Gold Bolts in Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank’s bolts aren’t the only currency in town. There are also special Gold Bolts that you can find. These are much rarer and aren’t used for weapon upgrades at all. They’re actually used in a special part of the menu.
In order to get Gold Bolts, you’re going to need to go through areas you normally wouldn’t go through. This often times will mean backtracking, opening up combustible walls, heading through unbeaten paths, and even swimming through some depths with your O2 mask. Gold Bolts will be absolutely everywhere and it’s important to keep your eyes peeled for areas that are accessible, yet don’t coincide with where your objective wants you to go.
A very good gadget to have is the Map-O-Matic in this regard. It will highlight on your map any points of interest or collectibles you might not have gotten. This includes Gold Bolts. In order to get the Map-O-Matic, you must fully ride the grindrail on the Kalebo III planet and hit all four switches. At the end of your ride will be the container holding your Map-O-Matic. Enjoy!