Skylanders Trap Team – Everything We Know (so far…)

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There's a good chance that you've already heard that Skylanders 4 has officially been named Skylanders Trap Team. I wasn't really thrilled with the name initially, but the game and the concepts behind it make up for that.

Skylanders Trap Team

Skylanders Trap Team Quick Facts

Release Dates: October 2, 2014 (Australia), October 5, 2014 (North America), October 10, 2014 (Europe)

Platforms: Wii, Wii U, 3DS, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

New Characters: More than 60*

*This character count includes Trap Masters, Core Characters, and Reposes (Series 2, 3, and 4).

What are Trap Masters?

Trap Masters are the main characters of Skylanders Trap Team. Like the Giants and SWAP Force before them, the Trap Masters are the talk of the town Skylands.

Trap Masters are larger than the average Skylanders. They also have the greatest advantage when fighting against the “Most Wanted” villains in the Skylands. Trap Masters will also be able to use their Traptanium weapons to access new areas in the game (similar to Elemental Zones or SWAP Zones, I imagine).

Do I have to Buy a New Portal?

Yes. The new Traptanium Portal is required to play Skylanders Trap Team.

Traptanium Portal

As you can see in the picture above, the Traptanium Portal is not quite the same as past Portals. The main additions include:

What are Traps?

Not only do we have the Trap Masters, but now there are also collectible Traps (or Crystals).

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Once you defeat an enemy in the game you can place a Trap of the corresponding Element into the Slot on the Portal. This will trap the enemy in the Crystal. Now you can remove the Trap from the Portal.

Then at any time later in the game you can place the Trap back in the Portal. This will release the enemy you trapped. The only difference is that this time you get to control the bad guy!

That's right, the bad guys are fighting for you!

All Skylanders (not just the Trap Masters) will be able to use the Traps.

There are said to be more than 40 different enemies to trap. I don't know if there will be 40 different Traps, but there are quite a few. I highly recommend you watch the Official Trailer found here for a look at a few more Traps.

Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack

Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack

The Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack includes:

New Characters in Trap Team

Unfortunately they have not released exact numbers for the new characters. We do know that there will be more than 60 new figures. For comparison, we saw 48 characters in Giants and 56 in SWAP Force.

We have pictures of 3 new characters and the names of a few more.

Trap Masters
Snap Shot (pictured below)
Wallop (pictured below)
Wild Fire

New Core Characters
Food Fight (pictured below)
Funny Bone

Returning (Reposed) Characters
Gill Grunt (Series 4)**
Shroomboom (Series 2)**

**Figures not announced, but spotted in Official Trailer.

Can I use my Existing Characters in Trap Team?


Every single character from Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, Skylanders Giants, and Skylanders SWAP Force can be used in Skylanders Trap Team.

Snap Shot (Trap Master)

Snap Shot

Wallop (Trap Master)


Food Fight (New Core Character)

Food Fight

While we have a lot of new information, I'm sure you still have questions. So please leave all your questions in the comments below and we'll figure this all out together.

Now I have to go update the rest of the site. Enjoy!


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  • Michael Vuola

    YES RED BASE! and i think they are called traptanium crystals

  • Paul Smith

    Will the new portal be backward compatible?

    • Good question. I don’t have a definite answer right now, but I’ll try to find out.

  • marcus

    Oi if you pay very close attention to the video, right when leo removes the cover you see a purple haired gold skinned Stealth elf holding dual katanas. Note i am not a lier i saw it with my own eyes. could this be a series 4 stealth elf?

    • Shasha

      If you pay very close attention that purple haired gold skinned female character is standing on a magic base not a life base so therefore it cannot be stealth elf.

      • It’d be cool if some of the reposes had switched elements

      • marcus

        thank you for telling me this. but in my defense must admit that is strikingly similar to stealth elf

  • torchie4269

    In the video they say more than sixty new Skylanders. So I’m guessing 64:
    16 Trap Masters
    16 New Corelanders
    32 Reposes (a mix of S2-S4, hopefully some giants and swapper reposes??, and maybe more lightcores)

    • Good catch. I was using info from a different interview, but you’re right that the Official Trailer states more than 60. I have updated the article above.

  • marcus

    if you look just past the Magic based ninja i mentioned you can plainly see a taller figure which has similarities to past undead types this could be 1 of two things an undead trap master or a repose of eye brawl. my bets on trap master but eye brawl repose is possible.

  • marcus

    somthing strange i came across on the skylanders trap team website
    it said 16 trap master but 18 new. which means that their will be 3 new of two elements but only 2 new of the rest. perhaps this has somthing to do with the frito lays contest for a new skylander to be chosen by players for the game.

    • I don’t have exact numbers yet, but I think that what they were saying on that page is 16 Trap Master and 18 (Other) New Characters (i.e. Series 1 figures).

    • marcus

      in a reply to myself later after this post i have come across the theory of a new element which i highly doubt but if the 18 is not a typo could be another explination. i do not want to place a bet on this.

      • My argument against those who think there will be new Elements…

        Check out the logo, there’s still just the same 8 Elements pictured. I highly doubt they would change the logo at this point.

        • marcus

          maybe they didn’t change the logo as to keep said new element hidden. although i might be pushing this a bit to far its still possible.

  • Adam Kokkonen

    I have no doubt that the previous characters will be compatible as has been the case in previous releases, but what about the swappable characters? They have a very unique ability and I also would not be surprised if they were not compatible.

    • They have assured us that ALL Skylanders can be used in Trap Team. This includes the swappable characters.

  • Andrea LaFond

    i like skylander trap team but is there a undead traper?

    • We don’t have pictures right now, but yes.

      There will be Undead Traps and Undead Trap Masters. Every Element will be represented.

  • marcus

    I have heard that 4 villans can be caught in one trap but, this only account to thirty-two, family gamer suggests that this gap could be filled by one the kaos key shown in commercial and, another new element or a universal key. please look into this matt.

  • marcus

    i heard this only in rumors but put a good bet that there will be an s4 trigger happy, spyro, stealth elf, eruptor, terrafin, whirlwind, and chop chop. i have a good bet on the first 3 but the rest are skeptical. i hope for the terrafin, stealth elf and chop chop

  • marcus

    Somthing i 100% can confirm. is that there will be a trap master undead with a translucent sword. Don’t believe me? freeze the trailer right when he reveals the skylanders and look to center right. you will see a translucent sword grey armor and an undead base. Having shown this figure in the commercial and scince it fits the trap master description i strongly believe this character will be revealed. wether he or she has a sheild or possibly a second sword is a total mystery.

  • marcus

    that is somthing matt should look into. but slightly off of your original idea.
    he should look into wether you can have 2 characters on the portal and switch EITHER character with the villan. which begs the question could the other player who didn’t swap for the villan then swap for the other skylander.

  • Benoît Vézina

    I just have one and unique question …
    Do you think on the Xbox 360, the portal will be Wireless ??
    Or why the Xbox have no Wireless Portal… When the Wii have one (With my SSA)

    Thank for the Answer !!

  • polling11

    There are going to be two new elements: Light and Dark with 2 characters in each Light will have Knight Light(Trap
    Master and Spotlight. Dark will have Knight Mare(Trapmaster) and Blackout. They will come out in their own special adventure packs. They are supposed to somewhat secret-ish until they launch with 1 picture of each. If you look in the collections in the game you can see the level items though. Kaos gets his own (ultimate is the special version’s adjective) Kaos trap.

  • Nora

    can i use the wii portal on the xbox 360?

  • Knight Mare (Dark) and Knight Light (Light) are the Trap Masters of the “Unknown Elements” that Eon was referring to in the game.

    If you’re wondering whether there are more Trap Masters coming out that we don’t have listed on the site, then the answer is no. All the Trap Masters being produced can be found here:

  • Georgina Fowler

    some one please help i just went out and brought some pre owned traps for my son and can not work out how to clear them for him so he can trap is own