The Golden Desert is one of the levels in Skylanders: Trap Team. It is the territory of the Golden Queen, protected by her undead guards and pet Chompy Worms that lurk in the sand dunes. It is said to be one of the hottest places in Skylands[1], and once was Grave Clobber's kingdom.


  • Clear out the Chompy Worms
  • Save Cali from the Golden Queen

Element Gates

  • Air
  • Earth

Areas to Find

  • X's Shifting Sands
    • Element: Earth
  • Dust Bowl
  • Temple Of Topaz
  • The Howling Caverns & Hole in the Wall
    • Elements: Villain
  • The Golden Springs
  • The Earthen Alcove
    • Element: Earth
  • The Windy Watch
    • Element: Air
  • The Windy Heights
  • The Jeweled Coliseum
  • The Catacombs

New Enemies

Wanted Villains

Villain Element
Bone Chompy Villain Icon Bone Chompy UndeadSymbolSkylanders
Grave Clobber Villain Icon Grave Clobber EarthSymbolSkylanders

Legendary Treasure

  • Legendary Dragon Head

Soul Gem

Villain Quests

Ring of Heroes

After Kaos' meddling with the Book of Dark Magic, part of the desert was dragged to the Shattered Islands, with the few ruins on it that survived giving way to sparse trees. As part of Kaos' plan, Golden Queen reclaimed the isle to build an Air and Fire obelisk with her armies, and the Skylanders were far too late to stop its activation.




  • Coliseum

    The Temple of Topaz and the Jeweled Coliseum as seen from the temple.

    Though no transition to Lair of the Golden Queen is shown, the Jeweled Coliseum and the Temple of Topaz can be seen at a small distance from her temple in the cutscene at the end of the Future of Skylands. Strangely, the opposite isn't true; the temple can't be seen from the previous level despite the proximity.
  • Before the Golden Queen's rule, Grave Clobber was the pharaoh of the Golden Desert, until his brothers betrayed him and almost ruined the kingdom in their attempt to control it.


  1. Skylanders Universe Official Magazine Issue 11
Trap Team
Skylands (World) - Skylanders Academy (Hub) - Eternal Archives (3DS Hub)

Main Chapters
Soda Springs - Know-It-All Island - Chompy Mountain - Phoenix Psanctuary - Chef Zeppelin
Rainfish Riviera - Monster Marsh - Telescope Towers - Mystic Mill - Secret Sewers of Supreme Stink
Wilikin Workshop - Time Town - The Future of Skylands - Operation: Troll Rocket Steal - Skyhighlands
The Golden Desert - Lair of the Golden Queen - The Ultimate Weapon
3DS Chapters
Underhalls - Sacred Town - Rocky Gate - Temple of Waking - Windy Pass - Hot Springs Village
Monastery of Waking - Sunny Harbor - Royal Rooftops - Palace of Waking - Hugo's Nightmare
Sleep Dragon's Lair - Dream Sheep's Dominion - Dream Sheep's Lair

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