- "The thing made me think of pulled taffy. Or of a cartoon depiction of speed. You know, where the cartoon character's skin stretches as he strides faster and faster – until his skeleton runs right out of its skin suit. That's where this thing belonged. In a cartoon. Where the impossible is possible. An impression. A flash. A blur. A small whirlwind or tornado. And then it stopped. Suddenly. Came to a dead clean halt. No slowing down. Just – stopped. It was a creature. Now I could see that clearly. Not a machine but flesh and blood. A bizarre creature able to zip across the grass like a high-speed insect. Like a bullet fired from a thirty-thirty."
The Garatrons are a race that that look very similar to Andalites, but they have no blade on their tail, a head that resemble a bike racer's helmet, and no stalk eyes on top. Unlike other known species, Garatrons even use a form of extremely fast thought-speak that is hard to understand until after they finish.
A Garatron-Controller was featured in The Weakness, when the Animorphs, minus Jake, faced an Inspector from the Council of Thirteen, who came to Earth to see why Visser Three was taking so long to conquer the planet. The inspector was later bitten and poisoned by Marco in his cobra morph, which killed him.