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The Solana Galaxy is the main setting of Ratchet & Clank, Up Your Arsenal, Deadlocked, Size Matters, Secret Agent Clank, the Ratchet & Clank comic series, the Ratchet & Clank 2016 game, and the Ratchet & Clank movie. It is one of the three main galaxies of the Ratchet & Clank series, home to more than 60 known planets and locations. The galaxy was the childhood home of Ratchet, on planet Veldin, and the birthplace of Clank, on planet Quartu. It was also the home of Captain Qwark, on planet Kerwan, and many other recurring characters.

The galactic government is led by President Phyronix from the capital city on Marcadia, protected by the President's Galactic Rangers. It is home to Gadgetron Corporation, a large supplier of weapons and gadgets, with Gadgetron vendors all around the galaxy, and headquarters on planet Kalebo III. The galaxy's largest city appears to be Metropolis, a bustling ecumenopolis on Kerwan. The Shadow Sector, a lawless sector of the galaxy, was the site of the illegal combat sport DreadZone.

The Solana Galaxy was threatened by the blarg, led by Chairman Drek, who took apart planets, using part of the remains to create a new planet, until Ratchet and Clank defeated him. Later, Dr. Nefarious threatened the galaxy once again, waging war with an army of tyhrranoids to turn the entire galaxy's population into robots, though he was stopped by Ratchet, Clank, and the Galactic Rangers. The galaxy has been home to other heroes, many of whom competed in DreadZone, such as Ace Hardlight, Captain Starshield, and Hydro Girl.


Before Ratchet & Clank

Captain Qwark on Kerwan.

An ancient race known as the technomites were responsible for much of the technology in the Solana Galaxy.[1]

Captain Qwark was born on Kerwan, and at some point became a galactic celebrity, to two parents that were killed by technomite technology. Some of Qwark's adventures are documented in the Qwark vid-comics, which were reconstructed by a crack research team aided by eyewitness accounts, bathroom gossip, wild speculation, and Magic 8-Ball,[2] though their accuracy was questioned even by their narrator.[3] In the vid-comics, Qwark fought an army of robotic pirate ghosts led by Captain Blackstar, who terrorized the galaxy in the early days of the fifth Solarian equinox,[2] before then fighting Dr. Nefarious, who terrorized Blackwater City, Rilgar with an army of amoeboids.[4]

Qwark defeated Nefarious, whom he had recognized from his high school, causing him to transform into a robot.[5] Nefarious then returned to attack Metropolis, Kerwan with insectoids, though Qwark defeated him once again,[6] only for Lawrence to incapacitate him and take him to Nefarious' torture chamber.[7] Qwark escaped, fleeing to his hideout on the Thran Asteroid Belt, though he returned to the public spotlight after Nefarious did not resurface, assuming he was gone for good.[8]

Other heroes are known to have been active, including Captain Starshield, Ace Hardlight, Hydro Girl, and many others. However, a lot of these heroes were kidnapped and forced to compete in DreadZone on separate occasions, beneath the notice of much of the galaxy, as the kidnappings were described as a rumor.[9][10]

At some point, Ratchet's father Kaden sent him to Veldin, where he grew up as a mechanic.[11] Ratchet remained on Veldin thereafter.[12]

At an unspecified time, planet Orxon, the homeworld of the blarg, became too overpopulated and polluted to be hospitable.

Ratchet & Clank

Tobruk Crater, a location on Novalis, under attack by the blarg.

Chairman Drek began taking apart planets for the purpose of constructing a new planet, having hired galactic celebrity Captain Qwark as the spokesperson for his new planet. However, a defect in Drek's robot factory on Quartu, Clank, met with Ratchet, with an infobot containing Drek's plan to extract a portion of Novalis. The two resolved to travel to Novalis and eventually team up with Captain Qwark to stop Drek, unaware that Qwark was working for Drek. They searched for him across the galaxy, finding him on Rilgar, until he betrayed them on Umbris.

Drek showing off the Deplanetizer and his new planet.

Chairman Drek attacked several planets in the galaxy, which involved deforestation on Eudora, bombing attacks on Batalia, toxic dumping into the waters on the resort of Pokitaru, and began preparing to attack Gorda City on Oltanis from his Gemlik Base located on the moon orbiting it. He also began constructing the PlanetBuster Maximus, designed to destroy an entire planet, on a bomb factory on Hoven, with the intent of destroying Veldin to allow his new world to occupy its orbit. Ratchet and Clank destroyed the PlanetBuster Maximus, and later defeated Qwark, who fled and became a fake Gadgetron product salesman known as "Steve McQwark." Drek then built the Deplanetizer, a superweapon capable of destroying any planet, with the first target being Veldin. Ratchet and Clank defeated Drek on Veldin, and used the Deplanetizer to destroy his new planet instead.


The 2016 re-imagined game is primarily an unreliable retelling of events by Qwark.
The re-imagined game primarily describes Captain Qwark's account of events. As Qwark is an unreliable narrator, and contradictory events are in-universe fiction (though those which correspond still apply). Please see Project:Bulletin board/Canon for the wiki's coverage of canon.

In Qwark's retelling of events and the holo-film, the events were largely similar, though Chairman Drek began with the Deplanetizer, created with the help of an organic Dr. Nefarious, used to destroy planets and take major landmarks from the destroyed planets to build a new planet, New Quartu. Drek began destroying unpopulated planets, beginning with Tenemule, prompting President Phyronix to commission the Galactic Rangers, led by Captain Qwark, to stop him.[13]

The Rangers searched for a new recruit, and initially, Ratchet entered the tryouts on Veldin, though he was unsuccessful. Meanwhile, a defect in Drek's warbot factory, Clank, fled the planet and crash landed on Veldin after Drek's robot enforcer Victor Von Ion damaged his ship. Clank befriended Ratchet, and the two went to Kerwan to stop Drek's warbot invasion. They stopped the invasion, and were recruited to the Rangers. The two then completed several missions for the Rangers, in the Blarg Tactical Research Station, on Gaspar, and on Batalia,[14] before attacking Quartu, where Drek convinced Qwark to betray the other Rangers.[13] The Rangers attacked the Deplanetizer, where Qwark abandoned them, and were unable to stop Drek from destroying his next target, Novalis. However, before destroying the next target, Umbris, Dr. Nefarious betrayed Drek and took over the Deplanetizer. Ratchet and Clank attacked the Deplanetizer and successfully convinced Qwark he was on the wrong side, before the three stopped Nefarious, while the Rangers pulled the Deplanetizer off course and caused it to destroy New Quartu instead, with Drek still on it.[13]

Ratchet and Clank returned to Veldin,[13] while Qwark was imprisoned.[14]

After Ratchet & Clank

Clank and Ratchet on Behind the Hero.

Following Drek's defeat, Qwark sold bogus merchandise under the name "Steve McQwark", with the Personal Hygenator causing severe irritation in sensitive body areas, alerting authorities to Qwark's scam.[15] The Galactic Court then ordered Qwark to pay six billion bolts in damages, and arrested him while he tried to flee to Pokiaru, though he escaped later.[16] Meanwhile, Ratchet and Clank gained celebrity status, and during an interview with Behind the Hero, were teleported by Megacorp for a mission in the Bogon Galaxy.[17]

Clank later starred in a fictional series, Secret Agent Clank, which became broadly popular around the galaxy. President Phyronix was among the show's huge fans.[18]

Up Your Arsenal

The Galactic Rangers in combat against the tyhrranoids.

Dr. Nefarious, using an army of tyhrranoids, waged war on the galaxy, with the intent on transforming the galaxy's population into robots planet-by-planet using a weapon known as the Biobliterator.[19] Nefarious' surprise attacked prompted President Phyronix to send the Galactic Rangers to Veldin to combat him, while Ratchet and Clank returned to Solana using the gravimetric warp drive he had built from blargian scrap metal.[20] At the President's behest, Ratchet and Clank teamed up with Captain Qwark, the only man to have ever fought Nefarious and survived.[21] Sasha Phyronix, daughter of the president and commander of the Starship Phoenix, was also asked to assist him.[22] Ratchet and Clank later helped the Rangers fend off a tyhrranoid attack against the presidential palace in the Capital City, Marcadia.

Nefarious declaring war on organic lifeforms in a broadcast.

After his memory was restored, Captain Qwark founded the Q-Force, a team consisting of him, Ratchet, Clank, Sasha, Al, Skidd McMarx, Helga von Streissenburgen, and his monkey, Skrunch. They, along with the Galactic Rangers, fought against Dr. Nefarious on several more planets, including Aquatos, Tyhrranosis, and Rilgar. Meanwhile, Nefarious teamed up with pop star Courtney Gears, who spread propaganda for his cause and tested the Biobliterator on the Q-Force member Skidd. Nefarious set a trap for Qwark, luring him to his star cruiser, the Leviathan, only to self-destruct it. As no escape pod was seen leaving the cruiser, the Q-Force and the president assumed Qwark had died, and had a funeral in his honor,[23] though Qwark had actually survived and simply used an escape pod that landed on Zeldrin.[24]

The Biobliterator attack on Metropolis.

Nefarious later used the Biobliterator to transform the entire population of Metropolis, Kerwan into robots.[25] This caused President Phyronix to effectively concede defeat, predicting Nefarious would win within a week.[26] However, Ratchet, Clank, and the remaining Q-Force members, after decoding a data disk that Qwark had left behind on Zeldrin at the crash site, destroyed the Biobliterator on Koros. They then learned that Nefarious had constructed another in secret on Mylon. Ratchet and Clank then defeated Nefarious, with Qwark arriving at the last minute to help them destroy the second. Nefarious was left stranded on an asteroid out of range of any planet,[27] while Ratchet, Clank, and many of their allies attended a premiere for the Secret Agent Clank movie in celebration of their victory.


Ratchet, Clank, and Al were kidnapped by DreadZone and forced to compete in the illegal combat sport ran by Gleeman Vox. Many heroes were killed in the tournament, though Ratchet and Clank reached further than any other contestant. After Ratchet defeated the champion, Ace Hardlight, Gleeman Vox offered Ratchet the role of the leader of the Exterminators. However, Ratchet refused, causing Vox to attempt to kill him in an unbeatable tournament, which Ratchet survived. The two then destroyed DreadZone from the inside, and defeated Gleeman Vox, putting an end to the sport.

Size Matters

Otto Destruct, a technomite, conceived of a plan to abduct the most intelligent beings in the galaxy, using an army of clones of Ratchet to abduct them. They successfully captured Ratchet's DNA and created clones of him, though he, Clank, and Qwark managed to defeat him before he enacted his plan further.

Secret Agent Clank

Secret Agent Clank is in-universe fiction.
Secret Agent Clank is an in-universe holofilm in the Secret Agent Clank fictional series. Its events are a fictional movie within the Ratchet & Clank universe. Please see Project:Bulletin board/Canon for the wiki's coverage of canon.

In an episode of Secret Agent Clank, Ratchet was framed for a crime, mind controlled to steal a jewel known as the Eye of Infinity from the Boltaire Museum. Clank, working with the Agency, worked to prove Ratchet's innocence, while Qwark toured following Clank and writing an autobiography. Clank learned that Klunk had been responsible, and planned to frame Ratchet for egregious crimes while he destroyed Clank and took Clank's place to became a hero of Solana. Clank managed to stop Klunk and prove Ratchet's innocence.

Tools of Destruction

Emperor Tachyon invaded Metropolis to kill Ratchet, the last lombax in the universe. Tachyon's army of drophyds ravaged much of the city, but Ratchet was able to steal Tachyon's ship and flee to the Polaris Galaxy. Afterwards, the drophyds kidnapped Captain Qwark and took him to Tachyon, who returned to Polaris. The drophyds remained behind briefly on Kerwan before eventually leaving.[28]

Comic series

Ratchet returned to Veldin, where he remained while Captain Qwark became the President of the Polaris Galaxy. However, Artemis Zogg began abducting many planets from Solana and other galaxies around the universe. Eventually, Ratchet and Clank defeated him, with the help of Sasha Phyronix, the other Galactic Rangers, and Talwyn Apogee. Ratchet and Clank then moved back to the Polaris Galaxy.



The Solana Galaxy is home to a wide variety of biological species, though most of its native species are humanoids and similar in appearance. The name for many of Solana's species are unknown.

One common unnamed species throughout the Solana Galaxy are distinguishable with their uniform gray-blue skin color, black spikes, tridactylous (three-fingered) hands, and didactylous (two-toed) feet. Some also had black hair, as well as dome-shaped or pear-shaped heads. This is the species of many characters, including the Plumber, Agnogg Buckwash, the Commando, and the Miner. This species appears to be related to a species native to Rilgar, distinguishable with green skin, and spikes on the backs of their heads.

Aside from Rilgar, other known species appear to be native to specific planets. These include the blarg, native to planet Orxon; the cazares, native to planet Marcadia; and the tyhrranoids, native to Tyhrranosis.

Several of the galaxy's residents are sentient robots, which serve both as residents and military soldiers. Additionally, after Dr. Nefarious used the Biobliterator, many of its biological organisms were morphed into robots, including the entire population of Kerwan.

In the 2016 release of Ratchet & Clank, the fongoids and tharpods, natives to the Polaris Galaxy, feature commonly in Solana's planets. Known fongoids Grimroth Razz and Felton Razz are immigrants from Polaris.[29]


The galactic government of Solana is the governing body over most of the galaxy, with the exception of the lawless region known as the Shadow Sector. It is based in Capital City on planet Marcadia, and led by an elected Galactic President Phyronix. Many sludge slinders go into politics following their military careers.[30]

The government's known military branches include the Galactic Fleet, of which the Starship Phoenix is a flagship, and the Galactic Rangers, a group of robots working for the president. During the war with Nefarious, the Q-Force, founded by Captain Qwark, was an important team that led the Rangers and directly served the president.

Another branch of the government is the Galactic Court, the judicial body. The Galactic Court in a high-profile case fined Captain Qwark for his sale of bogus merchandise that led to "Personal Hygenator Syndrome".

An additional branch of government, the Galactic Treasury is based in Fort Sprocket in the Bolt Foundry.

Within the legal system, the scope of robot armament freedoms were determined in the Galactic Court case: "Killbot Flamemaster 9000 versus the Marshmallow-Planet Board of Education".[31]


Solana is home to mass media, with holovision as a common medium, as well as holo-films. Galactic celebrities are a large part of its media culture, with known celebrities including superhero Captain Qwark, pro-hoverboarder Skidd McMarx, pop singer Courtney Gears, and actor Clank (during his run on the Secret Agent Clank holovision series).

Holovision is a common source of news. Its known news outlets include Channel 2 News,[32] Channel 64 News,[20] Blarg TV,[33] and Vox News. Darla Gratch reports for Channel 2 and Channel 64 News, while the duo Dallas Wanamaker and Juanita Alvaro reported for Vox News during its run.

Recreational holovision is also common. The Secret Agent Clank spy thriller series is one popular example. It is watched by many characters, including President Phyronix,[18] and Dr. Nefarious.[34] Holovision is also used to air sports, such as the Annihilation Nation gladiator combat, and the popular yet illegal DreadZone combat sport. It is likely also used to air hoverboard races. Other holovision shows include Lance and Janice, Queer Eye for the Tyhrranoid,[35] Nature's Mysteries,[36] and Galactic Idol.[37]

Music is also a popular form of medium. Known acts include Courtney Gears, a pop singer, as well as Skidd McMarx, who took up a career in spoken word poetry.[38] Courtney Gears is one of the galaxy's most popular singers, though her popularity is derived from her appearance rather than any musical talent.[39][40]

One form of entertainment medium comes in the form of vid-comics. These are narrated comic books with an interactive video game portion, that can be played on devices such as the VG-9000 game system. The most notable of these are the Qwark vid-comic series, of which Al was a collector. Ratchet played through a series documenting Qwark's battles with Nefarious and the robotic pirate ghost Captain Blackstar, which were written based on true events with ambiguity as to their accuracy.[2] Al also mentioned a vid-comic in which Qwark fought his twin brother 'Captain Quasar'.[41] Additionally, a vid-comic of Secret Agent Clank was released, which was the setting of Going Mobile.

Other known mediums include magazines and newspapers. Known magazines include D-Tails, Heavy Artillery, Popular Plumbers, Prime, Reader Digested, Batalia Chronicles, Hoverboarder, Homes & Bunkers, and HotBots. Known newspapers include Nosey News and The Rilgar Times.[42]


Jowai Resort on Planet Pokitaru.

Solana is home to Jowai Resort on planet Pokitaru, a popular tourist destination, where known recreational activities include speed swimming,[43] sunbathing, and massages.[44]

A popular sport is hoverboard racing. It is a professional sport, of which Skidd McMarx is one of the most popular professional hoverboards. Known hoverboard race tracks are on planet Rilgar in Blackwater City, and planet Kalebo III in the Gadgetron site.

A Galaxy Burger, under attack by amoeboids.

Solana is home to a fast-food restauarant chain known as Galaxy Burger, which had a drive-thru.[45] Captain Qwark was a fan of the chain,[46] and famously coordinated Blackwater City's defenses from a Galaxy Burger bathroom,[47] and Skidd McMarx was stuck at the restaurant's drive-thru before meeting Ratchet and Clank at Obani Pollux.[45] Combat bots Merc and Green worked at Galaxy Burger after DreadZone ended.[48]

Other recreational outlets of Solana citizens include playing vid-comics, watching holovision shows, and listening to music.




Name Description Appearances
Delta Sector A remote sector of space at the edge of the galaxy inhabited by massive space kudzu. It is home to the Spaceship Graveyard. Secret Agent Clank
Shadow Sector A lawless sector in the Solana Galaxy, home to Vox Industries. Planets here are home to DreadZone campaigns. Deadlocked


Name Locations Description Appearances
Aquatos Deep Sea Hideout A planet covered entirely in oceans under which underwater bases and sewers are contained. Featured one of Dr. Nefarious' underwater bases. Up Your Arsenal
Aridia Outpost X11 A desert planet largely filled with mud, home to large facilities in outposts. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Up Your Arsenal
Batalia Fort Krontos A tropical jungle planet home to fortresses, on which a large battle was fought against blarg invaders that bombed much of the planet. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game)
Boltaire Boltaire Museum An unnamed planet home to the Boltaire Museum. During the events of Secret Agent Clank, Ratchet appeared to have stolen from this museum, while Clank investigated afterwards to prove Ratchet's innocence. Secret Agent Clank
Catacrom Four Catacrom Graveyard A planet home to ancient ruins and robot burial grounds, of which many are robotic zombies. Deadlocked
Challax Technomite city A barren desert planet that is home to a Technomite city. Size Matters
Daxx Research facility A tropical, oceanic planet home to many small islands, one of which featured Nefarious' base where the Biobliterator was conceptualized. Up Your Arsenal
Eudora Logging site A forest planet on which a robotic logging site was constructed by Chairman Drek to harvest the trees for his new planet. Ratchet & Clank (2002)
Florana Nabla Forest A planet home to jungles and swamps, home to bugs, large beasts, native tribes, and a race of Cyclophic monkeys. Up Your Arsenal
Fort Sprocket Bolt Foundry An industrial planet residing near the core of the galaxy, where the bolts are made. During the events of Secret Agent Clank, it was taken over by the Kingpin. Secret Agent Clank
Gaspar Blarg Depot A planet covered in volcanoes and lava on which the blarg tested and developed new weapons. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game)
Unnamed planet Holostar Studios The home to Holostar Studios, where Secret Agent Clank is filmed. Up Your Arsenal
Hoven Bomb factory A frozen planet covered in snow and ice, home to a major where bombs are built. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Up Your Arsenal multiplayer
Hydrano Underwater Base A planet that is evenly split into half ocean and half desert, due to a dam that stretches cross the entire world. In Secret Agent Clank, it is home to Klunk's underwater base. Secret Agent Clank
Kalebo III Gadgetron site A planet covered in lush islands surrounded by oceans. Home planet of Gadgetron Corporation, as it is where Gadgetron's headquarters and its CEO are based. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game)
Kalidon Mechanoid Factory A cold, dry planet consisting of canyons, with low gravity allowing asteroids to float just above its surface. It was colonized by the Technomites and home to its Mechanoid Factory, and also the site of many skyboard races. Size Matters
Kerwan Metropolis A large, bustling planet most notably home to the huge, bustling city of Metropolis. Metropolis is home to many attractions, including Al's roboshack, and is the birthplace of many heroes, such as Captain Qwark and Captain Starshield. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie), Up Your Arsenal, Tools of Destruction
Koros Nefarious BFG A dark and stormy planet home to an urban sprawl with large bridges connecting a city placed on top of water. Contained a command center which served as the fuelling station for the Biobliterator. Up Your Arsenal
Kronos Dark Cathedral A dark and stormy planet in the Shadow Sector home to Dark City, which featured a dark cathedral and other buildings with a sinister appearance. Featured a DreadZone campaign on which Shellshock was fought. Deadlocked
Magmos Nefarious' lair A planet covered in rivers of molten lava and active volcanoes. Home to one of Dr. Nefarious' lairs, featured in the Qwark vid-comic Issue 3: Shadow of the Robot. Up Your Arsenal
Maraxus Maraxus Prison A desert planet in the Shadow Sector home to a prison used in a DreadZone campaign. Deadlocked
Marcadia Capital City A humid planet home to the Capital City, which contains Solana's Presidential Compound that houses President Phyronix. Up Your Arsenal
Metalis Junkyard LXIV A junkyard planet filled with scrap metal. Abandoned robots reside here, and many compete in Robot War events. Clank competed in Robot War III. Size Matters
Mylon Command center A heavily fortified planet home to refineries. Was used for the Command Center by Dr. Nefarious for his Biobliterator. Up Your Arsenal
New Quartu (destroyed) Various The planet constructed by Chairman Drek that would serve as the new homeworld for the blarg. Was destroyed by Ratchet and Clank. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
Novalis Tobruk Crater A planet home to greenery, waters, and caves, one of the first planets to be attack by Drek, who wished to extract a large portion of the planet for his new world. The planet was therefore evacuated. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
Oltanis Gorda City A planet home to continuous lightning storms, which are harnessed by the lightning attractors to power the enormous Gorda City. The planet was attacked by Drek, causing much of the city to be in ruins. Ratchet & Clank
Orxon Kogor Refinery, Mining facility The former homeworld of the blarg located in the Shadow Sector that was rendered uninhabitable as its air was too poisonous and water too toxic, due to heavy industrialization. This caused the blarg to evacuate the planet and find a new home. Later was used for a DreadZone campaign. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Deadlocked
Pokitaru Jowai Resort A small tropical planet containing vast oceans and islands, home to Jowai Resort, a popular galactic tourist destination. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game)
Prison Planet Prison A planet used by the Solana Galactic Authorities as the galaxy's intergalactic prison. It is protected by a shield generator. During the events of Secret Agent Clank, Ratchet was locked away here after being framed for a crime. Secret Agent Clank
Quartu Robot factory, Skorg City A factory containing blargian robot factories which is the birthplace of Clank. Is home to factories producing Sentry-bots and Ultra-Mech Unlimiteds. In the re-imagined Ratchet & Clank, it is also the homeworld of the blarg. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
Quodrona Clone Factory A volcanic planet containing abandoned cities. The planet was also home to Otto Destruct and the Technomites, who used it as a base of operations. Size Matters
Rilgar Blackwater City A cold planet home to the bustling Blackwater City, which is the home of hoverboard racing. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Up Your Arsenal
Rionosis Azcotal Alley A mountainous planet known for its new year celebrations, as it has an orbital period of 4.2 seconds meaning new years are rapid. During the events of Secret Agent Clank, Clank followed the Kingpin here to find the Eye of Infinity. Secret Agent Clank
Ryllus Vetega Jungle A planet covered in very dangerous flora and fauna. It is home to a Technomite temple containing a map. Size Matters
Sarathos Sarathos Swamp Romp A planet with a very gaseous atmosphere covered in alien swamps, home to many dangerous beasts. A DreadZone campaign required contestants to fight the King Leviathan. Deadlocked
Shaar Temple of Shaar An ice planet in the Shadow Sector home to many ancient temples that served as a location for a DreadZone campaign. Deadlocked
Stygia Tempus Control Station A cold planet in the Shadow Sector plagued by meteor showers, which are only held in check by large forcefields. A DreadZone campaign took place here, forcing contestants to defend the shields. Deadlocked
Torval Unnamed city A deserted planet home to many toy factories that were owned by Gleeman Vox, infested with zombie robots. Deadlocked
Tyhrranosis Korgon Base, Kavu Island A desert world that is home planet of the tyhrranoids. Notable for several military bases, both the Korgon base and one on Kavu Island. Up Your Arsenal
Umbris Qwark's headquarters A hot, dry, muddy planet that features Captain Qwark's heavily fortified headquarters. In the re-imagined Ratchet & Clank, it is a target of the Deplanetizer due to its unstable core. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
Veldin Kyzil Plateau, F-Sector A barren, sparsely populated planet that is Ratchet's homeworld. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie), Up Your Arsenal
Venantonio Secret laboratory, Venantonio canals An inhospitable sewer planet home to the amoeboids. It features many canals, factories, laboratories, and also an opera house. During the events of Secret Agent Clank, Clank searched here for the Eye of Infinity in secret labs, while Qwark sang in the opera house. Secret Agent Clank
Zeldrin Crash site A sparsely populated jungle planet located in the Joraal Nebula. Home to a crash site after Nefarious' Leviathan crashed on the planet. Up Your Arsenal

Other celestial bodies

Name Description Appearances
Dayni Moon Home to robot farmers in the Farming Cooperative, and the infamous were-sheep. Robot War III contests also occur here. Size Matters
Glaciara A frozen asteroid composed of ice and rock. In Secret Agent Clank, Clank visited Ivana Lottabolts, whose father had colonized the asteroid and left it to her. Secret Agent Clank
Obani Draco The third moon of Obani, and home to Courtney Gears' secret getaway and recording studio. Designed to appear as a purple disco ball. Up Your Arsenal
Obani Gemini The first moon of Obani, a small moon surrounded by rings of asteroids, with an uneven surface full of lava and small grassy areas. Up Your Arsenal
Obani Pollux The second moon of Obani, a mostly cybernetic moon complete with cybernetic vegetation and buildings. It was a fortress used by Dr. Nefarious, who erased all coordinates to it. Up Your Arsenal
Spaceship Graveyard Located at the edge of the galaxy, the spaceship graveyard contains ruined spaceships drawn in by space kudzu. It is said to be located close to the Polaris Galaxy's planet Sargasso.[49] Secret Agent Clank
Thran Asteroid Belt A frozen asteroid belt, home to one of Qwark's hideouts. Up Your Arsenal
Valix Belt A group of asteroids home to the Valix Lighthouse Network and a DreadZone campaign, right next to a black hole. Deadlocked

Space stations

Name Description Appearances
Asyanica A lawless city space station appearing in Secret Agent Clank, ran by Number Woo and an army of robot ninjas. Secret Agent Clank
Blarg Tactical Research Station A research station used by the blarg contained in Nebula G34 and based around many asteroids. Serves to test many gadgets and weapons. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
Deplanetizer A space station used by Chairman Drek and the blarg to destroy planets. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
DreadZone Station A space station in the Shadow Sector that served as the main hub for DreadZone, Vox Industries, and Gleeman Vox. DreadZone participants resided here, and the station contains the Battledome. Deadlocked
Gemlik Base A moonbase existing in the orbit of planet Oltanis, from which the blarg launched an attack on the planet below. Ratchet & Clank (2002)
Ghost Station An area constructed by Vox Industries, used by DreadZone as its most difficult battlecourse. Deadlocked
Le Paradis Des Tricheurs Casino Also known as the High Rollers Casino, the space station is a high security casino located near the edges of the galaxy. In Secret Agent Clank, the Eye of Infinity is taken here for exchange with the Kingpin. Secret Agent Clank
Medical Outpost Omega Also known as Medical Station XL6. This space station was ran by the Technomites for medical research, and was used to extract Ratchet's DNA and produce clones. When destroyed, the remnants were used for skyboarding. Size Matters
Station Q9 Home to the legal Annihilation Nation galactic combat competition, a sport which became more popular when Courtney Gears handed out prizes. Up Your Arsenal
Technomite Orbital Facilities Space station facilities used by the Technomites located in the Challax orbit. Size Matters
Zeldrin Starport A popular starport located in the orbit of Zeldrin in the Joraal Nebula. Up Your Arsenal

Mentioned only

Name Description
Amaris 3 A planet Merc was supposed to have visited to have been paid 500 bolts to take out a man's laundry.
Amochi Mas Mentioned by the Galactic Rangers on Aridia, where the battle of Amochi Mas took place. According to the Rangers, they invaded with Qwack-O-Rays and half-charged Crotchitizers and fought against Ghost Pirate Robots.
Bahamia A tropical world. After the Trachea Five incident, Gadgetron's legal department had been sighted here and had never since contacted HQ.[50]
Barrion Mentioned by the Galactic Rangers during a battle on Kerwan. It was, according to a Ranger, the location a Ranger ended up floating in a toilet a week after being captured by a King Amoeboid during the Aquatos Sewer War.
Bolden III Ace Hardlight's homeworld, where he was raised in an orphanage. It was later accidentally destroyed by Ace and his friends, causing Ace to be heartbroken and disappear to DreadZone.
Bud-Fx The home of the bolt thieves, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Calzon Mentioned in The Adventures of Captain Starshield. The home of the calzonians, Captain Starshield stopped the Baron Masseter's ship from vaporizing the planet, and the Chancellor thanked him for his help.
Dalon 4 Planet where Juanita Alvaro spent eight years at a female prison.
Doppelpopalis Homeworld of the Doppelgangers, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Edificus Homeworld of canine-bots, watchmens, and security-tanks, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Hydrana 8 Mentioned in Deadlocked. The homeworld of squids, including the deadly DreadZone Gladiator, Squidzor. The planet once had large bodies of water, but after the Great Drought, the planet dried up, forcing Squidzor and his kind to make an exodus of Hydrana 8 in search of a new watery world to call home.
Jorsey Homeworld of Kingpin and Jack of All Trades, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Mariona Homeworld of Klunk, the merc divers, as well as Robo-Nefarious and Robo-Ratchet, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Obani A planet located in the Zygan System, never visited, but in its orbit lie the moons of Obani Draco, Obani Gemini and Obani Pollyx.
Oceana VIII An ocean planet with salt water. Qwark claimed the planet was inhabited with "squid beasts", and that he had pulled out his "Electro Gun" to kill one, before salt water shorted it out.
Quadrant J0713 Unexplored and remote quadrant of the Solana Galaxy considered to be devoid of any form of life.[38] The Starship Phoenix picked up a distress beacon from here, and traveled to the Quadrant at warp speed to investigate. However, the distress beacon was actually a trap set up by DreadZone, and instead the Starship Phoenix was ambushed by an Interplanetary Transport carrying a boarding party of DZ Strikers and an Executioner.
Quenton Homeworld of the spider diver, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Rapshore Homeworld of the megaliths, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Taberon III Mentioned in the Trivia Round for a form of poker game played in the High Stakes Room by Clank in the High-Roller Casino. Crabtree Fungi are native to this world.
Tenemule Appeared at the beginning of the Ratchet & Clank movie, an unpopulated planet destroyed by Chairman Drek's Deplanetizer.
Trachea Five Trachea Five is an uninhabited swamp world with its own Gadgetron outlet mentioned in the Ratchet & Clank manual. Its location confuses Gadgetron, as engineers blamed its existence on the marketing department, while marketing blamed the legal department, and the legal department had been at an alleged conference on the tropical planet of Bahamia for six months without returning Gadgetron's calls.[50]
Tracitus IX Mentioned in the Mootator description. It was home to the "Mad Cow" scare, which infected the bovine-like bio-forms of the planet. Gadgetron sent field agents to take samples of the "Mad Cow" agent and added them to their cattle, creating the deadly Armoogeddon weapon.
Vegas Three Mentioned in one of Green's war stories in Deadlocked while Ratchet traversed a grav-ramp on Torval.
Xyxx VII Mentioned in the description of the Concussion Cannon. The planet considered the Concussion Cannon to be a mobile artillery weapon.
Zygan System System containing planet Obani and its moons, including Obani Gemini, Obani Pollux and Obani Draco. A great war was fought in the Zygan System, which led to many of its inhabitants fleeing elsewhere. One participant in the war was Shellshock, in this war his brain was destroyed and had to be replaced with a chip from a coffee machine.

Behind the scenes

The image used for the Solana Galaxy in the original Ratchet & Clank in the starmap is very similar to the real NGC 4414 galaxy as observed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Solana Galaxy is presumably the main setting for the 2021 animated short, Ratchet & Clank: Life of Pie, as Marcadia is listed on the directional pole Ratchet flew past at the beginning, alongside Lactosa, Uranus, and Ominous Nebula. The short also introduces Galactic City, located on an unknown planet.


  1. Size Matters
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Up Your Arsenal script § "Qwark Comic Introduction"
  3. Up Your Arsenal script § "Qwark Has a Big Heart"
  4. Up Your Arsenal script § "Emergency Plan Number 2"
  5. Up Your Arsenal script § "9th Grade Biology Class"
  6. Up Your Arsenal script § "Quit While You're a Head"
  7. Up Your Arsenal script § "Redecorating the Torture Chamber"
  8. Up Your Arsenal script § "Who's Butt is This?"
  9. Deadlocked script § "Not Captain Starshield!"
  10. Deadlocked script § "Death of a Salesman"
  11. A Crack in Time
  12. Ratchet & Clank (2002 game) script § "Whoa! This is great!"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
  14. 14.0 14.1 Ratchet & Clank (2016 game)
  15. Going Commando script § "Behind the Hero, Part II"
  16. Going Commando script § "Behind the Hero, Part III"
  17. Going Commando script § "Behind the Hero, Part I"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Up Your Arsenal, game manual (NTSC-U/C), p. 9
  19. Up Your Arsenal script § "Get to the bridge (gameplay)"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Up Your Arsenal script § "Intro movie"
  21. Up Your Arsenal script § "Eliminate the Enemy Forces (gameplay)"
  22. Up Your Arsenal script § "Defeat Captain Qwark (gameplay)"
  23. Up Your Arsenal script § "Phoenix 6"
  24. Up Your Arsenal script § "Explore the Crash Site (gameplay)"
  25. Up Your Arsenal script § "Defeat Giant Klunk (gameplay)"
  26. Up Your Arsenal script § "Phoenix 7"
  27. Up Your Arsenal script § "Bass Odyssey"
  28. Tools of Destruction, mentioned by IRIS Supercomputer
  29. Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Felton Razz mentions this during the Pokitaru mission
  30. Secret Agent Clank, Holo-Monocle scan
  31. Secret Agent Clank
  32. Ratchet & Clank (2002 game) script § "Infobox - Newscast from Rilgar"
  33. Ratchet & Clank (2002 game) script § "infobot - Deplanetizer Demonstration"
  34. Up Your Arsenal script § "Film a Secret Agent Clank Episode (gameplay)"
  35. Deadlocked script § "Ratchet, eh?"
  36. Up Your Arsenal script § "Nature's Mysteries"
  37. Up Your Arsenal script § "Find Dr. Nefarious (gameplay)"
  38. 38.0 38.1 Insomniac Games 2005
  39. Up Your Arsenal script § "Explore the Docks (gameplay)"
  40. Up Your Arsenal script § "Meet with Courtney Gears (gameplay)"
  41. Deadlocked script § "Al"
  42. Ratchet & Clank (2002 game), Goodies § "Epilogue"
  43. Ratchet & Clank (2002 game) script § "infobot - Jowai Resort ad"
  44. Size Matters
  45. 45.0 45.1 Up Your Arsenal script § "Explore the Second Moon (gameplay)"
  46. Up Your Arsenal script § "Starship Phoenix"
  47. Up Your Arsenal script § "Emergency Plan Number 2"
  48. Deadlocked, Extras § "Merc and Green"
  49. Secret Agent Clank, "In pursuit of Kingpin" mission description
  50. 50.0 50.1 Ratchet & Clank (2002 game), game manual (PAL), p. 9


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