When Percival Tachyon's newly formed Empire struck the planet, the Lombaxes retreated to another dimension. While they were gone, and after the Imperials searched the planet for the "Lombax Secret," Nanophytes began to inhabit the derelict planet. They searched the planet for valuables and reactivated a Lombax Raritanium Mine near the Court of Azimuth. The Nanophytes also installed small structures known as Nanophyte Spawners that sent in reinforcements during heavy fighting. After Tachyon returned to Fastoon, the Nanophytes were either driven off Fastoon or removed by Tachyon's Empire.
Clubber Nanophyte: A Nanophyte armed with primitive clubs, their skin is a dark red and appear to be low ranking Nanophytes. They attack in groups and club Ratchet to death. The Fusion Bomb is great for groups of them.
Bomber Nanophyte: A Nanophyte armed with a bomb either built by Nanophytes, based on Lombax weapons or a leftover Lombax hand grenade from the Great War. They are high ranking Nanophytes, and are bright yellow. They are extremly deadly, as those bombs they throw are very accurate and cause lots of damage. If Ratchet get's closer, they will chuck it instead, no matter how close. They also have no qualms about throwing a grenade into a group of low ranking Clubber Nanophytes if they have a chance to hurt Ratchet. To make matters worse, they always travel in pairs (unless arrivng by Nanophyte Spawners), meaning one can throw bombs while the other reloads or throw their bombs at the same time to hit Ratchet. Due the danger they pose, it's best to use heavy weapons.
Nanophyte Spawner: Installed for the sole purpose of bringing reinforcements to important areas throughout Fastoon, these small structures deploy Clubber Nanophytes and Bomber Nanophytes to take out threats. They can defend themselves, but can keep deploying a limitless army of Nanophytes until they are destroyed. Plus some Nanophytes are already stationed by the Nanophyte Spawner to protect. They pop out holes when Ratchet nears.