which they obliged. He also told them that they could receive an employee discount if they stayed with Gadgetron for two years.[3]

I hope she's cute.

Ratchet and Clank meet the HelpDesk girl.

In "Ride the Grind Rail", the two traversed the trains and reached the HelpDesk Girl. After she flirted with Clank, she gave them a Map-o-Matic.

Re-imagined

Please see Project:Bulletin board/Canon for the wiki's coverage of canon.
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The Gadgetron Headquarters when flooded.

In Qwark's version of events, Kalebo III played a largely identical role. After the destruction of Novalis, Elaris gave Ratchet and Clank coordinates to the planet to search for a Hologuise, as it was crucial to her plan to infiltrate the Deplanetizer by disguising Ratchet as Qwark. Upon arrival, the planet was under attack by the blarg, and the island on which the Gagetron Headquarters was located was flooded after the blarg destroyed a dam.

In "Find the Focus Lab", Ratchet and Clank fought through the blarg forces to defend the planet and reach the Gadgetron CEO, Wendell Lumos. Along the way, several blarg had hijacked the Weapon Testing Labs, sending the test dummies to attack Ratchet, though the third lab only contained sheep. After reaching Wendell Lumos, he thanked them for defending the planet, but lamented that the Hologuise had sold out. Instead, he suggested they win the hoverboard race, as it was given away as a prize for first place. Ratchet used his Hydrodisplacer to drain the water, making the hoverboard races accessible again.

In "Ride the grindrail", Ratchet and Clank found a grind rail leading to a room containing the Map-o-Matic.

Geography

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Overview

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The Gadgetron Headquarters.

Kalebo III is covered in small islands surrounded by fast oceans, on which several large Gadgetron buildings are featured. The buildings typically feature large green windows and grey metals, with dozens of flying cars surrounding them presumably transporting goods. The world also features sets of trains transporting goods.

The Gadgetron site contains a lobby, the HelpDesk office, the CEO's office, and also an employee break room. Several large rooms are filled with test dummy robots that test Gadgetron's weapons, including testing the Bomb Glove, the Pyrocitor and the Walloper. The Test Dummy robots also race on the Gadgetron hoverboard race track against Ratchet. During Ratchet and Clank's visit to the employee break room, it was filled with chickens.

Main building

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The Lobby.

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A Weapon Testing Lab.

Hoverboard track

Grind rail area

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The grind rail area.

Re-imagined differences

The 2016 re-imagined game and movie are in-universe fictional accounts of the original Ratchet & Clank.
The re-imagined game describe Captain Qwark's account of events, while the re-imagined film is an in-universe holofilm. As Qwark is an unreliable narrator, and the holofilm is fiction, any events that contradict the original are non-canon (though those which correspond still apply). Please see Project:Bulletin board/Canon for the wiki's coverage of canon.

Behind the scenes

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Concept art for the re-imagined game.

In the original release, despite the planet's islands being surrounded by water, the death animation used when Ratchet falls into water is the one in which he falls through air, rather than him being eaten by a sharkigator. Additionally, underneath the water, the race track for the hoverboard race is clearly visible to the player, but out of reach. This is because the hoverboard race is loaded in below the main level (as is the race in Rilgar), though the developers did not obscure it from vision. This is referenced in the 2016 re-imagined game, where the race track's visibility is intentional, and the CEO before the race instead drains the water around it when the races begin.

In the Platinum PAL release of the original game, the Gadgetron tower instead had "Galactron" written around it.

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