Creation Crystal Clarification

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As hardcore collectors and even casual fans have been trying to hunt down these Creation Crystals there has been a lot of confusion.

Whether you're looking for a specific mold or just a particular element the Crystal you're searching for could be hard to find.

So today I'd like to take a moment to explain how these Creation Crystals are distributed and hopefully help you understand what you're seeing in the stores.

Single Pack Assortments

Creation Crystal Single Packs are shipped to stores in cases of 12. Each of these cases will be labeled with a particular Wave number (i.e. W1 Assortment, W2 Assortment, etc…)

With the information below, you should be able to tell exactly what's inside each case without even opening it.

Wave 1 Single Packs

In Wave 1 there were seven (7) unique Crystals from six (6) different elements.

Air Angel Creation CrystalAir Angel

Life Acorn Creation CrystalLife Acorn

Light Fanged Creation CrystalLight Fanged

Magic Pyramid Creation CrystalMagic Pyramid

Undead Claw Creation CrystalUndead Claw

Undead Fanged Creation CrystalUndead Fanged

Water Rocket Creation CrystalWater Rocket

In each W1 Assortment case you will find:

Wave 2 Single Packs

In Wave 2 there were seven (7) unique Crystals from seven (7) different elements.

Earth Rocket Creation CrystalEarth Rocket

Life Claw Creation CrystalLife Claw

Light Rune Creation CrystalLight Rune

Magic Lantern Creation CrystalMagic Lantern

Tech Reactor Creation CrystalTech Reactor

Undead Lantern Creation CrystalUndead Lantern

Water Armor Creation CrystalWater Armor

In each W2 Assortment case you will find:

Wave 3 Single Packs

In Wave 3 there were eight (8) unique Crystals from seven (7) different elements. However, only four (4) of these Crystals are making their first appearance in Wave 3. These four Crystals are pictured below.

Fire Acorn Creation Crystal - Skylanders ImaginatorsFire Acorn

Life Rocket Creation Crystal - Skylanders ImaginatorsLife Rocket

Tech Armor Creation Crystal - Skylanders ImaginatorsTech Armor

Water Fanged Creation Crystal - Skylanders ImaginatorsWater Fanged

In each W3 Assortment case you will find:

*** First Appearance

Wave 4 Single Packs

Wave 4 was definitely an oddball. I don't know how they were shipped. It doesn't even feel like there was an assortment. They may have just shipped individual Dark Crystals.

Dark Pyramid Creation Crystal - Skylanders ImaginatorsDark Pyramid

Dark Reactor Creation Crystal - Skylanders ImaginatorsDark Reactor

In any case, this wave brought us two new Single Packs.

*** First Appearance


The multi-packs tend to offer a great value, but they also tend to be harder to find.

Sometimes it's a matter of short supply. Sometimes not all stores want to carry them. Sometimes they are only released in certain countries.

But for informational purposes, here's the packs that we know about so far and the specific Crystals they contain.

Triple Pack #1

Triple Pack #2

Triple Pack #3

Triple Pack #4

Eight Pack

NOTE: This pack has not been released in the US. It has only been seen in Europe.

Miscellaneous Packs

The packs below contain figures, but they also contain (at least) one Creation Crystal.

Standard Starter Pack (PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Nintendo Switch Starter Pack

Crash Edition Starter Pack (PS3, PS4)

Dark Edition Starter Pack

Portal Owner's Pack

Adventure Pack #1 (Gryphon Park Observatory)

Adventure Pack #2 (Enchanted Elven Forest)

Adventure Pack #4 (Cursed Tiki Temple)

Combo Pack #1 (Wolfgang)

Combo Pack #2 (Mysticat)

Combo Pack #3 (Dr. Krankcase)

NOTE: This pack has not been released in the US. It has only been seen in other countries.

Combo Pack #4 (Pain-Yatta)

This article will be updated as we learn more about future packs and Waves.

  • Kevin Holladay

    Has there been any news as of yet about when the Enchanted Elven Forest will be out?

    • Nothing official. Nothing new.

  • JimyMahr

    As someone you have already helped with this in previous comments, I thank you very much Mr. SCL_Matt for your time and effort for such a great exposition.

  • Erich

    It’s interesting to point out that the 8-pack only comes with two crystals not found in wave one or two. The magic and the dark. So unless this is the only way to find either of them, then the only point to purchase his pack is if it came out on day one. This makes me think that one or both of these traps will only be in this pack or the pack will never be released stateside.

    • JimyMahr

      I’m guessing none of the above. It doesn’t make sense, but sometimes, neither does Activision 🤔.

      So far, I haven’t needed more than one mold per element anyway. One, no good sales it seems until Black Friday and two, I’m rarely happy with what I make, so I banish the Imaginator to Wendel’s Destructo Summon so I can get my nice clean and empty crystal back. (RIP all you Imaginators I have done that to. You are gone and already forgotten)

  • Mattexl

    Thanks for posting this update Matt!! I’ve been beating my head against the wall looking for the last six announced crystals in my area. Nice to know I’ve picked up everything that is available in the states so far. Looking forward to updates when you dig up more info on additional releases!

  • Pia Prenevost

    I need serious help! My son is 9 and has autism and is completely perseverating on getting the dark creation crystal. It appears to only be available in the dark pack, which completely sucks because although I explain that to him, he doesn’t really understand it and is so upset. ANYONE have a clue how to get one and not pay over $50 for it? Seriously, autism has already hit the pocketbook enough… Toys for Bob is killing us.

    • There will be Single Pack Dark Crystals coming, but they haven’t been released yet.

      We are expecting some in Wave 3. No known release date for Wave 3 yet.

      • Pia Prenevost

        Thank you so much!!!

  • Louis

    One note and one question: I have found all the undead crystals in Iowa in Toys R Us and Wal-mart.
    Did anyone receive a sticker pack with their legendary creation crystal? I couldn’t find one in my package. Just curious.

    • No. The Legendary Crystals did not come with stickers.

      No explanation.

  • Jacky

    I just got my legendary magic creation crystal today. In PR we get things a week later or more

  • Jacky

    I forgot to say, Thanks Matt because with this article I found out that I still need the life acorn creation crystal. Nothing at TRU or Walmart.

  • Ivano Venturi

    Hello ! Please, can you tell me if someone has been able to see the following Wave 3 Creation Crystal single packs:
    – Life Rocket;
    – Water Fanged;
    – Tech Armor.
    Let me know something as soon as possible, thank you very much in advance !

    Best regards from Modena, Italy.

    • Those were all Wave 3 Single Pack Crystals. They are not as plentiful as the Wave 1 and 2 Crystals yet, but they are out there.

  • Ivano Venturi

    From what I have seen until now, only Fire Acorn Creation Crystal has been released as single pack !?! :-S

    • I’m still missing the Life Rocket Crystal myself, but there are four new Single Pack Crystals in Wave 3.

      • Ivano Venturi

        Please, where did you find them (Life Rocket and Water Fanged) ?!? I am not able to find them ! :-S

      • Ivano Venturi

        Also on the only single pack reported as released in Wave 3 is the Fire Acorn one !?!
        Are you really sure to have seen with your eyes the Life Rocket and Water Fanged ones in store ?!?

  • Kelli Anderson

    My son and I saw pictures of a light angel creation crystal. Do you know if that is something that is expected to be released, or was that just an image that got put out there?

  • David Allen

    Any new news on when the single pack dark creation Crystal will be out