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Use some super-charged suction power to smash open crates and objects… or suck your friends straight into your VAC-U gun and shoot them back out again as projectiles.

Instruction Manual Description, A4O

The Vac-Uis a gadget in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. It can suck up objects, other playable characters, or enemies using zepto-shrink technology. It was designed for Ephemeris to store critters. The Vac-U could also be used to shoot other players into the air for a stomp.

The Vac-U is found in Aldaros Plains on planet Magnus.


The Vac-U is equipped by pressing Circle. When equipped, the player can suck up objects or other players, causing a trajectory line to appear. If the line is blue, it means it is in the correct direction and position to take the character to the other side. If it is red, shooting the character out is disabled.

  • The gadget is often used to shoot players out to reach the other side of a gap.
  • It could also be used to suck up Voltergeists and shoot them out into a socket to extend a bridge or open a door.

Behind the scenes

  • A feature from the game was cut that if two characters equipped the Vac-U and sucked up an Elasta-Shock, anything between the two characters would be destroyed by a laser wire that connects the Vac-U's together.