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"Rock and Roll!"
—Bash's official catchphrase

Bash (バッシュ in Japanese) is a brown rock dragon who is one of the playable Skylanders in the Skylanders series, first appearing in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. He has a Legendary counterpart called Legendary Bash, who is exclusive to Toys R Us in a Legendary pack with Legendary Spyro and Legendary Chop Chop.

Background

Personality

Never tell Bash he can't do something. This resourceful, stubborn Skylander will keep on rolling until he's proved you wrong. He never gives up without a fight.[1] Despite his gruff disposition, Bash is very sensitive about his inability to fly.

Biography

Bash spent most of his early dragonhood staring into the sky, watching the flying creatures of Skylands soar amongst the clouds. Determined to join them, he learned how to curl himself into a ball and roll with incredible momentum and force in a vain attempt to take flight. Over the years, his skin hardened, forming a natural protective armor unlike any other creature. He now thunders through Skylands, leaving a wake of destruction against any who threaten it. Despite his thick skin, Bash still gets a bit touchy about his inability to fly.

Story

History

From an early age there was something that set Bash apart. He was a dragon without wings! But Bash wasn't content to sit around feeling sorry for himself. He would curl up into a tight ball and make a terrific take-off. His speed as he careered across the plains was something to behold - and the more he rolled, the rougher and tougher his skin became. Then the dark day came. A huge flying machine was catching Bash's dragon friends in massive nets. Fired up with fury, he curled up and chased it to the very edge of his floating island. There, Bash launched himself like a bouncing bomb and busted through the side of the airship, creating a colossal hole for his friends to escape through. Having witnessed the entire event through his portal, Master Eon was blown away by Bash's courage and loyalty and made him a Skylander on the spot.[2]

During his time as a Skylander, Bash still longed for the ability to fly. One night, he made a wish that he could fly, and without warning, he saw a shooting star fall from the sky and land in a nearby valley. Bash invesitgated the crashsite and saw a gem-like dragon named Flashwing emerging from a large geode that was the falling star. The earth dragon immediately became attracted to Flashwing. But when he approached her, Flashwing attacked Bash, not knowing whether he was friend or foe, sending the earth dragon flying off the cliff they were on, and ironically fulfilling Bash's wish to fly.

Relationships

Flashwing

Bash instantly falls in love with Flashwing at first sight when she came out of a shooting star that fell from the sky. However, when he tried to communicate with her, Flashwing attacked Bash, not knowing whether he was friend or foe. After she became a Skylander, Flashwing apologized to Bash about the incident, but the rock dragon is now careful to keep his distance just in case.[3]

Abilities

Bash uses his spiky tail to slam and strike his opponents away using a 360 degree tailspin. He can also summon rocks to rise from the ground to scramble his enemies. His signature attack is Rock Roll in which he curls into a spikey ball and steamrolls into his enemies. As the saying goes... if you can't beat 'em, roll over 'em.

He is generally a close-range fighter. His tail attack does a massive amount of damage, and his Rock N Roll grants him a boost of speed to roll through or chase enemies. His Stone Projection Walls can be hit with the tail swipe to craft it into a rock that flys into an enemy, granting him a small of amount of power from a distance. He is one of the heaviest-hitting skylanders, but he's also one of the slowest-moving. Even though Rock N Roll gives him a boost, he is very slow at walking and can have a hard time dodging attacks when surrounded. He is also mostly devastating up close, because he relies mainly on his tail swipe and rolls for close range.

Stats

These are the starting and maximum statistics for this Skylander in the console version of the games.

  • Health: 310 (max. 620)
  • Speed: 35 (max. 83)
  • Armor: 12 (max. 82)
  • Critical Hit: 20 (max. 70)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 100)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 85
  • Agility: 30
  • Defense: 90
  • Luck: 20

Powers and Upgrades

Basic Abilities
Bash can destroy rock formations with his normal attacks.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Stonetown

Tail Swipe Rock and Roll Triceratops Honor Guard
Bashprimarypower

Primary Ability
Bash swings his tail around to attack a full 360 degrees of enemies.

Bashsecondarypower

Secondary Ability
Bash rolls into a ball to bowl over his enemies.

Bashsoulgempower

Price: 4000
New armor makes Bash harder to hit.
Grants +40 armor.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone.

Tennis Tail Iron Tail Summoning: Stone Projection Double Roll
Bashbasicupgrade1

Price: 500
Deflect incoming objects with Tail Swipe.

Bashbasicupgrade2

Price: 700
Tail Swipe does increased damage.

Bashbasicupgrade3

Price: 900
Bash can summon up to three rock walls at a time and hit them with Tail Swipe to launch rocks.

Bashbasicupgrade4

Price: 1200
Bash can use the Roll attack twice as long.


Granite Dragon
This upgrade path lets Bash further develop his Tail Swipe attacks.

Mace of Destruction Summoning: Stone Uppercut Gaia Hammer
Bashpath1upgrade1

Price: 1700
Tail Swipe does MORE increased damage.

Bashpath1upgrade2

Price: 2200
Stone Projection does increased damage.

Bashpath1upgrade3

Price: 3000
Charge up Tail Swipe to make it deal extra damage.


Pulver Dragon
This upgrade path lets Bash further develop his Roll attack.

Pulver Roll Earthen Force Roll Continental Boulder
Bashpath2upgrade1

Price: 1700
Roll attack does increased damage.

Bashpath2upgrade2

Price: 2200
Roll does MORE damage and can roll right through enemy attacks.

Bashpath2upgrade3

Price: 3000
Bash becomes giant while rolling, rolling faster and doing even more damage.

Skylanders gain new abilities automatically based on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Bash Smash (Primary Attack): Bash can unleash a 3-hit combo attack or roll into his enemies to damage them.
  • Pitchrock (Secondary Attack): Bash launches a boulder from from the ground that will damage nearby enemies when it lands, or hit it with his tail to smash it forward.

Upgrades

  • Mega Boulder (requires level: 5): Bash can charge up the boulder so it will deal more damage or hit it to split it into three rocks.
  • Rockin' Roller (requires level: 7): The third hit of Bash's combo attack can now be turned into a more powerful roll. Sometimes when rolling, enemy damage is blocked.
  • Stone Shield (requires level: 9): When damaging an enemy with a boulder, Bash can turn it into a stone shield that damages nearby enemies.

Minigame Abilities
Skylanders get special abilities in minigames based on their element.

Sky Defense Castle Assault Ground Defense
SSUSkyDefenseearth

Shake enemies in range and prevent them to shoot for a while.

SSUCastleAssaultearth

Launch a projectile that stops in mid-air and drops straight down with great force.

SSUGroundDefenseearth

Create an earthquake and inflict damage to enemies in range.

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "Yeah, rock it to me!"
  • "Solid!"
  • "By a landslide!"
  • "Rock and Roll!"
  • "Can't stop the rock!"
  • "Rounded and pounded!"
  • "Next time dig deeper!"
  • "I can bash with the best!"
  • "Oh yeah!" - using a bounce pad
  • "Whoa!"
  • "Get ready to rock!" - opening a gate
  • "Here I come!"
  • "This is my turf!" - elemental gate
  • "Hm Mighty impressive!" - checking stats
  • "Hey! These rock!"
  • "Great!" - when given a hat
  • "I can defiantly rock this!"
  • "Nice name!" - when given a Nickname
  • "Call me what you want, I've got a thick skin!"

Character Trailers

See also

Gallery

Trivia

  • When Bash was first made, he was originally called Rock Dragon.[4]
  • Bash bears a slight resemblance to Terrador, a character from The Legend of Spyro series, almost to the point of being a wingless, brown version of the Earth Guardian.
  • He also resembles a Gronckle, a dragon from the How to Train Your Dragon series.
  • Some fans confuse Bash of being a full dinosaur due to him strongly resembling an Ankylosaurus.
  • He also shares similarities with Anguirus from the Godzilla series.
  • He bears a slight resmblence to Armadon from the video game Primal Rage.
  • Bash was the first character Toys for Bob created out of modeling clay.
  • The Limited Edition Blue Bash starts out at Level 5 and has 2100 coins.
  • The animation after eating an Earth plant from Skylanders: Universe is very similar to the Tail Strike, a move Spyro could do in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning and The Eternal Night.
  • Even though he has an inability to talk in Spyro's Adventure, it seemed that he was trying to speak his catchphrase as one of his victory battle cries.
  • His catchphrase is similar to Wrecking Ball's catchphrase: "Wreck-N-Roll"!
  • As a Series 2 figure, he wears his Triceratops Honor Guard armor upgrade.
  • His Upgrade Iron Tail is a name of a physical Steel type attack from Pokémon.
  • In Spyro's Adventure, with his Continental boulder upgrade, Bash can sometimes cross gaps in large stone block puzzles while rolling.
  • Bash's Granite Dragon pat allows him to get one of the most powerful upgrades in the game, Gaia Hammer. The move can do 240 damage alone!
  • The design for him looked like a dinosaur but named as a dragon.

References

  1. Skylanders: Universe - The Complete Collection, page 35
  2. Skylanders Official Sticker Book, page 12
  3. Skylanders: Universe - Official Sticker Book, page 15
  4. The Secret Skylanders You’ve Never Seen
Characters
Playable Characters

Spyro the Dragon (Dark) (Legendary) - Gill Grunt - Trigger Happy (Legendary)
Cynder - Terrafin - Stealth Elf - Chop Chop (Legendary) - Eruptor - Ignitor - Prism Break - Stump Smash
- Flameslinger - Zap - Ghost Roaster - Voodood - Bash (Legendary) - Sonic Boom - Drobot - Boomer - Whirlwind
- Dino-Rang - Zook - Wrecking Ball - Sunburn - Camo - Wham-Shell - Slam Bam - Drill Sergeant
- Lightning Rod - Warnado - Double Trouble - Hex
Villains
Kaos - Hektore - The Darkness
Glumshanks - Captain Dreadbeard - Occulous - Vathek
Non-Playable Characters
Master Eon - Hugo - Flynn - Cali - Diggs - Sparx the Dragonfly - Auric - Gurglefin - Clam-tron 4000 - Arbo
- General Robot - T-Bone - Weapon Master - Persephone - Snuckles - Rizzo - Nort - Blobbers -
Jess LeGrand - Batterson - Gallant - Haldor - Flavius - Ramses
- Fargus - Wendel - Esmerelle - Beaufort - Humfry - Tizwig

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