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Coming soon to a Gadgetron vendor near you, the Suck Cannon is a prototype weapon that uses new quantum technology to suck up small enemies and convert them into explosive projectiles.
―Gadgetron description of Suck Cannon found on the instruction manual.  [R&C]

The Suck Cannon was a Gadgetron weapon developed by the Blarg. It functioned like a deadly vacuum cleaner: It sucked up small enemies and crates using advanced vortex manipulator and quantum compression technology. The device then fired the small enemies back out as explosive projectiles at other enemies. It appeared in three Ratchet & Clank games: Ratchet & Clank, Up Your Arsenal, and Size Matters.

Description

The Suck Cannon is a silvery weapon with a revolving vortex manipulator at the front, it acts as a vacuum by sucking in enemies and then shooting them out at other enemies. Only 5 enemies could be sucked in at a time, and once the vacuum trigger was released then the enemies inside the cannon would be shot out by the trigger (regardless of the amount of enemies inside the cannon). The weapon had no auto-targeting and only small enemies could fit into the basic quantum compression field.

Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet discovered the Suck Cannon at the end of the Blargarian logging site on planet Eudora. There was also the Gold Suck Cannon which was an upgrade that could be bought from Gadgetron.

Up Your Arsenal

The Suck Cannon in Up Your Arsenal could be bought with 8,000 bolts. If the player was a Gadgetron employee, it can be bought with 10% off—for 7,200 bolts.

It functioned identically to the Suck Cannon in Ratchet & Clank and Size Matters—it could suck up small enemies and use them as ammo, and its maximum ammo capacity was 5.

Size Matters

Canon

The Suck Cannon in Size Matters

The Suck Cannon Size Matters and functioned identically to the Suck Cannon in the previous games.


Variants

The original prototype Suck Cannon was originally created by the Blarg and Gadgetron together. This prototype was unable to suck up crates and when it sucked up enemies and the player stopped pushing the circle button, then it couldn't suck up more enemies.

During the War against Nefarious and onwards, the commercialized Suck Cannon was released by Gadgetron. The final Suck Cannon product could be upgraded to the Vortex Cannon. Thanks to being superior to the prototype Crates can be sucked up and leave out their content for collection, and when the player chose another weapon, then choosing the Suck Cannon again and quickly pressing the circle button, it could suck up more enemies.

Related weapons

The Suc-Vac 3000 was a similar, though somewhat inferior weapon. The Vac-U 4000 was a similar vacuuming gadget of the Suck Cannon utilized on Planet Magnus.

Behind the scenes

2x Suck Cannon!

2 Suck Cannons

  • In the original Ratchet & Clank (at least the Greatest Hits re-release) in the Weapons section of the pause menu, when the Suck Cannon is selected, unlike the other weapons and gadgets that are shown rotating slowly beneath Ratchet, the OmniWrench 8000 is shown.
  • In the development of the original Ratchet and Clank game, the Suck Cannon had a different icon for when it has enemies inside it. This was later changed—likely due to technical llimications.

Appearances

Original series
Non-canon
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
Weapons and gadgets in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Weapons: Shock Blaster icon Nitro Eruptor icon N60 Storm icon Plasma Whip icon Infector icon Suck Cannon icon Seeking Hydra icon Agents of Doom icon Flux Rifle icon Annihilator icon Shield Glove icon Multi-Disc Gun icon Rift Inducer icon Quack-O-Ray icon
RY3NO icon Miniturret icon Lava Gun icon Shield Barrier icon Bouncer icon Plasma Coil icon
Gadgets: Refractoricon Hypershoticon Tyhrraguiseicon Hackericon Pdaicon Gravitybooticon Chargebooticon Thrusterpackicon Helipackicon
Multiplayer: UYAblitzgunicon UYAminirocketicon UYAgravitybombicon UYAminegloveicon UYAmorph-o-rayicon

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