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                             Ratchet & Clank Bolt Tricks
                                    Version 1.1
                                !Made by MrFelix0123!
                           Contact: mrfelix0123@hotmail.com
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                                       LEGAL
                                       STUFF
    >=============================================================================<
    
    The purpose of this FAQ is to help players get the bolts that are needed for
    everything in this game.  Whether it's for the R.Y.N.O., Gold Weapons, or just
    ammo for your guns, this is the FAQ for you.
    
    Ratchet and Clank is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment
    America Inc. Created and Developed by Insomniac Games (C) 2002 SCEA.
    
    Copyright (c) 2003 by Mrfelix0123
    
    Only www.gamefaqs.com has permission to post this FAQ on their website
    
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                                      TABLE OF
                                      CONTENTS
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    The Bolt Guides are in order of when you can do them.
    
    If you are using a PC, press Ctrl+F and type in the section to go to that
    section.  You should Match Case to be sure you go to the right spot.
    
    Name of Section  Sub Section of Section  Shortcut Key
    
    Version History  N/A                     S1
    Bolt Info        N/A                     S2
    Bolt Guides      N/A                     S3
    Bolt Guides      General                 S301
    Bolt Guides      Kerwan's Kars           S302
    Bolt Guides      Rilgar's Racetrack      S303
    Bolt Guides      Rilgar's Racetrack2     S304
    Bolt Guides      Batalia's Boxes         S305
    Bolt Guides      Quartu's Quickies       S306
    Bolt Guides      Kalebo's Koolness       S307
    Bolt Guides      Kalebo's Koolness2      S308
    Bolt Guides      Rilgar's Racetrack3     S309
    FAQs             N/A                     S4
    Credits          N/A                     S5
    
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                                      VERSION
                                      HISTORY
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    02/16/03-First submit to GameFAQS.  All Bolt Guides that I could find inputted.
    
    02/23/03-Second submit to GameFAQS.  Added Bolt Info, FAQs, and Credits.
    
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                                        BOLT
                                        INFO
                                         S2
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    Bolts are the main currency in Ratchet's galaxy.  There are used to bribe
    guards, buy weapons, buy gadgets, buy ammo, and anything else that requires
    money.  Bolts can be found in crates throughout the galaxy, in destroyed
    enemies, or just lying on the ground.  There are two types of bolts that can be
    found.  Something that looks like a bolt, which is worth one bolt:
    
       /\
      / /
     / /\
    / /\ \
    \/  \ \
         \ \
          \/
    
    And something that looks like a nut, which is worth five bolts:
       ______
      / ____ \
     / /    \ \
    | |      | |
    | |      | |
     \ \____/ /
      \______/
    
    The bolts are somewhat attracted to Ratchet, but after you acquire the Bolt
    Attractor, they all come to you when your in the general area of them.
    
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                                        BOLT
                                       TRICKS
                                         S3
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    These are the bolt tricks that I came up with.  The ones that I did not, I give
    full credit to the original poster.  These are listed in the order that you can
    do them.
    
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                                       GENERAL
                                        S301
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    If you have enough time, after you go through a level, die and do it over
    again.  If this sounds simple that's because it is.  You'd be surprised about
    how many bolts you can get by doing this.  You can do this on any level.
    
    Also while your going through the game, don't waste your money on bullets
    unless you absolutely need them.  Because there are tons of item boxes all over
    every level, and you can restock all of your weapons that way.
    
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                                      KERWAN'S
                                        KARS
                                        S302
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    What you need:
    Heli-Pack or Thruster pack (Optional)
    Turbo Controller (Optonial but extremely recommended, if you don't have one
    then you need a lot of patience)
    
    Need to be up to:
    Kerwan
    
    This trick will get you about 9000 bolts an hour.
    
    Instructions:
    
    1. Go to Metropolis, Kerwan
    
    2. From your ship, take the left path under the tunnel until you reach the
    Gadgetron Vendor.
    
    3. Walk up to the railing and jump over it
    
    4. As soon as you go over the railing, pull back in and you should end on a
    ledge
    
    5. Do the same method again, and you should land in a tunnel
    
    6. Get the gold bolt and all of the boxes
    
    7. Now position yourself in a place where you can look up and and throw your
    wrench at the ships going by.
    
    8. If you have a turbo controller, tape down the L1 or R1 button, move the
    cursor to a place where the cars are going by, then tape or weigh down the 
    square button.  If you don't have a turbo controller, then tape down the L1 or
    R1 button, then flip your VCR channel to a show, then watch the show while you
    repeatedly press the square button.  That is not a good way to do it because
    if you have a turbo controller, you can leave it going while you go to bed.
    
    9. You should hit at least one car every two seconds, and each car has 5 bolts
    in it.
    
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                                      RILGAR'S
                                      RACETRACK
                                        S303
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    IMPORTANT! YOU CAN ONLY SUCCESSFULLY DO THIS TRICK IF YOU HAVE NOT BEATEN THIS
    RACE YET.  IF YOU HAVE BEATEN THIS RACE, DO NOT DO THIS TRICK BECAUSE IT WILL
    SCREW UP RILGAR'S RACETRACK3.
    
    What you need:
    Patience
    
    Need to be up to:
    Rilgar
    
    Instructions:
    
    1. Go to Blackwater City, Rilgar
    
    2. Go to the Racetrack
    
    3. Enter the race
    
    4. Keep going through the race hitting as many boxes as you can, but never win
    the race.  If you keep losing, the boxes will regenerate
    
    5. Do this for as long as you like, but once you win the race, the boxes will
    not regenerate after you hit them
    
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                                      RILGAR'S
                                     RACETRACK2
                                        S304
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    IMPORTANT! YOU CAN ONLY SUCCESSFULLY DO THIS TRICK IF YOU HAVE NOT BEATEN THIS
    RACE YET.  IF YOU HAVE BEATEN THIS RACE THE BOXES WILL NOT REGENERATE BUT YOU
    CAN STILL DO IT.
    
    What you need:
    Tape
    
    Need to be up to:
    Rilgar
    
    Instructions:
    
    1. Go to Blackwater City, Rilgar
    
    2. Go to the Racetrack
    
    3. Enter the race
    
    4. Find a group of boxes along the edge of the track
    
    5. Fall off the track next to them
    
    6. You should regenerate right before the boxes
    
    7. Now find an angle of you analog stick where you can leave it and keep
    hitting the boxes
    
    8. Once you find it, tape your controller in that position
    
    9. Now you can leave it going while you sleep.
    
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                                      BATALIA'S
                                        BOXES
                                        S305
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    What you need:
    Trespasser, Patience
    
    Need to be up to:
    Batalia
    
    Instructions:
    
    1. Go to Fort Krontos, Batalia
    
    2. Run over to the Trespasser lock on the left building in front of you
    
    3. Equip your Trespasser and solve the puzzle, here is one way:
    
    Outer Circle:  Right 04
    
    Middle Circle: Right 07
    
    Inner Circle:  Right 02
    
    4. Run inside and destroy all of the boxes to get all of the bolts.  There are
    about 1000 bolts inside
    
    5. Return to your ship
    
    6. Go to a different planet
    
    7. Go back to Batalia
    
    8. Repeat until you have enough bolts
    
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                                      QUARTU'S
                                      QUICKIES
                                        S306
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    Need to be up to:
    Quartu
    
    Full credit of this method goes to DL StalkeR:
    
    There is a fast way to obtain bolts.
    
    1. Go to the area where you turn into Giant Clank in the robot plant of Planet
    Quartu.
    
    2. Now, turn into Giant Clank and go near to the circular arena where you
    previously battled the mechs and the helocopters.
    
    3. Fall off the circular platform that is right before you enter the arena.
    
    4. You should restart at the location that is right before you enter the arena.
    If you do, press "O" to fire missles at the helocopters to your right.
    
    5. Enter the arena and battle the mechs and helicopters; once you destroy the
    last few helocopters, hit start and then hit triangle to start the battle all
    over again.
    
    (If you did not restart at the place right before the arena when you fell off
    the platform, you will have to start the whole thing from the location where
    you turned into Giant Clank. This makes it slower and lowers your total bolts
    per hour by about 10,000-20,000 because you have to walk down the platform into
    the arena.)
    
    Keep repeating this method, regardless of where you start, for as long as you
    like; I did this method for an hour (I started outside the arena for only half
    an hour, though) and I got 113,355 bolts; so, if i had started outside the
    arena for the whole hour, my bolts per hour would have increased 5,000-10,000,
    making it possible to get 125,000 bolts per hour.
    
    Tips:
    *When you are battling the mechs and helocopters inside the arena, use the
    triangle button attack to take out 2-4 mechs at once; and the "O" button attack
    is the attack mode I used the least (and, for some strange reson, as soon as I
    started at the platform before you enter the arena due to falling, I became
    invincible; again, this makes your bolts per hour increase because you can
    never be hit by the mechs or helocopters)
    
    Once you are finished, go to the starting location where you turned into giant
    clank and hit triangle to turn back into your regular, small form
    
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                                      KALEBO'S
                                      KOOLNESS
                                        S307
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    IMPORTANT! YOU CAN ONLY SUCCESSFULLY DO THIS TRICK IF YOU HAVE NOT BEATEN THIS
    RACE YET.  IF YOU HAVE BEATEN THIS RACE, DO NOT DO THIS TRICK BECAUSE THE BOXES
    WILL NOT REGENERATE.
    
    What you need:
    Patience
    
    Need to be up to:
    Kalebo III
    
    Instructions:
    
    1. Go to Gadgetron Site, Kalebo III
    
    2. Go to the place to enter the race
    
    3. Enter the race
    
    4. Keep going through the race hitting as many boxes as you can, but never win
    the race.  If you keep losing, the boxes will regenerate
    
    5. Do this for as long as you like, but once you win the race, the boxes will
    not regenerate after you hit them
    
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                                      KALEBO'S
                                      KOOLNESS2
                                        S308
    >-----------------------------------------------------------------------------<
    IMPORTANT! YOU CAN ONLY SUCCESSFULLY DO THIS TRICK IF YOU HAVE NOT BEATEN THIS
    RACE YET.  IF YOU HAVE BEATEN THIS RACE THE BOXES WILL NOT REGENERATE BUT YOU
    CAN STILL DO IT.
    
    What you need:
    Tape
    
    Need to be up to:
    Kalebo III
    
    Instructions:
    
    1. Go to Gadgetron Site, Kalebo III
    
    2. Go to the place to enter the race
    
    3. Enter the race
    
    4. Find a group of boxes along the edge of the track
    
    5. Fall off the track next to them
    
    6. You should regenerate right before the boxes
    
    7. Now find an angle of you analog stick where you can leave it and keep
    hitting the boxes
    
    8. Once you find it, tape your controller in that position
    
    9. Now you can leave it going while you sleep.
    
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                                      RILGAR'S
                                     RACETRACK3
                                        S309
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    IMPORTANT! YOU CAN ONLY SUCCESSFULLY DO THIS TRICK ONCE SO MAKE IT WORTH IT!
    IF YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH THE RACETRACK ON RILGAR AFTER YOU HAVE BEATEN IT AND
    DESTROYED EVERY BOX, THEN YOU CAN NOT DO THIS TRICK.
    
    What you need:
    Hologuise, Taunter
    
    Need to be up to:
    Kalebo III
    
    Instructions:
    
    This trick will get you about 100,000 bolts an hour.
    
    1. Go to Blackwater City, Rilgar
    
    2. Take the Taxi to the Racetrack
    
    3. Equip the hologuise and turn into a robot
    
    4. Then enter the race.  You should be Ratchet and able to walk around.
    
    5. Follow the track for a until you reach the BIG jump.  It is the jump where
    the first green ameobas are pacing around.
    
    6. Equip your taunter and let it fire!
    
    7. Position yourself a little after the jump under the platform of boxes in the
    air.  You will know if you are in the right place, becuase a stream of bolts
    will come down.
    
    8. Once you find the right spot, look straight ahead and weigh the O button
    down with something.  I personally use the corner of my PS2, but you can be
    creative.
    
    9. Leave this going while you go to bed and you will wake up with over a
    million bolts (depending on how much you sleep).
    
    Here is an alternate way if you have used the boxes on the big jump:
    Full credit on this way goes to MaxPower:
    
    If you have used up all the boxes on the platform after the first big jump, and
    are looking for more boxes to do the trick with, try standing on the lower
    platform of the first straightaway after the track's first 2 turns. There are a
    couple of places on the upper platform where groups of boxes can be found.
    Position your self even with the boxes (this is kinda hard since you can't look
    around, but you can do it) and stand below them aiming your taunter in their
    general direction. Fiddle with your position until you get a stream of bolts
    coming your way. Sometimes it takes a few minutes to really start throwing
    bolts at you.
    
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                                        FAQs
                                         S4
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                                       CREDITS
                                         S5
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    Full credit to the alternate way of doing Rilgar's Racetrak 3 goes to MaxPower.
    Full credit to Quartu's Quickies goes to DL StalkeR.
    
    If anyone has any other bolt tricks or questions, e-mail me at
    mrfelix0123@hotmail.com  If you wish to remain anonymous, tell me and I won't
    include your screenname.
    
    Thank you and happy gaming!