“Thousands of years ago, the Giants fought epic battles in Skylands but were banished to Earth. With a new threat looming, it’s time to bring them back to join forces with the Skylanders to defeat KAOS. Only you can put them on the Portal of Power to unleash their strength in the ultimate battle to save Skylands!”
The Skylanders in Skylanders Giants are many and all come with some unique capabilities: players are able to use the all new Skylanders created specifically for Giants as well as the older Skylanders released for Spyro’s Adventure.
The Skylanders in Giants are divided into different types:
- Lightcore Figures
Lightcore Figures are Skylanders that light up when used on the Portal of Power: they also have a special Wow-Pow in-game ability
- Giants Figures
Giants Figures are the biggest Skylanders you can find, twice more powerful than regular Skylanders. Giants are the only Skylanders that can be used in the Feats Of Strength special events.
- Series 2 Figures
The Series 2 Figures are Skylanders from the previous Skylanders game who have received new stats and abilities
- Legendary Figures
Legendary Figures are Skylanders wearing a gold armor: they come with increased Damage and Armor stats.
- Special Edition
Special Edition figures are the rarest and hardest to find: they look like regular Skylanders but come with different colors, designs and abilities.
Skylander are also divided by different elements:
All Skylanders figures will keep information about them stored inside of it, not inside the game: here’s everything that’s saved into the figure.
- Experience Points and Experience Level
- The “Nickname” that you give to your Skylander
- Upgraded abilities and Statistics
- The Hat your Skylander is wearing
- The Quest ranking of your Skylander
It’s also possible to reset all the information by selecting Reset in the Manage section of the Skylander Info menu.
Before starting to analyze all the new Skylanders of Giants, we have to mention the fact that all the Skylanders from Spyro’s Adventure can be used in this game as well: you can also level them up to Level 15. The only difference from Giants Skylanders is that the older SKylanders don’t unlock Heroic Challenges: you will have to use Series 2 figures to do it.
Thumpback is a new Skylander created for Skylanders Giants: only a standard figure has been released so far.
“Thumpback was once a crew member of The Phantom Tide, the most fearsome pirate ship in all of Skylands. But the actual pirating part about being a pirate didn’t interest Thumpback so much as the benefits that came with traveling on a large ship. After all, his real passion was fishing. But when his chance came to finally ensnare the most elusive creature in the sky – the Leviathan Cloud Crab – he was pulled over board and carried off into the horizon. This was actually quite fortunate, because sometime later The Phantom Tide and its entire crew were banished to the Chest of Exile. Thumpback’s pirating days were over, but his legend as one of the first Skylanders had only just begun.”
Max Health – 460/1175
Speed – 20/68
Armor – 30/60
Critical Hit – 25/110
Elemental Power – 25/115
Anchor Assault Default
Belly Flop Default
A Whale Of A Chomp 500
The Whalest Chomp 700
Now There’s An Anchor! 900
Slippery Belly 1200
Blowhard Soul Gem + 4000
- Path 1 Upgrades
Thumpback Combos 1700
Bermuda Triangle 2200
Ultimate Anchor 3000
- Path 2 Upgrades
Breakfast in Bed 1700
Armor Of The Sea 2200
Bash Sushi 3000
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