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"Drop the Hammer!"
—Stump Smash's official catchphrase

Stump Smash (スタンプスマッシュ in Japanese) is a tree-like creature who is one of the playable Skylanders in the Skylanders series, first appearing in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.

He also has a Fall counterpart which is available in September 2013 in Skylanders: Lost Islands.

Background

Personality

Prior to being logged, Stump Smash was a peaceful tree creature who spent most of his lifetime sleeping in the forest areas of his world, that is, until his incident with the Trolls. To this day, Stump Smash is still grouchy about what happened to him and takes his anger out on evil doers. He is still vengeful against the trolls (with the exception of Boomer, the only good troll and a fellow Skylander).

Biography

Stump Smash was once a magical tree creature who spent most of his time sleeping peacefully in the forests of Skylands. Then one day he awoke to discover that his entire forest had been chopped down and logged by the Trolls... himself included! His long branches were gone, leaving him only with powerful mallets for hands, which he used to smash the Trolls' tree-cutting machines. Although still grumpy about what happened to him, Stump Smash has vowed to protect Skylands against those who would do it harm... especially Trolls.

Story

History

Stump Smash was once a magical tree in an ancient glade of wonderous woodland. But one day, he awake to a bark-bristling sight. Every tree, shrub and sapling around him had been cut down and hauled away. Holding up in his branches in horror, Stump Smash realized he too had been 'logged'. All that was left were two wooden stumps in the shape of mallets. With a resounding roar, Stump Smash uprooted himself and stomped toward the gaggle of lumberjack trolls responsible. He brought together his mallet hands, and WHACK! The terrified trolls ran screaming for their pointy-nosed googly-eyed lives. Even Master Eon heard the racket and set off to investigate. And, after learning Stump Smash's sad story, he brought him on board at once.[1]

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Trigger Happy and Stump Smash

Stump Smash being assisted by Trigger Happy in their fight to protect the Core of Light

Stump Smash was one of the Skylanders who assembled on Eon's Island when Kaos arrived with The Darkness to destroy the Core of Light. The tree creature participated in the fight against the dark forces, chasing after a small group of Cyclops Choppers and smashing them down with his mallets. After dealing with the minor enemies, Stump Smash was suddenly struck from behind by an axe, and he turned around to find himself confronted by a large group of Cyclopses and Trolls. He realized that he was greatly outnumbered, but the tree creature was saved by the arrival of Trigger Happy. Working together, both Stump Smash and Trigger Happy took out the horde of Cyclopses and Trolls, including two Goliath Drows individually.

However, when the Skylanders were winning the battle, Kaos unleashed his Hydra, who then destroyed the Core of Light; its destruction banishing all the Skylanders from their world to Earth. Stump Smash, along with the other Skylanders, were turned into toys as a result of Earth having no magic. He waited for the new Portal Master to find him to help save Skylands.

Skylanders: Giants

Stump Smash, along with Spyro, Gill Grunt, Stealth Elf, and Eruptor, are still frozen as toys on Earth and were put in a toy display inside a toy store called Super Toy Planet. They were few of the Skylanders who witnessed Kaos breaking free of his statue-like form due to his power as a Portal Master. When Kaos noticed the frozen Skylanders and taunted them, Stump Smash angrily declared that if he could move, he would be 'dropping the hammer' on Kaos right there and then, to which the other Skylanders agreed. Afterwards, the present Skylanders could do nothing but watch as Kaos returned to Skylands with the use of a nearby Portal of Power.

Abilities

Despite having his branches chopped, Stump Smash can still attack his enemies by slamming them with his mallet-like hands. He also has the ability to roll a large, spiked acorn upon his opponents, and can spit out smaller acorns at his opponent that will cause branches to grow on the enemy's body, slowing them down as a result.

Stats

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

  • Health: 340 (max. 680)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 30 (max. 60)
  • 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: 90
  • Agility: 20
  • Defense: 70
  • Luck: 40

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

  • Strength: 100
  • Agility: 30
  • Defense: 90
  • Luck: 60

Powers and Upgrades

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

Pulverize When Acorns Attack Waterlogged
Stump Smashprimarypower

Primary Ability
Uncork a Stumpfist smash.

Stump Smashsecondarypower

Secondary Ability
Split acorns at your foes to slow them down.

Stump Smashsoulgempower

Price: 4000
You can float and regain health in water.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone.

Petrified Pummel Spiny Acorns Meganut Thornbark
Stump Smashbasicupgrade1

Price: 500
Stumpfist attacks do increased damage.

Stump Smashbasicupgrade2

Price: 700
Acorns are spiny and thus do increased damage.

Stump Smashbasicupgrade3

Price: 900
Create a Meganut that damages any enemy it touches

Stump Smashbasicupgrade4

Price: 1200
Thorns shoot out when you hit, damaging all nearby enemies.


Smash 'N' Bash
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Stumpfist attacks.

Stump Crusher Combos Acorn Croquet Smash Meganut
Stump Smashpath1upgrade1

Price: 1700
Trigger a powerful Stumpfist attack.

Stump Smashpath1upgrade2

Price: 2200
When facing a Meganut, send it flying at your enemies.

Stump Smashpath1upgrade3

Price: 3000
When facing a Meganut, detonate it and damage enemies.


Nut Crafter
This upgrade path lets you further develop your Acorn and Megacorn abilities.

Pollen Plume Meganut Propagation Double Nut
Stump Smashpath2upgrade1

Price: 1700
Acorns explode, growing plants on all nearby enemies.

Stump Smashpath2upgrade2

Price: 2200
When facing a Meganut, make it burst into acorns.

Stump Smashpath2upgrade3

Price: 3000
Spit 2 Acorns at once!

Skylanders gain new abilities automatically based on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Wood Wallop (Primary Attack): Club enemies with your fists.
  • Spore Spew (Secondary Attack): Spit out two spore pods. Enemies hit by the pods will be surrounded by poisonous spores for a few seconds.

Upgrades

  • Bark Blast (requires level: 3): Hold (y) To charge each of Stump Smash's attack's.Charged attacks deal more damage and create a shockwave blast damaging enemies in front of STump Smash.Charged attacks can also produce spore pods.
  • Spiny Shield (requires level: 6): Every few seconds, Stump Smash grows spines that protect him from one attack.When the spines block damage, they explode and stuns enemies.
  • Timber Thump (requires level: 9): Sprint to pound enemies in your path. jump with Stump Smash to damage enemies around him as he lands. the furder he falls, the more damage he does.

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

Cutscene Quotes

  • "If I could move, I'd be dropping the hammer on you right now!"

Battle Cries

  • "Drop the Hammer!"
  • "Time to branch out!"
  • "Be the tree!"
  • "One, two, smash!"
  • "Here comes the smash!"
  • "My bark is worse than my bite!"
  • "You've been Stump Smash'd!"
  • "You barked up the wrong tree!"
  • "Timber!"
  • "You've been stumped!"
  • "Leaf it to me!"
  • "Another one for the smashing!"
  • "Seen enough, let's go smash!" - When checking Stats Info
  • "Barkin' some improvements" - When checking Stats Info
  • "You know this hat is growing on me!" - When putting on a hat
  • "Dashing and smashing!" - When putting on a hat
  • "Still gonna smash!" - When given a nickname
  • "Great name, can we smash now?" - When given a nickname
  • "Flying tree!" - When using a bounce pad
  • "Stump jump!" - When using a bounce pad
  • "Battering-ram coming through!" - When opening up a gate

Commercial Quotes

  • "I am Stump Smash! Tag Team!"
  • "Okee-dokee." (The Beginning trailer)
  • "Working out?"

Character Trailers

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Stump Smash Trailer (Drop the Hammer)00:44

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Stump Smash Trailer (Drop the Hammer)

Meet the Skylanders Stump Smash (extended)00:29

Meet the Skylanders Stump Smash (extended)

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Updated Trailer - Stump Smash (Drop the Hammer)00:53

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Updated Trailer - Stump Smash (Drop the Hammer)

Skylanders Stealth Elf & Stump Smash TV Commercial00:19

Skylanders Stealth Elf & Stump Smash TV Commercial

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Stump Smash Preview Trailer (Drop the Hammer)00:16

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure - Stump Smash Preview Trailer (Drop the Hammer)

Meet the Skylanders Series 2 Stump Smash00:37

Meet the Skylanders Series 2 Stump Smash

 

See also

Gallery

Trivia

  • Stump Smash was originally brown during gameplay prior to his character trailer.
  • He is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson, who is known for voicing Terrador in The Legend of Spyro series. He has also voiced Skulker from Danny Phantom, Dark Laser from The Fairly Odd Parents, Captain Gantu from Lilo and Stitch, Chairman Drek from Ratchet & Clank (made by Insomniac Games, original Spyro games developers), and Shnitzel from Chowder (first episode only).
  • When floating in the water (possible with the Soul Gem ability), press the Attack Button to squirt water out of Stump Smash's mouth.
  • In the boss battle with the Evil Ent, he charges up his Meganuts and Acorns before launching them, while the real Stump Smash is incapable of doing so.
  • Stump Smash, Lightning Rod and Double Trouble are the only non-Water Skylanders that can cross over water without the ability to fly.
  • Stump Smash and Zap are the only Skylanders who can heal themselves in water.
  • In the Wii version of Spyro's Adventure, Stump Smash laughs when his acorns grow plants on enemies (similarly to Zap). In the Xbox Version (possibly other versions as well), he does not.
  • Not counting Giants with health much higher than normal-sized Skylanders, Stump Smash has the highest amount of health.
  • As a Series 2 figure he has his Petrified Pummel, and Thornbark upgrades.
  • Stump Smash, Eruptor, Prism Break, Drill Sergeant and Countdown are currently the only bipedal Skylanders who don't have hands.

References

  1. Skylanders Official Sticker Book, page 94
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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