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“The Scales of Justice!”
    —Pit Boss' official catchphrase

Pit Boss is an Undead viper Sensei of the Sorcerer Battle Class in Skylanders: Imaginators.



Pit Boss' wisdom is said to have no bounds.[1] He has a love for certain "S" words that are related to snakes, such as the words 'snake', 'slither', 'serpent', and 'statistics'.


Pit Boss was a member of a powerful order of snake philosophers that lived high up in the Great Twisty Mountains. Travelers would come from miles around and make the treacherous climb just to seek out the snakes’ wisdom. Each visitor was permitted to ask one question, but Pit Boss became alarmed when the same question was asked by several different people – how to deal with the growing threat of Kaos! With such a great concern, Pit Boss knew that it was time for action, not words. He left the Order of the Snake in search of this threat, and soon it was clear that Kaos was worse than Pit Boss had imagined. Knowing he could not stop Kaos on his own, Pit Boss joined the Skylanders, and due to his great wisdom and mystical powers, Master Eon enlisted him into the Sensei program as a Sorcerer Master.


Pit Boss can blast ghostly snakes at his foes, as well as summon a swirling pit of vipers that damage foes. Pit Boss can also transform into a giant beastly snake, and even drag enemies along with him. His Soul Gem allows him to summon a colossal undead snake from the ground when in his snake form. His Sky-Chi power allows him to summon a rain of snakes from above which damages enemies in a wide range.


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: 250
  • Defense: 200
  • Agility: 250
  • Luck: 200


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Mushroom River
Sky-Chi Ability
Requires unlocking from the
Sorcerer Sensei Shrine
Snake Attack Slithering Soul Snake
The Undersnaker
Viper Volley
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Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to launch ghostly snake attacks.
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Secondary Ability
Press and hold Attack 2 to turn into a Snake.
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Price: 4000
Release Attack 2 while coiled in Slithering Soul Snake to unleash a giant undead Snake.
View Sky-Chi
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The ultimate Sensei attack! Hold Special Attack to perform your Sky-Chi Power! It's raining snakes!
View Soul Gem
Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.
Viper Pits Besst for Lasst Pit Master Slither Away
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Price: 500
Press Attack 3 to create Viper Pits that damage enemies, and make your primary attacks do more damage and travel faster.
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Price: 700
Do damage around you when releasing Attack 2.
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Price: 900
Viper Pits slow enemies down, and they will always take critical hits. You can also make one more Viper Pit.
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Price: 1200
Carry enemies with you when turning into a Snake with Attack 2.
Snake Charmer
View Pit Prowess
Enhance your Snake transformation skills.
Superior Slithering The More the
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Price: 1700
You can carry one more enemy during the secondary attack.
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Price: 2200
The more enemies you carry with Attack 2, the more damage you do.
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Price: 3000
Leave your remains behind as a barrier when transforming back from Attack 2.
Pit Prowess
View Snake Charmer
Make awesome Viper Pits.
Restless Reptiles Viper Pit Pounce Really Restless Reptiles
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Price: 1700
Vipers will shoot out of Viper Pits when they expire and damage enemies.
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Price: 2200
Jumping while in Snake Form creates a Viper Pit. You can now make up to three of them.
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Price: 3000
Vipers will continuously escape the Viper Pits and damage enemies.

Snake Attack (Active)

[1 Enemy]
Inflicts 53% of ATK as damage to 1 enemy, and grants the [Heal DOWN] 20% Effect for 2 turn(s) with a 70% chance when you attack accurately.

Mana cost: 3
Cooldown: 4 seconds

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Underground Tunnel (Active)

[1 Enemy]
Inflicts 53% of ATK as damage to 1 enemy 2 time(s), and grants the [Effect Accuracy UP] 30% Effect on yourself for 3 turn(s).

Mana cost: 3
Cooldown: 4 seconds

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Snake Sage's Poison (Passive)

[All Allies]
After charging for 2 turns, inflicts 15% of each ally's MAX HP as damage to all allies, and grants the [Drain] 20% Effect and the [ATK UP] 40% Effect for 1 turn(s) each. Additionally, decreases the Mana required to use skills by 1 for 1 turn(s).

Mana cost: 3
Cooldown: 4 seconds

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Open-mouthed Anaconda (Passive)

Removes all buff effects of the target with an 80% chance whenever damage is inflicted on the enemy. Additionally, if the target's buff effect is removed, recovers the HP of all allies by 10% of the target's MAX HP.

Mana cost:

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Skin Off (Leader)

Increases your MAX HP by 10% in battle.
Leader Effect
Increases the team member's MAX HP by 10% in battle.

Mana cost:


Battle Cries

  • "The Scales of Justice!"
  • "Greetingsss, Portal Massster, are your Imaginators ready to ssstudy the ways of the sssnake?" - Sensei Training Bonus
  • "And for the Sssorcerer classs, I will teach them the most awesome Sssecret Technique!" - Secret Technique Bonus
  • "The snake summons!" - ringing a Battle Gong
  • "Right on!"
  • "Python power!"
  • "Snake pit!"
  • "Anaconda!"
  • "Watch thisss." - Sorcerer Sensei Shrine
  • "These enemies are about to be hissstory!" - before a battle
  • "Who daresss challenge the sssnake?!"
  • "They got served!" - after a battle
  • "Hope you like the tassste of venom and defeat!"
  • "Let that be a lesson to all my enemies: the sssnake reigns sssupreme!"
  • "Witness the power of the snake, witness it!" - leveling up
  • "Statistics are my fourth favorite "S" word, behind snake, serpent, and slither, of course." - checking stats
  • "These myssstical runes are tessstimony to my mysticalnesss!"
  • "Tassste the venom!" - activating Sky-chi
  • "Sssky-chi is ssso sssweet!" - after Sky-chi

Character Trailer

See also


Pit Boss/Gallery


  • Pit Boss is the third snake Skylander, after Rattle Shake and Cobra Cadabra.
    • Like them, Pit Boss has limbs and can call forth more snakes to assist him.
  • His name is based on the name of the snake species, the Pit Viper.
    • His name may also be based on concept of snake pits, places of torture in mythology and folklore, where unfortunate prisoners would be thrown in to be traumatized or even killed in horrific ways. Likewise, he can summon and control large amounts of snakes to harass his enemies, making him the boss of the pit.
    • His name also might be based on casino pit bosses, which manages other supervisors in the game tables.
  • He is the third Undead character voiced by John Kassir, after Ghost Roaster and Short Cut.
  • Although his scepter is golden on his promotional art and figure toy, in game is silver.
  • During development, Pit Boss was a Dark Skylander, at that point simply named Viper.[2]


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