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Ratchet & Clank (2016) Trophy Guide

Trophy Roadmap:

Difficulty: 3/10
Estimated time to platinum: 20 – 25 hours
Missable trophies: 3 Bronze Trade Up
Bronze Trade Up – Silver Safecracker

Glitched trophies: None
difficulty related: Challenge Mode
Playthrough: 2/3


Welcome to the Ratchet & Clank (2016) Trophy Guide! After 14 years you can experience the feel of the 1st game from 2002 in a whole new way.


Step 1: Complete the story and try to get some miscellaneous trophies + Use the disco ball as much as possible.

Play your 1st playthrough and try to get some misc trophies that are easily obtainable. In the list of trophies below, you will see the order of when you can unlock the trophies.

On the planet Rilgar, you will get the Disco weapon, from this point try and use the weapon on every new enemy you encounter, as some of the enemies like bosses will only spawn 1 time making this trophy missable. The monsters you missed because they are on the parts before you got the weapon will be possible to get during step 2 on the Challenge Mode.

Warning: They only carryover from playthrough 1 to your 1st Challenge Mode completion. If you miss 1 of them during ng+ you will need to go get them all again in a 2nd Challenge Mode run.

You’ll be earning these trophies:

Bronze Basically Training
Bronze The Little Robot That Could
Bronze Modder
Bronze The Rescuer
Bronze Trader In Training
Bronze Trade Up – Missable
Bronze You’re In The Rangers Now

Bronze Off To The Races
Bronze Not My Job
Bronze Winner Winner Sandshark Dinner
Bronze Who’s A Good Snagglebeast?
Bronze Top Gunner
Bronze Braaaaaaaaaaaains
Bronze I Shot Down Your Battleship
Bronze Splashdown!
Bronze Clank Crusher
Bronze Warbots Into Plowshares
Bronze Zurkon Family Values
Bronze Ferocious Oxide
Bronze Et tu, Copernicus?
Bronze Character Assassination
Bronze Radical
Bronze When Sheep Fly – Missable
Silver Go Speed Ratchet, Go!
Bronze A Change Of Heart

Gold The End Of The Beginning

Step 2: Get the collectibles and do some clean-up

There is a possibility you missed some trophies in your playthrough from step 1, but most of them you can still get after completing the game. While doing that you should also get all the collectibles. With the collectibles, you can do the 2 gold races on a timer much easier. Most of these trophies will be possible during Step 1 before defeating Captain Qwark and Dr. Nefarious.

During this step you’ll earn these trophies:

Bronze I Hate Lamp
Silver Kerwan Gladiator
Bronze That Sinking Feeling
Bronze Pool Sharks Are The Worst
Bronze Lazy Lombax
Silver Go Speed Ratchet, Go!
Silver Kalebo Thunder
Silver Abby Normal
Silver Tech Head
Silver Ultimate Explorer
Silver Full Gun Rack
Silver Safecracker – Missable
Silver Faster than a Speeding Amoeboid

Step 3: Challenge Mode

After completing the game and if you have done all the side stuff you will unlock Challenge Mode (this is basically New Game +), you will keep everything and can earn more levels with your guns. During your 1st run, you will also keep the mobs you hit with your disco gun so you should be able to unlock that trophy pretty early on.

During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:

Bronze Cha-ching!
Silver Maximizing Potential
Bronze Death By Disco
Silver Challenging

Step 3: Replay Challenge Mode to grind.

After completing Challenge mode you can restart it and keep the stuff you had last time, you can basically just replay the game using different weapons until they are all max level. I do recommend not using a weapon anymore if it has reached max level.

During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:

Gold Super Trader
Silver Mr. Fancypants
Silver These Go To Eleven
Silver Master of War

40-platinum The Hero of Heroes

Tips and Strategies:

  • Try and use weapons as much as possible and don’t use them again after you have them max level.
  • You should do most of the misc trophies before entering the captain Qwark fight.
  • Use the disco ball the second you unlock it.

Trophy Guide:

The Hero of Heroes
Collect every trophy in Ratchet & Clank

You became the best Space Ranger and unlocked all other trophies!

The End Of The Beginning Gold
Defeat Dr. Nefarious on the Deplanetizer.

Unmissable – Story
This is basically the trophy for completing the game. It will unlock after you have defeated Dr. Nefarious. You will have to fly from platform to platform while using all the weapons you got. The RYNO is very effective against him.

Super Trader Gold
Complete every holocard set.

For this trophy, you will need to get all 103 cards. Most of the cards you will probably get while doing Challenge Mode. You will get the cards for killing enemies but also for finding card packs. If you find cards there is a high chance of duplicates, these you should trade-in for new cards (5 dupes = 1 new card). Just keep playing the game until you have them all.

Note: there are also about 9 cards for getting the RYNO weapon. Check out Silver Full Gun Rack for more info in that.

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Complete the game in Challenge Mode.

For this trophy, you basically have to defeat the final boss a 2nd time. There is not much to this other than replaying through the game again.

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Collect every gold bolt.

There are 28 bolts that can be found, this can be made easy with the Map-O-Metric gadget that is obtainable on the rail/grind path of Kalebo. For some of the Bolts, you need some gadgets like the metal/sticky boots. On almost every planet there is one to be found.

Don’t want to do the hassle of finding out where they are or have trouble getting to one? this video will explain and show everything perfectly.

Credits to PS5Trophies on YouTube.

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Acquire every weapon in the game.

The weapons are pretty easy to get, there are 16 weapons 2 of them you will have from the start but you will buy most of them from the Gadgetron vendor:

  • Pyrocitor
  • Proton Drum
  • Mr. Zurkon
  • Groovitron
  • Pixelizer
  • Plasma Strike
  • Warmonger
  • Buzz Blades
  • Glove of Doom
  • Sheepinator

There is also 1 weapon that you will get by sidetracking on Nebula G34

  • Predator Launcher

Finally, there is the RYNO. For the RYNO you will need to find 9 cards one the map. These cards can be found on some special packs. Some of the packs will need the Trespasser.

Follow the video for all the locations:

Credits to PS5Trophies on YouTube.

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Upgrade every weapon to maximum level.

After completing the game and having the holocard set of the weapons you can level up the weapons to level 10. There are a few ways to grind out these levels but the best way to do it is on the final boss or during the playthrough on a robot spawn at Kalebo. Before the robots are all defeated you need to jump off the platform, you will keep all your weapon levels but the robots respawn, so you can infinitely grind your weapon XP here.

Credits to Dark Knight Player on YouTube.

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Unlock every modification for every weapon.

You need to grind out a lot, and I really mean a lot or raritanium to mod your guns, but do NOT mod your RYNO. If you start your 3rd playthrough the mods for that weapon will be reset, so do the RYNO last. In the Weapons Vendor, you can use the raritanium. Best to just use it on the weapons you are currently using for the Silver Master of War trophy while it can still be a bit useful. When everything is maxed out the trophy should pop.

You earn raritanium from defeating enemies but you can also find some raritanium clusters.

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Upgrade Ratchet’s health to maximum level.

The best thing to do is to grind out a bunch of enemies in challenge mode in the end. You will need to upgrade your health to 200 HP for it to pop.

This trophy is only possible in challenge mode. In the standard game mode, 100 HP is the max you can get

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Acquire every gadget.

There are a total of 16 gadgets that you will need to get but for some of them you will need to go a little bit out of your way to get.

Omniwrench 8000 Veldin From start
Swingshot Veldin From start
Hydropack Veldin From start after finding Clank
Helipack Kerwan Main Mission after reaching Big Al
Hoverboard Aridia Main Mission after saving Skid
Hydrodisplacer Aridia Side Tracking after completing the Swingshot course
Trespasser Rilgar Main Mission After learning about the RYNO
Gadgebot Transformer Nebula G34 Main Mission start Clanks part at Nebula G34
Magneboots Nebula G34 Main Mission Complete Clanks part at Nebula G34
Grindboots Gasper Main Mission Complete the path to the brain area
Jetpack Gasper Main Mission after collecting 10 brains
Box Breaker Gasper Side Tracking after collecting all 90 brains
02 Mask Pokitaru Side Tracking to the pumping station
Thrusterpack Pokitaru Main Mission after reaching Big Al (Again)
Map-o-Metric Kalebo III Side Tracking after completing the rail/grind
Hologuise Kalebo III Main Mission after wining the bronze hoverboard race

After getting all 16 you will need to open the gadget tab in the menu for the trophy to pop.

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Collect every Telepathopus brain.

On Kalebo you will be able to get an item that will show all the collectibles on the map. This item is called the Map-o-Metric and will be obtainable on the rail/grind path of that planet.

With this item, you will be able to find all 90 brains to unlock this trophy. Look good at the map because some are a bit hard to see on it.

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Win the Gold Cup on both Rilgar and Kalebo.

so there is not much to this trophy, it’s not even that hard either, the real challenge comes for the 2 time-related trophies. when you get to Rilgar just do all 3 races right away and the same for Kalebo.

All you have to do is be 1st place for the gold, silver and bronze races in Rilgar and Kalebo in the end for this trophy.

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Complete every Trespasser puzzle without using AutoHack.

I’ll start off with this. Do NOT press to auto hack and skip the puzzle. if you do this you will need to do this in Challenge mode. There are 16 puzzles that you will need to do for the trophy to pop. there are a few you have to sidetrack for but that won’t be a major hassle.

Don’t know if you missed one? Then check out this video, it shows all the puzzles and the solutions for if you have an issue:

Credits to PS5Trophies on YouTube.

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Upgrade one weapon to maximum level.

On regular mode, you can only get your weapons to level 5 max but this gets increased to level 10 in Challenge Mode. Check out Silver Master of War for more info.

Basically Training
Complete the Ranger tryouts on Veldin.

Unmissable – Story
This part of the main story on the 1st planet where you work as a mechanic. They are having a try out to become a Ranger. Simply go to the arena and beat the course. In the course is a jumping tutorial and a weapon one. After that you will need to defeat some waves of enemies that spawn.

The Little Robot That Could
Escape from Victor on Quartu.

Unmissable – Story
This will be the introduction of Clank and serves as a tutorial of his levels. You need to escape the factory for this mission.

The Rescuer
Rescue the Mayor and Plumber on Novalis.

Unmissable – Story
For this trophy, you will need to do the main objectives on the planet Novalis. The Mayor can be found by going down of the high platform and follow the path to the building and then the bridge. After that, you will need to defeat some enemies and then the mayor will get off his ship. The plumber is located on the high platform at your ship. You will need to go to him by following the path going up the water stream and by doing some jumps.

Off To The Races
Rescue Skidd and his agent on Aridia.

Unmissable – Story
There are 2 paths on Aridia that you need to take to unlock this trophy

On path 1 you will need to kill a bunch of small enemies that you can 1 hit. after that, you will need to go to a platform where Skidd is located.

On path 2 you will need to complete some sort of parkour course and in the end, is Skidd’s agent waiting for you. early on in this path, you will also be able to unlock the Bronze That Sinking Feeling trophy.

You’re In The Rangers Now
Become a Ranger on Kerwan.

Unmissable – Story
This is part of the main story. You will get this after going around Karwan after you get back to the main area of the planet.

Winner Winner Sandshark Dinner
Win the hoverboard Bronze Cup on Rilgar.

On Rilgar you will get introduced to the Hoverboard races, for this trophy you will only need to complete it on bronze. There is also a trophy for doing the gold one under a specific time, more info about that trophy on the Silver Faster than a Speeding Amoeboid trophy.

Note: On this planet, you can also get the Groovitron for the Bronze Death By Disco trophy so start using it right away.

Who’s A Good Snagglebeast?
Defeat the Snagglebeast on Nebula G34.

Unmissable – Story
Not much to this trophy, just follow the story and defeat the Snagglebeast.

I do recommend keeping distance and use weapons instead of the wrench.

Note: Do NOT forget to hit it with the disco ball weapon.

Collect 30 brains for the Blarg Scientist on Gaspar.

Unmissable – Story
On Gaspar are a total of 90 brains you can collect but you will only need to find 30 to go to the next planet. For more info about this trophy, check out Silver Abby Normal.

While going for this trophy you can also do Bronze Top Gunner at the same time.

I Shot Down Your Battleship
Shoot down the Blarg Battleships on Batalia.

Unmissable – Story
On the end of the planet Batalia is a cannon, use that cannon to shoot down some ships.

Zurkon Family Values
Defeat Mrs. Zurkon on Quartu.

Unmissable – Story
Nearing the end of Quartu awaits another boss. This time you will have the jetpack you can use to stay in the air. Just like the 1st boss I recommend keeping distance and use your weapons.

Note: Do NOT forget to hit her with the disco ball weapon.

Shoot down the hydroharvesters on Pokitaru.

Unmissable – Story
On Pokitaru you will have to follow someone (for kind of a long time) to a bar where you will meet Big Al again. You will get some upgrades for both Clank and your ship. With these upgrades, you will shoot down some of the harvesters in an air battle.

Ferocious Oxide
Defeat Victor in the Phoenix.

Unmissable – Story
When you try and go to the deplanetizer you will get interrupted by the Phoenix ship and you will play as clank again completing some puzzles and running from Victor.

When you do a few puzzles you will need to press a button to explode Victor.

Win the hoverboard Bronze Cup on Kalebo.

Unmissable – Story
To get the disguise yourself as Captain Quark you will need to do the bronze race on Kalebo.

Note: On this planet, you can also get the Map-o-matic. This thing will show everything on the map. This is really useful for the Silver Abby Normal trophy.

A Change Of Heart
Defeat Captain Qwark on the Deplanetizer.

Unmissable – Story
Going to this point is kind of a semi-point of no return. you will be thrown right into the final battle with Dr. Nefarious after the Qwark fight. You can still go back and do some side stuff from step 2, this can also be done after the Dr. Nefarious fight. You will unlock this after defeating Qwark.

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Complete the hoverboard Gold Cup on Rilgar in under 1:35

This is probably the hardest trophy in the game and will take multiple tries.

You should have the cheat active that makes you invincible. this way you can speed through the red boxes without issue. Other than that, try to get as many normal boxes and do some stunts. This will give you some speed boosters. try to not use them right before a corner but right after.

Note: This trophy will be easier if you have enough gold bolts for the invincibility cheat. Check out Silver Ultimate Explorer for more info.

Credits to PS5Trophies on YouTube.

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Complete the hoverboard Gold Cup on Kalebo in under 2:05

There are 2 trophies that are time-related and this is one of them.
This is also the easiest time related one because of the shortcuts on this map.

So for this one, you can just follow the shortcuts while using as much boost as possible. avoid all the exploding boxes and you should not have much trouble getting it.

Note: This trophy will be easier if you have enough gold bolts for the invincibility cheat. Check out Silver Ultimate Explorer for more info.

Credits to PS5Trophies on YouTube.

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Complete the Fitness Course on Kerwan in under 70 seconds.

After getting Bronze You’re In The Rangers Now you will be dropped off at the centre of the map. here you can easily walk to the entrance of the course and complete it as fast as possible.

I recommend speeding though and using the skip jump a few times to jump over some things faster. The Course ends at the part where the taxi is that brings you back to the start.

Want to know the route by heart to do it as fast as possible? Then you should watch this video to learn the course a little bit. 

Credits to PS5Trophies on YouTube.

Note: There is no in-game timer or indicator of how long you have taken for the course
You should be able to complete the course pretty easily with a few seconds left.

Clank Crusher
Crush 5 gadgebots in the crusher on Quartu.

When you go to Quartu for the 1st time you will have to complete a bunch of puzzles as Clank.

On one of the puzzles is a treadmill that has some crushers that are movable with the electric gadgebot. Pull 1 of them up and then place a bot below it. Then remove the electric bot so the crusher goes down and crushes the bot. Repeat this 5 times.

If you are having a bit of trouble I recommend checking out this video as a visual aid.

Credits to PowerPyx on YouTube.

That Sinking Feeling
Knock a constructobot into the quicksand on Aridia.

On the planet Aridia, you will see some bots with a flamethrower. When you hit them with your wrench they will knock back a little bit. When you are on the road to Skidd’s agent you will see 1 that is at the end of the 2nd treadmill. Hit him 2 times and he should be knocked off the platform, below the platform is some quicksand where he will fall into.

Credits to PS5Trophies on YouTube.

I Hate Lamp
Break every lamp in Aleero City.

On Aleero are lamps you will need to break, make sure you get all of them, they are mainly on the side of the roads and railings.

I recommend following this video to make sure you have them all:

Credits to PS5Trophies on YouTube.

Not My Job
Allow the extermibots to kill 35 amoeboids in Rilgar.

On the planet Rilgar you will see some bots fighting with some weird green blobs. Do NOT kill anything when you see them fight and just look at them fight and let them kill the green blobs. You should be able to unlock this during your 1st playthrough. If you did not get it you can get a few extra in Challenger mode.

Credits to HappyThumbsGaming on YouTube.

Top Gunner
Defeat 40 enemies while jetpacking in Gaspar.

While going for the trophy Bronze Braaaaaaaaaaaains you will get a jetpack after getting 10 of the 30 brains. you can just stay in the air close to the ground and kill 4 small enemies that only take 1 hit to kill. There are a lot of refuelling platforms around so when you run low on fuel just find one and recharge.

When Sheep Fly
Sheepinate a Blarg Helicopter Commander.

On Kalebo III you can buy a Sheepinator weapon. On this planet, you will also find some Helicopters down the line while going to the hoverboard challenge. Simply get close and use the Sheepinator on the helicopter.

Credits to PowerPyx on YouTube.

Warbots Into Ploughshares
Destroy 10 inactive Warbots inside the Quartu factory.

Right before the boss fight on Quartu you will need to run around the factory. In that factory are a bunch of Warbots that don’t do anything on a treadmill. Simply destroy 10 of them to unlock the trophy. They will spawn infinitely so you don’t have to worry about running out of bots to find.

Credits to PS5Trophies on YouTube.

Pool Sharks Are The Worst
Get eaten by a Pool Shark in the Pokitaru Ocean.

When you reach Pokitaru you simply have to jump in the water and go as far away from the map as possible. when you get a bit out of the area a pool shark will appear and eat you.

Credits to PS5Trophies on YouTube.

Character Assassination
Destroy all of the planet models in Drek’s office.

Right after getting Bronze Et tu, Copernicus? you will get to Drek’s office. under his desk, you will see a trespasser puzzle and around the room a few planets on shelves. Destroy all the planets to unlock the trophy. 

For a visual aid I recommend checking out this video:

Credits to PS5Trophies on YouTube.

Et tu, Copernicus?
Find Qwark’s Lounge on the Deplanitiser.

When you go to the Deplaniter you will have some branching dead ends, in one of them it a door and when you stand next to it you will hear Quark talking. After a few seconds, the trophy will pop. For the exact location, I recommend checking out this video.

Credits to Dirvinator on YouTube.

Lazy Lombax
Ride every catwalk without moving in Kalebo.

There are 3 catwalks. the first 2 are right at the start of the planet and the 3rd one is just past the hoverboard race. during your first run, you will be able to ride the final one when you are getting close to the race area. if you are going for this trophy afterward you can just walk past the hoverboard race and take a short way.

Credits to PowerPyx on YouTube.

Death By Disco
Use the Groovitron on every type of enemy.

Alright, this might be the most annoying trophy in the game. On Rilgar you will be able to buy the Groovitron, do this right away.

Follow this video closely! You will get the Weapon from the 16th number in the video, use the weapon on every enemy you will see in this video from now on. The first 15 enemies can be gotten during the 1st challenge mode playthrough. During this playthrough, you can also get some of the ones you might have missed.

If you miss any and have completed the challenge mode for the 1st time, you will need to complete the whole challenge mode again and get all 48 in 1 playthrough because it resets the progress of this trophy.

Credits to PowerPyx on YouTube.

Trader In Training
Complete your first holocard set.

Holocards are obtainable by defeating enemies. They can also be found behind hidden walls, these can be broken with the bomb-throwing gauntlet.

In the start menu, you will see an option to see your holocard collections. when you have 5 duplicates you can pick a card you want. simply pick a card of a set you already have 2 of and then the trophy should be yours. Doing this will also unlock the Bronze Trade Up trophy.

Complete your first Raritanium weapon mod.

Raritanium crystals are obtainable by defeating enemies but they can also be found in small clusters in some corners, nooks and crannies in the map. On a weapon vendor you can press and then a weapon mod menu opens up. Here you can upgrade a weapon you like with a few types of upgrades.

For this trophy, you simply have to upgrade 1 slot.

Reach the maximum bolt multiplier in Challenge Mode.

When you start Challenge Mode you will be able to get a Bolt Multiplier by defeating a few enemies with a max of X20.

There is a chance you will get this by just playing the game but to be 100% sure to get it you should head to Aridia to skips area of the map. Here will be a bunch of Sandsharks that you need to kill, make sure to not kill them all. There are a few Sandsharks spawners, do not take them out. Try to stay as far away as possible from them and try to use some distance weapons to take them out.

Check out the video for the perfect spot:

Credits to VGFAQ on YouTube.

Trade Up
Trade in a set of duplicate holocards for a new one.

In the start menu, you will see an option to see your holocard collections. when you have 5 duplicates you can pick a card you want.

Note: Try to do this as early as possible, this possible is missable because you can’t do this if you already have 100% of the cards

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