Skill Point Walkthrough by cadman13
Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters on SuperCheats.com
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RATCHET AND CLANK SKILL POINT WALKTHROUGH
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CONTENTS
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INFORMATION
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QUICK ACCESS
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SKILL POINTS
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CREDIT
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LEGAL STUFF
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INFORMATION
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This is my first FAQ so I'm human and I make mistakes, they will get better 
though.

Skill points are little objectives that you can accomplish throughout the 
game when performing specific tasks that vary from killing a certain amount 
of enemies with a specific weapon, to getting through a Sky board race in a 
given amount of time.  The only clue that you get are the names of the skill 
points which can be viewed in the specials section of the pause menu.  Skill 
points are used to unlock many different cheats via the cheats menu in the 
special section of the pause menu.

NOTE:  Throughout the walkthrough I may refer to some weapons as their 
leveled up versions.  So the Shock Rocket is also the same as the Electro 
Rocket.  If you need to kill something with a certain weapon, the upgraded 
weapon will also do the job.
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QUICK ACCESS CTRL+F
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If you are using this FAQ and already know which skill point you want to know 
how to do, press CTRL+F and copy and paste the stuff in the brackets that 
correspond to the name of the skill point you want to see.


-POKITARU

  Train Faster------------------[SKIL01]
  Don't Rock the Boat-----------[SKIL02]
  Do Cows get Crabby?-----------[SKIL03]

-RYLLUS

  Bury the Pygmies--------------[SKIL04]
  Lights, Camera, Action!-------[SKIL05]
  Ship it-----------------------[SKIL06]
   
-Kalidon

  Explosive Ordnance Disposal---[SKIL07]
  Super Lombax------------------[SKIL08]
  Be a Cool Skyboarder----------[SKIL09]

-Metalis

  Shutout-----------------------[SKIL10]
  Terror of the Skies-----------[SKIL11]
  Ultimate Gladiator------------[SKIL12]

-Dreamtime

  Friends Don't Hurt Friends----[SKIL13]
  Night Terrors-----------------[SKIL14]

-Medical Outpost Omega

  Be an Awesome skyboarder------[SKIL15]

-Challax

  Take Them Down a Shock--------[SKIL16]
  High Tech Weapons Master------[SKIL17]
  No More Varmints!-------------[SKIL18]

-Dayni Moon

  Ultimate Gladiator------------[SKIL19]
  Wool Protest------------------[SKIL20]
  Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy--------[SKIL21]

-Inside Clank

  Not the Shock of me now-------[SKIL22]
  Ratchet... just Ratchet-------[SKIL23]

-Quadrona

  Elite Annihilation------------[SKIL24]
  Storm the Front---------------[SKIL25]

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SKILL POINTS
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PLANET: POKITARU

SKILL POINT: Train Faster [SKIL01]

Complete the "training" portion of Pokitaru in less than 1:32.

STRATEGY:  What you need to do is get out a gun that can pretty much kill 
everything in one shot and plow through the FIRST part of the level (Where 
Luna is giving you the tutorial of how the controls work).  YOU DO NOT NEED 
TO KILL EVERY ENEMY!  This portion ends when Luna gets kidnapped.  The 
easiest way to do this is to eliminate all enemies on this portion.  Now 
raise the bridges and unlock all the doors.  When you raise the bride at the 
end of the course where the cut scene starts, just do the whole course again 
without the pressure of the enemies.  This is cheep, but WORKS!
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PLANET: POKITARU

SKILL POINT: Don't Rock the Boat [SKIL02]

Complete the boat challenge on Pokitaru without taking a single hit.

STRATEGY:  Try getting out a weapon such as the Electro Rocket to kill the 
robots before they can see you.  You don't have that much room to maneuver on 
the boat so make sure they die before they get a chance to shoot at you.  
This portion of the level is right when you get onto the boat, until you 
reach your ship.
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PLANET: POKITARU

SKILL POINT: Do Cows Get Crabby? [SKIL03]

Turn 26 crabs into cows with the Mootator/Armoogeddon

STRATEGY:  This skill point is a lot easier to get when you start a new game 
or restart the game through challenge mode because there are a lot more crabs 
on your first time at the planet.
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PLANET: RYLLUS

SKILL POINT: Bury the Pygmies [SKIL04]

Get Bury Blossoms to eat 4 Pygmy Tribesmen

STRATEGY:  This was the hardest skill point for me.  What you need to do is 
get the man-eating flower plant things to eat 4 of the little yellow guys 
that run around with swords trying to attack you.  I found the second enemy 
section (right after Ratchet blows up the camera) to be a good spot to get 
some Pygmies.  The trick is to get the Pygmies right next the flower but 
without getting the flower to kill the Pygmies.  It is pretty tricky.  If you 
haven't leveled up the shield all the way so that it doesn't attack enemies, 
it would help.  NOTE: You have to stay alive when getting the skill point.  
You cannot die, if you do, then you have to start back at 0.

Wcromie submitted his own way of getting the skill point.  "Go to the last 
area before you use Clank, hook shot across and walk forward until the pygmies 
start coming out. Turn around and hook shot again but don't let go of the hook 
shot just spin around eventually the pygmies will roam over by the plants and 
get eaten."  This way seems a lot easier and more efficient.
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PLANET: RYLLUS

SKILL POINT: Lights, Camera, Action! [SKIL05]

Kill 10 Floating cameras.

STRATEGY:  There really isn't much strategy here, just kill 10 cameras.  They 
respawn so it shouldn't be that difficult.
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PLANET: RYLLUS

SKILL POINT: Ship It [SKIL06]

Break all the crates on the level.

STRATEGY:  The Box breaker is very useful on this skill point.  Just go 
around and keep using the Hyper-Strike attack so that all the boxes break 
around you.  You must also do the boxes in the clank portion of this planet.
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PLANET: KALIDON

SKILL POINT: Explosive Ordnance Disposal [SKIL07]

Clear all the remote bombs in the Gravity Boot sphere.

STRATEGY:  First, get out the lacerator(s) and walk around the maze until you 
get to the end.  If you haven't gotten the "Skill point" recognition message 
then turn around and bring out your Sniper Mine.  Use this to kill the 
remaining remote bombs still in the sphere.  Keep looking for the remote 
bombs until you get the message.
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PLANET: KALIDON

SKILL POINT: Super Lombax [SKIL08]

Kill 25 enemies in a row without getting hit.

STRATEGY:  Put on the shield if you have it and try to stay away from big 
fights.  Pick them off from a distance and this should be a breeze.  You must 
complete this without dying.
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PLANET: KALIDON

SKILL POINT: Be A Cool Skyboarder [SKIL09]

Win a Skyboarding race without using boost.

STRATEGY:  Select the first race because it's the easiest race and will not 
cause as much trouble as the others.  You are not allowed to use the boosts 
that you pick up.  But you are still allowed to use the red floor boosts to 
go faster.  Cut corners and keep going straight.  Picking up boosts won't do 
you any good so don't go for them.
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PLANET: METALIS

SKILL POINT: Shutout [SKIL10]

Win a Gadgebot Toss challenge without letting anyone else score.

STRATEGY:  Make things easy on yourself and pick the first Gadgebot Toss 
challenge so it doesn't get too rough.  Utilize the punching option!  This is 
essential to keeping anybody else from scoring.  Always keep moving and watch 
the goal so that nobody will get passed you by sneaking up.
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PLANET: METALIS

SKILL POINT: Terror of the Skies [SKIL11]

Get over 600 points in the Giant Clank challenge. (950 if on challenge mode)

STRATEGY:  Play through the level so you know where the waves of enemies 
appear and know when there are breaks and such.  Use your rockets when you 
can (saving them for the boss is not the smartest thing to do because he only 
gives you 100 points).  When the screen is full of enemies, unleash your 
rockets to gather tons of points!  If there is any debris floating around, 
shooting it with your primary cannons gives you 1 point (HEY! EVERY POINT 
COUNTS!)  NOTE:  You must get OVER the specified amount, so if you were on 
challenge mode and had to get 950, you would need to finish the level with 
951 to get the skill point.
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PLANET: METALIS

SKILL POINT: Ultimate Gladiator [SKIL12]

Complete all Clank arena challenges.

STRATEGY:  The Clank Challenges on this planet are easy (except a few of the 
Gadgebot Survival).  You will receive this skill point after you finish the 
last Clank Challenge available on this planet.
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PLANET: DREAMTIME

SKILL POINT: Friends Don't Hurt Friends [SKIL13]

Get through the Giant Clank fight without taking a single hit.

STRATEGY:  Once the "fight" starts, put as much distance between you and 
giant clank as possible.  Watch his every move so that you know when he is 
about to attack.  Always keep moving and jumping to avoid his arsenal of 
butterfly tactics.
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PLANET: DREAMTIME

SKILL POINT: Night Terrors [SKIL14]

Defeat the waves of enemies on the last island in under 45 seconds

STRATEGY:  Once you get to the end of the "chainsaw quarks" on the piece of 
land with the clank heads, Swingshot across the two swingshot targets and you 
will see a gadgetron vendor and a dark portal.  Stock up on ammo for your 1-
hit gun (preferably the R.Y.N.O), hop into the portal and get to the other 
side of the bolt where the dark portal will spawn.  Turn around and kill 
everything ASAP!  Now quickly hop into the portal and get to where it will 
spawn again.  Turn around and kill everything.  Keep doing this until you get 
to the Giant Clank fight arena.  You may have to try this a couple of times 
so that you know where the portal will spawn next.  NOTE: Using the suck 
cannon for the birds saves a lot of time and ammo!  But remember, once you 
let go of the circle button, the gun switches to the firing mode, and won't 
suck up any enemies.  So use it wisely.
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PLANET: MEDICAL OUTPOST OMEGA

SKILL POINT: Be An Awesome Skyboarder [SKIL15]

Beat the master challenge in under 3:25

STRATEGY:  Use boost when you can!  When you are on the red floor boosts, and 
when you are boosting, you get a lot of speed!  When the track starts to wind 
around (like a DNA model in science class) always stay on the top of the 
track and glide around the corners.  This saves a lot of time and can make 
the win!  A commonly used "glitch" in this race is right after the track 
stops winding around itself and turns into a lot of asteroids, go right and 
glide to the finish line.  If it helps, use the map.  You will start falling 
and soon enough respawn on the track.  BUT WAIT!  YOU'RE AT THE FINISH LINE!  
This can save you at least 10-15 seconds depending on where you start gliding.
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PLANET: CHALLAX

SKILL POINT: Take Them Down A Shock [SKIL16]

Kill 23 Shock Troopers without dying.

STRATEGY:  Put on your shield and bring out your favorite gun, because it's 
battle time!  Doing this skill point when you first come to this planet 
(whether it be a new game or a return on challenge mode) is a lot easier 
because there are more enemies.  Just get through the level and you should 
get it.  The Shock Troopers are the annoying troopers that attack you with 
the electronic beams.  They also are able to engulf their little midget 
buddies in electricity making them deadly to the touch!  So watch out!
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PLANET: CHALLAX

SKILL POINT: High Tech Weapons Master [SKIL17]

Beat the enemy segment without using the Lacerator, Acid Bomb Glove, 
Concussion Gun, Shock Rocket, Laser Tracer, Sniper Mine or the RYNO

STRATEGY:  The best weapon to use here is the Mootator because it is ammo-
less, kicks butt, and isn't mentioned above so it will work.  Just get 
through the level without using any of the guns listed above and you will get 
the skill point at the zip-line. 
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PLANET: CHALLAX

SKILL POINT: No More Varmints! [SKIL18]

Get over 1535 points in the Giant Clank Challenge (2000 for challenge mode)

STRATEGY:  For this skill point you need to use all of your weapons wisely.  
When you get rockets make sure that you use them to their full potential.  
Kill everything you can.  And make sure that you go into the boss battle with 
100 points away from your goal.  Remember the boss only gives 100 points.  
And on this skill point, I got it once my counter had reached 2000.  So you 
don't need to even complete the level, just get the points!
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PLANET: DAYNI MOON

SKILL POINT: Ultimate Gladiator [SKIL19]

Complete all Clank arena challenges.

STRATEGY:  These are the hard challenges so start practicing!  You will 
receive this skill point once you complete the last available challenge.
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PLANET: DAYNI MOON

SKILL POINT: Wool Protest [SKIL20]

Complete level 8 without killing any Angry Rams.

STRATEGY:  Just don't kill any of the Angry Rams and you will get this skill 
point after you finish walking through the death-trap filled barn.
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PLANET: DAYNI MOON

SKILL POINT: Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy [SKIL21]

High-jump on a bouncy plant 10 times in a row.

STRATEGY:  This can be done after you plant one of the flowers after the 
first barn.  Just press X when you are starting to jump after you have landed 
on the flower.  Keep doing this and you will receive the message.
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PLANET: INSIDE CLANK

SKILL POINT: Not the Shock of Me Now [SKIL22]

Don't get hit at all while inside Clanks head.

STRATEGY:  Right after the cutscene with Clank's security bot turning clank 
back on, this portion starts.  A good thing to do is put on the shield if you 
have it so it is easier to get through this level.  Go to the end of the 
level without getting hit.  This doesn't include killing enemies so if you 
want to skip them, go for it.
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PLANET: INSIDE CLANK

SKILL POINT: Ratchet... Just Ratchet [SKIL23]

Beat the enemy segment using only the wrench

STRATEGY:  This skill point is easily done with a combination armor such as 
the Stalker armor (Wildfire helmet, Chameleon torso, Sludge MK. 9 gloves, 
Chameleon boots).  The only problem is this armor is only accessible on your 
second time through the game.  If you are not able to use the Stalker armor 
than put on an armor set that would help you do melee damage.  This "enemy 
segment" is from the starting point at your ship to clank's heart.
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PLANET: QUODRONA

SKILL POINT: Elite Annihilation [SKIL24]

Defeat over 70 Elite clones during the Elite clone fight.

STRATEGY:  This is when you fight the clones before Otto.  You are timed so 
you need to do this quickly!  Just completely eliminate everything in sight.  
Both types of enemies count.  The big brutes with the concussion guns and the 
quick ratchets with the lacerators and scorchers.  Just keep moving and don't 
stop killing!
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PLANET: QUODRONA

SKILL POINT: Storm the Front [SKIL25]

Complete the enemy portion of level 10 in less than 1:45

STRATEGY:  Just like "Train Faster" you can go through the level up to the 
end and kill everything so that you can just breeze through it alone.  The 
only thing to look out for is the wall jumping on the moving pillars.  
Practice and you will get it!
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CREDIT
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- A big thank you to wcromie for the hint on the "Bury the Pygmies" skill point

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LEGAL STUFF
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