The Spiderbot is also required on Dobbo, Todano and Boldan to open the way to a Platinum Bolt by crawling through air ducts. This weapon is a spiritual successor to the Visibomb, and can also be compared to the Visicopter from Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. Like these weapons, Ratchet cannot be controlled while the Spiderbot is active, and if Ratchet is hit, the Spiderbot deactivates.
With further use, the Spiderbot Glove will upgrade into the Tankbot Glove, which gives the Spiderbot a turret for additional functionality.
- The model used for the Spiderbots themselves did not actually debut in Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando. Instead, it appears in Ratchet & Clank, projecting lasers on Quartu and Drek's Fleet in the underwater Hydro-Pack segments.