Aerial Attack! is one of the levels in Skylanders: Giants. Here, the Dread-Yacht comes under attack by a ghost pirate fleet lead by the Spectral Dreadnaught. This level involves shooting enemy ships and destroying cannons on their main ship.


  • Survive the Attack
  • Destroy the 2 Turrets
  • Sink the Dreadnaught

Elemental Gates

  • Fishy River Rapids, Fishy River Cavern, & Fishy River Grotto
  • Freewind Flats

Areas to Find

  • Dread-Yacht
    • Element: Air
  • The Ghost Ship & Ghost Ship Bilge
    • Element: Undead
      • Fishy River Rapids, Fishy River Cavern, & Fishy River Grotto
  • The Spectral Dreadnaught & Tiger's Citadel
    • Element: Undead
  • Propeller Array
    • Element: Undead
  • Dragon's Tower
    • Element: Tech
  • Freewind Flats
    • Element: Air
  • Machine Works
    • Element: Tech
  • Phoenix's Maw
    • Element: Tech

New Enemies

Legendary Treasure

  • Skull Roof


  • Sailor Hat
  • Nefertiti Hat

Story Scrolls

  • A Real Ladies Man

The Store

  • Chompy Chomp-Down - 5,000 gold
  • General's Hat - 1,000 gold
  • Spiked Hat - 125 gold
  • Chompy Bot 9000 2 Skystone - 180 gold
  • Regeneration Power Up - 300 gold
  • Fairy Dust - 50 gold


  • On the Wii version, there is a glitch in the Air Elemental Gate that sometimes happens where you sink beneath the platforms and get stuck on the air crossings. You will be able to move if you land on an air crossing, but you won't be able to get on any platforms, so if this happens, you will need to restart the chapter.
  • The ghosts aren't necessarily after the Skylanders, they are mainly after Flynn. He borrowed 5 gold pieces from them and never gave them back, so they attacked the Dread-Yacht to get their revenge.[1]
  • A Water elemental zone is onboard the ghost ship. The reason is because the ghosts caught a special fish called the "Stay-At-Home Fish", a creature that never leaves its home, so if you try to take it away, it will find a way to bring its home to you. This causes the water elemental pool and gateway to appear inside the hull of the ghost ship, and there was nothing the ghost pirates could do to make it go away.[1]
  • This is the only chapter where the Soul Gem is in an elemental gate.
    • It is also the only chapter where the Luck-O-Tron Wheel is in an elemental gate.
  • Two Treasure Chests and the Winged Sapphire are the only collectibles outside elemental gates in this chapter.
  • There is a mistake in the Giants Strategy Guide where at one point, it says the chapter's name is "Aerial Assault".
  • The Air elemental gate in this chapter has the most collectibles out of any elemental gate in the series, having a Hat, a Luck-O-Tron wheel, a Soul Gem, and a Treasure Chest.
  • Though this level introduces Trog Wanderers right outside the Water elemental gate, they are not introduced until much later in their full appearance, at the Lost City of Arkus.
  • In the game's Alpha, there was no main cannon on the ship, and instead the player would go use the main platform to go back to the Dread-Yacht, to finish the Spectral Dreadnaught with their own turret once its defenses were down.
  • The second turret on the Spectral Dreadnaught can be skipped. A leap from a nearby Bounce Pad followed by a well-placed lunge attack from Stealth Elf, Pop Fizz, or Tree Rex can allow the player to vault over the enemy gate that would require the destruction of the turrets to open.
    • This means that the second main Objective to completing the Chapter does not actually need to be completed at all. A star is still rewarded for completing the Chapter.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Skylanders: Giants Prima Strategy Guide, Burning Questions!, page 186
Skylands (World) - Cap'n Flynn's Ship (Hub)

Main Chapters
Time of the Giants - Junkyard Isles - Rumbletown - Cutthroat Carnival - Glacier Gully - Secret Vault of Secrets
Wilikin Village - Troll Home Security - Kaos' Kastle - Aerial Attack! - Drill-X's Big Rig - Molekin Mountain
The Oracle - Autogyro Adventure - Lost City of Arkus - Bringing Order to Kaos!
3DS Chapters
Daring Rescue - Head Hunting - Lost and Found - Through the Ruins - Tiki Tumble - Sand Trap - The Tar Pits
The Windy Dunes - A Walk in the Park - Westernland - Tunnel of Love - Murky Waters - Stuck in the Mud
Overgrowth - Marsh Madness - Cannon Fodder - Ships Ahoy - Phantom Tide Rising - Saving Skylands

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