“The purple dragon can wield many abilities that others cannot, including time itself. Learn to master this ability, and you would be able to see things almost before they happen. But... use this gift sparingly, only when circumstances demand. Manipulation of time is not to be done without the utmost care.”

Dragon Time is an ability given to Spyro by the Chronicler in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night. It allows him to slow down time and also helps him defeat enemies by giving Spyro more time to attack. It is one of many abilities the purple dragon of prophecy can wield.


Spyro first discovered the Dragon Time ability in the first dreamscape the Chronicler summoned him to regain the young dragon's Fire element, and eventually learned to use it. When the Well of Souls collapsed and trapped Spyro, Cynder, and Sparx inside, Spyro, in his most desperate moment, realized why he had been taught the ability of Dragon Time and why he had been summoned: to ride out the storm that was coming, and live to fight another day. He quickly ordered Cynder and Sparx to get close to him, and using a Time Fury, Spyro trapped them in a time crystal to protect them from the collapsing mountain.


  • It was confirmed by one of the producers of the The Legend of Spyro trilogy that the Chronicler taught the Dragon Time ability to Spyro for the sole purpose of allowing him to survive the collapse of the Mountain of Malefor.[1]
  • This is the only elemental ability where its powers are limited and not widely used.
  • Dragon Time is completely absent in the GBA version. Instead, Spyro uses the Time Fury on his own after trying to get answers from the Chronicler.