“Come 'Rang or Shine!”
    —Dino-Rang's official catchphrase

Dino-Rang (ダイノラン in Japanese) is a green dinosaur who is one of the playable Skylanders in the Skylanders series, first appearing in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.



Unlike most unruly dinosaurs, Dino-Rang has a calm and collected demeanor. However, if anyone calls him a dragon by mistake, Dino-Rang will lose his cool, resulting in a furious display of whirling boomerangs.


For years, Dino-Rang trained to use the weapons of his tribe – earthen boomerangs. His people were skilled hunters in a world far away from the realm of Skylands. As he slept one night, a freak portal suddenly opened beneath him. Unsure of how or why he arrived in Skylands, Dino-Rang set out to explore the world that was suddenly his new home. Eventually becoming a Skylander, he now fights with his own brand of dino-justice, while seeking out the fabled Twin Diamond Boomerangs, which he believes could hold the clues and unlock the key to his origins and greater destiny.



Dino-Rang came from a tribe of skilled hunting dinosaurs from a faraway world. There, he had been the first to twirl the legendary twin boomerangs and was top of his tribe. But his fortunes changed one night when a portal popped open beneath his bed and sucked him into a strange Skylands temple. He was surrounded by sinister wizards, whose spell had gone askew. Dino-Rang broke out his boomerangs and, before the wizards could say 'boo' (or even 'bo'), they were blasted to the remote Outlands. Threat averted, he began searching for the fabled Twin Diamond Boomerangs which he hoped could take him home. He is yet to find them, but he did find Master Eon - who promptly made him a Skylander.[1]


Dino-Rang uses his earthen boomerangs to attack his opponents and also uses them as a moving shield. He can also summon pillars of earth in the form of fists to blast away his foes.


These are the starting and maximum statistics for this Skylander in the console version of the games.

  • Health: 300 (max. 600)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 30 (max. 60+40)
  • Critical Hit: 30 (max. 80)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 100)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 45
  • Agility: 40
  • Defense: 80
  • Luck: 85

Powers and Upgrades

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Dark Water Cove

Stone Boomerangs Boomerang Shield Sticky Boomerangs

Primary Ability
Throw boomerangs at your enemies.


Secondary Ability
Dino-Rang throws both boomerangs around him in a circle for a close-ranged attack.


Price: 4000
Boomerangs pick up treasure, food, and powerups.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone.

Basalt Boomerangs Boomerang Finesse Stonefist Traps Dervish Shield

Price: 500
Boomerangs do increased damage.


Price: 700
Control Boomerangs in the air.


Price: 900
Summon two Stonefist Traps from beneath the earth.


Price: 1200
Boomerang Shield does extra damage and blocks enemies' shots.

Grand Boomerang Master
This upgrade path lets Dino-Rang further develop his Boomerang attacks.

Volcanic Glass Boomerangs Dancing Boomerangs It's All In The Wrist

Price: 1700
Boomerangs do even more increased damage.


Price: 2200
Boomerangs bounce off walls and enemies.


Price: 3000
Boomerang Shield lasts longer and does extra damage.

Earthen Avenger
This upgrade path lets Dino-Rang further develop his defensive traps and abilities.

Quad Stonefist Trap Obsidian Armor Fist Trap Funeral

Price: 1700
Summon 4 Stonefist Traps at once.


Price: 2200
Improved armor makes it harder for enemies to hit Dino-Rang. Grants +40 armor.


Price: 3000
Enemies defeated by Boomerangs spawn Stonefist Traps.

Skylanders gain new abilities automatically based on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Boomerang Barrage (Primary Attack): Throw boomerangs, and a third toss in a comba will hurl two boomerangs at once.
  • Buzzarang (Secondary Attack): Throw a large Buzzarang that spins in place and it will damage nearby enemies it touches.
  • Buzzback (requires level: 3): Hold (X) when recalling a Buzzarang (X) to make the Buzzarang spin faster and deal more damage before returning.
  • Boomerang Boost (requires level: 6): Hold (Y) Before throwing a boomerang to charge it with special power. Charging Dino-Rang's first throw will release a Stun Boomerang. his second will release a high-damage Power Boomerang, and his third will release one of each.
  • Spin Cycle (requires level: 9): Roll (A) into enemies to Damage them. Roll into a Buzzarang to attach it to Dino-Rang, damaging nearby enemies while it is connected. Dino-Rang's Double Jump (B) (B) will also damage enemies.

Minigame Abilities
Skylanders get special abilities in minigames based on their element.

Sky Defense Castle Assault Ground Defense

Shake enemies in range and prevent them to shoot for a while.


Launch a projectile that stops in mid-air and drops straight down with great force.


Create an earthquake and inflict damage to enemies in range.


Battle Cries

  • "Come 'Rang or Shine!"
  • "Nothin like a good beat down!"
  • "That's right!"
  • "Another one bites the 'rang!"
  • "No worries!"
  • "Maybe next time, eh buddy?"
  • "Boom!"
  • "Bong!"
  • "Alright!" - opening a gate
  • "Here I go!" - opeing a gate
  • "Nice place for a walkabout". - in an elemental area
  • "Uppyroo!" - using a bouncepad
  • "Doozy!" using a bouncepad
  • "Dino-myte!" - leveling up/upgrade
  • "What a roo!" - leveling up/upgrade
  • "Quite impressive, wouldn't ya say?" - stats screen
  • "By golly!" - stats screen
  • "Look at me new hat!" - wearing a hat
  • "This'll keep the sun out of me eyes". - wearing a hat
  • "Thanks, mate!" - being given a nickname
  • "Good on ya!" - being given a nickname

Character Trailers




  • Dino-Rang's Soul Gem ability may be a reference to The Legend of Zelda series where the ability to pick up items with a boomerang has been a staple ability for many years.
  • Dino-Rang bears a resemblance to Sonic the Hedgehog's Vector the Crocodile.
    • He also has a few similarities towards Godzilla in the millennium series as both are reptilian, colored green and have red stegosaurus plates.
    • He also resembles Reptile from Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.
    • He shares a few similarities with Bunnymund from Dreamworks' Rise of the Guardians: they both speak in an Australian accent and have boomerangs.
  • He and Jade Flashwing are the only Earth Skylanders with green colour schemes (though Prism Break's Crystals can turn green).
  • He resembles a Crocodile and a Stegosaurus.
  • Despite not being shown in the picture in the Xbox 360 version, the Obsidian Armor upgrade gives him spiky Shoulder Pads.
  • He speaks with an Australian accent.
  • His catchphrase is a play on the phrase "Come Rain or Shine".
  • He and Warnado are two non-dragon Skylanders who are reptilian.


  1. Skylanders Official Sticker Book, page 13
Playable Characters

Spyro the Dragon (Dark) (Legendary) - Gill Grunt - Trigger Happy (Legendary)
Cynder - Terrafin - Stealth Elf - Chop Chop (Legendary) - Eruptor - Ignitor - Prism Break - Stump Smash
- Flameslinger - Zap - Ghost Roaster - Voodood - Bash (Legendary) - Sonic Boom - Drobot - Boomer - Whirlwind
- Dino-Rang - Zook - Wrecking Ball - Sunburn - Camo - Wham-Shell - Slam Bam - Drill Sergeant
- Lightning Rod - Warnado - Double Trouble - Hex
Kaos - Hektore - The Darkness
Glumshanks - Captain Dreadbeard - Occulous - Vathek
Non-Playable Characters
Master Eon - Hugo - Flynn - Cali - Diggs - Sparx the Dragonfly - Auric - Gurglefin - Clam-tron 4000 - Arbo
- General Robot - T-Bone - Weapon Master - Persephone - Snuckles - Rizzo - Nort - Blobbers -
Jess LeGrand - Batterson - Gallant - Haldor - Flavius - Ramses
- Fargus - Wendel - Esmerelle - Beaufort - Humfry - Tizwig

Playable Characters
Classic series
Spyro - Sparx - Hunter - Sgt Byrd - Agent 9 - Sheila - Bentley - Blink
The Legend of Spyro series
Spyro - Cynder
Skylanders series
Spyro the Dragon (Dark) (Legendary) - Gill Grunt - Trigger Happy (Legendary) - Cynder - Terrafin
Stealth Elf (Legendary) - Chop Chop (Legendary) - Eruptor - Ignitor (Legendary) - Prism Break - Stump Smash
Flameslinger - Zap - Ghost Roaster - Voodood - Bash (Legendary) - Sonic Boom
- Drobot - Boomer - Whirlwind (Polar) - Dino-Rang - Zook - Wrecking Ball - Sunburn - Camo
Wham-Shell - Slam Bam (Legendary) - Drill Sergeant - Lightning Rod - Warnado -
Double Trouble (Royal) - Hex
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