The Hypnomatic requires three Hypnomatic parts:
- Distribution facility on Smolg
- Grelbin, received from the New Age Mystic in exchange for 16 Moonstones
- Damosel, found riding the train rails in Allgon City
Using the Hypnomatic activates and controls a receiver bot, which can last for a brief period of time. The receiver bot can attack with to fire or self-destruct, but its primary function is normally to activate a switch to open a door for Ratchet. Taking damage will reduce the receiver bot's time, though a receiver bot can also hypnotise other receiver bots if the player presses when aiming the first receiver bot at another one nearby.
Receiver bots can only be controlled if they feature satellite dishes on their head. Some receiver bots which lack this feature only as enemies for Ratchet's receiver bot to destroy instead.
The Hypnomatic can be used on receiver bots found in Damosel, Grelbin and Yeedil.