Evening Lake is the third Homeworld in Spyro: Year of the Dragon and in the Reignited Trilogy remaster of the third game. It can be accessed after defeating Spike.


It features a vast lake, a majority of the portals underwater. It has a ruined Tudor-medieval style castle submerged in the lake. It introduces the Invincibility power-up, similar to the two homeworlds before it. Many towers are situated in and around the lake, often housing portals. There are many smash-able walls in the world. There is also a large shipwreck here and, interestingly enough, a whale swims around the lake indefinitely.

Bentley is being kept prisoner here. The portal to his home is the only portal that is not underwater, although it is still under the surface. Spyro can pay Moneybags to free him. The Sorceress also entraps Hunter in a cage underground here, but Bianca later frees him after learning on what the Sorceress plans to do with the baby dragons.

When visiting this homeworld, Spyro has to bring an ally from each of the respective realms to fix the rocket that will take Spyro to Midnight Mountain. The allies who help are Bentley (Bentley's Outpost), Eugene (Frozen Altars), Crazy Ed (Lost Fleet), Greta (Fireworks Factory) and Princess Ami (Charmed Ridge).


Evening Lake is a large core world made up entirely of a gigantic, clear lake and a giant castle sitting on top of it. It is rimmed by a few hills and has plenty of grass to sleep in, but these places are scarce, as the lake takes up almost all of the area. The castle sitting on top of the lake is rooted via pillars to the bottom of the lake bed, giving swimming adventurers a creepy place to explore. With its high towers and pointed peaks, the castle is the best place to stay if you are ever visiting the Forgotten Worlds and can't find an inn! Below, the lake stretched out and seems to engulf anything that gets near it. It has tons of hidden treasures under its surface, including hidden underwater caves, stone cliffs, a sunken pirate ship, and even a live whale!



  • Glide to the tower (Hannah): Head up the ladder in the middle of the first area of the lake and collect the gems up here, then glide over to the platform nearby.
  • I'm invincible! (Stuart): Fly through the flamethrowers using the Invincibility powerup. At the end is the egg.
  • On the bridge (Ted): Continue along here by jumping round the corner and go up the ladder. Follow it round. Go through the doorway just past the area that encircles the rocket.
  • Break the tower wall (Stooby): Break through the wall right by the Fireworks Factory portal.
  • Belly of the whale (Jonah): Swim towards the large whale swimming around the lake and into its mouth. Inside you'll meet up with the egg.


  • There is a glitch which allows you to swim in the air and see the cage Hunter is placed in during a cutscene, and the belly of the whale. If you enter the belly of the whale a second time, you will encounter a Game trap. This glitch requires the Dead Mode glitch in order to be done.


Evening Lake, as the name suggests, is a large lake set in perpetual dusk. "Evening" comes from the Spyro: Year of the Dragon Homeworld naming scheme.






Original Game

  • In all versions of the game except the Greatest Hits version, this homeworld shares its theme with Sunrise Spring. Despite this, Evening Lake's theme is in the code of all versions of the game, but it goes unused.
  • This is the only homeworld in the game where its realms don't contain any Sheila portals.
  • The Professor was originally going to appear in this level, but was cut from the final version. The audio files can still be found in game, wherein he talks about having lost his rocket plans.
  • The portal to Bentley’s Outpost and the entrance to Starfish Reef are the only gateways that are above water.
  • The developers were going to have the Spaceship underwater, but they would have had to make a little tunnel for it to appear there, so it was cut.
  • Ted's name is likely a reference to Ted Price, the CEO of Insomniac Games.
  • The dragon you rescue inside the whale is named Jonah. Jonah is a character in the Bible that was actually swallowed by a whale (or a giant fish, as the scripture says).
    • In the original version of the game, once you collected the egg inside the whale you could not re-enter the whale's stomach. However, in the Reignited Trilogy you can still go inside after obtaining the egg.
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