Kyzil Plateau
Kyzil Plateau Night

Panoramic view of the Kyzil Plateau

The Kyzil Plateau was the only city seen by Ratchet on the planet Veldin, which was where he also resided. A lot of lombax technology had been left scattered in the area. It was there that Drek failed to destroy the entire planet with the Deplanetizer. It was also the area that was under attack by the tyhrranoids two years later when Ratchet helped the Galactic Rangers save Veldin from the attack led by Nefarious.

The Kyzil Plateau had a Qwark themed drive through.[1]


Bar kyzil

A bar in the Kyzil Plateau during Vorn's announcement of the "emancipation" of Veldin from the Solana galaxy.

Ratchet crashed on planet Veldin at Kyzil Plateau as a baby, after being sent in an escape pod from the Polaris Galaxy. He was raised here, inheriting great mechanic skills from his father and owning a garage. Around the garage were a cliffside, several tall tower buildings and barbed wire fences. Kyzil Plateau was home to peaceful pterodactyls and dangerous Horny toads. According to Kyzil Plateau's holocard, it is also home to Skreeducks. When Clank crashed on Veldin after escaping from the Blarg, he landed near Kyzil Plateau. Blargian Electroids arrived to retrieve Clank, but Ratchet rescued Clank.

Later, Veldin was invaded by Dr. Nefarious' Tyhrranoid forces, and Ratchet, news reporter Darla Gratch covered the matter on Channel sixty-four news, but was killed by the invaders. Clank and the Galactic Rangers soon arrived to neutralise the threat, and later left after defeating them.


  • The first part of the Kyzil Plateau in Ratchet & Clank was recreated in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, up to the point where a cavern was created through a cliff. The rest of Kyzil Plateau that was the first could also be seen in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, but was not playable.
  • Due to the fact Ratchet's house was in Kyzil Plateau; in Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (Dreamtime), Ratchet entered his house where there were some rocks and sand outside his house that resembled Kyzil Plateau.
  • This is the first planet that you play as the first level and last level.
  • "Kyzil" (Қызыл) means "Red" in Kazakh, making Kyzil Plateau "Red Plateau."
  • The main building of the Kyzil Plateau in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal has been inspired by Lombax ears[2]


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