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The Light Eating Z'Grute, commonly shortened to the Z'Grute is an enormous beast that was frozen as a statue and then was unleashed by Dr. Nefarious to destroy Ratchet, Clank, and Qwark but it instead began to terrorize Luminopolis. This creature was so rare, it attracted the attention of the Creature Collector.
In a last-ditch effort to destroy Captain Qwark, Dr. Nefarious invited Qwark to a fake ceremony to receive an Intergalactic Tool of Justice Award. Ratchet and Clank tagged along to make sure everything was okay. During the ceremony, Nefarious appeared and ordered Lawrence to awaken the Z'Grute (who was suspended in cryosleep). However, the doctor's plans went awry when the Z'Grute turned on him and went on a rampage through the city, consuming every energy source it could find. Also, awakening the Z'Grute attracted the attention of the evil Creature Collector, who sent his minions to Luminopolis to capture the beast. After a city wide chase, Ratchet and Clank, with some reluctant help from Qwark and Nefarious, managed to defeat the Z'Grute by using the fusion turrets on Zogg Tower. The victory, however, was short lived as the Creature Collector, AKA Ephemeris, appeared and took not only the Z'Grute, but also Ratchet and the gang.
The Z'Grute possesses powerful bio-electric abilities. Like its namesake, its main ability is to absorb electrical energy. The Z'Grute can absorb energy by either devouring the energy source (Lumenoid), or by draining the energy with its mouth or paws, demonstrated by how it drained the energy from Nefarious' hovercraft with its mouth, and how it drains energy from Lumenoid generators. It can use the energy it absorbs to heal itself from damage. It can also use its bio-electricity as a form of attack by firing electric bolts from its mouth or paws. It can also conduct electricity, seen as how it electrifies the panels during its battles with the gang.
- See main article: Light-Eating Z'Grute/Guide
- According to Pepper Fairbanks, the Z'Grute was the seventh massive creature of destruction that Qwark helped unleash upon a major city since his inauguration as Galactic President.
- The Z'Grute is the first, and currently only, non-humanoid creature to have five fingers rather than the standard three.
- The Z'Grute seems to have strangely shrunk during the Grivelnox battle. One of the Z'Grutes teeth is as large as Captain Qwark, but this is oddly true for the Grvielnox, also. This is odd be cause the Grivelnox was able to eat the Z'Grute almost whole. This doesn't make any sense as the Grivelnox appeared to be the same size as the Z'Grute at the beginning of All 4 One.