“Psst... Spyro... Some big gnorcs up ahead are wearing armor, and in the ice cave armor can make their feet very slippery.”

Armored Gnorcs[1] are enemies that can be found in the Ice Cavern. They will punch Spyro if he gets too close. These gnorcs are large and have metal armor, and are thus impervious to Spyro's flames and charges. However, the armor on the bottom of their feet is slippery on the ice, making them susceptible to sliding when charged. Spyro can defeat them by charging them off a cliff to their doom.


A glitch in the level is that the Armored Gnorcs will die when charged a fourth time if not pushed over a ledge.


  1. Spyro the Dragon Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 36