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“Blinded by the Light!”
    —Flashwing's official catchphrase

Flashwing is an Earth gem dragon who is one of the Skylanders in Skylanders: Giants.



Flashwing knows just how beautiful she appears and also how deadly she can be. She often tries to steal the spotlight from her fellow Skylanders, but her kind heart always shines through in the end.[1]


Flashwing's true origins are a mystery. But her first appearance came when Bash made a wish that he could fly and looked up to see a shooting star streak across the sky and in a valley below. In the centre of the glowing impact crater was a large, brilliant geode - which suddenly cracked open to reveal Flashwing. Bash may not have soared that day, but his heart sure did, because Flashwing was beautiful... and lethal. As soon as Bash stepped closer, the gem dragon turned towards him. Not knowing if he was friend or foe, she blasted him off of the cliff with a full force laser pulse from her tail! Perhaps Bash flew that day after all.



It's like the old song says, "When you wish upon a star, you'll probably get blasted by lasers." Well okay, those might not be the exact lyrics, but that's precisely what happened to Bash when he made a wish that he could fly. The moment he made the wish, a shooting star streaked across the sky and crash-landed not far from the awestruck rock dragon. When Bash went to investigate, he found a large precious stone which cracked open as he approached. Out popped the most incredible creature Bash had ever seen - a beautiful, blue and purple gem dragon named Flashwing. Bash immediately fell in love. Flashwing, on the other hand, couldn't tell if Bash was friend or foe, so - just to be on the safe side - she blasted him off a cliff. Since then, Flashwing has gone to be become a valuable member of the Skylanders, and although she has since said sorry to Bash, he's careful to keep his distance just in case.[2]

Stump Smash Crosses the Bone Dragon

Flashwing and Scratch were assigned by Spyro to search for Master Eon at Molekin Mine when the old Portal Master was kidnapped by Squirmgrub, who was an agent of Kaos. However, without a Portal Master to operate the Portals, it took long for the two Skylanders to reach their destination.

Return of the Dragon King

Flashwing was one of the forty Skylanders that were summoned to stop Malefor from attacking the Skylanders Academy. Under Blades' command, she and the other aerial dragons charged towards Malefor to attack his eyes, but were all swiftly shot down by the evil dragon's powerful flamethrower. Flashwing's powers were then absorbed by Malefor when he defeated the other Skylanders with a single strike of his tail. When Spyro, Cynder and Hex destroyed the crystal Malefor used to steal Skylander powers; the act restored all of the Skylanders' strength and abilities, including Flashwing's.



When Flashwing first encountered Bash, she couldn't tell whether he was friend or foe and blasted him off a cliff. Sometime after she became a Skylander, she apologized to Bash after the incident. Due to her proud nature, she is least likely to admit that she really does like Bash.[1]


Flashwing can shoot crystal shards out of her body and use their reflections as powerful beams, as well as summon a crystalline "lighthouse" out of the ground.

In Skylanders: Battlecast, she can also control the crystals in various ways including the ones used for spellcasting, such as creating shields, a protective crust around her wings and body, rays that return damage dealt to her, and Skylithium scales out of her body that can be used for more spell energy. Her Special Ability is Shield Lattice, and her signature Gear is the Dragon's Circlet, which helps her with additional damage.


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

  • Health: 260 (max. 520)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 24 (max. 54)
  • Critical Hit: 10 (max. 60)
  • Elemental Power: 39 (max. 89)

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

  • Strength: 40
  • Defense: 80
  • Agility: 80
  • Luck: 80

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

  • Health: 260 (max. 520)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 24 (max. 54)
  • Critical Hit: 2 (max. 52)
  • 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: 55
  • Defense: 90
  • Agility: 90
  • Luck: 90


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Bringing Order to Kaos!
Crystal Shards Shimmering Spin
Crystal Lighthouse
Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to fire Crystal Shards.
Secondary Ability
Hold Attack 2 to spin around and damage anything in Flashwing's path.
Price: 4000
Hold Attack 3 to create a Crystal Lighthouse that fires laser light beams.
Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.
Surrounded By Shards Luminous Lasers Light Speed Lasers Armored Aura
Price: 500
Press Attack 3 to fire Crystal Shards in all directions but forward.
Price: 700
Hold Attack 1 to charge up a powerful laser shot.
Price: 900
Shoot Crystal Shards much faster and deal extra damage.
Price: 1200
Condensed light increases your armor.
Super Shards
View Super Spinner
Further develop Flashwing's Crystal Shard attacks.
Shooting Shards Crystal Craziness Healing Crystals
Price: 1700
Crystal Shards stick in walls and shoot their own crystals when Attack 1 is pressed again.
Price: 2200
Up to three crystals stick in walls and shoot their own crystals when Attack 1 is pressed again.
Price: 3000
Crystals embedded in a wall heal Flashwing when she is close.
Super Spinner
View Super Shards
Further develop Flashwing's Shimmering Spin ability.
Extra Radiant Rotation Reflection Deflection Light, Crystal, Action!
Price: 1700
Shimmering Spin lasts longer and does increased damage.
Price: 2200
Get extra armor and deflect enemies' shots back at them while spinning.
Price: 3000
While spinning, press Attack 1 to shoot beams of laser light.

Crystalline Crust Dragon's Circlet - Gear Reflective Ray
Crystalline Crustcard.png

Give Flashwing +50 max health. If you have seven or more crystals, give her +50 power.

Dragon's Circlet - Gearcard.png

At the start of your turn, if the owner is active, shock the active enemy for 60 damage.

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Shock each enemy for damage equal to the damage dealt to Flashwing last turn.

Skylithium Scale Static Pulse Special Ability - Shield Lattice
Skylithium Scalecard.png

Gain a crystal.

Static Pulsecard.png

Snare the active enemy. If you have seven or more crystals, shock it for 60 damage.

Special Ability - Shield Latticecard.png

Until your next turn, give each enemy -20 spell damage while Flashwing is active.

Crystal Courage
Crystal Couragecard.png

Give your allies +10 max health for each crystal you've gained this turn.


Illuminating Crystal (Active)

1 enemy
Inflicts 106% of ATK as damage to 1 enemy, and grants the [Effect Resistance Rate DOWN] 10% Effect for 4 turn(s) with a 35% chance when you attack accurately.

Mana cost: 3
Cooldown: 2 seconds


Fluctuating Rotation (Active)

[All Allies]
Recovers the HP of all allies by 15% of each character's MAX HP.

Mana cost: 2
Cooldown: 2 seconds


Strengthened Energy (Passive)

If your HP is 30% or below when the turn ends, grants the [Strength] 1 Effect on yourself for 1 turn(s).

Mana cost:

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Tailshard (Primary Attack): Press (Y) to fire a crystal shard at enemies.
  • Wingshards (Secondary Attack): Press (X) to release an array of crystal shards from Flashwing's wings.


  • Crystal Light Beam (requires level: 3): Hold (Y) to charge up a mighty energy beam.
  • More Shards (requires level: 6): Pressing (X) now fires off more crystal shards from Flashwing's wings.
  • Crystal Lighthouse (requires level: 9): Enemies now have a chance to spawn a Crystal Lighthouse when defeated. This Lighthouse damages enemies nearby with a powerful beam of light.


Basic Quests

  • Monster Masher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Chow Hound: Eat 50 pieces of food.
  • Arena Artist: Complete an arena without taking any damage.
  • Battle Champ: Win 10 PvP matches.
  • Heroic Challenger: Complete a heroic challenge without taking any damage.

Elemental Quests

  • Elementalist: Cause 7500 elemental bonus damage.
  • Stonesmith: Defeat 25 enemies with pushblocks.
  • Wrecker: Destroy 25 walls.

Unique Quest

  • Let It Shine: Defeat 20 enemies with one Crystal Lighthouse.

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.
  • Savior of the Land: Free the Terrasquid in the Twisty Tunnels without switching Skylanders.
  • Unearther: Use shovels to dig a total of 25 holes.

Unique Quest

  • Let It Shine: Defeat 20 enemies with one Crystal Lighthouse.


Battle Cries

  • "Flawless!"
  • "Blinded by the Light!"
  • "Outshining the rest!"
  • "A shining success!"
  • "Perfect success!"
  • "Yes!"
  • "Brilliant!"
  • "(gasp) Precious!"
  • "Crystal power!"
  • "A shining victory!
  • "My time to shine!"
  • "Time to shine!"
  • "All that glitters!"
  • "Got the edge!"
  • "Oh Yeah!"
  • "Yeah!"
  • "Perfect!"
  • "Power perfected!"
  • "(soft gasp) Mesmerizing, like me!" - When opening a treasure chest
  • "What have we here?" - When opening a gate
  • "Shining through!" - When opening a gate
  • "Make way!"
  • "Whoa!" - When using a bounce pad
  • "Rising up!"
  • "I'm sure everyone will know it's still me!" - When receiving a hat
  • "My beauty is eternal, even with this hat!"
  • "A regal name indeed!" - When receiving a nickname
  • "A name be fitting me!"

Battlecast Quotes

  • "Here in a flash!" - scanned in
  • "On the cutting edge!"
  • "A brilliant choice!" - when selected
  • "Light the way!"
  • "Rise and shine!" - Battle Introduction
  • "Blinded by the light!"
  • "Ready to go!" - swapping in
  • "Time to shine!"
  • "Break time!" - swapping out
  • "I will return."
  • "My future is bright!" - rank up
  • "Getting stronger!"
  • "Flashy!" - Summoning a Gear
  • "I'll take it."
  • "Magnificent!" - Summoning a Relic
  • "Illuminating!"
  • "Brilliant!" - randomly when playing spells
  • "Splendid!"
  • "What goes around, comes around!" - Reflective Ray
  • "Time to reflect!"
  • "See the light!" - Static Pulse
  • "Showtime!"
  • "Scaling up!" - Crystalline Crust
  • "Shining armor!"
  • "Tipping the scales!" - Skylithium Scale
  • "Feeling plucky!"
  • "A supreme beam!" - Dragon's Circlet
  • "Feel my power!"
  • "Out like a light!" - KOed an enemy
  • "Crystal power!"
  • "Not my finest moment..." - when defeated
  • "An unfortunate turn..."
  • "Lost my edge...!" - defeat at end of battle
  • "A flash in the pan."
  • "Outshining the rest!" - Victory
  • "A clear-cut victory!"
  • "Hey, watch the crystals." - when poked
  • "Pardon?"
  • "You break it,you buy it..."
  • "You're dulling my shine!"
  • "I'm here!"
  • "Yes...?"
  • "My power grows!" - Card Level Up
  • "Looking sharp!"

Character Trailers

See also




  • Flashwing is voiced by Tara Strong, who also voices Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls, Timmy Turner and Poof from The Fairly OddParents, Raven from Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go!, and Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Strong also voices Coco Bandicoot in the Academy TV series spin off.
    • She also bears a resemblance to Rarity from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Both have a white/blue/purple color scheme, are vain yet ultimately kind-hearted and heroic, are the target of a dragon's romantic affections (Spike and Bash, respectively), and Rarity's Equestria Girls counterpart is capable of manipulating crystals like Flashwing can.
  • Flashwing once arranged a beauty contest that was open to male and female Skylanders alike. However, as well as entering the contest, she appointed herself as judge. Needless to say she didn't just take first place... she took second and third too![3]
  • Like Sunburn, Spotlight, Scratch and Blades, despite having wings, she is unable to fly in-game.
    • However in the 3DS version of Skylanders: Giants, she can glide short distances - this replaces her spin attack.
  • She, Whirlwind, Cynder, Echo, and Spotlight are currently the only female dragons in the series.
    • They are also the only dragons who have no visible teeth.
  • She is the first female Earth Skylander in the series (the second being Head Rush).
  • She and Prism Break are the only Skylanders who attack with crystals.
  • In her original prototype photo for her toy form, she is shown to have yellow claws and blue feet. In the final version, her claws and feet are purple.
  • She is the only dragon Skylander in the Giants lineup.
  • Despite having blue eyes in both artwork and the game, Flashwing's figure, both Series 1 and LightCore versions, lack blue irises in her eyes.
  • Flashwing is also the first dragon to be in an element with another (the other being Bash).
  • Her powers resemble those of Diamondhead (her ability to create crystals) and Chromastone (her out-of-game flight and energy projection) from the Ben 10 franchise.
  • Her catchphrase is a reference to the song, "Blinded by the Light".
  • There is a glitch in The Oracle stage in Skylanders: Giants where she walks differently.
  • Her appearance and attacks are similar to Spotlight, who is also a dragon that uses light based abilities.
    • Few of Flashwing's battle cries are shared by Spotlight, "Outshining the rest!" and "Brilliant!".
      • Flashwing's battle cry, "Time to Shine!", would later be used as the catchphrase for Spotlight.
  • Although not a bird herself, Flashwing is able to access the Bird House in Skylanders: Lost Islands.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 39
  2. Skylander: Universe - Official Sticker Book, page 15
  3. Skylanders: Universe - Book of Elements: Air & Earth, page 53

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