|“||Gadgetron's Trespasser is the perfect device for getting past Invinco-Locks. Simply stand on the activation pad for an Invinco-Lock and press circle to bring up the Invinco-Lock interface.||”|
— In-game description, R&C
The Trespasser is a gadget in Ratchet & Clank and the re-imagined Ratchet & Clank (2016 game). It is a handheld device with three prongs at the front, serving as an infiltration device that is used to open invinco-locks by hacking into them using advanced poly-laser technology to hack internal photon receptors and trigger locks. The player must complete a short laser puzzle to bypass a lock.
In the original Ratchet & Clank, the Trespasser is obtained on planet Aridia, after traversing an area using the Swingshot. In the 2016 re-imagined Ratchet & Clank, it is instead granted by the shady salesman on Rilgar, to help Ratchet and Clank obtain Holocards for the R.Y.N.O..
The Trespasser opens an Invinco-lock, and presents the player with a puzzle. These present Invinco-locks as a circle with receptors for beams to hit, with the beams and their starting generators arranged on three circles which could be rotated to move the laser. The player must connect every receptor to a beam.
In the 2016 re-imagined Ratchet & Clank, the player can use auto-hack to skip the mandatory puzzles. However, puzzles that lead to secret areas cannot be auto-hacked, and using auto-hack on a single puzzle voids the Safe Cracker trophy.
Behind the scenes
The Trespasser did not return in other games, though it was featured in the 2016 reboot, with new minigames. The minigames are slightly altered in that sometimes the player may be required to deactivate a circle of lasers or blockers in order to connect beams to all receptors.