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“A gift that speaks across generations...a gift that empowers you with the spirit of the past, strengthening you with the wisdom of the ages.”
    —Ignitus, The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning


Spirit Gems are the gem clusters in The Legend of Spyro series that give out red, green, blue and purple gems. They are found repeatedly throughout all regions of the games. Dragons are notable for drawing strength from the Spirit Gems, which also serve as their lifeforce.

Story

In The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, Spyro first encountered a Spirit Gem within the old confines of the Dragon Temple. After smashing the gem, the young dragon remarked that he felt like he "had to hit it," and when he did, "the power of a thousand suns surged through (his) body," to the bafflement of Sparx. Ignitus later explained that the Spirit Gems were a gift from the ancestors.

In The Eternal Night, the Chronicler told Spyro how Malefor taught the Apes to artificially harness the power of the Spirit Gems for their evil purposes. Not only were the Spirit Gems a gift from the ancestors, but they serve as the Dragons' lifeforce.

In Dawn of the Dragon, after being freed from their crystal, Spyro and Cynder used a Spirit Gem cluster to recharge their magic. The Chronicler, through an illusion generated by the gem cluster, bestowed both dragons their respective elemental abilities.

Gameplay

Individual Gems

In all three games, each smaller colored gem gives a different benefit:

  • Red: replenishes HP
  • Green: replenishes Mana
  • Blue: replenishes XP
  • Purple: increases the Fury Meter

In the first two games, defeated enemies drop every type of gem. In Dawn of the Dragon, they drop green gems based on how many hits Spyro or Cynder made in one combo.

Gem Clusters

In the first game, gem clusters appear glowing pink and release all types of gems when smashed. However, in the other two games, the clusters appear as one color, corresponding to the color gems they release. In Dawn of the Dragon, there are a set number of Blue Gem Clusters in each level needed for 100% completion.

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