1-Up Chests are a special kind of container that appear in Spyro the Dragon. They resemble the purple scales that belong to Spyro.


1-Up Chests can be found in various realms and homeworlds, the first one being found in the hedge maze near Dark Hollow. Each time the chest opens itself, a pair of eyes can be seen looking around before the chest closes shut again, hinting that a creature may reside inside. If broken open, the 1-Up Chests reveal a silver dragon statue inside, which will grant Spyro an extra life if collected.



  • 1-Up Chests are later replaced with special butterflies in the future installments of Spyro the Dragon games.
  • In the late demo, the 1-Ups inside the chests are golden, but in the final game they are silver.
  • In Spyro Reignited Trilogy, the apparent creature inside will grab the bottom edge of the chest with a pair of purple hands.
    • Additionally, instead of looking like Spyro, the 1-Ups instead look like the Crystal Statues do in the Reignited Trilogy.
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