Buccaneers were grog-guzzling enemies that kept it classy with a saber in hand, aiming to chop up Ratchet into sizable portions. They were members of Captain Slag's crew of space pirates and aided him in plundering ships, cities and planets. Although they had to get close in order to inflict damage, their massive swords took a major chunk from Ratchet's health meter if they connected. It is recommended to attack them with steady, long-range firepower in order to prevent them from advancing on Ratchet.
There were many types of Buccaneers, but there was nothing different about them other than the weapons they used. Different types included Axe, Sword, Cutlass, Hardy and Club Buccaneers. In PlayStation Move Heroes, they each were coloured differently and had a special attack, for example, axe buccaneers were coloured grey and could perform a special swipe attack. Hardy Buccaneers were a type of Buccaneer that wielded shields and either clubs, swords or axes. In nearly every pirate-themed level there was also a Buccaneer in control of a turret. On Jasindu, they were replaced by Elite Buccaneers, who were more powerful and had stronger yellow armour.
It can be assumed that Captain Darkwater was a Buccaneer type pirate, as he had the appearance and weapon of said pirate type. If Ratchet attacked a Buccaneer with the Wrench, they would swear "Watch where you're swinging that thing; almost had me bloody head off!." Buccaneers appeared as small enemies in PlayStation Home Firing Range (present).