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“Born to Burn!”
    —Eruptor's official catchphrase

Eruptor (イラプター Iraputā in Japanese) is a lava monster who is one of the playable Skylanders in the Skylanders series, first appearing in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. He has a volcanic counterpart and a Mini counterpart.



Eruptor is a hot head with a strong dislike for anything evil, so whenever something bad threatens his world, he quickly erupts... quite literally. When he isn't getting angry at the forces of Kaos, he's blowing a fuse and exploding with rage about smaller things, such as creaky floorboards and people not covering their mouths when they cough.[1] Despite his hot temper, Eruptor never shies away from speaking his mind. He also has a case of indigestion, prone to burping up a pool of molten lava whenever he feels nauseous or startled.


Eruptor is a force of nature, hailing from a species that lived deep in the underground of a floating volcanic island until a massive eruption launched their entire civilization to the surface. He's a complete hot head—steaming, fuming, and quite literally erupting over almost anything. To help control his temper, he likes to relax in lava pools, particularly because there are no crowds.



Eruptor is a hot-headed lava beast who hails from the sweltering underground caverns of a volcanic island. Here, in the suffocating heat, arguments often boiled over. And lava creatures always argue. So it was no surprise when a ferocious fight broke out at a lava pool party. But this was no small squabble or shouting match. The fury of hundreds of fuming lava creatures created catastrophic pressure, until... KABOOM! The volcano exploded, scattering disgruntled lava creatures across the Skylands.

The residents of Skylands had never seen lava creatures before and many misunderstandings followed. Lava creatures are not only sullen, stubborn and easily angered, they are also very hard to understand. Several villages were burned as a result. But the Skylands atmosphere had a quite different effect on Eruptor. He unclenched his jaw, took a long breath of cool air and felt a lifetime of rage subside. Nowadays, Eruptor is considered calm and sensible - by lava creature standards, at least. Still, trolls try his temper and Kaos causes crankiness, leading to Eruptor to, as his name suggests - ERUPT! For this reason, Master Eon was pleased to invite him on board... although he tends to keep his distance.[2]

Skylanders: The Machine of Doom

Eruptor, Gill Grunt, and Spyro are being pelted by flying fruits and vegatables.

Eruptor was one of the Skylanders who attended Gill Grunt's special singing concert as a way to celebrate their latest victory over the forces of darkness (even though the lava monster had insisted that he would rather do something more fun – like boiling his own head). After Hugo and Flynn arrived to tell them of the Mabu Market being attacked by flying sheep, Master Eon sent Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Eruptor to investigate. There, they were attacked by flying sheep and vegetables hurling themselves at them, which were later revealed to be the work of invisible trolls led by a Spell Punk who were searching for an artifact called the Chattering Key, which Kaos was after.

Upon discovering that the Chattering Key was an artifact used to unlock a tomb that contained an ancient Arkeyan weapon, Eruptor joined Spyro, Boomer, and Gill Grunt with Flynn on a quest to retrieve the key that laid in the Forest of Fear. In the Forest of Fear, Eruptor fell victim to the Fungus Rings of Despair, and his worst fears came to life as an hallucination - being trapped in cold snow and his eternal flame having gone out. He was later freed by Spyro, and the lava monster continued his trek with the other Skylanders. When the Skylanders retrieved the Chattering Key, Kaos appeared, having captured Flynn, and forced them to give him the Key in exchange for Flynn's life. Kaos then used an incantation to summon a tomb to the Pyramid of Just Rewards that contains the Arkeyan weapon, The Machine of Doom.

With the help of the Chattering Key, the Skylanders entered the pyramid through the other side and reached The Machine of Doom before Kaos did. Boomer, fascinated by the Machine, tried to take control of it to use it against Kaos and his minion, but failed as it began breaking apart and the pyramid was starting to crumbling. It was soon revealed that it was all Kaos's plan from the start, that he knew that the Skylanders would attempt to seize The Machine of Doom, which was really a trap made by the Arkeyans to capture those who attempted to control the Machine to destroy the Core of Light, and have the heroes buried alive. However, Kaos's plan failed as Boomer managed to control The Machine of Doom and used it to escape the crumbling pyramid with the other Skylanders, and the Machine breaks apart. Upon their victory, Gill Grunt started to sing again, much to Eruptor's annoyance.

Skylanders: Spyro versus The Mega Monsters

When mega-sized animals started terrorizing around Skylands, Eruptor was sent to Flowering Fields to save it from a five-meter-long caterpillar. But Kaos, who claimed to have renounced his evil ways to battle evil-doers, have chased off the gigantic worm before Eruptor dealt with the problem.

Skylanders: Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master

As the Skylanders finished repairing the walls of the Eternal Archives, Eruptor was mentioned as one of the Skylanders who were present during its restoration. When Gill Grunt was about to sing a song about their accomplishment, Eruptor made a quick excuse that he just remembered that he had to go and wash his hair to avoid hearing the Gillman's horrible singing (even though the lava monster doesn't have any hair).

Skylanders: Eruptor Meets the Nightmare King

Eruptor, Grim Creeper and Slam Bam were quickly dispatched by Master Eon to answer a cry for help in The Frozen Seas. They came upon an expedition of Ents being terrorized by Kaos's Cyclopses lead by Bloodshot and quickly defeated the horde, saving the Ents. During the struggle with Bloodshot, the Cyclops Gazermage managed to escape with a coin of Nefarion, the previous owner of the Mask of Power. The leader of the Ent expedition, Professor Splinters, lead the Skylanders to an underground world that was frozen over. Eruptor then came face-to-face with another version of himself being encased in ice.

Eruptor, Slam Bam and Grim Creeper pinned by the cave-in.

Master Eon teleported to their location and explained that Eruptor will eventually go back in time and become frozen in ice. As the old Portal Master recalled the history of the Nightmare King, Nefarion, history began to change around them as Professor Splinters turned into a servant of Kaos. Eruptor was about to attack the evil Splinters when Master Eon teleported them back to his citadel and explained that Kaos went back in time and changed the past. With Master Eon's help, Eruptor, Grim Creeper and Slam Bam were transported to the distant past when Nefarion reigned over Skylands. Once there, the three Skylanders came under attack by the Forest of Fire and were saved by the remaining Portal Master, Wizbit. However they were suddenly subdued by the weary Mabu, who was tricked by Kaos into believing that the Skylanders didn't arrive to help him stop King Nefarion.

Wizbit revealed to Kaos his creation, the Big Bad Ice Bomb, which he intends to use to freeze King Nefarion and end his evil reign. However the evil Portal Master deceived Wizbit by delivering him to King Nefarion and revealing the existence of the Bomb. Kaos then sent a rocky cave-in upon Eruptor, Slam Bam and Grim Creeper to bury them alive before retreating. Thanks to Slam Bam's ice sculpture, they were able to keep the rocks at bay for a while. Grim Creeper quickly shifted into his ghost form and was able to phase through the rocks to find help at Nefarion's castle. After a series of events, both Eruptor and Slam Bam were teleported out of the cave-in by Wizbit in time to confront Kaos and King Nefarion.

During the struggle, the Skylanders were able to retrieve the Mask of Power and allow Wizbit to scatter the pieces across Skylands. However there is still the threat of the Big Bad Ice Bomb going off. While King Nefarion fled, and Kaos and Glumshanks teleported back to the future, Eruptor sacrificed himself by swallowing the Big Bad Ice Bomb in order to buy his friends time to escape. With the timeline restored, Master Eon transported the group, including Wizbit, back to the present. Both Master Eon and Wizbit then used their power to unfreeze the Eruptor that was first discovered frozen in ice, the same Eruptor who went to the past to stop Kaos. Upon being revived, the lava monster burped up the remains of the Big Bad Ice Bomb which was revealed to be the Fire segment to the Mask of Power. However their victory was far from over, as Master Eon confirmed from the Book of Power that Kaos will indeed succeed in obtaining the full Mask of Power and wear it.

Skylanders: Trigger Happy Targets the Evil Kaos

Eruptor was one of the Skylanders whose powers were stolen by Kaos when he gained the Mask of Power. The lava monster's usual red body became blue as his lava veins became frozen, causing him to shiver. Eventually the Skylanders were able to defeat Kaos, regain their powers and destroy the Mask of Power.


Eruptor has the power to hurl and spew fireballs of molten rock, and unleash a lava plume around him like a volcanic eruption.


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

  • Health: 290 (max. 580)
  • Speed: 35 (max. 83)
  • Armor: 18 (max. 48)
  • 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: 80
  • Agility: 25
  • Defense: 85
  • Luck: 35

Powers and Upgrades

Basic Abilities
Eruptor can walk through lava fields and his attacks temporarily light up darkened areas in the Crawling Catacombs.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Lava Lakes Railway

Lava Lob Eruption Mega Magma Balls

Primary Ability
Lob blobs of lava at your enemies.


Secondary Ability
Erupt into a pool of lava, damaging enemies all around you.


Price: 4000
Shoot up to 3 Magma Balls at a time that do extra damage.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone.

Big Blob Lava Throw Fiery Remains Eruption-Flying Tephra Magma Ball

Price: 500
Lava Blob attack gets bigger and does increased damage.


Price: 700
Lava Blobs leave behind pools of flame when they hit the ground.


Price: 900
Lava balls shoot out while performing the Eruption attack.


Price: 1200
Spit out Magma Balls

This upgrade path lets you further develop your Lava Lobs.

Heavy Duty Plasma Lava Blob Bomb Beasts of Conflagration

Price: 1700
Lava Blobs bounce and travel further.


Price: 2200
Lava Blobs explode and damage nearby enemies.


Price: 3000
Lava Blobs do increased damage in the form of a fiery beast.

This upgrade path lets you further develop your Eruption attacks.

Quick Eruption Pyroxysmal Super Eruption Revenge of Prometheus

Price: 1700
It takes much less time to perform an Eruption attack.


Price: 2200
Eruption attack does increased damage.


Price: 3000
Eruption causes small volcanoes to form, doing extra damage.

Skylanders gain new abilities automatically based on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Fireball (Primary Attack): Throw a ball of lava at your enemies.
  • Fireburst (Secondary Attack): Explode in a quick blast that damages nearby enemies.


  • Volcanic Eruption (requires level: 2): Hold (x) to make Eruptor explode in a large Volcanic blast damaging enemies all around him.
  • Burning Bounce (requires level: 5): Eruptor's fireball (y) will bouce once, reaching more distant enemies.
  • Meteor Trail (requires level: 8): Sprint or double jumo to ignite a fiery trail behind Eruptor.This trail will damage nearby enemies.

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

Sky Defense Castle Assault Ground Defense

Inflict fire damage to enemies in range for a short time.


Launch a projectile that explodes into smaller fragments that fly away in all directions.


Inflict fire damage to enemies in range for a short time.


Battle Cries

  • "Born to Burn!"
  • "Fire good!"
  • "Fire it up!"
  • "Burn it up!"
  • "Feel the burn!"
  • "Ready to erupt!"
  • "I came, I saw, I burned!"
  • "Too hot for you!"
  • "You got burned!"
  • "Can't beat the heat!"
  • "Burnin' up the charts!" - when checking stats
  • "My flames are growing."
  • "Hope this is flame resistant!" - when putting on a hat
  • "Lookin' hot!"t

Commercial Quotes

  • Eruptor: "When I get in there, I'm gonna... (burps!)
  • Terrafin: "Shoot, Eruptor!"
    Eruptor: "I can't help it! I just... (burps!)" - From the end of the Boomtime commercial
  • "I am Eruptor! Born to Burn!" - From Eruptor' TV Commercial.
  • Eruptor: "Uh oh, ships make me barf!" (from Pirate Seas commercial)
  • "Not Kaos- (burps out a pool of lava)" - from The Beginning Trailer
  • "I'm trying! I don't blend with anything! BURRRP! - Skylanders: Giants Easter Surprise promo

Character Trailers

See also


Main article: Eruptor/Gallery


  • Lava Kings bear a resemblance to Eruptor.
  • Eruptor often sings his favorite song: The First Movement from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.[3]
  • Although he was one of the Skylanders present in the E3 2012 trailer of Skylanders: Giants, Eruptor never said a word in the trailer. He does however speak in the big-screen version of the trailer presented at E3 2012.
  • His evil counterpart is the only evil minion of Kaos who is named after his Skylander counterpart.
  • As a Series 2 figure, Eruptor has more spikes on his head.
  • The name of Eruptor's Series 3 Wow Pow Power, Lava Barf, may have been based on the attack name the Skylanders chanted for Eruptor to use in the "Pirate Seas" commercial.
  • Eruptor shares his name with a character from Lego Power Miners, coincidently they are both lava monsters. However, the Lego monster is spelt Eruptorr.
  • He resembles the titan Ignatius from Huntik: Secrets and Seekers and Heatblast from Ben 10.
  • Eruptor is one of the few Skylanders who doesn't sing his name while playing the music box on Flynn's Ship.
  • While his Series 2 figure gives him more spikes on his head, he has no upgrade that allows him this advancement in strength.
  • In Spyro's Adventure, Eruptor, Stump Smash, Prism Break, and Drill Sergeant are the only bipedal Skylanders who don't have hands.


  1. Skylanders Universe: Book of Elements - Fire and Water, page 19
  2. Skylanders Official Sticker Book, page 23
  3. The 27 Hidden Secrets of Skylanders
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