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Water is one of the ten main elements in the Skylanders series. This element is associated with most shades of blue, overlapping with Air in slight usage of cyan.


Water is present in all living things. Without it, few of the Elements would ever have come to exist. Water takes on many forms - a calm lake, a torrential rainfall, a furious typhoon — and Water Elementals come in just as wide a range of shapes and sizes. Vast areas of Skylands are covered in Water, and beneath the surface lie a whole host of undersea kingdoms. There are creatures living down there who haven't even found out that dry land exists, never mind set foot on it. From heroic protectors like the Gillmen to the monstrous fish like the Leviathan, Water supports and teems with all manners of life.[1]

When Earth Portal Masters were taken from their homeworld into Skylands, Portal Master Oscar became the Water specialist.


The Life element is strongest against Water. The grass, flowers, and plants that are part of Life suck Water through their roots to give them strength. Which is great for them, but not too handy for Water.[2]


Characters who are associated with this element uses water to wash away their enemies, as well as other related powers such as ice and steam. They also have the ability to swim through water to areas other characters, who don't wield the element of Water, can't reach. This ability however was excluded in Skylanders: Swap Force. Water-based characters and enemies have an advantage over Skylanders who wield the element of Fire in the Battle Arena.

Water-based Skylanders also stand on a pedestal of water when they're in their toy form.

In the turret sections of Skylanders: Trap Team, Water Skylanders have the special ability Snowball Fight,which greatly damages a single enemy. In Kaos Doom Challenge, they can summon a water gun that can be upgraded to shoot damaging puddles of water and slow down enemies.

In Skylanders: SuperChargers, Water-aligned Portal Master Powers include a freezing ice trail and the ability to freeze enemies in place. Those are distributed in several conditions, and the names are as follows:

  • Path of Frost - Water Skylanders leave a freezing ice trail in a Water Zone.
  • Frosty Entrance - Water Skylanders freeze enemies in place when summoned.
  • Permafrost Strike - Water Skylander attacks have a chance to freeze enemies in place.
  • Freezing Backlash - A chance for Water Skylanders hit in a Water Zone to freeze the enemy in place.
  • Freezing Desperation - Water Skylanders leave a freezing trail of ice when their health is low.

Skylanders: Imaginators

Water Imaginators can choose from four different abilities as their secondary attack:

Water Elemental Imaginator Powers
The first two of these powers are unlocked at the start of the game, the other two are unlocked by leveling up your Imaginator.
Wave Push
Mastered Wave Push
Bubble Bounce
Mastered Bubble Bounce
Ice Block
Mastered Ice Block
Piranha Pets
Mastered Piranha Pets
Original Power
Press Attack 2 to summon a tidal wave to keep your foes at bay.
View Upgrade
Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to summon a tidal wave that leaves electric starfish in its wake.
View Base Power
Original Power
Press Attack 2 to turn into a bubble and bounce around your enemies.
View Upgrade
Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to turn into a bubble that launches smaller bubble projectiles on completion.
View Base Power
Unlocked at Level 3
Press Attack 2 to create a giant ice block. Press Attack 2 again to push it.
View Upgrade
Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to create a a giant ice block. Press Attack 2 again to push it and freeze enemies.
View Base Power
Unlocked at Level 5
Press Attack 2 to summon hungry piranhas that seek out enemies.
View Upgrade
Price: 1500
Press Attack 2 to summon piranhas that are even more vicious, doing extra damage to more enemies.
View Base Power

The default color schemes for Water Imaginators are Caribbean Calypso, Surf's Up, Sea Foam, Whirlpool, Frozen Stiff, Deep Sea, seventh scheme unknown. Water Creation Crystals unlock the Pirate Set of Imaginator parts, featuring a head, a chest, arms, legs and ears.

Water Elemental Characters


Core Skylanders
Chill Icon.png Chill
Legendary Chill Icon.png Legendary Chill
Echo Icon.png Echo
Flip Wreck Icon.png Flip Wreck
Gill Grunt Icon.png Gill Grunt
Elite Gill Grunt Icon.png Elite Gill Grunt
Punk Shock Icon.png Punk Shock
Rip Tide Icon.png Rip Tide
Slam Bam Icon.png Slam Bam
Elite Slam Bam Icon.png Elite Slam Bam
Legendary Slam Bam Icon.png Legendary Slam Bam
Surfer Slam Bam Icon.png Surfer Slam Bam
(Lost Islands Alter Ego)
Wham-Shell Icon.png Wham-Shell
Zap Icon.png Zap
Thumpback Icon.png Thumpback
Admiral Thumpback Icon.png Admiral Thumpback
(Lost Islands Alter Ego)
SWAP Force Movement Type
Freeze Blade Icon.png Freeze Blade
Nitro Freeze Blade Icon.png Nitro Freeze Blade
Wash Buckler Icon.png Wash Buckler
Dark Wash Buckler Icon.png Dark Wash Buckler
Holiday Wash Buckler Icon.png Holiday Wash Buckler
(Lost Islands Alter Ego)
Trap Masters
Lob-Star Icon.png Lob-Star
Winterfest Lob-Star Icon.png Winterfest Lob-Star
Snap Shot Icon.png Snap Shot
Dark Snap Shot Icon.png Dark Snap Shot
Instant Snap Shot Icon.png Instant Snap Shot
Merry Snap Shot Icon.png Merry Snap Shot
(Lost Islands Alter Ego)
Gill Runt Icon.png Gill Runt
Thumpling Icon.png Thumpling
Deep Dive Gill Grunt Icon.png Deep Dive Gill Grunt
Dive-Clops Icon.png Dive-Clops
Instant Dive-Clops
Missile-Tow Dive-Clops Icon.png Missile-Tow Dive-Clops
Senseis Battle Class
Grave Clobber Icon.png Grave Clobber Brawler
King Pen Icon.png King Pen
Dark King Pen Icon.png Dark King Pen
Tidepool Icon.png Tidepool Quickshot


Brawl & Chain Villain Icon.png Brawl & Chain
Chill Bill Villain Icon.png Chill Bill
Cross Crow Villain Icon.png Cross Crow
Gulper Villain Icon.png The Gulper
Slobber Trap Villain Icon.png Slobber Trap
Threatpack Villain Icon.png Threatpack

Water Elemental Items

Water Traps.png Water Traps
  • Aqua Axe (Axe)
  • Flood Flask (Jughead)
  • Frost Helm (Flying Helmet)
  • Soaking Staff (Angel)
  • Tidal Tiki (Tiki)
  • Wet Walter (Log Holder)
Water Crystals.png Water Creation Crystals
Vehicles Terrain
The Lil' Phantom Tide Icon.png Captain Frightbeard's The Lil' Phantom Tide Sea
Dive Bomber symbol.png Dive Bomber
Instant Dive Bomber
Spring Ahead Dive Bomber Icon.png Spring Ahead Dive Bomber
Reef Ripper symbol.png Reef Ripper Sea

Battlecast Spell Cards

Water Spells include healing, and also one of the few methods of removing status conditions. However, it's also a significant source of spells that cause them, being able to mute an entire team quickly.

The scrapped Water team spell is the Cascade of Water, a stream summoned by the characters that heals each ally the more Water characters the player has.

Amulet of Healing - Gear Snow Blind Flash Flood
Amulet of Healing - Gearcard.png

At the end of your turn, restore 10 health to owner.

Snow Blindcard.png

Afflict each enemy character for 20 damage. Give them -20 power until your next turn.

Flash Floodcard.png

Crush each enemy for 20 damage. Swap in the least healthy enemy.

Healing Rain Splish Splash Douse
Healing Raincard.png

Restore 40 health to each ally.

Splish Splashcard.png

Swap in your ally with the most power. Swap in the least healthy enemy.


Blast each enemy for 40 damage. Mute them.

Everflowing Fountain - Relic Kraken's Beak - Relic Tangled Kelp
Everflowing Fountain - Reliccard.png

At the start of your turn, restore 40 health to your active ally.

Kraken's Beak - Reliccard.png

When an ally swaps in, restore 30 health to it and give it +30 power this turn.

Tangled Kelpcard.png

Subdue an enemy. Destroy its gear.

Waterfall Ride the Wave Tidal Wave

Restore 50 health to each ally. Unmute, unsubdue, and unsnare them.

Ride the Wavecard.png

Swap in a sideline ally. It attacks the active enemy.

Tidal Wavecard.png

Crush each enemy for 50 damage. Give them -50 power until your next turn.

Ice Storm Cascade of Water
Ice Stormcard.png

Mute each enemy. Snare each enemy with 200 or less health. Subdue each enemy with 100 or less health.

Cascade of Watercard.png

Restore 20 health to each ally for each Water character on your team.

Character Spells: See Wash Buckler, Snap Shot and Rip Tide



  • Water-based Skylanders are one of the three elemental characters who do not build a bridge when opening their elemental gates, the others being Air and Fire. Instead, they are pulled through a swirling whirlpool of water in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure and later stop a geyser in order to pass through in Skylanders: Giants.
  • The Water Skylanders were able to swim in large bodies of water in Spyro's Adventure, and in certain Heroic Challenges in Giants. However due to the absence of the bodies of water in later games, the Water Skylanders no longer hold this feature.
  • Slam Bam, Chill, Freeze Blade and King Pen have powers relating to ice instead of water, and are part of this element as ice is frozen water.
  • Lob-Star is the first, and currently the only, Water Skylander with steam-based powers.
  • In Skylanders: Giants and Skylanders: Trap Team, the music from Leviathan Lagoon plays in the Water Elemental Zones.
  • Zap, Wham-Shell, and Punk Shock are currently the only Water Skylanders with electrical powers.
    • Coincidentally, all three come from royalty.
  • This and Undead are the only elements to contain one Legendary LightCore figure in each.
  • Water and Tech have the same two Swapabilities, Climb and Speed, namely Wash Buckler, Spy Rise, Magna Charge and Freeze Blade.
  • This and the Life element are the only elements to have two sidekicks before Trap Team.
    • Also, they both have more Starter Pack Skylanders than any other element.
  • Gill Grunt and Thumpback are currently the only Water Skylanders in the 3DS versions who can glide.
  • Thumpback, Thumpling, and Flip Wreck are currently the only Water Skylanders who are cetaceans, in other words, members of the whale and dolphin family.
  • The Water, Tech and Life elements have the most villains in Skylanders: Trap Team.
  • Water is the element with the most Trap Master variants (Dark Snap Shot, Instant Snap Shot, Merry Snap Shot, and Winterfest Lob-Star).
    • It is also the only element where both of its Trap Masters have in-game variants.
  • The Water element is the element with the most Christmas variants (counting Skylanders: Lost Islands exclusive variants).
    • It is also the only element to have Lost Islands exclusive Christmas variants.
  • This element has the most Skylanders that are leaders of their respective teams.
  • Water, Fire and Life are the main three elements to appear in starter packs.
  • This, Dark and Fire are the only elements whose Villain Senseis were originally from other elements. (In this element, Grave Clobber, originally an Earth Villain.)
  • This element has two Senseis (King Pen and Grave Clobber) from the same class (Brawler).
  • This is the only element to have a Series 4 Skylander.


  1. Skylanders Universe: Book of Elements - Fire and Water, page 44
  2. Skylanders Universe: Book of Elements - Fire and Water, page 76

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