The Catacombs is an underground ruin in The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon. It is the first level in the game, also serving as the tutorial level.
Spyro and Cynder awakened within the Catacombs after being captured and shackled by the Grublins with snake collars. They were going to be sacrificed to an earth Golem under Malefor's orders, but apparently woke up too soon. The Grublins fought both Spyro and Cynder to stall time for the Golem to come, until the Golem itself arrived and began its attack. After attempting to attack the Golem, Spyro and Cynder realized that they couldn't fight it while they were chained together by the collars around their necks. Luckily, Hunter saved the two dragons by shooting the Golem in the eye with his arrow.
A few moments later, Hunter introduced himself to Spyro and Cynder and soon instructed them to follow him, as he could hear the Golem getting closer. Spyro and Cynder trailed after Hunter, but were attacked by the Golem once more who smashed them through the wall and onto the other side. After Spyro and Cynder gained their respective elemental abilities, the group continued to follow Hunter to another part of the Catacombs called Waterfall Cave. Spyro pointed out that he could see a light shining from the cracked ceiling of the Cave, indicating that they were close to the surface. However, the Golem attacked them once more. When Spyro and Cynder reach the top of the waterfall, the Golem tried to punch them into the wall but Spyro and Cynder quickly evaded it. The Golem's left arm became lodged into the wall and was washed over by the waterfall, and in a desperate attempt, it delibrately broke its arm off to free itself before retreating into the chasm from whence it came.
The group then advanced to the last part of The Catacombs. Spyro and Cynder lowered a horn, which was part of the locking mechanism of the gate that lead out of the Catacombs. Cynder used her Wind breath to activate the horn, but was grabbed by the Golem when attempting to jump out of its reach. Spyro pulled her out of the Golem's grasp using the chain that tethered them together, and they escaped through the gate where they journeyed onwards to Twilight Falls.
- The Catacombs shares the same music soundtracks as Concurrent Skies from The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. The track Black Powers, found in the last part of Gaul's boss fight in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, is played during the battles against the Grublins.
- Artifacts and statues based on Moles are spotted around the Catacombs, which imply that the underground ruins were built by them long ago.
|Spyro - Sparx - Cynder - Hunter - Malefor - Ignitus - Volteer - Terrador - Cyril - Chronicler|
|Catacombs - Twilight Falls - Valley of Avalar - Warfang - Ruins of Warfang - Attack of the Golem|
The Dam - Burned Lands - Floating Islands - Malefor's Lair
|Grublins - Grublin Flies -Hero Grublins - Orcs - Hero Orcs -|
Trolls - Bowman Orcs - Wyverns - Shadow Apes
|Fire - Electricity - Ice - Earth - Aether - Poison - Fear - Wind - Shadow|
|Dragons - Grublins - Spirit Gems - Armor - Snake Collars - Elite Enemies|