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“For the Wind!”
    —Warnado's official catchphrase

Warnado is an Air-elemental turtle who is one of the main 32 Skylanders from Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.

Character Development

Toys For Bob intentionally tried to have a dragon in each element and Warnado started off as the Water dragon. His abilities included a Steam Breath (which much like Whirlwind's Air Bullets, did not come across as very powerful) and a Super-Mario-esque turtle shell spin attack which became Warnado's primary attack. The switch from Water to Air came when Cyclops Slime was redesigned as the new Water Dragon, Zap. As such, the team decided Warnado's moveset should be redesigned and Jesse Moore was given the task.[1]



One of the most powerful Air sorcerers of all time, Warnado is quick-witted and has lightning fast reflexes.[2] Because of his past, he is fond of roller coasters.[3]


Warnado was hatched in the fury of a rare and powerful Enchanted Twister. Although initially frightened and quite dizzy, over the passing years he grew to enjoy his whirling surroundings and learned many abilities and secrets of the Air Element. This led to Warnado becoming a powerful force and the only known turtle of his kind. Now, the only time he gets dizzy is when standing still.



Warnado was supposed to be born a simple turtle and lead a humdrum life in a Skylands swamp. But in an exciting turn, while still a tiny, unassuming egg, he was plucked from his nest by an enchanted twister and sucked into the sky. Upon hatching, he found himself being hurled around the spinning centre of the twister with no apparent way out. After a while, Warnado became quite accustomed to his twirly, whirly surroundings. Being enchanted, the twister taught him Elemental secrets and magical wind tricks. By the time he hit adulthood, Warnado was as skilled as a senior Skylands sorcerer. And it was around this time that the next exceptional event took place: a storm of dark magic collided with the twister, knocking Warnado out onto solid ground for the first time in his life.

But, to a turtle, who had spent his life inside a twister, solid ground didn't feel all that solid. In fact, it made Warnado a little seasick (or perhaps landsick). He found that the only way to avoid dizziness was to avoid standing still altogether - so he carried on spinning. As he twisted and turned across the Skylands terrain, Warnado was spotted by a creature in kind - Whirlwind. Whirlwind presented Warnado to Master Eon, who managed to convince the turtle to sit still for just long enough to make him his latest Skylander.[4]

Skylanders: Spyro versus the Mega Monsters

Warnado made a cameo as one of the Skylanders called by Master Eon to help restore the walls of the Eternal Archives after they were damaged by Kaos during his attempt to steal the Book of Power.


Having learned the ways of the Air element, Warnado has the ability to spin around in a whirling motion, knocking enemies away with his spiky shell. He can also summon tornadoes at a high velocity to help him fight off nearby opponents, and he can spin himself into a gray tornado to tear his way through enemies.


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

  • Health: 310 (max. 620)
  • Speed: 35 (max. 83)
  • Armor: 30 (max. 100)
  • Critical Hit: 10 (max. 60)
  • 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: 50
  • Defense: 90
  • Agility: 70
  • Luck: 45

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

  • Health: 465 (max. 930)
  • Speed: (max. 48)
  • Armor: (max. 70)
  • 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: 60
  • Defense: 130
  • Agility: 100
  • Luck: 45


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Stormy Stronghold
Spin Attack Summon Tornado
Thick Shelled
Primary Ability
Spin in your shell to take out enemies.
Secondary Ability
A high velocity spin generates a tornado that picks up enemies.
Price: 4000
A thicker shell provides better armor. Grants +40 armor.
Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.
Sharp Shell Extended Tornado High Winds Whirlwind Flight
Price: 500
Spin Attack does increased damage.
Price: 700
Extend the range of your Tornado attack.
Price: 900
Tornadoes can damage multiple enemies.
Price: 1200
This upgrade provides increased speed and armor while flying.
Eye of the Storm
View Wind Master
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Spin attack and flying prowess.
Low Friction Shell Flying Mini Turtles Turtle Slam
Price: 1700
Spin attack strikes faster.
Price: 2200
Mini-Warnados fly with you and you can launch them at your enemies.
Price: 3000
While flying, slam down on your enemies.
Wind Master
View Eye of the Storm
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Tornado attacks.
Guided Twister Summon Cyclone Wind Elemental
Price: 1700
Manually control the direction of your tornado attack.
Price: 2200
Tornadoes are super-sized and do increased damage.
Price: 3000
Tornadoes will attack enemies on their own.

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Spinblast (Primary Attack): Attack with shell spins and a shell slam.
  • Vortex (Secondary Attack): Summon a tornado. The tornado will move forward and pull in nearby enemies, slowing them down.


  • Windburst (requires level: 3): Hold (Y) to sustain Warnado's shell spin attacks. The spin attacks will deal more damage and last longer. Sprint (A) to damage nearby enemies.
  • Windbringer (requires level: 6): Sprint (A) through a summoned tornado to make the tornado explode. This will damage nearby enemies and increase Warnado's Sprint damage, attack speed, and movement speed for a few seconds.
  • Windmaster (requires level: 9): Press (X) twice to summon two tornados. Tornados will explode before they vanish, damaging and stunning nearby enemies.

Mystic Seeker Scroll

Gain a 20% Speed bonus while in the Radiant Isles. The scroll for this upgrade can be found in Waterwalk Way.


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.
  • Skylooter: Collect 500 gold while in midair.
  • From Above: Defeat 25 enemies while in midair.

Unique Quest

  • Chompy Catcher: Catch 100 Chompies in tornadoes.

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.
  • Geronimo!: Travel over 250 feet in one fall.
  • Skylooter: Collect 500 gold while in midair.

Unique Quest

  • Chompy Catcher: Catch 100 Chompies in tornadoes.


Battle Cries

  • "For the Wind!"
  • "The Path of Warnado!"- when entering an elemental gate
  • "Yeah! Payday!"- when opening a treasure chest
  • "Sky turtle!"- when jumping on a bounce pad
  • "Winding it up!"
  • "Check it out!"
  • "Goes well with my shell!"
  • "Up and up!"
  • "Maybe next time!"
  • "Round we go!"
  • "Too easy!"
  • "Looking good." 
  • "It's on now!"

Character Trailers




  • Warnado is most likely based on the Japanese Kaiju, Gamera. Both are turtles who fly by using jets from their shells to spin rapidly in the air.
    • Warnado also slightly resembles the Pokemon Wartortle.
  • Warnado, Jet-Vac, and Lightning Rod are currently the only Air Skylanders who can fly without the use of wings.
  • While flying, he cannot use his Spin Attack, only Summon Tornados, though he does gain several moves that use the primary attack button while flying on the Eye of the Storm path.
  • His catchphrase is a play on the phrase "For the win!".
  • Warnado is one of many Skylanders who have an attack that summons friendly characters to help defeat enemies (some others include Sonic Boom, Double Trouble, Terrafin, and Pop Fizz).
  • He, Flashwing and Wham-Shell are the only LightCore Skylanders without an additional counterpart as part of the Swap Force toyline.
  • He speaks with a Brooklyn-like accent in Giants.
  • One of his upgrades (Whirlwind Flight) is partially named after another Skylander.
  • As a LightCore, his shell lights up. This works even on the Spyro's Adventure Portal, though no Lightcore toy existed for that game.
  • Warnado is similar to Terraspin from Ben 10 Ultimate Alien and Ben 10 Omniverse. Both of them are turtles (or at least turtle like) and both can fly and have wind based powers.
  • Both of his toy forms have him flying on a tornado.
  • The 'Wind Elemental' upgrade as a part of his Wind Master path transforms his Tornadoes into recolored Windbag Djinnis.
  • Despite his backstory stating that he cannot stand on solid ground for long without getting dizzy, he is able to stand still just fine in-game.


  1. Senior character Gameplay designer
  2. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 12
  3. Skylanders Book of Elements: Air and Earth, page 21
  4. Skylanders Official Sticker Book, page 88

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