“Locked and Loaded!”
    —Zook's official catchphrase in game
“Bamboo-yah!”
    —Zook's official catchphrase on box


Zook (ズゥーク in Japanese) is a Bambazooker who is one of the playable Skylanders in the Skylanders series. He first appeared in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.

Background

Personality

Zook is a resourceful, peace-loving Bambazooker but prefers to be secretive.

Biography

Zook hails from a strange and unusual species called Bambazookers, who once lived their entire lives standing in place... until Zook discovered they could walk simply by stepping out of the mud. After that, he became a wandering hero, seeking peace, tranquility and interesting things to blow up with his hand-carved bamboo tube. Campfire songs were even written about him, although Zook would have preferred some nice haiku poetry if given a choice. Now, Zook spends his time as a Skylander, figuring he can be an even bigger hero and have even more songs written about him.

Story

History

Zook is something of a folk hero among the Banbaooker forest folk. After centuries of standing still, Zook decided not to be a stick in the mud anymore. He simply lifted his leg and stepped forward. He then wandered the woods spreading the word - Bambazookers can move! But nobody took much notice. The first time an outsider saw a bambazooker was when Zook saved an elven mapping expedition. The elves were watching Zook and placing bets on the purpose of his bamboo tube (some said it was a telescope, while others maintained it was a didgeridoo). The elves were caught unawares when a mighty mountain troll stomped menacingly towards them.

Suddenly, Zook brought all betting to a close when he lifted the great tube to his shoulder. Out shot a shower of exploding thorns that sent the troll into a speedy retreat. 'Ahhhh, a bazooka!' the elves exclaimed. To this day, no other bambazooker has ever taken a single step. So, as the only mobile Bambazooker in history, Zook has a special place in the Skylanders squad.[1]

Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard

At the Cloudless Desert, Zook and Cynder were enjoying the sunrays, although the Bambazooker was the only one who was having fun. As soon as Hex arrived to inform the two Skylanders of Master Eon requesting their presence, a freak rainstorm brewed, causing the sand dunes to turn into quicksand. Without a moment's hesitation, Zook assisted Cynder and Hex in saving the beachgoers from sinking underground. Afterwards they arrived in Eon's citadel, where they learn that there had been multiple reports of unusual weather conditions throughout Skylands. Clues point to the Isle of the Dead, where they had received a call for help from one of the undead inhabitants.

Zook standing with his fellow Skylanders, Hex and Cynder

Master Eon then assigned Cynder, Zook, and Hex to venture to the Isle of the Dead, where they believe they'll find the cause of the storms, the Undead fragment to the Mask of Power, and answer the call for help by the undead inhabitants. Because Zook was a Life Skylander, he was granted a protection spell by Master Eon to withstand the island's dark power. During the adventure, Zook served as the only lighthearted individual of the three Skylanders, as both Cynder and Hex are gloomy characters of the Undead.

Upon encountering the weather wizard, Hurrikazam, the Skylanders infiltrated the wizard's citadel where they learn that Hurrikazam was stealing the undead inhabitants to drain them of their undeadliness using the Undead Energy Extractor. However the real culprit was Kaos himself, who was forcing Hurrikazam to commit evil deeds. During the battle, Zook was temporarily frozen in a block of ice caused by Hurrikazam's weather machine, but managed to break himself free. However the Bambazooker and Cynder were trapped by Hex's bone fortress, and the elven sorceress proclaimed herself to be joining Kaos' side in helping him gain enough undead power to destroy Skylands. An eager Kaos began the draining procedure, but the Undead Energy Extractor began to overload due to the amount of power from Hex. It was soon realized that Hex never betrayed the Skylanders and planned on overloading the machine all along to destroy it.

The machine soon exploded, and after a brief moment of seeing Hex's true form, the Skylanders return their attention to Kaos. Zook and Hex took on Kaos' remaining forces, while Cynder went after Kaos and drove him away with the help of a friendly Stump Demon named Dogwood. With Kaos defeated, the Skylanders celebrated their victory back in Ghost Town, where the undead returned to their normal forms. Hurrikazam apologized for his actions and announced to redeem himself by bringing storm clouds suitable for the Undead. As a token of his gratitude, the weather wizard handed the Skylanders an Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible, Suprising, Unfathomable, All-Coloured Rose seed, the Undead segment to the Mask of Power.

Upon returning to the Eternal Archive, Zook, Cynder and Hex were given the horrible news from Spyro that Squirmgrub kidnapped Master Eon and stole five of the pieces to the Mask of Power.

Abilities

Zook can summon a wall made of foliage to protect himself. In addition, he uses his multi-purpose bamboo tube for pretty much everything, including a telescope and a didgeridoo... and of course, a bazooka, which fires special explosive thorns grown in a secret bramble patch known only to his people.

Stats

These are the starting and maximum statistics for this Skylander in the console version of the games.

  • Health: 260 (max. 520)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 30 (max. 60)
  • Critical Hit: 20 (max. 70)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 100)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 70
  • Agility: 20
  • Defense: 85
  • Luck: 70

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 80
  • Agility: 20
  • Defense: 85
  • Luck: 85

Powers and Upgrades

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Troll Warehouse

Bazooka Attack Foliage Barrier MIRV Mortar
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Primary Ability
Press and hold your primary power button to fire Bazooka Shells that explode into shrapnel. Hold down the button to extend the range.

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Secondary Ability
Grow a barricade made of plants to protect yourself.

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Price: 4000
Mortar shells explode into 3 smaller shells.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone.

Hardwood Shells Fungal Bloom Mortar Bomb Full Splinter Jacket
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Price: 500
Bazooka Shells and shrapnel do increased damage.

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Price: 700
Barrier is stronger and takes longer for enemies to destroy.

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Price: 900
Launch a Mortar attack.

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Price: 1200
Bazooka shells create more shrapnel.


Artilleryman
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Bazooka attacks.

High Velocity Shrapnel Old Growth Bazooka Exploding Shrapnel
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Price: 1700
Bazooka shrapnel has longer range.

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Price: 2200
Bazooka shells and shrapnel do even more increased damage.

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Price: 3000
Bazooka shrapnel explodes on contact, damaging nearby enemies.


Floral Defender
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Barrier and Cactus abilities.

Cactus Barrier Mortar of Life Fightin' Foliage
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Price: 1700
Barrier does damage to any enemy that touches it.

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Price: 2200
Mortar attack grows a Cactus where the shell explodes.

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Price: 3000
Barriers and Cacti knock enemies back and do damage.

Skylanders gain new abilities automatically based on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Bamboom (Primary Attack): Fire a Bamboo Bazooka shot that explodes on impact.
  • Mortarget (Secondary Attack): Launch a mortar shell into the air. The falling shrapnel will target nearby enemies.
Upgrades
  • Sprout Sprint (requires level: 2): Sprint to make bamboo shots sprout behind him.Enemies hit by bamboo will be damaged and slowed.The bamboo also block enemies shots.
  • Bamboost (requires level: 5): Hold (y) and then release to fire a charged bazooka shot that does more damage and leaves a hazaradous gas cloud when it explodes.
  • Bambounce (requires level: 8): Double jump fires a bazooka shot downward.Enemies hit by this attack become damaged and stunned.If Zook uses this attack to quickly, it will be less powerful for a few seconds.

Minigame Abilities
Skylanders get special abilities in minigames based on their element.

Sky Defense Castle Assault Ground Defense
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Slow enemies in range for a while.

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Launch a projectile that acts like a boomerang.

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Slow enemies in range for a while.

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "Let's lower da boom, BIG TIME!"
  • "Time for da boom!"
  • "Bring in da boom!"
  • "Let's do this!"
  • "Zook it up!"
  • "Look out, the Zook's out!"
  • "Hey, how you like that?"
  • "Locked and loaded!"
  • "Beat them bad!"
  • "Heh heh, yeah!"
  • " I be winnin' da fight!"
  • Ha! Ha! Better luck next time to you!"
  • "Comin' through!" - When opening a gate
  • "Super Spring!" - When using a bounce pad
  • "Feel the power!" - When checking Stats Info
  • "Ya makin' me strong!" - When checking Stats Info
  • "Look incredible!" - When putting on a hat
  • "Dats my kinda hat!" - When putting on a hat
  • "Hey, I like it!" - When given a nickname
  • Great job on the name!" When given a nickname

Commercial Quotes

  • "Let's go, Skylanders!"

Character Trailers

See also

Gallery

Zook/Gallery

Trivia

  • His species' name is a combination of bamboo and bazooker.
  • In the Skylanders commercial 'Blow it Up!', Zook speaks with an Australian accent, while in the games, he speaks with a Jamaican accent.
  • One of his upgrade names (Full Splinter Jacket) is a play on the war movie Full Metal Jacket.
  • In the boss battle with the Evil Missile Minion; his shrapnels last longer than those of the real Zook's and do more damage, but are slower; his missiles also have a slower rate of fire.
  • Some fans dislike Zook for his "unusual" character design.
  • In his Series 2 figure, he has his Bazooka upgraded to the Old Growth Bazooka upgrade on the Artilleryman upgrade path.
  • He and Trigger Happy are the only Skylanders from Spyro's Adventure with three fingers on each of their hands.
  • Zook is the only Life Skylander in Spyro's Adventure whose soul gem does not involve healing.
  • On his packaging, his catchphrase is 'Bamboo-yah!'.

References

  1. Skylanders Sticker Book: Meet the Skylanders
Characters
Playable Characters

Spyro the Dragon (Dark) (Legendary) - Gill Grunt - Trigger Happy (Legendary)
Cynder - Terrafin - Stealth Elf - Chop Chop (Legendary) - Eruptor - Ignitor - Prism Break - Stump Smash
- Flameslinger - Zap - Ghost Roaster - Voodood - Bash (Legendary) - Sonic Boom - Drobot - Boomer - Whirlwind
- Dino-Rang - Zook - Wrecking Ball - Sunburn - Camo - Wham-Shell - Slam Bam - Drill Sergeant
- Lightning Rod - Warnado - Double Trouble - Hex
Villains
Kaos - Hektore - The Darkness
Glumshanks - Captain Dreadbeard - Occulous - Vathek
Non-Playable Characters
Master Eon - Hugo - Flynn - Cali - Diggs - Sparx the Dragonfly - Auric - Gurglefin - Clam-tron 4000 - Arbo
- General Robot - T-Bone - Weapon Master - Persephone - Snuckles - Rizzo - Nort - Blobbers -
Jess LeGrand - Batterson - Gallant - Haldor - Flavius - Ramses
- Fargus - Wendel - Esmerelle - Beaufort - Humfry - Tizwig

Playable Characters
Classic series
Spyro - Sparx - Hunter - Sgt Byrd - Agent 9 - Sheila - Bentley - Blink
The Legend of Spyro series
Spyro - Cynder
Skylanders series
Spyro the Dragon (Dark) (Legendary) - Gill Grunt - Trigger Happy (Legendary) - Cynder - Terrafin
Stealth Elf (Legendary) - Chop Chop (Legendary) - Eruptor - Ignitor (Legendary) - Prism Break - Stump Smash
Flameslinger - Zap - Ghost Roaster - Voodood - Bash (Legendary) - Sonic Boom
- Drobot - Boomer - Whirlwind (Polar) - Dino-Rang - Zook - Wrecking Ball - Sunburn - Camo
Wham-Shell - Slam Bam (Legendary) - Drill Sergeant - Lightning Rod - Warnado -
Double Trouble (Royal) - Hex
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