“Roast N' Toast!”
    —Sunburn's official catchphrase

Sunburn is a Fire phoenix/dragon hybrid Skylander in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. He is available only in the Dragon's Peak Adventure Pack.



Like all dragons, Sunburn is quite the prankster, but hates evil with a passion.[1] He uses his powers of teleportation to play practical jokes on his Skylander buddies, appearing when they least expect it. He doesn't like to stay in one place for more than a minute at a time.[2]


Born in the center of an active volcano, Sunburn is part dragon, part phoenix, and 100% fire power. He is very proud of his unique heritage, and is the only dragon and phoenix hybrid known to exist in Skylands. This rare combination makes him a desirable target for dark wizards and bounty hunters that seek to gain power by unlocking the secrets behind Sunburn’s ability to teleport. Joining the Skylanders gave Sunburn a way to help defend the world from evil, but also provided him with protection, as he remains one of the most sought after creatures in Skylands.



For years, soothsayers and psychics had predicted the birth of a dragon-phoenix cross. So, when the newly hatched Sunburn was catapulted into the world from his cozy volcanic nest, he became the drag-nix (or phoe-gon?) everyone wanted to meet. Sunburn became a target for every thief, bandit and evil sorcerer who wanted a piece of his powers. Thankfully, being able to both throw flames and teleport was a handy defense. Still for Sunburn, Skylands was not a safe place. Luckily, Master Eon also noticed his amazing abilities and made him a Skylander. This not only provided Sunburn with protection, but gave him a license to incinerate evil. It also provided plenty of opportunities to play teleporting pranks on his new teammates.[3]

Stump Smash Crosses the Bone Dragon

Sunburn was one of the assembled Skylanders who attempted to fight against the rampaging Bone Dragon in the Giggling Forest, but was turned to stone. He was soon returned to normal when the Dragon agreed to un-freeze the petrified present characters.


Sunburn has the ability to breathe streams of fire. He also has a unique ability to teleport from one place to another, leaving a trail of flames behind. Sunburn is able to perform a fiery dash, where his speed increases while burning enemies in his path, which ends in an fiery explosion. It is said that his body temperature is so hot that his very molecules can't remain in one place and will teleport to a new location. Truth to be told, this ability has nothing to do with temperature, but is in fact a side effect of Sunburn being the only known half-dragon half-phoenix to exist.[4]


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

  • Health: 280 (max. 560)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 24 (max. 54)
  • Critical Hit: 30 (max. 80)
  • Elemental Power: 39 (max. 89)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 60
  • Defense: 65
  • Agility: 65
  • Luck: 70


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Dragon's Peak
Flamethrower Breath Immolation Teleport
Flight of the Phoenix

Primary Ability
Unleash a stream of flame breath


Secondary Ability
Teleport to another location, leaving a damaging flame behind.

Price: 4000
Phoenix Dash lasts longer, does more damage, and ends with a blast.

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

Guided Teleportation Blazethrower Phoenix Dash Immolation Inflammation
Price: 500

Control the direction of your teleport.

Price: 700

Flamethrower Breath does increased damage.

Price: 900

Perform a Phoenix Dash.

Price: 1200

Flames left behind after teleporting do increased damage.

Blaze Dragon
View Flame Lord
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Flamethrower attacks.
Infinite Flame Intense Heat Phoenix Grand Blaze
Price: 1700

Endlessly use the Flamethrower Breath attack.

Price: 2200

Hold the Flamethrow Breath attack longer for extra damage.

Price: 3000

Hold Flamethrower Breath long enough to be surrounded by flame and do extra damage.

Flame Lord
View Blaze Dragon
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Teleportation skills.
Immolation Destruction Flame Streaks Burning Trail
Price: 1700

Flames left behind after teleporting are larger and do extra damage.

Price: 2200

Teleporting creates streaks of flames that damage enemies.

Price: 3000

Streaks of flames do increased damage.

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Flamethrower (Primary Attack): Hold (Y) to unleash Sunburn's fiery breath attack. Sunburn can keep moving during a Flamethrower attack.
  • Fireblink (Secondary Attack): Press (X) and Sunburn will teleport forwards. Sunburn damages nearby enemies whenever he teleports.


  • Sunshine (requires level: 2): When Sunburn damages an enemy with a Fireblink (X), he will glow with energy for a few seconds. While glowing, he will move faster and deal more damage.
  • Solar Flare (requires level: 5): Sprint (A) to form a circle of flares around Sunburn. These flares will damage any enemies they touch.
  • Blue Sunburst (requires level: 8): Damage an enemy with a Flamethrower (Y) for a few seconds to shift to a blue flame. Release (Y) when the flame is blue to create an explosion, damaging nearby enemies.

Mystic Seeker Scroll

Gain a 20% Damage bonus while in the Radiant Isles. The scroll for this upgrade can be found in The Wingwarrens.


Basic Quests

  • Monster Masher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Chow Hound: Eat 50 pieces of food.
  • Arena Artist: Complete an arena without taking any damage.
  • Battle Champ: Win 10 PvP matches.
  • Heroic Challenger: Complete a heroic challenge without taking any damage.

Elemental Quests

  • Elementalist: Cause 7500 elemental bonus damage.
  • Bombardier: Defeat 25 enemies with bombs.
  • Steamer: Defeat an evil Water Minion.

Unique Quest

  • Immolation Itinerant: Travel 1 mile (5280 feet) using Immolation Teleport (one full teleport is about 22 feet).

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.
  • Mega Melter: Defeat a total of 25 Ice Geargolems.
  • Bombardier: Defeat 30 enemies with bombs.

Unique Quest

  • Immolation Itinerant: Defeat 100 enemies using Immolation Teleport.


Battle Cries

  • "Roast N' Toast!"
  • "Rise and shine!"
  • "I'll take it all!" - opening a treasure chest
  • "More treasure!" 
  • "You got burned!"
  • "Roasted!"
  • "Feel the flame!"
  • "No problem."
  • "It's toasty in here." - When in elemental zone
  • "Gettin' stronger." - on stats screen
  • "Lookin' good."
  • "That should work." - when given a hat
  • "Ok, let's go with that."
  • "A name is a name!" - when given a nickname
  • "Not bad."

Character Trailers



Hot Flash Packaging

Sunburn's prototype version (identified as Hot Flash) as seen in the packaging of prototype Bash.

  • In his earlier promotional design, Sunburn looked more reptilian compared to his current bird-like design.
    • In a packaging for a prototype of Bash, the reptilian Sunburn was originally called Hot Flash. [6]
    • This original artwork is mistakenly displayed in Battle Mode of Spyro's Adventure (possibly a glitch exclusive to specific versions).
  • Sunburn, along with Flashwing, Scratch and Blades are the only winged Skylanders who cannot fly in game; however, Sunburn and Flashwing are both seen flying in their promotion trailers, and Scratch hovers while performing her attacks.
    • However, he is able to fly or at least hover in the 3DS version of Spyro's Adventure and Giants.
  • Sunburn's feathers are so hot, you can fry a troll egg on them![1]
  • He is one of the Skylanders in Spyro's Adventure who didn't make it to being a Series 2 in Skylanders: Giants, along with Boomer, Camo, VoodoodGhost RoasterWarnadoDino-Rang, and Wham-Shell. (though Wham-Shell and Warnado get LightCore versions of themselves in Swap Force, Camo gets a Series 2 in the game and the rest of those Skylanders have an Eon's Elite in SuperChargers).
  • As of Imaginators, Sunburn is the only dragon from Spyro's Adventure who never got a Series 2 or LightCore counterpart.
  • He is able to teleport, and uses this ability to play pranks on the other Skylanders.
  • In the Skylanders Giants Official Guide, at one point, he is mistakenly called Sunbeam.
    • At another part, he is referred to as a female.
  • The explosions his teleporting ability leaves behind have a much smaller area of effect after Giants compared to the first game.
  • He is also the only Skylander to have an area named after him/her, as in Dragon's Peak there is an area called Sunburn's Rest.
    • However, a non-Skylander has a place named after it as well - Quigley (Quigley's Grotto).
  • Sunburn is voiced by Troy Baker who voices Steeljaw in Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015), Joel from The Last of Us, Loki in multiple Marvel Animated series, and Batman in Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes
  • He and Blades are currently the only dragon Skylanders who came in Adventure Packs. 
  • Sunburn is the only Skylander from Spyro's Adventure who has not had a repose in any sequel game so far.
    • Interestingly, as of April 2019, Sunburn has yet to be added on Skylanders: Ring of Heroes nor has been a main character in any comics or books, making him the only Skylander to never get a major appearance since Spyro's Adventure.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Skylanders Official Annual 2013, page 15
  2. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 64
  3. Skylanders Official Sticker Book: Meet the Skylanders, page 24
  4. Skylanders: Universe, Sunburn entry
  5. Hester Studios Inc. Character Design for Film and Animation
  6. Bash Prototype Packaging on Ebay
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