“Amp It Up!”
    —Punk Shock's official catchphrase

Punk Shock is a anthropomorphic eel who is one of the Water core Skylanders in Skylanders: Swap Force.

Character Development

During her development, Punk Shock was originally male and going to look very different from the current one. She would look more like an amphibian, originally use a long electrified tongue, a can of worms and a fishing rod as weapons, or could summon a water snake. Punk Shock was soon designed as female very much like her final design, but there were other options for her main weapon, like the fishing rod, a scepter, a spear, an electric guitar and an electric bow. There were also other options for her facial design and hairstyle. Finally latest Pun Shock's design remained, but with a different scheme of colors.

Her electrical traits originated from the unused SWAP Force Skylander, Krayken. [1]



Punk Shock is a natural rebel. She is simply shocking when it comes to being told what to do. She dislikes acting in any way like a princess.[2]


Daughter to the most royal family in Wondrous Waters, Punk Shock never really accepted her role as an undersea princess. She preferred a much more exciting life - hunting with her electric crossbow and listening to super-charged music. After journeying to the outer reaches of her kingdom to find adventure, Punk Shock returned home to discover adventure had found her. The kingdom and its people were magically frozen by the Snow Trolls, who were there to steal valuable treasure. Punk Shock used her awesomely charged crossbow to single handedly defeat the Snow Troll army and melt the ice that trapped her kingdom. Gill Grunt heard of the battle and quickly recruited Punk Shock into the Skylanders.



Down in the depths of Wondrous Waters, the young Punk Shock didn't care much for being a member of the royal family. Instead, she liked to zip through the ocean, hunting predators with her electric crossbow and listening to pulse-sounding music. When her whole kingdom was frozen by the Snow Trolls, Punk Shock did what any princess would do: she kicked their frosty butts, earning herself a place in the Skylanders.[3]


Punk Shock can fire electrical arrows from her electric crossbow. She can also throw water bombs that can be electrified with her Spark Shots. Being an electric eel, she can also shock her enemies.


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

  • Health: 270 (max. 540)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 12 (max. 42)
  • Critical Hit: 8 (max. 58)
  • 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: 100
  • Defense: 100
  • Agility: 80
  • Luck: 70


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Kaos' Fortress
Spark Shot Splash Bomb
Punk Shockprimarypower
Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to shoot an electrified bolt. Shoot a Splash Bomb puddle to cause that area to become electrified.
Punk Shocksecondarypower
Secondary Ability
Press Attack 2 to throw a larger water balloon that makes a puddle where it lands. Shoot the puddle with Spark Shot to electrify it.
Punk Shocksoulgempower
Price: 4000
Hold Attack 1 to charge a powerful crossbow attack, release to shoot all enemies around you!

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.

Spark Splash High Boltage OHMG Hypercharged
Punk Shockbasicupgrade1
Price: 500
Press Attack 3 to perform a tail attack that shocks nearby enemies.
Punk Shockbasicupgrade2
Price: 700
Press Attack 1 to shoot high powered crossbolt attacks that do increased damage.
Punk Shockbasicupgrade3
Price: 900
Press Attack 1 to shoot electric crossbow bolts that branch out and hit enemies in a larger area.
Punk Shockbasicupgrade4
Price: 1200
Increase movement speed. Adding a spark to each step!
Conductor Constructor
View Eelectrocutey
Throw bigger and better water balloons!!
H2Throw Troubled Waters Bolting Blob
Punk Shockpath1upgrade1
Price: 1700
Press Attack 3 to throw two additional water balloons. All water balloons last longer.
Punk Shockpath1upgrade2
Price: 2200
All water balloon attacks do increased damage. Throwing water balloons never hurt so bad!
Punk Shockpath1upgrade3
Price: 3000
Hold Attack 2 to throw balloon into the air, release to zap it and electrify all enemies in a very large area.
View Conductor Constructor
Learn to better execute the electrocute maneuvers
Positively Charged It Hertz Re-Volting Shock
Punk Shockpath2upgrade1
Price: 1700
Gain an electrical aura that sometimes shock and damages nearby enemies.
Punk Shockpath2upgrade2
Price: 2200
Enemies damaged by electrified water take increased damage. A perfect example of why there is no swimming during a lightning storm.
Punk Shockpath2upgrade3
Price: 3000
Hold Attack 3 to tail slap any enemies into the air.

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • 3DSpower1 (Primary Attack): 3DSpower1desc
  • 3DSpower2 (Secondary Attack): 3DSpower2desc


  • 3DSupgrade1 (requires level: 3DSupgrade1level): 3DSupgrade1desc
  • 3DSupgrade2 (requires level: 3DSupgrade2level): 3DSupgrade2desc
  • 3DSupgrade3 (requires level: 3DSupgrade3level): 3DSupgrade3desc


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.
  • Extinguisher: Defeat 25 Fire Geargolems.
  • A-Fish-Ionado: Catch 25 fish with the fishing rod.

Unique Quest

  • Hydrostatics: Shock enemies with electrified water zones 100 times.


Battle Cries

  • "Amp It Up!"
  • "High voltage victory!"
  • "Charge ahead!"
  • "Charging through!"
  • "A shocking victory!"
  • "Woo-hoo!"
  • "Success is mine!"
  • "Yes!"
  • "Another success!"
  • "All charged up!"
  • "Shock and roll!"
  • "Shock and awe!"
  • "Rock on!"
  • "Powerjolt!" - leveling up
  • "Power surge! - leveling up
  • "I'll take it!" - treasure
  • "Jackpot!" - treasure
  • "Dare to be different!" - hat
  • "A hat I can rock!" - hat
  • "These numbers rock!" - stats
  • "The best there is!" - stats
  • "Change is good!" - nickname
  • "Yeah! A name with attitude!" - nickname

Character Trailers



  • Punk Shock is the third Water Skylander with electrical powers and is from royalty (Zap is the first and Wham-Shell is the second).
  • She's the second female Water Skylander in the series while the first is Chill and the third is Echo.
  • Most of her upgrade names are water and electricity puns.
  • Her face slightly resembles Gill Grunt's Mermaid Girlfriend.
    • They also both met Gill Grunt in their history.
  • Punk Shock is similar to Merida from the Disney movie, Brave, wanting adventure rather than being a princess and carrying a weapon of archery.
  • Punk Shock is noticeably similar to Zap:
    • Both are Water Skylanders.
    • Both are from royalty.
    • Both have electrical powers.
    • Both can mix their electrical secondary abilities with their primary abilities.
  • Like Stink Bomb after obtaining "Sporting Stripes" in Trap Team, Punk Shock can literally move faster after "Hypercharged" is purchased.
  • She is voiced by Tara Platt, the same actress who voiced Dreamcatcher in Skylanders: Trap Team.
  • She and Cross Crow are the only playable characters to wield a crossbow.
    • Coincidentally, they are both of the Water element.
  • Her catchphrase is the same name as an upgrade for Wolfgang.
    • It is also the same one used by Alex Mann in the 2000 Action Man series.
  • Punk Shock's name may have been a play on Punk rock.


  1. Live Demonstration of Character and Toy Design for 'Skylanders'
  2. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 196
  3. Skylanders Official Sticker Book (2014), page 111
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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Gill Grunt - Slam Bam - Wham-Shell - Zap
Skylanders: Giants
Chill - Thumpback
Skylanders: Swap Force
Freeze Blade - Punk Shock - Rip Tide - Wash Buckler
Skylanders: Trap Team
Echo - Flip Wreck - Lob-Star - Snap Shot
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Deep Dive Gill Grunt - Dive-Clops
Skylanders: Imaginators
Grave Clobber - King Pen - Tidepool
Minis / Eon's Elite
Gill Runt - Thumpling / Elite Gill Grunt - Elite Slam Bam
Alt Decos
Dark King Pen - Dark Snap Shot - Dark Wash Buckler - Instant Dive-Clops
Instant Snap Shot - Legendary Chill - Legendary Slam Bam - Missile-Tow Dive-Clops
Nitro Freeze Blade - Winterfest Lob-Star
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Admiral Thumpback - Holiday Wash Buckler - Merry Snap Shot - Surfer Slam Bam

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