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Why Should I Buy More?

Skylanders 101 presented by SCL

A lot of first-time Skylanders players usually have one of two questions:

1) Why should I buy more?

2) What do I need to get 100% in the game?

Well, on this page I will answer those two questions and more.

To begin, select the game in question:

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure (2011)
Skylanders Giants (2012)
Skylanders SWAP Force (2013)
Skylanders Trap Team (2014)

Then, click on the tab that aligns with your goal for the game to discover just what you’ll need to acquire to accomplish that goal.

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure

Finish the Game (Defeat Final Boss)

In order to finish the game, defeat the final boss, and watch the credits roll, you will need:

  • 1 Skylander

Yes. You can complete the game with one single Skylander. However, this does mean that you’ll need to complete each level without dying, but some people like a challenge.

100% Game File

In order to get 100% on your game file you will need:

  • 8 Skylanders (1 from each Element)
  • 4 Adventure Pack Levels

If you plan on buying the four Adventure Packs new (which could be expensive since most of them are no longer in stores), this will also give you four Skylanders of different Elements. So then you would only need to pick up 4 more Skylanders.

Completionist

In order to complete all the Accolades in the game (even those past a 100% game file), you will need:

  • 32 Skylanders
  • 4 Adventure Pack Levels

No only is there an Accolade for having 32 Skylanders, but you will need them to unlock the Heroic Challenges.

Super Collector

If you want to collect every figure associated with the game (even those that don’t show up uniquely in the game), you will need:

  • 32 Skylanders
  • 4 Adventure Packs
  • 1 Volcanic Vault
  • 9 In-Game Variant Skylanders
  • 21 Chase Variant Skylanders

If you choose to go down this path, not only will it take you a long time, but it will also cost you a lot of money. Some figures are extremely rare. For a closer look at the rare figures check out How Rare is My Skylander – Part 1.

Skylanders Giants

Finish the Game (Defeat Final Boss)

In order to finish the game, defeat the final boss, and watch the credits roll, you will need:

  • 1 Skylander

Yes. You can complete the game with one single Skylander. However, this does mean that you’ll need to complete each level without dying, but some people like a challenge.

100% Game File

In order to get 100% on your game file you will need:

  • 8 Skylanders (1 from each Element)
  • 1 Giant Skylander

If you already have one Skylander from each Element that you used in Spyro’s Adventure, the same eight can be used here as well. Then you will just need to add one Giant Skylander to your collection.

If you’re starting fresh with Giants though keep in mind that your Giant Skylander can count as one of your eight. What I’m trying to say is that you only need a total of 8 Skylanders to get 100% in Skylanders Giants as long as you have a minimum of one Giant. Some people chose to play this game with 8 Giants.

Completionist

In order to complete all the Accolades in the game (even those past a 100% game file), you will need:

  • 8 Giant Skylanders
  • 8 New Core Skylanders
  • 24 Reposed Skylanders

The Accolades only require 40 Orange Base Skylanders so I have not included the LightCore figures in this list. However, since the number is only 40 there’s a little room to mix and match.

Super Collector

If you want to collect every figure associated with the game (even those that don’t show up uniquely in the game), you will need:

  • 8 Giant Skylanders
  • 8 New Core Skylanders
  • 24 Reposed Skylanders
  • 8 LightCore Skylanders
  • 4 Magic Items
  • 18 In-Game Variant Skylanders
  • 23 Chase Variant Skylanders

If you choose to go down this path, not only will it take you a long time, but it will also cost you a lot of money. Some figures are extremely rare. For a closer look at the rare figures check out How Rare is My Skylander – Part 2.

Skylanders SWAP Force

Finish the Game (Defeat Final Boss)

In order to finish the game, defeat the final boss, and watch the credits roll, you will need:

  • 1 Skylander

Yes. You can complete the game with one single Skylander. However, this does mean that you’ll need to complete each level without dying, but some people like a challenge.

100% Game File

In order to get 100% on your game file you will need:

  • 8 SWAP Force Skylanders (1 from each Element and Movement Type)
  • 2 Adventure Pack Levels

There are two possible combinations of SWAP Force Skylanders that will give you one of each Element as well as one of each Movement Type. If you are looking for the most economical way to 100% SWAP Force, this is it.

Option 1:

Option 1 is what many folks opted for as it includes the swappers from the Starter Pack and was completely available after Wave 3. However, nowadays it may be easier to get your hands on Option 2 as some of them are still in stores.

Option 2:

NOTE: While it is possible to open the dual-element gates with a second controller and two Core Skylanders, you will still need 8 SWAP Force Skylanders for their Movement Types so you can access the SWAP Zones. The swappable Skylanders also ensure that you can complete the game to 100% with just one player.

Completionist

In order to complete all the Accolades in the game (even those past a 100% game file), you will need:

  • 16 SWAP Force Skylanders
  • 16 New Core Skylanders
  • 16 Reposed Skylanders
  • 8 LightCore Skylanders
  • 2 Adventure Packs

The above list is to be expected by now, but Vicarious Visions decided to take it once step further and they included a few Accolades involving figures from the previous games. So you will also need:

  • 32 Green Base Skylanders
  • 8 Giant Skylanders
  • 30 Orange Base Skylanders
  • 1 Sidekick

At first I thought this list seemed a bit extreme, but after thinking about it for a little while I realized that the people who really care about completing all the Accolades have probably been doing so since the first game. So most of these players will have large collections that include these Skylanders and they just want to reward those folks a little more.

Super Collector

If you want to collect every figure associated with the game (even those that don’t show up uniquely in the game), you will need:

  • 16 SWAP Force Skylanders
  • 16 New Core Skylanders
  • 16 Reposed Skylanders
  • 8 LightCore Skylanders
  • 2 Adventure Packs
  • 1 UFO Hat (Target Pre-order Card)
  • 19 In-Game Variant Skylanders
  • 15 Chase Variant Skylanders

If you choose to go down this path, not only will it take you a long time, but it will also cost you a lot of money. Some figures are extremely rare. For a closer look at the rare figures check out How Rare is My Skylander – Part 3.

Skylanders Trap Team

Finish the Game (Defeat Final Boss)

In order to finish the game, defeat the final boss, and watch the credits roll, you will need:

  • 1 Skylander

Yes. You can complete the game with one single Skylander. However, this does mean that you’ll need to complete each level without dying, but some people like a challenge.

100% Game File

In order to get 100% on your game file you will need:

  • 10 Trap Master Skylanders (1 from each Element)
  • 10 Traps (1 from each Element)
  • 2 Adventure Pack Levels
  • 2 Expansion Pack Levels

Completionist

In order to complete all the Accolades in the game (even those past a 100% game file), you will need:

NOTE: Trap Team is a little different than the past three games. It doesn’t have all the Accolades. So the only other task past the 100% game file is to get the 2 Villain Quests in the Skylander Academy and this will only require one additional Trap.

  • 10 Trap Master Skylanders (1 from each Element)
  • 11 Traps (1 from each Element + 1 Kaos)
  • 2 Adventure Pack Levels
  • 2 Expansion Pack Levels

Super Collector

If you want to collect every figure associated with the game (even those that don’t show up uniquely in the game), you will need:

  • 18 Trap Master Skylanders
  • 18 New Core Skylanders
  • 5 Reposed Skylanders
  • 16 Mini Skylanders
  • 55 Traps
  • 2 Adventure Packs
  • 2 Expansion Packs
  • 15 In-Game Variant Skylanders
  • 3 Chase Variant Skylanders
  • 4 Variant Traps
  • 6 Villain Variant Traps
  • 1 Legendary Adventure Pack

If you choose to go down this path, not only will it take you a long time, but it will also cost you a lot of money. Some figures are extremely rare. For a closer look at the rare figures check out How Rare is My Skylander – Part 4.

Skylanders SuperChargers

Finish the Game (Defeat Final Boss)

In order to finish the game, defeat the final boss, and watch the credits roll, you will need:

  • 1 Skylander
  • 1 Land Vehicle

Yes. You can complete the game with one single Skylander. However, this does mean that you’ll need to complete each level without dying, but some people like a challenge.

100% Game File

In order to get 100% on your game file you will need:

  • 1 SuperCharger Skylander
  • 1 Land Vehicle
  • 1 Sea Vehicle
  • 1 Sky Vehicle

Completionist

In order to complete all the Accolades in the game (even those past a 100% game file), you will need:

NOTE: SuperChargers does not have formal Accolades as many of the previous games have. However, there are many activities throughout the Academy that can be tracked and you will need additional figures and packs to complete.

  • 18 SuperCharger Skylanders (20 if you’re playing on the Wii U)
  • 8 Land Vehicles (9 if you’re playing on the Wii U)
  • 5 Sea Vehicles
  • 5 Sky Vehicles (6 in you’re playing on the Wii U)
  • 3 Trophies

Super Collector

If you want to collect every figure associated with the game (even those that don’t show up uniquely in the game), you will need:

  • 18 SuperCharger Skylanders (20 if you’re playing on the Wii U)
  • 8 Land Vehicles (9 if you’re playing on the Wii U)
  • 5 Sea Vehicles
  • 5 Sky Vehicles (6 in you’re playing on the Wii U)
  • 4 Trophies
  • 13 In-Game Variant Skylanders
  • 3 Chase Variant Skylanders (so far…)
  • 12 In-Game Variant Vehicles
  • 2 Chase Variant Vehicles (so far…)

If you choose to go down this path, not only will it take you a long time, but it will also cost you a lot of money. Some figures are extremely rare. For a closer look at the rare figures check out How Rare is My Skylander – Part 5.