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    Skill Point FAQ by cadman13

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    RATCHET AND CLANK SKILL POINT WALKTHROUGH
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    CONTENTS
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    INFORMATION
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    QUICK ACCESS
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    SKILL POINTS
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    CREDIT
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    LEGAL STUFF
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    INFORMATION
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    This is my first FAQ so I'm human and I make mistakes, they will get better 
    though.
    
    Skill points are little objectives that you can accomplish throughout the 
    game when performing specific tasks that vary from killing a certain amount 
    of enemies with a specific weapon, to getting through a Sky board race in a 
    given amount of time.  The only clue that you get are the names of the skill 
    points which can be viewed in the specials section of the pause menu.  Skill 
    points are used to unlock many different cheats via the cheats menu in the 
    special section of the pause menu.
    
    NOTE:  Throughout the walkthrough I may refer to some weapons as their 
    leveled up versions.  So the Shock Rocket is also the same as the Electro 
    Rocket.  If you need to kill something with a certain weapon, the upgraded 
    weapon will also do the job.
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    QUICK ACCESS CTRL+F
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    If you are using this FAQ and already know which skill point you want to know 
    how to do, press CTRL+F and copy and paste the stuff in the brackets that 
    correspond to the name of the skill point you want to see.
    
    
    -POKITARU
    
      Train Faster------------------[SKIL01]
      Don't Rock the Boat-----------[SKIL02]
      Do Cows get Crabby?-----------[SKIL03]
    
    -RYLLUS
    
      Bury the Pygmies--------------[SKIL04]
      Lights, Camera, Action!-------[SKIL05]
      Ship it-----------------------[SKIL06]
       
    -Kalidon
    
      Explosive Ordnance Disposal---[SKIL07]
      Super Lombax------------------[SKIL08]
      Be a Cool Skyboarder----------[SKIL09]
    
    -Metalis
    
      Shutout-----------------------[SKIL10]
      Terror of the Skies-----------[SKIL11]
      Ultimate Gladiator------------[SKIL12]
    
    -Dreamtime
    
      Friends Don't Hurt Friends----[SKIL13]
      Night Terrors-----------------[SKIL14]
    
    -Medical Outpost Omega
    
      Be an Awesome skyboarder------[SKIL15]
    
    -Challax
    
      Take Them Down a Shock--------[SKIL16]
      High Tech Weapons Master------[SKIL17]
      No More Varmints!-------------[SKIL18]
    
    -Dayni Moon
    
      Ultimate Gladiator------------[SKIL19]
      Wool Protest------------------[SKIL20]
      Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy--------[SKIL21]
    
    -Inside Clank
    
      Not the Shock of me now-------[SKIL22]
      Ratchet... just Ratchet-------[SKIL23]
    
    -Quadrona
    
      Elite Annihilation------------[SKIL24]
      Storm the Front---------------[SKIL25]
    
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    SKILL POINTS
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    PLANET: POKITARU
    
    SKILL POINT: Train Faster [SKIL01]
    
    Complete the "training" portion of Pokitaru in less than 1:32.
    
    STRATEGY:  What you need to do is get out a gun that can pretty much kill 
    everything in one shot and plow through the FIRST part of the level (Where 
    Luna is giving you the tutorial of how the controls work).  YOU DO NOT NEED 
    TO KILL EVERY ENEMY!  This portion ends when Luna gets kidnapped.  The 
    easiest way to do this is to eliminate all enemies on this portion.  Now 
    raise the bridges and unlock all the doors.  When you raise the bride at the 
    end of the course where the cut scene starts, just do the whole course again 
    without the pressure of the enemies.  This is cheep, but WORKS!
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    PLANET: POKITARU
    
    SKILL POINT: Don't Rock the Boat [SKIL02]
    
    Complete the boat challenge on Pokitaru without taking a single hit.
    
    STRATEGY:  Try getting out a weapon such as the Electro Rocket to kill the 
    robots before they can see you.  You don't have that much room to maneuver on 
    the boat so make sure they die before they get a chance to shoot at you.  
    This portion of the level is right when you get onto the boat, until you 
    reach your ship.
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    PLANET: POKITARU
    
    SKILL POINT: Do Cows Get Crabby? [SKIL03]
    
    Turn 26 crabs into cows with the Mootator/Armoogeddon
    
    STRATEGY:  This skill point is a lot easier to get when you start a new game 
    or restart the game through challenge mode because there are a lot more crabs 
    on your first time at the planet.
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    PLANET: RYLLUS
    
    SKILL POINT: Bury the Pygmies [SKIL04]
    
    Get Bury Blossoms to eat 4 Pygmy Tribesmen
    
    STRATEGY:  This was the hardest skill point for me.  What you need to do is 
    get the man-eating flower plant things to eat 4 of the little yellow guys 
    that run around with swords trying to attack you.  I found the second enemy 
    section (right after Ratchet blows up the camera) to be a good spot to get 
    some Pygmies.  The trick is to get the Pygmies right next the flower but 
    without getting the flower to kill the Pygmies.  It is pretty tricky.  If you 
    haven't leveled up the shield all the way so that it doesn't attack enemies, 
    it would help.  NOTE: You have to stay alive when getting the skill point.  
    You cannot die, if you do, then you have to start back at 0.
    
    Wcromie submitted his own way of getting the skill point.  "Go to the last 
    area before you use Clank, hook shot across and walk forward until the pygmies 
    start coming out. Turn around and hook shot again but don't let go of the hook 
    shot just spin around eventually the pygmies will roam over by the plants and 
    get eaten."  This way seems a lot easier and more efficient.
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    PLANET: RYLLUS
    
    SKILL POINT: Lights, Camera, Action! [SKIL05]
    
    Kill 10 Floating cameras.
    
    STRATEGY:  There really isn't much strategy here, just kill 10 cameras.  They 
    respawn so it shouldn't be that difficult.
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    PLANET: RYLLUS
    
    SKILL POINT: Ship It [SKIL06]
    
    Break all the crates on the level.
    
    STRATEGY:  The Box breaker is very useful on this skill point.  Just go 
    around and keep using the Hyper-Strike attack so that all the boxes break 
    around you.  You must also do the boxes in the clank portion of this planet.
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    PLANET: KALIDON
    
    SKILL POINT: Explosive Ordnance Disposal [SKIL07]
    
    Clear all the remote bombs in the Gravity Boot sphere.
    
    STRATEGY:  First, get out the lacerator(s) and walk around the maze until you 
    get to the end.  If you haven't gotten the "Skill point" recognition message 
    then turn around and bring out your Sniper Mine.  Use this to kill the 
    remaining remote bombs still in the sphere.  Keep looking for the remote 
    bombs until you get the message.
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    PLANET: KALIDON
    
    SKILL POINT: Super Lombax [SKIL08]
    
    Kill 25 enemies in a row without getting hit.
    
    STRATEGY:  Put on the shield if you have it and try to stay away from big 
    fights.  Pick them off from a distance and this should be a breeze.  You must 
    complete this without dying.
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    PLANET: KALIDON
    
    SKILL POINT: Be A Cool Skyboarder [SKIL09]
    
    Win a Skyboarding race without using boost.
    
    STRATEGY:  Select the first race because it's the easiest race and will not 
    cause as much trouble as the others.  You are not allowed to use the boosts 
    that you pick up.  But you are still allowed to use the red floor boosts to 
    go faster.  Cut corners and keep going straight.  Picking up boosts won't do 
    you any good so don't go for them.
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    PLANET: METALIS
    
    SKILL POINT: Shutout [SKIL10]
    
    Win a Gadgebot Toss challenge without letting anyone else score.
    
    STRATEGY:  Make things easy on yourself and pick the first Gadgebot Toss 
    challenge so it doesn't get too rough.  Utilize the punching option!  This is 
    essential to keeping anybody else from scoring.  Always keep moving and watch 
    the goal so that nobody will get passed you by sneaking up.
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    PLANET: METALIS
    
    SKILL POINT: Terror of the Skies [SKIL11]
    
    Get over 600 points in the Giant Clank challenge. (950 if on challenge mode)
    
    STRATEGY:  Play through the level so you know where the waves of enemies 
    appear and know when there are breaks and such.  Use your rockets when you 
    can (saving them for the boss is not the smartest thing to do because he only 
    gives you 100 points).  When the screen is full of enemies, unleash your 
    rockets to gather tons of points!  If there is any debris floating around, 
    shooting it with your primary cannons gives you 1 point (HEY! EVERY POINT 
    COUNTS!)  NOTE:  You must get OVER the specified amount, so if you were on 
    challenge mode and had to get 950, you would need to finish the level with 
    951 to get the skill point.
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    PLANET: METALIS
    
    SKILL POINT: Ultimate Gladiator [SKIL12]
    
    Complete all Clank arena challenges.
    
    STRATEGY:  The Clank Challenges on this planet are easy (except a few of the 
    Gadgebot Survival).  You will receive this skill point after you finish the 
    last Clank Challenge available on this planet.
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    PLANET: DREAMTIME
    
    SKILL POINT: Friends Don't Hurt Friends [SKIL13]
    
    Get through the Giant Clank fight without taking a single hit.
    
    STRATEGY:  Once the "fight" starts, put as much distance between you and 
    giant clank as possible.  Watch his every move so that you know when he is 
    about to attack.  Always keep moving and jumping to avoid his arsenal of 
    butterfly tactics.
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    PLANET: DREAMTIME
    
    SKILL POINT: Night Terrors [SKIL14]
    
    Defeat the waves of enemies on the last island in under 45 seconds
    
    STRATEGY:  Once you get to the end of the "chainsaw quarks" on the piece of 
    land with the clank heads, Swingshot across the two swingshot targets and you 
    will see a gadgetron vendor and a dark portal.  Stock up on ammo for your 1-
    hit gun (preferably the R.Y.N.O), hop into the portal and get to the other 
    side of the bolt where the dark portal will spawn.  Turn around and kill 
    everything ASAP!  Now quickly hop into the portal and get to where it will 
    spawn again.  Turn around and kill everything.  Keep doing this until you get 
    to the Giant Clank fight arena.  You may have to try this a couple of times 
    so that you know where the portal will spawn next.  NOTE: Using the suck 
    cannon for the birds saves a lot of time and ammo!  But remember, once you 
    let go of the circle button, the gun switches to the firing mode, and won't 
    suck up any enemies.  So use it wisely.
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    PLANET: MEDICAL OUTPOST OMEGA
    
    SKILL POINT: Be An Awesome Skyboarder [SKIL15]
    
    Beat the master challenge in under 3:25
    
    STRATEGY:  Use boost when you can!  When you are on the red floor boosts, and 
    when you are boosting, you get a lot of speed!  When the track starts to wind 
    around (like a DNA model in science class) always stay on the top of the 
    track and glide around the corners.  This saves a lot of time and can make 
    the win!  A commonly used "glitch" in this race is right after the track 
    stops winding around itself and turns into a lot of asteroids, go right and 
    glide to the finish line.  If it helps, use the map.  You will start falling 
    and soon enough respawn on the track.  BUT WAIT!  YOU'RE AT THE FINISH LINE!  
    This can save you at least 10-15 seconds depending on where you start gliding.
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    PLANET: CHALLAX
    
    SKILL POINT: Take Them Down A Shock [SKIL16]
    
    Kill 23 Shock Troopers without dying.
    
    STRATEGY:  Put on your shield and bring out your favorite gun, because it's 
    battle time!  Doing this skill point when you first come to this planet 
    (whether it be a new game or a return on challenge mode) is a lot easier 
    because there are more enemies.  Just get through the level and you should 
    get it.  The Shock Troopers are the annoying troopers that attack you with 
    the electronic beams.  They also are able to engulf their little midget 
    buddies in electricity making them deadly to the touch!  So watch out!
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    PLANET: CHALLAX
    
    SKILL POINT: High Tech Weapons Master [SKIL17]
    
    Beat the enemy segment without using the Lacerator, Acid Bomb Glove, 
    Concussion Gun, Shock Rocket, Laser Tracer, Sniper Mine or the RYNO
    
    STRATEGY:  The best weapon to use here is the Mootator because it is ammo-
    less, kicks butt, and isn't mentioned above so it will work.  Just get 
    through the level without using any of the guns listed above and you will get 
    the skill point at the zip-line. 
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    PLANET: CHALLAX
    
    SKILL POINT: No More Varmints! [SKIL18]
    
    Get over 1535 points in the Giant Clank Challenge (2000 for challenge mode)
    
    STRATEGY:  For this skill point you need to use all of your weapons wisely.  
    When you get rockets make sure that you use them to their full potential.  
    Kill everything you can.  And make sure that you go into the boss battle with 
    100 points away from your goal.  Remember the boss only gives 100 points.  
    And on this skill point, I got it once my counter had reached 2000.  So you 
    don't need to even complete the level, just get the points!
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    PLANET: DAYNI MOON
    
    SKILL POINT: Ultimate Gladiator [SKIL19]
    
    Complete all Clank arena challenges.
    
    STRATEGY:  These are the hard challenges so start practicing!  You will 
    receive this skill point once you complete the last available challenge.
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    PLANET: DAYNI MOON
    
    SKILL POINT: Wool Protest [SKIL20]
    
    Complete level 8 without killing any Angry Rams.
    
    STRATEGY:  Just don't kill any of the Angry Rams and you will get this skill 
    point after you finish walking through the death-trap filled barn.
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    PLANET: DAYNI MOON
    
    SKILL POINT: Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy [SKIL21]
    
    High-jump on a bouncy plant 10 times in a row.
    
    STRATEGY:  This can be done after you plant one of the flowers after the 
    first barn.  Just press X when you are starting to jump after you have landed 
    on the flower.  Keep doing this and you will receive the message.
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    PLANET: INSIDE CLANK
    
    SKILL POINT: Not the Shock of Me Now [SKIL22]
    
    Don't get hit at all while inside Clanks head.
    
    STRATEGY:  Right after the cutscene with Clank's security bot turning clank 
    back on, this portion starts.  A good thing to do is put on the shield if you 
    have it so it is easier to get through this level.  Go to the end of the 
    level without getting hit.  This doesn't include killing enemies so if you 
    want to skip them, go for it.
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    PLANET: INSIDE CLANK
    
    SKILL POINT: Ratchet... Just Ratchet [SKIL23]
    
    Beat the enemy segment using only the wrench
    
    STRATEGY:  This skill point is easily done with a combination armor such as 
    the Stalker armor (Wildfire helmet, Chameleon torso, Sludge MK. 9 gloves, 
    Chameleon boots).  The only problem is this armor is only accessible on your 
    second time through the game.  If you are not able to use the Stalker armor 
    than put on an armor set that would help you do melee damage.  This "enemy 
    segment" is from the starting point at your ship to clank's heart.
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    PLANET: QUODRONA
    
    SKILL POINT: Elite Annihilation [SKIL24]
    
    Defeat over 70 Elite clones during the Elite clone fight.
    
    STRATEGY:  This is when you fight the clones before Otto.  You are timed so 
    you need to do this quickly!  Just completely eliminate everything in sight.  
    Both types of enemies count.  The big brutes with the concussion guns and the 
    quick ratchets with the lacerators and scorchers.  Just keep moving and don't 
    stop killing!
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    PLANET: QUODRONA
    
    SKILL POINT: Storm the Front [SKIL25]
    
    Complete the enemy portion of level 10 in less than 1:45
    
    STRATEGY:  Just like "Train Faster" you can go through the level up to the 
    end and kill everything so that you can just breeze through it alone.  The 
    only thing to look out for is the wall jumping on the moving pillars.  
    Practice and you will get it!
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    CREDIT
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    - A big thank you to wcromie for the hint on the "Bury the Pygmies" skill point
    
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    LEGAL STUFF
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    Copyright 2007 Christopher Cadwallader.  All rights reserved
    
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    Thanks for reading my FAQ!  I hope you got the skill points you were looking 
    for.  If you do find anything wrong with it please contact me at:
    
    chriscad_@hotmail.com
    
    
    bye!