The Jowai Resort was a popular vacation location on planet Pokitaru. However, since the Blarg began dumping their toxic waste into the ocean, many of the tourists were eaten, and those lucky enough to avoid this fate fled. The Resort was on the brink of closure when Ratchet and Clank arrived. They agreed to destroy the enemy Blarg forces in exchange for the Resort's last O2 Mask, which the Resort regularly sold for free prior to the Blarg's arrival. Ratchet destroyed all of the toxic dumping ships using the Resort's private security starfighter, halting the mutations of the local wildlife. However, much damage had been done to the local ecosystem. The Resort suffered from a lack of business for a while, but it is presumably back in business. Bob's Roboshack was also situated here. After the events of Deadlocked, the duo returned here for a holiday.
Differences between visits
In the original Ratchet & Clank, Jowai Resort had no Scuttle Crabs or Robot Tourists, but instead Puffer Fish, Psytopi and Amoeboids (in the sewers only) and had fresh water that was fully explorable unless one went too far out (at which point they were presumably eaten). However in Size Matters, the water was not explorable and was filled with sharks. Scuttle Crabs and Robot Tourists replaced the Puffer Fish and Psytopi and Ratchet had no access to the sewers, though this may have been because the Blarg stopped dumping toxic waste which would have returned the waters back to normal. Either way, the land areas that were explorable have obviously changed in size, explorability and appearance.