|“||What could be better than a rocket-propelled explosive charge? Well a rocket-propelled explosive electrical charge, or course, and the Shock Rocket has been leading the market ever since its inception 3 months ago. Designed to quickly clear out packs of enemies with electrical flair, the Shock Rocket also deals good damage to single, armored targets.||”|
— Weapon Description, SAC
The Shock Rocket is a weapon developed by Gadgetron Corporation in Size Matters and Secret Agent Clank. It is a rocket-propelled explosive electrical charge that can quickly clear out packs of enemies with a powerful electrical flare, and also deal significant damage to singular, armored targets.
The Shock Rocket can upgrade to the Electro Rocket in Size Matters which electrocutes secondary targets along its path, and to the Shock Barrage in Secret Agent Clank which performs the same function.
The Shock Rocket was available for purchase upon reaching the Farming Cooperative on the Dayni Moon for 55,000 bolts. It could be upgraded to the Electro Rocket at V4. Two mods were available for purchase: the lock-on mod for 5,000 bolts that focuses on specific enemies and the after shock mod for 25,000 bolts. In challenge mode, the Titan Electro Rocket could be purchased.
Secret Agent Clank
The Shock Rocket could be purchased by Clank for Ratchet for 55,000 bolts upon reaching the Bolt Foundry on Fort Sprocket, and was delivered to Ratchet hidden in the Shock Rocket Cake. It could be upgraded to the Shock Barrage. Two mods were available for the weapon: the static charge mod for 25,000 bolts, which increased damage proportional to the number of steps taken before firing, and the taser mod for 35,000 bolts, which stunned enemies shocked by the rocket for a few seconds.
It was delivered to Ratchet as the "Shock Rocket cake".
The Shock Rocket is an arm-mounted missile launcher with a red missile contained on its muzzle.
The Electro Rocket and Shock Barrage feature a much larger internal capacitor, enabling the electrical discharge to arc between multiple opponents, compounding the damage dealt.
The Shock Rocket fires a rocket with an electrical charge that explodes and damages enemies. It is useful both against packs of medium enemies, but also against singular, armored targets, due to the damage of the rockets. This makes it a broadly useful weapon, though as a weapon used against smaller enemies, it is outclassed by other weapons, and thus is best aimed at larger, armored enemies.
The Shock Rocket has different upgrade paths in Size Matters and Secret Agent Clank. In Size Matters, the weapon upgrades to the Electro Rocket, and its lock-on mod made it ideal against some targets while its after shock mod allows it to damage secondary targets. In Secret Agent Clank, it upgrades to the Shock Barrage, with the static charge mod increasing the damage depending on how many steps Ratchet takes before firing it, and the taser mod causes the rockets' electricity to stun enemies; while the latter mod is extremely useful for strategic purposes, the former simply adds damage on top of what is already there and a non-essential mod that is difficult to take advantage of.