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"This might be our last stand, Spyro. The Sorceress plans to use this monster to destroy every iota of her opposition, beginning with the two of us. Alas, there is no time for ruminating. A battle awaits us. I will endeavor to assist you by means of a steady provision of combustible projectiles."
Bentley the Yeti

Scorch's Pit is home to Scorch, who is the Evening Lake boss in the game Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Scorch must be beaten in order to get to Midnight Mountain.

Description

Scorch's Pit is a huge chamber, with deadly blue ooze surrounding the arena Spyro and Scorch fight on. Spyro will have to, of course, defeat him. Bentley the Yeti is there to help Spyro, spinning two kinds of attacks for the benefit of the little dragon, red fire and green fire.

Scorch

Main article: Scorch (enemy)

Scorch is a flying monster, so he will fly around and spit out eggs, which will hatch into crabs in the early stages of this battle, and into TNT Rats as Spyro will damage him a little more. When Scorch has even more damage taken to him, he will sometimes spit out a single egg which will hatch into a Burning Smiley. Lastly, if Scorch is still standing, he will fire out a clone of Buzz, the Sunrise Spring boss.

Attacks

The attacks Bentley is getting for Spyro are, once again, red and green missiles. Red missiles are rapid but don't hurt very much, but is still useful against Burning Smileys, for example. Green rockets can be used only once, but they give damage fairly much. When Scorch is defeated, Spyro will be credited with another dragon egg, in this case an egg by the name of James.

Strategy

The stragegy for this battle is relatively easy as long as you know where you're running. Keep an eye out for the missiles Bentley tosses to you with his club. Use green for lots of damage but low accuracy, or red for less damage but more accuracy.

To start, Scorch will either fly around the arena or bring his wings closer to his body. If he does the latter, he's about to attack with a barrage of flaming bomb-like weapons. Look at the shadows raining down on you and make sure you're not under any of them. The 'bombs' will explode into rings of fire; if you are close to one, jump away.

Scorch will fly around and either attack again with those bombs or release up to four red eggs. These will hatch, one by one, into crabs. Destroy the crabs and attack Scorch by aiming (green rockets) or following him and shooting at him randomly (red missiles).

After taking a few hits, Scorch will change what hatches from his eggs. Now, if he fires the eggs at you, they will hatch into TNT Rats, annoying little pests that will chase after you until their TNT crates explode. Do not let them touch you, or it will hurt!

A few more damaging shots, and Scorch will launch a Burning Smiley egg. When it hatches, it will chase after you; Burning Smileys are easier to escape from however, as they don't seem to be as fast as the TNT Rats. After it explodes, attack Scorch once more.

The last stage is where Scorch releases a huge red egg. Once it hatches, you find you have to defeat . . . a previous boss? A toad that resembles Buzz will come out of the egg! If you remember how to defeat Buzz, use that strategy against him or view Buzz's Dungeon. If not, quickly grab a few red missiles before he hatches and use them against him. The missiles will launch this monster quite far back; if you're lucky, he may even go into the ooze in one shot!

After the Buzz-like toad is gone, attack Scorch a few more times and he will drop out of the sky and plummet into the ooze, defeated and instantly killing him.

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