Gurlgefin usually isn't eager to go to areas that are infested with danger, but despite that, he is willing to help the Skylanders in their quest to save Skylands. He is also annoyed by fish puns, as he seems to have taken a dislike towards Hugo after the mole made a fish pun regarding the captive Gillmen on Oilspill Island, and Gurglefin has since called Hugo by the name of 'Molebutt'.
Gurglefin first appeared on the docks of the Ruins, having been locked up behind bars by a Lockmaster Imp after fleeing from his home, Oilspill Island, to look for the Skylanders for help. Gurglefin was soon freed, and took the Skylanders to his home island where the Trolls took over the island and imprisoned the Gillmen living there.
After the Skylanders saved Oilspill Island, Gurglefin built an Oil Donkey (he didn't name it) at the Ruins' docks on behalf his people to provide oil, which was soon needed for the Far Viewer. After that, the Oil Donkey can also be used to oil the Clam-tron 4000, a gate robot, and the train. In Dark Water Cove, Gurglefin wore a large tri-corn pirate hat and followed the Skylander, assisting them in parts of the chapter. He appeared later at the party being held at the end of the game.
Gurglefin reappeared in the Troll Home Security water elemental area, where you play Skystones with him. If you beat him, he reveals the Legendary Treasure. He was later captured by the Ghost Pirates of the Spectral Dreadnaught and imprisoned below deck.