Types of Treasure
They come in various forms but have the same purpose. Larger treasures are often more valuable than smaller ones, with the most valuable being the Legendary Treasures.
Small coins are found in breakable objects such as crates and vases, as well as treasure chests, and are frequently used to mark a path in the hub worlds. They're worth a small amount of gold.
Minor treasures are objects such as gems, gold bars, goblets, coin piles and/or jewelry. They are found in breakable objects such as crates and vases, as well as treasure chests. Their appearance varies with the chapter (for example, Troll treasures are technical things like gears and lamps, where Cyclops treasures can be things like adorned eyeballs). Minor treasures vary greatly in gold value, up to a thousand. In Skylanders: SuperChargers, higher value gems switch places with Wish Stones randomly.
Each chapter usually contains 4 treasure chests, which count towards the completion goal of the chapter. When opened, they drop a random amount of minor treasures, with a value ranging from 150 to 250 gold. In 3DS versions, they drop Radiance or a large piece of treasure that doubles the value of others temporarily.
Each chapter, besides chapter 1, contains one Legendary Treasure which has a unique look and counts towards the completion goal of the chapter. Their value ranges from about 250 golds in early levels to over 1000 in later levels. If two Skylanders are present, both will receive the gold. In some games, they also serve as decoration for the hub world, or stat boosts for all Skylanders when activated.
Treasures in other versions of the game
- The Skylanders: Universe webgame uses coins to pay for Skyland upgrades. These coins can be earned by playing minigames or bashing crates and pots. In Skylanders: Lost Islands, it is used to buy houses for a bigger Mabu population. Skylanders: Battlecast also uses it to pay for cards, booster packs or additional Daily Wheel spins.
- If you use the Hidden Treasure in the Wii version of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, find it, talk to Quigley, Persephone, Flynn, Arbo, Gurglefin, or Cali, and you can find the treasure again and again, for 225-300 gold every time.
- In Skylanders Swap Force, all treasure collected in 2 player co-op is given to both players equally.