- “Hey there, Spyro. When I zap you with my wand like this... *zap* your current position and progress is saved. ”
Zoe (パックル Puckle, Pakkuru in Japanese) is a Summer Fairy who first appeared in Ripto's Rage!, offering Spyro advice and serving as a checkpoint for him throughout each of the Realms he visits. She is particularly helpful to newer players and is essentially considered a tutorial.
Zoe's overall appearance features her having green eyes, ginger red hair and a fair complexion.
In her appearances in Ripto's Rage! and Year of the Dragon, she wears a yellow dress and red shoes. She carries a wand, which she uses to save Spyro's progress within individual realms.
In Spyro: A Hero's Tail and Spyro: Shadow Legacy, Zoe's appearance has slightly changed. She has a CGI model which depicts her with flats for shoes, and she wears a green skirt and yellow-green top instead of her yellow dress. This model also depicts her with blue eyes and darker hair. Her in-game model appears closer to her original design, except that now her dress has a skirt-like pattern on the bottom, she wears a gold necklace around her neck, and she also is barefoot.
As shown in the Reignited Trilogy, Zoe's hair and dress are a bit more orange than red and yellow respectively, with some red and light yellow in her dress which has more features including shoulder pads. Her eyes are more visible with purple eyeshadow, her wings are larger, her shoes are now flats and her skin tone is more yellow, plus she has a glowing aura surrounding her.
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!
Prior to Spyro's unplanned trip to Avalar, Zoe and the others were ambushed by Ripto and his monster goons, Crush and Gulp. Elora instructed Zoe to get the other faries and scatter the orbs around the realms. Ripto grabbed onto the orb Zoe was holding and threatened to kill her as she carried him and the orb away. When Spyro and Sparx arrived in Glimmer, Ripto interfered again, and Zoe distracted him by zapping him. Enraged, Ripto ordered Crush to kill her, but Zoe escaped and Ripto was hit by Crush's club as a result. She was later captured by Ripto and about to be fed to Gulp, but Spyro arrived just in time and saved her from becoming lunch. Zoe has remained on Spyro's side ever since.
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
After Bianca and several Rhynocs stole the 150 Dragon Eggs from the Dragon Realms, Zoe went down a hole with few of her friends (all unseen, but mentioned) and watched as Bianca presented an egg to the Sorceress. She went back and informed a Dragon Elder about the whereabouts of the eggs. She then joined Spyro, Sparx and Hunter on their quest to bring the eggs back home. It was revealed in the epilogue that Zoe and Princess Ami were competing against one another for Sparx's affections.
In the game, Zoe told Spyro many useful tips and helps Sparx get into his challenges. She also told Sparx about the bosses in his challenges.
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
In Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, Zoe only has minor cameo appearances throughout the game, acting as a checkpoint by zapping Spyro like in previous games. She only speaks once in the whole game, when Spyro first enters Dragonfly Dojo. She was to have a slightly bigger role had the game not been rushed, telling Spyro how to keep Sparx the Dragonfly healthy.
Spyro: A Hero's Tail
In A Hero's Tail, Zoe only had one line in the entire game. She zapped Spyro multiple times after claiming that her zaps would cause him to "lose a million brain cells." Her role as the tutorial fairy in this game was now given to Trina, but she still retained saving Spyro's progress.
Spyro: Shadow Legacy
Zoe appeared in Shadow Legacy with other fairies in her homeland, the Tree Tops. After Spyro freed them, Shadow Realm had greatly affected the fairies, but Spyro soon gathered a cure for Zoe, and the fairies are relieved from the after effects of the Shadow Realm.
The Mysterious Blond Fairy
Since Zoe was not introduced until Ripto's Rage!, an unnamed blond fairy in a red dress served as the checkpoint in Spyro the Dragon. In that game, Spyro's progress within a realm was saved whenever he steps on a freed-dragon platform, and the fairy appeared when he lingers on the platform, allowing him to save his overall progress or replay the dragon.
In Haunted Towers and High Caves, an unnamed red-haired fairy in a purple dress and barefoot will kiss Spyro on the nose, which causes him to blush red and temporarily gains the superflame ability. This will enable Spyro to defeat the metal knights.
- For some reason, in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, the pitch of Zoe's voice changes at different points in the game. This was not experienced in the game's sequel.
- Her appearance is an inversion of the original fairy design of blond hair and a red dress.
- If Spyro: Year of the Dragon is hacked, she will inform that the player may experience problems associated with the illegal copy of the game they own.
- According to the Spyro 2 manual, Zoe is something of a gossiper.
|Spyro the Dragon - Sparx|
|Hunter - Zoe - Bianca - Moneybags - Professor|
|Autumn Fairy Home - Spring Fairy Home - Winter Fairy Home - Summer Fairy Home|
Market Mesa - Lava Prairie - Mermaid Coast - Hummingbird Fort - Panda Gardens - Honey Marsh
Time Machine Lab - Roman City - Twilight Bulb Factory - Dusty Trails - Star Park - Grendor's Lair
|Stone Age Speedway - Ice Age Speedway - Aqua Age Speedway - Space Age Speedway|
|Ant Farm - Wasp City - Caterpillar Gardens - Beetle Burrows|
|Fairies - Rhynocs -Gems|
|Spyro the Dragon - Hunter the Cheetah|
Sparx the Dragonfly - Sgt. James Byrd - Blink the Mole
|Red (Mecha Form)|
Gnasty Gnorc - Ineptune - Mammoth
|Amp - Aqua - Astor - Bentley the Yeti - Ember - Flame - Fredneck - Freezia - Ice Princess - Lily - Magnus|
- Mergatroids - Moneybags - Mother Turtle - Mrs. Shoutfire - Otto - Peggy - Phil - Professor - Teena - Titan
- Tomas - Trina - Wally - Zoe
|Dragon Kingdom - Lost Cities - Icy Wilderness - Volcanic Isle|
Dragon Village - Crocovile Swamp - Dragonfly Falls - Coastal Remains - Cloudy Domain - Sunken Ruins
- Frostbite Village - Gloomy Glacier - Ice Citadel - Stormy Beach - Molten Mount - Magma Falls - Dark Mine
- Red's Lab
|Gnasty's Cave - Watery Tomb - Red's Chamber - Red's Lair|
|Island Speedway - Cloudy Speedway - Iceberg Aerobatics - Lava Palaver|
|Gems - Dark Gems - Light Gems - Dragon Eggs|