Pirates, also known as Sky Bandits, are a group of characters in the Skylanders series. They range far and wide across the seas of Skylands. The most villainous and scurviest of all pirates is Captain Dreadbeard. The three races who have a tradition to being a pirate are Squidfaces, Walruses, and Seadogs.
Pirates reign terror across the Eleven Seas of Skylands, plundering and pillaging those who are unfortunate enough to come across them.
- 1 Story
- 2 Minigames
- 3 List of known Pirate Characters
- 4 List of Pirate Enemies
- 5 Trivia
- 6 References
Wash Buckler was once the captain of a band of good-natured pirates.
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Pirates inhabit a coastal bay called Dark Water Cove, where they had held the Twin Spouts of Ocea-Major Minor, until the Skylander breached through the cove and retrieved it. Upon hearing about the statues in the Leviathan Lagoon, the Pirates landed in the islands to find them, but were thwarted by the Skylander.
In Pirate Seas, Captain Dreadbeard and his gang of pirates laid siege on Plunder Island, taking the residents captive after forcing them to play their card games and succeeded in stealing the town's treasure. However, they were thwarted by the Skylander.
In Skylanders: Giants, the Pirates, under the command of Captain Dreadbeard, had taken over a carnival and named it Cutthroat Carnival. They like playing the game of Skystones, which is a game for pirates who abandoned the classic style of pirate life.
Skylanders: Trap Team
The pirates in Rainfish Riviera were holding Mags' Information Squid captive and were using it as bait for the Rain Fish himself. Bucko was the seadog that gave the Skylanders the key to the main control tower for the cranes scattered about. A few of them, Bomb Shell, Brawlrus, Brawl & Chain, and Grinnade, are trappable. Captain Dreadbeard arrives at the Skylanders Academy to offer the heroes a game of Skystones Smash, who is also involved in the Skaletones Showdown.
Several Pirate Henchmen lead by Captain Blubberbeard robbed the Skylanders Academy and later discovered Bowser and Donkey Kong in a distant Skylands jungle, resulting in an all-out fight. They were eventually defeated with the assistance of two nearby Rift Engines, much to the surprise of Lava Lance Eruptor and Bone Bash Roller Brawl.
The pirates return in Skylanders: SuperChargers within BattleBrawl Island under the command of Captain Bristlestache, who was one of the opponents the SuperChargers had to defeat in order to reach the island's champion, Spellslamzer. After returning from the Vault of the Ancients, the Skylanders Academy was attacked by several Pirate Henchmen led by Blubberbeard, who managed to capture Mags during the chaos. The Skylanders were soon able to sneak aboard The Bandit Train, defeat the pirates and Blubberbeard, and rescue Mags.
The Pirates on Plunder Island play card games as it is more of a traditional game, and the pirates fancy themselves as "old-schoolers".
Other Pirates look down on the more modern breed of pirates who play Skystones and buy carnivals and have forgotten the classic style of pirate life: pillaging, hornswoggling, scallywaggery, and of course, Pirate Cards.
List of known Pirate Characters
- Captain Dreadbeard
- Captain White Claw
- Captain Frightbeard
- Captain Grimslobber
- Blind Beard
- Argle Bargle
- Captain Bristlestache
List of Pirate Enemies
- Squidface Brutes
- Seadog Skippers
- Seadog Pirates
- Sky Pirates
- Captain K9s
- Flamethrower Pirates
- Pirate Henchmen
- Bomb Shells
- Brawl & Chains
- Bomb Brawls
- Rumble Brawls
- Pirates hold an annual sea shanty talent contest, but it always ends in an argument, so no one has ever actually won. 
- Pirate beards are so dense that they can be used to store a prawn lunch for several weeks before it begins to go bad.
- The biggest pirate booty ever recorded included 6,004 jewels, twenty-three gems, an entire wardrobe of gold-lined trousers, and a fish trumpet.
- The Flamethrower Pirates may be considered pirates although they don't look nor act like the traditional pirate.
- Skylanders: Giants Official Strategy Guide, page 233
- Skylanders Annual 2013, page 41
- Skylanders Universe: Book of Elements - Fire and Water, page 54