A meteor pad was an object found on the ground that would thrust Ratchet into the sky to reach higher places. There were three types: green, purple and blue. The green pads were by far the most common, and the purple pad was only found in Metropolis on Kerwan. The blue pads were similar to green pads, as activation required the user to jump. Blue pads were also found in Kerchu City on Jasindu. The purple pads would automatically bounce Ratchet off the pad, while the green ones required the user to jump in order to trigger them.
Purple pads automatically bounce the player, while green and blue pads require the player to jump on the pad by pressing .