The Tractor Beam is a gadget in Going Commando. It is a handheld gadget that allows the user to move certain objects around by manipulating them from a close to medium range, depending on if they feature an orange Tractor Beam target signal.
The Tractor Beam can manipulate any object with an orange target signal. This allows Ratchet to use the Tractor Beam on a target and then move it around with freedom. Aside from moving around platforms for Ratchet to jump on, it can also be used to move bombs around to destroy obstacles to areas, or to move robot inspectors to a pad to gain clearance. The Tractor Beam can also be used to access secret areas.