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"Fruit Punch!"
—Camo's official catchphrase

Camo (キャモ in Japanese) is a green plant dragon hybrid who is one of the playable Skylanders in the Skylanders series, first appearing in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. His Series 2 counterpart is called Thorn Horn Camo.

Background

Personality

Camo is a real prankster, with one of his favorite tricks creating fruit and vegatables that explode in your shocked face![1]

Biography

Hatched at the roots of the Tree of Life, Camo is half dragon and half plant - with effervescent life energy flows through his scaly leaves, allowing him to cultivate fruits and vegetables at a tremendous rate and causing them to explode when they ripen, which makes eating them particularly challenging. Camo’s unique gift caught the eye of Master Eon, initially because he was hungry and tried to eat a melon that exploded in his face. But upon realizing his true power, Eon convinced Camo to help the Skylanders protect their world.

Story

History

This plant-dragon hybrid was born by the roots of the Tree of Life, and so possesses the amazing ability to speedily cultivate fruit and vegetables that explode when they are ripe (creating both an everyday eating hazard and a hilarious dinner-party prank). Master Eon found himself at the butt end of this juicy-fruit joke when he visited Camo's idyllic island. While out for a stroll, Eon spotted a perfect melon waiting to be picked. But as he bent over the scrumptious speciment, it exploded, splattering the Portal Master's robe and alarmed old face. As he wiped away the sticky seeds, Eon noticed a pair of prying eyes nearby, clearly enjoying the scene. Eventually, Camo stepped forward and introduced himself. Eon soon invited him to be a Skylander - and, on his days off, the Portal Master's personal gardener.[2]

Abilities

As a result of being half plant and half dragon, Camo can grow fruits and vegatables that explode when they become ripe. His standard attacks involves firing bursts of solar energy from his mouth and conjuring vines of peppers from his tail that explode like firecrackers at enemies around them. He can also grow a ring of melons around him and send them flying and exploding at surrounding enemies.

Generally, he is best suited for mid-to-long range. His Sun Burst is rapid fire and can knock away enemies. His vines do a great amount of damage, and can damage groups of enemies. He excels in mid and long range, but is somewhat weak in close range. The vines don't harm the enemy if it's too close, and the sun burst does only 13 damage (with the Searing Sun Blast upgrade). The Melon Fountain helps improve his close range skills and are useful for harming nearby enemies. You can choose the Melon Master upgrade path to improve his close range skills or Vine Virtuso for improve his Long Range skills.

Stats

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

  • Health: 300 (max. 600)
  • Speed: 50 (max. 98)
  • Armor: 34 (max. 64)
  • Critical Hit: 30 (max. 80)
  • 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: 70
  • Agility: 45
  • Defense: 70
  • Luck: 70

Powers and Upgrades

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Goo Factory

Sun Burst Firecracker Vines Orbiting Sun Shield
Camoprimarypower

Primary Ability
Camo can blast enemies with concentrated life energy in the form of a tiny sun.

Camosecondarypower

Secondary Ability
Conjure a vine of rapid growth and incredibly explosive bounty.

Camosoulgempower

Price: 4000
Create a Sun Blast shield.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone.

Searing Sun Blast Melon Fountain Firecracker Food Vigorous Vines
Camobasicupgrade1

Price: 500
Sun Blast does increased damage.

Camobasicupgrade2

Price: 700
Send melons flying everywhere.

Camobasicupgrade3

Price: 900
Firecracker Vines do increased damage.

Camobasicupgrade4

Price: 1200
Firecracker Vines move quicker and further.


Vine Virtuoso
This upgrade path lets you further your Firecracker Vines.

Martial Bounty Peppers of Potency Proliferation
Camopath1upgrade1

Price: 1700
Firecracker Vines create more exploding melons.

Camopath1upgrade2

Price: 2200
Firecracker Vines do even more increased damage.

Camopath1upgrade3

Price: 3000
Create two Firecracker Vines at once.


Melon Master
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Melon Fountain abilities.

Ring of Might Meon GMO Melon Fortress
Camopath2upgrade1

Price: 1700
The Melon Fountain blasts out more melons.

Camopath2upgrade2

Price: 2200
The Melon Fountain does increased damage.

Camopath2upgrade3

Price: 3000
Hide in the Melon Fountain, then send Melons flying.

Skylanders gain new abilities automatically based on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Sunsphere (Primary Attack): Shoot a sunsphere at enemies.
  • Melon Bombs (Secondary Attack): Toss two melon seeds that will quickly grow into melons and burst open, damaging nearby enemies.

Upgrades

  • Sunspark (requires level: 4): Camo's sunsphere (Y) will set enemies on fire. Hit an enemy with a Sunsphere three times to deal extra damage from the flames.
  • Bountiful Burst (requires level: 7): Hold (X) and then release to toss two charged Melon Bomb seeds. These ripe melons will burst with an extra explosive seed that deals bonus damag to nearby enemies.
  • Sowing Destruction (requires level: 9): When Camo stands next to a bursting Melon Bomb (X), he will be charged with seeds for a few seconds. Press Y while charged to shoot Camo's Sunspheres with bonus explosive seeds.

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

Sky Defense Castle Assault Ground Defense
SSUSkyDefenselife

Slow enemies in range for a while.

SSUCastleAssaultlife

Launch a projectile that acts like a boomerang.

SSUGroundDefenselife

Slow enemies in range for a while.

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "Fruit Punch!"
  • "Cultivating talent!"
  • "Someone's been eating their vegetables."
  • "Scrumptious victory!"
  • "Berry good!"
  • "Ha cha cha!"
  • "Go green!"
  • "I got a way of growing on you!"
  • "Fight ta boost!" - When upgraded
  • "Time to grow!" - When opening a gate
  • "Plenty of sun this way!" - When opening a gate
  • "Hot potato!" - When using a bounce pad
  • "Spelt!" - When using a bounce pad
  • "Off the bitter path." - opening a Life elemental gate
  • "You can have your veggies and name them too." - when given a nickname
  • "Sounds exotic." - When given a nickname
  • "Oooo extra shade!" - when given a hat
  • "Jumping peppers, I won!" - after wining a battle

Character Trailers

Character Development

  • Sun Dragon struggling to hang on as the Core of Light is destoyed
  • The prototype toy of Sun Dragon
  • Sun Dragon attacking a troll in The Beginning trailer.

Camo originally looked like the mysterious Sun Dragon, who is the early version of the Life Skylander. Camo was going to look like Sun Dragon during the development of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, bearing the same attacks as well. His design still looked like Sun Dragon when The Begnning trailer was made, and changes to his character design was made very late during production, which resulted in Sun Dragon being left in the trailer despite his final form, Camo, being added in.[3]

While Sun Dragon himself is now a scrapped character design that never made it to the final line of playable characters for Spyro's Adventure, Camo became his successor.

Gallery

Trivia

  • When he's not protecting Skylands, Camo tends Eon's vegatable garden.[1]
  • The peppers Camo can grow from his tail are among the hottest in all of Skylands. Only the Fire Skylander, Eruptor, has ever been able to eat a whole one. He appeared to have no lasting effects, but he did spend almost a week having a lie doewn in a darkened room afterwards, and he hasn't been able to look at spicy food since.[4]
  • His name could be short for 'camouflage'.
    • 'Camo' is also another name for 'plant'.
  • He is the only Life Skylander who is a quadruped.
  • Camo is often confused by fans as Sun Dragon.
    • Sun Dragon is the early version of Camo who was scrapped.[3]
  • Camo is the only dragon Skylander who does not possess a way to move around faster than walking.
  • He very slightly resembles a horned lizard and a Leaf-Tailed Gecko.
  • He is the only dragon without a move that makes him faster.
  • He is one of the three dragon Skylanders who are hybrids (the other two being Whirlwind, a half unicorn-half dragon hybrid and Sunburn, a half phoenix-half dragon hybrid).
  • When Camo uses Orbiting Sun Shield, you can shoot out three suns and they will circle Camo and give him 5 health up to 8 times for a total of 40 health unless one of the orbs hits an enemy.
  • He, Ghost Roaster, Tree Rex, and Lightning Rod don't have upgrade paths for their primary attacks.
  • His melons pop if hit by enemy attacks, but the enemy will still take damage from popping it (but only if it's a melee attack).
  • Camo thrills the Rs in his words whenever he speaks.
  • The idea of exploding fruits may have come from the South American Sandbox Tree, which has fruit that explodes when ripe.
  • He is voiced by André Sogliuzzo, who voiced Sparx the Dragonfly in the classic Spyro series as well as in Skylanders, and the Magic Skylander, Voodood.
  • In Spyro's Adventure, Camo is the only Life Skylander who does not have an evil counterpart in boss battles.

References

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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