One day, Ratchet and Clank were at Clank's apartment, playing a game with each other. Ratchet: "Yeah-ha! My Blargian Snagglebeast devours your mutant swamp fly. Oh, yeah, I bet you didn't see that one comin-."
At that moment, Clank moved a piece forward. Ratchet: "Hey! What are you doing?" Clank: "Check and mate." Ratchet: "What? Th-th-th-that's cheating!" Clank: "On the contrary, the rules clearly state that the Blargian Snagglebeast has an allergic reaction to swamp flies that lasts 2 turns." Ratchet: "You know, you're a lot less fun to play this game with than Ron; he was always easy to beat."
Clank then looked at the TV screen. Clank: "Oooooh! It is on again."
On the TV was a show that Clank was starring on known as Secret Agent Clank. Ratchet played as a chauffeur, a part he clearly wasn't happy about. The show then went into commercial. Clank: "That was terrific." Ratchet: "Yeah, great. Can we change the channel?" Clank: "But the announcer said to stay tuned."
Ratchet snatched the remote in anger and changed the channel. As soon as he changed the channel, there was a news report on the TV of a planet called Veldin being attacked by a vicious alien race known as the Tyhrranoids. There were a group of robots called the Galactic Rangers that were fighting against the Tyhrranoids but they weren't doing well. The planet was reported that it is to be destroyed within a matter of hours.
After the news report, Ratchet became very agitated and stood up. Ratchet: "We're going home."
He walked out; Clank stayed where he was and watched him walk out. Clank: "Ratchet, wait!"
He followed after him.
Later on, the duo was on a landing pad where Ratchet's ship was. Ratchet had a cubed box with him. Clank: "Are you really going to go back over there to save it? But…Veldin is in the Solana Galaxy. We will never make it there in time, assuming we will be able to make it there at all." Ratchet: "Oh, yes we will, with this."
From the box, he pulled out a strange looking device. Clank: "Oh, no, not the gravimetric warp drive." Ratchet: "Uh, huh."
He tossed it into a small opening in the back of his ship. Clank: "The untested gravimetric warp drive?" Ratchet: "That's right." Clank: "The one you built from Blargian scrap metal?" Ratchet: "Dr. Possible and I have been working on this together via transmitters for days. He feels that it's ready for a test run and so do I. You coming?" Clank: "We are doomed."
They both entered the ship and flew off. Within an astonishingly short amount of time, they were able to return to the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet was thrilled by the rush. Ratchet: "You were saying?" Clank: "I stand corrected."
Clank, in an awkward position on his seat, straightened himself back up. Clank: "Hm…I would be certain that Dr. Possible will be pleased by this." Ratchet: "Heh, of course he will be; we both worked hard on this thing. Come on, I just hope we're not too late."
They eventually arrived at Planet Veldin and landed directly on the surface of the planet. As soon as they got out of the ship, they immediately got themselves involved in the fierce battle taking place. There were many Tyhrranoids all over the place, wreaking havoc on the planet just like what was reported on the news. Thankfully, Ratchet was able to handle himself just fine.
They soon ran into a few of the robots that were also seen on the news. Clank: "Hm…these must be the Galactic Rangers." 1st Ranger: "Hey, look, it's a new sergeant." Ratchet: "Huh?" 2nd Ranger: "Here, Sarge, take my gun."
The Ranger tossed a gun towards Ratchet. Ratchet: "Uh…thank you?" 1st Ranger: "There's too many of them! We're all gonna die!"
Ratchet readied the new weapon. Ratchet: "Not on my watch!"
With a new weapon at hand, he continued on the fight. He fought through more Tyhrranoids, after a short distance, he came up to a large garage. Inside was a Tyhrranoid that was on a small craft; one that was incredibly trigger-happy. 2 other Rangers stood along both sides of the garage. 1st Ranger: "Am I glad to see you, Sarge! We're pinned down by that enemy vehicle. Somebody's got to take it out." Ratchet: "Let me guess, that somebody is me." 2nd Ranger: "We got a volunteer. Here, Sarge. Take this!"
The Ranger tossed another gun towards Ratchet. 2nd Ranger: "We'll cover you…from back there."
The 2 Rangers ran off as far as they could go.
Ratchet used the new weapon and took out the destructive craft within a split second and ran in. There was a hole in the floor that he jumped into and ran through a tunnel. From outside the tunnel, he ran into several Tyhrranoid mechs and a few other dangerous vehicles. There were also dozens of crates containing ammo for both guns that he had acquired from the Rangers. All of the crates contained the Gadgetron logo, which gave Ratchet feelings of nostalgia. Ratchet: "Ah…it feels good to receive ammo from Gadgetron again; brings back memories of our old adventures, aye, pal?" Clank: "Ah, yes, that was before we met Ron and Ms. Possible." Ratchet: "Oh, yeah, that's right. I wonder how they're doing right now."
They kept going, fighting through more Tyhrranoids and their destructive weapons. They soon ran into a few more of the Rangers and a large drop ship. Ratchet: "What's the situation?" 2nd Ranger: "The 'noids have fallen back to a base in F-sector. We have orders to go in and take them out." 1st Ranger: "F-sector? No way! Game over, man! We're all gonna end up as scrap metal!"
The Ranger was about to walk on everyone, but Ratchet stopped him. Ratchet: "Get back in there, trooper! We've got a planet to save!"
Ratchet walked into the ship, both Rangers saluted him. Rangers: "Sir, yes, sir!"
They then followed after him. The drop ship flew off.
On the way to the destination, Clank began to notice something. Clank: "Hm…" Ratchet: "What?" Clank: "For a moment, I thought you were going to say…that thing that Ms. Possible usually says before the beginning of each of her missions." Ratchet: "You mean, "What's the sitch"? Hm, funny you should say that. I was thinking about that, but you know, I'm not Kim." Clank: "Well...you were becoming like one another little by little and you both have had a lot in common from the beginning. Both of you were so close, and yet, you seemed as though you were drifting from one another. You have even stopped calling her by her real name. Why the sudden and inexplicable alteration in your relationship?" Ratchet: "Can we talk about this later!?"
Clank then became silent, concerned.
Soon enough, the drop ship flew above their destination. From there, Ratchet and the Rangers jumped out and skydived directly to the ground below.
As soon as they landed, they got right on to the battle. There were several Tyhrranoids within the surrounding area and they were indeed vicious and very fierce. Regardless, Ratchet and the Rangers were able to fight all of them off.