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“Axe to the Max!”
    —Bushwhack's official catchphrase

Bushwhack is a tree elf who is one of the Life Trap Masters in Skylanders: Trap Team.



Bushwhack has a warrior's heart in a tiny elf body. Size doesn't matter when it comes to his passion for heroism.[1]


Born to a race of tree elves who were protectors of the rich Arcadian Timberland, Bushwhack was supposed to be a ranger. But being the smallest of his clan, he was sent deep into the woods by the Chieftain to study with Arbo, known for helping the Skylanders rebuild the Core of Light. The tree spirit looked beyond Bushwhack’s size, and seeing that he had the heart of a warrior, taught him many secrets. Arbo even gifted him with an enchanted axe. So when a legion of Lumberjack Trolls invaded the forest and overpowered the elves, it was Bushwhack who set out to stop them. Drawing out the trolls, he used his enchanted axe and knowledge of the forest to capture them and destroy their tree-cutting machines. Afterward, Bushwhack not only was made a ranger but a Skylander. As part of the Trap Team, he now uses his Traptanium axe to whack evil wherever it grows!



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

  • Health: ??? (max. 0)
  • Speed: ?? (max. 48)
  • Armor: ?? (max. 30)
  • Critical Hit: ?? (max. 50)
  • Elemental Power: ?? (max. 50)

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

  • Strength: 220
  • Defense: 70
  • Agility: 180
  • Luck: 50


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Chompy Mountain
Traptanium Axe Mystic Acorn
Primary Ability
Press Button 1 to swing the Traptainium Axe. Press Button 1, 1 and hold 1 for a combo attack.
Secondary Ability
Throw a Mystic Acorn that stuns enemies.
Price: 4000
Jump and hold Button 3 to plant a giant tree, which is then cut down to smash whatever's below.
Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.
Headbash Nut Grenade! In a Nut Shell Thorn Tail
Price: 500
Press Button 3 for a powerful Headbash move, damaging anything nearby.
Price: 700
Acorns now explode on impact, doing more damage.
Price: 900
Get some new armor, taking reduced damage.
Price: 1200
Traptanium Axe attack now leaves a trail of thorns that damage enemies.
Axe Avenger
View Armor Awesomeness
Improves Traptainium Axe attacks.
An Axe to Grind Combo Attacks Go Nuts!
Price: 1700
Traptainium Axe does extra damage.
Price: 2200
Press Button 1, 1 and hold 2 for the Slash and Spin combo, and Button 2, 2 and hold 3 for Head first combo.
Price: 3000
Keep holding Button 3 after a Slash and Spin combo to shoot nuts in all directions.
Armor Awesomeness
View Axe Avenger
Improves Headbash attacks.
Bush's Shack Primal Warrior Sping Forward
Price: 1700
Hold Button 2 to create a leafy hut for protection and healing.
Price: 2200
Get new armor, taking reduced damage and doing extra damage with the Headbash Attack.
Price: 3000
Hold Button 3 to dash forward and perform a super Headbash attack.

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Log Splitter (Primary Attack): Press (Y), (Y), (Y) to execute 3 forward attacks with the axe.
  • Acorn Grenade (Secondary Attack): Press (X) to shoot a grenade forward.


  • Axe Spin (requires level: 3): Press (Y), (Y), then hold (X) to execute a powerful axe spin attack. Release (X) right before the end of the attack to throw grenades around.
  • Head Butt (requires level: 6): Hold (X) to head butt the ground and cause damage around.
  • Shield (requires level: 9): Jump then hold (X) to fire a shield that restores life.

Trap Attack Preview

Trap Attack: Fill up the Trap Attack gauge by defeating enemies and collecting TRAPTANIUM shards.
Once the gauge is full, press [L] to unleash a devastating attack, unique to each Trap Master!


Battle Cries

  • "Axe to the Max!"
  • "Knock on wood!"
  • "Cut it out!"
  • "Right on!"
  • "You got axed!"
  • "Can't stop the chop!"
  • "Burying the hatchet!"
  • "The call of the wild!"
  • "Nature protect me!" - when using Bushes Shack
  • "Timber!" - when using Soul Gem ability
  • "Back in action!" - when switched in
  • "Natural selection!"
  • "Nature's bounty!" - when opening a treasure chest
  • "Lost and found!"
  • "Nature is calling!" - when Traptanium Axe glows
  • "My energy is growing!"
  • "Over the edge!" - when leveling up
  • "Full power!"
  • "Looks like I'm a natural!" - when checking stats
  • "Showing signs of growth!"
  • "My very own canopy!" - when wearing a hat
  • "An edgy new look for me!"

Character Trailers

See also




  • Bushwhack is also a word for cutting or chopping down foliage to clear a path.
  • Bushwhack is the second elf Skylander of the Life element, the first one being Stealth Elf.
  • He is voiced by Roger Craig Smith, who is known for being the current voice actor of Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • He and Jawbreaker are the only Trap Masters to have Legendary counterparts.
  • He, Voodood and Chopscotch use axes for weapons.
  • He, Stump Smash and Chompy Mage all use acorns to attack enemies.
  • He has similarities to Twigs, a main character from the kid's show Tree Fu Tom. Both have acorn helmets and walk barefoot.
  • Despite numerous sources referencing his small stature, in game Bushwhack is actually taller that most other Skylanders.
  • Bushwhack was one of the many Skylanders planned to appear in Skylanders: Ring of Heroes. Before the game's closure, only concept art of his Awakened Form was released.


  1. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection (2015), page 87

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