Sleepyhead[1] is a Rhynoc wizard from Spooky Swamp in Spyro: Year of the Dragon. He is a mini boss in the game.

Appearance

Sleepyhead is a large blue Rhynoc wearing aqua green-colored robes resembling a mixture between a wizard's outfit and nightshirt, printed with stars and crescent moons. His wizard hat also has the same texture.

His tired eyes look half-shut for a groggy expression, hence his name.

Awaken

To awaken the slumbering wizard, light all four Tea Lamps in the level. Bubba, a resident of Spooky Swamp, will then allow you to go through.

Strategy

Sleepyhead will start by waking up and throwing a bomb at you. Once landed, charge the bomb back at him before the timer dies out. This is the only way to harm Sleepyhead, as flaming and charging, flying toward him will result in Sleepyhead using his belly to bounce Spyro harmlessly away from his platform.

He will then summon three Gators. Defeat them all to make it easier, and he will proceed with throwing another bomb at you. If any gators aren't defeated after the bomb hits or misses Sleepyhead, the wizard will create three red orbs in his hands and hurl them onto the ground in front of him. Each will explode in a small red shockwave that can be avoid by running or jumping, and the waves will also knock out any nearby Gators.

Continue charging the bombs at him until his HP is depleted it will take four hits of the bombs to defeat him. And you will be given the Dragon Egg containing Herbi.

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Trivia

References

  1. Spyro: Year of the Dragon Prima Strategy Guide, page 37
Characters
Playable Characters
Spyro the Dragon - Sparx the Dragonfly - Hunter the Cheetah
Sheila the Kangaroo - Sgt. Byrd - Bentley the Yeti - Agent 9 the Monkey
Villains
Sorceress - Buzz - Spike - Scorch
Bluto the Rhynoc - Sleepyhead - Colossus Yeti - Twin Fire Dragons - Moneybags - Sasquatch Six
Non-playable characters
Astor - Ami - Azrael - Bartholomew - Basho - Bianca - Buson - Crazy Ed - Egyptian Dogs - Elora
Fairies - Fireflies - Fluffy - Gnome Wizards - Greta - Gus - Handel - Holiday - Hummingbirds - Isabelle - Lindar
Lions - Marco - Mountain Goats - Nancy - Ooga and Mr. Bones - Pandas - Penguins - Polar Bears - Professor - Purple Villagers
Roy - Scarlet Lizards - Seals - Tara - Tikis - Weather Imps - Wyatt - Zoe
Locations
Worlds
Sunrise Spring - Midday Gardens - Evening Lake - Midnight Mountain
Sunny Villa - Cloud Spires - Molten Crater - Seashell Shore - Sheila's Alp - Icy Peak - Enchanted Towers - Spooky Swamp
Bamboo Terrace - Sgt. Byrd's Base - Frozen Altars - Lost Fleet - Charmed Ridge - Fireworks Factory - Bentley's Outpost
Crystal Islands - Desert Ruins - Haunted Tomb - Dino Mines - Agent 9's Lab - Super Bonus Round
Speedways
Mushroom Speedway - Country Speedway - Honey Speedway - Harbor Speedway
Boss Arenas
Buzz's Dungeon - Spike's Arena - Scorch's Pit - Sorceress's Lair
Sparx Areas
Crawdad Farm - Spider Town - Starfish Reef - Bugbot Factory
Terms
Dragon Eggs - Gems - Rhynocs
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