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Ratchet: So, the Polaris Galaxy… Tachyon owns all of it?
The Smuggler: Yep! Ironic, ain't it? The one Cragmite they didn't vaporize comes back to oppress the galaxy.
 
Ratchet and The Smuggler, ToD

Polaris Galaxy was a galaxy which was located at the center of the universe, which was the edge of the known universe. This galaxy was also the location to the Lombax Ruins on planet Fastoon which became a desert planet after Lombaxes vanished to another dimension. This was the third known galaxy Ratchet and Clank explored in the series, with the other two being the Solana and Bogon galaxies. Most of the galaxy was owned by Tachyon which was ironic according to the Smuggler, although there were free planets which formed Free Polaris, with Igliak as the capital. Polaris' largest populations were once the Lombaxes and the Cragmites. These two races eliminated each other in the Great War, which did not reach beyond the Polaris galaxy. Other races found in Polaris included the aggressive Kerchu and the Drophyds.

Locations

Bernilius Sector

The known locations in the Bernilius Sector are:

Name Description Appearances
Vapedia A planet inhabited by the valkyries, and home to the Valkyrie Citadel in its skies. It is a grassy and temperate planet that was once ravaged by volcanic eruptions. Many of the islands and structures are found floating in the planet's skies. A Crack in Time
Nefarious Space Station (formerly) The space station that served as the headquarters of Dr. Nefarious created by Pollyx Industries, before it was destroyed by Ratchet and Clank. It was protected by a Nefarious Station Barrier, and its eyes fired Hypernova Defense Lasers. A Crack in Time
Bernilius Tau A combat moon with a flat, metal surface, home to the Nefarious Trooper Protoguards and Splitterbots. A Crack in Time
Bernilius Alpha A Crack in Time
Bernilius Beta A Crack in Time
Bernilius Delta A Crack in Time
Bernilius Gamma A Crack in Time
Bernilius Sigma A Crack in Time

A purple planet can be seen below the Nefarious Space Station, surrounded by asteroids.

Cerullean Sector

The known locations in the Cerullean Sector are:

Name Description Appearances
Ardolis A remote, tropical, oceanic world home to the pirate base of the space pirates led by Captain Slag. It is home to islands, caves, and pirate ships. Ratchet, Clank, Talwyn, Cronk, and Zephyr visited in search of a lombax artifact. Tools of Destruction
Cobalia A swamp planet known as the gelatonium capital of the Polaris Galaxy, making it the source of the most commonly used spacecraft fuel. It is largely covered in dangerous jungles with hostile wildlife, aside from gelatonium plants often located adjacent to spaceports. It is also home to Basilisk Leviathans. Tools of Destruction
Fastoon The former homeworld of the lombax race. After the planet was ravaged by Emperor Tachyon, the planet is mostly deserted, dusty, and dry. Left behind are ruins and nanophyte scavengers searching for lombax technology. This was also where Ratchet found Aphelion. Tools of Destruction
Kortog Home to Stratus City, a city suspended in the clouds floating high above the planet. Stratus City was home of the Educational District of the Polaris Galaxy before Tachyon conquered it and closed access to its libraries to prevent others gaining access to its information in the Hall of Knowledge. Tools of Destruction
Mukow A stormy, aquatic planet home to the Imperial Fight Festival during Tachyon's rule, as well as a large carnival park. Heavily guarded, and featuring a few structures on rocky islands. Tools of Destruction
Nundac Asteroid Ring An asteroid ring that was the location of the Apogee Space Station, and also home to several Basilisk Leviathans. It features several asteroids connected by teleporters, and a Sigma-3 Maintenance Hub that powers the Apogee Space Station. Tools of Destruction
Voron Asteroid Belt An asteroid belt where Ratchet encountered the space pirates led by in a space battle, and fought Puffy Pants Wallace. Tools of Destruction
Apogee Space Station The home of Talwyn Apogee, and formerly her father, Max Apogee. A heavily fortified space station guarded by Cronk and Zephyr, which contains lush vegetation inside, and artifacts from Max Apogee's exploration. Tools of Destruction, comic series

Corvus Sector

The known locations in the Corvus Sector are:

Name Description Appearances
Morklon A planet covered in swamps with vegetated plants, home to Gimlick Valley, a fongoid village. The village was once ravaged by agorians led by Commander Argos, who fought and won against the fongoid Zahn Gribnak due to sending unprepared soldiers. Ratchet and Clank used time portals to alter history and prevent Argos from winning. A Crack in Time
Corvus Alpha A red colored moon consisting of Swingshot targets and Hoverboot accelerators. A Crack in Time
Corvus Beta A Crack in Time
Corvus Sigma A Crack in Time
Corvus Tau A Crack in Time

In A Crack in Time, the Insomniac Moon features here. An unnamed gas giant planet with a few moons can be seen when traveling to the sector.

Drogol Sector

The known locations in the Drogol Sector are:

Name Description
Merdegraw A tropical planet with several small islands, home to both space pirate activity, and the hoolefoids on Hoolefar Island. It was surrounded by the Azorean Sea, and featured pirate coves where treasure was buried. This was also the resting place of Captain Angstrom Darkwater, who had been backstabbed by his First Mate Romulus Slag. Hoolefar Island also had an Obsidian Eye to communicate with the Zoni prompting Ratchet and Talwyn to visit the planet in search for it, to find Clank. Quest for Booty

Korthos Sector

The known locations in the Korthos Sector are:

Name Description Appearances
Lumos A dry, rocky planet with an arid climate, homeworld of the vullard species. It is home to Krell Canyon and several abandoned Raritanium mines, and also a cave containing an Obsidian Eye. A Crack in Time
Orrack Minor A location mentioned only, occupied by the valkyries. It was here that the valkyries regrouped after Ratchet defeated Libra in the sector. A Crack in Time
Zanifar A planet inhabited by the fongoids, that became the site of Dr. Nefarious' Tombli Outpost after his meteor crashed on the planet. The planet was the site of several oil derricks, and prior to Nefarious kidnapping the fongoids for his outpost, was also home to much vegetation. When Ratchet arrived, the planet was covered in snow, but when traveling to the past, it is instead sunny. A Crack in Time
Agorian Battleplex (destroyed) An agorian space station that was home to the Battleplex Arena, where gladiator combat took place, destroyed by Artemis Zogg[1]. It was also home to a video game arcade, where the arcade game My Blaster Runs Hot can be played. A Crack in Time
Korthos Alpha A rocky, desert moon, filled with scrap metal and space pirate remains, home to hostile wildlife. A Crack in Time
Korthos Beta A rocky, desert moon, occupied by vullards until agorians took over. A Crack in Time
Korthos Delta A cold moon with an icy surface which freezes those who enter it. It contains several floating platforms, and is occupied by agorians. A Crack in Time
Korthos Gamma A hot moon covered in magma with rocky islands and platforms used to traverse it. A Crack in Time
Korthos Sigma A combat moon with a flat metal surface, occupied by agorians. A Crack in Time
Korthos Omega A combat moon with a flat metal surface, occupied by agorians. A Crack in Time
Korthos Tau A combat moon with a flat metal surface, occupied by Thrashers. A Crack in Time

Two unnamed planets can be seen here, both similar to Lumos in appearance. One large planet is located near the Agorian Battleplex, and another behind Zanifar.

Phylax Sector

The known locations in the Phylax Sector are:

Name Description Appearances
Breegus System The system that Ratchet first visits after acquiring coordinates through the Obsidian Eye on Merdegraw. Its entry point is the Breegus Nebula. A Crack in Time
Breegus Minor The mentioned location of lombax architects, where the Dimensionator was created, according to the IRIS Supercomputer. Presumably contained in the Breegus System. A Crack in Time
Quantos A jungle planet inhabited by the fongoids. It is home to Zolar Forest, which contains a fongoid settlement with several temples devoted to Orvus and the Zoni. Ratchet and Captain Qwark crash-landed here, while many time anomalies were occurring. A Crack in Time
Vorselon's warship The warship of Lord Vorselon. Vorselon took his warship here in search of Alister Azimuth. A Crack in Time
Phylax Alpha An arid, rocky moon. A Crack in Time
Phylax Beta A vullard colony that was abandoned after fifteen irradiated asteroids disrupted their operations. A Crack in Time
Phylax Gamma A hot moon with a volcanic surface. A Crack in Time
Phylax Sigma A combat moon with a flat, metal surface, occupied by Nefarious forces. A Crack in Time
Phylax Tau A combat moon with a flat, metal surface. A Crack in Time

Two unnamed planets can be seen here. One is a forest planet with a small moon, and another is a ringed planet similar to Torren IV.

Praxus Sector

The known locations in the Praxus Sector are:

Name Description Appearances
Igliak The capital of the Polaris Galaxy, home to the large bustling metropolises of Meridian City and Luminopolis. During Tachyon's rule, it was the home of Free Polaris, and after its defeat was home to the new Polaris government led by the Galactic President, which at one point was President Qwark. It is

also home to lumenoids, which power Luminopolis, and to several krull which can be fished from its waters.

Tools of Destruction, All 4 One, Into the Nexus
Jasindu A jungle planet that is the homeworld of the kerchu, a race hostile to outsiders. It is home to the capital, Kerchu City, which within it contains the heavily fortified Kerchu Fortress. Max Apogee hid the Dimensionator in Kerchu City. The planet is also rich with gelatonium, with the kerchu operating underground gelatonium plants. Tools of Destruction
Praxus Six The planet on which the space pirates where sent to by Tachyon once he was finished. According to Cronk, it was also the site of the "Arachnid Squabble on Praxus Six", which he mentioned in the Rykan V Spaceport battle. The sulfur mines on the planet were ranked the third worst vacation spot in the Polaris Galaxy by the GrummelNet Intergalactic Travel Guide. Mentioned only
Praxus Seven A planet with large seas where fishing takes place, that is known to contain a species of large predatory fish, of which Crushto is a member. Mentioned only
Praxus Twelve A planet controlled by the cragmites during the Great War, until the lombaxes took over. Mentioned only
Reepor The homeworld of the cragmites, and the former capital of the Great Cragmite Empire. After the lombaxes ravaged the planet, it had been dormant for years, with green oceans running through the planet, black soil, and little flora. The planet is the site of ruins from the cragmite rule. Tools of Destruction
Ublik Passage Known for the connection between the Praxus and the Verdigris Sectors, it became the site of Captain Slag's fleet. The passage was home to several asteroids connected with pirate ships, and was close to Reepor. Tools of Destruction
Verdigris Black Hole A black hole located on the path to Jasindu, which Ratchet and Clank fought space pirates at before traveling through it to the planet. Tools of Destruction
Pegasus Outpost A space pirate outpost built on a remote, ice moon, located adjacent to the Verdigris Black Hole. Ratchet and Clank destroyed the outpost while fighting off space pirates, before the pirates had finished building a pub. Tools of Destruction

Vela Sector

The known planets in the Vela Sector are:

Name Description Appearances
Terachnos The homeworld of the terachnoids, and home to the large bustling Axiom City. This was also the site of Pollyx Industries, a large terachnoid corporation. During Dr. Nefarious' alliance with the terachnoids, it was also guarded by several Nefarious Troopers. A Crack in Time
Torren IV An arid, dry planet that is home largely to abandoned villages and ruins. It was the home of the fongoids, who had inhabited a city in the Monolith Fields, before they left thousands of years ago. The planet is instead occupied by vullards, who mine and scavenge the planet for resources and scrap metal. This was also the hiding place of Alister Azimuth, and was where he met Ratchet. A Crack in Time
Vela Alpha A volcanic moon surrounded by floating platforms. A Crack in Time
Vela Beta A Crack in Time
Vela Delta A Crack in Time
Vela Epsilon A volcanic moon surrounded by floating platforms. A Crack in Time
Vela Gamma A moon with a flat surface. A Crack in Time
Vela Sigma A combat moon with a flat, metal surface. A Crack in Time
Vela Tau A Crack in Time
Vela comet A comet that drifted through the sector, which contained a core isotope on its outer edge. A Crack in Time

Verdigris Sector

The known locations in the Verdigris Sector are:

Name Description Appearances
Rakar Star Cluster A star cluster that serves as the closest passage to Rykan V, occupied by space pirates. Ratchet and Clank fought space pirates here and destroyed their magma harvesters while traveling through, and eventually fought Iron Crotch Caruso. Tools of Destruction
Rykan V A hot, volcanic planet home to a Lava Refinery where metals are made, located adjacent to a spaceport. It was once occupied by the lombaxes, used by the Center for Advanced Lombax Research. Several lava tubes reach below the planet's surface. Tools of Destruction
Sargasso A swamp planet inhabited by dangerous primordial wildlife, as well as a source of gelatonium and the site of a kerchu outpost. It had also been the site of the lombaxes, who first discovered the planet and used it as a weapons testing facility. The Smuggler used the planet as a base of operations, while Ratchet and Clank gathered leviathan souls here, traversing the planet's swampy islands with the Robo-Wings. Tools of Destruction
Viceron A planet home to the infamous and heavily guarded Zordoom Prison. The prison was controlled by Tachyon during his rule. Tools of Destruction
Kreeli Comet An icy comet drifting through the sector, home to the IRIS Supercomputer. It was taken over by space pirates, who reside in their own structures on the planet, and in several caves. Tools of Destruction

Zarkov Sector

The Zarkov Sector was declared haunted after Vendra Prog's experiments caused nether activity here. The known locations in the sector are:

Name Description Appearances
Kragg A volcanic and rocky planet occupied by the Thugs-4-Less. It was home to the Destructapalooza, an unregulated arena stadium used to train Thugs. Into the Nexus
Silox An oceanic planet home to Weeblesnog City, a large city. The city was declared haunted by Mayor Gumblebick and abandoned due to nether activity caused by Vendra Prog, after attempts to slow down the nether activity had failed. Into the Nexus
Thram A swamp planet home to the expansive Hagrow Swampland, home to dangerous gargathons, whose rare horns fetched a high price. The Smuggler visited this planet to trade for gargathon horns, and Neftin Prog set up a hideout here. Into the Nexus
Yerek A temperate planet that was used by Vendra and Neftin Prog for their operations, and thus became haunted by nethers. It was home to the Meero Orphanage in which Vendra and Neftin had grew up, and after a rough childhood and a longing for a family, Vendra used the planet to conduct transdimensional experiments, in order to bring the nethers over from the Netherverse. Into the Nexus

Unnamed Full Frontal Assault sector

The locations in the unnamed sector in Full Frontal Assault are:

Name Description Appearances
Ebaro A large jungle planet formerly home to the ebarians, whose monks constructed the Hidden City of Balkai, before the majority left to Meridian City after GrummelNet sold Inner Peace. The planet was controlled by Tachyon during his rule. Stuart Zurgo later constructed his Lair of Doom inside the hidden city. It is orbited by the Black Rock Moons of Ebaro, moons with little gravity, which were raided by Ephemeris for gravoids to serve the loki as vessels. Full Frontal Assault
Markazia An arid planet full of natural bodies of acid pools, home to the markazians, the race of Talwyn Apogee. The acid pools attracted GrummelNet, who set up the Korgan Refinery to collect and distill the acid for use in their bioweapon division. It was the first planet attacked by grungarian mercenaries led by Stuart Zurgo, after he deactivated its Planetary Defense Center was deactivated. Full Frontal Assault
Proteus VII A hot planet colonized by GrummelNet, and home to the death weasels. It was attacked by the grungarian mercenaries led by Stuart Zurgo, after he hacked its Planetary Defense Center. Full Frontal Assault

Other known locations

The locations without known sectors were:

Name Description Appearances
Vartan Nebula A mentioned location that was the site of Tachyon's "four star penal colony". Mentioned only
Magnus A large planet with varied terrain, ranging from rocky cliffs with deep canyons to vast oceans. It is populated by many differing creatures, most notably the tharpods, sentient lifeforms in tune with nature who kept small critters as pets. It was here that Ephemeris, the Creature Collector, took Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark, and Dr. Nefarious, after abducting them. The Phonica Moon is located in its orbit. All 4 One
Phonica Moon A moon orbiting Magnus, filled with hostile creatures such as the anthropods, lurkers and craterpedes. It is home to the secret lab location of Dr. Croid, where he hid from Nevo Binklemeyer. Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark, and Dr. Nefarious had to infiltrate this lab through its security tunnels to reach Dr. Croid. Mentioned only
Ringus Minor Home to sewers filled with deadly Sewer-Dwelling Razor Ants, whose natural exoskeleton could protect them from most munitions fired from most weapons. Mentioned only
Terraklon Six The homeworld of the terraklon species, including terraklon gladiators and umbüko gladiators, the latter of whom Captain Qwark claimed to have trained with. In Zordoom Prison, the Tachyon robot mentioned that it had been consumed by the Thyrullian supernova, and as such, all terraklon inmates (aside from Lord Vorselon) had their sentences commuted, free to wander the galaxy in search of a new home. Mentioned only
Tharan IX Mentioned by Cronk and Zephyr in All 4 One. Zephyr claimed it was a location of Unicop, and that Qwark and Unicop had traveled there to defeat Count Microbolt and his army of Penguin Cyborgs. Mentioned only
Toranux (destroyed) The home of the loki species. A cragmite warrior named Bagogg crash landed here, and hid from the loki. He later returned with a Class Three Planet Smasher and destroyed the planet. Images of Toranux appeared on Dr. Croid's computer, depciting the planet as green with several islands. Shards were also contained in Croid's lab. Mentioned only
Zaurik The home planet of the drophyds. A mostly aquatic planet, with reserves of the durable metal trillium under its surface. Parts of the planet close to trillium mines are barren and dry with contaminated water. It was also here that Lord Vorselon lost a battle with the drophyds, and thus lost his body, which he hoped to gain back from the Great Clock. Mentioned only
Zumbrix Mentioned by Qwark as a planet with four orbiting suns. Mentioned only

Trivia

  • The Polaris Galaxy is very close to the Solana Galaxy, as Solana's Spaceship Graveyard is said to be close to Polaris' Planet Sargasso.[2]
  • Praxus Six, Viceron, Jasindu, Torren IV and Morklon were considered the worst planets in the Polaris Galaxy to travel to. The GrummelNet Intergalactic Travel Guide listed Jasindu's Kerchu City the worst vacation spot in the galaxy, followed by Viceron's Zordoom Prison and Praxus Six's sulfur mines. The Polaris Board of Interstellar Travel listed Morklon as the first worst to visit, followed by Torren IV.
  • Planet Quantos was voted the Polaris Galaxy's "Best Kept Secret," due to unspoiled jungles, friendly natives and gorgeous fjords.
  • The Huron Abyss of planet Lumos was one of the most visited locations in the galaxy, as people traveled from far away just to throw stuff into it.

Behind the scenes

  • In real life, "Polaris" is a star more commonly known as North Star.

Notes and references

  1. Ratchet & Clank: Issue 5: Multiple Organisms: Mentioned by General Glahm
  2. In pursuit of Kingpin mission description.