Alligators (also called Gators) are the most basic enemies in Spooky Swamp, a realm in Spyro: Year of the Dragon. They charge towards Spyro, trying to chomp him. Spyro can defeat them by either charging into them or flaming them. If they see a lobster, they will charge towards it and chomp on it, releasing a butterfly. When observed from a distance, Gardener Rhynocs can be seen trying to shoot projectiles at them; the gators make a grunting noise when hit. If two gators are next to each other, they will pursue and try to bite each other.
- The grunting noise made by the Alligators is the same sound as the Cupids from Spyro the Dragon.
- During the mini-boss fight against Sleepyhead in the original game, if Spyro charges or flames the Alligators as soon as they are beginning to appear by Sleepyhead's magic summoning attack, a comical glitch will cause the Alligators to appear smaller in size while dying. A similar glitch also happens with the parrots found in Sgt. James Byrd's side quest segment from the Molten Crater world.