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The Solana Galaxy was the Galaxy which Ratchet and Clank had explored the most, with over more than 60 known planets and locations. Being his home galaxy, this was where Ratchet started his adventures when he and Clank saved countless planets from being completely destroyed by Supreme Executive Chairman Drek.

In the beginning events of Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, they were interviewed with Behind the Hero in Ratchet's garage after Drek's defeat with their new celebrity status when the MegaCorp CEO teleported them to the Bogon Galaxy for a mission.

During Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, the Solana Galaxy was ravaged by the Bio-Bliterator, thanks to Dr Nefarious and many of the inhabitants were turned into robots. In Ratchet: Deadlocked, Ratchet, Clank and Big Al were taken to the darkest part of the Solana Galaxy known as the Shadow Sector.

In Size Matters, they explored new planets which were not seen in the previous games as well as Pokitaru, a planet from the first game. Known cities included Gorda City of Oltanis, Blackwater City of Rilgar, the Technomite City of Challax, Capital City on Marcadia (which was the capital of the galaxy), and the largest of them all was Metropolis of Kerwan.

Solana had a diversity of different kinds of planets which all had their own unique environment which included swamps, jungles, cities, deserts, ice caps, oceans, tropical places, forests, mountains, tundras, volcanic regions, polluted regions, dark regions, snowy regions, and even junkyards.

The Galaxy was governed by the Galactic President, who resided in Capital City on Marcadia. The President was seemingly elected by the public. There existed also the Galactic Fleet and an organization known as the Galactic Rangers, who worked for the Galactic Government. In Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, the Galactic Court ordered Qwark to pay 6 billion bolts to customers suffering from his Personal Hygienators. The Planets in Solana Galaxy appeared to be autonomous; some were ruled by a planetary chairman (Novalis, the Blarg) and some planets with major cities were governed by mayors and city governments (Kerwan, Rilgar). However, many planets were also owned by large companies such as Gadgetron, who was based on Kalebo III. The bolt foundry of the galaxy was located on Fort Sprocket. Not all planets were densely populated such as Kerwan, Marcadia, Oltanis, and other planets with large cities, e.g., planets such as Hoven, Quartu, Umbris, Veldin, and Aridia, along with most of the Shadow sector were lawless and remote and also a bit more dangerous for that matter.

Planet Metalis was the junk yard of the Galaxy where old robots and broken ships were often dumped.

On parts of some planets, it seemed as it was always nighttime. Outpost X11 on Aridia is one notable example.

The galaxy was home to the Solanian. They were found all over the galaxy, and there was no confirmed homeworld for them.

According to DreadZone commentator Juanita, Captain Starshield saved the galaxy from a robot ghost pirate invasion on the date G2.16.918.[1]

Ratchet lived here on the planet Veldin while Clank was born on Quartu after he was created on the Great Clock in the center of the universe.

Locations

Visited

Planets

Name Locations Description Appearances
Aquatos Deep Sea Hideout A planet covered entirely in oceans under which underwater bases and sewers are contained. Featured one of Dr. Nefarious' underwater bases. Up Your Arsenal
Aridia Outpost X11 A desert planet largely filled with mud, home to large facilities in outposts. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Up Your Arsenal
Batalia Fort Krontos A tropical jungle planet home to fortresses, on which a large battle was fought against blarg invaders that bombed much of the planet. Ratchet & Clank (2002) (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game)
Boltaire Museum's planet Boltaire Museum An unnamed planet home to the Boltaire Museum. During the events of Secret Agent Clank, Ratchet appeared to have stolen from this museum, while Clank investigated afterwards to prove Ratchet's innocence. Secret Agent Clank
Catacrom Four Robot graveyard (DreadZone campaign) A planet home to ancient ruins and robot burial grounds, of which many are robotic zombies. Deadlocked
Challax Technomite city A barren desert planet that is home to a Technomite city. Size Matters
Daxx Research Facility A tropical, oceanic planet home to many small islands, one of which featured Nefarious' base where the Biobliterator was conceptualized. Up Your Arsenal
New Quartu (destroyed) Various The planet constructed by Chairman Drek that would serve as the new homeworld for the blarg. Was destroyed by Ratchet and Clank. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
Eudora Logging site A forest planet on which a robotic logging site was constructed by Chairman Drek to harvest the trees for his new planet. Ratchet & Clank (2002)
Florana Nabla Forest A planet home to jungles and swamps, home to bugs, large beasts, native tribes, and a race of Cyclophic monkeys. Up Your Arsenal
Fort Sprocket Bolt Foundry An industrial planet residing near the core of the galaxy, where the bolts are made. During the events of Secret Agent Clank, it was taken over by the Kingpin. Secret Agent Clank
Gaspar Blarg Depot A planet covered in volcanoes and lava on which the blarg tested and developed new weapons. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game)
Unnamed planet Holostar Studios The home to Holostar Studios, where Secret Agent Clank is filmed. Up Your Arsenal
Hoven Bomb factory A frozen planet covered in snow and ice, home to a major where bombs are built. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Up Your Arsenal multiplayer
Hydrano Underwater Base A planet that is evenly split into half ocean and half desert, due to a dam that stretches cross the entire world. In Secret Agent Clank, it is home to Klunk's underwater base. Secret Agent Clank
Kalebo III Gadgetron site A planet covered in lush islands surrounded by oceans. Home planet of Gadgetron Corporation, as it is where Gadgetron's headquarters and its CEO are based. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game)
Kalidon Mechanoid Factory A cold, dry planet consisting of canyons, with low gravity allowing asteroids to float just above its surface. It was colonized by the Technomites and home to its Mechanoid Factory, and also the site of many skyboard races. Size Matters
Kerwan Metropolis A large, bustling planet most notably home to the huge, bustling city of Metropolis. Metropolis is home to many attractions, including Al's roboshack, and is the birthplace of many heroes, such as Captain Qwark and Captain Starshield. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie), Up Your Arsenal, Tools of Destruction
Koros Nefarious BFG A dark and stormy planet home to an urban sprawl with large bridges connecting a city placed on top of water. Contained a command center which served as the fuelling station for the Biobliterator. Up Your Arsenal
Kronos Dark City (DreadZone campaign) A dark and stormy planet in the Shadow Sector home to Dark City, which featured a dark cathedral and other buildings with a sinister appearance. Featured a DreadZone campaign on which Shellshock was fought. Deadlocked
Magmos Nefarious' lair A planet covered in rivers of molten lava and active volcanoes. Home to one of Dr. Nefarious' lairs, featured in the Qwark vid-comic Issue 3: Shadow of the Robot. Up Your Arsenal
Maraxus Prison (DreadZone campaign) A desert planet in the Shadow Sector home to a prison used in a DreadZone campaign. Deadlocked
Marcadia Capital City A humid planet home to the Capital City, which contains Solana's Presidential Compound that houses President Phyronix. Up Your Arsenal
Metalis Junkyard A junkyard planet filled with scrap metal. Abandoned robots reside here, and many compete in Robot War events. Clank competed in Robot War III. Size Matters
Mylon Command center A heavily fortified planet home to refineries. Was used for the Command Center by Dr. Nefarious for his Biobliterator. Up Your Arsenal
Novalis Tobruk Crater A planet home to greenery, waters, and caves, one of the first planets to be attack by Drek, who wished to extract a large portion of the planet for his new world. The planet was therefore evacuated. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
Oltanis Gorda City A planet home to continuous lightning storms, which are harnessed by the lightning attractors to power the enormous Gorda City. The planet was attacked by Drek, causing much of the city to be in ruins. Ratchet & Clank
Orxon Kogor Refinery, Raritanium Mine (DreadZone campaign) The former homeworld of the blarg located in the Shadow Sector that was rendered uninhabitable as its air was too poisonous and water too toxic, due to heavy industrialization. This caused the blarg to evacuate the planet and find a new home. Later was used for a DreadZone campaign. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Deadlocked
Pokitaru Jowai Resort A small tropical planet containing vast oceans and islands, home to Jowai Resort, a popular galactic tourist destination. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game)
Prison Planet Prison A planet used by the Solana Galactic Authorities as the galaxy's intergalactic prison. It is protected by a shield generator. During the events of Secret Agent Clank, Ratchet was locked away here after being framed for a crime. Secret Agent Clank
Quartu Robot factory, Skorg City A factory containing blargian robot factories which is the birthplace of Clank. Is home to factories producing Sentry-bots and Ultra-Mech Unlimiteds. In the re-imagined Ratchet & Clank, it is also the homeworld of the blarg. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
Quodrona Otto Destruct's base A volcanic planet containing abandoned cities. The planet was also home to Otto Destruct and the Technomites, who used it as a base of operations. Size Matters
Rilgar Blackwater City A cold planet home to the bustling Blackwater City, which is the home of hoverboard races. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Up Your Arsenal
Rionosis Azcotal Alley A mountainous planet known for its new year celebrations, as it has an orbital period of 4.2 seconds meaning new years are rapid. During the events of Secret Agent Clank, Clank followed the Kingpin here to find the Eye of Infinity. Secret Agent Clank
Ryllus A planet covered in very dangerous flora and fauna. It is home to a Technomite temple containing a map. Size Matters
Sarathos DreadZone campaign A planet with a very gaseous atmosphere covered in alien swamps, home to many dangerous beasts. A DreadZone campaign required contestants to fight the King Leviathan. Deadlocked
Shaar Temples (DreadZone campaign) An ice planet in the Shadow Sector home to many ancient temples that served as a location for a DreadZone campaign. Deadlocked
Stygia DreadZone campaign A cold planet in the Shadow Sector plagued by meteor showers, which are only held in check by large forcefields. A DreadZone campaign took place here, forcing contestants to defend the shields. Deadlocked
Torval Torval City (DreadZone campaign) A deserted planet home to many toy factories that were owned by Gleeman Vox, infested with zombie robots. Deadlocked
Tyhrranosis Korgon Base, Kavu Island A desert world that is home planet of the Tyhrranoids. Covered with fortresses and deep valleys, as well as a base on Kavu Island. Up Your Arsenal
Umbris Qwark's headquarters A hot, dry, muddy planet that features Captain Qwark's heavily fortified headquarters. In the re-imagined Ratchet & Clank, it is a target of the Deplanetizer due to its unstable core. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
Veldin Kyzil Plateau, F-Sector A barren, sparsely populated planet that is Ratchet's homeworld. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie), Up Your Arsenal
Venantonio Secret Laboratory, Opera House An inhospitable sewer planet home to the amoeboids. It features many canals, factories, laboratories, and also an Opera House. During the events of Secret Agent Clank, Clank searched here for the Eye of Infinity in secret labs, while Qwark sang in the Opera House. Secret Agent Clank
Zeldrin Crash site A sparsely populated jungle planet located in the Joraal Nebula. Home to a crash site after Nefarious' Leviathan crashed on the planet. Up Your Arsenal

Other celestial bodies

Name Description Appearances
Dayni Moon Home to robot farmers in the Farming Cooperative, and the famous Dayni Weresheep. Robot War III contests also occur here. Size Matters
Glaciara A frozen asteroid composed of ice and rock. In Secret Agent Clank, Clank visited Ivana Lottabolts, whose father had colonized the asteroid and left it to her. Secret Agent Clank
Obani Draco The third moon of Obani, and home to Courtney Gears' secret getaway and recording studio. Designed to appear as a purple disco ball. Up Your Arsenal
Obani Gemini The first moon of Obani, a small moon surrounded by rings of asteroids, with an uneven surface full of lava and small grassy areas. Up Your Arsenal
Obani Pollux The second moon of Obani, a mostly cybernetic moon complete with cybernetic vegetation and buildings. It was a fortress used by Dr. Nefarious, who erased all coordinates to it. Up Your Arsenal
Thran Asteroid A frozen asteroid home to one of Qwark's hideouts. Up Your Arsenal
Valix Belt A group of asteroids home to a DreadZone campaign, right next to a black hole. Deadlocked

Space stations

Name Description Appearances
Asyanica A lawless city space station appearing in Secret Agent Clank, ran by Number Woo and an army of robot ninjas. Secret Agent Clank
Blarg Tactical Research Station A research station used by the blarg contained in Nebula G34 and based around many asteroids. Serves to test many gadgets and weapons. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
Deplanetizer A space station used by Chairman Drek and the blarg to destroy planets. Ratchet & Clank (2002), Ratchet & Clank (2016 game), Ratchet & Clank (2016 movie)
DreadZone Station (destroyed) A space station in the Shadow Sector that served as the main hub for DreadZone, Vox Industries, and Gleeman Vox. DreadZone participants resided here, and the station contains the Battledome. Deadlocked
Gemlik Base A moonbase existing in the orbit of planet Oltanis, from which the blarg launched an attack on the planet below. Ratchet & Clank (2002)
Ghost Station An area constructed by the blarg, and later used by DreadZone as its most difficult challenge, infested with ghosts. Deadlocked
Le Paradis Des Tricheurs Casino Also known as the High Rollers Casino, the space station is a high security casino located near the edges of the galaxy. In Secret Agent Clank, the Eye of Infinity is taken here for exchange with the Kingpin. Secret Agent Clank
Medical Outpost Omega (destroyed) Also known as Medical Station XL6. This space station was ran by the Technomites for medical research, and was used to extract Ratchet's DNA and produce clones. When destroyed, the remnants were used for skyboarding. Size Matters
Spaceship Graveyard Located at the edge of the galaxy, the spaceship graveyard contains ruined spaceships. Secret Agent Clank
Station Q9 Home to the legal Annihilation Nation galactic combat competition, a sport which became more popular when Courtney Gears handed out prizes. Up Your Arsenal
Technomite Orbital Facilities Space station facilities used by the Technomites located in the Challax orbit. Size Matters
Zeldrin Starport A popular starport located in the orbit of Zeldrin in the Joraal Nebula. Up Your Arsenal

Mentioned only

Name Description
Amaris 3 A planet Merc was supposed to have visited to have been paid 500 bolts to take out a man's laundry.
Amochi Mas Mentioned by the Galactic Rangers on Aridia, where the battle of Amochi Mas took place. According to the Rangers, they invaded with Qwack-O-Rays and half-charged Crotchitizers and fought against Ghost Pirate Robots.
Bahamia A tropical world many went to to retire. After the Trachea Five incident, Gadgetron's legal department had been sighted here and had never since contacted HQ.
Barrion Mentioned by the Galactic Rangers during a battle on Kerwan. It was, according to a Ranger, the location a Ranger ended up floating in a toilet a week after being captured by a King Amoeboid during the Aquatos Sewer War.
Bolden III Ace Hardlight's homeworld, where he was raised in an orphanage. It was later accidentally destroyed by Ace and his friends, causing Ace to be heartbroken and disappear to DreadZone.
Bud-Fx The home of the Bolt Thieves, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Calzon Mentioned in The Adventures of Captain Starshield. The home of the calzonians, Captain Starshield stopped the Baron Masseter's ship from vaporizing the planet, and the Chancellor thanked him for his help.
Dalon 4 Planet where Juanita Alvaro spent eight years at a female prison.
Delta Sector A remote sector of space. Qwark claimed that Space Nuns traveled through this sector and that he had saved some from the Space Kudzu during a routine patrol.
Doppelpopalis Homeworld of the Doppelgangers, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Edificus Homeworld of Canine-Bots, Enforcement-Bots, and Security Tanks, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Jorsey Homeworld of Kingpin and Jack of All Trades, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Mariona Homeworld of Klunk, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Obani A planet located in the Zygan System, never visited, but in its orbit lie the moons of Obani Draco, Obani Gemini and Obani Pollyx.
Oceana VIII An ocean planet with salt water. Qwark claimed the planet was inhabited with "squid beasts", and that he had pulled out his "Electro Gun" to kill one, before salt water shorted it out.
Quadrant J0713 Unexplored and remote quadrant of the Solana Galaxy considered to be devoid of any form of life.[2] The Starship Phoenix picked up a distress beacon from here, and traveled to the Quadrant at warp speed to investigate. However, the distress beacon was actually a trap set up by DreadZone, and instead the Starship Phoenix was ambushed by an Interplanetary Transport carrying a boarding party of DZ Strikers and an Executioner.
Quenton Homeworld of Spider Diver, the upgraded Spider-Bots, according to the Holo-Monocle.
Rapshore Homeworld of the Megaliths, according to the Holo-Moncole.
Taberon III Mentioned in the Trivia Round for a form of poker game played in the High Stakes Room by Clank in the High-Roller Casino. Crabtree Fungi are native to this world.
Tenemule Appeared at the beginning of the Ratchet & Clank movie, an unpopulated planet destroyed by Chairman Drek's Deplanetizer.
Trachea Five
Gadgetron is your one-stop shop for all your weapon, gadget, and ammunition needs. Gadgetron has vendors conveniently located on all inhabited worlds, and also in the entirely unhabited bogs of Trachea Five. We don't really know how that one got there. Engineering blames marketing, marketing blames legal and legal has been at a "conference" on the tropical planet of Bahamia for the last six months and they do not return our calls.
 
— Unnamed Gadgetron Employee, Ratchet & Clank game manual

An uninhabited swamp world with its own Gadgetron outlet.
Tracitus IX Mentioned in the Mootator description. It was home to the Mad Cow Scare, which infected the bovine-like bio-forms of the planet. Gadgetron sent field agents to take samples of the "Mad Cow" agent and added them to their cattle, creating the deadly Armoogeddon weapon.
Xyxx VII Mentioned in the description of the Concussion Cannon. The planet considered the Concussion Cannon to be a mobile artillery weapon.
Zygan System System containing planet Obani and its moons, including Obani Gemini, Obani Pollux and Obani Draco. A great war was fought in the Zygan System, which led to many of its inhabitants fleeing elsewhere. One participant in the war was Shellshock, in this war his brain was destroyed and had to be replaced with a chip from a coffee machine.

Appearances

Trivia

  • The Solana Galaxy is very close to the Polaris Galaxy, as Solana's Spaceship Graveyard is said to be close to Polaris' Planet Sargasso.[3]
  • Solana is a Spanish word for the sunny side of a mountain.

Notes and references

  1. News Update at Insomniac Games’s Site
  2. News Update
  3. In pursuit of Kingpin mission description.