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Wow-Pows

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What is a Wow-Pow?

Wow-Pows are special attack or powers that are only available to reposed Core Skylanders (Series 2, 3, and 4).

The Wow-Pow is similar to the Soul Gem ability in that it is typically regarded as the strongest attack. However, unlike the Soul Gem ability, you do not need to collect anything to unlock the Wow-Pow.

Why are reposed Skylanders the only characters with Wow-Pows?

The Wow-Pow ability is the main selling point of the reposed figures. So for those who don't need to “collect them all”, the Wow-Pow is something that might pique their interest.

Do reposed Skylanders have a Soul Gem?

The Soul Gem itself is exclusive to the Series 1 figures and is only available to collect in that Skylander's first game.

However, reposed figures will have access to the Soul Gem ability. A Series 2 figure will simply be able to purchase the Soul Gem ability without having to collect anything to unlock it.

Take Series 2 Gill Grunt for example. In Skylanders Giants (the game with which S2 Gill Grunt was released) Gill Grunt will be able to purchase the Soul Gem ability immediately. Once the Soul Gem ability has been purchased, it is available for the character to use in any game because this information is stored with the figure.

So after purchasing the ability in Giants, you could take Gill Grunt back into Spyro's Adventure and you would be able to use the Soul Gem ability even if you haven't even found the Soul Gem in Spyro's Adventure yet.

Does every new repose have a new Wow-Pow?

Yes.

A Skylander will get its first Wow-Pow with its Series 2 figure. A Series 3 figure will also have a Wow-Pow, but it will be different from the Series 2 Wow-Pow.

For more information take a look at the charts below. We'll take a closer look at Gill Grunt since he has been reposed the most.

Series 1 Gill Grunt

Using a Series 1 Gill Grunt, you will be able to obtain the Soul Gem ability in any game. However, you will not have access to any Wow-Pows.

  Soul Gem Series 2 Wow-Pow Series 3 Wow-Pow Series 4 Wow-Pow
Trap Team Yes No No No
SWAP Force Yes No No No
Giants Yes No No No
Spyro's Adventure Yes No No No

Series 2 Gill Grunt

Using a Series 2 Gill Grunt, you will still have access to the Soul Gem ability in all games, but you will also be able to purchase the Series 2 Wow-Pow ability. This will be available to you in any game but Spyro's Adventure.

  Soul Gem Series 2 Wow-Pow Series 3 Wow-Pow Series 4 Wow-Pow
Trap Team Yes Yes No No
SWAP Force Yes Yes No No
Giants Yes Yes No No
Spyro's Adventure Yes No No No

Series 3 Gill Grunt

Using a Series 3 Gill Grunt you will still be able to purchase the Soul Gem ability in any game. Now you will also be able to purchase a Wow-Pow in any game outside of Spyro's Adventure. Once you make this purchase (in any game) it will appear in all games.

While you will see the Series 3 Wow-Pow in SWAP Force and Trap Team, it will appear as the Series 2 Wow-Pow in Giants because the Series 3 Wow-Pow did not exist when Giants was created.

  Soul Gem Series 2 Wow-Pow Series 3 Wow-Pow Series 4 Wow-Pow
Trap Team Yes No Yes No
SWAP Force Yes No Yes No
Giants Yes Yes No No
Spyro's Adventure Yes No No No

Series 4 Gill Grunt

Using a Series 4 Gill Grunt you will still be able to purchase the Soul Gem ability in any game. Now you will also be able to purchase a Wow-Pow in any game outside of Spyro's Adventure. Once you make this purchase (in any game) it will appear in all games.

While you will see the Series 4 Wow-Pow in Trap Team, it will appear as the Series 3 Wow-Pow in SWAP Force and the Series 2 Wow-Pow in Giants because the Series 4 Wow-Pow did not exist when the other games were created.

  Soul Gem Series 2 Wow-Pow Series 3 Wow-Pow Series 4 Wow-Pow
Trap Team Yes No No Yes
SWAP Force Yes No Yes No
Giants Yes Yes No No
Spyro's Adventure Yes No No No

As you can see from the chart above, each reposed figure will always have access to the Soul Gem as well as one Wow-Pow (unless you're playing Spyro's Adventure). However, the Wow-Pow that is available will change depending on which game you're playing and which figure you're using.