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                         Ratchet & Clank Bolt Tricks
                                Version 1.1
                            !Made by MrFelix0123!
                       Contact: mrfelix0123@hotmail.com
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                                   LEGAL
                                   STUFF
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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
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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:
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!