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- “ Gadgetron is your one-stop shop for all your weapon, gadget, and ammunition needs. Gadgetron has vendors conveniently located on all inhabited worlds, and also in the entirely unhabited bogs of Trachea Five. We do not really know how that one got there. Engineering blames marketing, marketing blames legal and legal has been at a 'conference' on the tropical planet of Bahamia for the last six months and they do not return our calls. ”
- ―Unnamed Gadgetron employee (source: Ratchet & Clank game manual)
Gadgetron Corporation, mostly referred to as simply Gadgetron, was the main and largest gadget and weaponry supplier in the Solana Galaxy. It also operated in the Bogon Galaxy and the Polaris Galaxy, but it was not as successful in those galaxies due to competition. Directed from the Gadgetron Site on Kalebo III, the huge enterprise had Gadgetron vendors stationed on numerous planets. Its only known influence in the Bogon Galaxy is planet Barlow, but when Ratchet and Clank visited the planet, they found the station in ruins, as after competition with MegaCorp became violent, Gadgetron left Bogon. Gadgetron was also known for inventing the Z3000 hoverboard, The Hologuise, the VG9000 Game system and Nanotech.
Gadgetron did not actually manufacture the weapons as they only sold them. Minton Incorporated were one of Gadgetron's manufacturers. They were caught in licensing issues over the black-market gadget Hydro-Pack. However, a large majority of gizmos and weapons were produced by Gadgetron.
Gadgetron's chief competitors were MegaCorp, GrummelNet and Vox Industries. In the Bogon Galaxy, MegaCorp basically obliterated Gadgetron and fellow MegaCorp competitors with the Triple-B missiles, almost completely ending their business operations in the Bogon Galaxy. Both companies engaged in corporate warfare, stealing plans for various products from one another. In the Polaris Galaxy, GrummelNet became the galaxies most popular weapons and gadgets company, much to the annoyance of Gadgetron. In the Solana Galaxy, Gadgetron had almost complete monopoly of technological services, though Vox Industries dominated the Shadow Sector, with the exception of Orxon.
Critics of Gadgetron have accused them of being a power-hungry monopoly bent on galactic domination, a claim that Gadgetron has neither confirmed nor denied.
Gadgetron's headuaters was Kalebo III, a Gadgetron controlled planet where they operated from the Gadgetron Site. This facility possessed the best defences that money could buy, as the CEO did not even bother acknowledging the Blarg invasion of their planet, despite that the Blarg were sending there most elite soldiers in, as he knew the defenses would easily deal with them.
- Gadgetron CEO
- Moby (salesman)
- Helpgirl (HelpDesk)
- Help Matron
- Ratchet (hoverboarder)
- Clank (hoverboarder)
Places of business
- Blarg Tactical Research Station
- Oltanis Orbit
- Kalebo III
- Veldin Orbit
- Starship Phoenix
- Annihilation Nation
- Holostar Studios
- Obani Gemini
- Obani Pollux
- Obani Draco
- Zeldrin Starport
- Thran Asteroid Belt
- Medical Outpost Omega
- Dayni Moon
- Inside Clank
Note: weapons with * indicates with upgrades.
- Blaster → Gold Blaster
- Bomb Glove → Gold Bomb Glove
- Decoy Glove → Gold Decoy Glove
- Devastator → Gold Devastator
- Drone Device
- Agents of Doom → Gold Glove of Doom
- Mine Glove → Gold Mine Glove
- Morph-o-Ray → Gold Morph-O-Ray
- OmniWrench 8000
- Pyrocitor → Gold Pyrocitor
- Suck Cannon → Gold Suck Cannon
- Tesla Claw → Gold Tesla Claw
- Visibomb Gun
- Bomb Glove → Mega Bomb Glove
- Decoy Glove → Mega Decoy
- Omni Wrench 8000 → OmniWrench 10000 → OmniWrench 12000
- RYNO II
- Tesla Claw → Mega Tesla Claw
- Visibomb Gun → Mega Visibomb Gun
- Walloper → Mega Walloper
- Agents of Doom*→ Agents of Dread (Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal)
- Annihilator*→ Decimator
- Flux Rifle*→ Splitter Rifle
- Infector*→ Infecto Bomb
- N60 Storm*→ N90 Hurricane
- Nitro Launcher*→ Nitro Eruptor
- Plasma Whip*→ Quantum Whip
- Qwack-O-Ray*→ Qwack-O-Blitzer
- Rift Inducer*→ Rift Ripper
- Shock Blaster*→ Shock Cannon
- Spitting Hydra*→ Tempest
- Suck Cannon*→ Vortex Cannon (Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal)
- RY3NO*→ RYNOCIRATOR
- OmniWrench 10K → Armor Modifications
- Shock Rocket*→ Electro Rocket
- Concussion Gun*→ Concussion Cannon
- Scorcher*→ Incinerator
- Agents of Doom*→ Agents of Dread (Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters)
- Suck Cannon*→ Vortex Cannon (Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters)
- Lacerator → Dual Lacerator
- Sniper Mine
- Tornado Launcher → Tempest Launcher
- RYNO IV → RYNO IV Extreme → Omega RYNO 4-Ever
- RYNO V → Mega RYNO V → Omega RYNO V
- RYNO VI
- RYNO VII → RYNO VII Xtreme → Omega RYNO VII Xtreme
- Gadgetron Grind Boots
- Metal Detector
- Sonic Summoner
- Gadgetron PDA
- O2 Mask
- Gadgetron Charge Boots
- Gadgetron Gravity Boots
- Z3000 Hoverboard
- VG9000 Game System
- Nanotech upgrades
- Lombax Snooze Mist
- Lemon Spring Freshenator
- Gadgetron Container
- Gadgetron had lawyers called Brushling, Flynn and Culverhouse who have solved the licensing issues over the Hydro-Pack.
- Gadgetron seemed to have less of an influence than MegaCorp over their respective galaxies. Gadgetron only sold weapons, while MegaCorp reached to domestic products and holo-vision shows like the MegaCorp Games.
- Gadgetrons brand colors changed from blue to orange in Up Your Arsenal. It was also indicative of the HUD color scheme.
- In the absence of the Gadgetron company in the Future series, GrummelNet took its place.
- Pieces of the RYNO IV and the RYNO V were found in Polaris indicating Gadgetron activity in that galaxy.
- Gadgetron had more simple weapons at the times of Drek's demise like the Blaster and Bomb Glove. They also had simpler names.
- Gadgetron were the ones who created some the most powerful weapons in the series, some of the RYNOs.
- Gadgetron also created the Gadgetron Hounds of Cuddly Death to compete with MegaCorp's Protopets. The project never reached it's goal as all but two of Gadgetron employees left planet Barlow where the hounds were being made. These creatures are now no longer docile creatures, but fierce pack hunters who flock together to bring down large prey such as Ratchet
- Ratchet & Clank (first appearance)
- Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
- Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
- Ratchet & Clank: Going Mobile
- Ratchet: Deadlocked (mentioned only)
- Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
- Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
- Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
- Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault
- Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (mentioned only)
- Ratchet & Clank (PS4) (re-imagined Gadgetron Corporation)