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[top]Overview

Players: 1-2 Co-op, 2 Player Battle
Online Trophies: None
Cheat Codes Affect Trophies: N/A
Estimated Time to Platinum: 15-20+ Hours
Minimum Playthroughs: 1+ Cleanup
Collectible Trophies: Archaeologist , Treasure-hunter , The Spiritual Mentor , and Fashion Elite .
Missable Trophies: No
Glitched Trophies: Gotta buy them all


[top]Tips & Strategies

  • It is NOT required to buy any additional figures to earn this plat. The plat can be earned entirely with the starter pack characters. It is recommended to buy five more characters to get the most out of this game, one of each element.
  • This game can't be played without the portal or the characters, the game will not load unless the portal is detected.
  • This game is NOT considered a Spyro game, but a Skylanders game. You do not have to ever play as Spyro, as long as you have another Magic Skylander.
  • All the characters have not been released yet, it is rumored that the remaining Skylanders will be released sometime in 2012 at the latest.
  • There are four optional adventure packs that will unlock Chapters 23-26. These packs come with two magic items, a Skylander, and a battle arena. Two of these packs will be released later.
  • The more characters you have, the higher your EXP bonus will be.
  • Characters can be used on any platform, you can bring your Skylander that you've been using on PS3 to play on your friends Xbox 360.
  • Characters only save their stats and the hat they are wearing. The save file of the game is stored on the PS3.
  • If a Skylander loses all of its health, you will be asked to remove it from the portal. If all of your Skylanders die, you will have to restart the level. Health will be restored upon entry into the hub world.


[top]Cheats, Glitches, & Exploits

If you go behind Persephone's building, you can catch a glimpse of a red dragons wing. If you can manage to fall of the edge in that area, you will fall right next to the red dragon.


[top]Roadmap

1. Play adventure mode.

2. Replay levels, if necessary for Tag me if you can! , Phew! That was close! , Dodge Ball , No Rocket Fired! , Leviathan Dentist , I love smashing! , Archaeologist , Treasure-hunter , The Spiritual Mentor , Get me if you can! , Mine Detector , The Ace Pilot , Call Me Fireman! , and One for All! .

3. If necessary grind money and EXP for Gotta buy them all and Climb to the Top

4. Play the challenges for New Challenger and Can't stop me!

5. Play PvP for The First Battle

6. True Portal Master


[top]Trophies

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True Portal Master
Unlock all other trophies.

This trophy will unlock when all the others are unlocked.

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Hello Skylander!!
The first time you put your Skylander on the Portal of Power.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed.

This will be the first trophy you will receive. After opening cut scenes and some dialogue, you will be prompted to place a Skylander on the portal. Place any Skylander on the portal and the trophy will pop shortly after.

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Home Sweet Home
Complete the Shattered Island level.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed.

All the villagers are trapped and its up to you to rescue them. This chapter will introduce you to cannons, keys, pushing turtles, etc. Press to shoot cannons, use the right analog stick to put keys in locks, and push turtles in the direction of the arrow on it's back. This trophy will pop upon the completion of Chapter 1, after all the villagers have been rescued.

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Fresh Air
Complete the Stormy Stronghold level and acquire the elemental source.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed.

This trophy will be awarded upon the completion of Chapter 4. At the end of the level, you will find the Eternal Air Source. Kill the Air Spell Punk first and then the three Drow Witches. Two Goliath Drow will appear behind you. After killing them four more enemies will appear. Push , , , , or to defeat the enemies. After all the enemies have been defeated stand under the Eternal Air Source to collect it.

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Pure Water
Complete the Leviathan Lagoon level and acquire the elemental source.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed.

At the end of Chapter 7, you will encounter the first boss fight. Kaos will alternate sending out dark versions of water Skylanders and using a water spell until he gets frustrated and then will unleash all three dark Skylanders on you at the same time along with the water spell. This trophy will pop shortly after the last dark Skylander is defeated. Push , , , , or to defeat the enemies.

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Mother Earth
Complete the Stone Town level and acquire the elemental source.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed.

Defeat the Stone Golem at the end of Chapter 9 to earn this trophy.

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Light of Life
Complete the Falling Forest level and acquire the elemental source.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed.

At the end of Chapter 11, you will encounter Kaos again. Kaos will alternate sending out dark versions of Life Skylanders and using a Life spell until he gets frustrated and then will unleash all three dark Skylanders on you at the same time along with the Life spell. This trophy will pop shortly after the last dark Skylander is defeated. Push , , , , or to defeat the enemies.

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Perfect Technology
Complete the Battlefield level and acquire the elemental source.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed.

You will receive this trophy upon the completion of Chapter 14, after destroying the troll's super tank.

You will be told to roll a mega bomb to a wall to open it. Mega bombs do not blow up until they reach their destination. Blowing up the wall will reveal the troll's secret super tank. Pick up normal bombs and use the right analog stick to throw them at the tank, until it is destroyed. Stand under the Eternal Tech Source to collect it.

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Undead Spirit
Complete the Creepy Citadel level and acquire the elemental source.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed.

At the end of Chapter 17, you will encounter Kaos again. Kaos will alternate sending out dark versions of Undead Skylanders and sending out laser traps until he gets frustrated and then will unleash all three dark Skylanders on you at the same time along with the laser traps. This trophy will pop shortly after the last dark Skylander is defeated. Push , , , , or to defeat the enemies.

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Dancing Fire
Complete the Lava Lakes Railway level and acquire the elemental source.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed.

At the end of Chapter 19, you will encounter Kaos again. Kaos will alternate sending out dark versions of Fire Skylanders and using a fire spell until he gets frustrated and then will unleash all three dark Skylanders on you at the same time along with the fire spell. This trophy will pop shortly after the last dark Skylander is defeated. Push , , , , or to defeat the enemies.

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Magic Time
Complete the Arkeyan Armory level and acquire the elemental source.

This is a story related trophy and cannot be missed.

You will receive this trophy upon the completion of Chapter 21, after opening the three vault doors.

After riding the war machine, you will be deposited in "The Crucible." Go to the lower level platform and defeat the enemies (by pressing , , , , or ) behind the temple for the security key card. Take the security key card up to the security panel and use the right analog to insert it. You will be shown three doors, go to them and press the on screen button to open them. Press the onscreen button to hit the red switch. Collect the Eternal Magic Source.

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The Savior
Complete the adventure mode by finishing the game.

This is a story related trophy and cannot be missed.

You will receive this trophy upon the completion of Chapter 22.

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Star Chaser
Get 3 stars in any one level.

It is recommended to earn this trophy by getting three stars on Chapter 1. Everything in this chapter can be gotten with the starter pack characters.

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Phew! That was close!
In the Leviathan Lagoon level, dodge 30 sharks without being hit.

During the boss fight in Chapter 7, wait until Kaos unleashes his water spell for the second time. This should be the pattern where the sharks come in two lines. You are not dodging unless the sharks are going in slow motion and you are receiving health. Stand really close to the line of sharks and wait for them to go in slow motion. You are doing it right if you are not getting hit, but receiving health. You should have plenty of time to dodge 30 before the spell is over. You may have to play around with where to stand and find the sweet spot. This trophy is also a whole lot easier if you have access to Terrafin, he can burrow under the ground and go under the shark line without being hit.

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Dodge Ball
In the Falling Forest level, defeat Evil Ent while more than 5 of Evil Ent's seeds are on the field.

During the boss battle in Chapter 11, wait until Kaos sends out the dark Skylander that resembles Stump Smash. Get his health down really low and wait until he spits out more than five seeds. Kill him when there are six seeds on the battlefield for the trophy. Be careful not to attack the seeds or they will vanish. Push , , , , or to defeat the enemies.

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Call Me Fireman!
Defeat Kaos' Evil minions in the Lava Lakes Railway level with only Gill Grunt's Power Hose.

This is the only trophy that requires a specific character, he is included in the starter pack.

It is recommended to upgrade Gill Grunt's power hose, but not necessary. Defeat all the minions using only the power hose for this trophy. To use Gill Grunt's power hose press . Do not use any other attacks, or it won't count.

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Tag me if you can!
Avoid being hit by the laser traps during the boss fight in the Creepy Citadel level.

When fighting Kaos in Chapter 17, he will send out laser traps. It is safe to be in their path while they are white. Avoid them while they are red throughout the whole battle for this trophy. Be aware that after they turn red they can move and you will have to move with them to avoid being hit.

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One for All!
Defeat Kaos without swapping Skylanders during the battle.

This will probably be the hardest trophy in the game.

Replay Chapter 22 and make sure that the character you want to use is on the portal right before you enter Kaos' lair. Do not remove the character from the portal for any reason. You can't remove the character from the portal and then put him back. Make sure your portal has enough battery power to last through the fight. If it turns off or the batteries die, you will have to start over. Any of the three starter pack characters are fine to be used for this fight. It is recommended that the character you choose be fully upgraded and fully leveled to 10. Out of the three starter pack characters, Trigger Happy with his Unlimited Ammo machine gun attack is best. If you have Stealth Elf, she is good as well since she can heal herself. Don't die throughout the whole battle for this trophy.

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The Ace Pilot
Defeat 30 enemies while riding the War Machine in the Arkeyan Armory level.

In Chapter 21, near the beginning of the level you will find yourself riding on a huge war machine. The view will change to first person and you will not be able to control where the machine is going. Use the left analog to target and press to make the machine punch enemies that you can see as you ride, there should be more than 30 and you shouldn't have any trouble. You will be riding on a long path, so take your time. The trophy will pop as soon as you hit 30.

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No Rocket Fired!
Never use any rocket in the Falling Forest level.

In Chapter 11, you will be told that you need to use rockets to destroy the saws. Ignore that advice, because we don't need any stinking rockets. Just use long range attacks to destroy all three saws for the trophy. The trophy will pop during the results screen, upon completion of the level.

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Leviathan Dentist
Get swallowed by the Leviathan 5 times in the Leviathan Lagoon level.

In Chapter 7, use a water Skylander to swim in the water. Let the Leviathan swallow you, don't worry it won't take any health away. While inside its mouth, shoot the uvula to escape. Repeat this four more times for the trophy.

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I love smashing!
Destroy all of the rocks in the Molekin Mine level.

In Chapter 18, you will be introduced to the pick axe. To use the pick axe, walk up to a rock and move the right analog stick. Use the pick axe or an Earth Skylander to smash all the rocks in the level. Search every nook and cranny to find every rock, there are some behind a Tech gate and some in the area with water. Smash the rocks all the way, or it won't count. This trophy will pop the very second that you destroy the last rock.

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Mine Detector
Complete the Troll Warehouse level without getting injured by the landmines.

In Chapter 12, Snuckles will ask you to find the map to get through the Minefield. After finding the four pieces of the map, a dotted line will appear on the minefield. Follow the dotted line and do not get tempted to stray away from it for treasure. Most of the treasure will come to you as you walk by it. If you get through the Minefield without taking any damage, the trophy will pop up at the results screen.

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Get me if you can!
Complete the Crystal Eye Castle level without being hit by any of the rolling barrels.

In Chapter 8, there are four places where you must evade the rolling barrels to earn this trophy. Three of the ramps are at the very beginning of the level, one after the other. The fourth is at the very end of the level. Evading barrels is easy, as you can use long range attacks to destroy them. The enemy throwing the barrels can also be defeated. Walking up one path of barrels is recommended, while avoiding the other two. This trophy will pop at the results screen after completing the level.

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New Challenger
Complete your first challenge level!

Each time you place a new skylander on the portal, a challenge for that skylander will be unlocked. After completion of Chapter 2, talk to Cali to start a challenge. Complete the challenge for the trophy. If you only have the starter pack characters, you will only have access to three challenges. Any character can play another characters challenge. All challenges are timed and you will be asked to, destroy, collect or save a number of items within the allotted time.

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Can't stop me!
Complete 3 Challenge levels.

See New Challenger

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I love shopping
The first time you purchase an upgrade for your Skylander.

After the completion of Chapter 3, you will be able to start upgrading Skylanders. Talk to Persephone to purchase upgrades and earn this trophy. You can get a discount by collecting blue butterflies throughout the hub world. It is recommended to wait until you have access to the whole hub world before looking for these. The locations of all butterflies are listed below.

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Gotta buy them all
Purchase all upgrades for any one Skylander.

Talk to Persephone to upgrade your characters. After you buy a certain amount of upgrades for a character, you will be asked to choose a path. Upgrade all the way through this path, for the trophy. The other path is not needed. You will also need to find the Soul Gem and buy that upgrade as well. When Persephone tells you, you have no more upgrades that means that your character is fully upgraded and you should have this trophy.

This trophy can be glitched

If this trophy does not unlock, you will need to follow these steps.

1. Reset one of your Skylanders in the Select menu or use one in your possession that you haven't used before.

2. Collect the Soul Gem for that character and enough money to purchase that upgrade.

3. Purchase the Soul Gem upgrade.

4. Back up your save file to a USB.

5. Delete everything involving Skylanders from your PS3.

6. Start a new Save and play to Chapter 3. Make sure you have Ownership of the character, in the Select menu.

7. Collect enough money for the rest of the upgrades and buy them.

8. The trophy should unlock.

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Climb to the Top
Level up any one Skylander to level 10.

This trophy will pop when one of your Skylanders reaches level 10. If you are leveling the three starters up evenly, this should happen before the end of the game. It will happen a lot sooner, if you are only playing as one Skylander. Defeat enemies by pressing , , , , or to earn EXP. The more Skylanders, Story Scrolls, Legendary Treasures, 3 -Starred Levels, Soul Gems, Hats, etc. you have the more EXP you will receive.

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Fashion Elite
Collect 10 Hats.

All hats are hidden behind elemental gates in present boxes. Walk up to the present and use the right analog stick to shake it open. With the starter pack characters, you can have this trophy by Chapter 17. If you only have the starter pack, you will need to get the hats from chapters 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 16, 18, and 22. The locations of all hats are listed below.

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Fashion Stylist
Have your Skylander equip a hat for the first time.

After collecting a hat, you will be asked if you would like to equip it. Say 'Yes' for the trophy. If you say 'No', you can equip a hat by pushing and selecting "Manage" from the menu.

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Inside Power
Unlock any Elemental Gate.

During Chapter 1, you will be introduced to elemental gates. There will be two gates on either side of each other in this area, a water gate and a tech gate. Place Gill Grunt on the portal and walk towards the water gate to open it or place Trigger Happy on the portal and walk towards the Tech gate to open it.

There are eight elemental types and four characters of each elemental type that can open elemental gates.

Magic gates can be opened by Spyro, Voodood, Double Trouble, and Wrecking Ball.

Tech gates can be opened by Trigger Happy, Drobot, Drill Sergeant, and Boomer.

Water gates can be opened by Gill Grunt, Zap, Slam Bam, and Wham-Shell.

Fire gates can be opened by Eruptor, Flameslinger, Ignitor, and Sunburn.

Earth gates can be opened by Bash, Dino-Rang, Prism Break, and Terrafin.

Life gates can be opened by Camo, Stealth Elf, Stump Smash, and Zook.

Undead gates can be opened by Chop Chop, Cynder, Ghost Roaster, and Hex.

Air gates can be opened by Lightning Rod, Sonic Boom, Warnado, and Whirlwind.

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Chompy Chopper
Defeat 15 Chompies in the Shattered Island level.

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed.

In Chapter 1, you will be introduced to monster gates. Monster gates will not open until all the enemies in an area are defeated. In Chapter 1, you will be told that 15 chompies will need to be defeated in order to open a gate and continue. Push , , , , or to defeat the enemies. Defeat all 15 chompies for the trophy.

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Happy Hour
Open any treasure chest.

Three treasure chests are scattered around every level. You will find your first one in Chapter 1. Walk up to a treasure chest and use the right analog stick to shake the three locks off to open it.

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Archaeologist
Collect 10 Story Scrolls.

Story Scrolls are usually found near the beginning of the level. The requirements for this trophy will be reached by the end of the game. Locations of all story scrolls are listed below.

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Treasure-hunter
Collect 10 Legendary Treasures.

Legendary Treasures are usually well hidden. This trophy should be unlocked by the end of the game. The locations of all Legendary Treasure are listed below.

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The Spiritual Mentor
Collect 10 Soul Gems.

Soul Gems are scattered throughout the levels. They are huge circular objects, purple in color, with a photo of the character it belongs to on it. Most of them are pretty obvious in there locations. There are 32, one for each Skylander. A Soul Gem is required to fully upgrade a Skylander. This trophy will show up before the end of the game. The locations of all Soul Gems are listed below.

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The First Battle
Play and complete any PvP match: win or lose.

This trophy requires two controllers and two skylanders. Enter battle mode from the main menu, place two skylanders on the portal. When prompted confirm with each controller which skylander each player is using. The trophy will pop at the end of the battle whether you win or lose.



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