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The Gadgetron vendor.

Up Your Arsenal features several vendors, some recurring in some form from Ratchet & Clank and Going Commando. Gadgetron Corporation still retains the most common weapons and ammunition vendors in the Solana Galaxy. They still offer the latter remotely through their Gadgetron Personal Delivery Assistant device, now at a standard rate of ten times the default price. They are also still available at essentially every location, retaining their original design, except with a bright orange color.

Slim Cognito also returns, offering a handful of Megacorp weapons in his hideout on Aquatos, with more becoming available nearer the end of the game. Unlike Going Commando's Gadgetron weapons, these were upgradeable, including their Mega version, which was sold at Gadgetron vendors in challenge mode. The PDA did not sell Megacorp ammo however.

The Starship Phoenix itself contained two vendors, one for armor, and one for paint jobs for the Star Explorer. Unlike previous games all vendors only required standard bolts as currency.

Vendors

Gadgetron vendor

The standard Gadgetron vendor has been updated and no longer features the salesman Moby, but does include an option to purchase full ammunition for every single weapon at once. 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.[1] Customers can also try out new weapons for free here on the VR deck.

Starship Phoenix

The Starship Phoenix offers access to its own armor vendor, selling Gadgetron-made armor for Ratchet that unlocked as he progressed through the game. It also has a ship customization terminal for the Star Explorer, which offered wing and nose jobs for a small price, as well as paint jobs. The latter did require a certain number of skill points to be acquired before they would be available for purchase.

The dropship used by the Galactic Rangers also came equipped with an on-board weapons vendor.

Slim Cognito

Slim's hideout.

Ratchet and Clank encountered Slim Cognito on Aquatos during "Infiltrate the underwater hideout". At first he only sold the Lava Gun and Miniturret Glove, but later acquired the Bouncer, Plasma Coil, and Shield Charger in his stock. These three are respectively unlocked upon landing on the Thran Asteroid Belt, planet Koros, and Mylon. As with the Help Matron Slim gives them away for free if the player had a Going Commando save file.

Pricing

The final five weapons are only available for purchase at Slim Cognito's vendor in Aquatos.

Weapon Purchase price Ammo
price
First available
Normal Mega
Shock Blaster 420,000 5
Nitro Launcher 380,000 50
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
Infector 18,000 220,000 20 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
RY3NO 3,000,000 1,000 Challenge mode
Miniturret Glove 25,000 620,000 30 Deep Sea Hideout, Aquatos
Lava Gun 40,000 260,000 3 Deep Sea Hideout, Aquatos
Bouncer 150,000 740,000 50 Qwark's hideout, Thran Asteroid Belt
Plasma Coil 250,000 820,000 50 Nefarious BFG, Koros
Shield Charger 250,000 700,000 500 Command center, Mylon

References

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