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“Can't Beat the Beetle!”
    —Dune Bug's official catchphrase

Dune Bug is a Magic beetle Skylander who appeared alongside Skylanders: Swap Force.



Hailing from a race of beetles changed by the powerful secrets hidden in a buried Arkeyan city, Dune Bug was next in line to become the defender of those secrets. As a small pupa, Dune Bug and his father would travel to the ruins where he learned to read the ancient writings using his father's magic staff. On the day Dune Bug was to be given his own magic staff, the city fell under attack by the evil Sand Mages of Doom, who were after the secret Arkeyan tomes. Knowing what he had to do, Dune Bug used his magic to defeat the Mages and bury the city deeper into the ground until it was forever out of their reach. Dune Bug earned his magic staff that day - and a place alongside the Skylanders.



Using magic to mutate beetles sounds like a recipe for disaster, but when ancient Arkeyan secrets did just that, things somehow worked out for the best and a noble bug race was born. One young beetle, by the name of Dune Bug, dedicated himself to guarding those Arkeyan secrets from the forces of darkness. When evil came calling, Dune Bug sent it packing, and drove his city deeper underground where it remains safely out of harm's way.[1]



These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 260 (max. 520)
  • Speed: 25 (max. 73)
  • Armor: 24 (max. 54)
  • Critical Hit: 4 (max. 54)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 75)

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

  • Strength: 60
  • Defense: 130
  • Agility: 40
  • Luck: 100


Several images are missing in Dune Bug's upgrade list. If you have the high quality images of their respective upgrades from the game of Skylanders, please add them in the links that are on the list.

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

Mystic Missiles Dune Ball Buggy Buddy

Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to shoot magical beams of energy from a staff.

Secondary Ability
Hold Attack 2 to create a large magical ball that can be rolled around and scoop up enemies.

Price: 4000
Press Attack 2 twice to summon Buggy, a little bug who rides a dune ball and rolls up nearby enemies.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.

Dune Parade Debilitating Dunes Bursting Magic Buzzing Beetle

Price: 500
Hold Attack 2 to create a Dune Ball. Move the Dune Ball to make it grow, increasing damage, size, and how many enemies can be trapped.

Price: 700
Hold Attack 2 to create a Dune Ball. Move the Dune Ball over enemies to trap them. Press Attack 1 to shoot enemies in the Dune Ball and do increased damage to them.

Price: 900
Hold Attack 1 to fire rapid streams of powerful magic from a new staff.

Price: 1200
Press Attack 3 to hover in the air. Speed is increased while hovering!

Scarab Sage Path
Use new magic staff attacks to dish out damage to enemies!

Stunning Spread Scarab Power Magic Scarab Ride

Price: 1700
Hold Attack 1 for a short time to charge the staff, release to shoot three powerful exploding orbs of magic at enemies.

Price: 2200
Gain a new golden staff that shoots magic projectiles that do increased damage.

Price: 3000
Jump while hovering to create a large shockwave that damages nearby enemies.

Dune Mage Path
Trap enemies in more powerful spheres of magic!

Dune Bomb Hardened Shell Sparking Wings

Price: 1700
Hold Attack 1 for a short time to charge the staff, release to shoot a dune grenade that traps enemies and explodes.

Price: 2200
Armor is increased. A new hardened shell reduces damage taken.

Price: 3000
Press Attack 3 to hover, causing sparks of magic to shoot out from behind.

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Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • 3DSpower1 (Primary Attack): 3DSpower1desc
  • 3DSpower2 (Secondary Attack): 3DSpower2desc


  • 3DSupgrade1 (requires level: 3DSupgrade1level): 3DSupgrade1desc
  • 3DSupgrade2 (requires level: 3DSupgrade2level): 3DSupgrade2desc
  • 3DSupgrade3 (requires level: 3DSupgrade3level): 3DSupgrade3desc


Battle Cries

  • "Can't Beat the Beetle!"
  • "Sweet!"
  • "A force to be reckoned with!"
  • "I'm on a roll!"
  • "Another triumph!"
  • "Perfect!"
  • "Up and away!"
  • "The beetle to battle!"
  • "The beetle goes on!"
  • "Score for the scarab!"
  • "Beetle blast!" - leveled up
  • "More power!"
  • "My journey lies ahead!" - When opening a gate
  • "Pushing on!" - When opening a gate
  • "Rolling through!"
  • "This is no mirage!" - When finding treasure
  • "A Pharaoh's fortune!"
  • "I think I need an Abacus!" - When checking stats
  • "Might as well be hieroglyphics!"
  • "A fancy look for me... too fancy!" - When wearing a hat
  • "A look for the ages!" - When wearing a hat
  • "Doesn't bug me one bit!" - when given a nickname
  • "So let it be written!"

Character Trailers

Skylanders Swap Force - Meet the Skylanders - Dune Bug (Can't Beat the Beetle)00:22

Skylanders Swap Force - Meet the Skylanders - Dune Bug (Can't Beat the Beetle)

Skylanders Swap Force - Dune Bug Soul Gem Preview (Can't Beat the Beetle)00:12

Skylanders Swap Force - Dune Bug Soul Gem Preview (Can't Beat the Beetle)





  • Dune Bug's name is a play on "Dune Buggy".
    • It may also be a pun on "Junebug" which is a type of scarab beetle.
  • Dune Bug resembles a japanese rhinoceros beetle.
  • He shares one of the same quotes with Roller Brawl, "I'm on a roll!"
  • When he purchases "Hardened Shell" from his upgrade path, "Dune Mage", he will turn gold all over.
  • He is the second Magic Skylander who can fly while Spyro is the first.
  • In spite of trusting the Skylanders, Dune Bug never reveals the location of his ancestral home to them, not even to Master Eon.[2]
  • Dune Bug's British accent and his species name might be a reference to the Beatles.
  • Dune Bug slightly resembles Eatle from Ben 10 Ultimate Alien.
  • Dune Bug is the second insect Skylander (the first being Swarm).


  1. Skylanders Official Sticker Book (2014), page 19
  2. Skylanders Universe - The Complete Collection, page 119
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