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Plasmabots[1] are enemies in Ratchet & Clank. They are blargian robots used by Drek Industries during the attack on Gorda City, Oltanis, in the missions "Find the survivors of the blarg attack" and "Purchase Gadgetron PDA from 'Steve'", where they are found hiding in underground containers, appearing only when Ratchet gets in range and use the grind rail. In the robot factory on Quartu, they are found defending the base in the mission "Find out more about the Ultra-Mech". Their weaponry and movement are vaguely similar to the electroids, as they attack firing a wave of electricity, though it is fired at a longer range.

Plasmabots are medium-sized, dark red robots with a slightly humanoid shape, using a sphere of light in place of legs, a small torso with a claw that rotates and fires electricity from their left arm (similar to the Tesla Claw), and a normal right arm. They have glowing green eyes, a red antenna, and a glowing green button in their torso. Plasmabots' strength lies both in their numbers and the long range of their electric blasts, which they fire in a sweeping attack in front of them, deadly when combined in a group.

Plasmabots chasing Ratchet while on grind rails.

The best option against them is the Glove of Doom, as it can deal with multiple plasmabots at once relatively quickly. The Bomb Glove's range and blast radius allow it to take out a few before their blast can hit, and the Devastator also serves as a useful but costly alternative due to its ammo cost to kill a single plasmabot. On Oltanis, they pose a weakness, as it takes them time to get into position when emerging from underground containers, giving Ratchet the opportunity to throw a Glove of Doom or similar weapon against them in advance.


  1. Ratchet & Clank (2002 game), Ratchet & Clank Prima's Official Strategy Guide, p. 120