This article is about the attack and element in the Classic series. You may be looking for the element in the Legend series or the element in the Skylanders series.
Spyro fire

Spyro breathing fire

“Big enemies like this Gnorc with a club cannot be charged, but a quick flame, that should defeat them.”

Fire breath is one of Spyro's two main attacks, the other being charging. This is the only breath attack he has until Enter the Dragonfly and onwards (with the exception of in Frozen Altars in Spyro: Year of the Dragon, allowing him to use Ice), when other breath types are introduced such as Ice, Electricity, and Bubble.

Spyro's fire breath can be used to defeat enemies and destroy containers, but it does not work on fireproof metal. This breath is also sometimes used to light objects on fire, such as the flame-powered machinery in Breezebuilders.

Fire breath can usually be upgraded to Superflame, a more powerful version that can even destroy fireproof metal. In the original Spyro the Dragon, Superflame is granted by the kiss of a fairy, but in later games it is usually achieved by walking through Powerup Gates

In A Hero's Tail, special fire breath projectiles can be purchased from Moneybags' shops.


  • Breathing fire is one of the most prevalent features of dragons in Western folklore. 
  • In the original PlayStation games, Spyro's fire blasts resemble fiery arrows. Later games use more realistic fire animations.