“Darkness Falls!”
    —Blackout's official catchphrase

Blackout is a black dragon who is the Dark core Skylander in Skylanders: Trap Team.



Despite knowing of his sinister origins, Blackout shows bravery, compassion, and encouragement towards others. Like all Skylanders of his element, Blackout sees no relation between the Dark element and The Darkness.


Blackout hails from the Realm of Dreams, where the collective imagination of all the creatures in the universe come together to create beautiful wonders... and terrible nightmares. At a young age, he was recruited into the Dark Stygian – a Dragon Clan whose chief responsibility was to create nightmares for evil creatures as a way to discourage them from doing more villainy. But the clan began to abuse their power, and soon spread nightmares far and wide for its own amusement. But Blackout would not stand for it. So he learned to teleport directly into the nightmares the clan created and fought the creatures within. Eventually, the nightmares reached as far as Master Eon, who witnessed Blackout’s courage within his own dreams. After helping him put a stop to the Dark Stygian, Eon then made Blackout a Skylander, serving as the protector of the Realm of Dreams and beyond!



Originating from the Realm of Dreams, a young Blackout was drafted into a dragon clan called the Dark Stygian, whose main goal was to conjure nightmares specifically for evildoers to dishearten them from committing more evil deeds. However the clan began to misuse their power by spreading nightmares far and wide for the fun of it. Not tolerating such abuse, Blackout used his teleportation abilities to dive right into the nightmares and battled the creatures residing inside. One of his battles was witnessed by Master Eon himself when the Portal Master was eventually threatened by these bad dreams. Both Blackout and Eon soon stopped the Dark Stygian, and Blackout was made a Skylander on the spot.

Light in the Dark

Blackout Spotlight

Spotlight and Blackout checking out their surroundings.

After eating a piece of candy and being unconscious for an unknown amount of time, Blackout and Spotlight found themselves inside a strange place with an opening at the top. However, before they could do anything, the area started to become flooded with candy, threatening to drown the two Skylanders. Both Spotlight and Blackout were unable to break themselves out on their own, but by combining their Light and Dark powers, the two dragons managed to escape. They discovered that they had been inside a giant piñata with Arkeyan ruins, and quickly flew away to alert Master Eon. From afar, Pain-Yatta announced his plans of a "candy catastrophe" that the Skylanders wouldn't be able to stop in time.

After reporting back to Master Eon at the Skylanders Academy about what happend to them, Spotlight and Blackout soon discovered through Gearshift's report that Pain-Yatta used their Light and Dark powers to create an army of candy warriors to rule Skylands. Upon learning about Pain-Yatta's plan, Master Eon sent Spotlight and Blackout back to the Arkeyan ruins in order to find out any clues about the attack. Once there, the two dragons were ambushed by a horde of candy warriors until Knight Light and Knight Mare came to assist their fellow Skylanders. However they were soon confronted by Pain-Yatta, who released a wave of candy upon the four Light and Dark Skylanders.

Blackout, Spotlight, Knight Light and Knight Mare became imprisoned inside Pain-Yatta's giant pinata to power him and his army of candy warriors during their impending conquest over Skylands. Should they use their powers of Light and Dark to try and escape their prison, they would only make Pain-Yatta and his army stronger. Eventually the Skylanders concocted a plan to overload the pinata with their powers, causing it to explode and allowing the Skylanders to escape. Despite absorbing the Light and Dark energies to empower himself, Pain-Yatta suddenly became sick from taking in too much power and his candy warriors around Skylands dropped to pieces, resulting in Pain-Yatta's defeat. At the Skylanders Academy, Master Eon congratulated the Light and Dark Skylanders for their efforts in saving Skylands once again with their Light and Dark abilities.



Despite Spotlight being in the opposite element, Blackout is in good terms with the light dragon.


Blackout can fire orbs of darkness from his horn and summon black holes with a flick of his wings. Using the powers of the Dark element, he can teleport through his black holes from one to place to another. His wings are elastic, allowing Blackout to stretch his wings and whip them at enemies.


These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 260 (max. 520)
  • Speed: 60 (max. 108)
  • Armor: 24 (max. 54)
  • Critical Hit: 40 (max. 90)
  • Elemental Power: 35 (max. 85)

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

  • Strength: 130
  • Defense: 70
  • Agility: 150
  • Luck: 30


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Know-It-All Island
Wing Whip Shadow Orbs
Supernova Black Hole

Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to perform a Wing Whip. Press Attack 1, Attack 1, Attack 1 for a combo attack.


Secondary Ability
Press Attack 2 to shoot Shadow Orbs, which leave behind Darkness energy shockwaves.

Price: 4000
Shoot 2 Black Holes on top of each other to create a Supernova Black Hole.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.

Black Hole Darkness Overload Shadow Blade Take it Black
Price: 500

Press Attack 3 to open up Black Holes that pull enemies in - hold and release the button to teleport yourself.

Price: 700

Shoot a Shadow Orb into a Black Hole to create an explosive eruption.

Price: 900

Jump and press Attack 1 to turn into a spinning Shadow Blade.

Price: 1200

Black Holes hold enemies longer and they do more damage.

Wing Warrior
View Prince of Darkness
Improve Wing Whip attacks.
A Spinning Finish Whip It Up Warp Speed
Price: 1700

Press Attack 1, Attack 1, Attack 1 for a Ground Pound combo. Press Attack 1, Attack 1, Attack 1, Attack 1 to charge ahead as a Shadow Blade.

Price: 2200

Wing Whip, Shadow Blade and Warp Speed attacks do more damage.

Price: 3000

Hold Attack 1 to repeatedly teleport through enemies and piercing them with your horn.

Prince of Darkness
View Wing Warrior
Improve Shadow Orb attacks.
Dark Energy Clouds Under the Cover of Darkness Cloud Gravity
Price: 1700

Shadow Orbs explode into massive Dark Energy.

Price: 2200

Blackout receives less damage when inside Dark Energy Clouds.

Price: 3000

Hold Attack 2 to lift enemies inside a Dark Energy Cloud and damage all nearby enemies.

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Black Slashes (Primary Attack): Press (Y) to three times to perform a brutal combo.
  • Anti-Gravity Bullet (Secondary Attack): Press (X) to shoot a Anti-Gravity projectile that will explode and create a zone that damages enemies over time. Shoot another one close t it and they will produce a big Shadow Geyser!


  • Black Sphere (requires level: 6): Hold (X) to shoot a Black Sphere. When this projectile touches something, it creates a Black Hole which attracts enemies and damages them. As soon as the Black Hole is created, Blackout is teleported instantly to it and damages enemies when he gets out.
  • Spiky Orb (requires level: ??): Hold (A) to transform into a spiky frightening orb.
  • Warp Fencer (requires level: ??): Hold (X) to charge Blackout's warping abilities. Once changed, he will get in the void and teleport to the baddies to attack them super fast.


Battle Cries

  • "Darkness Falls!"
  • "Bring on the night!"
  • "Lights out!"
  • "Out of the shadows!"
  • "Eclipsing the competition!"
  • "The dark before the dawn!"
  • "Dark and dangerous!"
  • "Watch out!"
  • "Clear the way!" - when switched in
  • "Night time!"
  • "Total eclipse!" - when leveled up
  • "Pitch black!"
  • "Tipping the scales!" - when opening a treasure chest
  • "Casting a long shadow. Very long." - when viewing stats
  • "Overshadowing all others."
  • "There'll be no hiding wearing this hat!" - when selecting hat
  • "A fine hat to keep me shaded."
  • "Black as night!"

Chararcter Trailers



  • Blackout is the only core Skylander of the Dark Element as of Imaginators.
  • His name means Power Outage.
  • Statues of Blackout can be seen on the ledges of Midnight Museum.
  • The Legendary Treasure, Legendary Gargoyle, is based on Blackout.
  • He bears a resemblance to the Changelings from the television series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
  • One of his upgrades, Shadow Blade, shares a name with a weapon from Mega Man 3.
  • Although Blackout has wings but cannot fly, his upgrade, Cloud Gravity, from his "Prince of Darkness" allows him to fly over enemies for a short time.
    • There is a glitch that if the "Cloud Gravity" is used and then the auto-cut scene interrupts this attack, Blackout becomes invulnerable to all attacks from enemies and Trappable Villains, and never loses health. This works in all levels and on any difficulty setting. After this glitch is performed, the player can keep this glitch even if they can change the level infinite times, switch to a playable villain or fall off the platforms. The only way to cancel out this glitch is to either remove Blackout from the portal or simply perform the "Cloud Gravity" again.
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