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Pyrocitor
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Having problems with swarms of small creatures? The Gadgetron Pyrocitor is the answer! This flame-thrower device will toast 'em fast! Caution: Larger Enemies may take longer to cook…
Gadgetron weapon presentation manual  [R&C]

The Pyrocitor, called the Pyrociter in the PAL versions of the games [verification needed], was a flamethrower weapon manufactured by Gadgetron Corporation. Ratchet used it in stopping Drek, acquiring it after visiting planet Novalis for 2,500 bolts. It was also used by Gadgetron Test Dummies during Ratchet's visit to Kalebo III, and they would later reappear in the Starship Phoenix's VR Simulation along with the Bomb Glove and Walloper.

In-game information

Pyrocitor Close-Up

Ratchet wielding the Pyrocitor on Hoven

The Pyrocitor was a short-range flamethrower. It could shoot out short bursts of flames or long continuous ones. It was very useful for close-range combat with swarms of small enemies, such as sandsharks or anklebiters. The ammo was cheap.

A similar weapon to the Pyrocitor was utilized by Qwark in some vid-comics, he would exclaim "Barbecue time!" upon obtaining it, it fired the same way as the Pyrocitor and had the same sound effect.

Weapon summaries

Ratchet and the Pyrocitor

Ratchet, with the Pyrocitor, on planet Novalis

Pyrocitor! This fearsome weapon really shines at close range. Great for taking out those pesky small enemies
―Vendor description  [R&C]
Having problems with swarms of small creatures? The Gadgetron Pyrocitor is the answer! This flamethrower device will toast 'em fast! User Tip: Hold Down Circle for a constant stream of fire.
―Help Menu description  [R&C]
Having problems with swarms of small creatures? The Gadgetron Pyrocitor is the answer! This flame-thrower device will toast 'em fast! Caution: Larger Enemies may take longer to cook…
―European instruction manual description  [R&C]

Trivia

RatchetSizeMatters "Let's just stomp around until we squish it!"

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  • In the demo of Ratchet & Clank, the flames of the Pyrocitor moved more quickly than those of the weapon in the full version of the game. This meant that the spin technique was less effective with this version as the trail wouldn't bend as much. It is unknown why this was changed.
  • The ammo for the Pyrocitor found in Ammo Crates was identical to the fuel tank seen on the weapon itself, albeit much more stubby.
  • The Pyrocitor is a favorite of Insomniac employee Alex Hastings.
  • In early promotional videos, the Pyrocitor's UI had a 'no-chicken' symbol, although the reasoning behind this is not completely known. It's possible it was an inside joke of Insomniac Games. Equipping the Gold Drone Device through the use of a codebreaker/cheat system causes the symbol to pop-up.

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See also

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
Flamethrowers in the Ratchet & Clank series
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