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The Gadgetron Morph-O-Ray, also known as the Morph-o-ray or Morpharay,[1] is a weapon in Ratchet & Clank and the multiplayer of Up Your Arsenal developed by Gadgetron. It features infinite ammunition and converts normal enemies into chickens. It can be upgraded to the Gold Morph-O-Ray for 20,000 bolts and 4 gold bolts.



The Morph-O-Ray was Gadgetron's failed attempt to create a disintegration ray. Their failed result emanated a colorful ray that turned enemies into chickens. Both the weapon and the chickens made chicken noises. The Morph-O-Ray had infinite ammunition. Larger enemies took longer to transform and the only boss that could be transformed was the Alien Queen.

Ratchet & Clank

The Morph-O-Ray could not be purchased at a vendor. It had to be acquired in Oltanis, once found in the ruins. Upon completing the game, it could be upgraded to the Gold Morph-O-Ray for 20,000 bolts and 4 gold bolts.

The Morph-O-Ray was credited for ending hunger across the Solana Galaxy.

Up Your Arsenal

The Morph-O-Ray could only be used in the multiplayer. Unlike the original appearance, it would not transform enemies into chickens, but rather into sheep or ducks. Its appearance was more similar to the Sheepinator.


The Morph-O-Ray in Ratchet & Clank has the appearance of a pistol with a large, yellow nozzle. A wire below the nozzle connects to its handle. When it fires, it fires a red and a blue beam that spiral together as one.

In Up Your Arsenal multiplayer, the Morph-O-Ray looks more similar to the Sheepinator.



The Morph-o-Ray in action

The Morph-O-Ray fires a beam that will morph enemies into chickens. When fired at an enemy, a bar on the right of the screen will fill up, and once full, that enemy will have morphed. If the beam leaves that enemy, it will decrease. The larger the enemy, the longer it takes to morph them. It cannot convert any boss aside from the Alien Queen, and conversion takes longer the larger the enemy is. When there are too many chickens in a world, the Morph-O-Ray will kill enemies and chickens will not be spawned.

The Morph-O-Ray is a situational weapon. Against smaller enemies, the Morph-O-Ray can rapidly defeat large mobs at once as it can transform them near instantaneously. As it requires no ammunition, it is preferable to weapons such as the Pyrocitor which have a similar role. However, against larger enemies, it serves little practical use, as they take far longer to morph. This means it is difficult to morph an enemy before being hit and the bar being reset, making it ineffective against them.

More bolts can be acquired than regularly by transforming an enemy into a chicken and then using the Suck Cannon on it.

The Gold Morph-O-Ray morphs enemies at a faster rate into larger chickens. These chickens serve as decoys, and once enemies attack them, they explode and damage the enemies.

In Up Your Arsenal multiplayer, the Morph-O-Ray instead morphs enemies either into sheep or ducks at random. Morphed opponents would revert to their original form after a time period.

Behind the scenes

It was clucking awesome.
―IGN on the Morph-O-Ray [source]

In a behind-the-scenes video in the goodies menu of the original Ratchet & Clank, at one point footage of the early version of the game is seen where the Morph-O-Ray had a different effect. It shot white rings, an effect that looked very similar to the effect created by the Metal Detector. It was also noticeable that in this early version, the Morph-O-Ray had a much shorter range.

The Morph-O-Ray was featured in a commercial for the game. A group of teenagers attempted to morph their friend Jerry into a chicken and were successful. They began chasing him around the garden, and later on, wondered if they would be able to turn him back.

The Morph-O-Ray was rated the second best video game gadget by IGN.[2]

In-game descriptions

  • "While it originated as a failed attempt at a disintergration ray, the Morph-o-ray has now become one of Gadgetron's most popular devices. Just shine the Morph-o-ray beam at your foes and watch them turn into harmless chickens! Hold the beam on an enemy for a short period of time to convert it. Caution: larger enemies may take longer to convert." - Normal Version Help Menu Description


Notes and references

Weapons and gadgets in Ratchet & Clank
Bomb glove icon Pyrocitor icon Blaster icon Glove of doom icon Suckcannon icon Taunter icon Mineglove icon Ryno icon Devastator icon Walloper icon Visibomb icon Decoy glove icon Drone device icon Tesla claw icon Morpho ray icon
Wrench icon Swingshot icon Trespasser icon Hydrodisplacer icon Hologuise icon Metal detector icon Pda icon Sonic summoner icon Pilot helmet icon O2 mask icon Heli pack icon Thruster pack icon Hydro pack icon Grind boots icon Magnet boots icon
Transformation Weapons in the Ratchet & Clank series
Game Ratchet & Clank Going Commando
Ratchet & Clank (PS4)
Up Your Arsenal Going Mobile Size Matters Deadlocked Secret Agent Clank Tools of Destruction A Crack in Time All 4 One Full Frontal Assault Into the Nexus
Morph-O-Ray Sheepinator Qwack-O-Ray Boar-Zooka Mootator Morphing mod Pork Bomb Gun Transmorpher Chimp-o-Matic Critter Strike Transmorpher Mine Winterizer
Gold Morph-O-Ray Black Sheepinator
Qwack-O-Blitzer - Armoogeddon - Meat Mortar - Chimpositron Elite Critter Strike - Blizz-O-Matic

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