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Skylander Tip: Cynder’s “shadow dash”


TIP: Cynder’s “shadow dash” lets her move in unpredictable ways around the battlefield. Use this to keep your enemies confused and off guard!


Rotting Robbies

Rotting Robbies are zombies enemies that are only encountered in Cadaverous Crypt and Spyro‘s Heroic Challenge. They can only be defeated by fire based attacks, from Eruptor‘s Lava Lobs to Drobot‘s Afterburners… any fire attack (plus a cannon blast) will defeat them.

Rotting Robbies
Rotting Robby.jpg
Species: Zombies
Homeworld: Cadaverous Crypt
Element: Undead
Appearances: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
Attacks/Actions: Swipe
Their only weakness is fire… and cannons.
—Game description

Rotting Robbies are zombie enemies that are found in Cadaverous Crypt. They can only be harmed by cannons, candles or fire based abilities (like Eruptor‘s attacks and Drobot‘s Afterburners).

Skylander Tip: Fast Dragons

A dragon might help you!

Did you know half of the Skylander dragons can fly? But even the ones that can’t have cool ways of getting around fast. If you’re going for the completion time goal, a dragon might help you get it!

Did you know that two Skylanders aren’t full dragons? Camo is half-plant and Whirlwind is half-unicorn!

General Robot

General Robot

General Robot is a robot that presumably helped the Skylanders as their strategist. Other than that we know that he comes back after getting the Eternal Life Source.


  • Sometimes he will appear sideways on the steel pad he came from.


  • After completing the war-based world, you can go near the metal circle he came out of and use it, give General Robot a code to set off some fire works.

Gill Grunt

Gill Grunt was a brave soul who joined the Gillmen military in search of adventure. While journeying through a misty lagoon in the clouds, he met an enchanting mermaid. He vowed to return to her after his tour. Keeping his promise, he came back to the lagoon years later, only to learn a nasty band of pirates had kidnapped the mermaid. Heartbroken, Gill Grunt began searching all over Skylands. Though he had yet to find her, he joined the Skylanders to help protect others from such evil, while still keeping an ever-watchful eye for the beautiful mermaid and the pirates who took her.


Although not much is known about Gill Grunt’s personality, it is mentioned that he is one fish who never lets evil off the hook.


Gill Grunt can shoot harpoons and also launch torrents of water at his enemies using his harpoon gun. He can also use his jet pack to hover in the air.

Powers and Upgrades

Starting Powers

  • Harpoon Gun
  • Power Hose

Basic Upgrades

  • Thruster Flight – Allows Gill Grunt to fly
  • High Pressure Power Hose – Increased damage dealt by Power
    Hose attack and knocks enemies back farther
  • Harpoon Repeater – Faster reload time on harpoon Water
    Jetpack – Fly until water jetpack runs out

Waterweaver Path

  • Reserve Water Tank- Power Hose and Water Jetpack have
    infinite water
  • Boiling Water Hose- Power Hose damage dealt is increased
  • Neptune Gun – Enables Power Hose to also shoot exploding

Harpooner Path Upgrades

  • Quadent Harpoons – Increases damage dealt by harpoons
  • Piercing Harpoons – Harpoons shoot through enemies and hit other targets
  • Tripleshot Harpoon – Harpoon Gun shoots three harpoons

Soul Gem Upgrade

  • Anchor Canon – Charge the Harpoon Gun for maximum
    damage.the soul gem for this ability can be found in treetop terrace

Water Element

Gill Grunt is a Gillman Skylander in Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. Gill Grunt is of the Water Element.

“Fear the Fish!”
Gill Grunt’s official catchphrase

Power Stats

  • Strength – 70
  • Agility – 40
  • Defense – 60
  • Luck – 50

Starting Stats

  • Max Health – 270
  • Speed – 35
  • Armor – 6
  • Critical Hit – 50
  • Elemental Power – 25
Species: Gillman
Gender: Male
World: Skylands
Element: Water
Attack/Actions: Harpoon Gun
Water Cannon
Boiling Water Hose
Water Jet Pack
Anchor Cannon
English Voice Actor: Unknown

Gill Grunt

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Gill Grunt in toy form on portal of power.

Gill Grunt with Spyro and Trigger Happy in the PS3 Package

Early and Final Concept of Gill Grunt

Gill Grunt unleashing his Water Cannon

Gill Grunt's concept

Gill Grunt Eating Floats

Gill Grunt in toy form.

Papercraft: Lair

From Papercraft: Lair http://universe.skylanders.com/announcements/papercraft-lair

This paper version of your Lair is a perfect home for any Skylander! Before you get started, make sure it’s okay with your parent or guardian.

Things you’ll need:
• Scissors
• Tape or glue


  1. Click on the picture below (or this link) to open up the full-size image.
  2. Print out the pages.
  3. Follow the directions on each page to put together your Lair.
  4. Enjoy your cool Skyland creation!

Papercraft: Portal

From Papercraft: Portalhttp://universe.skylanders.com/announcements/papercraft-portal

You can put your Skylanders on top of this paper Portal! Before you get started, make sure it’s okay with your parent or guardian.

Things you’ll need:
• Scissors
• Tape or glue


  1. Click on the picture below (or this link) to open up the full-size image.
  2. Print out the pages.
  3. Follow the directions on each page to put together your Portal.
  4. Enjoy your cool Skyland creation!

Soul Gems

Soul Gems are glowing gem-like treasures that unlock a special power for a specific Skylander. They are found in all chapters of the console versions of Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure

After a gem has been found, the corresponding upgrade can be bought from Persephone.


Skylander Chapter
Bash Stonetown
Boomer Oilspill Island
Camo Goo Factory
Chop Chop Shattered Island
Cynder Molekin Mine
Dino-Rang Dark Water Cove
Double Trouble Lair of Kaos
Drill Sergeant Battlefield
Drobot Battlefield
Eruptor Lava Lakes Railway
Flameslinger Molekin Mine
Ghost Roaster Darklight Crypt
Gill Grunt Treetop Terrace
Hex Cadaverous Crypt
Ignitor Dark Water Cove
Lightning Rod Stonetown
Prism Break Crystal Eye Castle
Slam Bam Empire of Ice
Sonic Boom Sky Schooner Docks
Spyro Crawling Catacombs
Stealth Elf Falling Forest
Stump Smash Perilous Pastures
Sunburn Dragon’s Peak
Terrafin Pirate Seas
Trigger Happy Cadaverous Crypt
Voodood Arkeyan Armory
Warnado Stormy Stronghold
Wham-Shell Oilspill Island
Whirlwind Creepy Citadel
Wrecking Ball Quicksilver Vault
Zap Leviathan Lagoon
Zook Troll Warehouse


  • The soul gems found in the Adventure Pack chapters are those of the Skylanders that come with them (for example, Terrafin‘s gem is found in the Pirate Seas chapter.

Darklight Crypt Adventure Pack: Time Twister Hourglass

Time Twister Hourglass artworkThe Time Twister Hourglass is a toy figure magic item that comes with the Darklight Crypt Adventure Pack.

Console Version

When placed on the Portal of Power, the item slows down time for everything other than the Skylander. It lasts for about 45 seconds per chapter. The figure can be removed from the portal to save part of the duration for later. When changing or resetting chapters, the hourglass’ duration recharges to full.

3DS Version

To use the hourglass in the 3DS version, it first needs to be added to the game by Wendel in the same way a Skylander would be added. It will then be stored under the R button, which the player can press to activate it. While active, the hourglass will paralzye nearby enemies. Each activation costs 10 radiance.

Webgame Version

At the moment, the hourglass doesn’t do anything other than expanding the collection and counting towards the Collector medal.

Time Twister with the Darklight Crypt package
Toy figure

Adventure Pack: Darklight Crypt

Darklight Crypt
Darklight Crypt Toy.jpg
Homeworld: Skylands
Native Species: Ghosts
Story Scrolls: 1
Legendary Treasures: 1
Soul Gems: 1
Story Scrolls: 1
Radiance Crystals: 10
Enemies: Clipperz
Haunted Knights
Stump Demons
Bosses: Occulous
Appearances: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure

Darklight Crypt is a spooky level unlocked by using the Darklight Crypt Adventure Pack of Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. Ghost Roaster is included exclusively with this adventure pack.


The Undead are running amok in the Crypt, and it’s up to the new Portal Master and the Skylanders to figure out why the Undead are uprising.

In this level, you have the ability to switch between the Ghost World and the Real World using Spectral Shifting Platforms. In the Real World, monsters such as Clipperz and Haunted Knights, are harmless, inanimated objects, while in the Ghost World, they come to life and attack. In the Ghost World, the Stump Demons are just normal trees, while in the Real World, they are monsters.

On the console, once this level has been completed, Batterson’s pies will appear in other levels. The 3DS version does not appear to have a story behind it.


The Darklight Crypt is home to several regions.

Batterson’s Pie Shop (Console)

The starting area of the chapter.

Ghost Town (Console)

Home of many of the undead.

Occulous’ Maze (Console)

A large hedge maze with several creepy puzzles.

The Necropolis (Console)

A PvP arena that is unlocked when the figure is first placed on the Portal of Power.

Wighthaunt (3DS)



In the past, the Darklight Crypt had sent hordes of ghosts and zombies to terrorize nearby villages. However, lately, all that changed when the undead no longer seemed hungry for the living. No one knew what caused this sudden change of appetite and didn’t know how long it will last, until it was revealed the Undead love Batterson‘s delicious pies and didn’t want to eat brains anymore.


  • Batterson
  • Gallant
  • Nasty
  • Arcane
  • Lugubrious

Toy Figure Items

The adventure pack comes with three toy figure items. To use an item, simply place it on the Portal of Power in the same way you would a Skylander. Only one item can be active at the same time.


  • Darklight Crypt
When used in the Ruins, the crypt grants acces to the Darklight Crypt chapter.
When used during a chapter, the crypt unleashes a swarm of ghosts at everything on the screen. It deals 999 damage to all enemies and can only be used once per chapter.
  • Healing Elixir
The elixir restores health to all Skylanders currently on the portal. The amount of healing given is 450, in bursts of 30 per second. It can only be used once per chapter, but it can be removed to save part of its healing for later during the chapter.
  • Time Twist Hourglass
The hourglass slows time for everything but the Skylander. It can only be used once per chapter.


  • Darklight Crypt
When used in the Sanctuary, the gate that leads to the Darklight Crypt is opened.
  • Healing Elixir
The Healing Elixir will restore and regenerate your Skylanders’ health while the magic is active. Press R to spend 10 Radiance and use the Healing Elixir.
  • Time Twister
The Time Twister will paralyze nearby enemies. Press R to spend 10 Radiance and use the Time Twister.


When used, the items are added to the collection. Apart from unlocking a 200 gold reward trophy, they don’t do anything special.