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“Gusts and Glory!”
    —Gusto's official catchphrase

Gusto is a large humanoid Trap Master of the Air element in Skylanders: Trap Team. He is included in the Nintendo 3DS Starter Pack and a single pack.



Gusto is a big guy with heart of gold. Not actual gold, of course, but Gusto's heart is just as precious.[1]


Gusto was once a cloud wrangler in the peaceful Thunderclap Kingdom, where he learned to master the wind under the guidance of the mysterious Cloud Dragon. But a day came when a fleet of dragon hunters appeared on the horizon, seeking to capture the fabled creature. Despite the danger, Gusto stepped forward to defend it. The hunters could see that Gusto was not a soldier and didn’t even have a real weapon – just a "curved stick." However, he was no coward! And, throwing his large boomerang, Gusto hit his surprised opponents again and again – until the hunters surrendered and were forced to retreat. For standing up for himself and protecting the Cloud Dragon, Gusto was given a new Traptanium Boomerang and made part of the Trap Team!


Light in the Dark

Gusto was one of the Skylanders lead by Gearshift in the fight against Pain-Yatta's army of candy warriors. He and several other Skylanders fought a group of Candy Soldiers to save three Mabu before retreating into an old castle fortress to hold out when the army began to grow in numbers.

As they were cornered by the candy army within the fortress, Gusto and the other Skylanders served as Skylands' last line of defense, battling Pain-Yatta's army with all of their might. The candy army soon fell to pieces just as the Skylanders were becoming overwhelmed (thanks to the actions of the Light and Dark Skylanders in their fight against Pain-Yatta), earning the heroes their victory.


Mastering the wind, Gusto can throw his Traptanium boomerang with great force, which, of course, comes right back. He can charge his boomerang up, which adds electricity to the impact. Gusto can suck in enormous amounts of air, taking in his enemies as well, and blow it back out in a powerful gust that damages foes in the process.


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: 130
  • Defense: 130
  • Agility: 80
  • Luck: 170


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Chompy Mountain
Traptanium Boomerang Inhaler
Boomerangs 4 Breakfast
Primary Ability
Throw a Traptanium Boomerang.
Secondary Ability
Inhale enemies then spit them out.
Price: 4000
Inhale a Traptainium Boomerang in the air for a super-powered attack.
Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.
The Breath of Life Twistin' in the Wind Electro-Rang Lots of Lungpower
Price: 500
Regain HP by inhaling enemies
Price: 700
Spin around and whack enemies with the boomerang.
Price: 900
Hold Attack 1 to charge up the Traptainium Boomerang.
Price: 1200
Can inhale more enemies at a time.
Air Ace
View Dizzy Destroyer
Improves the Traptainium Boomerang attacks.
BOOM-erang Rang Me Like a Hurricane Boomerang Buddies
Price: 1700
Traptainum Boomerang and Electro-Rang do more damage.
Price: 2200
Traptainium Boomerang attacks create mini hurricanes.
Price: 3000
Boomerang attack releases additional rangs that orbit and protect Gusto.
Dizzy Destroyer
View Air Ace
Improves Twistin' in the Wind attacks.
Spin Like the Wind Shocking Twists Lightning Ball
Price: 1700
Can perform Twistin' in the Wind attack for longer and spawn mini hurricanes.
Price: 2200
Twistin' in the Wind attack electrocutes enemies.
Price: 3000
Turn into an unstoppable Lightning Ball.


Inhale (Active)

1 enemy
Inflicts 85% of ATK as damage to 1 enemy, and grants the [Provoke] Effect on yourself for 1 turn(s).

Mana cost: 3
Cooldown: 2 seconds


Electric Boomerang (Active)

1 enemy
Inflicts 96% of ATK as damage to 1 enemy, and grants the [ATK DOWN] 10% Effect for 1 turn(s) with a 50% chance when you attack accurately.

Mana cost: 3
Cooldown: 3 seconds


Guardian Boomerang Friends (Passive)

If your HP is below 15% when the turn begins, grants the [DEF UP] 10% Effect and the [Provoke] Effect on yourself for 1 turn(s) each.

Mana cost:

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Boomerang (Primary Attack): Press (Y) to throw a mighty boomerang that hits multiple enemies.
  • Gale Force (Secondary Attack): Hold (X) to inhale strongly and damage any enemy caught in the gust of wind. Then, with a belly full of air, press (X) again to expel a powerful blast of wind.


  • Belly Slide (requires level: 3): Press (A) to slide on your belly, damaging everything on the way.
  • Charged Boomerang (requires level: 6): Hold (Y) to charge up then release the input to shoot out 3 boomerangs with increased speed and damage.
  • Power Gale (requires level: 9): Hold (X) to execute a Gale Force attack with increased range and damage.

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

  • "Gusts and Glory!"
  • "All right!"
  • "In with the wind!"
  • "Storm roaming in!"
  • "Go time!"
  • "Away we go!"
  • "Up wind!"
  • "To the skies!"
  • "Cool."
  • "Alright!'
  • "Oh yeah!"
  • "Yeah!"
  • "Excellent!"
  • "Easy breezy!"
  • "Look at it go!"
  • "What a breeze!"
  • "Needs more salt."
  • "Mm, tasty!"
  • "Bring in the storm!"
  • "Breezing through!"
  • "A storm is coming!"
  • "Better take shelter!"
  • "Go for the Gusto!"
  • "Nature's fury!"
  • "Gale force!" - when leveled up
  • "Power storm!" - when leveled up
  • "A storm is brewing!" - when Traptanium Boomerang glows
  • "Rang-a-tang-tang!" - when opening a treasure chest
  • "A real downpour!"
  • "Taking the world by storm!" - when checking stats
  • "The forecast calls for greatness! Every day! Literally!"
  • "Let's throw caution to the wind, and, this hat!" - when given a hat
  • "I'm on cloud nine with this new hat!"
  • "The winds of change are blowing through!" - when given a nickname
  • "This name is a breath of fresh air!"

Ring of Heroes

  • "Haha, I'm an expert when it comes to drinking up! I'll drink all three bottles in a row! Wait, that's not how you do it?"

Character Trailers




  • His catchphrase is a pun on the saying “Guts and glory".
  • Gusto, Dino-Rang and Bone Bash Roller Brawl all wield boomerangs.
  • His name is a Spanish word that means "taste", which could refer to his ability to swallow enemies and to spit them out.
  • Gusto, Smolderdash and Trigger Happy have the word "glory" in their catchphrase.
  • One of his upgrades "The Breath of Life" is a song.
    • Another one of his upgrades, "Rang Me Like a Hurricane" is a pun on a song ("Rock You Like a Hurricane" by Scorpions).
  • In Ring of Heroes, Gusto is already equipped with his spiked boomerang from the Air Ace path.


  1. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection (2015), page 9

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Lightning Rod - Sonic Boom - Warnado - Whirlwind
Skylanders: Giants
Jet-Vac - Swarm
Skylanders: Swap Force
Boom Jet - Free Ranger - Pop Thorn - Scratch
Skylanders: Trap Team
Blades - Fling Kong - Gusto - Thunderbolt
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Hurricane Jet-Vac - Stormblade
Skylanders: Imaginators
Air Strike - Bad Juju - Wild Storm
Minis / Eon's Elite
Breeze - Pet-Vac / Elite Whirlwind
Alt Decos
Egg Bomber Air Strike - Legendary Blades - Legendary Free Ranger - Legendary Hurricane Jet-Vac
Legendary Jet-Vac - Mystical Bad Juju - Polar Whirlwind - Power Punch Pet-Vac
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Buttered Pop Thorn - Gourmet Gusto

Skylanders: Trap Team
Blackout - Knight Mare
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Skylanders: Imaginators
Hood Sickle - Starcast
Alt Deco
Steel Plated Hood Sickle
Ring of Heroes Alter Egos
Shadow King Pen - Shadow Spitfire - Shadow Spyro

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Bash - Dino-Rang - Prism Break - Terrafin
Skylanders: Giants
Crusher - Flashwing
Skylanders: Swap Force
Doom Stone - Rubble Rouser - Scorp - Slobber Tooth
Skylanders: Trap Team
Fist Bump - Head Rush - Rocky Roll -Wallop
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Shark Shooter Terrafin - Smash Hit
Skylanders: Imaginators
Barbella - Golden Queen - Tri-Tip
Minis / Eon's Elite
Bop - Terrabite / Elite Dino-Rang - Elite Terrafin
Alt Decos
Dark Golden Queen - Dark Slobber Tooth - Granite Crusher - Jade Flashwing
Legendary Bash - Legendary Tri-Tip - Nitro Head Rush - Steel Plated Smash Hit
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Birthday Bash - Rocky Egg Roll - Sundae Slobber Tooth

Skylanders: Trap Team
Knight Light - Spotlight
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Skylanders: Imaginators
Aurora - Blaster-Tron
Alt Decos
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Ring of Heroes Alter Egos
Light Flashwing - Light Hex - Light Jet-Vac

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