No one will even miss it.
Drek discussing Veldin's soon to be destruction  [R&C]

Veldin was a desert planet with a vast rocky terrain. It only had a few large bodies of water. Only one moon was seen orbiting Veldin. It also had quite a few high tech buildings built into the features. Because of the heat of an arid desert planet, all the buildings were made of light metals and color. This would resist heat far better than a dark brown color and heavy protective metals. The main species of the planet was unknown, but it hosted a relatively small population. It was large enough that it became an important target for Dr.Nefarious in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. In this game, it seemed Veldin was a bit more advanced as the buildings were more high-tech. Veldin was Ratchet's home, as he grew up there until he met Clank, where he still vowed to protect the planet with his life whenever it was threatened. However, in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, it was revealed that Veldin was neither Ratchet's birthplace nor homeworld.


Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet lived in his house, which was a small garage, on Veldin until a small android nicknamed "Clank" by Ratchet crash-landed on the Kyzil Plateau. Ratchet then traveled across the plateau while fighting multiple enemies in order to find Clank. Ratchet found him and they set off on an adventure, leaving Veldin behind. Later on, the pair would find themselves back on Veldin as it occupied the perfect orbit for Drek's new planet. Drek intended to use his Deplanetizer to destroy Veldin. When Ratchet and Clank arrived at Kyzil Plateau, it was under attack by elite Blarg guards. Ratchet went along the same path he went on to find Clank and went on beyond the crash site. Eventually, they found Drek piloting his Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek-Mech and battled him. They eventually got to the top of Drek's Deplantizer where the button was pressed to destroy Veldin. Ratchet and Clank stopped the countdown and defeated Drek by making the Deplanetizer flip around, sending Drek to the artificial planet. They then destroyed Drek's planet and, consequently, destroying Drek. The two then went on to live in Ratchet's home and life settled down for them after Drek's defeat.
Veldin 1

Ratchet in Kyzil Plateau

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

Ratchet and Clank were still living in Ratchet's Garage after Drek's defeat, with their new celebrity status. They were doing an interview for Behind the Hero when they were transported to the Bogon Galaxy by MegaCorp CEO Abercrombie Fizzwidget. They then set out on an adventure to save Bogon from the Protopet infestation.

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

Kyzil Plateau-Veldin(R&C 3)

Veldin under attack

At the beginning of the game, Veldin was attacked by Tyhrranoid forces, hired by Nefarious who called for the planet's destruction. Ratchet and Clank saw what was happening on Veldin in a news report during their stay in the Bogon Galaxy. They flew back to the Solana Galaxy and arrived to assist the Galactic Rangers in defeating the Tyhrranoids. They arrived at Kyzil Plateau once again, and they proceeded to eradicate the Tyhrranoid invaders. The pair then boarded a dropship and arrived at F-Sector, where they defeated the Tyhrranoid commanders. After being consulted on the situation by the Galactic President, they left for Florana to carry out further orders.

Near the end of the game, when Ratchet saved the Starship Phoenix from an attack launched by Nefarious, he found out that Nefarious intended to use his Biobliterator to turn Veldin's population into robots. Angered at this news, Ratchet took on Dr. Nefarious and was eventually successful in destroying both Biobliterators on Koros and Mylon. Veldin was unharmed during these final battles. Presumably, the damage inflicted in the earlier battle had been repaired.

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

In Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Qwark mentioned Veldin while narrating for the Imperial Fight Festival. During the challenge "Light A Match Mustachio!", Qwark commented on the Lombax snooze mist and said, "I haven't experienced gas this deadly… since I took Helga to that all-you-eat Grubsnucker buffet on planet Veldin…"

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

The trailer for the film A Boy and his War Grok was released through the Space radio in the Corvus Sector. It was heard that the film was shot on Veldin.


Ratchet & Clank comic series

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Veldin captured

Artemis Zogg's ship capturing Veldin

The Kyzil Plateau on Veldin appears in the Ratchet & Clank comic series. After Ratchet refuses President Qwark's request to investigate the disappearance of planets in all three known Galaxies, Veldin is targeted by Artemis Zogg, who orders his henchman Vorn to prepare the planet for stealing. The villains use a massive spaceship and a beam to remove Veldin from the Solana Galaxy, and into Zogg's own galaxy, putting it into an ice age.

At the end of issue four, Ratchet returned to Veldin, and Ratchet saw the planet's newly frozen landscape for the first time. In issue five, Ratchet found Glahm in Veldin's Planetary Defense Center, having plans to fire its missiles and destroy Zogg's ship. Despite Ratchet's protests that Talwyn is on the ship, Glahm ignored him and destroyed the fleet.

In the beginning of issue six, Sasha had come to pick Ratchet up. After she gave him some reassuring words, Ratchet and Sasha went back to the Apogee Space Center and planned for their final attack on Zogg.

Veldin Orbit


Drek's Fleet orbiting Veldin

Veldin Orbit was the orbit of Planet Veldin.

It was where Drek's Fleet orbited around planet Veldin. Included in it, was a Missile Cruiser, a Dreadnought, a Light Cruiser, and finally, Drek's own Flagship. A Codebot could be found within the fleet.

Characters on Veldin



Ratchet & Clank


Up Your Arsenal

Native Wildlife

Easter Egg

Barely noticeable, hidden behind some mountains someone could see a small tropical island with a waterfall, if the player shot a Visibomb into the background, (first time through on first game) making some people believe that it could be somewhat tropical, backed up by the fact that it had two giant oceans. [citation needed]


  • The planet image of Veldin in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal was in fact a picture of Earth with over a half of Europe missing. The most recognizable countries were in Scandinavia.
    • Someone could notice that most of the planets of the same game had their continents designed based on those of this planet Veldin.
  • In Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, certain skies resembled Veldin's.
  • That was the first planet in the series to be both the first and last level, but only in Ratchet & Clank (2002 game).
  • In Up Your Arsenal, early in development, it instead used the music from the Starship Phoenix invasion. [citation needed]
  • In Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, when listening to Space Radio in the Corvus Sector, a trailer will play for the holo film: A Boy and His War Grok. At the beginning of the trailer, it was heard that the film was shot on Veldin.
  • On the NSTC or NonGreatest Hits or Platinum, the boss battle with Chairman Drek had the same Veldin music. On the PAL version, Drek's mech got its own theme.
  • If the player looked at the fog where Ratchet would fall to death, they could see that it changed color. First it was red, then black.
  • The Kyzil Plateau seemed to have the structure of the PlanetBuster Maximus ship in villiage limits. Ratchet could walk through it in Ratchet & Clank (2002 game), but in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, none of the structures from the first game were thereexcept for a destroyed garage that Ratchet used to live in.
Face planet from Veldin

The planets in Veldin's sky showing a face

  • In Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, three planets can be seen in the sky of Veldin. For the two biggest, the picture of a face is integrated in their texture.