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“I'm the Bomb!”
    —Countdown's official catchphrase

Countdown is an anthropomorphic bomb who is one of the new Tech core Skylanders released alongside Skylanders: Swap Force.



Countdown blows up at a moment's notice, although there is one drawback. Every time he explodes, he loses his memory all over again.[1]


Countdown was discovered by a group of Yetis who were snowboarding one particularly chilly morning when they came across a big bomb encased in ice. After bringing it back to their cabin, they were shocked when it actually came to life. No one, not even Countdown himself, has any memory of where he came from or how he ended up frozen in the mountains. Since becoming a Skylander, Master Eon has been graciously trying to help piece together fragments of his past. But this has proven difficult, as Countdown loses some of his memory every time he explodes – which happens a lot. In the meantime, Countdown has enjoyed working with Eon and fighting alongside the Skylanders to defend their world against evil – even though he occasionally forgets what he is doing.


Countdown can detonate his own head, or self destruct, he can shoot his rocket hands, and summon bomb allies to attack enemies in his place. In Skylanders: Battlecast, he is an incredibly risky fighter with most of his abilities causing damage to himself or even his allies, but with a low energy cost in compensation. His Gear is a Bombrero, which explodes on both the owner and the enemy when attacked, and his special ability is Short Fuse, blasting the enemy for moderate damage but himself as well.


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

  • Health: 290 (max. 580)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 12 (max. 42)
  • Critical Hit: 8 (max. 58)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 75)

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

  • Strength: 115
  • Defense: 90
  • Agility: 60
  • Luck: 45

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

  • Health: 290 (max. 580)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 12 (max. 42)
  • Critical Hit: 8 (max. 58)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 75)

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

  • Strength: 150
  • Defense: 105
  • Agility: 60
  • Luck: 45


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Cascade Glade
Bomb Head Rocket Blast
Primary Ability
Press Attack 2 to shoot a Bomb Head that explodes and damages enemies in a large area.
Secondary Ability
Press Attack 1 to fire a rocket.
Price: 4000
Hold Attack 2 for a short amount of time to cause a massive amount of damage to every enemy nearby.
Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.
Controlled Burst Roaring Rockets Explosive Friendship Hefty Concussion
Price: 500
Hold Attack 1 to charge a rocket, release to shoot a large rocket that deals increased damage
Price: 700
Rockets do increased damage. Kaboom!
Price: 900
Press Attack 3 to summon a bomb ally that explodes near enemies.
Price: 1200
Press Attack 2 to shoot a more powerful Bomb Head that does increased damage. Press Attack 1 again to detonate the Bomb Head.
Bomb Buddies Forever
View Rocketeer
Become BFF's with more bomb buddies!
Boom Buddies Bombing Blitzers Lingering Sparks
Price: 1700
Press Attack 3 to summon a bomb ally that explodes near enemies. Can now have four bomb allies at once.
Price: 2200
Bomb allies do increased damage. Adorable and explosive!
Price: 3000
Bomb allies shoot flames from their fuses that damage nearby enemies
View Bomb Buddies Forever
Focus on missile and bomb attacks to devastate enemies!
Triple Threat Warhead Hands Mega Mortar
Price: 1700
Hold Attack 1 to charge a rocket, release to shoot a large rocket and two smaller rockets.
Price: 2200
All rocket attacks do even more damage. Danger! Explosive hugs!
Price: 3000
Controlled Burst does increased damage in a larger area.

Bombrero - Gear About to Blow Backblast
Bombrero - Gearcard.png

When owner deals damage to an enemy, blast that enemy for 20 extra damage and blast owner for 10 damage.

About to Blowcard.png

At the start of your next turn, if Countdown is active, blast each frontline enemy for 100 damage.


Shoot a frontline enemy for 100 damage. Blast your sideline allies for 50 damage.

Bowl of Boom Re-fuse Short Fuse - Special Ability
Bowl of Boomcard.png

Blast Countdown and each enemy for 60 damage.


Destroy a gear. Blast each enemy for 10 damage for each energy that gear costs.

Short Fuse - Special Abilitycard.png

Blast a frontline enemy for 40 damage. Blast Countdown for 20 damage.


Blast a random enemy for 70 damage. Blast a random ally for 20 damage.

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Fist-Missile (Primary Attack): Press (Y) to fire a fist-missile. Hold (Y) briefly, then release to fire a charged fist-missile.
  • Bomb Head (Secondary Attack): Press (X) to toss your bomb head. Press (X) to again make it explode!


  • Triple Threat (requires level: 3): Shoot two additional small missiles when you fire a charged fist-missile.
  • Bombling (requires level: 6): Drop a bombling that explodes near enemies when starting to sprint.
  • Self-Destruct (requires level: 9): Hold (X) until you and everything around you explodes! WARNING: It will hurt!


Basic Quests

  • Bad Guy Basher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Fruit Frontiersman: Eat 15 fruit.
  • Flawless Challenger: Complete a non-Story Mode level at full health.
  • True Gladiator: Win 10 PVP matches.
  • Totally Maxed Out: Reach level 20 and purchase all Upgrades for this Skylander.

Elemental Quests

  • Elementalist: Deal 7500 elemental bonus damage.
  • Out-Teched: Defeat Evilized Glumshanks in Jungle Rumble without switching Skylanders.
  • Problem Solver: Complete 25 Spark Locks with this Skylander.

Unique Quest

  • Out With a Bang: Defeat 10 enemies at once with your Self-Destruct explosion ability.


​Battle Cries

  • "I'm the Bomb!"
  • "The fuse can't lose!"
  • "Don't lose your head!"
  • "Sky rocket!"
  • "Direct hit!"
  • "Blast ahead!"
  • "Blowing through!"
  • "Blow it up!"
  • "That was a blast!"
  • "Oh yeah!"
  • ""
  • "Alarmed and armed!"
  • "Tick-tock boom!"
  • "Alright!"
  • "Bombs away!"
  • "Right on target!"
  • "Bada-boom!"
  • "Atomic!" - when levelling up
  • "Bomb blast!" - when levelling up
  • "Yeah! Shell it out!" - after opening a treasure chest
  • "Payload!" - after opening a treasure chest
  • "Ooh, I'm a smart-bomb - when checking stats
  • "Outlast and outblast!" - when checking stats
  • "This look blows me away!" - when wearing a hat
  • "Hope this stays on my head" - when wearing a hat
  • "A bang up name!" - when given a nickname
  • "Yeah, that name is the bomb!" - when given a nickname

Battlecast Quotes

  • "Let the countdown begin!" - when selected
  • "Armed and alarmed!"
  • "Brace for impact!" - when selected
  • "Light the fuse!"
  • "I'm the bomb!" - Battle Introduction
  • "Bringing the boom!"
  • "Count me in!" - swapping in
  • "Heading in!"
  • "Taking off!" - swapping in
  • "Time's up!"
  • "Explosive!" - rank up
  • "A bang-up job!"
  • "Atomic!" - Summoning a Gear
  • "Right on target!"
  • "Perfect time!" - Summoning a Relic
  • "Payload!"
  • "Boom!" - randomly when using spells
  • "Bam!"
  • "Heads up... Direct hit!" - Bowl of Boom
  • "Perfect strike!"
  • "Blastoff!" - Backblast
  • "Going out with a bang!"
  • "Gears and tears!" - Re-fuse
  • "Shelling it out!"
  • "Going to have a blast!" - About to Blow
  • "Going to lower the boom..."
  • "Asta la boom!" - Bombrero
  • "La bomba!"
  • "Try better next time!" - KOed an enemy
  • "Direct hit!"
  • "Count me out." - when defeated
  • "Totally defused..."
  • "That was a dud..." - defeat at the end of battle
  • "Guess I bombed."
  • "Blew you away!" - Victory
  • "The fuse can't lose!"
  • "Hey!" - when poked
  • "Easy there...!"
  • "Should I be alarmed?"
  • "I don't have time for this."
  • "Tick tock!"
  • "Gonna blow a fuse!"
  • "Blowing up!" - Card Level Up
  • "Blasting ahead!"

Character Trailers

See Also




  • As a LightCore figure, his bomb head is red indicating his ability to detach his explosive head. However, his fully-lit fuse lights up.
    • Though based on LightCore Countdown's gameplay figure, he doesn't seem to light up in-game, making him the only LightCore character to do so.
      • This might be because it is based on his basic ability, Bomb Head, which makes his head explode.
  • Countdown resembles N.Trance from Crash Bandicoot.
  • Just as Ghost Roaster is capable of dying in the hub level using his Ectoplasm attack, Countdown can die in the hub level using his Self-Destruct attack in the 3DS game.
  • Some of Countdown's abilities are similar to Alisa Bosconovitch from Tekken 6. Both characters use their arms as rockets and can detonate their heads.
  • Countdown, Stump Smash, Prism Break, Drill Sergeant and Eruptor are the only bipedal Skylanders without hands.
  • Countdown is voiced by Richard Tatum, who is notable for voicing Agent 9 the Monkey from the classic Spyro series.
  • In the 3DS version, LightCore Countdown's face isn't red, but black.
  • He is similar to Grinnade, who is also a walking bomb.
    • Both can also summon smaller bomb allies.


  1. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 144

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